Learning Outcomes

Communication Studies Program Goals and Learning Outcomes


Students should be able to:

  • describe, explain, and when applicable, apply, the concepts, models, methods and theories that span the breadth of the discipline.


Students should be able to:

  • critically analyze and interpret messaging in all its manifestations.
  • construct and deliver effective oral, print and electronic messages that exhibit clarity, organization and stylistic mastery.


Students should be able to:

  • construct ethical judgments about communicating responsibly across social contexts.
  • develop cultural awareness, curiosity and empathy while comparing and valuing culturally different others.

Department of Communication Studies
College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Us

Phone: (619) 260-4040
Fax: (619) 260-4205

Visit Campus

Camino Hall 126
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110