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UNCG Student Learning Outcomes

Communication Studies (MA)


The Master of Arts program in Communication Studies prepares students for scholarly or applied communication careers in the social, public, and private sectors, community college teaching, or advancement to a doctoral program. As they master the tools of scholarship, students acquire: 1) a deep, research-based, critical understanding of communication in relation to public and private contexts and issues, and 2) the ability to participate in and contribute to the communication discipline as scholars and practitioners.

Learning Outcomes

Articulate Scholarly Communication Identity
Demonstrate an advanced development of professional oral and writing abilities including scholarly argument.

Defend Research in Clear-Written Format
Generate communication knowledge for and apply communication knowledge to local/global human interaction processes, problems, or issues.

Demonstrate Independent Scholarly Research
Conduct communication research that engages a substantial scholarly communication question or topic.

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