Learning objectives that UAlbany students are expected to attain through their course of study within their academic program.
- Students will be able to describe the communication process; that is, identify and define components of fundamental approaches to interpersonal, public, and organizational communication that bear on how individuals make themselves understood and enable them to achieve their purposes through interaction that takes place in various contexts.
- Students will discern a multiplicity of intellectual perspectives constituting communication theory and research in various contexts and their relationship to communication practices.
- Students will be able to analyze communication problems effectively, and propose potentially effective responses in interpersonal/intercultural, organizational, political, and/or health contexts.
- Students will be able to describe principles of effective audience-based strategies for public speaking; critique speeches on the basis of audience, argument and presentation; develop and perform effective persuasive, informative, and ceremonial speeches.