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BA in Professional Writing, Media, and Rhetoric (40 credits)


Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students analyze discourse from a variety of theoretical perspectives, as they pertain to the appropriate fields of rhetoric/composition, linguistics, literary study, and/or creative writing.
  • Students articulate connections between theories and practices
  • Students demonstrate their understanding of theory and practice connections through teaching/tutoring/service learning in departmental or external programs.
  • Students develop an understanding of rhetorical situations including ability to respond to those situations through writing.
  • Students develop awareness of international and/or diverse cultures through course content, readings, teaching and professional development opportunities.
  • Students develop intercultural communicative competency through activities such as international or diverse cultural experiences within and outside course work, including teaching and professional development opportunities.
  • Students develop an awareness of professional options available to them and the types of preparation necessary for succeeding in their chosen career.
  • Students integrate critical, theoretical knowledge and reflective practice in a variety of forms and in a variety of contexts.
  • Students analyze and evaluate historical and contemporary research as it pertains to a particular discipline.
  • Depending on emphasis area, students conduct a culminating scholarly or creative achievement of research project and report the results for an academic audience.






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