Learning Goals & Objectives

Learning Goal 1

Students will develop a capacity for thinking critically about leadership behaviors and understanding how leadership theories relate to life.

Students will:
  • Objective A:  Demonstrate knowledge of classical and contemporary theories of leadership and demonstrate the application of these theories to everyday life;
  • Objective B: Understand and evaluate their personal strengths and challenges as leaders in everyday life;

Learning Goal 2

Students will enhance their understanding of the communication process and be able to construct effective messages.

Students will:
  • Objective A:  Demonstrate communication competency in written format;
  • Objective B: Demonstrate communication competency in oral format;
  • Objective C:  Demonstrate an understanding of communication theory;
  • Objective D: Connect communication theory to everyday practice.

Learning Goal 3

Students will develop enhanced critical thinking skills.

Students will:
  • Objective A:  Synthesize a body of knowledge in the communication field and illustrate an understanding of that body of knowledge;
  • Objective B: Design a new area of inquiry based on a body of communication research;
  • Objective C: Analyze communication research; make inferences about the analysis using supporting evidence;
  • Objective D: Apply knowledge by judging the value of the information.