BA Communication Studies
- To demonstrate and apply the communication studies research scientific method.
- To distinguish and appraise how individual differences and/or group/cultural membership influence interactions
- To identify and assess the global implications of communication theory and research.
- To characterize and apply core theories, principles, and concepts of mass, interpersonal, organizational, and/or intercultural communication and rhetoric.
- To identify and apply research findings to everyday communication events.
Course requirements for the degree
The curriculum map shows how each required course contributes to the program's learning outcomes.
Annual Learning Outcomes Assessment Report(s)
In a process called assessment, the faculty of each degree program measure student attainment of program learning outcomes goals on an annual basis. The assessment processes used by this program can be found in the link (PDF) below:
In assessing learning outcomes, program faculty often develop rubrics which establish criteria and expectations showing how outcomes are evaluated. The assessment processes used by this program can be found in the link (PDF) below:
Program review represents Chapman's commitment to excellence in academic programs through periodic review of educational effectiveness. Every 5 to 7 years, program faculty members prepare a self-study report, which is reviewed by external, expert reviewers, numerous Chapman faculty governance councils and committees, and the Office of the Chancellor. Program review provides an opportunity for each program to reflect on its educational effectiveness as well as its contribution to the university's mission and strategic plan. The results of program review guide institutional planning, budgeting and decision-making.
Program Review Schedule: 2000-2001, 2010-2011, 2015-2016, 2020-2021
2010-2011 review timeline below:
- Self Study: Fall 2010
- External Review/Site Visit: Spring 2011
- External Reviewers Report Submitted: Spring 2011
- Departmental Response Letters to External Report: Spring 2011
- Long Range Planning Council Response: Spring 2011
- Assessment Committee Response: Spring 2011
- Faculty Academic Response: Spring 2011
- Chancellor Response to Program Review: Summer 2011
Institutional Response and Action Items resulting from the Program Review:
- Additional software support provided to research faculty
- Proposal for a university debate team created
- Approved senior faculty member search in 2011/2012
- Approved junior faculty member search in 2012/2013
- Approved junior faculty member search in 2013/2014
See department website for additional information about this program