Communication & Rhetorical Studies
Idaho State University
921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8115
Pocatello, ID 83209-8115
Phone: (208) 282-3695
Fax: (208) 282-4598

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  Program Goals

Course offerings, class assignments, and systems for offering feedback and evaluation on course work are all designed to help students achieve the following competencies:
  
  • The ability to engage in critical thinking.

  • The ability to communicate effectively in writing.

  • The ability to communicate effectively through oral presentation.

  • The ability to construct and evaluate persuasive messages.

  • The ability to use effective information research strategies.

  • An understanding of the role of communication in interpersonal settings.

  • An understanding of the role of communication in group settings.

  • An understanding of the role of communication in organizational settings.

  • An understanding of the role of communication in historical/current events.
      
The following are additional competencies relevant for students pursuing a Master's degree in our program:
  • An understanding of the history and nature of the Communication discipline.

  • The ability to read, understand, and critique scholarly communication-related research and analysis.

  • The ability to design and conduct original communication-related research and analysis
      
Last Modified: 08/31/06 at 03:42:57 PM