Indicators of Achievement


Student Learning Outcomes for the Rhetoric and Media Studies Major

  1. Students demonstrate the ability to read, process and employ theory appropriately (as measured by rhetorical analysis rubric)
  2. Students can identify and critique the role of symbols in communication (as measured by rhetorical analysis rubric)
  3. Students demonstrate the ability to analyze the influence of mediation on rhetoric (as measured by final paper analysis rubric in RHET 261W: Rhetorical Criticism)
  4. Students demonstrate the ability to consider ethical issues within disciplinary concerns (as measured by comprehensive exams in ethics)
  5. Students demonstrate the ability to make appropriate critical analysis choices based on the form of communication (as measured by rhetorical analysis rubric)
  6. Students present clear arguments in writing and speaking, including the ability to use sound mechanics in writing

As part of our assessment procedures we individually review a sample of senior theses as well as papers from RHET 261(W) (our sophomore level gateway class) to assess progress toward meeting the listed student learning outcomes.