Communication Learning Outcomes

Through collaboration with industry professionals, internships, classroom projects and hands-on experience, you'll immerse yourself in human and media communication strategies and tactics.

This deep set of proficiencies in multiple areas will increase your marketability in a changing industry. You'll graduate with a distinct set of state-of-the-art skills that an education in traditional communication programs doesn't provide.

Upon completion of their academic and internship requirements, graduates of Champlain College's undergraduate Communication program will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the historical and theoretical contexts important to communication practices.
  • Analyze the structure, content and consequences of both traditional mass media and emerging digital media.
  • Analyze, evaluate and critique communication practices both mediated and non-mediated.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the complex relationships between media and society, and media and the individual.
  • Apply ethical values that guide media practices and professional standards.
  • Articulate their own ideas and express them effectively, with clarity, appropriateness and interest.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of a variety of communication technologies (audio, video, web-based).
  • Identify and anticipate societal trends in communication.
  • Conduct communication and media research.
  • Apply legal concepts specific to communication issues to situations potentially arising in their professional practices.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to multicultural values and global perspectives.
  • Identify various audience segments, and show evidence of being able to adapt to those audiences.
  • Design and implement hands-on, field based projects in partnership with community clients from both for-profit and non-profit organizations.