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Student Learning Outcomes

The Communication Department has four core learning outcomes for all majors. Students graduating should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the theory and practice of communication.
  2. Analyze the influence of various communication tools on different audiences.
  3. Write effective messages for different audiences.
  4. Deliver effective presentations for different audiences

Additionally, students with the:

Media Studies emphasis should be able to:

  • Articulate and produce messages through the use of visual and digital media.
  • Analyze the construction and impact of visual and digital media.

Public Relations emphasis should be able to:

  • Demonstrate communication knowledge and skills to create, enhance and maintain credibility and trust.
  • Write, communicate and present materials appropriate to the practice of public relations.

Strategic Communication emphasis should be able to:

  • Understand communication theories and research methods.
  • Effectively gather and analyze data to provide productive communication outcomes.



Contact Us

Department of Communication
La Sierra University
4500 Riverwalk Parkway 
Riverside, CA 92515


e. communication@lasierra.edu
p. 951.785.COMM


Office Location:

Gladwyn Hall, Room 113




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