Elizabethtown College Department of Communications. (2000). Curriculum (plan) 2000. Unpublished report. Elizabethtown, PA: Author.
Department of Communications
The Department of Communications provides an educational environment which ensures students the opportunity to develop professional expertise demonstrating technical acumen, critical judgment, and individual creativity.
The departmental course of study is designed to encourage students to integrate their learning with the liberal arts curriculum of the college and apply their knowledge to a variety of disciplines through the pursuit of complementary minors and second majors; participation in co-curricular activities; and the challenge of experiential learning opportunities.
This mission is accomplished by:
¥ enabling the student to evaluate and process learning through the synthesis of concepts and the creation of new ideas;
¥ enhancing the studentÕs skills in written, oral, and mediated communication;
¥ enabling the student to develop an informed idea of design and production and to effectively use a variety of forms of mediated communication;
¥ providing the means for the student to acquire program and project management abilities pertaining to the communications professions including independent and cooperative endeavors;
¥ promoting student responsibility, leadership, and service by applying special knowledge to problems and opportunities within the college and the broader community; and
¥ making available a variety of quality experiential learning opportunities, on and off campus.
A balance is sought among personal expectations of the student, theoretical and pragmatic expectations of the faculty, those of the communications profession, and the spirit and tradition of a liberal education experience.
The department recognizes and fosters the value of communications as a basis for further study in a variety of graduate programs. Students are encouraged to view learning as a lifelong process.
(Elizabethtown College Department of Communications. (2000). Curriculum (plan) 2000. Unpublished report. Elizabethtown, PA: Author.)