Philip Merrill College of Journalism
Learning Outcomes

 
Undergrad: 3     Masters:
3: Outcome description:
Students will demonstrate an understanding and awareness of the ethical guidelines and practices that govern the profession and the legal implications and considerations that inform the profession.

Ethics Component | Law Component
4
Excellent
3
Good
2
Fair
1
Poor
0
Unacceptable
  • Writes a complete statement of relevant facts and issues; and

  • Thoughtful consideration of issues; and

  • Appropriate use of ethical framework and its application; and

  • Provides excellent support for logic of argument; and

  • Avoids unsupported assertions

  • Writes a nearly complete statement of relevant facts and issues; and

  • Acceptable consideration of issues; and

  • Nearly appropriate use of ethical framework and its application; and

  • Provides strong support for logic of argument but has some organizational problems; and

  • For the most part avoids unsupported assertions

  • Writing is missing large number of relevant facts or incorrect facts in identifying major ethical; and

  • Somewhat appropriate use of ethical framework and its application; and

  • Provides some support for logic of argument but argument is not strong or is incomplete; and

  • Has a few unsupported assertions

  • Writing is missing significant number of relevant facts or large number of incorrect/false facts in identifying major ethical issue; and

  • Inappropriate use of ethical or framework and its application to the issue; and

  • Presents a simplistic or incomplete argument or provides little to no support for logic of argument; and

  • Has a number of unsupported assertions; and

  • Has significant organizational problems

  • Writing demonstrates a lack of understanding of the relevant facts in the ethical issue; and

  • Inappropriate, or lack of application of ethical framework; and

  • Presents incomplete argument and provides little to no support for logic of argument; and

  • Has significant organizational problems

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