Philip Merrill College of Journalism
Learning Outcomes

 
Undergrad: 5     Masters:     Certificate:
5: Outcome description:
Students will demonstrate the ability to conduct research and evaluate information by methods appropriate to the profession.

4
Excellent
3
Good
2
Fair
1
Poor
0
Unacceptable
  • Excels at all aspects of a research assignment - conception of a project idea, collection of data or assessment of the documentation for existing data, effective analysis of the data, understanding of the pros and cons of the data as a basis for analysis, and completion of a written report that is clear, thoughtful, well organized and employs AP style.

  • Shows competence in most aspects of a research assignment.

  • Completes the project but without a consistent degree of competence.

  • Submits a final research report that shows only minimal understanding of the research process and material, lacks some required elements, and is marked by errors and carelessness.

  • Fails to submit a final project report or submits a report that lacks a substantial amount of required material, has numerous significant errors, and demonstrates little or no understanding of the research process and material.

JOUR470, JOUR471, JOUR472, JOUR476, JOUR479C, JOUR479E, JOUR479G, JOUR479I, JOUR479M, JOUR479O
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