Communication at Aquinas College

Student Learning Outcomes

Mission Statement

The mission of the Communication Department is to provide a sound theoretical and practical curriculum in human communication which will foster understanding, appreciation and practice of communication in various contexts, prepare students for professional/citizenship endeavors, and equip students for life-long learning.

Senior Thesis

At Aquinas, communication and interdisciplinary communication majors complete a senior thesis project through CN406 (Advanced Communication Theory) and CN 498 (Research Methods). The project involves original research, data analysis and professional presentation to fellow students and communication faculty. This project prepares students for graduate school or a career involving community outreach.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO's) for ALL the Communication Major Options and the Communication Major

  1. Produce theoretically-informed competent communication in multiple contexts
  2. Evaluate communication competency in multiple contexts
  3. Analyze scholarly communication literature and contemporary texts

SLOs for Communication and Interdisciplinary Communication Majors only

  1. Design and execute theoretically information original communication research