Courses for Undergraduates Only
COMM 400. Communication Capstone. 3 cr.
Study and application -- through research, writing, and oral presentation -- of communication and ethical theories to contemporary issues appropriate to the studentsí interests and preparation. Prerequisites: Senior status and completion of 21 hours of Communication Studies or Mass Communications major requirements.
Courses for Graduates Only
COMM 500. Proseminar in Communication Studies. 0 cr.
Orientation to the graduate program process, practices, events, and academic requirements. Required during first semester of enrollment. Grade of CR (Credit) or NC (No Credit). A student must earn credit in this course prior to taking the comprehensive examination. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students in the Department of Communication.
COMM 501. Qualitative Research Methods. 3 cr.
The study of qualitative research methods used to conduct systematic inquiry about communication topics. Textual analysis, ethnography, phenomenology, and language studies are among the methods investigated. (Formerly Speech 505.) Spring Only.
COMM 502. Quantitative Research Methods. 3 cr.
A study of techniques and strategies used in conducting empirical studies of communication. Analysis of types of problems, concepts, variables, definitions, research designs, measurement techniques, and interpretation of data prevalent in communication research. Involves elementary statistics and development of research proposals and designs. (Formerly Journalism 505.) Fall Only.
COMM 593. Professional Communication Exit Project. 3 cr.
A major creative, research, and/or service-based piece of work. Flexible format that can combine written work with performance and audio/videotape development and/or documentation.