Communication
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

COMM 700: Building Social Science Theory

COMM 700-001: Building Social Science Theory
(Fall 2017)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W

Innovation Hall 330

Section Information for Fall 2017

In this course we will explore the process of developing and testing social science theories. This involves close examination of the components and mechanisms of theory –namely, constructs and the (causal) relationships among them. The course will give you a rigorous basis for social science inquiry that can be used in quantitative and qualitative research methods.

This doctoral seminar is structured in the manner of a workshop; every member of the workshop will be expected to take equal responsibility for the discussion. Each of us will read extensively, think deeply, come prepared to co-lead every class session, and occasionally make formal presentations to one another.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Explores the process of developing and testing social science theories. Emphasizes the components and mechanisms of theory - such as variables and causality - in a manner intended to inform rigorous social science inquiry using quantitative or qualitative methods. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes.

Print Friendly and PDF