COMM 798: Communication Studies Project

COMM 798-001: Communication Studies Project
(Spring 2019)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM W

Northeast Module 107

Section Information for Spring 2019

As the capstone course in the Communication Master’s program, Comm 798 serves as a final research seminar for graduate students nearing the completion of their degrees. Prior to enrolling in this course, graduate students should have gained a strong foundation in communication research and about theories of communication. They have been challenged to think about pursuing their own research projects to apply theoretical knowledge and address important communication issues. In addition, students have been challenged to investigate their particular research interests through their work in elective courses, both within and outside the department. Comm 798 focuses on taking the final step in this process: the completion of an independent applied research project that makes a significant contribution to the field of communication.

This course is therefore designed to help students complete their applied MA program research project, inspired by their own substantive interests. In our weekly seminars, our primary task will be to help one another plan and complete students’ independent research projects.  To this end, we will engage in weekly discussions of our projects and our own research experiences, and we will provide one another with feedback, advice, and support.  In addition, we will also complete readings designed to help us think through our research, particularly during the analysis phase.  Finally, we will view our time together as an opportunity to engage with readings that explore some of the larger ethical and political issues connected to communication research and practice. 

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Final research seminar for all MA in communication students. Students discuss practical and theoretical issues related to project or thesis. Includes readings related to underlying theoretical, methodological, and ethical issues facing contemporary communication researchers and practitioners. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: COMM 600 and COMM 650.
Registration Restrictions:

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

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

Schedule Type: Thesis
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.

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