Course Detail

Communication Theory and Research


The capstone course for the Communication Studies interdisciplinary minor.  The study of a variety of theories of communication as they frame questions and enable the discovery of answers.  Theories cover basic conceptions of the communication process in interpersonal, public, and mass communication.  These theories, and exemplary research growing from them, provide the basis for the investigation of key questions concerning processes of communication. The course culminates in a major project bringing together a variety of theoretical perspectives.  


Students should have taken COM 101, COM 201, and at least three courses from one track in the Communication Studies interdisciplinary minor. COM 101 or one elective may be taken concurrently. Instructor's permission required.  (Spring)