Communication Studies Research Methods
0.5 Credit

This course will provide students with advanced training in the methods of research employed in the field of communication studies. Reactive or interactive research methods (participant observation, experimental designs, surveys and interviewing) as well as unobtrusive or non-reactive methodological designs (discourse analysis, semiotics, content analysis, and rhetorical and historical approaches) are studied. Students are encouraged to develop their major research paper or thesis research proposal as the final assignment for this course.