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2020-2021 Catalogue 
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COMD 40100 - Junior Independent Study

Course Credit: 1
JUNIOR INDEPENDENT STUDY The course examines how scholars conduct communication research and culminates with students writing a Junior Independent Study thesis under the direction of a faculty advisor. Topics include the selection of a research question or purpose; the use of the library for scholarly communication research; a broad overview of humanistic and social scientific methods; the evaluation of scholarly research; and guidelines for scholarly writing. The course involves a number of writing assignments as well as the drafting and revision of thesis chapters, in order to help students clarify their goals and articulate their research findings in a coherent way. Prerequisite(s): COMD-14100, minimum grade C-; COMD-14500, minimum grade C-; COMD-24400, minimum grade C-; COMM-35300; and completion of a W course. Annually.