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COMM300 - Communication Research Skills

Course Details

Course Code: COMM300 Course ID: 4922 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course will introduce the research methods of communication processes and issues, which include scientific, interpretive, critical, and rhetorical research methods. During the course, students will evaluate existing communication studies and use both quantitative and qualitative approaches in order to understand research methods in the broad field of communication studies, answer questions, and solve problems.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/27/21 - 12/31/21 01/03/22 - 02/27/22 Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
10/26/21 - 04/01/22 04/04/22 - 05/29/22 Spring 2022 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

CO1: Explain the importance of communication research and why it is necessary for communication professionals.

CO2: Distinguish different types of communication research methods including qualitative and quantities research methods.

CO3: Develop communication research questions and the use of rhetorical methods.

CO4: Explain the importance of a literature review when conducting research.

CO5: Design a communication research project and present the project using multimodal methods.

NameGrade %
Forums 30.00 %
Week 1 Forum 4.29 %
Week 2 Forum 4.29 %
Week 4 Forum 4.29 %
Week 5 Forum 4.29 %
Week 6 Forum 4.29 %
Week 7 Forum 4.29 %
Week 8 Forum 4.29 %
Assignments 70.00 %
Week 3 Assignment: Select a Research Article 17.50 %
Week 6 Assignment: News Story Critical Analysis 17.50 %
Week 7 Assignment: My Proposed Research Project 17.50 %
Week 8 Assignment: Research Project PowerPoint 17.50 %
Book Title: There are no required books for this course. The readings are provided inside the classroom.
Author: No Author Specified
Publication Info:

There are no required books for this course. The readings are provided inside the classroom.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom.
Author:No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.