CMST 204 Introduction to Research in Communication Studies
3 semester hours
This course introduces students to scholarship conducted in communication studies. It overviews the research process, including generating research questions, constructing bibliographies, gathering and assessing information, and developing scholarly arguments. Students will learn research techniques, including location and retrieval of information sources (i.e., newspapers, journals, books, electronic databases, and Internet sources). They will apply critical thinking skills to the evaluation of information sources and data/arguments in qualitative and quantitative research. Students will also be introduced to basic aspects of writing for the discipline, as well as expectations for scholarly ethics and proper citation of sources.
Must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better.
Prerequisite: CMST 203 with a grade of C (2.0) or better, or permission of instructor.