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Examination and critical analysis of the major theories of communication processes, including systems theory, structural theories and semiotics, behaviorism, symbolic interactionism, theories of the social construction of reality, and other theoretical approaches to the study of communication.
Individual reading study on some communications aspects not treated in depth in a regular course or of topical interest. Advance consultation regarding reading list and examination procedure required.
Residency credit for dissertation research after the qualifying examination.
Professors will conduct research seminars in topics or problems in which they have special research interests.
To provide advanced students with an opportunity for independent work to be conducted in regular consultation with the instructor.
This seminar will provide students with a state of the art account of the underlying philosophical, theoretical, and methodological premises of participatory communication. This will help students gain a deep understanding of participatory communication theory and research, and their implications for such contexts as management and organizational communication, health communication, international development, journalism, democracy and civic engagement, public policy, and communication with marginalized groups.