Course List

Research Methods -

COMM 350 B

Instructor: Dr. Debra Burns Melican
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: MILL 114
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: COMM-250

Catalog Description:

Introduction to the principles and basic skills necessary to criticize research literature. In this course students will develop descriptive and experimental studies using data collection, analysis and presentation techniques in communication research. (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk.

Senior Seminar -

COMM 411 A

Instructor: Dr. Debra Burns Melican
Time: W 2:20PM-5:30PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: MILL 114
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: COMM-350 and 354

Catalog Description:

A seminar approach to selected topics for advanced students. (1)

Race and Media -

INQ 110 X

Instructor: Dr. Debra Burns Melican
Block: 4
Time: M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: MILL 112
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Introduces students to critical thinking in higher education, taking as its starting point a focused topic in a scholarly field. Critical inquiry will be taught in the context of careful reading of important intellectual works, as well as inquiry-based writing assignments. Research and collaborative skills will also be developed in an integrative setting designed to promote a student's journey toward a life of critical inquiry.