Communications History and Historical Research Methods
In-depth investigation of the history of mass media, including study of historical research methods.
COMMS
604
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesNone
 TaughtFall even years
Course Outcomes: 


Research and Interviewing Skills

Students will learn research and interviewing skills. Assignments will require researching historical material and/or conducting interviews.

Judgement and Critical Thinking Skills

Students will develop judgment and critical thinking skills. The main assignments will require assessments of historical events. Students will examine and compare media accounts with other media accounts and with original source documents.

Communications principles

Students will understand significant principles of journalism and mass communications. Discussions will center on an analysis of historical trends and philosophies to understand journalistic and communications principles.