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COM 300-01 Course Schedule (subject to change)

M 8/25
Introduction to each other, the course, and the subject matter
W 8/27
Introduction to research as argument (read pages 1-9)
(F 8/29 Last day to add – last day to add and last day for regular audit– Sun 8/31 is last day to drop for full refund and without a W on your transcript)
M 9/1 No class - Labor Day
W 9/3
Introduction to epistemology (read Chapter 3)
M 9/8 & W 9/10
Claims in communication research (read Chapter 4)
M 9/15 & W 9/17
Data in communication research (read Chapter 5)
M 9/22 & W 9/24
Warrants in communication research (read Chapter 6)
M 9/29
Reading and researching, Part I 
(read pp. 9-17, Guerrero & Eloy, 1992, and additional readings on research TBA)
Please bring all readings to class
Bibliographic Assignment Assigned
W 10/1
Catch-up and review
(F 10/3 Last day for late audit)
M 10/6
Exam 1
W 10/8
Surveys (read Chapter 7)
Brief Statement of Bibliographic Assignment Due on W 10/8
M 10/13
No class - Fall Break
W 10/15 & M 10/20
Distinguishing surveys from experiments; Experimental design (read Chapter 8)
Brief Statement of Bibliographic Assignment Due on W 10/15
W 10/22 & M 10/27
Content and interaction analysis (read Chapter 9)
Bibliographic Assignment Due on W 10/22
W 10/29
The history and breadth of communication studies (Reading TBA)
Bibliographic Assignment Due on W 10/29
(F 10/31 Last day to withdraw)
M 11/3
Reading and researching, Part II
(Re-read pp. 9-17, and Guerrero & Eloy, 1992.  Additional readings on research TBA.)
Please bring all readings to class
Article Critique and Research Proposal Assigned 
W 11/5
Catch-up and review
M 11/10
Exam 2
W 11/12 & M 11/17
Ethnography (read Chapter 13)
Brief Statement of Article Critique and Research Proposal Due W 11/12
W 11/19
No class – National Communication Association Convention
M 11/24 Paper Workshop
Start Conversation and discourse analysis (read Chapter 12)
Brief Statement of Article Critique and Research Proposal Due
W 11/26
No class - Thanksgiving
M 12/1
Conversation and discourse analysis continued 
W 12/3 & M 12/8 Rhetorical criticism (read Chapter 14)
W 12/10 Catch-up and review
Article Critique and Research Proposal Due

F 12/19
Exam 3, 1 to 2:30 p.m.  Notice this strange and unusual time and plan accordingly.

References

Guerrero, L. K., & Eloy, S. V. (1992).  Relational satisfaction and jealousy across marital types. Communication Reports, 5, 23-31.

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