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CMN 529 SP - Seminar Communication Theory - Theory Construction

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Special topics in communication theory and research. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 16 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

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This seminar focuses on the nature of theory and theory construction in communication studies and in the behavioral and social sciences more generally. The topics it explores include the nature of explanation; theoretical types; strategies for theory construction; the relationship between theory and inquiry in communication research; and evaluating and critiquing theories. A number of specific theories of communication will be discussed, focusing on exemplars of good theory.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Spring


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