Communication Studies

Teaching Resource

An alphabetic, annotated list of undergraduate research journals that may provide the opportunity for students to use the work of peers and to submit their own work as part of their research programs.

Assignment

A general worksheet for students to find key sources in selected databases for their assignments in Communication Studies.

Assignment

Students interview their professor(s) and ask them to describe how they do research, how research gets disseminated in their discipline, etc. Each student can ask one question below. This assignment is a great “first day of class” activity for a First Year Seminar. Novice researchers are introduced to scholarly discourse and discipline-specific approaches to producing knowledge by experts.

Teaching Resource

Information literacy resources for curriculum development are browsable by discipline, goal, and/or level.

Assignment

Introduces the ethical dimension of finding, using, and sharing images in the context of the undergraduate research assignment

Assignment

Students are asked to reflect on their experience writing a required “literature review” for the course through a first-person “comic.” The visual narrative format allows students to come to terms with their own experience of what was hard, easy, or confusing about the literature review process and express it in a creative way.

Assignment

Students pick a topic related to Communication Studies (or another social science discipline) and then define the topic operationally by finding a way to measure it. They test out their instrument on a partner.

Teaching Resource

This e-learning site focuses on a critical, but often neglected skill for business, communication, and engineering students, namely visual literacy, or the ability to evaluate, apply, or create conceptual

Teaching Resource

MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community.

Teaching Resource

Jorum is the UK’s largest repository for discovering and sharing Open Educational Resources for higher and further education and the Skills sector.

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