Communication Studies (CMNS) 450

Individual/Group Projects (Revision 1)

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study

Credits: 3 each

Area of Study: Applied Studies

Prerequisite: CMNS 301, CMNS 302, and one other senior Communications Studies course, and professor approval.

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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Overview

Projects are chosen in consultation with the course coordinator and can be pursued by an individual student or a group of students interested in an area not covered by one of the Communication Studies courses.

Objectives

Individual/Group Projects is designed to accomplish the following objectives.

  1. Enable students to extend their knowledge of communication theory and history, and of a particular subject area to an application currently underrepresented in contemporary research.
  2. Provide the opportunity for students to complete the research, proposal and execution of an applied project in a real world setting.
  3. Encourage students to collaborate in a virtual environment.

Outline

The outline of the course will vary with each project.

Evaluation

Evaluation is established by means of a learning contract and will vary with each project; but students will be required to achieve a minimum mark of 50 percent on any assignment and obtain a course composite grade of at least "D" (50 percent).

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

Opened in Revision 1, Jan. 26, 2000.

Updated May 10 2016 by Student & Academic Services