COMM 390 (35025)

COMM 390

*Add/Drop Period is July 8 – July 10, 2013.
To register for this class, you MUST receive a permission number from the instructor.

Research Methods and Design 

Introduction to qualitative research methods. Students will learn procedures for conducting various kinds of research (i.e., participant observation, interviewing, focus groups, ethnog­ raphy, textual analysis, etc.) useful for understanding human problems and media texts and processes. Emphasis is on the implementation of a research project which encourages students to consider the usefulness of various ways of knowing and to apply the selected method(s) in a systematic way. Also considers the theoretical, practical, and ethical issues that arise in conducting research.

Enrollment Requirement: COMM 100 and 200. (CTM)

Note: Matriculated students MUST register using their MyCsusm portal. 

Non-matriculated students: This class has 1 or more pre requisites. In order to add this class you will need to bring documentation ( ex: unofficial/official transcript) showing you have completed the course pre-requisites or the equivalent to Extended Learning for review. If it is determined you meet the requirements to enroll in this class you will be given a pre-requisite waiver form and permission number. 

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Course No: 35025
Units: 3.0
Begin Date: July 8, 2013
End Date: August 10, 2013
Begin Time: Online
End Time: Online
Meeting Days: Online
Location: Online
Instructor: Michael Huspek
**Please see course description above for how to register and pay for this course.