Prerequisite: 90 credit hours completed, and COMM 316 or faculty consent. Introduction to the case study method in Communication on a topic relevant to the discipline.
- Compare and contrast a hierarchical view of power and a social view of social power
- -Explain the importance of quality and quantity of participation in promoting cultural, economic and political change.
- Explain the functional requirements that social movements must meet in order to maintain their viability.
- Explain the motivational elements that motivate participation in a social movement.
- What communication challenges do Social Movements Face with regards to their communication with the public.
- When ti comes to social movements, who says what to whom with what effects?
- Explain the steps involved in constructing a Case Study.
- Explain how cases ought to be selected to serve particular research issues, including theoretical ones.
- Locate and summarize peer reviewed research literature on a student selected topic.
- conduct and write a quality literature review regarding a particular social movement-what is already known.
- develop in writing a research plan to collect and process original data on the selected topic.
- master the appropriate data collection and data analysis skills that are needed to complete the topic (e.g., content analysis);.
- -Write Case study and case Analysis that summarizes your conclusions.
- Develop a deliver a presentation of your case study in a professional manner.
- Evaluate the "Effectiveness" of the communication program of the group pursuing change