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2018 - 2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
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COMM 204 - Information Gathering and Research

3 Credits
Three hours per week.

This course focuses on information gathering and research for media professionals. Areas of focus include critical thinking, computer search tools, writing, editing, information use, language use, interviewing, research tools, library use, government documents (including Freedom of Information Requests), business documents, human sources, etc. The course prepares students to conduct research and to assess and use information in media-related decision making. Emphasis will also be given to the ethical collection, analysis and reporting of information discovered during the research process. [Formerly COMM 200]

Prerequisite(s) COMM 201  and COMM 202  with a grade of “C” or better.

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