To develop an in-depth understanding of a topic, through independent directed reading. To enable students to:
• Understand the range of issues underlying a particular area of communication study
• Critically read and evaluate a selection of existing literature in the field; and
• Identify and develop a specific focus for an in-depth study relevant to individual contexts of specialization
There is no specified syllabus for this course. The student will be required to work with a designated supervisor, who initially will suggest a reading list in the area that the student has selected. The student, through independent study, will add to the reading list to develop a comprehensive annotated bibliography on the selected topic.