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  Graduate School-New Brunswick 2003-2005 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Communication, Information, and Library Studies 194 Graduate Courses  

Graduate Courses

16:194:600Ph.D. Colloquium (0)
Belkin. Required each term in course work. Forum for the presentation of research by guest speakers, faculty, and students.
16:194:601Information and Communication Processes (3) Nature of information and communication processes, and the role of information and communication in individual, social, and institutional behavior. Particular emphasis on conceptual linkages between information and communication processes.
16:194:602Research Foundations (3) Concepts, method, and practices of social science research in relation to communication, information science, and library studies.
16:194:603Qualitative Research Methods (3) Qualitative approaches for examining information processes, including information definition, acquisition, evaluation, and use.
16:194:604Quantitative Research Methods (3) Facets of research; problem areas; research techniques and experiments. Prerequisite: 16:960:532 or 17:610:511.
16:194:605Current Research Issues (3) Integrative treatment of fundamental assumptions, paradigms, and directions in contemporary research on information, communication, and information systems in various fields, particularly information science and communication. Prerequisites: 16:194:603 and 604.
16:194:610Seminar in Information Studies (3) Major problems, trends, and developments in information science and technology. Critical survey of current research and findings.
16:194:612Human Information Behavior (3) Precursors to and characteristics of human information-seeking behavior, individual and social within and outside of institutional information systems. Relations between such behavior and information-system design and relevant technologies. Prerequisite: 16:194:610 or permission of instructor.
16:194:614Information Retrieval Theory (3) Examines the basic problems of information retrieval from theoretical and experimental points of view. Develops a basis for the specification of design principles for IR systems. Prerequisites: 16:194:610 and 612, or permission of instructor.
16:194:617Knowledge Representation for Information Retrieval (3) Concurrent consideration of options for knowledge representation, methods for evaluating the effect of these options on costs and effectiveness, and research relating to knowledge representation for information retrieval.
16:194:619Experiment and Evaluation in Information Systems (3) Measures, models, and methods for macroevaluation of impact of information systems within their environment and for microevaluation of performance of system components. Methodology and implementation strategies. Prerequisites: 16:194:612, 614, or permission of instructor.
16:194:620Interpersonal Communication (3) Contemporary theories and major lines of classic and current research concerning interpersonal communication.
16:194:621Organizational Communication Research (3) Survey of major principles and research and analytic techniques related to organizational communication.
16:194:631Mass Communication Theory and Research (3) Current mass communication theories and approaches analyzed from a research perspective. Topics include audiences, uses and gratifications, socialization processes and effects, and agenda setting.
16:194:632Scholarly and Scientific Communication (3) Study of the processes through which scholarly, scientific, and technical ideas are communicated: mentoring; professional, national, and international information networks; scholarly and scientific publishing; examines other aspects of specialized information transfer.
16:194:641Information Policy and Technology (3) Impact of modern revolution in information technology; related challenges of contemporary problems in information policies at individual, organizational, national, and international levels. Use of information indicators.
16:194:642Information Regulation and Law (3) Historical and contemporary legal and regulatory issues stemming from the application of information technology.
16:194:643Information Indicators (3) Integrated treatment of measures, indicators, and methods for quantitative description of information and communication systems, resources, and activities. Emphasis on drawing relations among different measures and application to information policy studies.
16:194:645Advanced Concepts in the Management of Information Organizations (3) Systematic consideration of the evolution of management theory leading to an evaluation of contemporary theoretical and research issues in planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling the information organization. Prerequisite: 17:610:570 or equivalent.
16:194:648Organizational Assessment and Change (3) Systematic consideration of the theories and strategies of assessment, planning, development, and change at the organizational and programmatic levels in nonprofit and profit-seeking information organizations. Offered in alternate years.
16:194:656Theories and Issues in Library Studies (3) Examination of the intellectual foundations for librarianship as a discipline, the development of a broadened understanding of pervasive theories and research issues, and the identification and exploration of research literature in librarianship and pertinent allied fields.
16:194:660Audience Studies (3) The nature of audiences, how audiences emerge, and how audiences can be studied. Weak/strong effects, uses and gratifications, reader response theory, cultural studies.
16:194:662Media Literacy (3) Theories of media education and approaches to media pedagogy.
16:194:663Media History and Institutions (3) The history of print and electronic media, emphasizing the media`s political economy, the interrelationship of media and society, and the ideological component in writing history.
16:194:664Media and Culture (3) Cultural approaches to media studies. Topics include cultural theory; aesthetics and taste; representation and ideology; consumer culture; media, culture, and identity; gender, race, class, and sexuality in media; fandom and subcultures.
16:194:665Media and Politics (3) Theories and research relating old and new media to political decision making. Topics include public attitudes and opinion, media policy, interest articulation, political culture, ideology, rhetoric and content analysis, framing, agenda-setting.
16:194:666Social Construction of News (3) Social science research on news and the news media; diverse scholarly perspectives, comparing them with the views of journalists, journalism critics, and the public.
16:194:695Teaching Apprenticeship (0) A noncredit teaching apprenticeship to provide doctoral candidates with classroom experience. Prerequisite: 9 credits in Ph.D. program.
16:194:696,697Special Topics (3,3) Possible topics include communication technology and policy; naturalistic inquiry; human/computer interaction; history of U.S. mass media; intercultural communication; and race, gender, and the media.
16:194:698Independent Study (3)
16:194:699Independent Study (3)
16:194:701,702Dissertation Research (BA,BA)
 
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