COMM 211 - Evaluating Information
Section: 001
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS, QR/1
Consent:
With permission of department.
Enforced Prerequisites:
COMM 101 or 102 with a grade of at least C-.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Primarily for first- and second-year students.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course teaches the fundamental thinking skills necessary for critical evaluation of research-based arguments, especially those based on quantitative information. Such skills are required for one to be a competent mass communicator of information, a critical consumer of information relayed by the mass media, or an intelligent scholar of media processes and effects. The course introduces generic logical and statistical concepts through analysis and discussion of specific cases drawn from reporting in the mass media (e.g., health and business news, public opinion polls), research on media effects (e.g. the impact of media violence), and audience research reported in the mass media (e.g., audience research). Students' logical and quantitative reasoning skills are improved through a variety of "hands-on" exercises and projects (many involving computerized spreadsheet programs).

The course is introductory in nature, and no prior statistical expertise is required. COMM 111 strongly recommended.

This course is one of four prerequisites required for students to have completed before declaring a Communication Studies concentration.

COMM 211 - Evaluating Information
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
11613
Open
7
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (LAB)
P
11614
Open
1
 
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Th 8:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (LAB)
P
11615
Closed
0
 
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Th 10:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (LAB)
P
11616
Closed
0
 
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Th 12:00PM - 2:00PM
005 (LAB)
P
11617
Open
2
 
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Th 5:30PM - 7:30PM
006 (LAB)
P
18646
Open
1
 
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Th 2:00PM - 4:00PM
007 (LAB)
P
18647
Open
2
 
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F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
008 (LAB)
P
20456
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
009 (LAB)
P
20457
Open
2
 
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F 2:00PM - 4:00PM
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