All Communication Studies undergraduates are required to take one credit hour of 407. It designed to offer practical experience in applied communication for majors/minors. For each hour of credit (up to 3) the student must plan and implement one project in cooperation with a faculty member. Projects may be proposed by the student or selected from faculty projects in the following areas:
Forensics: (No credit given for team participation.) Credit projects include coaching, tutoring, tournament assistance, etc.
Education: Projects include faculty assistance, material preparation, class presentations, etc.
Laboratory: Projects include tutoring, learning materials, presentation, etc.
Media Studies: Projects on developing and implementing community service projects utilizing student's media skills
Other: One might assist in research or design a major-related project in consultation with a faculty member in COMS. Required for all majors, available for minors and approved "others."
Grade basis is "regular" which is S/U (satisfactory, unsatisfactory).
One project for each credit hour earned.
Each project must involve approximately 45 hours work including prep and study time.