COMM 492 Communication Capstone Project (section designation for Madden). (Credit Hours: 3) (Pre-requisites: COMM 275 and COMM 276) Students apply their knowledge and education to a significant research project involving the student’s communication research interest. The course project can be an external (community) or internal (within the University) project. Each project is outlined in a customized course syllabus with an outline of the work to be completed by the student.
Students will conduct a communication audit on an organization of their choice. They must identify an organization, approach the organization to explain the project, ask the organization to sign a contract to conduct the project, supply communication audit surveys to the organization, tour the organization, and make several site visits to observe the organization. They will collect audit surveys, analyze data, construct a report, and present that report to the organization.