For this assignment, each student will prepare a 6 page paper that explores the future state of study in communication. Specifically, the paper should address how communication studies can be defined, key topics in the study of communication, and how the field is likely to evolve in the future.
What is communication?
What is the communication studies discipline?
What are focal areas in communication studies – which ones are represented in our department and which ones exist but are not represented in our department?
What are seminal theories of communication? Describe them. What are more contemporary or more newly developed theories in communication?
What are contexts or situations that are popularly researched by communication researchers?
What is the state of researching communication? Where is the field headed?