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Last approved: Thu, 02 Jun 2016 14:09:39 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 02 Jun 2016 14:09:39 GMT

Change Type
Major
CRD (Communication Rhetoric & Digital Media)
790
004069
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Scholarly and Professional Paths in Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Research
Professional Paths in CRDM
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
CHASS Dean’s Office (16HSS)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Seminar3.0
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
David Rieder
Associate Professor
Full

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Seminar1515NoThis course is required for second year CRDM students
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: CRD 701, 702, 703, 704, Doctoral student
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
CRDCommunication, Rhetoric, and Digital MediaRequired
This seminar aims to 1) foster discussion about disciplinarity and interdisciplinarity, particularly in fields relevant to research in communication, rhetoric and digital media; and 2) develop and sharpen participants' theoretical and methodological positionings as they prepare to pursue their professional goals.

This CRDM core course CAF was created before the program started in 2005. Much has changed in the past 10 years, and the changes in this CAF reflect new ways the course has been taught in the past few years, and includes expertise of newly hired CRDM core faculty as well.


The new title also more accurately reflects the new content of the course. 


No

Is this a GEP Course?
GEP Categories

Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
&
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

Faculty will teach this course as part of their regular course load. No new faculty are required to teach this course. The Departments of Communication and English have many faculty qualified to teach it (Kinsella, Carter, Wiley, Rieder, Burgess, Jameson, Penrose). No special resources needed.

In the context of the Ph.D. program in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media, this course is designed to help students both synthesize the work they have done in required courses and electives taken during the previous semesters, and deepen their pursuit of independent areas of inquiry relating to their interests and specializations. The interdisciplinary nature of the program, which brings together scholarship in rhetorical and communication theory, visual, oral, written, and other aspects of digital media, and critical analysis of networked societies, encourages explorations across and within domains of research, making such a course important to the formulation of original thought, to the development of interdisciplinary collaboration, and to the generation of ideas for dissertation research.


Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to…

1. Articulate ways in which questions are raised and examined or researched in interdisciplinary work.

2. Locate and evaluate the forums and media through which interdisciplinary research is developed and communicated in pertinent domains.

3. Identify areas of scholarship across disciplines pertinent to their programs of research.

4. Articulate their disciplinary and interdisciplinary positions and methods, and explain and defend these positionings across disciplinary lines.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Oral Presentation30Presentations to class (2)
Written Assignment60Assignments (10)
Participation10Class participation / preparedness
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Week 1Week 1In class: 2-3 minute description of your career goals and field of expertise
Week 2Week 2In-depth analysis of top 30 scholars in your field of expertise (1/2)
Week 3Week 3In-depth analysis of top 30 scholars in your field of expertise (2/2)
Week 4Week 4Summary of the top five ‘conversations’ comprising your field
Week 5Week 5In-depth analysis and timeline of one ‘conversation’ (3+ degrees of depth)
Week 5Week 5In-depth analysis of the journals, presses, and conferences serving your field
Week 6Week 6Structure of depts/programs that support your field’s scholars, incl. job search data
Week 7Week 7DUE: 10-minute presentation of your field of expertise and findings/conclusions
Week 8Week 8TBA
Week 9Week 9NO CLASS (Spring Break)
Week 10Week 10NO CLASS (CCCC)
Week 11Week 11Topics TBA related to comprehensive exams
Week 12Week 12Topics TBA related to comprehensive exams
Week 13Week 13NO CLASS (IDRC)
Week 14Week 14Topics TBA related to dissertation prospectus
Week 16Week 15Topics TBA related to dissertation prospectus
Week 17Week 16Final presentations and feedback
mlnosbis 3/15/2016: No overlapping courses. No consultation required.

ghodge 3/16/2016 Edit syllabus with new course title and include student learning outcomes. In CIM edit topical outline to show TOPIC: Introduction, TIME: 1 week. ACTIVITY: In class: 2-3 minute description of your career goals and field of expertise, etc. Comment: as edited this course would seem to apply to any curriculum. Should the student learning outcomes be edited to be specific to CRDM?

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-No issues.
despain (Wed, 17 Feb 2016 21:02:51 GMT): s
mlnosbis (Tue, 22 Mar 2016 18:15:24 GMT): Rollback: Edit syllabus with new course title and include student learning outcomes. Enter "See Syllabus" in the topical outline fields because what is listed does not match what is listed in the syllabus. Contact the Graduate School with questions.
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