The purpose of the course is to inculcate in students advanced knowledge of research techniques in the field of communication so as to prepare them for the dissertation phase of the program, as well as equip them to conduct future research in both academic and applied settings.  This course is designed to encourage students to develop original research topics which have the potential to contribute to knowledge. Through a written research proposal, RES 850 will also offer you a chance to apply skills gained in this course.