ERIC Number: ED083078
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Graduate Training for Communication and Social Development.
Chicago Univ., IL. Communication Lab.
The Communication Laboratory, established in 1971, was brought into existence by the world population crisis. Two specializations of the program include: 1) the production of materials for interpersonal and mass media programs that are designed to induce a desired change through persuasive communication, and, 2) research in communication as a discipline within the social sciences. Hence, the lab division of two sections -- The Communication Production Laboratory and The Communication Research Laboratory -- reflects this twofold emphasis. Study in communication may be pursued at the Master's level, Doctoral level, or short term residencies. The curriculum is based on four principles: academic training in basic theory and empirical research; practical experience in communication research and evaluation; comprehensive and critical review of research literature on human learning and persuasive communication and the role of education and communication in social and economic development; and practical experience in applied communication. While the Production Laboratory goals range from developing communication materials and programs to conducting group training programs, the Research Laboratory's objectives focus on conducting experiments and research in fields of communication study. (SJM)
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL. Communication Lab.