J. Richard Stevens' Comprehensive Exams

This is just an information page I made to help keep my head straight. All exams should be in the possession of Phillip Salazar by the end of the day preceding the exam by email or by delivering them to CMA 6.144. Thank you for your contribution.

Exam: Media and Technology
Professor: Dr. Peg Syverson
Date & Time: Tuesday, March 5, 8 a.m.-noon.
Sources: Fidler, Mediamorphosis
Lessig, Code
Lessig, The Future of Ideas
Berners-Lee, Weaving the Web
Brin, the Transparent Society
Agre, Technology & Privacy
Pavlik, New Media Technology: Cultural and Commercial Perspectives
Brand, The Clock of the Long Now
Greenspan, Phillip and Alex's Guide to Web Publishing
Nielsen, Designing Web Usability

Exam: Research Methodology
Professor: Dr. Max McCombs
Date & Time: Thursday, March 7, 8 a.m.-noon.
Sources: Wimmer & Dominick, Mass Media Research
Babbie, The Practice of Social Research
McCombs, Shaw & Weaver, Communication & Democracy
Protess & McCombs, Agenda Setting
Wanta, The Public & the National Agenda
Riffe, Lacy & Fico, Analyzing Media Messages
Roberts, Text Analysis for the Social Sciences

Exam: Media Ethics
Professor: Dr. Robert Jensen
Date & Time: Monday, March 11, 1 to 5 p.m.
Sources: Candidate's discretion (formal paper).

Exam: Mass Communication Theory
Professor: Dr. Jim Tankard
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 13, 1 to 5 p.m.
Sources: McQuail, Audience Analysis
McQuail, Mass Communication Theory
Zillman, Media Effects
Severin/Tankard, Communication Theories
Fidler, Mediamorphosis
Protess & McCombs, Agenda Setting
Wanta, The Public & the National Agenda
Ettma & Whitney, Audiencemaking
Altschul, From Milton to McLuhan
Graber, Processing the News
Shoemaker & Reese, Mediating the Message
Iyengar, Is Anyone Responsible?

Exam: Oral Defense
Professor: Dr. Jim Tankard, Dr. Max McCombs, Dr. Robert Jensen, Dr. Peg Syverson
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 27, 1 to 3 p.m., LBJ Room (CMA 5.160)
Sources: Written examination papers.