A. Research and analyze an interpersonal problem in society as reported by the media.
D. Research a theoretical perspective in communication from a more in-depth perspective than the text.
E. Micro-research! Four theories of communication.
B. Research and analyze a competent communicator.
C. Write a personal memoir based on your family's experience from their perspective of their heritage. Research your family's perceptions by interviewing family members across generations on their culture today. How to Cite an Interview You Conduct
F. Watch and discuss (using at least one theory) a movie, August: Osage County or Fences.
G. Journal your social media usage and analyze your patterns of behavior.
I. Visit a religious ceremony for a religion you do not practice, and analyze/compare the service.
J. Attend a political rally or candidate meet and greet, and observe communications and reactions.
K. Your choice, to be approved by your professor.
Depending on which topic you're pursuing, you'll have a somewhat different process to think through. However, in all cases, you'll be starting BIG and narrowing your way down to smaller and more specific.
You may find creating a mind map to be a helpful way of organizing your ideas and notes at this early stage.
Start getting a sense of your basic background information using: