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A Call For Criteria, William Monroe Apr 1993

A Call For Criteria, William Monroe

Communication Studies Undergraduate Theses

Defining terms and goals is one of the most important issues in any decision making process. This thesis will examine the role of criteria in CEDA debate. It will begin by examining the history of academic debate and the evolution of CEDA. The role of criteria in both NDT debate and CEDA debate will be examined. It will then examine the past and current theory regarding criteria and the move on to an analysis of two different ways of viewing criteria: criteria as a rule and criteria as a definition. Finally, it will advocate a strict prima facie standard for ...


The Case For Developing And Implementing Proactive Crisis Management Planning At Carroll College, Kurt Foeller Apr 1993

The Case For Developing And Implementing Proactive Crisis Management Planning At Carroll College, Kurt Foeller

Communication Studies Undergraduate Theses

It is early in the morning at a men's dormitory on a college campus. The residents are in a quiet slumber after a typical weeknight of fun. Suddenly, the calm is shattered by two shotgun blasts and the sound of someone running down the hall for the nearest exit. Two freshmen lay bleeding on the floor. Someone calls 911, campus security, and then the college administrators. Everyone wants answers. Hundreds of students wait anxiously near the scene.

The media will soon arrive and probably won't leave until the troubling questions are answered: Who did it? Who is dead ...


The Halo Effect And Self-Fulfilling Prophecy In The Classroom: A Study Of Teachers' Influence On The Intellectual Development Of Physically Unattractive Students, Trena Minudri Apr 1991

The Halo Effect And Self-Fulfilling Prophecy In The Classroom: A Study Of Teachers' Influence On The Intellectual Development Of Physically Unattractive Students, Trena Minudri

Communication Studies Undergraduate Theses

The role students' attractiveness plays in teachers' perceptions and attitudes was first discovered by Dion in the early 1970's. The educational arena, already torn by evidence of discrimination by race and gender, was now faced with yet another controversy. The possibility of children being disadvantaged in the classroom because they lacked personal beauty instilled fear and curiosity in the minds of educators, psychologists and parents. This fear lead to two decades of research, with even more controversial findings. This study synthesizes literature from the late 1960's to the late 1980's in the disciplines of educational, social, and ...


Compliance-Gaining Strategies: Resistance In The College Classroom, Mark Meister Apr 1991

Compliance-Gaining Strategies: Resistance In The College Classroom, Mark Meister

Communication Studies Undergraduate Theses

The focus of this project is the study of compliance-gaining communication strategies used by college instructors within the classroom environment. In order to effectively illustrate the relevance of compliance-gaining strategies in human communication, a discussion of behavior alteration techniques used by both experienced, and individuals preparing to become teachers will be presented. Since the students are the target variables, which most of the effect is directed, a discussion and analysis of both destructive and constructive student resistance strategies is also included in the discussion.