Student Research

Student Research

Field research in COM 442: Cultural Communication.

Our majors and minors are active in research. All majors must take COM 497: Senior Research. In this course, students' reviewing the methodical alternatives in the field of communication studies, investigate exemplary scholarship in communication studies, and complete their own original research projects. 

Beyond COM 497, many of our students learn about the research process in other classes. The Department of Communication Studies is also a member of Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship and we invite students to contact individual faculty members if they are interested in learning more about student research. 


Student Conference Presentations

Daniel Steiner, “‘Not That There’s Anything Wrong with That’: Ideographic Analysis of <Bromance>,” St. Albert’s Day Student Research Forum, Creighton University, April 1, 2014.


Alexandria Clark, “Sexy Environmentalism: A Closer Look at PETA’s Racy Ad Campaign,” St. Albert’s Day Student Research Forum, Creighton University, April 1, 2014.


Alexandria Clark, “Sexy Environmentalism: A Closer Look at PETA’s Racy Ad Campaign,” Central States Communication Association President’s Undergraduate Honors Research Conference, Minneapolis, April 2014.


Michael Kotrous, “Keeping Racism in the Past: The Masking Ideology of Remember the Titans and Glory Road,” Central States Communication Association President’s Undergraduate Honors Research Conference, Kansas City, April 2013.


Stephen Waters, “Filtering Starbucks Ideological Grounds,” Central States Communication Association President’s Undergraduate Honors Research Conference, Cleveland, March 2012.