Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2006

Abstract

Many colleges and universities emphasize helping students make the transition into higher education. But transition to post-graduation life through approaches such as capstone courses has not received much attention. A survey of mass communication programs indicated that capstones are commonly used for both integration of prior learning and for transition to what students may face after graduation, and that mass communication programs appear to be meeting the challenge of blending these somewhat incongruous approaches. Mass communication capstones employ a wide variety of methods and content, but teachers and administrators appear satisfied with how the courses serve their programs. The survey’s results are interpreted with suggestions for achieving more consistency in mass media capstones.

DOI

10.1177/107769580606100305

Comments

This version is pre-publication.

Final version published as Rosenberry, J. and Vicker, L. (2006), Capstone Courses in Mass Communication Programs. Journalism & Mass Communication Educator , 61(3): 267-283. doi: 10.1177/107769580606100305

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