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The research paper constitutes a substantial written examination of a topic relevant to the study of communication. Topics need not be original contributions to knowledge, but may constitute exercises in replication of relevant studies, application of knowledge to the field, development of instructional practices or resources, evaluations of practices or resources, critical essays, critical analyses of problems or issues, policy analysis or development, surveys, creative works, documentary work, and other types of projects negotiated with the program director. Research paper projects are restricted to publicly available data and should constitute approximately 200 hours of effort by the student. Prerequisites: IICS 515, IICS 551, IICS 621, IICS630