This page provides extra details and examples about the In-Depth Theory assignment. Please see the assignments page for assignment descriptions, deadlines, and how-to pieces.
Your assigned theory is available here Theory Assigned for In-Depth Theory Assignment.
A few more details about this assignment. First, the target audience for this assignment is your class. You will be teaching another student about this theory through your infographic. A few notes on content…As you are gathering the history of your theory, it will be helpful for you to find the seminal article related to the theory. This simply means it was the first article where the theory was introduced. You will certainly want to include recent information to share with your classmates on how the theory has evolved or change and how it has been applied to agriculture or how you see that it could be applied to agricultural communications. Look here for help on finding seminal articles and here for finding in-depth information in Google searches. The assignments section has many more details and instructions, but note that your final product will be an infographic submitted in K-State Online Canvas.
I will use the following rubric to evaluate your assignment:
|History of the theory||17.0 pts|
|Disciplines that utilize the theory||17.0 pts|
|Example cases/articles utilizing the theory||16.0 pts|
|Controversies surrounding the theory (Are there differing views on the interpretation of the theory? Are there people who question if it should be a theory?)||16.0 pts|
|How is it being used to understand agricultural communication OR if it is not currently being used in agricultural communication how could it be used?)||17.0 pts|
|Effectiveness of communication (flow, engagement, clarity, writing quality)||17.0 pts|
Below is an example of the In-Depth Analysis of a Theory Assignment.
Media Ecology Theory
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