Two communication majors, Kelsey Schild ’14 and Jessica Furtado ’14, presented their senior project research at the 22nd Annual Women & Society Conference that took place October 25 to 26, 2013 at Marist College in Pougkeepsie, NY. The Associate Provost’s Student Conference Fund paid for their expenses to attend this conference.
Kelsey’s research presentation was titled, “Would You Accept a Patriarchal Rose?: A Visual and Verbal Rhetorical Criticism of ‘The Bachelor’ Television Show.”
Jessica’s research presentation was titled, “Shades of Feminism: Patriarchy, Female Empowerment, and the Rhetoric of the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy.”
Kelsey and Jessica conducted their research in a section of COMM 479: Senior Project taught by Dr. Jamie Landau.
Undergraduate research is integrated into the curriculum of the communication major at Keene State College. To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, every student enrolls in COMM 479: Senior Project where they design and implement a research-intensive study that caps off their degree in communication as well as they are required to present their research at the department’s Senior Project Conference.
Over the years, communication students have also been competitively selected to present their research at Keene State College’s annual Academic Excellence Conference, as well as at other regional and national academic conferences.