Department of Communication Studies

Graduate Courses

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Communication Studies Graduate Courses

Graduate Students may also take courses at the 5000-level.  See COMM, COMM EM, COMM J, and COMM PR course listings for 5000-level course titles.

COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201,48E:201,48P:201). Introduction to Graduate Study and Research — 3 hrs.

Exploration of communication research methodologies and resources. (Cross listed as COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201,48E:201,48P:201)), (Fall, Spring)

COMMGRAD 6011 (48C:224). Communication Theory — 3 hrs.

In-depth exposure to historical and contemporary scholarship that informs and constitutes theories of communication. Interdisciplinary with focus on social scientific and critical research on human communication, media studies, and rhetorical and performance theories. (Spring)

COMMGRAD 6014 (48C:251). Critical and Cultural Studies in Communication — 3 hrs.

Examines contemporary theories of how performance, culture, identity, visual rhetoric, and bodies are communicatively constructed. Emphasizes connections among theories, communication practices, and students' creative/scholarly projects. Prerequisite(s): COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201,48E:201,48P:201) or approval of instructor. (Fall, Spring)

COMMGRAD 6016 (48E:224). Mass Communication Theory — 3 hrs.

For beginning graduate students to explore mass communication inquiry. Provides working knowledge of some of the major literature on mass communication theory and research. (Fall)

COMMGRAD 6018 (48P:224). Mass Communication Theory — 3 hrs.

(Cross listed as COMMGRAD 6016 (48E:224)) (Fall)

COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236). Communication Research Methodology — 3 hrs.

Introduction to various research methods used in the study of communication. May be repeated for maximum of 9 hours if different section. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing; COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201,48E:201,48P:201) or approval of instructor. (Offered Fall and Spring)

COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)-01 Quantitative Methods.
Introduction to the quantitative methods employed in the study of communication, including experimental and survey techniques.

COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)-02 Qualitative Methods.
Introduction to the qualitative research methods employed in the study of communication, including interpretive and ethnographic techniques.

COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)-03 Critical Methods.
Introduction to the elements of critical, rhetorical, and performance methods, as well as alternative methods of textual criticism, and analysis and preparation of examples of textual criticism. (Fall, Spring)

COMMGRAD 6027 (48P:282). Seminar in Public Relations — 3 hrs.

Various topics offered with specific title indicated in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated more than once on different topic. (Variable)

COMMGRAD 6041 (48C:232). Seminar in Organizational Communication — 3 hrs.

Various topics offered with specific title indicated in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated more than once on different topic. (Fall)

COMMGRAD 6042 (48C:222). Seminar in Communication — 3 hrs.

Various topics offered with specific title indicated in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated more than once on different topic. (Variable)

COMMGRAD 6043 (48C:244). Interpersonal Communication — 3 hrs.

Synthesis of psychological, sociological, philosophical analysis of person-to-person communication. (Variable)

COMMGRAD 6044 (48C:212). Seminar in Performance Studies — 3 hrs.

Various topics offered with specific title indicated in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated more than once on different topic. (Variable)

COMMGRAD 6045 (48C:282). Seminar in Communication Education — 3 hrs.

Various topics offered with specific title indicated in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated more than once on different topic. (Fall)

COMMGRAD 6046 (48E:222). Seminar in Mass Communication — 3 hrs.

Various topics will be offered with specific title indicated in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated more than once on different topic. (Variable)

COMMGRAD 6048 (48P:222). Seminar in Mass Communication — 3 hrs.

(Cross listed as COMMGRAD 6046 (48E:222)) (Variable)

COMMGRAD 6299 (48C:299,48E:299,48P:299). Research.

(Fall, Spring, Summer)

COMMGRAD 6900 (48C:292,48E:292,48P:292). Graduate Internship — 2-3 hrs.

Experiential learning appropriate for the student's model program of study in the master of arts in communication curriculum. (Cross listed as COMMGRAD 6900 (48C:292,48E:292,48P:292)), Prerequisite(s): fully admitted into the graduate program; completion of 12 hours of graduate course work in the department; permission of faculty advisor who will determine any other prerequisite courses., (Fall, Spring, Summer)

COMMGRAD 6955 (48C:291). Projects in Communication Studies — 1-3 hrs.

May be repeated for maximum of 3 hours. Consent of departmental committee must be obtained before registration. (Variable)