Catalog 2010-2012

Communication Studies

Detailed information on the major, including directions for procedures to follow for applying, in planning a program, and requesting assignment of an advisor, may be obtained from the Head of the Department of Communication Studies, the Director of Graduate Studies, or on the department=s Web page at the following address: www.uni.edu/comstudy/graduate.

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program.

A student may seek a General Communication program or specialize in Communication Education, Mass Communication, Organizational Communication, Performance Studies, or Public Relations. The major is available on the thesis and non-thesis options. A minimum of 30 semester hours for the thesis option and 32 hours for the non-thesis option are required. A minimum of 18 semester hours of 200/6000-level course work is required for the thesis option, including 6 hours of thesis credit. A minimum of 12 semester hours of 200/6000-level course work is required for the non-thesis option.

Successful completion of a final written comprehensive examination is required for both the thesis and non-thesis options.

 

Of the 30-32 hours required:

  20 hours of course work in Communication Studies (no more than 10 hours outside the department and/or by transfer).

  No more than 6 hours of independent work: readings, projects, or specialized individual instruction.

  No more than 3 hours of workshop credit.

  Successful completion of comprehensive examinations after completion of 22 hours of course work.

  Successful completion of a research paper or thesis (see page xxx).

 

Communication Education Emphasis

Non-thesis Option:

Required core:

  48C:122; 48C:201; 48C:224; 48C:236; 48C:282....15 hours

Electives (from list for emphasis area below).....17 hours

32 hours

 

Thesis Option:

Required core:

  48C:201; 48C:224; 48C:236; 48C:282; 48C:299 (6 hrs.).....18 hours

Electives (from list for emphasis area below).....12 hours

30 hours

 

Communication Education emphasis elective list (17 hours of electives for non-thesis; 12 hours of electives for thesis):

170:256, 48C:120, 48C:121, 48C:122, 48C:123, 48C:131, 48C:134, 48C:136, 48C:141, 48C:142, 48C:144, 48C:148, 48C:151, 48C:153, 48C:212, 48C:222, 48C:232, 48C:244, 48C:251.

 

General Communication Emphasis

Non-thesis Option:

Required core:

  48C:201; 48C/E/P:224; 48C:236; one of the following 3-hr. 200/6000-level seminars - 48C:212 or 48C:222 or 48C:232 or 48C:282 or 48E:222 or 48P:282.....12 hours

Electives (from list for emphasis area below).....20 hours

32 hours

 

Thesis Option:

Required core:

  48C:201; 48C/E/P:224; 48C:236; one of the following 3-hr. 200/6000-level seminars - 48C:212 or 48C:222 or 48C:232 or 48C:282 or 48E:222 or 48P:282; 48C/P:299
  (6 hrs.)......18 hours

Electives (from list for emphasis area below).....12 hours

30 hours

 

General Communication emphasis elective list (20 hours of electives for non-thesis; 12 hours of electives for thesis):

48C:212, 48C:222, 48C:232, 48C:236 (an additional section/s of this besides what is required), 48C:244, 48C:251, 48C:282, 48E:222, 48E:224, 48P:282, other 200/6000-level or 100g/5000-level, approved in consultation with an advisor and submitted through a MyUNIverse student request.

 

Mass Communication Emphasis

Non-thesis Option:

Required core:

  48C:201; 48E/P:224; 48C:236; 48E/P:222.....12 hours

Electives (from list for emphasis area below).....20 hours

32 hours

 

Thesis Option:

Required core:

  48C:201; 48E/P:224; 48C:236; 48E/P:222; 48C/E/P:299 (6 hrs.).....18 hours

Electives (from list for emphasis area below).....12 hours

30 hours

 

Mass Communication emphasis elective list (20 hours of electives for non-thesis; 12 hours of electives for thesis):

48C:222, 48C:251, 48E:121, 48E:123, 48E:131, 48E:132, 48E:134, 48E:139, 48E:141, 48E:161, 48E:166, 48E:222 [first course/topic counts toward core requirement; additional course(s)/topic(s) count as electives], 48E:285, 48E:286, 48E:292, 48J:121, 48J:132, 48J:151, 48J:171, 48J:176, 48J:178, 48P:170, 48P:182, 48P:184, 48P:188, 48P:282.

 

Organizational Communication Emphasis

Non-thesis Option:

Required core:

  48C:201; 48C/E/P:224; 48C:232 (6 hrs.); 48C:236; 48C:282.....18 hours

Departmental electives, with no more than 6 hours taken outside the department (from list for emphasis area below).....14 hours

32 hours

 

Thesis Option:

Required core:

  48C:201; 48C/E/P:224; 48C:232 (6 hrs.); 48C:236; 48C:282; 48C:299 (6 hrs.).....24 hours

Electives, with no more than 3 hours taken outside the department (from list for emphasis area below).....6 hours

30 hours

 

Organizational Communication emphasis elective list (14 hours of electives for non-thesis; 6 hours of electives for thesis):

48C:134, 48C:135, 48C:138, 48C:148, 48C:151, 48C:153, 48C:212, 48C:222, 48C:232 [first and second courses/topics count toward core requirement; additional course(s)/topic(s) count as electives], 48C:251, 48C:282, 48E:222, 48P:282.  Elective courses outside the department may also be taken with advisor approval (e.g., courses in business, education, sociology, psychology, etc.) and submitted through a student request on MyUNIverse.

 

Performance Studies Emphasis

Non-thesis Option:

Required core:

  48C:201; 48C:212; 48C/E/P:224; 48C:236.....12 hours

Electives, with no more than 9 hours taken outside the department (from list for emphasis area below).....20 hours

32 hours

 

Thesis Option:

Required core:

  48C:201; 48C:212; 48C/E/P:224; 48C:236; 48C:299 (6 hrs.).....18 hours

Electives, with no more than 6 hours taken outside the department (from list for emphasis area below).....12 hours

30 hours

 

Performance Studies emphasis elective list (20 hours of electives for non-thesis, with no more than 9 hours outside the department; 12  hours of electives for thesis, with no more than 6 hours outside the department):

48C:108, 48C,110, 48C:113, 48C:117, 48C:119, 48C:120, 48C:122, 48C:151, 48C:153, 48C,155, 48C:222, 48C:244, 48C:251, 48E:121, 48E:123, 48E:131, 48E:141, 48E:161, 48E:222, 490:127, 490:155, 490:168, 600:163, 620:108, 620:109, 620:174, 620:175.

 

Public Relations Emphasis

Non-thesis Option:

Required core:

  48C:201; 48C/E/P:224; 48C:236; 48P:184; 48P:282.....15 hours

Electives: (from list for emphasis area below).....17 hours

32 hours

 

Thesis Option:

Required core:

  48C:201; 48C/E/P:224; 48C:236; 48P:184; 48P:282; 48P:299 (6 hrs.).....21 hours

Electives: (from list for emphasis area below).....9 hours

30 hours

 

Public Relations emphasis elective list (17 hours of electives for non-thesis; 9 hours of electives for thesis):

48C:212, 48C:222, 48C:232, 48C:244, 48C:251, 48C,282, 48E:222, 48J:121, 48J:132, 48J:151, 48J:171, 48J:176, 48J:178, 48P:170, 48P:182, 48P:188, 48P:222 [first course/topic can count toward core requirement; additional course(s)/topic(s) count as electives], 48P/E/C:166, 48P/E/C:285, 48P/E/C:286, 48P/E/C:292.