Course of Study
The M.A. requires 35 units of coursework as designated below:
- Required Courses
Subtotal: 11 Class Course Title Units COMM 200R Graduate Study in Communication (theories and foundations) 4 COMM 201 Introduction to Communication Research Methods (inquiry and research) 3 COMM 297 Advanced Writing Workshop 4
- Core Courses (8 units)
The program requires 8 units from the course below.
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Subtotal: 8 Class Course Title Units COMM 210R Interpersonal Communication 4 COMM 231R Performing Presentational Aesthetics 4 COMM 232R Performance in Presentation and Culture 4 COMM 244R Seminar in Organizational Communication 4 COMM 245R Seminar in Communication Criticism 4 COMM 249R Seminar in the Philosophy of Communication 4 COMM 250R Seminar in Comm Theory: Critical & Interpretive 4 COMM 255R Seminar in Comm Theory: Quantitative 4 COMM 260R Seminar in Language & Social Interaction 4 COMM 269R Seminar in Crisis Communication 4 COMM 274R Seminar in Intercultural Communication 4
- Electives (16 units)
The program requires 16 units from the courses below:
Options Description Units COMM 192* Study Abroad Up to 6 COMM 285A* + 285B* GTA Teaching Practicum - For those enrolled in the GTA Program, with 2 units each taken over 2 semesters. 4 COMM 291* Graduate Internship Program Up to 4 COMM 295 Special topics in communication 4 COMM 280 Independent research unrelated to a thesis or project Up to 4 COMM 298 M.A. Project 4 COMM 299 M.A. Thesis 6 COMM 2XX Other 200-level courses, including core 4 Non-COMM* Graduate coursework outside the department. Up to 6 Subtotal: 16
*Requires application, instructor, or Grad Coordinator consent.
- Culminating Experience
- Students will choose between qualifying exams, an M.A. project, or an M.A. thesis.
Program Total: 35 units