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2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Oct 22, 2021
 
2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Communication: Rhetoric and Communication, MA


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The aim of the program is to train rigorous researchers and excellent teachers. To this end it offers historical, theoretical, and critical approaches to the study of communication. The curriculum includes traditional and innovative course work drawn from four intersecting areas of emphasis: History, Theory and Criticism of Rhetoric; Media and Cultural Studies; Public Address and Argument; and Rhetoric of Science.

Requirements for the MA


  • 10 courses (30 credit hours) required, two of which are core (COMMRC 2296 - PROSEMINAR  and COMMRC 3384 - TEACHING PRACTICUM ), one of which may be taken as COMMRC Directed Study, and two of which may be taken outside the Department of Communication.
  • Approved Plan of Study (in first year of degree work)
  • Written Comprehensive Exam with Oral Defense (after or near the end of coursework), along with two research papers for examination committee approval.

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