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2016-2017 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Dec 08, 2021
 
2016-2017 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


Master’s degree candidates must successfully complete 30 credits of graduate course work, including two core offerings required during the first fall semester in residence: a teaching practicum and an introductory proseminar. In the semester in which they will complete their course work, students will take a comprehensive written and oral examination testing general knowledge of the field, specialized knowledge derived from specific course work, and mastery of individually tailored reading lists.

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