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Graduate Courses in Communication (COMM)

  • This is a listing of all the coursework offered in the Communication department at the graduate level. Not all of these classes are guaranteed to be offered during a term you can take them, but you can always make requests and it’s good to know what your options are - especially for internships and special projects. 

    6301 Teaching Communication in Higher Education (3-0). A course designed to prepare students to teach communication courses in higher education and other professional environments. This course is required for Graduate Teaching Assistants but all students are welcome. It can be taken concurrently with a teaching assignment.

    6302 Quantitative Research Methods (3-0). A course to familiarize the student with the types of research and related statistical tools for the com­munication professional.

    6303 Communication Theory (3-0). An overview of interpersonal, or­ganizational, and mass communication theories impacting the design and maintenance of communication systems.

    6304 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Communication (3-0). A re­view of core literature in communication studies.

    6305 Organizational Communication (3-0). Cultural, organizational, and interpersonal issues in communication.

    6306 Legal and Ethical Issues in Communication (3-0). Issues and con­cerns of the communication professional including: communication law, copyright law, technological innovations, instructional/educational para­digms, organizational policies, and application of ethics in communication.

    6308 Small Group Communication (3-0). The concepts, theories, and decision making techniques involved in small group communication.

    6312 Qualitative Research Methods (3-0). An introduction to qualitative research methods. The course will cover historical and critical analysis, discourse and conversation analysis, ethnography, and analysis of narrative and myth.

    6313 Rhetorical Analysis (3-0). An introduction to rhetorical analysis. Persuasive texts along with persuasive tools will be covered. Fundamental theories of persuasion, influence, and social movements will be introduced along with implications for communication studies.

    6314 Intercultural Communication (3-0). An examination of communi­cation dynamics in diverse societies and between different cultural com­munities. The interactions among communication, culture, and identity are explored within historical and contemporary perspectives.

    6315 Race, Gender and the Media (3-0). This course investigates the role of race, ethnicity, gender and culture in a variety of media contexts.

    6316 Interpersonal Communication (3-0). The study of human dyadic in­teraction, including topics such as perception processes, verbal/nonverbal communication, theoretical models of communication, conflict, and inter­personal communication in various relationships.

    6371 Internship. Students gain on-the-job experience working in a busi­ness or industrial setting.

    6381 Special Topics (Current Issues) (3-0). Selected readings in com­munication. (May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.)

    6391 Research. Directed readings or individual research projects. (May be repeated once.)

    6399 Thesis.

    6699 Thesis.

Communication Graduate Program

Degree Plan

Bring this graduate degree plan with you when you meet with an academic advisor.

Graduate Student Advising

  • For more information about the M.A. program in communication, contact:

    Dr. Derek M. Bolen

    Assistant Professor of Communication and
    Graduate Program Advisor

    Office: Porter Henderson Library, 3rd Floor/B321
    Phone: 325-486-6086
    E-mail: 
    derek.bolen@angelo.edu