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Twin Cities Campus

Communication Studies Ph.D.

Communication Studies
College of Liberal Arts
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Contact Information
Department of Communication Studies, 225 Ford Hall, 224 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-5800; fax: 612-624-6544).
  • Program Type: Doctorate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • Length of program in credits: 66 to 72
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The Communication Studies program has a national reputation for excellence in the areas of critical media studies, interpersonal communication, and rhetoric. Our graduate students are highly motivated scholars at the cutting edge of communication research with an equally strong commitment to becoming skilled instructors. Although most students emphasize one of these areas, students take courses across each of the three subdisciplines en route to designing their PhD thesis research project.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.50.
A bachelor's or master's degree in Communication Studies or a related field.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Application requirements include: ·At least 15 undergraduate or graduate credits in speech or communications courses related to the proposed emphasis area ·Transcripts of all post-secondary academic work ·Statement of purpose, including academic and professional objectives ·Diversity statement ·Sample of academic writing (15 - 25 pages) ·Three letters of recommendation ·Resume/CV The application deadline is December 1 for the following fall semester. Admission is for fall semester only. All prerequisites must be completed before admission.
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 550
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 6.5
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 80
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
33 to 36 credits are required in the major.
9 to 12 credits are required outside the major.
24 thesis credits are required.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
A minimum GPA of 3.50 is required for students to remain in good standing.
Coursework
Introductory Coursework (7 credits)
Take the following courses. Take COMM 8000 4 times for a total of 4 credits.
COMM 8000 - Communication Studies Research Colloquium (1.0 cr)
COMM 8101 - Introduction to Graduate Communication Studies (3.0 cr)
Research Methods (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor. Other courses can be applied to this requirement with advisor approval.
ANTH 8001 - Ethnography, Theory, History (3.0 cr)
ANTH 8002 - Ethnography: Contemporary Theory and Practice (3.0 cr)
COMM 5411 - Small Group Communication Research (3.0 cr)
COMM 5611 - Survey of Rhetorical Theory (3.0 cr)
COMM 8110 - Seminar: Communication Research Methods (3.0 cr)
COMM 8211 - Critical Communication Studies: History, Theory, Method (3.0 cr)
COMM 8504 - Seminar: Rhetorical Criticism (3.0 cr)
CSCL 5555 - Introduction to Semiotics (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5243 - Principles and Methods of Evaluation (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5244 - Survey Design, Sampling, and Implementation (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5247 - Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5262 - Intermediate Statistical Methods (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8251 - Statistical Methods in Education I (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8252 - Statistical Methods in Education II (3.0 cr)
FW 8394 - Research in Fisheries (1.0-4.0 cr)
FW 8494 - Research in Wildlife (1.0-4.0 cr)
GWSS 8201 - Feminist Theory and Methods in the Social Sciences (3.0 cr)
GWSS 8210 - Seminar: Feminist Theory & Praxis (3.0 cr)
SOC 8801 - Sociological Research Methods (4.0 cr)
SOC 8890 - Advanced Topics in Research Methods (2.0-3.0 cr)
WRIT 5775 - The Rhetorical Tradition: Classical Period (3.0 cr)
WRIT 5776 - The Rhetorical Tradition: Modern Era (3.0 cr)
Major Coursework (20-23 credits)
Select courses from the following in consultation with the advisor. Other courses can be applied to this requirement with advisor approval.
COMM 5110 - Special Topics in Communication Theory (3.0 cr)
COMM 5211 - Critical Media Studies: Theory and Methods (3.0 cr)
COMM 5221 - Media, Race, and Identity (3.0 cr)
COMM 5231 - Media Outlaws (3.0 cr)
COMM 5250 - Environmental Communication (3.0 cr)
COMM 5261 - Political Economy of Media Culture (3.0 cr)
COMM 5401 - Advanced Theories of Communication (3.0 cr)
COMM 5402 - Advanced Interpersonal Communication (3.0 cr)
COMM 5411 - Small Group Communication Research (3.0 cr)
COMM 5431 - The Process of Persuasion (3.0 cr)
COMM 5441 - Communication in Human Organizations (3.0 cr)
COMM 5451W - Intercultural Communication Processes [WI] (3.0 cr)
COMM 5611 - Survey of Rhetorical Theory (3.0 cr)
COMM 5615W - Introduction to Rhetorical Criticism [WI] (3.0 cr)
COMM 5617 - History and Criticism of U.S. Public Discourse: 1630-1865 (3.0 cr)
COMM 5970 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
COMM 8210 - Seminar: Selected Topics in U.S. Electronic Media (3.0 cr)
COMM 8402 - Seminar: Interpersonal Communication (3.0 cr)
COMM 8403 - Seminar: Emotion and Communication (3.0 cr)
COMM 8451 - Seminar: Intercultural and Diversity Research (3.0 cr)
COMM 8452 - Seminar: Methods of Intercultural/Diversity Facilitation (3.0 cr)
COMM 8502 - Seminar: Communication Theory Construction (3.0 cr)
COMM 8504 - Seminar: Rhetorical Criticism (3.0 cr)
COMM 8606 - Seminar: Rhetorical Analysis of Campaigns and Movements (3.0 cr)
COMM 8611 - Seminar: Rhetoric (3.0 cr)
COMM 8625 - Seminar: Communication Ethics (3.0 cr)
COMM 8910 - Advanced Topics in Communication Studies (3.0 cr)
COMM 8994 - Directed Research (1.0-3.0 cr)
Outside Coursework (9-12 credits)
Select credits outside the major in consultation with the advisor. Other courses can be applied to this requirement with advisor approval.
AFRO 5866 - The Civil Rights and Black Power Movement, 1954-1984 (3.0 cr)
AMES 5920 - Topics in Asian Culture (3.0 cr)
AMST 4101 - Gender, Sexuality, and Politics in America [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
AMST 8202 - Theoretical Foundations and Current Practice in American Studies (3.0 cr)
AMST 8231 - Cultural Fallout: The Cold War and Its Legacy, Readings (3.0 cr)
AMST 8920 - Topics in American Studies (3.0 cr)
ANTH 8001 - Ethnography, Theory, History (3.0 cr)
ANTH 8002 - Ethnography: Contemporary Theory and Practice (3.0 cr)
ANTH 8810 - Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology (3.0 cr)
ARTH 5417 - Twentieth Century Theory and Criticism (3.0 cr)
BTHX 8000 - Advanced Topics in Bioethics (1.0-4.0 cr)
CL 8910 - Advanced Topics in Comparative Literature (3.0 cr)
CPSY 8302 - Developmental Psychology: Social and Emotional Processes (4.0 cr)
CPSY 8360 - Special Topics in Developmental Psychology (1.0-3.0 cr)
CSCL 5555 - Introduction to Semiotics (3.0 cr)
CSCL 5833 - Marx, Freud, Nietzsche: Intellectual Foundations (3.0 cr)
CSCL 5993 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
EMS 8100 - Workshop in Early Modern Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
ENGL 5140 - Readings in 18th Century Literature and Culture (3.0 cr)
ENGL 5805 - Writing for Publication (3.0 cr)
ENGL 8090 - Seminar in Special Subjects (3.0 cr)
ENGL 8150 - Seminar in Shakespeare (3.0 cr)
ENGL 8400 - Seminar in Post-Colonial Literature, Culture, and Theory (3.0 cr)
ENGL 8992 - Directed Reading in Language, Literature, Culture, Rhetoric, Composition, or Creative Writing (1.0-9.0 cr)
EPSY 5243 - Principles and Methods of Evaluation (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5244 - Survey Design, Sampling, and Implementation (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5247 - Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5262 - Intermediate Statistical Methods (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8251 - Statistical Methods in Education I (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8252 - Statistical Methods in Education II (3.0 cr)
FREN 8230 - Critical Issues: Criticism and Thought (3.0-9.0 cr)
FSOS 8001 - Conceptual Frameworks in the Family (3.0 cr)
FW 8394 - Research in Fisheries (1.0-4.0 cr)
FW 8494 - Research in Wildlife (1.0-4.0 cr)
GEOG 8230 - Theoretical Geography (3.0 cr)
GEOG 8980 - Topics: Geography (1.0-3.0 cr)
GWSS 5104 - Transnational Feminist Theory (3.0 cr)
GWSS 5406 - Black Feminist Thought in the American and African Diasporas (3.0 cr)
GWSS 5502 - Gender and Public Policy (3.0 cr)
GWSS 8210 - Seminar: Feminist Theory & Praxis (3.0 cr)
GWSS 8230 - Seminar: Cultural Criticism and Media Studies (3.0 cr)
GWSS 8250 - Seminar: Nation, State, and Citizenship (1.0-3.0 cr)
GWSS 8490 - Seminar: Transnational, Postcolonial, Diaspora (3.0 cr)
HIST 5283 - Marx, Capital and History: An Introduction to Marxist Theory and History (3.0 cr)
HIST 5900 - Topics in European/Medieval History (1.0-4.0 cr)
HIST 5960 - Topics in History (1.0-4.0 cr)
HIST 8025 - Politics of Historical Memory (3.0 cr)
HIST 8910 - Topics in U.S. History (1.0-4.0 cr)
HIST 8993 - Directed Study (1.0-16.0 cr)
JOUR 8290 - Special Topics in Strategic Communication (3.0 cr)
JOUR 8650 - Seminar: Psychology of Media Effects (3.0 cr)
KIN 5371 - Sport and Society (3.0 cr)
KIN 5511 - Sport and Gender (3.0 cr)
LING 5900 - Topics in Linguistics (1.0-4.0 cr)
MIMS 8001 - Theories of the Moving Image (3.0 cr)
MIMS 8003 - Historiography of the Moving Image (3.0 cr)
OLPD 5128 - Anthropology of Education (3.0 cr)
PA 5290 - Topics in Planning (0.5-4.0 cr)
PA 5490 - Topics in Social Policy (1.0-4.0 cr)
PA 5721 -  Energy Systems and Policy (3.0 cr)
PA 5790 - Topics in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (1.0-3.0 cr)
PHIL 8510 - Seminar: Aesthetics Studies (3.0 cr)
POL 8260 - Topics in Political Theory (3.0 cr)
PSY 5204 - Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships (3.0 cr)
PSY 8203 - Impression Management (3.0 cr)
PSY 8205 - Principles of Social Psychology (3.0 cr)
RELS 8190 - Comparative Seminar in Religions in Antiquity (3.0 cr)
SAGR 8010 - Colloquium in Sustainable Agriculture (2.0 cr)
SCMC 5993 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
SOC 8090 - Topics in Sociology (1.5-3.0 cr)
SOC 8311 - Political Sociology (3.0 cr)
SOC 8790 - Advanced Topics in Sociological Theory (3.0 cr)
SOC 8801 - Sociological Research Methods (4.0 cr)
SOC 8890 - Advanced Topics in Research Methods (2.0-3.0 cr)
TH 8120 - Seminar (3.0 cr)
WRIT 5775 - The Rhetorical Tradition: Classical Period (3.0 cr)
WRIT 5776 - The Rhetorical Tradition: Modern Era (3.0 cr)
WRIT 8510 - Seminar in Rhetoric (3.0 cr)
WRIT 8550 - Seminar in Technology, Culture, and Communication (3.0 cr)
Thesis Credits
Take 24 doctoral thesis credits.
COMM 8888 - Thesis Credit: Doctoral (1.0-24.0 cr)
 
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COMM 8000 - Communication Studies Research Colloquium
Credits: 1.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
The Friday Colloquium is a mix of research presentations by scholars in Communication Studies and related fields, and workshops on professional development. The Colloquium provides graduate students with a broader introduction to the field, cutting edge work, and opportunities for developing their interests and skills. The content and specific requirements of COMM 8xxx will vary by year, depending upon the faculty member who coordinates the colloquium series and the direction provided by the Director of Graduate Studies. In the fall of each year, the professional development portion of the Colloquium will focus on teaching. Professional development sessions in the spring may include: navigating the job market, publishing, networking, or alternative academic career paths, depending on the range of speakers and interests of the cohort.
COMM 8101 - Introduction to Graduate Communication Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
COMM 8101 is a required course that provides beginning graduate students with a foundation for understanding the discipline of communication studies from the perspective of a graduate student, scholar, and faculty citizen.
ANTH 8001 - Ethnography, Theory, History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to foundational concepts, methods, and ethnographic work. Emphasizes theories that have shaped 20th-century thinking in cultural anthropology. Connection of these theories to fieldwork and contemporary issues.
ANTH 8002 - Ethnography: Contemporary Theory and Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Concepts/perspectives in anthropology. Emphasizes American cultural anthropology. Rrecent work in semiotic, psychological, and feminist anthropology.
COMM 5411 - Small Group Communication Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of small group communication research; theory and practice. Group decision-making and leadership. prereq: 3411 or instr consent
COMM 5611 - Survey of Rhetorical Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02306
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Rhetorical theory, from ancient to contemporary period. Application to public discourse.
COMM 8110 - Seminar: Communication Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 15.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Evaluation of research methods in speech-communication. prereq: undergrad degree in spch-comm or equiv
COMM 8211 - Critical Communication Studies: History, Theory, Method
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Qualitative research methods for studying media institutions, texts, audiences, and contexts.
COMM 8504 - Seminar: Rhetorical Criticism
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Rhetorical criticism theories and methods. Rhetoric as applied to literary studies and the growth of hermeneutics as vantage points for reassessing rhetorical methods. prereq: 5615 or instr consent
CSCL 5555 - Introduction to Semiotics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01045
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Problems of the nature of the sign; sign function; sign production; signifying systems as articulated in philosophy, linguistics, anthropology, psychoanalysis, and art theory. Application of semiotics to various signifying practices (literature, cinema, daily life).
EPSY 5243 - Principles and Methods of Evaluation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EdPA 5501/EPsy 5243
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introductory course in program evaluation; planning an evaluation study, collecting and analyzing information, reporting results; overview of the field of program evaluation.
EPSY 5244 - Survey Design, Sampling, and Implementation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey methods, including mail, phone, and Web-based/e-mail surveys. Principles of measurement, constructing questions/forms, pilot testing, sampling, data analysis, reporting. Students develop a survey proposal and a draft survey, pilot the survey, and develop sampling/data analysis plans. prereq: [5221 or 5231 or 5261 or equiv], [CEHD grad student or MEd student]
EPSY 5247 - Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to qualitative methods of inquiry. Contrasting different research traditions (e.g., case study, phenomenology, ethnography, social interactionism, critical theory). Practice with field notes, observations, and interviewing. Use of NVIVO to track/code data. prereq: Graduate student or Applied Psychology in Educational and Community Settings Minor
EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EPsy 3264/5231/5261/5263
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Application of statistical concepts/procedures. Graphs, numerical summaries. Normal distribution, correlation/regression analyses, probability, statistical inferences for one or two samples. Hypothesis tests, Chi-square tests. Conceptual understanding/application of statistics.
EPSY 5262 - Intermediate Statistical Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Application of statistical concepts/procedures. Analysis of variance, covariance, multiple regression. Experimental design: completely randomized, block, split plot/repeated measures. prereq: 3264 or 5261 or equiv
EPSY 8251 - Statistical Methods in Education I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02313
Prerequisites: [EPSY 5261 or equiv] or undergrad statistics course
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Statistical Methods in Education I is the first course in an entry-level, doctoral sequence for students in education. This course covers estimation and hypothesis testing with a particular focus on ANOVA and an introduction to multiple linear regression. Prepares students for EPSY 8252/8262. prereq: [EPSY 5261 or equiv] or undergrad statistics course
EPSY 8252 - Statistical Methods in Education II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02314
Prerequisites: [8251, 8261 or equiv]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Statistical Methods in Education II is the second course in an entry-level, doctoral sequence for students in education. This course focuses on multiple linear regression and provides an introduction to linear mixed models. prereq: [8251, 8261 or equiv]
FW 8394 - Research in Fisheries
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed research.
FW 8494 - Research in Wildlife
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Directed research. prereq: instr consent
GWSS 8201 - Feminist Theory and Methods in the Social Sciences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Seminar on recent theories, including feminist versions of positivist, interpretivist, critical theoretical, and postmodernist models of social science knowledge. Methodologies congenial to feminist practices of inquiry, including use of narrative in theory, feminist ethnography, discourse analysis, and comparative methods in history.
GWSS 8210 - Seminar: Feminist Theory & Praxis
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics in feminist theory.
SOC 8801 - Sociological Research Methods
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Multiple objectives of social research and how they inform research design. Conceptualization and measurement of complex concepts. Broad issues in research design and quantitative and qualitative approaches to data collection and management. prereq: Grad soc major or instr consent
SOC 8890 - Advanced Topics in Research Methods
Credits: 2.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Advanced Research Methods (e.g., multilevel models), historical/comparative, field, survey research. Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: 8801, 8811, or instr consent. Cr will not be granted if cr has been received for the same topics title
WRIT 5775 - The Rhetorical Tradition: Classical Period
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Rhetoric in the Classical world and recurring themes that constitute "the rhetorical tradition." Epistemological/ethical status and sociopolitical importance of ancient rhetorical training and discourse. Works by Isocrates, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Quintilian, and others. Prepares students for preliminary examinations/seminars in rhetoric.
WRIT 5776 - The Rhetorical Tradition: Modern Era
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02306 - Comm 5611/Writ 5776
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Core works in modern/contemporary rhetorical theory. Twentieth-century revivals of and challenges to the Aristotelian rhetorical tradition. Units devoted to Enlightenment rhetorics; the New Rhetorics of I. A. Richards, Kenneth Burke, and Chaim Perelman; feminist rhetorical theory, historiography, and critique; deconstruction/post-structuralism. Prepares students for preliminary examinations/seminars in rhetoric.
COMM 5110 - Special Topics in Communication Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Summer
Advanced theoretical problems. See department office for current offering.
COMM 5211 - Critical Media Studies: Theory and Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of theories, research methods, and scholars dominating critical media studies since late 1920s. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
COMM 5221 - Media, Race, and Identity
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Critical media studies perspective on cultural politics of race and ethnicity. Social construction of race, politics of racism, media representations of race. prereq: 3211 or instr consent
COMM 5231 - Media Outlaws
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
People working outside of mainstream media institutions who find creative/provocative ways to use media as space for cultural, political, or economic critique/resistance.
COMM 5250 - Environmental Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02361 - Comm 4250/Comm 5250
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Historical, cultural, material contexts within which environmental communication takes place. Understand environmental communication as well as develop communication strategies that lead to more sustainable social practices, institutions, systems.
COMM 5261 - Political Economy of Media Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Organizational practices of media communicators. Media content as link between communicators and audiences. How viewers use/process media content. prereq: 3211 or instr consent
COMM 5401 - Advanced Theories of Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Survey of major theoretical approaches to communication including, positivism, constructivism, and systems. prereq: 3401 or grad
COMM 5402 - Advanced Interpersonal Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Social scientific approaches to interpersonal communication. Theory, research findings. prereq: 3401 or 3402
COMM 5411 - Small Group Communication Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of small group communication research; theory and practice. Group decision-making and leadership. prereq: 3411 or instr consent
COMM 5431 - The Process of Persuasion
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Communication campaigns (e.g., advertising, political) illustrating persuasive processes and theories. Research paper required. prereq: 3431
COMM 5441 - Communication in Human Organizations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Communication in organizational settings. Organizational structure and dynamics and their effect upon the communication process. Individual projects.
COMM 5451W - Intercultural Communication Processes (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Theory and research on cultural differences in values, norms, behaviors, and perceptions that affect communication across cultures internationally and domestically.
COMM 5611 - Survey of Rhetorical Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02306
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Rhetorical theory, from ancient to contemporary period. Application to public discourse.
COMM 5615W - Introduction to Rhetorical Criticism (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis of public discourse using various theoretical perspectives. prereq: 1101; 3601 recommended
COMM 5617 - History and Criticism of U.S. Public Discourse: 1630-1865
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
How discourse has been used to establish or maintain power. Speeches and public debates used to examine American public address from 17th century (e.g., Puritan sermons) to the Civil War. prereq: Jr
COMM 5970 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 18.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Guided individual reading or study. Instructor and department consent is required.
COMM 8210 - Seminar: Selected Topics in U.S. Electronic Media
Credits: 3.0 [max 18.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Literature survey; evaluating research on topics; conducting independent research project on a particular topic. prereq: 5210 or instr consent; offered when feasible
COMM 8402 - Seminar: Interpersonal Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Evaluate and develop new perspectives for analyzing, diagnosing, and managing interpersonal communication problems. prereq: 5402 or instr consent
COMM 8403 - Seminar: Emotion and Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Major theories of emotion and the role of emotion in communication.
COMM 8451 - Seminar: Intercultural and Diversity Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Development of ideas/methods for research project, M.A. Plan B project, or Ph.D. dissertation. prereq: instr consent
COMM 8452 - Seminar: Methods of Intercultural/Diversity Facilitation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Theories of and techniques for managing effective intercultural communication and diversity. Intercultural training. prereq: 4451 or 5452 recommended
COMM 8502 - Seminar: Communication Theory Construction
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Logic of communication theory development and modification from a social scientific perspective. Types of communication theories. prereq: 5421 or instr consent
COMM 8504 - Seminar: Rhetorical Criticism
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Rhetorical criticism theories and methods. Rhetoric as applied to literary studies and the growth of hermeneutics as vantage points for reassessing rhetorical methods. prereq: 5615 or instr consent
COMM 8606 - Seminar: Rhetorical Analysis of Campaigns and Movements
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Literature and methodology in historical and contemporary rhetorical campaigns and movements.
COMM 8611 - Seminar: Rhetoric
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
History/criticism of rhetorical theory. Research in rhetoric. prereq: 5611 or instr consent
COMM 8625 - Seminar: Communication Ethics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Independent research on communication ethics in interpersonal, group, organizational, intercultural, and media settings. Theories of ethics and methods of analysis. prereq: Ethics course or instr consent
COMM 8910 - Advanced Topics in Communication Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 18.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Literature survey; evaluating research on topics; conducting independent research project on a particular topic.
COMM 8994 - Directed Research
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised research project.
AFRO 5866 - The Civil Rights and Black Power Movement, 1954-1984
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Afro 3866/5866
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
The "second reconstruction." Failure of Reconstruction, abdication of black civil rights in 19th century. Post-1945 assault on white supremacy via courts/state, grass-roots southern movement in 1950s/1960s. Black struggle in north and west, emphasis on Black Power by new organizations/ideologies/leaders. Ascendancy of Reagan, conservative assault on movement.
AMES 5920 - Topics in Asian Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
AMST 4101 - Gender, Sexuality, and Politics in America (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01556
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ways public and private life intersect through the issues of gender, sexuality, family, politics, and public life; ways in which racial, ethnic, and class divisions have been manifest in the political ideologies affecting private life.
AMST 8202 - Theoretical Foundations and Current Practice in American Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis of central theoretical work in the field and survey of key methodologies. prereq: grad AmSt major or instr consent or dept consent
AMST 8231 - Cultural Fallout: The Cold War and Its Legacy, Readings
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Culture of Cold War, its legacy. How it affected/reflected domestic politics, public policies, civic life, gender expectations, sexuality, class relations, racial justice, and civil rights. Impact of domestic anti-communism and of American cultural politics abroad.
AMST 8920 - Topics in American Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
ANTH 8001 - Ethnography, Theory, History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to foundational concepts, methods, and ethnographic work. Emphasizes theories that have shaped 20th-century thinking in cultural anthropology. Connection of these theories to fieldwork and contemporary issues.
ANTH 8002 - Ethnography: Contemporary Theory and Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Concepts/perspectives in anthropology. Emphasizes American cultural anthropology. Rrecent work in semiotic, psychological, and feminist anthropology.
ANTH 8810 - Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Seminar examines particular aspects of method and/or theory. Topics vary according to student and faculty interests.
ARTH 5417 - Twentieth Century Theory and Criticism
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Trends in 20th-century art theory, historical methodology, criticism. Key philosophical ideas of modernism/postmodernism: formalism, semiotics, poststructuralism, feminism, marxism, psychoanalysis, deconstruction. prereq: 3464 or instr consent
BTHX 8000 - Advanced Topics in Bioethics
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Advanced study of bioethics topics of contemporary interest. prereq: Grad or professional student
CL 8910 - Advanced Topics in Comparative Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 24.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical applications of specific methodologies and theories to a determined area. Topics vary by instructor and semester.
CPSY 8302 - Developmental Psychology: Social and Emotional Processes
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Normative issues and individual differences in social development from infancy through adolescence. Emphasizes developmental psychopathology, life span considerations. prereq: Doctoral student, instr consent
CPSY 8360 - Special Topics in Developmental Psychology
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Intensive study in specialized areas of developmental psychology. Topics/credits vary. prereq: Doctoral student
CSCL 5555 - Introduction to Semiotics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01045
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Problems of the nature of the sign; sign function; sign production; signifying systems as articulated in philosophy, linguistics, anthropology, psychoanalysis, and art theory. Application of semiotics to various signifying practices (literature, cinema, daily life).
CSCL 5833 - Marx, Freud, Nietzsche: Intellectual Foundations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Three thinkers who defined modernity: Marx, Freud, and Nietzsche. Central tenets of their thought/terms associated with their theories. Their careers portrayed against the background of their times; their place in intellectual history.
CSCL 5993 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02847
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Guided individual reading or study. Prereq-instr consent, dept consent, college consent.
EMS 8100 - Workshop in Early Modern Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Lectures and workshops offered by various centers, departments, institutes, and libraries across disciplines on Twin Cities campus. Online reports and discussion. prereq: instr consent
ENGL 5140 - Readings in 18th Century Literature and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Literature written in English, 1660-1798. Topics may include British literature of Reformation and 18th century, 18-century American literature, a genre (e.g., 18th-century novel). prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ENGL 5805 - Writing for Publication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Conference presentations, book reviews, revision of seminar papers for journal publication, and preparation of a scholarly monograph. Style, goals, and politics of journal and university press editors/readers. Electronic publication. Professional concerns. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ENGL 8090 - Seminar in Special Subjects
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Sample topics: literature of World War II, writings of the Holocaust, literature of English Civil War, advanced versification.
ENGL 8150 - Seminar in Shakespeare
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Perspectives/works vary with offering and instructor. Recent topics include Global Shakespeare, Shakespearian Comedy, Shakespeare and Performance.
ENGL 8400 - Seminar in Post-Colonial Literature, Culture, and Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Sample topics: Marxism and nationalism; modern India; feminism and decolonization; "the Empire Writes Back"; Islam and the West. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
ENGL 8992 - Directed Reading in Language, Literature, Culture, Rhetoric, Composition, or Creative Writing
Credits: 1.0 -9.0 [max 15.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Directed Reading in Language, Literature, Culture, Rhetoric, Composition, or Creative Writing prereq: instr consent, dept consent
EPSY 5243 - Principles and Methods of Evaluation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EdPA 5501/EPsy 5243
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introductory course in program evaluation; planning an evaluation study, collecting and analyzing information, reporting results; overview of the field of program evaluation.
EPSY 5244 - Survey Design, Sampling, and Implementation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey methods, including mail, phone, and Web-based/e-mail surveys. Principles of measurement, constructing questions/forms, pilot testing, sampling, data analysis, reporting. Students develop a survey proposal and a draft survey, pilot the survey, and develop sampling/data analysis plans. prereq: [5221 or 5231 or 5261 or equiv], [CEHD grad student or MEd student]
EPSY 5247 - Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to qualitative methods of inquiry. Contrasting different research traditions (e.g., case study, phenomenology, ethnography, social interactionism, critical theory). Practice with field notes, observations, and interviewing. Use of NVIVO to track/code data. prereq: Graduate student or Applied Psychology in Educational and Community Settings Minor
EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EPsy 3264/5231/5261/5263
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Application of statistical concepts/procedures. Graphs, numerical summaries. Normal distribution, correlation/regression analyses, probability, statistical inferences for one or two samples. Hypothesis tests, Chi-square tests. Conceptual understanding/application of statistics.
EPSY 5262 - Intermediate Statistical Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Application of statistical concepts/procedures. Analysis of variance, covariance, multiple regression. Experimental design: completely randomized, block, split plot/repeated measures. prereq: 3264 or 5261 or equiv
EPSY 8251 - Statistical Methods in Education I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02313
Prerequisites: [EPSY 5261 or equiv] or undergrad statistics course
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Statistical Methods in Education I is the first course in an entry-level, doctoral sequence for students in education. This course covers estimation and hypothesis testing with a particular focus on ANOVA and an introduction to multiple linear regression. Prepares students for EPSY 8252/8262. prereq: [EPSY 5261 or equiv] or undergrad statistics course
EPSY 8252 - Statistical Methods in Education II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02314
Prerequisites: [8251, 8261 or equiv]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Statistical Methods in Education II is the second course in an entry-level, doctoral sequence for students in education. This course focuses on multiple linear regression and provides an introduction to linear mixed models. prereq: [8251, 8261 or equiv]
FREN 8230 - Critical Issues: Criticism and Thought
Credits: 3.0 -9.0 [max 27.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Critical issues relating to works in criticism/thought related to French/Francophone literature, philosophy or culture.
FSOS 8001 - Conceptual Frameworks in the Family
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Major theoretical models about families, emphasizing sociohistorical context.
FW 8394 - Research in Fisheries
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed research.
FW 8494 - Research in Wildlife
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Directed research. prereq: instr consent
GEOG 8230 - Theoretical Geography
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Advanced topics. Topics vary with interests of faculty offering course. Contemporary theoretical/philosophical themes transcending subdisciplines of human/physical geography. prereq: instr consent
GEOG 8980 - Topics: Geography
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 30.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Seminar offered by visiting or regular faculty. Topics vary with interests of faculty. prereq: instr consent
GWSS 5104 - Transnational Feminist Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Third World and transnational feminisms. Interrogating the categories of "women," "feminism," and "Third World." Varieties of power/oppression that women have endured/resisted, including colonization, nationalism, globalization, and capitalism. Concentrates on postcolonial context.
GWSS 5406 - Black Feminist Thought in the American and African Diasporas
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02005 - Afro 4406/Afro 5406/GWSS 4406/
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Critically examines spatiality of African descendant women in Americas/larger black diaspora. Writings from black feminist/queer geographies, history, contemporary cultural criticism. Recent black feminist theorizing.
GWSS 5502 - Gender and Public Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02507
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Public policy issues, processes, and histories as these affect women-, children-, and gender-related issues.
GWSS 8210 - Seminar: Feminist Theory & Praxis
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics in feminist theory.
GWSS 8230 - Seminar: Cultural Criticism and Media Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Topics in literature, film, art.
GWSS 8250 - Seminar: Nation, State, and Citizenship
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics related to nation, state, citizenship.
GWSS 8490 - Seminar: Transnational, Postcolonial, Diaspora
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Graduate topics in comparative/global studies.
HIST 5283 - Marx, Capital and History: An Introduction to Marxist Theory and History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Explore Marx's understanding of capitalism and its history. Marx's argument regarding historical specificity of capitalism as economic/social condition
HIST 5900 - Topics in European/Medieval History
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Selected topics in European or medieval history not covered in regular courses; taught as staffing permits. prereq: Grad or [advanced undergrad with instr consent]
HIST 5960 - Topics in History
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Selected topics in history not covered in regular courses. Taught as staffing permits. prereq: [advanced undergrad with instr consent]
HIST 8025 - Politics of Historical Memory
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02651 - Ger 8820/Hist 8025
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Issues surrounding interaction of memory/history. Genealogy of historical memory. Individual narratives and circulation of historical memory. Sites/forms of collective memory. Justice and historical memory. Case studies, discussions, research projects.
HIST 8910 - Topics in U.S. History
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics not covered in regular courses.
HIST 8993 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -16.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Students work on tutorial basis. Guided individual reading or study. prereq: Grad student, instr consent
JOUR 8290 - Special Topics in Strategic Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: Strat Comm MA grad major
JOUR 8650 - Seminar: Psychology of Media Effects
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
In-depth study of psychological concepts/theories concerning individual cognitive processing of content of both traditional/new electronic media. Critically evaluate latest empirical research concerning how individuals respond to the content of both traditional mass media/newest electronic digital media. prereq: Grad students enrolled in Mass Communication MA or PhD program or instr consent
KIN 5371 - Sport and Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01469 - Kin 5371/Rec 5371
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Sport, sporting processes, social influences, systems. Structures that have effected and exist within/among societies, nations, and cultures. Contemporary issues such as social differentiation, violence, and honesty. prereq: [3126W, grad student] or instr consent
KIN 5511 - Sport and Gender
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00631 - Kin 5511/Rec 5511
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Critically examines women's involvement in/contributions to sport, physical activity, and leisure.
LING 5900 - Topics in Linguistics
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics vary. See Class Schedule.
MIMS 8001 - Theories of the Moving Image
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Study of the moving image as the intersection between critical media studies and film studies. Not a historical overview, but rather current discussions in these areas contextualized with relevant readings in classical film and media theory.
MIMS 8003 - Historiography of the Moving Image
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Genealogies of the moving image. "Crisis" of film in debates about "old" and "new" media; Hollywood's role in defining commercial and oppositional forms of moving images; approaches to the writing of history in relation to media historiography.
OLPD 5128 - Anthropology of Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth/EdPA 5128
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Insights from educational anthropology for educators to address issues of culture, ethnicity, and power in schools.
PA 5290 - Topics in Planning
Credits: 0.5 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Selected topics.
PA 5490 - Topics in Social Policy
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Selected topics.
PA 5721 - Energy Systems and Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Impact of energy production/consumption choices on environmental quality, sustainable development, and other economic/social goals. Emphasizes public policy choices for energy/environment, linkages between them.
PA 5790 - Topics in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Selected topics.
PHIL 8510 - Seminar: Aesthetics Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics vary by offering.
POL 8260 - Topics in Political Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Readings and research in special topics or problems.
PSY 5204 - Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Introduction to interpersonal relationship theory/research findings. prereq: Honors or grad student or instr consent
PSY 8203 - Impression Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Classic and contemporary theory and research concerning interpersonal strategies of impression management and interplay between private and public self. prereq: Grad psych major; 8208 recommended; instr consent
PSY 8205 - Principles of Social Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 15.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Contemporary theoretical positions and related research. prereq: Psy PhD student
RELS 8190 - Comparative Seminar in Religions in Antiquity
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Topics vary, see Class Schedule. Major cultural movement as it developed over several centuries. Draws on evidence in literature, archival records, inscriptions, documentary papyri, and archaeological remains. Artistic media such as wall painting, architectural ornament, funerary sculpture, or manuscript illumination. prereq: Grad student in relevant field
SAGR 8010 - Colloquium in Sustainable Agriculture
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Forum for University faculty and students, and representatives of the farming community, including farmers, grassroots organizations, agricultural businesses, and representatives of state agencies, to engage in discussions on topics related to sustainability of food production. prereq: Coursework in biological or social sciences that provides intro to ag practices or issues
SCMC 5993 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Guided individual reading or study.
SOC 8090 - Topics in Sociology
Credits: 1.5 -3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: instr consent
SOC 8311 - Political Sociology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Social dimensions of political behavior and social origins of different forms of the state. How various theoretical traditions--Marxist, Weberian, and feminist--address key issues in political sociology, including citizenship, revolution, state formation, origins of democracy, welfare state, and fascism.
SOC 8790 - Advanced Topics in Sociological Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Sample topics: theories of conflict, theories of purposive action, Marxist theory, and structure-agency debate.
SOC 8801 - Sociological Research Methods
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Multiple objectives of social research and how they inform research design. Conceptualization and measurement of complex concepts. Broad issues in research design and quantitative and qualitative approaches to data collection and management. prereq: Grad soc major or instr consent
SOC 8890 - Advanced Topics in Research Methods
Credits: 2.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Advanced Research Methods (e.g., multilevel models), historical/comparative, field, survey research. Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: 8801, 8811, or instr consent. Cr will not be granted if cr has been received for the same topics title
TH 8120 - Seminar
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Selected research topics from various theatre fields and periods. Sample topics: Border Crossings--Theatre History and Representation; The Theatre and Drama of the Third Reich, 1927-1944.
WRIT 5775 - The Rhetorical Tradition: Classical Period
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Rhetoric in the Classical world and recurring themes that constitute "the rhetorical tradition." Epistemological/ethical status and sociopolitical importance of ancient rhetorical training and discourse. Works by Isocrates, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Quintilian, and others. Prepares students for preliminary examinations/seminars in rhetoric.
WRIT 5776 - The Rhetorical Tradition: Modern Era
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02306 - Comm 5611/Writ 5776
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Core works in modern/contemporary rhetorical theory. Twentieth-century revivals of and challenges to the Aristotelian rhetorical tradition. Units devoted to Enlightenment rhetorics; the New Rhetorics of I. A. Richards, Kenneth Burke, and Chaim Perelman; feminist rhetorical theory, historiography, and critique; deconstruction/post-structuralism. Prepares students for preliminary examinations/seminars in rhetoric.
WRIT 8510 - Seminar in Rhetoric
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics may include theories, history, criticism, major figures, movements, visual or material rhetoric. Topics vary. See the Class Schedule.
WRIT 8550 - Seminar in Technology, Culture, and Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics may include computer-mediated communication, democracy/technology, controversies over digital communication, privacy/ethical issues, feminist theory and interactions of gender with science and technology, communication in legal or medical settings. Topics vary. See the Class Schedule.
COMM 8888 - Thesis Credit: Doctoral
Credits: 1.0 -24.0 [max 100.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 24 cr required