Department of Speech Communication
Graduate Program

The Department of Speech Communication offers a concentration area for the master's degree with a major in Communications and participates in the interdisciplinary doctoral program.  See Communications for additional information.

Graduate courses in Speech Communication also provide opportunities for students in a variety of disciplines to investigate how oral language can effect changes in the knowledge, the understanding, the ideas, the attitudes, or the behavior of other human beings.
 

Graduate Courses in Speech Communication

466 Rhetoric of the Women's Rights Movement to 1930 (3)
Historical and critical study of public address in campaign for women's rights in United States from 1830's through 1920's.  (Same as Women's Studies 466.)

476 Rhetoric of the Contemporary Feminist Movement (3)
Historical and critical study of rhetoric in campaign for women's rights in United States from 1940's to present.  (Same as Women's Studies 476.)

505 Research Methods (3)
Understanding of wide array of data collection and analysis procedures used in speech communication research.  Development of project/thesis proposal.

510 Orientation to Teaching Assistantship (1)
Curriculum, classroom management, and other issues associated with teaching at college level.  For departmental GTAs.

525 Seminar in Interpersonal Health Communication (3)
Current research in health communication:  support groups, medical ethics, medical narratives, doctor-patient communication, or interpersonal communication theoretical perspectives in medicine.

550 Organizational Culture (3)
Clarification of complex nature of organizational culture to communication meaning and its usefulness to organization effectiveness:  challenges created by today's changing organizations and workforces.

560 Special Topics in Speech Communication (3)
Contemporary topics.  Prereq:  Consent of instructor.  May be repeated.  Maximum 6 hours.

580 Contemporary Rhetorical Theory (3)
Current theoretical contributions to rhetoric:  Burke, Perelman, Weaver, feminist and critical scholars.

590 Directed Reading and Research (3)
May be repeated.  Maximum 6 hours.

591 Foreign Study (1-15)
Independent study outside U.S.  Prior to departure student must have plan of study approved by department head and supervising faculty member.  Credit given only upon fulfilling all requirements set by department.  May be repeated.  Maximum 15 hours.

592 Off-Campus Study/Internship (1-6)
Independent study outside traditional classroom setting:  community involvement and/or work experiences.  Credit given only upon fulfilling all requirements set by department.  May be repeated.  Maximum 6 hours.

593 Independent Study (1-6)
Independent study by individual under direction of faculty member.  Must obtain approval of faculty member and department prior to study.