Specializations

Communication Professions and Society

 

This specialization provides students with the theoretical and methodological foundation needed for positions of intellectual leadership in communication professions, or for doctoral studies. The proseminar format encourages students to discover their individual interests within a broad spectrum of communication concepts, theories, and research methods.

The proseminars are organized under six important contemporary topics; their exact content and title will vary depending upon term and instructor. Proseminars may be repeated under different titles. To complete the communication professions and society specialization, students must choose 4 proseminars from the following list. Each course has variable topics and may be repeated once; however, students must complete courses in at least 3 areas.

COMM 6953

Proseminar in Health, Science and Environment

3

COMM 6954

Proseminar in Media

3

COMM 6955

Proseminar in Organizations

3

COMM 6956

Proseminar in Public Life

3

COMM 6957

Proseminar in Relationships

3

COMM 6958

Proseminar in Technology

3

Digital Communication Strategies

This specialization provides students with the conceptual foundation and practical training they need to help organizations plan and execute effective digital communication strategies. Courses will help students identify and plan communication strategy, develop digital content, and measure the effectiveness of communication messages within a variety of professional contexts, including advertising, public relations, and journalism. Students may tailor their course selections to meet their professional needs and interests.

The digital communication strategies specialization offers topic-based courses that take an applied approach to the strategic use of digital communication technologies. Specific titles will vary, depending upon term and instructor, and topics courses may be repeated under different titles.

To complete the digital communication strategies specialization, students choose 4 courses from the following list. Each course has variable topics and may be repeated once; however, students must complete courses in at least 3 areas.

COMM 6810

Digital Communication Strategies for Content

3

COMM 6815

Digital Communication Strategies in Metrics

3

COMM 6820

Digital Communication Strategies for Technologies

3

COMM 6825

Digital Communication Strategies for Leadership

3