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Graduate Program

Required Communication Courses

All CMT students are required to take and complete four courses (12 Credit Hours). Each of the required courses is described below.

COMM-701 - History of Media Technologies
An introduction to the history of media technologies including print, telephone, radio and television broadcasting, and digital media.  The course will also cover the inventors, landmark events, regulations, and uses of communication media along with their effects on and relationships with people and culture.  CLASS 3, CREDIT 3 (Semester offered: Fall)
No prerequisites

COMM-702 - Communication Theories
This courses focuses on theories of communication as they relate to mass media and other forms of human interaction. Theories based in both the humanities and in the social sciences that explain or predict the effects of interaction and communication technology on audiences will be examined. CLASS 3, CREDIT 3 (Semester offered: Fall)
No prerequisites

COMM-703 - Research Methods in Communication
An introduction to and overview of the methods and ethics of scientific, scholarly communication research including quantitative and qualitative approaches. The course focuses on methods of locating, critically analyzing and conducting communication research, and leads to the development of a research proposal suitable for a thesis or project. Class 3, Credit 3 (Semester offered: Spring)
No prerequisites

COMM-704 - Media Law and Ethics
This course examines major principles and trends in communication law. The course analyzes a broad range of issues related to the First Amendment, intellectual property, and media regulation. Special attention is paid to discussing the major ethical perspectives and issues surrounding contemporary communication behavior.
Class 3, Credit 3 (Semester offered: Spring)
No prerequisites