School of Communication & Journalism

Graduate Course Offerings

  • COMM 6600 POLITICAL COMMUNICATION
    This course will examine the communication strategies involved in the varied contexts of politics. Students will be exposed to relevant theories and ideas and asked to apply this knowledge to current political activity.
  • COMM 7000 COMMUNICATION THEORY
    A critical examination of contemporary theories in the field of communication.
  • COMM 7010 HISTORICAL, DESCRIPTIVE, AND CRITICAL APPROACHES TO COMMUNICATION RESEARCH
    Consideration of the scope and nature of these types of research and their contribution to understanding human communication.
  • COMM 7020 EMPIRICAL APPROACH TO COMMUNICATION RESEARCH
    Quantitative research in communication; emphasis on understanding and doing empirical research.
  • COMM 7230 RHETORICAL CRITICISM
    Advanced methods in rhetorical criticism including tools for the analysis of persuasive messages.
  • COMM 7300 APPROACHES TO STUDYING LANGUAGE AND SOCIAL INTERACTION
    Major approaches to studying language and social interaction that collectively make up a substantive area of inquiry known as discourse analysis.
  • COMM 7410 DEVELOPMENT OF RHETORICAL THEORY
    Historical survey of rhetorical theory from ancient to contemporary era; special attention to the role of rhetoric in shaping attitudes towards persuasion.
  • COMM 7420 SEMINAR IN PERSUASION AND ATTITUDE CHANGE
    A critical examination of current theory and research in the area of the persuasive act and its effects.
  • COMM 7430 SEMINAR IN AMERICAN PUBLIC ADDRESS
    Investigates key issues and debates that have emerged in post-WW II America.
  • COMM 7440 SEMINAR IN ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE
    The fundamental theories of argumentation will be analyzed.
  • COMM 7450 SEMINAR IN INTRAPERSONAL PROCESSES IN COMMUNICATION
    Theories of cognitive and affective processing of information during speaking and listening.
  • COMM 7460 SEMINAR IN INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
    Theories of the structure and function of interpersonal (dyadic) communication focusing on conversational behavior, traits, relationships, and persuasion.
  • COMM 7470 SEMINAR IN SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
    Advanced study of the principles of communication as they apply to the small group setting.
  • COMM 7480 SEMINAR IN ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION
    An in-depth approach to the study of communication processes within the setting of modern organizations.
  • COMM 7490 HEALTH COMMUNICATION
    Examination and application of social science research approaches to the study of health communication.
  • COMM 7500 GENDER COMMUNICATION
    Examination and application of social science research approaches to the study of health communication.
  • COMM 7600 MASS COMMUNICATION THEORY
    Explores major areas of concern to the theoretical study of mass communication and the social impact of mediated messages.
  • COMM 7610 STUDIES IN POPULAR CULTURE AND MASS COMMUNICATION
    Critical approaches to identifying, interpreting and experiencing popular culture texts within historical, cultural and communication contexts.
  • COMM 7620 BROADCAST PROGRAMMING AND CRITICISM
    Explores critical, theoretical, and organizational issues relevant to programming and the production of culture within mass media environments.
  • COMM 7630 MEDIA MANAGEMENT
    In-depth analysis of current management issues specific to media managers in a multi-cultural world.
  • COMM 7640 SEMINAR IN FILM THEORY AND CRITICISM
    Explores classical and contemporary film theories and criticism.
  • COMM 7650 THE MASS MEDIA AND AMERICAN POLITICS
    Examination of the role of the mass communication system in the American political system.
  • COMM 7660 CULTURAL STUDIES IN MASS MEDIA
    Examination of communication research approaches to the study of culture and media.
  • COMM 7670 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN FIRST AMENDMENT LAW
    Exploration of controversial issues and cases in First Amendment Law that have been recently decided, are currently before courts, and have shaped the constitutional landscape in the United States.
  • COMM 7680 SPORTS, MEDIA, AND CULTURE
    Cultural implications of the relationship between sports and media.
  • COMM 7810 PUBLIC RELATIONS THEORY
    Current areas of concern in the theoretical study of public relations.
  • COMM 7820 PUBLIC RELATIONS CAMPAIGNS
    Focuses on the application of Public Relations and communication concepts to real campaign challenges.
  • COMM 7830 PUBLIC RELATIONS CASE STUDIES
    Examination of research on Public Relations case studies to provide a theoretical basis for analyzing real-life Public Relations situations.
  • COMM 7840 COMMUNICATION TRAINING AND CONSULTING
    The theory, concepts and skills needed to be an effective communications trainer or consultant.
  • COMM 7930 DIRECTED STUDIES
    Conferences, readings, research, and reports in one of the fields listed: a) general communication, b) mass communication, or c) public relations.  Course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours.
  • COMM 7970 SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMMUNICATION
    Advanced treatment of contemporary topics, trends, current research findings and opportunities. May be repeated for credit with change in topic.
  • COMM 7980 NON-THESIS PROJECT IN COMMUNICATION
    Professional experience in communication area of interest. Must include managerial experience. Only 3 hours will apply to the degree.
  • COMM 7990 RESEARCH AND THESIS
    Course may be repeated with change in topic.

For more information

Debra Worthington

Debra Worthington
Graduate Program Officer
219 Tichenor Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849
(334) 844-2756
worthdl@auburn.edu

Last Updated: November 07, 2017