Requirements for Completion of MA Degree Department of Communications & Creative Arts Required Course (choose one): COM 582 Desc./Exp. Research COM 584 Hist./Critical Research **To be completed by the end of your third semester. Nine (9) hours of THEORY from courses listed below: COM 508 Nonverbal Communication COM 512 Interpersonal Communication COM 517 Communication & Politics COM 518 Persuasion COM 520 Small Group Communication COM 521 Rhetoric COM 532 Telecommunication Mgmt. COM 534 Comparative Telecommunication COM 545 Oral Interpretation COM 560 Rhetoric & Mass Media COM 574 Organizational Communication COM * Nine (9) hours of RESEARCH METHODS/APPLICATION from courses listed below: COM 515 Persuasion & Social Movements COM 525 Advanced Interviewing COM 531 Special Topics in Mass Comm. COM 533 Documentary Television COM 536 Radio & Television Writing COM 537 Educational/Institutional Media COM 540 Advanced Oral Interpretation COM 541 Ensemble Interpretation COM 559 Current Trends in Mass Comm Research COM 583 Research & Assessment in Orgs. COM * COM * *Depending on the topic and approach, the following member’s approval to count one of the following as either Theory or Research: COM 612 Seminar in Interpersonal Comm. COM 621 Seminar in Rhetoric COM 632 Seminar in Mass Comm. COM 674 Seminar in Organizational Comm. Fifteen (hours of elective work (Please note that no more than 9 hours may be taken outside the department). —————— —————— —————– —————– —————– Additional Courses: ** A total of nine (9) credit hours may be taken outside of the department or transferred from other universities. ** Only two (2) Independent Studies may be taken. ** There is no limit on Special Topics (590) courses that may be taken.