Current Courses

Students are encouraged to design their curricula around their chosen interests and scholarly goals. M.A. and Ph.D students compose a formal "plan of study," after one year of coursework, which must be approved by advisor(s), faculty supervisory committees, and the graduate director. This plan of study details the particular curriculum each student will accomplish, indicates which classes fulfill particular requirements, and charts a direction for scholarship.

The below list provides our anticipated graduate courses to help students and faculty construct plans of study.  Courses designated as PhD seminars (COM 7933) are open to doctoral students only and have a cap of 12 students.

This schedule is subject to changes and revisions. Some course titles may be altered when published. 

Spring 2020 - View  Course Descriptions

COM 7325 – Quantitative Methods (Scacco)
COM 7933 – Career Theory (Buzzanell)
COM 7933 – Communication and Design Thinking (Steier)
COM 6121 – Organizational Communication (Jorgenson)
SPC 6934 – Critical Approaches to Media Studies (Dubrofsky)
ORI 6506 – Performance Criticism (McRae)

Past Courses

Fall 2019

COM 6001 – Theories and Histories of Communication (Wilson and Pal)
COM 7325 – Qualitative Methods (Bartesaghi)
COM 7933 – Applied Communication (Dean Kruzel)
COM 7933 – Communication Ethics (Roscoe)
COM 6345 – Contemporary Cultural Studies (Durham)
SPC 6934 – Autoethnography (Berry)
SPC 6934 – Pedagogy and Performance (Huber)

Spring 2019

Critical Methods (Durham)
Postcolonial thoughts in Communication (Basu)
Framing and Sensemaking (Jorgenson)
Interpersonal Communication (Wilson)
Power and Control in Organizations (Pal)
Patient-Centered Communication (Dean Kruzel)

Fall 2018

Theories and Histories of Communication (Buzzanell and Dean-Kruzel)
Quantitative Methods (Scacco)
PhD Seminar: Autoethnography (Berry)
PhD Seminar: Critical Surveillance Studies (Dubrofsky)
Performance Theory (McRae)
Narrative Medicine (Roscoe)
Discourse Analysis (Bartesaghi)

Spring 2018

Qualitative Methods (Basu)
PhD Seminar – Reflexivity (Steier)
PhD Seminar – Listening, Communication, and the Body (McRae)
Critical Media Studies (Dubrofsky)
Career Theory and Strategies (Buzzanell)
Organizational Communication (Pal)
Interpersonal Communication (Berry)

Fall 2017

Theories and Histories of Communication (Jorgenson & Pal)
Critical Methods (Payne)
PhD Seminar: Lang/Mind/Social Interaction – Bartesaghi
PhD Seminar: Autoethnography (Ellis)
Health Communication (Roscoe)
Race and Ethnicity in Communication (Durham)
Work, Identity and Org in Communication (Jorgenson)
Social Construction of Reality (Bochner)

Spring 2017

PhD Seminar: Ethics (Roscoe)
PhD Seminar: Framing and Sensemaking (Jorgenson)
Patient-Centered Communication and Professionalism (Dean Kruzel)
Communicating Illness, Grief, Loss (Ellis)
Performance as Cultural Study (McRae)
Critical Cultural Studies of Comm (Dubrofsky)

Fall 2016

Histories and Theories of Communication (Roscoe/McRae)
Qualitative Methods (Bartesaghi)
PhD Seminar: Resistance (Pal)
PhD Seminar: Afrofuturism (Durham)
Culture & Health Communication (Basu)
Narrative Inquiry (Bochner)
Interpersonal Communication (Berry)
Organizational Communication (Steier)

Spring 2016

Critical Methods (Payne)
PhD Seminar: Surveillance (Dubrofsky)
PhD Seminar: Queering Communication (Berry)
Performance Theory (McRae)
Working Life and Organizations (Jorgenson)
Health Communication (Dean Kruzel)
Communication Pedagogy (Huber)

Fall 2015

Histories and Theories of Communication (Jorgenson/Payne)
Organizational Communication (Pal)
Qualitative Methods of Comm Research (Basu)
Communication Systems Practice (Steier)
Critical Cultural Studies of Comm (Durham)
Doing Research w/ Discourse Analysis (Bartesaghi)
PhD Seminar: Radicalism & Critique (Khan)
PhD Seminar: Inquiries in Language and Social Interaction (Noy)

Spring 2015

PhD seminar: Autoethnography (Ellis)
PhD seminar: Communication and Community (Steier)
Critical Methods (Payne)
Critical Approaches to Media Studies (Dubrofsky)
Race and Ethnicity in Communication (Durham)
Communication at the End of Life (Roscoe)
Ethnography of Communication (Noy)

Fall 2014

PhD Seminar: Globalization (Basu)
PhD Seminar: Narrative (Bochner)
Theories and Histories of Communication (Roscoe and Khan)
Qualitative Methods (Bartesaghi)
Communicating Identity (Berry)
Power and Control in Organizations (Pal)
Race and Racism (James)
Performing Human Rights (Erincin)

Spring 2014

Emotions, Trauma, and Intimate Interviewing (Ellis)
Psychiatric Authority and the Politics of Mental Health (Bartesaghi) (counts as a PhD seminar; open to MA students)
PhD seminar on Framing and Sensemaking (Jorgenson)
Communication in Close Relationships (Bochner)
Studies in Culture and Communication (Durham)
Kenneth Burke and Critical Thought (Payne)
Advanced Ethnography (Noy)
Performance Studies (McRae)