Western Kentucky University

M.A. Program of Study (REF. #0012)

CORE COURSES (10 hours):

Foundational Courses (4 hours):

COMM 505: Introduction to Graduate Studies in Communication (1 hour)

COMM 547: Organizational Communication Theory (3 hours)

 Methods Courses (6 hours):

COMM 501: Qualitative Research Methods in Communication (3 hours)

COMM 502: Quantitative Research Methods in Communication (3 hours)

Electives

ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION ELECTIVES (minimum of 12 hours):

COMM 528: Communication in the Nonprofit Sector

COMM 551: Employee Communication

COMM 552: Democracy, Power, & Voice in Organizations

COMM 560: Seminar in Organizational Communication

COMM 561: Multinational Organizational Communication

COMM 563: Issues Management

COMM 564: Crisis Communication

COMM 566: Corporate & Organizational Advocacy

COMM 568: Organizational Identification

COMM 571: Computer Mediated Communication in Organizations

COMM 581: Applied Organizational Communication

COMM 586: Processes of Group Communication

COMM 587: Communication in Intercultural Negotiation & Mediation

COMM 595: Independent Study in Communication

HUMAN COMMUNICATION ELECTIVES (minimum of 6 hours):

COMM 503: Foundations of Communication

COMM 523: Health Communication

COMM 531: Global Leadership Communication

COMM 544: Persuasive Communication

COMM 526: Family Communication

COMM 565: Communication and Conflict

COMM 570: Seminar in Human Communication

COMM 572: Nonverbal Communication

COMM 577: Terrorism and Communication

COMM 578: Interpersonal Communication Theory

COMM 595: Independent Study in Communication

 

CAPSTONE OPTIONS (6 hours)

Non-Thesis Capstone Option

Students selecting the Non-thesis Capstone Option will complete 6 additional hours, which may come from the Organizational Communication, electives, or Human Communication electives, or, with approval, from other graduate programs outside the department, as appropriate with the planned course of study. Students selecting the Non-Thesis Capstone Option will also complete written Comprehensive Examinations.

Thesis Capstone Option

Students completing a Thesis will enroll in 6 hours of COMM 599: Thesis Research/Writing. The thesis will culminate in an oral defense of the project.

Total Credit hours: 34

 Last Modified 10/24/13