Available on the Master of Science degree.
Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree, including at least 15 hours in Speech Communication
and 9 hours in related areas.
The graduate major consists of 36 credit hours,
including two basic plans.
Plan I: The non-thesis plan includes 36 hours of course work. A student
electing this option must successfully complete oral and written comprehensive
examinations as specified by the graduate committee.
Plan II: The thesis plan includes 30 hours of course work and 6 hours
of thesis. A student electing this option must successfully complete the thesis
and satisfactorily pass an oral defense of the thesis.
General Information about Plan I and Plan II: At least 24 hours of a student's
program must be at the 60000 level. With special permission from the graduate
adviser, students may take up to 6 hours outside the department.
REQUIRED COURSES SPCO 60113 Seminar in Interpersonal Communication
SPCO 60123 Communication Education
SPCO 60133 Measurement of Communication
SPCO 60143 Seminar in Social Influence
SPCO 60153 Contemporary Issues in Communication
SPCO 60163 Seminar in Organizational Communication
SPCO 60173 Research in Speech Communication
SPCO 60183 Theory of Communication The following is a complete list of courses offered by this department. Go
to Class Search on the Registrar's Page to see which courses are being taught
this semester. Courses of Instruction
50203 PERSUASION. Prerequisite:
Senior or graduate standing. Understanding the means by which individuals
and audiences are influenced through communication. Considers psychological
and sociological variables relevant to persuasion, compliance-gaining message
strategies, and ethical standards used to evaluate persuasion, publicity and
50223 NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing.
Review and critical analysis of theory and research applied to social, vocational
and educational settings.
50970 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN SPEECH. (3 hours maximum per semester). Designed
to give an individual student opportunities for additional specialized work in
his or her area of concentration.
60113 SEMINAR IN INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION. Review of advanced theoretical
constructs and recent research related to interpersonal communication. Comprehension,
critical evaluation and applications will be stressed.
60123 COMMUNICATION EDUCATION. Review and analysis of communication theory
and research in instructional settings.
60133 MEASUREMENT OF COMMUNICATION. Study of principles of measurement theory,
tactics for measuring communication variables, techniques of analysis and presentation
of data, instruments and apparatus, and classic research studies in measuring
60143 SEMINAR IN SOCIAL INFLUENCE. Explores issues of influence, compliance
and resistance in interpersonal relationships from a social science perspective.
Influence reciprocity and consequences to relationships are examined as effects
of everyday social interaction.
60153 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN COMMUNICATION. Examines communication in the
context of various contemporary social issues.
60163 SEMINAR IN ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION. Addresses advanced concepts,
issues and research methodologies applicable to communication processes in modern
complex human organizations.
60173 RESEARCH IN SPEECH COMMUNICATION. Introduction to philosophy of graduate
research; study of historical, critical, descriptive and experimental methodology
and design, analysis of current research in area of specialization.
60183 THEORY OF COMMUNICATION. Examination and evaluation of social, psychological
and linguistic theory applied to human communication behavior.
60193 INTERNSHIP IN SPEECH COMUNICATION. Application of communication principles
to organizational practice and/or research projects.
60970 DIRECTED STUDIES IN COMMUNICATION. Opportunity for individual work in
a specialized area of concentration within the Speech Communication discipline.
70970 RESEARCH PROBLEMS. Advanced research on special problems in speech communication.
Content will vary according to the needs and interests of students and faculty.
70980 THESIS.Prerequisite: Permission of chair.
70990 THESIS.Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy. Continuation of