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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Course Catalog

Communication and Rhetorical Studies, MA


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Contact

Charles Morris III, Chairperson
100 Sims Hall, 315-443-2308, cemorris@syr.edu

Dana L. Cloud, Director of Graduate Studies
100 Sims Hall, 315-443-5140, dlcloud@syr.edu

Faculty

Richard W. Buttny, Dana Cloud, Kathleen Feyh, Jeffrey Good, Rachel Carey Hall, Amos Kiewe, Charles Morris III, Kendall Phillips, Erin J. Rand

Description

The M.A. in Communication and Rhetorical Studies requires 33 credits beyond the B.S. or B.A. degree. Twenty-four credits must be taken in the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, and up to 9 may be taken in areas outside the department. No more than 6 credits may be earned in independent study courses. Candidates may choose to write a thesis for 6 credits, or earn the entire 33 credits in coursework and take a culminating comprehensive examination. The Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies provides degree candidates with first-rate training in communication research, preparing graduates for competitive careers within academe. The curriculum features concentrations in areas for which it has already earned national and international, disciplinary and university, honors based on a proven record of scholarly and pedagogical excellence in rhetoric, critical/cultural studies, and discourse analysis. Furthermore, CRS is committed to producing citizen-scholars-creators who regard communication as a “doing” in the world. We encourage future members of the professoriate to reflexively consider the impact of their scholarship and pedagogy on society at large. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required. Admission into the program as well as graduate assistantship and scholarship awards are determined by the Graduate Admissions Committee in the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies.

Admission

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is recommended for admission into the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies. Admission into the program as well as graduate assistantship and scholarship awards are determined by the Department Chair and Graduate Coordinator.

Student Learning Outcomes


1. Analyze communicative acts [Analysis and Criticism]

2. Describe and evaluate key communication theories [Theory]

3. Design, execute and write an original research project [Research]

4. Ethically and effectively engage and audience through a variety of media [Performance]

Program Requirements


Degree Awarded: MA in Communication and Rhetorical Studies


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