Course Template for Communication and Technology

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Suggested Primary Organizational Communication Courses (15 credits)

Commun 813: Seminar in Mediated Communication
Commun 815: Communication Technology in Organizations
Commun 860: Seminar: Issues in Communication (Technology themes)
Commun 873: The Digital Mirror
Commun 893: Rhetoric of/and the Internet

Suggested Methods Courses (minimum 6 credits; typical recommendation is closer to 12 credits)

Commun 700: Quantitative Research in Communication
Commun 701: Critical Analysis of Communication
Commun 702: Qualitative Research
Commun 770: Measurement in Communication Research
Commun 972: Multivariate Methods in Communication Research

Various other courses from outside the department should be used to supplement (or in some cases substitute for ) the Communication courses listed above. Generally, students should take courses that address the following topics:

  1. correlation and regression,
  2. experimental design (i.e., ANOVA),
  3. general multivariate techniques,
  4. analysis of categorical data, and
  5. structural equation modeling


Ed Psy 820: Multiple Regression and Other General Linear Models
Ed Psy 823: Structural Equation Modeling
Ed Psy 824: Advanced Experimental Design and Analysis
Ed Psy 826: Analysis of Cross-Classified Categorical Data
Ed Psy 929: Seminar in Statistics and Research Design
Bus Adm 714: Multivariate Techniques in Management Research
Bus Adm 912: Statistical Methods for Management Research
Bus Adm 914: Advanced Multivariate Techniques in Management Research

Suggested Electives (minimum of 21 credits)

Commun 801: Seminar in Interpersonal Communication
Commun 823: Seminar in Small Group Communication
Commun 827: Seminar in Instructional Communication
Commun 850: Seminar in Intercultural Communication
Commun 864: Communication and Social Influence
Bus Adm 734: Managing Technological Innovation
Bus Adm 740: Management Information Systems Concepts and Languages
Bus Adm 741: Decision Support Systems and Groupware
Bus Adm 812: Emerging Information Technologies
CompSci 710: Artificial Intelligence
CompSci 723: Natural Language Processing
CompSci 810: Knowledge Representation
English 709: Rhetoric, Writing, and Information Technology
L&I Sci 786: Multimedia
L&I Sci 788: Information Systems: Analysis and Design