Graduate Courses

Required Courses

COMM 700 Introduction to Graduate Study (4 units)

One of the following: (4 units)

  • COMM 871: Communication Research Strategies
  • COMM 872: Field Research Methods
  • COMM 873: Research Strategies and Social Interaction

Four seminars in Communication Studies (Choose from COMM 701 – 798): (16 units)

  • COMM 721: Seminar in Rhetorical and Communication Theory
  • COMM 725: Seminar in Sexual Identity and Communication
  • COMM 731: Seminar in Communication and Social Criticism
  • COMM 740: Seminar in Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 742: Seminar in Group Communication Theory and Practice
  • COMM 745: Seminar in Gender and Communication
  • COMM 750: Seminar in Communication and Culture
  • COMM 751: Intercultural Communication Training
  • COMM 760: Seminar in Organizational Communication
  • COMM 761: Seminar: Corporate Communication
  • COMM 773: Seminar in Language and Social Interaction
  • COMM 780: Studies in Contemporary Theory
  • COMM 797: Performance Theory and Practice in Communication

Electives in consultation with adviser: (8 units)

One of the following culminating experiences: (3 units)

  • COMM 894: Creative Work Project
  • COMM 896: Written Comprehensive Examination
  • COMM 898: Master’s Thesis

Minimum total: 35 Units

Note: No more than eight units may be from upper-division undergraduate courses, regardless of the department. No more than eight units — graduate or undergraduate — may be from allied departments. No more than eight units in any combination of COMM 850, 851, 852, 855, 885 or 899 may be included in the 35-unit minimum. A maximum of four units in 851, 852, 885 is allowed as part of the 35-unit minimum. Students may take additional units over the minimum (See the SF State Bulletin).