- Communication strategies and techniques used in business; practice in writing effective memos, letters and reports; oral communication skills developed in influencing group decisions and making presentations; employment correspondence and interviewing. P: ENGLISH 1230 and SPEECH 1010 or 1250.
Meeting and Event Management
- This course explores the meetings industry, including association, corporation and government meetings. Students also examine conventions, trade shows, incentive travel and special events.
- Organizational communication can be analyzed through quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods research. This course focuses on organizational communication practice and research that examines communication from, with, and about organizations.
Independent Study in Communication
- The amount of graduate credit allowed for independent study may not exceed a total of four credits except with the special permission of the student's advisor and the dean of the School of Graduate Studies. Approval must be secured before independent study courses are begun. Students registering for independent study must submit at or before registration a description signed by the instructor conducting the independent study of the subject to be covered. Independent study may not be used for collecting information for the seminar paper.
- The thesis may be an outgrowth of a research course (e.g.
TEACHING 7000 Research Procedures) or may be developed
independently within the program area. The thesis will report the
results of original and independent student research on a given
problem or topic, by systematic and impartial methods, and will
demonstrate the student’s ability to use techniques customarily
employed in the particular field of investigation. Although a
thesis for the master’s degree may not always be expected to
make a significant contribution to existing knowledge, it should
be a scholarly document that is accurate, verifiable, objective,
and impartial. In consultation with the program advisor, the
student proposes a committee of three faculty members. The
committee normally includes the thesis advisor, one additional
major department member, and one faculty member from another
department. In some instances, a student may prefer a thesis advisor
who is different from the program advisor assigned at the time of
admission. An approved thesis proposal must be submitted and
approved prior to registration. There is a website with useful links
to guide the graduate student in grammar, style, evaluating web
resources, and formats. (Thesis students will find the Texas A and M
link useful for formatting procedures and other technical assistance.)
The thesis advisor will provide guidance regarding the site. The site
may be accessed through the University’s Karrmann Library.