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Grad Catalog 01-03


Graduate Study

Admission and


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Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2001-2002 and 2002-2003; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Communication: COM

281, 381. Seminar in Communication.
Communication in a pluralistic society; nature of theory development; state of communication theory; conceptual models; sources of communication theory: semantic, linguistic, perceptual, sociological; information theory. Two or three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Communication 281 is offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 281, graduate standing; for 381, graduate standing and at least twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in the major.

384K. Information Networks.
Historical development, design, and use of various kinds of information, communication, and computer-based networks; alternative conceptions of networking from the standpoint of different institutions, missions, disciplines, technologies, users, funders, and geographical areas; network management functions and networking as an alternative to development of intraorganizational resources; databases and data communications technology, standards, and operations. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

385T. Seminar in Information Science and Knowledge Systems.
Critical examination of theories, applications, trends, and problems in information science and knowledge systems, with emphasis on problems suggested by students. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

386. Seminar in Foundations for Library and Information Studies.
Problems, issues, and trends, historical and current, in libraries, librarianship, information science, knowledge systems, and relevant technologies. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

389C. Seminar in Archival Enterprise.
Topics in the nature of, and current problems in, the techniques and administration of archival and manuscript repositories. Intended to stimulate creative thinking about the process and functions of archival administration. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

398T. Supervised Teaching in Communication.
Required for assistant instructors. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

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Graduate Catalog
Chapter 1 - Graduate Study
Chapter 2 - Admission and Registration
Chapter 3 - Degree Requirements
Chapter 4 - Fields of Study
Chapter 5 - Members of Graduate Studies Committees
Appendix - Course Abbreviations

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