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Upcoming Courses

Each term, CSUSB's M.A. in Communication Studies offers rigorous and engaging graduate seminars, student-driven learning (e.g., internships and independent studies), and culminating experience options.
Below are the graduate-level seminars we plan to offer in upcoming terms. Communication Studies M.A. students may also take graduate-level courses in other departments as part of an approved plan of study.

Course offerings may change based on student demand, faculty availability, and department resources. For the most current scheduling information, including course times, locations, and modalities, see CSUSB's Course Schedule website


Summer 2023

5000-level seminars (undergraduate & graduate students)

COMM 5267 -- Advanced Topics in Relational and Organizational Communication: Health Communication (Perez Torres)

COMM 5313 -- Audience Analysis in Social Media (Gondwe)

COMM 5319 -- Advanced Topics in Media Studies: Decoloniality, Gender and Affect (Betlemidze)

COMM 5401 -- Crisis Communication (Perez Torres)

COMM 5419 -- Advanced Topics in Strategic Communication: Risk Communication (Perez Torres)

Fall 2023

Required "core" courses

COMM 6000 -- Introduction to Graduate Study (Muhtaseb)

COMM 6001 -- Theoretical Perspectives in Communication Studies (Mazumdar)

6000-level seminars (graduate students only)

COMM 6011 -- Political Economy of Communication (Corrigan)

COMM 6092 -- Special Topics in Interpersonal Communication: Family Communication (Grant)

5000-level seminars (undergraduate & graduate students)

COMM 5267 -- Adv. Topics in Relational & Organizational Comm: Dying & Afterlife Comm. (Fong)

COMM 5301 -- Media, Sex, and Violence (Bahk)

COMM 5302 -- Communication Law and Policy (Nerren)

COMM 5401 -- Crisis Communication (Orcasitas)

Spring 2024 (tentative)

Required "core" courses

COMM 6002 -- Quantitative Research Methods in Communication Studies (Rahman)

COMM 6003 -- Qualitative Research Methods in Communication Studies (Instructor TBD)

6000-level seminars (graduate students only)

COMM 6093 -- Special Topics in Media Studies: Immersive Media (Popescu)

COMM 6091 -- Special Topics in Public Relations: Strategic Planning (Muhtaseb)

5000-level seminars (undergraduate & graduate students)

Courses TBD.