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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.
NOTE: COURSE OFFERINGS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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 2022

5000-level seminars (undergraduate & graduate students)

COMM 5319 -- Advanced Topics in Media Studies: Media, Gender, & Culture (Betlemidze)

  • asynchronous online instruction; does not meet in-person or at designated days/times (3 units)

Fall 2022

Required "core" courses

COMM 6000 -- Introduction to Graduate Study (Corrigan)

  • face-to-face classroom instruction on Mondays, 5:30-7:25 p.m. (2 units) + asynchronous online activities (1 unit)

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

  • face-to-face classroom instruction on Thursdays, 5:30-8:15 p.m. (3 units)

6000-level seminars (graduate students only)

COMM 6030 -- Instructional Communication (Grant)

  • synchronous online instruction on Wednesdays, 5:30-8:15 p.m. (3 units)

COMM 6093 -- Special Topics in Media Studies: Decolonial Theory & Methods (Conlisk-Gallegos)

  • face-to-face classroom instruction on Tuesdays, 5:30-8:15 p.m. (3 units)

5000-level seminars (undergraduate & graduate students)

COMM 5267 -- Adv. Topics in Relational & Organizational Communication: Communicating Compassion & Love (Fong)

  • hybrid instruction; meets face-to-face on Thursdays, 2:30-3:45 p.m. + asynchronous online instruction (3 units)

COMM 5302 -- Communication Law and Policy (Nerren)

  • asynchronous online instruction; does not meet in-person or at designated days/times (3 units)

COMM 5314 -- Social Media for Social Good (Kendall)

  • meets face-to-face on Thursdays, 10:30-11:45 a.m. at Palm Desert Campus (3 units)

COMM 5401 -- Crisis Communication (Mazumdar)

  • synchronous online instruction on Wednesdays, 4:00-6:45 p.m. (3 units)

Spring 2023

Required "core" courses

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

  • face-to-face classroom instruction on Mondays, 5:30-7:25 p.m. (2 units) + asynchronous online activities (1 unit)

COMM 6003 -- Qualitative Research Methods in Communication Studies (Muhtaseb)

  • face-to-face classroom instruction on Thursdays, 5:30-7:25 p.m. (2 units) + asynchronous online activities (1 unit)

6000-level seminars (graduate students only)

COMM 6091 -- Special Topics in Public Relations: Public and Political Communication (Mazumdar)

  • synchronous online instruction on Wednesdays, 5:30-8:15 p.m. (3 units)

5000-level seminars (undergraduate & graduate students)

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

  • hybrid instruction; meets face-to-face on Tuesdays, 1-2:15 p.m. + asynchronous online instruction (3 units)

COMM 5311 -- Fundamentals of Social Media Management (Nerren)

  • asynchronous online instruction; does not meet in-person or at designated days/times (3 units)

COMM 5319 -- Advanced Topics in Media Studies: The Inland Empire News Ecosystem (Corrigan)

  • face-to-face classroom instruction on Tuesdays, 5:30-8:15 p.m. (3 units)

COMM 5401 -- Crisis Communication (Muhtaseb)

  • synchronous online instruction on Tuesdays, 5:30-8:15 p.m. (3 units)

Fall 2023

Required "core" courses

COMM 6000 -- Introduction to Graduate Study (Instructor TBD)

COMM 6001 -- Theoretical Perspectives in Communication Studies (Instructor TBD)

6000-level seminars (graduate students only)

COMM 6011 -- Political Economy of Communication (Corrigan)

COMM 6092 -- Special Topics in Interpersonal Communication (Topic & Instructor TBD)

5000-level seminars (undergraduate & graduate students)

Courses TBD.

Spring 2023

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 6011 -- Special Topics in Media Studies: Immersive Media (Popescu)

COMM 6092 -- Special Topics in Applied Communication: Applied Communication Research (Instructor TBD)

5000-level seminars (undergraduate & graduate students)

Courses TBD.