Dept of Communication Staff will be on on site intermittently through Jan 28

The best way to contact dept staff is via email. For Main Office / Administration, contact For Student Advising Services, contact For IT support, please contact

M.A./Ph.D Courses

Please read the Department’s statement on internet resource requirements for access to courses.

The full catalog, Time Schedule information, and descriptions for courses can be reviewed on the Course Catalog page.

Graduate courses for autumn quarter 2021

Course numberTitleFaculty
COM 540Rhetoric of ScienceLeah Ceccarelli
COM 594Research FundingMako Hill
COM 596Communication PedagogyKirsten Foot
COM 572Asian Am Cultural StudiesLeiLani Nishime
COM 597BGlobal Social MediaKaty Pearce
COM 579Family CommunicationKristina Scharp

Graduate courses for winter quarter 2022

Course numberTitleFaculty
COM 539Theories of Technology and SocietyAdrienne Russell
COM 594Career ChoicesMako Hill
COM 596Communication PedagogyKirsten Foot
COM 597Rhetorical Field MethodsAmanda Friz
COM 597Mixed Methods ResearchYuan Hsiao

Graduate courses for spring quarter 2022

Course numberTitleFaculty
COM 528Designing Internet ResearchMako Hill
COM 594Writing for PublicationMako Hill
COM 594Advanced Communication Pedagogy: Developing a Teaching PortfolioKirsten Foot
COM 525Community-Based Research MethodsCarmen Gonzalez

Registering for COM 590, 591, 592, or 593

Permission to register for COM 590, 591, 592, or 593 credits is requested via the COM 590-593 Permission Form, and requires the submission of a Learning Contract signed by the student, their advisor, and the faculty member supervising the student’s research by the end of the first week of the quarter. The COM 590-593 Permission Form and Learning Contract templates are available on the Docs for M.A./Ph.D Students shared drive.