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The University of Texas at Arlington
Graduate Catalog 2002-2004

Department of Communication

Areas of Study and Degrees


(See Program in Humanities)

Urban Affairs



Karin McCallum

118 Fine Arts, 817-272-2163

Graduate Faculty


Andresen, McCallum

Associate Professor

Ingram, Markham Shaw

Assistant Professors

Christie, S. Collins, Horvit,

Mwakikoti, White, Witt, Zwarun


The graduate course offerings in communication are provided in support of other graduate programs and to meet the express needs of students. No program leading to a graduate degree in communication exists at this time.

The grade of R (research in progress) is a permanent grade; it cannot be changed by completing course requirements in a later semester. To receive credit for an R-graded course, the student must continue to enroll in the course until a passing grade is received.

An incomplete grade (the grade of X) cannot be given in a course that is graded R, nor can the grade of R be given in a course that is graded X. To receive credit for a course in which the student earned an X, the student must complete the course requirements. A grade of X cannot be changed by enrolling again in the course in which an X was earned. At the discretion of the instructor, a final grade can be assigned through a change of grade form.

Three-hour thesis courses and three- and six-hour dissertation courses are graded R/F/W only (except social work thesis courses). The grade of P (required for degree completion for students enrolled in thesis or dissertation programs) can be earned only in six- or nine-hour thesis courses and nine-hour dissertation courses. In the course listings below, R-graded courses are designated either "Graded P/F/R" or "Graded R." Occasionally, the valid grades for a course change. Students should consult the appropriate Graduate Advisor or instructor for valid grade information for particular courses. (See also the sections titled "R" Grade, Credit for Research, Internship, Thesis or Dissertation Courses and Incomplete Grade in this catalog.)

Speech (SPCH)

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5310. PERSUASION (3-0). A comparison of traditional with contemporary behavioral science theories of persuasive discourse and their supporting research.

5320. AMERICAN PUBLIC ADDRESS (3-0). Examination of significant public discourse throughout American history considering its intellectual merit and cultural influence on American life and character.

5330. FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION (3-0). Reading and analysis of legal, philosophical, and rhetorical works concerned with the First Amendment, especially as applied to communication in the 20th Century.

Journalism (JOUR)

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5341. MEDIA ANALYSIS OF URBAN INDICATORS (3-0). Analysis of media information systems for reporting social, economic, demographic, political trends in urban environment; precision reporting through use of statistical indicators, survey methodology.


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