[eDebate] Graduate Assistantships at Liberty in Mater of Arts Program

O'Donnell, Brett M. bodonnel
Mon Nov 27 14:30:03 CST 2006


The Department of Communication Studies at Liberty University is now
offering an MA in Communication Studies.  The program is

in its fourth year.  Graduate Assistantships to work with the Liberty
University Debate Team are available.  Information on the program is
below.

For application information see the following website:
http://www.liberty.edu/Academics/Graduate/index.cfm?PID=6048

Please inform me if you are applying to the program.  You may also
address any questions you have to me.

 

Master of Arts in Communication Studies

Liberty University

 




Statement of Nature and Purpose 

 

The Master of Arts in Communication Studies is a 36- hour graduate level
degree that invites students to study and practice context-specific
communication competencies, communication theory, and research that will
enhance their individual communication abilities for participation in
leadership roles in media, ministry, business and education.  The goal
is to develop communication knowledge and expertise within the Christian
worldview essential for functioning in a variety of communication
contexts. Students will study both the interpretive and scientific
approaches in the field and receive training in qualitative and
quantitative research methods.

 

Program Requirements (36 hours)

Area 1:    Contextual Communication Studies 

                    (12 hours)

Area 2:    Communication Strategies (12 hours)

Area 3:    Research (6 hours)

Area 4:    Electives (6 hours)

 

Projected Number of Resident Students

1st year enrollment 15 -25 students

2nd year enrollment - total of 30 - 45 students

 

Primary Target Audience

The graduate program will target students who hold the B.S. degree in
communications or related discipline who desire to complete a master's
level program in Communication Studies.  

 

Delivery 

The M.A. in Communication Studies will be offered as a residential
on-campus program upon initiation and will consider on-line course
offerings as the program grows in the future. 

 

Master of Arts in Communication Concentrations

I.    Public Address

II.   Organizational and Interpersonal Communication 

           Studies

III.  Media and Communication Studies

IV.  Religious Communication Studies

        

Master of Arts in Communication Courses  

COMS 510     3      Ancient Rhetorical Theory

COMS 512     3      British Public Address

COMS 514     3      American Public Address

COMS 520     3      Communication Theory

COMS 522     3      Interpersonal Communication

                                Theory and Practice

COMS 524     3      Small Group Communication

                                Theory and Practice

COMS 530     3      Mass Media Theory

COMS 532     3      Approaches to Media Tech

COMS 540     3      Communication in Christian

                                Ministry 

COMS 542     3      Great Preachers and Preaching 

 

 

Master of Arts In Communication Courses (con't)

COMS 550     3      Communication Education Theory

COMS 552     3      Leadership Communication

COMS 554     3      Argument and Persuasion

COMS 556     3      Audience Analysis and

                                Measurement

COMS 558     3      Listening and Nonverbal

                                Communication

COMS 560     3      Communication and Conflict

COMS 562     3      Web-based Communication

COMS 612     3      Criticism of Public Address

COMS 614     3      Interpretation of Rhetorical Texts

COMS 622     3      Organizational Communication 

                                Theory and Practice

COMS 624     3      Intercultural Communication

COMS 632     3      Politics and Media

COMS 634     3      Religion and Media

COMS 638     3      Media Management

COMS 642     3      Faith, Reason, and 

                                Communication

COMS 644     3      Communication of Revival and

                                Reform 

COMS 652     3      Organizational Communication

                                Consulting

COMS 654     3      Communication and Change

COMS 656     3      Media Strategies

COMS 680     3      Communication Research

                                Methods

COMS 690     3      Thesis 

COMS 691     3      Project

COMS 697     3      Special Topics

 

Administration

Dr. William Gribbin, B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D.

Dean, School of Communications

Dr. Cecil V. Kramer, B.S., M.A., M.Div., D.Min.

Professor of Communication Studies

 

Graduate Faculty 

Dr. David Allison B.A., M.A., M.Div., Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Communication Studies

Dr. Lynnda S. Beavers, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication Studies

Dr. Gina Barker, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Dr. Terri Lynn Cornwell, B.A., M.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication Studies

Dr. Darlene Graves, B.A., M.A., Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Communication Studies

Dr. Michael Graves, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Professor of Communication Studies

Dr. Faith Mullen, A.D., B.A., M.A., Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Dr. William Mullen, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Dr. Harry Sova, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Professor of Communication Studies

Dr. Steven Troxel, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Professor of Communication Studies

Dr. Carl D. Windsor, Dip., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Professor of Communication Studies

 

 

 

Brett M. O'Donnell

Director of Debate

Liberty University

1971 University Blvd.

Lynchburg, VA 24502

434-582-2080

 

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