Graduate Coursework: Communication & Creative Arts

The graduate-level courses listed in this section of the CGCE website are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the CGCE section tally.

Click on one of the following programs to view its coursework:

Master's Degrees
Certificates of Graduate Study (COGS)
Post-Baccalaureate Certifications

M.A. in Public Relations

Required Courses: 21 Semester Hours (s.h.)

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
MAPR 01551 Public Relations Overview 3
MAPR 01547 Techniques in Communication 3
MAPR 01550 Introduction to Communication Research 3
MAPR 01553 Case Studies 1
MAPR 01544 Public Relations Planning 2
MAPR 01561 Advanced Techniques in Communication 3
MAPR 01620 Seminar in Public Relations (2 semesters) 6

Elective Courses: 12 Semester Hours (s.h.)
Approved Modules and Electives (Depending on Specialization)

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M.A. in Writing

Required Courses: 12 Semester Hours (s.h.)

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
MAWR 01554 Core I: Theories and Techniques for Writers 3
MAWR 01559 Core II: Research Methods for Writers 3
MAWR 01561 Seminar I 3
MAWR 01571 Seminar II 3

Elective Courses: 18 Semester Hours (s.h.)
Four MAWR courses in the specialized area:

  • Composition Studies, Creative Writing/Journalism or New Media (12 s.h.)
  • Two elective courses at the graduate level (6 s.h.)

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Creative Writing

Required Course: 9 Semester Hours (s.h.)

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
MAWR 02505 Poetry Workshop 3
MAWR 02515 Creative Nonfiction Workshop 3
MAWR 02520 Writing the Novel 3
MAWR 02521 Writing the Nonfiction Book 3
MAWR 02522 Nonfiction Workshop 3
MAWR 02523 Writing the Memoir 3

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Editing & Publishing for Writing

Required Course: 9 Semester Hours (s.h.)

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
MAWR 01622 Publishing for Creative Writers 3
MAWR 01623 Writing Stories for Children and Young Adults 3
MAWR 01566 Editing the Literary Journal 3
MAWR 01557 Writing the Freelance Features 3
MAWR 02521 Writing the Nonfiction Book 3

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IMC & New Media Certificate of Graduate Study

Required Course: 3 Semester Hours (s.h.)

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
MAPR 01565 IMC and New Media 3

Elective Courses: 6 Semester Hours (s.h.)
Choose two (2) from the following options.

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
MAWR 01555 Writing for Electronic Communities 3
MAPR 06515 Online Public Relations 3
MAWR 01564 Information Architecture 3
MAPR 01563 Research, Messaging and Audience Analysis 3
MAPR 01550 Intro to Communication Research 3

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Radio, Television and Film Certificate of Graduate Study

Required Courses: 12 Semester Hours (s.h.)

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
RTF 10523 Graduate Screenwriting 3
RTF 10520 Graduate Audio Production 3
RTF 10522 Graduate Film Production 3
RTF 10521 Graduate Documentary Production 3

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School Public Relations Certificate of Graduate Study

Required Course: 6 Semester Hours (s.h.)

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
MAPR 98503 School Public Relations 3
MAPR 01547 Techniques of Communication 3

Elective Courses: 3 Semester Hours (s.h.)
Choose three (3) credits from any combination of the following existing communication modules:

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
MAPR 01553 Graduate Case Studies in PR 1
MAPR 01544 Public Relations Planning 2
MAPR 01533 Crisis Public Relations 1
MAPR 01534 Small Group Communication 1
MAPR 01535 Interpersonal Communication 1
MAPR 01537 Contemporary PR Challenges 1
MAPR 01538 Legislative Liaison for PR Practitioners 1
MAPR 01555 Persuasive and Feature Writing 1
MAPR 01557 Using Electronic Media in Public Relations 2
MAPR 01554 Planning and Conducting Special Events 1
MAPR 01524 Fundraising and Development 2
MAPR 01528 Global PR 1
MAPR 01558 Integrated Marketing Communication 1
MAPR 01530 Internal Communication in Organizations 1
MAPR 01550 Intro to Communication Research 3

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Writing: Composition & Rhetoric Certificate of Graduate Study

Required Courses: 9 Semester Hours (s.h.)

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
MAWR 01549 Issues in Composition Studies 3
MAWR 01556 Assessment of Writing 3
MAWR 01555 Writing for Electronic Communities 3

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Writing & New Media

Required Course: 12 Semester Hours (s.h.)

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
MAWR 01620 Internet and Writing Studies 3
MAWR 01564 Information Architecture 3
MAWR 01555 Writing for Electronic Communities 3
MAWR 01621 Visual Rhetoric and Multimodal Composition 3

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Subject Matter Art Post-Baccalaureate

Required Course: 51 Semester Hours (s.h.)

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
EDUC 01270 Teaching in Learning Communities I 3
PHED 35103 Health & Wellness or Biology w/lab 3
FNDS 21150 History of American Education 3
FNDS 21230 Characteristics of Knowledge Acquisition 3
EDUC 01282 Teaching in Learning Communities II Art 3
SMED 33420 Educational Technology 1
READ 30319 Teaching Reading/Writing in the Content Area 3
SPED 08130 Human Exceptionality 3
SMED 31350 Elem Art Methods: TCHG/LRNG A: Art 3
SECD 03330 Practicum TCHG/LRNG A: Art 1
PSY 09209 Child Development 3
ART 09200 Theory & Analysis of Art Education 3
SMED 31360 Secondary Art Methods: TCHG/LRNG B: Art 3
SECD 03332 Practicum B TCHG/LRNG B: Art 1
PSY 09210 Adolescent Development 3
SMED 31450 Clinical Practice in Art Education 10
SMED 31451 Clinical Practice Seminar for Art Education 1
SECD 03350 Teaching Students of Linguistic & Cultural Diversity 1

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