The Department offers a Communication Studies program at Southern Illinois University. Doctoral graduate students elect to focus on one or more of the following areas of study: Gender, Sexuality, and Relational Communication; Intercultural Communication and Pedagogy; Performance Studies; and Rhetoric and Society. Courses also are available in critical/cultural studies, organizational communication, public address, and public relations.
We’re a very active department—faculty and graduate students give an average of more than 175 presentations each year at professional conferences. Our department sponsors a professional seminar series, teacher training workshops, and extensive production opportunities in our performance laboratory, the Marion Kleinau Theatre. The Department cooperates closely with the department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at SIU, which offers an 18-hour graduate program certificate. In addition, we have an active mentoring program for first-year graduate teaching assistants and many other formal and informal projects and programs. Read what our current graduate students have to say about our program.
- Communication Theories and Models
- Rhetorical Criticism
- Environmental Rhetoric
- Visual Rhetoric
- Gender, Sexuality and Communication
- Black Feminist Thought as Theory and Praxis
- Public Address
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Communication Studies Gender & Sexuality Studies View 116 other Masters in Gender & Sexuality Studies in United States
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- 2.7 (on a grading scale with 4.0=A; approximately a "B-" average) on the last two years of Bachelor's coursework
- 3.0 on all previous graduate work (approximately a "B" average)
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