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Program Requirements for an M.S. in IARC

Required Courses

18 hours:

  • COM 525 User Experience Research and Evaluation
  • COM 528 Document Design
  • COM 530 Standards-Based Web Design
  • COM 541 Information Structure and Retrieval
  • COM 542 Knowledge Management
  • COM 543 Publication Management

Required project/thesis

3-6 hours (COM 594 or COM 591)

Electives

9-12 hours

  • COM 428 Verbal and Visual Communication
  • COM 430 Introduction to Web Design and Management
  • COM 431 Intermediate Web Design and Management
  • COM 432 Advanced Web Design and Management
  • COM 435 Intercultural Communication
  • COM 501 Introduction to Linguistics
  • COM 506 World Englishes
  • COM 508 Structure of Modern English
  • COM 509 History of the English Language
  • COM 515 Discourse Analysis
  • COM 532 Rhetoric of Technology
  • COM 535 Instructional Design
  • COM 536 Proposal and Grant Writing
  • COM 538 Entrepreneurship in Technical Communication
  • COM 545 Writing for Academic Publication
  • COM 553 Globalization and Localization
  • COM 561 Teaching Technical Communication
  • COM 571 Persuasion
  • COM 577 Communication Law and Ethics
  • COM 580 Topics in Communication
  • COM 585 Internship
  • COM 601 Research Methods and Resources

Other courses as approved by the student's advisor and one of the co-directors of graduate studies. No more than 9 hours of 400-level courses may be counted toward the degree.