ERIC Number: ED250722
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct-25
Reference Count: 0
Developing a Graduate Program in Applied Communication for an Urban Community.
Dick, Robert C.
The overall structure of the proposed Master of Arts Degree in Applied Communication at Indiana University (Indianapolis) is interdisciplinary, in order to meet the many applied duties and functions of communication specialists, with special attention to be given to organizational communication and telecommunications. Each student will be required to take six semester hours of applied communication theory and research. Eighteen to 24 additional graduate hours are elected in the department of communication and theatre, with 6 to 12 more hours from areas outside the department. Still other areas to be complemented by the program include allied health sciences (for which there will be an upper division course in health communication), engineering and technology (with which some undergraduate telecommunication courses will be cross listed), public and environmental affairs, social work, and education. In addition the program is designed to enhance ongoing professional careers, that is, people already in positions, adult learners. Another advantageous feature is that the graduate program will conform closely to the objectives and general theme of the undergraduate curriculum. Although a concern has been expressed by those who feel that broad, liberal, humanistic training is pushed aside in such a proposal by those who promote practical job-related skills, the proposed program will be rigorous and demanding and will feature the critical thinking dimension that the graduate school says should be inherent in any graduate degree. (HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Applied Communication
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the Indiana Speech Association (West Lafayette, IN, October 25, 1984).