At the beginning of the program, students typically take survey courses to learn
about different areas of communication (such as Political Communication or Media
Industries). As students become interested in specific issues, they choose courses
that allow them to focus their efforts accordingly and conduct original research.
By the end of the second year, each student will have completed at least one research
project independently and will have formed a preliminary dissertation goal. This
is our Qualification Evaluation.
By the end of the fourth year the student will have finished coursework and will
be on a trajectory to research and write the dissertation by having passed the
Comprehensive Examination and successfully defended a dissertation
Approximately 15 graduate courses are offered by the Annenberg School each term.
Sample Annenberg course offerings for 2010 are listed below.
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