Learning Outcomes: Communications and Media, PhD
Learning Outcomes for the Doctor of Philosophy in Communications and Media
- Knowledge of both important historical themes and current trends in Media and Communication scholarship.
- Expertise in at least one research methodology, and general familiarity with both quantitative and qualitative methods, since both methods have informed research traditions in Media & Communication Studies.Expertise in these two methods is one facet of our doctoral program’s emphasis on interdisciplinary perspectives theory and research practices. Students in our program are encouraged to design a program of study across departments, within and beyond the College of Media.
- Teaching proficiency, as demonstrated by serving as the Instructor of Record (IOR) for at least one course as a graduate student.
- Understanding of the various professional nuances of academia, including the job-search process, promotion and tenure, institutional differences (e.g. Carnegie classifications), research/teaching/service expectations, etc.
- Presence in a community of scholars through organizational membership, conference participation, etc.