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The University of Wyoming COJO Graduate Program is the next rung in your ladder for academic success in Communication.
In human communication, students study many different areas, such as cross-cultural communication, interpersonal communication, small group communication, rhetoric (from ancient to 21st century to visual communication), apprehension, law, health communication, and more.
The graduate curriculum addresses six major areas of inquiry in human communication: (1) the structure and function of contemporary epistemological, ontological, theoretical, and methodological paradigms in the communication discipline; (2) theories of language and nonverbal symbolic interactions; (3) communication processes in small group and organizational settings; (4) communication as an agent of stability and change in diverse social systems; (5) the role assumed by communication processes in the formation, development, and coordination of intimate human relationships; and (6) the nature and function of argumentative discourse in democratic societies.
In mass media communication, students study traditional media (print journalism), advertising, public relations, television, radio, visual communication (with a media focus), blogging, and other areas of "new media." The program will also begin a broadcast emphasis at the graduate levels-this will allow for traditional broadcast media as well as areas such as computer media (web videos, movie shorts, etc.). This new emphasis is scheduled to begin in fall 2009.
The master's program in mass media addresses media issues and problems from a theoretical perspective. The program is designed to be flexible so that students can examine questions that relate to their specific interests in the media. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, print media, broadcasting, advertising, and public relations.