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Required Courses

Students in either of the MSc degree programs must take these 2 required courses at any time after successful completion of the 3 foundation courses.

Students in the Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication program are not required to take these 2 required courses. However, if you complete the certificate and are admitted into the degree program, you have to take them.

Students in an Advanced Graduate Certificate program may take 1 or both of these classes as an elective.

Visit the Schedule of Classes to find out who is teaching each class in the current semester, then visit the Faculty and Staff Directory and click on the instructors' names for syllabi and assigned textbooks.


IDC 6004 Research Methods

3 credit hours

Prerequisite or Co-Requisites: Foundation courses

Introduction to how to make practical use of research to inform information design and communication decisions. Students learn to create and to be critical consumers of research reports by getting hands-on exposure to quantitative and qualitative methods, including interviewing, survey design, and analysis.


IDC 6110 Communications Project Management

3 credit hours

Prerequisites or Co-Requisites: Foundation courses

Reviews the roles and responsibilities of project managers through the project lifecycle. Topics include communication management, risk management, scope management, resource management, and project quality. Assignments provide experience with industry-accepted software, tools, and approaches.


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