COGR 200B - Introduction to Study of Communication: Communication and Culture (4)
Instructor: Fernando Dominguez Rubio 

Description: This course focuses on questions of interpretation and meaning. This course will examine how people use texts to interpret the world and coordinate their activities in social groups. Students will study both theories of interpretation in the conventional sense and theories about the act of interpreting. Prerequisites: graduate standing or consent of instructor.

COGR 210D - Historical Methods for Communication Research (4)
Instructor: David Serlin 

Description: Different approaches to conducting historical research in communication. Such approaches may include the social history of communication technology; structuralist and poststructuralist accounts of language, media, and collective memory; and new historicist treatments of cultural history. Sources, documentation, and the nature of argument from historical evidence are emphasized. Prerequisites: graduate standing or consent of instructor.

COGR 225B - Seminar in Science Studies (4)
Instructor: Claire Ellen Edington

Description: Study and discussion of a selected topic in the science studies field with an emphasis on the development of research and writing skills. The topic varies from year to year. Prerequisites:enrollment in the Science Studies Program or consent of instructor.

COGR 225C - Colloquium in Science Studies (4)
Instructor: Catherina M. Gere

Description: A forum for the presentation and discussion of research in progress in science studies by graduate students, faculty, and visitors. Students must attend the colloquium series for their entire first and second years. They receive course credit in one quarter each year. Prerequisites: enrollment in the Science Studies Program.

COGR 275 - Topics in Communication (4)
Instructor: Zeinabu I. Davis

Description: Specialized study in communication, with topics to be determined by the instructor for any given quarter.

COGR 284 - Time (4)
Instructor: Stefan A. Tanaka

Description: This seminar will introduce key issues and readings in our understanding of time. Time is historical, not natural. We will examine ways that modern time structures and orders human interaction. Prerequisites: graduate standing or consent of instructor.

COGR 285 - Ethnography Practicium (4) 
Instructor: Christopher O. Sims 

COGR 296 - Communication Research as an Interdisciplinary Activity (4)
Instructor: Shawna F. Kidman

Description: A course that introduces students to the interdisciplinary nature of the field of communication research as represented by the work of faculty in the Department of Communication. Through faculty research, students are presented with concrete examples of communication research theory and practice that can provide them with insights for conducting their own research projects. Prerequisites: graduate standing or consent of instructor.