Ph.D. program in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (CRDM)
The interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (CRDM) is offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences with the cooperation of the Department of Communication and the Department of English. Built on the premise that new developments in communication media and information technologies require a dramatic shift in instruction and research, the program integrates the study of oral, written, and visual modes of communication to focus on the human dimensions of information and communication technologies.
Students can create programs of study in areas such as computer-mediated communication, visual rhetoric, digital culture, electronic communication across the curriculum, media and technology policy, textual mediation, digital literacy, and online information design. Graduates will help meet the increasing national demand for faculty with technology specializations to teach and lead programs in areas such as writing and speaking across the curriculum, organizational and interpersonal communication, composition studies, technical communication, rhetorical studies, and media studies. Industry and government also need professionals to conduct research, manage development, and analyze policy in the uses and applications of new communication technologies.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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