The Harrington School of Communication and Media has three graduate programs with interdisciplinary expertise in digital and media literacy, communicating science, and engaged communication and action. This year we are developing a process of advancing interdisciplinary collaboration in the graduate programs of the school. Stay tuned to follow our progress!
PhD in English, Writing and Rhetoric Specialization
We have one of the only departments of Writing and Rhetoric in New England with a research-active faculty with expertise in the teaching of writing and composition.
Graduate Director: Michael Pennell, Email: email@example.com
M.A. in Communication Studies
This program offers students the opportunity for advanced study in communication, preparing them for a PhD program or for a professional career.
Graduate Director: Rachel DiCioccio, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
M.L.I.S. in Library and Information Studies
This ALA-certified program offers professional specialization in librarianship with the opportunity to gain a certificate in information literacy.
Interim Director: Renee Hobbs, Email: email@example.com
Graduate Courses, Summer 2013
Students in the graduate programs of the Harrington School of Communication and Media are encouraged to explore interdisciplinary options open to them. Please click the link below for a full list and schedule of the graduate courses offered in Summer 2013:
For information about tuition and fees for these RI-based graduate courses, see the Enrollment Services site at http://www.uri.edu/es/acadinfo/acadyear/tuition.html. The regional rate is given to matriculated students from Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
Special Programs Courses
The following sections are offered through the Special Programs Office of URI’s College of Continuing Education, and are hosted by sister universities in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The flat fee for 2012-2013 is $665 per credit hour, or $1995 per 3-credit course - comparable to the in-state rate for a Rhode Island-based course, with fees added. Since this is a fee, not tuition, it is added to any tuition paid for other courses. (For a more complete explanation, students are referred to the GSLIS Student Guide at http://sakai.uri.edu.)
LSC 557 Research & Evaluation in Library Services - Mandel
Past Semester Courses
The Media Education Lab
The Media Education Lab, founded by Renee Hobbs, is a research center whose mission is to improve the practice of media literacy education through scholarship and community service. Through the Media Education Lab, graduate students have an opportunity to perform research in their field and collaborate with the director of the school, faculty, staff, and community members.
Symposium on the Historical Roots of Media Literacy
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