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The M.S. in Technical Communication is a 33-hour professional program that aims to prepare students for a wide variety of careers that involve the relationships between people and technical systems. Such careers include those in web design and development, software and hardware documentation, industrial training and development, medical communication, environmental and agricultural communication, technology transfer, organizational information management, and human-computer interface design. Ideally situated in North Carolina’s Research Triangle, the program includes coursework in effective communication theory and practice, a capstone project and the equivalent of one semester of work in the field.
The CRDM program prepares doctoral students to analyze the social, cultural, rhetorical, philosophical, and political dimensions of information technologies, new communication media, and digital texts and to actively engage digital media through research, criticism, production, and practice. Students work with program faculty from the departments of Communication and English and with affiliated faculty across the university to study oral, written, visual, computational, and multimodal forms of communication and rhetoric and digital media; to examine the transformation of communication in the context of converging digital media and communication networks; and to address the theoretical challenges of innovative, interdisciplinary research.
The graduate certificate in Digital Humanities allows degree or non-degree seeking graduate students to design a 12-hour curriculum of interdisciplinary study at the forefront of digital methods in the humanities. Including digitization of cultural heritage materials, studies in media history and technologies, analysis and critique of digital culture, applied programming for analysis and visualization, project management, interface design and user experience, and/or digital pedagogies, the certificate features abundant contexts and skills-training in which to define next-generation teaching and research. Choosing courses across NC State’s colleges and Triangle institutions, students construct their own intellectual cluster in support of their own research pursuits.