The skills and practices of Center on Communication Leadership & Policy continue to educate students on a graduate level. These are a few of the courses that are offered by the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, and are taught by fellows and staff of CCLP, in the Fall 2017:



Journalism 505: The Practice: Journalism’s Evolution at a Profession

Taught by Director Geoffrey Cowan, Journalism 505 analyzes the history, ethics and evolution of journalism. Students will be introduced to key innovations and innovators in journalism history as well as multimedia platforms. The class will meet from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Friday.

Journalism 510: Special Assignment Reporting

Faculty Fellows Mary Murphy, Sasha Anawalt, and Michael Parks are among the five professors of Journalism 510, which focuses on beat reporting with a deep dive into research, source development, and writing/reporting skills. The class will study current trends, history, major actors and key issues. The class will meet from 10:00 AM to 11:50 AM every Friday.

Journalism 592: Arts Journalism: Storytelling and Production

Taught by Faculty Fellow Sasha Anawalt, Journalism 592 will teach reporting and writing on the arts, strategies for arts journalism in the digital era, and involve a survey of essays and reviews by great critics. The class will meet from 3:00 PM to 5:40 PM every Wednesday afternoon.


Communications 522: Kenneth Burke’s Dramatistic Theory

Taught by Faculty Fellow Thomas Hollihan, Communications 522 studies the contributions of Kenneth Burke, one of the most significant figures in the development of contemporary rhetorical theory and criticism. The class will meet from 4:00 PM to 6:50 PM every Monday night.

Communications 552: Qualitative Research Methods in Communication

Taught by Faculty Fellow Patricia Riley, Communications 552 develops students’ expertise in qualitative methods, including participant-observation, ethnography, discourse analysis and historiography in communication research. The class will meet from 9:30 AM to 12:20 PM every Wednesday morning.

Communication 636: Interpretive and Cultural Approaches in Organizational Communication

Taught by Faculty Fellow Patricia Riley, Communications 636 explores interpretive, critical and cultural research in organizational communication, with an emphasis on narrative approaches to ethnographic studies, critical essays, and quantitative intercultural research in organizational communication. The class will meet from 2:00 PM to 4:50 PM every Thursday afternoon.

Business Communication

Business Communication 599: Management Communication: Image and Reputation

Taught by Faculty Fellow Gerald Giaquinta, BuCo 599 explores current developments in the field of business communication. Topics vary from semester to semester. Online registration open only to graduate business and accounting students.The class will meet from 3:30 PM to 6:20 PM every Wednesday afternoon.