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Technology, Culture, and Social Change

Core Faculty: Nanette Levinson (chair), Derrick Cogburn, Shallini Venturelli

Select three of the below listed three credit courses. Note that the candidate may construct a three credit independent study with the approval of the concentration faculty in place of one of the below courses.

  • SIS-628 Advanced Topics in International Communication: Big Data and Text Mining in International Affairs Research
  • SIS-642 Intercultural Relations
  • SIS-644 Communication and Social and Economic Development
  • SIS-645 International Communication and Cultural Policy
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Contact Kasey Neil Petri, the PhD Program Coordinator, at 202-885-6582 or

We encourage prospective candidates to visit the University to meet faculty members and current PhD students. To arrange a visit, contact Graduate Admissions at 202-885-1646 or