CIS PhD candidates are required to complete three CIS core courses with a grade of B or better. In addition they are required to be enrolled in CIS 720, Interdisciplinary Seminar in CIS, every semester that they are enrolled in the program.
Communication/Information Theories of Society (3 credits)
Communication/Information Technologies (3 credits)
Communication/Information Research Methods (3 credits)
Other Required or Recommended Courses
CIS 720, Interdisciplinary Seminar in CIS (1 credit)
CIS 704, Special Topics in Communication and Information Sciences (variable credit)
Required Research Methods Course
Students are required to take at least one research methods course besides CIS 703. The following is an extensive but not exhaustive list of courses offered in various UH Manoa Departments that can be considered to fulfill the research methods course (besides CIS 703) requirement.
The listed courses range from epistemological topics, to methodological ones, to specific research techniques that CIS students may want to use in their research. You may find further courses in the university catalog.