CCT Academic Workshops

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CCT is happy to present our Fall Academic Workshops.

If you’re considering writing a CCT master’s thesis, applying to PhD programs, and/or applying to academic conferences then you should attend our CCT Academic Workshops. 

An Overview of the PhD in Communication Program at American University

Led by Dr. Kathryn Montgomery, Professor and Director of the School of Communication at American University
Thursday, October 31, 10:00 – 11:30 AM

CCT welcomes Dr. Kathryn Montgomery from American University to come and talk to CCT about the new School of Communication at American. Professor Kathryn Montgomery, Director of PhD program from American University will be introducing our CCT community to their new PhD program in communication. She will also present her research and policy work. If you are interested in applying for PhD programs in communication or research and policy work, please come and join us! Click here for more event details.

ICPSR: The Story of How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Math

Presented by current CCT second-year student, Samanta Fried
Thursday, October 10, 10:00-11:00am, CCT Studio

Hear the tale of one girl’s quest to understand quantitative methods in interdisciplinary research–and the conceptual and mathematical intertwining of these methods. CCT Student Samantha Fried will make a brief presentation on her experiences this past summer at the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)–a month-long, University of Michigan-based applied statistics program–and the amazing things she learned there. She’ll also teach you a little math–FUN math, she promises. Homemade cookies are very, very likely. All CCTers (students and faculty) are welcome to join! Click here for more details.

How to Apply for PhD Programs and Academic Conferences

Co-led by Profs. Jeanine Turner and Kimberly Meltzer
Thursday, September 26, 10:00am-11:30am

This workshop is for students interested in applying to PhD programs or academic conferences (or both!). Profs. Turner and Meltzer, along with other CCT faculty, will share insights on applying to PhD programs, including how to engage with and valuate PhD programs and potential advisors–and how to “package” an interdisciplinary master’s program. They will also share insights on finding, applying to, presenting at, and networking at academic conferences. Students applications for CCT conference travel grants are due October 1st. Further reading: Conferences and Calls for Papers (CCT Student Manual). Click here for event details.

We’ve Been MOOCed! – Mounting “Globalization’s Winners and Losers: Challenges for Developed and Developing Countries”

Co-led by Prof. Yianna Vovides and Rosie O’Neil
Thursday, September 19, 10:00-11:30am

This session outlines the collaborative efforts of the team mounting the first Georgetown MOOC that will educate over 20,000 students in over 150 countries. From proposal to launch join us as we share the journey of this education experiment. Never compromising on quality and focused on a learner centered experience we have caffeinated and laughed our way through an intense summer of production. We will share perspectives on lessons learned and reflect on the ongoing efforts to create best practices for producing massive online open courses on the hilltop. Launching on October 1st we still have much to do and learn. Click here for event details.

How to Conceive, Propose, and Write a Thesis

Led by Prof. Matthew Tinkcom
Thursday, September 12, 10:00-11:30am

This workshop is for students aiming to conceive, propose, and write a master’s thesis in partial fulfillment of CCT degree requirements. Prof. Tinkcom and other CCT faculty will guide you through steps of focusing your topic and research question, finding and working with an advisor, developing your thesis proposal, enrolling in the Thesis Colloquium course, benchmarks for completing and presenting your thesis, and considerations for interdisciplinary research. Students’ proposals for thesis-writing in Spring 2014 are due October 21st. Further reading: What is a Thesis and Why Write One? (CCT Student Manual). Click here for the event details.