You may be aware that the CMCL faculty voted at the end of the previous academic year (2010-2011) to make several changes to our MA program. Among them was a change to the MA methods requirement. Previously MA students needed to take C505, C506, OR C507 to fulfill their degree requirements; following the change, you needed to take TWO of those classes.
In February 2012 the faculty voted again, at my behest, to repeal the change to the MA methods requirement. It was a close vote, and in the end the faculty decide to overturn its decision from last year. Bottom line, what that means is that you are welcome and encouraged to take additional methods courses as an MA student in Communication and Culture, but you are only required to take one. Please note that this course should "align" with one of the two introductory theory courses you've taken. If, for example, you've taken the intros to RPC (C501) and P&E (C502), then you should take a methods course from either of those two areas (i.e., C505 or C507).
Please do not hesitate to check in with me if you have any questions about this change. I imagine this is welcome news for most of you, but in any case I'm happy to talk through any concerns you may have.