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Communication

Communication Core Courses

  • C211 Introduction to Mass Communication (3)
  • C371 Interpersonal Communication (3)
  • C472 Rhetorical Criticism (3)
  • Any communication elective writing course (3)
  • Either of the following:
    • C382 Persuasion (3)
    • C481 Argumentation and Debate (3)

Total core courses: 15

General Emphasis in Communication

Communication core courses: 15
Elective Communication courses: 24
Total Communication Units Required for General Emphasis: 39

Cinema and Digital Arts Emphasis Courses

Communication Core Courses:  15

Units from the following totaling:  24

  • C132 Podcast Studio (3)
  • C191 Pocket Studio (3)
  • C202 Film History (3)
  • C231 Digital Video Editing I (3)
  • C232 Digital Video Editing II (3)
  • C291 Video Journalism (3)
  • C311 Video Production I (3)
  • C312 Video Production II (3)
  • C321 Screenwriting I (3)
  • C328 Screenwriting II (3)
  • C372 Science Fiction Writing (3)
  • C373 Graphic Design I (3)
  • C394 Introduction to Computer Visual Effects (3)
  • C401 Directing (3)
  • C402 Film Production (3)
  • C404 Graphic Design II (3)
  • C430 Honors Internship (1-6)
  • C436 Christianity and Film (3)
  • C480 Digital Photography (3)

Also acceptable:

  • E299 Studies in Classic Film (3) (as a substitute for C202 Film History ONLY)

 Total Communication Units Required for Cinema and Digital Arts Emphasis: 39

Creative Writing and Publishing Emphasis Courses

Communication Core Courses:  15

Units from the following totaling 24:

  • C121 Fundamentals of Digital Media (3)
  • C132 Podcast Studio (3)
  • C234 Travel Writing (Directed Study only) (3)
  • C254 Journal and Autobiographical Writing (3)
  • C321 Screenwriting I (3)
  • C344 Article Writing (3)
  • C351 Creative Writing (3)
  • C352 Editing I, Principles of Copyediting (3)
  • C362 Writing Essays, Editorials and Columns (3)
  • C368 Fundamentals of Advertising Copywriting (3)
  • C372 Science Fiction Writing (3)
  • C373 Graphic Design I (3)
  • C404 Graphic Design II (3)
  • C430 Honors Internship (1-6)
  • C441 Poetry Writing (3)
  • C444 Advanced Article Writing (3)
  • C459 Novel Writing (Directed Study only) (1-3)
  • C471 Writing for Publication (3)
  • C480 Digital Photography (3)

Also acceptable (maximum of 3 units applicable to the General emphasis):

  • E322 Children's Literature (3)
  • E333 Drama as Literature (3)
  • E334 The Short Story (3)
  • E336 Poetry and Poetics (3)

 Total Communication Units Required for Creative Writing and Publishing Emphasis: 39

Journalism Emphasis Courses

Communication Core Courses:  15

Units from the following totaling 24

  • C132 Podcast Studio (3)
  • C138 Photo Journalism (3)
  • C234 Travel Writing (Directed Study only) (3)
  • C291 Video Journalism (3)
  • C344 Article Writing (3)
  • C352 Editing I, Principles of Copyediting (3)
  • C362 Writing Essays, Editorials and Columns (3)
  • C373 Graphic Design I (3)
  • C404 Graphic Design II (3)
  • C430 Honors Internship (1-6)
  • C432 Sports Journalism (3)
  • C444 Advanced Article Writing (3)

 Total Communication Units Required for Journalism Emphasis: 39

Speech Communication Emphasis Courses

Communication Core Courses:  15

Units from the following totaling 24:

  • C284 Group Dynamics (3)
  • C336 Political Communication (3)
  • C381 Beginning Public Relations (3)
  • C382 Persuasion (3)
  • C383 Family Communication (3)
  • C384 Nonverbal Communication (3)
  • C388 Communication and Social Movements (3)
  • C391 Intercultural Communication (3)
  • C392 Advanced Public Relations (3)
  • C430 Honors Internship (1-6)
  • C478 Classical to Contemporary Rhetorical Theory (3)
  • C481 Argumentation and Debate (3)
  • C484 Organizational Communication (3)
  • C488 Rhetoric of Religion (3)
  • C498 Communication Theories (3)

Also acceptable (maximum of 3 units applicable to the General emphasis):

  • MKT350 Marketing Fundamentals (3)
  • MGT310 Management Theory (3)
  • MGT330 Business Communications (3)
  • MGT351 Human Resource Management (3)
  • MIS320 IS Applications (3)
  • E315 Neoclassicism (3)
  • E436 Contemporary Critical Theory (3)
  • E453 Psychoanalytic Criticism (3)
  • E499g Feminism Criticism and Gender Theory (3)

 Total Communication Units Required for Speech Communication Emphasis: 39


Minor in Communication

Available for students who are completing a major in another department at The Master's College. The minor in Communication includes the three required courses listed below, plus three electives chosen from the Communication department course offerings:

  • C211 Introduction to Mass Communication (3)
  • C371 Interpersonal Communication (3)
  • Any Communication elective writing course (3)
  • Electives in Communication (9)

Total Units Required for Minor: 18