Academic Catalog 2014.2015 - page 75

Communication
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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
Mr. Bob Dickson, Chairperson
The basic elements of Christianity—evangelization
(leading people to saving faith in Jesus Christ) and
edification (discipling believers to maturity)—require
effective communication skills. The Department of
Communication, therefore, seeks to identify and
develop the spiritual gifts of students relating to
communication arts and sciences.
Courses in the Department of Communication
emphasize the theory and practice of speech
communication, print media and electronic media.
Students majoring in Communication lay a foundation
for careers in teaching, law, advertising, professional
writing and broadcasting, missions and church-related
ministries. They also develop a Christian world-view
based on the history, impact and functions of human
communication.
Students desiring a major in Communication may
choose from three available emphases: Speech
Communication, Print Media or Electronic Media.
They must take a minimum of 39 units, 15 of which
are specific required courses.
Electronic Media
Practical courses provide fundamental and advanced
training for students who wish to seek their life work
in this demanding area. Possible careers include
producer, director, multi-media manager, announcer,
news reporter and script writer.
Print Media
This program helps students develop writing skills
and prepares them for a variety of careers, such as
journalist, editor, foreign correspondent, columnist,
author, layout artist and editorial writer.
Speech Communication
Courses in this emphasis develop the student’s ability
to think, write and speak clearly and effectively.
Communication skills at both the interpersonal and
public levels are stressed with the view of developing
critical thinking skills and problem-solving strategies.
This area of concentration helps prepare students for
such careers as speech teacher, manager, sales person,
public relations practitioner, law and customer
service.
Communication
The following 15 units are courses that are
required for the general major and each of the
Communication emphases:
Any print media writing course.......................................... 3
Either of the following.............................................................. 3
Total units required for core courses......................................... 15
General Emphasis in Communication
Communication core courses........................................... 15
Elective Communication courses..................................... 24
Total units required for major.................................................. 39
Electronic Media Emphasis Courses
Communication Core Courses......................................... 15
Units from the following totaling.............................................. 24
COMMUNICATION CORE COURSES
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