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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

worldview 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, salesperson,

public relations practitioner, lawyer and customer

service representative.

Communication

The following 15 units are courses that are

required for the general major and each of the

Communication emphases:

C211 Introduction to Mass Communication............. 3 C371 Interpersonal Communication........................... 3 C472 Rhetorical Criticism............................................. 3

Any print media writing course.......................................... 3

One of the following.................................................................. 3

C382 Persuasion (3) C481 Argumentation & Debate (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

C130a Beginning Production Principles (2) C130b Advanced Production Principles (2) C202 Film History I (3) C231 Digital Video Editing I (3)

C232 Digital Video Editing II (3)

C251 The Scene (3) C311 Video Production I (3) C312 Video Production II (3) C321 Screenwriting I (3) C328 Screenwriting II (3) C367 Introduction to 3D Graphics and Animation-Maya (3) C373 Graphic Design I (3) C394 Introduction to Computer Visual Effects

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(VFX) (3) C401 Directing I (3) C402 Directing II (3) C404 Graphic Design II (3) C426 Introduction to Computer Graphics- Photoshop (3) C428 Motion Graphics (3) C430 Honors Internship (1-6) C436 Christianity and Film (3) C467 Advanced 3D Graphics & Animation- Maya (3) C480 Digital Photography (3) C499 Directed Studies in Communication (1-3)

Electronic Media Emphasis Courses............................... 24

Total units required................................................................. 39

COMMUNICATION CORE COURSES