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courses listed below, plus three electives chosen from the

Communication Department course offerings:

C211 Intro. to Mass Communication............................................3

C371 Interpersonal Communication.............................................3

Any designated writing course in any emphasis............................3

Electives in Communication...........................................................9

Total units required for minor..............................................................18

Course Offerings in Communication

C100 Spoken Communication (3)

Study and practice of the organization and delivery of prepared material in the conversational style of extemporaneous

speaking.

C121 Fundamentals of Digital Media (3)

This introductory course teaches students the skills of drawing, value, color, composition, balance, and proportion.

These skills form the foundation of graphics design and photography courses and provide a solid foundation for

improving students’ artistic abilities through the application of digital media.

C132 Podcast Studio (3)

An exploration of podcasting as a form of journalism. Students will be introduced to the various types of podcasts and

podcast outlets. They will work with classmates to research a podcast concept and then regularly produce and publish

it. Components of marketing and attracting subscribers will also be discussed. Computer expertise is not required.

C138 Photo Journalism (3)

Visual storytelling through making, selecting, processing, and disseminating photographic images. Technical, artistic,

and professional topics are covered, including composition, lighting, portraiture, photo essays, and reproducing and

publishing images, as well as legal and ethical issues.

C191 Pocket Studio (3)

In a day and age when on-the-street experiences are documented and shared worldwide, this class will explore the

newest go-to tool: the phone in your pocket. Students will create ready-to-be-viewed short video productions using

minimalist technology. Through the process, students will focus on elements such as story structure, camera angle,

lighting, editing, and sound. Finished productions will be viewed and critiqued by peers and the instructor.

C202 Film History (3)

A study of film from its early conceptual stages to its familiar modern format. Also included will be film’s influence on

society and the biblical response.

C211 Introduction to Mass Communication (3)

Study of the communicative function of the mass media and the impact of films, radio, television, newspapers,

magazines, and books on society.

C231 Digital Video Editing I (3)

Students will learn the fundamentals of a non-linear Avid editing system. They will learn the technical aspects required

by the film and television industry, the basics of assistant editing, workflows, and an introduction to editing. (Course

fee: $50.)

C232 Digital Video Editing II (3)

Students will discuss the theory of editing. They will learn the elements that give a cut emotion and the properties that

direct the viewers’ attention. Above all, students will be challenged to find and create story from the footage. Students

enrolled in this course will edit the department’s annual short film production.

Prerequisite: C231.

(Fee: $50.)