C436 Christianity and Film (3)
Examine 15 films of a wide variety in class. Each will be analyzed with the purpose of discovering the method by which
Christians should examine every film with which they come in contact. Films with a purported religious or even Christian
message need to be examined every bit as thoroughly as the most secular of films. It is the goal of this course to teach
students how to filter everything they see and hear through a biblical grid.
C441 Poetry Writing (3)
An examination of the various poetry rhymes, meters, and additional tools of the poet. Various poetry patterns are
explained and illustrated with the goal of helping students become published.
C442 Computer Visual Effects II (3)
This course expands on the skills and concepts from C394. Students will participate in creating visual effects for student
film projects and explore other, smaller visual effects projects to test their skills.
C444 Advanced Article Writing (3)
Students build on the principles learned in C344. Assignments include writing and researching literary features, news
stories (including investigative journalism), and columns. As with C344, students will be writing on deadline for an actual
campus publication. The course includes exposure to literary excellence in journalism as students learn the nuances of
story shape, structure, and pacing.
C452 Editing II, Advanced Copyediting (3)
Building off of the principles of C352, this course explores more deeply the nuances of various style guides (Chicago,
MLA, Associated Press). Students will learn to edit on levels beyond mechanics and style. New areas of focus will
include editing for corporate voice. PR themes will be explored.
C459 Novel Writing (1-3) (Directed Study only)
Students learn the techniques of novel writing, including plot outlining, character development and character arcing,
conflict, complication, and resolution. Techniques of dialogue and narration will also be explored.
C471 Writing for Publication (3)
Covers all facets of publication, from the conception of a book project to shaping its purpose and scope and determining
its audience. Requirements involve a daily “To Do” list with tips and assignments that will help the student stay focused
and on track toward writing at least 40 pages of a book, as well as a fully developed proposal that will be ready to submit
to the publisher(s) of the student’s choice. It includes practical topics such as reaching acquisition editors, understanding
the role of an agent, understanding contracts, working with an editor, and marketing your manuscript. It also explores
alternative methods of publication such as print on demand.
Prerequisite: C351 and junior standing.
C472 Rhetorical Criticism (3)
CAPSTONE CLASS (SPEECH). Theories and methods of evaluating persuasive communication including public
address, contemporary drama, and other categories of written discourse.
Prerequisite: C371 or C391.
C478 Classical to Contemporary Rhetorical Theory (3)
A survey of major theories of rhetoric from the 5th century B.C. to the present.
C480 Digital Photography (3)
From handheld to professional SLR cameras, students will learn the basics of equipment and advanced methods to
make photographs look more professional. This class will cover how to connect, download, and upload your digital
images to CDs, the web, or for print. Everything from file management to composition, this class covers a wide range
of techniques to make students better, more effective photographers.