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The Master’s College 2015-2016 Catalog



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.

C472 Rhetorical Criticism (3)

Theories and methods of evaluating persuasive

commun i ca t ion inc l ud ing pub l i c addres s,

contemporary drama and other categories of written


C478 Classical to Contemporary Rhetoric Theory


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. (Fee: $50.)

C481 Argumentation & Debate (3)

Theories of argumentation including the analysis of

propositions, issues, evidence and reasoning. Training

and experience in debate forms.

C484 Organizational Communication (3)

Communicative behavior in organizations. Attention

will be given to change, conflict reduction, decision-

making, leadership and networks as communication


C488 Rhetoric of Religion (3)

Religious advocacy and persuasion. Topics include

the strategic use of language and symbolism in

religious discourse, forms of religious persuasion,

conversion argument and the psychology of the

audience and discussions of the problem of evil.

C498 Communication Theories (3)

A survey of the basic theories associated with

human communication. Provides students with a

practical understanding of how the major variables

of communication systems interact and how

information is processed by individuals.

C499 Directed Studies in Communication (1-3)

Individual research and readings in an area of

communication determined in consultation with

the instructor.