Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
    Sep 23, 2019  
Academic Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Major

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The mission of the Communication department is to prepare students to be authentic, ethical, and effective Christian communicators, demonstrating proficiency in designing, presenting, and evaluating oral, written, and visual messages. Communication students develop skills in public speaking and argumentation, interpersonal and group communication, and media literacy and production.

With a degree in Communication, students will be prepared to critically and creatively address issues in communication - understanding interpersonal relationships, building effective teams, developing competence across cultures, overcoming crises in organizations, and discerning messages in the media. In addition, they will be equipped to produce persuasive, creative, and attractive messages that impact our world for Christ.

Students are encouraged to further sharpen their speaking skills by competing on our inter-collegiate speech and debate team, and their journalistic and broadcasting skills by joining our student publication, Veritas, and television production, CCU.TV.

The Communication major trains students for a wide variety of careers in the communication and journalism profession (e.g., inspirational speaker, speech writer, broadcaster, public relations professional, journalist), and in business (e.g., sales, marketing, event planning, consulting), education, law and ministry. The major also prepares students well for graduate work, with recent graduates pursuing advanced degrees in communication, law, theology, and business.

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication requires completion of the following 120 credits:
General Education Core (48 credit hours)
Communication Core (33 credit hours)
Electives (39 credit hours)

General Education Requirements (48 credit hours)

Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)

Take one course from each of the following three academic disciplines:

Fine Arts (3 credit hours)

Choose one course from the following:

Philosophy (3 credit hours)

Biblical Studies (12 credit hours)

Take the following four courses (some courses are cross-listed and only one prefix needs to be taken):

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

Please see the First-Year Integration (FYI)  page for specific information about this required course.

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

Social Sciences (12 credit hours)

Take each of the following four courses:

Communication Major (33 credit hours)

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