Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
    Sep 25, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication and Rhetoric Major

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The Communication and Rhetoric major equips students with skills in public speaking and persuasion, interpersonal and group communication, and media analysis and literacy. With a degree in Communication and Rhetoric, students are able to:

  • address communication challenges in both their professional and personal lives;
  • apply communication theories and principles to build, maintain, and lead effective teams;
  • interact well with others from diverse backgrounds;
  • manage communication concerns and crises for profit and nonprofit organizations;
  • discern messages in the media and popular culture; and,
  • produce persuasive, creative, and attractive messages that impact our world for Christ.

Students are encouraged to sharpen their speaking, critical thinking, and writing skills by competing on our inter-collegiate speech and debate team, and joining the staff of our student publication, Veritas, and television production, CCU.TV.

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

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