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Communication Arts Online Courses

Requirements

FOUNDATIONS (12 credits) 

These courses introduce foundational concepts and competencies for understanding, evaluating and creating visual stories.  All are required.

COM 101 - Visual Storytelling 
COM 152 - Media & Society 
COM 205 - Perspectives on Communications 

DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENTS

To develop concepts and competencies more specific to particular media forms and cultural contexts, students select a blend of introductory, intermediate and advanced courses suited to their vocation. NOTE: The department offers various "pathways" for movement through the curriculum, based on a student's vocational interest and career goals. In our fully online programs, we offer two distinct pathways: Communication Arts – General and Communication Arts – Public Relations, Advertising, & Business. Please discuss with your success coach.

Introductory Development (12 credits)

Choose from the following:

COM 222 - Journalism
COM 241 - Introduction to Public Speaking (2 credits)
COM 242 -  Interpersonal Communications 
COM 271 - Selected Topics
ECB 277 - Principles of Marketing
ISE 305 - Introduction to Social Enterprise
POL 104 - American National Politics

Intermediate and Advanced Development (16 credits)

Choose from the following: 

COM 310 - Contemporary Communication Theories
COM 325 -  Public Relations & Advertising
COM 341 - Advanced Public Speaking (2 credits)
COM 344 - Persuasion
COM 356 - Media Criticism
COM 371 - Media Law
COM 371 - Social Media
 

INTERNSHIP OR INDEPENDENT STUDY

All students will be required to complete a minimum of two credits in an internship.

COM 425 - Internship

CAPTSTONE EXPERIENCE

COM 491 - Senior Seminar


COR 107 - The Great Conversation: Foundations in Thinking, Reading and Writing 

COMMON CORE
BCM 101 - Old Testament History, Literature and Theology 
BCM 103 - New Testament History, Literature and Theology 
BCM 308 - Christian Theology 
ENG 140 - Core Seminar in Literature - Credits: 2-4  
HIS 121 - Historical Perspectives on Culture, Belief and Civilization 
NSM 202 - The Scientific Enterprise 
PHI 118 - The Examined Life 

Language Study (8 credits) 
One year of foreign language study (in the same language) at the beginning college level is required. 

LAT 101 - Beginning Latin I
LAT 102 - Beginning Latin II

  • Students who validate language I or language I and II will complete 4 credits each in social sciences, fine arts, and literature.

  • Students who do not validate the language requirement will complete 8 credits of language and 8 credits total in social sciences, fine arts, and literature, with at least two credits from each of those three categories.

GENERAL CORE - 4 credits from each area. Additional information and specific exceptions can be found in the Academic Catalog.

Natural Sciences 
BIO 222 - Environmental Science - Credits: 4 
MAT 134 - Survey of Calculus - Credits: 4 

Social Sciences 
ECB 101 - Principles of Microeconomics - Credits: 4 
ECB 349 - Leadership in and of Organizations - Credits: 4 

Fine Arts 
COM 152 - Media & Society - Credits: 4 
COM 205 - Perspectives on Communication - Credits: 4
 

For course descriptions and additional information about Core requirements, please check the Academic Catalog.