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
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
COM 491 - Senior Seminar
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.
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.
ECB 101 - Principles of Microeconomics - Credits: 4
ECB 349 - Leadership in and of Organizations - Credits: 4
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.