The purpose of this program is to give students both a theoretical understanding of human communication as well as the opportunity to develop their own communication skills toward specific vocational goals. The ability to communicate effectively is a marketable skill in many companies and ministries today. The communication studies program offers students two cognate areas – broadcast communication and strategic communication – to specifically prepare students for work in radio or television, or in a corporate environment. Communications, however, is a highly versatile major, and can be used as preparation for positions in education, law or the more traditional ministry. This program is completed in collaboration with Cornerstone University.
Communication students are prepared to engage their call in the world through developing their relational, ethical, and critical thinking skills by:
As a graduate of this program, you might find work as a:
The Communication program will educate, equip, and train you for a successful career. Below is just a sample of what some of these courses cover:
COM 212 Interpersonal Communication COM 315 Communication Theory MDA 319 Mass Media Literacy COM 321 Group Communication CO 452 Methods of Public Speaking (at Kuyper) COM 325 Rhetorical Criticism COM 369 Communication Research Methods COM 380 Internship COM 400 Senior Seminar in Communication Arts CO/MI323 Intercultural Communication
Choose one of the following: JRN201 Newswriting and Reporting MDA318 Writing for Electronic Media JRN313 Feature Writing JRN321 Editorial Columns & Opinions CO360 Creative Writing
Cognate Areas Choose One: Broadcast CommunicationMDA 161 Introduction to Electronic Media MDA 362 Radio Production MDA 354 Announcing & Reporting DR 107 Intro. to Drama* (at Kuyper) COM 241 Oral Interpretation Strategic Communication COM 326 Organizational Communication BUS 213 Business Communication COM 161 Introduction to Public Relations COM 262 Advertising Practices COM 363 Media Relations