Chair: Diane Shanebeck, M.A. FACULTY Professor: Lewis Associate Professors: Gonzales, Nash, D. Shanebeck Assistant Professors: Cavin, Swanson OBJECTIVES It is the purpose of the Communi­ cation Department that when you complete our major you will have: (I) well developed personal communica­ tion skills and be able to think, write, and speak clearly and effectively; (2) Learning skills which will enable you to continue to develop personally and professionally after graduation ; (3) entry level skills for employment in your chosen field or else have suitable preparation for graduate study; (4) at least the beginnings of a workable world view which unifies your life 's work and your Christian faith. DEGREE PROGRAM A Bachelor of Arls degree in Commu­ nication is offered upon completion of the university baccalaureate and com­ munication major requirements with one of the following concentrations. Communication Disorders The concentration in communica­ tion disorders is a pre-professional degree that provides the student with a foundation in normal communication and an understanding of the complex­ ities of communication problems. It is the aim of the department to set th is knowledge within the framework of a Christian perspective and a focus on the individual rather than the disor­ der. Students completing this concen­ tration should be fully prepared for the graduate work necessary for the certification or credentials in this area. Obtaining a degree with this con­ centration requires 42 units, 36 of which must be upper division and include: 312, 321, 324, 326, 458 and 478. Either Biol­ ogy 311 or Psychology 412 is required as a supporting course. The remaining 24 units must be selected with faculty advice from the following courses: 220, 223, 224, 327, 328, 421, 422, 423, 425, 426, 428,429,470,472, ICS 310, PSY321. Communication Studies When you have completed this concentration you should be pre­ pared for employment in fields where excellent interpersonal and group communication skills are especially

important. This concentration is also excellent preparation for graduate training for careers in fields such as the ministry, education, or law. Obtaining a degree with this con­ centration requires 36 units , 27 of which must be upper division , and include 270 , 383, 385, 386, 457, 458, 478. Students are required to take Communication I00 to fulfill the gen­ eral education requirement , but it does not count toward the concentra­ tion requirements. The remaining 15 units must be selected from the follow­ ing courses: 170, 181, 220, 261, 280, 282/ 382, 357, 384, 387, 388, 440, 450, 459, 461 , 468,470,472,474,476, 480. Journalism The journalism program concen­ trates on preparing students for print media careers. Obtaining a degree with this major requires 36 units, 30 of which must be upper division. The required lower division units are 202 and 230. The required upper divisi9n units are 331,388, 431 , 433, 458, and 478. The remaining units are to be selected from 330, 332, 334, 336, 347, 384, 440, 457 and 470. In addition to the gen­ eral education requirements, majors are encouraged to include economics, sociology, and political science units

457, 458, 459, 478 and either 251 , 331 or 352. The remaining six un its are to be selected from 353, 355, 364, 384,

posal as submitted, make minor modi­ fications before accepting it, or reject it. If accepted, the proposal becomes part of your graduation requirements. In making its decision th e com­ mittee will consider the following: (I) The proposed courses should prepare you well for your stated career objec­ tives. (2) The proposal should focus study to a limited area which can be covered in depth . (3) The academic rigor of the proposal should be at least equal to that expected of other communication concentrations. (4) If, in the judgment of the commit- tee , these goal s can be met better through another major or conceriu-a- tion the proposal will be rejected. Obtaining a degree with this con­ centration requires a minimum of 36 units, 21 of which must be from the Department of Communication. Two specific courses , 458 and 478 , are required. A minimum of 27 units must be upper di11sion. The interdis­ ciplinary proposal must be submitted and approved no later than the first semester of the junior year . No exceptions wi ll be made . Special Programs/Opportunities Los Angeles Film Studies Program In addition to our film production courses offered on campus, Biola is able to offer a full semester of intensive study of film and the film industry through the Los Angeles Film Studies Program of the Christian College Coali tion. Students live and study in the Hollywood area for either the fall or spring semester. Courses include, "Inside Hollywood, the Work and the Working of the Film Industry" (four semester units), "Keep­ ing Conscience: Ethical Challenge in the Entertainment Indusuy" (four units) , and "Film in Culture: Exploring aChrist­ ian Perspective on the Nature and Influ­ ence of Film" (four units). Each student is also registered for an academic intem­ sh ip within the film industry (four units). Efforts are made to interrelate all aspects of the program, including opportunity to visit studios and produc­ tion locations, participate in critical fi lm reviews, and interact with guest speakers and spokespersons. The aim of the cur­ riculum is to provide an opportunity for students to build upon previous under­ graduate experiences and investigate future academic and/ or professional opportunities. The curriculum presents a balance of theory and practice throughout the semester long program.

431,451 , 453, 455 and 470. Broadcast Management

When you have completed this concentration you 1vill be prepared for a career in the management side of broadcasting, including advertising sales, sales management, programming management, or general management. Obtaining a degree with this con­ centration requires 42 units, 30 ofwhich must be upper division which include the fo llowing communication courses: 202, 355, 455, 457, 458, 459 , and 478. In addition , th e following business administration courses are required: 111, 230, 334, 431 and 464. Choose any two of the following business courses: IOI , 211 , 318, 332,336, 436. Take Math I03 as part of your general education math/ science requirement. Public Relations/Advertising When you have completed this con­ centration you should be prepared for employment in entry level public rela­ tions and some marketing related posi­ tions. This concentration combines business and communication courses into an interdisciplinary program. Obtaining a degree 1vith this concen­ tration requires 45 units, of which 30 must be upper division, and include: 202, 230, 270, 384, 440, 458 and 478, 383 or 457, 387 or Business 415, Business 211 and 230 or 332, 331 , 334 and 361. The remaining three units must be taken from the fo llm,1ng courses: Communica­ tion 331,332, 334, 385, 459, Art 313, and Business 432. Students are required to take Communication I00 to fulfill the general education requirement. Interdisciplinary This concentration will provide you maximum latitude in creating a course of study to suit your particular needs. If you choose this option, begin by consult­ ing with an ad11sor from the Communi­ cation Department. Your advisor will help you choose appropriate courses, which may include courses from other departments. You will then complete a form (available from the Communica­ tion Department) in which you describe your career goals and give a rationale for each of the courses selected. The form will be submitted to a committee made up of your advisor, the Communication Department chairman, and a third faculty member. The committee may accept the pro-


in their course of study. Radio-Television-Film

When you complete this concen­ tration you should have acquired entry level skills suitable for employ­ ment in the broadcast or film indus­ tries. In addition you should have a depth of background which will enable you to continue to grow and develop , leading to promotion to higher levels of responsibility. Your skills will be suitable for either Christ­ ian or secular media. Obtaining a degree with this con­ centration requires 36 units, 24 of which must be upper division. Must include 202, 251, 352, 440, 457, 458, 459, 478 and at least one of 230, 336, 356. The remaining 9 units are to be

communication electives. Broadcast Journalism

This concentration is designed for students wishing to enter broadcast news as field reporters, news anchors, segments producers, and news writers. Obtaining a degree with this concen­ tration requires 36 un its of which 24 must be upper division. The required courses are 230, 336, 351, 388, 440,

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