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Public Relations When you have completed this concentra tion you should be prepared for employment in entry level public relations and some mar keting related positions. This concentration combines business and communication courses into an interdisciplinary program. Obtaining a degree with this concentra tion requires 36 units of which 30 must be upper division. and include 202, 230, 384, 387,440,457,458,478, and Business 330, 332 and 334. -n,e remaining 3 units must be taken from the following courses: 332, 334, 385, 388 and ART 313. Students are re quired to take Communication 100 to fulfill the general education requirement. Interdisciplinary TI1is concentration will provide you maxi mum latitude in creating a course of study to suit your particular needs. If you choose this option, begin by consulting with an advi sor from the Commun ication Department. Your advisor will help you choose appropri ate courses, which may include courses from other departments. You will then com plete a form (available from the Communication Department) in which you describe your career goals and give a ratio nale for each of the courses selected. The form will be submitted to a commit tee made up of your advisor, the Communication Department chairman, and a third faculty member. 'The committee may accept the proposal as submitted, make minor modifications before accepting it, or reject it. If accepted, the proposal becomes part of your graduation requirements. In making its decision the committee will consider the fo llowing: (1) The proposed courses should prepare you well for your stated career objectives. (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 committee, these goals can be met bet ter through another major or concentration the proposal will be rejected. Obtaining a degree with this concentra tion 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 division. The interdisci plinary proposal must be submitted and aJ} proved no later than the first semester of the junior year. No exceptions will be made.
Obtaining a degree with this concentra tion 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 100 to fulfill the gener al education requirement, but it does not count toward the concentration require ments. The remaining 15 units must be se lected from the following courses: 170, 181, 280,282/382,357,384,387,388,440, 450, 461,470,472,474,476,480. journalism The journalism program concentrates 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 division units are 331, 334,388,457,458, and 478. The remaining units are to be selected from 330,332,335,347, 384, 430 and 470. In addition to the general ed ucation requirements, majors are encouraged to include economics, sociology, and political science units in their course of study. Radio-Television-Film When you complete this concentration you should have acquired entry level skills suitable for employment in the broadcast or film industries. In addition you should have a depth of background which will enable you to continue to grow and develop, lead ing to promotion to higher levels of respon sibility. Your skills will be suitabl e for either Christian or secular media. Obtaining a degree with this concentra tion 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 Management When you have completed this concentra tion you will be prepared for a career in the management side of broadcasting, including advertising sales, sales management, program ming management, or general management. Obtaining a degree with this concentration requires 42 units, 30 of which must be upper division which include the following commu nication courses: 202, 355, 455, 457, 458, 459, and 478. In addition, the following business administration courses are required: 111,330, 334,431, and 464. Choose any two of the fol lowing business courses: 211, 221,318,332, 336, 436. Take Math 103 as part of your gen eral education math/science requirement.
Chair: Diane Shanebeck
FACULTY Professor: Lewis Associate Professors: Nash, Rea, D. Shanebeck
OBJECTIVES It is the purpose of the Communication Department that when you complete our major you will have: (1) Well developed personal communication skills and be able to think, write, and speak clearly and effectively; (2) Learning skills which will enable you to contin ue to develop personally and professionally after graduation; (3) Entry level skills for em ployment in your chosen field or else have suit able 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 ARTS DEGREE IN COMMUNICATION is offered upon completion of the university baccalaureate and communication major re quirements with one of the following concentrations. Communication Disorders The concentration in communication dis orders is a pre-professional degree that pro vides the student with a foundation in normal communication and an understanding of the complexities of communication problems. It is the aim of the department to set this knowledge within the framework of a Christian perspective and a focus on the indi vidual rather than the disorder. Students completing this concentration should be fully prepared for the graduate work necessary for the certification or credentials in this area. Obtaining a degree with this concentration requires 42 units, 36 of which must be upper division and include: 312, 321, 324, 326, 458 and 478. Either Biology 311 or Psychology 412 is required as a supporting course. The remaining 24 units must be selected with fac ulty advice from the following courses: 220, 223,224,327,328,421,422,423,425,426,428, 429,470, res 310, PSY 321. Public and Interpersonal Communication When you have completed this concentra tion you should be prepared for employment in fields where excellent interpersonal and group communication skills are especially im portant. 1nis concentration is also excellent preparation for graduate training for careers in fields such as the ministry, education, or law.
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