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Communication Studies (CMST)
Requirements List for 2011-2012
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COMM 1113   Introduction To Speech Communication
A study of basic oral communication principles, including verbal and nonverbal language, listening, group dynamics, and public speaking. Emphasis is upon application of these principles in the sending and receiving of different types of oral discourse. Class 3.
 
COMM 2573   Interpersonal Communications
A course designed to develop and improve one-on-one communication skills. Emphasis is on communication theory and on the processes that foster good interpersonal relationships. Class 3. Prerequisite: COMM 1113. (Summer and Distance Learning) GAPS course - online during summer session
 
COMM 3013   Mass Communication Concepts
This study explores the development, application, and interactions of mass media (print, visual, and electronic) and their influences on society. Emphasis is given to recognizing the cultural formation aspects of mass media and to becoming ethical producers and critical consumers of media by evaluating messages in the light of Biblical instruction. Class 3. Prerequisite: COMM 1113. (Spring, Odd years)
 
COMM 4303   Nonverbal Communication
A thorough exploration of the role of nonverbal communication as part of the human message system. Topics include movement, body language, and gestures; clothing and personal artifacts; facial expression and eye behavior; use of time, space, and territory; touching behavior; paralanguage, and voice characteristics. Cross-cultural and gender differences in nonverbal communication are also explored. Involves participation in nonverbal simulations and exercises. Class 3. Prerequisites: COMM 1113 and COMM 2573. (Fall, Odd years)
 
      Minor or General Elective
The minor field and general electives together must consist of the minimum number of hours of courses not used to meet any of the other stated requirements for the major. For each major, the minimum is:
Biblical Studies, B.A. - 12
Business Administration, B.A. - 12
Christian Ministry, B.A., Cross-Cultural Concentration - 6
Christian Ministry, B.A., Youth Ministry Concentration - 6
Digital Writing, B.A. - 17
English Language and Literature, B.A. - 17
History-Political Science, B.A. - 21
Psychology, B.A. - 12
Class 3.
 
      Minor or General Elective
The minor field and general electives together must consist of the minimum number of hours of courses not used to meet any of the other stated requirements for the major. For each major, the minimum is:
Biblical Studies, B.A. - 12
Business Administration, B.A. - 12
Christian Ministry, B.A., Cross-Cultural Concentration - 6
Christian Ministry, B.A., Youth Ministry Concentration - 6
Digital Writing, B.A. - 17
English Language and Literature, B.A. - 17
History-Political Science, B.A. - 21
Psychology, B.A. - 12
Class 3.
 
Total Hours: 18
Notes: Elective Courses 6 hours from
  • MKTG 3513 Public Relations
  • MGMT 4313 Conflict Resolution
  • CCLT 2103 Cross-cultural Communication
  • CMIN 2003 Comm. in Christian Ministry

  • COMM 2113 Computer Mediated Comm.
  • COMM 4943-4993 Special Topics
  • ENGL3403 Journalism-Publications
  • ENGL 3413 Visual Literacy