Courses

  • COMM-1111 Introduction to Communication

    An overview of print and electronic mass media with illustrations of opportunities available in the area of communication. Students gain an overall understanding of the media before focusing on specific aspects of it in subsequent courses and evaluate their interests and goals as they relate to mass media careers. This course is normally offered as needed.

  • COMM-1211 Introduction to Electronic Media

    Designed to introduce the first-time student to electronic media and Eagle broadcasting. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • COMM-1213 Oral Communication

    Study and practice of communication behavior in a variety of situations, focusing on interpersonal and public communication. Media literacy for presentations will also be included. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • COMM-1311 Acting Workshop

    Requires 60 hours in rehearsal and performance in a faculty-directed campus dramatic production, director approval only. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • COMM-1321 Technical Theater Workshop

    Requires 60 hours of backstage work in a faculty-approved campus theater production. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • COMM-1341 Newspaper Workshop

    Supervised work on the student newspaper with some instruction. To receive credit, a student must work at least 60 hours. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • COMM-1351 Advanced Newspaper Workshop

    Same as COMM-1341, but for juniors and seniors. To receive credit, a student must work at least 60 hours. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • COMM-1371 Broadcast Workshop

    For those involved in the operation and management of Eagle Radio or Eagle Cable. The course includes implementation and development of broadcasting skills and techniques. To receive credit, a student must work at least 60 hours. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • COMM-1381 Advanced Broadcast Workshop

    Same as COMM-1371, but for juniors and seniors. To receive credit, a student must work at least 60 hours. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • COMM-1391 Interactive Media Workshop

    Implementation and development of interactive media skills and techniques. To receive credit, a student must complete a project or projects requiring at least 60 hours. This course is normally offered in the summer.

  • COMM-1411 Introduction to Play Production

    The student will be introduced to technical theater production through a series of hands-on workshops. These workshops will introduce the student to theater lighting, sound, set building, props, costuming, make-up, house management and publicity. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • COMM-1412 Movement and Choreography for the Stage

    A basic course in body awareness and physical performance. By using an activities approach, this course will address habitual patterns of body usage, achievement of a neutral body, increased body awareness, the use of breath in movement, the use of the body to communicate and styles of physical performance. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even-numbered years.

  • COMM-2023 History of Theater I

    This course will expose students to the development of Western theatrical traditions through primary sources, class lectures and critical dialogue. The course will trace the earliest records of theatrical staging to the rise of eighteenth-century national Theatres in Europe. Special emphasis will be placed on technological innovations, dramatic conventions and the role of politics and ritual in theatrical history. Students will synthesize their coursework in a final project designed for use in a professional or graduate level portfolio. Composition and reading outside of class will be required. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of odd numbered years.

  • COMM-2033 History of Theater II

    This course will expose students to the development of Western theatrical traditions through primary sources, class lectures and critical dialogue. But the course will trace the popularity of Romanticism through contemporary postmodern resistance in Europe and the United States. Again, special emphasis will be placed on philosophy, political movements and the relationship between ritual and performance theory. Students will synthesize their coursework in a final project designed for use in a professional or graduate level portfolio. Composition and reading outside of class will be required. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of odd numbered years.

  • COMM-2113 Writing Across Media

    An introduction to writing skills, with attention to writing news, features, broadcast, public relations and advertising. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • COMM-2213 Voice and Articulation

    An application of phonetics to the improving of articulation, vocal patterns, and vocal performance. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of odd numbered years.

  • COMM-2223 Stagecraft for Theater and Television

    A basic introduction to the construction of stage scenery, props, stage lighting and sound for theater and television. Using a hands-on approach, the course is of special value to the theater and television student, as well as the art student preparing to work in art galleries or the advertising design student interested in working in the media of theater and television. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of odd numbered years.

  • COMM-2313 Acting I

    Introductory approach to acting through body and voice development. Participation in the campus theater activities is required. Acting I is a course in acting fundamentals. The course focuses on two broad areas: the actor-s approach to a role and the develop of the actor-s instrument: voice and body. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of odd numbered years.

  • COMM-2413 Photographic Principles and Practices

    A course designed for students who need a working knowledge of photography in their chosen profession. Enrollment is limited to specific majors. The course will emphasize composition and content. No darkroom work is required. Digital cameras are allowed if the camera features manual overrides of automatic settings. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • COMM-2513 Communication Theory

    Special attention to various types of communication theory and research, including interpersonal, public and mass communication. A unit on the history of communication study is included. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of even numbered years.

  • COMM-2613 Media, Faith and Culture

    An introduction to the relationship between the mass media and the culture in which it operates. Major theories of how the media work are introduced. This intermediate course helps prepare students for subsequent courses in news reporting, video and audio production, advertising, and public relations. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.

  • COMM-2643 Media Production

    An orientation to the equipment and technical skills involved in acquiring and editing audio and video in a digital, non-linear environment. Students will apply composition and editing theories to several productions during the term. This course is normally offered in the fall and summer terms.

  • COMM-2723 Scriptwriting for Television and Movies

    An examination and application of the successful patterns, traditions and conventions of narrative scriptwriting for television and film while maintaining creative innovation. During the term each student will write a script for a defined audience. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • COMM-2813 Advertising Principles

    Designed to introduce the student to the history of advertising and its role and function today. The course focuses on current case studies about advertising today and analyze an ad campaign. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of odd numbered years.

  • COMM-2823 Public Relations Principles

    Study of the function and procedures of public relations with attention to methods of gaining public support for an activity, cause, or movement. The course includes fundamentals of public relations copy for varied media and channels. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of even numbered years.

  • COMM-2833 Reporting

    A project-based course designed to teach the basic skills of information gathering and processing for various means of distribution including print, broadcast and web. Students will begin maintaining their own portfolio of work. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • COMM-3113 Business and Professional Communication

    Special attention is given to communication theories as they apply to a variety of business and professional settings, including conflict management, leadership, team management, and professional speaking situations. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • COMM-3123 Oral Interpretation

    Study and practice in the oral interpretation of literature. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.

  • COMM-3133 Costuming and Makeup

    A study of the design and construction of stage costumes and a study of makeup. Laboratory - 4 hours. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of odd numbered years.

  • COMM-3143 Basics of Visual Communication

    Basics of Visual Communication is a general survey of graphic arts, emphasizing techniques, processes, and procedures for putting words and illustrations in print and electronic media with particular attention to elements of effective design. Additionally, the course includes the principles of type use and the application of type in a rapidly-evolving world media, particularly electronic media and media groups where convergence is the practice of the day. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • COMM-3203 Acting Styles

    The class will devise ways of developing performance anterior to realistic traditions. Emphasis will be placed on dramatic analysis, improvisation, theatre games and bodily exploration and facial masks to produce stylistic performances. Course materials will expose students to several historical or experimental styles of acting through dramatic literature and class exercises. Rehearsal, research and critical writing outside of class will be required. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.

  • COMM-3213 Stage Directing

    Fundamentals of the director-s craft. Each student directs a one-act play as the semester project. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of even numbered years.

  • COMM-3223 Theater Design

    Intended to prepare a person to work in the visual media of theater, television, or film. Students learn about a wide variety of materials and methods to visualize and execute a design for theatrical productions. The course is a study of design principles and drafting techniques applicable to all areas of production design. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of even numbered years.

  • COMM-3233 Public Image & Reputation Management

    in this course, we will explore communication practices, including emerging social media technologies, and study their ethical application in the contemporary practice of public image and reputation management. We will examine these technologies from a theoretical perspective by reading research and writings from professionals and scholars. This course is normally be offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.

  • COMM-3243 Planning, Organizing, and Leading Events

    Planning, Organizing, and Leading Events introduces you to the many facets of managing an event - from communication and ticketing, to operations and evaluation. You-ll learn the importance of planning, budgeting, and customer service. This course is normally offered in the fall semester odd numbered years.

  • COMM-3323 Organizational Communication

    An examination of the functions of communication in the organizational setting, with emphasis on the application of recent research and theories to the analysis of communication in organizations. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.

  • COMM-3333 Teams and Team Leadership

    A study of the communication patterns and dynamics of small groups. Special attention is given to organizing, participating in and evaluating group discussions. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of odd numbered years.

  • COMM-3341 Public Relations Workshop

    For those involved in structured on-campus public relations experiences. The course provides opportunity for application and development of public relations skills in a supervised environment. To receive credit, the student must work at least 60 hours and meet goals set by the student and professor at the beginning of the term. This course is normally offered every fall semester.

  • COMM-3343 Campaigns

    Designed for journalism and broadcasting students to teach the art of writing commercial copy for radio, television, and newspaper. This course complements courses in journalism and broadcasting which emphasize the writing of news. Students also develop an ad campaign. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • COMM-3353 Interpersonal Communication

    An application of interpersonal communication theory and research to the study of developing relationships and family communication. Course topics include listening, non-verbal communication, conflict management, and gender differences in communication. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • COMM-3413 Argumentation and Debate

    A study of the forms of logical thought with practical identification of these forms and areas such as politics, law, human relations, advertising, evidence, reasoning, and reputation will be covered. This course is normally offered as needed.

  • COMM-3453 Electronic News Writing

    Supervised writing to meet the professional demands of organizing and presenting information for broadcast. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.

  • COMM-3543 Public Relations Case Studies

    A study of public relations as currently practiced by corporations, institutions and government. The course includes practical experience in the procedures of media relations and training. This course is normally offered fall semester of even numbered years.

  • COMM-3633 Audio for Media

    Theories of audio production for both broadcast and non-broadcast applications. Dual and multi-track styles, analog and digital equipment and computer editing are used. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • COMM-3653 Television Field Production

    Involves more advanced television production techniques with a focus on production for broadband delivery systems, such as broadcast and cable. Examines closely the theories appropriate to quality television production. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • COMM-3703 Motion Graphics

    Use of software (Aftereffects and Photoshop) in the creation of motion graphics for broadcast and multimedia. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of even-numbered years.

  • COMM-3723 Interviewing

    Provides the student with the understanding and skills necessary for a variety of interviewing situations, including radio and television. Students are taught listening skills and how to implement these techniques for more effective interviews. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • COMM-3733 Media Marketing and Sales

    Stresses understanding of basic media tools such as radio and television ratings analysis; national rating services and rate cards; media buying for specific demographic targets; and the use of various media as marketing vehicles. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of odd numbered years.

  • COMM-3743 Public Relations Writing and Production Techniques

    Designed to survey the commonly used communications tools in public relations with emphasis on how to work with them. Students will learn to design questionnaires, create annual reports, arrange press conferences, script slide shows and perform other public relations functions that require special expertise. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of odd numbered years.

  • COMM-3823 Feature Writing

    Continuation of COMM-2113, including lectures and labs in interviewing, feature writing, opinion writing, investigative journalism, sports, and other specialized areas of journalism. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.

  • COMM-3913 Homiletics I: Preparation & Delivery of Religious Speeches

    A study of the theory, practice and evaluation of the preparation and delivery of sermons and religious speeches. Same as BIBL-3913. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • COMM-3913 Homiletics I: Preparation & Delivery of Religious Speeches

    A study of the theory, practice and evaluation of the preparation and delivery of sermons and religious speeches. Same as BIBL-3913. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • COMM-4103 Modern Drama

    Same as ENGL-4813 when the genre offered is modern drama. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of even numbered years.

  • COMM-4113 Persuasion and Advocacy

    An examination of classical and contemporary theories of social influence with an emphasis on the practical applications of these theories in politics, advertising, religion, and interpersonal communication. This course is normally offered in the fall or summer semester.

  • COMM-4123 Electronic News Producing

    A course focused on the essential task of producing television news for broadcast, cable or the web including newscasts, segments and special programming. A section of the course also focuses on continuing to developing one-s ability to prepare effective news packages. Producing involves a great deal of writing. Writing helps the news to be communicated effectively and efficiently. Opportunities for news producers are increasing as local stations add more newscasts or news-oriented programs to differentiate themselves from cable or satellite channels. In addition there are many specialized channels that need producers for regular and special programming 24-7. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of odd numbered years.

  • COMM-4213 Performance Conventions: Religious Drama

    Students will investigate the historical, theoretical and ritual relationship between religion and theatre through reading, critical writing and performance. Special topics will include religious and supernatural dramas, contemporary associations between religion and theatre and the role of theatre in evangelistic ministry. Students will synthesize their coursework in a final project that integrates religion and theatre in scholarly writing or formal staging. Rehearsal and composition outside of class will be required. The two versions of Performance Conventions will alternate. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of every other odd numbered year.

  • COMM-4223 Performance Conventions: Experimental Theatre

    Students will explore the significance and practice of twentieth-century avant-garde movements and experimental staging through performance, reading and critical dialogue. The course will study works and theatre artists outside the conventional Western canon and adopt the ethos and practice of these performance theories in several student generated works. Special attention will be given to integrating experimental practices into student directed projects and using theatre as a means for achieving social justice. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of every other odd numbered year.

  • COMM-4513 Administrative Aspects of Electronic Media

    A study of the programming theories of radio, television and cable services, and of the management structures of those services. Programming simulation is included. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of even numbered years.

  • COMM-4631 Senior Seminar in Communication

    Resumes and resume tapes or CD-ROM will be prepared by the students. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • COMM-4633 Intercultural Communication I

    A survey of the basic concepts of how people communicate effectively across cultural boundaries, with special attention given to the complex nature culture plays in communication. ENGL-4633 fosters in students an understanding and appreciation of their own culture and cultural patterns of communication and those of other cultures. Same as ENGL-4633, MISS-4633 and SOCI-4633 This course is normally offered every semester.

  • COMM-4663 Symposium in Public Relations Research And Practice

    Symposium in Pr Research - Practice is the capstone course in the sequence of instruction offered in public relations. This course provides students with the opportunity to apply the fundamentals of what has been learned over the course of study in public relations to actual client work. This course is normally offered in the spring semester as needed.

  • COMM-4673 Symposium in Public Communication & Leadership

    This seminar is the capstone course for the Public Communication and Leadership degree. We will explore the connection between communication and leadership. Particularly, we will examine how the field of communication contributes to effective leadership study. This course is normally offered in the spring semester as needed.

  • COMM-4713 Media Law

    Looks at past and current legal decisions that shape the role of the media in society today. The course also examines the legal aspects of both the print and electronic media and also the role of the regulatory agency on the electronic media. This course is normally offered in the fall semester and in the summer.

  • COMM-4723 Media Ethics

    Designed to introduce the student to the ethical decisions that must be made by both the practitioners and the consumers of the mass media. It is designed to supplement the legal course and give the Christian a higher standard of performance. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • COMM-4733 Communication Ethics

    Examines a variety of ethical approaches to communicating. Students will investigate motives for choice making among what may appear to be equally compelling or attractive choices. The assumption of responsibility for communication choices by communicators will highlight class assignments. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of odd numbered years.

  • COMM-4743 International Consulting and Development

    A study and application of the international consulting process using social-entrepreneurial tools to address problems in developing nations. Topics addressed include: poverty, -when helping hurts-, microfinance, access to capital, problems with aid, social entrepreneurship, fair trade, performance analysis, conscious capitalism, and service centered missions. Each student will work individually and in a team to address a specific, real-world problem or change effort currently underway in a variety of international settings. Same as INTL-4743, MGMT-4743, and MISS-4743 This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • COMM-4773 Advanced Homiletics

    A study of the writing and presentation of sermons, with emphasis on effective public communication. The course also studies analysis of sermons and preparation of a major sermon to be delivered before the Bible faculty. Same as BIBL-4773. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of even-numbered years.

  • COMM-4821 Media Internship

    Practical experience designed to acquaint the student with a specific area of the media in order to assist the student in achieving career objectives. 1-2 hours credit, depending upon the number of hours worked each week. This course is offered as needed.

  • COMM-4831 Communication Internship

    Practical experience designed to acquaint the student with a specific area of the communication field in order to assist the student in achieving career objectives. 3 hours credit, depending upon the number of hours worked each week. This course is offered as needed.

  • COMM-4831 Communication Internship

    Practical experience designed to acquaint the student with a specific area of the communication field in order to assist the student in achieving career objectives. 3 hours credit, depending upon the number of hours worked each week. This course is offered as needed.