Courses

Major Requirements

 

Lower Division Requirements

COM113 Oral Communication

This course is designed to introduce the process of public communication and to help develop and refine the skills of oral communication. (3 units; Fall/Spring & OPS)

COM113-N
Brodie, Victoria K
09/07/2021 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Building 36 36A2
COM113-E
Vennemann, Darlene Sue
09/07/2021 MWF 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM James Complex 245
COM113-P
Boes, Cynthia D.
09/07/2021 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 106
COM113-M
Stumpf, Paul M.
09/07/2021 MWF 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM BUS 253
COM113-A
Stumpf, Paul M.
09/07/2021 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 253
COM113-B
Murray, Donald R.
09/07/2021 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 192
COM113-U
De La O, Fernanda Arlene
09/07/2021 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM James Complex 166
COM113-C
Marse, Michael
09/07/2021 TTh 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM BUS 204
COM113-L
Vennemann, Darlene Sue
09/07/2021 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM James Complex 245
COM113-O
Eggleston, Tiffany M.
09/07/2021 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 189
COM113-Q
Marse, Michael
09/07/2021 W 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM James Complex 356
COM113-R
De La O, Fernanda Arlene
09/07/2021 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex 166
COM113-S
Vennemann, Darlene Sue
09/07/2021 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Health Science Campus A013
COM113-V
De La O, Fernanda Arlene
09/07/2021 TTh 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM James Complex 166
COM113-F
Murray, Donald R.
09/07/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 192
COM113-G
Eggleston, Tiffany M.
09/07/2021 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 189
COM113-H
White, Debra
09/07/2021 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 245
COM113-I
Murray, Donald R.
09/07/2021 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex 192
COM113-J
White, Debra
09/07/2021 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex 245
COM113-K
White, Debra
09/07/2021 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 245
COM113-W
Stumpf, Paul M.
09/07/2021 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 253
COM113-D
Pearson, MaryAnn
09/07/2021 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 190
COM113-D
Boes, Cynthia D.
01/10/2022 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 356
COM113-J
STAFF, STAFF
01/10/2022 MWF 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM James Complex 171
COM113-M
Stumpf, Paul M.
01/10/2022 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex 356
COM113-N
STAFF, STAFF
01/10/2022 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM James Complex 192
COM113-C
Pearson, MaryAnn
01/10/2022 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM James Complex 245
COM113-G
STAFF, STAFF
01/10/2022 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 356
COM113-K
STAFF, STAFF
01/10/2022 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM James Complex 171
COM113-P
STAFF, STAFF
01/10/2022 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex 192
COM113-Q
Murray, Donald R.
01/10/2022 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center B222
COM113-L
Murray, Donald R.
01/10/2022 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center B222
COM113-O
Marse, Michael
01/10/2022 TTh 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM TBA
COM113-R
White, Debra
01/10/2022 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 356
COM113-B
Boes, Cynthia D.
01/10/2022 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 245
COM113-H
Boes, Cynthia D.
01/10/2022 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 245
COM113-E
White, Debra
01/10/2022 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex 356
COM113-F
Murray, Donald R.
01/10/2022 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B222
COM113-A
Stumpf, Paul M.
01/10/2022 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex 356
COM113-I
White, Debra
01/10/2022 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B111

 

Upper Division Requirements

COM308 Interpersonal Communications

This class examines the dynamics of the two-person communication process. Students will study the development of self-concept, self-disclosure, perception, listening, and feedback as they affect the communication process. Non-verbal communication, attitudes, beliefs, and values will also be explored. (3 units; Fall/Spring & OPS)

COM308-A
Boes, Cynthia D.
09/07/2021 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 171
COM308-A
Boes, Cynthia D.
01/10/2022 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex 245

COM340 Rhetoric and Persuasion

This course is designed to develop advanced analysis of communication artifacts using theories of rhetoric and persuasion. The course discusses and makes use of rhetorical theorists from classical and contemporary traditions through the lens of compliance gaining. A focus will be on understanding human persuasion in everyday life, as well as in scholarly perspective. (3 units; Spring & OPS)

COM340-A
Marse, Michael
01/10/2022 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B221

COM403 Communication Theory

This course is designed to introduce theories in the academic field of communication studies. The focus of the course will be on recognizing human communication theories in everyday life, and being able to critically examine situations in multiple cultural contexts based on those theories. Connections will be made between these theories and the prominent theories of related fields. (3 units; Fall & OPS)

COM403-A
Marse, Michael
09/07/2021 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 250

COM425 Organizational Communication

Examination of the nature and process of communication in modern organizations, including theories, change strategies, internal personnel relations, and conflict management, as they relate to organizational cultures. (3 units; Spring & OPS)

COM425-A
Brodie, Victoria K
01/10/2022 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 192

 

Concentrations

 

Students must complete all requirements in one of the following concentrations:

    • Digital Communication
    • Speech Communication

 

Digital Communication

COM420 Strategic Comm & Gbl Engagement

In this course students will analyze and evaluate the historical, economic, social, cultural, and political forces of globalization in the context of media. A strong focus will be on modern and contemporary world cultures and on current issues in the globalization of media forms and information technologies. Historical contexts and pressures at work within the contested terrain of globalism will be examined. Students will understand the development of global communication and media networks as these have evolved, expanded, and make up globalization. In addition, students will closely examine the role of digital media and global activism. (3 units; Fall, even years & OPS)

COM430 Communicatn Research and Methods

Explores basic methodologies of communication research, including experiments, surveys, focus groups, field observations, content analysis, and rhetorical and critical analyses. These methodologies and the theoretical and ethical assumptions underpinning them are examined as ways of posing questions and getting answers about human communication. Each student will write papers based on a research project including problem definition, literature review, data gathering and analysis and reporting. (3 units; Spring, even years & OPS)

JRN150 Media and Society

Functions, responsibilities, and influence of various mass media and emerging forms of niche media in society. Students review the theories, structures, functions, practices, economics, critical analyses, and historical aspects of mass media and its social responsibility in society. (3 units; Fall/Spring & OPS)

JRN150-A
Brodie, Victoria K
09/07/2021 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 356
JRN150-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
01/10/2022 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex ONLN

JRN370 Social Media Strategies

This course provides students opportunities to analyze, use and produce content for current and emerging social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Reddit and other professional business platforms. (3 units; Spring)

JRN370-A
Brodie, Victoria K
09/07/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 375

Complete nine (9) additional units from the following:

COM306 Small Group Communication

This course examines the dynamics in communication within small groups. Students will learn effective critical thinking and problem solving skills for use when working in small groups. (3 units; Fall & OPS)

COM306-A
Boes, Cynthia D.
09/07/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 190

COM400 Spec Topic Communication Studies

Concentration upon a specific topic in the field of communication arts. Topic varies for different semesters. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

COM400-A
Marse, Michael
01/10/2022 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B112

COM435 Gender and Communication

This class examines gender from both a secular and biblical perspective through an examination of rhetoric, interpersonal communication, and media. Students will learn what gender is, how society and biology impact what gender is, and how gender impacts their own communication and the communication of others. (3 units; Fall)

COM435-A
Boes, Cynthia D.
09/07/2021 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex 171

COM450 Internship in Communication Arts

Under faculty supervision, the student will be assigned to a position, utilizing principles of communication studies acquired and employed throughout their university experience. This internship provides an opportunity for investigating and participating in field experience with a practitioner of the trade, giving depth and breadth to their understanding of communication studies as a whole. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Chair. (1-3 units; Fall/Spring)

ENG382 Introduction to Digital Studies

This course introduces students to the growing field of digital studies. Given the interdisciplinary nature of digital studies, students will study digital texts and projects and will work collaboratively to evaluate, develop, and refine their technical skills to create and edit various forms of digital publications. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

ENG382-A
Alspach, Berniece
09/07/2021 W 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM BUS 209

JRN325 Prncpls of Pdcstng And Brdcstng

This course will provide students with an introduction to electronic and traditional broadcasting principles. Students will analyze, synthesize, and evaluate online and traditional broadcasting principles in the form of podcasts. (3 units; Fall)

JRN325-A
Welch, Tyler D.
09/07/2021 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 375

PRL300 Public Relations

Principles, history and professional practice of public relations and the writing and production of materials for special events, newsletters, and brochures. (3 units; Fall/Spring & OPS)

PRL300-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
09/07/2021 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex ONLN
PRL300-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
01/10/2022 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex ONLN

 


 

Speech Communication

COM210 Forensic Workshop

A participation class in forensics. Students compete in intercollegiate events. Majors may take a maximum of eight (8) units as part of the Communications Program. Communications minors may take a maximum of four (4) units. Students should consult their advisor in the Communication Arts Department to determine how many units per semester are allowed since the program is offered on a continuing basis. (1-3 units; Fall/Spring)

COM210-A
Marse, Michael
09/07/2021 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 204
COM210-A
Marse, Michael
01/10/2022 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Yeager Center A111

COM306 Small Group Communication

This course examines the dynamics in communication within small groups. Students will learn effective critical thinking and problem solving skills for use when working in small groups. (3 units; Fall & OPS)

COM306-A
Boes, Cynthia D.
09/07/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 190

COM333 Oral Interpret And Reader's Thtr

Analysis and oral presentation of literature in a way that is vivid, compelling, and dramatic. This class will help the student to perfect skills in dramatic reading, reading of scripture, and finding and preparing literature for oral presentation. (3 units; Fall/Spring & OPS)

COM333-A
Boes, Cynthia D.
09/07/2021 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex 171
COM333-A
Marse, Michael
01/10/2022 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B112

COM401 Argumentation and Debate

A study of the principles and models of argumentation and debate, the basic theories, strategies, and processes by which a student may present an effective argument, as well as their application to business and interpersonal communication as well as ministry. The course provides practical experience in forming arguments, defending a position, using evidence to build a case, refutation, and analysis of arguments. Special emphasis given to the principles of Parliamentary Debate. May be repeated for a total of eight (8) units. Only three (3) units may be applied to the major. (1-3 units; Fall)

COM401-A
Marse, Michael
09/07/2021 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B110

COM405 Rhetorical Criticism

This course is designed to develop advanced analysis of communication artifacts using rhetorical theory. The course discusses and makes use of rhetorical theorists from classical and contemporary traditions to better understand cultural artifacts from various contexts. Application to various non-communication related fields will be explored. (3 units; Spring & OPS)

COM405-A
Boes, Cynthia D.
01/10/2022 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex 245

Complete six (6) additional units from the following:

COM400 Spec Topic Communication Studies

Concentration upon a specific topic in the field of communication arts. Topic varies for different semesters. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

COM400-A
Marse, Michael
01/10/2022 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B112

COM410 Forensic Workshop

A participation class in forensics. Students compete in intercollegiate events. Majors may take a maximum of eight (8) units as part of the Communications Program. Communications minors may take a maximum of four (4) units. Students should consult their advisor in the Communication Arts Department to determine how many units per semester are allowed since the program is offered on a continuing basis. Prerequisite: 210. (1-3 units; Fall/Spring)

COM410-A
Marse, Michael
09/07/2021 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 204
COM410-A
Marse, Michael
01/10/2022 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Yeager Center A111

COM435 Gender and Communication

This class examines gender from both a secular and biblical perspective through an examination of rhetoric, interpersonal communication, and media. Students will learn what gender is, how society and biology impact what gender is, and how gender impacts their own communication and the communication of others. (3 units; Fall)

COM435-A
Boes, Cynthia D.
09/07/2021 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex 171

COM450 Internship in Communication Arts

Under faculty supervision, the student will be assigned to a position, utilizing principles of communication studies acquired and employed throughout their university experience. This internship provides an opportunity for investigating and participating in field experience with a practitioner of the trade, giving depth and breadth to their understanding of communication studies as a whole. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Chair. (1-3 units; Fall/Spring)

ICS430 Intercltrl Communctn And Practc

This course will address principles and processes of communication from one culture to another. Attention will be given to different perceptions, ways of thinking, values, verbal and non-verbal expression, and sub-groups within a given culture. Prerequisite: 3 units of Biblical Studies or Intercultural Studies coursework. (3 units; Spring)

ICS430-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/07/2021 M 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM Health Science Campus M260
ICS430-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/10/2022 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

PRL300 Public Relations

Principles, history and professional practice of public relations and the writing and production of materials for special events, newsletters, and brochures. (3 units; Fall/Spring & OPS)

PRL300-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
09/07/2021 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex ONLN
PRL300-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
01/10/2022 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex ONLN

THE312 Drama in the Classroom

The student will learn how to use drama and theatre activities both for and with children, and how they can incorporate drama into education by creating lesson plans and planning specific assignments. The student will also develop skills in oral interpretation and storytelling to become a more interesting and expressive teacher. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

THE312-A
Parshall, Stephanie
09/07/2021 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Wallace Theater 203
THE312-A
Parshall, Stephanie
01/10/2022 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Wallace Theater 203

THE313 Advanced Makeup

Advanced study and application of 3-Dimensional makeup techniques with a focus on foam latex prosthetics. Students will develop skills in life casting, mold making, sculpting, casting and running foam latex. Students will learn advanced painting and makeup application techniques required for blending prosthetics with human skin. Students will also explore techniques for using gelatin makeup for large wound and facial trauma effects. Additional lab fee. (3 units; Spring, even years)

THE313-A
Lyons, Lee A
01/10/2022 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Adams Business Park B10D

THE340 Drama in the Church

Designed for pastors, teachers, youth leaders, and church workers, this class explores various ways that drama can be utilized in the church. Class work includes hands-on experience in using church drama with children and youth, drama for the worship service, and how to start a drama program at your local church. (3 units; As offered)