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Communication

Offered: On Campus Apply

The mission of the department is to create an environment in which the student can study the principles and concepts of communication within the context of exploring and deepening their Christian faith commitment.

Give the student an understanding of the foundational theoretical principles of communication that in turn will have professional, social, interpersonal and general pragmatic utility.

Provide the student with a basic understanding of the depth and breadth of the discipline, and ensure they have the necessary intellectually sophisticated skills to think critically, creatively and analytically about the field.

Provide resources such as faculty mentors, guest lecturers, and technology that will deepen the students' appreciation for and knowledge of the discipline as well enriching the academic life of the university as a whole.

Impart the student with the knowledge and ability to find and utilize educational resources within and beyond the University walls to further expand knowledge after graduation.

Communication Studies

This concentration develops students’ understanding and application of fundamental concepts including storytelling, interpersonal communication, and visual technology. The concentration in communication studies has two areas of emphasis that students can choose to pursue: public relations or interpersonal/intercultural communication.

Cinema Arts

This concentration develops students’ understanding and application of topics such as filmmaking, digital photography, and American cinema history.

Accreditations

West Coast Science
Western Association of Schools & Colleges
Awesome Biology
Assemblies of God
Awesome Biology
Council for Christian Colleges & Universities

Meet Our Faculty & Staff

Thomas Carmody, PhD

Thomas Carmody, PhD

Professor of Communication Studies
Alison English, PhD

Alison English, PhD

Professor of Communication Studies & Cinema Arts
Mun Kang, MFA

Mun Kang, MFA

Assistant Professor of Cinema Arts
Naomi Kasa, MA

Naomi Kasa, MA

Assistant Professor of Cinema Arts
Krystal Komatsu

Krystal Komatsu

Program Coordinator
Jonathan Moore, MFA

Jonathan Moore, MFA

Associate Professor of Cinema Arts
Karen Nishie, MA

Karen Nishie, MA

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Thomas Riggs

Thomas Riggs

Technical Associate
Derrick Rosenior, PhD

Derrick Rosenior, PhD

Associate Professor, Chair of Communication Studies

A Sampling of Communication Courses

COMM 220

Elements of Storytelling

Elements of Storytelling

An introduction to story structure, this course focuses on envisioning story ideas and developing those ideas into written formats for the screen and other mediums.

COMM 309

Graphic Design

Graphic Design

Prerequisite: COMM 273. This course will serve as an introduction to the theory and practice of graphic design. Students will learn the basic principles and elements of graphic design, the history of graphic design, form/symbol development, typography, identity design and page layout. Provides practical experience in essential studio techniques and technology, critiques and group discussions. The creative design process and problem-solving skills are emphasized throughout the course. Lab Fee.

COMM 345

Intercultural Communication

Intercultural Communication

The process of communication as it applies to cross-cultural situations, i.e., where the respective participants in the process are members of distinctly separate cultural groups and situations specific to such communicative settings and proposed solutions to those problems.

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