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