College Courses

 

Communications

COMM 104 Public Speaking (3)

This course equips students with the basic knowledge, skills, and confidence to communicate effectively when engaged in a variety of public speaking situations.

Note: Also available through Continuing and Distance Education.

COMM 120 Video Production I (3)

This course is designed to equip students with the skills necessary for effective video communications, to enable them to set up and operate a video editing suite, and to engineer live video productions. This course covers the basic elements of video production including camera operation and handling techniques, non-linear editing, live video production, lighting techniques, audio for video, and screenwriting. Emphasis is on ministry applications of video production.

COMM 121 Video Production II (3)

Experience is the most valuable asset of the videographer. This is an advanced course designed to give students the opportunity to refine their skills in shooting, lighting, graphics, editing, and producing as they gain valuable experience doing practical projects.

Prerequisite(s): WA 120 Video Production I

COMM 200 Intercultural Communication (3)

This course is a study of the principles of social anthropology and cultural dynamics as they relate to establishing cultural contact. Within this setting, discussion focuses on developing effective strategies for understanding and communicating across cultural barriers.

Cross-listed: GLST 200 Intercultural Communication

COMM 203 Recording Arts I (3)

This course introduces students to the art and science of audio recording through a hands-on look at the basic elements of recording techniques, including studio procedures, microphone techniques, tracking, editing, mixing, and mastering. There is an emphasis on critical listening and analysis, as well as discussion of music and musical form.

Cross-listed: MUS 203 Recording Arts I

COMM 214 Professional and Technical Writing (3)

Concentrated instruction and practice in technical and job related expository writing.

Cross-listed: BU 214 Professional and Technical Writing

Prerequisite(s): One of ENG 100 Literature and Composition I, ENG 101 Literature and Composition II, or ENG 110 Introduction to Poetry.

COMM 303 Recording Arts II (3)

This is an advanced course in recording technology that expands on the foundation of COMM/MUS 203 Recording Arts I. The focus of the course is practical, with each student incorporating their creative and technical skills into recording the major project: a professional demo.

Cross-listed: MUS 303 Recording Arts II

COMM 320 Communication Practicum (3)

A supervised field experience designed to provide an integration of theoretical perspective with practical work experience in the field of communications. This course may be taken more than once.

COMM 355 Homiletics (3)

This is the introductory course on the preparation and delivery of expository sermons. Major emphasis is given to students’ ownership and use of a hermeneutically sound method for developing, supporting, illustrating, and applying a biblical text. Students deliver messages in class.

Cross-listed: PAST 355 Homiletics