Communication Studies Major

Communication Department

A degree in Communication Studies provides a broad range of career choices and opens up opportunities through applied projects and field internships that provide graduates with portfolios as they pursue their calling. Concentrations in Mass Communication or Interpersonal & Public Communication allow you to design your degree according to your own career goals.

In Interpersonal & Public Communication (IPC) you will gain insights into the how and why of human interaction, as well as how to strategically represent yourselves and organizations. In the IPC concentration you will have the opportunity to focus on the knowledge and skills essential in Leadership, Public Relations and a number of other areas supported by the field of human communication. Hands-on experience can be gained through specific involvement in field- related work areas involving our several student-run media outlets and other department related activities. Additionally, through
internships, you will have a chance to work alongside professionals in their desired career areas.

The concentration in Mass Communication provides you professional training that can lead directly to employment and service to the Kingdom in the field of mass communication by studying issues in mass media and production techniques as well as the theory behind both. The Communication Department maintains an FCC-licensed radio station, WTXR, entirely for your use as well as graphic design and television and video production equipment enabling you to gain hands-on experience in your field. Your interest in print media has the opportunity to gain practical experience on our student-run web-based newspaper, The Talon. You could also oversee production of
The Forrester, the college yearbook.


INTERPERSONAL & PUBLIC COMMUNICATION CONCENTRATION

** Please note: This program description is for students entering Toccoa Falls College in the 2012-2013 catalog year.

GENERAL EDUCATION – 69 hours

BIBLE & THEOLOGY – 30 hours

BIB 213 Hermeneutics
BSF 103 Foundations for Spiritual Formation
NTE 103 Introduction to the New Testament
NTE ___ New Testament Elective
OTE 103 Introduction to the Old Testament
OTE ___ Old Testament Elective
SYT 303 Introduction to Theology
3 hours Theology Elective from SYT, THE
6 hours Bible/Theology Elective from any BIB, BMI, GRK 333, 343, HEB 223, 333, 343, NTE, OTE, SYT, THE, or approved integrative courses

HUMANITIES – 18 hours

COM 113 Introduction to Communication
ENG 113 Freshman Composition I
ENG 123 Freshman Composition II
HUM 103 Western Thought & Culture
3 hours Literature Elective
3 hours Philosophy Elective

SOCIAL SCIENCES – 12 hours

3 hours Psychology Elective from PSY 113 or PSY 243
3 hours History Elective
6 hours Social Science Electives from ANT, CSG, ECO, GHY, POL, or SOC

COMPUTER, SCIENCE, & MATHEMATICS – 9 hours

SCI 113 Scientific Literacy or other science elective
3 hours Mathematics Elective
3-4 hours Computer, Science or Mathematics Elective prefixed BIO, CHM, CSC, MAT, PHS or SCI

MAJOR – 37 hours

COMMUNICATION STUDIES CORE – 15 hours

COM 213 Introduction to Communication Theory
COM 313 Introduction to Communication Research Methods
COM 363 Media & Society
COM 423 Communication Ethics
COM 463 Faith, Media, and Culture*

IPC CONCENTRATION – 22 hours

COM 283 Persuasion or
IPC 343 Advanced Public Speaking
IPC 201 Inter. & Public Com. Practicum (May be repeated)
IPC 293 Interpersonal Communication
IPC  313 Organizational Communication
IPC 333 Small Group Communication
IPC 493 Interpersonal & Public Communication Internship
IPC ___ One IPC elective at 300- or 400-level
3 hours COM, IPC, or MCM elective

MINOR or OPEN ELECTIVES – 23 hours*

TOTAL = 126 hours

*It is assumed that the integrative course COM 463 will be used in fulfillment of a Bible & Theology elective. If not, Minor or Open Electives is reduced to 20 hours to accommodate a separate 3 hour Bible & Theology elective and maintain a total of 126 hours.

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MASS COMMUNICATION CONCENTRATION

** Please note: This program description is for students entering Toccoa Falls College in the 2012-2013 catalog year.

GENERAL EDUCATION – 69 hours

BIBLE & THEOLOGY – 30 hours

BIB 213 Hermeneutics
BSF 103 Foundations for Spiritual Formation
NTE 103 Introduction to the New Testament
NTE ___ New Testament Elective
OTE 103 Introduction to the Old Testament
OTE ___ Old Testament Elective
SYT 303 Introduction to Theology
3 hours Theology Elective from SYT, THE
6 hours Bible/Theology Electives from any BIB, BMI, GRK 223, 333, 343, HEB 223, 333, 343, NTE, OTE, SYT, THE, or approved integrative courses

HUMANITIES – 18 hours

COM 113 Introduction to Communication
ENG 113 Freshman Composition I
ENG 123 Freshman Composition II
HUM 103 Western Thought & Culture
3 hours Literature Elective
3 hours Philosophy Elective

SOCIAL SCIENCES – 12 hours

3 hours Psychology Elective from PSY 113 or PSY 243
3 hours History Elective
6 hours Social Science Electives from ANT, CSG, ECO, GHY, POL, or SOC

COMPUTER, SCIENCE, & MATHEMATICS – 9 hours

SCI 113 Scientific Literacy or other science elective
3 hours Mathematics Elective
3-4 hours Computer, Science or Mathematics Elective prefixed BIO, CHM, CSC, MAT, PHS or SCI

MAJOR – 37 hours

COMMUNICATION STUDIES CORE – 15 hours

COM 213 Introduction to Communication Theory
COM 313 Introduction to Communication Research Methods
COM 363 Media & Society
COM 423 Communication Ethics
COM 463 Faith, Media, and Culture*

MASS COMMUNICATION CONCENTRATION – 22 hours

MCM 201 Mass Communication Practicum (May be repeated)
MCM 203 Introduction to Mass Communication
MCM 213 Media Production
MCM 333 Rhetoric of Media or
MCM 363 Narrative & Image
MCM 373 Writing for Media
MCM 493 Mass Communication Internship
MCM ___ One MCM elective at 300- or 400-level
3 hours COM, IPC, MCM Elective

OPEN ELECTIVES – 23 hours*

TOTAL = 126 hours

*It is assumed that the integrative course COM 463 will be used in fulfillment of a Bible & Theology elective. If not, Minor or Open Electives is reduced to 20 hours to accommodate a separate 3 hour Bible & Theology elective and maintain a total of 126 hours.

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