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Communication
With a major in communication, students identify and develop their God-given skills and where they fit in the current (and future) job market. Communication majors also gain an understanding of the theory and reasoning behind communication while building a solid foundation of skills in writing, production, technology, and presentation. With the growth of the Internet and social media, communication skills are in demand more than ever—and are more necessary. Communication graduates are ready to face any career challenges.

Major Mission and Outcomes

The philosophy of the Communication major is based on the assumption that effective communication is the basis of much of what needs to happen in the world in which we live. To this end, the course content is designed to deliver the skills which will enable students to be prepared academically to be effective communicators, to give them experience in using their knowledge and to nurture them, by precept and example, a sense of Christian ideals and service. Students majoring in Communication will meet the following four outcomes which coordinate with Warner University’s mission to provide academic excellence and a Christian learning environment.

  1. Students in the Communication major will discover principles and practices of academic and professional standards to be effective communicators.
  2. Students in the Communication major will demonstrate, through experiences, increasing abilities to be effective communicators.
  3. Students in the Communication major will compete favorably with peers for employment and post graduate education.
  4. Students in the Communication major will be able to apply a biblical worldview to presented course content.

Major in Communication

The major in Communication consists of 39 credit hours of coursework: 9 credit hours in the Communication Arts core, 15 credit hours of required coursework in Communication, 15 credit hours of upper-division coursework in communication. A minor is required. The required Communication Arts core courses are:

Prefix Course Hrs.
COM 2020 Media Literacy 3
COM 3063 Communication Elements and Theories 3
COM 4061 Career Planning 1
COM 4095 Seminar in Communication 2

  The required Communication courses are:

Prefix Course Hrs.
COM 2002 Audio and Video Production 3
COM 2031 Global Communication 3
COM 2044 Digital Photography 3
COM 3130 News Writing or
COM 3230 Broadcast Media Writing or
COM 3320 Webcast Media Writing or
COM 3034 Public Relations 3
COM 3110 Non-Verbal Communication or
COM 4050 Special Topics 3

  Fifteen upper-division credit hours from:

Prefix Course Hrs.
COM 2040 Radio Production 3
COM 3012 Publishing Design 3
COM 3014 Interpreting Cinema 3
COM 3023 Audio and Video Production II 3
COM 3034 Public Relations 3
COM 3040 Digital Photography II 3
COM 3054 Communication Law 3
COM 3060 Sports Journalism 3
COM 3070 Media Practicum 1
COM 3075 Field Experience 3 or 6
COM 3085 Internship 3 or 6
COM 3110 Non-Verbal Communication 3
COM 3130 News Writing 3
COM 3230 Broadcast Media Writing 3
COM 3320 Webcast Media Writing 3
COM 4000 Visual Literacy 3
COM 4050 Special Topics 3
COM 4070 Media Practicum 1
COM 4075 Field Experience 3 or 6
COM 4085 Internship 3 or 6
ENG 3/4XXX English Elective 3

 

English & Writing

English majors will survey British and American literature, focus on particular British and American writers, examine Anglophone literature from other countries, dive into advanced English grammar, advance personal writing skills, and review the history of the English language. Graduates are prepared for a variety of careers and advanced studies that require analytical reading and writing skills, such as journalism, advertising, and social media. (Note: Students interested in teaching English for public schools should major in Secondary Education: English 6-12. See the Teacher Education section for additional information.)

Major Mission and Outcomes

The mission of the English major is to promote learning in language, composition, literature, critical theory, and professional and creative writing. The major promotes the development of life-long skills in critical thinking, reading, writing, and research; embraces diversity; and fosters an environment of open inquiry and innovation.

Students majoring in English will meet the following five outcomes which coordinate with Warner University’s mission to provide academic excellence.

  1. Examine how works of literature are related to their historical, cultural, and religious contexts.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of major literary periods and authors in British, American, and World literature.
  3. Demonstrate the oral and written ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret a variety of texts.
  4. Incorporate scholarly secondary sources into their critique or argument of a piece of literature.
  5. Compete favorably with peers for employment and further education.

Major in English

The English program consists of 39 credit hours of coursework: 15 credit hours of required coursework in English, 9 credit hours in the communication core, and 15 credit hours of English electives. A minor is required.

Core Courses:

Prefix Course Hrs.
COM 2020 Media Literacy 3
COM 3063 Communication Elements and Theories 3
COM 4061 Career Planning 1
COM 4095 Seminar in Communication 2

Required Coursework:

Prefix Course Hrs.
ENG 2020 World Literature: Beginnings to 1650 or 3
ENG 2021 World Literature: 1650 to Contemporary 3
ENG 2030 British Literature: Medieval to 1785 3
ENG 2032 British Literature: 1785 to Contemporary 3
ENG 2040 American Literature: Beginnings to 1865 3
ENG 2041 American Literature: 1865 to Contemporary 3

Fifteen upper-division credit hours from:

Prefix Course Hrs.
ENG 3023 Creative Writing 3
ENG 3034 Women in Literature 3
ENG 3050 Contemporary Literature 3
ENG 3054 Shakespeare 3
ENG 3070 Advanced Composition and Grammar 3
ENG 4010 The American Novel 3
ENG 4050 Special Topics 3
ENG 4060 History of English Language 3
COM 3/4xxx Communication Elective 3

Sport Communication

The major in Sport Communication is uniquely designed to blend sport management and communication courses for those seeking to work as a sports information director, information officer, sports journalist, or in some type of sports production. Students in this cross-disciplinary program will learn strong written and oral presentation skills, packaged with a solid background in sport management principles.

Major Mission and Outcomes

The philosophy of the Sport Communication major is based on the assumption that effective communication is the basis of much of what happens in the world in which we live. To this end, the course content is designed to deliver the skills which will enable students to be prepared academically to be effective communicators, to give them experience in using their knowledge and to nurture them, by precept and example, a sense of Christian ideals and service. Students majoring in Sport Communication will meet the following four outcomes which coordinate with Warner University’s mission to provide academic excellence in a Christian learning environment.

  1. Students in the Sport Communication major will discover principles and practices of academic and professional standards to be effective communicators.
  2. Students in the Sport Communication major will demonstrate, through experiences, increasing abilities to be effective communicators.
  3. Students and graduates of the major will be able to compete favorably with peers for employment and continued education.
  4. Students in the Sport Communication major will be able to apply a biblical worldview to presented course content.

Major in Sport Communication

The major in Sport Communication consists of 43 credit hours with a required minor in either Media Writing or Communication. Core Courses are:

Prefix Course Hrs.
COM 2020 Media Literacy 3
COM 3063 Communication Elements and Theories 3
COM 4061 Career Planning 1
COM 4095 Seminar in Communication 2

  Required Coursework:

Prefix Course Hrs.
BUS 2000 Introduction to Business 3
COM 2002 Audio and Video Production I 3
COM 2044 Digital Photography 3
COM 2040 Radio Production 3
BUS 3010 Marketing 3
COM 3012 Publishing Design 3
COM 3130 News Writing 3
COM 3320 Webcast Media Writing 3
COM 3060 Sports Journalism 3
PED 4033 Sports Marketing and Public Relations or 3
PED 4043 Athletic and Facility Management 3

  Practica/Internship (4 hours, minimum):

Prefix Course Hrs.
COM 3/4070 Practica (typically 1 hour per semester) or 1
COM 3/4075 Field Experience (3 or 6 hours) or 3 or 6
COM 3/4085 Internship (3 or 6 hours) 3 or 6