The mission of the Department of Communication Arts & Science is to equip students with strong speaking, writing, and listening skills and a clear understanding of communication, relational, and research processes upon which such skills are based. The department seeks to provide an appreciation and understanding of the history, theories, and techniques of human communication while creatively engaging in the practice of multiple communication channels. Students are involved in varied activities to enhance their communication skills through writing, speaking, research, forensics investigation, public relations planning, drama, and community involvement. The faculty is committed to educating, training, advising, and encouraging the students of communication studies to use developed skills as "God's creative and redemptive agents in today's world."
Donna M. Allen (Department Chair), M. Brooke Adamson
- Students will be able to explain interpersonal, group, persuasion, and organizational communication theories.
- Students will be able to produce original work in one of the areas of communication studies.
- Students will understand the fundamental role communication processes and skills play in building and maintaining a healthy and vibrant community.
- Students will experience and be able to defend the value of employing communication theory, process, and skills in service to others, and to further the spread of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
- Students will understand listening styles and purposes for listening, as well as demonstrating listening skills.
- General education students will effectively speak with clarity, coherence, integrity, and persuasiveness and understand the foundational communication process model.
- Bachelor of Arts, Communication
- Bachelor of Science, Communication
- Bachelor of Arts, Public Relations
- Bachelor of Science, Health Communication
- Bachelor of Arts, Pre-Counseling
- Co-Major, Communication
- Communication Education
- See Secondary Education: Communication Second Teaching Field
Degrees and Certificates
Communication,Bachelor of Arts
Pre-Counseling,Bachelor of Arts
Public Relations,Bachelor of Arts
Communication,Bachelor of Science
Health Communication,Bachelor of Science
Communication Second Endorsement,Endorsement
An introduction to verbal communication, listening, and public speaking. Emphasis will be placed on speaking, delivery issues, speech construction, audience connection, and the communication process. Students will write and deliver a variety of speeches and learn to speak with "clarity, coherence, and persuasiveness." This course satisfies the NNU General Education Speech outcome with a grade of C- or higher.
Theory and practice of argumentation and debate including research, analysis, reasoning, evidence, preparation of briefs, organization, and delivery. Intercollegiate tournament participation is encouraged, but not required.
Strategies appropriate to this subject field. Includes instructional materials and tools and curricular structure common to the subject in the secondary school. Includes opportunities for students to assist and teach a minimum of 20 hours. (See EDUC3650)