Technical and Professional Communication Major (M)
The overarching goal of the Technical and Professional Communication program is to prepare graduates to take complex information and make it consumable to internal and external audiences who may not have discipline-specific knowledge. Graduates will become more aware of the forms of communication and communication processes in order to successfully convey their messages. Courses in the major will emphasize written, oral, and digital communication skills.
The program curriculum will draw upon three primary spheres: writing, visual, and digital storytelling; analytic and critical thinking skills; and oral and interpersonal skills. Additionally, students can select one of three specializations or tracks: Health Care; High-tech Literacy; and Corporate/Organizational. Some program-level learning outcomes include:
- Develop and present cogent, coherent, and accurate writing for general and specialized audiences.
- Communicated effectively to audiences by listening actively and responding constructively as Scripture instructs within various contexts.
- Draw from various disciplines to describe orally and in writing how existing knowledge or practice is advanced, tested, and revised in each core field studied.
- Distinguish and examine communication-related problems from a Christian perspective to better serve society.
- Cultivate appropriate organizational skills related to professionalism, work ethics, and attitude.
- Analyze complex data and be able to combine them into easily-understandable presentations utilizing excellent critical thinking skills.
|Core Requirements 1||45|
|Electives - A Minor is required (Min 18 credits)||24-21|
For transfer students, please see the Advanced Transfer Core.
|COMM 105||Public Speaking||3|
|COMM 201||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|COMM 205||Advanced Public Speaking||3|
|COMM 280||Careers in Communication||3|
|COMM 460||Cross-Cultural Communication||3|
|COMM 490||Research Seminar||3|
|TPC Major Required Courses||24|
|GD 110||Graphic Design I||3|
|BCOM 247||Business Writing||3|
|COMM 260||Social Media||3|
|BCOM 300||Group Dynamics||3|
|COMM 333||Servant Leadership||3|
|COMM 335||Technical Writing and Speaking||3|
|COMM 339||Film & Video Production||3|
|COMM 399||Visual Rhetoric||3|
|COMM 435||Critical Thinking and Information Dissemination||3|
|STUDENTS SELECT ONE OF THESE THREE TRACKS|
|Health Care Track||7|
|RSC 106||Medical Terminology||1|
|PHIL 350||Bioethical Dilemmas||3|
|MBA 620||Economics and Public Policy of Health Care||3|
|BIO 146||Essentials Anat & Phys (Strongly recommended)||4|
|High-tech Literacy Track||6|
|CSC 180||Systems Integration||3|
|CSC 420||User Experience and Interactive Systems||3|
|CSC 150||Foundations of Computer Science (Strongly recommended)||3|
|BCOM 380||Organizational Comm||3|
|or MGMT 340||Organization Behavior|
|MBA 513||Bus Found Admin Professions||3|