G-CO 205 Introduction to Communication (2) A study of communication strategies, public speaking, and analytical writing with a focus on the analysis and productionof informative and persuasive oral communication. Prerequisite: G-CO 101 English I,and G-CO 102 English II.
G-CO 206 Public Speaking (2) A continuation of the study of communication theory and practice in public speaking with special attention given to specific ministry-related extemporaneous speaking situations. Prerequisite: G-CO 205 Introduction to Communication.
G-CO 303 Writing for Publications (3) An overview of the process of publications from the inception of an idea to the submission of a document to a publisher. Students will become acquainted with the editorial process and the basic use of design software.
G-CO 306 Advanced Writing (3) Designed to enhance the students' written communication abilities by discussing and practicing the principles of good expository writing. Included in the class will be a review of the steps to the writing process (prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing) as well as a discussion on purpose and audience. Students will practice the various modes of expository writing including description, comparison/contrast, process analysis, and persuasion.
G-CO 308 Creative Writing (2) Provides opportunities for creating original works of poetry, short story prose, and one-act dramas with an emphasis on the key writing steps of pre-writing, drafting, revising, and editing.
M-LC 411 Media in Ministry (2) A study of the Biblical and educational importance of the use of media in local churches. Special attention will be given to the various uses of the computer to enhance the communication of the Word of God. Practical hands-on experience will be used in producing quality media productions.
M-ME 404 Cross-Cultural Communication (3) A study of the dynamics of communication and Christian ministry across cultures, including the study of the problems of spoken, written and non-verbal communication where cultural and/ or linguistic boundaries must be crossed. There will be a focus on current issues having to do with cultural interactions and Christian witness, whether in the United States or abroad.
M-OA 203 Computer Applications (3) Provides an overview of computer applications including a brief introduction to computer concepts and Microsoft Windows. Provides training in current Microsoft Office software, which includes Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and integration of these applications. Prerequisite: Basic keyboarding proficiency–one semester of keyboarding.
M-OA 204 Advanced Computer Applications (3) Provides advanced training in current Microsoft Office software, which includes Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and integration of these applications. Prerequisite: Basic keyboarding proficiency–one semester of keyboarding and familiarity with the fundamentals of Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.