Dr. Elizabeth Christian
Welcome to the Division of Media and Communication. The Division of Media and Communication is committed to equipping students with the diverse knowledge and cutting-edge skills necessary to excel in an ever-changing world of media and communication. The Division does so through Christian faculty dedicated to helping students realize their God-given potential and a challenging curriculum designed to prepare students for success as media professionals or communication scholars.
The Division of Media and Communication consists of two academic departments: the Department of Communication Studies and the Department of Convergence Media. Grounded in a theoretical approach to the study of communication and rhetoric, the Department of Communication Studies offers a 48-hour major resulting in a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, a Communication Studies major with a Public Relations concentration as well as 21-hour minors in either Communication Studies or Speech Education (?).
In keeping with an increasingly digital media environment, the Department of Convergence Media seeks to instill students with a diverse skill set with a 21-hour Core of courses and three 27-hour concentrations: Journalism, Media Production or Sports Media. In addition to the Bachelor of Arts in Convergence Media focused in Journalism, Media Production or Public Relations, the Department also offers five minor options that compliment students seeking majors in other academic disciplines. Specifically, the Department of Convergence Media offers 21-hour minors in Journalism, Mass Media Studies, Media Production, Public Relations and Sports Media.
Should you desire more information about the Division of Media and Communication, its programs or curriculum, please contact the Division Chair, Dr. Elizabeth Christian.