Communication Studies (Speech and Rhetoric Track)
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies with a Speech and Rhetoric Emphasis
Do you enjoy learning about human interaction, deciphering the meaning behind the message, or discovering new things about media and society? Are you interested in the study of communication but aren’t sure which area you’d like to focus on? Communication Studies allows students to learn both human and media communication skills. Students will also learn basic media production skills, such as photography, desktop publishing and Web design.
Students in Communication Studies learns about persuasion, argumentation, legal matters and the sociological aspects of communication. There is a strong rhetorical basis to the program, which includes speech and debate. The Communication Studies program is a good choice for the student who plans to attend graduate school after completing his or her bachelor's degree.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Argumentation & Debate||Fundamentals of logical analysis, preparation of briefs, and experiences in debating.|
|Small Group & Organizational Communication||Combines theory and practice to develop an awareness of group dynamics, and employs small groups in the processes of information-seeking and problem-solving. Also includes a study of the theory and practice of communication in organizations and practical application through the assessment and identification of communication problems in organizations.|
|Oral Interpretation of Literature||Participation in the interpretation of poetry, prose, and dramatic literature.|
|Mass Media Law||A study of the statutes and judicial opinion that are the basis for an understanding of freedoms and controls of print and broadcast media. Includes an examination of media ethics from a Christian viewpoint.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Dr. Cameron Pace has been working in media for more than 30 years and has taught most of the electronic media courses that Evangel has offered at some point in his 25-year career as an Evangel professor. He serves as the faculty adviser for EUTV and EU Films, and he is the faculty supervisor of […] read more
Dr. Joy Qualls has a passion for books, politics and debate, but what really drives her career is her love of people. Dr. Qualls first came to Evangel as an adjunct in 2006, dividing her time between teaching at Evangel and Central Bible College and working for Drury University’s Enrollment Marketing program. She is now […] read more
Evangel's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing you to make a full impact in your profession through the unique combination of faith and learning. Here are some of the professions this degree would prepare you for:
- College professor
- Communication Specialist
- Minister or church media director
- Human Relations Director
- Sales Manager
- Campaign Manager
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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