Minor in Communication
ACU’s Communication Major program prepares students for life by training them to be persons of influence, teaching skills for a variety of communication situations and career fields: writing and speaking, media producing and content creation, family and relationships, and more. The Minor in Communication allows students to pick 18 units of coursework in Communication areas of most interest to them.
Why Communication at ACU?
In addition to a faculty to student ratio of 17:1 and a rigorous and biblically-integrated curriculum, ACU’s Communication program offers several unique advantages:
- The skills taught in the Communication program have great transferability and applicability to a wide variety of job fields.
- ACU offers the opportunity to explore and understand today’s mediated world and how the Christian faith can inform one’s response to it.
- Students have access to learn and use multimedia equipment as early as their freshman year.
- Through the program’s partnership with different university departments, students get real-world opportunities, such as creating marketing content or producing livestream chapel programs.
What will I study?
The Communication program provides with an innovative approach to general studies that reclaims a Christian conception of the Liberal Arts, preparing students to be influential thinkers. Career-related focus areas include:
- Video Editing/Content Creation
- Visual Storytelling/Filmmaking
- Public Relations
- Strategic Communication
- Graduate School Prep
- News Writing
- Media Law
Standalone Minor Courses
Choose 18 credit hours from the following listed courses. 9 credit hours must be at the 300 level or higher.
Note: Courses with an asterisk (*) carry a pre-requisite.
Consult with your faculty advisor or enrollment management specialist regarding courses that best fulfill the minor requirements, and further your academic goals and interests. Courses are not listed in the order they should be taken. See Faculty Advisor for sequence.
|COM 203||Introduction to Communication||3|
|COM 204||Introduction to Film||3|
|COM 205||Media Industries||3|
|COM 210||Introduction to Journalism*||3|
|COM 215||Multi-Media Production||3|
|COM 220||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|COM 235||Media History||3|
|COM 240||Redemptive Narratives||3|
|COM 242||Film History||3|
|COM 250||Faith and Media||3|
|COM 300||Communication Theory*||3|
|COM 324||Film Genres||3|
|COM 335||Media Bias||3|
|COM 342||Film Criticism*||3|
|COM 344||Faith and Film||3|
|COM 350||Media and Society||3|
|COM 364||Film Directors||3|
|COM 370||Communication, Culture, and the Christian Faith||3|
|COM 375||Media Law||3|
|COM 380||Advertising and Communication||3|
|COM 384||Box Office Dynamics||3|
|COM 420||Film Theory||3|
|COM 425||Broadcast Management||3|
|COM 470||Communication Ethics*||3|
|ENG 317||Creative Writing||3|
|ENG 390||Digital Writing||3|