2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Communication Major (BA)

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Majors: Biblical Studies, Communication, also available as a minor

Major Mission: The Communication major is Lancaster Bible College's response to the urgent need for communicators to influence the media and culture from a relevant but biblical worldview. This major seeks to meet this demand by producing skilled communication professionals rooted in Christian values.

Major Outcomes - Students will:

  1. Articulate and evaluate the significance of culture on message design, delivery and impact.
  2. Identify and differentiate the major communication theories and describe the relevance of appropriate theories to their chosen communication field.
  3. Participate in a communication career field to further develop skills, knowledge, and experiences.
  4. Appropriately apply ethical principles and professional codes of ethics to the practice of communication.
  5. Integrate a biblical worldview into the practice and evaluation of communication.

Of the 6 required electives, at least 3 must be COM prefixed. The remaining electives (up to 3) may either be selected from the Approved Electives List, found in the Communication Student Handbook or through approval by the Communication Major Director.

All elective courses without a COM prefix must be approved by your Communication Advisor prior to registering for these courses.

Communication Major

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

LBC 101Engaging Faith & Life

3

THE 105Prelude to Biblical & Theological Studies

3

LAN 101College Composition and Research

3

COM 100Communication Seminar

1

COM 102Introduction to Communication

3

COM 221Co-Curricular Credit

1

Total Credit Hours:14

Spring Semester

BIB 106Interpreting the Bible

3

LAN 104Public Speaking

3

LIT ____LIT Core (100/200 Level)

3

MAT ____MAT Core

3

COM 110Principles and Practices

3

COM 222Co-Curricular Credit

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

CSV 201Christian Service I

0

BIB 103Creation & Covenants: OT I

3

PHE ____PHE Elective

1

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

HUM 230Introduction to Graphic Design

3

COM 201Communication Ethics

3

COM 223Co-Curricular Credit

1

COM 320Marketing Communication

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Spring Semester

CSV 202Christian Service II

0

BIB 104Israel's Life & Literature: OT II

3

THE 223Christian Narrative I: Creation & Fall

3

HIS ____HIS Core (100/200 Level)

3

PHE ____PHE Elective

1

COM 212Media: Conveyor of Cultural Ideas

3

COM 224Co-Curricular Credit

1

COM 330Survey of Web Design

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Junior Year

Fall Semester

BIB 203Life of Christ: NT I

3

THE 224Christian Narrative II: Redemption

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

SCI ____SCI____ Science with Lab 4 credits

4

____ ____COM or COM Related Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Spring Semester

BIB 204Early Church: NT II

3

BOT ____Bible Old Testament Exegetical Elective

3

____ ____Bible/Theology Focused Elective (BIB, BOT, BNT, THE)

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective (300 Level)

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

____ ____COM or COM Related Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Senior Year

Fall Semester

____ ____Bible/Theology Focused Elective (BIB, BOT, BNT, THE)

3

BNT ____ Bible New Testament Exegetical Elective

3

____ ____COM or COM Related Elective

3

____ ____COM or COM Related Elective

3

COM 400Cross-cultural Experience

0

COM 450Communication Internship

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring Semester

____ ____Bible/Theology Focused Elective (BIB, BOT, BNT, THE)

3

THE 320

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective (400 Level)

3

____ ____COM or COM Related Elective

3

____ ____COM or COM Related Elective

3

COM 470Communication Senior Project

1

Total Credit Hours:16