Southwestern Adventist University

Undergraduate Bulletin 2012-2013 PDF

Communication

Faculty/Staff

Robert R. Mendenhall, Chair; Mike Agee, Glen Robinson, Randy Yates

Adjunct: Milt Siems, Trent Truman, John Williams

Mission

The mission of Southwestern Adventist University's Department of Communication is to prepare students to be effective Christian communicators.  This includes developing skills in personal interaction, writing, creating media content, and managing  the elements of communication technology.  In addition, knowledge comes from learning about new forms of convergence and interaction in the areas of radio, television, film, journalism, advertising, public relations, graphic communication, and the Internet.

Aims of the Department

The aims of Southwestern Adventist University's Department of Communication are to:

  • Develop in students the essential skills necessary to enter careers in the communication field of their choice or to enter graduate school.
  • Prepare students for managerial responsibilities later in their careers.
  • Establish a connection between communication and a relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Instill in students a desire for long-term growth in communication.

Facilities and Internships

Communication majors at Southwestern Adventist University choose one of the department's four emphasis areas of study: Advertising & Public Relations (ADPR), Graphic Communication (GCOM), Journalism (JOUR), or Radio-TV-Film (RTVF).  The department also offers minors in both Communication and Speech.  Many communication students acquire valuable training and experience at the following facilities on the campus:

  • 88.3 The Journey, KJRN
  • The Studios at Southwestern and KGSW TV 31
  • The Communication Mac Lab

Our Communication Department encourages all upper division majors to complete an off-campus internship in their major emphasis. Even before graduation, and sometimes as a direct result of communication internship positions, many of our majors are hired by these firms, and communication alumni from Southwestern who have continued their education through graduate school have done so very successfully.

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B.A. in Communication

  • Emphasis in Advertising and PR
  • Emphasis in Graphic Communication
  • Emphasis in Journalism
  • Emphasis in Radio-TV-Film

B.S. in Communication

  • Emphasis in Advertising and PR
  • Emphasis in Journalism
  • Emphasis in Radio-TV-Film

Minors in Advertising and PR, Communication, Graphic Communication, Journalism, Radio-TV-Film, and Speech.

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