Communication B.A. with a Concentration in Technology and Emerging Media

Core Curriculum Requirements52-54
Major Core Requirements22
Technology &​ Emerging Media Concentration24
Electives22-20
Total Units120

Communication Major Core Requirements

Lower Division
COMM-130Introduction to Communication3
COMM-220Elements of Storytelling3
COMM-258Christianity and Artistic Culture3
COMM-273Visual Technology3
COMM-290Intro to Interpersonal Communication3
Upper Division
COMM-413Preparing for Post Graduation1
COMM-450Internship3
COMM-496Senior Project: Development/Planning 12
COMM-497Senior Project: Implementation 11
Total Units22

Technology and Emerging Media Concentration Requirements

Theories & Methods
Select nine units of the following:9
Creative Process-Theory and Practice
Small Group Leadership
Intercultural Communication
Organizational Communication
Gender Communication
Communication Tools
Select a minimum of nine units from the following:9
Computer Applications
Photography
Intermediate Filmmaking Production Production
Graphic Design
Visual Storytelling: Documentary
Television Studio Production
Photojournalism
Cinema Technology Series
New Media Production
Communication Channels
Select a minimum of six units from the following:6
Social Media
Mobile and Web Development
Computer Mediated Communication
Professional Communication
Knowledge Management and Data Interpretation
BUSN-P470Special Topic in Business (Event Planning)1-3
Total Units25-27

Disclaimer: This sample Four Year Plan is provided as a guide for the recommended sequencing of courses. Vanguard University requires that students complete a minimum of 120 units of required course work as outlined on the Requirements tab in order to receive a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. It is the student's responsibility to confirm with the department the course rotation before enrolling in courses. If applicable, please note the footnotes at the bottom of the page for additional information related to courses listed in a particular year and term. Questions, contact the Department of Communication.

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Plan of Study Grid
Year 1 Term 1Units
CORE-100C Cornerstone 1
KINE-145C Lifetime Fitness/Wellness Lect 1
KINE-146C Lifetime Fitness/Well Activity 1
ENGL-120C Persuasive Writing 3
THEO-PLHDTheology Core Requirement 3
COMM-220 Elements of Storytelling 3
COMM-130 Introduction to Communication 3
 Units15
Year 1 Term 2
NT-101C New Testament Survey 3
COMM-273 Visual Technology 3
FINA-PLCRFine Arts Core Curriculum Requirement 3
HSPS-PLCRHistory/Political Sci Core Requirement 3
SOC-PLCRSocial Science Core Curriculum Reqm't 3
 Units15
Year 2 Term 1
MATH-PLCRMath Core Req Data Or Stats 3
COMM-258 Christianity and Artistic Culture 3
COMM-290 Intro to Interpersonal Communication 3
OT-201C Old Testament Survey 3
SOC-PLCRSocial Science Core Curriculum Reqm't 3
 Units15
Year 2 Term 2
COMM-201C Speech Composition and Presentation 3
ENGL-220C Researched Writing 3
COMM-PLTHMEComm Theories and Methods 3
COMM-PLTOOLComm Tools Course 1-4
HSPS-PLCRHistory/Political Sci Core Requirement 3
 Units13-16
Year 3 Term 1
NSCI-PHCRScience Lecture/Lab 4
COMM-450 Internship 1-6
COMM-PLTHMEComm Theories and Methods 3
COMM-PLCHANComm Channels Course 2-3
COMM-PLUD3AUpper Division General Elective 3 Units 3
COMM-413 Preparing for Post Graduation 1
 Units14-20
Year 3 Term 2
ENGL-230C Literature and the Human Experience 3
THEO-300C Developing a Christian World View 3
COMM-PLTHMEComm Theories and Methods 3
COMM-PLTOOLComm Tools Course 1-4
COMM-PLUD3AUpper Division General Elective 3 Units 3
 Units13-16
Year 4 Term 1
CHIS-400C Christian Heritage 3
COMM-496 Senior Project: Development/Planning 2
COMM-PLCHANComm Channels Course 2-3
COMM-PLUD3AUpper Division General Elective 3 Units 3
COMM-PLHD4General Elective 4 Units 4
 Units14-15
Year 4 Term 2
COMM-497 Senior Project: Implementation 1
COMM-PLCHANComm Channels Course 2-3
COMM-PLTOOLComm Tools Course 1-4
COMM-PLHD3AGeneral Elective 3 Units 3
COMM-PLHD3BGeneral Elective 3 Units 3
COMM-PLUD3AUpper Division General Elective 3 Units 3
 Units13-17
 Total Units112-129