Communication Studies


Bachelors Degree


Degree Details
  • Required Major Units
    48
  • Cost Per Unit
    $547
  • Estimated Major Cost
    $26k
  • Avg. Completion (Months)
    16
  • Accreditation
    WASC Accredited

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Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies



Overview

Strategize your professional future through the art of communication

The purpose of the online Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree program is to equip working professionals with a high level of proficiency in creating, developing and delivering presentations. As a graduate of the program, they exhibit creativity, confidence and competence through the development of nationally accepted verbal communications principles and practices.

Today, an organization's reputation, profitability, and its continued existence can depend on the degree to which its targeted public supports its goals and policies. Communication majors,—also referred to as communications specialists, public relations specialists, and media specialists, among other titles—serve as advocates for clients seeking to build and maintain positive relationships with the public. Their clients include businesses, nonprofit associations, universities, hospitals, churches and other organizations, and build and maintain positive relationships with the public. As managers recognize the link between good public relations and the success of their organizations, they increasingly rely on public relations specialists for advice on the strategy and policy of their communications.

Public relations specialists handle organizational functions, such as media, community, consumer, industry, and governmental relations; political campaigns; interest-group representation; conflict mediation; and employee and investor relations. Public relations specialists must understand the attitudes and concerns of community, consumer, employee, and public interest groups to establish and maintain cooperative relationships between them and representatives from print and broadcast journalism. Communications majors who specialize in Public Relations work as social media directors or in media relations, event planning, campaigns for non-profits and businesses, and public relations writing.

The online Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree program is designed to take students through a journey that embraces personal, professional, and spiritual transformation. Students graduating from the program will be equipped to address issues in a global context, with the ethical standards of a Christian heritage. In addition, students will leave the program with the capacity to self-reflect, think critically, lead and engage others, and make effective decisions.

Consistent with the University student outcomes, upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree, graduates will be able to:

  1. Effectively present information orally and in writing.
  2. Describe effective communication concepts.
  3. Explain and analyze communication theories.
  4. Describe and evaluate rhetorical communication principles and theories.
  5. Implement strategic communication principles and theories to influence mass communication.
  6. Understand communication research methods.
  7. Utilize communication principles to communicate effectively amongst various cultures.
  8. Integrate Christian worldview perspective as it relates to human communication.

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Course Requirements

Prerequisites to Program

Composition

Composition

This is a process-based writing class that focuses on academic writing, reading, and critical thinking as expressed in expository and analytical writing assignments through 5 to 7 substantial essays over the course of the semester. Develops fluency, coherence, style, effectiveness, and literary analysis. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to fulfill general competency requirements and to proceed to ENG 123. Prerequisite: ENG 103. Placement into this course is determined by ACT/SAT scores. Placement may be challenged by the Writing Placement Exam. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
ENG113 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Hybrid
Mission Hall<br />Room 125
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Bowley, Vanessa Lynn
Fall 2016
ENG113 GE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Morris, Brian Richard
Fall 2016
ENG113 BE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Sung, Tae
Fall 2016
ENG113 FE Session 1
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Alzen, Jessica L.
Fall 2016
ENG113 CE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Sung, Tae
Fall 2016
ENG113 HE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Sung, Tae
Spring 2017
ENG113 BE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG113 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG113 CE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG113 DE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG113 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG113 BE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG113 CE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2017
ENG113 DE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG113 FE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Fall 2017
ENG113 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG113 BE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG113 CE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG113 DE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ENG113 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Spring 2018
ENG113 BE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ENG113 CE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ENG113 DE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2018
ENG113 AE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
ENG113 BE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
ENG113 CE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
ENG113 DE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Intermediate Composition

Intermediate Composition

Continued practice in writing with emphasis on critical thinking, argument, analysis and interpretation of multicultural readings and other interdisciplinary expository materials. Includes the writing of a major research paper (or report) in addition to several shorter essays requiring various types of documentation. Fieldwork required. This course requires LiveText. Prerequisite: ENG 113 with a grade of C- or better unless the student has demonstrated writing competence through a written placement exam. Note: Students must successfully complete this course with a grade of C- or better to fulfill general education requirements and to begin any literature course. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
ENG123 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Hybrid
Mission Hall<br />Room 125
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Youngren, Selina Brigette
Fall 2016
ENG123 DE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Schneider, Thomas R.
Fall 2016
ENG123 LE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Fisher, Erin Lynne
Fall 2016
ENG123 JE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A White, Guy E.
Fall 2016
ENG123 BE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Cordes, David J.
Fall 2016
ENG123 CE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Flores, Ruth E.
Fall 2016
ENG123 FE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Alzen, Jessica L.
Fall 2016
ENG123 GE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Schneider, Thomas R.
Fall 2016
ENG123 HE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Schneider, Thomas R.
Fall 2016
ENG123 ME Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Youngren, Selina Brigette
Fall 2016
ENG123 KE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Fisher, Erin Lynne
Spring 2017
ENG123 DE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 FE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 BE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 CE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 GE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 JE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 KE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 IE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 HE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG123 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2017
ENG123 BE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG123 CE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG123 DE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG123 FE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG123 GE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2017
ENG123 HE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG123 IE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG123 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG123 BE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG123 CE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG123 DE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG123 FE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG123 GE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG123 HE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ENG123 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Spring 2018
ENG123 BE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ENG123 CE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ENG123 DE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ENG123 FE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Spring 2018
ENG123 GE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ENG123 HE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
ENG123 AE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
ENG123 BE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
ENG123 CE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
ENG123 DE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
ENG123 FE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
ENG123 GE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2018
ENG123 HE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
ENG123 IE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
ENG123 JE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
ENG123 KE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff

Lower Division Requirements (6 units)

Oral Communication

Oral Communication

This course is designed to introduce the process of public communication and to help develop and refine the skills of oral communication. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
COM113 BE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Thrane, Bryan K.
Fall 2016
COM113 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Pearson, MaryAnn
Fall 2016
COM113 CE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Hayden, Robert D.
Spring 2017
COM113 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
COM113 BE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
COM113 BE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
COM113 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
COM113 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
COM113 BE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
COM113 BE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
COM113 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
COM113 CE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
COM113 AE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
COM113 BE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Media and Society

Media and Society

Functions, responsibilities, and influence of various mass media and emerging forms of niche media in society. Students review the theories, structures, functions, practices, economics, critical analyses, and historical aspects of mass media and its social responsibility in society. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2017
JRN150 AE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Writing for Mass Media

Writing for Mass Media

An introduction to mass media writing. Students will utilize journalistic reporting, editing and writing for mass audiences intended for distribution across electronic and print media outlets. (3.0 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
JRN170 AE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Hannigan, Joni Belinda
Spring 2017
JRN170 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
JRN170 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
JRN170 AE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
JRN170 AE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff

Upper Division Requirements (36 units)

Small Group Communication

Small Group Communication

This course examines the dynamics in communication within small groups. Students will learn effective critical thinking and problem solving skills for use when working in small groups. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
COM306 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Hayden, Robert D.
Summer 2017
COM306 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
COM306 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Interpersonal Communication

Interpersonal Communication

This class examines the dynamics of the two-person communication process. Students will study the development of self-concept, self-disclosure, perception, listening, and feedback as they affect the communication process. Non-verbal communication, attitudes, beliefs, and values will also be explored. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
COM308 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Romo, Sandra Jean
Fall 2016
COM308 BE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Romo, Sandra Jean
Fall 2016
COM308 CE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Tingle, Melissa Naomi
Spring 2017
COM308 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
COM308 BE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
COM308 AE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
8:00 -
9:50 PM
Staff
Fall 2017
COM308 AE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
COM308 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
COM308 BE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
COM308 AE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
COM308 BE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Rhetoric and Persuasion

Rhetoric and Persuasion

This course is designed to develop advanced analysis of communication artifacts using theories of rhetoric and persuasion. The course discusses and makes use of rhetorical theorists from classical and contemporary traditions through the lens of compliance gaining. A focus will be on understanding human persuasion in everyday life, as well as in scholarly perspective. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2017
COM340 BE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
COM340 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Communication Theory

Communication Theory

This course is designed to introduce theories in the academic field of communication studies. The focus of the course will be on recognizing human communication theories in everyday life, and being able to critically examine situations in multiple cultural contexts based on those theories. Connections will be made between these theories and the prominent theories of related fields. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
COM403 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Hayden, Robert D.
Spring 2018
COM403 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Rhetorical Criticism

Rhetorical Criticism

This course is designed to develop advanced analysis of communication artifacts using rhetorical theory. The course discusses and makes use of rhetorical theorists from classical and contemporary traditions to better understand cultural artifacts from various contexts. Application to various non-communication related fields will be explored. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
COM405 AE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Romo, Sandra Jean
Fall 2016
COM405 CE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Romo, Sandra Jean
Spring 2018
COM405 AE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Global Digital Engagement

Global Digital Engagement

In this course students will analyze and evaluate the historical, economic, social, cultural, and political forces of globalization in the context of media. A strong focus will be on modern and contemporary world cultures and on current issues in the globalization of media forms and information technologies. Historical contexts and pressures at work within the contested terrain of globalism will be examined. Students will understand the development of global communication and media networks as these have evolved, expanded, and make up globalization. In addition, students will closely examine the role of digital media and global engagement. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2017
COM420 AE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
COM420 AE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
COM420 AE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Organizational Communication

Organizational Communication

Examination of the nature and process of communication in modern organizations, including theories, change strategies, internal personnel relations, and conflict management, as they relate to organizational cultures. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
COM425 BE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Hayden, Robert D.
Spring 2017
COM425 AE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
COM425 AE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
COM425 BE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Communication Research & Methods

Communication Research & Methods

Explores basic methodologies of communication research, including experiments, surveys, focus groups, field observations, content analysis, and rhetorical and critical analyses. These methodologies and the theoretical and ethical assumptions underpinning them are examined as ways of posing questions and getting answers about human communication. Each student will write papers based on a research project including problem definition, literature review, data gathering and analysis and reporting. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2017
COM430 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Media Law and Ethics

Media Law and Ethics

An introduction to the ethical and legal aspects of public relations and journalism, including print, online and broadcasting. Students will gain practical insight into the field through review of real-world case studies and materials on ethics, policies and law. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2017
JRN320 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
JRN320 AE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
JRN320 AE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Communication Principles for Leadership

Communication Principles for Leadership

This course provides an analysis of the principles of communication in the workplace. Students will learn basic communication theories, strategies, and processes as they relate to the modern organizational structure. We will be examining the nature and process of communication in modern organizations, including pragmatic implications of organizational communication theories as they relate to understanding organizations, and implementing change strategies. The course will also compare contemporary principles of leadership with the contemporary literature on communications. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2017
LDR350 BE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
LDR350 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
LDR350 AE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Public Relations

Public Relations

Principles, history and professional practice of public relations and the writing and production of materials for special events, newsletters, and brochures. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2017
PRL300 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
PRL300 BE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
PRL300 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
PRL300 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
PRL300 BE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
PRL300 BE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff

Additional Program Courses (6 units)

Overview of the Bible

Overview of the Bible

A general survey of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian writings (New Testament) with special emphasis to the religious and national life of the Hebrew people, the life of Jesus, and the development of the early church. A Online and Professional Studies requirement for Online and Professional Studies degree programs only. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
CST100 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Hybrid
Mission Hall<br />Room 125
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Wilhite, Shawn J.
Fall 2016
CST100 DE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Emerson, Matthew Y.
Fall 2016
CST100 FE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Meek, Russell Len
Fall 2016
CST100 ME Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Stamps, Robert Lucas
Fall 2016
CST100 KE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Rogers, Mark C.
Fall 2016
CST100 BE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Slunaker, Joseph Gregory
Fall 2016
CST100 CE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Barrett, Matthew M.
Fall 2016
CST100 LE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Wilhite, Shawn J.
Fall 2016
CST100 GE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Wilhite, Shawn J.
Fall 2016
CST100 IE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Stamps, Robert Lucas
Fall 2016
CST100 NE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Smith, Brandon Dean
Fall 2016
CST100 HE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Gill, John J
Fall 2016
CST100 JE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Slunaker, Joseph Gregory
Spring 2017
CST100 DE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST100 CE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST100 BE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST100 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST100 IE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST100 FE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST100 HE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST100 GE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 CE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 KE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 DE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 BE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 IE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 ME Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 FE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 HE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 GE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 CE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 JE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 KE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 BE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 DE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 HE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 FE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 GE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 FE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 KE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 DE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 CE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 BE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 HE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 IE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 JE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 GE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
CST100 CE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
CST100 DE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
CST100 AE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
CST100 BE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
CST100 FE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
CST100 GE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
CST100 HE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
CST100 IE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Foundations of Christian Thought

Foundations of Christian Thought

An introduction and primer to Christian theology with special emphasis on identifying the importance and development of a Christian worldview, understanding the doctrine of scripture and biblical authority, learning to do theology, comprehending the relationship between truth, faith and reason, and applying a biblical worldview to the Christian life. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
CST302 HE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Wilhite, Shawn J.
Fall 2016
CST302 CE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Slunaker, Joseph Gregory
Fall 2016
CST302 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Stamps, Robert Lucas
Fall 2016
CST302 BE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Stamps, Robert Lucas
Fall 2016
CST302 GE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Gill, John J
Fall 2016
CST302 DE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Stamps, Robert Lucas
Fall 2016
CST302 IE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Barrett, Matthew M.
Fall 2016
CST302 FE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Gill, John J
Spring 2017
CST302 BE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST302 CE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST302 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST302 DE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST302 FE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST302 GE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST302 HE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST302 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2017
CST302 DE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST302 CE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST302 BE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST302 FE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2017
CST302 GE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST302 HE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST302 BE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Fall 2017
CST302 JE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST302 KE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST302 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST302 CE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Fall 2017
CST302 DE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST302 FE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST302 GE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST302 CE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST302 HE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST302 BE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST302 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST302 FE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST302 DE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST302 GE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
CST302 AE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
CST302 BE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
CST302 CE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
CST302 DE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
CST302 FE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
CST302 GE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
CST302 HE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff

General Education Requirements

Faculty

Sandra Romo

Sandra Romo, Ph.D

Program Director

Program Director for Masters and Bachelors of Arts and Communications/ Assistant Professor of Communication

Office Phone: (951) 343-2173
Email: sromo@calbaptist.edu
Department: Arts & Sciences
Dirk Davis

Dirk Davis, Ed.D.

Associate Vice President for Academics / Professor of Education

Office Phone: (951) 343-3905
Email: ddavis@calbaptist.edu
Department: Education
Robert Hayden

Robert Hayden, M.A.

Visiting Professor of Communication

Office Phone: (951) 343-3989
Email: rhayden@calbaptist.edu
Department: Arts & Sciences
Mary Ann Pearson

Mary Ann Pearson, Ed.D., APR

Associate Professor of Public Relations / Chair of Arts & Sciences / Program Director of Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts in Public Relations

Office Phone: (951) 343-3967
Email: mpearson@calbaptist.edu
Department: Arts & Sciences

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