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Communication Arts Department

In the Department of Communication we examine the role of communication in all areas of life. Noted communication scholar and professor Em Griffin highlights in his book, A First Look at Communication Theory, that learning the foundational principles of communication serves only to enhance a student's effectiveness to communicate.

“Learning deepens the fundamental passions of our lives.”
Glen McGlish and Emily J. Langan,
Communication Educators

Students in the Department of Communication will learn the theory behind communication along with how to apply theory well in a dynamic environment.

Emerging technologies continue to influence the field of communication. Podcasting, Second Life, MySpace, Web 2.0, Blogs, have altered the way this generation sends and receives communication and, consequently, how we study the field.

“The medium is the message.”
Marshall McLuhan,
Educator and Philosopher

These advances in technology are brought into our courses, resulting in an educational experience that is not only relevant for today, but a strong foundation for the future as well.

As followers of Christ, we also must understand that we cannot separate our faith from the study of communication: we are to engage in all things to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31; Colossians 3:17, 23; Ephesians 6:7). Communication without Truth is inadequate. Moreover, as Nancy Pearcey writes in her book, Total Truth, we have to avoid the temptation “to split belief from practice—to do the Lord's work but in the world's way.” As such, adhering to a biblical world view – seeing life through the lens of scripture – is critical.

The BA degree in Communication at Regent will prepare students academically and spiritually for professions in teaching, business, law, and other related fields. Welcome to Regent University.

Professor Peggy Southerland
Department Chair of Communication Arts

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