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Explore Regent University’s communication minor, offered online and in Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Minor – Communication

On Campus, Online

Students choosing the Minor in Communication must take:

COMM 110 Public Speaking (3)
COMM 215 Foundations of Communication (3)
COMM 245 Communication Theory (3)
COMM 330 Communicating in the 21st Century (3)

Plus six (6) elective credits from other Communication offerings.

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Introduction to the principles and practice of effective oral communication. Through formal and informal speaking activities, students develop skills at framing and articulating ideas through speech. Students learn strategies for speaking extemporaneously, preparing and delivering presentations, formulating persuasive arguments, refining critical clarity of thought, and enhancing general facility and confidence at oral expression. Students gain practice in various speech types—including expositive and informative forms.

Historical development of the field of communication leading to current issues, emerging technologies and potential trends. Considers the cultural, aesthetic, and moral consequences of different modes of communication, as well as the human implications of emerging technologies.

Survey of scientific and interpretative approaches to the study, analysis, and explanation of communication within a variety of contexts.

The various modes for packaging and presenting communication content for public relations, advertising, social media and interactive marketing with a targeted audience. Integrates cross-cultural communication strategies. Cross-listed with JRNU 330.

Course fees

ANIM 100Fundamentals of Animation$200
ANIM 103Introduction to Digital Art$200
ANIM 112Fundamentals of 2-D Computer Based Animation$200
ANIM 115Compositing and Sound for Animators$200
ANIM 2033-D Animation$200
ANIM 210Writing for Animation$70
ANIM 213Character Design, Rigging, and Animation$200
ANIM 218Advanced 2-D Computer Animation Techniques$200
ANIM 222The Art of the Storyboard$200
ANIM 310Business Planning for Media$70
ANIM 314Advanced 3-D Animation Techniques$200
ANIM 340History of Animation$70
ANIM 400Portfolio Preparation$200
ANIM 413Motion Graphics for Film & Television$200
ANIM 415Animation in 3-D (3 cr.)$200
ANIM 450Digital Special Effects for Film and Television$220
ANIM 480Production Practum (1-3)$70-200
ANIM 489Animation Workshop$70-200
ANIM 490Independent Study$70-200
ANIM 495Internship$70
ANIM 496Culminating Project$200
ARTA 120Introduction to Drawing$200
ARTA 1212-D Design Methods$200
ARTA 201Comp Anatomy & Figure Drawing$200
ARTA 3123-D Design Methods$200
ARTA 320Introduction to Painting$200
ARTA 401Advanced Drawing$200
BIOL 101Introduction to Biology with lab$70
BIOL 121General Biology I$70
BIOL 122General Biology II$70
BIOL 201Human Anatomy and Physiology I$70
BIOL 202Human Anatomy and Physiology II$70
BIOL 215Introduction to Microbiology$70
BIOL 321General Microbiology$200
BIOL 421Immunology$200
CHEM 101Introduction to Chemistry$70
CHEM 121General Chemistry 1$70
CHEM 122General Chemistry II$70
CHEM 221Organic Chemistry I$70
CHEM 222Organic Chemistry II$70
CHEM 421Biochemistry$200
CHEM 495Internship$70
CSCI 210Computer Architecture$70
CSCI 220Operating Systems$70
CSCI 221Intro to Computer Science$70
CSCI 233Ethics for Computer Science$70
CSCI 310Software Engineering$70
CSCI 315Data Structure & Algorithims$70
CSCI 317Database Fundamentals$70
CSCI 320Parallel & Distributive Prog$70
CSCI 430Mobile and Smart Computing$70
CTVU 101Introduction to Aesthetics of Film and Television$70
CTVU 102Cinema-Television Equipment Workshop$200
CTVU 105Survey of Film and Television$70
CTVU 229Fundamentals of Cinema Production$200
CTVU 250Fundamentals of Broadcast Television (3)$200
CTVU 256Fundamentals of Post-Production (3)$200
CTVU 310Screenwriting$70
CTVU 330Producing and Directing Broadcast Television (3)$200
CTVU 345Lighting Aesthetics and Design for Cinema-Television (3)$200
CTVU 346Camera Operations/Film & Video$200
CTVU 350Broadcast Television Field Production (3)$200
CTVU 352Broadcast TV Tech Production$200
CTVU 380Broadcast TV Prod Practicum$200
CTVU 427Film Producing$200
CTVU 458Sound Design$200
CTVU 460Directing$200
CTVU 470Editing$200
CTVU 475Special Topics$200
CTVU 480Production Practicum$70
CTVU 495Internship$70
CTVU 496Senior Project (3)$200
ENGL 501Tutoring Writing$395
GENE 100The Making of a Christian Mind$75
GENE 402The Making of a Christian Leader$75
GENE 402aThe Making of a Christian Leader/Service-Learning Experience$75
HIST 205Western Civilization I$50
ISYS 315Data Structures and Algorithms$70
ISYS 317Database Fundamentals$70
MUSI 220Fundamentals of Music Theory (3cr.)$70
MUSI 301Music History 1 (3 cr.)$70
MUSI 348Ensemble Performance (1 cr.)$70
MUSI 349Voice Lessons (1 cr.)$70
NURS 310Professional Health Assessment$186
PARA 220Legal Research & Writing$200
PHYS 221General Physics I$70
PHYS 222General Physics II$200
THEU 101Introduction to Theatre$70
THEU 105Stagecraft (3)$200
THEU 132Basic Acting 1 (3)$200
THEU 181Practicum in Theatre Production (1)*$70
THEU 221Movement for the Stage (3)$200
THEU 227Makeup for the Theatre (3)$200
THEU 232Basic Acting 2 (3)$200
THEU 234Voice/Diction for Stage 1$200
THEU 251Improvisation (3)$200
THEU 305Advanced Stagecraft$200
THEU 310Playwriting$70
THEU 312Stage Combat (3)$200
THEU 314Play Analysis$70
THEU 320Auditioning and the Business of Theatre$70
THEU 321Costume Design (3)$200
THEU 322Fundamentals of Directing$200
THEU 323Scenic & Lighting (3)$200
THEU 324Stage Management$70
THEU 330Screen Acting I$200
THEU 337Voice/Diction for Stage 2$200
THEU 375Special Topics in Theatre$70-200
THEU 402Modern Drama$70
THEU 405Theatre History 1$70
THEU 406Theatre History 2$70
THEU 420Performance Studio$200
THEU 430Screen Acting 2$200
THEU 437Voice and Movement Integration$200
THEU 490Independent Study$70-200
THEU 495Theatre Internship$70
THEU 496Portfolio Development$70
UED 480aPracticum I$70
UED 480bPracticum II$70
UED 495Field Experience/Student Teach$200
UED 496Field Experience E-Portfolio$200
CSCI 210Computer Architecture$70
CSCI 220Operating Systems$70
CSCI 221Intro to Computer Science$70
CSCI 233Ethics for Computer Science$70
CSCI 310Software Engineering$70
CSCI 315Data Structure & Algorithims$70
CSCI 317Database Fundamentals$70
CSCI 320Parallel & Distributive Prog$70
CSCI 430Mobile and Smart Computing$70
CYBR 630Info Systems Security & Assurance$70 FLAT
ISYS 315Data Structures and Algorithms$70
ISYS 317Database Fundamentals$70
PARA 220Legal Research & Writing$200
UNIV 500Foundations/Grad Success$500

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