GS 2013-2014 Catalog
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Academic Programs and Disciplines Communication M.A. in Communication (COMG) The M.A. in Communication provides a theoretical and experiential approach to understanding the discipline of communication. The goal is to develop knowledge, attitudes, and skills essential for functioning in varied communication professions. The program rests on the foundation of liberal arts within the context of a Christian worldview. Program Outcomes The M.A. in Communication will prepare graduates with the following outcomes: • excellence in oral and written communication, nonverbal communication, and listening; • competence in both qualitative and quantitative research methods; • understanding of and ability in conflict management; • knowledge of and competence in intercultural environments; • application of Christian ethics in communication contexts; • effective use of new technologies as related to all areas of communication; and • assimilation of contemporary changes in organizations, and demonstration of oral, written, and technological skills as leaders and followers. Program Design • Courses are taken one at a time. • Classes meet one session each week in the evening, and/or on Saturdays, or online. • A supportive learning community is achieved through the cohort model—a small group of learners progressing through a degree program together. • The master’s program is designed to be completed in approximately two academic years and includes a short break for part of the summer. 62