Undergraduate Catalog - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Communication Arts Majors | Judson University Christian College

English Department Majors

Important Notes for majors in the English department:

  1. 40% of major requirements must be completed at Judson.
  2. 40% of major requirements must be upper division.
  3. Major GPA of 2.0 required.
  4. Resident GPA of 2.0 required.
  5. English majors should consider seriously the Oxford Summer Program and/or the Oxford Honors Program. See Best Semester or consult your advisor.
  6. Students interested in teaching English at the secondary level should contact the Education Department. We co-advise so that our graduates are certified by the State of Illinois and other cooperating states.

English Major

Required = 49 hours total

Communications

Required = 9 hours

  • COM311 Language and Society
  • COM499 Senior Research Project
  • ENG310 History & Structures of English 

Media Studies

Required = 3 hours

  • FLM241 Media Theory I
    • OR FLM242 Media Theory II  

Literature

Required = 12 hours

  • ENG262 Eminent British Writers
    • OR ENG263 American Literature Since 1865 
  • ENG312 Literary Theory & Criticism
  • ENG360 Archetypes of Western Literature
  • ENG393 Literary Studies Seminar

Advanced Speech

Required = 6 hours

  • SPC220 Oral interpretation/Literature (strongly recommended)
    • AND/OR any 200, 300, 400 level speech course(s)  

Communication Arts Conference

Required = 7 semesters at Zero Hours and 1 Semester at 1 hour

All Communication Arts majors must register for COM294 every semester that they attend Judson. Registration is for zero credit hours except the student's final semester when it must be taken for one credit hour.
English majors must choose one of the concentrations below:
Literature Concentration

Required = 18 hours

Advanced Writing

Required = 6 hours

Choose 2 of the following courses

  • ENG210 Advanced Essay Writing
  • ENG211 Non-Fiction Prose
  • ENG357 Creative Writing  

Literature Electives

Required = 12 hours

Choose 4 of the following courses - at least one at 300 or 400 level. Course may not be duplicated within major.

  • COM495 Senior Internship
  • ENG262 Eminent British Writers
  • ENG263 Amer Lit Since 1865
  • ENG266 The Inklings
  • ENG268 African-American Lit
  • ENG361 Hero and Anti-Hero
  • ENG362 Man and Woman
  • ENG363 Prophetic Comedy
  • ENG364 Non Western Literature
  • ENG365X Plays that Shaped the Western World
  • ENG366 Poetry
  • ENG367 The Novel
  • ENG370 Literature and Spirituality
  • ENG371 Nature Literature
  • ENG372 Faith and Doubt
  • ENG373 Light in Darkness
  • ENG465X Shakespeare: Plays and Performance
  • ENG490 Reading in English  
Writing Concentration

Required = 18 hours total

Advanced Writing

Required = 12 hours

Choose 4 of the following courses:

  • COM347X Business Communication
  • ENG210 Advanced Essay Writing
  • ENG211 Non-Fiction Prose
  • ENG240 Media Writing
  • ENG357 Creative Writing
  • ENG442 Screenwriting for TV and Film  
  • SPC325 Story Telling

Literature Electives

Required = 6 hours

Choose 2 of the following courses - at least one at 300 or 400 level.  Course may not be duplicated within major.

  • COM495 Senior Internship
  • ENG262 Eminent British Writers
  • ENG263 Amer Lit Since 1865;
  • ENG266 The Inklings
  • ENG361 Hero and Anit-Hero
  • ENG362 Man and Woman
  • ENG363 Prophetic Comedy
  • ENG364 Non-Western Literature
  • ENG365X Plays that Shaped the Western World
  • ENG371 Nature Literature
  • ENG372 Faith and Doubt
  • ENG373 Light in Darkness
  • ENG465X Shakespeare: Plays and Performance
  • ENG490 Reading in English

Interdiciplinary Communication Major

Required = 49 hours Total

Communication Arts

Required = 12 hours

  • COM311 Language and Society
  • COM411 The Nature of Language
  • COM442 Communication Theory/Application
  • COM449 Senior Research Project

Linguistics and Literature

Required = 6 hours

  • ENG360 Archetypes of Western Literature
  • ENG 200, 300 or 400 English Electives

Media Studies

Required = 3 hours

  • FLM241 Media Theory I

Advanced Speech Electives

Required = 6 hour

  • SPC200, 300 or 400 Speech Electives

Communication Arts Electives

Required = 21 hours

NOTE: ENG101/ENG102 do not apply to this major.

  • COM/ENG/SPC Communication Arts Electives

Communication Arts Conference

Required = 7 semesters at Zero Hours and 1 Semester at 1 hour

All Communication Arts majors must register for COM294 every semester that they attend Judson. Registration is for zero credit hours except the student's final semester when it must be taken for one credit hour.
 

Media Writing Major

Required = 47 hours total

Communications

Required = 12 hours

  • COM311 Language and Society
  • COM442 Communication Theory/Application
  • COM495 Senior Internship
  • COM495 Senior Research Project

Literature

Required = 3 hours

  • ENG465X Shakespeare: Plays and Performance

Film Studies and Writing

Required = 25 hours

  • FLM241 Media Theory I
  • FLM242 Media Theory II
  • ART123 Introduction to Photography
    • OR FLM243 Video Production
  • BUS345 Advertising
    • OR BUS443 Public Relations
  • ENG240 Media Writing
  • ENG357 Creative Writing
  • ENG442 Screenwriting for TV and Film
  • SPC325 Storytelling

Writing Focus

Required = 6 hours

  • COM486 Independent Study
  • ENG210 Advanced Essay Writing
  • ENG211 Non-Fiction Prose

Communication Arts Conference

Required = 7 semesters at Zero Hours and 1 Semester at 1 hour

All Communication Arts majors must register for COM294 every semester that they attend Judson. Registration is for zero credit hours except the student's final semester when it must be taken for one credit hour.


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