Paul Mouw, chair
Warren Anderson, Sid Fryer, Brenda Buckley-Hughes, Pat Hargis, Sharon Kim, Varghese Mathai, Kimberly Schmidt, Joel Shuflin, Christine Starzynski, Mark Torgerson, John Walton, Terrence Wandtke, Darren Wilson, Emeritus: Stuart Ryder
Many jobs that exist right now won’t in five years. Most of the jobs that will exist ten years from now haven’t been invented yet. So we have committed ourselves to a program that grounds our students in the fundamental concepts and skills of communication—concepts that are as old as the Western traditions of rhetoric and storytelling, and skills that are as up-to-date as this year’s computers and software.
While we are contrarians in that we prepare students for lifelong learning and adaptation instead of just “job training,” most students will receive immediate immersion in their chosen discipline through internships and practicums. Students will also be prepared for graduate school through both coursework and conference/portfolio presentations. Students find that these experiences often lead to employment opportunities in corporations, organizations, and churches.
A significant number of Communication Arts students participate in CCCU programs such as the Study Abroad or the Los Angeles Film Studies program. They find that Judson has prepared them well to excel in these life-enriching programs. See the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities section of this catalog for more information, or consult your advisor.
CA students can major in one of five areas: English, Media Studies, Worship Arts, Communication Studies and Communication Arts Interdisciplinary.
- To develop reading, writing, speaking and listening skills that will enable the student to participate effectively and confidently in both written and oral discourse.
- To examine the use of communication in all its forms in both high and popular culture.
- To examine language, literature, worship and media as constructs of society, and how they inform culture-individually, locally, and globally.
- To value communication and its use as a divine gift, and to articulate its power and impact.