Communication

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  • Communication - General Track

    FOUNDATIONAL STUDIES (62-65)

    Exceptions:

    Take the following course under HUMAN EXPRESSION:

    COMM 1260 Oral Communication (3)

    Take the following course under GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING:

    *COMM 4330 Communicating Cross-Culturally (3)

    MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (42)

    COMM 1270 Interpersonal Communication (3; OF)

    COMM 2090 Small Group Communication (3; EF)

    COMM 2230 Fundamentals of Journalism (3)

    COMM 2260 Survey of Mass Media (3; EF)

    *COMM 3060 Argumentation and Debate (3; ESp)

    *COMM 3230 Communication Theory (3; F)

    COMM 3240 Communication Ethics (3; OSp)

    *COMM 4130 Nonverbal Communication (3; OSp)

    *COMM 4220W Seminar in Speech Communication (3; ESp)

    *COMM 4290 Advanced Public Communication (3; F)

    *COMM 4670 Communication, Leadership, & Organizations (3; OSp)

    ELECTIVES (9 credits)

    Choose a focus using:

    Other Communication courses

    Or other courses approved by the Communication chair and Registrar.

    *Course has prerequisites


    SAMPLE TOTAL PROGRAM
    Foundational Studies 62-65
    Communication Generalist 42
    Unrestricted Electives 17-20

    TOTAL 124

  • Mass Communication

    FOUNDATIONAL STUDIES (62-65)

    Exceptions:

    Take the following course under HUMAN EXPRESSION:

    COMM 1260 Oral Communication (3)

    Take the following course under GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING:

    *COMM 4330 Communicating Cross-Culturally (3)

    MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (50)

    COMM 2210 Writing for Mass Media (3, OSp)

    COMM 2230 Fundamentals of Journalism (3)

    COMM 2260 Survey of Mass Media (3, EF)

    *COMM 3230 Communication Theory (3, F)

    *COMM 3240 Communication Ethics (3, ESp)

    *COMM 4130 Nonverbal Communication (3, OSp)

    *COMM 4220W Seminar in Speech Communication (3, ESp)

    *COMM 4670 Communication, Leadership, & Organizations (3, OSp)

    One of the following:

    *COMM 3100 Editing (3, ESp)

    *COMM 3270 Desktop Publishing (3, OF)

    ELECTIVES (9)

    COMM 1330 Acting I (3, F)

    *COMM 3250 Interpretive Reading (3)

    COMM 3330 Acting II (3, F)

    COMM 3420 Shakespeare on Film (3, EF)

    COMM 4810 World Cinema (3, OSp)

    COMM 4820 American Cinema (3, ESp)

    *COMM 2250/4120 Communication Practicum (3, TBA)

    *COMM 4920/4922 Field Experience (2, TBA)

    *Course has prerequisites; consult course descriptions in .

    SAMPLE TOTAL PROGRAM
    Foundational Studies 62
    Mass Communication Specialization 42
    Unrestricted Electives 20
    TOTAL 124

  • Public Communication

    FOUNDATIONAL STUDIES (62-65)

    Exceptions:

    Take the following course under HUMAN EXPRESSION:

    COMM 1260 Oral Communication (3)

    Take the following course under the GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING:

    *COMM 4330 Communicating Cross-Culturally (3)

    MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (42)

    COMM 1270 Interpersonal Communication (3, OF)

    COMM 2090 Small Group Communication (3, EF)

    COMM 2260 Survey of Mass Media (3, EF)

    *COMM 3060 Argumentation and Debate (3, Sp)

    *COMM 3230 Communication Theory (3, F)

    *COMM 3240 Communication Ethics(3, ESp)

    *COMM 3250 Interpretive Reading (3)

    *COMM 4130 Nonverbal Communication (3, OSp)

    *COMM 4220W Seminar in Speech Communication (3, ESp)

    *COMM 4290 Advanced Public Communication (3, F)

    *COMM 4670 Communication, Leadership, & Organizations (3, OSp)

    POLS 2700 Introduction to Political Science (3, F)

    ELECTIVES (9)

    Choose a a pairing of electives:

    COMM 1330 Acting I (3, F)

    COMM 3350 Acting II (3, F)

    OR

    COMM 2210 Writing for Mass Media (3, OSp)

    COMM 2230 Fundamentals of Journalism (3)

    OR

    *COMM 3040 Preaching I (3, F)

    *COMM 3050 Preaching II (3, OSp)

    OR

    *POLS 3700 International Relations (3, Sp)

    Political Science elective (3)

    OR

    *COMM 4920/4922 Field Experience (2, TBA)

    +ENGL 2231/3231 Newspaper Practicum (2)

    +Course may be taken for upper-division credit after the first two semesters at lower-division level.

    *Course has prerequisites; consult course descriptions in .

    SAMPLE TOTAL PROGRAM
    Foundational Studies 62
    Public Communication Specialization 42
    Unrestricted Electives 20
    TOTAL 124

  • Organizational Communication

    FOUNDATIONAL STUDIES (62-65)

    Exceptions:

    Take the following course under HUMAN EXPRESSION:

    COMM 1260 Oral Communication (3)

    Take the following course under GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING:

    *COMM 4330 Communicating Cross-Culturally (3)

    MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (50)

    BUSS 1900 Introduction to Business (3, F)

    *BUSS 2940 Principles of Management (3, F)

    *BUSS 4900 Human Resource Management (3, F)

    *BUSS 4920 Principles of Marketing (3, F)

    COMM 2210 Writing for Mass Media (3, OSp)

    COMM 2260 Survey of Mass Media (3, EF)

    *COMM 3240 Communication Ethics (3, ESp)

    *COMM 4110 Public Relations (3, ESp)

    *COMM 4220W Seminar in Speech Communication (3, ESp)

    *COMM 4670 Communication, Leadership, & Organizations (3, OSp)

    ONE of the following:

    *COMM 1270 Interpersonal Communication (3, OF)

    *COMM 2090 Small Group Communication (3, EF)

    TWO of the following:

    *BUSS 3930 Business Law I (4, F)

    *COMM 3060 Argumentation and Debate (3, Sp)

    *COMM 3230 Communication Theory (3, F)

    *COMM 4130 Nonverbal Communication (3, OSp)

    *COMM 4290 Advanced Public Communication (3, F)

    *Course has prerequisites; consult course descriptions in catalog.

    SAMPLE TOTAL PROGRAM
    Foundational Studies 62
    Organizational Communication / Public Relations Specialization 42-43
    Unrestricted Electives 19-20
    TOTAL 124

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  • Daniel R. Berger, Ph.D.

    A headshot of communication professor Dr. Dan Berger

    Professor of Communication

    dberger@simpsonu.edu
    (530) 226-4135

    Profile:

    Dr. Berger is a Professor of Rhetoric and Philosophy at Simpson University. He is the author of Speaking the Truth in Love, and Mysterious Romantic Wonder: Engaging Philosophy. He was raised in the forested foothills of the Oregon Coastal Mountains on the edge of the Willamette Valley. Dan and his wife Glenda have been married for over 30 years and have seven wonderful children.


    Educational Background:

    • Ph.D., University of Oregon
    • M.Div., North American Baptist Seminary
    • B.S., Western Baptist College

    Courses Taught:

    • Philosophy and Critical Thought
    • Advanced Public Address
    • Argumentation and Debate
    • Communication Ethics
    • Communication Seminar
    • Communication Theory
    • Oral Communication

    Links:

  • Debora J. Rager, M.A.T.L.

    A headshot of Spanish professor Debora Rager

    Assistant Professor of Spanish
    Communication Department Chair

    drager@simpsonu.edu
    (530) 226-4973

    Profile:

    Debora J. Rager is also a Spanish professor. Please click here to read her profile.

  • Molly Rupert, M.A.

    A headshot of communication instructor Molly Rupert

    Instructor of Communication

    mrupert@simpsonu.edu
    (530) 226-4197

    Profile:

    Molly Rupert has been teaching at Simpson University for five years. She has a bachelor's degree in English from Chico State University and a master's degree in Communication and Leadership from Gonzaga University. She teaches several journalism/communication classes and has more than 20 years of journalism experience, including her time working for the Record Searchlight (the local newspaper). She is married to Brad Rupert, the baseball coach at Shasta College in Redding. They have two daughters - Reilly, 15, and Calley, 13.

    Educational Background:

    • M.A., Gonzaga University
    • B.A., California State University Chico

    Courses Taught:

    • Small Group Communication
    • Public Relations
    • Convergent Media
    • Interpersonal Communication
    • Oral Communication

    Links:

  • Mirek Woznica, M.A.

    Adjunct Professor of Communication

    mwoznica@simpsonu.edu

    Profile:

    Mirek Woznica is an Adjunct Professor teaching Oral Communication. He started teaching at Simpson University in fall of 2013. He was born and raised in Poland where he graduated with his M.A. in Theology and did his part-time doctoral study in Pastoral Theology. God has guided him to Redding through pastoral and teaching work in Europe, Australia and Alaska. He settled in Redding to continue his journey of life by his wife, Regina’s, side.

    Educational Background:

    • Part–time doctoral in Pastoral Theology, Stefan Wyszynski University
    • M.A., Pontifical Academy of Theology

    Courses Taught:

    • Oral Communication

    Links:

  • R. Walter Quirk, M.A.

    A headshot of business professor Dr. Wally Quirk

    Assistant Professor of Business
    Division Chair of Psychology, Business and Leadership Studies

    rquirk@simpsonu.edu
    (530) 226-4503

    Profile:

    Wally Quirk is also a business professor. Please click here to read his profile.

  • Communication Models & Theory: Students will comprehend, understand, and apply communication models and theory in diverse practical contexts.
  • Ethically Appropriate Communication:
    • Students will be able to develop content that reflects ethically appropriate communication in multiple contexts.
    • o Students will be able to understand and demonstrate appreciation of the cultural values, diversity and unity of a multicultural world.
  • Communication Artifacts: Students will be able to evaluate, analyze, and synthesize communication artifacts with skill in relating them to similar communication products.
  • Information Literacy: Students are able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to use the appropriate methodology to discover, evaluate, and utilize the appropriate evidence in communicating messages.
  • Communication Ability: Students will be able to communicate orally and in writing with advanced proficiency.

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– Manya Cramer, Class of 2016

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- Kendra Kaiserman, Class of 2016

"Because of the experiences I’ve had at Simpson, every time I step on the campus, I get a feeling of home. This is where I got to dream about what God might have for me. This is where God gave me my calling."

- John Hinton, Class of 2006