The mission of the Communication Department of Greenville College is to strive to improve public and interpersonal communication knowledge and proficiency, enhance student appreciation and skills in the arts through theatre, and develop student abilities in the mass media while discerning our public’s needs. We challenge students to develop a Christian worldview and use their strengths for building character and serving others.
Graduates with a major in the Communication Department have excellent preparation for mass media, ministry, law, teaching, business, theatre, public relations, personnel work, sales, community service work, and much more.
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Majors & Minors
The communication major requires 36 hours of credit. Four emphases are available: 1) mass communication, 2) public relations, 3) speech communication, and 4) theatre. The communication major leads to the bachelor of arts degree.
Communication Major: Mass Communication
The mass communication emphasis develops radio, journalism, and speaking skills.
WGRN, the College 300 watt FM radio station, serves as a learning lab for mass communication majors. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, and is run almost entirely by students. The station also airs online at http://www.WGRN.net
Communication Major: Public Relations
The public relations emphasis provides the student with concepts, skills, and experience to become a public relations practitioner in promotions, publicity, community affairs, and special events planning.
Communication Major: Speech Communication
The speech communication emphasis is a generalist degree and prepares the student for graduate school or a position in human resources, personnel management, or any field in person-to-person communication.
Communication Major: Theatre
The theatre emphasis provides training through classroom study and participation in dramatic productions. Plays are performed in the Factory Theatre.
Media Promotions Major
The media promotions major prepares students to enter the evolving world of media and music business that is being shaped by technology. This preparation includes the cultivation of analytical and critical thinking skills, as well as the ability to work and communicate with individuals, and within teams, on complex projects.
Mass Communication Minor
The Mass Communication minor develops your radio, journalism, and speaking skills. You will be involved with WGRN, the College’s 300 watt FM radio station that also serves as a learning lab. For a minor you will be required to take at least 18 credits beyond COM 101, 8 of which should be upper division credits.
Public Relations Minor
The PR minor will provide you with concepts, skills and experience so that when you graduate you will be equipped to be a public relations practitioner in promotions, publicity, community affairs and special events planning. For a minor you will be required to take at least 18 credits beyond COM 101, 8 of which should be upper division credits.
Speech Communication Minor
The Speech Communication minor will prepare you for positions in human resources, personnel management or any field in person-to-person communication. For a minor you will be required to take at least 18 credits beyond COM 101, 8 of which should be upper division credits.
The Theatre minor will provide you with the training you need through classroom studies and participation in dramatic productions. All our plays are performed in our very own Factory Theatre. For a minor you will be required to take at least 18 credits beyond COM 101, 8 of which should be upper division credits.
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