Nov 26, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 Archived Catalog

Course Descriptions


Course offerings are numbered utilizing four digits, the first indicating college year and the last the number of semester hours credit.

Courses numbered 0001 to 0999 are considered remedial; hours do not count toward minimum requirements for graduation.

Courses numbered 3001 to 4999 fulfill requirements for upper-division credits. Most of these courses have specified prerequisites.

Courses numbered 5000 to 8999 fulfill requirements for graduate credit. Most of these courses have specified prerequisites.

A prerequisite course must have been completed with an acceptable passing grade before enrollment in the given course is permitted.

A corequisite is a course in which a student must be enrolled and satisfactorily participating concurrently with the given course.

 

Communications

  
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    COM 1131 Beginning Media Production Performance Practicum

    One hour (On Campus)
    Five hours weekly in performance for radio, television, and other electronic media productions.

    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COM 1153 Introduction to Video and Audio Production

    Three hours (On Campus)
    An introduction to the principles, procedures, and techniques of video and audio production. The course covers the fundamentals of producing, scripting, directing, and editing video and audio. Students gain proficiency in the operation of cameras, sound recording, and computer-based equipment while gaining studio and field production experience as well. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Offered on campus Fall semester (odd-numbered years)
  
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    COM 1173 Faith, Media, and Calling

    Three hours (On Campus)
    This course challenges students to examine their faith and vocational callings in light of the role mass media play in society and culture. Considers Christianity within the context of media history, as well as contemporary media, and the many intersections between media and the gospel, including media uses in local and global Christian organizations. The course also includes a study of current media trends and ideas about how Christian media practitioners can use that knowledge to influence both secular and Christian media.

    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
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    COM 1233 Podcasting and Online Audio Production

    Three hours (On Campus)
    An intermediate study of audio production with an emphasis on online applications such as podcasts and web streaming utilizing Adobe Audition. Voice and music recording, sound effects and post-production sound for video are also explored. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Offered on campus Fall semester (even-numbered years)
  
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    COM 2083 Masterpieces of Stage and Screen

    Three hours (On Campus)
    A study of how theatre and filmmakers create and communicate meaning to audiences. Acclaimed and culturally relevant plays and films throughout history are analyzed, with emphasis placed on understanding the art and power of narrative storytelling. Theatre’s and motion picture’s roles in reflecting and shaping culture are a significant area of consideration. Meets the Arts and Humanities requirement of the Core Curriculum.

    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COM 2100 Intermediate Radio Practicum

    No credit (On Campus)
    Five hours of weekly practice in practical broadcast experience on KLRC. Proficiency in announcing, control operation, handling of equipment and other typical radio station duties are developed. Practical experience is offered through live shifts on the university’s internet radio station and/or voice-tracking on KLRC. 

    Prerequisite: COM 1101  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COM 2101 Intermediate Radio Practicum

    One hour (On Campus)
    Five hours of weekly practice in practical broadcast experience on KLRC. Proficiency in announcing, control operation, handling of equipment, and other typical radio station duties are developed. Practical experience is offered through live shifts on the university’s internet radio station and/or voice-tracking on KLRC.

    Prerequisite: COM 1101  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COM 2110 Practicum in Journalism

    No credit (On Campus)
    Work as a staff member for a university publication in 1) reporting, proofreading, advertising, editing, photography and layout on the Threefold Advocate student newspaper or 2) working in other university capacities where students use journalism functions and skills.

    Prerequisite: COM 2123  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COM 2111 Practicum in Journalism

    One hour (On Campus)
    Work as a staff member for a university publication in 1) reporting, proofreading, advertising, editing, photography and layout on the Threefold Advocate student newspaper or 2) working in other university capacities where students use journalism functions and skills. 

    Prerequisite: COM 2123  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COM 2112 Practicum in Journalism

    Two hours (On Campus)
    Work as a staff member for a university publication in 1) reporting, proofreading, advertising, editing, photography and layout on the Threefold Advocate student newspaper or 2) working in other university capacities where students use journalism functions and skills. 

    Prerequisite: COM 2123  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COM 2120 Beginning Speech and Debate Practicum

    No credit (On Campus)
    Students on the Speech and Debate Team participate in competition, judging, peer coaching or service projects during the course of the practicum. Students will attend at least one speech or debate tournament.

    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COM 2121 Beginning Speech and Debate Practicum

    One hour (On Campus)
    Students on the Speech and Debate Team participate in competition, judging, peer coaching or service projects during the course of the practicum. Students will attend at least one speech or debate tournament. 

    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COM 2123 News Writing and Reporting

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Introduction to news for the print and electronic media, development of news concepts; laboratory in news-gathering tools and writing skills.

    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
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    COM 2130 Intermediate Media Production Performance Practicum

    No credit (On Campus)
    Five hours weekly in performance for radio, television, and other electronic media productions.

    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COM 2131 Intermediate Media Production Performance Practicum

    One hour (On Campus)
    Five hours weekly in performance for radio, television, and other electronic media productions.

    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COM 2163 Communication Technologies

    Three hours (On Campus)
    This course studies the Internet and Web 2.0 principles as they empower the democratization of global communications. Gain knowledge of web fundamentals such as domain registration and web hosting to create and publish web sites that bring your content to a worldwide audience.  An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Offered on campus Fall semester (even-numbered years)
  
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    COM 2333 News Editing

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Students will explore copy editing, headline writing, photographs, information graphics and new media technology. Students will also become proficient in AP Style. The importance of headlines and proper grammar and spelling will be emphasized. Students will develop news judgment and an understanding of how news is presented. They will finish this course better able to edit their copy and the copy of others. Same as COM 2343 

    Prerequisite: COM 2123  
    Offered on campus Spring semester
  
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    COM 2343 News Editing for Public Relations

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Students will explore copy editing, graphic principles and processes for public relations. Students will also become proficient in AP Style. The importance of headlines and proper grammar and spelling will be emphasized. Students will develop news judgment and an understanding of how news is presented. They will finish this course better able to edit their copy and the copy of others. Same as COM 2333 

    Prerequisite: COM 2123  
    Offered on campus Spring semester
  
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    COM 2353 Public Relations Writing and Technology

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Students will learn the basics of how to write in any public relations form. Copy produced will include press releases, memos, a PR crisis plan, newsletter, and a brochure. Students will also discuss what PR moments there are in the news and how they, as PR professionals, would respond.

    Prerequisite: COM 2123  
    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
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    COM 2433 Diversity and Media Issues

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Diversity and Media Issues is designed to give students a probing examination and discussion of media construction and representation of race, gender and class identity through the prism of media literacy. The course is concerned with media influence on individuals, culture and society, especially on how people view themselves and others. Meets the Intercultural Engagement requirement of the Core Curriculum.

    Offered on campus Spring semester
  
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    COM 2523 Public Speaking

    Three hours (On Campus and Online)
    Students gain theoretical and applied knowledge of public speaking techniques. Speeches may include extemporaneous, impromptu, informative, persuasive, or rhetorical analysis.

    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
    Offered online Fall A and Summer A terms

  
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    COM 3010 Advanced Practicum in Journalism

    No credit (On Campus)
    Advanced responsibility as a staff member for a university publication: 1) reporting, proofreading, photography, advertising, editing and layout of the Threefold Advocate student newspaper; 2) work in other university journalism functions.

    Prerequisite: COM 2110 COM 2111 , or COM 2112  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COM 3100 Advanced Radio Practicum

    No credit (On Campus)
    Five hours of weekly responsibilities at KLRC. Students will develop advanced proficiency in announcing, control room skills, production, promotions or other related radio station duties.

    Prerequisite: COM 2101  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COM 3101 Advanced Radio Practicum

    One hour (On Campus)
    Five hours of weekly responsibilities at KLRC. Students will develop advanced proficiency in announcing, control room skills, production, promotions, or other related radio station duties. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisite: COM 2101  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COM 3111 Advanced Practicum in Journalism

    One hour (On Campus)
    Advanced responsibility as a staff member for a university publication: 1) reporting, proofreading, photography, advertising, editing, and layout of the Threefold Advocate student newspaper and 2) work in other university journalism functions. 

    Prerequisite: respective experience in COM 2111  or COM 2112  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COM 3112 Advanced Practicum in Journalism

    Two hours (On Campus)
    Advanced responsibility as a staff member for a university publication: 1) reporting, proofreading, photography, advertising, editing, and layout of the Threefold Advocate student newspaper and 2) work in other university journalism functions. 

    Prerequisite: respective experience in COM 2111  or COM 2112  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COM 3120 Video/Audio Sports Practicum

    No credit (On Campus)
    Five hours weekly in performance and/or production of live sporting events for JBUAthletics.com. Content also may appear live on radio, television and/or the Internet.

    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COM 3121 Video/Audio Sports Practicum

    One hour (On Campus)
    Five hours weekly in performance and/or production of live sporting events for JBUAthletics.com. Content also may appear on radio, television and/or the Internet. May be repeated for credit.

    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COM 3130 Radio News Practicum

    No credit (On Campus)
    Five hours weekly in performance and/or production of audio news content for Realfm.online, JBU’s online radio station. 

    Prerequisites: COM 1101  and COM 2123 
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COM 3131 Radio News Practicum

    One hour (On Campus)
    Five hours weekly in performance and/or production of audio news content for Realfm.online, JBU’s online radio station. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites: COM 1101  and COM 2123  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COM 3141 Media Production Program Assistant

    One hour (On Campus)
    Assists the faculty supervisor in the operations of TV Studio and Sports Broadcasting Lab. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisite: COM 1153  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COM 3151 KLRC Program Assistant

    One hour (On Campus)
    Assists the supervisor of KLRC: traffic, music selection, announcing schedules, promotions, and production.

    Prerequisite: COM 3101  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COM 3153 Specialized Media Production

    Three hours (On Campus)
    The course provides groundwork in storytelling techniques across multiple platforms, writing and editing for the web and mobile media, search engine optimization, critical thinking, blogging and social media. Students will produce published journalistic content on several digital tools, including Wordpress, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Photoshop, video, audio editing, Periscope, mobile reporting tools and visualization tools from the Google News Lab.  Same as COM 3653 .

    Prerequisite: COM 2123  
    Offered on campus Spring semester (odd-numbered years)
  
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    COM 3160 Intermediate Speech and Debate Practicum

    No credit (On Campus)
    Students complete advanced hands-on training and gain relevant experience in one or two of the following areas in speech and debate competition: Public Address, Argumentation and Debate, Limited Preparation Speaking, Oral Interpretation, Readers Theatre or Student  Congress.

    Prerequisite: COM 2120  or COM 2121  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COM 3161 Intermediate Speech and Debate Practicum

    One hour (On Campus)
    Students complete advanced hands-on training and gain relevant experience in one or two of the following areas in speech and debate competition: Public Address, Argumentation and Debate, Limited Preparation Speaking, Oral Interpretation, Readers Theatre or Student Congress.

    Prerequisite: COM 2120  or COM 2121  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COM 3162 Intermediate Speech and Debate Practicum

    Two hours (On Campus)
    Students complete advanced hands-on training and gain relevant experience in one or two of the following areas in speech and debate competition: Public Address, Argumentation and Debate, Limited Preparation Speaking, Oral Interpretation, Readers Theatre or Student Congress. 

    Prerequisite: COM 2120  or COM 2121  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COM 3321 Independent Video Production

    One hour (On Campus)
    Practical experience in video production. Students work in consultation with a faculty supervisor to complete independent projects.

    Prerequisite: COM 1153  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COM 3363 Magazine Writing

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Study explanatory journalism techniques applied to complex subjects (such as science, economics, and large scale social change) for books, magazines, and newspaper series.

    Prerequisite: COM 2123  
    Offered on campus Fall semester (even-numbered years)
  
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    COM 3420 Advanced Media Production Practicum

    No credit (On Campus)
    Experiential learning in writing, producing, and presenting stories for radio, television, and the internet. Students will write and produce for the media production program on a regular basis throughout the semester.

    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COM 3421 Advanced Media Production Practicum

    One hour (On Campus)
    Experiential learning in writing, producing, and presenting stories for radio, television, and the internet. Students will write and produce for the media production program on a regular basis throughout the semester. May be repeated for credit. 

    Prerequisite: COM 1153 
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COM 3453 Social Movements

    Three hours (On Campus and Online)
    A survey of social movements and the rhetorical strategies used to further those causes, including analysis of Abolition, Suffrage, Civil Rights, and other significant events.

    Offered on campus Fall semester (odd-numbered years)
    Offered online Fall A and Spring B terms

  
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    COM 3463 Opinion Writing

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Reporting and writing analytical articles, columns, editorials and blogs online, using Web attributes of interactivity, individualization, immediacy, and multi-media applications.

    Prerequisite: COM 2123  
    Offered on campus Spring semester (odd-numbered years)
  
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    COM 3653 Specialized Media Production for Public Relations

    Three hours (On Campus)
    The course provides groundwork in public relations techniques across multiple platforms, writing and editing for the web and mobile media, search engine optimization, critical thinking, ethics and copyright law, blogging and social media. Students will produce published public relations content on several digital tools, including Wordpress, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Photoshop, video, audio editing and Periscope. Same as COM 3153 

    Prerequisite: COM 2353  
    Offered on campus Spring semester (odd-numbered years)
  
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    COM 3703 Leadership and Media Management

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Dramatic changes in the media industry require new management and leadership techniques and paradigms. This course aims to give students a survey of some of the latest management and leadership theories, including those encouraging a new sense of social responsibility.

    Offered on campus Spring semester (even-numbered years)
  
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    COM 4160 Advanced Speech and Debate Practicum

    No credit (On Campus)
    Students complete advanced hands-on training and gain relevant experience in one or two of the following areas in speech and debate competition: Speech Coaching, Debate Coaching, Tournament Administration, Team Management, Team Production, or Communication Praxis Preparation for Secondary Education. 

    Prerequisite: COM 3160 , COM 3161 , or COM 3162  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COM 4161 Advanced Speech and Debate Practicum

    One hour (On Campus)
    Students complete advanced hands-on training and gain relevant experience in one or two of the following areas in speech and debate competition: Speech Coaching, Debate Coaching, Tournament Administration, Team Management, Team Promotion, or Communication Praxis Preparation for Secondary Education. 

    Prerequisite: COM 3160 COM 3161 , or COM 3162  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COM 4162 Advanced Speech and Debate Practicum

    Two hours (On Campus)
    Students complete advanced hands-on training and gain relevant experience in one or two of the following areas in speech and debate competition: Speech Coaching, Debate Coaching, Tournament Administration, Team Management, Team Promotion, or Communication Praxis Preparation for Secondary Education. 

    Prerequisite: COM 3160 COM 3161 , or COM 3162  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COM 4182 Sports/News Broadcasting

    Two hours (On Campus)
    Focused on the concepts and techniques required to write and produce stories for sports/news outlets including podcasts, online video, radio and television news. The course includes the interviewing and production skills necessary to produce captivating and informative content.

    Prerequisite: COM 2123  
    Offered on campus Fall semester (odd-numbered years)
  
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    COM 4210 Online News Bureau Practicum

    No credit (On Campus)
    Advanced online journalism training. Students work as online reporters, editors, and producers for an online news magazine. Students also package copy from the print and broadcast. 

    Prerequisite: COM 3010 , ​COM 3111  or COM 3112  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COM 4211 Online News Bureau Practicum

    One hour (On Campus)
    Advanced online journalism training. Students work as online reporters, editors, and producers for an online news magazine. Students also package copy from the print and broadcast. 

    Prerequisite: COM 3111  or COM 3112  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COM 4212 Online News Bureau Practicum

    Two hours (On Campus)
    Advanced online journalism training. Students work as online reporters, editors, and producers for an online news magazine. Students also package copy from the print and broadcast. 

    Prerequisite: COM 3111  or COM 3112  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COM 4243 Script Writing Workshop

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Specialized writing concepts, techniques, and strategies for scripting content tailored to a variety of platforms and contexts, including podcasts, online video, radio, television, news, and narrative performances.

    Prerequisite: COM 2123  
    Offered on campus Spring semester (odd-numbered years)
  
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    COM 4293 Media Law and Digital Ethics

    Three hours (On Campus)
    A case-study approach to legal and ethical problems commonly encountered by mass media practitioners in digital and in traditional media contexts, with an emphasis on the First Amendment and its application. Topics include free speech, libel, invasion of privacy, copyright, freedom of information, protection of sources and federal media regulations.

    Prerequisite: COM 1173  
    Offered on campus Spring semester (odd-numbered years)
  
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    COM 4333 Advanced Video/Audio Production

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Advanced principles, procedures and techniques of video and audio production. Students refine their skills producing engaging video/audio content through the planning, production and editing of single and multi-camera productions.  An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: COM 1153  or ART 2103  
    Offered on campus Spring semester (even-numbered years)
  
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    COM 4343 Media Programming and Promotion

    Three hours (On Campus)
    This course focuses on principles, strategies and approaches for creating, scheduling, bundling, marketing and promoting content for digital media programming on the web, as well as digital radio and television. Students develop analytical framework for understanding industry trends in media programming and how those trends are influenced by audience research. 

    Prerequisite: COM 4293  
    Offered on campus upon sufficient request
  
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    COM 4363 Political Communication

    Three hours (On Campus and Online)
    A study of the role of communication in the American political process. Campaign strategies, political oratory, grass roots activism, and other forms of political rhetoric will be explored.

    Offered on campus Fall semester (even-numbered years)
    Offered online Fall B and Summer B terms

  
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    COM 4373 Online Advocacy

    Three hours (On Campus and Online)
    Online advocacy is a survey of the Internet use and the tools it provides to promote an issue, candidate, or organizational brand. This advocacy is demonstrated through a number of different formats and strategies and commonly includes the use of dedicated social networking sites.

    Offered on campus Spring semester (even-numbered years)
    Offered online Spring A term

  
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    COM 4413 Selected Topics: Media

    Three hours (On Campus)
    A seminar that offers students the opportunity for critical examination of a particular issue in contemporary media from a Christian perspective.

    Offered on campus upon sufficient request
  
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    COM 4433 Interpersonal Communication

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Students analyze and create messages used to manage personal relationships in social and professional contexts. By examining research, theory and processes of interpersonal communication, students learn important principles for managing impressions and building rapport, identifying needs and seeking influence, reducing relational uncertainty and adapting to change. Students will learn to communicate the value of healthy relationships as well as develop relational skills for excelling in careers such as digital media and management, public relations, sales and marketing, peer counseling, education and community leadership.

    Offered on campus Spring semester (even-numbered years)
  
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    COM 4443 Communication Internship

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Practical experience working under a qualified professional within governmental, non-profit, public relations, or media organizations. Responsibilities are tailored to develop skills in the student’s particular area of concentration. Only one internship for credit may apply toward graduation.

    Prerequisite: junior standing
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COM 4453 Public Relations Planning

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Public relations students experience working on an actual PR project. Students prepare a project proposal for clients, plan and manage the project, and then evaluate the project’s success.  The course also provides analysis of eight major programs typically carried out by public relations professionals: employee, media, financial, member, governmental and community relations. Fundraising and dealing with activist publics are also major PR programs.

    Prerequisite: COM 3653  
    Offered on campus Fall semester (odd-numbered years)

Core Curriculum

  
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    COR 1002 Gateway Seminar in Community, Calling, and Faithful Learning

    Two hours (On Campus)
    The Gateway Seminar seeks to introduce students to the distinctives of Christian higher education, invite them to a life of faithful learning, encourage them in the process of vocational discernment, and help them transition to college life. Must be taken during the student’s first semester at JBU.

    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
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    COR 1103 Orientation to Learning

    Three hours (Online)
    Prepares students to locate and use resources available to online learners and introduces the Christian worldview unique to JBU. The distinctive characteristics of adult learners are explored and students identify their individual strengths through the StrengthsQuest Assessment instrument.

    Offered online Fall A, Fall B, Spring A, Spring B, Summer A, and Summer B terms

  
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    COR 1201 Summer Academy Selected Topics

    One hour (On Campus)
    Selected topics offered as part of some Summer Academies.

    Offered on campus upon sufficient request
  
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    COR 2101 Credit for Prior Learning

    One hour (On Campus and Online)
    This course explores techniques for the development of a credit for prior learning portfolio and preparation for completing a degree. Topics covered include graduation requirements, educational goals, testing for credit, Learning Theory, and methods of documenting experiential learning. Graded “S or U.”

    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
    Offered online Fall A and Spring A terms


Criminal Justice

  
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    CRJ 2013 Introduction to Criminal Justice

    Three hours (On Campus)
    This course provides an overview of the historical background of common law and criminal law, including a survey of the basic structure of the American criminal justice system, the fundamental principles of American criminal law, and the enforcement of law. 

    Offered on campus Spring semester (odd-numbered years)
  
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    CRJ 2203 Criminology

    Three hours (Online)
    A survey of the nature of crime, criminal statistics, and theories of criminal causation and control. An examination of crime as a social problem. 

    Offered online Fall B and Spring B terms

  
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    CRJ 3053 Criminal Procedure

    Three hours (On Campus)
    An introduction to legal issues involved in the theory and practice of the criminal justice procedure regarding the accused from arrest to release. 

    Prerequisite: CRJ 2013  or CRJ 2203  
    Offered on campus Spring semester (even-numbered years)
  
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    CRJ 3113 Corrections

    Three hours (Online)
    This course provides an overview of the development of the field of corrections as a response to crime in the eighteenth century.   It reviews the theories behind the use of various correctional approaches, including diversion, incarceration, and the death penalty.  Students will learn the operating elements of correctional processes including adult and juvenile detention facilities, community corrections programs, and probation and parole.  The course also provides the student with the perspective of clients and service providers within the various correctional programs and settings. 

    Prerequisite: CRJ 2013  or CRJ 2203 
    Offered online Spring A term

  
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    CRJ 3233 Law Enforcement

    Three hours (Online)
    This course highlights agencies involved with the administration of justice; the history and organization of local, state, and federal agencies; and the use of force by, discretion, subculture, ethics, and function of police in America. 

    Prerequisite: CRJ 2013  or CRJ 2203 
    Offered online Fall B term

  
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    CRJ 4013 Comparative Criminal Justice

    Three hours (Online)
    This course examines how various countries around the globe organize their criminal justice systems and satisfy police, court, and correction functions. It will provide students with an international perspective for understanding and appreciating the similarities and differences between legal traditions, criminal law and procedures, crime rates, and means of punishment. 

    Prerequisites: CRJ 2013  or CRJ 2203  
    Offered online Fall A term


Cybersecurity

  
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    CYB 2033 Networking Fundamentals

    Three hours (Online)
    Networking Fundamentals explores converging computer and communications technologies, such as transmission concepts, network hardware and software, protocols, and standards. It is also designed to serve the needs of those interested in understanding the field of computer networking and how it relates to other areas of Information Technology (IT) and Cybersecurity. The content in this course maps to the CompTIA Network+ professional certification. 

    Prerequisite: CS 2233 
    Offered online Fall A term

  
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    CYB 3043 Linux Fundamentals

    Three hours (Online)
    This course provides students with the fundamental concepts of Linux/UNIX operating systems. The course covers such topics as the Linux/UNIX file system, commands, utilities, text editing, shell programming, and text processing utilities. Students will learn command line syntax and features of the popular Linux/UNIX shells, including filename generation, redirection, pipes, and quoting mechanisms. The course is designed to help students prepare for professional careers in the information and communication technology (ICT) field. The content in this course maps to the CompTIA Linux+ (powered by the Linux Professional Institute (LPI)) certification exam (LX0-103). 

    Prerequisite: CYB 2033 
    Offered online Spring A term

  
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    CYB 3103 Information Security Fundamentals

    Three hours (Online)
    This course offers in-depth coverage of the current risks and threats to an organization’s data, combined with a structured way of addressing the safeguarding of these critical electronic assets. The course provides a foundation for those new to Information Security as well as those responsible for protecting network services, devices, traffic, and data. Additionally, the course provides the broad-based knowledge necessary to prepare students for further study in other specialized security fields. The content in this course maps to the CompTIA Security + professional certification exam. 

    Prerequisite: CYB 2033 
    Offered online Spring B term

  
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    CYB 3114 Networking Switching and Routing

    Four hours (Online)
    This course introduces the student to the architecture, components, and operation of switches and routers, as well as the fundamentals of switching, routing, and the primary routing protocols. The course is designed to help students prepare for professional careers in the information and communication technology (ICT) field. It also helps prepare individuals seeking to pass the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) certification exams. 

    Prerequisite: CYB 2033 
    Offered online Fall A term

  
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    CYB 3133 Windows Server Installing and Configuring

    Three hours (Online)
    This course offers in-depth coverage of core services such as Active Directory and networking services and provides validation of skills necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2016/XX Infrastructure into an existing enterprise environment. Additionally, the course provides the broad-based knowledge necessary to prepare students for further study in other specialized Information Technology and security fields. It is also intended to serve the needs of individuals seeking to pass the Microsoft certification exam (70-410/XXX). 

    Prerequisites: CYB 2033  and CYB 3043 
    Offered online Spring B term

  
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    CYB 4033 Windows Server System Administration

    Three hours (Online)
    This course builds on CYB 3133  Windows Server Installing and Configuring by continuing to provide validation of skills necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2016/XX Infrastructure into an existing enterprise environment. Additionally, the course provides the broad-based knowledge necessary to prepare students for further study in other specialized Information Technology and security fields. It is also intended to serve the needs of individuals seeking to pass the Microsoft certification exam (70-411/XXX). 

    Prerequisite: CYB 3133 
    Offered online Spring A term

  
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    CYB 4043 Linux Server Administration

    Three hours (Online)
    This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of system administration using Linux operating systems. Additionally, the course provides the broad-based knowledge necessary to prepare students for further study in other specialized security fields. It is also intended to serve the needs of individuals seeking to pass the Computing Technology Industry Association’s (CompTIA) Linux + certification exam (LX0-104). 

    Prerequisite: CYB 3043 
    Offered online Spring B term

  
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    CYB 4104 Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems

    Four hours (Online)
    Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems are critical components of well-designed network architectures. These systems act as a line of defense, helping protect company assets from attacks. In this course, students gain a thorough grounding in the design, implementation, and administration of IDSes/IPSes, as well as practical, hands-on experience working with these systems. In addition, students analyze various attack signatures and the network traffic these systems collect. 

    Prerequisites: CYB 3114  and CYB 3103 
    Offered online Fall A term

  
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    CYB 7103 Cybersecurity Foundations

    Three hours (Online)
    The course will provide students with an overview of various cybersecurity concepts. We begin by exploring the history, terminology, and need for security, then navigate through ethical, legal and professional issues. We introduce numerous security technologies and their importance. The overview ends with discussions on planning, risk management, and implementing information security.

    Offered online Fall A and Spring A terms

  
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    CYB 7113 Legal Issues and Ethics

    Three hours (Online)
    This course explores ongoing ethical dilemmas created by technology and the concepts of governance and how it applies to information systems. Discussions deal with topics centered on ethics, regulations, laws, and the importance of compliance to minimize risk.

    Offered online Fall A term

  
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    CYB 7133 Digital Forensics

    Three hours (Online)
    This course covers the fundamentals of digital forensics covering both theoretical and practical foundations of commonly used techniques and methods. Evidence collection, recovery, extraction, and data hiding are essential topics of the course. The discussion also covers processes and procedures required to comply with legal standards of evidence as well as the legal and ethical implications of forensic methods.

    Prerequisite: CYB 7103  
    Offered online Spring B term

  
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    CYB 7213 Network Security

    Three hours (Online)
    This course explores numerous network technologies. We review network fundamentals and topologies before looking into threats, vulnerabilities, cyber crimes, and information assurance. After covering disasters, access controls, and authentication, the course includes cryptography, firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, wireless and mobile networks, anti-virus/anti-malware, and other topics. The hands-on focus will give students a substantial knowledge of network security technologies as a result.

    Offered online Fall B term

  
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    CYB 7311 Block Chain Fundamentals

    One hour (Online)
    Block chain is the underlying technology that drives cryptocurrency. Its potential uses are vast and being explored by many industries. This course takes students on a deep dive into block chain and investigates how it works, the peer-to-peer networking supporting it, and its cryptographic backbone. Students will build and test a basic block chains, implement smart contracts, and investigate node election and block validation processes. Students must have basic programming skills and a working knowledge of network protocols.

    Prerequisite: CYB 7103  
    Offered online Spring B term

  
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    CYB 8313 Secure Software Programming

    Three hours (Online)
    This course will equip the students with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and operate dependable and secure software systems. It covers topics including emerging threats, development and implementation, application review and testing, vulnerability mapping, web application threats, secure data management, and secure software development frameworks. This course is designed for programmers, development team leads, and technical managers.

    Prerequisite: CYB 7103  
    Offered online Spring A term

  
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    CYB 8411 Malware Analysis

    One hour (Online)
    Malicious software is on the rise and its use by hackers has no end in sight. Security professionals are called on to analyze the latest threats that are found on their networks. Malware analysis introduces and teaches students the latest tools and techniques necessary to decode the mysteries behind the latest hacks and strengthen the defenses against them.

    Prerequisite: CYB 7103  
    Offered online Fall B term

  
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    CYB 8421 Secure Software Design

    One hour (Online)
    As applications become the backbone of business it is important to understand the risks associated with developing in-house software to meet business needs. This course takes a  managerial view to understand software development processes and how to build processes that reinforce proper coding, testing, and delivery techniques.

    Prerequisite: CYB 7103  
    Offered online Fall B term


Data Analytics

  
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    DAT 3113 Basic Data Analytics

    Three hours (On Campus)


    An introductory study of the practical applications of using data and models to understand and explain performance, solve problems, and make decisions. The course will include an introduction to modeling, data mining, vectors, machine learning, web applications, and R. 

     

    Prerequisite: BUS 2193 , MTH 2103 , MTH 3183 , or PSY 2383  
    Offered on campus Fall semester (odd-numbered years)

  
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    DAT 4253 Business Decision Modeling & Predictive Analysis

    Three hours (On Campus)
    A study and hands on application using programs such as Excel with Solver and Python with R to create decision-modeling tools that allow businesses to predict outcomes of data analysis, communicate results, and make better decisions.

    Prerequisite: DAT 3113  
    Offered on campus Spring semester (even-numbered years)
  
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    DAT 4313 Data Visualization

    Three hours (On Campus)
    An overview and application of using visuals to represent data. Students will learn to identify, access, and prepare data using charts, maps, graphs, diagrams, etc. that effectively communicate information necessary for managerial decision making.

    Prerequisite: DAT 3113 
    Offered on campus Fall semester (even-numbered years)

Economics

  
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    ECN 2003 Basic Economics

    Three hours (On Campus)
    An introduction to the basic concepts of economics, including microeconomics, macroeconomics, personal finance, economics ethics, and economic history. Meets the Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement of the Core Curriculum.

    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
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    ECN 2113 Principles of Microeconomics

    Three hours (On Campus and Online)
    A study of markets and how supply and demand interact to direct the allocation of resources. Topics include market structures, the role of competition, price theory, output determination, and income distribution. Market failure and policy responses to problems such as pollution and poverty are also considered. Meets the Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement of the Core Curriculum.

    Offered on campus Fall semester
    Offered online Fall A and Spring A terms

  
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    ECN 2123 Principles of Macroeconomics

    Three hours (On Campus and Online)
    A study of the determinants of national output and employment levels, the monetary system, and public policy for economic growth and stabilization. Inflation, unemployment, productivity, economic growth, balance of payments, and the public debt are considered from the perspectives of various schools of thought. Meets the Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement of the Core Curriculum.

    Prerequisite: ECN 2113  
    Offered on campus Spring semester
    Offered online Fall B and Spring B terms

  
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    ECN 2543 Economics and Society of Ireland

    Three hours (On Campus)
    On-location study of major economic and social issues facing Ireland, and by extension the European Union. Using primary text, The Economics of European Integration, students gain understanding of topics such as distribution of wealth and income, unemployment, economic and monetary union, common markets, cultural identity, and conditions for balanced growth. Other texts and class activities apply theories and insights to the Irish situation. Meets the Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement of the Core Curriculum.

    Offered on campus Fall semester, Irish Studies Program
  
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    ECN 3133 Money and Banking

    Three hours (On Campus)
    An examination of the U.S. banking system and the role it plays in providing for efficient exchange in the marketplace. Course discussions emphasize the roles of commercial banks, the Federal Reserve, and the U.S. Treasury in determining interest rates and the general well-being of the U.S. financial network. Also included is a review of monetary policy as a basis for policies to achieve the national economic goals of price stability, full employment, and balance of international payments. Meets the Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement of the Core Curriculum.

    Prerequisite: ECN 2123  
    Offered on campus Spring semester (even-numbered years)
  
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    ECN 3153 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory

    Three hours (On Campus)
    The rigorous application of the principles of optimization and equilibrium to develop theories of the consumer and the firm, which are then integrated into an analysis of competitive markets. Demand is derived from basic preferences, and supply is derived from underlying technology and cost conditions. Alternative market structures are also addressed, with a focus on contrasting market power and monopoly outcomes with the outcomes of competitive markets. Meets the Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement of the Core Curriculum.

    Prerequisites: ECN 2113 , and either MTH 1123 , MTH 1134 , or equivalent.
    Offered on campus Fall semester (odd-numbered years)
  
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    ECN 3163 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Detailed development of theories of the economy as a whole. Long run economic growth models are explored as foundational to social welfare and human flourishing, prior to studying theories of the business cycle. The roles of consumption, investment, government expenditures, and international trade are explored, and the effects of monetary and fiscal policies on inflation, unemployment, and growth are investigated. The domestic economy in global context is also addressed. Meets the Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement of the Core Curriculum.

    Prerequisite: ECN 2123 
    Offered on campus Spring semester (even-numbered years)
  
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    ECN 3213 Managerial Economics

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Application of microeconomic theory and analysis to business and administrative problems with an emphasis on sound, ethical decision-making. Topics include demand analysis, production and cost analysis, market structures and pricing practices, regulation, risk, and capital budgeting. Meets the Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement of the Core Curriculum.

    Prerequisite: ECN 2123  
    Offered on campus Spring semester (odd-numbered years)
  
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    ECN 4103 International Economics

    Three hours (On Campus)
    A study of the global economy with emphasis on the role of the United States. Topics include trade theory, trade restrictions, monetary systems, exchange rates, and the effect of domestic economic policies on global trade. Trade issues such as trade deficits, job displacement, economic sanctions, emerging nations, environmental issues, immigration, and currency crises are covered. Meets the Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement of the Core Curriculum.

    Prerequisite: ECN 2123  
    Offered on campus Fall semester (even-numbered years)
  
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    ECN 4123 Econometrics

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Application of mathematics and statistical techniques to analyze economic data. Model development, hypothesis testing, time series forecasting, and basic forecast diagnostics are stressed. Regression tools are used to explore applications to forecasting, statistical inference, and analysis of variance. Specialized computer programs are employed to provide experience with practical applications to business and economic research. Meets the Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement of the Core Curriculum.

    Prerequisites: ECN 2123  and BUS 2193  or equivalent.
    Offered on campus Fall semester (even-numbered years)
 

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