Grace University is expanding its undergraduate offerings with three new programs and tracks including English, Pre-Law and Communication Studies.
“By increasing our offerings, more students have an opportunity to pursue Christian higher education,” said Dr. David Barnes, president of Grace University. “The programs distinguish themselves through an emphasis on biblical integration and preparation to be an engaged citizen with a distinct worldview.”
A new English major provides students the opportunity to read, study, and discuss literary works spanning the ages and the globe. Four new courses were created specifically for the program: Major Authors, Literary Periods, Literary Genres, and a senior capstone course, Topics in Literature. The program builds upon a solid base of preexisting composition, creative writing, and literary courses. Those offerings have been supplemented through collaboration between departments with the addition of Children and Adolescent Literature, Survey of Religious Literature, and Literature of the Bible.
New offerings in the Communication Studies department encompass all the various aspects of the communication discipline. The department offers two concentrations: Interpersonal Communication and Mass Communication. Interpersonal Communication focuses on developing students’ personal and professional communication skills. In the Mass Communication concentration, students earn their degree in radio production, audio production, or electronic graphic communication through a co-op program with Iowa Western Community College. A minor in Interpersonal Communication is also being introduced. New course offerings include Conflict Management, Public Relations, and Small Group Communication.
Through the new Pre-Law track, Grace graduates will have the life skills, biblical worldview, and educational background needed to succeed in law school and to thrive in a legal career. Through studies of history, English, philosophy, Bible, business and communication, students will sharpen their critical thinking, research and writing skills. Within the Pre-Law track, students will focus on analytic problem solving, critical reading, writing, oral communication and listening abilities, task organization and management skills, and service-learning opportunities.
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