Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Troy Borst

Course Description:

For effective and meaningful Christian witness to take place in the missional context of many languages and cultures, people need to have a deepening understanding of good communication principles. Communication Theory for Christian Witness builds upon the study of human communication with special attention to issues in linguistics, contextualization, storying and the use of new developments in fields of technology.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Communication Theory in Christian Witness gives students the necessary tools for better evaluating how to present the Gospel with particular emphasis on missional contexts where communication takes place across linguistic and cultural barriers.

Why This Course Is Important:

Communication Theory in Christian Witness provides students the opportunity to explore critical questions and possibilities in their search to become better communicators of the Gospel across a wide range of contexts. Missional communication outside the confinement of the church community requires critical thinking and evaluation and creative, enterprising attempts to meaningfully and effectively communicate the Gospel.

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Troy Borst

Course Description:

The second level of Communication Theory for Christian Witness delves further into the process of human communication from the point of view of effectively bringing the message of the Logos meaningfully and clearly into the wide-range of often very different human contexts. The Christian witness moves into the communication process recognizing the presence of both objective and subjective realities. This class also looks into the biblical and philosophical questions surrounding the various assumptions that the communicator brings into the communication process, encouraging critical thinking over the matter of the nature of the Christian message of the Gospel.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Communication Theory in Christian Witness gives students the necessary tools for better evaluating how to present the Gospel with particular emphasis on missional contexts where communication takes place across linguistic and cultural barriers.

Why This Course Is Important:

Communication Theory in Christian Witness provides students the opportunity to explore critical questions and possibilities in their search to become better missional communicators of the Gospel across a wide range of contexts. The Masters level course prompts students to think more critically about their own assumptions and strengthen their ability to discern unchanging Biblical truth in relation to subjective opinions and traditions that often become confused with the Christian message in missional settings.

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Troy Borst

Course Description:

This course examines conceptual issues regarding computer-mediated and mobile communication in local and global contexts. We will look at emerging forms of new media, such as the Internet, mobile media, social media, as well as video games, and theorize about their development.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Why This Course Is Important: