The Languages, Literature, and Communication Department seeks to expose all Grace College students to God-honoring courses in writing, literature, modern languages, and communication. Students will leave furnished with a versatile communication skill set necessary to be articulate and successful in any career field.
Students in Journalism Education will be prepared to practice journalism as well as to teach it on the high school level. Students interested in teaching journalism will leave furnished with the skills necessary to be successful in secondary education settings.
The wide range of courses in the major includes exposure to all kinds of journalistic and professional writing, creative writing, and ethics. Also required are 33 hours of professional education courses, including student teaching.
Examples of courses in this major:
Instruction and practice in writing for newspapers, including current news, features, sports, government, editorials, etc. Includes practical experience writing for the campus and local newspapers.
Instruction and practice in the preparation of copy for publication, including copy editing, proofreading, style, headline writing , picture cropping, typography, legal considerations, and page layout and design for newspapers, magazines, and other media.
This course explores moral reasoning and practice in the communication field as well as the major theoretical approaches to communication. Case studies will be used to examine truth telling, business pressures, deception, fairness, privacy, social justice, and the relationship between ethics, theories and practice. Applications in advertising, the entertainment industry, politics, and the church.
The individuals who will challenge you to learn:
B.A. in English Education, Grace College; M.A. in English, St. Francis College; Ph.D. in Literature, Composition, and Journalism, Ball State University
Dr. Sauders joined the faculty of Grace College in 1965. Her main areas of expertise in literature are in C.S. Lewis, Shakespeare, and drama of all eras. She takes students every fall to Stratford, Canada, to see the plays at the Shakespeare Festival. She also takes students each spring break to England, visiting London, Oxford, Windsor, Stratford, Bath, Stonehenge/Salisbury, and Wales. She has presented papers at Taylor University's C.S. Lewis & Friends monthly meetings,as well as at their biennial C.S. Lewis & Friends Colloquium. She advises the school newspaper, the Sounding Board, and does editing work both for Grace College and for outside organizations and individuals.
B.S. in Elementary Education, Eastern Illinois University; M.A. in Education, Ball State University
Prof. Owen joined the Grace faculty in 2001 after 17 years teaching elementary education in the public school system. In 2010 she was appointed Dean of the School of Education, but continues to teach all levels of education students. She was recognized for her hands-on, practical, applied, and innovative teaching with Grace College's Alva J. McClain Excellence in Teaching award in 2004. She is currently completing a Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education through Walden University. Prof. Owen is actively involved in her community by participating in groups such as Drama Mamas at Warsaw Community High School (the theater booster club) and local scholarship committees. Her family attends Warsaw Community Church, where she is a storyteller for the 4-year old room, serves on the Thread Team, and volunteers as a barista in the coffee shop. Prof. Owen lives in Winona Lake with her husband, Randy. They have four children -- two who have already graduated from Grace.
B.M.E., Grace College; M.M.E., Indiana University; Ph.D A.B.D., University of Iowa; M.A., Indiana Wesleyan University; Ed.D. in progress, Indiana Wesleyan University.
Some of the positions you can obtain: