B.A. in Independent Filmmaking to M.A. in Ministry 2017-2018: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM213 Media Communication3Interim Off BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3 
GES130 Christianity Western Culture4 COM170A Media Production I4 
GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4 
GES160 Inquiry Seminar3 Second Language (S) course1 4 
 13 0 15 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM210 Perspectives on Human Communication3COM264 Storytelling3COM302 Media Law3 
COM270 Media Production II4 FLM200 Introduction to Film3 
Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3 THE201 Christian Theology3 
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 Mathematics (M) course 3 
  Leisure and Lifetime Sport (Q) course 1 
 14 3 13 
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM363 Methods of Communication Research4COM217A Screenwriting4COM373 Digital Filmmaking4 
THE263 Christian Social Ethics3 MIN200 Foundations of Ministry3 
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 2 3 THE311 Early Church to Reformation Theology in Global Perspective3 
World Cultures (U) course 3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3 
Elective 3 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 
 16 4 16 
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
Relational Communication Choice 4FLM305 Films of Great Directors3FLM300 or COM 375 Film Theory and Interpretation or Media Criticism and Theory3-4BT510 Hermeneutics3
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 MIN320 Spiritual and Faith Formation3TS512 Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
Elective 3 COM493 Capstone: Independent Filmmaking and Media Production4 
BIB260 The Life and Teachings of Jesus3 Electives 3 
SP001 Formation Assessments0 BIB265 The Life and Teachings of Paul3 
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Internship Preparation3 0 
  TL001 Vocational Assessments0 
 13-16 3 16-17 6
Fifth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
NT516 New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3Elective (DE Course) Concentration Course 1.5OT516 Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3 
TS513 Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3Elective (DE Course) Concentration Course 1.5NT518 New Testament: Exegetical Explorations3 
ML523 Introduction to Transformational Leadership: Theory and Practice in Global Perspective3 GS780 Senior Integrative Seminar3 
TL566A Professional Internship A1.5 TL566B Professional Internship B1.5 
GS001 Graduate Research Seminar0 Elective (CP510) Concentration Course 3 
Elective (ML615) Concentration Course 3   
 13.5 3 13.5 
Total Credits: 162-166
1

Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent (Check the catalog for details of this option.)

2

 COM310K recommended

3

Students must meet with the Director of Internship and Placement at least two terms before beginning their internship.

This program assumes a student will use COM310K to meet the general education Science, Technology, and Society requirements.

Due to the writing requirements in each of these classes, it is strongly suggested not to take a Methods, Communication Analysis, J, or a P course in the same semester. 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

B.A. in Independent Filmmaking to M.A. in Ministry 2017-2018: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM213 Media Communication3GES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3 
GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 COM170A Media Production I4 
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774 
GES130 Christianity Western Culture4 Second Language (S) course1 4 
 14 4 15 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM210 Perspectives on Human Communication3COM264 Storytelling3COM302 Media Law3 
COM270 Media Production II4 FLM200 Introduction to Film3 
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 Mathematics (M) course 3 
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 Elective 3 
  Leisure and Lifetime Sport (Q) course 1 
 15 3 13 
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM363 Methods of Communication Research4COM217A Screenwriting4COM373 Digital Filmmaking4 
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 2 3 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 
World Cultures (U) course 3 Comparative Systems (G) Course 3 
THE263 Christian Social Ethics3 Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 
MIN200 Foundations of Ministry3 Elective 3 
 16 4 13-16 
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
Relational Communication Choice 4FLM305 Films of Great Directors3FLM300 or COM 375 Film Theory and Interpretation or Media Criticism and Theory3-4BT510 Hermeneutics3
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 COM493 (Analysis course) Capstone: Independent Filmmaking and Media Production4TS512 Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
SP001 Formation Assessments0 MIN320 Spiritual and Faith Formation3 
BIB265 The Life and Teachings of Paul3 THE311 Early Church to Reformation Theology in Global Perspective3 
BIB260 The Life and Teachings of Jesus3 Electives 3 
  Internship Preparation3 0 
  TL001 Vocational Assessments0 
 13 3 16-17 6
Fifth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
NT516 New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3Elective (DE Course) Concentration Course 1.5OT516 Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3 
TS513 Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3Elective (DE Course) Concentration Course 1.5NT518 New Testament: Exegetical Explorations3 
ML523 Introduction to Transformational Leadership: Theory and Practice in Global Perspective3 GS780 Senior Integrative Seminar3 
TL566A Professional Internship A1.5 TL566B Professional Internship B1.5 
GS001 Graduate Research Seminar0 Elective (CP510) Concentration Course 3 
Elective (ML615) Concentration Course 3   
 13.5 3 13.5 
Total Credits: 165-169
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3<p>Students must meet with the Director of Internship and Placement at least two terms before beginning their internship.</p>

This program assumes a student will use COM310K to meet the general education Science, Technology, and Society requirements.

Due to the writing requirements in each of these classes, it is strongly suggested not to take a Methods, Communication Analysis, J, or a P course in the same semester. 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)