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Bethany College gives students the choice between a major in English education, a major in English, or a minor in English.

Through the English program, students master the skills of critical thinking and advanced writing techniques. Bethany also places heavy emphasis on community relations so students gain the skills necessary to be leaders in their fields as well as their communities.

Communication & Theatre

The mission of Bethany College Theatre and Communication is firmly rooted in the mission of the college: to challenge the students to perform the spoken word as a means of communication both clearly and artistically and to nurture in students a sense of confidence and responsibility in their communication art.

The purposes are:

  • to create an environment in which students are nurtured and challenged to seek and acquire knowledge broadly in the disciplines of Theatre, Communication, and Performance Studies.
  • to enable students to develop reading, writing, research, and critical thinking skills in those disciplines and beyond.
  • to allow students to hone their talents as performers, designers, directors, playwrights, speakers and communicators.
  • to enable students to understand the relationship between oral communication as performance and theatrical performance as communication.

Majors

English
English Teaching 6-12
Theatre and Communication

Endorsements

Language Arts Endorsement for Teacher Licensure 5-8
Speech and Theatre 6-12

Minors

English
Theatre

Resources

DownloadEnglish Brochure

Download Communication Brochure

Download Theatre Brochure

Department Chairs

Carl Isaacson, Ph.D.

Chair of Communication Department Professor of Communication
Office Department of Communication & Theatre Arts Presser Hall 7 Phone: (785) 227-3380, ext. 8128
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Biography

Carl Isaacson, professor of communication, has been at Bethany College since 2004.

Isaacson teaches classes in public speaking, rhetoric, mass communication, argumentation and human communication. His fields of interest include Swedish Americana.  He has served as educator/curator of the Swedish American Museum Center in Chicago, and his research has been published in the Chronicle of Higher Education and American Communication Journal.

For the 2006 Messiah Festival of the Arts, Isaacson translated, adapted and directed a student production of “Barabbas” based on Pär Lagerkvist’s 1950 novel of the same title.

Isaacson received his Ph.D. in theatre from the University of Minnesota, Minn. He also holds a M.Div. with a major in Parish Ministry from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, S.C.

Carl Isaacson, Ph.D.

Chair of Communication Department Professor of Communication
Office Department of Communication & Theatre Arts Presser Hall 7 Phone: (785) 227-3380, ext. 8128
Photo of Carl Isaacson , Ph.D.

Biography

Carl Isaacson, professor of communication, has been at Bethany College since 2004.

Isaacson teaches classes in public speaking, rhetoric, mass communication, argumentation and human communication. His fields of interest include Swedish Americana.  He has served as educator/curator of the Swedish American Museum Center in Chicago, and his research has been published in the Chronicle of Higher Education and American Communication Journal.

For the 2006 Messiah Festival of the Arts, Isaacson translated, adapted and directed a student production of “Barabbas” based on Pär Lagerkvist’s 1950 novel of the same title.

Isaacson received his Ph.D. in theatre from the University of Minnesota, Minn. He also holds a M.Div. with a major in Parish Ministry from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, S.C.

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