Houston Christian University Catalog

( NARR ) Course Descriptions

  • NARR 1000 Narrative Arts Forum

    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Fee(s): None

    All majors within Narrative Arts must enroll in this course to document forum attendance each semester. Graded on a pass/fail basis. This course maybe repeated for credit.

  • NARR 1300 Narrative Arts: Fiction, Film, and Games

    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Fee(s): None

    This course introduces students to narrative theory and aesthetics, communication principles, and media literacy through a comprehensive survey of creative writing, cinematic arts, and digital media.

  • NARR 2200 Art of Storytelling

    Prerequisite(s): NARR 1300
    Corequisite(s): CINE 2100 or DIGI 2100 or WRIT 2100
    Fee(s): Narrative Arts Facilities

    Building on the theory of narrative arts, this class will explore the role storytelling plays in different mediums and helps train students in the development and presentation of their own stories. Students are required to take CINE 2100 or DIGI 2100 or WRIT 2100 simultaneously with this course.

  • NARR 2310 Media & Careers Survey

    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Fee(s): Narrative Arts Facilities

    A broad overview of the history and scope of the modern media industry and the particular opportunities and challenges within this dynamic, multi-platform landscape.

  • NARR 2312 Collaboration & Communication

    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Fee(s): Narrative Arts Facilities; Narrative Arts Equipment

    Collaborative mediums require individuals to come together and work efficiently as a team. This course explores communication theory and uses collaborative projects to introduce students to the various challenges they may face and helps them find the best ways to overcome those challenges as a team.

  • NARR 3120 Faith, Culture, & the Arts

    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Fee(s): Narrative Arts Facilities

    This class explores the role of Christian artists in culture. Students will study how great Christian thinkers have thought about culture and art throughout church history and be challenged to understand their vocation as artists and media creators from a biblical perspective. Students will also develop an understanding of how to live out their faith through their work as they seek to affect the culture around them. This course may be repeated for credit.

  • NARR 3220 Faith, Culture, & the Arts

    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Fee(s): Narrative Arts Facilities

    This class explores the role of Christian artists in culture. Students will study how great Christian thinkers have thought about culture and art throughout church history and be challenged to understand their vocation as artists and media creators from a biblical perspective. Students will also develop an understanding of how to live out their faith through their work as they seek to affect the culture around them. This course may be repeated for credit.

  • NARR 3310 Portfolio, Pitching, & Networking

    Prerequisite(s): NARR 2200, NARR 2310, NARR 2312 and at least 9 hours of CINE, DIGI, or WRIT courses
    Corequisite(s): None
    Fee(s): Narrative Arts Facilities; Narrative Arts Equipment

    Students develop professional portfolios reflecting their best creative work, while also practicing pitching, job interviewing, and networking in preparation for internships and future jobs.

  • NARR 3320 Faith, Culture, & the Arts

    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Fee(s): Narrative Arts Facilities

    This class explores the role of Christian artists in culture. Students will study how great Christian thinkers have thought about culture and art throughout church history and be challenged to understand their vocation as artists and media creators from a biblical perspective. Students will also develop an understanding of how to live out their faith through their work as they seek to affect the culture around them. This course may be repeated for credit.

  • NARR 4199 Senior Portfolio

    Prerequisite(s): NARR 3310 and at least 12 hours of CINE, DIGI, or WRIT courses
    Corequisite(s): None
    Fee(s): Narrative Arts Facilities

    Working with a faculty member, students complete a professional resume and portfolio featuring their best coursework and personal projects (in preparation for interviews, etc.)