Course Descriptions

ACC 213 Accounting Principles I
An introduction to accounting principles and to the process of recording financial data and preparing periodic financial statements. Accounting for the sole proprietorship, for a merchandising firm, and payroll are emphasized.

ACC 223 Accounting Principles II
A continuation of its prerequisite 213. Places particular emphasis on partnership accounting and corporation accounting. The student is introduced to analyzing and interpreting financial statements, budgeting and cost accounting.

ACC/MGM 333 Management of Information Systems
A comprehensive study of organizational needs for information and an introduction to the integrated management information system. Info is studied as an organizational resource. Concepts underlying the analysis design use control and audit of accounting information system will be studied. The class will look at several examples of accounting systems and each student will get an in-depth look at one system. Prerequisite: ACC 223; Co-/Prerequisite: BUS 143.

ART 263 Introduction to Graphic Design
An introduction to the best graphic techniques including typography, layout, illustration, and logos.

BIB 113 History of the New Testament
This course is designed to help you develop a basic understanding of the life of Christ as presented in the Gospels and the growth and development of the early Church as depicted in the first part of the
book of Acts.  The world of the first century A.D. will be studied as a background for understanding the life of Christ and the growth of the early Church.

BIB 123: History of the Old Testament
This course gives an overview of the Old Testament and its history, with an emphasis on the religious message of the 39 individual Old Testament books.

BIB 332 The Synoptic Gospels
A study of Matthew, Mark, and Luke in the light of the similarities and differences in their presentations of the life and teachings of Jesus.

BIB 432/433 The Gospel of John
A detailed study of the book in the light of its first century setting. Special attention will be given to its interpretation of Jesus’ life and ministry. The focus will be on its value for the first century Christians and its continuing value for today.

BIB 472/473 Studies in Paul/Romans
An advanced study of Paul’s letters to the Corinthian and Roman churches. The historical background and Paul’s message to the churches will be studied as well as the value of these letters for today. The focus of the course will rotate from year to year between Corinthians and Romans. Prerequisite: General Education courses for Bible.

BIO 154: College Biology
This survey course caters to students majoring in science or education. Students study topics such as basic biochemical principles, the cell, Mendelian genetics, plant and animal systems, ecology, evolution, human biology, and developmental biology. The course includes three lecture hours and two laboratory hours per week.

BIO 312 Medical Terminology
This course is designed for individuals planning to enter the health-care field and will help the student gain confidence in the use of medical and scientific terminology. In addition, anyone with a special interest in their own health and/or health-care in general may take the course as an elective. Prerequisite: 154 or its equivalent.

BUS 143 Computer Software Applications
Students will demonstrate competency using word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database software, and applications that will enable competency in business as well as other academic areas.

BUS 313 Business Ethics
A study of various ethical problems in business environments and the systems used by Christian business persons in making moral decisions. All business disciplines are represented.

BUS 323 Business Communications
Principles, techniques, and mechanics of modern business letters, report writing, and tabular and graphic presentations. Basic instruction in principles and theory for formal research, and sources of business information. Fundamentals of oral communication in business. Prerequisites: COM 113 and ENG 123.

BUS 343 International Business
Examines how to understand and operate in other countries and cultures. Review international financial markets and global economic integration. Discusses how to do market research in the international environment and how to develop and implement a global marketing strategy. The course includes exploring how to do business in emerging markets. Prerequisites: junior standing.

CIS 303 Foundations of Interactive Media
Designed to provide a personalized learning experience about popular multi-media software often used in business and education environments. This course will cover training in the use of popular products by Microsoft (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and Publisher) and training in use of popular multi-media and web development software including Adobe’s Flash, Illustrator, Fireworks, Photoshop and Dreamweaver. Projects will integrate products to produce a composite multi-media presentation and multi-media website design.

COM 113 Basic Speech
A basic communications course designed to assist the student in developing the ability and the ease to effectively communicate with various audiences, including one-to-one, one-to-many, and group communication. Concepts studied include organization, presentation skills, and critical listening. Both the textual study of rhetoric and the individual practice of interpersonal, group communication and public speaking are utilized.

CRJ 103 Introduction to Criminal Justice
This course is designed to provide an overview of the justice process, and the criminal justice system in general, at the local, state, and federal levels of law enforcement, corrections, and judicial systems.

CRJ 243 Criminal Law
Historical and philosophical concepts of law, preserving life and property, offenses against persons and property, and common offenses and defenses against criminal acts.

ECO 223 Principles of Macroeconomics
A study of the economic system as a whole, dealing with price levels, employment, the level of total production of goods and services, and growth. Includes a study of the free-enterprise system, government monetary and fiscal policy, and international trade. An emphasis is placed on the historical perspective. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.

ECO 243 Principles of Microeconomics
A study of specific economic units within a free enterprise economy such as individual consumers, businesses, or industries. Includes a study of how demand and supply and the price mechanism direct the production and pricing choices of an individual firm and industry. The student is introduced to micro-problems in U. S. society. Prerequisite: ECO 233 and sophomore standing.

EDS 203 Introduction to Learners with Exceptionalities
Understanding the recognizable characteristics and exceptional educational needs of learners with handicapping conditions, along with methods that work to meet their needs through the inclusionary process. Knowledge of prereferral alternatives, referral systems, multidisciplinary team decisions and responsibilities, the IEP process, and placement alternatives that provide the least restrictive environment. Prerequisites: EDU 103 and PSY 143.

EDS 323 Inclusion and Collaborative Partnerships
Study of the techniques for communicating and collaborating effectively with students, parents, school and community personnel in a culturally responsive program that works in a confidential way to plan individual student programs for learners with exceptionalities. Sources of unique services, networks, and organizations for learners with disabilities will be covered as well as those consumer and  professional organizations, publications, and journals relevant to the field of learning disabilities and other handicapping conditions.

EDU 313 Educational Psychology
A study of child and adolescent development and basic learning theories with applications for guiding the learning of normal and exceptional children; a thorough study of testing and measurement techniques and test construction. Prerequisite: PSY 143.

EDU 343 Human Relations/Multicultural Awareness
Study of cultural diversity, using historical perspective to understand how our pluralistic society has developed and is developing; analysis of biases that may be reflected in our society, especially in instructional materials; designed to build respect for human dignity and personal rights and to enhance relationships, particularly in the classroom. Prerequisites: Education majors must have completed COM 333.

EDU 373 Instructional Technologies
Develops the ability to evaluate, use and make instructional technology; examines the appropriate and effective classroom use of instructional television, computers, and videodisc.

EDU/ENG 353 Children’s Literature
Introduces the students to the various genres of literature for children; surveys winners of the Caldecott, Newberry, and Golden Sower awards; emphasizes creative experiences and responses to books.

ENG 113 English Composition I
This course fulfills the general education requirement for core-level courses; this course is a study of the essentials of composition. Readings are grouped by the rhetorical patterns they illustrate; therefore, compositions follow the rhetorical examples.  Some attention is given to the basics of grammar, spelling, parts of speech, sentence structure, and punctuation. Assignments are designed to enable the student to read discerningly, think logically, and write accurately.  MLA-style documentation is taught and required for paper submissions.
*Both composition courses are framed upon the following criteria: 1) Scope of literature in the various genres, 2) Analytical writing about Literature, 3) Academic research and formal MLA-style documentation in papers.

ENG 123 English Composition II
This course fulfills the general education requirement for core-level courses. Conceived with a strong component of literature, this course focuses upon the literary genres and culminates in a literary research paper. The objective is to develop critical reading, writing, and thinking skills through essay responses to literature.
*Both composition courses are framed upon the following criteria: 1) Scope of literature in the various genres, 2) Analytical writing about Literature, 3) Academic research and formal MLA-style documentation in papers.

ENG 223 American Literature II
This course fulfills the general education requirement for core-level courses. This course is a survey of the major works of literature from the Civil War to the present. The course offers a variety of genres and will focus upon the historical impact of literary movements as related to social, political, and ethical effects upon society.

ENG 273 World Literature
This course fulfills the general education requirement for core-level courses. Through civilizations, both ancient and modern, this course introduces the liberal arts student to the multitude of perspectives created by culture, situation, and time context. The contrasts in similarities and differences in readings will acquaint, broaden, and develop the student’s individual global perspective.

GEO 214 Cultural Geography
Study of human-environmental relations: how humans use the environment and leave patterns on the land (cultural landscape). Introduction to basic geographic concepts and human settlement patterns from a geographic  perspective. Topics include cities, religion, language, politics, agriculture, and current events.

HST 213 History of the United States to 1877
The European discovery of America, the colonial period, the Revolution, the growth of American nationalism, sectionalism, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.

HST 223 History of the United States since 1877
A continuation of 213, which is not prerequisite. The emergence of modern industrial America: the Progressive Era, World War I, the Twenties, the Depression, World War II, cold-war and post-cold-war America.

HST 263 Western Civilization since 1648
A continuation of 253, which is not pre-requisite. The Ages of Absolutism, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, liberalism, nationalism, and the rise of modern culture.

HST 273 World Civilizations to 1450
This survey course will focus on the major world civilizations prior to 1450. Classical civilizations such as Greece and Rome will be included, but special emphasis will be placed upon non-western civilizations such as China, India, the early Islamic world, Africa, and American civilizations in the Pre-Columbian Era.

HST 283 World Civilizations since 1450
This survey course will focus on the major world civilizations since 1450. Topics of study will include the Age of Discovery, colonization, trade, and the developing world economy. Special emphasis will be placed upon non-western civilizations and regions such as Latin America, South America, Asia, India, Africa, and the Ottoman Empire.

HST 330 Colonial and Revolutionary America
A study of early settlements, colonial relations, the Revolutionary War, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the precedents of the Washington presidency.

MGM 313 Principles of Management
An introduction to the management processes of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. The theory and history of management; decision making, policy planning, organization planning, supervising, coordinating and controlling, and personnel management are studied. Prerequisite: junior standing.

MGM 343 Human Resource Management
The methods and techniques of personnel management will be examined. Emphasis is placed upon proper procedures in recruitment, selection, motivation, promotion, training, performance evaluation, and compensation. Course focuses on contemporary personnel management issues. Prerequisite: 313 and junior standing.

MGM 373 Small Business Management
Theory, general principles and practice required to initiate and manage a small business successfully. The development of policies, methods, and managerial strategies to accommodate the rapidly changing business environment is studied. Co-/Prerequisite: 313 and junior standing.

MKT 323 Principles of Marketing
An introduction to the fundamentals of marketing. Product distribution, promotion, and price are studied with emphasis on the marketing aspects of managerial decision making in a dynamic society. Prerequisite: junior standing.

MTH 013 Basic Math Skills with Algebra
A review of basic concepts to prepare students who are deficient in basic mathematics skills. Includes basic arithmetic skills and beginning topics of algebra such as signed numbers, linear equations, exponents, polynomials and word problems to form an introduction to intermediate algebra. This course does not fulfill any general education mathematics requirement.

MTH 123 Mathematics for Educators
The study of set theory, logic, numeration systems, whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, number theory, and geometry, presented as a foundation for elementary school mathematics. Required of ALL elementary education majors.

MTH 133 Intermediate Algebra
A study of fundamental algebraic operations, polynomials, graphing, pairs of linear equations, roots and radicals, ratios and proportions, and their applications. Designed to prepare the student for college algebra and to satisfy the math requirements for medical technology, other allied health-related disciplines, home economics and similar programs. A student may not earn credit for this course after passing MTH 163, MTH 173, or MTH 184.

MTH 145 Math in the Real World
A practical course introducing basic concepts of logic, set theory, finance, functions, statistics and probability as they relate to events commonly encountered. This course will meet the General Education requirements for all students who are not required to take College Algebra or Calculus for their chosen degree.

MTH 173 College Algebra
A study of sets, relations and functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices and determinants, theory of equations, sequences, permutations, and combinations, the binomial theorem and introduction to the theory of probability. Prerequisite: at least two units of high school algebra with B’s or better, or MTH 133 with a C or better.

MTH 223 Elements of Statistics
Elementary probability theory, measures of central tendency and variability, discrete probability distributions, normal distribution, sampling theory, estimation theory, hypothesis testing, regression, correlation and chi square distribution. This course is designed for business and social science majors, rather than science or mathematics majors. Prerequisite: MTH 163, MTH 173, or MTH 184.

MUS 203 Music Appreciation
This course surveys the art music of Western Civilization from 1500 to the present. The development of appropriate listening skills is focused upon as the student becomes increasingly aware of the role of art music throughout the ages and the role it plays today and in the future.

NSC 153 General Science A
A general education course introducing the basic concepts of Physics and Chemistry. The class will incorporate hands-on learning and emphasize an understanding of the physical processes at work in the world around us, including: how scientists model physical systems, how the moon causes tides, how musical instruments create tones, why bicycles have gears, how the ozone layer protects the Earth, how chemical species combine, what makes water “soft” or “hard”, and the safety of nuclear power plants.

PED 223 Comprehensive School Health
Consideration of personal, school, and community health problems. Required of physical education majors and all persons preparing to teach.

PED 303 Adapted Physical Education
A study of mechanical and posture problems that may be somewhat alleviated by exercise; includes an overview of physically handicapping conditions and suggestions for meeting special needs. Pre-/Co-requisite: PED 233.

PED 343 Diagnostic-Prescription Techniques for Adapted Physical Education
Evaluation/assessment instruments utilized in adapted physical education will be described and critically analyzed. Students will acquire competencies related to administration of these instruments, interpretation of results, and prescription of remedial, developmental, and adapted activities. Prerequisite: PED 303

PED 433 Kinesiology
Anatomical foundations and mechanics of human motion; basic principles of motor skills. The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with the skeletal and muscular systems as they work together to produce body motion. Prerequisite: PED 244 (or co-requisite BIO 314).

PSY 113 General Psychology
A general overview of the history, philosophical development, and theoretical approaches to the study of human behavior. Consideration is given to such topics as intelligence, personality, motivation, adjustment, and the application of psychology in various fields.

PSY 143 Human Growth & Development
The physical, mental, emotional, and social development of the human individual from birth to the end of life. Application of the principles of psychology to an understanding of human growth with major emphasis on understanding child and adolescent behaviors. Required for all psychology majors and any student certifying to teach.

PSY 323 Adolescent Psychology
Designed to survey the sequence and nature of adolescent development by studying principles related to the areas of emotional, intellectual, social, cognitive, moral and physical development. Resources in the local community that can aid youth and their parents or adult persons working with them will be identified. Age span included is from the middle-school age through the high-school age student. Prerequisite: PSY 143 or permission of instructor.

PSY 363 Human Diversity and Spirituality
This course will increase the understanding of a diverse and pluralistic society; recognize dehumanizing biases; improve human relations skills; focus on respect, human dignity and individual rights; and explore the meaning of spirituality in a professional and personal context.

SOC 113 Introduction to Sociology
A study of the basic methods and concepts used in the description and understanding of group behavior. Special attention is given to the way in which the individual is molded by various social groups, such as communities, nationalities, and crowds.

YC 101 Introduction to Online Learning
This course provides students with a strong foundation for understanding the skills and habits to achieve success in online courses. This course will discuss the components of a learning management system and review the basic word processing skills. The course investigates the role between learning styles, multiple intelligences and personality spectrum for online students. In addition, the course discusses how learning styles impacts student personal and academic goals. Time and organizational management are discussed in relation to note-taking and test-taking skills and strategies. The course reviews recommended academic research resources (both Internet and campus supported) and three most commonly used citation styles (e.g., APA, MLA, and Chicago Turabian). An examination of plagiarism and ways to avoid plagiarism conclude this course.

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