Liberal Arts Online
LIBERAL ARTS ONLINE
COR 1103 - Orientation to Learning (3 credit hours)
Prepares students to locate and use resources available to online and hybrid learners and introduces the Christian worldview unique to JBU. The distinctive characteristics of adult learners are explored and students identify their individual strengths through the StrengthsQuest Assessment instrument. Offered in online and hybrid formats.
EGL 4003 - Masterpieces of Literature (3 credit hours)
An exploration of texts from ancient to modern world literature in drama, prose, and poetry. Authors may include Homer, Sophocles, Dante, Shakespeare, Voltaire, Dostoevsky, and Kafka. Reflective and analytical essays are required. Offered in online format.
Prerequisites: EGL 1023, HST 1013 or HST 1023 and RPH 3003
HST 2153 - 20th Century World History (3 credit hours)
A study of major political, economic, and military trends of the twentieth century. Offered in online format.
RPH 3003 - Introduction to Philosophy (3 credit hours)
A survey of the main areas of philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and philosophy of religion. Students should develop their critical reading skills, their ability to analyze difficult but rewarding philosophical texts, and their ability to advance a single, clear argument on philosophical issues. Additionally, students should become more comfortable speaking about philosophical problems and concerns, and they should know more about the relationship between the Christian faith and contemporary philosophy.Offered in online format.
Prerequisites: EGL 1023, HST 1013 or HST 1023
RPH 4423 - Ethics (3 credit hours)
A comprehensive and critical study of morality.Topics can include metaethics, normative ethics, or applied ethics.Offered in online format.
Prerequisite: RPH 3003 or POL 3003 or RPH 3013
ART 2233 - Art History I (3 credit hours)
An introduction to the major people and works responsible for our visual heritage. Students will work toward the goal of developing visual literacy, in the areas of fine art, design, and architecture. Offered in online format.
BBL 3003 - Evangelical Theology (3 credit hours)
A study of the essential doctrines of the Christian faith, including Scripture, the triune God, salvation, the Church, creation, and the eternal Kingdom. The unity of divine revelation and the contemporary applicability of the Scriptures are emphasized. By studying the method of theological formation, students should be able to discern primary and secondary theological concepts and apply them properly to their personal lives as well as to their involvement in the Church and the world. Offered in online format.
Prerequisites: BBL 1013 and BBL 1023 or equivalents
SST 1113 - Introduction to Sociology (3 credit hours)
Understanding sociological research and how to apply it to aid in developing a global perspective of today's world. Topics of emphasis include the individual and society, structures of power, and social institutions common to all cultures and societies. The sociology of the body-health and illness, sexuality, and aging-is also discussed. Offered in online format.
MUS 2083 - Masterpieces of Music (3 credit hours)
An introduction to music, through the study of selected masterworks of concert and stage genres representative of a variety of historical periods. Emphases on style and form, understanding and appreciation, and application to other examples of the perception skills developed through the study of the selected works. Offered in online format.
COM 3453 - Social Movements (3 credit hours)
A survey of social movements and the rhetorical strategies used to further those causes, including analysis of Abolition, Suffrage, Civil Rights, and other significant events. Offered in online format.
COM 4363 - Political Communication (3 credit hours)
Reporting and writing analytical articles, columns, editorials and blogs online, using Web attributes of interactivity, individualization, immediacy, and multi-media applications.
Prerequisite: COM 2123 or consent of instructor. Offered in online format.
COM 4373 - Online Advocacy (3 credit hours)
A survey of the interaction of the Internet use and the tools it provides to promote an issue, candidate, or organizational brand. The advocacy is demonstrated through a number of different formats and strategies and commonly includes the use of dedicated social networking sites. Offered in online format.
POL 2013 - American Government (3 credit hours)
A study of the origins, institutions, and policies of national, state, and local government in the United States. The course promotes better citizenship through understanding and appreciation of American self-government. A Biblical assessment of the various aspects of American government is offered. Offered in online format.
POL 3003 - Political Philosophy (3 credit hours)
A study of ancient and modern political philosophies, utilizing primary texts. The course addresses the place of political philosophy in the broader field of philosophy, emphasizing a worldview approach as a means of understanding human existence. Topics include nature, reason, freedom, justice, political rights, property, law, religion, will, passions, power, customs, and community. Offered in online format.
Pre-requisites: EGL 1023 and HST 1013 or HST 1023
POL 3133 - Politics of Social Policy (3 credit hours)
An examination of the origin, logic, structure, and function of America's social welfare state. Areas explored include income support, poverty and welfare, social security, health care, and affirmative action. Particular emphasis is placed upon evaluating the competing goals of social policy from a Christian perspective. Students will learn how to apply their faith to matters of public policy. Offered in online format.