Concurrent Enrollment

Earn College Credit Before You Get to College

Concurrent Course Partnership Program

John Brown University partners with select Christian high schools to provide courses for college credit. JBU professors provide the curriculum and assessment criteria, while working directly with teachers at each high school to ensure successful course delivery. Students can earn up to 24 total college credit hours during their junior and senior years of high school.

High Schools Participating (2017-2018):

Atlantic Shores Christian School (Chesapeake, VA)

McKinney Christian Academy (McKinney, TX)

Baptist Preparatory School (Little Rock, AR)

Portsmouth Christian School (Portsmouth, VA)

Bethesda Christian School (Fort Worth, TX)

Providence Classical Christian Academy (Rogers, AR)

Cornerstone Christian Academy (McKinney, TX)

StoneBridge School (Chesapeake, VA)

Heritage Christian Academy (Rockwall, TX)

Trinity Christian Academy (Willow Park, TX)

Legacy Christian Academy (Frisco, TX)

Trinity Christian School (Texarkana, AR)

Little Rock Christian Academy (Little Rock, AR)

 

 

Potential course offerings include:

Old Testament Survey

US History to 1865

New Testament Survey

US History since 1865

Cell Biology

Physical Science

Fundamentals of Chemistry

Intermediate Spanish I

Public Speaking

Intermediate Spanish II

Wellness for Life

College Algebra

English I: Composition

Introduction to Statistics

English II:  Literary Analysis & Research

Survey of Calculus

Western Civilization I

American Government

Western Civilization II

Introductory Psychology

Introduction to Sociology

    

 

Course Descriptions

Old Testament Survey — BBL 1013 (Three hours)
A brief introduction to the history and message of the Old Testament. A general survey of the overall content of each book and certain significant themes stressing relevance to Christian living.

New Testament Survey — BBL 1023 (Three hours)
An introduction to the history and message of the New Testament. The class provides an academic overview of each book, its context and significant themes, with challenges and applications to Christian faith and discipleship.

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Physical Science — GSC 1023 (Three hours)
Selected and coherent topics in the sciences of physics, chemistry, and earth science. An evaluation of the scientific method and the contributions of the theories and facts of science to society are emphasized so that students have sufficient information to evaluate arguments using scientific justification. Three hours lecture-discussion-demonstration per week. Meets the Physical Science requirement of the Core Curriculum. Prerequisite: minimum ACT math score of 19, or SAT math score of at least 480, or MTH 0153 (Intermediate Algebra).

Cell Biology — BIO 1124 (Four hours)
This course is an introduction to the study of living systems, beginning with the molecules of life and progressing to the cellular level of organization. Students are exposed to numerous topics including the nature of science, experimental design and inquiry, biochemistry, cell structure, energy processing, genetics, molecular biology, and the integration of the Christian faith and science. Laboratory exercises reinforce concepts and biological processes discussed in the lecture. This course is particularly designed for students majoring in Biology, Biochemistry, Nursing, or Kinesiology. Three hours lecture-discussion and one two-hour laboratory per week. Meets the Life Science requirement of the Core Curriculum.

Fundamentals of Chemistry — CHM 1014 (Four hours)
An introduction to the field of chemistry. Designed to provide students with an understanding of basic chemical principles and their application to relevant problems, course work is suitable for students in Construction Management, Nursing, and the liberal arts. Three hours lecture-discussion and one two-hour laboratory per week. Meets the Physical Science requirement of the Core Curriculum. Prerequisite or corequisite: minimum ACT math score of 24, or SAT math score of at least 580, or MTH 1113 (College Algebra).

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Public Speaking— COM 2523 (Three hours)
Students gain theoretical and applied knowledge of public speaking techniques. Speeches may include extemporaneous, impromptu, informative, persuasive, or rhetorical analysis.

Wellness for Life — KIN 1002 (Three hours)
A practical study of fundamental health and wellness principles based upon the wellness model. Personal applications to the lifestyle of the individual that address Christian stewardship of their health and well-being are emphasized. Meets the Wellness requirement of the Core Curriculum.

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English I: Composition— EGL 1013 (Three hours)
An introduction to and practice in college writing in all its variety: from personal reflections to arguments and research-supported writing. A total of twenty pages of writing is required, including a short research paper.

English II:  Literary Analysis & Research — EGL 1023 (Three hours)
An introduction to the analysis of literary texts through reading and researching a selection of short stories, poems, dramas, and novels. In addition to essays of analysis of such works, a research paper is required. Prerequisite: EGL 1013 (English I: Composition).

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Western Civilization I — HST 1013 (Three hours)
A survey of the origins and development of Western civilization in its global context to the early Renaissance.

Western Civilization II —HST 1023 (Three hours)
A survey of the development of Western civilization in its global context from the early Renaissance to the present.

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US History to 1865 — HST 2113 (Three hours)
A survey of American political, social, and economic history from the colonial era through the Civil War.

US History since 1865 — HST 2123 (Three hours)
A survey of American political, social, and economic history from the reconstruction era to the present.

American Government — POL 2013 (Three 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.

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Introductory Psychology— PSY 1013 (Three hours)
The scientific study of human behavior and mental processes including the brain and behavior, consciousness, learning and memory, development, sociocultural processes, emotions, stress and health responses, psychopathology, and treatment methods in psychological science. Students are introduced to theory, research, and practice as the foundations of modern psychology. Meets the Social Science requirement of the Core Curriculum.

Introduction to Sociology — SST 1113 (Three 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. Meets the Social Science requirement of the Core Curriculum.

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Intermediate Spanish I & Intermediate Spanish II — LS 2113, 2123 (Three hours each)
Advancing study of the language skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Spanish 2113 and 2123 continue development of the four basic language skills along with control of vocabulary and language structures which enable the student to perform these skills accurately and effectively. While beginning classes place more emphasis on receptive skills (understanding what you hear and read), intermediate Spanish places increased emphasis on the productive skills of written and spoken expression. On-going emphasis on the cultural context of language will also expand the students' knowledge of Hispanic culture. Meets the Global Studies requirement of the Core Curriculum.

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College Algebra — MTH 1113 (Three hours)
Topics include solving equations and systems of equations, functions and graphing, inequalities, logarithms, exponentials, sequences, and series. An emphasis is placed on applied problems in physical, life, and social sciences. Meets the Mathematics requirement of the Core Curriculum. Prerequisite: minimum ACT math score of 19, or SAT math score of at least 480, or MTH 0153 (Intermediate Algebra).

Introduction to Statistics — MTH 1003 (Three hours)
A course to give students an understanding of the concepts of statistics and tools to become critical readers of current issues involving quantitative data. Applications of the use of data from a wide variety of professions, public policy, and everyday life are made. The course focuses on methods of producing data, organizing data, and drawing conclusions from data. Topics include descriptive statistics, frequency distributions, correlation, regression, inference, and significance. Selected topics in research design and the consumer price index are also taught. Meets the Mathematics requirement of the Core Curriculum. Prerequisite: minimum ACT math score of 19, or SAT math score of at least 480, or MTH 0153 (Intermediate Algebra).

Survey of Calculus — MTH 1123 (Three hours)
An introduction to the concepts of differentiation and integration. An emphasis is placed on applied problems in physical, life, and social sciences. A student may not earn credit in both MTH 1123 and 1134. Meets the Mathematics requirement of the Core Curriculum. Prerequisite: minimum ACT math score of 24, or SAT math score of at least 580, or MTH 1113 (College Algebra).

Want more information on becoming a partner school? Contact Matt Reddin - (479) 524-7455 or mreddin@jbu.edu.