Concurrent Course Descriptions
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Bible (BBL) Courses
BBL 1013 Old Testament Survey 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.
BBL 1023 New Testament Survey 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.
Biology (BIO) Courses
BIO 1003 Biological Sciences Three hours
An introductory survey of biology designed for liberal arts students seeking to fulfill the life science Core Curriculum requirement. Topics addressed include the nature of science, cellular processes, genetics, biotechnology, evolution, biodiversity, ecology, and the integration of the Christian faith and science. Laboratory experiences emphasize the scientific method and biological processes. Two hours lecture-discussion and one two-hour laboratory per week. Meets the Life Science requirement of the Core Curriculum.
BIO 1124 Cell Biology 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.
Chemistry (CHM) Courses
CHM 1014 Fundamentals of Chemistry 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).
Communication (COM) Courses
COM 2523 Public Speaking Three hours
Students gain theoretical and applied knowledge of public speaking techniques. Speeches may include extemporaneous, impromptu, informative, persuasive, or rhetorical analysis.
English (EGL) Courses
EGL 1013 English I: Composition 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.
EGL 1023 English II: Literary Analysis and Research 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).
General Science (GSC) Courses
GSC 1023 Physical Science 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).
History (HST) Courses
HST 1013 Western Civilization I Three hours
A survey of the origins and development of Western civilization in its global context to the early Renaissance.
HST 1023 Western Civilization II Three hours
A survey of the development of Western civilization in its global context from the early Renaissance to the present.
HST 2113 United States History to 1865 Three hours
A survey of American political, social, and economic history from the colonial era through the Civil War.
HST 2123 United States History since 1865 Three hours
A survey of American political, social, and economic history from the reconstruction era to the present.
Kinesiology (KIN) Courses
KIN 1002 Wellness for Life 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.
Language Studies (LS) Courses
LS 2113, 2123 Intermediate Spanish I, II Each course, three hours
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.
Mathematics (MTH) Courses
MTH 1003 Introduction to Statistics 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).
MTH 1113 College Algebra 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).
MTH 1123 Survey of Calculus 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).
Physics (PHY) Courses
PHY 1114 Fundamentals of Physics I Four hours
An introductory study of the principles of Newtonian mechanics, vibrations, waves, and sound. Primarily for Biology, Construction Management, and Kinesiology majors. Three hours lecture-discussion and one two-hour laboratory period per week. Meets the Physical Science requirement of the Core Curriculum. Prerequisite(s): minimum ACT math score of 24, or SAT match score of at least 580, or MTH 1113 (College Algebra) and 1122 (Trigonometry).
Political Science (POL) Courses
POL 2013 American Government and Politics 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.
Psychology (PSY) Courses
PSY 1013 Introductory Psychology 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.
Social Studies (SST) Courses
SST 1113 Introduction to Sociology 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.