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These courses are applicable to all majors and fulfill core curriculum requirements.

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Summer A

May 10–June 25
Jump to Summer B

Bible

Old Testament Survey - BBL 1013
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.

Essentials of Evangelical Theology - BBL 2013
Essentials of Evangelical Theology challenges students to examine and explore together Christianity’s essential doctrines by introducing them to theology’s historical context and helping them practice theology as a life-long response to God’s call to live for Christ.

Prerequisites: BBL 1013 or BBL 1083, and BBL 1023 or BBL 1093

Business

Business Communication - BUS 1123
Development of professional communication skills, both written and oral, in business. Includes mechanics, techniques, and psychological principles of effective business communications with emphasis on contemporary communication technologies.

Prerequisite: EGL 1013

Principles of Marketing - MKT 2143
A study of the marketing process for identifying a need and selecting target markets; developing a product to satisfy the need; and the distribution, promotion, and pricing of the product.

Communication

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

Integrated Humanities

Integrated Humanities I - HST 2013
This interdisciplinary course explores how the humanities, through many varied types of Great Texts, examine human experiences and raise questions of enduring value and meaning. The first semester focuses on the history and literature of civilizations from the beginning of recorded history to the Renaissance. 

Prerequisite: EGL 1013

Interdisciplinary Studies 

Strategies for Online Success - IDS 1151
This course explores the techniques for appropriate study skills, effective notetaking, and strategies to efficiently complete homework while improving long-term memory and content application. Prepares students to understand the importance of time management, hard work and persistence, and the roles they play in reaching educational and personal goals. 

Mathematics

College Algebra - MTH 1113
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

Statistics for Behavioral Sciences - PSY 2383
A study of the essential statistical techniques needed to analyze experimental data and understand current research publications with applications in the social and behavioral sciences. Topics include graphing, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics and hypothesis testing (using correlation, regression, t-tests, ANOVA, and chi square). Extensive use of statistical software for both calculation and enhancing conceptual understanding and critical thinking.

PrerequisitesPSY 1013 and either an ACT Math score of at least 19, or a minimum SAT score of 480, or MTH 0153 

Natural Science

Biological Science - BIO 1003
An introductory survey of biology designed for liberal arts students. 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 Natural Science requirement of the Core Curriculum.

Physical Science - GSC 1023
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.

Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Electives

Statistics for Behavioral Sciences - PSY 2383
A study of the essential statistical techniques needed to analyze experimental data and understand current research publications with applications in the social and behavioral sciences. Topics include graphing, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics and hypothesis testing (using correlation, regression, t-tests, ANOVA, and chi square). Extensive use of statistical software for both calculation and enhancing conceptual understanding and critical thinking.

PrerequisitesPSY 1013 and either an ACT Math score of at least 19, or a minimum SAT score of 480, or MTH 0153 

Theories of Counseling - PSY 2233
A study of major counseling theories. Includes dynamic, existential, humanistic, gestalt, cognitive-behavioral, reality, and family systems theories of counseling and the most useful strategies from each. For the beginning student of counseling.

PrerequisitePSY 1013 

Summer B

June 28–August 20
Jump to Summer A

Bible

New Testament Survey - BBL 1023
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.

Essentials of Christian Formation - BBL 2022
Essentials of Christian Formation challenges students to embody their faith while assessing God’s call to live for Christ through assignments designed to develop lifelong Christian spiritual practices and habits that help them to love God and others.

Prerequisites: BBL 1013 or BBL 1083, and BBL 1023 or BBL 1093 

Business

Principles of Management - MGT 2173
A study of basic principles of leadership and management from historical and contemporary perspectives. Topics include a discussion of the theories, concepts, interrelationships, moral dimensions, character, functions, and skills required to lead and manage in today’s organizations.

Integrated Humanities

Integrated Humanities II - HST 2023
This interdisciplinary course explores how the humanities, through many varied types of Great Texts, examine human experiences and raise questions of enduring value and meaning. The second semester focuses on the history and literature of civilizations from the Renaissance to the modern period. 

Prerequisite: EGL 1013

Intercultural Engagement Core Electives

Intercultural Communications - ICS 2113
A study of the process of interpersonal communication in one’s own culture and the principles of effective communication within another cultural context. Attention is given to values, ethnocentricity, nonverbal communication, and change. Meets the Intercultural Engagement requirement of the Core Curriculum.

Interdisciplinary Studies 

Strategies for Online Success - IDS 1151
This course explores the techniques for appropriate study skills, effective notetaking, and strategies to efficiently complete homework while improving long-term memory and content application. Prepares students to understand the importance of time management, hard work and persistence, and the roles they play in reaching educational and personal goals.

Mathematics

Introduction to Statistics - MTH 1003
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

Natural Science

Earth Science - GSC 2243
Introductory survey of topics in geology, astronomy, oceanology, and meteorology. Earth materials and processes of geology are emphasized. Three hours lecture-discussion-demonstration per week. 

Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Electives

Developmental Psychology - PSY 2413
A study of physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development of the human from conception through adulthood. Meets the Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement of the Core Curriculum.

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