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Academic Research and Writing — ENGL225R
Development of core academic skills in research and writing: critical evaluation of rhetorical persuasion, forming and answering research questions and testing hypotheses through consultation of scholarly sources, and formal documentation of research sources (attributions, in-text citations, and a source list) according to APA format. FF: CAPS General Education Category R and Goal Area 1.
Adv Fam Tpcs: Gndr & Sexuality — HUSE420
An examination of the ways couples, families, and other systems interact around issues of sexuality. Love, intimacy, healthy sexuality, gender roles, sexual abuse, infidelity, and implications of gender and sexuality for personal wholeness and effective service to others will be addressed, along with moral, ethical, and spiritual aspects of sexuality. FF: CAPS Goal Area 5.
Applied Ethical Decisions — BUSN425H
Provision of a basis for ethical problem solving and the application of ethical principles to issues of moral perplexity. These issues are surfaced by ethical pluralism, cultural diversity, resource allocation, equal opportunity requirements, workplace dignity and fairness, varying economic and market conditions, and conflicts between organizational imperatives and Christian values. FF: CAPS Goal Area 6 General Education Category H. SP: Course number change from PHIL425H.
Basic Communication Skills — COMM160
Examination of the fundamentals of the communication process with an interactive emphasis on interpersonal, groups/teams, and public speaking; integrating these three specific components and concentrating on how meaning is created, communicated, and transformed within the social, social diversity, and human contexts. FF: CAPS Goal Area 1.
Business Law — BUSN430
Study of the legal and regulatory environment of business including sources of the law, structure of the court system, and different classifications of law. Analysis of the relationships between different types of business law. Study of major types of business organizations. Impact of technology on various aspects of business law. FF: CAPS Goal Area 5.
Christianity and Civilizations — HIST240
Survey of the emergence of European cultures from Mesopotamian and Mediterranean origins, and of the United States from Britain. Artistic images and excerpts from historical, literary, devotional, and philosophical texts explore influence and conflict between Judeo-Christian faith and cultural, political, and economic structures, with an emphasis on reconciliation and peace-making. + CAPS Goal Area 5.
Communication in Ministry — CHMN451
Introduction to the essential communication skills needed in ministry, including effective listening, storytelling, and public speaking skills. Special attention to communicating the gospel in various contexts. PQ: General Education Category R course. FF: CAPS Goal Areas 1 & 6.
Community, Self & Formatn — CORE300
An exploration of self in the world, based on personal experience and classical spiritual practices. Students are challenged to think systemically about contexts of family, faith community, workplace, and broader culture as they plan for lifelong formation and contribution to the well-being of others. FF: CAPS Goal Areas 2 & 5. SP: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.
Conflict Mgmt & Soc Sci Perspt — SOCS170W
Applies samples of social scientific reasoning and research in psychology, sociology and social work to the challenges of conflict management, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Students reflect on the relevance of social scientific models to their own lives and consider applications in their workplaces, families, and social spheres. FF: CAPS Goal Area 5.
Dynamics of Intrprsnl Relships — HUSE410
An analysis of interpersonal dynamics, including love and intimacy; communication; shame; power and control; stress and coping; grief; compassion; and spirituality. Attention will be given to a broad variety of relational states, including friendship, singleness, romantic partnerships, parent/child relationships, social networks, and faith communities. FF: CAPS Goal Area 5.
Environmental Studies — NASC275V
Examine how science, engineering, and economics work together to address and solve environmental problems. Explore the importance of the scientific method as it relates to the environment, conservation of resources, and energy. Evaluation of case studies will develop a deeper sense of stewardship to our planet. FF: CAPS Goal Area 3.
Families Cross-Cultrl Perspctv — HUSE430E
Contemporary, historical, and cross-cultural, predominantly non-Western perspective on a variety of family systems and the people living in them. Explores values and assumptions underlying these systems, roles, inter-generational relationships, identity formation and developmental tasks. FF: CAPS Goal Area 5.
Family Perspectives — HUSE300W
An analysis of sociological and theological perspectives on family relationships, with special attention given to understanding families as systems. Learners will be encouraged to identify and challenge their assumptions about families and to examine their own family-of-origin experiences in light of course concepts. FF: CAPS Goal Area 5. SP: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.
Family Social Policy — HUSE405
An examination of the linkages of family with societal systems and the consequences of policy for family life. An exploration of community resources and strategies for serving families. FF: CAPS Goal Area 5. SP: Concurrent registration with HUSE400 recommended.
Fin Accounting for Managers — ACCT400
Introduction to financial accounting concepts as the language of business. Financial decision-making using key ratios and financial statements. Managerial understanding of principles of stewardship and ethical issues found in accounting. SP: Course number change from BUSN400.
Fndtns of Human Res Mgmt — BUSN302
Introduction to the functional area of business called human resources management. Study the functions of attracting, retaining, motivating and managing the people who work in organizations. Study how human resources is involved in the recruitment, selection, employment, compensation, training, development, safety and termination of employees. SP: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.
Found of Read and Writ I — ENGL029
This course is designed to prepare students for college-level courses in which they will need to be successful in reading and writing. Emphasis is on foundational reading and writing strategies. GE: Graded on an S/U basis. SP: Appropriate placement assessment score required for enrollment. Credits do not apply to certificate, degree, or license programs.
Found of Read and Writ II — ENGL030
This course is designed to prepare students for college-level courses in which they will need to be successful in reading and writing. Emphasis is on foundational reading and writing strategies and builds upon strategies learned in ENGL029. PQ: Appropriate placement assessment score; ENGL029 Foundations of Reading & Writing I. GE: Graded on an S/U basis. SP: Credits do not apply to certificate, degree, or license programs.
Foundations of Business Mgmt — BUSN301
An exploration of the foundations of modern management theory and practice including how external and internal environmental factors impact the practice of business management. Topics such as global forces, political and legal forces, socio-cultural forces and demographic forces will be used to develop an understanding of the complexities in business management today.
Foundations of Mathematics — MATH080
This course is designed to prepare students for college-level math courses. Developmental math topics include percents, decimals, fractions, solving basic algebraic equations, exponents, calculating values using a formula, and measurement. This course will also cover using spreadsheets to perform basic arithmetic calculations. PQ: appropriate diagnostic assessment score. GE: Gradedon an S/U basis. SP: Credits do not apply to certificate, degree, or license programs.
Indiv & Fam Dev Ovr Life Cycle — HUSE305
An examination of how individuals, couples, and families change over time. Cognitive, spiritual, physical, and relational trends and challenges in infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood are studied, with special attention to the influence of culture and religion on developmental processes. Learners are encouraged to analyze their own developmental experiences. FF: CAPS Goal Area 5. SP: Concurrent registration in PSYC335M recommended. Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.
Indiv & Family Psychopathology — HUSE350
Focus on understanding individual, relational, and contextual factors that contribute to diagnostic categories and psychopathology. Addresses objective and helpful ways to describe and assess abnormal behavior and will identify treatment options psychologists may use to help a person move into a more "normal" position in life. FF: CAPS Goal Area 5. SP: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.
Info Technology & Applications — BUSN360
Understand and use information technology and business applications software to solve business-related problems. Collaboration tools, social media tools, databases, and spreadsheets. Ethical issues with data and information management. FF: CAPS Goal Area 3. SP: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.
Information and Organizations — BUSN285T
Introduction to the present management and future use of information and information systems in organizations. Analyze how information and information systems are used by organizations in setting goals, making decisions, and analyzing knowledge. Investigate how technology transforms information systems. Examine ethical issues and policies surrounding information and information systems. FF: CAPS Goal Area 3.
Intro Porfolio Assmt & Exp Lr — PLAC215
Exploration of how adults learn by using written reflection on life experiences to explore theoretical concepts in adult learning. Course is required prior to submission of a Documented Prior Learning (DPL) portfolio for assessment. GE: Graded on an S/U basis.
Intro to Chn Ministry — CHMN300
Introduction to the theology and practice of Christian ministry. Students explore diverse concepts of ministry and how their unique strengths connect to what God is doing in the world. Students reflect on call and vocation and develop a philosophy of ministry. FF: CAPS Goal Area 6. SP: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.
Intro to Marketing Management — BUSN323
Study of marketing concepts and decision-making processes related to marketing management in a marketing-oriented firm. Examination of key strategies of consumer and business-to-business marketing and mission-critical variables from within a relationship marketing focus. Development of a course project and its presentation to a business audience using state-of-the-art business presentation techniques.
Introduction to Business — BUSN104
Introduction to business and business strategy within the global economic environment. Identification of business structures, market strategies, and the concepts of leadership and management. Exploration of key business functions, typical roles, entry points, and career paths. Application of business evaluation and problem-solving within a Christian worldview. FF: CAPS Goal Area 2.
Introduction to Statistics — PSYC335M
Basic descriptive, correlational, and inferential statistics will be covered. As time permits, more advanced topics of ANOVA, multiple regression, ANCOVA, meta-analysis, and factor analysis will be introduced. Learners will perform analyses using a computerized statistical package, and primary emphasis will be placed on understanding the concepts and interpreting results correctly. FE: Course materials fee: $20. FF: CAPS Goal Area 4. SP: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.
Leadership & Adult Development — ORGL310
A developmental context for the study of leadership is introduced through Adult Development Theories generating a greater understanding of self in the areas of adult psychological, spiritual/faith, and cognitive development. Included in the emphasis of self understanding is an introduction to individual strengths with the correlation to life and vocation. SP: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.
Leadership Communication — ORGL350
Good communication as a foundation for effective leadership. A leader?s communicates as a reflection of the ability to successfully influence and impact others with integrity. Practices, skills, and tools necessary to focus on the leader as the communication champion. FF: CAPS Goal Area 1. SP: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.
Leadership and Technology — ORGL370
Explores ways that technologies both solve and create problems. Discusses foundations for decision-making about technology. Examines the connections between technology and both personal and organizational priorities. Equips leaders to examine their own technological worldview, and then use that worldview strategically and creatively for problem-solving. FF: CAPS Goal Area 2. SP: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.
Leadership in Ministry — CHMN452H
Introduction to essential leadership skills needed in ministry. Basic skills for self-leadership and for leading people, teams, and team leaders. Special attention to conceptualizing leadership as influence through good relationships. FF: CAPS Goal Area 6: General Education Category H.
Leadership in the 21st Century — ORGL101
Overview of the scope of leadership necessary for effective outcomes. Course design is real-world specific to generate immediate understanding, awareness, and application for both marketplace and personal application. Students will identify, interpret, and analyze their individual leadership attitudes, abilities, styles, and strengths. FF CAPS Goal Area 5.
Managerial Mathematics — MATH301M
Study of mathematically based procedures, including analytical procedures, decision-making models, and statistics. FF: CAPS Goal Area 4. SP: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.
Mathematics in Real Life — MATH180M
Intermediate-level study of mathematical procedures: algebra, equation solving, statistical reasoning, mathematics of finance, coordinates and graphs, and inequalities. These procedures will be applied as analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving models to real-life problems. PQ: Admission category other than Provisional Acceptance, or appropriate Accuplacer score, or MATH080. FF: Goal Area 4.
Ministry Practicum — CHMN491
The integrating experience of the Christian ministries major, including placement in a ministry setting under the direct supervision of an experienced mentor. Emphasis is on application of ongoing coursework and participation in relevant aspects of ministry. Students will gain experience in the refinement and integration of a working philosophy of ministry. Opportunity for assessment of personal ministry skills and lifelong leadership development. PQ: CHMN350R. GE: Graded on an S/U basis.
Personal Financial Literacy — BUSN115
Explores fundamental personal financial management topics. Enables learners to make values-based financial decisions. Uses a variety of tools to evaluate risk and make choices regarding debt management, savings, budgeting, investing, and long-range personal financial planning. FF: CAPS Goal Area 4.
Personal Mission & Leadership — ORGL120
Development of an understanding of personal mission and a study of the application of that mission to leadership. Emphasis is on identifying personal talents and gifts, and developing leadership goals for future roles. FF: CAPS Goal Area 2.
Personal Spiritual Formation — CHMN320
Introduction to the process of spiritual and personal formation. Exploration of models and themes for formation and faith development, with attention to cultural and gender dimensions of formation models and traditions. Examination of both individual and communal spiritual journeys, practices, and connections to God. FE: Assessment and materials fee: $24. FF: CAPS Goal Area 6. SP: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.
Personality Theories — HUSE311
Study of various theoretical approaches to personality. Emphasis is given to the assumptions and research associated with each approach. Major contributors to each view are discussed. FF: CAPS Goal Area 5. SP: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.
Physical Wellness — HEPE260Y
Current evidence based knowledge to empower healthy decisions around nutrition, fitness, and emotional and spiritual well-being. Basic biological processes as they relate to health promotion, \ everyday practices to reduce stress, and skills to distinguish myth from fact. FF: CAPS Goal Area 3.
Princ of Schol Writ & Research — ORGL340R
Instruction and practice in scholarly writing. A practical approach to expository essay structure and reading and writing about research studies. Includes bibliographic instruction, writing a portion of a literature review, and an introduction to principles of survey research. FF: CAPS Goal Area 1 General Education Category R. SP: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.
Principles Leading & Managing — ORGL400
Examination of principles of authority, power, politics, decision making, and influence. Consideration of questions such as "What is leadership?" and "What makes a good leader?" Exploration of differences between leadership and management and the role of follower. Examination of the impact of leader/manager behavior on the organization.
Prof Project Mgmt — BUSN320
Introduction to the principles of project management including the role of the project manager, types of projects, stages of a project, project variables, and project processes. Examines the organization, planning, and controlling of projects and provides practical knowledge on managing project scope, schedule and resources.
Public Health Nursing — NURS404
An exploration of population-focused nursing care with an emphasis on health disparities and under-served populations. PQ: NURS360, NURS410, and NURS430. CQ: NURS421E. FE: Clinical simulation fee: $20, malpractice insurance fee: $80.
Research Methods — HUSE400
Introduction to quantitative and qualitative research designs. Designed as a project-based course, with particular attention to program evaluation and action research, learners will construct an applied research proposal. PQ: PSYC335M. FF: Goal Area 5. SP: Concurrent registration with HUSE405 recommended.
Research Writing For Chn Minis — CHMN350R
Development of core academic skills in research and writing for Christian ministries. Topics include logical and rhetorical persuasion, research methods, and documentation of sources. Skills will be applied to biblical exegesis and critical interaction with popular and scholarly writing in Christian thought and theology. FF: CAPS Goal Area 1, General Education Category R. CAPS Goal Area 6. SP: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.
Responding to the Arts — ARTC150A
Cultivation of critical reading skills through literature, music, and the visual arts. Students will apply core artistic terms and concepts to rich readings of artistic works: context, genre, technique, and themes. They will reflect on human and spiritual dynamics of relationship and faith. FF: CAPS Goal Area 6. SP: Course number change from GENS150A.
Spiritual Quest — CHMN140
An exploration of spirituality from a Christian perspective in which students identify the spiritual influences in their lives, explore spiritual disciplines, evaluate impacts of Christian spirituality on their personal lives and set goals for personal spiritual development. FF: CAPS Goal Area 6.
Studies in the American Mosaic — SOCS255E
Exploration of various diversity issues within the United States, particularly as they impact personal experience, identity, relationships, and opportunity. Examination of personal values, assumptions, and perspectives as they relate to diversity and strategies for approaching diverse or conflicted settings with a biblical, peacemaking stance. FF: CAPS Goal Area 5.
Succeeding in College — SOCS110
Prepares students for independent and collaborative college-level academic work through an introduction to campus technology and support; assessing reading, writing, and math skills; and reflecting on one's personal commitment to academic goals. FE: Accuplacer Assessment Fee: $70. FF: CAPS Goal Area 2.
Successful Writing — ENGL130
Development of skills necessary for expressing oneself competently through writing. Emphasis is on the writing process, critical thinking, sensitivity to audience, core documentation skills and responsibilities, and revision (with peer and instructor feedback). FF: CAPS Goal Area 1.
The Bible in Real Life — BIBL230
Exploration of connections between key portions of the Bible and challenges faced by students in their own lives. Students trace the journey of God's people from Abraham and Sarah through the New Testament church, tracing God's self-disclosure through biblical cultures and their genres of writing. FF: CAPS Goal Area 6.
Theories of Org and Ldrshp — ORGL330
Introduction to organizational and leadership frameworks: (1) Providing an overview of organizational culture and structures, (2) Describing effective leadership within an organizational context, (3) Identifying core leadership issues. Analyzing an organization from the insights gained in course texts, presentations, and discussion. FF: CAPS Goal Areas 2 & 5. SP: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.
U.S. History in Dialogue with — HIST250
Explores a narrative of United States history by following themes that connect past events to our experiences today. Investigates compelling and relevant historical questions and events by applying historical inquiry, using critical thinking, and considering multiple perspectives. Presents history as a dialogue between past and present, propelling action as stakeholders in society. FF: CAPS Goal Area 5.