Acct 107 – Accounting Principles I
Prerequisite: Fulfillment of MATH entrance requirement
Basic accounting principles and practices, including the preparation of basic financial statements, account uses, accruals and deferrals.
Accounting Principles II
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C or better in ACCT 107
Accounting concepts, terminology, and the preparation, use and analysis of financial data for internal and external users will be covered. This includes the accounting equation, accrual accounting, journal entries for business transactions, financial statements, and the generally accepted accounting principles. International Financial Reporting Standards will be introduced.
Introducing Biblical Literature
No prerequisites, but passing grade in INST150 advised
This course provides a general introduction to the origins, story, and significance of the Christian Bible. Students will examine the Bible’s nature, purpose, and authority, its historical narrative, cultural background, literary structure, and main theological concepts. Major emphasis is placed on understanding the overall storyline of the Bible as one grand narrative of redemption. It is intended as a foundation level course, suitable for those who have no previous knowledge of the Bible or Christian thought.
BIOL 104/BIOL 104L
A study of the origin and structure of cells, energy transformation, the structure and function of major organ systems, inheritance, reproduction, and development. Laboratory included.
BIOL 151/BIOL 151L
General Biology I
High School background in Biology advised
This course surveys basic concepts of biology with an emphasis on field-oriented disciplines, including ecology, zoology, botany, and macroevolution. Course includes both lecture and laboratory content.
BIOL 152/BIOL 152L
General Biology II
No prerequisites, but High School background in Biology advised
This course surveys basic concepts of biology with an emphasis on lab-oriented disciplines, including cell biology, physiology, genetics, and evolutionary mechanisms. Course includes both lectures and laboratory content.
BIOL 216/BIOL 216L
Introduction to Microbiology
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in BIOL 151, 152 or 233
A study of the classification and biology of microbes and application of microbiological techniques. Course includes both lecture and laboratory content.
BIOL 233/BIOL 233L
Human Physiology and Anatomy I
No prerequisites, but a High School background in Biology is advised
The first course of a two-semester sequence which surveys the human as a functioning organism. The first semester will emphasize the basic structure of the cellular system, tissue histology, the integumentary system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, nervous system, and skeletomuscular system. Course includes both lecture and laboratory content.
BIOL 234/BIOL 234L
Human Physiology and Anatomy II
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in BIO 233
The second of a two-semester sequence. Emphasis will be on the special senses, digestive system, urinary system, endocrine system, and reproductive system. Course includes both lecture and laboratory content.
Mortgage Lending I
This course will specialize in issues surrounding the production and origination of residential and commercial mortgages, and commercial and consumer loans. Emphasis will be placed on key topics in the mortgage industry that will include fair lending law, ethical issues and behavior, fraud detection and proper due diligence. This course is designed to deal with the usage and customs among the mortgage lending industry, involving moral and processional duties and responsibilities toward one another, clients, lenders, and borrowers.
Mortgage Lending II
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C or better in BUSA121
This course will cover career-related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization regarding the originating and processing of mortgage loans. Emphasis will be placed on how to properly put a loan together to meet federal compliance under the supervision of a senior certified/licensed mortgage banker. This course is designed to develop a working knowledge of the steps of both loan originating and processing using actual mortgage documents in preparation for gainful full-time employment in the mortgage industry.
Principles of Marketing
Basic principles and practices involved in the distribution of goods and services, market surveys, advertising, and salesmanship.
Principles of Management and Leadership
Planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and controlling the activities of the administrative unit; evolution of management thinking.
Review of the major legal issues governing business law. Covers federal; state, and local laws; regulatory systems; business organizations; contract, tort, and employment law issues; and the impact of legal structures on business practices.
Field Experience in Business
Students will be matched with an agency/organization within the community for practical exposure to the field of business and how those entities service participants (target population) in their external environment.
General Chemistry I
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in Math 140
Co-requisite: CHEM 123
Introduction to the composition and properties of matter, models for atomic structure and bonding, periodicity of elements, stoichiometry, states of matter, solutions, and organic chemistry.
General Chemistry II
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C or better in CHEM 121
Co-requisite: CHEM 124
General Chemistry II- Builds on the skills developed in CHEM 121. Topics include the gas laws, thermochemistry, kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base theory, complex ions, entropy and free energy, electrochemistry, and nuclear reactions.
General Chemistry Laboratory I
Co-requisite: CHEM 121
Experiments introducing or illustrating concepts studied in CHEM 121. Basic laboratory skills are introduced and reinforced. Emphasis is given to careful measurement and recording of data in a laboratory notebook. CHEM 121 must be taken concurrently.
Chemistry Laboratory II
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C or better in CHEM 123 and CHEM 121
Co-requisite: CHEM 122
Experiments are designed to integrate with and enhance the theory presented in CHEM 122. Laboratory skills such as pipetting, titration, dilution, measurement, and spectroscopy are further developed. CHEM 122 must be taken concurrently. This course includes a scientific writing workshop with emphasis on analyzing results, drawing conclusions, and communicating observations through formal discussion writing.
Introduction to Mass Media
Introduces students to the study of contemporary forms of mass mediated communication. The course surveys the main topics in the field of media studies and introduces students to a variety of analytical perspectives. Issues include the economic, political, and social contexts of media production; the roles that media products and industries play in the lives of individuals and societies; and the global significance of new media technologies.
This course introduces students to the theory and practice of public speaking. Students are encouraged to think critically about situation and audience analysis, methods of speech organization, the uses of different types of supporting material, and the effective use of visual aids. Students will learn how to write and deliver effective, informative, persuasive, and ceremonial speeches
Writing for Media
This course is an introduction to writing for various forms of media – print and online, radio and television, public relations, and advertising – focusing not only on the written word but also on the use of sound (music, video clips, sound bites, and interview snippets) and vivid images to enhance a multimedia story. We will concentrate on appropriate writing style, basic writing formats, and writing terminology for print, online, and broadcast media, as well as on creative development of feature stories and broadcast programming. This class also considers the importance of critical thinking about the audience.
An introduction to the theory and practices of public relations and its role in influencing attitudes and actions of both internal and external publics in businesses or other complex social organizations. The course includes analysis of the policies and actions of organizations with respect to public attitudes and the development of communication programs intended to affect public attitudes.
Rhetoric and Persuasion
Since the times of the ancient Greeks, persuasion has been studied and practiced in light of the art of rhetoric. In modern times, social scientists have examined the psychology of influence. This course introduces ancient and contemporary theories and strategies of persuasion found in a wide variety of public discourse. The objective is to increase skill in critically analyzing and evaluating persuasive messages.
Prerequisites: COMM 105, COMM 215. Taken Concurrently with COMM 221 or COMM 351
This course provides the student the opportunity to apply and get additional practice in what he/she has learned through service learning in an organized production practicum.
Prerequisites: COMM 105, COMM 215, COMM 240, COMM 290, COMM 331, COMM 351
Co-requisites: COMM 321 or COMM 361
The field practicum gives you the opportunity to experience the various lifestyles and personalities that tend to come with specific careers. Students will either participate in a major in-house project which involves industry professionals or be matched with an agency/organization within the community for exposure to the field of digital communication in the areas of digital media or strategic communication and be involved on how the agencies/organizations service participants in their external environment
Advanced Public Relations
Pre-Requisite: COMM 221
This course is designed for advanced public relations students who know the basics and are poised to think analytically, strategically, and practically about implementing public relations practices, techniques, and campaigns. Using case studies and analyzing current events, students will not only be exposed to real-time PR in motion but will also be able to identify the specific audiences public relations seek to reach, characteristics of each audience, the tactics that are best suited to reach that audience and how various media – including social media – play integral roles in a comprehensive campaign.
Social Media in Organizations
Prerequisite: COMM 105
This course explores relationships between social media use and organizational communication in four main areas: 1) How organizations use social media to communication with external stakeholders, 2) How organizations use social media to facilitate internal communications processes, 3) Challenges organizations face in using social media tools to accomplish their goals, and 4) How social media may shift traditional conceptions of organizations and organizing. Readings and discussions examine issues of privacy, power, knowledge management, and innovation in organizations’ social media practices. Through course assignments, students engage with the latest social media tools and explore their use in developing social media campaigns.
Prerequisite: COMM 105, COMM 215
Narratives are fundamental to human culture and experience. We tell stories to impart knowledge, entertain, sell products or services, convey important values, transform society, etc. Digital storytelling is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories through some combination of images, text, audio narration, video, sound effects and/or music. The course introduces you to fundamentals of effective digital storytelling. Through practice-based assignments, students apply this knowledge to construct digital stories that strategically connect with target audiences.
Digital Media Production
Prerequisite: COMM 351
This course introduces students to the basic principles of photography, design, and film/video production techniques. This will include principles of design, basics of cameras, lenses, exposure, microphones, location sound, editing, and other post-production techniques. Students learn proper care and maintenance of equipment, use of editing and sound programs, and current digital production techniques.
The course introduces computer hardware and software within a focus on microcomputers. Emphasizing hands-on experience with commonly used software packages, the student learns the basics of word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Co-requisite: CRMJ395 (recommend a C or higher in INST150)
Examines how the criminal justice system operates. Focuses on the concept of punishment, the role of the police and the attorney, bail, trials, pleas, sentencing, and corrections. Critiques the system from a value-committed justice perspective. May count as a political science course.
Prerequisite: CRMJ 105
This course provides students with a substantive and practical knowledge base in the area of criminal investigation by learning about the methods used by criminal investigators in solving criminal cases. Students will develop interrogative and reporting skills that will enhance their effectiveness in the field of criminal justice. They will examine their investigative roles from a Christian ethical perspective. This course of study will emphasize critical thinking in investigating criminal cases and the ability to effectively communicate in written and oral form.
Introduction to Forensic Science
This course focuses on the recognition, collection, preservation, and analysis of the various types of physical evidence typically found at crime scenes. Students will be presented with principles and theories relating to the techniques used with the presumption that students do not have extensive scientific backgrounds. Laboratory instruction included.
Introduction to Policing
Prerequisite: CRMJ 105
The Introduction to Policing course provides a comprehensive view into the foundations of policing in the United States today. The course is designed to offer students a balanced and up-to-date overview of who the police are and what they do, the problems they face, and the many reforms and innovations that have taken place in policing. It will cover the critical role of the beat cop, the fundamental problems in policing, the career path of police officers, and a level-by-level overview of police organizations. An additional goal is to present a comprehensive and contemporary overview of what it means to be a police officer.
Prosecution and the Courts
Prerequisite: CRMJ 105 (recommend a C or higher in ENGL 102)
The course will present an examination of the organization and jurisdiction of local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial, and correctional systems; their history and philosophy; terminology; and constitutional limitations of the system. It includes implications for civil rights, the police process, the prosecuting attorney, the defense attorney, courts, grand jury, trial jury, coroner-medical examiner, judicial process, and the trial and its aftermath.
This course is designed to aid in investigating the relationship between crime and its impact on victims’ lives. This course will facilitate victimization study, including the relationship between victims and offenders, the interactions between victims and the criminal justice system, and the connections between victims and other societal groups and institutions. Finally, this course investigates the ways in which each of us, as citizens in a global community, can aid in the healing and restoration of those whose lives have been impacted by crime. Emerging issues such as victim impact statements, victim assistance programs, victim directed sentencing and victim offender reconciliation will be addressed.
Prerequisite: CRMJ 105
Restorative Justice is an approach within criminal justice that examines the dynamics, philosophy, and historical evolution of a biblical model of justice and how it can be applied to the current criminal justice system, restoring victims, communities, and offenders from harms caused by crime. This introductory course examines the responsibilities of each of the principals in the restorative process and includes a biblical perspective. The role of the Christian
Prerequisite: CRMJ 105
Correctional Systems examines the evolution of and debates concerning community and non-community based correctional programs; relationships between correcting, reforming, rehabilitating, and punishing; tensions between protection of public safety and rights of the accused; evaluation of incarceration, probation, parole, diversion, alternate, and restorative justice programs; issues in “proactive” and “reactive” debate.
Criminal Justice Field Experience
Students will be matched with an agency for exposure to real criminal justice situations and how the agencies service participants in the system.
Storytelling and Social Change
Multi-screen consumption of stories is changing the process of storytelling. You will learn how to structure and tell powerful interactive transmedia stories through the use of Celtx studio and other similar software. The best storytellers shape culture and through the use of entertainment-education you are able to have a positive influence by telling purposeful stories that entertain, educate, and bring about change. You will also be introduced to how to evaluate the effects of your stories.
Media Law, Ethics, & Leadership
Learn and examine laws that regulate and control traditional and new media. You will be introduced to ethical principles and apply them in your media & technology production decision making. You will examine cases of how ethics and law are applied to real world persuasive communication situations. You will learn historical and theoretical perspectives and apply them to current issues of law and privacy. Learn leadership principles and develop your leadership and teamwork skills to maximize the success of your media productions.
Individual and family stewardship planning, to include budgeting, financial services, personal taxation, consumer credit, food budget, housing, insurance and investing. Taken by students electing the business concentration during the fourth semester.
Essentials of Economics
This course is designed to introduce students to the basic principles and tools of microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis, emphasizing the importance of economic literacy in being a responsible citizen and addressing key social issues. Students will become familiar with basic characteristics of market economies, the interaction of supply and demand, the role of government in regulating the economy, the concept of elasticity, marginal analysis in production, an overview of market cycles, unemployment, fiscal and monetary policy, the national debt, inflation, fractional-reserve banking, and the role of the Federal Reserve System.
Test Prep Math (PAPA/ETS Core Prep)
Co-Requisite: EDUC 103
This course is to prepare prospective elementary, middle level, and secondary education teachers with the skills necessary to pass the mathematical section of the PAPA or CORE Exam. Focus is upon mathematical skills from basic math through trigonometry to algebra. Test taking strategies are examined and practiced. A practice test will be administered and reviewed so the instructor can help students determine areas of strength and weakness
Test Prep Reading and Writing (PAPA/ETS Core Prep)
Co-requisite: EDUC 102
This course is to prepare prospective elementary, middle level, and secondary education teachers with the skills necessary to pass the reading/writing section of the PAPA or CORE Exam. Focus is upon reading/writing skills from identifying main ideas through writing argumentative essays. Test taking strategies are examined and practiced. A practice test will be administered and reviewed so the instructor can help students determine areas of strength and weakness
Introduction to Special Education
This course is designed to provide a full overview of the historical analysis of special education: classifications/definitions and patterns of behavior, description of assessment and intervention strategies, legislation and litigation, and outside forces that influence special education and their relationship to the system. Students will concentrate on their particular area of education as it relates to special education. Ten hours of observation required.
Child and Adolescent Development|
This course will review the current research in child and adolescent development. It is a study of the developmental changes that occur from conception to young adulthood. Special emphasis is given to significant developmental milestones that impact biological, neurological, cognitive, emotional, social, and behavioral functioning. The interaction of racial, ethnic, cultural and gender dynamics will be explored. There are five observation hours required in this course.
This course examines major issues in urban education from historical, political, economic, and social perspectives. Students will be exposed to the enduring concerns affecting urban communities and schools, explore contemporary challenges to educational equity, and discuss the special needs of urban educators and students.
Prerequisite: EDUC 234
Co-requisite: EDUC 382
A full-time field experience in a school requires a minimum of 90 hours of participation and observation. These ninety hours are divided into three areas: 40 hours of observation, 30 hours of co-teaching, and 20 hours of teaching. The student must keep and submit a log of the experiences. It can take place in the following settings: early childhood, elementary/special education, or Christian school. The College Supervisor may approve combination of settings. Students electing the Early Childhood Education concentration take this course during the fourth semester.
Early Childhood Education: Principles and Procedures
Discussion of current theories of early childhood education including Montessori Method, Piaget approach, Progressive Movement, and Behavioral Approach. Models of preschool programs described: infant programs, day care, head start/home start, parent/child centers, and programs for the handicapped, etc. Two hours fieldwork per week is required in varied preschool settings.
Early Childhood Education: Curriculum and Assessment
Emphasis on creating an environment conducive to early learning with reference to major early childhood program models and related classroom materials. Methods of assessment will be discussed and utilized with preschool children and programs.
Nonprofit Management for Early Childhood Centers
This course provides a study in ethical theories and decision-making as a foundation for focusing on issues specific to the nonprofit childcare sector. Focus is given to marketing, management of financial resources, IRS compliance, legal & ethical issues, licensing, fundraising, data management, and employee relations.
Methods of Classroom Management
Co-requisite: EDUC 250
This course provides practical classroom management and support techniques for pre-service teachers. Various strategies and specific evidence-based interventions will be examined. This course requires ten classroom observation hours
Literacy Foundations for Primary Grades
This foundational literacy course focuses on early literacy, beginning reading, and interrelated language arts from pre-kindergarten through 4th grade. Students investigate the cognitive/constructivist perspective of reading that addresses reading and writing as processes of constructing meaning. Students examine the developmental stages of reading, writing, and spelling as well as the four systems of language. Students learn culturally and linguistically instructional strategies to teach phonemic awareness, linguistic patterns, phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, as well as technology to enhance instruction.
Introduction to Academic English
This course introduces the student to language skills and concepts needed to be successful in the college context. It emphasizes using appropriate diction and language; the use of Standard English, including spelling, punctuation, and grammar; and the demonstration of critical thinking skills in analyzing a passage or in developing an argument.
Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in ENGL 101 and LANG 157
Co-requisite: LANG 158
A course in analytical writing designed for all students. Work will include discussion of the writing process, practice in writing expository prose and the execution of a short research paper.
Studies in the Novel and Short Fiction
Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in ENGL 102 and LANG158
A course that examines the elements of fiction in short story and novel form, selecting contemporary authors who focus on justice issues and multicultural experience.
Essentials of Entrepreneurship
This course provides an introduction and overview of the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. As an introductory course, students gain a solid foundation in entrepreneurship and the vital role played by entrepreneurs in the 21st century global economy. Students will assess the entrepreneurial process, explore, and critique entrepreneurship as an attitude, behavior, and mindset that can be applied within an organizational setting.
This course provides students with an introduction to the theory and practice of social entrepreneurship. This course is designed to provide future nonprofit, for-profit, and government managers and leaders with practical knowledge about how to identify potential opportunities; develop skills for developing social entrepreneurship ideas and examining ways of measuring the success of the activity.
Introduction to eSports Management
This course introduces students to eSports and the fundamentals of effective eSports management. Students identify best practices in eSports management. Students identify best practices in eSports management by examining case studies of the emerging eSports industry and associated stakeholders. The course provides an overview of the different operational functions and issues in the organization and the role eSports play in the development of community. Students will explore eSport career opportunities.
Fundamentals of eSports Game Technologies and Design
Pre-requisite: ESPT 100
This course is an introduction to the gaming technologies and design fundamentals utilized in eSports.
eSports Event Planning and Strategy
Pre-requisite: ESPT 100
This course is an introduction to eSports event planning and strategy. It prepares students to develop, market, and execute small-and large-scale eSports events. Students will focus on the business aspects of eSports events while learning to develop teams and online communities. Students will develop their own best strategy and plan for an eSports event. Students will develop their own best strategy and plan for an eSports event. The event will center around the use of the latest streaming technologies and competitive play. Topics covered will include what and how to plan, coordinate, work cross functional and implement successful events along with the leadership and management aspects required.
Esports Field Experience
Your field experience is a vital part of your college education. It is designed to give you a realistic picture of your field of study. This experience gives you an opportunity to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge, practical life, and to demonstrate understanding and competency for the program goals.
Basic Nutrition Science
This course focuses on the basic functions of nutrients, their influence on disease prevention and health promotion, and the specific nutrient requirements throughout the lifecycle. Tools for designing a healthy diet, weight control, nutrition for fitness and sports, and consumer issues will be addressed.