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Undergraduate Courses of Instruction

Undergraduate Courses of Instruction

Accounting (ACC)
217 Computerized Accounting (3). Pre-req: BBA 320
An application oriented course with emphasis on the use of computers in solving accounting and business problems.  Hands-on use of general ledger and spreadsheet software will be emphasized. 
312 Intro to Corporate Accounting (3). Pre-req: BBA 320, 321;
An introduction to the principles and techniques used in modern managerial accounting, this course emphasizes job order and process cost systems for corporations.
313-314 Intermediate Accounting (3-3). Pre-req: BBA 320, 321; ACC 313 pre-req. for ACC 314
An in-depth study of financial functions and basic theory; recognition and measurement of assets, liabilities, income and equity; and the preparation and analysis of financial statements.  
337 Cost Accounting (3). Pre-req: BBA 320, 321
A study of cost and revenue behavior, cost-volume-profit relationships, master budgeting, and responsibility accounting for the purpose of planning and control of operations.
411 Individual Income Tax Accounting (3). Pre-req: BBA 320, 321
An introduction to the federal income taxation of individuals.  This course offers a broad base for understanding and applying the tax laws.
412 Auditing (3). Pre-req: ACC 313, 314
A study of the concepts and standards of auditing and an explanation of how concepts are implemented in auditing practices, policies, and procedures.
413 Advanced Accounting (3). Pre-req: ACC 313, 314
A study of specialized problems of accounting, including income presentation, business combinations, multinational accounting, partnerships, governmental and not-for-profit accounting, and fiduciary accounting.
418 Accounting Ethics (3). Pre-req: ACC 313, 314
A study of the codes of professional ethics for accountants, biblical principles of virtue and character, the absolute truth of God's moral standards, and the application of biblical principles to solve ethical dilemmas in the accounting profession.
421 Accounting for Taxes on Businesses (3). Pre-req: BBA 320, 321
A detailed study of the federal income taxation of corporations, partnerships, estates, and trusts.  A broad base for understanding and applying the tax laws is provided.
424 Governmental Accounting (3). Pre-req: BBA 320, 321
A study of fund accounting concepts and standards as they relate to federal, state, and local governments and to not-for-profit organizations.
490 Forensic Accounting (3). Pre-req: ACC 313, 314 and ACC 412
Also called investigative accounting, forensic accounting is a study of the methods used to detect and prove financial fraud or to track funds that have been embezzled.
Biblical Studies (BIB)
214 Old Testament History (3).
A historical survey of the Old Testament and some of its basic themes, with an emphasis on the character of the God who reveals Himself through the Bible. Since God has created humankind in His image for fellowship with Him, there is consistent reference to the terms of that relationship. God is presented as holy, loving, sovereign, while people are presented as responsible for loving God, loving their neighbor, and caring for all that God has created. Attention is given to the promises and demands God makes which are relevant in our relationship with Him today.
215 New Testament History (3).
This course is a historical survey of the New Testament and some of its basic themes, with an emphasis on Jesus Christ as God who became a human being. Since Jesus came to seek and to save the lost, attention is focused on the salvation He came to bring and how it is received. Since Jesus continues to be God, attention is given to His Lordship over history and human life. The implications of His Lordship for our lives today are examined.
334 Law Books and Wisdom Literature (3). Pre-req: WVC 301
The whole point of the Bible is to explain who God is and what his expectations are from his sheep. This course describes the Old Testament standards for how God’s servants are to shepherd ethically in the image of their sovereign Shepherd.
335 Gospels and Letters (3). Pre-req: WVC 301
341 Doctrines and Practical Implications (3). Pre-req: WVC 301
A historical and systematic survey of Christian doctrine as set forth in Scripture. A critical investigation of the doctrines of Scripture, God, the Trinity, creation, covenant, and human beings. 
344 Israel’s History (3). Pre-req: WVC 301
This course is an exploration of the main events, characters, places, and historical situations of the Old Testament. 
345 Kingdom History (3). Pre-req: WVC 301
This course is an exploration of the main events, characters, places, and historical situations of the New Testament. 
375 Outreach Ministry in Context (3). Pre-req: WVC 301
A practical study of a shepherding model of personal Christian service, with particular focus on developing ministry knowledge and skills for working in the student’s specific, real-life context.  The course explores Christian ministry in broad enough terms as to apply to any Christian seeking to be of kingdom service to Jesus, but with a practical application to normal social settings and contexts
385 Shepherding Ministry in Context (3). Pre-req: WVC 301
This course examines biblical models for Christian ministry, focusing especially on service toward others. The topics include: qualifications for Christian leadership, how to recognize and use spiritual gifts, and how to develop a ministry plan for a specific audience. The course emphasizes personal spiritual development as an essential part of engaging in any Christian ministry.
395 God’s Kingdom through History (3). Pre-req: WVC 301
This course provides a historical overview of the advance of God’s kingdom, the Church, from the apostolic age to the present era focusing on the key transitions in theology, organization, and expansion of Christianity.
470 Non Profit Administration (3). Pre-req: WVC 301
480 Thesis (3). Capstone
Biology (BIO)
125 Science and Culture II: Biological Sciences for a Sustainable Future (4).
This course was designed as an introductory course for biology non-majors. It provides an overview of the basic structures in cells, life processes in animals, and ecosystems designed by the Creator. The emphasis is on human anatomy and body systems, ecosystems and the environment, and genetics. The course will include a brief overview of molecules, cells, tissues, human organ systems, types of ecosystems, reproduction and genetics. These topics of study will promote critical thinking and problem solving with scientific data. The Biblical Worldview of the origins of life and responsible stewardship of the world will be discussed.
Business (BUS)
280 Introduction to Online Education (3)
This course is designed to develop those skills which will help the online learner to be successful in meeting the fundamental foundations of a Christian liberal arts education. These skills include effective learning, reading, research writing, and critical thinking across the curriculum. The student will develop an understanding of what a Christian worldview means within the context of academic coursework, within both this and future online courses.
304 Business Communication (3). Prereq: ENG 103 and ENG 108
A study of the modern techniques of writing a variety of effective business memoranda, letters, and reports. Also included will be the presentation of oral reports.
309 Business Computer Applications (3).
A study of computer applications essential to business today. Emphasis on software applications in communication, statistics, and finance. Emerging computer technology will also be discussed.
320 Introduction to Marketing (3). Prereq: ENG 103 or 108.
An overview of the marketing discipline with emphasis on planning and the development of competitive strategies. Specific topics include the marketing environment, marketing research, advertising, personal selling, sales promotion, pricing, new product development, and distribution channels.
326 Principles of Management (3). Prereq: ENG 103 or 108.
An introduction to the foundational principles and the basic management techniques that every manager must master to succeed in today's fast-changing, competitive environment. Emphasis is on the planning, organizing, managing, and controlling functions.
360 Operations Management (3). Prereq: BUS 395 or MAT 345
The study of quantitative and decision-making tools used in managing the conversion process that transforms inputs (such as raw materials and labor) into outputs in the form of finished goods and services.
362 Human Resources (3). Prereq: BUS 326.
An investigation into the nature and behavior of humans as we relate and work together in organizations. Practical applications are made to the following: selection and retention, training, motivation, compensation, discipline, and organizational design.
363 Business Finance (3). Prereq: BBA 321, ECO 407.
A study of the sources and uses of funds in modern business firms. Emphasis is on capital markets, the time value of money, risk and rates of return, the valuation of bonds and stocks, financial statement analysis, financial forecasting, and capital budgeting.
395 Management Research Methods (3). Prereq: MAT 202.
Application of research methods in collecting, recording and analyzing decisions relevant to management decisions.
406 Finance and Accounting for Managers (3). Prereq: MAT 202
A survey of basic finance and accounting tools used in managerial decision-making. Topics include acquisition and allocation of financial resources, net present value, capital budgeting and accounting systems.
412 Organizational Behavior (3). Pre-req: BUS 326
A study of human behavior at the individual, group, and organizational level with topics including personality, motivation, teams, leadership, power and organizational structure.
414, 415 Business Law (3, 3). BUS 414 Pre-req: BUS 326;  BUS 415 pre-req: BUS 414
A study of the basic principles of law that apply to business transactions, thereby providing a basis for confidence in reaching decisions within the framework of rules of law. Primary emphasis is on contracts, agency, and the legal environment of business.
418 Business Ethics (3).
A study of basic ethical principles as applied to the major problem areas facing economic systems and to decision-making in the corporation and in society in general. The basic ethical principles and the accompanying value system used are biblically based.
419 Business Policy (3). Prereq: BSM students must have BUS320, 326, 395, 406, 412, 414, and ECO407, BBA students must have BUS320, 326, 360, 363, 412, 414, 420 and ECO407, BHA students must have BUS326, 395, 406, 412, 414, BHA411, and ECO407). Student must be of a senior class standing or have permission from the instructor. A study of the methods used by business firms in developing and evaluating strategies and policies to achieve goals and objectives. A computer simulation business game is played as part of the course.
420 International Business and Development (3). Recommended prerequisites: BUS 320, 326, and ECO 407.
A survey of the operation of the firm in a global environment. Topics include global markets, international trade, foreign exchanges, trade policy, international politics, cross-cultural management, global strategic management, organizational design, and controlling.
Business Administration (BBA)
302 Business Foundations (3).
This survey course introduces students to the key foundations of the business world. Students will see how the many pieces fit together, laying a foundation for future study in each area of business.
320 Financial Accounting (3).
An accelerated Financial Accounting course designed to provide the student with a study of the principles and techniques used in modern financial accounting.
321 Administrative Accounting (3). Prereq: BBA 320.
An introduction to the principles and techniques used in modern managerial accounting, this course emphasizes job order and process cost systems for corporations.
Criminal Justice (CJU)
320 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3).
A survey of the philosophies, functions, and methods of social control, with an emphasis on law enforcement and those involved in its administration - police, courts, and corrections organizations. This course includes the study of the history, organization, processes, and problems related to criminal justice in the American heterogeneous democratic society of the 21st century.
407 Criminology (3).
This course provides an overview of criminology in America: criminology concepts, theories of crime causation, rational choice, trait theory, social structure theory, social process theory, developmental theory, and biblical theory; and crime typologies: violent crime, terrorism, political crime, property crime (white collar, blue collar, green collar), public order crime, cybercrime, technology, and transnational crime.
412 Police Organizations (3).
This course provides an overview of policing in America, the organization and operations of police agencies, their history and evolution the personality and role of the individual police officer. This course also addresses critical issues in policing, such as technology and criminalistics, as well as the increased threat of terrorism in America and policing responses to these new challenges.
419 Justice and Society (3).  (Capstone)
This course focuses on the relationships between law and other social institutions, and examines the values and interests that are expressed in law and shaped by legal structures and processes. Agreement and conflict perspectives of the law are compared and contrasted, and applied to understanding the law's impact on everyday life. This course takes an unambiguous interdisciplinary approach to understanding law.
Economics (ECO)
407 Economics (3). Pre-req: MAT 202
An introductory study of parts of the economy including consumers, firms, industries, and markets. Emphasis is on firm pricing and resource allocation. Also included is a study of the economy as a whole, emphasizing national income, employment, prices and inflation, and output in an economic system. Problems in controlling and forecasting economic fluctuations are also examined.
Education (EDU)
290 Portfolio Development (3).
This course is formatted to lead students through the development of a portfolio the end result of which will enable to earn academic credit for college-level learning that has been completed outside the traditional classroom setting. It is designed to assist learners in attaining their academic and career goals by validating their professional competencies through the writing of essays and demonstrating of academic principles gained through experience.
English (ENG)
103 Composition and Rhetoric (3).
An introduction to the process of writing, emphasizing skills in proper use of grammar, paragraph and essay writing, and critical thinking while exploring the relationships of composition and rhetoric. Emphasizes the Christian responsibility to use language effectively and ethically. (Must be passed with a grade of C- or better.)
108 Effective Research Writing (3). Pre-req: ENG 103
An online course designed to develop critical thinking through group evaluation and discussion in research writing and compositional skills which introduces and uses recognized research techniques and styles of documentation and organization of thought through literary examples.
203, 204 Survey of World Literature (3, 3). Pre-req: ENG 103 and ENG 108
A survey of major continental authors and their writings, the literary historical periods, and the linguistic cultures of various nations. ENG 203 covers the Greco-Roman and Hebrew-Christian periods through the Renaissance; ENG 204 from the Enlightenment to the modern and postmodern eras.
Health Administration (BHA)
315 Healthcare Organizations in the United States (3).
This course provides a broad overview of the various functions of the United States healthcare system. The student is introduced to the nature of illness and disease, and utilization characteristics are examined. The various forms of provider models and service delivery systems found in private and public health sectors are described, including ambulatory, acute and long term care. The human, technological, and financial resources required in the delivery of healthcare are examined. Measures of success are discussed, i.e., patient outcome, regulatory compliance, and service efficacy and efficiency. The role of state and local politics in policy formation and implementation are reviewed. The various stakeholders in healthcare delivery are identified.
326 Healthcare Quality Management and Outcomes Analysis (3).
This course examines the relationships between business and healthcare outcome measures. Methods for process and outcome improvement are described as well as the statistical application and significance of measuring outcomes.
401 Financial Administration of Healthcare (3). Prereq: BBA 320 or BUS 406
This course provides an overview of healthcare financial management from a Christian worldview; Emphasis on use of financial statements for decision-making purposes and application of financial analysis to budgeting, capital project evaluation, and contracting. Other topics include healthcare coding and billing concepts as sell as background information on the legal and regulatory environment and impact on health care delivery.
402 Ethics in Health Administration (3).
The course identifies ethical issues for healthcare administrators. It is designed to encourage the student to clarify their personal ethics in regard to administration issues. The various responsibilities involving the managing of populations whose ethics may be divergent are identified. A study of the Christian worldview as it is applied to leadership situations, drawing contrasts between biblically-based principles and competing worldviews through the use of case studies and articles.
411 Healthcare Marketing (3).
An overview of the power of marketing in meeting the organizational challenges in today-s complex health care environment, particularly managed care. This course explores the art and science of how individuals make health care purchasing choices, and the response necessary to gain market share.
History (HIS)
108 Civilization (3).
Survey of significant developments in the world's major societies with the emphasis on western civilization. Studies key occurrences through the early 20th century.
205 Contemporary World History (3).
A study of international affairs since World War I, emphasizing recent and current events. It is a selective survey of significant 20th-century political and cultural occurrences, which provides perspective for modern times.
Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)
499 Senior Interdisciplinary Studies Project (3). (Capstone Course)
This is a senior seminar focused on interdisciplinary research and writing. All requirements and deadlines for the completion of an interdisciplinary senior project/paper are reviewed in this course. Students are expected to present their projects/papers at the end of the course.
Mathematics (MAT)
202 Quantitative Reasoning (3).
A survey of practical quantitative topics in mathematics with an emphasis on problem solving, critical thinking, and application. The course is intended primarily for non-science majors. Topics include but are not limited to logical reasoning, math literacy, financial management, statistical reasoning, risk and chance.
345 Mathematics for Business and Economics (3). Prereq: MAT 202 or equivalent.
Mathematics for Business and Economics is an introduction to the basic mathematical concepts used in finance and economics. Topics include functions, differential calculus, statistics, and finance. Applications to business are emphasized throughout the course.
Psychology (PSY)
203 General Psychology  (3).
A survey of psychology as an empirical/behavioral science in light of a Christian worldview. Topics to be surveyed include the biology of the mind, development, emotions, cognition, learning, motivation, socialization, personality and psychological disorders.
243 Human Growth and Development (3). Pre-req: PSY 203
A study of the growth and development of the individual from conception until late adolescence. Emphasis will be placed on physical, perceptual, motor, cognitive, language, spiritual, social and emotional development. Includes study of major developmental theories and concepts that are applied to childhood and adolescence as well as problems common to this period. Specific issues common to the older years, including marriage, family, parenthood, grandparenthood, vocational choice, retirement, disabilities and death are also an integral part of this class.
304 Elementary Statistics (3). Prereq: PSY 203, MAT 202
A basic survey of the descriptive statistics and inferential statistics used in research. Computation and elementary theory of correlation, t test and simple analysis of variance. Applicable primarily to the social sciences, and all examples and problems are selected from social and behavioral sciences. Psychology majors should complete this course no later than the first semester of their junior year.
312 Abnormal Psychology (3). Pre-req: PSY 203
A study of the conceptions and classifications of the major personality disorders resulting from both physical and psychological causes. Consideration is given to the causes, symptoms, therapy, and prognosis of these disorders.
331 Theories of Personality (3). Pre-req: PSY 203
A survey of examples of some of the major types of analytic models of human psychological existence. The organization, development, and dynamics of personality according to each theorist are considered in the light of his or her own research evidence and his or her own personality.
332 Learning and Memory (3). Pre-Reg: PSY 203
An in-depth analysis of basic concepts and theoretical developments in the area of learning and memory, both animal and human. Particular attention is directed to application of these theories to common, everyday situations.
340 Intro to Counseling Theory and Technique (3). Pre-req: PSY 203, PSY 312
Exploration and examination of the leading theories in psychotherapy and counseling.  The philosophical assumptions and implications of each theory and technique are examined and critiqued from rational, empirical, and Christian perspectives.  Students are trained in basic people helping skills such as listening skills, communication skills, crisis intervention, and problem-solving skills.  The course is designed to prepare students to meet a basic competency level in these skills that are useful in a variety of career and personal settings.
342 Psychology for the Exceptional Child (3). Pre-req: PSY 203
A study of the child whose development follows atypical patterns. This would include all children eligible for special education placement: the mentally retarded, the gifted, the physically and behaviorally handicapped, he visually and hearing impaired, the learning disabled, the speech and language impaired, and autistic children. Students visit several local agencies to become more familiar with exceptional children and services available for these children.
352 Social Psychology (3). Pre-req: PSY 203
Prerequisite PSY 201 or 202. The analysis of human behavior, thought, and interactions of individuals, the function of the presence of others. Course topics include: theories of social behavior, moral behavior, attitudes, prejudice and aggression.

Community Psychology (3). Pre-req: PSY 203

A study of how community psychology goes beyond an individual focus and integrates social, cultural, economic, political, environmental, and international influences to promote positive change, health, and empowerment at individual and community levels.

355 Basic Psychological Research (3). Pre-req: PSY 203
General research design in psychology, with an emphasis on experimental design and control. Topics include use of human participants in research, reliability and validity, observational methods, and survey and longitudinal designs.
362 Addictions/Substance Abuse (3). Pre-req: PSY 203
This course examines real and alleged effects of drug use. It also looks at the physical, physiological and psychological effects of drug use.
420 Cross Cultural/International Psychology (3). Pre-req: PSY 203
A study of the relationships between cultural context and ethnicity—both in the U.S. and the international context--and psychological and social functioning. Practical applications for understanding, working with, and helping people in different cultural settings will be explored.
461 Psychology through Eyes of Faith (3). Pre-req: PSY 203 (Capstone Course)
This course will explore how psychology is viewed through a Christian lens. Discussion of integration of psychology and Christian faith will occur.
Worldview Curriculum (WVC)
301 Christian Interpretation of Life (3). Pre-req: BIB 214, BIB 215
This course is a study of the Christian world- and life-view, contrasting Christianity with the worldviews of modernity and post-modernity. This Worldview Curriculum is designed to make the understanding and articulation of worldview (an overarching explanation of life or the perspective from which one interprets the world) a major goal of its educational program. As such, this class will seek to clarify and deepen each student's understanding of the general concept of worldview, providing a framework from which the student can construct and articulate his or her own worldview.
401 Kingdom Life: Family and Workplace (3). Prereq: WVC301, only to be taken in semester immediately prior to graduation.
A practical application of the biblical vision of the Kingdom of God, especially as related to family and workplace.