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Introduction to Sociology (SOC 101 EL) – Credits: 3
Introduction to Sociology is an introduction to the study of social groups and social relationships. The course analyzes basic sociological concepts to acquaint the student with the fundamental laws governing human relationships. Problems of social structure, social processes and social motivations will be considered.
Introduction to Psychology (PSY 101 EL) – Credits: 3
Introduction to Psychology is an introductory survey course acquainting the student with the procedures, principles, theories and vocabulary of psychology as a science.
American Civilization (HIST 153 EL) – Credits: 3
American Civilization is a survey of the history of the United States from pre-Columbian America to the present. It will explore political, ideological, social and religious changes that have occurred in the American story.
Civilization and Worldviews: Literature (ENG 103 EL) – Credits: 3
Civilization and Worldviews: Literature provides practice and experience in reading three primary genres of literature: fiction, poetry, and drama. The purpose of this course is to enable the student to enjoy and appreciate a wide spectrum of literature, with an understanding of how best to undertake various types of critical analyses of a work.
Introduction to Writing (ENG 104 EL) – Credits: 3
Introduction to Writing is designed for the student with a good high school background in writing, focuses on the process of written expression and gives practice in dealing with the various modes of discourse from free writing through research.
Principles of Management (MGMT 130 EL) – Credits: 3
Principles of Management examines the principles and functions of management with an integration of line and staff relationships, theories of management, authority and responsibility, centralization and decentralization, team building, and developing policies, strategies, and tactics.
Principles of Economics (ECON 200 EL) – Credits: 3
Principles of Economics offers a single semester introduction to both Micro and Macro Economics. Students emerge with a basic understanding of the concepts behind economists’ analysis of labor and product markets as well as business decisions. They also learn to recognize the perspectives of macroeconomists and evaluate how fiscal and monetary policy may adversely or positively impact the macro-economy.
Principles of Marketing (MKTG 131 EL) – Credits: 3
Principles of Marketing studies the basics of marketing’s roles in society and within the firm. This covers marketing history, the present day practices, and future projections.
Introduction to Business Writing (BCOM 247 EL) – Credits: 3
Introduction to Business Writing teaches how to write effective business letters, memos, articles, reports, advertisements, and resumes. Students learn to organize, format, and edit messages used in press releases, public relations, management, marketing, customer service, and organizational decision-making.
Financial Accounting (ACCT 203 EL) – Credits: 3
Emphasis is placed on the process of identifying, measuring, recording, and communicating the economic events of a business. Areas of coverage include ethics; the accounting cycle (manual and computerized); financial statements presentation & analysis; merchandising; internal controls; cash; receivables; long-lived assets; capital stock and dividend transactions; stockholders equity; and bond financing.
Foundations of Computer Science (CSC 150 EL) – Credits: 3
Foundations of Computer Science provides a survey and overview of computer science via its Grand Ideas. Computer Science is the study of problem solving, which is the focus of CSC 150. The view of a computer system as a combination of hardware, software, and people is explored in detail. The computer system as a tool for personal and professional problem solving is emphasized. Foundational computer science concepts along with terminology, ethical issues, application, and hands-on computer use are explored. Students select a topic of interest as a term project to augment class discussion and laboratory experiences. The relationship between a Christian worldview and a technological society is investigated.
Interpersonal Communication (COMM 201 EL) – Credits: 3
Interpersonal Communication studies why communication breaks down in interpersonal relationships, focusing on such topics as perception, self-concept, nonverbals, listening, gender, self-disclosure, power, and conflict. Assignments lead students to a greater awareness of their strengths and weaknesses as communicators. Cross-listed as PSY 201.
American Government (POLS 201 EL) – Credits: 3
American Government studies the basic foundations and underlying principles of American national, state, and local government. Crosslisted JPP 101.
The Old Testament (REL 201 EL) – Credits: 3
The Old Testament course is an overview of the Old Testament intended to acquaint the student with its background, content, and messages. This introductory course satisfies the core curriculum requirement for Bible content, but students who take it must also take REL 203 New Testament elsewhere in their programs. It is required for students in a church-work program. Prerequisite: enrollment in church-work program or permission of instructor. 3 credits. (Special Note: Students should have access to a Study Bible while taking this course. This Dual Credit course is designed for students planning to enter church-work ministry including Pre-Seminary; Lutheran Education; Director of Christian Education, etc.)
The New Testament (REL-203 EL) – Credits: 3
The New Testament course is an overview of the New Testament intended to acquaint the student with its background, content, and messages. The New Testament is read with a focus on the life of Jesus, his teaching and miracles, death and resurrection. The other major people of New Testament are also studied through their writings, especially the apostles Paul, Peter, and John. This introductory course forms a pair with REL 201 Old Testament for Bible content, and thus may not be counted as the elective third theology course in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: enrollment in church-work program or permission of instructor. 3 credits. (Special Note: Students should have access to a Study Bible while taking this course. This Dual Credit course is designed for students planning to enter church-work ministry including Pre-Seminary; Lutheran Education; Director of Christian Education, etc
Dual Enrollment Courses Offered Online College Course Code Course Title Credits Course Description
COT BIB-106 Old Testament Historical Perspectives 4
This course introduces the text of the Old Testament with emphasis on the biblical narrative, genres, major historical periods, and theological themes.
COT BIB-107 New Testament Historical Perspectives 4
This course introduces the text of the New Testament with emphasis on the biblical narrative, genres, major historical periods, and theological themes.
CSET BIO-130 Introduction to Life Sciences I 4
This course introduces students to the concepts of the scientific method and critical thinking in making observations and formulating hypotheses. Students learn about the structure of cells, DNA replication and gene expression, metabolic pathways, cell cycle, and cell division. The final section of the class includes an overview of animal form and function, organs and organ systems, and physiological processes, with an emphasis on human systems. This course is considered to have noticeably higher rigor for the online format.
CCOB BUS-232 Introduction to Sports Management 4
This course is an overview of the business of sports, including career opportunities, as well as a study of the value of professional management to sports organizations.
CHSS COM-126 Communications in the Media 4
This course is a study of media history and theory with an emphasis on the implications and impact of mass messages on meaning, culture, and society.
CHSS COM-151 History and Criticism of Visual Media 4
This course presents the history of visual art and its connection and influence on modern media. Students gain an artistic vocabulary by becoming familiar with many kinds of visual art, developing their skills in visual analysis, increasing their understanding of aesthetic theory, and applying that understanding in presentations. Prerequisite: COM-126.
COT CWV-101 Foundations of a Christian Worldview 4
A worldview acts like glasses through which one views the world. In this course, students explore the big questions that make up a worldview, questions like “Why are we here?” and “What is my purpose?” Students examine how Christians answer these questions and work on exploring their own worldviews, as well as learning how worldview influences one’s perceptions, decision making, and everyday life. College Course Code Course Title Credits Course Description 16GTR0178-2 RV-03-2016
CCOB ECN-220 Introduction to Economics 4
The course covers microeconomic topics, macroeconomic topics, and international economics topics. Microeconomic topics include the nature and method of economics, supply and demand, utility, and supply and demand elasticities. Macroeconomic topics include the measurement of national output, factors that impact output, other means of measuring national wealth and economic well-being, unemployment, inflation, GDP accounting, and business cycles. While the focus of this course is primarily on the U.S. economy, some comparative economic analysis will be covered. In addition, select topics related to international trade and finance are introduced. This course is considered to have noticeably higher rigor for the online format.
COE ELM-200 Child and Early Adolescent Development and Psychology 4
Teacher candidates survey how children and early adolescents grow and develop, recognizing that patterns of learning and development vary individually within and across the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical areas while understanding the implications for designing and implementing developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences. This survey of the seminal concepts, principles, theories, and research related to development of children and young adolescents allows teacher candidates to build foundational knowledge for constructing learning opportunities that support individual student’s development, acquisition of knowledge, and motivation. Practicum/ field experience hours: None. Fingerprint clearance not required.
CHSS ENG-105 English Composition I 4
This is a course in writing academic prose, including various types of essays, arguments, and constructions. A writing-intensive course.
CHSS ENG-106 English Composition II 4
This course explores various types of research writing, with a focus on constructing essays, arguments, and research reports based on primary and secondary sources. A writing-intensive course. Prerequisites: ENG-105.
CHSS ENG-250 Analysis of World Literature 4
This course is a study of some diverse works in world literature. It introduces all advanced English course offerings. Students will also be introduced to methods of literary criticism and analysis. All students who plan to major in English should earn a 3.00 or above in this course before taking any upper division English courses. Prerequisites: ENG-105 and ENG-106.
CHSS ENG-260 English Literature I 4
This course is a survey of English Literature from the Old English period through the Enlightenment. Prerequisites: ENG-250.
CHSS GOV-140 American Government and Politics 4
This course is an introduction to American government and politics. It covers the constitutional foundations and governing institutions of the federal government. Throughout the course, students address common political themes, such as the nature and scope of governance, democracy, citizenship, and patterns of political behavior.
CHSS GOV-210 Introduction to Comparative Government and International Politics 4
This course compares and contrasts various systems of government in Western and non-Western countries, and explores political and diplomatic processes and how they affect international relations, nations, and localities.
CHSS HIS-110 World History Themes 4
This course surveys global civilizations from Africa and the Americas to Eurasia as an overview of the principal cultural, political, and economic themes that shaped world civilization.
CHSS HIS-144 United States History Themes 4
This course provides an overview of the principal political, economic, and cultural, themes that shaped the United States from the Colonial period into the 20th century.
CHSS JUS-104 Introduction to Justice Studies 4
This course provides an introduction to the basic components of the criminal justice system in the United States today: corrections, courts, and law enforcement.
CHSS JUS-110 Crime and Criminology 4
This course provides an examination of classic and contemporary theories of crime causation, including psychological and social causes of crime and theories of punishment. 16GTR0178-3 RV-03-2016
CHSS MAT-110 Basics of Algebra 4
This course is designed to build students’ understanding of, and skill in, basic algebraic practices and procedures. Students learn to manipulate mathematical operations involving real and complex numbers. Topics include solving and graphing equations and inequalities, solving systems of equations, operations on functions, use of real and complex number systems, solving rational functions, and solving exponential and logarithmic functions. Emphasis will be placed on algebraic processes and building a framework for future courses.
CHSS MAT-144 College Mathematics 4
The course covers mathematics that matter in modern society. Key areas of focus include financial literacy, numerically-based decision making, growth, scale, and numerical applications. The course applies basic college-level mathematics to real-life problems and is appropriate for students whose majors do not require college algebra or higher.
CHSS MAT-154 Applications of College Algebra 4
This course is designed to prepare learners to integrate fundamental mathematical concepts with the critical and quantitative thinking needed to solve workplace-related problems. The course is founded upon a functional and technological approach to algebra. Topics include functions, algebraic and exponential equations, systems, matrices, probability, and statistics. Emphasis is placed on developing students’ understanding of mathematical representation and logical reasoning to solve real-world problems. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MAT-110.
CSET MAT-250 College Algebra and Trigonometry 4
This course is a unified study of fundamental algebra and trigonometry concepts that provide the necessary background for the study of calculus. Topics include linear equations and inequalities in one and two variables; scatter diagrams and curve fitting; polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, their graphs, and their inverse functions; and systems of equations and inequalities. There is an emphasis on developing both a fundamental understanding of the concepts involved as well as their application to real-world problem solving. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MAT-134 or MAT-154.
CSET MAT-274 Probability and Statistics 4
This course provides an introduction to the study of basic probability, descriptive and inferential statistics, and decision making. Emphasis is placed on measures of central tendency and dispersion, correlation, regression, discrete and continuous probability distributions, quality control population parameter estimation, and hypothesis testing. Please be aware that this course carries a noticeably higher academic intensity and rigor. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in MAT-134, MAT-144 or MAT-154.
CCOB MGT-240 Introduction to Management 4
This introductory course deals with management and the basic management processes and functions. It focuses on real-world management situations concerned with planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, the work of the organization.
CCOB MKT-245 Principles of Marketing 4
This course surveys the marketing mix and marketing concept; markets and buyer behavior; product, service, and relationship marketing for global competition; creating and keeping customers in an e-commerce world; branding and positioning; distribution strategies, integrated marketing communications, and pricing strategies.
CHSS PSY-102 General Psychology 4
This foundation course in the science of behavior includes an overview of the history of psychology, the brain, motivation, emotion, sensory functions, perception, intelligence, gender and sexuality, social psychology, human development, learning psychopathology, and therapy.
CHSS SOC-102 Principles of Sociology 4
This course presents a survey of the concepts, theories, and methods used by sociologists to describe and explain the effects of social structure on human behavior. It emphasizes the understanding and use of the sociological