Course Descriptions

If a course has a prerequisite listed in bold, be sure you meet the prerequisite prior to registering for a course.

BIB 222 Old Testament Literature and Interpretation (3 credits)

This course provides an analysis of the Old Testament as the foundation of the whole Bible. It focuses on the theological, literary, and historical dimensions of the Old Testament text and story, draws theological connections to Jesus and the New Testament, and makes application to modern Christianity, both corporate (church) and personal (spiritual growth).

BIB 224 New Testament Literature and Interpretation (3 credits)

A historical overview of the books of the New Testament that emphasizes the theological unity of the overall message of the New Testament as it climaxes the biblical metanarrative; that appreciates each book's unique contribution to New Testament theology; that discusses the basic principles of New Testament interpretation (hermeneutics) and their practical application within the genres of New Testament literature such as the Gospels, parables, Acts (New Testament history), epistles, and Revelation (New Testament apocalyptic literature).

BIB 337 Christian Theology I (3 credits)

A study of the science of God and relations to the universe. Includes the major doctrines that have constituted the history of Christian thought: God the Trinity, the person and work of the Holy Spirit, creation, and biblical anthropology.

BIB 338 Christian Theology II (3 credits)

A study of the science of God and relations to the universe. Includes the major doctrines that have constituted the history of Christian thought: the person and work of Christ, biblical covenants, salvation, the church, and prophecy.

BIO 115 Environmental Science (3 credits)

This general education course introduces students to biological and social issues affecting the environment. Topics include energy resources, land conservations, ecosystem diversity and sustainability, soil, water and air quality management, climate change and environmental policy. A diversity of social, political, religious and scientific viewpoints on environmental issues will be presented. Of special emphasis will be a Christian perspective on responsible stewardship of the earth and its resources.

CT 113 Christian Worldview (3 credits)

What do you believe?  Why do you believe it?  What difference does it make?  This course compares basic worldviews and their implications for life, and will also present the main components of a Christian worldview, as well as respond to challenges to that belief system.

CT 114 Intro to Christian Thought & Apologetics (3 credits)

An introductory course in philosophy and Christian apologetics which will introduce and examine issues of faith and reason and their impact on beliefs about man and God.  Different ways to defend beliefs from a Christian perspective will be examined and some cultural analysis and its impact on beliefs will be included.

EHS 111 Concepts of Physical Fitness (1 credit)

This course if designed to acquaint the student with the health-related components of physical fitness.  Utilizes both lecture and laboratory settings to examine the relationship between physical activity and optimum health and wellness.  Some physical activity required.

ENG 109 College Writing I (3 credits)

This course focuses on the development of proficiency in writing through peer editing, revision, and instruction by the professor. Prerequisite:  minimum reading scores of 18 on ACT or 430 on SAT.

ENG 110 College Writing II (3 credits)

Students will learn basic elements of critical thinking through writing, with an application to living in the contemporary world. Prerequisite: ENG 109.

ENG 211 Introduction to Literature (3 credits)

An introduction to the basic terms and genres with emphasis on English and American works as models. The basic goal of this course is to help students develop critical reading and thinking skills. This goal will be approached from a thoroughly Christian standpoint: What is our touchstone for evaluating the literature we read? How can we become readers (and writers) who glorify God in our choices?  Prerequisite: ENG 110 or 111.

GRK 111 Elementary Greek I (3 credits)

An introduction to the Ancient Greek language and literature. The fundamentals of grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary will be covered.  Emphasis is placed upon sentence structure, with exercises in analysis and translation.

GRK 112 Elementary Greek II (3 credits)

A continuation of GRK 111. By the end of GRK 112, students will have completed the introductory Greek grammar and also read through the gospel of Mark in Greek.  Prerequisite: GRK 111 or equivalent.

HIS 111 History of Western Civilization I (3 credits)

A survey course with an emphasis on world geography studying ancient and medieval civilizations to 1660.

HIS 112 History of Western Civilization II (3 credits)

A survey course with an emphasis on world geography studying modern civilizations 1660 to the present.

HIS 221 United States History I - before 1877 (3 credits)

A survey course that includes the influence of geography in the historical development of the United States. This course covers the eve of colonization through Reconstruction.

HIS 222 United States History II - after 1877 (3 credits)

A survey course that includes the influence of geography in the historical development of the United States. This course covers 1877 to the present.

LA 220 Intro to Human Trafficking (3 credits)

A survey course of domestic and international trafficking issues that focuses on the history, conditions, and impact of modern slavery; and, the ways governments, organizations, and individuals can combat it. 

LA 321 Human Trafficking in the World (3 credits)

A study of the realities of human trafficking around the world.  Primary forms of human trafficking will be considered with attention to geopolitical, economic, cultural, legal, and sociological factors, as well as the role of key groups in the anti-trafficking efforts. Prerequisite:  LA 220 Intro to Human Trafficking

LA 322 Human Trafficking in the U.S.

Focused on exploration of the realities of human trafficking and modern slavery in the United States.  The chief forms of domestic human trafficking will be analyzed.  Special attention will be given to specific political, economic, and cultural approaches to abolition in the U.S. and to relevant legislation and policy.  Prerequisite:  LA 220 Intro to Human Trafficking

MATH 116 Contemporary Mathematics (3 credits) 

Intended for students majoring in liberal arts disciplines not requiring additional study in mathematics. Designed to stimulate mathematical thinking by looking at areas of mathematics not usually encountered in the high school curriculum with an emphasis on their applications in real life. Topics include graph theory, logic, geometry, applications of exponents and logarithms, mathematics of social science, and coding theory. Prerequisite: ACT minimum sub score of 10 on Intermediate Algebra/Geometry and Arithmetic. Prerequisite: Minimum math score on SAT of 530 or algebra/geometry sub-score on ACT of 10 or more.

MUS 210 Music Appreciation (3 credits)

A survey course designed to investigate the nature and role of music. Emphasis on the elements of music, the characteristic styles of historical periods, and the lives and works of key composers.

PHIL 211 Intro to Philosophy (3 credits)

A consideration of the basic areas of philosophy, with special attention given to metaphysics (e.g. existence of God), epistemology, and moral philosophies.

PSY 111 General Psychology (3 credits) 

This course will provide participants with a basic understanding of the field of Psychology. Students should also begin to understand the science of Psychology through the eyes of a Biblical understanding of behavior. The student should also develop an understanding of current research in the field of Psychology. Practical application of some of the principles of psychology into the student's personal life is also a course emphasis. This survey course should provide a foundation for further study in Psychology.