BIB 315 - Understanding the Bible
This course is a survey of the Bible with particular emphasis on the interpretation and application of biblical passages. It is designed to foster a knowledge and understanding of the Bible in relation to personal and professional contexts.
BIO 201 - General Biological Studies
An online survey course focusing on information, topics, and experiences derived from the biological sciences. The course systematically builds a sequential scientific information base derived from chemical/molecular, genetic, cellular, tissue/organ, organism, and population/ecological areas. Contemporary topics in biology, biomedicine, evolution, stem cell use, risk assessment, human disease, cancer, and environmental stewardship are also studied. Laboratory experiences are designed to augment and extend the lecture experience. When possible, human connections are emphasized so as to encourage students to see their role in the magnificent scheme of life. Thus, the primary goal is to help the student learn and connect basic biological content with a larger, more integrated perspective. Students complete the laboratory component of the course through laboratory kits.
BUS 110 - Leadership in Business
This course involves the study of the political, business, and social forces that affect activities of modern business. The course considers judicial processes, federal controls, and regulations.
BUS 150 - Spreadsheet and Database Applications
This course serves to establish a foundation of knowledge regarding use of spreadsheets and database applications using the latest software found in most business environments.
CJS 325 - Police and Society
This course will examine the philosophy, history, and agencies of law enforcement at the local, state, and federal levels. An analysis of the role and responsibilities of law enforcement in a democratic society will be investigated, as well as such contemporary issues as corruption and brutality.
CJS 350 - Terrorism
This course focuses on understanding terrorism. Content covers the historical, political, economic, and global environment and context of threat. Both international and domestic threats are covered along with protocols for reducing or eliminating those threats. Terrorist groups, militant organizations, and individual crime are studied.
CJS 380 - Fundamentals of Emergency Management
An introduction to the construct and practice of homeland security and domestic preparedness. Preparedness and management of local, state, and national emergencies, disasters and threats will be discussed. Content will include emergency preparedness, first responders, personnel management and incident management.
CJS 394 - Juvenile Justice
This course focuses on the role of delinquent minors in the juvenile and criminal justice systems. This involves an examination of theories of juvenile delinquency and an examination of the problems of juveniles: family issues, economic issues, school issues, risk and protective factors in delinquency, juvenile rights and responsibilities, drugs, and gangs. Institutions and programs that serve juveniles will also be examined.
CJS 440 - Human Trafficking
This course will focus on international and domestic human trafficking. Human trafficking victims include men, women and children who are subject to sexual exploitation or forced labor. This course will analyze human trafficking through research, enforcement issues, laws and presentations.
COM 105 - Oral Communication
This course is designed to familiarize participants with the principles of speaking in public and in small groups. The course offers practical application of speaking and listening fundamentals in both formal and informal speaking situations. Special emphasis is provided on discussion techniques and solving problems in small groups.
ECN 101 - Intro to Business Economics
This course is an introduction to those elements of economic analysis that are the most relevant to business decision-making. Major topics include supply and demand, opportunity cost, comparative advantage, and the differing forms of market structure. This contemporary view of economics also includes topics such as fiscal policy, monetary policy, global economics, and key economic indicators.
ENG 109 - Principles of Academic Writing
This course provides practice in writing to develop clear, well-organized prose based on contemporary issues through analysis, synthesis, and basic research. It emphasizes the research process, critical thinking, and library skills.
ENG 200 - College Research & Writing II
APA College Research and Writing builds on the skills learned in ENG 109. It teaches the process of inquiry and emphasizes research, evaluation, analysis, synthesis, and documentation of sources in APA style. Prerequisite(s): ENG 109 or transfer equivalent course.
ENG 204 - World Literature
A study through literature of social, religious, political, and cultural issues with emphasis on analysis, application, and appreciation of literature.
ENG 301 - Studies in Literature
This course is a study of life writing, with a special emphasis on the particular demands that different ages and cultures have placed on the biographer/autobiographer as an artist, writer, and historian. One basic goal of this course is to provide the learner with a better understanding of the role of the biographic arts within the larger disciplines of the humanities and the fine arts (history, sociology, psychology, literature, and film). This course will also provide the learners with directed opportunities to practice their knowledge of the processes of reading, writing, and critical thinking. They will learn how to intelligently read, write, and analyze.
FAC 126 - Nutrition
An introductory course with emphasis on essential nutrient functions, food sources, nutrition recommendations, energy balance, and weight control. Nutrition topics are related to promoting healthy lifestyles of adults. Students participate in nutritional and physical activity analysis, evaluation of consumer nutrition resources, and use of nutrition labels for food selection.
FIN 105 - Fine Arts
The topics covered include an examination of the elements and principles of art, study of the major periods of art and architecture, from the Egyptians to the present, and a survey of music and its development from medieval times to the present.
GEO 121 - Physical Geography
A study of physical processes acting on the Earth’s surface, incorporating elements of geology, weather, climate, biology, soils, and oceanography, with an overview of physical regions of the United States, and an introduction to Geographic Information Systems and Global Positioning Systems.
GNS 200 - Career Portfolio Development
GNS 200 will help students identify areas of learning they may want to have evaluated for college-level equivalency. The course will also guide students through preparation and compilation of all components required for the evaluation of a portfolio or prior learning through LearningCounts.org.
HIS 210 - Western Civilization
The course will survey the major themes of Western civilization and the contributions made by successive constituent civilizations beginning with the Greeks, Romans, and Jews. The course is designed to provide every student with a basic working knowledge of the major themes, trends, and figures in Western civilization.
HIS 379 - Latin American History & Politics
An overview of Latin American history, politics, economics, and culture. Major epochs and achievements of Latin American history are explored, along with Latin reaction to specific regions and countries that are engaging the global spread of democracy. Students will become acquainted with some of the dominant aspects of Latin culture.
MTH 117 - Finite Math
This course provides an introduction to finite mathematics with applications in business and management areas. Topics include the construction and use of linear models, matrices, the solving of linear systems of equations, linear programming, mathematics of finance, and probability.
MTH 120 - Statistics
An introduction to statistics including basic descriptive statistics, probability, the normal distribution, hypothesis testing with one and two sample problems, regression, and correlation.
PSY 200 - Life Span
This course gives an overview of theory and research on human development in physical, cognitive, and social-emotional domains from conception to death. This course is not intended for psychology majors.
PSY 204 - Industrial & Organizational Psychology
This course helps learners understand the factors that influence human behavior in organizational settings. Emphasis is placed on scientific analysis of individual processes, group processes, and organizational structure and design. Topics addressed include research methodology, attitude determinants, communication, performance determinants and evaluations, decision-making, and leadership.
SOC 120 - Sociology
This course aims to provide students an overview of the patterns and dynamics of social life. The work and topics that engage sociologists are investigated. Attention is given to the historical and theoretical development of sociology, common research methods, social behavior, social inequality, social institutions, and social change.
SOC 280 - Ethnic Relations
This course provides an introduction and analysis of minority groups within the larger American society. Emphasis is given to the interaction patterns between minority and majority groups. Students are encouraged to critically consider how a Christian should respond to issues of diversity and oppression.
THE 400 - Faith and Contemporary Issues
This course is designed to expand understanding of the content of Christian faith, its historical development, and its expression in ethical living. Learners explore major religious traditions in Christian history, including their own, compare the major ecumenical and Protestant confessions of faith, and examine Biblical foundations of Christian doctrine and lifestyle. This course is required of all students and, in part, meets the general education requirement for Christianity.