Campus Courses

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BIOL 100 - Foundations of Biology

Description: A course to fulfill the general education requirement. Deals with the organization of living things, anatomy and physiology of cells and organisms, reproduction and heredity, and the role of energy in the ecosystem. Bioethical considerations are discussed. Two lectures and one two-hour laboratory per week. Additional course fee is required.

BIOL 331 - Human Anatomy & Physiology

Description: This covers structure and function of the human body. Fall semester topics include basic chemistry, body organization, integument, skeleton, muscles, and the nervous system, including special senses. The course meets general education requirements and is designed for nonscience majors. Three lectures and one laboratory per week. Additional course fee is required.

BIBL 285/485 - The Bible and Cinema

Description: The Bible and film are both powerful mediums of story. This course aims to create space to dialogue between these two mediums and discover how to engage this conversation critically and thoughtfully. Is it possible to use the medium of film to communicate the biblical story effectively and honestly? Through exploration of the biblical narrative alongside key films, we can engage this question critically. Students will embark on a journey to better understand the theological impact that the Bible and film have had historically and how this dialogue impacts culture today.

BIBL 260 - Life of Christ

Description: The Synoptic Gospels - Matthew, Mark and Luke - form the foundation for this inquiry into the life and teaching of Jesus Christ. Taking BIBL 100 Bible Survey or BIBL 102 Literature of the New Testament first is recommended.

BIBL 350 - Writings of John

Description: This course explores what it means to believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, as depicted in the Johannine Gospel and Epistles. Special attention will be given to John's Christology, sociological setting, and message as they relate to the lives of modern readers. Taking BIBL 100 Bible Survey or BIBL 102 Literature of the New Testament first is recommended.

COMM 100 - Introduction to Communication

Description: An introduction to the study of human communication, this course requires students to apply communication principles to interpersonal, group and public contexts. Particular emphasis is on the practice of public speaking. Students will prepare and deliver several oral presentations.

MATH 202 - Calculus ll

Description: This is a study of applications of integration, techniques of integration, techniques for improper integrals, limits of indeterminate forms, sequence and series, polar coordinates and parametric equations in the plane. Prerequisite: MATH 201 Calculus I.

MATH 240 - Statistical Procedures

Description: An introduction to probability and statistics with content and application directed toward the natural and physical sciences. Topics to be covered include methods of describing data, probability, random variables and their distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, linearregression and correlation.

PHIL 180 - Ethics

Description: Ethics consists of an analysis of the ethical theories and systems by which persons make judgments and choices, with special attention to contemporary moral issues and the modern revival of virtue theory.

PHYS 150 - Physics of Every Day Life

Description: A relevant and practical introduction to everyday physical phenomena through a conceptual survey of various physics topics, including motion, energy, sound, light, electricity and relativity. No mathematical background is required. This course meets the general education requirement and is designed for nonscience majors. Two lectures and one laboratory period per week. Additional course fee is required.

REL 300 - Christian Foundations

Description: Christ-centered believers are united in basic understandings that should inform and guide all of life, including service, worship and vocation. This course introduces a Christian view of the world through the lens of historic theology and its implications for living the Christian life. Prerequisites: BIBL 100 Bible Survey, or BIBL 101 and BIBL 102 Literature of the Old and New Testaments.

Principles of Sociology

Description: An introduction to the study of society, including the study of the shared relationships that create social organization and social processes of society. Required for sociology majors and for admission into the social work major.

SOCI 310 - Cultural Anthropology

Description: A comparative study of world societies and their ways of life. (Identical to INTL 310.)

THEA 100 - Acting I: Fundamentals

Description: Study of basic principles of acting, including survey of acting theories, performance of scenes, and critical observation and analysis of productions. This course requires additional outside-of-class time for rehearsal and performance of selected material.

WRIT 110 - College Writing

Description: A course concentrating on expository writing, with an introduction to basic research methods. Argumentative writing is also introduced.