Online Courses

Following are courses to be offered online during summer 2017. They are open to current students and students outside the institution. The class size will be limited to 20.

Classes will run June 5 through July 30 unless noted.

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ARTS 216 - Art History to 1450

Description: A survey of the elements and concepts of art theory and practice as reflected in culturally and historically significant painting, sculpture, architecture, and other art forms, from prehistoric times to 1450. Additional course fee is required.

BIBL 100 - Bible Survey

Description: This course provides an overview of the history, literature, themes, major persons and key events in the Bible. It provides a biblical foundation for the educational experience of the undergraduate students at George Fox University and is required of all first-year students, including transfers. It may be taken either semester of the student's first year and is a prerequisite for Bible enrichment electives that follow. Alternatively, students may opt to take the two-semester, 6-credit sequence: BIBL 101 and BIBL 102, and this option is strongly recommended for majors and minors in biblical studies, Christian ministries, religion, or philosophy.

BIBL 215 - Biblical Studies: Life of Christ

Description: In this course students will be introduced to basic tools and scholarly attitudes for studying the Bible, using a particular biblical book or set of related books as a focus. Material will be studied not only for academic knowledge but also spiritual and personal growth. Prerequisite: BIBL 100 Bible Survey, BIBL 101 Literature of Old Testament, or BIBL 102 Literature of New Testament

BIBL 215 - Biblical Studies: The Book of Genesis

Description: In this course students will be introduced to basic tools and scholarly attitudes for studying the Bible, using a particular biblical book or set of related books as a focus. Material will be studied not only for academic knowledge but also spiritual and personal growth. Prerequisite: BIBL 100 Bible Survey, BIBL 101 Literature of Old Testament, or BIBL 102 Literature of New Testament

COMM 100 - Introduction to Communication

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

HIST 151 - United States to 1865

Description: The first half of a two-semester survey of American history. The course surveys historical development from human origins in North America through the founding of the United States to the end of the Civil War.

HIST 152 - United States from 1865

Description: The second half of a two-semester survey of American history, this course surveys historical development in the United States beginning with Reconstruction of the nation during and after the Civil War and continuing through contemporary times.

HLTH 300 - Nutrition

Description: A study of nutrients present in food and their relation to the nutritive needs of the human body. Emphasis on the young adult, along with discussion of contemporary nutrition-related topics of national and global concern. Computer-assisted dietary analysis included. (Identical to HLTH 300.)

HUMA 205 - Philosophy and Literature: Tolkien and Philosophy

Description: This course introduces students to literature and philosophy as methods of human inquiry. Special focus is given to close reading of texts with an attention to literary form and on thinking and living ethically. Topics and texts vary by section.

LITR 100 - Intro to Literature

Description: Explores the major genres, themes, and elements of literature.

MATH 150 - World of Math

Description: A liberal arts math course emphasizing applications of mathematical concepts in areas such as financial topics, probability and statistics, and uses spreadsheets as a mathematical tool.

MATH 201 - Calculus I

Description: A study of differential and integral calculus for functions of one variable. Additional topics include polar coordinates, infinite series, and parametric equations. Prerequisite: MATH 190 Precalculus Mathematics or equivalent.

MATH 202 - Calculus II

A study of differential and integral calculus for functions of one variable. Additional topics include polar coordinates, infinite series, and parametric equations. Prerequisite: MATH 201 Calculus I.

MUSI 100 - Music Fundamentals

Description: This course provides a fundamental understanding of music by considering the basics of musical construction, with examples drawn from the history of music. A study of musical notation, interval recognition, elements of pitch and rhythm, scale and chord construction, essential concepts in harmony, and basic musical forms. The student will be able to experience these fundamental concepts at the piano. No musical or keyboard experience is necessary. This is a general education course for non-music majors.

MUSI 120 - World of Music

Description: This course acquaints the liberal arts student with a broad range of musical styles reflecting diverse cultures, including classical, jazz and popular music. Various composers, performers and their music are listened to and studied. This is a general education course for non-music majors.

PSYC 150 - General Psychology

Description: An introduction to the scientific study of human behavior. Major topics include the biological basis of behavior, sensation, perception, thinking, learning, memory, development, emotion, motivation, personality, social interaction and abnormal behavior. Prerequisite to most other psychology courses.

RELI 300 - History and Theology of Christianity

This course introduces students to the Christian faith and to the diverse experiences of Christians within the world context. The course will proceed along the levels of history (where and when did Christianity flourish) and theology (what have Christians believed), as well as society and culture (what has Christian practice looked like). Prerequisite: BIBL 100 Bible Survey, BIBL 101 Literature of Old Testament or BIBL 102 Literature of New Testament.

RELI 440 - World Religions

Description: A comparative study between Christianity and other prominent religions of the world, such as Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism and contemporary kinds of alternative religion.

SOCI 150 - 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).

WRIT 110 - College Writing

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