Online Courses

Following are courses to be offered online during summer 2016. They are open to current students and students outside the institution. The class size will be limited to 20.

Classes will run June 6 through July 31 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.

ARTS 355 - Native American Art History

Description: This course is an introductory exploration of the art, history and culture of the indigenous peoples of the North American continent, and the Pacific Northwest in particular. In addition to elective credit, this course meets a requirement for arts majors, and will apply to GE Global/Cultural requirements.

Students will begin to recognize and appreciate varying time periods, styles, media, cultural distinctives and tribal characteristics of Native American peoples; to develop critical thinking skills with which to discuss, evaluate and write about Native American art forms; and to resolve creative problems within a variety of media. Learning will be demonstrated through online discussion, written, creative and production work, as well as examination and experiential learning. Students will also be asked to make comparisons between their own spiritual heritage as Christians and similar aspects of spirituality in non-Christian cultures.

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 250 - The Psalms

Description: An exploration of the Psalms with special attention to their forms, themes, and original cultural settings as well as how the Psalms have been preserved and applied in the community of faith. Students will also consider approaches to interpreting and learning from the Psalms today. Taking BIBL 100 Bible Survey or BIBL 101 Literature of the Old Testament first is recommended.

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.

CMCO 250 - Digital Multimedia Production

Description: The Web has revolutionized the way we find and utilize information. Students in this class will have the opportunity to originate graphics, audio, text elements, and simple animations elements and build them into interactive Web pages.

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 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.

INTL 230/PSCI 230 - Intro to International Relations

Description: Serves as an introduction to the core issues and problems that affect the entire world, including threats to security such as war and terrorism, the rise of globalization, the persistence of inequality between rich and poor countries, and the degradation of the environment.

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.

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 - 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. Prerequisite: BIBL 100 Bible Survey, or BIBL 101 and BIBL 102 Literature of the Old and New Testaments.

RELI/INTL 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.

WRIT 360 - Writing Fiction

Description: A workshop approach to writing fiction. Students write and prepare for publication original works. Prerequisite: WRIT 110 College Writing or equivalent, or instructor's permission.