BA Course Descriptions

Biblical Studies and Theological Studies Core

BIBL100 Introduction to Old Testament (4)

A survey of the writings of the Old Testament and how to understand them, especially in light of the history of Israel.

BIBL110 Introduction to New Testament (4)

A survey of the writings of the New Testament and how to understand them, especially in light of their first century environment in the Roman Empire.

BIBL200 Life & Teachings of Jesus (4)

Recommended: BIBL110
A closer look at the four Gospels and their distinctive portrayals of the Lord Jesus Christ.

BIBL210 Acts and Life and Teachings of Paul (4)

Recommended: BIBL110, BIBL200
A closer look at the Acts of the Apostles and the Letters of Paul.

BIBL220 Non-Pauline Letters and the Apocalypse (4)

Recommended: BIBL110, BIBL200, BIBL210
A closer look at the letters to the Hebrews and by James, Peter, John, and Jude, and the Revelation to John.

BIBL230 Old Testament Theology (4)

Recommended: BIBL100
The teaching of the Old Testament on God and Hi relations with His covenant people of Israel and the nations around them.

THEO100 Introduction to Theology (4)

The transition from Biblical to systematic theology. Divine revelation, especially through the inspired, canonical Scriptures. Interpretation and application in global and changing contexts.

THEO200 God, Creation, and Redemption (4)

Prerequisite: THEO100
Doctrines including the Trinity, providence, dominion, angels, humans, sin, and salvation.

THEO210 Spirit, Church, and Hope (4)

Prerequisite: THEO100, THEO200
Doctrines including the various works of the Spirit, the one yet diverse community of believers, and the eternal future for both individuals and humanity and creation collectively.

THEO110 Historical Theology (4)

The development of the commonly held as well as the differing theological positions within Christianity against the background of their historical influences. Special emphases on Biblically-based Protestant theologies.

THEO220 Christian Ethics (4)

Biblical teachings on individual and social behavior against their cultural backgrounds and their relevance for our times.

THEO310 Biblical Apologetics (4)

How Biblical writes handled challenges such as other religions and the problem of evil with applications for our times.

General Education

GE100 Math Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning (4)

This course provide the opportunity for students to strengthen basic math skills and practice applying those skills in a supportive environment. The course begins with a review of fractions, decimals, and percent. Those skills are then applied to personal finance, accounting and investing. The second half of the course covers topics including ratio and proportion, probability, and converting units of measurement. The course also explores the fundamentals of algebra and geometry.

GE120 English Literature & Composition (4)

Offers students instruction and practice in exposition and argumentation using reading selections from various types of prose. In this course, the interrelationship between writing and reading will be stressed. Engages students in a variety of forms of discourse.

GE130 Speech & Communication (4)

In this course, students develop communication skills in public speaking. Emphasis is placed on preparing and delivering speeches as well as listening, critiquing presentations, preparing formal outlines and researching pertinent topics. Six different types of speeches are given.

GE140 Information Literacy (4)

The course provides an introduction to library and research skills, including an understanding of how information is produced and organized by libraries and indexing systems. Topics include how to develop and focus a research topic, how to create a strategy for finding information; how to use print and electronic sources to locate information, and how to evaluate and cite information found.

GE150 Research & Writing (4)

Develops the skills to write successfully at the university level. Introduces strategies for effective research-based writing, critical thinking and writing skill development. Course emphasizes integration of foundational Biblical and General knowledge developed in Bible/theology and general studies.

GE200 Western History (4)

This course is a survey of institutions and developments of early and medieval Western civilization from its Mediterranean origins to the present.

GE210 World Civilization (4)

Attention is given to the social, economic, and political evolution of societies and cultures from 1500 to the present.

GE220 US History & Government (4)

A survey of American history from the colonial era to the present. The social, political, cultural, and economic developments of our country are studied.

GE230 Introduction to Art (4)

This course offers to students the firsthand exposure to genres of the performing and visual arts through an itinerary of field trips combined with in-depth discussion and analysis within the classroom setting. Topics studied include performance art, classical and modern music, film and theater, literature, fine art and cultural art.

GE240 Introduction to Music (4)

This course will introduce the student to the elements of music (melody, rhythm, harmony etc.) as the foundation for the development of listening skills. Literature will draw from sacred and secular art music representative of the various periods of music history.

GE250 Biology (4)

An introduction to fundamental biological topics, including cells, energy transduction, genetics, organism structure/function, and ecology.

GE260 Life Science (4)

This course equips students to understand the methods of scientific inquiry, including the development of the skills and disposition necessary to become independent inquirers about the natural world.

GE270 General Physics (4)

Attention is given to the historical development and significance of major concepts, with emphasis on the nature of physics and its role in modern life.

GE280 Introduction to Psychology (4)

A general survey course designed to provide the student with an understanding of the basic concepts and techniques of modern psychology as a behavioral science.

GE290 Introduction to Sociology (4)

This course explores the nature and characteristics of human societies and social life.

GE300 Introduction to Computer and Web (4)

This course studies basic and practical knowledge and skill of computer and website usage and development. These skills can be applied when speaker, printer of your computer does not work, when you choose new computer to buy, when internet does not working, when website of your ministry does not work well, when you make website with programmer and designer.

GE310 Marriage and Family Relations (4)

This is an introductory course on marriage and the family, intended to present a more balanced understanding than your own personal experience might give you. Attention is given to topics such as courtship, choice of a mate, engagement, marital adjustment, parenting, divorce, and the development of problem solving skills.

GE320 World Perspectives (4)

An introduction to world affairs in an increasingly complex and interdependent international system. Both the conceptual and practical aspects of problem solving and decision making are examined.

Business Major Courses

CM100 Business Communications (4)

Students will learn to communicate in a clear, courteous and complete manner on both personal and professional levels. Skills in oral, written, interpersonal, technological and employment communication are emphasized.

CM200 Organizational Behavior (4)

This course is designed is to provide students with an understanding of the field of organizational behavior and the various research strategies that it employs. Topics of study include the scientific method, various research methodologies, and the use of academic research journals.

CM300 Marketing (4)

This introductory course covers the topics of the importance of marketing, its different phases, the differences between marketing goods and services, wholesaling, retailing, pricing strategies, analysis of markets, and distribution.

CM400 Management (4)

Introduction to the basic functions of management in task-oriented organizations. Students will explore the functions of production, marketing, finance, and personnel, along with staff services and social responsibility.

CM410 Introduction to Production and Quantitative Methods (4)

An introduction to designing, planning, operating and controlling production systems. Emphasis is on managerial concepts and strategies relating to the management of operations in both manufacturing and service environments. Quantitative and qualitative methods and tools will be introduced and applied.

FI110 Accounting I (4)

Topics covered include the accounting cycle, forms of business organizations, assets, liabilities, owner's equity, and financial statement preparation and analysis.

FI210 Accounting II (4)

Topics covered include cost behavior, job order costing, process costing, cost-volume-profit relationships, contribution costing, standard costs, relevant costs and budgets.

FI300 Finance (4)

Studies on the topics of financial management, financial markets, and financial investments

EC200 Macroeconomics (4)

Introductory course on the basic principles of macroeconomics, including national income accounting, business cycles, income determination, and monetary and fiscal problems and policy.

EC310 Microeconomics (4)

Topics covered include the nature and method of economics and the role of the private and government sectors. Emphasis is placed on the firm, market structures, and resource allocation.

EC400 Global Business (4)

Studies in the national economic and cultural differences; international trade policies and institutions; foreign direct investment; regional economic integration; international monetary system; global competition; current international business trends and development.

BE400 Ethical and Legal Issues in Business (4)

Comprehensive study of the legal and ethical issues of concern to business. The course will cover those areas of the U.S. legal system that are most relevant to business, such as the law of torts, strict liability, intellectual property, and contract law. It will explore the role of ethics and values in business decision making, and will approach these subjects from the perspective of the stakeholders as opposed to an economic interpretation of the firm and its responsibilities.

BP300 Business Policy and Strategy (4)

The course exploring the components of each process of the strategy management with the comprehensive review and evaluation as an integrated wholesome business picture. Topics covering strategic management, social responsibility, external information scanning, internal analytics, strategic decision making, strategy selection, implementation and evaluation.

OL400 Organizational Leadership (4)

This course is designed to cover the foundational theories and the practical performance of leadership. Students will have a comprehensive, practical and integrative focus on individual, team, and organization leadership and management. The course will explore developing leadership introduction, understanding critical issues and learning appropriate skills.

MS310 Management Information Systems (4)

This course is an introduction of the important uses of information technology systems in organizations. Topics can be a survey of software, hardware, database, network, varieties of information systems, ethical issues in information times, implementation and control of information systems.

HR410 Human Resources Management (4)

The course introduces the functions of human resource management in pursuing the success of the organization. Topics can include strategic planning, recruitment, selection, evaluation, HR development and relationship, compensation and appropriate skills development.

General Ministry Skills

CS100 Christian Service (0)

Weekly involvement in ministry with satisfactory completion of student's self-evaluation form and supervisor's evaluation form as described in the course syllabus.

CH000 Chapel (0)

Chapel participation is required for the entire student community. Attendance will be recorded and a grade of pass or fail will be assigned. A passing grade in Chapel is mandatory for graduation.

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