This course introduces business decision-making using accounting information systems. Emphasis is upon on analyzing, summarizing, reporting, and interpreting financial information. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare financial statements, understand the role of financial information in decision-making and address ethical considerations.
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This course introduces the nature of human culture from a global perspective. Emphasis is on cultural theory, methods of fieldwork, and cross-cultural comparisons in the areas of ethnology, language, religion, and the cultural past to produce a holistic and global perspective of humanity. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate enhanced global awareness including an understanding of basic cultural processes and the methodologies involved in the collection and analysis of cultural data.
This course deals with man as a biological organism; human origins and early man; examination of origins perspectives; the primate paleontological record; human genetics and human variation and adaptation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the biological and cultural processes impacting the human species.
This course provides a study of money management decisions in relation to personal and family finances. Emphasis is on building useful skills in buying, budgeting, managing and tracking finances, increasing resources, and coping with current economic conditions. Upon completion, students should be able to develop a personal financial plan.
This course introduces computer concepts, including fundamental functions and operations of the computer. Topics include identification of hardware components, basic computer operations, security issues, and use of software applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role and function of computers and use the computer to solve problems.
This course focuses on basic news gathering and writing principles Emphasis is on the review of writing principles and fundamentals; identifying elements of news, news values; familiarization with styles used in journalism, broadcasting, advertising, and public relations. Upon completion, students should be able to write clear, concise, accurate, complete, balanced and readable news stories according to guidelines set by industry standards.
This course provides instruction and experience in preparation and delivery of speeches within a public setting and group discussion. Emphasis is on research, preparation, delivery, and evaluation of informative, persuasive, and special occasion public speaking. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and deliver well-organized speeches and participate in group discussion with appropriate audiovisual support.
This course deals with the influence of Christian family relationships on child development . Emphasis is on basic principles and skills for parent effectiveness, the developing nature and needs of children, and how they learn. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and demonstrate knowledge of major areas of child growth and development and effective Christian parenting.
This course deals with the issues and challenges involved in organizing an effective Christian home school. Emphasis is on legal regulations; curriculum development; teaching Bible, literacy, science, mathematics, socialization, and history; testing requirements; graduation and record keeping. Upon completion, students should be able to explain and demonstrate a basic knowledge of the issues and challenges in home schooling.
This course is the required first course in a series of two designed to develop the ability to produce clear expository prose. Emphasis is on the writing process including audience analysis, topic selection, thesis support and development, editing, and revision. Upon completion, students should be able to produce unified, coherent, well-developed essays using standard written English.
This course, the second in a series of two, introduces research techniques, documentation styles, and argumentative strategies used in theological writing. Emphasis is placed on analyzing data and incorporating research findings into documented argumentative essays and research projects. Upon completion, students should be able to summarize, paraphrase, interpret, and synthesize information from primary and secondary sources using standard research format and style.
This course introduces selected works from the Pacific, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas from their literary beginnings through the seventeenth century. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to selected works.
This course introduces selected works from the Pacific, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas from the eighteenth century to the present. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to selected works.
This course deals with the ancient Near East, classical Greece and Rome, Middle Ages, the Papacy, Renaissance and Reformation, early nation states and the Thirty Years' War. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in early western civilization.
This course aims to filter the vast array of health-related knowledge available in the world today through sound biblical principles. Emphasis is placed on lifestyle-related wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention within the context of a range of health topics. Upon completing the course, students should be able to demonstrate a cursory understanding of and basic skill set related to: healthy decision-making, consumer health education, healthy weight management, and other skills which will enable them to make health-enhancing choices and engage in health-enhancing activities to improve their quality of life.
This course provides an introduction in a non-technical setting to selected topics in mathematics. Topics may include, but are not limited to, sets, logic, probability, statistics, matrices, mathematical systems, geometry, topology, mathematics of finance, and modeling. Upon completion, students should be able to understand a variety of mathematical applications, think logically, and be able to work collaboratively and independently.
This course deals with the techniques of directing songs in congregational singing, choir rehearsal and performance. Practice includes conducting beat patterns, cues and learning elementary rehearsal techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to show knowledge of the fundamentals of directing songs, to gather information necessary for performing song leading and some choir directing duties, and to demonstrate a knowledge appropriate for congregational song leading.
This is a basic nutrition course with emphasis on nutrients and their relationship to the human body, including human nutritional requirements and nutritive values of various foods. Key issues include dietary standards for diet adequacy and healthy eating for prevention of chronic diseases. Upon completion, students should be able to identify the components of a healthy diet and evaluate his or her own diet, as well as have an understanding of current issues in food systems.
This course is designed to prepare students for service as a Christian camp counselor or activity leader. Emphasisis on techniques of Christian camp counseling and leadership; camp safety, activities and program development. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the various philosophies, administration, and programming of Christian camps; and serve in the capacity of a Christian camp counselor or activity leader.
This course deals with developing, organizing, and coordinating church youth programs. Emphasis is on the development of Christian values in youth and adolescents. Upon completion, students should be able organize and coordinate a youth program in a local congregation.