Liberal Arts Courses
CO101 SPEECH AND COMMUNICATIONS
Business and professional speaking focuses on the processes involved in effective communication in contemporary business and industry. There are two primary emphasis areas in this course: (1) develop your skills in preparing and delivering materials to an audience; (2) develop your skills at participating and leading groups and presenting information to groups (3 credit hours).
C0102 COMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY
This course is a hands-on computer lab with the purpose of assisting in ministry effectiveness through computer software that enhances communication and research. Emphasis will be placed on learning principles of print communications, computer usage, and time spent learning current software which will provide for a more effective ministry. The skills learned will be applied to projects of benefit to the student’s ministry (3 credit hours).
EN101 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1
This course covers the basic elements of English grammar: spelling, syntax, punctuation, and parts of speech (3 credit hours).
EN102 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 2
This course is designed to provide the student with the tools necessary to improve his/her essay writing skills (3 credit hours).
MA101 GENERAL MATHEMATICS
An introductory course in math which includes tools for problem solving, sets and operations on sets, functions, logic, numeration system, algebra-based study of properties of and operations with whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, and real numbers (3 credit hours).
PH201 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
This course is an introductory course which approaches philosophy from both a diachronic (i.e. historical – “through time”) and synchronic (i.e. systematic – “at once”) perspective. The major philosophical issues covered will include truth, epistemology, metaphysics, free will, religion, ethics, human nature, politics, and language. The major philosophers encountered will include, amongst others, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Descartes, Hegel, Hume, Kant, Heidegger, and Derrida (3 credit hours).
PS101 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
This course is designed to familiarize the student with the major areas of psychology. The course is directed toward the understanding of human behavior by dealing with such topics as development of behavior, perception, maturation and emotion, learning, intelligence, personality and mental health. An application of course content to the everyday behavior situations is emphasized (1 credit hour).
RM401 RESEARCH METHODS AND WRITING
This course is a study of the theory and techniques of scholarly research, including bibliographic research, the basics of library science, and the fundamentals of thesis writing (3 credit hours).
SC201 INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SCIENCE
This course is an introduction to Earth Science and the basics of Physics. Topics include: rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, volcanoes and earthquakes, streams, groundwater, glaciers, weather, astronomy, motion, forces, light, atomic structure, and nuclear reactions. (3 credit hours).
SO101 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
This course is an examination of various approaches to sociology and the current social issues in light of classical and contemporary sociological theories. Emphasis is placed on the implications of these issues for the American society and Western culture more broadly. Specific attention is placed on the application of Scripture as it bears on sociological concerns (3 credit hours).
SS401 SENIOR SEMINAR
This course is a research based project that is the capstone for the BABS Degree. The student will produce a forty page thesis on a topic of biblical, theological or religious studies. The student should spend at least 100 hours in preparation for this project. The passing grade for this seminar is 80% (3 credit hours).