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Biblical Studies

BIB 101 Biblical Interpretation

A study of the literal-grammatical-historical method of interpreting the Bible. This course enables students to determine what the Bible says, what it means by what it says, and how to apply it in their lives. A “Study Tools” lab is integrated into the course.

BIB 104 Genesis to Song of Solomon

A survey of the books of Genesis to Song of Solomon in their historical, literary, and cultural context. The course features the main teachings in each book and equips students with practical principles for Christian living.

BIB 105 Ancient Israel and its Literature

This course provides an analysis of the Old Testament within the literary and theological context of the whole Bible. It focuses on the theological, literary, and historical dimensions of the Old Testament text and story; draws theological connections to major themes and figures of the Old Testament; and makes application to modern Christianity, both corporate (church) and personal (spiritual growth).

BIB 205 Early Christianity and Its Literature

A survey of the entire New Testament with a focus on the redemptive movement of God in the life and ministry of Jesus and in the Apostles from the Epistles to Revelation. Life application is stressed.

BIB 303 Pentateuch

An exposition of the first five books of the Bible. The student will learn about the development of various covenants, characters, and events as well the Exodus from Egypt, the Mosaic covenant, and the institution of Levitical worship.

BIB 304 Theology

This course introduces students to the study of theology. Special focus will be given to the study of the Bible, God, the person and work of Jesus Christ, and salvation. The course will also provide a brief introduction to the study of the Holy Spirit, the church, and end times. Students will learn to discover theology in Scripture and apply the theology learned to everyday life.

BIB 307 Romans

A thorough study of Paul’s letter to the church in Rome. The course will emphasize current scholarly debate in Pauline theology.

BIB 311 Acts of the Apostles

A study of the early church against the Jewish and Greco/Roman backgrounds of the first century. Particular attention is given to the uniqueness of the church, the transitional nature of the book, and the life of the apostle Paul.

CMI 102 Intercultural Studies

An introductory course that examines the biblical basis for missions and evangelism and surveys the practices and procedures used. Includes the study of communication of the gospel cross-culturally and methods of discipling new believers.

History, Philosophy & Political Science

HIS 101 World History I

A survey, with a Biblical perspective, of the development of World History from ancient times to the Protestant Reformation, including Church history and Christian apologetics.

HIS 102 World History II

A survey, with a Biblical perspective, of the development of World History from the Protestant Reformation to the present time, including Church history and Christian apologetics.

HIS 103 United States History I

A survey of the history of the United States from its colonial beginnings to the Civil War.

HIS 310 History of Christianity

This seminar-style course combines two survey courses: History of Christianity I and II. We begin with the Complex Inter-Testamental Period as background for the nascent apostolic witness communities. Next we examine primary sources essential for the study of ecclesiastical history. Remaining sessions, era by era, will highlight; institutional developments, theological controversies & schisms, influential leaders & movements that comprise Christianity’s legacy.

PHI 101 Philosophy

A systematic approach to the analysis of philosophical problems. The course will examine classic philosophical issues, including the problem of evil, the existence of God, the nature of knowledge, the basis of morality and value, and the primary alternatives offered down through the history of Western thought.

PHI 201 Contemporary Ethics

A seminar that examines the nature of ethical judgments, major expressions of ethical theory, and the structure of moral reasoning within a theistic context. A major part of the course consists of discussion of contemporary moral issues.

POL 150 American Government

This course focuses on the historical background, structure, organization, and functioning of the American government, specifically the three institutions of the federal government (Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Presidency). The course will trace the creation, development, and operation of each branch of government from its Constitutional beginnings until today. Required for all political science majors.

Business

BUS 101 Introduction to Business

Introduction to Business is a complete introduction to business, demonstrating the cause and effect relationships between functional areas and operations in a competitive, interactive environment. Students take over a simulated company with one product straddling two market segments. In each round, decisions are made in research and development, production, marketing and finance. Additional modules can be activated in human resources, total quality management and sustainability, and ethics.

BUS 232 Personal Money Management

A biblically-based survey of financial management methods for individuals and households, with emphasis upon Christian stewardship principles. Topics include financial planning and goal setting, budgeting, income tax preparation, banking and credit, savings and investment, major purchase evaluation, home ownership, purchasing insurance, retirement planning, and personal financial software.

BUS 301 Business Law

An overview of the legal environment for businesses. Topics include business contracts, agreements, and partnerships; government regulation; product liability and business negligence; security agreements and bankruptcy; and property, real estate, and tax law. Prerequisite: ENG 101 and ENG 102.

BUS 311 Economics for Managers

BUS 340 Principles of Management

An introduction to the basic principles involved with the management of an organization. An overview of strategic planning, organizational structures, leadership, human resource management, control mechanisms, organization behavior, managing conflict and change, and other related topics. Prerequisite: BUS 101

BUS 341 Business Ethics

Development and application of moral and ethical thinking to business situations and ethical dilemmas. Special attention is given to the application of biblical principles to business practices and actions. Prerequisite: BUS 101 and BUS 301.

BUS 342 Organizational Behavior

A study of the structural and interpersonal dynamics affecting the functioning of organizations. Topics include communication strategy, team building, conflict resolution, and motivational theory. Special emphasis will be given to the social, psychological, and cultural aspects of organizational behavior. Prerequisite: Bus 340.

BUS 350 Principles of Marketing

An introduction to the basic concepts and strategies employed in marketing products, services, and ideas in a free economy and society. An overview of product development and positioning, pricing strategy, distribution decisions, sales promotion, advertising, public relations, market segmentation, consumer behavior, and other topics related to modern marketing. Prerequisite: BUS 101

BUS 352 Selling and Sales Management

A study of the process involved in personal selling and the management of the sales force. Sales presentations are discussed, and topics such as prospecting, closing, and referrals are emphasized. Next, the management of the sales force is covered, including issues such as employee selection, compensation systems, sales force retention, and motivation. Each student will deliver a number of sales presentations, and these will be recorded and analyzed by the class.

BUS 440 Human Resource Management

An overview of personnel administration within organizations. Topics include planning, staffing, training, compensation, appraisal, and labor relations. Special emphasis will be given to contemporary legal and ethical issues in the work environment. Prerequisite: BUS 340.

BUS 454 Entrepreneurship

A study of the opportunities and risks associated with the launching and management of a new business venture. Course content includes business plan development, capital fund raising, and small business management. Special emphasis will be given to identifying the traits and behaviors of successful entrepreneurs. Prerequisites: BUS 330, BUS 340, BUS 350.

BUS 454 Entrepreneurship

A study of the opportunities and risks associated with the launching and management of a new business venture. Course content includes business plan development, capital fund raising, and small business management. Special emphasis will be given to identifying the traits and behaviors of successful entrepreneurs. Prerequisites: BUS 330, BUS 340, BUS 350.

ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics

An introduction to basic macroeconomic theory, terminology, and policy. An overview of the U.S. economy, fiscal and monetary policy, money and banking, national production, trade, interest rates, inflation, unemployment, and other topics related to a national economic system

ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics

An introduction to the microeconomic principles that govern business firms and other organizations. Emphasis will be placed on understanding market structures, market efficiencies, production costs, competition, and pricing theory.

English

ENG 102 English Composition II

Students will deepen their college-level writing skills by fostering a maturing knowledge of information literacy and library research. Students will integrate quality research sources into a formal research paper. Prerequisite: ENG 101.

ENG 321 English Literature I

Medieval, Renaissance, and 18th century literature. Emphasis on major writers and their works in their literary and historical contexts. Includes study and practice in terminology, methods, and objectives of the study of literature.

ENG 343 American Literature I

American literature from colonial times to 1865. Emphasis is on major writers and the themes of nationalism, romanticism, realism, naturalism, and modernism. Includes study and practice in terminology, methods, and objectives of the study of literature.

ENG 431 C.S. Lewis

An in-depth study of the works and life of C.S. Lewis, as novelist and Christian apologist.

Math & Science

MAT 100 Mathematical Concepts

A study of the basic concepts of arithmetic, number theory, elementary algebra, informal geometry, probability, and statistics. This is a course designed to meet the needs of the prospective elementary education teachers. This course is a prerequisite for Mathematics in the Elementary School. Prerequisite: ACU mathematics proficiency and placement required.

MAT 112 College Algebra

Linear and quadratic functions, systems of linear equations, logarithmic and exponential functions, sequences, series, and combinatorics. Prerequisite: ACU mathematics proficiency and placement required.

MAT 210 Introduction to Statistics

A survey of the statistical methods used for research in business and behavioral science. Topics include probability, distribution, sampling, estimation, correlation, and regression, measures of confidence, and hypothesis testing. Prerequisite: MAT 102 or MAT 112 or equivalent.

PSC 100 Survey of Physical Science w/Lab

An introduction to the basic concepts and principles of physical science. The course includes the philosophy of science, the scientific method, the metric system, physics, chemistry, geology, and astronomy. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week. Lab fee required.

PSC 100L Survey of Physical Science Lab

An introduction to the basic concepts and principles of physical science. The course includes the philosophy of science, the scientific method, the metric system, physics, chemistry, geology, and astronomy. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week. Lab fee required.

Psychology

PSY 202 General Psychology

An introduction to psychology as a scientific discipline concerned with the study of human behavior. In light of a Christian worldview, consideration is given to human development, emotion, perception, learning, personality, intelligence as well as measurement and application of psychological principles. Respect for cultural diversity is practiced throughout the course. Prerequisites: none

PSY 320 Cross-Cultural Counseling

This course is designed to assist the student in preparation for work with American subcultures, American minority groups, and internationals living in the United States. The course also explores how one works with culture overseas, such as in missions. Ethical practice and valuing diversity is emphasized. The course uses research literature to inform students in their interaction with diverse cultures. Attention is given to the psychological needs of missionaries and the children of missionaries. Prerequisite: PSY 202, PSY 311

PSY 400 Human Sexuality

An examination of human sexual functioning, behavior, relationships, and feelings. Issues of sexuality are discussed within spiritual, psychological, cultural, and medical/health related perspectives in light of a Christian worldview. Ethical practice of treatment and diagnosis of sexual issues is highlighted. Empirical data will be privileged over popular and political ideology. Prerequisite: PSY 202, PSY 312.

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