Lee University Catalog 2018-2019 
    
    Jun 02, 2020  
Lee University Catalog 2018-2019 [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions


 

Biological Science

  
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    BIOL 495 - Science and Scripture


    Comparative study of related scientific and theological ideology with emphasis on areas of apparent discrepancy. Through lecture, research papers and guided class discussion, an attempt is made to demonstrate the necessity and possibility of harmonizing scientific and Biblical truth. Not to be counted toward an endorsement for teacher certification in biology. Serves as the biology capstone and does not count as a biology elective.

    Prerequisites
    THEO-231 and 90 hours minimum.

    Credit Hours: 3

Business

  
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    BUSN 101 - Introduction to Business


    A survey of the various fields of business designed to acquaint the student with the basic principles and practices involved in the interrelated functions of business.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 201 - Career & Professional Development


    This course assists students in preparing for the job search process. At the end of the course, the student will develop a marketable resume and design a job search strategy using social media sites to conduct research and identify professional prospects. Additionally, the student will develop interviewing skills to facilitate the job search process.

    Prerequisites
    None. Open to any student in any major, for general elective credit.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Notes
    A web-enabled laptop or tablet is required.
  
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    BUSN 205 - Principles of Business Management


    A study of the managerial process which emphasizes the management functions of planning and decision making, organizing, leading, and controlling with an integration of the trends and applications for global and contemporary management practices.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 251 - Business Communications


    This course focuses on developing future managers and professionals in the art of effective communication, both oral and written.  Emphasis is placed on research methods and reporting writing.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 255 - Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector


    This course presents a broad overview of the nonprofit sector. Students will gain an understanding of the challenges and opportunities within the sector, the various domains comprising the sector, and the functions within nonprofit organizations that work together to deliver value to society.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 261 - Introduction to Business Analytics


    This course introduces analytics as a decision-making framework for managers of businesses, nonprofit organizations, and governments.

    Prerequisites
    CISS-101 and MATH-161

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 281,282,283 - Special Topics in Business


    Courses used to comply with requests for special topics and studies in Business. Lecture hours will vary with the courses taught. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Will vary according to topic.

    Credit Hours: 1 (281), 2 (282), or 3 (283)
  
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    BUSN 284 - Principles of Public Relations


    An introduction to public relations for profit and nonprofit organizations. Topics include the history, principles, theories, practices, planning and research of the public relations field. This is the foundational course for all subsequent study in public relations.

    Prerequisites
    COMM-201

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 286 - Principles of Advertising


    This course looks at advertising in society and focuses on the communication aspects of advertising. Topics include types and functions of advertising and the fundamentals of broadcast and publications advertising.

    Prerequisites
    COMM-201

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 291,292,293 - Microenterprise and Economic Development


    A research seminar designed to engage students in an inquiry of issues related to microenterprise and economic development, and its implications for individual development/empowerment. Work by students in both domestic and international, comparative context is explored. The class will utilize partnerships between various non-profit organizations as learning platforms. Students receive one hour credit for every 45 hours of seat time and experiential exercises. The class integrates service learning.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Requires co-requisite enrollment in BUSN-290S.

    Credit Hours: 1 (291), 2 (292), or 3 (293)

  
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    BUSN 303 - Business Law


    A study of the principles of law as applied to business transactions with emphasis on the Uniform Commercial Code, including Contracts, Bailments, Sales and Government Regulation.

    Prerequisites
    BUSN-205

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 304 - Business Law II


    A continuation of BUSN-303 which includes an emphasis on Commercial Paper, Partnerships, Corporations, Agency, Employment and Secured Transactions.

    Prerequisites
    BUSN-303

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 307 - Business Finance


    This course provides an overview of a firm’s investment and financing decisions from the perspective of the corporate manager.  The time-value of money, sources and costs of short-term and long-term financing, financial analysis and interpretation, capital budgeting, and cost of capital determination are studied.

     

    Prerequisites
    ACCT-242 and MATH-161

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    BUSN 345 - Management Science


    This course introduces advanced statistical and quantitative techniques used in managerial decisions.  Topics include decision theory, applications of probability, forecasting, optimization, queuing models, inventory models, linear and multiple regression, and simulation.

     

    Prerequisites
    BUSN-261

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    BUSN 365 - Project Management


    A course designed to develop the students understanding of the fundamental knowledge, processes, terminology, and good practices of project management. Covers all phases of a project, including proposal development, planning, execution and closing.

    Prerequisites
    BUSN-205

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 381,382,383 - Special Topics in Business


    Courses used to comply with requests for special topics and studies in Business. Lecture hours will vary with the courses taught. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Will vary according to topic.

    Credit Hours: 1 (381), 2 (382), or 3 (383)
  
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    BUSN 420 - Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


    An integrated study of the behavioral processes that occur in work settings drawing from research in psychology, sociology, engineering, management, and anthropology. Explores how individual, interpersonal, and organizational processes affect performance and the significance of strategic human resource management for organizational effectiveness.

    Prerequisites
    BUSN-205

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 430 - Financial Analysis and Valuation


    This course is a study of various techniques used in project and enterprise valuation.  Practical methods of discounted cash flow analysis, relative valuation using market multiples, and real options are discussed.

     

    Prerequisites
    BUSN-307 and BUSN-261

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    BUSN 435 - Futures and Options


    An introduction to futures, options, and other derivative securities.  Topics include option valuation models, principles of forward and futures pricing, market structure for derivative securities, and strategies for hedging and speculation.
     

    Prerequisites
    BUSN-307 and BUSN-345

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 440 - International Financial Management


    This course provides a foundation for financial decisions for a global enterprise. International financial markets, exchange rate determination, currency derivatives, exchange rate forecasts, exposure measurement and management, multinational capital budgeting, and cost of capital are covered.

    Prerequisites
    BUSN-307, ECON-311 and BUSN-261

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 451 - Managerial Communication


    A case-analysis approach of the processes involved in managerial communication and the ways business students and managers become more knowledgeable and skilled as communicators.

    Prerequisites
    BUSN-251 and BUSN-205

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 453 - Business Management in Asian Markets


    This course is intended to familiarize students with the factors that shape the Asian business markets by giving students the opportunity to apply and extend basic concepts from other School of Business courses in an Asian context.  Moreover, the course should help students understand and appreciate Asian cultures and their influence on the global marketplace.  The class material will be discussed within a framework of operational and management principles. 

    Prerequisites
    BUSN-205

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 455 - Nonprofit Management and Governance


    This course examines the operational and management practices of non-governmental nonprofit organizations. The distinguishing features of such organizations and their relevance to effective performance-based management are addressed. Also covered are the identification and assessment of various organizational designs, governance, structures, board and community relations, and the impact of the regulatory environment on management decisions.

    Prerequisites
    BUSN-255 or permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 456 - Fiscal Management for Nonprofit Organizations


    This course focuses on the practical application of accounting concepts and processes of financial data analysis for nonprofit organizations. The importance of the management of business information systems will also be discussed. Topics include cash flow management, cost analysis and allocation, investment management, and strategic financial analysis.

    Prerequisites
    BUSN-255 or permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 457 - Resource Development for Nonprofit Organizations


    This course focuses on how best to secure nonprofit revenues through fundraising strategies in consideration of transformational and engaged philanthropy. The organization and development of a strategic fundraising plan will be examined within the context of the organization’s mission, vision, strategic plan, and organizational capacity. The role of the board, staff, and fund development volunteers will also be addressed.

    Prerequisites
    BUSN-255 or permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 458 - Crisis Response Finance and Funding


    This course examines the issues of securing and allocating financial resources in response to a crisis such as a natural disaster.  Topics include budget analysis, budget development, cost and revenue estimation, variance analysis, and strategies for budget execution and evaluation. 

    Prerequisites
    TBA

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 461 - Operations Management


    The course explores the fundamental concepts, models, and techniques of operations in the business firm.  Topics include development and control of the system’s inputs (materials, time, and energies), the system’s output (goods, services and ideas), and the transformation process (flows, facilities, and operating centers).

    Prerequisites
    BUSN-205, BUSN-261, BUSN-307

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 470 - Investments


    This course is an introduction to the basics of investing ranging from descriptive material on how securities are bought and sold to theoretical material on how securities are valued in an efficient financial market. Emphasis is placed on the identification of risks and returns of various investment alternatives.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 479 - Organizational Communication and Leadership


    A course on the role of communication in organizational leadership. Examines organizational behavior from the standpoint of historical and contemporary theories, along with examples and case studies.  Emphasis is placed on the role of communication in the development, maintenance, and management of organizational structures.

    Prerequisites
    BUSN-251 and BUSN-205

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 480 - Risk Management


    This course is an introduction to the nature and functions of risk management. Emphasis is placed on the study of risk management to identify risk exposures and appropriate risk management techniques.

    Prerequisites
    BUSN-307

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 481,482,483 - Special Topics in Business


    Courses used to comply with requests for special topics and studies in Business. Lecture hours will vary with the courses taught. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Will vary according to topic.

    Credit Hours: 1 (481), 2 (482), or 3 (483)
  
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    BUSN 492 - Applied Research in Business


    Applied research is designed to provide practical field experience for upper level department majors and minors.  Its intent is to provide an environment wherein students can apply theoretical concepts learned in the traditional classroom setting to situations in an internship site.  The internship is an extension of the classroom that provides a bridge for students to future employment opportunities, and allows them to exercise their faith-based values in a supervised work environment.

    Prerequisites
    3.0 GPA, approval of application, at least junior status before research semester, enrolled as a business major or minor OR permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 1 to 6
    Notes
    While BUSN-492 may be taken for 1 - 6 credit hours, most students will take a 3 minimum 3 credit hours internship. Students in the Division of Adult Learning will enroll in BUSN-492 for 3 credit hours.
  
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    BUSN 495 - Business Ethics


    Explores moral principles in the context of Christian values with application to modern standard business practices. Emphasis will be placed on ethical decision-making in the business arena.

    Prerequisites
    THEO-231, BUSN-205, and ECON-312

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 497 - Strategic Management


    This course introduces the key concepts, tools, and principles of strategy formulation and competitive analysis. It is concerned with managerial decisions and actions that affect the performance and survival of business enterprises. The course is focused on information, analyses, organizational processes, skills, and business judgment managers must use to devise strategies, position their businesses, define firm boundaries and maximize long-term profits in the face of uncertainty and competition.

    Prerequisites
    MKTG-309, BUSN-461, ECON-311, ECON-312

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 500 - Independent Research


    This course introduces students to the concepts and philosophies underlying academic research in business.  The processes, assumptions, strengths, and weaknesses of the scientific method are explored together with alternative paradigms.  Students will define a research problem and conduct the necessary research to address the problem.  The course may be taken a maximum of 4 times for a total of 12 hours of elective credit.  Does not fulfill any MBA program requirements.

    Prerequisites
    MBA program admission.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 510 - Management Philosophy and Ethics


    The management discipline finds its roots dating back to at least as early as biblical times and began to take shape in the late 15th Century. The historical context is presented as an introduction to different worldviews and the basis of ethical systems as a foundation for students to develop a personal philosophy of management.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 514 - Organizational Theory


    This course will examine the characteristics of organizations as systems; focusing on the goals that organizations pursue and the competitive strategies used to reach those goals. It will explore the basic concepts of organizational structure, the environments, culture, change, and decision processes. It will also study the nature of conflict and use of power and political tactics to reduce conflict. Each of these organizational elements will be viewed in the context of increasing management effectiveness and efficiency and adapting organizations to modern, changing environments.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 518 - Marketing Management


    This course will address current trends and recent shifts in marketing that have occurred due to the changing competitive environment. Woven throughout the course will be four dimensions of holistic marketing that define modern marketing management: internal marketing, integrated marketing, relationship marketing, and performance marketing. The course emphasizes the impact of interactive media and strategic applications of marketing management.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 520 - Business Analytics


    This course is a case-based approach to the techniques of problem solving, optimization and business modeling using the concepts of statistics and management science in a spreadsheet environment. The course focuses on the practical application of quantitative analytical techniques and data analysis.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 525 - Operations Management


    This course will address contemporary trends and advancements in operational management. The focus will be on the drivers of establishing operations as a competitive advantage including the Toyota Production System (TPS) and measurement system, internal profit pool analysis, value enhancement via Lean Sigma, and material and information flow optimization. The course emphasizes creating and sustaining stakeholder value and wealth through the operational functions of the organization.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 530 - Managerial Economics


    This course seeks to equip the student with the analytical tools of economic analysis used to make rational managerial decisions. Microeconomic concepts of supply and demand, production, cost, and market structure are combined with macroeconomic issues concerning fiscal and monetary policy to develop an understanding of the relationship between an enterprise and the economic environment. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to utilize economic reasoning to improve managerial decisions.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 534 - Accounting for Managers


    This course will address important strategic issues in financial and managerial accounting. Topics covered include financial statements, financial analysis, and cost accounting. An emphasis will be placed on the role of accounting in the strategic plan of an organization.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 538 - Financial Management


    This course focuses on the financial management of both publicly held and private corporations. Students are presented with a conceptual framework for understanding and addressing the financial issues commonly faced by organizations. Topics covered include the valuation and role of debt and equity, capital acquisition and the organization of domestic and international financial markets, the relationship between risk and return, capital budgeting/project evaluation techniques, cost of capital, cash flow estimation, project risk analysis, real options, company valuation and capital structure decisions.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 540 - Legal Environment of Business


    This course presents an analysis of the legal issues facing managers in a global economy including evaluation of contract law, business enterprises, employment law, environment law, and the regulation of business competition from a strategic planning perspective.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 580 - Experiential Management


    This course integrates coursework, knowledge, skills and experiential learning to enable the student to demonstrate a broad mastery of managerial tools applied to real problems through the completion of a comprehensive project.

    Prerequisites
    Program Director Approval

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    BUSN 595 - Strategic Management


    This course will focus on the integration of content from previous courses in the MBA curriculum.  Students will make decisions while considering the impact of accounting, finance, organizational theory, marketing, operations, and information systems. Moreover, students will demonstrate quantitative skill as they implement analytical skills from earlier courses.  Students will be expected to demonstrate how to create value for an organization as they identify, develop, and implement competencies in a global economy.

    Prerequisites
    Program Director Approval

    Credit Hours: 3

Chemistry

  
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    CHEM 101 - Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry


    A foundational level chemistry course for Nursing and Exercise Science majors.  Examines components of matter and measurement, dimensional analysis, atomic structure, nuclear medicine and safety, periodic table, bonding, polarity, hydrogen bonding, ions and electrolytes, chemical reactions, equilibrium, solutions, acids and bases, pH, gases, organic functional groups, nomenclature, properties and reactions, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and metabolism.  Requires co-requisite enrollment in CHEM-101L.

    Prerequisites
    • Minimum composite ACT of 21 or (SAT equivalent - RSAT 1090 / SAT 1490)


    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    For Nursing majors, as well as students majoring in Exercise Science. Not intended for Biology, Chemistry, or Health Science majors.
  
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    CHEM 101L - Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry Lab


    A foundational level chemistry laboratory course, intended to complement the CHEM-101 lecture, to provide laboratory skill and application, and to reinforce concepts introduced in CHEM-101 lecture. Requires co-requisite enrollment in CHEM-101. Not intended for biology, chemistry, or health science majors.

    Prerequisites
    Minimum composite ACT of 21 or (SAT equivalent - RSAT 1090 / SAT 1490)

    Must be concurrently enrolled in CHEM-101.

    Credit Hours: 1

  
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    CHEM 110 - Principles of General Chemistry


    A foundational level chemistry course for Health Science majors.  The course examines components of matter and measurement, dimensional analysis, atomic structure, nuclear medicine and safety, periodic table, bonding, polarity, hydrogen bonding, ions and electrolytes, chemical reactions, equillibrium, solutions, acids and bases, pH, and gases foundational for health science fields.  Requires co-requisite enrollment in CHEM-110L.

    Credit Hours: 4
    Notes
    Not intended for Biology and Chemistry majors.
  
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    CHEM 111 - General Chemistry I


    Matter and measurement, early atomic theory, nomenclature, stoichiometry, aqueous reactions, thermochemistry, electronic structure, periodic properties, chemical bonding theories, molecular geometry, gases, intermolecular forces, liquids and solids are studied. Requires co-requisite enrollment in CHEM-111L.

    Prerequisites
    ACT Math score of 24 or above (or SAT equivalent), or completion of MATH-171 or higher.

    Credit Hours: 4
  
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    CHEM 112 - General Chemistry II


    Properties of solutions, reaction rates, chemical kinetics, equilibria, acid/base equilibria, solubility, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, radioactivity and nuclear chemistry, transition metal chemistry are studied. Requires co-requisite enrollment in CHEM-112L.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-111 with a grade of C- or better.

    Credit Hours: 4
  
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    CHEM 113 - Principles of Organic and Biochemistry


    Fundamentals of organic and biochemistry as observed in living systems in health and disease.  Organic functional groups, nomenclature, properties and reactions, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and metabolism.  

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-110 or CHEM-111 with a grade of C- or better.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Not intended for Biology or Chemistry majors.
  
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    CHEM 119 - Principles of Organic and Biochemistry Lab


    Introductory concepts in organic and biochemistry will be reinforced by the use of basic qualitative techniques to identify various organic functional groups, proteins, carbohydrates and lipids. In addition, the synthesis and isolation of naturally occurring organic and biochemical compounds will be introduced. 

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-110 or CHEM-111 with a grade of C- or better.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Notes
    Not intended for Biology or Chemistry majors.
  
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    CHEM 271 - 274 - Special Topics in Chemistry


    A course used to comply with requests for special topics and studies in chemistry. Lecture and laboratory hours will vary with the courses taught. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-112.

    Credit Hours: 1-4
    When Offered
    Offered on demand.
  
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    CHEM 281 - Organic Chemistry I


    Introduction to the classification, structure, reactions, reaction mechanisms, synthesis, and stereochemistry of carbon compounds. 

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-112 with a grade of C- or better.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHEM 282 - Organic Chemistry II


    A continuation of CHEM-281. Introduces spectroscopy and explores the reactions, reaction mechanisms, and synthesis of the remaining classes of organic compounds. 

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-281 with a grade of C- or better.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHEM 287 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory


    The reinforcement of selected material from CHEM-281 will be accomplished in the laboratory by acquiring proficiency in basic laboratory techniques, isolating naturally occurring organic compounds and synthesizing other organic compounds. 

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-281.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    CHEM 289 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory


    The reinforcement of selected material from CHEM-281 and 282 will be accomplished in the laboratory by the isolation of naturally occurring organic compounds and the synthesis of other organic compounds. 

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-281 with a grade of C- or better.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHEM 321 - Biochemistry I


    Emphasis on human biochemistry and a study of the chemical composition of living matter and of the chemical and biological changes that occur in it during life processes: the chemistry and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, nucleotides, and the biosynthesis of nucleic acids and proteins.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-281 with a grade of C- or better.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHEM 322 - Biochemistry II


    A continuation of CHEM-321 with emphasis on human biochemistry of hormones, vitamins, enzymes, blood, urine, nutrition, chemistry of respiration, citric acid cycle, and the electron transport chain.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-321 or BIOL-303.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHEM 323 - Biochemical Synthesis and Molecular Biology


    A continuation of CHEM-322 with emphasis on human chemical and biological changes that occur including biosynthesis of lipids, amino acids and nucleotides in relation to metabolism and gene replication and expression.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-322.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHEM 329 - Biochemistry Laboratory


    An introduction to biochemical technique, which will include isolation, classification and quantification of both proteins and genetic material. These experiments will serve to reinforce material learned from the lectures. This course is designed for juniors or seniors.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-321 or BIOL-303.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHEM 351 - Quantitative Analysis I


    Statistical analysis and data handling, acid-base equilibria in water, stoichiometry, oxidation-reduction system, applications of volumetric titrations, elementary spectrophotometry and potentiometric methods, and principles of gravimetry and separation techniques. Requires co-requisite enrollment in CHEM-351L.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-281 and MATH-161.

    Credit Hours: 4
  
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    CHEM 352 - Instrumental Analysis: Spectroscopic Identification of Organic Compounds


    This course will introduce the student to common laboratory instrumentation and will include theory as well as hands on use, when possible.  Signal noise theory, electromagnetic radiation, basic use of mass spectroscopy (MS), and elemental analysis (EA) are covered. Infra-red spectroscopy (IR), 1H and 13C NMR, and two-dimensional NMR are covered in depth. Students demonstrate proficiency in these instrumentations by identifying a series of organic unknown compounds in the laboratory setting.  Requires co-requisite enrollment in CHEM-352L.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-289.

    Credit Hours: 4
  
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    CHEM 371 - 374 - Special Topics in Chemistry


    A course used to comply with requests for special topics and advanced studies in chemistry. Lecture and laboratory hours vary with the courses taught. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-289.

    Credit Hours: 1-4
    When Offered
    Offered on demand.
  
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    CHEM 380 - Introduction To Research


    Fundamentals of scientific research including what science is, the scientific method, experimental design, statistical analysis, scientific literature, and writing a scientific paper. Students will be responsible for conducting a literature search pertaining to an aspect of ongoing research in the department at that time. In addition, a research proposal will be prepared by the student in preparation for participation in the departmental research program the following semester.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-281.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Offered on demand.
  
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    CHEM 381 - Research


    The application of the fundamentals of scientific research learned in CHEM-380. The student will conduct the research described in his/her research proposal under the supervision of a research advisor. The student will initially become familiar with the procedures, techniques, and equipment involved in the project. Subsequently, the research will be conducted, data gathered, and the analysis and interpretation of data will be initiated in preparation for a written and oral presentation of the research findings.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-380.

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    Offered on demand.
  
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    CHEM 382 - Research


    Continuation of CHEM-381.

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    Offered on demand.
  
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    CHEM 383 - Research


    Continuation of CHEM-382.

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    Offered on demand.
  
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    CHEM 421 - Inorganic Chemistry


    An upper level introduction to the many aspects of inorganic chemistry. Some topics will be an indepth continuation of general chemistry topics. A study of the metals and their reactivity, simple bonding theories through molecular orbital theory, acid-base/ donor acceptor chemistry, coordination compounds and their structure, bonding and reactivity, main group chemistry, and organometallic chemistry. Requires co-requisite enrollment in CHEM-423.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-282.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHEM 423 - Chemical Applications of Group Theory and Lab


    An introduction to Group Theory. Topics that will be covered include symmetry elements and operations, point group identification, creating matrices, degenerate and non-degenerate representations. These topics will lead to a discussion of how this applies to chemical bonding, molecular vibrations and infra-red vibrational spectroscopy. Requires co-requisite enrollment in CHEM-421.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-282.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    CHEM 438 - Research Design


    The reinforcement of experimental and/or theoretical methods related to physical chemistry through the development of an independent research proposal and generation of preliminary data to test the hypotheses / predictions described in the proposal.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-289.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    CHEM 439 - Physical Chemistry Research


    The reinforcement of selected material from CHEM-441 and 442 will be accomplished in the laboratory by using Infra-red, UV-VIS, NMR, and other instrumentation to analyze thermodynamic variables and quantum level behavior of both inorganic and organic compounds.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-438.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    CHEM 440 - Chemistry Research and Defense


    The reinforcement of material from previous chemistry courses will be accomplished in the laboratory as students execute research proposed in CHEM-438. Students will apply theories studied in chemistry to solve real-world problems.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-438

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    CHEM 441 - Survey of Physical Chemistry


    An introduction to thermodynamics and equilibrium, kinetics, quantum mechanics, and spectroscopy. Application of physics, calculus, and chemistry to physical chemistry problems.

    Prerequisites
    PHYS-281 and MATH-271

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHEM 442 - Physical Chemistry


    An in-depth investigation of statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, kinetics, quantum mechanics, and spectroscopy.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-441 (MATH-273 strongly recommended)

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHEM 465/475 - Practicum in Teaching


    A practicum which gives students the opportunity to gain teaching experience, enhance their knowledge of natural science and mathematics, and acquire skills that make them more attractive to prospective graduate schools.

    Prerequisites
    Requires approval of application and permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Notes
    Repeatable for credit for a maximum of two enrollments.
  
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    CHEM 485 - Internship in Teaching Chemistry


    An internship which gives students the opportunity to gain teaching experience, enhance their knowledge of chemistry, and acquire skills that make them more attractive to prospective graduate schools.

    Prerequisites
    Completion of 15 hours of CHEM major coursesl, approval of apoplication, and permission from instructor.

    Credit Hours: 0
  
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    CHEM 491 - Senior Research


    Experience in science research projects under supervision of staff members.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-289, Senior status, and permission of department chairperson. Grade point average of 3.0 is recommended.

    Credit Hours: 1-4
    When Offered
    Offered on demand.
  
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    CHEM 492 - Professional Presentation


    A course designed to give academic credit to those students who excel by preparing a research paper worthy of publication in a reputable scientific journal and/or presentation to an annual meeting of a recognized scientific society.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-289 and consent of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1

Children’s Ministry

  
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    CHLM 264 - Creative Communication for Ministry


    This course will seek to approach a study of homiletics from a nontraditional perspective, while at the same time retaining the integrity of the pulpit. It will integrate various creative forms of preaching and teaching into sermon preparation so the student will be able to communicate the Gospel to diverse age groups of people with a wide variety of background and interests.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHLM 291 - Special Topics Seminar


    A course presenting geographical, theological, biblical and current perspectives of Children’s Ministries which are beyond the scope of courses within the major disciplines of the department.

    Prerequisites
    CHED/CHLM-342.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Notes
    Courses are repeatable for credit.
  
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    CHLM 292 - Special Topics Seminar


    A course presenting geographical, theological, biblical and current perspectives of Children’s Ministries which are beyond the scope of courses within the major disciplines of the department.

    Prerequisites
    CHED/CHLM-342.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Notes
    Courses are repeatable for credit.
  
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    CHLM 293 - Special Topics Seminar


    A course presenting geographical, theological, biblical and current perspectives of Children’s Ministries which are beyond the scope of courses within the major disciplines of the department.

    Prerequisites
    CHED/CHLM-342.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Courses are repeatable for credit.
  
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    CHLM 342 - Christian Education of Children


    A study of the characteristics, interests and needs of children under twelve years of age. Emphasis is placed on the organization, administration, methods, and materials of the children’s division of the church.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHLM 345 - Children’s Ministry Programming


    This course will seek to provide students with an understanding of the major components of a successful church-based children’s program. Included will be the design and implementation of the children’s church; Sunday school and alternatives; children’s crusades and/or VBS; various age level clubs; choir programs and evangelism opportunities. The student will also be exposed to the latest resources available for each of these areas of ministry.

    Prerequisites
    CHED/CHLM-342.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHLM 361 - Child Evangelism


    This course is a study of principles, programming and strategy needed in today’s culture to develop an evangelizing children’s ministry. An emphasis will be placed upon practical application within the church setting by the church leadership.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHLM 390 - Internship


    This internship will provide the student with extensive supervised experience in Children’s Ministry. A minimum of one hundred and fifty (150) hours of work in an approved children’s ministry context is required.

    Prerequisites
    Major in Children’s Ministry, junior or senior classification and completion of CHED-241 and CHED/CHLM-342.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHLM 420 - Pastoring Children


    This course will guide the student in formulating a pastoral approach to children’s ministry. Included in this will be development of a biblically-based philosophy of children’s ministry; an examination of key sections of scripture leading to the development of a biblical view of children; and the development of a pastoral approach to ministry to families, including those who have special needs children.

    Prerequisites
    CHED/CHLM-342.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHLM 421 - Models of Children’s Ministry


    This course is an examination of contemporary models of children’s ministry, considering their theological bases and ministry implications. The objectives, leadership styles, decision-making processes, program approaches and relevant resources of various models will be considered.

    Prerequisites
    CHED/CHLM-342.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHLM 450 - Senior Seminar in Ministry


    This course is a senior capstone course for Children, Discipleship and Youth ministry majors. The seminar class will engage students about issues of their vocational area of ministry. Issues such as calling, training, church expectations and cultural awareness will be discussed, particularly in relation to the student’s impending employment in church related fields. 

    Prerequisites
    CHLM-390 or DISM-390 or YTHM-390

    Credit Hours: 3

Christian Education

  
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    CHED 241 - Educational Ministry of the Church


    A study of the basic principles and practices of organizing, administering, and supervising a balanced program of Christian Education. A wide variety of educational agencies of the church will be considered. The functions of the board of Christian Education and the role of church workers will be examined including the work of the director of Christian Education.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
    This course is also available for students in a Division of Adult Learning program.
  
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    CHED 320 - Multiple Staff Ministry


    Students will review the ministry roles of a church staff and will seek to understand the basic concepts of human relationships in the context of ministry. Through personality profile tests students will seek a better understanding of their personal development and role as a staff member. Pschological and scriptural approaches to resolving conflict will be considered.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHED 340 - Spiritual Formation and Discipleship


    This course briefly surveys the human life span relative to moral and faith development. A Christian perspective of Piaget and Kohlberg will be considered. Christian discipleship will be examined, seeking implications for Christian education in the life of the individual and the church.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC-200 and THEO-230

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    CHED 341 - Principles of Teaching in Christian Education


    This course deals with the teaching-learning process in relation to Christian education, including a look at how to study the Bible and teach it to individuals in light of their interests and needs.

    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: CHED-241.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    CHED 342 - Christian Education of Children


    A study of the characteristics, interests, and needs of children under twelve years of age. Emphasis is placed on the organization, administration, methods, and materials of the children’s ministries of the church.

    Prerequisites
    CHED-241

     

    Credit Hours: 3
    This course is available for students in a Division of Adult Learning program.

  
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    CHED 345 - Christian Education of Youth


    A study of the characteristics and needs of adolescents, junior high, senior high and older youth. Consideration is given to the development of a sound, practical Christian education program that will win and hold young people. Emphasis is placed on preparation and presentation of youth worship services.

    Prerequisites
    CHED-241

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    CHED 348 - Principles of Leadership in Christian Education


    A study of the basic concepts of leadership with special emphasis on volunteer leadership. A program for discovering, recruiting, and developing leaders (especially for leadership at the local church level) will be surveyed.

    Prerequisites
    CHED-241.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    CHED 442 - Christian Education of Adults


    A course introducing students to the characteristics and expanding needs of young, middle-aged, and older adults in a continuing program of adult Christian Education. Special emphasis is placed on the role of parents and the home in Christian Education.

    Prerequisites
    DAL prerequisite:  CHED-241.

     

    Credit Hours: 3
    DAL

 

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