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

Course Descriptions


 

Christian Education

  
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    CHED 444 - Ministry to the Family


    An examination of the contemporary Christian family will be conducted. Biblical principles will be examined. along with a study of the whole and fragmented family within the church. The course will also examine the methods and programs of the church and their contribution to the Christian home, along with the resources and techniques available to parents. Intergenerational ministry will also be examined.

    Credit Hours: 3

Christian Leadership

  
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    CLDR 300 - Religion Colloquy


    Weekly discussion of selected topics to be continued throughout the semester.

    Credit Hours: 1-3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    CLDR 301 - Introduction to Christian Leadership


    A survey of leadership principles and ideas offered provide a sound basis for effective ministry. Attention will be given to contemporary models of ministry leadership that have been successful in the contemporary cultural environment.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    CLDR 302 - Theology of Leadership


    This course approaches the issue of Christian leadership from a biblical/ theological perspective. Theological engagement on issues of calling, vocation, character, and ethics will serve as a foundational base for construction of a Christian leadership model. Biblical models or examples of leadership will be examined in their context and considered for their appropriateness within contemporary settings. The focus of the course is theological construction, but attention is also given to a critique of existing models of leadership that have been embraced by the Christian Church.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    CLDR 303 - Value-Based Leadership


    An approach to ministry praxis that concentrates on biblical and theological aspects of leadership issues that serve to create spiritual balance and well-being. Consideration is given to family and personal matters, professional advancement, and value assessment. The example of Jesus is emphasized as a model for leadership in a post-modern society.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    CLDR 304 - Change Issues in Leadership


    A consideration of change issues in society and church with an emphasis on the ministry leader becoming an agent of change in a ministry setting. Change is examined from a theological basis that is extended to the practice of ministry.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    CLDR 310 - Conflict Management and Problem Solving


    This course represents an overview of various models for conflict management and problem solving with an emphasis on developing models for application in a local church or personal ministry setting.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    CLDR 320 - Communication and Interpersonal Skills


    This course will focus on the basic principles and concepts of communication and interpersonal skills that influence organizational effectiveness. Self assessments, case studies, and field studies will provide a framework for testing and observing the principles.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    CLDR 401 - Leadership and Administration


    This course will focus on the roles of leadership in the administrative tasks of an organization. A definition and description of leadership in the context of the necessary administrative function of a leader provides the framework for understanding the principles to create organization mission, vision, and strategic operating structures and procedures. Self assessments, group case studies, and field projects provide a context to observe and test theories and principles.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    CLDR 410 - Developing Local Church Leadership


    An examination of concepts of leadership for ministry settings, with a focus on team building and application. Emphasis is placed on the value of individuals for leadership teams and the process for personal assessments for team building. Coaching and mentoring will be examined as methods of developing local church leadership.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    CLDR 420 - Ministering in the Community Context


    A study of methods for assessing local churches and communities with the intent of developing ministry strategies that can impact communities for fulfilling the mission of the church. Various analytical tools will be employed to enhance understanding of churches and communities. Emphasis will be placed on the development of social/ benevolent ministries as a central aspect of the church’s mission.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    CLDR 430 - Cross-Cultural Leadership


    A study of cross-cultural leadership methodologies that focus on applications within urban and mission settings. Principles of cross-cultural leadership theory will be examined, with emphasis placed on the concept that all social encounters and ministry settings present some need for applying cross-cultural approaches to ministry leadership.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    CLDR 440 - Leadership and Groups


    This course will focus on importance of forming and developing groups in a productive organization. A view of the nature of groups and the unique human behavior within effective groups provides a foundation for discerning the leader’s role in forming and training effective group leaders. Motivation, empowerment, and collaborative skills form the innovative and systemic core of developing productive teams. Self assessments, group case studies and field projects will provide a context to observe and test theories and principles.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    CLDR 450 - Leadership Management Practicum


    Students will complete an approved practicum in the area of their degree program emphasis. The design of the practicum, practicum site, and where needed its supervisor must be approved by the faculty assigned to the course. Depending on individual circumstances, and in consultation with the course instructor students may complete the practicum through one of three possible options: 1) An ongoing supervised internship, 2) An analysis and evaluation of a ministry experience, or 3) Completion of a Senior Reflection Paper. Final evaluations and submission of a final grade will be the responsibility of the principal faculty member.


    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    CLDR 460 - Senior Capstone Experience


    This capstone course is designed to be both retrospective and integrative, providing an opportunity for students to synthesize, analyze, and demonstrate salient leadership principles.  Students will complete a senior reflection paper in the area of their degree program emphasis, on a topic that is approved by the faculty assigned to the course.  They are expected to demonstrate skill in analysis of pertinent literature, write with purpose and clarity, and provide evidence of an understanding of the relationship between calling and scholarship.  In addition, leadership theories, styles, and strategies may be incorporated.  There can be opportunities for students to demonstrate integration of their personal ethics and vision of leadership.

    Prerequisites
    Students must have completed all of the 100-, 200-, and 300-level courses required in the specific ministry leadership emphasis.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CLDR 475 - Legal Foundations for Church Leaders


    This course has been designed as an introduction to legal foundations relevant to church leadership and administration. The course addresses substantive legal issues pertaining to authority, rights, privileges, responsibilities and liabilities of church and ministry leaders as well as others involved in church administration. Special emphasis is placed on principles and practices for avoiding legal pitfalls.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.

Christian Ministry

  
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    CHMN 150 - Mission of the Church


    This course will focus on the biblical, holistic and contextual mission of the church: worship, evangelism, discipleship, benevolence, social justice and stewardship. It is designed as the gateway course to the majors in the Department of Christian Ministries.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHMN 205 - Global Ministry and Benevolence


    This course presents geographical, theological, biblical, and current perspectives on doing benevolence missions such as global perspectives trips. Each student will participate in a short-term benevolence ministry.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHMN 210 - Personal Evangelism


    This introductory course is designed to equip students to think strategically and act compassionately in the process of effectively communicating the gospel message in a variety of ministry settings. Special attention will be given to spiritual character, one’s faith story, contemporary culture, and effective evangelism one’s faith strategies.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHMN 220 - Biblical Interpretation for Ministry


    This course intends to prepare students for quality Bible study which supports the work of evangelical, Pentecostal ministry. The pragmatic nature of this course emphasizes the inductive method of Bible study, fostering direct engagement with biblical texts and demonstration of sound hermeneutical skills. Sensitivity to a text’s literary features will be a primary focus of the course.

    Prerequisites
    BIBL-101 and 102, ENGL-110, and CHMN-150.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHMN 230 - Introduction to Preaching and Teaching


    This course is designed to introduce students to the theology, basic construction and delivery of biblical messages through preaching and teaching within diverse ministry settings.

    Prerequisites
    CHMN-150 and CHMN-220.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHMN 310 - Spiritual Formation and Discipleship


    This course will introduce the student to the nature of Christian spiritual formation. Key biblical, theological and historical persons and events will be examined. Socio-psychological issues will be reviewed as they specifically pertain to the process of Christian spirituality. Attention will be given to the development of the individual student’s spiritual life as well as to how ministry personnel can cultivate spiritual growth in other people.

    Prerequisites
    CHMN-150.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHMN 320 - Introduction to Multicultural Ministry


    This course is premised upon the understanding that multicultural ministry is normative for the mission of the Church. Consequently, the course provides students with an appreciation for ministry from culturally diverse perspectives. Students are apprised of the basic tools required for integrating pastoral and theological skills in multicultural contexts.

    Prerequisites
    CHMN-150.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHMN 330 - Ministry of Worship


    This course intends to foster student knowledge in a biblical, historical, philosophical and contextual approach to Christian worship. Particular focus is on analysis of evangelical-Pentecostal traditions. Practical skills of leading worship events are developed and critiqued.

    Prerequisites
    CHMN-150.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHMN 340 - Christian Leadership


    This course is designed to introduce the student to significant concepts and theories that shape the contemporary study of Christian leadership. An emphasis will be placed on the biblical concept of servant leadership.

    Prerequisites
    CHMN-150.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHMN 360 - Contemporary Evangelism


    A study of contemporary concepts of evangelism related to the local church while reaffirming the biblical foundations and mastering personal witnessing. Emphasis placed on the major strategies for evangelism such as network, small groups, prayer, home visitation cross-cultural and media usage.

    Prerequisites
    CHMN-210

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHPL 221 - Community Service Chaplaincy (DAL)


    This course introduces and trains participants to be effective Community Service Chaplains. The course seeks to provide participants with a grasp of key issues and practical ideas for enhancing the local church’s outreach to hurting humanity in both the church and the community.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    EVAN 161 - Personal Evangelism (DAL)


    A study of the basic principles of personal evangelism.  Special attention is given to the particular problems confronted in personal soul winning.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Charlotte Center
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.

Church History

  
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    CHIS 321 - Church of God History and Polity


    A history of the Church of God and a scriptural study of church government with an emphasis on organizational structure of the Church of God.

    Prerequisites
    THEO-230 or THEO-250

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    CHIS 321AP - Church of God History and Polity (DAL)


    A history of the Church of God and a scriptural study of church government with an emphasis on organizational structure of the Church of God.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    CHIS 323 - History of Christianity I


    An historical study of the Christian Church from the apostolic period to the Great Schism of the eleventh century.  Special emphasis is placed on historical contextualization within the Greco-Roman era and Late Second Temple Judaism; the development of the Christian Church in terms of missionary expansion, regional distinctives, organization, worship, and the doctrinal formulations of various key ecclesial figures; the interaction between the Church and empires; and the creedal developments out of the seven ecumenical councils.

    Prerequisites
    THEO-230 or THEO-250

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall semester
    This course is also available for students in a Division of Adult Learning program.
  
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    CHIS 324 - History of Christianity II


    A historical study of the Church’s interaction with Islam, the relationship between the Eastern and Western Churches, the development of scholaticism, the Protestant reaction to the sixteenth century European church and the formation of reformation movements, the Council of Trent, Protestant Orthodoxy, the Great Awakenings, the American religious experience, and the global presence of Christianity.

    Prerequisites
    THEO-230 or THEO-250

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring semester
    This course is also available for students in a Division of Adult Learning program.
  
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    CHIS 330 - History of Christianity in America


    This course is a history of Christianity in the United States from its Colonial beginnings to today.

    Prerequisites
    THEO-230 or THEO-250

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHIS 342 - The Renaissance and Reformation


    A study of political, economic, religious and cultural developments of the Renaissance and Reformation eras.

    Prerequisites
    THEO-230 or THEO-250

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHIS 344 - Major Thinkers in Western Christianity


    This course provides an in-depth examination of major figures within the Latin West up to the fourteenth century. Seminal works from a selected group of thinkers during this period will be read to allow a close analysis of the various sources, contours and influence of each author’s own theology. The course will be structured to highlight similar themes among the theologians being discussed.

    Prerequisites
    THEO-230 or THEO-250

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHIS 345 - Major Thinkers in European Reformation


    This course provides an in-depth examination of major figures in the European Protestant Reformation. Seminal works from a selected group of thinkers during this period will be read to allow a close analysis of the various sources, contours and influence of each author’s own theology. The course will be structured to highlight similar themes among theologians being discussed. Theologians will be considered from three groups such as the Anabaptists, the Magisterial Reformers, and the Catholic Reformers.

    Prerequisites
    THEO-230 or THEO-250

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHIS 350 - History of American Christianity (DAL)


    An historical survey of Christianity within the United States/North America beginning with the arrival of Roman Catholics in the late fifteenth century.  The survey includes an examination of Protestant influences and the development of various trends within American Christianity (e.g., revivalism, denominationalism).  The course utilizes institutional, theological, social, and cultural history in an effort to understand more fully the history of the Church/churches in America to the contemporary setting.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    CHIS 352 - History and Theology of the Pentecostal Movement


    This course offers a historical and theological overview and analysis of the origins and development of the Pentecostal movement. An informed historical and theological judgement will be developed on the relationship of this movement to Spirit movements in Protestant and Roman Catholic traditions.

    Prerequisites
    THEO-230 or THEO-250

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHIS 442 - The History and Thought of Eastern Christianity


    This course provides a basic introduction to the shape and contour of Christianity as it evolved primarily in the Greek East. By focusing on major movements, events and figures, it seeks to identify and explain the emergence of Eastern Christianity and its distinctive figures.

    Prerequisites
    THEO-230 or THEO-250

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHIS 483 - Special Topics in Church History


    This course provides an intensive study of selected topics and/or contexts in Church History.

    Prerequisites
    THEO-230 or THEO-250

    Credit Hours: 3

Classics

  
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    CLAS 345 - Humanities Methodology and Research


    This course will examine different strategic methodologies for understanding the human condition as it has been represented by the various humanities disciplines throughout western culture, from the ancient period to the modern age. The course will equip students with a firm grasp of research skills necessary for studying classics at the graduate level. This course is required for all Classics majors.

    Prerequisites
    HUMN-201

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CLAS 351 - The Age of Pericles: Greek Thought & Literature


    An intermediate level course dedicated to the investigation of the literature and ideas that flourished during the high point of the classical period of ancient Greece (roughly the second half of the fifth century BC).  The primary goal of this course is to provide a solid grounding in one of the greatest epochs of intellectual and literary history in the world. 

    Prerequisites
    HUMN-201, ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CLAS 353 - Late Antiquity


    An intermediate level course dedicated to the period known as Late Antiquity (which includes the era sometimes called the Later Roman Empire, Early Byzantium, or the early medieval period) and investigation of the literature and ideas that flourished during this complex period of world history.  The course begins with the so-called “Third Century Crisis” and reaches to the time of Justinian (6th century AD) and the survival of the Roman Empire in the East. 

    Prerequisites
    HUMN-201, ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CLAS 493 - Special Topics in Classics


    Courses presenting various topics and themes in Classics. The courses will focus on learning content from an interdisciplinary style, incorporating such areas as philosophy, political theory, classical languages, and history. Repeatable for credit.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CLAS 495 - Christianity and the Humanities


    This course is intended to define the humanities in the context of worldviews and explore one’s calling to and practice of the humanities from a Christian perspective.

    Prerequisites
    HUMN-201, THEO-230

    Credit Hours: 3

Communication

  
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    COMM 200 - Understanding Human Communication


    This course introduces the discipline and multiple fields of communication by surveying the origin, history, and development of the field as well as the basic dimensions, concepts, and theories of human communicative interaction and behavior in both mediated and non-mediated contexts.

    Credit Hours: 3
    This course is also available for students in a Division of Adult Learning program.
  
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    COMM 211 - Public Speaking


    A course for beginners in the basic principles of speech directed toward the establishment of habits of good speech.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Every semester
  
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    COMM 221 - Writing for Film and TV


    An introduction to the conventions of film and television writing formats. The course covers the fundamentals of screen storytelling, acquaints students with the nuances of particular formats, and explores excellence in each through analysis of texts and practical application.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL 110.




    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Cross-listed with DIGM

  
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    COMM 250 - Basic Digital Photography


    An introductory class in the basics of digital photography.  Emphasis will be given to the technical and aesthetics of the art of photography and visual communication.   Basic PhotoShop will be used for post processing of digital images. 

    Prerequisites
    COMM-200 or DIGM-200 or ARTS-200

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Every semester
  
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    COMM 260 - Desktop Publishing


    A course that concentrates on the techniques of layout, writing and production of various publications, using prescribed computer hardware and software. Students will first become familiar with the computer and appropriate applications. Emphasis is then placed on the preparation of publication projects.

    Prerequisites
    COMM-200 or DIGM-200 or ARTS-200

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall semester
  
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    COMM 270 - Web Page Design


    An introductory course in graphic and web page design and development. This course introduces computer software for creating interactive web pages and web sites, featuring color schemes and basic design principles.

    Prerequisites
    COMM-200 or DIGM-200 or ARTS-200

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Every semester
  
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    COMM 271 - Advanced Web Page Design


    This is an advanced course in graphic and web development that will introduce the student to programming in web development as well as special techniques to show creativity. The course emphasizes new techniques and the practical aspects of web development versus the theories of designing. The course offers a thorough introduction to advanced software used in the web development industry.

    Prerequisites
    COMM-270

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    COMM 273 - Multimedia Design and Production


    This course will comprehensively examine the multimedia production process.  It will introduce, analyze, and review the hardware and software products necessary for success in the multimedia production industry.  A strong emphasis will be placed on a team approach in order to simulate the collaborative efforts so necessary for success in today’s market place.

    Prerequisites
    COMM-200 or DIGM-200 or ARTS-200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    COMM 280 - Interpersonal Communication


    An introduction to the theory and practice of interpersonal communication. Students will examine verbal and nonverbal elements affecting communication between individuals in family, peer, group, and work contexts. Emphasis is placed on building skills needed to improve the quality of relationships through experiential learning.

    Prerequisites
    COMM 200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    COMM 282 - Principles of Journalism


    This course surveys the history and theories of journalism and introduces students to contemporary journalistic practices. Students will learn about the function and operation of print, electronic and online news media.

    Prerequisites
    COMM 200 or DIGM 200

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall semester
  
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    COMM 286 - Principles of Advertising


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

    Prerequisites
    COMM 200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    COMM 300 - Communication Research Methods


    This course introduces students to research methodologies used in the field of communication. Theoretical approaches to research and its value provide a basis for studying research design, specific qualitative and quantitative methods, the collection of data, and standards in statistical and rhetorical analysis of data. Attention is given to how research functions in the academic world as well as in communication-related professions such as journalism, public relations, advertising, and digital media.

    Prerequisites
    COMM 200 or DIGM 200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    COMM 305 - Communication Practicum


    This course provides practical experiences researching, planning, managing, writing, editing, designing and producing a variety of professional communication products in laboratory setting. Students develop their skills through work with the Lee Clarion, Vindagua or an assigned public relations client.  It is repeatable for credit.

    Prerequisites
    COMM-200 or DIGM-200

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    Every semester
    Notes
    Repeatable for credit
  
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    COMM 310 - Writing for the Media (W)


    An introduction to the form, style and content of numerous categories of media writing. The course includes practical application of writing strategies and subjects for public relations, advertising, magazines, newspapers, television, radio and others.

    Prerequisites
    COMM 200, ENGL 110

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    COMM 312 - Reporting and Writing (W)


    This course introduces techniques of journalism by developing the students’ news gathering and writing abilities under deadline pressures. Emphasis is placed on news and feature writing for print, electronic and online news media.

    Prerequisites
    COMM 200 OR DIGM 200

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring semester
  
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    COMM 330 - Advanced Public Speaking


    An advanced level course building upon already acquired speaking skills. Emphasis dichotomized between academic analyses of famous speeches and on acquisition and practice of techniques necessary to master effective orations.

    Prerequisites
    COMM 211

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    COMM 331 - Photojournalism


    This intermediate class in photography focuses on the techniques and methods of photographing non-staged people, places, and events for publication or other commercial purposes.  Emphasis is placed on the documentary or storytelling quality of the visual image.  A digital SLR camera is required.

    Prerequisites
    COMM-250

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    COMM 332 - Advanced Digital Photography


    This class is designed to further the photography student’s knowledge of the medium of digital photography in relation to the making of images and contemporary art as well as the manipulation of images through Photoshop.

    Prerequisites
    COMM 250

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring semester
    Notes
    Basic PhotoShop will be used for post processing of digital images.
  
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    COMM 335 - Topics in Asian Film


    This course provides a critical analysis of films from South and East Asia.  Emphasis is on contemporary and “classic” films from China, Japan, and India.  The course begins with the art of film appreciation and analysis and moves on to the genres, themes, and impact of Asian films within the context of their native cultures. 

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Summers only, as part of a cross-cultural experience.
    Notes
    Cross-listed with ASIA-335
  
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    COMM 336 - Media Planning and Buying


     

    This course will introduce students to the strategic use of media in advertising. Students will develop a working knowledge of the major principles of media planning and buying, audience measurement, media research, new media technology, segmentation and marketing strategy. Various media will be explored and analyzed including, but not limited to, television, radio, magazine, newspaper, outdoor and the internet.

    Prerequisites
    COMM 200 or DIGM 200

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    COMM 351 - Persuasion


    This course looks at the principles of argumentation and debate, analysis and discussion of current public questions, briefing, inductive and deductive reasoning, strategy and refutation, and debates.

    Prerequisites
    COMM 200 or permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    COMM 352 - Organizational Communication


    An introduction to the theory and practice of communication in organizations. 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 and maintenance of organizational structures.

    Prerequisites
    COMM 200 or consent of instructor

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    COMM 353 - Sport and Communication


    This course covers the basic principles and techniques of sport communication for collegiate and professional sports.  Students will also examine the interrelationship between sport and media in today’s society. Students will consider the functions and ethical responsibilities of media and sports communication personnel as well as the societal effects and impact of sports media.

    Prerequisites
    COMM 200 or DIGM 200 or consent of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    COMM 354 - Intercultural Communication


    A study of the relationship between communication and culture with emphasis on factors affecting the processes and quality of interpersonal communication between those of differing cultures and subcultures.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    COMM 362 - Feature Writing


    Introduces student journalists to the craft of creative non-fiction storytelling through narrative and other feature story types.  Students will cultivate their voices as writers while developing their reporting, researching, and interviewing skills as journalists.   Computer-assisted instruction.

    Prerequisites
    COMM-200 or DIGM-200

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall semester
  
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    COMM 371 - Film Theory and Criticism


    This course covers multiple aspects of contemporary film analysis and criticism. Current and historic films are examined from technical, artistic and moral/ethical perspectives. Students will receive a thorough introduction to tools and methods required for in-depth critique and appreciation of film.

    Prerequisites
    COMM-200 or DIGM-200

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring semester
  
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    COMM 399 - Honors Independent Study


    An independent study supervised by three faculty members that provides the student who qualifies under the honors guidelines the opportunity to pursue a special topic of his/her choice.

    Prerequisites
    COMM 200

    Credit Hours: 1 to 4
  
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    COMM 400 - Internship Seminar


    A course designed to prepare students for their on-site workplace internship in their chosen discipline.  This course is a prerequisite for the COMM-401 Internship course. 

    Prerequisites
    Open to junior and senior communication and public relations majors and minors.

    Credit Hours: 1

  
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    COMM 401 - Internship (Repeatable for credit)


    A course designed to assist students in attaining practical skills in a specific communication-oriented occupation. Academic credit depends on number of hours the student works at the internship placement.  All communication and public relations majors are required to take  COMM 401 (2 credit hours and 150 work hours).  Those completing this initial internship requirement may sign up for an additional internship of COMM 402 (1 credit hour and 100 work hours) or repeat COMM 401 (2 credit hours and 150 work hours).

    Prerequisites
    COMM 400 Internship Seminar.  This course is open to second semester junior and senior communication and public relations majors and minors only.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Notes
    Repeatable for credit.
  
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    COMM 402 - Internship (Repeatable for Credit)


    A course designed to assist students in attaining practical skills in a specific communication-oriented occupation. Students completing COMM 401, the initial internship requirement, may sign up for this internship (1 credit hour and 100 work hours).

    Prerequisites
    COMM 401

    This course is open to second semester junior & senior communication and public relations majors and minors only.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Notes
    Repeatable for credit.

  
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    COMM 410 - Media Law


    Examination of the legal and ethical aspects of publishing and broadcasting, with emphasis on freedom of the press, the right to know, copyright, libel, privacy, and obscenity.

    Prerequisites
    COMM 200 or DIGM 200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    COMM 422 - Communication in Society


    Explores the theoretical and practical aspects of human communication and mass communication within culture. Both critical and institutional approaches will be studied. Specific areas will include the critical functions of language, relationship between interpersonal communication and the media, media values, and mediated reality within societies in both developed and underdeveloped countries.

    Prerequisites
    COMM 200 or DIGM 200

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall semester
  
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    COMM 426 - Integrated Marketing Communications


    An application of the skills necessary to design, implement, and manage advertising campaigns, with an emphasis on planning and decision-making procedures applied to advertising problems.  Principles, theory, techniques, and technology will be applied along with critical thinking skills to develop a unified team-based strategy from conception to final client presentation.

    Prerequisites
    COMM-200 or DIGM-200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    COMM 436 - Advertising Campaigns


    An application of the skills necessary to design, implement and manage advertising campaigns, with an emphasis on planning and decision making procedures applied to specific advertising problems.  Principles, theory, techniques and technology will be applied along with critical thinking skills to develop a team-based advertising campaign from conception to final client presentation.

    Prerequisites

    COMM 200 and COMM 286

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    COMM 462 - Communication Leadership (DAL)


    This course provides an examination of effective leadership and the central role of communication in leadership processes.  The course examines both traditional and contemporary notions of leadership and its practice in interpersonal, team, public, and virtual contexts.

    Prerequisites
    COMM-200

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students
  
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    COMM 466 - NSAC: National Student Advertising Competition


    A course based on a national competition established by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) which allows members from the student AAF Lee University Chapter an opportunity to exercise their analytical skills and mature judgment required for an advertising campaign. Repeatable for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Membership in AAF Lee University, and permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    COMM 480 - Communication Leadership


    An examination of effective leadership and the central role of communication in leadership processes.  The course examines both traditional and contemporary notions of leadership and its practice in interpersonal, team, public, and virtual contexts.

    Prerequisites
    COMM-200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    COMM 491-493 - Contemporary Topics in Communication


    A course presenting various topics of contemporary interest. Topics will change each semester. Repeatable for credit.

    Prerequisites
    COMM 200

    Credit Hours: 1 (491), 2 (492), or 3 (493)
  
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    COMM 495 - Christianity and Communication


    A course providing a theoretical integration of the Christian faith with the field of Communication. Reviews fundamental themes connecting faith with communication practice for Christians from the time of the early church to the present, with special emphasis on practical responses to cultural and historical shifts in worldviews.

    Prerequisites
    THEO 231, Senior status or consent of instructor

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    COMM 498 - Rhetorical Criticism


    This course introduces students to major issues and perspectives in rhetorical criticism, including foundational concepts from the history of rhetorical theory, elements of rhetorical studies, and methods of rhetorical analysis.  By surveying traditional and contemporary approaches to rhetorical criticism, readings will encourage students to engage in the process of thinking about symbol use, reflect upon the power of language and human symbolic activity, and systematically explore how these processes work and why they affect us.  Rhetorical approaches examine how to use language and symbols more effectively, how to communicate in more self-reflective ways, and how to evaluate messages that better accomplish strategic goals.

    Prerequisites
    COMM-300 or permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    COMM 499 - Senior Research Project


    Designed to mentor the communication major or minor in the application of the techniques and procedures of research in communication.  For upper-division majors and minors only.

    Prerequisites
    COMM 300 or COMM 301

    Credit Hours: 3

Computer Science

  
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    CSCI 260 - Introduction To Pascal Programming


    An introduction to computer science and Pascal programming with an emphasis on structured design, top-down algorithm development, and hands-on problem-solving. Requires co-requisite enrollment in CSCI-260L.

    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: High school algebra.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CSCI 265 - Application Programming In C


    An introduction to the C programming language with an emphasis on ANSI C using structured design, top-down algorithm development, and hands-on problem-solving.

    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: High school algebra.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered Fall Semester
    Notes
    . CSCI-260 recommended.
  
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    CSCI 270 - Introduction To Data Structures


    An advanced programming course which includes data structures and standards algorithms and integrates top-down design and structured programming with Pascal. Basic computer science concepts are reviewed and expanded using clear, real-life examples and applications to demonstrate problem-solving in a practical context.

    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: CSCI-265.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CSCI 311 - Operating Systems


    An introduction to the concepts and design of various operating systems including microcomputer as well as minicomputer and mainframe computer operating systems. Emphasis is placed on concepts rather than the design of any particular operating system.

    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: CSCI-270.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CSCI 321 - Numerical Analysis


    A course that provides both a mathematical and computational emphasis on the creation, assessment, implementation and modification of numerical algorithms in science and mathematics.

    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: MATH-271 and MATH-241.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CSCI 341 - Data Base Design


    Introduction to analysis and design of databases. Emphasis is on the use of modern database management systems and the design of database to be used with them.

    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: CSCI-270.

    Credit Hours: 3

Counseling

  
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    COUN 501 - Orientation to Public Schools: Field Experience


    An introductory exploration of public elementary or secondary schools integrating field experience in the classroom with seminars. Sixty hours of field experience in the classroom are required. Completion of this course is required for students without teacher licensure.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    COUN 502 - School Counseling Programs: Principles and Administration


    A study of the management of comprehensive school counseling programs (PreK-12) to include needs assessment, program goals, resource identification, evaluations, and use of computer-based management software. This course also includes an examination of professional practice issues in school counseling related to education, research, standards of practice, credentialing, and policy.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    COUN 512 - Research Methods


    Methods and tools of research and evaluation, focus on research data interpretation, and emphasis on application to professional practice. Utilization of the computer for data analysis will be emphasized.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring semester.
  
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    COUN 514 - College Student Development


    An overview of student development theories and practices in higher education, emphasizing current standards of practice and emerging trends, particularly in Christian higher education.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    COUN 516 - Human Growth and Development


    Current research and theories in development relating to the preschool child, elementary school child, adolescent and adult. Emphasis on social, cognitive and affective development including implications for counseling strategies over the lifespan.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring semester.
  
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    COUN 520 - Counseling Theories and Techniques


    An in-depth consideration of major counseling theories and techniques, with special emphasis on comparative analysis.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring semester.
  
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    COUN 521 - Community Interventions


    This course covers consulation and collaboration methods in community settings.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    COUN 522 - Non-Profit Project Design and Evaluation


    A comprehensive study of nonprofit development and management for serving chronically underserved populations via counseling techniques; including a study of mission, vision, strategic planning, bylaws, ethics, fund-raising, financial management, collaborations/partnerships, human resources, marketing, communication, grant writing, board and volunteer development, advocacy and policy making, information technology, legal issues, evaluation, and leadership and management in the social sectors and nonprofit world.

     




    Credit Hours: 3

 

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