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

Course Descriptions


 

History

  
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    HIST 327 - Hollywood and History


    This course evaluates filmmakers’ communication of history to their audiences.  It also examines how movies reflect the perceptions, traditions, values, fears, and aspirations of their generation.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    HIST 333 - History of Christianity


    A historical study of the Christian Church from the apostolic period to the late-medieval era. Special emphasis is placed on historical prolegomena; the development of the Christian Church in terms of missionary expansion, persecution, organization, worship and creedal formulation; and interaction between the Church and incipient national states to c. 1300.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    HIST 334 - History of Christianity II


    A historical study of the Renaissance and Reformation movements, the Council of Trent, the response of the Christian Church to the Enlightenment, Protestant Orthodoxy, the continuing interaction between Christianity and culture, and the American religious experience to the present.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    HIST 338 - A History of the Bible


    A historical study of the text, canon, transmission and translations of the Bible from the close of the New Testament to the present with a special emphasis on the history of the English Bible.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered on demand.
  
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    HIST 342 - The Renaissance and Reformation


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

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered Spring Semester.
  
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    HIST 347 - Modern Europe


    A study of Europe from 1815 to the present. Special emphasis will be placed on the roles of liberalism, conservatism, nationalism, socialism, imperialism, the industrial revolution, the world wars, and the cold war in shaping Europe today.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered Fall Semester, even years.
  
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    HIST 351 - History of Colonial Latin America


    An introduction to the history of Latin America under colonial rule. Particular attention will be paid to ancient American civilizations; conquest; major features of colonial politics, economics, society and culture; changes over time in colonial society; imperial reforms; and rebellions and independence movements.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    HIST 352 - History of Modern Latin America


    An introduction to the political, economic and social history of Latin America during the national period, roughly 1810 to the present. Not intended to cover each of the Latin American nations in depth, this course employs themes to survey the broad scope of Latin America as a whole. Particular themes include problems and solutions of building nations and unified national identities, of creating viable political systems, and of developing modern economies.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    HIST 355 - Survey of Asian History


    A broad survey of the history of monsoon Asia, from prehistory to the present. Particular attention will be paid to the rise of urban civilizations in Asia; development and interaction of the religions and cultures in those civilizations; the rise of economic systems linking different parts of Asia; the influence of contact with non-Asian regions and peoples on the history of Asia; and modern efforts of Asians to adapt their societies to European ideas regarding politics and economics.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    HIST 356 - History of the Pacific Rim


    A historical study of the development of a meaningful Pacific Rim network from 1565 to present.  This course will examine the growth of trans-Pacific relationships between peoples in the Americas and East Asia.  Particular attention will be paid to the influence onthese different peoples exerted by their increasing Pacific Rim connections, as manifested in economic, cultural, social, and political changes over time.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    HIST 380-399 - Seminars, Special Topics, UK Semester


    This course is intended to allow students who have minimal background in history to explore selected topics in the discipline.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    HIST 399 - Honors Independent Study


    An independent examination 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.

    Credit Hours: 1 to 4
  
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    HIST 412 - Topics in 20th Century American History


    A topical analysis of significant economic, social, and political events in the history of the United States since 1900.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered Spring Semester.
  
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    HIST 414 - History of the South


    An examination of the economic, social, political and cultural development of the South.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered Fall Semester, even years.
  
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    HIST 415 - Cultural and Intellectual History of the United States


    A consideration of prominent intellectual systems in American history from Puritanism to progressivism, and their contributions to the molding of national character.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered on demand.
  
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    HIST 416 - America Goes to War


    This course explores why the United States goes to war.  It takes into account a wide variety of causes and considers continuity and change of those causes over time.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    HIST 420 - Introduction to the Ancient World


    An introduction to Near Eastern, Greek and early Roman societies. Special emphasis will be given to archaeological information illustrating the interrelationships between the Old Testament and the history and culture of these civilizations.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered Fall Semester.
  
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    HIST 424 - Rome and the Early Church


    A study of early church history and thought in the context of the classical culture of Rome from the late Republic until 476 C.E. Special emphasis will be given to church/state relations after the New Testament era.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered Spring Semester.
  
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    HIST 430 - Medieval History


    A study of the political, social and religious history of the Middle Ages (c. 300-1400) in Europe with a special emphasis on England and Ireland, Jewish history, women’s roles in society, and popular religion and heresy.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered Fall Semester.
  
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    HIST 432 - Tudor and Stuart England


    A history of England from the twilight of Medievalism at the end of the fourteenth century to the overthrow of James II in 1688. Special attention will be given to cultural, economic, religious and political developments during the Tudor and Stuart periods.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered Spring Semester, odd years.
  
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    HIST 440 - The History of Russia


    This course presents a general summary of Russian history from early times through the revolutions of 1917. Topics addressed will include the political, social, cultural, and spiritual development of Russia. Particular emphasis will be placed on the impact of the significant individuals of Russian history and how they influence the nation’s development. 

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    HIST 447 - History of the Western Family


    This course is designed as a reading and research seminar on the history of the family in the western world from the ancient period to the present.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    HIST 452 - Latin America and the United States


    A historical examination of the nature of relations between Latin American nations and the United States. Topics will include Latin American and United States foreign policies and actions from early in the nineteenth century to the present, including economic, social and cultural relations in the Western Hemisphere, as well as political relations and diplomacy.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Cross-listed with LASP 351
  
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    HIST 454 - Exploration and Discovery


    A comparative history of exploration, discovery and cross-cultural contact initiated by a variety of societies (including parts of Europe, Asia and Africa) throughout world history. Particular attention will be paid to motives for exploration, the nature and results of crosscultural encounters, and reporting of those experiences by explorers and discoverers.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    HIST 456 - Pirates in History: Dead Men Tell No Tales


    A study of the history of pirates in various regions and historical settings. Particular attention will be paid to the interpretation of pirates by scholars and in popular culture.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    HIST 480 - 489 - Study Abroad Seminars


    Prerequisites
    Special Topics Seminars for use in study abroad programs.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    HIST 495 - Capstone: History in Christian Faith and Practice


    A capstone course in the history major, intended to acquaint students with the theoretical and practical aspects of the life and work of the Christian historian including historiography, research writing, and service. The course should be taken in the last semester before graduation or student teaching.

    Prerequisites
    THEO-231.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    [NOTE: This course is service-enhanced and requires co-requisite enrollment in HIST-495S.]
  
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    HIST 496 – 498 - Seminar in History


    Courses which focus on intensive study of selected topics, including research in the materials of history and the writing of analytical reports.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    HIST 498 - Special Topics in History


    Courses which focus on intensive study of selected topics, including research in the materials of history and the writing of analytical reports.
     

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    HIST 560 - Social Sciences Seminar: Social, Cultural, and Political History of the United States


    A consideration of prominent social, cultural and political developments in American History from the Puritans to the Progressives with an emphasis on the roles the ideas and practices of these movements played in shaping the national character.

    Credit Hours: 3

Human Development

  
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    HDEV 495 - Integration of Faith and Vocation


    A seminar course designed to be the culminating experience for the Human Development (non-licensure) programs, as well as for the Special Education non-licensure program. This course is designed to integrate the fundamentals of faith and vocation. Students will be challenged to synthesize Lee University’s core values with plans to live out those values in their future vocations.

    Prerequisites
    Senior status.

    Credit Hours: 2

Humanities

  
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    HUMA 211 - Monuments of Western Culture I


    A survey of Western culture from the rise of civilization through the Renaissance era (approximately 4000 BC to 1550 AD).  It integrates history, philosophy, religion, art, literature, drama, and music and explores how they helped to define major historical periods.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Open only to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    HUMA 212 - Monuments of Western Culture II


    A survey of Western culture from the Renaissance to the First World War (approximately 1450 to 1914).  It integrates history, philosophy, religion, art, literature, drama, and music and explores how they helped to define major historical periods.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Open only to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    HUMA 420 - The World and Works of C. S. Lewis


    This course examines elements of the life, works, and legacy of twentieth century author and Christian apologist C. S. Lewis. The class includes in-depth discussion and analysis of readings in Lewis’ autobiographical, philosophical, theological, and fictional works.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110 or equivalent, and junior status.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Offered online to students in Division of Adult Learning degree programs.
  
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    HUMN 101 - Introduction to Humanities


    Familiarizes the student with the basic methodologies of the five disciplines: history, art, music, literature, and philosophy.

    Credit Hours: 3
    DAL
  
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    HUMN 201 - Foundations of Western Culture


    An integrative survey of the history, art, literature, and drama which form the foundation of western culture, reaching from approximately 4000 B.C.E. to the fall of Rome.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-105, ENGL-106, or ENGL-110.

    Credit Hours: 3
    This course is also available for students in a Division of Adult Learning program.
  
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    HUMN 202 - The Rise of Europe


    An integrative survey of the historic foundations of Western culture and its artistic, dramatic, literary, and musical representations from the fall of Rome through the Renaissance.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-105, ENGl-106, or ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    HUMN 301 - Foundations of the Modern


    An integrative survey of the historic foundations of Western culture and its artistic, dramatic, literary and musical representations from the Renaissance to c. 1850.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-105, ENGL-106, or ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    HUMN 302 - Modern Western Culture


    An integrative survey of the historic foundations of Western culture and its artistic, dramatic, literary and musical representations from c. 1850 to the present.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-105, ENGL-106, or ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    HUMN 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 the humanities at the graduate level. This course is required for all Humanities majors.

    Prerequisites
    HUMN-201

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    HUMN 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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    HUMN 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
    ENGL-110, HUMN-201

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    HUMN 381 - Modernism


    This course will introduce students to the philosophical roots, historical contexts, and cultural products of cultural modernsim. In doing this, studetns will read, view and discuss novels, poetry, films, and visual art produced in Europe and America between the World Wars

    Prerequisites
    English 110

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    HUMN 382 - Postmodernism


    In this course, students will develop a complex understanding of Postmodern art, literature, theory and culture. With a starting point of poststructuralist theory, the course will ask whether the cultural movement/stage called “Postmodernism” is a break from or a continuation of modernism

    Prerequisites
    English 110

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    HUMN 491 - Special Topics in the Humanities


    Courses presenting various topics and themes in humanities. The courses will focus on learning content from an interdisciplinary style, incorporating such areas as art, philosophy, literature, music and history. Repeatable for credit.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    HUMN 492 - Special Topics in the Humanities


    Courses presenting various topics and themes in humanities. The courses will focus on learning content from an interdisciplinary style, incorporating such areas as art, philosophy, literature, music and history. Repeatable for credit.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    HUMN 493 - Special Topics in the Humanities


    Courses presenting various topics and themes in humanities. The courses will focus on learning content from an interdisciplinary style, incorporating such areas as art, philosophy, literature, music and history. Repeatable for credit.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    HUMN 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 and  THEO-230

    Credit Hours: 3

Information Systems

  
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    CISS 101 - Spreadsheet Concepts in Business


    This course introduces beginning and advanced spreadsheet concepts using Microsoft Excel. Students will apply procedures and processes to experiential business application case projects.

     

    Credit Hours: 2

  
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    CISS 120 - Introduction to Network and Cyber Security


    This course provides an introduction to network and computer security. The course will explore methods of securing a network against potential threats. Topics include computer vulnerabilities, security risks, intrusion detection, hacking, and methods of securing authentication. Upon completion, students will be able to identify security risks and determine appropriate counter measures.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CISS 121 - Introduction to Computer Applications


    An overview of computer information systems. This survey course introduces computer software, procedures, and systems, and explores their integration and application in ministry and business organizations. The fundamentals of computer problem solving and practical usage are discussed and applied. Emphasis will be on the application and use of databases and spreadsheets in ministry and business.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students only. Does not fulfill the Intro to Computer Based Systems requirement for traditional undergraduate programs requiring CISS-101.
  
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    CISS 201 - Programming and Scripting Basics


    This course introduces basic principles and concepts of programming such as logic, interfaces, controls, testing, debugging, implementation and documentation. Techniques for simplifying the programming process and improving code quality are emphasized.

    Prerequisites
    CISS-101 and MATH-161

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CISS 230 - Systems Analysis and Design


    This course introduces students to the concepts and skills of system analysis and design. It includes expanded coverage of data flow diagrams, data dictionary, and process specifications. Emphasis is placed on system characteristics, managing projects, prototyping, CASE/OOM tools, and systems development life cycle phases. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze a problem and design an appropriate solution using a combination of tools and techniques.

    Prerequisites
    CISS-201 or permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CISS 250 - Business Information Systems


    This course examines various information and decision support systems and their role as tools for management in the decision making process. Students will evaluate business cases using spreadsheet and database software to analyze data, create and produce informative reports, and dashboards to make informed decisions. Emphasis will be placed on the critical nature of information support systems for decision making in the organization.

    Prerequisites
    CISS-101 and BUSN-205

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CISS 281 - Special Topics in Computer Information Systems


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

    Prerequisites
    Will vary according to topic.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    CISS 282 - Special Topics in Computer Information Systems


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

    Prerequisites
    Will vary according to topic.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    CISS 283 - Special Topics in Computer Information Systems


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

    Prerequisites
    Will vary according to topic.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CISS 301 - Advanced Program Development


    This course will allow the student to apply concepts learned in CISS-201 to a new programming language.  Will also introduce advanced principles of program design and programming concepts such as methods, classes, objects, inheritance, and GUI topics. 

    Prerequisites
    CISS-201

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CISS 320 - Hardware Maintenance and Troubleshooting


    This course introduces students to computer hardware terms, concepts, and new technology developments. It includes concepts related to troubleshooting, upgrading, repairing, and replacing computer hardware components. Upon completion, students should be able to document the repair process and work with nontechnical people. The course provides students with the foundations necessary to take the hardware portion of the CompTIA A+ Exam.

    Prerequisites
    CISS-101

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CISS 321 - Operating System Maintenance and Troubleshooting


    This course introduces students to computer software terms, concepts, and new operating systems developments. It includes concepts related to installing, maintaining, and optimizing recent and current versions of the Windows Operating System. Upon completion, students should be able to troubleshoot computer OS problems and repair computers related to the Windows Operating System. The course provides students with the foundations necessary to take the software portion of the CompTIA A+ Exam.

    Prerequisites
    CISS-101

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CISS 341 - Relational Database Design with SQL


    This course will concentrate on the principles of designing and implementing a relational database. Topics include database design theory, data modeling, data definition and manipulation languages, database administration, and data access and security. The course will enable the students to create and manipulate databases on a SQL database management system.

    Prerequisites
    CISS-230

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CISS 360 - Computer Operating Systems


    This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of computer operating systems. This survey course introduces key concepts of operating systems.  The course will explore the essential managers of every operating system: memory manager, processor manager, device manager and file manager.  The course will also introduce networks and system security issues and explore system management and the interaction of the operating system’s components. 

    Prerequisites
    CISS-320

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CISS 370 - Web Application Development


    This course presents the foundational theories and principles that allow students to integrate current technologies in developing for the web. Concepts such as browser performance and HTML programming will be emphasized along with theoretical and practical application in the development of web applications.

    Prerequisites
    CISS 341

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CISS 381 - Special Topics in Computer Information Systems


    A course presenting topics in current technology such as Information Security. Topics may change each semester.

    Prerequisites
    CISS-101

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    CISS 382 - Special Topics in Computer Information Systems


    A course presenting topics in current technology such as Information Security. Topics may change each semester.

    Prerequisites
    CISS-101

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    CISS 383 - Special Topics in Computer Information Systems


    A course presenting topics in current technology such as Information Security. Topics may change each semester.

    Prerequisites
    CISS-101

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CISS 401 - Mobile Application Development


    This course will focus on concepts and principles in developing applications for mobile platforms using current technologies and programming languages.

    Prerequisites
    CISS 341

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CISS 412 - Managing Networks


    This course will examine the features of distributed systems and how to install, configure, and troubleshoot a computer network. It will introduce the fundamental building blocks and form a network, such as protocols, topologies, hardware, TCP/IP, Ethernet, security, and network operating systems. The course provides students with the foundations necessary to take the CompTIA Network+ Exam.

    Prerequisites
    CISS-320

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CISS 420 - IT Security and Risk Management


    This course will focus on IT security and risk management and the skills, knowledge, techniques, and tools required by information technology security professionals within an organization.

    Prerequisites
    CISS 412

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CISS 441 - Business Intelligence


    This course provides an overview of fundamental concepts, tools, and techniques used to extract meaningful information from an organization’s data in order to support effective decision making. Students will gain practical experiences using current BI tools and technologies and apply sound design principles for creating solutions to realistic business problems.

    Prerequisites
    BUSN-261 and CISS-341

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CISS 450 - IS Senior Project


    This course is designed to integrate information systems and business theory and skills necessary for the Information Systems professional.  Emphasis will be placed on the analysis, design, and implementation of system concepts supporting business functions to an advanced, comprehensive system project.  The student will participate in an IS practicum integrating theory and application.

    Prerequisites
    CISS-412 and CISS-441

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CISS 481 - Special Topics in Computer Information Systems


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

    Prerequisites
    CISS-201

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    CISS 482 - Special Topics in Computer Information Systems


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

    Prerequisites
    CISS-201

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    CISS 483 - Special Topics in Computer Information Systems


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

    Prerequisites
    CISS-201

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CISS 492 - Applied Research in CISS


    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.  Applied research 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 internship semester, enrolled as a business major or minor

    Credit Hours: 1 to 6

Intercultural Studies

  
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    ICSP 250 - Introduction to Missions


    An introduction to the world mission of the church including its biblical and theological foundations, historical development, cultural perspectives and present practices.

    Prerequisites
    This course is a prerequisite for all other ICSP classes for majors.

    Credit Hours: 3
    This course is also available for students in a Division of Adult Learning program.
  
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    ICSP 254 - History of Missions


    A history of Christian missions, including mission efforts of the Church of God.

    Credit Hours: 3
    This course is also available for students in a Division of Adult Learning program.
  
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    ICSP 291 - Special Topics Seminar


    Courses presenting current missiological trends, issues and perspectives of contemporary interest which are beyond the scope of established courses within the Intercultural Studies discipline.

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


    Courses presenting current missiological trends, issues and perspectives of contemporary interest which are beyond the scope of established courses within the Intercultural Studies discipline.

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


    Courses presenting current missiological trends, issues and perspectives of contemporary interest which are beyond the scope of established courses within the Intercultural Studies discipline.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Courses are repeatable for credit.
  
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    ICSP 311 - Urban Evangelism and Church Planting


    This course is designed to further students’ understanding of urban contexts and the implications for evangelism and urban church planting. Special attention will be given to the important role social sciences (particularly demographic, ethnographic and sociological research) may play in the work of urban ministry.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ICSP 352 - Contemporary World Religions


    A study of the history and teachings of the major non-Christian religions of the world with an attempt to relate them to their cultural backgrounds.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ICSP 353 - Eastern Religions and Philosophy


    A study of the beliefs, practices and historical developments of Eastern religions and philosopies, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism, Islam, Daoism and Shinto.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ICSP 354 - Theology of Missions


    An introduction to the study of missions with a stress upon Biblical texts addressing the plan of God for the propagation of the Gospel.

    Prerequisites
    For Majors - ICSP-250 and THEO-230 or THEO-250.

    Credit Hours: 3
    This course is also available for students in a Division of Adult Learning program.
  
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    ICSP 355 - Spiritual Warfare in Mission and Ministry


    This course seeks to advance the student’s knowledge of the biblical, theological and cultural understandings of spiritual warfare in the context of both the two-thirds world and secularized west, suggesting some missiological implications for ministry in today’s world.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ICSP 356 - Encountering Contemporary Cults and New Religious Movements


    A study of historical and theological origins and development of Cults and New Religious Movements and the challenge they present to Christian mission and ministry.

    Credit Hours: 3
    This course is also available for students in a Division of Adult Learning program.
  
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    ICSP 370 - Globalization and Culture


    This course is designed to offer students an overview of the emergence and development of globalization. It will focus on intercultural encounters facilitated by globalization and local responses to global impacts. The course will also examine migration, immigration, socioeconomic and religiocultural issues prevalent in an emerging global culture and how these global trends impact the mission of the church.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ICSP 390 - Intercultural Studies Internship


    A guided ten-week service experience in a culture other than the student’s own in the U.S.A. or abroad, planned and supervised by the faculty of the Intercultural Studies program in connection with one of the following church agencies: Church of God World Missions, Cross-Cultural Ministries, or International Department of Youth and Christian Education.

    Prerequisites
    Nonmajors must have the consent of the ICSP director.

    Credit Hours: 6
  
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    ICSP 400 - Church and Urban Transformation


    This course provides an intensive examination of strategies and tools that may be employed in urban churches to bring about community transformation. It will examine case studies that address the need for social awareness, with particular emphasis on issues affecting multicultural communities.

    Prerequisites
    CHMN-220, ICSP-250 for majors.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ICSP 410 - Cross-cultural Hermeneutics: Reading the Bible in a Global Context


    This course is intended to expose students to methods of biblical interpretation observed within multicultural contexts. The course includes a survey of contemporary Asian, African and Latin American perspectives in the field of hermeneutics and their implications for a biblical theology of missions.

    Prerequisites
    CHMN-220, ICSP-250 for majors; nonmajors must have consent from the ICSP Director.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ICSP 451 - Principles and Practices of Missions


    A practical study of missions work, including a detailed study of the Church of God’s missions policies.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    This course is service-enhanced and requires co-requisite enrollment in ICSP-451S.

Latin

  
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    LATN 211 - Beginning Latin I


    Latin 211 is an introduction to fundamental latin vocabulary, morphology (word forms), and principles of syntax. We shall cover roughly the first twenty-nine chapters (over half) of Wheelock’s Grammar in the first semester.  The primary goal of this class is reading proficiency in the Latin Language. To that end, examinations will test students’ knowledge of the vocabulary, morphology, and the ability to read Latin with preparation and at sight.

    Credit Hours: 4
  
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    LATN 212 - Beginning Latin II


    LATN 212 is a continuation of the introduction to a fundamental Latin vocabulary, morphology (word forms), and principles of syntax.  The primary goal of this class is reading proficiency in the Latin language through the introduction of select passages of classical Latin literature.

    Prerequisites
    LATN 211

    Credit Hours: 4
  
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    LATN 311 - Intermediate Latin I


    LATN 311 is an introduction to the works of major authors of Latin prose, which deepens facility in the identification of morphological and syntactical features of the Latin Language, as well as ease of translation of these works.  The primary goal of this class is facility in reading and analyzing Latin prose literature in it’s original language.

    Prerequisites
    LATN 211 and 212

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    LATN 312 - Intermediate Latin II


    LATN 312 is an introduction to the works of major authors of Latin Poetry, which deepens facility in the identification of morphological and syntactical features of the Latin Language, as well as ease of translation of these works. The primary goal of this class is reading proficiency in classical Latin poetry.

    Prerequisites
    LATN, 211, 212, 311

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    LATN 494 - Advanced Reading in Latin


    A course dedicated to furthering proficiency in Latin translation through sustained engagement with a single major author or genre/theme of Latin literature (classical or medieval).  The primary goal is to expand and deepen a student’s philological skills through translation and analysis of Latin texts.

    Prerequisites
    LATN-312

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    This course is repeatable for credit as long as the author / genre is different for each separate enrollment.
  
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    LATN 501 - Ecclesiastical Latin


    This course will introduce the student to the basic grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of the Latin language, with special attention towards ecclesiastical Latin.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Summer, even years
  
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    LATN 502 - Readings in Ecclesiastical Latin


    This course will build upon the introduction to basic Latin grammar and focus on extending vocabulary and reading skills. Its special emphasis will be on writings of an ecclesiastical nature from the early church fathers through the 17th century.

    Prerequisites
    LATN-501.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Summer, even years

Latin American Studies

  
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    LASP 105 - Excursions in Latin American Biology


    This course addresses themes pertaining to the rich diversity of life in the tropics. Ecology, evolutionary biology, and natural history of tropical organisms will be explored at the non-major’s level. The course will introduce the use of scientific methodology and discuss issues related to the natural environment and human activity in the tropics. There will be an emphasis on attaining foreign experience in the field component of this course.

    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: formal acceptance to attend the course (Biodiversity Field Studies Program).

    Credit Hours: 4
    When Offered
    Offered summers in odd years.
    Notes
    Requires co-requisite enrollment in LASP-105L.
  
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    LASP 106 - Andean Biogeography


    This course will cover themes pertaining to the rich diversity of life in the Andes. Ecology, evolutionary biology, and natural history of tropical organisms will be explored in depth. This course will present the use of scientific methodology and discuss issues related to the natural environment and human activity in South America. There will be an emphasis on attaining foreign experience in the field component of this course.

    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: Acceptance in the program and acceptance to attend the course (Biodiversity Field Study Program).

    Credit Hours: 4
    When Offered
    Offered summers on demand.
    Notes
    Requires co-requisite enrollment in LASP-106L.
 

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