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    Jan 31, 2023  
Lee University Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Lee University Catalog 2019-2020 [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions


 

Hebrew

  
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    HEBR 501 - Elementary Biblical Hebrew


    This course is an introduction to Hebrew that is designed to introduce students to the basic vocabulary and grammar of the Hebrew Bible.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall semester
  
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    HEBR 502 - Readings in Biblical Hebrew


    This course is a continuation of HEBR-501. It builds on the vocabulary and grammar of HEBR-501 and gives students a working knowledge of the standard grammatical and lexical resources for exegetical work. Students will also begin reading the text of the Hebrew Bible.

    Prerequisites
    HEBR-501.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring semester

History

  
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    HISA 213 - American History Through the Reconstruction


    A history of the American people and their relationship to the world with special emphasis on the United States and its development through the Reconstruction. 

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Open only to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    HISA 214 - American History 1877 through 1945


    A history of the American people and their relationship to the world with special emphasis on the United States and its development from the end of Reconstruction through World War II.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Open only to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    HIST 211 - American History: Colonial through 1877


    A history of the American people and their relationship to the world with a special emphasis on the United States and its development through the Civil War.

    Credit Hours: 3
    DAL
  
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    HIST 212 - Recent American History


    An introduction to American History and the operation of the U. S. political system at the federal level in the twentieth century. People, events, ideas, and policies that have significantly influenced contemporary society will be emphasized.

    Credit Hours: 3
    This course is also available for students in a Division of Adult Learning program.
  
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    HIST 221 - Survey of Western Civilization I


    A general historical survey of the economic, religious, cultural, geographical and political developments of western civilization from the Greeks through 1660 C.E.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    HIST 222 - Survey of Western Civilization II


    A continuation of History 221, from 1660 C.E. to the present.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    HIST 250 - World History


    This course offers a survey of the history of human societies around the globe. Because of the nature of historical evidence, we will focus on urban cultures with developed writing systems, extensive trade networks, and complex social hierarchies, although we will also pay some attention to other kinds of societies that have flourished. Along with an overview of major historical developments and turning points, we will compare shared features and the most important differences among them in their relationship to the environment, technologies, political organization, religious values, social life for men and women, and dominant systems of ideas, in an effort to understand both the roles of these large-scale structures and the roles of individuals within those structures on the course of historical change over time. As a result, students will gain an appreciation for the diverse foundations of modern human society, and moreover will develop the ability to think critically about historical evidence.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    HIST 280-289 - Seminars, Special Topics


    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 298 - Historical Methods


    An introduction to the methods of analyzing and interpreting history at the university level, as well as the way in which the study and interpretation of history has changed over time. Required of all history majors, it should be taken as early as possible upon declaring major.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    HIST 301 - Colonial America


    This course examines the major issues confronting colonial Americans from the late 16th- to the mid-18th centuries, with a particular emphasis on British North America and the Atlantic World.  By exploring how social, cultural, religious, political, and economic forces formed Americans’ identity and led to the ultimate break between them and their European cousins, we gain a greater understanding of the formative events in our nation’s history.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    HIST 311 - The American Revolution


    This course examines the revolutionary origins of American republic, the war it fought to secure independence from Great Britain, its efforts to create a constitution, and the consequences and legacy of these experiences.  In addition to introducing people, events and ideas, it will provide a foundation upon which students can build their own critical interpretation of how the history of Revolutionary America affects their lives.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    HIST 312 - The Early American Republic


    This course engages social, economic, and political topics in the early national period of the United States, from 1787 to 1845.  We will explore the history of national politics from the presidency of George Washington through the Jacksonian Era, the United States’ development into a national republic, the rise and evolution of American democracy, the market revolution, Manifest Destiny, slavery and sectionalism, and the creation of an American identity.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    HIST 313 - The Civil War and Reconstruction


    An examination of the causes, course and immediate aftermath of the Civil War from 1840 to 1877.  We will examine the goals and policies of the respective governments; political, economic and strategic factors affecting both sides; and politics in both the North and the South, including ideology and slavery.  We will also examine the course and consdquences of Reconstruction and its abandonment, and follow its evolution from Presidential to Congressional and Radical Reconstruction.  Finall, we will also examine how Americans remember and forget their Civil War, and how the conflict has shaped American history and popular culture.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    HIST 315 - The Gilded and Progressive Age


    An in-depth study of the United States from 1865 to 1900.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered Fall Semester.
  
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    HIST 316 - The United States: 1920-1945


    This course examines social, political, and economic developments in the United States during the 1920’s, the Great Depression, and World War II.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    HIST 318 - The United States: 1968-2000


    This course studies the social, economic, and political history of the United States from 1972 to 2000.  In addition to intoducing people, events and ideas, it will provide a foundation upon which students can build their own critical interpretation of how the history of the United States affects their lives.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    HIST 320 - Topics in American Foreign Relations


    This course examines historical topics in American foreign relations which touch upon issues of national power, territorial acquisition, warfare, economic expansion, and national identity.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    HIST 325 - American Sports History


    This course examines the historical development of sports in the United States.  the course examines the relationship between sports and broader themes in American history, including race, gender, capitalism, reform, higher education and class.  

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    HIST 326 - American Military History


    This course explores the history of the American military experience from the colonial era to the present.  It addresses the military as an American institution, as an instrument of national power, as a growing and evolving organization, and as an influence on American society.  This course will examine these subjects in the context of military theory and American military doctrine, the Constitution, national security strategy, and social and cultural legacies.  Students will gain a working knowledge of these concepts and then use them to analyze the leaders, battles, campaigns, and wars that define the American military experience.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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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 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
    Notes
    This course is also offered as HONR-HU201 for students in the Kairos Honors 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
    Notes
    This course is also offered as HONR-HU202 for students in the Kairos Honors Program.
  
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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
    Notes
    This course is also offered as HONR-HU301 for students in the Kairos Honors Program.
  
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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 will introduce the student to the basic concepts of computers, networks, and cyber security. Students will study attacks on computer, network, and cyber systems. Through their study of these areas, students will learn how to prevent and detect attacks.

    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 MTHS-135

    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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