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    Jun 30, 2022  
Lee University Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Lee University Catalog 2021-2022 [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions


 

Mathematics

  
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    MTHS 121 - Concepts of Mathematics I


    Develops the real number system (including natural numbers, whole numbers, integers, rational numbers and irrational numbers) stressing properties and algorithms. Problem-solving and set theory are emphasized. Elementary algebra will be stressed with application to problem solving. Designed to equip students to teach mathematics in elementary school. This course does not satisfy the university core requirement of 3 hours of mathematics.

    Prerequisites
    ACT mathematics score of 18 or higher or SAT equivalent or completion of MTHS-098 or MTHS-110 with a grade of C- or better.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MTHS 122 - Concepts of Mathematics II


    Elementary probability, methods of counting, statistics and the normal curve, plane and solid geometry, and problem-solving is emphasized.

    Prerequisites
    ACT mathematics score of 18 or higher or SAT equivalent, or completion of MTHS-121 with a grade of C- or better.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MTHS 123 - College Algebra


    The real number system; relations and functions; algebraic functions; linear, quadratic and higher degree equations; complex numbers; graphing; systems of equations; and applications through the use of word problems. Intended primarily for students majoring in Education.

    Prerequisites
    ACT mathematics score of 20 or SAT equivalent, or completion of MTHS-099 with a grade of C or better, or placement by the math placement exam.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MTHS 135 - Introduction to Statistics


    An introduction to techniques for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data.  The primary emphasis is on the analysis of data sets to facilitate informed decision-making processes.  Topics include sampling methods, summaries of data, descriptive statistics, probability, distributions, confidence intervals, correlation, and regression.

    Prerequisites
    ACT mathematics score of 19 or SAT equivalent, or completion of MTHS-099 with a grade of C or better, or placement by the math placement exam.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MTHS 161 - Algebra for Calculus


    A rigorous introduction to the foundations of Algebra: complex numbers; equations and inequalities; functions and transformations; inverse functions; polynomials, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Intended primarily for students who will be taking Calculus I.

    Prerequisites
    ACT mathematics score of 20 or SAT equivalent, or completion of MTHS-099 with a grade of C or better, or placement by the Math Placement Exam.

    Credit Hours: 4
    Notes
    Depending on test scores, may require co-requisite enrollment in MTHS-161L.
  
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    MTHS 162 - Trigonometry


    Measurement of angles, solution of right triangles, applications to the “real world,” identities, graphs of trigonometric functions, solution of oblique triangles, law of sines, law of cosines, trigonometric form of complex numbers, DeMoivre’s Theorem, and polar coordinates.

    Prerequisites
    MTHS-161 with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent course work.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MTHS 181, 182, 183, 184 - Special Topics in Mathematics


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

    Prerequisites
    Permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1 (181), 2 (182), 3 (183), 4 (184)
    When Offered
    On demand.
  
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    MTHS 221 - Foundations of Geometry


    Topics include axiomatic method, triangles and circles, parallelism, constructions, and modern concepts of both Euclidean and non- Euclidean geometry.

    Prerequisites
    MTHS-123 or MTHS-161 with a minimum grade of C-.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    (This course will not satisfy an elective requirement for MATHS.BS majors).
  
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    MTHS 235 - Experimental Statistics


    An introduction to the presentation, analysis, and interpretation of scientific data. The primary emphasis is on the mathematical foundation of statistical analysis and inference. Topics include probability, random variables, discrete and continuous probability distributions, joint distributions, descriptive statistics, interval estimation, hypothesis testing, and regression. Intended for students majoring in natural sciences or mathematics.

    Prerequisites
    MTHS-261

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MTHS 261 - Calculus I


    Definition and formulas, rate of change, derivatives, and application of functions. The study and application of indefinite and definite integrals.

    Prerequisites
    MTHS-162 with a minimum grade of C-, or equivalent course work.

    Credit Hours: 4
  
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    MTHS 262 - Calculus II


    Applications of basic integration, advanced methods of integration, sequences and series, parametric equations and polar coordinates.

    Prerequisites
    MTHS-261 with a minimum grade of C-.

    Credit Hours: 4
  
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    MTHS 281, 282, 283 - Special Topics in Mathematics


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

    Prerequisites
    Consent of the instructor.

    Credit Hours: 281 (1), 282 (2), 283 (3)
  
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    MTHS 320 - History of Mathematics


    Study of major contributors and their contributions to mathematics; early beginnings to modern day; and how certain areas of mathematics began.

    Prerequisites
    MTHS-261 with a minimum grade of C-.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MTHS 335 - Mathematical Probability


    This course is intended to provide students with a rigorous mathematical foundation for the analysis of uncertainty and to equip students with a working knowledge of the theory of probability.

    Prerequisites
    MTHS-262

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MTHS 336 - Mathematical Statistics


    A second calculus-based class on probability and statistics. Topics include parametric point and interval estimation, maximum likelihood estimation, sufficiency, hypothesis testing, linear models, regression, correlation, and non-parametric methods.

    Prerequisites
    Pre-requisites: MTHS 335; MTHS 235

                          MTHS 361 Highly Recommended

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    MTHS 340 - Internship Seminar


    A course designed to prepare students for their on-site workplace internship in their chosen discipline. This course is a pre-requisite for the MTHS-341/342/343/344 Internship courses.

    Prerequisites
    Open to mathematics majors and minors only, with permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MTHS 341, 342, 343, 344 - Mathematics Internship


    A course designed to assist students in getting a working experience in a mathematics-related internship position. Repeatable for credit for a maximum of two enrollments.

    Prerequisites
    MTHS-340 and permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 341 (1), 342 (2), 343 (3), 344 (4)
  
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    MTHS 346 - Acquiring Professional Skills


    A course designed to introduce beginning and advanced spreadsheet concepts and preparation for careers in business, industry and government. Students will apply procedures and processes to experiential projects.

    Prerequisites
    Open to mathematics majors and minors only with permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MTHS 347, 348 - Teaching Practicum I, II


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

    Prerequisites
    Successful completion of 15 hours of regular major courses in their program. Requires approval of application and permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MTHS 349 - Teaching Internship


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

    Prerequisites
    Completion of 15 credit hours of MTHS major courses, approval of application, and permission from instructor.

    Credit Hours: 0
  
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    MTHS 350 - Logic and Sets


    A cohesive treatment of foundational mathematics including the topics of elementary mathematical logic, mathematical proof, set theory, relations, and functions.

    Prerequisites
    MTHS-261 with a minimum grade of C-.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MTHS 353 - Numerical Analysis


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

    Prerequisites
    MTHS-261 with a minimum grade of C-.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Also offered as CSCI-353 for Computer Science majors.
  
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    MTHS 357 - Discrete Mathematics


    An introductory course in discrete mathematics stressing problem solving techniques using an algorithmic approach. This course will include recursion, counting principles, probability, and algorithmic processes.  Graphs, trees, networks, and problems effectively modeled with these constructs will also be studied.

    Prerequisites
    MTHS-261 with a minimum grade of C-.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Also offered as CSCI-357.
  
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    MTHS 361 - Calculus III


    Vectors and vector calculus, partial derivatives, gradients, double and triple integrals, centroids, cylindrical and spherical coordinates, line integrals, surface integrals, and Stoke’s theorem.

    Prerequisites
    MTHS-262 with a minimum grade of C-.

    Credit Hours: 4
  
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    MTHS 363 - Differential Equations


    First order and simple higher order differential equations with applications, linear differential equations, systems of DE, Laplace transform, series solutions and numerical methods.

    Prerequisites
    MTHS-262 with a minimum grade of C-; MTHS-361 strongly recommended.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MTHS 365 - Mathematical Modeling


    Systems dynamic modeling, including discrete dynamical systems, stochastic processes, feedback loops, difference equations, and recurrence relations.  Computer-assisted instruction.

    Prerequisites
    MTHS-261 with a grade of B- or better, or MTHS-262 with a grade of B- or better.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MTHS 366 - Introduction to Data Analytics


    An introduction to data science through statistical learning. Tools for modeling datasets include linear and logistic regression, clustering and PCA. Topics include cross validation, training and data sets.

    Prerequisites
    MTHS-346

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MTHS 371 - Introduction To Linear Algebra


    An introduction to the algebra of matrices, vectors, determinants, solutions of systems of linear equations, vector spaces, linear transformations, Eigenvectors, Eigenvalues and canonical forms.

    Prerequisites
    MTHS-261 with a minimum grade of C-.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MTHS 381, 382, 383, 384 - Special Topics in Mathematics


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

    Prerequisites
    Consent of the instructor.

    Credit Hours: 381 (1), 382 (2), 383 (3), 384 (4)
  
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    MTHS 390 - Introduction to Research


    An introduction to the process of conducting mathematics or mathematics education research. Mathematical topics will be explored with an emphasis on discovery, making conjectures, testing those conjectures, and proof. Topics in mathematics education will be explored with an emphasis on how to research the teaching and learning of mathematics.

    Prerequisites
    MTHS-261 with a grade of B or higher, and permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    MTHS 391, 392, 393 - Mathematical Research


    This course provides the student with an opportounity to explore mathematical research in an area chosen in consultation with a member of the mathematics faculty who will serve as his/her research director. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites
    MTHS-390

    Credit Hours: 1 (391), 2 (392), or 3 (393)
  
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    MTHS 395 - Industrial and Applied Mathematics


    Group oriented research projects in industrial and applied mathematics with a contact from a business or industry and professors mentoring the research. The work in this course is akin to an externship experience.

    Prerequisites
    Permission of the instructor.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    MTHS 445 - Financial Mathematics


    An introduction to the theory of interest and financial economics. Topics include time value of money, annuities, bonds, immunizations, derivatives, options, hedging and swaps.

    Prerequisites
    MTHS-262 with a minimum grade of C

    Credit Hours: 4
  
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    MTHS 461 - Real Analysis


    A rigorous introduction to the foundations of real analysis: real numbers, sequences, limits, continuity, differentiation, integration, and series. The emphasis is on establishing and correlating the various properties rather than numerical problem solving.

    Prerequisites
    MTHS-262 and MTHS-350 with a minimum grade of C- .

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MTHS 465 - Complex Variables


    This course will explore the concepts of differentiability and integrability of functions of complex variables. It will include an introduction to the complex numbers and the complex plane, the Cauchy-Riemann equations, Cauchy’s theorem and its consequences, connections to power series, and the residue theorem and its applications.

    Prerequisites
    MTHS-361 and MTHS-350.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MTHS 471 - Linear Algebra


    Applications of elementary linear algebra to real world problems including Leontief Economic Models, Markov Chains, theory of games, convex sets and linear inequalities, corner-point method and linear programming, the simplex method, matrix applications in genetics applications, constructing of curves as surfaces, equilibrium of rigid bodies, and computer graphics.

    Prerequisites
    MTHS-371 with a minimum grade of C-.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MTHS 475 - Abstract Algebra


    An introduction to the basic concepts of abstract algebra, including the topics of mapping, relations, number systems, groups, rings, fields, and integral domains.

    Prerequisites
    MTHS-262 and MTHS-350 with a minimum grade of C-.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MTHS 481, 482, 483, 484 - Special Topics in Mathematics


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

    Prerequisites
    Minimum of two mathematics courses at the 300-level or higher.

    Credit Hours: 1 (481), 2 (482), 3 (483), or 4 (484)
  
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    MTHS 490 - Senior Seminar


    A weekly presentation by staff and/or senior mathematics majors on matters of current interest in the mathematical field. Participants gain experience in evaluating literature and presenting scientific papers. 

    Prerequisites
    Permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MTHS 495 - Mathematics in Faith and Practice


    Senior Capstone course for majors.  Comparative study of related scientific, philosophical, and theological ideology within mathematics.  Through lecture, research papers, and guided class discussion, an attempt is made to demonstrate the necessity and possibility of harmonizing mathematics and biblical truth.  Students are encouraged to develop a philosophy of mathematics which integrates a statement of faith.

    Prerequisites
    THEO-231, and a minumum of 18 credit hours within the major including MTHS-350.

    Credit Hours: 3

Ministry Studies

  
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    MCOU 230 - Crisis Intervention Counseling


    A survey of principles and techniques for telephone counseling.  Designed especially to prepare non-professionals for crisis intervention based on Christian values within the limits of telephone contact.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    MCOU 451 - Theories of Counseling


    A survey designed to acquaint the student with the underlying principles, major theories, and methods commonly employed in individual counseling from a Christian perspective.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC-250

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    MCOU 456 - Methods of Counseling


    Explores issues that deal with becoming and being a counselor by examining the various agencies, styles, methods, and categories of counseling from a Christian perspective.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC-250

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    MLDR 540 - Church Leadership and Management


    This course outlines key elements involved in leading the organization of the church.  It will focus on four key areas of church leadership:  leading through church business, leading through relationships, leading through church programs, leading through mission.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MLDR 542 - Leadership Development


     

    This course provides a basic knowledge of leadership development using several contemporary leadership theories to aid in preparing ministers in the context of a Christian worldview.  Further, it acquaints students with a development model for equipping and training followers in service mindedness and servant leadership through mentoring and coaching.  Current issues and trends affecting organizational change will provide a framework for the course readings.

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    MLDR 544 - Spirituality, Ethics and Leadership


    This course instructs students in how to lead from the core of one’s being as opposed to leading based on environment or outside forces.  It will focus on the minister’s personal life and growth, depth in spirituality, self-assessment, and personal values that affect the leadership of a particular organization such as a local church or parachurch ministry.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MLDR 546 - Strategic Leadership


    This course provides an understanding of ways to move an organization or church forward.  It will focus on leading through motivation, leading through communication, strategic leadership to bring about change, and conflict leadership (including conflict resolution, conflict management, and analysis of conflict styles).  It will also focus on preparing the church for the future through forecasting and futurism.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MLDR 590 - Leadership Studies Final Project


    This course is intended as a final research project within the MINST program.  Students will research a specific area within leadership ministry and provide evidence of biblical, theological, or social science research.  In addition, students will prepare a project presentation based on the questions raised by the foundational research.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MLDR 593 - Leadership Studies Internship


    This course is designed for students who have not had practical experience in leadership ministry.  It may be done in lieu of a final project so that students may experience supervised leadership ministry.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MLDR 595 - Comprehensive Examination


    This course serves as a culmination of the M.A. Ministry Studies program.  The comprehensive examination is designed to assess the students’ proficiency at the conclusion of the students’ participation in the program.  Assessment includes knowledge gained from both general shared courses and emphasis-specific courses.

    Prerequisites
    All required courses in the degree program.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MMST 500 - Research Seminar


     

    This course introduces the principles and procedures of scholarly research and writing. Particular emphasis is placed on research and writing appropriate to graduate studies in ministry.

    Prerequisites
    N/A

    Credit Hours: N/C
    When Offered
    TBA

  
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    MMST 510 - Special Topics in Ministry Studies


    This course is intended to provide students the opportunity to explore aspects of ministry which are current and relevant to the degree, but are outside the scope of required degree curriculum. May be repeated for credit.

  
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    MMST 530 - Christian Spirituality and Ministry


     

    This course equips men and women for a ministry of leading God’s people into a life of Christian maturing. It is designed to provide students with the knowledge, resources and approaches for fostering spiritual formation in faith communities. The course will explore the biblical and theological foundations of Christian spirituality, the role of the social sciences in better understanding spiritual development, and the integration of traditional Christian practices in the formation and discipleship process.

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    MMST 532 - Perspectives on Leadership


     

    This course will provide an overview of various models of leadership, their appropriateness for use within communities of faith, and cultural influences on contemporary conceptualizations of leadership. Through the analysis and critique of the models from a faith perspective, students will be able to articulate their approach to leadership and its effects on their ministry settings.

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    MMST 534 - Practical Theology


     

    This course introduces students to the discipline of practical theology by engaging theological reflection upon the practice of ministry and church life. Rather than remaining in a contemplative mode of the traditional theological task, practical theology stresses the transformative character of doing theology by examining the underlying theological assumptions and foundations of the church’s life and praxis. Students will learn to assess the church’s actions for what they could or should be from a theological standpoint, yet also learn to describe and assess these actions as they truly exist. This theological and practical examination of the church will focus on areas where thought and praxis overlap.

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    MMST 536 - Methods of Bible Study


    This course prepares students for personal and community Bible study using a variety of study methods. These methods include inductive study, summaries and surveys, biographical or character study, word study, and devotional study. The methods used seek to understand the original meaning of the biblical text as well as its relevance to the contemporary world. The course emphasizes direct engagement with biblical texts through the disciplined use of sound hermeneutical principles.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MMST 538 - Homiletics


    This course seeks to develop the students’ understanding of homiletics.  The course begins with a review of educational theories and practices as they relate to the discipline of homiletics.  The primary focus of the course is the task of preparation and presentation of sermons.  The course utilizes observations of a variety of preachers along with conversations with preachers about their processes of preparing for and delivering sermons.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MMST 539 - Christian Faith and Culture


     This course explores the relationship between faith and culture from a Christian apologetic perspective. Various aspects of culture are analyzed, including popular culture, generational trends, technological innovations, multiculturalism, and religion, with the intent of developing Christian ministry praxis for engaging contemporary culture.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MMST 570 - Discipleship in the New Testament


    A course designed to present to the students an overview of the writings of the New Testament, while providing an in-depth synthesis of the New Testament’s purview of discipleship. Practical application will be made as the students create a contextual plan of discipleship based on that synthesis.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Also offered as MPTS-570.
  
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    MMST 591 - Final Project Extension


    This course provides an opportunity for students to continue work on the final research project within the M.A. Ministry Studies program. It is intended for use by students who are unable to complete the final project in one semester. Students will continue their research and will work with the previously assigned Final Project Reader during the completion of the project.

    Prerequisites
    Permission of the Graduate Program Director.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MPTS 570 - A Theology of Ministry


    This course focuses on the biblical and theological foundations of ministry. Arising out of the missio Dei, ministry is essentially the continuation of the ministry of Christ in the world. From this basis, the particulars of the work of ministry will be examined with consideration to theological motifs and models for engaging in contemporary ministry.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MPTS 572 - Biblical Themes for Ministry


    This course will engage various thematic subjects related to ministry and study them in relation to the places they occur in the Bible. While themes may be different with each iteration of the course, typical subjects will include love, service and ministry, compassion, mercy (or works of mercy), administration/leadership, shepherd (pastor), elders and deacons, apostles, prophets, evangelists, and teachers.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MPTS 574 - Discipleship in the New Testament


    A course designed to present to the students an overview of the writings of the New Testament, while providing an in-depth synthesis of the New Testament’s purview of discipleship. Practical application will be made as the students create a contextual plan of discipleship based on that synthesis.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Also offered as MMST-570.
  
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    MPTS 576 - Biblical Languages for Ministry


    This course is designed to provide students who have not studied Hebrew or Greek a basic working knowledge of the rudimentary aspects of each language in order to use commentaries and biblical texts more profitably. Focus will be on the Greek language and the New Testament with only the alphabet and basic tools considered for the Hebrew language. Comprehension of the alphabets, the various aspects of elementary Greek grammar, and word study will be provided with the end goal of giving a limited yet beneficial level of engagement with the tools of textual study. While not offering competency to read in Greek or Hebrew, the course will provide competency to better comprehend commentaries and word study resources that use Greek and Hebrew.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MPTS 578 - Biblical and Theological Foundations for Worship


    This course will explore the concept and practice of worship in the Old and New Testaments, worship in the lives of biblical characters, and the biblical roots of contemporary worship practices. The course will explore theological foundations for understanding worship practice, assess theological implications of personal and corporate worship ministry, and equip worship leaders in the application of a theology of worship in specific ministry contexts.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    This course is also offered as MWST-560.
  
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    MPTS 590 - Practical Theological Studies Final Project


    This course is intended as a final project within the Ministry Studies program. Students will research a specific topic within the realm of practical theological studies and provide evidence of biblical, theological, or social science research. In addition, students will prepare a project presentation based on the questions raised by the foundational research.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MPTS 593 - Practical Theological Studies Internship


    This course is designed for students who will benefit from working closely with a theologian or biblical scholar who is also well-versed in local church ministry. With permission of the program director, the internship may be chosen in lieu of a final project.

    Prerequisites
    Permission of the Program Director.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MPTS 595 - Comprehensive Examination


    This course serves as a culmination of the M.A. Ministry Studies program.  The comprehensive examination is designed to assess the students’ proficiency at the conclusion of the students’ participation in the program.  Assessment includes knowledge gained from both general shared courses and emphasis-specific courses.

    Prerequisites
    All required courses in the degree program.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MWST 560 - Biblical and Theological Foundations of Worship


     

    The course will explore the concept and practice of worship in the Old and New Testaments, worship in the lives of biblical characters, and the biblical roots of contemporary worship practices. The course will explore theological foundations for understanding worship practice, assesses theological implications of personal and corporate worship ministry, and equip worship leaders in the application of a theology of worship in specific ministry contexts.

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    MWST 562 - History of Christian Worship


     

    This course provides an overview of the history of Christian worship from the New Testament era through the present. Special attention will be given to the practices, rituals and symbols of worship in selected Christian traditions. The course will identify historical movements and leaders who significantly shaped current perspectives of Christian worship.

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    MWST 564 - Worship Leadership for the Contemporary Church


     

    This course will examine practical leadership issues of worship ministry. The course will survey contemporary models and practices of worship. Attention will be given to administration and planning strategies for effective worship events. The course will also explore the incorporation of music and the fine arts in worship and issues of cross-cultural worship.

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    MWST 566 - Media and Technology in Worship


     

    This course is designed to examine the origins, roles and current practices of worship leaders using visual media technologies as a part of church services. Discussion topics include an overview of the emerging role of the media minister, as well as the uses and effects of these communication technologies. The course will also evaluate hardware and equipment as well as an exploration of software used to produce and display visual electronic media. Emerging technologies will be explored for use in worship settings.

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    MWST 590 - Worship Studies Final Project


    This course is intended as a final research project within the MINST program.  Students will research a specific area within worship ministry and provide evidence of biblical, theological, or social science research.  In addition, students will prepare a project presentation based on the questions raised by the foundational research.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MWST 593 - Worship Studies Internship


    This course is designed for students who have not had practical experience in worship ministry. It may be done in lieu of a final project so that students may experience supervised worship ministry.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MWST 595 - Comprehensive Examination


    This course serves as a culmination of the M.A. Ministry Studies program.  The comprehensive examination is designed to assess the students’ proficiency at the conclusion of the students’ participation in the program.  Assessment includes knowledge gained from both general shared courses and emphasis-specific courses.

    Prerequisites
    All required courses in the degree program.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MYFM 550 - Foundations of Youth and Family Ministry


    This course will examine the biblical and theological foundations of the family with specific focus on the place of children and adolescents within the family structure. Various models of youth and family ministry will be examined, and through the use of lectures, research, and case studies, the student will develop a family ministry program which will be applicable in his/her ministerial setting.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MYFM 552 - Discipleship in Contemporary Culture


    This course will equip youth leaders for the task of carrying out the Great Commission in a postmodern society. Included will be an examination of key New Testament texts of discipleship, an identification of vital principles used by Christ and the first century church, and a critique of contemporary models. Special consideration will be given to the unique challenges presented by contemporary culture. The goal for each student will be to develop a discipleship model that will systematically take a student from the initial stage of being evangelized through the steps of Christian growth and formation.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MYFM 554 - Theological Issues in Youth and Family Ministry


     

    This course will provide students with an overview of the task of theology as it relates to ministry to children, adolescents and families. It will focus on several issues of particular importance to youth and family ministry, offering a theological basis and dialogue for each issue. Some issues and their concomitant theological areas that may be investigated are the following: human personality and theological anthropology; sexuality and a theology of sex; estrangement and a theology of reconciliation; abuse/disorders/violence and a theology of wholeness of life; suffering and a theology of suffering; school issues and a theology of learning; and other miscellaneous issues that may arise.

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    MYFM 556 - Adolescent Development


    This course is an examination of the developmental phenomena of adolescence, its physiological, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual dimensions, and the influence of context such as family, peers, schools, and community. Consideration of the needs of youth and interacting societal institutions, with a focus on continuity of development as viewed within the framework of life-span development will be studied.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MYFM 557 - Human Development and Transformation


    This course will examine central theories of human development and transformation in order to understand their implications for youth and family ministry. Emphasis will be placed upon the periods of childhood and adolescence. These theories will be placed in dialogue with research concerning religious transformation.

    Prerequisites
    none

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MYFM 558 - Marriage and Family Systems


    An introduction to general systems theory. Special attention is given to the history of marriage and family therapy and the basic theories of and models of family interaction. Implication for interactional patterns, functional and dysfunctional family systems, life cycle issues, and ethnicity are discussed.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MYFM 590 - Youth and Family Studies Final Project


    This course is intended as a final research project within the MINST program. Students will research a specific area within youth and/or family ministry and provide evidence of biblical, theological, or social science research. In addition, students will prepare a project presentation based on the questions raised by the foundational research.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MYFM 593 - Youth and Family Studies Internship


    This course is designed for students who have not had practical experience in youth and family ministry. It may be done in lieu of a final project so that students may experience supervised ministry with youth and families.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MYFM 595 - Comprehensive Examination


    This course serves as a culmination of the M.A. Ministry Studies program.  The comprehensive examination is designed to assess the students’ proficiency at the conclusion of the students’ participation in the program.  Assessment includes knowledge gained from both general shared courses and emphasis-specific courses.

    Prerequisites
    All required courses in the degree program.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PASM 371 - Techniques of Preaching (DAL)


    This course is a survey of various techniques utilized in Gospel communication. Topics include the appropriate use of both expository and topical preaching, creating rapport, telling the story, the ethical use of emotion, prophetic confrontation, and preaching in series, holidays, weddings, funerals, and community events.

    Prerequisites
    PASM-271

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

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    MUSA 101 - Applied Music - Primary Applied Study


    Applied music for the student majoring in music in his/her primary performance area. Development of repertory and intensive study of style. Admission only by audition. Enrollment for 3 credit hours is permitted only for students admitted to Bachelor of Music degree programs. May be repeated once for credit.

    Credit Hours: 1 to 3
  
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    MUSA 102 - Applied Music - Secondary Applied Study


    Applied study of the secondary instrument of the music major. Appropriate technical studies and literature are selected from the classics with emphasis on development of performance techniques. May be repeated once for credit.

    Credit Hours: 1-2
  
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    MUSA 102CO - Secondary Applied Conducting


    Applied study of conducting at the secondary level. Appropriate technical studies and literature are selected from the classics with emphasis on development of performance techniques. May be repeated once for credit. 

    Prerequisites
    Successful completion of MUCO-330, and MUCO-331 or MUCO-332

    Credit Hours: 1 or 2
  
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    MUSA 103 - Applied Music - PRMUS/Minor Applied Study


    Applied music for students minoring in music or the PRMUS student. Technical studies and a variety of literature are selected at a level appropriate to the student’s ability. A jury is required at the end of each semester.

    Credit Hours: 1 or 2
  
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    MUSA 103VT - Applied Voice for Musical Theatre


    Applied voice lessons for the student with a Musical Theatre Minor. Development of vocal technique, with the central focus on Music Theatre repertoire and style.

    Prerequisites
    Minimum of one semester of MUSA-101VO, 102VO, or 103VO

    Credit Hours: 1 - 2
  
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    MUSA 104 - Applied Music - Elective Applied Study


    Technical studies and a variety of literature are selected at a level appropriate to the student’s ability. Enrollment open only to students who have not declared a School of Music major or minor. Credit earned in MUSA-104 does not apply toward a major or minor in Music.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 1 or 2
  
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    MUSA 186 - Piano Seminar


    A class experience designed to expose pianists to techniques and coachings on a wide variety of piano literature and functional piano skills. This course is required of all piano majors and concentrations for 7 semesters. Graded on a pass/fail basis.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to School of Music with piano as primary instrument.

    Credit Hours: 0
  
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    MUSA 201 - Applied Music - Primary Applied Study


    Applied music for the student majoring in music in his/her primary performance area. Development of repertory and intensive study of style. Admission only by audition. Enrollment for 3 credit hours is permitted only for students admitted to Bachelor of Music degree programs. May be repeated once for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Two semesters of MUSA 101 or their approved equivalents

    Credit Hours: 1 to 3
  
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    MUSA 202 - Applied Music - Secondary Applied Study


    Applied study of the secondary instrument of the music major. Appropriate technical studies and literature are selected from the classics with emphasis on development of performance techniques. May be repeated once for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Two semesters of MUSA 102 or their approved equivalents

    Credit Hours: 1 to 2
  
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    MUSA 203 - Applied Music - PRMUS/Minor Applied Study


    Applied music for students minoring in music or the PRMUS student. Technical studies and a variety of literature are selected at a level appropriate to the student’s ability. A jury is required at the end of each semester.

    Prerequisites
    Two semesters of MUSA 103 or their approved equivalents.

    Credit Hours: 1 or 2
  
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    MUSA 288 - Upper Division Admission Examination


    A 10-minute, juried performance at the end of four semesters of applied study on the music major’s primary instrument. The student performs music of contrasting styles for a committee of music faculty. Successful completion of the Upper Division Admission Examination (UDAE) is required for admission into upper-level applied study.  For transfer students, the applied study may or may not have been done at Lee University.

    Prerequisites
    Two semesters of MUSA 201 or their approved equivalents

    Credit Hours: 0
  
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    MUSA 301 - Applied Music - Primary Applied Study


    Applied music for the student majoring in music in his/her primary performance area. Development of repertory and intensive study of style. Admission only by audition. Enrollment for 3 credit hours is permitted only for students admitted to Bachelor of Music degree programs. May be repeated once for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Two semesters of MUSA 201, or their approved equivalents and MUSA 288.

     

    Credit Hours: 1 to 3

  
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    MUSA 302 - Applied Music - Secondary Applied Study


    Applied study of the secondary instrument of the music major. Appropriate technical studies and literature are selected from the classics with emphasis on development of performance techniques. May be repeated once for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Two semesters of MUSA 202 or their approved equivalents

    Credit Hours: 1 to 2
  
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    MUSA 304VC - Vocal Coaching


    This course is intended to assist voice students in their development of repertory, interpretation of lyrics/libretto, and intensive study of musical style. Repeatable for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Passing grade in MUSA-288 (Upper Division Admission Exam)

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    MUSA 395 - Junior Recital


    One-half hour of public recital for students in Bachelor of Music - Performance degree programs.

    Prerequisites
    Approval of Faculty Committee

    Credit Hours: 1
 

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