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    Sep 28, 2022  
Lee University Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Lee University Catalog 2021-2022 [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions


 

Nursing

  
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    NURS 212 - Competency Lab and Seminar III


    This lab and seminar builds on relevant nursing knowledge and student competency achieved in NURS-204.  Continued focus on building a specified set of identified abilities necessary for professional nursing practice.

    Prerequisites
    Nursing major, full acceptance; MTHS-135

    Pre or co-requisites: HSCS-233; BIOS-330L; NURS-204; NURS-207; NURS-210

    Credit Hours: 1 (0-1-0)

  
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    NURS 231 - Introduction to Christian Ethics for the Nursing Profession


    A study of values and their influence on social and individual behavior.  Special emphasis is placed on the development of Christian values, congruent with the teachings of Christ, and the application of these in everyday life.  This course also addresses legal, ethical, economic, political, and moral responsibilities for holistic professional nursing practice.  Such value-based behaviors as human dignity, integrity, social justics, and professional care of patients will be considered.

    Prerequisites
    Nursing major, full acceptance; THEO-230

    Pre- or Co-requisites: NURS-100; NURS-102

    Credit Hours: 3 (3-0-0)
    Notes
    Fulfills THEO-231 requirement in the religion core.

  
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    NURS 300 - Clinical Pathways of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Across the Continuum of Care I


    This course addresses beginning concepts of health promotion and disease prevention as applied to healthy individuals across the age continuum.  Health concepts, risk factors for disease and illness including the influence of genetics, and practice related to immunizations and screenings will be explored.  Safe practice will be emphasized.  Self-health will also be addressed.  Clients studied include children, adults, older adults, and women/families experiencing a normal pregnancy.  This course includes didactic and practice experiences. Practice experiences include the use of therapeutic communication skills and select core nursing skills.

    Prerequisites
    Nursing major, full acceptance; NURS-210; PSYC-260

    Pre- or co-requisites: NURS-212, NURS-306

    Credit Hours: 4 (3-0-1)

  
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    NURS 302 - Introduction to Leadership in Professional Practice


    This is an introductory course designed to provide a foundation for developing leadership abilities as a healthcare professional. Responsibilities related to safety and quality improvement practices will be a major focus.

    Prerequisites
    Nursing major, full acceptance; PSYC-200; NURS-100; NURS-102

    Credit Hours: 1 (1-0-0)
  
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    NURS 304 - Clinical Pathways of Chronic Illness Across the Continuum of Care


    This course presents common chronic illnesses that affect clients across the lifespan, leading the client to intersect with multidisciplinary team members within a variety of healthcare settings.

    Prerequisites
    Nursing major, full acceptance; PSYC-260; NURS-210; NURS-212

    Pre-or co-requisites: NURS-209

    Credit Hours: 5 (3-0-2)

  
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    NURS 306 - Competency Lab and Seminar IV


    This course expands relevant nursing knowledge and student competency achieved in NURS-212, intending to prepare the student for clinical practice at a beginning level with healthy persons.

    Prerequisites
    Nursing major, full acceptance

    Pre- or co-requisites: NURS-212

    Credit Hours: 1 (0-1-0)

  
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    NURS 308 - Clinical Pathways and Management of Common Acute Episodes


    This course focuses on common medical illnesses and surgeries and their related clinical nursing care.

    Prerequisites
    Nursing major, full acceptance; PSYC-260; NURS-210

    Pre-or co-requisites: NURS-209; NURS-212; NURS-304; NURS-314

    Credit Hours: 5 (3-0-2)

  
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    NURS 310 - Post-Acute Management


    This pathway follows the progression of clients/patients post-surgically and post-illnesses.  The focus in this pathway is assisting clients with successful management of health situation and prevention of readmission.  Basic transitional care introduced in an earlier course about pathways of chronic illness will be addressed in an increasingly complex manner.  This course includes didactic and practice experiences.

    Prerequisites
    Nursing major, full acceptance; NURS-209; NURS-304; NURS-308

     

    Credit Hours: 4 (2-0-2)

  
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    NURS 312 - Multi-Dimensional Care in Special Circumstances


    This course addresses holistic needs of individuals and families involved in sensitive healthcare situations and areas, such as oncology, hospice, imminent death, unexpected death, palliative care, and end-of-life care.  Self-care and renewal for the practicing professional nurse is also addressed.  This course includes didactic and practice experiences.

    Prerequisites
    Nursing major, full acceptance

    Pre- or co-requisites: NURS-209; NURS-231; NURS-304

    Credit Hours: 3 (2-0-1)

  
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    NURS 314 - Competency Lab and Seminar V


    This lab and seminar builds on relevant nursing knowledge and student competency achieved in NURS-306.  There is a continued focus on a specified set of increasingly complex, identified abilities necessary for professional nursing practice.

    Prerequisites
    Nursing major, full acceptance; NURS-212

    Pre- or co-requisites: NURS-308

    Credit Hours: 1 (0-1-0)

  
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    NURS 360 - Directed Studies in Nursing


    Designed specifically for the upper-division student in the discipline of Nursing, for in-depth exploration of a specific topic.

    Prerequisites
    Instructor permission

    Credit Hours: 1, 2, or 3
  
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    NURS 361 - Dimensions of Rural and Global Humanitarian Action


    Addresses humanitarian issues such as health inequities and access to care challenges faced by global and rural populations. Advocacy and use of technology to improve access to care and healthcare outcomes for those populations are explored.

    Prerequisites
    Nursing major, full acceptance

    Pre- or co-requisite: NURS-300, NURS-302.

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    NURS 400 - Evidence-Based Practice in the Clinical Setting


    This course applies previously acquired knowledge and research skills to guide nursing practice in the professional healthcare setting. Students will complete evidence-based project that began in NURS-202.

    Prerequisites
    Nursing major, full acceptance; NURS-202

    Pre- or co-requisites: NURS-304; NURS-312

    Credit Hours: 1 (0-1-0)

  
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    NURS 402 - Pathways of Complex Acuity


    This course prepares the student to care for severely compromised, ill, and critically injured clients across the lifespan in emergency and critical care settings.

    Prerequisites
    Nursing major, full acceptance; NURS-209; NURS-304; NURS-308

    Pre- or co-requisistes: NURS-310, NURS-406

    Credit Hours: 5 (3-0-2)

  
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    NURS 404 - Leadership and Professional Practice


    Expanding concepts covered in previous courses, students progress into the more complex role of designer / manager / coordinator of care.

    Prerequisites
    Nursing major, full acceptance; NURS-302

    Pre- or co-requisites: NURS-308

    Credit Hours: 3 (2-0-1)

  
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    NURS 406 - Competency Lab and Seminar VI


    This course expands on relevant nursing knowledge and student competency achieved in NURS-314 with a continued focus on a specified set of increasingly complex, identified abilities necessary for entry into professional nursing practice.

    Prerequisites
    Nursing major, full acceptance; NURS-314

    Pre- or co-requisites: NURS-402

    Credit Hours: 1 (0-1-0)

  
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    NURS 408 - Clinical Pathways of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Across the Continuum of Care II


    Application of health promotion and disease prevention concepts are explored to prepare healthcare professionals to function in community and public health settings at the domestic and international levels.

    Prerequisites
    Nursing major, full acceptance; NURS-300; NURS-306

    Credit Hours: 3 (2-0-1)
    Notes
    For Nursing majors.
    Also offered as DHMM-408 for Disaster/Healthcare Mission Management majors.
  
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    NURS 412 - Immersion in Professional Nursing Practice


    Practice immersion is designed for the last semester nursing student to engage in working alongside a nurse preceptor in a setting that the student is most interested in pursuing post-graduation.  This experience allows opportunities for the student to integrate knowledge, clinical reasoning, management, and evaluation skills in professional practice similar to what graduates will encounter following licensure as a registered nurse.  Clinical management of a caseload of clients/patients will occur.  Clinical reasoning seminars will be held weekly.

    Prerequisites
    Nursing major, full acceptance; NURS-402

    Pre- or co-requisites: NURS-414 and must be taken in last semester prior to graduation

    Credit Hours: 6 (1-0-5)

  
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    NURS 414 - Competency Lab and Seminar VII


    This course focuses on synthesis of relevant nursing knowledge and student competency at a comprehensive and complex level for a specified set of identified abilities necessary for entry into professional nursing practice.

    Prerequisites
    Nursing major, full acceptance

    Pre- or co-requisites: NURS-412 and must be taken in last semester prior to graduation

    Credit Hours: 1 (0-1-0)

  
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    NURS 495 - Christian Faith and Ethical Practice Synthesis Seminar


    Course content is designed to engage students in reflection and discussion of complex healthcare issues. Christian faith and interprofessional practicce are integradted with Lee University core values.

    Prerequisites
    Nursing major, full acceptance, within final 34 credit hrs of major

    Credit Hours: 2 (2-0-0)
    Notes
    This course serves as the senior capstone course and counts toward the religion core. It is designed for Nursing majors, but it also offered as DHMM-495 for Disaster/Healthcare Mission Management majors.
  
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    NURS 606 - Philosophical and Theoretical Dimensions of Nursing


    Philosophies and scientific underpinnings are explored using a synthesis of integrated knowledge. The interrelationships among science-based concepts, theories, and nursing practice at an advanced level are examined. Practical use of evidence is incorporated to investigate phenomena, to analyze, evaluate, and improve approaches to health care delivery and outcomes.

    Prerequisites
    DNP major OR permission from the School of Nursing

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    NURS 608 - Biostatistics for Advanced Nursing Practice


    Focuses on understanding of biostatistics for application in advanced nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation and appraisal of data analyses for the selection and use of evidence in making practical conclusions about data.

    Prerequisites
    DNP major OR permission from the School of Nursing.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    NURS 610 - Advanced and Complex Pathophysiology


    Differentiates among advanced concepts of normal, altered, and pathophysiological states across the lifespan. Applies current research-based knowledge to provide a basis for clinical decision-making in select disease states. Analyzes physiological responses to pharmacological interventions.

    Prerequisites
    DNP major, or permission from the School of Nursing.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    NURS 612 - Advanced and Complex Pharmacology


    Presents principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapeutics, and pharmacogenomics. Major categories of commonly prescribed pharmacological agents are examined in the context of lifespan, culture. health, and disease states.  Evidence-based decision-making in relation to safety, cost effectiveness, and evaluation of individual response are explored.

    Prerequisites
    DNP major, or permission from the School of Nursing.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    NURS 614 - Advanced Nursing Research Integration and Application


    Focuses on the steps of ethical quantitative and qualitative research and on understanding and utilizing relevant evidence-based practice for the improvement of health care outcomes. Critical appraisal of literature with integration of research into care of individuals, families, and global communities. Practice and system problems are identified using technology and research methods to design a scholarly project.

    Prerequisites
    DNP Major OR permission from School of Nursing

    Pre- or Co-requisites: NURS-608

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    NURS 616 - Innovative Approaches to Health Care Informatics


    Explores information systems and technology to manage individual and aggregate levels of information. Examines technological resources to implement quality improvement initiatives, support practice, and administrative decision making. Designs, selects, and uses information systems/technology to evaluate and monitor outcomes.

    Prerequisites
    DNP Major OR permission from School of Nursing.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    NURS 618 - Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning


    Focuses on development and application of advanced and comprehensive health assessment skills for patients across the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on use of critical thinking, diagnostic reasoning, and risk assessment while monitoring the health status of individuals, families, and communities. Includes Lab.

    Prerequisites
    DNP Major OR Permission from School of Nursing

    Credit Hours: 4
  
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    NURS 620 - Leadership in Unique and Complex Systems


    Design, implement and evaluate healthcare delivery challenges in diverse settings and communities. Patient safety and quality improvement outcomes are a central focus. Business and economic principles are explored. Application of strategic leadership principles, including accountability, adaptability, resilience, and innovative thinking leading to transformational practice.

    Prerequisites
    NURS-608, NURS-616

    Pre-or Co-Requisites: NURS-614

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    NURS 622 - Bioethical and Legal Issues for Advanced Nursing Practice


    Integration of nursing science with ethical principles and decision-making models for the highest level of nursing practice. Examines leadership related to legal and regulatory issues in response to emerging practice problems and ethical dilemmas. Evaluates effective strategies to assess and manage the population and organizational risks.

    Prerequisites
    DNP Major OR permission from School of Nursing

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    NURS 624 - Population and Global Health Advancement


    Integrates multidimensional evidence-based concepts to address clinical prevention and health initiatives in diverse populations. Employs strategies to improve the health status of individuals, aggregates, and populations. Evaluates care delivery models for gaps and barriers to health care access. Explores emerging trends in global infectious diseases and emergency/ disaster preparedness.

    Prerequisites
    DNP Major OR permission from the School of Nursing

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    NURS 626 - Social Determinants of Health Care Policy


    Focuses on health care policy design, implementation, and advocacy. Addresses issues of social justice and equity in health care. Presents strategies for engaging in politically competent action.

    Prerequisites
    NURS-620, NURS-622

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    NURS 628 - Epidemiology for Clinical Practice


    Determinants of health and health care delivery are explored in diverse populations. Addresses use of epidemiological principles to improve practice and health care outcomes. Examines epidemiologic methodology relative to the measurement and control of a specific disease, injury, or event.

    Prerequisites
    Pre- or co-requisite: NURS-608.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    NURS 630 - Advanced Nursing Clinical Practicum


    Designed to provide opportunity to meet practicum hour requirements when additional hours are needed.

    Prerequisites
    School of Nursing Graduate Program approval.

    Credit Hours: 1 - 4
  
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    NURS 704 - Lab Seminar for Diagnostic Reasoning with Skill Application


    Focuses on development of advanced critical thinking application for decisions related to diagnostic testing, interpretation of results, and skills.

    Prerequisites
    NURS-610, NURS-612, NURS-618

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    NURS 708 - Advanced Family Practice Seminar I


    Focuses on health promotion and management of individuals, families, and communites experiencing uncomplicated situations across the health/illness continuum.

    Prerequisites
    NURS-610, NURS-612, NURS-618, NURS-704

    Co-requisites: NURS-710

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    NURS 710 - Advanced Family Practice Practicum I


    Provides clinical experiences related to health promotion and management of individuals, families, and communities experiencing uncomplicated situations across the health/illness continuum.

    Prerequisites
    NURS-610, NURS-612, NURS-618, NURS-704

    Co-requisites: NURS-708

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    NURS 714 - Advanced Family Practice Seminar II


    Emphasizes management of increasingly complex situations across the health/illness continuum.

    Prerequisites
    NURS-708, NURS-710

    Co-requisite: NURS-716

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    NURS 716 - Advanced Family Practice Practicum II


    Provides a practicum experience related to the management of increasingly complex situations across the health/illness continuum.

    Prerequisites
    NURS-708, NURS-710

    Co-requisite: NURS-714

    Credit Hours: 4

  
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    NURS 720 - Advanced Family Practice Seminar III


    Uses the highest levels of systems thinking and accountability to prepare for independent, entry-level advanced practice in managing multiple and complex health situations across the lifespan.

    Prerequisites
    NURS-714, NURS-716

    Co-requisite: NURS-722

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    NURS 722 - Advanced Family Practice Practicum III


    Provides a practicum experience using the highest level of systems thinking and accountability to prepare for independent entry-level advance practice in managing multiple and complex health situations across the lifespan.

    Prerequisites
    NURS-714, NURS-716

    Co-requisite: NURS-720

    Credit Hours: 4

  
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    NURS 724 - Distinct and Innovative Practice Seminar


    Examines the contributions of the advanced practice nurse in areas of health disparities. Rural health, domestic and global health missions, and disaster health care response are addressed. Additional focus on telehealth and other innovative approaches to practice.

    Prerequisites
    NURS-610, NURS-612, NURS-618 or post-master’s

    Pre-or co-requisite: NURS-628

    Credit Hours: 2

  
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    NURS 726 - Distinct and Innovative Practice Experience


    Provides delineated clinical experiences focused on a specific area of health disparities.

    Prerequisites
    NURS-724

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    NURS 728 - Role Development for Advanced Nursing Practice


    Integration of knowledge and experiences to prepare the graduate for entry into advanced nursing practice. Use of conceptual and analytic skills to explore fiscal factors and regulatory issues related to advanced practice. Preparation for certification and licensure is addressed.

    Prerequisites
    Pre- or Co-requisites: NURS-720, NURS-722

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    NURS 791 - Clinical Synthesis Inquiry I


    Translates evidence-based research from varied sources to solve practice problems and guide clinical outcomes. Clinical scholarship and research principles are applied to formulate a feasible project proposal.

    Prerequisites
    DNP Major

    Pre-requisite: NURS-608, NURS-614, or permission from the School of Nursing.

    Pre- or Co-Requisites: NURS-628

    Credit Hours: 2

  
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    NURS 792 - Clinical Synthesis Inquiry II


    Utilization of various methods of data collection, analysis, and systems thinking is explored. Development of a strategic timeline followed by implementation of the scholarly project occurs.

    Prerequisites
    NURS-791

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    NURS 793 - Clinical Synthesis Inquiry III


    Synthesis of the DNP candidate’s work lays the foundation for future scholarship to address gaps in emerging needs of the population. Data analysis culminates into newly discovered quality outcomes for current health practices. Dissemination of the scholarly project occurs.

    Prerequisites
    NURS-792

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    NURS 794 - Scholarly Project Continuous Enrollment


    Designed to provide an opportunity to meet scholarly project hours and academic product requirements when additional hours are needed. May be repeated twice for up to 3 credit hours total.

    Prerequisites
    School of Nursing Graduate Program approval.

    Credit Hours: 1

Pastoral Ministry - (DAL)

  
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    PASM 221 - Community Service Chaplaincy


    Credit Hours: 2
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    PASM 261 - Introduction to Preaching


    A study of the basic principles of preaching and sermon preparation.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-106 and BIBL-261.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    PASM 262 - The Ministry of Preaching


    A study of the construction and delivery of sermons. Special attention is given to those elements of craftsmanship, style, and theological understanding basic to persuasive preaching.

    Prerequisites
    PASM-261.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    PASM 264 - The Christian Family


    A study of marriage and the family from a Christian perspective.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    PASM 265 - Practicum


    A practicum in which the student has supervised field engagement in selected areas of Christian ministry. A minimum of 150 hours of intentional supervised ministry engagement is required. Acceptable ministry engagements must be approved by DAL.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    PASM 266 - Practicum


    A practicum in which the student has supervised field engagement in selected areas of Christian ministry. A minimum of 150 hours of intentional supervised ministry engagement is required. Acceptable ministry engagements must be approved by DAL. PASM-266 is a continuation of PASM-265.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    PASM 271 - Fundamentals of Preaching (DAL)


    This course is a study of the construction and delivery of sermons.  Special attention is given to those elements of craftsmanship, style, and theological understanding basic to persuasive preaching.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-106 & BIBL-261

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students only.
  
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    PASM 347 - The Pastor and Christian Education


    Consideration of local church agencies and other means of Christian education with emphasis on the pastor’s role in the teaching ministry.  (CHED-347)

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Charlotte Center
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    PASM 351 - Ministry of Worship


    A biblical, theological, and practical approach to Pentecostal worship in the local church with emphasis on special occasions such as weddings, funerals, baptisms, communion and dedications. The study includes development of a biblical theology and practical philosophy of worship, a historical and contemporary overview, examining various styles of worship, and the planning of each aspect of a worship service.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    PASM 353 - Contemporary World Religions


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

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Crosslisted with ICSP-352.
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.

Pastoral Studies

  
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    PASM 202 - Pastoral Ministry Seminar


    An assessment of one’s ministerial identity in view of God’s call, personal abilities and spiritual giftedness. The methodology will include an off-campus retreat. Required of all sophomores majoring in Pastoral Ministry.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    PASM 223 - Community Service Chaplaincy


    This course will prepare students to serve as Community Service Chaplains in specialized settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, jails and prisons, detention centers, and law enforcement agencies. The overall objective is to provide a grasp of key issues and practical ideas for enhancing the local church’s outreach to hurting humanity in their church and in their community.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    This course is service-enhanced and requires co-requisite enrollment in PASM-223S.
  
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    PASM 291 - Contemporary Issues in Pastoral Ministry


    Courses presenting varied issues, trends and methods of ministry which are of contemporary interest but beyond the scope of established courses within the disciplines. Repeatable for credit.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    PASM 292 - Contemporary Issues in Pastoral Ministry


    Courses presenting varied issues, trends and methods of ministry which are of contemporary interest but beyond the scope of established courses within the disciplines. Repeatable for credit.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    PASM 293 - Contemporary Issues in Pastoral Ministry


    Courses presenting varied issues, trends and methods of ministry which are of contemporary interest but beyond the scope of established courses within the disciplines. Repeatable for credit.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PASM 310 - Church Planting


    A course designed to highlight a key component of church growth and evangelism. This course will look at the Biblical basis, the historical background and the planting process of birthing churches in a number of contexts. Special emphasis will be placed on understanding the person of the church planter and the local, cultural context of the church plant.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PASM 352 - The Church and Social Problems


    A consideration of the church’s role and function in the light of history and with special reference to the rapidly changing aspects of human need and social resources. Emphasis will be on the church’s involvement in the emerging problems in American life.

    Prerequisites
    Must have completed 45 credit hours.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PASM 363 - Expository Preaching


    The problems and methods of expository preaching will be explored and selected passages studied with a view to discussing and using their exegetical and expository values.

    Prerequisites
    CHMN-230

    Credit Hours: 3
    DAL
  
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    PASM 390 - Internship


    The internship is designed to give a broad-based experience in Christian ministry. It offers opportunities for integrating formal training and practical involvement in a church setting. Participation, observation, discussions and reflection are the primary components fulfilled under supervision. A minimum of one hundred and fifty (150) hours is required in the ministry setting, documented by journaling and weekly reporting. The setting and supervision will be assigned or approved by the faculty supervisor.

    Prerequisites
    CHMN-150, CHMN-210, CHMN-220, and CHMN-230

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PASM 410 - Church Ministry in the Community


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

    Prerequisites
    CHMN-340

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    This course is service-enhanced and requires co-requisite enrollment in PASM-340S.
  
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    PASM 461 - The Pastoral Ministry I


    A study of pastoral ministry with emphasis on the shepherding model. The course also explains the issues of credibility, leadership styles, mission, vision, compensation and housing, as well as those matters related to the model and a study of the practical, everyday problems faced in administering the total program of the church.

    Prerequisites
    Completion of at least 75 credit hours.

    Credit Hours: 3
    This course is also available for students in a Division of Adult Learning program.
  
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    PASM 462 - The Pastoral Ministry II


    A study of pastoral ministry with emphasis on the enabling model. Particular attention will be given to areas of pressure and pitfall (problem people, temptations, and burnout), budgeting, and administration.

    Prerequisites
    Completion of at least 75 credit hours.

    Credit Hours: 3
    This course is also available for students in a Division of Adult Learning program.
  
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    PASM 464 - Pastoral Counseling


    The pastoral practice of counseling emphasizing context, attitudinal orientation, techniques, procedures, and essential information.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC-200, PASM-461, and completion of at least 75 credit hours.

     

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


Philosophy

  
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    PHIL 241 - Introduction to Philosophy


    A survey of the types of philosophy (the chief schools and movements) and the basic problems of philosophical thought. Emphasis is placed on modern philosophical trends and their treatment of the basic quests within humanity.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Every semester
    Notes
    This course is also offered as HONR-PH241 for students in the Kairos Honors Program.
    This course is also available for students in a Division of Adult Learning program.
  
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    PHIL 242 - Introduction to Logic and Critical Reasoning


    Focuses on the analysis of arguments expressed in natural language and introduces students to formal deductive logic and informal fallacies of reasoning. Especially recommended for students who plan to pursue graduate studies and those who want to sharpen their critical reasoning skills.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHIL 331 - Symbolic Logic


    An introduction to formal systems of deductive logic, with emphasis on specifying principles and methods that can be used to analyze arguments and theories expressed in natural languages.

    Prerequisites
    none

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHIL 341 - Major Thinkers in Ancient Philosophy


    This course offers an in-depth treatment of selected major philosophers of ancient Western philosophy.

    Prerequisites
    PHIL-241 

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHIL 342 - Major Thinkers in Modern Philosophy


    This course offers an in-depth treatment of selected major philosophers of modern Western philosophy.

    Prerequisites
    PHIL-241.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHIL 351 - Philosophy of Human Nature


    This course offers an intensive study of prominent theories of human nature and related philosophical problems, such as the mind-body problem; the unity, purpose and dignity of human nature; the emotions and their interplay with intelligence and volition; the origin and nature of human evil; and the human person in and with/against society.

    Prerequisites
    PHIL-241.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHIL 361 - Philosophy of Religion


    This course undertakes a critical analysis and evaluation of reasoning about God. Topics covered include a philosophical analysis of the concept of God, arguments for God’s existence, the relation between faith and reason, the problem of evil, and God’s relation to morality and the meaning of life.

    Prerequisites
    PHIL-241.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHIL 371 - Philosophical Ethics


    This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the philosophical study of morality through the analysis of major ethical works in the history of Western philosophy and leading paradigms in contemporary moral philosophy.

    Prerequisites
    PHIL-241.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHIL 411 - Epistemology


    This course offers a survey of contemporary work on major problems in the theory of knowledge, including problems such as responding to the challenge of skepticism, the nature and structure of epistemic justification, the definition of knowledge, the connection between virtue and knowledge, and theories of epistemic value.

    Prerequisites
    PHIL-241

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHIL 423 - Family Values: Ethical Issues Concerning Love, Marriage, and Parenthood


    This course provides a survey of philosophical questions and issues related to the family, such as: the nature of love (especially parental love); the nature and justification of marriage and its status as a private and/or public institution; procreative ethics; adoption ethics; the (un)importance of biological ties in families; the nature, scope, and justification of parental rights and responsibilities; children’s rights, etc.

    Prerequisites
    PHIL-241

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHIL 450 - Directed Study in Philosophy


    A study of an approved aspect of philosophical inquiry in which the student contracts with the director of the study concerning course requirements, evaluation procedure and course credit. Open only to juniors and seniors in the School of Religion or minors in philosophy.

    Prerequisites
    PHIL-241

    Credit Hours: 1 to 4
  
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    PHIL 483 - Special Topics in Philosophy


    This course provides an intensive study of selected topics in philosophy.

    Prerequisites
    PHIL-241

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHIL 552 - Philosophy of Religion


    This course will introduce the student to the main frameworks of philosophic thought, especially as they relate to religious studies. Particularly important will be the thought of Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Immanuel Kant, and the Modern/Postmodern area. Topics considered will be the arguments for the existence of God, religious experience, the problem of evil, problems with religious language, miracles, immortality, freedom and determinism, faith and reason, and religious pluralism.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHIL 562 - Religious Epistemology


    A survey of recent work on religious epistemology and related philosophical issues such as:  the nature of knowledge and the possibility of religious knowledge, the rationality of religious belief, religious experience, the relationship between faith and doubt, and the epistemic challenge posed by religious diversity.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHIL 571 - Philosophical Ethics


    This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the philosophical study of morality through the analysis of major ethical works in the history of Western philosophy, and leading paradigms in contemporary moral philosophy.

    Credit Hours: 3

Physical Education

  
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    PHED 101 - Beginning Bowling


    Designed to teach the basic skills and techniques of bowling using the shadow bowling technique. A course designed for beginners only.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    PHED 102 - Beginning Tennis


    Designed to teach the non-player the basic skills of tennis through the use of the backboard and court practice. A course designed for beginners only.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    PHED 103 - Beginning Golf


    Introduces the fundamentals of golf and stresses the importance of individual skill development rather than course play. A course designed for beginners only.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    PHED 104 - Beginning Racquetball


    An introduction to the theory and practice of skills in racquetball.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    PHED 106 - Beginning Swimming


    Introduction to fundamental skills for basic swimming strokes, safety and survival techniques.

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    Offered Fall Semester.
  
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    PHED 107 - Intermediate Swimming


    Continuation of PHED-106 with an emphasis on advanced stroke and diving development.

    Prerequisites
    PHED-106 or consent of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    Offered Spring Semester.
  
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    PHED 108 - Aerobic Activities


    Exercises designed specifically for improving cardiovascular function and physical fitness through the mode of dynamic rhythmic movements.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    PHED 109 - Beginning Skiing


    Acquaints and instructs the student in the skills and techniques of skiing. Designed for beginners only.

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    Offered Spring Semester.
    Notes
    An extra fee is required for this course.
  
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    PHED 110 - Intermediate Skiing


    Continuation of PHED-109.

    Prerequisites
    PHED-109 or permission from instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    Offered Spring Semester.
    Notes
    An extra fee is required for this course.
  
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    PHED 111 - Intermediate Racquetball


    Continuation of PHED-104.

    Prerequisites
    PHED-104 or permission from instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    PHED 112 - Intermediate Tennis


    Greater depth with the strategy of course play, more detail and perfection of the skill and emphasis on tournament play.

    Prerequisites
    PHED-102 or permission from instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    PHED 113 - Intermediate Golf


    Greater depth with the strategy of course play, more detail and perfection of the skill and emphasis on tournament play.

    Prerequisites
    PHED-103 or permission from instructor. Student must provide golf clubs.

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    Offered Fall Semester.
  
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    PHED 114 - Beginning Basketball


    A study of the rules, skills, and techniques relative to successful offensive and defensive play. Not open to varsity basketball players.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    PHED 116 - Gymnastics


    Introduces the fundamentals of gymnastics and stresses the importance of safety and strength development. Balance beam, uneven bars, vaulting, and floor exercises will all be covered in this course.

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    Fall Semester.
  
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    PHED 117 - Rhythmic Activities


    A course designed to teach the use of the body as an instrument for rhythmic movement.

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    Offered Spring Semester.
 

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