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    Jul 06, 2022  
Lee University Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Lee University Catalog 2021-2022 [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions


 

Christian Education

  
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    CHED 345 - Christian Education of Youth


    A study of the characteristics and needs of adolescents, junior high, senior high and older youth. Consideration is given to the development of a sound, practical Christian education program that will win and hold young people. Emphasis is placed on preparation and presentation of youth worship services.

    Prerequisites
    CHED-241

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    CHED 348 - Principles of Leadership in Christian Education


    A study of the basic concepts of leadership with special emphasis on volunteer leadership. A program for discovering, recruiting, and developing leaders (especially for leadership at the local church level) will be surveyed.

    Prerequisites
    CHED-241.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    CHED 442 - Christian Education of Adults


    A course introducing students to the characteristics and expanding needs of young, middle-aged, and older adults in a continuing program of adult Christian Education. Special emphasis is placed on the role of parents and the home in Christian Education.

    Prerequisites
    DAL prerequisite:  CHED-241.

     

    Credit Hours: 3
    DAL

  
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    CHED 444 - Ministry to the Family


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

    Credit Hours: 3

Christian Leadership

  
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    CLDR 300 - Religion Colloquy


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    CLDR 309 - Church Financial Management


    This course addresses the practical application of personal and church financial management as each applies to the lead pastor. Special attention will be given to applying business principles in the real-world ministry setting with an emphasis on budget design that aligns with the church’s mission and vision. It further addresses financial management implications for the church regarding responsibilities with charitable contributions, revenue streams, internal controls, tax law compliance, and risk management.

    Prerequisites
    None.

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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


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

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

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


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

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

Christian Ministry

  
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    CHMN 150 - Mission of the Church


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

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHMN 205 - Global Ministry and Benevolence


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

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHMN 210 - Personal Evangelism


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

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHMN 220 - Biblical Interpretation for Ministry


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

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

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


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

    Prerequisites
    CHMN-150 and CHMN-220.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHMN 290 - Weekend Sunday Shadowing


    This experience will introduce the Christiain Ministries student to a diversity of church administrative and ministerial structures in a variety of denominational settings and sizes.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 0
  
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    CHMN 293 - Special Topics in Christian Ministries


    This course is used to comply with requests for special topics in Christian Ministries. Lecture hours will vary with the courses taught. May be repeated for credit.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHMN 310 - Spiritual Formation and Discipleship


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

    Prerequisites
    CHMN-150 (or MUSW-112 for Music & Worship majors).

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHMN 320 - Introduction to Multicultural Ministry


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

    Prerequisites
    CHMN-150.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHMN 330 - Ministry of Worship


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

    Prerequisites
    CHMN-150.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHMN 340 - Christian Leadership


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

    Prerequisites
    CHMN-150.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHMN 350 - Apologetics for Ministry Contexts


    This course deals with the nature of Christian apologetics as a discipline, its relation to theology, and church ministries, and utilizing reason in defending a Christian worldview and core faith doctrines. Core areas of Christian doctrine, such as the inspiration of Scripture, the existence of God, the Bodily Resurrection of Christ, Atonement, and the Problem of Suffering, will be explored from an apologetic perspective. The course also will focus on the use of apologetics for engaging contemporary, cultural challenges to Christian beliefs, including challenges to the essential nature of the Gospel of Christ and the continual activity of the Holy Spirit.

    Prerequisites
    SOR Majors: THEO 250, THEO 251

    Non-majors: THEO 230

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    CHMN 351 - Biblical Study for Contemporary Leadership


    This course seeks to provide an inductive study of ministerial leadership principles and practice through the in-depth analysis of Ezra-Nehemiah and 1-2 Chronicles. The primary goals of the course are twofold: (1) to provide students with an established knowledge of the selected biblical texts and (2) to integrate interpretive insights into an informed leadership praxis within local church or para-church ministries.

    Prerequisites
    BIBL 101/102 or 110/111

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHMN 360 - Contemporary Evangelism


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

    Prerequisites
    CHMN-210

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


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

    Prerequisites
    None

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


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

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

Church History

  
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    CHIS 321 - Church of God History and Polity


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

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Also offered online through the Division of Adult Learning.
  
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    CHIS 323 - History of Christianity I


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

    Prerequisites
    THEO-230 or THEO-250

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


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

    Prerequisites
    THEO-230 or THEO-250

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


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

    Prerequisites
    THEO-230 or THEO-250

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHIS 342 - The Renaissance and Reformation


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

    Prerequisites
    THEO-230 or THEO-250

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


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

    Prerequisites
    THEO-230 or THEO-250

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


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

    Prerequisites
    THEO-230 or THEO-250

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


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

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


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

    Prerequisites
    THEO-230 or THEO-250

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


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

    Prerequisites
    THEO-230 or THEO-250

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


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

    Prerequisites
    THEO-230 or THEO-250

    Credit Hours: 3

Cinema

  
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    CINE 200 - Foundations of Cinematic Storytelling I


    A foundational study of the processes of visual storytelling and an introductory overview of making films. Must be taken concurrently with CINE-201.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Requires co-requisite enrollment in CINE-201.
    Additional fees apply.
  
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    CINE 201 - Motion Picture Editing


    An in-depth study of the processes of motion picture editing, focusing on theory and practice. Computer-assisted instruction. Must be taken concurrently with CINE-200.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall semester
    Notes
    Requires co-requisite enrollment in CINE-200.
  
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    CINE 202 - Foundations of Cinematic Storytelling II


    The third course in the Cinema major’s introductory sequence, this course goes deeper in the concepts of designing, producing, and editing motion pictures. By the end of this class, students should be able to take a short motion picture narrative from start to finish.

    Prerequisites
    CINE-200 and CINE-201

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Additional fees apply.
  
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    CINE 230 - U.S. Film History to 1959


    A survey of the most influential films in American cinema, from the silent era through the collapse of the studio system.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CINE 281 - Audio Production


    A course designed to teach the student basic broadcast audio production skills, practices and equipment in both studio and field production settings.

    Prerequisites
    CINE-200 or DIGM-200

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Also offered as DIGM-281.
  
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    CINE 310 - Writing for Film and Television


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

    Prerequisites
    ENGL 110 and CINE-202

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CINE 320 - Film Producing and Management


    A detailed survey of the issues and tasks of producing motion pictures, preparing the student with the skills necessary to produce and manage motion picture projects.

    Prerequisites
    CINE-202

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring semester
  
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    CINE 321 - Directing for Film and Television


    The course is an in-depth study of the artistic duties of directing for the screen that includes scene analysis, visual design, and working with actors.

    Prerequisites
    CINE-202

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CINE 322 - Cinematography


    This course presents an intermediate study of the processes of modern motion picture cinematography where students become proficient in the art of communicating through lighting, framing, and camerawork.

    Prerequisites
    CINE-202

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring semester
    Notes
    This course requires an additional fee of $150.
  
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    CINE 325 - Production Design for Screen


    An examination of the principles of scenic and costume design for film and television. Students will add to their knowledge of the design process, research, design elements, and practical considerations.

    Prerequisites
    CINE-202 or THEA-280

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CINE 330 - U.S. Film History 1960-1979


    This course examines later middle 20th century film (1960-1979) production in Hollywood and the United States. The course will study films that are significant in the progression of the industry through the Cold War, the counterculture movement, and the introduction of blockbusters. The course will focus on the significant films and filmmakers that influenced the further development of the film industry through a tumultuous time in American history and culture.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL 110

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CINE 331 - History of Animated Film


    This course examines the art of animation for motion pictures from 1890 to today.  The course will study films that are historically significant in the progression of technology and techniques of animation.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CINE 332 - British Cinema


    This course provides a survey of Britain’s most influential films. Classic and contemporary films are analyzed from aesthetic, historical, and cultural perspectives.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CINE 333 - Italian Cinema


    This course is a survey of Italian cinema history. It examines the significant films, filmmakers, movements, and business practices that influenced Italian culture and international film practice.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CINE 334 - Asian/Japanese Cinema


    This course provides a survey of Japan’s most influential films. Classic and contemporary films are analyzed from aesthetic, historical, and cultural perspectives.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CINE 340 - Film Theory and Criticism


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

    Prerequisites
    CINE-202

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CINE 350 - Applied Cinema Production


    This course gives students the practical experience of working on a large production. Students will be assigned roles that reflect the responsibilities of members on an industry standard production.

    Prerequisites
    CINE-202

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CINE 410 - Feature Screenwriting


    In this course, students develop a concept for a feature film, outline the story’s complete structure, and draft the first act. The course also includes the analysis of existing professional screenplays.

    Prerequisites
    CINE-310 Writing for Film & TV

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CINE 420 - Feature Producing


    An in-depth exploration of the logistical, financial, and administrative tasks of feature filmmaking. Topics include budgeting, distribution, and marketing for long-form narratives.

    Prerequisites
    CINE-320 Film Producing & Management

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CINE 421 - Directing Actors


    This course focuses on the directorial principles of working with actors. Various perspectives on casting, rehearsals, on-set etiquette, and playable direction are explored.

    Prerequisites
    CINE-321

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Additional fees apply.
  
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    CINE 422 - Advanced Cinematography


    This course explores advanced camera and lighting techniques. Students apply in-depth theories and strategies on lensing, exposure, composition, movement, and color.

    Prerequisites
    CINE-322

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    This course requires an additional fee of $150.
  
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    CINE 424 - Advanced Editing


    This hands-on course covers advanced topics in motion picture editing and integrates industry-standard software, procedures, and workflows to equip students who aspire to work professionally in the editorial field.

    Prerequisites
    CINE-202 Foundations of Cinematic Storytelling II

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CINE 426 - Documentary Production


    This course gives students specialized knowledge in the practical considerations of making a documentary film as well as exposre to various types of documentary styles and subject matter.

    Prerequisites
    CINE-322

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CINE 450 - Senior Project I


    A course devoted to preparation of a portfolio-caliber short film. In a guided process, students workshop their scripts, shot designs, visual references, budgets, and schedules. Production (filming) may occur during either this semester or during CINE-451.

    Prerequisites
    CINE-281, CINE-310, CINE-320, CINE-322 and CINE-350

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CINE 451 - Senior Project II


    Like CINE-450, this guided workshop covers the period of editing, color, sound design, marketing, and distribution of the portfolio project. If production did not occur during CINE-450, then it must occur near the beginning of this course.

    Prerequisites
    CINE-450

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CINE 460 - Internship


    A course designed to assist students in attaining practical skills in a speciic, cinema-oriented occupation. Academic credit may vary depending on the number of hours the student works at the internship placement.

    Prerequisites
    CINE-202 Foundations of Cinematic Storytelling II

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CINE 491, 492, 493 - Contemporary Topics in Cinema


    These courses present various topics of contemporary interest. Topics will change each semester. Repeatable for credit as long as the topic is different with each enrollment.

    Prerequisites
    CINE-200 or DIGM-200, CINE-201, and CINE-202.

    Credit Hours: 1 (491), 2 (492), 3 (493)
    When Offered
    On demand.
  
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    CINE 495 - Christianity and Cinema


    This capstone course is designed to provide Cinema majors with opportunities to study, discuss, defend and integrate a Christ-centered worldview. The course entails a comprehensive analysis of fundamentalist and evangelical Christianity’s appropriation of cinema in a comparative context, giving attention to similarities and differences in various religious traditions. Students will examine how to integrate their faith into their careers and give practical responses to cultural and historical shifts in worldviews.

    Prerequisites
    DIGM-200 or CINE-200, THEO-230 or THEO-231, and senior status.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Cross-listed with DIGM-495.

Classics

  
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    CLAS 345 - Humanities Methodology and Research


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

    Prerequisites
    HUMN-201

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


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

    Prerequisites
    HUMN-201, ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CLAS 353 - Late Antiquity


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

    Prerequisites
    HUMN-201, ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CLAS 493 - Special Topics in Classics


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

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CLAS 495 - Christianity and the Humanities


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

    Prerequisites
    HUMN-201, THEO-230

    Credit Hours: 3

Communication

  
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    COMM 200 - Understanding Human Communication


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

    Prerequisites
    None.

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


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

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Every semester
  
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    COMM 250 - Basic Digital Photography


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

    Prerequisites
    COMM-270

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    COMM 273 - Multimedia Design and Production


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

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

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    COMM 280 - Interpersonal Communication


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

    Prerequisites
    COMM 200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    COMM 282 - Principles of Journalism


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

    Prerequisites
    COMM 200 or DIGM 200

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


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

    Prerequisites
    COMM 200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    COMM 300 - Communication Research Methods


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

    Prerequisites
    COMM 200 or DIGM 200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    COMM 305 - Communication Practicum


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

    Prerequisites
    COMM-200 or DIGM-200

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


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

    Prerequisites
    COMM 200, ENGL 110

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


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

    Prerequisites
    COMM 200 OR DIGM 200

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


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

    Prerequisites
    COMM 211

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    COMM 331 - Photojournalism


    This is an intermediate class in photograpy that focuses on the techniques and methods of photographing people, places, and events for publication or other commercial purposes. Emphasis is placed on theh documentary or storytelling quality of the visual image. Digital SLR camera required.

    Prerequisites
    ARTS/COMM-250

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    COMM 332 - Advanced Digital Photography


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

    Prerequisites
    COMM 250

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


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

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Cross-listed with ASIA-335 and ENGL-335.
  
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    COMM 336 - Media Planning and Buying


     

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

    Prerequisites
    COMM 200 or DIGM 200

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    COMM 350 - International Communication


    This course introduces the key theories, concepts, and practices in the broadly defined field of international communication. Expanding knowledge beyond national borders, communication concepts are conceptualized through the lens of a Global Perspectives trip, teaching context-specific fundamental responsibilities and constraints.

    Prerequisites
    COMM-200 or permission of instructor.

    Co-requisite: GNST-251, 252, or 253 (Cross-Cultural Experience)

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    This course is offered in conjunction with a Global Perspectives trip.

 

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