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    Jan 28, 2023  
Lee University Catalog 2016-2017 
    
Lee University Catalog 2016-2017 [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions


 

Biological Science

  
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    BIOL 404 - Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory


    An introduction to the laboratory methods for studying cell and molecular biology which include gene cloning and culture and manipulation of mammalian cells.  These experiments will serve to reinforce material learned in previous biology coursework.

    Prerequisites
    BIOL-303

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    BIOL 405 - Virus Biology


    A foundation study of current concepts and procedures in virology. Virus structure, function, mechanisms, and host cell interactions are emphasized.

    Prerequisites
    BIOL-303 or CHEM-321.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    BIOL 431 - Structural Histology


    An introductory course in the study of cells, tissues and organs. Special emphasis will be placed on the relationship between structural organization and function.

    Prerequisites
    BIOL-242

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered Fall Semester, odd years.
  
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    BIOL 432 - Immunology


    A foundation study of current concepts and procedures in immunology. An examination of the immune system in both health and disease is emphasized.

    Prerequisites
    BIOL-303 or CHEM-321

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered Spring Semester in even years.
  
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    BIOL 451 - Evolutionary Biology


    Covers themes pertinent to observational and theoretical evidences of contemporary evolutionary biology. The major conceptual underpinnings of modern evolutionary thought will be extensively discussed in light of a Christian worldview. This course will approach evolutionary biology and biblical thought philosophically and scientifically, emphasizing areas of corroboration, and stress the development of critical thinking, as well as investigative and comprehension skills. Requires co-requisite enrollment in BIOL-451L.

    Prerequisites
    BIOL-303 and Senior status.

    Credit Hours: 4
  
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    BIOL 465/475 - Practicum in Teaching


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

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

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    BIOL 490 - Senior Seminar


    The primary focus of students will be to identify a potential research question and to develop a research project to address the question.  This will include writing a thorough grant proposal for the project, including going to the scientific literature to support the proposed research.

    Prerequisites
    BIOL-303

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    BIOL 491 - Senior Research


    Experience in science research projects under supervision of staff members.

    Prerequisites
    Senior Seminar (BIOL-490)

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Offered on demand.
  
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    BIOL 492 - Professional Presentation


    A course designed to give academic credit to those students who excel by preparing a research paper worthy of publication in a reputable scientific journal and/or presentation to an annual meeting of a recognized scientific society.

    Prerequisites
    Permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    BIOL 495 - Science and Scripture


    Comparative study of related scientific and theological ideology with emphasis on areas of apparent discrepancy. Through lecture, research papers and guided class discussion, an attempt is made to demonstrate the necessity and possibility of harmonizing scientific and biblical truth. Not to be counted toward an endorsement for teacher certification in biology. Serves as the biology capstone and does not count as a biology elective.

    Prerequisites
    THEO-231, 90 hours minimum.

    Credit Hours: 3

Business

  
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    BUSN 101 - Introduction to Business


    A survey of the various fields of business designed to acquaint the student with the basic principles and practices involved in the interrelated functions of business.

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    BUSN 205 - Principles of Business Management


    A study of the managerial process which emphasizes the management functions of planning and decision making, organizing, leading, and controlling with an integration of the trends and applications for global and contemporary management practices.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    BUSN 251 - Business Communications


    This course focuses on developing future managers and professionals in the art of effective communication, both oral and written.  Emphasis is placed on research methods and reporting writing.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    BUSN 281 - Special Topics in Business


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

    Prerequisites
    Will vary according to topic.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    BUSN 282 - Special Topics in Business


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

    Prerequisites
    Will vary according to topic.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    BUSN 283 - Special Topics in Business


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

    Prerequisites
    Will vary according to topic.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 291/292/293 - Microenterprise and Economic Development


    A research seminar designed to engage students in an inquiry of issues related to microenterprise and economic development, and its implications for individual development/empowerment. Work by students in both domestic and international, comparative context is explored. The class will utilize partnerships between various non-profit organizations as learning platforms. Students receive one hour credit for every 45 hours of seat time and experiential exercises. The class integrates service learning.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Requires co-requisite enrollment in BUSN-290S.

    Credit Hours: 1 (291), 2 (292), or 3 (293)

  
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    BUSN 303 - Business Law


     

    A study of the principles of law as applied to business transactions with emphasis on the Uniform Commercial Code, including Contracts, Bailments, Sales and Government Regulation.

    Prerequisites
    BUSN-101 or ACCT-241

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    BUSN 304 - Business Law II


     

    A continuation of BUSN303 which includes an emphasis on Commercial Paper, Partnerships, Corporations, Agency, Employment and Secured Transactions.

    Prerequisites
    BUSN-303

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    BUSN 307 - Business Finance


    This course provides an overview of a firm’s investment and financing decisions from the perspective of the corporate manager.  The time-value of money, sources and costs of short-term and long-term financing, financial analysis and interpretation, capital budgeting, and cost of capital determination are studied.

     

    Prerequisites
    ACCT-242

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    BUSN 345 - Management Science


    This course introduces advanced statistical and quantitative techniques used in managerial decisions.  Topics include decision theory, applications of probability, forecasting, optimization, queuing models, inventory models, linear and multiple regression, and simulation.

     

    Prerequisites
    CISS-101 and MATH-161

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    BUSN 353 - Global Business


    A study of the special problems involved in doing business across national boundaries, with emphasis on the economic basis for trade and the impact of religious, cultural, and political environment on business practice.

    Prerequisites
    BUSN-205

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 365 - Project Management


     

    A course designed to develop the students understanding of the fundamental knowledge, processes, terminology, and good practices of project management. Covers all phases of a project, including proposal development, planning, execution and closing.

    Prerequisites
    BUSN-205

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    BUSN 381 - Special Topics in Business


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

    Prerequisites
    Will vary according to topic.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    BUSN 382 - Special Topics in Business


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

    Prerequisites
    Will vary according to topic.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    BUSN 383 - Special Topics in Business


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

    Prerequisites
    Will vary according to topic.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 399 - Honors Independent Study


    An independent study supervised by three faculty members which provides the student who qualifies under the honors guidelines the opportunity to pursue a special topic of his/her choice.

    Credit Hours: 1 to 4
  
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    BUSN 400 - Foundations of Accounting


    This course is a foundational study of financial and managerial accounting concepts and reporting standards for external and internal users.  Topics include the accounting equation, accounting cycle, journaling, financial statement analysis, inventory tracking, cash flows, cost behaviors, and planning and control.  This is a prerequisite course for non-business majors to enter the MBA program.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    BUSN 401 - Marketing and Management


    This course is a study of the foundational theory and practice of the two disciplines of management and marketing in the current dynamic business environment.  The practice of management in both small and large, as well as domestic and global business organizations is examined.  The theory and practice of marketing in the very rapidly changing business and consumer global marketplaces are also examined.  This is a prerequisite course for non-business majors to enter the MBA program.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    BUSN 402 - Quantitative Methods


    This course is an introduction to basic statistical skills, preparing students for advanced statistical procedures in the area of business.  Topics include descriptive statistics, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and regression.  This is a prerequisite course for non-business majors to enter the MBA program.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    BUSN 403 - Economics and Finance


    This course is an introduction to the core principles of economic and finance theory. Econimic topics include demand/supply model, market structures, labor markets, foreign exchange, business cycles, fiscal and monetary policy, international trade, and trade policy.  Finance topics include financial statements and ratio analysis, time value of money and discounted cash flows, bond valuation, the capital asset pricing model, capital investment decision rules, and the cost of capital.  This is a prerequisite course for non-business majors to enter the MBA program.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    BUSN 420 - Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


     

    An integrated study of the behavioral processes that occur in work settings drawing from research in psychology, sociology, engineering, management, and anthropology. Explores how individual, interpersonal, and organizational processes affect performance and the significance of strategic human resource management for organizational effectiveness.

    Prerequisites
    BUSN-205

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    BUSN 430 - Financial Analysis and Valuation


    This course is a study of various techniques used in project and enterprise valuation.  Practical methods of discounted cash flow analysis, relative valuation using market multiples, and real options are discussed.

     

    Prerequisites
    BUSN-307 and BUSN-345

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    BUSN 435 - Futures and Options


    An introduction to futures, options, and other derivative securities.  Topics include option valuation models, principles of forward and futures pricing, market structure for derivative securities, and strategies for hedging and speculation.
     

    Prerequisites
    BUSN-307 and BUSN-345

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 440 - International Financial Management


    This course provides a foundation for financial decisions for a global enterprise. International financial markets, exchange rate determination, currency derivatives, exchange rate forecasts, exposure measurement and management, multinational capital budgeting, and cost of capital are covered.

    Prerequisites
    BUSN-307 and ECON-311

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 451 - Managerial Communication


    A case-analysis approach of the processes involved in managerial communication and the ways business students and managers become more knowledgeable and skilled as communicators.

    Prerequisites
    BUSN-251 and BUSN-205

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    BUSN 453 - Business Management in Asian Markets


    This course is intended to familiarize students with the factors that shape the Asian business markets by giving students the opportunity to apply and extend basic concepts from other Department of Business courses in an Asian context.  Moreover, the course should help students understand and appreciate Asian cultures and their influence on the global marketplace.  The class material will be discussed within a framework of operational and management principles. 

    Prerequisites

    BUSN-205 and BUSN-345

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    BUSN 461 - Operations Management


     

    The course explores the fundamental concepts, models, and techniques of operations in the business firm.  Topics include development and control of the system’s inputs (materials, time, and energies), the system’s output (goods, services and ideas), and the transformation process (flows, facilities, and operating centers).

    Prerequisites
    BUSN-205, CISS-250, BUSN-307

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    BUSN 470 - Investments


    This course is an introduction to the basics of investing ranging from descriptive material on how securities are bought and sold to theoretical material on how securities are valued in an efficient financial market. Emphasis is placed on the identification of risks and returns of various investment alternatives.

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    BUSN 479 - Organizational Communication and Leadership


    A course on the role of communication in organizational leadership. Examines organizational behavior from the standpoint of historical and contemporary theories, along with examples and case studies.  Emphasis is placed on the role of communication in the development, maintenance, and management of organizational structures.

    Prerequisites
    BUSN-251 and BUSN-205

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 480 - Principles of Insurance and Risk Management


     

    This course is an introduction to the nature and functions of risk management. Emphasis is placed on the study of the principles of insurance and risk management to identify risk exposures and appropriate risk management techniques.

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    BUSN 481 - Special Topics in Business


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

    Prerequisites
    Will vary according to topic.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    BUSN 482 - Special Topics in Business


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

    Prerequisites
    Will vary according to topic.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    BUSN 483 - Special Topics in Business


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

    Prerequisites
    Will vary according to topic.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 492 - Applied Research in BUSN


     

    Applied research is designed to provide practical field experience for upper level department majors and minors.  Its intent is to provide an environment wherein students can apply theoretical concepts learned in the traditional classroom setting to situations in an internship site.  The internship is an extension of the classroom that provides a bridge for students to future employment opportunities, and allows them to exercise their faith-based values in a supervised work environment.

    Prerequisites
     

    3.0 GPA, approval of application, at least junior status before research semester, enrolled as a business major or minor

    Credit Hours: 1 to 6

  
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    BUSN 495 - Business Ethics


    Explores moral principles in the context of Christian values with application to modern standard business practices. Emphasis will be placed on ethical decision-making in the business arena.

    Prerequisites
    THEO-231, BUSN-205, and ECON-312

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    BUSN 497 - Strategic Management


    This course introduces the key concepts, tools, and principles of strategy formulation and competitive analysis. It is concerned with managerial decisions and actions that affect the performance and survival of business enterprises. The course is focused on information, analyses, organizational processes, skills, and business judgment managers must use to devise strategies, position their businesses, define firm boundaries and maximize long-term profits in the face of uncertainty and competition.

    Prerequisites
    MKTG-309, BUSN-461, ECON-311, ECON-312

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 500 - Independent Research


    This course introduces students to the concepts and philosophies underlying academic research in business.  The processes, assumptions, strengths, and weaknesses of the scientific method are explored together with alternative paradigms.  Students will define a research problem and conduct the necessary research to address the problem.  The course may be taken a maximum of 4 times for a total of 12 hours of elective credit.  Does not fulfill any MBA program requirements.

    Prerequisites
    MBA program admission.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 510 - Management Philosophy and Ethics


    The management discipline finds its roots dating back to at least as early as biblical times and began to take shape in the late 15th Century. The historical context is presented as an introduction to different worldviews and the basis of ethical systems as a foundation for students to develop a personal philosophy of management.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 514 - Organizational Theory


    This course will examine the characteristics of organizations as systems; focusing on the goals that organizations pursue and the competitive strategies used to reach those goals. It will explore the basic concepts of organizational structure, the environments, culture, change, and decision processes. It will also study the nature of conflict and use of power and political tactics to reduce conflict. Each of these organizational elements will be viewed in the context of increasing management effectiveness and efficiency and adapting organizations to modern, changing environments.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 518 - Marketing Management


    This course will address current trends and recent shifts in marketing that have occurred due to the changing competitive environment. Woven throughout the course will be four dimensions of holistic marketing that define modern marketing management: internal marketing, integrated marketing, relationship marketing, and performance marketing. The course emphasizes the impact of interactive media and strategic applications of marketing management.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 520 - Business Analytics


    This course is a case-based approach to the techniques of problem solving, optimization and business modeling using the concepts of statistics and management science in a spreadsheet environment. The course focuses on the practical application of quantitative analytical techniques and data analysis.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 525 - Operations Management


    This course will address contemporary trends and advancements in operational management. The focus will be on the drivers of establishing operations as a competitive advantage including the Toyota Production System (TPS) and measurement system, internal profit pool analysis, value enhancement via Lean Sigma, and material and information flow optimization. The course emphasizes creating and sustaining stakeholder value and wealth through the operational functions of the organization.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 530 - Managerial Economics


    This course seeks to equip the student with the analytical tools of economic analysis used to make rational managerial decisions. Microeconomic concepts of supply and demand, production, cost, and market structure are combined with macroeconomic issues concerning fiscal and monetary policy to develop an understanding of the relationship between an enterprise and the economic environment. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to utilize economic reasoning to improve managerial decisions.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 534 - Accounting for Managers


    This course will address advanced issues in financial and managerial accounting. Topics covered include financial statements, financial analysis, and cost accounting. An emphasis will be placed on the role of accounting in the strategic plan of an organization.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 538 - Financial Management


    This course focuses on the financial management of both publicly held and private corporations. Students are presented with a conceptual framework for understanding and addressing the financial issues commonly faced by organizations. Topics covered include the valuation and role of debt and equity, capital acquisition and the organization of domestic and international financial markets, the relationship between risk and return, capital budgeting/project evaluation techniques, cost of capital, cash flow estimation, project risk analysis, real options, company valuation and capital structure decisions.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 540 - Legal Environment of Business


    Analysis of the legal issues facing managers in a global economy. An evaluation of contract law, business enterprises, employment law, environment law, and the regulation of business competition from a strategic planning perspective.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BUSN 580 - Experiential Management


    This course integrates coursework, knowledge, skills and experiential learning to enable the student to demonstrate a broad mastery of managerial tools applied to real problems through an internship or business simulation. The program director must approve the internship/employment site prior to enrollment.

    Prerequisites
    Program Director Approval

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    BUSN 595 - Strategic Management


    This course will focus on the integration of content from previous courses in the MBA curriculum.  Students will make decisions while considering the impact of accounting, finance, organizational theory, marketing, operations, and information systems. Moreover, students will demonstrate quantitative skill as they implement analytical skills from earlier courses.  Students will be expected to demonstrate how to create value for an organization as they identify, develop, and implement competencies in a global economy.

    Prerequisites
    Program Director Approval

    Credit Hours: 3

Chemistry

  
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    CHEM 101 - Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry


    A foundational level chemistry course for Nursing majors.  Examines components of matter and measurement, dimensional analysis, atomic structure, nuclear medicine and safety, periodic table, bonding, polarity, hydrogen bonding, ions and electrolytes, chemical reactions, equilibrium, solutions, acids and bases, pH, gases, organic functional groups, nomenclature, properties and reactions, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and metabolism.  Requires co-requisite enrollment in CHEM-101L.

    Prerequisites
    ACT math score of 20 (or SAT equivalent), or MATH-111

    Credit Hours: 4
    Notes
    Not intended for Biology, Chemistry, or Health Science majors.
  
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    CHEM 110 - Principles of General Chemistry


    A foundational level chemistry course for Health Science majors.  The course examines components of matter and measurement, dimensional analysis, atomic structure, nuclear medicine and safety, periodic table, bonding, polarity, hydrogen bonding, ions and electrolytes, chemical reactions, equillibrium, solutions, acids and bases, pH, and gases foundational for health science fields.  Requires co-requisite enrollment in CHEM-110L.

    Prerequisites
    ACT math score of 20 (or SAT equivalent), or MATH-111

    Credit Hours: 4
    When Offered
    Offered Fall Semester.
    Notes
    Not intended for Biology and Chemistry majors.
  
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    CHEM 111 - General Chemistry I


    Matter and measurement, early atomic theory, nomenclature, stoichiometry, aqueous reactions, thermochemistry, electronic structure, periodic properties, chemical bonding theories, molecular geometry, gases, intermolecular forces, liquids and solids are studied. Requires co-requisite enrollment in CHEM-111L and CHEM-006.

    Prerequisites
    Math ACT of 24 or MATH-111.

    Credit Hours: 4
  
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    CHEM 112 - General Chemistry II


    Properties of solutions, reaction rates, chemical kinetics, equilibria, acid/base equilibria, qualitative analysis of common cations and anions, solubility, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, radioactivity and nuclear chemistry, transition metal chemistry are studied. Requires co-requisite enrollment in CHEM-112L and CHEM-006.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-111 with a grade of C- or better.

    Credit Hours: 4
  
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    CHEM 113 - Principles of Organic and Biochemistry


    Fundamentals of organic and biochemistry as observed in living systems in health and disease.  Organic functional groups, nomenclature, properties and reactions, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and metabolism.  

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-110 or CHEM-111 with a grade of C- or better.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered Spring Semester.
    Notes
    Not intended for Biology or Chemistry majors.
  
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    CHEM 119 - Principles of Organic and Biochemistry Lab


    Introductory concepts in organic and biochemistry will be reinforced by the use of basic qualitative techniques to identify various organic functional groups, proteins, carbohydrates and lipids. In addition, the synthesis and isolation of naturally occurring organic and biochemical compounds will be introduced. 

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-110 or CHEM-111

    Credit Hours: 1
    Notes
    Not intended for Biology, Chemistry, or Nursing majors.
  
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    CHEM 271 - 274 - Special Topics in Chemistry


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

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-112.

    Credit Hours: 1-4
    When Offered
    Offered on demand.
  
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    CHEM 281 - Organic Chemistry I


    The reactions of aliphatic and aromatic compounds, molecular orbital theory, carbonium ion, carbanion and free radical reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry and molecular conformation, transition state theory and techniques of organic synthesis. Introduction to spectroscopy.  Requires co-requisite enrollment in CHEM-006

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-112 with a grade of C- or better.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered Fall Semester.
  
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    CHEM 282 - Organic Chemistry II


    A continuation of CHEM-281. The chemistry of polyfunctional aliphatic compounds, amino acids and proteins, sugars, carbohydrates, polycyclic and heterocyclic compounds.  Requires co-requisite enrollment in CHEM-006

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-281 with a grade of C- or better

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered Spring Semester.
  
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    CHEM 287 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory


    The reinforcement of selected material from CHEM-281 will be accomplished in the laboratory by acquiring proficiency in basic laboratory techniques, isolating naturally occurring organic compounds and synthesizing other organic compounds. 

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-281

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    CHEM 289 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory


    The reinforcement of selected material from CHEM-281 and 282 will be accomplished in the laboratory by the isolation of naturally occurring organic compounds and the synthesis of other organic compounds. 

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-282 or Co-requisite: CHEM- 282.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered Spring Semester.
  
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    CHEM 321 - Biochemistry I


    Emphasis on human biochemistry and a study of the chemical composition of living matter and of the chemical and biological changes that occur in it during life processes: the chemistry and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, nucleotides, and the biosynthesis of nucleic acids and proteins.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-281 with a grade of C- or better

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered Spring Semester.
  
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    CHEM 322 - Biochemistry II


    A continuation of CHEM-321 with emphasis on human biochemistry of hormones, vitamins, enzymes, blood, urine, nutrition, chemistry of respiration, citric acid cycle, and the electron transport chain.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-321 or BIOL-303.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered Fall Semester.
  
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    CHEM 323 - Biochemical Synthesis and Molecular Biology


    A continuation of CHEM-322 with emphasis on human chemical and biological changes that occur including biosynthesis of lipids, amino acids and nucleotides in relation to metabolism and gene replication and expression.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-322

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered Spring Semester.
  
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    CHEM 329 - Biochemistry Laboratory


    An introduction to biochemical technique, which will include isolation, classification and quantification of both proteins and genetic material. These experiments will serve to reinforce material learned from the lectures.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM 321

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered Fall Semester.
  
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    CHEM 351 - Quantitative Analysis I


    Statistical analysis and data handling, acid-base equilibria in water, stoichiometry, oxidation-reduction system, applications of volumetric titrations, elementary spectrophotometric and potentiometric methods, and principles of gravimetry. Requires co-requisite enrollment in CHEM-351L and CHEM-006.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-289 and MATH-261

    Credit Hours: 4
    When Offered
    Offered on demand.
  
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    CHEM 352 - Instrumental Analysis: Spectroscopic Identification of Organic Compounds


    This course will introduce the student to common laboratory instrumentation and will include theory as well as hands on use, when possible.  Signal noise theory, electromagnetic radiation, basic use of mass spectroscopy (MS), and elemental analysis (EA) are covered. Infra-red spectroscopy (IR), 1H and 13C NMR, and two-dimensional NMR are covered in depth. Students demonstrate proficiency in these instrumentations by identifying a series of organic unknown compounds during the laboratory.  Requires co-requisite enrollment in CHEM-352L and CHEM-006.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-289

    Credit Hours: 4
  
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    CHEM 371 - 374 - Special Topics in Chemistry


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

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-289

    Credit Hours: 1-4
    When Offered
    Offered on demand.
  
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    CHEM 380 - Introduction To Research


    Fundamentals of scientific research including what science is, the scientific method, experimental design, statistical analysis, scientific literature, and writing a scientific paper. Students will be responsible for conducting a literature search pertaining to an aspect of ongoing research in the department at that time. In addition, a research proposal will be prepared by the student in preparation for participation in the departmental research program the following semester.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-281

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Offered Fall Semester.
  
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    CHEM 381 - Research


    The application of the fundamentals of scientific research learned in CHEM-380. The student will conduct the research described in his/her research proposal under the supervision of a research advisor. The student will initially become familiar with the procedures, techniques, and equipment involved in the project. Subsequently, the research will be conducted, data gathered, and the analysis and interpretation of data will be initiated in preparation for a written and oral presentation of the research findings.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-281

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    Offered every semester, on demand.
  
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    CHEM 382 - Research


    Continuation of CHEM-381.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    CHEM 383 - Research


    Continuation of CHEM-382.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    CHEM 421 - Inorganic Chemistry


    An upper level introduction to the many aspects of inorganic chemistry. Some topics will be an indepth continuation of general chemistry topics. A study of the metals and their reactivity, simple bonding theories through molecular orbital theory, acid-base/ donor acceptor chemistry, coordination compound and their structure, bonding and reactivity, main group chemistry, organometallic chemistry.  Requires co-requisite enrollment in CHEM-423 and CHEM-006.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-289

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHEM 423 - Chemical Applications of Group Theory and Lab


    An upper level introduction to Group Theory. Topics that will be covered include symmetry elements and operations, point group identification, creating matrices, degenerate and non-degenerate representations. These topics will lead to a discussion of how this applies to chemical bonding, molecular vibrations and infra-red vibrational spectroscopy. Selected inorganic laboratory experiments may also be included to further reinforce topics covered in CHEM-421. Requires co-requisite enrollment in CHEM-421.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-282

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    CHEM 431 - Physical Chemistry I


    Quantum mechanics, atomic structure, nature of chemical bonding, molecular structure, molecular spectroscopy, nuclear chemistry, photochemistry, catalysts and colloids.

    Prerequisites
    PHYS-212 and MATH-271 or consent of instructor. (MATH-272 strongly recommended.)

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHEM 432 - Physical Chemistry II


    Gases and liquids, solid state, first, second, and third Laws of thermodynamics, thermochemistry, free energy and equilibrium, chemical equilibrium, solutions, colligative properties of solutions, and phase rule.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-431 or consent of instructor. (MATH-273 strongly recommended.)

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHEM 438 - Research Design


    The reinforcement of experimental and/or theoretical methods related to physical chemistry through the development of an independent research proposal and generation of preliminary data to test the hypotheses / predictions described in the proposal.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-289

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    CHEM 439 - Physical Chemistry Research


    The reinforcement of selected material from CHEM-431 and 432 will be accomplished in the laboratory by using Infa-red, UV-VIS, NMR, and other instrumentation to analyze thermodynamic variables and quantum level behavior of both inorganic and organic compounds.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-438

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    CHEM 465/475 - Practicum in Teaching


    A practicum which gives students the opportunity to gain teaching experience, enhance their knowledge of natural science and mathematics, and acquire skills that better prepare them for graduate and professional level work.

    Prerequisites
    Requires approval of application and permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Notes
    Repeatable for credit for a maximum of two enrollments.
  
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    CHEM 491 - Senior Research


    Experience in science research projects under supervision of staff members.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-289, Senior status, and permission of department chairperson. Grade point average of 3.0 is recommended.

    Credit Hours: 1-4
    When Offered
    Offered on demand.
  
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    CHEM 492 - Professional Presentation


    A course designed to give academic credit to those students who excel by preparing a research paper worthy of publication in a reputable scientific journal and/or presentation to an annual meeting of a recognized scientific society.

    Prerequisites
    CHEM-289 and consent of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1

Children’s Ministry

  
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    CHLM 264 - Creative Communication for Ministry


    This course will seek to approach a study of homiletics from a nontraditional perspective, while at the same time retaining the integrity of the pulpit. It will integrate various creative forms of preaching and teaching into sermon preparation so the student will be able to communicate the Gospel to diverse age groups of people with a wide variety of background and interests.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHLM 291 - Special Topics Seminar


    A course presenting geographical, theological, biblical and current perspectives of Children’s Ministries which are beyond the scope of courses within the major disciplines of the department.

    Prerequisites
    CHED/CHLM-342.

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


    A course presenting geographical, theological, biblical and current perspectives of Children’s Ministries which are beyond the scope of courses within the major disciplines of the department.

    Prerequisites
    CHED/CHLM-342.

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


    A course presenting geographical, theological, biblical and current perspectives of Children’s Ministries which are beyond the scope of courses within the major disciplines of the department.

    Prerequisites
    CHED/CHLM-342.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Courses are repeatable for credit.
  
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    CHLM 342 - Christian Education of Children


    A study of the characteristics, interests and needs of children under twelve years of age. Emphasis is placed on the organization, administration, methods, and materials of the children’s division of the church.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHLM 345 - Children’s Ministry Programming


    This course will seek to provide students with an understanding of the major components of a successful church-based children’s program. Included will be the design and implementation of the children’s church; Sunday school and alternatives; children’s crusades and/or VBS; various age level clubs; choir programs and evangelism opportunities. The student will also be exposed to the latest resources available for each of these areas of ministry.

    Prerequisites
    CHED/CHLM-342.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHLM 361 - Child Evangelism


    This course is a study of principles, programming and strategy needed in today’s culture to develop an evangelizing children’s ministry. An emphasis will be placed upon practical application within the church setting by the church leadership.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHLM 390 - Internship


    This internship will provide the student with extensive supervised experience in Children’s Ministry. A minimum of one hundred and fifty (150) hours of work in an approved children’s ministry context is required.

    Prerequisites
    Major in Children’s Ministry, junior or senior classification and completion of CHED-241 and CHED/CHLM-342.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHLM 420 - Pastoring Children


    This course will guide the student in formulating a pastoral approach to children’s ministry. Included in this will be development of a biblically-based philosophy of children’s ministry; an examination of key sections of scripture leading to the development of a biblical view of children; and the development of a pastoral approach to ministry to families, including those who have special needs children.

    Prerequisites
    CHED/CHLM-342.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    CHLM 421 - Models of Children’s Ministry


    This course is an examination of contemporary models of children’s ministry, considering their theological bases and ministry implications. The objectives, leadership styles, decision-making processes, program approaches and relevant resources of various models will be considered.

    Prerequisites
    CHED/CHLM-342.

    Credit Hours: 3
 

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