Available Courses

Bible and Church Ministries
  • Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism
  • Modern Creationary Thought
  • Baptist Heritage
  • Old Testament Survey
  • New Testament Survey
  • Bible Doctrine 1
  • Bible Doctrine 2
  • Proverbs and Ecclesiastes
  • Acts
  • Romans
  • 1 and 2 Corinthians
  • Galatians
  • James and 1 Peter
  • Daniel and Revelation
  • Pauline Epistles
  • Introduction to Biblical Counseling
  • Greek Grammar 1A
  • Greek Grammar 1B
  • Greek Grammar 2A
  • Greek Grammar 2B
  • Fundamentalism
  • Ethics
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Apologetics
  • History of Baptist Missions
  • Introduction to Missions/Cross-Cultural Studies
Business, Computer, and Digital Media
  • Principles of Accounting 1
  • Principles of Accounting 2
  • Accounting Software for Small Businesses
  • Introduction to Business and Management
  • Business Communication
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Principles of Management
  • Business Law 1
  • Computer Applications
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Introduction to Sport Management
  • Introduction to Online Communications
  • Elements of Photography
  • Visual Communications
  • Principles of Video Production 1
  • Digital Imaging
  • Photojournalism
  • Website Design 1
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Online Marketing
  • Graduate Organizational Leadership Courses (500+ course code)
Criminal Justice
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Policing & Criminal Investigation
  • Courts, Law, & Procedure
  • Institutional & Community Corrections
  • Nature of Crime
  • Ethics in Criminal Justice
Education
  • Foundations of Education
  • The Exceptional Child
  • Classroom Teaching Methods
  • Educational Psychology
  • Classroom Management & Positive Behavior Practices for Students with Disabilities
  • Educational Assessment
  • Children’s Literature
  • Curriculum and Methods in Music
  • Secondary School Reading
  • Personal and Community Health
  • Nutrition
  • Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior
  • Graduate Education Courses (500+ course code)
English (Writing, Literature, and Speech)
  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking
  • English Grammar
  • English Composition 1
  • English Composition 2
  • American Masterpieces
  • British Literature Survey to 1789
  • British Literature Survey: 1789 to Present
  • Composition and Literature
  • Journalism
  • The Bible as Literature
History and Social Studies
  • The Modern World
  • US History 1
  • US History 2
  • Ancient Civilizations
  • Twentieth Century History
  • Native American History
  • Modern European History
  • American Constitutional History
  • General Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
Mathematics
  • College Math
  • Intermediate Algebra
  • College Algebra
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus 1
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Advanced Geometry
Music
  • Curriculum and Methods in Music
  • Knowing Early Childhood Music & Movement
  • Knowing Middle Childhood Music & Movement
  • Knowing Woodwinds
  • Knowing Percussion
  • Knowing Brass
  • Basic Music Literature
  • Introduction to Music Technology
  • Music Appreciation
  • Hymnology
  • Graduate Church Music Courses (500+ level course code)
Science
  • Concepts in Biology
  • Concepts in Chemistry
  • Concepts in Physics
  • Concepts in Biochemistry
  • Human Biology
  • General Biology 1
  • General Biology 2
  • Chemistry for the Allied Health Professions
  • Anatomy and Physiology 1
  • Anatomy and Physiology 2
  • Astronomy
Seminary
  • Methods of Biblical Change
  • Counseling Problems & Procedures
  • Proverbs & Counseling
  • Basic Music Literature
  • Introduction to Analysis
  • Philosophy of Music
  • History of Sacred Music
  • Analysis
  • Music Resources & Literature
  • Children's Music Ministries
  • American Fundamentalism & Evangelicalism
  • History of Baptist Missions
  • Baptist History
  • History of Christianity
  • Greek Grammar 1a
  • Greek Grammar 1b
  • Greek Grammar 2a
  • Greek Grammar 2b
  • Biblical Theology of the New Testament
  • New Testament Backgrounds
  • Exposition of the Gospels
  • Exposition of the Pastoral Epistles
  • Exposition of First Corinthians
  • Exposition of Galatians
  • Exposition of Hebrews
  • Exposition of Acts
  • Exposition of Revelation
  • Hebrew Reading
  • Biblical Theology of the Old Testament
  • Old Testament Backgrounds
  • Exposition of the Pentateuch
  • Exposition of the Major Prophets
  • Exposition of the Minor Prophets
  • Exposition of Ezra, Nehemiah, & Esther
  • Exposition of Job
  • Exposition of the Psalms
  • Exposition of Proverbs
  • Principles of Bible Study & Teaching
  • Baptist Polity
  • The Pastor and the Law
  • Prolegomena
  • Dispensationalism & Dispensational Hermeneutics
  • Systematic Theology 1
  • Systematic Theology 2
  • Systematic Theology 3
  • Systematic Theology 4

Course Descriptions

  • All
  • Bible, Church Ministries and Missions
  • Business, Computer, and Digital Media
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • English (Writing, Literature, and Speech)
  • History and Social Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Science
  • Seminary

ASMA 103 – College Math

Designed to equip the student with mathematical reasoning skills and to introduce the student to a diversity of mathematical areas. Topics will include problem solving, set theory, data interpretation, the real number system, introduction to algebra, functions, consumer mathematics and an introduction to statistics. Note: This class is not open to students who have previously obtained a waiver of three mathematics credits of the general education requirements or have been awarded three credits by CLEP examination. (3 credits)

ASMA 105 – Intermediate Algebra

A study of the fundamental operations of the real numbers, algebraic expressions, linear equations, graphing, systems of equations, linear inequalities, factoring of polynomials, and quadratic equations. (This course does not apply to any major, minor, or concentration; however, it meets the general education requirement of the Liberal Arts Core and meets the prerequisite for ASMA 131 – College Algebra.) (3 credits)

ASMA 131 – College Algebra

A comprehensive study of polynomials, exponential and logarithmic functions with their graphs, solving systems of linear equations introduction to matrix theory, introduction to probability theory, and work in the complex number system. Prerequisite(s): ACT Math Subscore of 22+ (or SAT equivalent) or placement test (contact the Online Office) or ASMA 105 (3 credits)

ASMA 136 – PreCalculus

This course is designed to prepare students for success in Calculus. Topics will include polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, and inverse-trigonometric functions and their graphs. Pre-Requisites: ASMA 131, Math ACT score of 22, or placement test score of 80%. (3 credits)

ASMA 143 – Calculus 1

A study which includes discussion of limits, differentiation, antiderivatives, curve sketching, maxima, minima, and points of inflection. A TI-83 or better graphing calculator is required for this course. Prerequisite(s): ASMA 136 – Precalculus with a grade of C or higher, or 3 years of college preparatory mathematics and an ACT Math subscore of 24, or 3 years of college preparatory mathematics and a score of 25 on the MBU mathematics placement exam. (3 credits)

ASMA 238 – Probability and Statistics

A study of probability models, conditional probability, elements of combinatorial math, random variables, discrete and continuous probability distributions, expectations, random sampling, statistics, and estimation and confidence levels. Prerequisite: ASMA 131 or higher math class, or placement test (3 credits)

ASMA 335 – Advanced Geometry

Examines concepts of Euclidean and non-Euclidean Geometries. Students will use the computer program Geometer’s Sketchpad to discover the logic of Geometry. The Students will make predictions and Sketchpad to confirm or refute their predictions. Prerequisites: ASMA 143 and non-math majors or minors must have consent of instructor. (3 credits)

ASSC 101 – Concepts in Biology

A survey of the basic concepts in biology and explores current ideas pertaining to life processes common among plants and animals. Lectures combined with lab activities focus on traditional and modern techniques of study in biological science while emphasizing the relevance of biology to our day-to-day life. (3 credits)

ASSC 103 – Concepts in Chemistry

A survey of the basic concepts in chemistry including the nature and interaction of matter, chemical bonding, solutions, and organic functional groups. Lectures, combined with lab activities, explore fundamental concepts and the application of those concepts to the challenges of modern living. Topics include the chemistry of food, cosmetics, soaps, paints, and fuels. (3 credits)

ASSC 104 – Concepts in Physics

Provides a survey of the basic concepts of classical and modern physics that are the foundation of everyday phenomena. The emphasis will be on the physics behind everyday objects. For example, how does a refrigerator, microwave, television, radio, and computer work? Lectures, combined with lab activities, explore fundamental concepts of energy, force, motion, electricity, light, and magnetism. (3 credits)

ASSC 106 – Concepts in Biochemistry

A survey of the basic concepts in biochemistry, the interaction of atoms and molecules to form living organisms. Topics include the fundamental nature of matter, the major classes of biomolecules (DNA, proteins, carbohydrates, etc.), the organization of the cell, and bodily systems (circulatory, respiratory, digestion, nervous, etc.). Lectures, combined with lab activities, explore fundamental concepts and the organization of matter and living things in light of our Creator God. (3 credits)

ASSC 111 – Human Biology

An introduction to biological principles related to the human body. Topics include the creation of man, biomolecules, protein synthesis, cell structure and function, genetics and disease, and an overview of the structure and function of the human body systems. This course is a preparation for more advanced studies in ASSC 226 & 227 and serves as a prerequisite to those courses for Nursing majors. (3 credits)

ASSC 120 – General Biology 1

A general introduction to the principles, concepts, and topics covered in the biological sciences. The coursework serves as a foundation for General Biology 2, Botany, Cell Biology, Ecology, Genetics, Microbiology, and other biological science courses; and provides an overview of biology as it applies to our daily lives, stressing a biblical view of our natural world. (3 credits)

ASSC 121 – General Biology 2

A continuation of General Biology 1 designed as a general introduction to the principles, concepts, and topics covered in the biological sciences. The coursework serves as a foundation for Cell Biology, Ecology, Genetics, Microbiology, and other biological science courses, providing an overview of biology as it applies to our daily lives, stressing a biblical view of our natural world. Prerequisite: ASSC 120 (3 credits)

ASSC 143 – Chemistry for the Allied Health Professions

This course introduces basic concepts in general, organic, and biochemistry, necessary for nursing and other health-related fields. While introducing the structures and properties of inorganic compounds, the course does not emphasize quantitative analysis or reaction mechanisms, although calculations and problem solving are involved. The course is a preparation for more advanced biomedical sciences. (4 credits)

ASSC 226 – Anatomy and Physiology 1

A survey of the structures and functions of the human body. The cat will be used as a model for macroscopic dissection and observations. The first semester covers basic chemistry, cells, tissues, as well as the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Prerequisite: High school biology (one year), high school anatomy/physiology (one year), or ASSC 120 and ASSC 121. (4 credits)

ASSC 242 – Astronomy

An introduction to the basic concepts of astronomy and the physical laws and processes at work in the universe. Topics include the history of astronomy, astronomical methods, a survey of the solar system, the sun and stars, galaxies, and cosmological models together with the concepts of time, space and relativity. (3 credits)

BIBC 230 – Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism

Focuses on Christian leadership qualities of character and the importance of mentoring in the local church, business, and other settings. Subjects include business, personal, and social ethics, integrity, truthfulness, and biblical confrontation. Prerequisites: BIBI 111 and BIBI 112 (3 credits)

BIBC 233 – Modern Creationary Thought

A survey of the scientific and biblical evidence which supports creationism, including a critique of evolution and discussions of escriptions catastrophism versus unitarianism and of the young age of the earth versus an ancient earth. Prerequisites: BIBI 111 and BIBI 112 (3 credits)

BIBC 321 – Baptist Heritage

A study of the Baptist distinctives, the governmental structure of a New Testament church, and a survey of New Testament Christianity from the time of the Apostles to the present. Prerequisites: BIBI 111 and BIBI 112 (3 credits)

BIBI 111 – Old Testament Survey

A survey of the historical, poetical, and prophetic books of the Old Testament with special consideration given to the historical structure and appropriate aspects of a dispensational hermeneutic. Doctrinal Teachings are emphasized as they relate to New Testament truth. (3 credits)

BIBI 112 – New Testament Survey

A survey of the books of the New Testament with emphasis given to both the doctrinal and historical framework, and to appropriate aspects of a dispensational hermeneutic, demonstrating the integrity, purpose, unity, and cohesiveness of the entire Testament. (3 credits)

BIBI 315 – Bible Doctrine 1

The doctrines of the Bible, God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit. Prerequisites: HUEN 122, BIBI 111, BIBI 112, one additional Bible course, and junior- or senior-level status. (3 credits)

BIBI 316 – Bible Doctrine 2

The doctrines of man, sin, salvation, angels, and the end times from the pre-millennial, pretribulational point of view. Prerequisites: HUEN 122, BIBI 111, BIBI 112, one additional Bible course, and junior- or senior-level status. (3 credits)

BIBI 330 – Proverbs and Ecclesiastes

The books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes related to practical living. Prerequisites: BIBI 111, BIBI 112, and HUEN 122 (3 credits)

BIBI 351 – Acts

Apostolic Christianity as related in the book of Acts, studied in its historical, doctrinal, and devotional aspects and related to New Testament teaching. Prerequisites: BIBI 111, BIBI 112, and HUEN 122 (3 credits)

BIBI 358 – Romans

A study of Romans, concentrating on both the background and interpretation of this doctrinal book. Particular focus is given to exegetical study of the book with an emphasis on the key theological themes developed. Prerequisites: BIBI 111, BIBI 112, and HUEN 122 (3 credits)

BIBI 361 – 1 and 2 Corinthians

A careful study of the problems that faced the apostle Paul as he dealt with the Corinthian church. Application is made to church life today. Prerequisite: BIBI 111, BIBI 112, and HUEN 122 (3 credits)

BIBI 371 – Galatians

An examination of the background and content of Galatians, with an emphasis on the believer’s relationship to the Old Testament Mosaic law. Prerequisite: BIBI 111, BIBI 112, and HUEN 122 (3 credits)

BIBI 384 – James and 1 Peter

An analytical study of these two New Testament books, focusing on the structure, content, and theology or each. The course will also briefly address introductory issues, such as the authorship, place and time of writing, and historical setting of each book, and the place of each book in the New Testament canon Prerequisite: BIBI 111, BIBI 112, and HUEN 122 (3 credits)

BIBI 390 – Daniel and Revelation

An expositional survey of the prophetic books of Daniel and Revelation, highlighting the eschatological material. Prerequisites: BIBI 111, BIBI 112, and HUEN 122 (3 credits)

BIBI 396 – Pauline Epistles

An inductive study of the Pauline writings, placing them in their historical setting, with emphasis on doctrinal themes together with application to Christian living. Prerequisite: BIBI 111, BIBI 112, and HUEN 122 (3 credits)

BICO 241 – Introduction to Biblical Counseling

An introductory study of the field of counseling from a biblical perspective. Emphasis on the current status of biblical and psychological theories and practice. Prerequisites: BIBI 111, BIBI 112, and HUEN 122 (3 credits)

BIGK 109 – Greek Grammar 1A

An introductory course in New Testament Greek, including the study of word forms, sentence structure, and basic vocabulary. This course is equivalent to the first half of BIGK 111. (2 credits)

BIGK 110 – Greek Grammar 1B

An introductory course in New Testament Greek, including the study of word forms, sentence structure, and basic vocabulary, with some readings in the Johannine writings in the second semester. This course is equivalent to the second half of BIGK 111. (2 credits)

BIGK 114 – Greek Grammar 2A

An introductory course in New Testament Greek, including the content from the first half BIGK 112. (2 credits)

BIGK 115 – Greek Grammar 2B

An introductory course in New Testament Greek, including the content from the second half BIGK 112. (2 credits)

BIPA 472 – Fundamentalism

A study of the history of fundamentalism, with special attention given to its reactions to modernism, neo-orthodoxy, and new evangelicalism. The course is designed to give the student a base for examining new movements in the light of scriptural truth. (Available as bridge course GHI 515) Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status (3 credits)

BIPH 330 – Introduction to Philosophy

Orientation to the field of philosophy, emphasizing a basic vocabulary relative to philosophy and an introduction to basic logical theory. Some of the problems which have engaged the minds of philosophers and the solutions which they have offered will be introduced. Prerequisite: Must be a collegiate junior or above. (3 credits)

BIPH 332 – Ethics

A study of the theories of human value and obligation, right and wrong actions, and the nature of moral judgments. Includes the application of moral principles to pressing moral and social problems of the day. (3 credits)

BIPH 433 – Apologetics

A study of the defense and validity of the Christian theistic world view (apologetics), including its biblical base, and an evaluation of and appropriate responses to major arguments set forth by opponents to Christianity. Prerequisite: BIBI 315 or BIBI 421 (3 credits)

BUAC 241 – Principles of Accounting 1

A study of the fundamental accounting procedures using journals, ledgers, and financial statements to complete the accounting cycle. Emphasis is on the sole proprietorship form of business organization in both service and merchandising enterprises. Accounting concepts are examined for presentation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Prerequisite(s): BUMG 112 and BUMI 161, or consent of the instructor (3 credits)

BUAC 242 – Principles of Accounting 2

A study of the fundamental accounting procedures using journals, ledgers, and financial statements to complete the accounting cycle. Emphasis is on the sole proprietorship form of business organization in both service and merchandising enterprises. Accounting concepts are examined for presentation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The second semester involves corporate organizations and managerial accounting concepts. Prerequisite: BUAC 241 (4 credits)

BUAC 348 – Accounting Software for Small Businesses

Application of principles of accounting to small businesses, churches and Christian ministries using computer software systems appropriate to the needs and expertise of accounting personnel. Development of policies and procedures for management of financial functions within these organizations. Prerequisites: BUAC 241 (3 credits)

BUCJ 100 – Introduction to Criminal Justice

An introduction to US criminal justice from a systems perspective with attention given to the historical development, philosophical bases, and current operational structure of the US criminal justice system and its major subsystems (police, courts, and corrections). (3 credits)

BUCJ 120 – Policing & Criminal Investigation

An introduction to the history of policing in a democratic society. Theories of ideal policing are situated within legal, environmental, and financial limitations that influence the police’s use of discretion in their crime control, service delivery, and order maintenance capacities. Prerequisite: BUCJ 100 (3 credits)

BUCJ 140 – Courts, Law, & Procedure

An overview of the structure and organization of the US criminal court system and an introduction to the historical, philosophical, theological, and social influences shaping US criminal law into codes of crimes against persons and property. Prerequisite: BUCJ 100 (3 credits)

BUCJ 220 – Institutional & Community Corrections

A study of the history, theories, and practices of the US correctional system. Philosophies behind goals of punishment are analyzed and evaluated from a biblical perspective. Various correctional strategies including treatment programs, intermediate sanctions, and incarceration are discussed in light of research addressing their relative effectiveness. Attention given to policy trends regarding social, legal, and ethical issues within the system. Prerequisite: BUCJ 100 (3 credits)

BUCJ 240 – Nature of Crime

An investigation into definitions and categorizations of crime, crime’s toll on society, theories of crime causation, the treatment of offenders, criminological perspectives and goals of punishment, and the criminal justice system as a social control mechanism. Prerequisite: BUCJ 100 (3 credits)

BUCJ 260 – Ethics in Criminal Justice

A study of ethical decision-making theories within the criminal justice system and its competing personal, social, and justice interests. Issues of morality and ethics from real-world criminal justice scenarios will be explored utilizing a biblical perspective within the boundaries of current law and professional codes of ethics. Prerequisites: BUCJ 100 and BUCJ 140 (3 credits)

BUMG 112 – Introduction to Business and Management

Business orientation to accounting, economics, finance, information system, legal, human resource, management, marketing and operations concepts. Also addresses entrepreneurism, business literature, personal finance, and professionalism. Designed to provide business and non-business students with an introduction to common business practices and terminology. (3 credits)

BUMG 211 – Business Communication

A study of the basic art and psychology of business oral, written, and machine communication. Topics include fundamentals of communication, business English, correspondence application, report writing, and oral and nonverbal communication. Job search, résumé preparation, employment communication, and interviewing are also included. Prerequisites: HUEN 122 and BUMI 161; also, BUMG 112 for Business majors (3 credits)

BUMG 222 – Macroeconomics

A study of macroeconomics which highlights the significance and determinants of national income and employment, price level, consumption, interest rates, and alternative monetary and fiscal policies, including a study of the contrasts between Keynesian and Classical economics. Prerequisites: BUMG 112 and BUMI 161 (3 credits)

BUMG 223 – Microeconomics

A study of microeconomics which considers theories of economic behavior of consumers and producers, determination of prices, income distribution, market analysis and structures, and the government's impact on the economy through taxation, spending, and regulation. Prerequisites: BUMG 112 and BUMI 161 (3 credits)

BUMG 231 – Principles of Management

An analysis of the management process: planning, organizing, leading, controlling, and managing personnel. Promotes decision-making, line of authority, and communication. Prerequisites: BUMG 112, HUEN 122, and sophomore status. (3 credits)

BUMG 422 – Business Law 1

A study of the legal system, constitutional law, personal injury law, basic civil procedure, government regulation of business, and the basic legal principles of contracts, sales, leases, warranties, products liability, agency, and employment law. A study of the legal and business ethics, intellectual property and internet law, criminal law, negotiable instrument, checks and banking, security interests and bankruptcy, corporations investor protection, anti-trust, personal property, real estate, and insurance. Prerequisite: BUMG 112. (3 credit hours)

BUMI 165 – Computer Applications

A comprehensive course in Microsoft Office including computer system basics, word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software. This course helps prepare students for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification. (3 credits)

BUMK 251 – Principles of Marketing

An introduction to marketing concepts including market environments, research, buyer behavior, market segmentation and targeting, and manipulation of marketing-mix variables. A study of the activity and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large. Prerequisite(s): BUMG 112 (3 credits)

BUSP 111 – Introduction to Sport Management

Introduces the student to the body of knowledge associated within the field of Sport Management. Attention will be given to the theoretical and practical foundations within the sport industry and the career opportunities available. (2 credits)

CADM 111 – Introduction to Online Communications

An overview of the basic concepts of communication and the skills necessary to communicate in various contexts. Emphasis is placed on communication theories and techniques used in interpersonal group, public, intercultural, and mass communication situations. Upon completion, students should be able to explain and illustrate the forms and purposes of human communication in a variety of contexts. (3 credits)

CADM 131 – Elements of Photography

An introductory study of photography with an emphasis on manual camera operation, composition, digital photography, and postproduction workflow with a brief survey on the history of photography. (3 credits)

CADM 145 – Visual Communications

A broad overview of the concepts and practices necessary for producing attractive and effective visual communications across a variety of traditional and new media formats. Students will gain practical knowledge in visual design and critical thinking skills that will help them recognize and skillfully use visual communication. (3 credits)

CADM 210 – Principles of Video Production 1

An introduction to fundamentals of video production, including the techniques and aesthetics of shooting, lighting and editing. This lecture-based course includes a critical study of various modes of film, video and web-based new media production. Students examine distinctive formal elements of each mode as well as the economic and cultural context of production and reception. Upon course completion, students will have a theoretical and conceptual understanding of the video production process. This course is designed to prepare students for lab-based standard and high definition video production. (3 credits)

CADM 231 – Digital Imaging

A foundational course in Adobe Photoshop. Students will explore the ethics related to image use and manipulation, and will learn how to input, manipulate, enhance, and output raster- and vector-based images in Photoshop. (3 credits)

CADM 233 – Photojournalism

A journalistic view of photographing events to tell a story through pictures. Also introduces digital photography in relation to print journalism, sports, and wedding photography. Prerequisite: CADM 131 (3 credits)

CADM 266 – Website Design 1

Provides a basic understanding of how to construct websites from the ground up. It will focus on learning HTML and CSS and basic design principles such as color and typography. (3 credits)

CADM 324 – Desktop Publishing

Practical training in how to use Adobe InDesign to attractively integrate text and graphics in professional-quality documents and properly output those documents for print or screen use. Along with InDesign skills, students learn basic page design and layout, image optimization, typography, and terminology. (3 credits)

CADM 350 – Online Marketing

An overview of marketing, promotion, and advertising online. In-depth work with leading online tools such as Google AdWords, Analytics, and Ad Planner. Prerequisites: CADM 266 (3 credits)

CASP 111 – Fundamentals of Public Speaking

A study of the basic principles of oral communication skills with emphasis on the proper use of voice and body, selection and organization of materials, and adaptation to various speaker listener relationships. (3 credits)

CHMI 479 – History of Baptist Missions

A survey of the history of the geographical expansion of Christianity. The course will focus on the last two centuries of Protestant missions, with special attention given to Baptist missionaries and mission agencies. Prerequisites: Junior or Senior status (3 credits)

CHMI/HUCC 102 – Introduction to Missions/Cross-Cultural Studies

A history and survey of biblical, worldwide missions, as well as a survey of current fields. Presentation of the environmental and political factors affecting the proclamation of the gospel. (3 credits)

EDUC 144 – Foundations of Education

A study of the history and philosophy of education. Additional topics will include school law, the structure of schools, and characteristics of effective schools and teachers. (3 credits)

EDUC 236 – The Exceptional Child

An introduction to children with learning differences. Presents the characteristics, causes, and learning problems of children with a variety of disabilities. Federal and state laws concerning special education, current issues and research in the field, and curricular and instructional adaptations are discussed, with an emphasis on the educational impact of environment and individual differences on the learner. Prerequisite: EDUC 144 (3 credits)

EDUC 250 – Classroom Teaching Methods

A study of interaction within the school, evaluation procedures, goals and objectives, sequencing, taxonomies, lesson and unit planning, classroom management, and various teaching methodologies for grades PK-12. Prerequisite: EDUC 144 (3 credits)

EDUC 303 – Educational Psychology

The study of learning and of the factors affecting learning: growth and development, motivation, transfer and application of learning, and evaluation of development and achievement. Prerequisites: EDUC 200 and Upper Level Status (registration by permission for online-only students) (3 credits)

EDUC 340 – Classroom Management & Positive Behavior Practices for Students with Disabilities

This course will focus on the creation of safe and inclusive learning environments to engage individuals in meaningful learning activities. Strategies for preventing behavior problems and positive behavioral interventions will be examined. (3 credit hours)

EDUC 342 – Educational Assessment

A study of classroom assessments: paper and pencil, product, performance, portfolios, and alternative assessments. Also covers issues in grading, grading systems, and standard assessments. Prerequisites: Waived for online-only students by instructor permission (3 credits)

EDUC 510 – History and Philosophy of Education

EDUC 510 is an in-depth study that integrates concepts and information from major social sciences and philosophy to examine the challenges and problems of teaching in modern schools (faith-based and public). Focusing on historical, cultural, socioeconomic, and political issues that affect education, the course asks students to examine their dispositions, knowledge, and skills, and to determine their path for growth and development into an effective Christian teacher for all children. (3 credits)

EDUC 515 – Research Design in Education

EDUC 515 examines the field of educational research by exploring research models, analyzing research articles, and applying measurement and statistical techniques to problems of educational research. Each student will learn the essentials needed to carry out the entire research process and develop a research proposal that will guide a capstone Action Research Project. (3 credits)

EDUC 520 – Student Learning and Motivation

EDUC 520 is an exploration of the theoretical and applied basis for how the mind processes (stores, organizes, and retrieves) information in order to wisely choose, develop, and deploy effective instructional strategies. A major focus will be placed on exploring factors that maximize the motivation, attention, and persistence of students in the typical K-12 classroom. (3 credits)

EDUC 525 – Classroom Management & Positive Behavior Practices for Students with Disabilities

This course will focus on the creation of safe and inclusive learning environments to engage individuals in meaningful learning activities. Strategies for preventing behavior problems and positive behavioral interventions will be examined. (3 credit hours)

EDUC 530 – Curriculum Theory and Practice

EDUC 530 introduces graduate students to the process of curriculum design and assessment. Students will have the opportunity to develop a definition of curriculum and assessment that reflects their own personal philosophy of education. Various curriculum development models will be explored, so students can compare models to their own personal philosophies of education. Students will develop their own model of curriculum development and assessment. (3 credits)

EDUC 535 – Instructional Improvement through Assessment

Through examination of historical and contemporary perspectives and trends of assessment, EDUC 535 establishes the value and purpose of assessment for the improvement and maximization of student learning and advancement of effective instruction in order to provide for and achieve high expectations for all learners. (3 credits)

EDUC 540 – Biblical Perspectives in Human Relations and Counseling

EDUC 540 is designed to assist students in learning how to utilize, compare, and contrast methods of helping others with problems and challenges in the context of an educational setting. Students will acquire a set of principles and skills drawn from the disciplines of biblical counseling and human relations in education. (3 credits)

EDUC 545 – Exceptionality in Student Learning

EDUC 545 introduces the practice of special education in today’s schools. The content will allow students to analyze characteristics of individuals with learning and behavioral and cognitive disabilities, as well as the implications of learner differences for the legal and professional responsibilities of classroom teachers. Students will examine general principles of instruction that can help improve exceptional students’ access to the general education curriculum. (3 credits)

EDUC 550 – Leadership and Change in Education

EDUC 550 explores strategies for achieving successful change in the educational milieu. The course curriculum will integrate and apply contemporary models and strategies for successful adoption and implementation of educational innovation and process improvements. (3 credits)

EDUC 555 – Technology for Teaching and Learning

EDUC 555 examines current technology tools and strategies for incorporating technology in the classroom to increase engagement and learning. The study will include a focus on online instruction and distance delivery methods as they relate to today's technologies. Students will explore how best practices in distance learning can inform and supplement pedagogy in on-ground classrooms. This course will combine educational theory with computer-based activities to accomplish course objectives. (3 credits)

EDUC 560 – Perspectives on Character Education

EDUC 560 will incorporate the resources and skills necessary to integrate ethical themes and character development into a school setting. It will provide educators an arena in which to explore and develop biblical and moral perspectives and pedagogies related to teaching and learning internalized beliefs and morality. Focus will also be placed on putting into practice those skills and resources that integrate character themes and character development into Christian and public educational environments. Legal and ethical issues related to character education in public schools will also be explored. (3 credits)

EDUC 600 – Action Research

EDUC 600 consists of two primary elements. 1) Students will complete a culminating action research project that is a practical application of their program learning to a representative teaching and learning phenomenon in an educational setting. This project will provide a graduate student a practical research experience that will demonstrate, distill, and assess programmatic learning. 2) Students will produce a program outcome portfolio containing key task artifacts that will demonstrate successful completion of program assessment outcomes. (2 credits)

ELED 230 – Children’s Literature

An analytical study of literature suitable for children. Emphasis on subject matter, style, interpretation, and methods of illustration. Prerequisite: EDUC 144 (3 credits)

ELED 254 – Curriculum and Methods in Music

Instruction on developing a music program to meet the needs of the growing child: music appreciation, creative expression, rhythm development, part singing, and other appropriate topics. An emphasis is placed on integrating music into academic subjects. Prerequisite: EDUC 144 (3 credits)

ELMU 208 – Knowing Early Childhood Music & Movement

Introduces students to the basic concepts needed for the early childhood general music classroom. Students will master information in the textbooks, and in related articles and websites, as they prepare for the skill-based Early Childhood Music and Movement course. (3 credits)

ELMU 209 – Knowing Middle Childhood Music & Movement

Introduces students to the basic concepts needed for the middle childhood general music classroom. Students will master information in the textbooks, and in related articles and websites, as they prepare for the skill-based Middle Childhood Music and Movement course. (3 credits)

ELMU 231 – Knowing Woodwinds

An online course dedicated to acquiring detailed knowledge of the history, characteristics, physical structures, acoustic principles, and appropriate literature for the following families of instruments: Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, English horn, Bassoon, and Saxophone. (3 credits)

ELMU 241 – Knowing Brass

An online course dedicated to acquiring detailed knowledge of the history, characteristics, physical structures, acoustic principles, and appropriate literature for the following families of instruments: Trumpet/Cornet, French horn, Baritone/Euphonium, Trombone, and Tuba. (3 credits)

ELMU 251 – Knowing Percussion

An online course dedicated to acquiring detailed knowledge of the history, characteristics, physical structures, acoustic principles, and appropriate literature for the broad family of pitched and unpitched percussion instruments. (3 credits)

FIMU 101 – Basic Music Literature

An introduction of sounds, styles, and characteristics in standard music literature from Renaissance to the present. This course serves as the aural foundation for theoretical and historical studies to follow. (3 credits)

FIMU 151 – Introduction to Music Technology

An introductory course introducing students to the basic concepts and skills needed for audio and video recording, and stage lighting. Students will participate in group lessons addressing core concepts in each of these three listed aspects of music technology, and will be responsible for an independent final project demonstrating competencies in all three areas. Notes: This course does not meet the Liberal Arts Core requirement for a music elective. A video camera will be required for this course. (3 credits)

FIMU 236 – Music Appreciation

A survey of music, with the purpose of building a foundation for appreciation of various types and styles of Western music. Note: Not applicable to a major, minor, concentration, or specialization (3 credits)

FISM 321 – Hymnology

A study of the history and development of the hymn and hymn tunes, types of hymns and their uses, a treatment of hymns and gospel songs from the viewpoint of authorship, spiritual content, musical design, effect and incidents of historical interest. Prerequisite: HUEN 122 (3 credits)

GBC 503 – Methods of Biblical Change

This course provides a survey of foundational counseling principles, a study of the doctrine of sanctification, and an overview of the counseling process including a comprehensive methodological model for promoting biblical change in people. The goal of this course is to encourage biblical thinking and procedures in the process of helping people grow into Christlikeness. (2 credit hours)

GBC 513 – Counseling Problems and Procedures

This course applies counseling principles in general areas of concern such as depression, worry, fear, conflict, stress, assurance, God's will, dedication, and others. The class will include advanced procedures for gathering data, homework generation, application of biblical counsel, and assessment. Prerequisite: GBC 503 Methods of Biblical Change or its equivalent. (2 credit hours)

GBC 550 – Proverbs and Counseling

A study of Old Testament wisdom literature, particularly Proverbs, with the goal of improving the student's ability to apply its truths to the lives of people through the ministry of biblical counseling. Prerequisite: GBC 503 Methods of Biblical Change or equivalent. (2 credit hours) Cross-listed with GOT 543 - Proverbs.

GCM 501 – Basic Music Literature

An introductory review of the significant people, works, and music styles throughout music history, with special attention given to their impact on church music. This course may be waived through a placement examination. (3 credit hours)

GCM 502 – Introduction to Analysis

An introduction to the basics of music analysis, including intervals, chords, and formal structures. This course may be waived through a placement examination. (3 credit hours)

GCM 510 – Philosophy of Music

An examination of the theological and philosophical foundation of music, including a discussion of current trends in music in general and church music in particular. (3 credit hours)

GCM 511 – History of Sacred Music

A study of the history of sacred music from biblical times to the present. (3 credit hours)

GCM 512 – Analysis

A thorough examination of the theoretical aspects of music, with a focus on the interpretation of sacred works. (3 credit hours)

GCM 513 – Music Resources and Literature

An introduction to modern publishers and composers and the establishment of an annotated list for future use. (2 credit hours)

GCM 514 – Children’s Music Ministries

A study of the philosophy of children's ministries with special attention given to vocal techniques for children and age-appropriate literature studies. (2 credit hours)

GHI 515 – American Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism

A study of the history of fundamentalism, with special attention given to its reactions to modernism, neo-orthodoxy, and new evangelicalism. The course is designed to give the student a base for examining new movements in the light of scriptural truth. (3 credit hours)

GHI 548 – History of Baptist Missions

A survey of the history of the geographical expansion of Christianity. The course will focus on the last two centuries of Protestant missions, with special attention given to Baptist missionaries and mission agencies. (3 credit hours)

GHI 608 – Baptist History

A survey of New Testament Christianity from the time of the Apostles to the present. This includes the development of New Testament forms of Christianity with a special treatment of the Anabaptist and the modern Baptist movements. (3 credit hours)

GHI 628 – History of Christianity

A study of the history of Christendom from the second century to the present. This includes the Roman Catholic movement and its various institutions and Protestantism from the Reformation to the present, including its various manifestations. (3 credit hours)

GNT 503a – Greek Grammar 1a

An introductory course in New Testament Greek, including the study of word forms, sentence structure, and basic vocabulary, with some readings in the Johannine writings in the second semester. (1 credit hour)

GNT 503b – Greek Grammar 1b

An introductory course in New Testament Greek, including the study of word forms, sentence structure, and basic vocabulary, with some readings in the Johannine writings in the second semester. (1 credit hour)

GNT 504a – Greek Grammar 2a

An introductory course in New Testament Greek, including the study of word forms, sentence structure, and basic vocabulary, with some readings in the Johannine writings in the second semester. (1 credit hour)

GNT 504b – Greek Grammar 2b

An introductory course in New Testament Greek, including the study of word forms, sentence structure, and basic vocabulary, with some readings in the Johannine writings in the second semester. (1 credit hour)

GNT 515 – Biblical Theology of the New Testament

A study of the progressive development of special revelation in the New Testament period, with an emphasis on the form and content of that revelation. (3 credit hours)

GNT 520 – New Testament Backgrounds

A study of the history and literature of the time from Malachi to the birth of Christ, with an emphasis on the social and political influences which affected the Roman and Jewish worlds and on other background information necessary for a complete understanding of the New Testament. (3 credit hours)

GNT 529 – Exposition of the Gospels

A biblical and theological study of the Gospels, emphasizing the themes, structures, and contents of these books, with a special emphasis on one of the Gospels. (3 credit hours)

GNT 530 – Exposition of the Pastoral Epistles

An expository and exegetical study of Paul’s letters to Timothy and Titus, with special attention given to the instructions Paul gave for the pastoral ministry. (3 credit hours)

GNT 532 – Exposition of First Corinthians

An expository and exegetical study of Paul's first letter to the church at Corinth, with special attention given to the solution of the problems within the church and the application of those solutions to the problems within today's church. (3 credit hours)

GNT 533 – Exposition of Galatians

An expository and exegetical study of Galatians, with special attention given to the true gospel, law and grace, and the role of the Holy Spirit in the Christian life. (3 credit hours)

GNT 534 – Exposition of Hebrews

An expository and exegetical study of the book of Hebrews, with special attention given to both the warning passages and the new covenant sections. (3 credit hours)

GNT 540 – Exposition of Acts

An expository study of Acts, with special attention given to the beginning, growth, and spread of the church to the ends of the earth. (3 credit hours)

GNT 556 – Exposition of Revelation

An exposition of the book of Revelation. Attention is given both to matters of special introduction and to an analysis of the book. (3 credit hours)

GOT 513 – Hebrew Reading

A study of the Hebrew Old Testament with special attention given to the reading and translation of prose texts. Prerequisite: GOT 511 and GOT 512 Hebrew Grammar or equivalent. (2 credit hours)

GOT 514 – Biblical Theology of the Old Testament

A study of the progressive development of special revelation in the Old Testament period with an emphasis on its contribution to the central message of the Bible, its main theological subthemes, and its major continuities and discontinuities with New Testament theology. (3 credit hours)

GOT 521 – Old Testament Backgrounds

A study of the history and literature of the time from Moses to Malachi, with an emphasis on the social and political influences which affected the Jewish and Mid-East worlds and on other background information necessary for a complete understanding of the Old Testament. (3 credit hours)

GOT 528 – Exposition of the Pentateuch

A survey of the content of the Pentateuch with an emphasis on the historical/cultural setting and its interpretational problems. The course will also introduce the student to the narrative genre and its interpretive requirements. (3 credit hours)

GOT 534 – Exposition of the Major Prophets

A study of the structure and content of the Major Prophets: of Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel, with special attention given to the Messianic and prophetic sections. (3 credit hours)

GOT 535 – Exposition of the Minor Prophets

A study of the structure and content of the Minor Prophets, with an emphasis on the prophetic themes of each book. The course will also introduce the student to the prophetic genre and its interpretive requirements. (3 credit hours)

GOT 539 – Exposition of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther

A study of the structure and content of Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther, with special attention given to the history and theology of the books. (3 credit hours)

GOT 540 – Exposition of Job

A study of the structure and contents of the book of Job with an emphasis on the issues of revelation and faith in the patriarchal period and the theological crisis caused by traumatic life events coupled with poor counsel. (3 hours credit)

GOT 541 – Exposition of the Psalms

A study of the structure of the various types of Hebrew poetry, the contents of representative poetic sections of the Old Testament, and the impact of Hebrew poetry in the life of the believer today, with an emphasis on the book of Psalms. (3 credit hours)

GOT 543 – Exposition of Proverbs

A study of Old Testament wisdom literature with a focus on the book of Proverbs by studying the book's cultural, historical, and literary settings, examining its structure and purpose, and relating its prominent theme of wisdom to the whole of life. (2 credit hours) Cross-listed with GBC 550 - Proverbs and Counseling.

GPA 524 – Principles of Bible Study and Teaching

A theoretical and practical study of a variety of Bible study methods applicable for both personal study and teaching. (3 hours credit)

GPA 614 – Baptist Polity

A study of the function of a Baptist church from a Biblical and historical perspective, with special attention given to current trends in Baptist polity. (3 credit hours)

GPA 721 – The Pastor and the Law

A survey of the complex legal and organizational issues confronting pastors and other church leaders in modern America. Students will develop an understanding of the role and relationship of the pastor in American law and a practical understanding of risk management, financial administration, and employment law that attend the pastor’s role as CEO of the local church organization. (2 credit hours)

GST 510 – Prolegomena

An introduction to the discipline of Systematic Theology and to theological research and writing. (1 credit hour)

GST 520 – Dispensationalism and Dispensational Hermeneutics

A study of the dispensations and covenants, the relationship between law and grace, and dispensationalism as a hermeneutical method. The course includes a study of the history, theory, and practical use of grammatical-historical interpretation. (3 credit hours)

GST 611 – Systematic Theology 1

A systematic study of the doctrines of Bibliology and Theology Proper in the Old and New Testaments. (2 credit hours)

GST 612 – Systematic Theology 2

A systematic study of the doctrines of Christology and Pneumatology in the Old and New Testaments. (3 credit hours)

GST 613 – Systematic Theology 3

A systematic study of the doctrines of Anthropology, Hamartiology and Soteriology in the Old and New Testaments. (3 credit hours)

GST 614 – Systematic Theology 4

A systematic study of the doctrines of Eschatology, Angelology and Ecclesiology in the Old and New Testaments. (3 credit hours)

HUEN 100 – English Grammar

The study of proper grammatical skills, with an emphasis on parts of speech, clauses, phrases, sentence structure, punctuation, and mechanics. Knowledge of these skills will prepare the student for HUEN 121 &122 as well as other writing courses. (3 credits)

HUEN 121 – English Composition 1

The study of grammatical form, sentence structure, and punctuation as well as usage, diction, and vocabulary, related to the writing process. Incorporating proper grammatical skills into the composition of paragraphs and essay-length papers is emphasized. Once a student has begun main campus coursework, this course must be taken in the classroom and not online. (3 credits)

HUEN 122 – English Composition 2

Discussion and practical application of various techniques and approaches useful in producing correct and effective writing. Includes instruction in research paper procedures. Once a student has begun main campus coursework, this course must be taken in the classroom and not online. Prerequisite: HUEN 121 (Unless a 26+ was earned on the English section of the ACT) ||| Note: This is a 12-week course. (3 credits)

HUEN 232 – American Masterpieces

A survey of the major works of American prose and poetry from colonial times to the present. Prerequisites: HUEN 121 and HUEN 122 (3 credits)

HUEN 233 – British Literature Survey to 1789

A survey of the major works of British prose and poetry from the Old English period through the Neoclassical period. Prerequisites: HUEN 121 and HUEN 122 (3 credits)

HUEN 234 – British Literature Survey: 1789 to Present

A survey of the major works of British prose and poetry from the Romantic period through the present. Prerequisites: HUEN 121 and HUEN 122 (3 credits)

HUEN 236 – Composition and Literature

A study of effective writing using literary analysis. An introduction to basic literary concepts and techniques as demonstrated in notable works of poetry, prose, and drama. This course may not be taken as a literature elective. Prerequisites: HUEN 121 and HUEN 122 (3 credits)

HUEN 237 – Journalism

An introduction to the news industry, including practical application of news gathering techniques and news writing. Prerequisite: HUEN 122 (3 credits)

HUEN 330 – The Bible as Literature

An introduction to the literary features of the Bible, including elements of its poetry, narrative, epistolary writing, and wisdom literature. Prerequisite: HUEN 232, HUEN 233, or HUEN 234; or, by permission of the instructor (3 credits)

HUHI 130 – The Modern World

An integrated study of civilization from the Middle Ages until the present. Broad areas of culture are covered as well as economic and social life, literature, art, music, philosophy, and religion as they relate to the period being studied, using political history as the unifying principle. (3 credits)

HUHI 141 – US History 1

A survey of American history from the Colonial period to Reconstruction, emphasizing the political, social, religious, and economic developments that underlie the nation’s rise as a superpower. Prerequisite: HUHI 130 (waived for online-only and dual-enrollment students) (3 credits)

HUHI 142 – US History 2

A survey of American history from after the Reconstruction period to the present, emphasizing the political, social, religious, and economic developments that underlie the nation’s rise as a superpower. Prerequisite: HUHI 130 (waived for online-only and dual-enrollment students) (3 credits)

HUHI 220 – Ancient Civilizations

A study of the early human civilizations of the Mediterranean region: Egypt, Greece, and Rome with an emphasis on the contributions of each civilization’s contribution to our cultural heritage today. Prerequisite: HUHI 130 (3 credits)

HUHI 245 – Twentieth Century History

A presentation of world historical developments in that century. Diplomatic history, revolutions and wars, and contemporary events are emphasized, with a focus on influential ideas. Prerequisites: HUHI 130 (3 credits)

HUHI 335 – Native American History

Explores and analyzes the history of North American Indians, particularly those now within the territory of the United States, from the period of first contact through the development of European colonies, the expansion of the United States, to the present day (A.D. 1000 to present). Students are expected to gain an understanding of the major stages of Native American Indian history and the historical roots of issues confronting North American Indians and the United States today. Prerequisite: HUHI 231 (3 credits)

HUHI 352 – Modern European History

A survey of recent European history beginning in the late eighteenth century. Special emphasis is given to the study of the French Revolution, Napoleon, and industrialization, the rise of communism especially in the Soviet Union, the world wars, and the Cold War in Europe. Prerequisite: HUHI 130 (3 credits)

HUHI 354 – American Constitutional History

A study of the origins and development of the US Constitution throughout the history of the United States. Includes a survey of the growth and development of the Constitution, the uniquely federal system of government it created, significant individuals responsible for its conception, implementation, and interpretation, and changes in the Constitution through amendment, practice, and legal interpretation as understood in important Supreme Court cases. Prerequisites: HUHI 231 and HUHI 232 (3 credits)

HUPS 131 – General Psychology

An introduction to the study of human behavior. Includes perception, learning, motivation, emotions, intelligence, personality, and principles of behavior of the normal person. (3 credits)

HUPS 233 – Developmental Psychology

A study of the intellectual, physical, emotional, and personality growth of an individual from birth to old age. Behavioral problems and the growth of personality traits are stressed. Prerequisite: HUEN 122 (3 credits)

HUSO 141 – Introduction to Sociology

A study of the process by which cultures develop and the effects of that development on patterns of behavior of groups in social institutions. (3 credits)

MBU 500 – Graduate Success in Online Learning

This course provides an introduction to the MEd/MOL program at MBU. Students in this graduate seminar are introduced to MBU's learning management system and to the research tools and resources available to them for completing their MEd/MOL program. (0 credits)

MOL 505 – Theological & Historical Foundations of Organizational Leadership

This course is designed to introduce students to concepts of leadership and organization from a biblical perspective. Topics cover the historical development of theories related to leadership, organizations and teams, power, communication, and organizational citizenship. (3 credits)

MOL 510 – Theories & Models of Leadership

As the foundational leadership course for the MOL program this course introduces students to the major theories, models, and pragmatic applications of management and leadership from historical and contemporary perspectives. Particular focus is given to the concept of servant leadership from biblical and academic perspectives. (3 credits)

MOL 515 – Organizational Behavior

This course analyzes human work behavior at the individual, interpersonal, team and organizational levels. Emphasis is on understanding organizational culture and climate and the role of organizational systems, structures, and processes in shaping organizational behavior. Drawing from the fields of leadership and management, sociology, operations, information technology, ethics, economics, and psychology, Organizational Behavior is designed to help students develop their ability to analyze organizations and lead organizations more effectively from a biblical perspective. (3 credits)

MOL 520 – Organizational Communication

This course is designed to focus on both the theory and practice of communication within organizations, with special emphasis on understanding key principles of how communication patterns develop and change at the individual, interpersonal, team, and organizational levels. Drawing from the fields of leadership and management, communication, operations and systems thinking, information technology, ethics, and psychology, Organizational Communication is designed to help students develop practical strategies and techniques for building understanding and teamwork, and for improving relationships, productivity, and the quality of work from a biblical perspective. (3 credits)

MOL 525 – Methods of Organizational Research

Students learn methods for conducting research projects and analyzing information to answer research questions and test hypotheses. The course covers methods of study and analysis used in quantitative and qualitative research in the fields of organization and leadership. (3 credits)

MOL 530 – Strategic Leadership & Organizational Change

In this course, students examine organizations using organizational diagnosis and development tools in an effort to help organizational leaders transform their organizations into high performing entities that allow organizational employees and other related stakeholders to grow and develop to their full potential. Students examine decision making and planning within the context of organizational culture, communication, leader-follower interaction, and students will develop a model of change using constructs from existing as well as new research to explain the behaviors and events in an organizational setting. (3 credits)

MOL 540 – Strategic Human Resource Management

This is an introduction to topics such as human resource planning, equal employment opportunity, selection, training and development, performance appraisal, compensation, safety and health, and employee, and labor relations. The impact of laws and of societal and business trends on human resource functions is also presented. Each leader’s role in dealing with human resources is emphasized. (3 credits)

MOL 550 – Budgetary & Financial Management

This course develops financial literacy and provides tools necessary for leaders to lead and manage organizations effectively. Students will understand and use accounting and financial documents for effective planning, decision-making, and control. Topics include the purposes and analysis of financial statements, budgeting, and financial accountability and controls within an organization. Students will use financial tools in an applied case and problem format. (3 credits)

MOL 560 – Organizational Ethics & Governance

Students are challenged to explore organizational life from two radically opposing worldviews, examining legal and/or ethical dilemmas of leadership within the context of moral choices and implications of decision-making. Defining personal worldviews in online postings will help students identify and clarify personal motivations, behaviors, and reactions to ethical problems in the organizational setting. (3 credits)

MOL 575 – Operations & Project Management

This course focuses on the principles associated with the effective design, implementation, and management of organizational processes and systems. With an emphasis on efficiency, course coverage includes: systems design for products and services, inventory management systems, logistics, distribution, and supply chain management. In addition, this course introduces students to the art and science of project management as applied to different types of project situations. Topics such as project life cycle management, project organizations and leadership, project team building, RFPs, proposals and contracts, techniques for project scope definition, work definition, estimating, scheduling, risk management, control and closeout, the project management methodology, and PM software are covered. (3 credits)

MOL 590 – Organizational Leadership Capstone Project Proposal

Students will draw upon and synthesize the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics and behaviors that were presented throughout the MOL program to complete this course. Each student is to select an organization (privately held or publicly traded, for-profit or not-for-profit) in which the student has a special interest and develop a capstone project proposal. The organization will be the basis of the Capstone Project. (3 credits)

MOL 600 – Organizational Leadership Capstone Project

MOL 600 consists of two primary elements. 1) Students will complete a culminating capstone project that is a practical application of their program learning intended to integrate what the student has learned in prior courses and in the student's employment experience. 2) Students will produce a program outcome portfolio containing key task artifacts that will demonstrate successful completion of program assessment outcomes. (3 credits)

SEED 230 – Secondary School Reading

An examination of the principles underlying the reading process as it relates to middle and to secondary school reading demands. Explores theories of reading, examines techniques and materials, and develops applications to meet the reading needs of students in grades 6-12. Prerequisite: EDUC 144 (3 credits)

SEHE 103 – Personal and Community Health

An introduction to the factors influencing the physical, mental, emotional, social, environmental, and spiritual health of individuals and communities. This survey course will cover a variety of health-related topics. Emphasis will be placed on the impact of personal lifestyle choices on health status. Students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to select and implement individualized health behavior strategies to optimize current and future health and enhance quality of life. The student will learn healthy nutritional habits, basic fitness concepts, positive stress reduction, and development of a personalized healthy lifestyle plan. Assessment skills and wellness concepts will be put into practice. (3 credits)

SEHE 201 – Nutrition

This course will cover diets and nutritional needs of people of all ages and health levels. Students will analyze their nutrition habits and develop a healthy eating plan. This course is designed to help students plan, evaluate and analyze weight control programs. Attention is also given to nutrients, exercise, and behavior modification techniques that promote holistic health relationship. (3 credits)

SEHE 202 – Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior

This course introduces students to knowledge of human problems within their environmental context. The course focuses on the biological, sociological, psychological, spiritual and cultural processes and development across the life span. It also addresses the environmental conditions that support or inhibit individual and family growth and variations arising from ethnicity, class, cohort, gender, race, and other differences. Particular attention is given to issues and concerns of multi-cultural, urban populations. (3 credits)

SEMU 360 – Knowing Instrumental Classroom Methods

An online course in which Instrumental Music Education majors learn principles and strategies for developing a well-balanced, quality PreK-12 school instrumental program. These include developing various classroom issues such as rehearsal techniques, literature selection, scheduling, festivals, funding, facilities, and other topics. (3 credits)

SEMU 380 – Knowing Choral Pedagogy

An online course in which Choral Music Education majors learn principles and strategies for developing choral classroom warm up and teaching skills for optimum individual development within the choral setting. (3 credits)

SEMU 409 – Knowing Choral Classroom Methods

An online course in which Choral Music Education majors learn principles and strategies for developing a well-balanced quality PreK-12 school choral program. These include developing various classroom issues such as rehearsal techniques, literature selection, scheduling, festivals, funding, facilities and other topics. (3 credits)

SEMU 410 – Knowing Music Program Administration

An online course in which Music Education majors learn principles and strategies for developing a well-balanced quality PreK-12 school curriculum. These include developing various a Philosophy, Conceptual Framework, Mission Statements, Aims, Course Objectives, Units, and Lesson Plans throughout the curriculum. Other “nuts and bolts” topics will be addressed relating to curricular issues facing the professional music educator. (3 credits)