Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2019 - 2020 
    
    May 24, 2024  
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2019 - 2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


This listing includes traditional undergraduate courses, degree completion courses and designated subjects education courses. Not all courses listed in this catalog are available each term at all campus locations.

 

Biblical Studies

  
  • BIB 488 - Independent Study

    Credits 1
    Faculty consent required. May not be audited. Repeatable for credit.

Biology

  
  • BIOL 100 - Principles of Biology

    Credits 4
    An examination of the cell, inheritance, ecology, human biology, the diversity of life and evolutionary theory. Emphasis is given to understanding central concepts and to the process of science. Attention is also given to the relationships between biology and Christian faith and practice. It provides foundational understandings for general education and liberal studies. Science majors should take BIOL-111 and BIOL-121.
    Corequisite: BIOL-100L
  
  • BIOL 100L - Principles of Biology Lab

    Credits 0 - 0
    Corequisite: BIOL-100
    Graded Credit/No Credit.
  
  • BIOL 111 - General Biology: Cells and Physiology

    Credits 4
    Introduction and general study of biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, biotechnology and animal physiology and anatomy, with an emphasis on human applications and bioethics. Intended for majors or minors in the natural sciences.
    Corequisite: BIOL-111L
  
  • BIOL 111H - General Biology: Cells and Physiology

    Credits 4
    Introduction and general study of biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, biotechnology and animal physiology and anatomy, with an emphasis on human applications and bioethics. Lecture equivalent to BIOL-111, with honors lab and discussion section. Includes analysis of primary scientific literature, introduction to hypothesis testing and individual research project.
    Corequisite: BIOL-111LH
    May not be audited.
  
  • BIOL 111L - General Biology: Cells and Physiology Lab

    Credits 0 - 0
    Corequisite: BIOL-111
    Graded Credit/No Credit.
  
  • BIOL 111LH - General Biology: Cells and Physiology Lab

    Credits 0 - 0
    Corequisite: BIOL-111H
    Graded Credit/No Credit. May not be audited.
  
  • BIOL 121 - General Biology: Diversity and Ecology

    Credits 4
    Introduction and general study of ecology, evolution, plant anatomy and physiology, taxonomy and a survey of the major taxa of the kingdoms of life. Attention given to issues of biology and Christian faith. Intended for majors or minors in the natural sciences.
    Corequisite: BIOL-121L
  
  • BIOL 121H - General Biology: Diversity and Ecology

    Credits 4
    Introduction and general study of ecology, evolution, plant anatomy and physiology, taxonomy and a survey of the major taxa of the kingdoms of life. Attention given to issues of biology and Christian faith. Lecture equivalent to BIOL-120L, with honors lab and discussion section. Includes analysis of primary scientific literature, introduction to hypothesis testing and an individual research project.
    Corequisite: BIOL-121LH
    May not be audited.
  
  • BIOL 121L - General Biology: Diversity and Ecology Lab

    Credits 0 - 0
    Introduction and general study of ecology, evolution, plant anatomy and physiology, taxonomy and a survey of the major taxa of the kingdoms of life. Attention given to issues of biology and Christian faith. Intended for majors or minors in the natural sciences.
    Corequisite: BIOL-121
    Graded Credit/No Credit.
  
  • BIOL 121LH - General Biology: Diversity and Ecology Lab

    Credits 0 - 0
    Corequisite: BIOL-121H
    Graded Credit/No Credit. May not be audited.
  
  • BIOL 125 - Introduction to Biology

    Credits 3
    A foundational course that examines the central concepts of cellular biology, human biology, genetics, evolution, taxonomy and ecology.
    Degree completion only. May not be audited.
  
  • BIOL 220 - Healthcare in the United States

    Credits 2
    Explores the structure of healthcare delivery in the United States. Organizational, economic, political, and social perspectives are developed. Issues such as quality of care, roles of public health, contrasts between national and global health systems and indicators are explored. In addition, course participants self-assess personal characteristics and interests to develop and explore a career plan associated with a specific professional path in the health sciences.
  
  • BIOL 286 - Topics in Biology

    Credits 1
    Repeatable for credit.
  
  • BIOL 286H - Topics in Biology (honors)

    Credits 1
    Repeatable for credit.
  
  • BIOL 288 - Independent Study

    Credits 1
    Faculty consent required. May not be audited. Repeatable for credit.
  
  • BIOL 311 - Field Botany

    Credits 4
    Study of vascular plant morphology, taxonomy, physiology and ecology. Emphasis given to field identification, methods of study of plant communities and experimental analysis. Three weekend field trips required.
    Prerequisite: BIOL-121. Corequisite: BIOL-311L
  
  • BIOL 311L - Field Botany Lab

    Credits 0 - 0
    Corequisite: BIOL-311
    Graded Credit/No Credit.
  
  • BIOL 312 - Ecology

    Credits 4
    A study of the interrelationships between organisms and their environment and an analysis of the principle factors contributing to the distribution and abundance of living organisms. Participation in field trips is required.
    Prerequisite: BIOL-100, BIOL-121 OR ENV-150. Corequisite: BIOL-312L
  
  • BIOL 312L - Ecology Lab

    Credits 0 - 0
    Corequisite: BIOL-312
    Graded Credit/No Credit. May not be audited.
  
  • BIOL 321 - Vertebrate Zoology

    Credits 4
    Vertebrate taxonomy, anatomy, ecology and field study. Emphasis given to study of vertebrate fauna of California. Weekend field trip required.
    Prerequisite: BIOL-121. Corequisite: BIOL-321L
  
  • BIOL 321L - Vertebrate Zoology Lab

    Credits 0 - 0
    Corequisite: BIOL-321
    Graded Credit/No Credit. May not be audited.
  
  • BIOL 322 - Invertebrate Zoology

    Credits 4
    Recommended prior course work: BIOL-121. Examines the biology of invertebrates, including systematics, comparative anatomy, behavior, ecology and field study, with emphasis on arthropods. Special topics include parasitology, ecology of disease vectors, forensic entomology, agricultural pest management and marine biology.
    Prerequisite: BIOL-100, BIOL-111, BIOL-121 OR ENV-150. Corequisite: BIOL-322L
  
  • BIOL 322L - Invertebrate Zoology Lab

    Credits 0 - 0
    Corequisite: BIOL-322
  
  • BIOL 331 - Human Anatomy

    Credits 4
    An introductory systems approach to gross and microscopic structure of the human body.
    Prerequisite: BIOL-100, BIOL-111 OR BIOL-121. Corequisite: BIOL-331L
  
  • BIOL 331L - Human Anatomy Lab

    Credits 0 - 0
    Corequisite: BIOL-331
    Graded Credit/No Credit.
  
  • BIOL 332 - Human Physiology

    Credits 4
    Homeostasis in the human body; a course for study of principles, integrated function and fine structure of the human body.
    Prerequisite: BIOL-100, BIOL-111 OR BIOL-121. Corequisite: BIOL-332L
  
  • BIOL 332L - Human Physiology Lab

    Credits 0 - 0
    Corequisite: BIOL-332
    Graded Credit/No Credit.
  
  • BIOL 340 - Microbiology

    Credits 4
    Study of microorganisms, particularly bacteria and viruses. Attention is given to the morphology, physiology, taxonomy and disease interactions of microbes. Laboratory procedures emphasize aseptic techniques, cultivation and identification of bacteria.
    Prerequisite: BIOL-111 AND CHEM-103. Corequisite: BIOL-340L
  
  • BIOL 340L - Microbiology Lab

    Credits 0 - 0
    Corequisite: BIOL-340
    Graded Credit/No Credit.
  
  • BIOL 370 - Bioethics

    Credits 3
    Study of the ethical aspects of biology and medicine. Topics addressed include issues associated with biotechnology, experimentation, medical practice, and the ethical and social justice aspects of health care. Recommended pre-requisite BIOL 100 or BIOL 111.
  
  • BIOL 421 - Biochemistry

    Credits 4
    Study of the structures and properties of biological molecules, of metabolic pathways and of the kinetics and regulation of biochemical reactions. Recommended prior coursework: CHEM 310
    Prerequisite: CHEM-104. Corequisite: BIOL-421L
  
  • BIOL 421L - Biochemistry Lab

    Credits 0 - 0
    Corequisite: BIOL-421
    Graded Credit/No Credit.
  
  • BIOL 441 - Cell and Molecular Biology

    Credits 4
    Study of the structure and function of life at the cellular, subcellular and molecular levels. Special attention is given to the flow of energy and information in the cell.
    Prerequisite: BIOL-111 AND CHEM-103. Corequisite: BIOL-441L
  
  • BIOL 441L - Cell and Molecular Biology Lab

    Credits 0 - 0
    Corequisite: BIOL-441
    Graded Credit/No Credit. May not be audited.
  
  • BIOL 450 - Genetics

    Credits 4
    Physical basis of heredity, including Mendelian inheritance, chromosomal genetics, biochemical genetics, population genetics and genetic engineering, with an emphasis on human applications.
    Prerequisite: BIOL-111 AND CHEM-103. Corequisite: BIOL-450L
  
  • BIOL 450L - Genetics Lab

    Credits 0 - 0
    Corequisite: BIOL-450
    Graded Credit/No Credit.
  
  • BIOL 470 - History and Philosophy of Science

    Credits 3
    A study of the major developments in the history of science, such as the scientific revolution and evolutionary theory, and of the historical relationships of science and religious thought. A philosophical inquiry into the nature of science forms the basis for historical study.
  
  • BIOL 482 - Practicum in Biology

    Credits 1 - 3
    An experience designed for students majoring in the natural sciences program. Students may work as tutors and/or instructional or lab aides or in other settings involving activities related to biology.
    Faculty consent required. Graded Credit/No Credit. May not be audited.
  
  • BIOL 485 - Senior Seminar in Biology

    Credits: 1
    A capstone experience for majors in the biological sciences. Seminar presentations by students and faculty on advanced topics of interest and experience. Students develop and refine a presentation on a topic previously investigated in a research project, review paper or internship experience. Other summative activities such as a portfolio, major field test or reflective essay may be required.
  
  • BIOL 485BIO - Senior Seminar

    Credits 2
    A capstone experience for majors in the biological sciences. Seminar presentations by students and faculty on advanced topics of interest and experience. Students develop and refine a presentation on a topic previously investigated in a research project, review paper or internship experience. Other summative activities such as a portfolio, major field test or reflective essay may be required. Student should enroll in the course suffix corresponding to their major (pre-health PRH, Environmental Studies ENV, or Biology BIO)
    May not be audited.
  
  • BIOL 485ENV - Senior Seminar

    Credits 2
    A capstone experience for majors in the biological sciences. Seminar presentations by students and faculty on advanced topics of interest and experience. Students develop and refine a presentation on a topic previously investigated in a research project, review paper or internship experience. Other summative activities such as a portfolio, major field test or reflective essay may be required. Student should enroll in the course suffix corresponding to their major (pre-health PRH, Environmental Studies ENV, or Biology BIO)
    May not be audited.
  
  • BIOL 485PRH - Senior Seminar

    Credits 2
    A capstone experience for majors in the biological sciences. Seminar presentations by students and faculty on advanced topics of interest and experience. Students develop and refine a presentation on a topic previously investigated in a research project, review paper or internship experience. Other summative activities such as a portfolio, major field test or reflective essay may be required. Student should enroll in the course suffix corresponding to their major (pre-health PRH, Environmental Studies ENV, or Biology BIO)
    May not be audited.
  
  • BIOL 486 - Topics in Biology

    Credits 1
    Repeatable for credit.
  
  • BIOL 496 - Biological Research

    Credits 1 - 3
    A field or laboratory research project conducted in consultation with a faculty member. Research may incorporate literature research, experimental design, data collection and/or data analysis. A paper written in acceptable scientific style must be submitted at the end of the research project.
    Faculty consent required. May not be audited. Repeatable for credit.

Biblical Literature

  
  • BLIT 302 - Gospel of Mark

    Credits 1
    Students are introduced to the Gospel of Mark and to its unique portrait of Jesus. The class models and teaches strategies for interpreting texts and summarizes the message of Mark, covering topics such as the nature of the Gospels as theological literature, the unique nature of the Gospel of Mark and key themes in Mark's Gospel and how they are developed (e.g. discipleship, Christology, Kingdom of God, Jesus' passion, breaking down barriers.) A variety of kinds of texts from the Gospel is included (e.g. narrative, miracle, parable, dialog, etc.) The unique and challenging ending of Mark is explored.
    Degree completion only. May not be audited.
  
  • BLIT 303 - Biblical Literature: I Corinthians

    Credits 1
    An introduction to the biblical book of I Corinthians. The aim is to introduce the student to 1) the letter genre; 2) the social, historical and cultural context of first century Corinth and 3) content and themes in the letter. The course format alternates between brief lectures, group discovery and synthesis centering on analysis of the biblical text.
    Degree completion only. May not be audited.
  
  • BLIT 304 - Biblical Literature: James

    Credits 1
    An introduction to the New Testament letter of James. A variety of issues are addressed, including those related to its appearance in the New Testament canon, including authorship, dating, occasion, setting and relationship to other canonical and non-canonical writings. Literacy concerns, such as genre, structure and thematic development will be examined. The letter is also considered for its place in the ongoing life of the church.
    Degree completion only. May not be audited.
  
  • BLIT 305 - Biblical Literature: Job & Ecclesiastes

    Credits 1
    An introduction to the biblical books of Job and Ecclesiastes. An interpretive method is developed in the examination of content and themes in these two writings. The perspectives of the writings are considered in light of analogous issues in contemporary life in the effort to understand both the writings and the contemporary world.
    Degree completion only. May not be audited.
  
  • BLIT 306 - Law and Ephesians

    Credits 1
    A biblical integration course, this biblical literature course investigates the connection between the Old Testament Torah (Law) and its use by Paul in Ephesians as a means to consider implications for the church's external witness to the world.
    Degree completion only. May not be audited.
  
  • BLIT 307 - Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and James

    Credits 1
    A biblical integration course, this biblical literature course investigates the implications of faith and faithfulness for God's people as a means for considering the nature of communal leadership in the local congregation.
    Degree completion only. May not be audited.
  
  • BLIT 308 - Isaiah and Matthew

    Credits 1
    A biblical integration course, this biblical literature course investigates the connection between the prophet Isaiah's message and Jesus' message as significant to the nature of the missional community.
    Degree completion only. May not be audited.
  
  • BLIT 310 - Biblical Literature: Genesis

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300
  
  • BLIT 311 - Biblical Literature: Exodus

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300
  
  • BLIT 312 - Biblical Literature: Leviticus/Numbers

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300
  
  • BLIT 313 - Biblical Literature: New Testament Apocrypha

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB -100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300
  
  • BLIT 315 - Biblical Literature: Minor Prophets

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300
  
  • BLIT 316 - Biblical Literature: Joshua and Judges

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300
  
  • BLIT 317 - Biblical Literature: I and II Samuel

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300
  
  • BLIT 319 - Biblical Literature: I and II Kings

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300
  
  • BLIT 320 - Biblical Literature: Wisdom

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300
  
  • BLIT 321 - Biblical Literature: Psalms

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300
  
  • BLIT 322 - Biblical Literature: Pseudepigrapha

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300
  
  • BLIT 323 - Biblical Literature: Isaiah

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300
  
  • BLIT 324 - Biblical Literature: Micah

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300
  
  • BLIT 325 - Biblical Literature: Jeremiah and Lamentations

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 or BIB-300
  
  • BLIT 326 - Biblical Literature: Esther, Ruth and Daniel

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300
  
  • BLIT 327 - Biblical Literature: Ezekiel

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300
  
  • BLIT 330 - Biblical Literature: Sermon on the Mount

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300
  
  • BLIT 331 - Biblical Literature: Matthew

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300
  
  • BLIT 332 - Biblical Literature: Mark

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB 100A/B, BIB 100 or BIB 300
  
  • BLIT 333 - Biblical Literature: Luke

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300
  
  • BLIT 334 - Biblical Literature: John

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300
  
  • BLIT 335 - Biblical Literature: I Corinthians

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300
  
  • BLIT 336 - Biblical Literature: Acts

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and theological studies faculty for more specific information about the courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300
  
  • BLIT 337 - Biblical Literature: Romans

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and theological studies faculty for more specific information about the courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300
  
  • BLIT 338 - Biblical Literature: I and II Corinthians

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and theological studies faculty for more specific information about the courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300
  
  • BLIT 338H - Biblical Literature: I and II Corinthians

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and theological studies faculty for more specific information about the courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300
    Faculty consent required. May not be audited.
  
  • BLIT 339 - Biblical Literature: Galatians

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and theological studies faculty for more specific information about the courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300
  
  • BLIT 340 - Biblical Literature: Prison Letters

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and theological studies faculty for more specific information about the courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300
  
  • BLIT 341 - Biblical Literature: Galatians and Ephesians

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and theological studies faculty for more specific information about the courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300
  
  • BLIT 342 - Biblical Literature: Pastoral Letters

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and theological studies faculty for more specific information about the courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300
  
  • BLIT 343 - Biblical Literature: General Epistles

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and theological studies faculty for more specific information about the courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300
  
  • BLIT 345 - Biblical Literature: Exodus and Deuteronomy

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and theological studies faculty for more specific information about the courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300
  
  • BLIT 346 - Biblical Literature: Hebrews

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and theological studies faculty for more specific information about the courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300
  
  • BLIT 347 - Biblical Literature in Spanish: I-II-III John

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and theological studies faculty for more specific information about the courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300
  
  • BLIT 348 - Biblical Literature: Revelation

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and theological studies faculty for more specific information about the courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300
  
  • BLIT 349 - Biblical Literature in Spanish: Mark

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses covering the breadth of the biblical canon are taught each semester. Students may contact the biblical and theological studies faculty for more specific information about the courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300
  
  • BLIT 360H - Introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls

    Credits 3
    Looking at the circumstances of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, their publication, their significance for understanding the Judaisms of the late Second Temple Period and their contributions to the study of Early Christianity.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 or BIB-300
  
  • BLIT 365 - Parables of Jesus

    Credits 3
    Utilizes literary, historical and social-scientific methods to explore Jesus' parables; examines their artistry, their theological and ethical vision, and the transformation they advocate both in first-century and contemporary contexts.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300
    May not be audited.
  
  • BLIT 400 - Women and the Bible

    Credits 3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisite: BIB-100A/B, BIB-100 OR BIB-300

Business Administration

  
  • BUS 265 - Statistics

    Credits 3
    The course trains students in the understanding of the statistical techniques required to achieve business objectives. In order to make successful business decisions, one must understand how to collect, organize, present, analyze and interpret data. Hence, students learn the organization of data, measures of central tendency and dispersion, sampling, normal distribution, probability concepts, estimation, hypothesis testing, chi-square, analysis of variance and regression and correlation.
  
  • BUS 286 - Topics in Business

    Credits 1
    Repeatable for credit.
  
  • BUS 301 - Business Writing

    Credits 3
    A course presenting theories of communication and the writing process as applied in business contexts. It covers effective rhetorical strategies for the workplace and business writing style; common channels of professional communication; practices for conducting research, analyzing data, documenting sources, and reporting research results; implications and applications of technology-enabled communication; collaboration strategies; ethical issues for business communicators; best practices for intercultural communication.
  
  • BUS 302 - Career Exploration for the 21st Century

    Credits: 1
    This course is designed to help students choose and plan for their majors and career paths. Students will develop a better understanding of themselves and articulate who they are as college students and emerging professionals through personal assessment, career exploration, and planning activities. The focus will be on providing students with tools and strategies for reflection, decision making, and planning their careers.
  
  • BUS 304 - Job Search Strategies for the 21st Century

    Credits: 1
    This course provides you with skills to develop the eight most sought-after employee competencies. You will develop a resume and cover letter and learn about job search strategies for today's market including the hidden job market. Networking, managing an online presence and professional etiquette are also discussed. Finally, you will develop and polish your elevator pitch and interviewing skills.
  
  • BUS 321 - Personal Finance

    Credits 3
    A study of the framework for consumer decisions in our economic environment. Topics include budgeting, investments, risk management, purchasing, estate planning and tax planning.
  
  • BUS 365 - Business Ethics

    Credits 3
    Business Ethics is an interdisciplinary course that encompasses questions in business practices with issues in politics, sociology and organizational theory. Although anchored in philosophy, business ethics takes abstract questions in normative ethics and political philosophy and mingles them with an analysis of practical problems and concrete moral dilemmas found in the workplace. Business ethics is the study of what constitutes right and wrong, or good and bad, in human conduct in a business context.
  
  • BUS 375 - Introduction to Business in Japanese Society

    Credits: 3
    Students will supplement introductory readings and presentations on the history of Japanese culture and society with directed readings and a research report on an approved topic.
  
  • BUS 380 - Project Management

    Credits 3
    This course presents a comprehensive study of the discipline of project management. It includes the fundamentals of modern project management, a review of the tools and methods used, insights into the people side of project management, examples and case studies of real life projects, the organizational context for projects, an understanding of modern special purpose projects such as agile and six sigma, how to manage the inevitable changes to ongoing projects, and a look at practical keys to successful projects.
 

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