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Important note regarding when courses are offered: Term notations of Summer, Pre-term, Fall, Interterm, Spring, or Post-term mean that the course is offered during that term every year. When a term notation is followed by odd or even, then the course is offered during that term only in odd or even years, respectively. For example, a course that meets Summer, Fall odd will meet every summer (e.g., 2011, 2012), but only during the fall semester of odd years (e.g., 2011, not 2012). A course that meets Summer even, Spring odd, will meet summer 2012, 2014, and spring 2013, 2015.
Courses that do not have a term notation are offered in specific sequence (e.g., M.F.A. courses) or are not offered on a set rotation (some electives). “DL” means distance learning.
The number of semester credit hours for a course is shown in parentheses following the title.
AR 511 Conceptual Communication for the Visual Artist (3) The graduate student will receive intense individual attention in selected topics and problems in illustration and identity design while developing personal skills in a variety of media. Fall.
AR 512 Advanced Conceptual Communication (3) The graduate student will receive intense individual attention in selected topics and problems in illustration and identity design while continuing to develop skills in a variety of media. Spring.
AR 515 Art History (3) This course focuses on the history of illustration with information on related topics such as philosophy and aesthetics. Fall even.
AR 516 Art History (3) In this course students examine the history of visual art and architecture as it relates to the major civilizations of Western culture. Students learn the artistic motivations and fluctuating standards of aesthetics of these civilizations from a Christian perspective. Fall odd.
AR 520 Graduate Drawing Studio (3) Students develop professional drawing methods for illustrative and fine arts presentation through creation of several original works from life, personal-reference materials of the full-length costumed figure, narratives, imagination, and memory work. Fall.
AR 521–522 Graduate Painting (3 each) Students will develop advanced techniques of painting in media such as oil, gouache, and watercolor in their specific areas of interest. Fall, Spring.
AR 526 3-Dimensional Graduate Studio (3) The graduate artist explores the application of three-dimensional elements, techniques, and mediums as they relate to individual artistic direction. Students create an original three-dimensional work, write an accompanying research paper, and make a digital presentation of their work. Spring.
AR 530 Advanced Digital Design (2) In this course students will apply advanced features and techniques of current popular desktop publishing software including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator to the students’ personal artwork. In addition, students will expand their understanding of the hardware configurations required to effectively utilize these tools. Post-term.
AR 531 Advanced Digital Graphics (3) In this course the graduate student will increase mastery of Photoshop and Illustrator. Emphasis is given to large format printing and printmaking. Spring.
AR 541–542 Graduate Studio (3 each) Prereq. for AR 541: Student in M.A. degree in studio art and illustration. Prereq. for AR 542: AR 541. These courses allow the graduate student to develop particular areas of interest in art. Works may focus on a single medium (oil, watercolor, pencil, etc.) or genre (portraiture, illustration, graphic design, etc.). Completed works will be displayed in the graduate show. Fall, Spring.
AR 550 Graduate Show (3) Prereq.: 3.0 g.p.a., and credit for or concurrent enrollment in AR 542. The student prepares and mounts a one-man show of works completed during the graduate program. Fall, Spring.
AR 611 Graduate Art Research Project (3) In preparation for the M.F.A. thesis, the student researches the topics, gathers bibliographic entries, and develops the M.F.A. proposal. Spring.
AR 641 Graduate Studio (4) The advanced M.F.A. student focuses on individual media or topics of interest while building a portfolio for the M.F.A. show. Areas of concentration may include media (watercolor, oil, charcoal, etc.) or genres (portraiture, children’s illustration, photo realism). Individual topics will be approved in advance. Spring.
AR 645–646 Professional Studio (3 each) Prereq. for AR 646: AR 641 and 645. Culminating the work of the M.F.A. program, the student will explore a broad range of topics related to the business of art. Projects will include completion of advanced works in the student’s specialty. Summer.
AR 647 Graduate Studio (3) Prereq.: AR 646. This course is designed for the M.F.A. student to continue work on selected topics in preparation for the M.F.A. show and thesis. Fall.
AR 650 Graduate M.F.A. Show (3) Prereq.: 3.0 g.p.a., AR 647, and concurrent enrollment in AR 652. The student prepares and presents a one-man show of works completed during the graduate program. Fall, Spring.
AR 652 Graduate Thesis (3) Prereq.: Concurrent enrollment in AR 650. The student prepares a graduate thesis under the direction of the graduate art faculty. The thesis should present, support, and explain the artwork in the graduate show as well as demonstrate that the student has a traditional philosophy of art. In addition, the thesis may cover such areas as technique(s) employed in the graduate show and specific artists whose works have influenced the show. Fall, Spring.
BA 511 Business Technology and Information Systems (3) This course focuses on the effective use of technology as a strategic resource for accomplishing business goals. Students will learn contemporary issues such as information technology (IT) resource planning and management, e-commerce, enterprise systems, and systems planning and integration. Emphasis will be placed on the practical application of this knowledge to individual areas of interest in business. The role of integrating effective IT systems and practices into an organization’s culture will be the focal point of this course. Fall odd.
BA 523 Managerial Communication (3) This practical communications course is designed to prepare the M.B.A. student to write clear, concise messages from a managerial perspective and to develop, as well as deliver boardroom-level presentations. Students will apply communication principles to a variety of business settings, including writing memorandums to administrators and employees, handling the communications aspect of a crisis situation, preparing and delivering a meeting agenda, conducting performance appraisals, dealing with international audiences, and presenting a proposal for change within an organization. Fall even.
BA 535 Ethical and Legal Environment of Business (3) This course concentrates on how the ethical and legal components of a business affect the various stakeholders within business management. Students will learn to apply biblical ethical principles and values to business-related problems to reach moral decisions. Various ethical theories and the ethical responsibility of business to society and employees, as well as moral rights of employees, will be examined. In addition, an understanding of constitutional law, statutory law, case law, and administrative rules will be developed. Fall even.
BA 582 Human Resource Management (3) The fundamental concepts and current issues involved in human resource management will be examined in light of their practical application. These concepts and issues include the recruitment, selection, placement, training, evaluation, development, compensation, and promotion of employees. Students will learn organizational topics such as structure, culture, policies and procedures, job design, employee-management relations, management development, and workplace legislation. Spring odd, DL.
BA 600 Advanced Statistical Analysis (3) Competency: Statistics. This course teaches forecasting and econometric modeling principles used in business decision making. Students examine exploring data, handling outliers, correlation, single- and multiple-regression modeling, model assumption checking, residual analysis, ANOVA, various forecasting methods, and comparing means (the t-test). In addition, students analyze data with SPSS and Microsoft Excel using these statistical methods to be able to make better and more informed decisions and to ensure the long-run success of a business. Pre-term odd, DL.
BA 642 Applied Managerial Economics (3) Competency: Economics. Prereq.: BA 600. Students will learn and apply economic principles such as supply and demand, price and costing relationships, firm competitiveness, and market forces in making intelligent organizational decisions to accomplish both stewardship and efficiency from a non-Keynesian approach. The student also will demonstrate basic economic forecasting and modeling techniques. Spring even.
BA 654 Accounting for Decision Making (3) Competency: Accounting. Students will learn managerial accounting with an emphasis on the interpretation, analysis, and use of accounting data for internal reporting and decision making. Students will examine management issues from the perspective of manufacturing, service, and not-for-profit organizations through extensive use of spreadsheets and case analysis. Responsibility accounting, performance evaluation, budgeting, and variance analysis are also discussed. Spring odd.
BA 668 Managerial Finance (3) Competency: Finance. Prereq.: BA 600. Students will examine financial analysis and forecasting, capital budgeting, cost of capital, long-term financial policy, and working capital within the framework of risk and time-value of money and will apply this knowledge to the managerial decision-making process. The use of financial models will demonstrate the students’ decision-making skills. Spring even.
BA 677 Marketing Strategy (3) Competency: Marketing. Prereq.: BA 600. The student will learn how to design and implement marketing strategy for a new product created by student teams. The student will demonstrate knowledge of the following: understanding company structure, developing a business plan, creating a prototype, and making a professional presentation based on the new product. Market segmentation, promotional strategy, and statistical analysis using SPSS are also used. Fall odd.
BA 680 Strategic Organizational Leadership (3) Prereq.: Graduating M.B.A. student. This capstone course is designed to equip the student for leadership positions in a dynamic global environment. The student will demonstrate comprehension in major leadership theories of change management, organizational effectiveness, and communication as they interact with organizational design. These concepts will be studied from a Christian perspective. Students will use case studies, classroom presentations, and research to investigate the meaning and practice of leadership and of increasing organizational effectiveness. Spring, DL.
DP 511 Introduction to Graduate Studies (2) Students demonstrate their knowledge in techniques and methods of interpretation, research, and analysis. Utilizing the methods of research, students will begin background research on the graduate project. Pre-term, Spring.
DP 515 Production Management (3) The M.F.A. student studies the principles of stage management applied to the fields of operation and production including marketing, developing, budgeting, and organizational structure. Fall, Spring.
DP 521 Advanced Acting (3) This course deals with the application of advanced acting techniques of various styles and periods from the classical period to the present. Performances will be evaluated. Fall even.
DP 530 Teaching Practicum (3) Prereq.: ED 545 or teaching experience. Under the guidance of the dramatics faculty, M.F.A. students will gain practical experience in teaching and evaluating dramatic production students at the college level. Fall, Spring.
DP 603 Advanced Stage Makeup and Costuming (2) While focusing on the principles of design and their application to the stage, students will learn the historical approach to costume design from research and analysis to a final rendering. In addition, students will receive instruction and practical experience with advanced makeup techniques. Interterm even.
DP 605 Studies in Directing (3) In this course students will learn script analysis, directorial concepts, character development, blocking, composition, and stage movement. In addition, a study of various directorial styles will enable students to examine and develop their own style of directing. Students then will apply this knowledge by directing selected scenes to gain practical experience in various styles and forms of plays commonly performed in church and academic settings. Fall even.
DP 611 Graduate Dramatic Production Research Project (3) Prereq.: DP 511. Under the supervision of advisory faculty, the student will complete a thorough, original research project for the M.F.A. dramatic production. Spring.
DP 618 Scene Design and Stage Lighting (2) Students choose a play to design and light. The design process from initial sketches to scale models of sets will be examined and applied. Students will also learn and apply lighting applications. Fall odd.
DP 619 Advanced Lighting Design (3) Prereq.: DP 618. Students develop advanced knowledge of the theory and practice of lighting design for the stage with an emphasis on script analysis and execution. Spring odd.
DP 641–642 Private Lessons in Productions (1 each) Fall, Spring.
DP 644 Production Preparation (1) The student will prepare all elements of the production related to costuming, makeup, stage design, lighting, and sound in preparation for his graduate production. Fall, Spring.
DP 645 Performance Studio (3) Prereq.: DP 521 and IS 520. Under the direction of the dramatics faculty, the student will adapt from a biblical character or Christian biography a monologue or monodrama for a public performance. Fall, Spring.
DP 646 Graduate Production (2) The student will work with an instructor to develop all aspects of this capstone course. The student will produce an adapted script including designing, building, and lighting the set; auditioning; casting and directing; developing costumes and make-up; and serving as stage manager for the public performance. Fall, Spring.
DP 671, 672, 673 Practicum in Dramatic Production I, II, III (3 each) Students participate in the college production process in a significant area of responsibility. Fall, Spring.
DP 675 M.F.A. Dramatic Production (3) Prereq.: DP 673. As the culmination of the program, the student prepares a public, full-length play on a Bible character, missionary , or devoted Christian (historical or modern) under the advisement of the dramatics faculty. Following the production, the student will complete a written thesis and successfully pass an oral defense of the production and thesis.
ED 541 History of American Education (3) In this course students learn the historical events and ideas which contributed to the development of present-day American education. Students also examine the present condition of public education and the strong need for Christian school education. Summer, Fall, DL.
ED 542 Philosophy of American Education (3) The purpose for this course is for students to examine the historical and contemporary philosophical positions and theories which have influenced American education and to analyze the connection between philosophy and educational practice. Summer, Spring, DL.
ED 545 Principles of Instruction and Methods (3) The student will learn a variety of successful instructional techniques and methods of traditional Christian education. Summer, Fall, DL.
ED 548 Classroom Management (3) Prereq.: Permission. Students gain experience in the classroom developing management skills from the observation of and conversations with experienced teachers at Pensacola Christian Academy. Students observe classrooms in their area of study. They also develop a course notebook that will include, among other useful materials, a paper incorporating their observations with a philosophical treatment of classroom management from a traditional Christian perspective. Fall, Spring.
ED 606 Interpersonal Relationships (3) Students learn the biblical foundations for developing the Christian’s successful relationships with God, his family, his employer/employee, his fellow workers, and other people with whom he comes in contact. Summer odd, DL.
ED 607 Personal and Professional Relationships in Education (3) Students learn the biblical foundations for developing the Christian educator’s successful relationships with God, his family, his school administration, his fellow teachers, and his students and their parents. Summer odd.
ED 617 Technology Applications in Education (3) This course is designed to assist educators in learning to integrate current technologies into classroom instruction as a tool to enhance the teacher-directed classroom. Summer, Spring odd.
ED 618 School Management (3) This course is designed for the student to build the skills necessary for school management expertise in the areas of personnel administration, supervision of instruction, food service, transportation, office and records procedures, in-service education, and principles of educational management. Summer odd, DL.
ED 625 Financial, Legal, and Extracurricular Aspects of Christian School Operation (3) Students learn the laws and court decisions affecting Christian school education with guidelines for administrative supervision of extracurricular activities. Students prepare an annual budget for a Christian school using income sources and expense-control systems learned in the course. Summer even, Spring even, DL.
ED 628 Elementary Curriculum (3) The graduate student will learn the sequential design of the elementary school curriculum. The scope and sequence of each grade level of the elementary curriculum will be reviewed, and the student will become familiar with the content of each grade level in the elementary curriculum. Summer odd, DL.
ED 629 Current Issues in Education (3) Students study, write about, and discuss issues and events influencing current thought and practice in elementary and secondary education. Students examine issues such as Dewey’s experience learning, Skinner’s behaviorism, Rousseau’s romanticism, and Smith’s holistic reading theory in light of their philosophical roots and their impact on traditional Christian education. Summer, Fall odd.
ED 641 Materials and Techniques of Reading Instruction (3) The graduate student will become familiar with materials and techniques of reading instruction. The student will also examine the various methodologies for teaching reading. Summer odd.
ED 645 Phonetic Approach to Reading (3) This course provides the student with the principles and concepts for teaching intensive phonics, the key to reading. Summer odd, Spring even.
ED 651 Elementary Arithmetic Instruction (3) Mathematical concepts from arithmetic to basic geometry and algebra are presented as taught in the traditional Christian elementary school. Emphasis is placed on learning strategies for the successful teaching of these concepts. Students demonstrate their grasp of concepts through lessons they teach. In addition, the student will research current trends in the learning and teaching of mathematics in the elementary grades. Summer even.
ED 655 Elementary Science Instruction (3) Students will develop an understanding of the concepts and teaching methods used to instruct elementary students in the following areas: plants, animals, machines, weather, the solar system, basic chemistry, and health. Summer even.
ED 658 Elementary Language Instruction (3) Methodology and the content of elementary language curriculum are discussed. In addition to grammar, creative writing, and spelling, students will study philosophical considerations of the origin and importance of language. Summer odd.
ED 661 Elementary History Instruction (3) Using a Christian approach to history, this course emphasizes teaching ancient history, United States history, and government to elementary students. Its specific purpose is to give necessary foundational skills for teaching history in the elementary grades. Summer even.
ED 665 Research Methodology (3) Prereq.: 9 credits. The doctoral student acquires knowledge relating to the various types of dissertations, the preliminary research necessary to prepare an adequate proposal, and proposal writing. The proposal submitted for the course may eventually become the actual dissertation, but this is not required nor guaranteed since changes in ministry or new ideas generated through subsequent course work may lead the student to a new dissertation topic. Summer odd.
ED 673 Teaching Secondary History (3) In this course the student will learn the methods and techniques for teaching history in the Christian school. In addition, the student will study the content of the history curriculums for the Christian high school. Summer even, Spring even.
ED 674 Teaching Secondary English (3) Students develop an understanding of the methodology and the content of high school English in the Christian school. Upon completing this course, the student will be familiar with the high school English curriculum and will have integrated this knowledge by teaching an English lesson to the class. Summer even, Spring even.
ED 675 Secondary School Curriculum (3) The student is exposed to the epistemology as it relates to learning and the sequential design of the high school curriculum. The student examines from a Christian perspective the philosophy, content, structure, and sequence of curriculum within each of the disciplines. Summer even, Fall even, DL.
ED 676 Teaching Secondary Mathematics (3) Students learn to teach mathematics from arithmetic to the basics of higher mathematics. Problem solving and thinking skills are included. Students will demonstrate their skills through teaching lessons. Students will research current trends in education. This course helps students develop a conscious Christian philosophy for teaching mathematics in the Christian school. Summer odd.
ED 677 Teaching Secondary Science (3) Students will develop teaching techniques, methods of lab demonstration, methods of lab utilization, and other techniques peculiar to science in the Christian high school. Students also will study the content in the science curriculum of the Christian high school. Summer odd.
ED 678 Teaching Secondary History/Bible (3) In this course the student will learn the methods and techniques for teaching history and Bible in the Christian school. In addition, the student will study the content of the history and Bible curriculums for the Christian high school. Summer even.
ED 679 Practicum in Teaching and Directing Secondary Speech and Drama (3) During this practicum, the student will prepare, observe, and teach courses relating to dramatic productions as well as prepare for and direct a short production. Miscellaneous production assignments will be given at the direction of the instructor. The practicum will take place over a three-week period which includes the summer high school Drama Camp. Summer.
ED 695 Considerations of Learning and Instructional Practice (3) The graduate student will examine the learning theories such as behaviorism, cognitive processes, information processing, mastery learning, and developmental learning theories. In addition, the student will develop a knowledgeable framework from which to make an application to the Christian perspective of the child’s learning process. Summer odd.
ED 731 Readings in Education (3) Prereq.: ED 695. Students review comparative philosophies before reading and analyzing primary writings on education by Locke, Descartes, Rousseau, Dewey, and Skinner. Students also write a paper on the educational influences of a current writer and present their analysis to the class. Summer even.
ED 761–769 Continuing Dissertation Services Prereq.: ED 665. Each candidate for the doctor of education degree must register each term for Continuing Dissertation Services when (a) the dissertation proposal is submitted for approval or (b) the final course has been completed. Enrollment in Continuing Dissertation Services must continue without break until the dissertation is successfully defended and presented for binding.
ED 810 Dissertation Prospectus (6)
ED 820 Dissertation Defended (6)
EN 511 Introduction to Graduate English Research (3) This course is designed to aid students in research and creating bibliographic entries. Students learn how to use the library systems. Summer, Pre-term.
EN 520 History of the English Language (3) In this course students learn English sounds, word constructions, sentence structures, and word meanings in a developmental and historical context so that they may more readily teach the phonology, morphology, and syntax of English. Students examine the progress of the English language from old English to modern English. Summer odd, Fall odd.
EN 530 Structural Concepts in Written Communication (3) Students’ grammatical skills in writing and understanding of usage issues is strengthened through this intensive study of the structure of the English language. Topics include syntax, morphology, usage, ESL, traditional grammar, and transformational grammar. Summer even, Spring odd.
EN 540 Studies in British Literature (3) Representative works from major authors are examined for meaning and appreciation. In addition to learning the basic history of British literature, the student will learn how to identify literary themes and interpret literature from a traditional Christian perspective. Summer odd, Spring even.
EN 550 Studies in American Literature (3) Representative works from major authors are studied for meaning and appreciation. In addition to learning the basic history of American literature, the student will learn how to identify literary themes and interpret literature from a traditional Christian perspective. Students will demonstrate interpretive and analytical skills in a class paper. Summer even, Fall even.
EN 611 Graduate English Research Project (3) Prereq.: EN 511 Under the supervision of advisory faculty, the student will complete a thorough, original research project. Summer, Spring.
HI 511 Introduction to Graduate History Research (3) Through a practical use of library systems, students will research an historical topic and will create bibliographic entries. Summer, Pre-term.
HI 520 History of the Reformers (3) Students will explore the lives, contributions, and influence of the forerunners of the Reformation as well as the principal figures of the Northern Renaissance Reformation Era. The long-term influence of the Reformers is appraised. Students will demonstrate intellectual competence in the subject matter by articulating and applying course content in discussion and written exercise. Summer odd, Fall even.
HI 530 The Victorian Era (3) In this course students will examine British social, political, and economic progress largely within the parameters of the reign of Queen Victoria. Traditional Victorian responses to such philosophies as Darwinism, socialism, and modernism are considered. Students will demonstrate academic competence in the subject matter by articulating and applying course content in discussion and written exercise. Summer even, Fall odd.
HI 540 American Constitutional History (3) Students will analyze the development of the American constitutional system in the context of American political, social, economic, and religious history. Summer odd, Spring odd.
HI 550 Dynamics and Direction of the Contemporary World (3) Students analyze the ideologies that have shaped the modern world such as liberalism, conservatism, socialism, and globalism and prepare a Christian response to these belief systems and their implications. Summer even, Spring even.
HI 611 Graduate History Research Project (3) Prereq.: HI 511. Under the supervision of advisory faculty, the student will complete a thorough, original research project. Summer, Spring.
IS 511 Introduction to Graduate Studies (2) Students demonstrate their knowledge in techniques and methods of interpretation, research, and analysis. Utilizing the methods of research, students will begin background research on the graduate project. Pre-term.
IS 517 Advanced Interpretation of Poetry (3) This course treats selected problems in interpretation of various styles of poetry. Each style of poetry—dramatic, narrative, and lyric—is studied in detail and performed. Fall odd.
IS 520 Advanced Interpretation of Dramatic and Narrative Literature (3) Dealing with selected problems in various forms of literature, students will apply creative and interpretive dramatic monologue techniques to performance projects including interpreting essay, diary, novel, letter, and play selections. Spring even.
IS 527 Group Interpretation (3) Students will present reader’s theater, chamber theater, and choric speaking materials. The study and practical application of analysis, cutting, and performing of group interpretation are emphasized. Spring odd.
IS 541 Graduate Research (2) Prereq.: IS 511. Each student must research and write an original piece or adapt an approved work for his graduate interpretive speech recital under faculty supervision. Spring.
IS 651–653 Private Lessons in Oral Interpretation (1 each) Fall, Spring.
IS 654 Graduate Recital Preparation (1) The student prepares the non-interpretive elements of the recital such as light plots, cue sheets, and sound cues. Fall, Spring.
IS 656 Graduate Recital (3) Prereq.: At least a “B” in IS 654. Each student must give a public performance of his interpretive speech recital. Fall, Spring.
MA 503 Linear Algebra (3) Competency: Trigonometry. The student will acquire understanding of vector spaces, Euclidean spaces, the foundational propositions of linear algebra, matrices, and quadratic forms in a MATLAB framework with applications to real-world problems. In addition, advanced concepts in linear algebra are explored. Fall.
MA 511 Introduction to Graduate Mathematics Research (3) This course is designed to aid students in research and creating bibliographic entries. Students learn how to use the library systems. Summer, Pre-term.
MA 521 Multivariate Calculus (3) Competency: Calculus II. Students will learn the principles of polar coordinates, improper integrals, vectors and solid analytic geometry, series, Taylor’s formula, partial differentiation, and multiple integrals. Advanced concepts in multivariate calculus will also be covered. Fall.
MA 531 Abstract Algebra (3) Competency: Discrete Mathematics. The student will learn advanced concepts of various number systems and discuss the solvability of equations within these systems. The topics covered include binary operations, operation-preserving maps, groups, rings, fields, and the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra. Fall odd.
MA 533 Quantitative Methods (3) Competency: Statistics. This course presents many commonly used quantitative management science techniques and the role they play in the decision-making process for businesses. Some of the techniques studied include decision analysis, sensitivity analysis, what-if sampling, utility in decision making, time series forecasting, linear programming models (both graphical and computer-based), and project scheduling with PERT/CPM. Students solve actual business problems using these techniques. Some qualitative methods for decision making are also discussed. In addition, advanced topics in quantitative methods are incorporated. Fall, Spring.
MA 540 Properties of Positive Integers (3) Competency: Calculus II. Students will develop their mathematical skills through the study of the properties of the positive integers, including divisibility, prime numbers and factorization, congruencies, primitive roots, and quadratic equations.
MA 543 Mathematics of Complex Variables (3) Competency: Calculus II. This course will introduce complex variables, analytic functions, complex integrals, power series, residues and poles, and applications of complex variables. The student will also study the advancement of man’s understanding and application of these concepts. Fall.
MA 601 Differential Equations (3) Competency: Calculus II. This course covers methods for solving first- and second-order differential equations and methods for approximating solutions to higher order differential equations. In addition, advanced topics in differential equations are explored. Spring.
MA 607 Applied Mathematics (3) Competency: Calculus II. Mathematics through calculus is applied to practical problems that arise in business, physical science, and the social sciences. Use of Excel and MATLAB are included where appropriate. Advanced projects are also integrated. Spring even.
MA 632 Advanced Calculus (3) Competency: Discrete Mathematics and Calculus II. This course is designed to provide the mathematics graduate student with a better understanding of calculus through the study of the properties of real numbers and functions of real numbers, leading to the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. The students will learn detailed concepts regarding sequences, functions, limits, continuity, differentiation, Riemann sums, and integration. Spring odd.
MU 511 Graduate Resource Technique (2) This course is designed to aid students in research and creating bibliographic entries. Students learn how to use the library systems. Pre-term.
MU 512 Graduate Music Theory (3) This course will include chromatic harmony beginning with secondary dominants, the principles of modulation, and basic elements of form and analysis. Included also is sight singing using solfeggio and four-part harmonic dictation. Summer.
MU 513 Analytic Technique (3) Covering a broad spectrum of analytic tools but concentrating on all Western music from plainsong to the more recent works of this century, this course is designed to sharpen the student’s analytic powers in both theory and form. Summer.
MU 527 Electronic Application in Arranging (2) Students use music-notation computer software as they arrange melodies to be sung by a variety of choral voicings and develop advanced choral-arranging techniques and a better understanding of music notation and score design. Summer.
MU 528 Electronic Application in Orchestration (2) Students use computer music-notation software and digital instruments as they gain experience arranging music for various combinations of orchestral instruments. Fall odd.
MU 531 Graduate Music History Survey (2) This survey of the renaissance, baroque, and classical periods begins with a study of Palestrina and continues through the music of Haydn and Mozart. Emphasis is on the development of important musical genres. This course will include the study of major composers and their compositions. Summer.
MU 532 Graduate Music History Survey (2) This survey of romantic, impressionistic, and modern periods begins with a study of Beethoven. Emphasis is on the development of important music genres. This course will include the study of major composers and their compositions. Summer.
MU 537 Advanced Instrumental Church Music Arranging (1) Students further develop their technical and creative techniques of writing church music solo arrangements and related piano accompaniments for various string, brass, percussion, and woodwind instruments. Fall.
MU 543 Survey of Piano Literature (3) Students examine the music for solo piano from the late seventeenth century through the present while emphasizing listening, discussion, and absorption of important keyboard works and styles. Spring even.
MU 547 Survey of Song Literature (3) Students study the repertoire of the German and French art song from the troubadours to the present with emphasis on form, style, text interpretation, and history through lectures and research projects. Spring even.
MU 550 Survey of Choral Literature (3) Students study choral literature from 1450 to the present with emphasis on cultural setting and modern performance practice. Spring even.
MU 553 Symphonic Literature (3) The student will learn the development of the orchestra from the Paris Opera through the Mannheim school and a survey of the main contributions to the literature from Haydn to the present. Spring even.
MU 555 Hymnology (3) Students will complete an in-depth study of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Included in the course will be a focus on texts, tunes, authors, composers, and historical and modern traditions through lecture, research, writing, and presentation. Fall even.
MU 559 Advanced Choral Conducting (2) Students further develop their choral-conducting techniques and choir management and expand their resources of appropriate choral literature for different choir levels. Spring odd.
MU 646 Graduate Recital—Music Education (1)
MU 654 Graduate Recital Preparation (1) Students prepare for their recital. Fall, Spring.
MU 656 Graduate Recital—Music (1) Prereq.: At least a “B” in MU 654. Fall, Spring.
PI 505 Graduate Hymnplaying (1) Building on the skills learned in undergraduate hymnplaying, students focus on improvisation, modulation, and transposition. Students also explore harmonic progressions and learn how to teach hymnplaying. Students apply these skills by arranging and performing original vocal accompaniments and sacred piano solos. Fall.
Private Music Lessons (1 hr. each)
NU 500 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Practice (3) Students acquire a foundational knowledge of the factors and issues influencing the development of theory in nursing and the resulting influence on nursing practice. In addition, students examine the theoretical terminology and evaluation criteria for theory relevance and participate in discussions regarding the interdependence between theory, practice, and research. Summer.
NU 510 Advanced Nursing Roles and Trends (3) Students explore the current components and variations of the advanced practice role as well as the evolving roles of the professional nurse and trends in career and educational development and current legislation and professional ethics. Fall.
NU 511 Advanced Nursing Research (3) This course is designed to aid students in research and creating bibliographic entries. Students learn how to use the library systems. Pre-term.
NU 514 Pharmacology for Advanced Practice (3) This course equips the graduate nurse with advanced clinical pharmacological principles to manage drug therapy for clients across the life span. Emphasis is placed on drugs and drug classifications commonly prescribed in primary and other health care settings including pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, side effects, potential adverse reactions, contraindications, and interactions. Graduate nurses will discuss the importance of appropriate patient education as part of safe medication administration and will synthesize current research related to the clinical application of advanced pharmacotherapeutics. Fall.
NU 526 Advanced Pathophysiology (3) This course is designed to provide an understanding of pathophysiologic alterations in clients across the life span. This will be accomplished by building upon the student’s existing knowledge foundation regarding anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology. Risk factors, manifestations, and prevalence are presented for disease processes affecting all body systems. Emphasis will be placed on utilization of critical thinking to apply principles in advanced practice roles. Spring.
NU 546 Curriculum Development in Nursing (3) Students will examine the philosophy, content, and structure, as well as the scope and sequence of curriculum for each nursing discipline. The focus of study will be on the examination of a traditional theory of curriculum development for undergraduate nursing education as well as the role the Board of Nursing plays in establishing a nursing program. Summer.
NU 547 Testing and Evaluation (3) Students will explore the principles and use of testing and evaluation as an appraisal of learning. Emphasis will be given to the development of formal and informal measurement tools for nursing education in classroom and clinical settings to assess and evaluate teaching practices, student learning, and program effectiveness. Summer.
NU 611 Nursing Research Project (3) Prereq.: NU 511. Under the supervision of advisory faculty, the student will complete a thorough, original research project. Spring.
NU 651 Teaching Nursing I (3) Prereq.: NU 511, 546, and 547. Students will study the basic principles and techniques of effective teaching methods in various nursing areas and laboratory skills needed in nursing practice. Emphasis will be on learning students’ needs and developing teaching plans, as well as providing opportunities for practical experiences in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings. Fall.
NU 652 Teaching Nursing II (3) Prereq.: NU 651. Students implement nursing skills and principles for teaching nursing content in classroom and clinical settings. Attention is given to the process of teaching critical thinking skills, decision making, and performance evaluation. Students will obtain practical experience in teaching theory and clinical on an undergraduate level. Spring.
SC 511 Introduction to Graduate Science Research (3) This course is designed to aid students in research and creating bibliographic entries. Students learn how to use the library systems. Summer even, Pre-term.
SC 520 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry (3) Students focus their studies on the characteristics of the elements that are included most frequently in high school chemistry with an emphasis on understanding the orderliness of God’s creation that can be used to predict traits of elements. Summer odd.
SC 530 Energy Systems and Modern Physics (3) Students increase their knowledge in electricity, magnetism, and relativity in preparation to teach these abstract topics on a high school level. Summer even.
SC 540 Meteorology, Astronomy, and Geology (3) Students study meteorology, astronomy, and geology and prepare to teach high school students a biblical philosophy of these subjects. Summer odd.
SC 550 Origins (3) Students prepare to “be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you” (I Peter 3:15) by studying the origins of the universe, solar system, life, and mankind from a biblical perspective. Summer even.
SC 560 Cellular and Molecular Biology (3) In this course students complete an advanced survey of the main concepts of cellular and molecular biology. Current developments on DNA technology and the study of the human genome will be covered. Summer odd.