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Earn Your Remaining Credits

Choose from various courses that go toward your degree in liberal arts or interdisciplinary studies. These online courses will expand your knowledge base and prepare you for new possibilities in your future.

Take advantage of the freedom to choose the courses that matter most to you as you come one step closer to your goal—finishing your degree.

For the interdisciplinary studies degree, you must earn or have earned at least 15 credits (45 total) from two or three different departments in addition to the liberal arts core and Biblical Studies minor. 30 of your total credits earned must be 300- or 400-level courses.

Space in courses is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

BBV 411 Church History I (2 credits)

Students will learn a survey of the New Testament Church from its birth up to the Reformation. Attention is also given to an examination of the underlying texts of the English Bible, the history of the translation of the English Bible, and the great Christians whom God has used to give us His Word in the English language. This course may be taken as a history elective by history teaching field (minimum grade of a “C-”) or minor, in which case it would not count as a Bible Background elective.

Term Availability: Summer

Prerequisites: HI 101, 102, and junior or senior

BBV 412 Church History II (2 credits)

Students will learn a survey of the New Testament Church from the Reformation to the present. Attention is given to the lives of the Reformers and the lives of great Christians used by God in the great revivals and missions works from the 1700s to the 1900s. The course also identifies major movements that have influenced twentieth century church history: Pentecostalism, Liberalism, Neo-orthodoxy, Fundamentalism, and New Evangelicalism. Each movement is examined in light of Scripture. This course may be taken as a history elective by history teaching field (minimum grade—“C-”) or minor, in which case it would not count as a Bible Background elective.

Term Availability: Summer

Prerequisites: HI 101, 102, and junior or senior

BIV 102 New Testament Survey (2 credits)

This course provides a general knowledge of the New Testament books of Romans through Revelation. Students learn the author, theme, content, and distinctive features of each book.

Term Availability: Fall, Spring, Summer

Fulfills the BI 205 requirement for all majors

BIV 202 Old Testament Survey (2 credits)

A chronological overview of Israel’s history from Joshua to Malachi. The student will learn a broad outline of each book, including the authorship, purpose, major characters, and passages of doctrinal significance.

Term Availability: Fall, Spring, Summer

Fulfills the BI 105 requirement for all majors

BIV 203 Life of Christ (2 credits)

This course is an in-depth look at the life and ministry of Jesus from His incarnation to His ascension. The student will use a harmony of the gospels to study the major chronological events in the life of Christ. A research paper will be prepared by each student based on a detailed study of one major event from Christ's ministry.

Term Availability: Fall, Spring, Summer

BIV 216 Teachings of Jesus (2 credits)

A comprehensive study of the teachings of Christ as found in the four gospels, with an emphasis on application. The student will thoroughly investigate Christ's parables, discourses, and short sayings.

Term Availability: Fall, Spring, Summer

BIV 233 Life of David (2 credits)

A study of the life of David. The student will learn contextual perspectives of theocracy and transition to the monarchy. Emphasis is given to specific events in the life of David and people associated with him. The student will be able to identify and illustrate application of biblical truth to daily life.

Term Availability: Fall, Spring, Summer

BIV 317 Galatians and the Prison Epistles (2 credits)

The student will be given an overall understanding of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon through a study of the major doctrines in each book. The understanding that each book gives regarding God’s grace will especially be highlighted.

Term Availability: Summer

BIV 318 Biblical Poetry (2 credits)

BIV 318 is an introduction to the books of biblical poetry—Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon. Students will gain knowledge of the background, historical setting, authorship, poetical structure, and theme of each book. Special emphasis will be given to the devotional and theological elements. Selected portions of these books will be studied with the intent of making practical application.

Term Availability: Summer

BIV 320 Isaiah (2 credits)

Introduction to and commentary on Isaiah. The student will learn the historical and theological background to the prophecy of Isaiah and its meaning for Israel and the world. Emphasis will be given on identifying the attributes, character, mission, and specific roles of the Messiah.

Term Availability: Summer

BIV 321 Bible Doctrines (2 credits)

A study familiarizing the student with the basic Bible doctrines upon which Christianity stands. The student will identify the essential elements of Bibliology, theology proper, Christology, and pneumatology.

Term Availability: Fall, Summer

Prerequisites: BIV 102 and BIV 202

BIV 322 Bible Doctrines (2 credits)

A study familiarizing the student with the basic Bible doctrines upon which Christianity stands. The student will identify the essential elements of anthropology, ecclesiology, soteriology, angelology, and eschatology.

Term Availability: Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: BIV 102 and BIV 202

BIV 414 Revelation (2 credits)

Students will learn the content, as well as the scope and sequence, of the book of Revelation. Special attention will be given to the centrality of Christ in the book, the correct interpretation of prophecy, and an overall biblical eschatology.

Term Availability: Summer

Prerequisites: BI 102 and sophomore or above

PRV 306 Interpersonal Relationships (3 credits)

The Christian’s successful relationship with God, his family, his employer/employees, his fellow workers, and other people with whom he comes in contact are dealt with in this course. A special emphasis is given to the student’s ability to practically apply the scriptural principles relating to human relationships. This course may be taken as a social science elective.

Term Availability: Summer

PRV 411 Worldview and Ethics (3 credits)

This course helps the student develop ethics from a distinctively biblical worldview. With a foundation in biblical critical thinking, the student will learn to defend the concept of absolute truth revealed in the laws and principles of God’s Word. These truths will be applied to topics pertinent to contemporary society.

Term Availability: Summer

Prerequisites: Junior or senior

PRV 415 Marriage and Family Education (3 credits)

This course is designed to guide the student from a biblical perspective through the multitude of responsibilities relating to courtship and marriage. Students will know the biblical foundation for marriage and learn principles for courtship, engagement, roles in marriage, adjustments during marriage, stewardship, and parenthood. This course may be taken as a social science elective.

Term Availability: Summer

Prerequisites: Junior or senior

ACV 231 Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)

This course provides a foundational understanding of financial accounting. In addition to the accounting cycle and the basics of accounting systems, specific issues related to cash, accounts receivable, inventories, and fixed assets are also learned. The student presents information on the income statement, statement of owner's equity, and the balance sheet in good form and order.

Term Availability: Fall, Spring, Summer

ACV 232 Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)

This course provides a study of financial accounting with an emphasis on corporations. Students demonstrate knowledge in accounting for investments, current and long-term liabilities, and stockholder's equity as well as preparation and presentation of the statement of cash flows and financial statement analysis. Selected managerial accounting topics are also presented.

Term Availability: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: At least “C-” in AC 231

BAV 301 Corporate Finance (3 credits)

A basic understanding of the function of finance, financial planning and control, and corporate structure is developed. Students use time value of money, financial statement analysis, forecasting, projected cash flows, and capital budgeting techniques to evaluate business scenarios.

Term Availability: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: AC 232

BAV 302 Corporate Finance(3 credits)

Students evaluate business decisions through the application of working capital management, inventory models, credit management policy, cash and marketable security management, and short-term financing. Students also learn and demonstrate knowledge of cost of capital, dividend policy, capital markets, and lease financing culminating in a financial management simulation of a firm.

Term Availability: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: At least “C-” in BA 301

BAV 303 Macroeconomics (3 credits)

The students will demonstrate an understanding of national economic policy and characterize its implications for public policy, taxation, and monetary policy. National income, GDP, and economic forecasting will be discussed. This course may be taken as a social science elective.

Term Availability: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: MA 121 or place into MA 130 or higher on algebra/calculus placement exam

BAV 304 Microeconomics (3 credits)

This course discusses economic principles (such as supply, demand, consumer behavior, and the theory of the firm) applicable to individuals and firms. Students demonstrate their knowledge in practical application through making production decisions for firms within various market structures, allocating resources to minimize the cost of production, determining price and output levels to maximize firm profits, and analyzing the effects of government intervention in the market economy. This course may be taken as a social science elective.

Term Availability: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: BA 303; and MA 130 or place into MA 131 or higher on algebra/calculus placement exam

BAV 322 Business Statistics (3 credits)

This course demonstrates the foundations of statistical measurement and analysis using both descriptive and inferential statistics within a business framework. The students will acquire understanding of statistical topics such as frequency distributions, sampling theory, averages, variation, probability and probability distributions, sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression, and correlation.

Term Availability: Summer

Prerequisites: Credit for or concurrent enrollment in MA 121 or higher

FNV 216 Personal Finance (3 credits)

This course introduces the issues involved in long-term financial planning. Students learn money management, credit management, home ownership, and retirement and estate planning and use these skills to prepare a personal budget, manage consumer credit, and evaluate the cost of asset ownership. In addition, the students will gain a basic understanding of insurance, taxes, and investment options and associated risk as they apply to personal finance. This course may be taken as a social science elective.

Term Availability: Summer

MKV 204 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)

The fundamentals of the marketing mix and marketing environment are examined. The student will gain foundational knowledge of product concepts, pricing decisions, promotional techniques, and distribution strategies. Detailed study of market segmentation, target marketing, and the behavior of business customers will allow the students to make informed business decisions.

Term Availability: Fall, Spring, Summer

EDV 102 Personal and Community Health (2 credits)

Students will acquire basic knowledge in proper and personal health practices and habits. Students will also discuss community health issues and safety practices affecting homes, schools, and daycare facilities.

Term Availability: Fall, Spring, Summer

EDV 322 Educational Psychology (3 credits)

Taught from a Christian perspective, educational psychology addresses the topic of learning by studying three aspects of learning. The learner is studied through an investigation of his development mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially. Students will analyze historical and progressive theories of learning and contrast them with a traditional philosophy of education. They will also examine factors that enhance learning, classroom management, and methodology. This course may be taken as a social science elective.

Term Availability: Summer

Prerequisites: Junior or senior

EDV 415 Adolescent Growth and Development (3 credits)

This course limits itself to the study of the adolescent period of development. The student will learn the psychological challenges and changes experienced by adolescents. Topics studied include friends, dating, discipline, authority, responsibility for decision making, communication, home, church, and society. This course may be taken as a social science elective.

Term Availability: Summer

ENV 251 British Literature (3 credits)

This course teaches from a Christian perspective the major authors and works from Beowulf to the modern era. Students will understand and appreciate the works by learning the meaning, philosophy, literary qualities, and historical context of the works presented.

Term Availability: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: Credit for or concurrent enrollment in EN 126

ENV 307 American Romanticism (3 credits)

This course focuses on major selections of American Romantic authors such as Hawthorne, Poe, Melville, Whitman, and others. Students will analyze each writer’s themes, philosophies, literary techniques, and structure as they gain an appreciation for each writer’s works.

Term Availability: Summer

Prerequisites: EN 252

ENV 418 World Drama (3 credits)

This course provides an in-depth reading and interpretation of representative international dramas from ancient Greece to the twentieth century. The student will analyze the works’ themes, genre, philosophy, and dramatic techniques.

Term Availability: Summer

Prerequisites: EN 251

ENV 430 Writing for the Disciplines (3 credits)

Students learn to adapt their writing to an audience, genre, or purpose within their discipline in order to communicate effectively. Students will further develop information literacy skills learned in earlier general education grammar and composition courses.

Term Availability: Summer

Prerequisites: EN 126

HIV 201 United States History (3 credits)

This course is a detailed examination of America’s social, political, religious, and economic beginnings from the discovery of America through 1876. Students analyze the factors that have encouraged capitalism, free enterprise, nationalism, and the Christian faith.

Term Availability: Fall, Spring, Summer

HIV 202 United States History (3 credits)

Students learn of the rise of America to a world power from the Gilded Age to the present. A Christian view of the men and events is the basis for this course in both domestic and foreign affairs.

Term Availability: Fall, Spring, Summer

PLV 304 American Government (3 credits)

This course discusses the features of American government, its organizational structure, and the way it functions on a national level. The students will learn the basic construction of the Constitution and the operations of the three branches of government. This course may be taken as a social science elective.

Term Availability: Summer

ENV 121/123 English Grammar and Composition I (3 credits)

Students learn traditional grammar and mechanics. Additionally, students will learn how to write essays focusing on effective paragraphs, sentences, and diction.

Term Availability: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: English placement exam

ENV 126 English Grammar and Composition II (3 credits)

This course focuses on developing students’ ability to write persuasively and to conduct research. Students will write argumentative, researched essays and papers, focusing on effective content, organization, sentence structure, and diction.

ENV 210 Introduction to Literature (3 credits)

The student will be introduced to the worldview of major British and American authors and works from Beowulf to the twentieth century. The student will study the meaning, philosophy, literary qualities, and historical context of the works presented.

HIV 101 History of Civilization (3 credits)

This course is a survey of the major civilizations of the ancient and medieval world and their contributions to history. Concise histories of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, along with the development of Western civilization from the earliest writings of ancient man to the emergence of modern Europe from medieval culture serve to provide the student a panoramic view of history. Students will learn the importance of the religious, political, legal, and cultural aspects of the ancient, medieval, and early modern world as seen from a Christian perspective.

Term Availability: Fall, Spring, Summer

HIV 102 History of Civilization (3 credits)

Beginning with an examination of the founding of the United States and its Constitution as contrasted with the French Revolution and its ramifications, this course traces the emergence of the modern world. Students will learn the importance of the philosophies and current geopolitical trends that have helped to shape modern history.

Term Availability: Fall, Spring, Summer

SPV 101 Fundamentals of Speech (3 credits)

This basic principles and techniques course emphasizes delivery styles and platform performance. Students study and perform Scripture reading, impromptu, demonstration, speech of introduction, and extemporaneous devotional.

Term Availability: Fall, Spring, Summer

Term Availability: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: ENV 126

CRV 370 Origins (2 credits)

Students will learn the foundational concepts of origins from a Christian worldview. This specific study of origins focuses on the Creation, the Fall, the Flood, and the Tower of Babel. Differing views of origins will be evaluated using a biblical standard.

Term Availability: Summer

MAV 121 College Algebra I (3 credits)

Students learn about exponents, radicals, rational expressions, linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, systems of equations, and applications.

Term Availability: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: Placement into MAV 121 or higher

MAV 125 Mathematics for Liberal Arts (3 credits)

Students will learn problem-solving skills and topics related to algebra, geometry, mathematical logic, and statistics.

Term Availability: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: Placement into MAV 125 or higher

MAV 130 College Algebra II (3 credits)

Students learn about algebraic functions and equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, linear modeling, graphing techniques, and applications.

Term Availability: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: At least “C-” in MAV 121 or placement into MAV 130 or higher

MAV 131 College Trigonometry (3 credits)

Students learn various methods of solving triangular problems. The analytical function of trigonometry is demonstrated through investigations of identities and simple equation solutions. The additional topics of matrices, sequences, and probability are discussed.

Term Availability: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: At least “C-” in MAV 130 or placement into MAV

MAV 221 Calculus I (4 credits)

Students learn introductory calculus topics through differentiation and integration of algebraic and transcendental functions, with applications.

Term Availability: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: At least “C-” in MAV 131 or placement into MAV 221

MAV 222 Calculus II (4 credits)

Students learn calculus techniques for the transcendental functions, methods of integration, further analytic geometry, series, Taylor’s formula, and applications.

Term Availability: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: At least “C-” in MA 221

MAV 321 Calculus III (4 credits)

Students learn about polar coordinates, improper integrals, vectors and solid analytic geometry, partial differentiation, and multiple integrals.

Term Availability: Summer

Prerequisites: At least “C-” in MA 222

MAV 322 Differential Equations (3 credits)

Students learn the methods for solving differential equations of the first and second order; also, higher order equations and various methods of finding approximate solutions to differential equations are explained.

Term Availability: Summer

Prerequisites: At least “C-” in MA 222

MAV 326 Statistics (3 credits)

This course emphasizes examples and problems chosen specifically for the business, science, and mathematics student. Although descriptive statistics is discussed, the primary concern is for students to master the concepts and techniques for statistical analyses used in inferential and predictive statistics.

Term Availability: Summer

Prerequisites: MA 131 or placement into MA 221; and sophomore or above

MAV 330 Quantitative Methods (3 credits)

Students learn 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.

Term Availability: Summer

Prerequisites: At least “C-” in BA 322 or MA 326

MAV 343 Mathematics of Complex Variables (3 credits)

Students learn about complex variables, analytic functions, complex integrals, power series, residues and poles, and applications of complex variables. Emphasis is placed on applying these concepts in engineering courses.

Term Availability: Summer

Prerequisites: MA 321

MAV 405 Geometry (3 credits)

Students will learn about spherical, hyperbolic, and projective geometries and will explore informal topological themes including symmetries, surfaces, and graphs.

Term Availability: Summer

Prerequisites: MA 302 and 321.

131 or higher

SCV 111 Fundamentals of Biology (3 credits)

Students will learn foundational concepts in biology by studying origins, plant biology, all major animal phyla, and ecology and environment.

Term Availability: Fall, Spring, Summer

SCV 112 Human and Cell Biology (3 credits)

Students will learn the central concepts of human anatomy and physiology, cell biology, and genetics.

Term Availability: Fall, Spring, Summer

SCV 122 General Entomology (3 credits)

This course provides an overview of the study of insects. Students will learn anatomy, biology, and taxonomy of insects and identify many common insects to the family level. In addition, they will study the practical uses of entomology.

Term Availability: Fall, Spring, Summer

SCV 211 Earth and Space (3 credits)

Students learn the foundational scientific laws and principles that govern the natural processes involved in geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy.

Term Availability: Fall, Spring, Summer

SCV 212 Physical Science (3 credits)

Students learn the foundational concepts, theories, and principles that guide the current understanding of and research in chemistry and physics.

Term Availability: Fall, Spring, Summer

SCV 218 Elements of Nutrition (3 credits)

Students learn the basic concepts of human nutrition, application of that knowledge to a healthy lifestyle, and nutritional diseases. Topics include nutrients and nutritional processes, food safety, and nutrition for life stages. Nationally established guidelines are addressed.

Term Availability: Fall, Spring, Summer