Jul 01, 2022  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


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Accounting

  
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    BACT 2203 - Principles of Financial Accounting


    3 credits

    An introductory study of financial accounting designed for the business manager. This course provides the framework and tools for understanding how transactions get recorded, processed and compiled into financial statements. A major goal of this course is to equip the business manager with an overall knowledge of the use and components of an entitys financial statements. Communication skills, problem solving techniques, teamwork and ethics are interwoven in the course to emphasize real world application.

  
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    BACT 2253 - Principles of Managerial Accounting


    3 credits

    A study of accounting for the manager that builds on the understanding of basic accounting methods. This course begins with a review and expansion of Financial Accounting topics to lay a solid foundation for Managerial Accounting. Managerial Accounting principles are introduced which include: planning, operations, and control of a business. Special topics are: business strategy, evaluating financial performance, risk analysis, forecasting tools and budgeting fundamentals.

    Prerequisite: BACT 2203 Principles of Financial Accounting.
  
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    BACT 3033 - Cost Accounting


    3 credits

    An analysis of how to determine cost data for goods and services. Topics include: understanding cost behavior, job order, budgeting, and standard costing.

    Prerequisite: BACT 2203 Principles of Financial Accounting
  
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    BACT 3353 - Intermediate Accounting I


    3 credits

    An intermediate-level course in the theory and practice of financial accounting. The measurement and reporting of the economic effect of events involving working capital and long-term plant assets, investment in securities, and intangible assets are investigated.

    Prerequisite: BACT 2203 Principles of Financial Accounting
  
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    BACT 4133 - Federal Income Tax


    3 credits

    An introduction to basic federal income taxation principles, concepts, and procedures for individuals, proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. (Same as BFIN 4133)

  
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    BACT 4213 - Auditing Standards


    3 credits

    The study of basic auditing principles, including professional standards, basic auditing concepts, planning an audit, internal controls, sampling tools, fraud, auditing of financial statements and due diligence.

    Prerequisite: BACT 2203 Principles of Financial Accounting
  
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    BACT 4353 - Intermediate Accounting II


    3 credits

    An advanced accounting course designed to give students knowledge of and proficiency in a widely accepted accounting software program/package. Students demonstrate knowledge of Quick Books and Great Plains accounting software. (Same as BFIN 4353)

    Prerequisite: Prerequisites: BACT 2203 Principles of Financial Accounting
  
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    BACT 4373 - Non-profit Accounting


    3 credits

    A study of accounting issues for non-profit entities, including state and local governments; non-profit colleges and universities; health care providers; and voluntary health and welfare organizations.

    Prerequisite: BACT 2203 Principles of Financial Accounting

Aerospace Studies (ROTC)

  
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    AS 1011 - Foundations of the United States Air Force


    1 credits

    Focuses on the basic characteristics of air doctrine; US Air Force mission and organization; functions of United States strategic offensive and defensive, general-purpose, and aerospace support forces; officership/professionalism and an introduction to communicative skills. Additional one-hour leadership laboratory is mandatory for cadets, but not special students.

  
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    AS 1021 - Foundations of the United States Air Force II


    1 credits

    Focuses on the basic characteristics of air doctrine; US Air Force mission and organization; functions of United States strategic offensive and defensive, general-purpose, and aerospace support forces; officership/professionalism and an introduction to communicative skills. Additional one-hour leadership laboratory is mandatory for cadets, but not special students.

  
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    AS 1031 - Foundations of the United States Air Force III


    1 credits

    Focuses on the basic characteristics of air doctrine; US Air Force mission and organization; functions of United States strategic offensive and defensive, general-purpose, and aerospace support forces; officership/professionalism and an introduction to communicative skills. Additional one-hour leadership laboratory is mandatory for cadets, but not special students.

  
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    AS 2111 - The Evolution of air and Space Power I


    1 credits

    Factors contributing to the development of air power from its beginnings to the present, and the evolution of air power concepts and doctrine. History of air power employment in military and nonmilitary operations in support of national objectives. Assessment of communicative skills. Additional one-hour leadership laboratory is mandatory for cadets, but not special students.

  
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    AS 2121 - The Evolution of air and Space Power II


    1 credits

    Factors contributing to the development of air power from its beginnings to the present, and the evolution of air power concepts and doctrine. History of air power employment in military and nonmilitary operations in support of national objectives. Assessment of communicative skills. Additional one-hour leadership laboratory is mandatory for cadets, but not special students.

  
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    AS 2131 - The Evolution of air and Space Power III


    1 credits

    Factors contributing to the development of air power from its beginnings to the present, and the evolution of air power concepts and doctrine. History of air power employment in military and nonmilitary operations in support of national objectives. Assessment of communicative skills. Additional one-hour leadership laboratory is mandatory for cadets, but not special students.

  
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    AS 2500 - Aerospace Studies Leadership Laboratory


    0 credits

    Evaluates the challenges of team leadership in complex contemporary environments. Students apply critical thinking skills using scenarios that emulate real-life Air Force issues and environments. Evaluates Air Force leadership attributes, skills, and activities. Focuses on advanced leadership development. Credit/no credit only.

    Prerequisite: AFROTC cadets only.
  
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    AS 3311 - Aerospace Studies 300


    1 credits

    Emphasis on basic leadership and management fundamentals, professional knowledge, and communicative skills required of an Air Force officer. Case studies used to examine leadership and management situations. An additional leadership laboratory (mandatory for cadets but not special students) provides leadership experiences, giving students the opportunity to apply learned principles.

  
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    AS 3321 - Aerospace Studies 300


    1 credits

    Emphasis on basic leadership and management fundamentals, professional knowledge, and communicative skills required of an Air Force officer. Case studies used to examine leadership and management situations. An additional leadership laboratory (mandatory for cadets but not special students) provides leadership experiences, giving students the opportunity to apply learned principles.

  
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    AS 3331 - Aerospace Studies 300


    1 credits

    Emphasis on basic leadership and management fundamentals, professional knowledge, and communicative skills required of an Air Force officer. Case studies used to examine leadership and management situations. An additional leadership laboratory (mandatory for cadets but not special students) provides leadership experiences, giving students the opportunity to apply learned principles.

  
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    AS 4311 - Aerospace Studies 400 I&S


    1 credits

    Needs for national security, evolution of American defense strategy, policy, and organization; methods for managing conflict, alliances and regional security to preserve American interests. Arms control, terrorism, and current military issues; refinement of communicative skills. A one-hour leadership laboratory is also required for cadets, but not special students.

  
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    AS 4321 - Aerospace Studies 400 I&S


    1 credits

    Needs for national security, evolution of American defense strategy, policy, and organization; methods for managing conflict, alliances and regional security to preserve American interests. Arms control, terrorism, and current military issues; refinement of communicative skills. A one-hour leadership laboratory is also required for cadets, but not special students.

  
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    AS 4331 - Aerospace Studies 400 I&S


    1 credits

    Needs for national security, evolution of American defense strategy, policy, and organization; methods for managing conflict, alliances and regional security to preserve American interests. Arms control, terrorism, and current military issues; refinement of communicative skills. A one-hour leadership laboratory is also required for cadets, but not special students.


Art Education

  
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    ARTE 1022 - Art Appreciation


    2 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] An exploration of the broad areas of visual and fine arts including Drawing and Painting, Sculpture and Design, Architecture, and Photography. Western and non-western artistic traditions are investigated through lectures, readings and research, and classroom dialogue, augmented by required visits to museums and galleries. A general overview of art history provides a foundation for contemporary aesthetic dialogue through the development of personal visual literacy.

  
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    ARTE 1033 - Art and Culture I


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] Art and Culture explores the idea that multiple forms of artistic expression are the natural, normative, original and enduring forms of language for all cultures, old and new. Students compare art forms within civilizations and between differing cultural traditions with a view that creative human expression is universal and pervasive. Students study a variety of art form presentations and options, including museums, galleries, theater, symphony, opera, film, painting, and sculpture among others.

  
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    ARTE 1302 - Introduction to Drawing


    2 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] This studio course is a foundational drawing course designed to enhance and strengthen the skills of all students, from beginning to advance. The course integrates sound drawing practices, systematic approaches and classical methods to representational drawing. Importance will be placed on developing the visual expertise of the artist as well as on materials and techniques. The student will learn to observe and craft images that are visually accurate, aesthetically pleasing and fun.

  
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    ARTE 1322 - Introduction to Painting


    2 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] A studio course exploring the art of painting. Upon completion, students have the ability to identify the tools of the painting craft; know how to handle important aspects of the acrylic medium; employ several painting techniques; and understand the process of making an original painting. Skill level: beginner through intermediate.

  
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    ARTE 1342 - Introduction to Photography


    2 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] A course that familiarizes students with the essential elements of digital photography. The digital camera, effects of light and composition, and electronic darkroom possibilities using photo-manipulation software are covered. This course provides opportunities for students to develop their skills by means of classroom instruction and experimentation in real-world contexts. The goal is to assist each student in the creation of compelling images.

  
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    ARTE 1343 - Introduction to Photography


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] A course that familiarizes students with the essential elements of digital photography. The digital camera, effects of light and composition, and electronic darkroom possibilities using photo-manipulation software are covered. This course provides opportunities for students to develop their skills by means of classroom instruction and experimentation in real-world contexts. The goal is to assist each student in the creation of compelling images.

  
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    ARTE 2302 - Visual Communication


    2 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] An introduction to the elements and principles of visual communication. Students develop a greater understanding of visual communication and the possible impact it has on its intended audience. Students design and evaluate visual communication pieces.

  
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    ARTE 3513 - Graphic Design


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] In this introductory course students will learn fundamental elements of design theory and typography and how to use those components to communicate messages. The course combines hands-on creative work with classroom instruction.


Biblical Literature

  
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    BIBL 462X - Contemporary Pentecostal Studies


    Offered for Variable Credit credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] A seminar course providing students with an opportunity to engage in supervised reading and research on Pentecostal topics. Readings (with associated research and writing requirements) on Pentecostal history, theology, and praxis are assigned. Conference attendance and subsequent assignments are included under the direction of the faculty when possible. Additional fees are required based upon the conference requirements, and are listed in the respective Semester Course Schedule. (Same as THEO 462X)

  
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    BIBL 484X - Old and New Testament Theological Topics


    Offered for Variable Credit credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] Special topic courses that focus on the theology of the Old or New Testaments. These courses are developed from the specialized interest of the professor bringing the fruit of personal study to the student and giving opportunity to engage in the practice of biblical theology.

    Prerequisite: BIBL 1103 Old Testament History and Literature, BIBL 1203 New Testament History and Literature, and BIBL 2553 Biblical Interpretation.
  
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    BIBL 485X - Old and New Testament Theological Topics


    Offered for Variable Credit credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] Special topic courses that focus on the theology of the Old or New Testaments. These courses are developed from the specialized interest of the professor bringing the fruit of personal study to the student and giving opportunity to engage in the practice of biblical theology.

    Prerequisite: BIBL 1103 Old Testament History and Literature, BIBL 1203 New Testament History and Literature, and BIBL 2553 Biblical Interpretation.
  
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    BIBL 486X - Old and New Testament Theological Topics


    Offered for Variable Credit credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] Special topic courses that focus on the theology of the Old or New Testaments. These courses are developed from the specialized interest of the professor bringing the fruit of personal study to the student and giving opportunity to engage in the practice of biblical theology.

    Prerequisite: BIBL 1103 Old Testament History and Literature, BIBL 1203 New Testament History and Literature, and BIBL 2553 Biblical Interpretation.
  
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    BIBL 487X - Old and New Testament Theological Topics


    Offered for Variable Credit credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] Special topic courses that focus on the theology of the Old or New Testaments. These courses are developed from the specialized interest of the professor bringing the fruit of personal study to the student and giving opportunity to engage in the practice of biblical theology.

    Prerequisite: BIBL 1103 Old Testament History and Literature, BIBL 1203 New Testament History and Literature, and BIBL 2553 Biblical Interpretation.
  
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    BIBL 488X - Old and New Testament Theological Topics


    Offered for Variable Credit credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] Special topic courses that focus on the theology of the Old or New Testaments. These courses are developed from the specialized interest of the professor bringing the fruit of personal study to the student and giving opportunity to engage in the practice of biblical theology.

    Prerequisite: BIBL 1103 Old Testament History and Literature, BIBL 1203 New Testament History and Literature, and BIBL 2553 Biblical Interpretation.
  
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    BIBL 1103 - Old Testament History and Literature


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement; A prerequisite for all other Old Testament Bible courses.] This course is a survey of the Old Testament. Beginning with a discussion of topics pertinent to the study of the Old Testament (language, canon, text) and a review of its historical and social contexts, the course then examines in overview fashion the major literary units that form Old Testament: Pentateuch, Prophets and Writings. All the Old Testament books are studied with attention to their purpose and aims, literary forms and structure, and theological content.

  
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    BIBL 1203 - New Testament History and Literature


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement; A prerequisite for all other New Testament Bible courses.] This course is a survey of the New Testament. Beginning with a discussion of topics pertinent to the study of the New Testament (language, canon, text) and a review of its historical and social contexts, the course then examines in overview fashion the major literary units that form the New Testament: the Gospels and Acts; the Pauline and General Epistles; and the Revelation. All the New Testament books are studied with attention to matters of authorship, date, occasion for writing, structure and theological content.

  
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    BIBL 2113 - Pentateuch


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] A detailed study of the PentateuchGenesis through Deuteronomywith special emphasis upon the covenant of God with Israel. Specific attention is given to the history of Pentateuchal studies.

    Prerequisite: BIBL 1103 Old Testament History and Literature.
  
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    BIBL 2123 - Israelite Conquest


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] A study of Joshua through Ruth. This course examines the two periods of Israelite history, conquest and settlement, as told through the books of Joshua to Ruth. This literary unit represents a transition from the Pentateuch to the Israelite monarchy. As such, attention is given to the presence of narrative features of the Pentateuch in Joshua-Ruth as well as to the role played by the literary unit as background for the formation of the Israelite monarchy.

    Prerequisite: BIBL 1103 Old Testament History and Literature.
  
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    BIBL 2133 - Israelite Monarchy


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] A study of 1 Samuel through 2 Kings. This course deals with the formation, development, and demise of the institution of the monarchy in ancient Israel. It is during this period that much of literature of the Old Testament Psalms, Wisdom, and Prophecy develops. This course examines these literary units and the offices prophets, sages, and psalmists that develop during this period. Special attention is given to the office of the monarch with an aim to define the vocation more precisely.

    Prerequisite: BIBL 1103 Old Testament History and Literature.
  
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    BIBL 2193 - Psalms in Israel


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] An exploration of the Hebrew Psalter focusing on the interpretation of representative Psalms according to the Psalters primary literary genres. This course surveys the history of interpretation and the dynamics of Hebrew poetry. It examines the book of Psalms for its theological themes and considers how the Psalter may be a resource for Christian spiritual formation and the exercise of public worship.

    Prerequisite: BIBL 1103 Old Testament History and Literature.
  
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    BIBL 2213 - Jesus and the Synoptic Gospels


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] An examination of the nature and purpose of the Synoptic Gospels and of the life, teachings, and actions of Jesus. Following an introductory section treating methods of synoptic interpretation and the distinctive contributions of each evangelist, attention is directed to the synoptic portrayal of significant events in the life of Jesus. Consideration is also given to his teaching on such topics as the kingdom of God, ethics, discipleship, and eschatology as well as to the significance of his miraculous actions.

    Prerequisite: BIBL 1203 New Testament History and Literature.
  
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    BIBL 2233 - The Book of Acts


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] An analytical study of the book of Acts and the origin, establishment, expansion, and teaching of the early Church. Emphasis is given to the content of the book, the journeys of Paul, and the settings of the New Testament epistles. The course is recommended as background for the Pauline and General Epistles.

    Prerequisite: BIBL 1203 New Testament History and Literature.
  
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    BIBL 2553 - Biblical Interpretation


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] A course in interpreting the Bible. This course provides an intellectual framework for biblical interpretation, develops skills for ongoing study of the Bible, and lays a foundation for communicating its message. It teaches general principles and methods which apply to Scripture as a whole as well as specific ones necessary to interpret certain types (genres) of biblical material such as narrative, epistle, poetry, and prophecy.

    Prerequisite: BIBL 1103 Old Testament History and Literature, BIBL 1203 New Testament History and Literature, and ENGL 1023 Composition II: Rhetoric and Research Writing.
  
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    BIBL 3013 - How We Got the Bible


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] A study of the production, collection and transmission of the Holy Scriptures including attention to the various historic English translations and their backgrounds.

    Prerequisite: BIBL 1103 Old Testament History and Literature, BIBL 1203 New Testament History and Literature.
  
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    BIBL 3023 - Geography of Biblical Lands


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] A study of the geographical features of the biblical lands with emphasis on the interrelation of the people and events in the Bible with their locations within the topography and geography of the land. (Same as GEOG 3023)

    Prerequisite: BIBL 1103 Old Testament History and Literature, BIBL 1203 New Testament History and Literature.
  
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    BIBL 3043 - Biblical Theology of Mission


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] A survey of the biblical foundations for the Christian mission. It begins with the Old Testament antecedents to the Christian mission and examines how they prepared the way for the coming of Jesus Christ and for the proclamation of the Christian gospel. (Same as THEO 3043)

  
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    BIBL 3073 - Hebrew Reading and Exegesis


    3 credits

    Readings of selected Old Testament passages, with special attention given to development of advanced exegetical skills. (Same as LANG 3073)

    Prerequisite: LANG 2123 Biblical Hebrew II.
  
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    BIBL 3083 - Greek Reading and Exegesis


    3 credits

    Readings of selected New Testament passages, with special attention given to development of advanced exegetical skills. (Same as LANG 3083)

    Prerequisite: LANG 2223 New Testament Greek II.
  
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    BIBL 3113 - Prophetic Literature


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] A study of the Old Testament prophets. Careful attention is given to the forms of expression in the prophetic Literature and to the message of the prophets.

    Prerequisite: BIBL 1103 Old Testament History and Literature, BIBL 1203 New Testament History and Literature, and BIBL 2553 Biblical Interpretation, or Instructor Permission.
  
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    BIBL 3123 - Wisdom Literature


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] An exploration of the Wisdom Literature in the Old Testament (Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes and certain wisdom psalms along with other wisdom passages). Students are introduced to the forms of wisdom and poetry and appropriate hermeneutical approaches to the literature. Emphasis is given to the use and application of wisdom insights in the conduct of contemporary living.

    Prerequisite: BIBL 1103 Old Testament History and Literature, BIBL 1203 New Testament History and Literature, and BIBL 2553 Biblical Interpretation, or Instructor Permission.
  
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    BIBL 3133 - Psalms


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] An exploration in the Hebrew Psalter which focuses on the various Psalm types and their interpretation. Interpretive techniques for treating poetic materials are developed and applied in the study of the Psalter. Attention is given to the history of the development of the Psalter and its use throughout the history of the Church in its devotional life.

    Prerequisite: BIBL 1103 Old Testament History and Literature, BIBL 1203 New Testament History and Literature, and BIBL 2553 Biblical Interpretation, or Instructor Permission.
  
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    BIBL 3213 - Johannine Literature


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] A study of the Gospel and Epistles of John and their special contribution to an understanding of the life and ministry of Christ and of the Christian message. The course presumes that the student has already taken survey courses on the Old and New Testaments.

    Prerequisite: BIBL 1103 Old Testament History and Literature, BIBL 1203 New Testament History and Literature, and BIBL 2553 Biblical Interpretation, or Instructor Permission.
  
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    BIBL 3223 - Prison Epistles


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] A study of the New Testament books of Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians, and Philemon focusing on their historical background and the occasions for their writing as a basis for understanding the theological and practical themes which Paul develops.

    Prerequisite: BIBL 1103 Old Testament History and Literature, BIBL 1203 New Testament History and Literature, and BIBL 2553 Biblical Interpretation, or Instructor Permission .
  
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    BIBL 3233 - Pastoral Letters


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] A study of the New Testament books of I and II Timothy and Titus focusing on issues surrounding the authorship and historical settings. Special attention is given to the significance of these books for understanding a New Testament theology of ministry and the Church.

    Prerequisite: BIBL 1103 Old Testament History and Literature, BIBL 1203 New Testament History and Literature, and BIBL 2553 Biblical Interpretation, or Instructor Permission.
  
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    BIBL 3253 - Corinthian Correspondence


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] A study of the correspondence between Paul and the developing urban church at Corinth.

    Prerequisite: BIBL 1103 Old Testament History and Literature, BIBL 1203 New Testament History and Literature, and BIBL 2553 Biblical Interpretation, or Instructor Permission.
  
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    BIBL 3523 - Biblical Concepts of Leadership


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] A study of the concepts of leadership in the context of the Scriptures. Application of the concepts for both personal and career goals is investigated.

    Prerequisite: BIBL 1103 Old Testament History and Literature and BIBL 1203 New Testament History and Literature.
  
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    BIBL 3893 - Biblical Lands Experience


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] This College of Ministry Biblical Lands Experience enhances students academic and ministerial training through first-hand experience of the regions related to biblical and ecclesiastical history and spirituality. The primary emphasis of this course is on Israel; however, other travel experiences to Greece, Italy, Turkey, and sites in Western Europe may also be offered. Students normally take this course in May between their junior and senior years. Travel Fee required

    Prerequisite: BIBL 1103 Old Testament History and Literature and BIBL 1203 New Testament History and Literature required; BIBL 2553 Biblical Interpretation is recommended.
  
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    BIBL 3993 - International Bible/Theology Tour


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] This College of Ministry International Bible/Theology Tour enhances students academic and ministerial training through first-hand experience of the regions related to biblical and ecclesiastical history and spirituality. The primary emphasis of this course is on Israel; however, other travel experiences to Greece, Italy, Turkey, and sites in Western Europe may also be offered. Students normally take this course in May between their junior and senior years.

    Prerequisite: BIBL 1103 Old Testament History and Literature and BIBL 1203 New Testament History and Literature required; BIBL 2553 Biblical Interpretation is recommended. Travel Fee required
  
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    BIBL 4013 - Bible Book Studies Genesis


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] These courses entail a detailed exegetical exploration into an individual book of the Old or New Testament. They are offered on a rotating basis over a two or three year cycle. The specific focus of these courses is on developing the students ability to apply exegetical and research methods in the study of Scripture.

    Prerequisite: BIBL 1103 Old Testament History and Literature and BIBL 1203 New Testament History and Literature, and BIBL 2553 Biblical Interpretation.; satisfactory completion of at least two other 2000/3000 level BIBL courses or instructors permission.
  
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    BIBL 4103 - Bible Book Studies Isaiah


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] These courses entail a detailed exegetical exploration into an individual book of the Old or New Testament. They are offered on a rotating basis over a two or three year cycle. The specific focus of these courses is on developing the students ability to apply exegetical and research methods in the study of Scripture.

    Prerequisite: BIBL 1103 Old Testament History and Literature and BIBL 1203 New Testament History and Literature, and BIBL 2553 Biblical Interpretation.; satisfactory completion of at least two other 2000/3000 level BIBL courses or instructors permission.
  
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    BIBL 4113 - Bible Book Studies Jeremiah


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] These courses entail a detailed exegetical exploration into an individual book of the Old or New Testament. They are offered on a rotating basis over a two or three year cycle. The specific focus of these courses is on developing the students ability to apply exegetical and research methods in the study of Scripture.

    Prerequisite: BIBL 1103 Old Testament History and Literature and BIBL 1203 New Testament History and Literature, and BIBL 2553 Biblical Interpretation.; satisfactory completion of at least two other 2000/3000 level BIBL courses or instructors permission.
  
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    BIBL 4123 - Bible Book Studies Ezekiel


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] These courses entail a detailed exegetical exploration into an individual book of the Old or New Testament. They are offered on a rotating basis over a two or three year cycle. The specific focus of these courses is on developing the students ability to apply exegetical and research methods in the study of Scripture.

    Prerequisite: BIBL 1103 Old Testament History and Literature and BIBL 1203 New Testament History and Literature, and BIBL 2553 Biblical Interpretation.; satisfactory completion of at least two other 2000/3000 level BIBL courses or instructors permission.
  
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    BIBL 4133 - Bible Book Studies Daniel and Post-Exilic Historical Writings


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] These courses entail a detailed exegetical exploration into an individual book of the Old or New Testament. They are offered on a rotating basis over a two or three year cycle. The specific focus of these courses is on developing the students ability to apply exegetical and research methods in the study of Scripture.

    Prerequisite: BIBL 1103 Old Testament History and Literature and BIBL 1203 New Testament History and Literature, and BIBL 2553 Biblical Interpretation.; satisfactory completion of at least two other 2000/3000 level BIBL courses or instructors permission.
  
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    BIBL 4233 - Bible Book Studies Romans


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] These courses entail a detailed exegetical exploration into an individual book of the Old or New Testament. They are offered on a rotating basis over a two or three year cycle. The specific focus of these courses is on developing the students ability to apply exegetical and research methods in the study of Scripture.

    Prerequisite: BIBL 1103 Old Testament History and Literature and BIBL 1203 New Testament History and Literature, and BIBL 2553 Biblical Interpretation.; satisfactory completion of at least two other 2000/3000 level BIBL courses or instructors permission.
  
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    BIBL 4252 - Bible Book Studies Thessalonian Letters


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] These courses entail a detailed exegetical exploration into an individual book of the Old or New Testament. They are offered on a rotating basis over a two or three year cycle. The specific focus of these courses is on developing the students ability to apply exegetical and research methods in the study of Scripture.

    Prerequisite: BIBL 1103 Old Testament History and Literature and BIBL 1203 New Testament History and Literature, and BIBL 2553 Biblical Interpretation.; satisfactory completion of at least two other 2000/3000 level BIBL courses or instructors permission.
  
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    BIBL 4262 - Bible Book Studies Galatians


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] These courses entail a detailed exegetical exploration into an individual book of the Old or New Testament. They are offered on a rotating basis over a two or three year cycle. The specific focus of these courses is on developing the students ability to apply exegetical and research methods in the study of Scripture.

    Prerequisite: BIBL 1103 Old Testament History and Literature and BIBL 1203 New Testament History and Literature, and BIBL 2553 Biblical Interpretation.; satisfactory completion of at least two other 2000/3000 level BIBL courses or instructors permission.
  
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    BIBL 4272 - Bible Book Studies Hebrews


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] These courses entail a detailed exegetical exploration into an individual book of the Old or New Testament. They are offered on a rotating basis over a two or three year cycle. The specific focus of these courses is on developing the students ability to apply exegetical and research methods in the study of Scripture.

    Prerequisite: BIBL 1103 Old Testament History and Literature and BIBL 1203 New Testament History and Literature, and BIBL 2553 Biblical Interpretation.; satisfactory completion of at least two other 2000/3000 level BIBL courses or instructors permission.
  
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    BIBL 4283 - Bible Book Studies Revelation


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] These courses entail a detailed exegetical exploration into an individual book of the Old or New Testament. They are offered on a rotating basis over a two or three year cycle. The specific focus of these courses is on developing the students ability to apply exegetical and research methods in the study of Scripture.

    Prerequisite: BIBL 1103 Old Testament History and Literature and BIBL 1203 New Testament History and Literature, and BIBL 2553 Biblical Interpretation.; satisfactory completion of at least two other 2000/3000 level BIBL courses or instructors permission.
  
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    BIBL 4653 - Bible Seminar


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] Seminar classes are intended to guide the students into scholarly research and critical thinking. They will typically involve presentations by the lecturer and research by the students, issuing in the writing of a research paper and class presentation of this material to stimulate discussion by fellow students in a specialized field of knowledge. Therefore, the number of students in this seminar is limited to 16 students.

    Prerequisite: THEO 1213 Christian Thought, BIBL 2553 Biblical Interpretation, senior class standing, or instructors permission.
  
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    BIBL 4663 - Bible Seminar


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] Seminar classes are intended to guide the students into scholarly research and critical thinking. They will typically involve presentations by the lecturer and research by the students, issuing in the writing of a research paper and class presentation of this material to stimulate discussion by fellow students in a specialized field of knowledge. Therefore, the number of students in this seminar is limited to 16 students.

    Prerequisite: THEO 1213 Christian Thought, BIBL 2553 Biblical Interpretation, senior class standing, or instructors permission.
  
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    BIBL 4673 - Bible Seminar


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] Seminar classes are intended to guide the students into scholarly research and critical thinking. They will typically involve presentations by the lecturer and research by the students, issuing in the writing of a research paper and class presentation of this material to stimulate discussion by fellow students in a specialized field of knowledge. Therefore, the number of students in this seminar is limited to 16 students.

    Prerequisite: THEO 1213 Christian Thought, BIBL 2553 Biblical Interpretation, senior class standing, or instructors permission.
  
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    BIBL 4683 - Bible Seminar


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] Seminar classes are intended to guide the students into scholarly research and critical thinking. They will typically involve presentations by the lecturer and research by the students, issuing in the writing of a research paper and class presentation of this material to stimulate discussion by fellow students in a specialized field of knowledge. Therefore, the number of students in this seminar is limited to 16 students.

    Prerequisite: THEO 1213 Christian Thought, BIBL 2553 Biblical Interpretation, senior class standing, or instructors permission.
  
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    BIBL 4693 - Bible Seminar


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] Seminar classes are intended to guide the students into scholarly research and critical thinking. They will typically involve presentations by the lecturer and research by the students, issuing in the writing of a research paper and class presentation of this material to stimulate discussion by fellow students in a specialized field of knowledge. Therefore, the number of students in this seminar is limited to 16 students.

    Prerequisite: THEO 1213 Christian Thought, BIBL 2553 Biblical Interpretation, senior class standing, or instructors permission.
  
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    BIBL 4772 - Craft of Biblical Scholarship and Internship


    2 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] Normally taken in the last semester of studies immediately prior to graduation, the capstone course affords the student the opportunity to articulate his/her beliefs, values, and practices in the discipline of biblical and theological studies within the framework of a Christian worldview. The professor will direct students in readings on and discussion of key issues in the field. The preparation of a process portfolio including samples of work throughout the program and personal reflection upon development is required.

    Prerequisite: Senior Standing

Business Administration

  
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    BUSM 2093 - Business Communication


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] An introductory course in essential business communication skills. Topics include creating effective business messages; preparing and delivering oral presentations; small group communication; uses of technology to facilitate communication; and essential career skills. The role of faith in the life of a business professional will also be discussed. Required course fee.

  
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    BUSM 2553 - Survey of Economics


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] This course covers basic economic concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics and their application to real world problems. Topics may include consumer and firm behavior, economic growth, market structures, economic growth, employment, inflation, monetary and fiscal policy.

  
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    BUSM 3063 - Computer Organization


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] Introduces fundamental concepts of computer science and computational thinking. Includes reasoning, problem solving, data representation, abstraction, operation of computers and networks, effective Web searching. Examines fundamentals of logic, set theory, induction, and algebraic structures with applications to computing; finite state machines; and limits of computability. Structure and components of hardware and software systems. Machine organization, including central processor and input-output architectures; assembly language programming; operating systems, including process, storage, and file management. (Same as INTC 3063)

  
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    BUSM 3083 - Computer Programming


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] Basic programming-in-the-small abilities and concepts including procedural programming (methods, parameters, return values), basic control structures (sequence, if/else, for loop, while loop), file processing, arrays and an introduction to defining objects. (Same as INTC 3083

  
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    BUSM 3113 - Information Technology Program Management


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] Introduces students to key business principles and practices to effectively engage with strategic partners to build and ensure onboarding, execution and documentation in a Technical and Business Services organization. This course introduces concepts on developing new programs, defining the strategic roadmaps and executing the initiatives in a fast paced business environment. (Same as INTC 3113)

  
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    BUSM 3163 - Business Leadership


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] A study of the theory and practice of organizational leadership, with a special emphasis on assessment, analysis and development of personal leadership skills in a business context.

  
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    BUSM 3273 - Business and Professional Writing


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] Through the study and preparation of various kinds of documents, students apply and strengthen the critical, thinking, writing, and reading skills developed in ENGL 1013 Composition I: Expository Writing and ENGL 1023 Composition II: Rhetoric and Research Writing. The course acquaints students with the types of writing required in a business environmentusually presenting information and addressing organizational communication needs. At the conclusion of the course, students have a portfolio of their own writing samples. (Same as ENGL 3273)

    Prerequisite: ENGL 1013 Composition I: Expository Writing; ENGL 1023 Composition II: Rhetoric and Research Writing.
  
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    BUSM 3283 - Introduction to Data Management


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] Introduces database management systems and writing applications that use such systems; data models (e.g., relational, semi-structured), query languages (e.g., SQL, XQuery), language bindings, conceptual modeling, transactions, security, database tuning, data warehousing, parallelism, and Web-data management. The relational data model and the SQL query language. Conceptual modeling: entity/relationships, normal forms, XML, XPath, and XQuery. Transactions: recovery and concurrency control. (Same as INTC 3283)

  
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    BUSM 3363 - Entrepreneurial Business Planning


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] Students learn the process of identifying a business opportunity and turning it into a viable venture through the discipline of drafting a business plan.

  
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    BUSM 3403 - Business Law


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] An introduction to the legal aspects of business decision-making, including dispute resolution, torts, contracts, intellectual property and employment law. The course provides students with an understanding of the role of legal rules and their impact on business. (Same as LEGL 3403)

  
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    BUSM 3493 - Introduction to Systems Analysis


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] Principles of systems analysis, business process decomposition and analysis, process analysis, function point analysis, business process improvement, process re-engineering, principles of requirements gathering and specification, methods of mapping business process requirements to information systems requirements, data flow analysis, input-output and GUI analysis. (Same as INTC 3493)

  
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    BUSM 3523 - Group and Organizational Dynamics


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] A study of group behavior and how group functioning affects organizational effectiveness. Emphasis is placed on decision-making and resolving conflict in groups. Students develop strategies for efficient and productive group management and determine which tasks are handled by groups or individuals.

  
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    BUSM 3563 - Accounting for Managers


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] An overview of the financial tools available to the manager in decision-making. This course includes a study of income statements, balance sheets, cash flow projections, budgets, changes in financial position, and ratio analysis. Emphasis is on reading and understanding accounting documents, rather than on the mechanical aspects of their preparation.

  
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    BUSM 3593 - Intermediate Microeconomics


    3 credits

    A study of economic models used to explain the behavior of consumers, firms and markets. Topics include consumer behavior, market demand, and cost of production, profit maximization, game theory and competitive strategy.

    Prerequisite: BUSM 2553 Survey of Economics.
  
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    BUSM 3613 - Managerial Finance


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] This course in corporate finance first covers the organization-wide use of financial planning within the firm. The adult learner will explore the financial tools available for planning and analysis, as well as how those tools are utilized to manage cash flows and financial resources, and to evaluate future investment opportunities. Next, three primary topics in corporate finance will be developed. These topics include the importance of short-term finance for current operations, the use of capital budgeting tools for investment analysis, and the foundation of long-term finance for defining the organizations cost of capital and optimal capital structure.

  
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    BUSM 3633 - Investment Strategy


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] A framework to understand the risk and reward of potential investment choices. This course includes real estate, mutual funds, bonds, common stock, preferred stock, options, futures, and annuities. Discussion centers on stock market mechanics and pros and cons of various investment vehicles.

  
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    BUSM 3643 - Leadership Lab


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] This course provides an opportunity for applied real world practice and refinement of leadership skills and may include instructor, peer and student feedback.

  
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    BUSM 3662 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship


    2 credits

    This non-technical, workshop style course presents the basics of writing and presenting a business plan. Students completing this course will submit their plan to the Annual Social Venture Plan Competition. Repeatable for credit

  
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    BUSM 4013 - Sigma Career


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] This course will help students assess, develop and attain career goals and reach greater levels of responsibility and professional advancement within the business community.

  
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    BUSM 4043 - Business Negotiations


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] An examination of the negotiation competencies necessary for leaders in the business sector. Students examine persuasion, argumentation and directed conversation to create partnerships and agreements with internal/external customers, suppliers, project teams, external constituencies and superiors.

    Prerequisite: Junior or Senior class standing
  
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    BUSM 4123 - International Business


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] This course introduces students to the world of international business and management by studying cultural influences, government and business structures in our global economy. Students also learn about trade relations, international finance and how local markets are affected by globalization.

  
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    BUSM 4143 - International Business Management


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] A study of business practices required to compete successfully in global markets. Topics include: cross-cultural issues, international trade, global financial markets, and managing international operations.

  
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    BUSM 4183 - Information Systems Design


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] Introduces business management concepts in information systems to solve distributed, large-scale and complex challenges in product design, development, and innovation. (Same as INTC 4183)

  
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    BUSM 4263 - Strategic Management


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] This capstone course covers business strategy and learning organizations to enable students to apply finance, marketing, management, global, ethical and quantitative skills to real and case study issues. A business simulation is used to allow students to apply their learning in a realistic setting and to further demonstrate ability to apply strategic concepts to complex problems.

  
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    BUSM 4273 - Technical Writing


    3 credits

    [Meets the Core Curriculum Writing Practice Requirement] Through the study and preparation of various kinds of documents, students apply and strengthen the critical, thinking, writing, and reading skills developed in ENGL 1013 Composition I: Expository Writing, and ENGL 1023 Composition II: Rhetoric and Research Writing. The course acquaints students with the types of writing required in a technical settingusually helping the audience to understand and to complete a particular task(s). At the conclusion of the course, students have a portfolio of their own writing samples. (Same as ENGL 4273)

    Prerequisite: ENGL 1013 Composition I: Expository Writing; ENGL 1023 Composition II: Rhetoric and Research Writing.
 

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