General Education

BI 101 Life Science I

This course is designed for non-science majors. It is a basic study of biological principles involving various plants and animals. A major objective is the presentation of the concept of man in his biological background, as well as his environment and his responsibility to it.

  • Credit Hours: 3

CO 201 Fundamentals of Public Speaking*

This course is a study of the fundamental principles of oral communication and includes effective application of these principles through classroom speeches and constructive criticism. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: EN 111.

  • Credit Hours: 3

EN 111 Freshman Composition I

A study of rhetoric designed to teach students effective writing, reading, speaking, and listening. In EN 111, emphasis is placed on the short theme, and close study is given to expository and argumentative writing.

  • Credit Hours: 3

EN 112 Freshman Composition II

A study of rhetoric designed to teach students effective writing, reading, speaking, and listening. In EN 112, students are introduced to literature, methods of research using the library, the Internet, and CD-ROM, and to writing a research paper. An exit examination is given before the completion of EN 111, and the requirements for EN 112 may not be met by CLEP.

  • Credit Hours: 3

EN 250 English Fundamentals

A course designed for students who did not pass the English Proficiency Examination required in their junior year. In it, the basic mechanics of sentence and paragraph structure will be reviewed until the student can demonstrate the ability to write acceptable standard English. Only students who have taken the English Proficiency Examination may register for EN 250. The requirements of this course may not be met by special examination.

  • Credit Hours: 2

EN 301 Survey of American Literature I

A study of major American poets and prose writers and main currents of thought to which they contributed. Prerequisite: EN 112.

  • Credit Hours: 3

EN 302 Survey of American Literature II

A study of major American poets and prose writers and main currents of thought to which they contributed. Prerequisite: EN 112.

  • Credit Hours: 3

FS 131 Nutrition

Basic principles of human nutrition, including nutrients and allowances for various ages and normal stress conditions. Carries credit toward the general education requirement in science.

  • Credit Hours: 3

HI 211 United States History I

A survey of modernizing, pluralist American society and America in the international community, 1607 to 1877.

  • Credit Hours: 3

HI 212 U.S. History II*

A survey of modernizing, pluralist American society and America in the international community, 1877 to the present.

  • Credit Hours: 3

IS 120 Microcomputer Applications*

This course is designed to give students basic computer concepts and practical experience in the use of the computer. Using software applications packages such as word processing, electronic spreadsheets, graphics, and database management, students will learn to input and output data useful in professional and personal pursuits. Prerequisite: One year of high school typing.

  • Credit Hours: 3

MA 101 Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics

Course topics include critical thinking skills, sets, number theory, the real number system, algebra, graphs, consumer mathematics, geometry. Does not count toward a mathematics major or minor.

  • Credit Hours: 3

MU 200 Music Appreciation

An introduction to the music of the Western world from the Middle Ages to the present time. Consideration is given to the various political, social, and religious factors that have caused changes in musical style from one art period to another. Representative compositions from each art period will be studied. Out-of-class listening and concert and recital attendance are also a part of class activities.

  • Credit Hours: 3

OM 250 Business Review

A course designed for students who did not pass the Business Departmental Exam (Major Field Test) required in their senior year. The course consists of a review of the major theories and concepts for making sound business decisions. A variety of activities will be used to reinforce these principles, and students will exhibit this understanding through case analysis, completion of study guides, class discussions and written exams. Only students who have taken the Business Departmental Exit Exam may register for OM 250. The requirements of this course may not be met by special examination. This course may not count toward a major or minor in Business.

  • Credit Hours: 2

PE 211 Health Principles

A practical study of the principles of healthful living, including a study of the basic physiological processes.

  • Credit Hours: 2

PS 120 Political Science

An examination of the standard essentials of political science in which are considered certain contemporary political doctrines, systems of government, political organization and behavior, and a look at various worldwide governmental policies.

  • Credit Hours: 3

PY 101 Principles of Psychology

An overview of the science of psychology, including such concepts as emotion, motivation, adjustment, perception, learning, personality, abnormal behavior, therapies, intelligence, measurement, and experimental methods.

  • Credit Hours: 3

RG 102 Life and Teachings of Jesus

A review of the life of the Master Teacher and a study of the principles and parabolic representations of Christian life and faith as revealed in the Gospels.

  • Credit Hours: 3

RT 321 Christian Ethics

An introductory survey of Christian ethics from biblical to present times. The course includes a systematic evaluation of various approaches to Christian ethics. Consideration is given to the relationship between the Bible and the quality and character of the Christian moral life, with special emphasis on Christ as the center of value and the moral life. Students investigate and critique major ethical systems and engage in values analysis, clarification, and criticism. 

  • Credit Hours: 3