Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
    
    Nov 26, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

All CCU Course Descriptions


Note: Certain courses may be offered only through the College of Undergraduate Studies (CUS) or the College of Adult and Graduate Studies (CAGS). Students should refer to their specific degree program in the Catalog or consult their academic advisor to confirm which courses are available in their program. In general, undergraduate course numbers (i.e. 100-499) ending in “A” are offered in the College of Adult and Graduate Studies. Undergraduate course numbers without the “A” ending are offered in the College of Undergraduate Studies.

 
  
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    ACC 201 - Principles of Accounting I Financial Reporting

    (4) An introduction to corporate financial accounting, focusing on the accounting process, balance sheet, and income statement. Emphasizes the accounting cycle, recording and summarizing transactions, financial statements, and generally accepted accounting principles. Introduces the use of computers in accounting.

    Prerequisites: BUS 101  or MGT 101 .
    When Offered
    Fall and spring semesters.
  
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    ACC 201A - Principles of Accounting I

    (3) An introduction to corporate financial accounting, focusing on the accounting process, balance sheet, and income statement. Emphasizes the accounting cycle, recording and summarizing transactions, financial statements, and generally accepted accounting principles. Introduces the use of computers in accounting.

    Prerequisites: MAT 110A  or higher.
  
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    ACC 202A - Principles of Accounting II

    (3) A continuation and completion of the financial-accounting concepts introduced in ACC 201A and the development and use of accounting information to support managerial decision-making, and an introduction to managerial accounting. Financial accounting topics include those peculiar to corporations, the cash flow statements and analysis of financial statements. Managerial topics include performance measurements and budgeting. Income tax accounting is introduced. Uses computer applications.

    Prerequisites: ACC 201A , CIS 201A .
  
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    ACC 300 - Managerial Cost Accounting

    (3) A study of the role of management accounting in the successful operation of a business. Course includes cost accounting’s traditional functions–planning, control, and product costing–with an emphasis on information relevant for decision-making.

    Prerequisites: ACC 201 
    When Offered
    Every fall semester.
  
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    ACC 300A - Managerial Cost Accounting

    (3) A study of the role of management accounting in the successful operation of a business. Course includes cost accounting’s traditional functions–planning, control, and product costing–with an emphasis on information relevant for decision-making.

    Prerequisites: ACC 202A , CIS 201A .
  
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    ACC 302 - Intermediate Accounting I

    (3) Intensive analysis of current accounting principles and their application to the measurement and reporting of financial statements.

    Prerequisites: ACC 201 
    When Offered
    Every fall semester.
  
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    ACC 302A - Intermediate Accounting I

    (3) Intensive analysis of current accounting principles and their application to the measurement and reporting of financial statements.

    Prerequisites: ACC 202A .
  
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    ACC 303 - Intermediate Accounting II

    (3) Continuation and completion of ACC 302 .

    Prerequisites: ACC 302 .
    When Offered
    Every spring semester.
  
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    ACC 303A - Intermediate Accounting II

    (3) Continuation and completion of ACC 302A .

    Prerequisites: ACC 302A .
  
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    ACC 305 - Design and Audit of Internal Controls

    (3) Audit of Internal Controls provides students with a thorough understanding of U.S. GAAS concerning Internal Controls and the design of internal controls for accounting systems. This course provides an in-depth and thorough study of the COSO Internal Control Framework, risk analysis of a company’s internal controls, documenting accounting systems and internal controls, test and evaluation of those controls and the resulting Auditor’s Opinion on Internal Controls.

    Prerequisites: ACC 201 
    When Offered
    Every fall semester.
  
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    ACC 306 - Individual Taxation

    (3) Introduction to taxation with a focus on the taxation of individuals.

    Prerequisites: ACC 201 .
    When Offered
    Every fall semester.
  
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    ACC 306A - Tax Accounting

    (3) Federal tax laws, taxation of business transactions, the preparation of tax returns.

    Prerequisites: ACC 202A .
  
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    ACC 309 - Accounting for Nonprofit and Government Organizations

    (1-3) Concepts and practices of accounting for nonprofit and government organizations. Includes budgets, responsibility accounting, and fund accounting.

    Prerequisites: ACC 201 
    Notes: May be retaken for credit, maximum of 3 credit hours toward degree requirements.
    When Offered
    Every fall semester.
  
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    ACC 309A - Accounting for Nonprofit and Government Organizations

    (3) Concepts and practices of accounting for nonprofit and government organizations. Includes budgets, responsibility accounting, and fund accounting.

    Prerequisites: ACC 202A , CIS 201A .
  
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    ACC 320A - Financial Statement Analysis

    (3) Advance student’s understanding of how to use financial information to value and analyze firms. Students will apply accounting/finance skills to problems from today’s business news to help us understand what is contained in financial reports, why firms report certain information, and how to be a sophisticated user of this information.

    Prerequisites: ACC 202A , CIS 201A .
  
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    ACC 350 - Internship

    (3) Supervised experience in a professional setting.

    Notes: Pass/Fail; may be repeated for credit.
  
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    ACC 350A - Internship

    (3) Supervised experience in a professional setting.

    Prerequisites: ENG 102A .
    Notes: Pass/Fail; may be repeated for credit.
  
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    ACC 355A - Accounting Theory

    (3) This course provides a contemporary examination of the theoretical basis of accounting, integrating procedural and technical elements and relevant Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) pronouncements. Students will analyze key historical issues and financial reporting concepts as well as the mitigation of potential fraudulent behavior from a biblical perspective.

    Prerequisites: ACC 302A .
  
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    ACC 401 - Advanced Accounting

    (3) Accounting principles as applied to partnerships, consolidations, installment and consignment sales, and other specialized areas of accounting.

    Prerequisites: ACC 303 .
    When Offered
    Every fall semester.
  
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    ACC 401A - Advanced Accounting

    (3) Accounting principles as applied to partnerships, consolidations, installment and consignment sales, and other specialized areas of accounting.

    Prerequisites: ACC 303A .
  
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    ACC 403A - Accounting Systems

    (3) Accounting Systems is concerned with the way computerized information systems impact how accounting data is captured, processed, and communicated. The course introduces students to technology, procedures, and controls that are necessary to conduct internal and external e-business, with an emphasis on the internal controls over such systems. Knowing the dimensions of internal controls is essential to both audit and the integrity of financial systems.

    Prerequisites: ENG 102A .
  
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    ACC 404 - Auditing I

    (3) The auditing course delves into the philosophy, principles, and practices of auditing. U.S. Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) are studied and applied. Examination of professional ethics, legal liability and internal control are critical towards the application of auditing and attestation standards are covered in the course.

    Prerequisites: ACC 303 .
    Fee
    Fees may apply.
    When Offered
    Every spring semester.
  
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    ACC 404A - Auditing

    (3) Philosophy, principles, and auditing practices.

    Prerequisites: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, all major coursework.
  
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    ACC 405 - Auditing II

    (3) Auditing II continues the student’s journey into the world of Auditing by applying accounting system concepts, Audit techniques, knowledge of internal controls, U.S. Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) to actual or hypothetical Case Studies. Auditor’s Professional ethics, SEC and Sarbanes-Oxley implications, and legal liability associated with these cases are researched, examined and evaluated.

    Prerequisites: ACC 305; ACC 404; Accounting major seniors only.
    When Offered
    Spring semester.
  
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    ACC 410 - Certified Public Accountant’s Exam Review

    (1-4) The CPA Exam Review Course is a comprehensive review of all Accounting and related subjects tested on the nation-wide CPA Exam. It addresses all four parts of the Exam and thoroughly prepares CPA Candidates by covering content, format, as well as technique. Specifically: Auditing and Attestation (AUD). This section covers knowledge of auditing procedures, generally accepted auditing standards and other standards related to attest engagements, and the skills needed to apply that knowledge. Business Environment and Concepts (BEC). This section covers knowledge of general business environment and business concepts that candidates need to know in order to understand the underlying business reasons for and accounting implications of business transactions, and the skills needed to apply that knowledge. Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR). This section covers knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles for business enterprises, not-for-profit organizations, and governmental entities, and the skills needed to apply that knowledge. Regulation (REG). This section covers knowledge of federal taxation, ethics, professional and legal responsibilities, and business law, and the skills needed to apply that knowledge.

    Prerequisites: Senior Accounting Majors only.
    Notes: May be retaken for credit.
    Fee
    Course fees apply.
    When Offered
    Every fall and spring semesters.
  
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    ACC 420 - Business Analytics

    (3) Students will learn and apply the important role for accountants today of providing decision support to management by analyzing complex data sets and working with large data structures. This course will use annual reports, data structures from EDGARS and company profiles of companies applied toward developing skills of analytic design. Analytic design is also an integral component of the course in which data visualization must be useful and interesting.

    Prerequisites: ACC 201 ; ACC 302 .
    When Offered
    Every spring semester.
  
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    ACC 425 - Business Taxation

    (3) Tax principles applied to business activities, choice of entity (corporation/S corporation/partnership/etc.), state and local tax implications, and international transactions.

    Prerequisites: ACC 306 .
    When Offered
    Every spring semester.
  
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    ACC 450 - Internship

    (1 to 3) Supervised experience in a professional setting.

    Notes: Pass/Fail; may be repeated for credit.
  
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    ACC 450A - Internship

    (1 to 3) Supervised experience in a professional setting.

    Prerequisites: ENG 102A .
    Notes: Pass/Fail; may be repeated for credit.
  
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    ACC 500 - Accounting Ethics

    (3) This course examines ethics as applied to the field of accounting and business. Ethics is examined and evaluated through various theories on leadership, Accountants Code of Professional Conduct, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. In particular, how ethics are acted out and the motivation for such behavior is closely examined.

    Prerequisites: ACC 303 .
    When Offered
    Every fall semester.
  
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    ACC 501 - Using Accounting Information

    (3) This course is designed as a comprehensive overview of financial information and focuses on the use of financial reports in enterprise management. Participants must demonstrate college-level experience in accounting prior to acceptance into the MBA program.

    Prerequisites: Undergraduate-level accounting.
  
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    ACC 505 - Accounting Ethics

    (3) Ethics as applied to the accounting profession is studied through the lenses of biblical responsibility and practice. The fundamental values of integrity, due care, confidentiality, objectivity and independence are explored through theory and cases. Students will learn to recognize potential conflict of interest and moral dilemma situations and develop proper professional code of conduct responses.

  
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    ACC 510 - Advanced Managerial/Cost Accounting

    (3) This course covers cost accounting and its role as a tool for management decision-making in the overall operation of a business. Topics include but are not limited to: budgeting and control, job and activity-based costing, variance and other types of performance reporting, and the balanced scorecard.

  
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    ACC 515 - Research and the Accounting Regulatory Environment

    (3) A survey of the accounting regulatory environment is presented along with research strategies for locating applicable accounting principles and auditing standards in complex accounting situations. Research and interpretation skills will be developed through the use of cases.

  
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    ACC 520 - Advanced Tax Accounting

    (3) This course develops a conceptual framework for analyzing taxation of property transactions, corporations, partnerships, and exempt organizations. Building on skills acquired in the undergraduate tax accounting course, students will research, analyze and communicate conclusions about issues related to the above topics for reporting and management decision-making.

  
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    ACC 525 - Auditing Forensics for Accounting Information Systems

    (3) Forensic auditing with a focus on accounting information systems is covered. This combines a review of the scope and objectives of audit work and the major steps in the audit process with an overview of the steps in forensic analytics and investigation practices as applied to accounting information systems that provide evidence suitable for use in a court of law.

  
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    ACC 530 - International Accounting Standards

    (3) This course presents the challenges and opportunities of incorporating the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) into practice given the converegence of the global marketplace. A comparison with GAAP will be introduced along with research methodologies that will assist students to maintain best practices in the evolving domestic and international accounting domains.

  
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    AIR 101 - Foundations of the United States Air Force I

    (1) Introduces students to the U.S. Air Force and the USAF officer profession. Uses instructor lectures, films and videos, and group activities to examine Air Force issues, officership qualities, and military customs and courtesies. Emphasizes the communication skills necessary for an Air Force officer.

    Lab/Lecture Hours
    One 1-hour lecture and one 2-hour lab per week.
  
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    AIR 102 - Foundations of the United States Air Force II

    (1) A continuation of AIR 101.

    Lab/Lecture Hours
    One 1-hour lecture and one 2-hour lab per week.
  
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    AIR 201 - The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power I

    (1) Studies air power from balloons and dirigibles through the jet age and historically reviews air power employment in military and nonmilitary operations in support of national objectives. Looks at the evolution of air power concepts and doctrine and introduces the development of communicative skills.

    Lab/Lecture Hours
    One 1-hour lecture and one 2-hour lab per week.
  
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    AIR 202 - The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power II

    (1) A continuation of AIR 201.

    Lab/Lecture Hours
    One 1-hour lecture and one 2-hour lab per week.
  
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    AIR 301 - Air Force Leadership Studies I

    (3) Provides an integrated management course emphasizing concepts and skills required by the successful manager and leader. Includes individual motivational and behavioral processes, leadership, communication, and group dynamics while providing foundation for the development of the junior officer’s professional skills (officership). Emphasizes decision making and use of analytic aids in planning, organizing and controlling in a changing environment. Discusses organizational and personal values (ethics), management of change, organizational power, politics, managerial strategy, and tactics within the context of military organization. Uses actual Air Force case studies throughout the course to enhance the learning and communication process.

    Lab/Lecture Hours
    Two 1 1/2-hour seminars plus one 2-hour lab per week.
  
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    AIR 302 - Air Force Leadership Studies II

    (3) Continuation of AIR 301. Emphasizes basic managerial processes while employing group discussions, case studies, and role playing as learning devices. Continues to emphasize the development of communicative skills.

    Lab/Lecture Hours
    Two 1 1/2-hour seminars and one 2-hour lab per week.
  
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    AIR 401 - National Security Forces in Contemporary American Society I

    (3) Studies U.S. national security policy which examines the formulation, organization, and implementation of national security policy; context of national security; evolution of strategy; management of conflict; and civil-military interaction. Also includes blocks of instruction on the military profession/officership, the military justice system, and communicative skills. Provides future Air Force officers with the background of U.S. national security policy so they can effectively function in today’s Air Force.

    Lab/Lecture Hours
    Two 1 1/2-hour seminars and one 2-hour lab per week.
  
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    AIR 402 - National Security Forces in Contemporary American Society II

    (3) A continuation of AIR 401. Includes defense strategy conflict management, formulation/implementation of U.S. defense policy, and organizational factors and case studies in policy making, military law, uniform code of military justice, and communication skills.

    Lab/Lecture Hours
    Two 1 1/2-hour seminars and one 2-hour lab per week.
  
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    ART 112A - Art Appreciation

    (3) An introduction to the art world and all its aspects: the people who are active in that world, the many kinds of work that are created, the sensations and ideas we receive from those works, and the ways the life of art has transmitted across many times and places.

    Prerequisites: ENG 102A .
  
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    ART 231 - Photography I

    (3) This course provides an introduction to photography. Emphasis is placed on photography as art.

    Fee
    Darkroom fees apply.
    When Offered
    Every fall semester.
  
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    ART 231A - Photography I

    (3) This course provides an introduction tophotography. Emphasis is placed on photography as art.

    Prerequisites: ENG 102A .
  
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    ART 232 - Photography II

    (3) ART 232 Photo II builds upon concepts covered in ART 231 . The platform will be primarily Digital Photography, and in addition, as in Photo I, we will use the Film Darkroom to create images that have analog made-by-hand image and quality characteristics inherent with the Film platform, and also Hybrid imaging, combining film and digital media. In addition to ambient light, students will explore avenues where we apply artificial, modified, and studio type lighting to make images that conform to pre-conceived image characteristics. Students will create a portfolio of 20 images of a category chosen after the first half of the course. There will be some hands-on workshop sessions and field trips where we photograph in a variety of lighting conditions. Class participation is necessary.

    Prerequisites: ART 231 .
    When Offered
    Every spring semester.
  
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    ART 497 - Special Topics

    (1 to 3) Guided group investigation and discussion of a selected topic.

    Notes: Graded; may be repeated for credit.
  
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    ASL 101 - Elementary American Sign Language I

    (3) This course introduces students to the fundamentals of American Sign Language (ASL) including basic conversation, dialogue, and vocabulary. Expressive and receptive skills are emphasized within a cultural context.

    When Offered
    Every fall semester.
  
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    ASL 102 - Elementary American Sign Language II

    (3) This course is a continuation of Elementary American Sign Language I, introducing students to the fundamentals of American Sign Language (ASL) including basic conversation, dialogue, and vocabulary. Expressive and receptive skills are emphasized within a cultural context.

    Prerequisites: ASL 101 , or instructor permission.
    When Offered
    Every spring semester.
  
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    ASL 103 - Elementary American Sign Language III

    (3) This course is a continuation of Elementary American Sign Language II, introducing students to the fundamentals of American Sign Language (ASL) including basic conversation, dialogue, and vocabulary. Expressive and receptive skills are emphasized within a cultural context.

    Prerequisites: ASL 102 , or instructor permission.
    When Offered
    Every fall semester.
  
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    ASL 104 - Elementary American Sign Language IV

    (3) This course is a continuation of Elementary American Sign Language III, introducing students to the fundamentals of American Sign Language (ASL) including basic conversation, dialogue, and vocabulary. Expressive and receptive skills are emphasized within a cultural context.

    Prerequisites: ASL 103 , or instructor permission.
    When Offered
    Every spring semester.
  
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    BIB 110A - Introduction to the Bible

    (3) This course is designed to be an introduction to the Bible. It will present basic information for studying the Bible, distinguish the focus of the Old and New Testaments, and address Biblical themes. It will present the Bible as the inspired revelation of God and God’s divine plan for humankind. This course does not meet the General Education requirement for Biblical Studies majors.

    Prerequisites: ENG 102A .
    Notes: INT 200A, INT 201A, INT 212A, or PHL 215A should be taken prior to this course.
  
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    BIB 111 - Old Testament

    (3) An introduction to the theological, historical, and literary features of the Old Testament, tracing God’s covenant relationship with ancient Israel.

    Fee
    Course fee may apply.
    When Offered
    Every spring semester.
    Cross-listed HIS 111  
  
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    BIB 114 - New Testament

    (3) Survey to acquaint the student with the content, background, message, and significance of the books of the New Testament.

    Fee
    Course fee may apply.
    When Offered
    Every fall semester.
    Cross-listed HUM 114  
  
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    BIB 115A - How We Got the English Bible

    (3) This course will enable the student to appreciate the value of the Scriptures, trace the development and transmission of the Bible from the first century to today (including the English Bible), and make a value judgment on which translation is best for his/her needs.

    Prerequisites: ENG 102A .
    Notes: INT 200A, INT 201A, INT 212A, or PHL 215A should be taken prior to this course.
  
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    BIB 213 - Psalms

    (3) Analysis of the structure and formation of the Psalter; categorization of psalm types; form critical, rhetorical and theological interpretation of selected psalms representing the main psalm types; and analysis of poetic language and technique used by the Hebrew poets.

    When Offered
    Scheduled by school.
  
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    BIB 213A - Psalms

    (3) Analysis of the structure and formation of the Psalter; categorization of psalm types; form critical, rhetorical and theological interpretation of selected psalms representing the main psalm types; and analysis of poetic language and technique used by the Hebrew poets.

    Prerequisites: ENG 102A .
    Notes: INT 200A, INT 201A, INT 212A, or PHL 215A should be taken prior to this course.
  
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    BIB 223A - Spiritual Formation

    (3) This course focuses on personal spiritual formation; including spiritual disciplines, shaping of the inner life and developing a Christ-centered character that is manifested in servanthood to God and others.

    Prerequisites: BIB 230A .
    Notes: INT 200A, INT 201A, INT 212A, or PHL 215A should be taken prior to this course.
  
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    BIB 230 - Interpreting the Bible

    (3) This course provides an orientation to the Bible and the field of biblical studies; the formation, preservation, and translation of the Bible; hermeneutics and the principles and practices of exegesis.

    Prerequisites: BIB 111 , BIB 114 , (ENG 104  is recommended).
    Fee
    Fees may apply.
    When Offered
    Fall and spring semesters.
  
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    BIB 230A - Interpreting the Bible

    (3) This course is designed for the person who has working knowledge of the Bible. It is not intended for those students who desire a basic introduction to scripture. It examines the formation, preservation, and translation of the Bible, hermeneutics, and the principles and practice of exegesis.

    Prerequisites: ENG 102A .
    Notes: INT 200A, INT 201A, INT 212A, or PHL 215A should be taken prior to this course.
  
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    BIB 304A - Biblical Tools

    (3) This course provides an overview of biblical languages including basics of OT Hebrew and NT Greek (alphabet, morphology, syntax). Additionally, a major focus will be to develop a familiarity with research tools available for studying the biblical text, including lexicons, concordances, workbooks, etc. This course lays a basic foundation for studying the biblical texts with sensitivity to the original languages.

    Prerequisites: ENG 102A .
  
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    BIB 307 - The Synoptic Gospels

    (3) Matthew, Mark, and Luke as narrative and theology; the life and teachings of Jesus; textual, chronological and canonical issues.

    Prerequisites: BIB 230 .
    When Offered
    Every third semester.
  
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    BIB 307A - The Synoptic Gospels

    (3) This course examines Matthew, Mark and Luke as narrative and theology. The life and teachings of Jesus will be studied including textual, chronological and conical issues.

    Prerequisites: BIB 230A .
  
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    BIB 310 - Acts and Pauline Literature

    (3) This course addresses the development of the early Church and its theology in the Book of Acts and Paul’s epistles. Anintroduction of biblical theology as a distinctive method is included.

    Prerequisites: BIB 230 .
    When Offered
    Every third semester.
  
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    BIB 310A - Acts and Pauline Literature

    (3) This course addresses the development of the early Church and its theology in the Book of Acts and Paul’s epistles. Anintroduction of biblical theology as a distinctive method is included.

    Prerequisites: ENG 102A .
    Notes: INT 200A, INT 201A, INT 212A, or PHL 215A should be taken prior to this course.
  
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    BIB 315 - Old Testament Narrative and Law

    (3) Exegesis of the Primary History of Israel (Genesis through 2 Kings) with strong consideration of its ancient near Eastern social, historical, cultural, and religious context.

    Prerequisites: BIB 230 .
    When Offered
    Every third semester.
  
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    BIB 315A - Old Testament Narrative & Law

    (3) This course focuses on the primary history about Israel’s emergence as the people of God (Genesis through Esther). There is attention to its ancient near Eastern social, historical, cultural and religious context.

    Prerequisites: BIB 230A .
  
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    BIB 318 - Old Testament Poetry and Wisdom

    (3) Exegesis of the Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon, including methods of interpretation, literary criticism, and form-critical issues.

    Prerequisites: BIB 230 .
    When Offered
    Every third semester.
  
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    BIB 318A - Old Testament Poetry & Wisdom

    (3) This course examines Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon. Included is a focus on methods of interpretation, literary criticism and form-critical issues. Special focus is given to their meaning and relevance for modern life.

    Prerequisites: BIB 230A .
  
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    BIB 350 - Internship

    (1 to 3) Supervised experience in a professional setting.

    Notes: See Academic Policies for guidelines. Pass/Fail; may be repeated for credit up to 3 credits.
    When Offered
    Scheduled by School.
  
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    BIB 390 - Directed Study

    (1 to 3) Guided independent investigation of a topic selected in consultation with the major or minor advisor.

    Notes: Graded; may be repeated for credit
    When Offered
    Scheduled by School.
  
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    BIB 390A - Directed Study

    (1 to 3) Guided independent investigation of a topic selected in consultation with the major or minor advisor.

    Prerequisites: ENG 102A .
    Notes: Graded; may be repeated for credit
  
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    BIB 409 - Old Testament Prophetic Literature

    (3) Exegesis of the Major and Minor Prophets of the Old Testament, including methods of interpretation, socio-historical provenance, and historical-critical issues.

    Prerequisites: BIB 230 .
    When Offered
    Every third semester.
  
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    BIB 409A - Old Testament Prophetic Literature

    (3) This course focuses on exegesis of the Major and Minor Prophets of the Old Testament, including methods of interpretation, socio-historical provenance and historical-critical issues.

    Prerequisites: BIB 230A .
  
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    BIB 410 - Johannine Literature and the General Epistles

    (3) Exegesis and theology of the Johannine and General Epistles, with an emphasis on how interpreters address problem passages.

    Prerequisites: BIB 230 .
    When Offered
    Every third semester.
  
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    BIB 410A - Johannine Literature & General Epistles

    (3) This course examines the Gospel of John and the General Epistles. Historical circumstances and distinctive themes will be studied.

    Prerequisites: BIB 230A .
  
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    BIB 423A - Teaching the Bible

    (3) This course explores the ways to teach others basic truths of Christianity using the Bible as the primary source. Audiences will include children, adolescents, and adults. Additionally, there is a focus on teaching seekers, new Christians, and mature Christians various concepts that match the level of their spiritual maturity.

    Prerequisites: BIB 307A , BIB 310A , BIB 315A , BIB 318A , BIB 409A , BIB 410A .
  
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    BIB 450 - Internship

    (3-6) Supervised experience in a professional setting.

    Prerequisites: Senior standing.
    Notes: Pass/Fail; may be repeated for credit.
    No more than 3 credit hours of an internship can be applied toward the major.
    When Offered
    Scheduled by School.
  
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    BIB 470 - Senior Thesis

    (3) A research project designed to give students of exceptional qualification the opportunity to compose a lengthier essay than is possible in a traditional course (30 to 40 pages). It is especially for those planning to attend seminary or graduate school. The student works with a professor as advisor; the essay receives a grade of Pass or Fail by a faculty committee.

    Prerequisites: Senior Status, 3.5 GPA, Permission of thesis committee.
    When Offered
    Scheduled by School.
  
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    BIB 490 - Directed Study

    (1 to 3) Guided independent investigation of a topic selected in consultation with the major or minor advisor.

    Notes: See Academic Policies for guidelines. Graded; may be repeated for credit
    When Offered
    Scheduled by School.
  
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    BIB 491A - Biblical Studies Capstone

    (3) This course is a microcosm of what Biblical Studies Majors have learned over their time at CCU. It puts theory into practice and paves the way for students to engage with their culture.

    Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in all major course work.
    Notes: Taken during final semester of the program.
  
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    BIB 497 - Special Topics

    (1 to 3) Guided group investigation and discussion of a selected topic.

    Prerequisites: BIB 230 .
    Notes: Graded; may be repeated for credit.
    When Offered
    Scheduled by School.
  
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    BIB 498 - Teaching Assistantship

    (1) Supervised and limited preparation and delivery of lectures, tutoring of students, laboratory preparation, and assisting in the preparation and grading of examinations.

    Notes: Pass/Fail; may be repeated for credit
    When Offered
    Scheduled by School.
  
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    BIB 507 - The Bible and Progressive Revelation

    (3) This course unites the many parts of the Bible into unified storylines such as redemption, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, and Biblical Covenants as God revealed them to His people.

    Fee
    Course fee applies.
  
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    BIB 512 - Contemporary Reading Strategies

    (2) Contemporary approaches to the interpretation of Scripture.

  
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    BIB 518 - Biblical Language Tools for Non-Biblical Language Students

    (3) This course provides the student with a working knowledge of both Hebrew and Greek within the Logos Bible Software and helps the student prepare for the Exegetical Theology course.

    Prerequisites: THE 530 .
  
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    BIB 520 - The Land of the Bible

    (3) This course will study the physical land of Israel, as well as the cultural backgrounds in both Old and New Testaments that influenced the lives of God’s people.

    Prerequisites: BIB 507  or THE 530 .
  
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    BIB 522 - Interpreting the Bible I

    (3) This course will teach students how to create charts on biblical books, sections and sub-sections to enhance competency in the science of biblical interpretation. The student will also become competent to exegete passages from the English Bible, as well as the use of Hebrew and Greek Lexicons.

    Prerequisites: BIB 507 .
  
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    BIB 523 - Interpreting the Bible II

    (3) This course provides the student with new exegetical skills to be used in both the Old and New Testament. The student will exegete Scripture using the Logos Bible Software, with its reverse interlinear Bibles.

    Prerequisites: BIB 522 .
  
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    BIB 530 - Major Approaches to Theology

    (3) This course provides an overview of the various systems of theology such as Biblical, Systematic, Exegetical, Historical, Dogmatic, and Contemporary Theology.

    Prerequisites: BIB 507 ,
    Notes: BIB 530 will complete the degree requirements for the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies only.
    Cross-listed THE 530 .
  
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    BIB 534 - Biblical Exegesis I: The Pentateuch and Historical Books

    (3) This course provides an overview of the Pentateuch and Historical Books through the development of charts on specific Books or Sections, and highlights God’s Promises to a Nation in Genesis (Abrahamic Covenant), Exodus (Mosaic Covenant), I and II Samuel (Davidic Covenant), II Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah.

    Prerequisites: BIB 507 BIB 523 .
  
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    BIB 536 - Biblical Exegesis II: The Gospels and Acts, History of the New Testament

    (3) This course creates an overview of the Gospels and Book of Acts, tracing how Jesus offered Himself to the nation and fulfilled the Old Testament prophetic promises as He began to build His Church through the Apostles, enabled by the Holy Spirit.

    Prerequisites: BIB 507 , BIB 523 .
  
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    BIB 538 - Biblical Exegesis III: The Prophets and Psalms

    (3) This course provides an overview of the Prophets and the Psalms through the development of charts on specific Books or Sections. The course offers a four-fold focus on 1) the Messianic prophecies in both biblical divisions, 2) the warnings to both Israel and Judah resulting in the removal of both kingdoms, 3) selected passages for exegesis, and 4) the New Covenant for Israel and its relation to the Abrahamic and Davidic Covenants.

    Prerequisites: BIB 507 , BIB 523 .
  
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    BIB 539 - Understanding How God Wired You: Spiritual Formation

    (3) This course equips the student to understand and develop his/her spiritual life, spiritual gifts and temperament, and employ that knowledge in serving others more effectively.

    Prerequisites: BIB 507 .
  
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    BIB 540 - Biblical Exegesis IV: The Pauline and General Epistles

    (3) This course directs the student into a study and exegesis of thirteen Pauline Epistles and eight General Epistles: Hebrews, James, 1, 2 Peter, 1, 2, 3 John, and Jude.

    Prerequisites: BIB 507 , BIB 523 .
  
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    BIB 558 - The Biblical Canon and Textual Criticism

    (3) This course traces the development of the Biblical Canon from its inception to its close, and investigates the text of the Canon by comparing manuscript with manuscript in order to discern its canonicity.

    Prerequisites: BIB 507  or THE 530 .
  
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    BIB 564 - Teaching to Change Lives

    (3) This course helps the student understand that teaching is not a ministry of mediocrity, but a ministry of multiplication (II Timothy 2:2). The student will analyze the difference between content-centered teaching and student-centered teaching, and will gain knowledge and competence in further exegetical skills, and how to create lesson plan series on a book or subject.

    Prerequisites: BIB 507 .
 

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