Academic Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Dec 06, 2021  
Academic Catalog 2021-2022

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) This course provides an introduction to the financial accounting information role in business and society, focusing on the recording and reporting of business operations, including financing and investing events. It provides insights on business and enables students to become familiar with reporting of business operations using generally accepted accounting principles.

    Prerequisites: BUS 101  or MGT 101 .
    When Offered
    Fall and spring semesters.
  
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    ACC 203 - Accounting Principles Supplement

    (1) This course provides a greater understanding of the accounting for current and non-current assets and liabilities, the balance sheet and income statement, as well as analytical procedures applied thereto, and enables a student who has previously taken a 3 credit hour fundamental accounting course to comply with the 4 credit hour fundamental accounting course requirement for the School of Business (ACC 201 ).

    When Offered
    Every fall and spring semesters.
  
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    ACC 205A - Financial Accounting Fundamentals 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 113A  or higher.
  
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    ACC 206A - Financial Accounting Fundamentals 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 205A .
  
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    ACC 300 - Managerial Cost Accounting

    (3) This course enables students to prepare, use, and evaluate management accounting information for purposes of strategic decision making, planning, and control over operations as well as performance measurement and evaluation. Particular emphasis is placed on product costing analysis and making effective managerial decisions over activity-based costing systems, cost-volume profit analysis, and organizational budgeting.

    Prerequisites: ACC 201 
    When Offered
    Every fall and spring semester.
  
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    ACC 301A - Management Accounting for Decision Making

    (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 206A .
  
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    ACC 302 - Intermediate Accounting I

    (3) This course provides a thorough understanding of the theoretical foundations and mechanics underlying financial reporting. The course’s primary objective is to provide the tools necessary to understand and execute appropriate accounting procedures, with an understanding of the broader context in which accounting information is produced and used. The course focuses on the preparation of financial statements while emphasizing accounting requirements for revenue recognition, cash flows, inventory valuation, and the acquisition, utilization, and disposition of long-term assets. 

    Prerequisites: ACC 201 
    When Offered
    Every fall and spring semester.
  
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    ACC 303 - Intermediate Accounting II

    (3) This course provides a thorough understanding of accounting for long-term contracts, investments, liabilities and contingencies, long-term debt, leases, income taxes, the preparation of cash flow statements, and other in-depth accounting issues. 

    Prerequisites: ACC 302 .
    When Offered
    Every spring semester.
  
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    ACC 305 - Design and Audit of Internal Controls

    (3) The course provides a thorough understanding of U.S. Generally Accepted Auditing Standards for Internal Controls and the design of internal controls for accounting systems. This course provides an in-depth study of the COSO Internal Control Framework and risk analysis of a company’s internal controls to prevent fraud and errors.  Students learn to document accounting systems and internal controls, design tests and evaluate the controls, and prepare 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) This course examines the concepts and structure of the United States income tax system, with a focus on the taxation of individual taxpayers, the compliance burden associated with individual income taxation, and the decision-making process required in structuring activities.

    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 206A .
  
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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 315A - Government and Nonprofit Accounting

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

    Prerequisites: ACC 206A .
  
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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 206A .
  
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    ACC 325A - Intermediate Financial Accounting I

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

    Prerequisites: ACC 206A .
  
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    ACC 326A - Intermediate Financial Accounting II

    (3) Continuation and completion of ACC 325A .

    Prerequisites: ACC 325A .
  
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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 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 325A .
  
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    ACC 360A - Accounting Internship

    (3) Supervised experience in a professional setting.

    Prerequisites: ENG 103A .
    Notes: Pass/Fail; may be repeated for credit.
  
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    ACC 375A - Data Analytics in Accounting

    (3) Students will learn to incorporate analysis of complex and large data sets of financial and non-financial information into the accounting process. This course begins with analysis of individual company annual reports and aggregation of that data applied toward developing skills of analytic design. It then progresses to assembly and analysis of information from other sources - culminating in a major research and analysis report incorporating state of the art data visualization techniques.

    Prerequisites: ACC 326A 
  
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    ACC 401 - Advanced Accounting

    (3) The course covers advanced topics in financial reporting for students planning careers as professional accountants. Topics include business combinations, consolidated financial reporting, partnership accounting, segment and interim reporting, SEC reporting, multinational accounting and reporting, and other emerging topics.

    Prerequisites: ACC 303 .
    When Offered
    Every fall semester.
  
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    ACC 402A - Advanced and Specialized Accounting

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

    Prerequisites: ACC 326A .
  
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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 103A .
  
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    ACC 404 - Auditing I

    (3) The course focuses on the scope, activities, and responsibilities of the professional auditor.  Generally Accepted Auditing Standards governing assurance services are studied and applied. Students learn to practice professional judgment and professional skepticism in the process of assessing risk, planning, and performance of audit procedures, and reporting on financial results. Students examine professional ethics, legal liability, and internal control towards the application of auditing and attestation standards.

    Prerequisites: ACC 302 .
    When Offered
    Every spring semester.
  
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    ACC 410 - Certified Public Accountant’s Exam Review

    (3) The course provides a comprehensive review of all subjects tested on the nation-wide CPA Exam, addressing all four parts of the exam (Financial Accounting and Reporting, Business Environment and Concepts, Regulation, and Auditing).  The goal of the course is to prepare CPA candidates for the exam by presenting the content and format of the exam and providing useful techniques for taking the exam.

    Prerequisites: Senior Accounting Majors only.
    When Offered
    Every fall and spring semesters.
  
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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 455A - Accounting Internship

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

    Prerequisites: ENG 103A .
    Notes: Pass/Fail; may be repeated for credit.
  
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    ACC 491A - Auditing Philosophy, Principles and Practice

    (3) Philosophy, principles, and auditing practices.

    Prerequisites: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, all major coursework.
  
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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 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.

    Prerequisites: ACC 303 .
    When Offered
    Every fall semester.
  
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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 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.

    Prerequisites: ACC 306 .
    When Offered
    Every spring semester.
  
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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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    ACC 695 - Accounting Capstone - Accounting Theory

    (3) This course is the capstone for the M.S. in Accounting program. It 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. Research and interpretation skills will be developed through research papers, and the creation of an accounting case study will serve as the final capstone project.

    Prerequisites: Completion of all major coursework.
  
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    ACC 699 - MS Accounting Capstone - Research and the Regulatory Environment

    (3) This course is the capstone for the MS in Accounting program. It includes a survey of the accounting regulatory environment 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, and the creation of an accounting case study will serve as the final capstone project.

    Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in all major coursework.
  
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    AIR 101 - Heritage and Values I

    (1) This course provides an introduction to the Air Force, encourages students to pursue an AF career or seek additional information to be better informed about the role of the USAF. The course allows students to examine general aspects of the Department of the Air Force, AF Leadership, Air Force benefits, and opportunities for AF officers. The course also lays the foundation for becoming an Airman by outlining our heritage and values.

  
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    AIR 102 - Heritages and Values II

    (1) A continuation of AIR 101 - Heritage and Values I . This course provides a historical perspective including lessons on war and the US military, AF operations, principles of war, and airpower. This course also provides students with an understanding for the employment of air and space power, from an institutional, doctrinal, and historical perspective. The students are introduced to the Air Force way of life and gain knowledge on what it means to be an Airman.

  
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    AIR 123 - Leadership Laboratory

    (0) All AFROTC cadets must attend leadership lab (two hours per week). The laboratory involves a study of Air Force customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, career opportunities and the life and work of an Air Force junior officer. Students (cadets) seeking a commission must take this lab in conjunction with their AIR lecture/course. “Special Students” NOT seeking a commission, are not required or allowed to attend the Leadership Lab.

    Notes: Pass/Fail.
  
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    AIR 201 - Team and Leadership Fundamentals I

    (1) This course is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of both leadership and team building. This course teaches students that there are many layers to leadership, including aspects that are not always obvious. Such things include listening, understanding themselves, being a good follower, and problem solving efficiently.

  
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    AIR 202 - Team and Leadership Fundamentals II

    (1) A continuation of AIR 201 - Team and Leadership Fundamentals I . This course is designed to discuss different leadership perspectives when completing team building activities and discussing things like conflict management. This course also provides students with the ability of demonstrating their basic verbal and written communication skills. Active cadets will apply these lessons at Field Training, which follows the AIR-200 level.

  
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    AIR 301 - Leading People and Effective Communication I

    (3) This course is designed to build on the leadership fundamentals taught in the AIR-200 level. The cadets will have the opportunity to utilize their skills as they begin a broader leadership role in the detachment. The goal is for cadets and students to have a more in-depth understanding of how to effectively lead people and provide them with the tools to use throughout their detachment leadership roles.

  
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    AIR 302 - Leading People and Effective Communication II

    (3) A continuation of AIR 301 - Leading People and Effective Communication I . This course is designed to help cadets hone their writing and briefing skills. The course continues into advanced skills and ethics training that will prepare them for becoming an officer and a supervisor.

  
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    AIR 401 - National Security, Leadership Responsibilities, Commissioning Preparation I

    (3) This course is designed to address the basic elements of national security policy and process. The cadet will comprehend the air and space power operations as well as understand selected roles of the military in society and current domestic and international issues affecting the military profession.

  
  
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    APL 100 - Introduction to Apologetics

    (3) This course is an introduction to principles and methodologies of practical Christian apologetics. Multiple apologetic approaches are identified, compared, contrasted, and evaluated as to their strengths and weaknesses.

    When Offered
    Every fall semester.
  
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    APL 100A - Introduction to Apologetics

    (3) This course is an introduction to principles and methodologies of practical Christian apologetics. Multiple apologetic approaches are identified, compared, contrasted, and evaluated as to their strengths and weaknesses.

  
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    APL 101A - Apologetics and the Old Testament

    (3) This study explores the books of the Old Testament with a focus upon the reliability of the texts, tackling notable textual and historical difficulties, and internal and external arguments for the validity of Scripture.

    Prerequisites: APL 100A BIB 101A 
  
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    APL 102A - Apologetics and the New Testament

    (3) This study explores the books and letters of the New Testament with a focus upon the reliability of the texts, tackling historical difficulties, and internal and external arguments for the validity of Scripture.

    Prerequisites: APL 100A BIB 102A .
  
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    APL 111A - Apologetics in Church History I (Pentecost to Reformation)

    (3) This course discusses the major events of the church from Pentecost to Reformation. It critically evaluates this complex path by examining the relationship between doctrinal development and the message of the Gospel.

    Prerequisites: APL 100A HIS 211A .  
  
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    APL 112A - Apologetics in Church History II (Reformation to Present)

    (3) This course discusses the major events of the church from Reformation to the present. It critically evaluates this complex path by examining the relationship between doctrinal development and the message of the Gospel.

    Prerequisites: APL 111A .
  
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    APL 201A - Philosophical Theology

    (3) This course is an introduction to the great questions and arguments of philosophy. It explores the core principles and history of philosophy of religion, metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics.

    Prerequisites: APL 100A PHL 204A .  
  
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    APL 202 - Introduction to Personal and Church-based Evangelism

    (3) This course is an introduction to the historical and biblical principles which lift and support evangelism. Particular attention is paid to effective contemporary practices through local churches and ministries (6-Stage Process).

    Prerequisites: APL 100 
    When Offered
    Every spring semester.
  
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    APL 202A - Introduction to Personal and Church-based Evangelism

    (3) This course is an introduction to the historical and biblical principles which lift and support evangelism. Particular attention is paid to effective contemporary practices through local churches and ministries (6-Stage Process).

    Prerequisites: APL 100A 
  
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    APL 203A - Apologetics and Christian Doctrine

    (3) This course examines the connection between core Christian doctrine and conducting sound apologetics with a view to defending and explaining these beliefs.

    Prerequisites: APL 100A THE 200A .  
  
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    APL 300A - Worldviews and the Problem of Evil

    (3) This course discusses the difficult classic questions associated with the problem of evil. An examination and critique of various worldviews’ approaches to evil are undertaken.

    Prerequisites: APL 100A 
  
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    APL 301A - Using Scripture in Apologetics

    (3) This course illustrates the proper methods of utilizing Scripture in the application of apologetics.

    Prerequisites: APL 100A 
  
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    APL 410A - Introduction to Critical Thinking and Logic

    (3) This course is an introduction to examine, explain, and implement critical thinking and logical arguments. It explores topics pertaining to the principles of critical thinking, general argumentation theory, and logical fallacy identification.

    Prerequisites: APL 100A 
  
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    APL 491A - Apologetics Capstone

    (3) This course examines the fundamental aspects of research and writing within apologetics. Students are exposed to best practices as they relate to obtaining and reviewing source material as well as the primary practices of writing well for the discipline.

    Prerequisites: All required major core and respective emphasis courses must be taken prior to the Capstone course.
  
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    APL 500 - Introduction to Apologetic Methods

    (3) This course explores specific apologetic methodologies and equips students to design approaches utilizing these methods to address key questions in the field.

  
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    APL 510 - Advanced Critical Thinking and Logic

    (3) This course is an advanced study in examining, explaining, and implementing critical thinking and logical arguments. It analyzes principles of critical thinking, general argumentation theory, argument identification, argument diagramming, and logical fallacy identification.

    Prerequisites: APL 500 
  
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    APL 515 - Bibliology: The Case for the Bible

    (3) This course examines the foundational arguments for the reliability of the Scriptures utilizing various apologetic approaches, internal, and external evidences.

    Prerequisites: APL 500 
  
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    APL 525 - The Case for Christ: Historical Evidence for the Son of God

    (3) This course assesses and composes apologetic approaches and arguments to defend the historicity and divinity of Christ, with particular attention given to the resurrection of Christ.

    Prerequisites: APL 500 
  
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    APL 530 - Advanced Personal and Church-based Evangelism

    (3) This course equips students in using a variety of approaches in both personal and church-related outreach efforts.

    Prerequisites: APL 500 
  
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    APL 596 - Theory and Method of Apologetics

    (3) This course equips graduate students to craft an apologetics thesis/research proposal according to best practices of apologetic writing.

    Prerequisites:  APL 500 APL 510 APL 515 APL 525 APL 530 , and all respective emphasis courses must be taken prior to this course.
  
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    APL 598 - Project Research and Development

    (3) This course assists and guides graduate students in the development and completion of their apologetics thesis/research project.

    Prerequisites: APL 596 
  
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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 103A .
  
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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 103A .
  
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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 101A - Old Testament Introduction

    (3) This course provides an overview of the historical development and fulfillment of God’s sovereign plan for both the people and the land of Israel.

    Prerequisites: ENG 103A .
    Notes: INT 200A, INT 201A, INT 212A, or PHL 215A should be taken prior to this course.
  
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    BIB 101S - Introducción al Antiguo Testamento/Old Testament Introduction

    (3) Este curso proporciona un panorama histórico del desarrollo y cumplimiento del plan soberano de Dios para la gente y la tierra de Israel.


    This course provides an overview of the historical development and fulfillment of God’s sovereign plan for both the people and the land of Israel.

    Prerequisites: Prerrequisito: SPA 103S 

     
    Notes: Este curso se imparte completamente en español. Los estudiantes deben hablar español con fluidez para inscribirse en este curso.


    This course is taught completely in Spanish. Students must be proficient in Spanish to register for this course.
    Cross-listed BIB 101A 

  
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    BIB 102A - New Testament Introduction

    (3) This course provides the background, content, unity and progression of the New Testament Scriptures. The student will capture an understanding of the life and ministry of Christ, the development of the Church and the unfolding of the New Covenant.

    Prerequisites: ENG 103A  
    Notes: INT 200A, INT 201A, INT 212A, or PHL 215A should be taken prior to this course.
  
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    BIB 102S - Introducción al Nuevo Testamento/New Testament Introduction

    (3) Este curso proporciona el trasfondo, el contenido, la unidad y la progresión de las Sagradas Escrituras del Nuevo Testamento. El alumno capturará una comprensión de la vida y el ministerio de Cristo, el desarrollo de la Iglesia y el desarrollo de la Nueva Alianza.


    This course provides the background, content, unity and progression of the New Testament Scriptures. The student will capture an understanding of the life and ministry of Christ, the development of the Church and the unfolding of the New Covenant.

    Prerequisites: Prerrequisito: SPA 103S 

     
    Notes: Este curso se imparte completamente en español. Los estudiantes deben hablar español con fluidez para inscribirse en este curso.


    This course is taught completely in Spanish. Students must be fluent in Spanish to register for this course.
    Cross-listed BIB 102A 

  
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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 103A .
    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) This course provides an introduction to the theological, historical, and literary features of the Old Testament, tracing God’s covenant relationship with ancient Israel. Special consideration will be given to the divine covenants and Messianic prophecies of the Old Testament.

    When Offered
    Every spring semester.
    Cross-listed HIS 111  
  
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    BIB 114 - New Testament

    (3) This course provides an introduction to the theological, historical, and literary features of the New Testament, tracing the presentation of the gospel message through historical, epistolary, and apocalyptic genres. Special consideration will be given to the life of Christ and missionary journeys of the Apostle Paul.

    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 103A .
    Notes: INT 200A, INT 201A, INT 212A, or PHL 215A should be taken prior to this course.
  
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    BIB 131 - Introduction to Biblical Archaeology

    (3) This course provides an introduction to biblical archaeology through a study of its goals, methods, results, and history as a discipline. Special focus is given to how archaeology illuminates the cultures of the biblical lands from the Bronze Age through the Roman period.

    When Offered
    Every spring semester.
  
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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 220A - Biblical Interpretation

    (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 103A .
    Notes: INT 200A, INT 201A, INT 212A, or PHL 215A should be taken prior to this course.
  
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    BIB 220S - Interpretación Bíblica/Biblical Interpretation

    (3) Este curso está diseñado para la persona quien tiene conocimiento de la Biblia. No está dirigida hacia estudiantes quienes desean una introducción básica a la escritura. El curso examina la formación, preservación y traducción de la Biblia, hermenéutica, y principios y prácticas de exegesis.


    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: Prerrequisito: SPA 103S 

     
    Notes: Este curso se imparte completamente en español. Los estudiantes deben hablar español con fluidez para inscribirse en este curso.


    This course is taught completely in Spanish. Students must be fluent in Spanish to register for this course.
    Cross-listed BIB 220A 

  
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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 220A .
    Notes: INT 200A, INT 201A, INT 212A, or PHL 215A should be taken prior to this course.
  
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    BIB 223S - Formación Espiritual/Spiritual Formation

    (3) Este curso se enfoca en la formación espiritual personal; incluyendo las disciplinas espirituales, formando la vida interior y desarrollando el carácter centrado en Cristo el cual es manifestado en el servicio a Dios y los demás. 


    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: Prerrequisito: BIB 220S 

     
    Notes: Este curso se imparte completamente en español. Los estudiantes deben hablar español con fluidez para inscribirse en este curso.


    This course is taught completely in Spanish. Students must be fluent in Spanish to register for this course.
    Cross-listed BIB 223A 

  
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    BIB 230 - Interpreting the Bible

    (3) This course provides an orientation to the Bible, hermeneutics, and exegetical practices. Exploration in the field of biblical studies will include the formation, preservation, and translation of the Bible.

    Prerequisites: BIB 111  or HIS 111 , BIB 114  or HUM 114 , (ENG 104  is recommended).
    When Offered
    Fall and spring semesters.
  
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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 103A .
  
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    BIB 307 - The Synoptic Gospels

    (3) This course provides an orientation to the life and teachings of Jesus as theology and historical narrative. Exploration of the Synoptic Gospels will include addressing textual, chronological, historical, and canonical questions that arise as we engage the similarities and differences among Matthew, Mark, and Luke.

    Prerequisites: BIB 230 .
    When Offered
    Every third semester.
  
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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 Pauline epistles. Special consideration is given to the impact of historical and cultural backgrounds on the hermeneutical approach to the text of the New Testament. Traditional and emerging frameworks for contextualizing Pauline theology are also considered.

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

    (3) This course provides an exegetical study of the Pentateuch (Genesis through Deuteronomy) and the Deuteronomic history of the Old Testament (Joshua, Judges, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings). These books are studied within the context of their ancient Near Eastern social, historical, cultural, and geographical settings.

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

    (3) This course provides an exegetical study of Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon. The nature and characteristics of Old Testament poetry and wisdom literature are examined, along with introductory and interpretive issues unique to these books.

    Prerequisites: BIB 230 .
    When Offered
    Every third semester.
  
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    BIB 320A - Old Testament History: Narrative & the 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 220A .
  
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    BIB 322A - Songs of the Faith: 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 103A .
    Notes: INT 200A, INT 201A, INT 212A, or PHL 215A should be taken prior to this course.
 

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