Dual Enrollment Courses

Class Descriptions

Below is a list of all courses that are eligible for Dual Enrollment students. Please note: this is a comprehensive list. Not all of these courses are available in online and on-campus formats, nor are they all available every semester. Please refer to the online and on-campus schedules for the list of available courses for this current semester or upcoming terms for which the schedules have been finalized.

BA 101 Introduction to Business – 3 hr
A business foundations course that surveys each of the primary disciplines of business. Topics include decision making in an ever-changing world economy, global and cultural awareness, effective business communications, economic systems, accounting, information technology, finance, marketing, and business issues and challenges including business ethics.

BL 101 Old Testament Survey I – 3 hr
A study of the books of Genesis through Esther. The primary focus will be on the history, theology, and interpretive challenges of these Old Testament books.

BL 102 Old Testament Survey II – 3 hr
A study of the books of Job through Malachi. Special attention will be given to the interpretation of the poetic and wisdom literature and to the Hebrew prophets and their oracles.

BL 111 Hermeneutics – 3 hr
An introduction to the principles and methods of biblical interpretation.

BL 151 New Testament Survey I – 3 hr
A study of the four Gospels, including a survey of the historical background and geography of the New Testament.

BL 152 New Testament Survey II – 3 hr
A study of Acts, the letters, and the Revelation, including a survey of the historical background of each.

CE 101 Introduction to Christian Education – 3 hr
Beginning with the biblical and theological foundations of Christian education, students will study the teaching/learning role of the church, leadership qualifications, and the various ministries available in the field covering all age groups. Special attention is given to mission statement development and program strategy.

CE 111 Introduction to Family Ministry – 3 hr
This course offers a basic introduction to how the church can minister to the contemporary family in all its forms. It evaluates various designs that can be used for creating a gospel centered, discipleship oriented ministry to persons at every stage of development.

CE 113 Programs in Family Ministry – 3 hr
This course explores administration and management of family ministry including outreach and teaching strategies for families. It includes teaching enlistment and training methods, and the student will acquire skills needed to administrate and develop programs. Budget planning and implementation will also be included.

CN 101 Introduction to Biblical Counseling – 3 hr
A general introduction to basic concepts and distinctive features of biblical counseling. This course will focus on: (1) how biblical counseling theory and practice relate to and differ from some of the more common secular models and theories. (2) what biblical counseling is and what it involves; (3) the role of the counselor in biblical counseling; (4) the place of counseling in the ministry of the church.

CN 125 Spiritual Life Dynamics – 3 hr
This course is designed to help students understand the Christ-like character and qualities necessary to be an effective discipler/ counselor, including a personal improvement project. To that end, this course will provide: (1) to know the importance and practice of the God-ordained spiritual disciplines of prayer, Bible memorization and meditation, journaling, confession and repentance, and redemptive relationships; (2) to understand the basics of the dynamics of the heart, dynamics of relationships, and the dynamics of Gospel renewal; (3) to understand and engage in spiritual warfare as part of following Christ.

CS 101 Introduction to Communication – 3 hr
This course introduces the fundamental elements of communication theory and praxis. Students will explore the major theories and models of communication and examine communication processes in a variety of contexts such as: interpersonal, group and public communication, mass communication and cultural communication.

CS 150 Media, Culture, and Society – 3hr
This course explores the practices and products of various media industries and examines the ways that communication media influences cultural practices, how people interpret and interact with various forms of media content, and the overall impact of media on society.

EN 101 English Composition I – 3 hr
This course teaches the skills essential for college writing, especially the various composition methods by which a subject may be developed.

EN 102 English Composition II – 3 hr
A continuation of EN 101 with emphasis on writing a research paper. Prerequisite(s): EN 101.

HS 105 Ancient Near Eastern History – 3 hr
An introduction to significant developments in the cultures relevant to biblical history. Based on ancient texts and archaeological evidence, the study will culminate with the Hellenistic period.

HS 161 World History – 3 hr
A survey of world civilizations, their origins, cultures, governments, tenures, religions, and contributions to present cultures.

HS 171 American History – 3 hr
A survey of the history of the United States with emphasis on its origins, early development, wars, major leaders, and influences of social and political institutions and organizations.

LD 115 Principles of Christian Leadership – 3 hr
This course is designed to help students develop a biblical understanding of leadership, including learning how to apply principles of biblical leadership to their Christian life and gaining experience in leadership through serving at a local church or observing a Christian leader.

LN 141 Latin I – 3 hr
This course is the first installment of an introduction to the grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of Classical Latin, particularly as it was spoken and written during the Late Republican and Early Imperial periods (c. 75 BC – AD 200, generally considered the height of Roman civilization). *For Dual Enrollment Seniors Only

LN 142 Latin II – 3 hr
This course is the second installment of an introduction to the grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of Classical Latin, particularly as it was spoken and written during the Late Republican and Early Imperial periods (c. 75 BC – AD 200, generally considered the height of Roman civilization).  Prerequisite(s): LN141. *For Dual Enrollment Seniors Only.

MA 102 Contemporary Mathematics – 3 hr
Uses of mathematical modeling and logical thinking in problem solving. Applications may include budgeting, finance (e.g. interest rates and annuities), voting theory, and population growth. Various topics in statistics may also be discussed including measures of central tendency (mean, median, and mode) and the creation and interpretation of statistical charts and graphs.

MA 111 College Algebra – 3 hr
Selected topics in algebra. Includes a review of polynomial algebra, functions, and linear equations, as well as the quadratic formula, systems of linear equations, and graphing. Previously offered as MA 101.

MS 101 Introduction to Christian Missions – 3 hr
A study of the biblical foundations, history, and philosophy of missions. Special attention will be given to insights from the modern mission era and the challenges of contextualization.

MS 105 Personal Evangelism – 3 hr
A study of the personal presentation of the gospel, including a review of the biblical basis of evangelism.

MS 115 Principles of Christian Missions – 3 hr
This course is designed to introduce students to basic principles of Christian missions including core biblical doctrines, theology, and practice of missions.

MS 116 Principles of Personal Evangelism – 3 hr
This course is designed to introduce students to basic principles of personal evangelism, including core biblical doctrines and apologetic strategies for personal evangelism with people from other worldview understandings.

PH 103 Introduction to Philosophy – 3 hr
An introduction to the central issues in philosophy. This course will cover such matters as epistemology, metaphysics, aesthetics, ethics, and the problem of evil as philosophical disciplines.

PH 108 Worldview Analysis – 3 hr
An introduction to major worldview types, including a study of the elements and formation processes involved in worldviews.

PH 115 Principles of Christian Worldview – 3 hr
This course is designed to introduce students to basic principles of a Christian worldview
including core biblical doctrines, critical skills for analyzing other worldviews, and apologetic strategies for personal evangelism.

PL 101 Political Science – 3 hr
An introduction to political science and economic systems and theories, with special emphasis on the United States national government.

PS 101 Introduction to Psychology – 3 hr
A general introduction to the basic concepts of psychology, with special emphasis given to the various theories of psychology. This course will focus on an introduction to the study of human behavior; sensation and perception; emotions; learning and cognition; human development and personality. These concepts will be evaluated from a biblical perspective.

SC 111 Principles of Biology – 3 hr
An overview of life science. Content of the course includes a study of living organisms as relates to origins, cellular physiology, genetics, and ecology.

SC 112 Principles of Biology Lab – 1 hr
Lab for SC 111.

SC 121 Principles of Physical Science – 3 hr
An inquiry-based course covering the basic principles of physical science, including the universe(s), motion, optics, planetary astronomy, meteorology, electricity, energy, magnetism, stellar, and galactic astronomy.

SC 122 Principles of Physical Science Lab – 1 hr
Lab for SC 121.

SP 104 Public Speaking and Communication for Church Leaders – 3 hr
Practical instruction in the basic elements of public speaking and communication skills.
Class dynamics will include a variety of contributing lecturers, a professional three-day workshop/conference, and a practicum.

SP 105 Introduction to Public Speaking – 3 hr
An introduction to basic speaking skills, selecting a speech topic and goal, and how to prepare an outline. Special attention will be given to skills required for successful public ministry in the local church, including how to prepare and deliver an exposition of a passage from the Bible.

SP 106 Advanced Public Speaking – 3 hr
A continuation of Introduction to Public Speaking.

SP 111 Argumentation and Debate – 3 hr
An introduction to the basic types and methods of debate as well as the theory involved in the preparation and refutation of a case. Students will participate in practice debates as a part of the course. Prerequisites: SP 105 or PR 205 (may be taken simultaneously with SP 111)

YM 101 Principles of Youth Ministry – 3 hr
A brief history of the growth of student ministries, orientation to various student ministry
positions, principles necessary for successful student programming, and a survey of methodology involved will be studied. This is a distinctive course and is a prerequisite for all Youth Ministry courses.

YM 103 Programs in Youth Ministry – 3 hr
This course explores administration and management of student ministry including outreach and teaching strategies for students and their families. It includes teacher enlistment and training methods. The student will acquire skills to administrate and develop programs. Budget planning and implementation will also be included. Prerequisite(s): YM 101