General Education Course Descriptions

BY 184 General Biology I 3 credit hours
An introduction to fundamental principles in biology including: cell biology, cell metabolism, and genetics. Three hours lecture per week.

BY 184 L General Biology I Laboratory 1 credit hour
Laboratory investigations in cell biology, cell metabolism, and genetics. Must be taken concurrently with BY 184. Two hours laboratory per week.

BY 185 General Biology II 3 credit hours
An introduction to fundamental principles in biology including ecology and a survey of Domains: Bacteria, Archaea, and Eukarya. Three hours lecture per week.

BY 185L General Biology II Laboratory 1 credit hour
Laboratory investigations in ecology and a survey of Domains: Bacteria, Archaea, and Eukarya. Must be taken concurrently with BY 185. Two hours laboratory per week.

EC 320 Macroeconomics 3 credit hours
This macroeconomics class will promote an understanding of the nature and organization of capitalism and the arguments underlying many of the economic issues of the day. Special emphasis is given to the twin dilemmas of inflation and recession. The class will explore the various economic approaches to solving these problems.

EC 321 Microeconomics 3 credit hours
This course in microeconomics promotes an understanding of the variations in the operation of business firms according to size and market control. An analysis of consumer behavior and the national government’s impact on the economy are important to that understanding. There also will be an emphasis on American’s role in international trade.

EN 100 English Composition I 3 credit hours
The purpose of this course is to prepare students for academic writing. Students review principles of grammar and usage as needed. They write both informally and formally as they develop, write, and revise personal experience and expository essays. Library skills and use of the MLA style of documentation are emphasized.

EN 101 English Composition II 3 credit hours 
The purpose of this course is to serve as a link between English Composition I, in which personal and expository writing is emphasized, and the sophomore literature survey courses. Students read and write about selected short fiction, poetry, and drama with related research-based writing. The analysis of literary works, using advanced library skills and MLA style of documentation, is emphasized.

EN 210 English Literature I 3 credit hours
A chronological survey of English literature from Anglo-Saxon times to the present. Emphasis is placed on the background and continuity of literature and the relation of literature to social, economic, political, and philosophical movements.

EN 211 English Literature II 3 credit hours 
A chronological survey of English literature from Anglo-Saxon times to the present. Emphasis is placed on the background and continuity of literature and the relation of literature to social, economic, political, and philosophical movements.

GG 307 World Regional Geography 3 credit hours
Realms, regions, and concepts are covered in his study of the world’s environment, societies, resources, traditions, demographics, and cultures.

HI 110 Western Civilization I 3 credit hours
The study of world civilizations with special emphasis on western civilization from prehistory to the seventeenth century concentrating on the economic, political, social, and cultural development of societies. Attention is given to Near Eastern, Indian, Chinese, African, European, and American civilizations.

HI 111 Western Civilization II 3 credit hours
The study of world civilizations with special emphasis on western civilization from the seventeenth century to the present. Attention is given to African, Asian, European, and American nations as they interact and relate to global history.

HI 210 Early U.S. History 3 credit hours
A survey of United States history through reconstruction with emphasis on the economic, political, social and cultural background of the nation. The historical role of the nation in the context of world history is a major purpose of the course.

HI 211 Modern U.S. History 3 credit hours
A survey of United States history from Reconstruction to the present with emphasis on the economic, political, social and cultural background of the nation. The historical role of the nation in the context of world history is a major purpose of the course.

MA 110 College Algebra 3 credit hours
Topics include the study of functions, polynomial equations, exponential and logarithmic functions and their applications, and systems of linear equations.

MA 140 Elementary Statistics 3 credit hours
This is a computer-aided course on elementary probability and statistical methods. Topics include descriptive statistics, basic probability theory, discrete and continuous distributions, central limit theorem, correlation and regression, testing of statistical hypotheses for means and variances, and ANOVA. No derivation of formulas will be presented, and the analysis of the data will be performed using a statistical software.

MU 142 Music Appreciation 3 credit hours
This course is designed to give an understanding of various types of composition, styles of writing and selections from standard music literature; it is adapted to the needs of the average listener and open to any student interested in developing a deeper appreciation of music.

PE 412 Adapted Physical Education 3 credit hours
Teacher preparation for providing safe, appropriate, and individualized activity accommodations for inclusion of school-age children with disabilities in physical education.

PH 207 Survey of Earth and Environmental Science 3 credit hours
A study of the fundamental principles of geology, meteorology, oceanography, and chemistry. May be applied to a science major or minor. Three hours each week.

PY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3 credit hours
Study of the application of scientific psychological principles to life-span development. Heredity and growth, perception, intelligence, motivation, emotions, attitudes, and social influences will be examined.

RL 100 Old Testament 3 credit hours
A survey of the Old Testament portion of the Christian canon and its history, literature, background, and introductory issues, with careful attention given to Hebrew truths with abiding significance for the life of Christian believers.

RL 101 Old Testament 3 credit hours
A survey of the Old Testament portion of the Christian canon and its history, literature, background, and introductory issues, with careful attention given to Hebrew truths with abiding significance for the life of Christian believers.

RL 200 New Testament 3 credit hours
A study of the person and work of Jesus and his life as reconstructed from the four Gospels. Then a study of the remainder of the New Testament documents in their historical, literary, and canonical contexts as those reflect early church history, thought, and practice, with a focus on teachings for the life of the Christian believer and the Christian church.

RL 201 New Testament 3 credit hours
A study of the person and work of Jesus and his life as reconstructed from the four Gospels. Then a study of the remainder of the New Testament documents in their historical, literary, and canonical contexts as those reflect early church history, thought, and practice, with a focus on teachings for the life of he Christian believer and the Christian church.


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