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BUS 430 Survey of Global Business BUS641 View View
This course will help you understand the issues, the terminology of international business, some of the regions, the organizations that play a role in international business and the very practical steps and tools for developing a sustainable international business.
BUS-522 Organizational Finance - DKU BUS-522 View View
This course provides students with an elementary understanding of the principles of organizational finance, and gives them a basic understanding of the vocabulary, concepts, techniques, and institutions underpinning organizational finance. The course applies financial concepts to making business decisions; to evaluations, and to the creation of financial operations in organizations, including: cash flows, valuations, capital, and long-term financing models.
BUS232 Microeconomics BUS232 View View
A study of microeconomic theories of supply and demand, price determination, resource allocation, various degrees of competition and international trade and finance, as well as exploration of applications such as income inequality, rural and urban economics, social control of industry, and labor unions.
BUS331 Accounting for Managers BUS331 View View
This course provides an overview of accounting from the perspective of a non-accounting manager. It helps to develop the tools to understand the essentials of how finance functions within an organization. This includes internal controls, the function of accounting, historical accounting data and financial planning. The course also provides an overview of how to manage a business by God\'s principles
BUS333 Entrepreneurship BUS333 View View
This course covers the various disciplines, activities and skill sets required to be successful as an entrepreneur. It explains the physiological and analytical aspects of successful entrepreneurship as well as skill sets needed in the disciplines of management, marketing, accounting, operations and law.
BUS335 Economics for the Manager BUS335 View View
A focus on the use of economics in making managerial decisions; both within an organization, and in the larger market arena. Issues involving scarcity and choice, the United States economy, price, production, cost, competition, money, income, business cycles and international trade are included. The interaction between economics and organizations is emphasized.
BUS431 Organizational Marketing and Sales BUS431 View View
The use of organizational mission to develop a marketing approach to reach potential constituencies with image, product and service that will cause those constituencies to utilize the organization to meet their perceived needs in a manner that is profitable to the organization.
BUS621 Contemporary Economic Issues BUS621 View View
This course is focused on the application of economic concepts and research for business and financial decisions in today\'s complex global environment. It provides a framework of concepts and applications of both a microeconomic and macroeconomic nature, but seeks to encourage the student to pursue a biblical perspective as well as a personal, working applicable knowledge of economics.
COM-101 Writing and Research for Business ENG131 View View
This course emphasizes academic writing and critical thinking. Critical reading and writing includes evaluating thoughts and ideas in a learning community to provide a foundation for a variety of purposes and audiences. Engages practice in writing using rhetorical devices, argumentation, research, and appropriate citation methodologies. Focuses on process writing and revision.
COM-111 Composition and Reading II ENG132 View View
This course emphasizes a sequenced approach to academic writing, critical thinking, multi-faceted approaches to writing, and collaborative learning. Engages advanced practice in writing using rhetorical devices, argumentation, research, and appropriate citation methodologies. Provides experience in prospectus and annotated bibliography preparation to generate well-developed writing for various academic and real world professional environments.
COM-210 Essentials of Speech SPT231 View View
A study of principles for speech outlining, composition, and delivery. Focus on speech preparation and presentation that informs, persuades, demonstrates, and actuates. Emphasis on application of speech principles in professional environments.
COM-310 Communication Concepts SPT331 View View
An introduction to the concepts of effective oral and written communication to include functioning in teams and other organizational settings as well as interpersonal exchanges.
COM622 Effective Leadership Communication COM622 View View
A study that examines various modes and methods of communication in an organizational context. Focuses on written, verbal, non-verbal, and motivational communication strategies. Provides a foundation for selecting and using social media and other forms of effective media. Emphasis on communicating with integrity and the ability to communicate cross-culturally.
CSL231 Principles of Counseling CSL231 View View
This course provides students with foundational biblical concepts of counseling, providing practical application of principles learned. The student will ultimately be challenged to examine his/her worldview toward counseling in the light of biblical principles.
CSL232 Counseling Theory CSL232 View View
This course will provide an overview of major theories in counseling and psychotherapy from a biblical perspective. This course will examine the historical context of secular psychology and the rise of Christian counseling. Students will develop criteria for evaluating theories using a biblical framework and formulate their own theory of Christian counseling.
CSL331 Counseling Skills 1 CSL331 View View
This course is designed to introduce students to foundational issues of human growth, discipleship, and healing as they relate to Christian counseling in the local church or other setting. Through practical, hands-on experience, students learn how to listen to God, themselves, and others; overcome barriers to effective helping; respond to inappropriate behavior; and reinforce scriptural truth through prayer. The development of a solid theological foundation assists students in learning the knowledge, skill, and character necessary for effective relational Christian counseling.
CSL332 Counseling Skills 2 CSL332 View View
Building on Counseling Skills 1, the goal of this course is to provide a baseline in terms of the critical skills so valuable in narrative Christian counseling, as well as any other kind of counseling: story-listening, reflective listening, communication skills, conflict management, and loving confrontation.
CSL431 Holy Spirit in Counseling CSL431 View View
This course is designed to challenge students to seek a place of intimacy with the Holy Spirit, and to regard the Holy Spirit as the actual Counselor as we seek to minister to those in need. Guided by the Holy Spirit through Scripture, the insights of godly men and women who have sought and found that place of intimacy, and direct communication, students will grow to understand, appreciate, and apply this aspect of the role of the Holy Spirit in counseling settings. This course will address the person and work of the Holy Spirit, as well as the Spirit\'s power, gifts, and fruit as these things relate to Christian counseling.
CSL432 Cross-Cultural Counseling CSL432 View View
This course will focus on the impact and implications of ethnicity in family therapy assessments and counseling. This course will emphasize the importance of self-awareness of one\'s own personal culture and ethnic background. A primary goal of this course is to develop a general understanding of various ethnicities and a specific understanding of their dynamics in family functioning. Also various issues surrounding the counselor\'s role and relationship with families of different ethnicities will be explored in this course.
CSL435 Marriage and Family Counseling CSL435 View View
This course focuses on the importance of the family as the foundational biblical and social institution. Students will develop an understanding of the biblical teaching on marriage and family, skills for assessment and counseling, and resources for referring as necessary to build healthy marriages and families.
CT231 Thinking Like Jesus: Foundations for Biblical Worldview - 3 cr. CT231 View View
This course is designed to help students understand the meaning of worldview, and its importance in the life of a Christian. The worldviews of modern culture will be examined and evaluated in light of biblical truth. Students will understand the foundations of a biblical world view by studying appropriate passages of Scripture, especially those that relate to the life and teachings of Jesus.
CT233 Thinking Like Jesus: Foundations for Biblical Worldview - 2 cr. CT233 View View
This course is designed to help students understand the meaning of worldview, and its importance in the life of a Christian. The worldviews of modern culture will be examined and evaluated in light of biblical truth. Students will understand the foundations of a biblical world view by studying appropriate passages of Scripture, especially those that relate to the life and teachings of Jesus.
CTH211 Introduction to Christian Apologetics CTH211 View View
This course is an introduction to the branch of theology known as apologetics. Apologetics comes from the Greek word apologia which means to give a defense. In a theological context, it is the study of defending the Christian faith against a variety of attacks and challenges which are made against it. Apologetics as a discipline interacts with theology, philosophy and literature. Apologetics is related non-academically to evangelization because it is a tool which is used in talking with people about the Christian faith. In this class, the majority of the work will be academic in its orientation, but it is important not to lose the connection to the personal which is where a large part of the work of apologetics is actually done. Major content areas which will be studied are: the history and major developments in apologetics; the existence of God; the historical reliability of the Biblical text; miracles, especially the resurrection, as real events in history; obstacles to belief; the problem of evil and suffering; the person and work of Jesus Christ. There are no prerequisites for this course.
CTH331 Introduction to Christian Theology CTH331 View View
This course serves as an introduction to the study of Christian Theology. Participants will explore key doctrines such as divine revelation, God, creation, humanity, sin, Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit, salvation and Christian spirituality, the church, and eschatology.
CUL201 Introduction to Anthropology SOC232 View View
This course introduces you to the principles and practice of cultural anthropology. After class exploration of various methods and concepts, you will explore those insights practically in actual cross-cultural experiences.
CUL327 Biblical Worldview CTH232 View View
A study of the biblical worldview as presented in the Old and New Testaments. Use of the Scripture to explore the role of general revelation (the creation) and special revelation (the Scriptures) and to experience God at work in the modern world.
DEV-565 History of International Development DEV-565 View View
This cutting edge course introduces students to the key microeconomic issues facing developing and less developed countries. The course places an emphasis on the most recent advances in the fields of poverty and foreign aid, poverty and gender inequality and health and education access in developing countries. By understanding the important role that these issues have in explaining development, we are able to gain a better understanding of the problems faced by some of the world�s poorest nations. The course shows how the tools of economic analysis can throw light on economic behavior and in turn help to formulate appropriate policies to remedy acute problems linked to poverty.
DEV-567 Logic and Critical Thinking DEV-567 View View
The most fundamental question of logic is this: Given any two statements, does the one follow from the other? Thus, the �follows from� or �entailment� relation is central to the study of logic. The course is not about how people actually reason�a subject more appropriate for psychology or sociology� but how one should and should not reason. At the very least, the object is to introduce students to some of the necessary features of sound reasoning through a study of both its formal and informal features. Hence, the course has a strong normative component. Thus, in addition to thinking of logic as the study of entailment, one could think of it as the study of the difference between good and poor reasoning, particularly as these are exemplified in arguments.
DEV-568 Mentoring: Developing Biblical Leadership DEV-568 View View
The historical development and biblical principles of management theory and leadership style are examined. Attention is given to personal and spiritual development as a leader, development of future leaders, handling normal hindrances to leadership in ministry, vision casting and strategic planning, setting goals, budgeting, and overseeing the church organization.
DEV-570 Innovation for Global Development DEV-570 View View
The aim of this course is to examine the role of science, technology and innovation in fostering economic growth in emerging economies as well as their increased participation in the global economy. It draws on a draft book by Professor Juma tentatively entitled, How Economies Succeed: Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Development. A working draft of the book will be available to the course participants. The course focuses on the phenomena of technological catch-up and leapfrogging. Training in the natural sciences or engineering are not a requirement for the course.
DEV-573 Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology DEV-573 View View
Research methods, with emphasis on those forms of research, whether quantitative or qualitative, most often used in development studies. This will include a review of statistical methods, to insure that the student can evaluate critically the research of others.
DEV-575 Sustainability DEV-575 View View
This course introduces students to the ideas behind, the debates within, and the work that goes into sustainability studies. Taught by professors from a variety of academic fields, the class harnesses ideas, questions, and methods from the sciences and humanities to discover and document responses to critical environmental challenges. The professors model interdisciplinary approaches through three case studies. Intended to be participatory, innovative, and engaging, the course provides students with a foundation of knowledge and reservoir of techniques to explore sustainability issues further at Dale Kietzman University.
DEV-577 Types of Development DEV-577 View View
At the start of the 21st century, how do we define development? How have conceptualizations of development changed (or not) over time? What are the competing policy prescriptions for the development of states, economies, and societies? And how can we explain the glaring gaps between development needs across the Global South and the seemingly inadequate responses from states and the international donor community?
DEV-580 Disaster and Crisis Mgt DEV-580 View View
Natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and industrial accidents are just few of the types of threats and hazards organizations have to contend with. This course will explore how and why public, private and nonprofit organizations prepare for, and respond to, disasters and other crisis situations.
DEV-584 Fund Development DEV-584 View View
This course examines excellent, ethical fundraising trends, strategies and techniques. The course will explore topics, such as the history of philanthropy, making the case for support, annual funds, capital campaigns, planned giving, corporate and foundation giving, special events, and trends in donor behavior. In addition, topics include uses of technology, successful leadership, organization and team-building, donor recruitment, retention and stewardship, accountability and budgeting, strategic planning, and the role of the development professional and volunteer, among others.
DEV-586 International Environmental Law DEV-586 View View
This course will introduce students to the extensive existing body of international environmental law and will explore how international law may be used to facilitate environmental protection. International environmental law is a relatively new branch of Public International Law that has developed only in the last fifty years. International environmental law, while exhibiting many of the characteristics of the larger subject, has its own peculiarities: for example, international environmental law is replete with general principles and so-called ~soft law~.
DEV-588 Intro to Microfinance DEV-588 View View
The goal of the course is to help the student gain a practical understanding of the fundamental concepts of microfinance, assessing customer needs and expectations; designing new products and delivery mechanisms; the various lending methodologies; the debate around regulation and supervision; assessing the quality of the portfolio; gauging financial viability; addressing governance and cultivating effective donor relations. Finally, all of this will be attempted with an eye toward assessing the theological importance and relevance of microfinance when attempted from a Christian vantage point.
DEV-590 NonProfits and Social Transformation DEV-590 View View
This course addresses the role of nonprofits organizations in creating social change in a democracy. The course will focus on structures, strategies and tactics that nonprofit organizations can and do use to make change at individual, policy, and societal levels. Theoretical and case study readings focus on the challenges, paradoxes and successes of a variety of social change initiatives. A central organizing concept for this Online Class is that creating social change is a challenging, long-term project, and that organizations trying to create social change must engage in a different kind of efficiency that has to do with what I call �doing double duty.� Doing double duty means making the most of one�s limited resources by working simultaneously toward multiple goals. This organizing concept will inform discussions of strategy, tactics, and goals of social change.
DEV-592 Appropriate Technology DEV-592 View View
This course is an introduction to technology, cross-cultural organizations and the poor. This course will look at technology approaches and strategies for serving these groups that have been called \"the majority world,\" \"the two-thirds world,\" \"the other 90%,\" \"the base/bottom of the pyramid\" and \"the poor.\" This course will analyze the cultural and power implications of key trends such as social/peer production, the long tail, mobile and online education that have major implications for the poor and to create organizational strategies to respond to these trends. It will help students apply principles of cross-cultural ministry in developing organizational strategies and new product designs. It will help student understand the digital divide, knowledge divide to be able to develop strategies for Christian organizations to effectively respond. The final project will enable students to analyze case studies of organizations and business strategies that were successful in serving the poor and apply that toward organizational strategy.
DEV-594 Theology of Development DEV-594 View View
This course introduces participants to a range of historical and contemporary theologies of poverty and development, located among local and global community movements, faith-based organizations and church institutions of the global South and North. The social science, theory and practice of international and community development are integrated with theological analysis and reflection on questions of the presence of God and God�s people in the spaces of vulnerability, poverty, justice and transformation.
ECON101 Macroeconomics BUS231 View View
A study of macroeconomic theory with a primary emphasis placed upon an examination of economic aggregates, including topics such as supply and demand, the market process, the economic role of government, measuring the nation\'s economic performance, unemployment, economic fluctuations, fiscal policy, money and the banking system, economic growth, international trade, and foreign exchange markets.
EDUSOM101 Social Media for Educators EDUSOM101 View View
The course aims to enrich learners with the ideas and skills they need to keep pace with in an ever-changing new media landscape, while addressing critical issues every teacher and administrator should know, such as your new legal obligations, how to identity and prevent cyberstalking and cyberbullying, and how to avoid embarrassments when using social media.
ENG133 College Composition and Grammar ENG133 View View
This course provides argumentative writing, critical reading, research, and documentation methodologies. Course includes composition skill building, along with an intensive review of grammar and mechanical skills for academic writing.
ENG232 Survey of American Literature ENG232 View View
Survey of American Literature, Beginnings through The Age of Romanticism, provides an overview of the literature and historical time frame for this period. Stories, personal narratives, biographical sketches, poems, speeches, letters, and essays comprise the course in order to provide a rich array of readings for this literary study. American authors from about late 1400s to late 1800s are studied. Students will engage in a process of critical reading, responding, analyzing, interpreting, and writing in the course.
ENG233 Survey of English Literature ENG233 View View
This is a survey course covering English literature from the Middle Ages through the Eighteenth Century. The course acquaints students with this literature through a process of reading, analyzing, interpreting, writing, and thinking critically about essays, stories, poetry, and plays from a broad spectrum of English literature. From knights to queens to Christian pilgrims to discoverers and reformers, this study provides a glimpse into the changing dynamics of the latter 1400s to the early 1800s. In so doing, the course considers English literature in a historical, social, and ideological context as those influences greatly impacted and shaped the writers and perceptions of the time period.
ENG332 Literature of C. S. Lewis ENG332 View View
This course explores the life and literature of C. S. Lewis in order to gain perception into his theology, the various genres in which he wrote, and the principles that make his writings meaningful. The study provides an in depth examination of the literature and historical time frame for this literary period. Students will engage in a process of critical reading, responding, analyzing, interpreting, writing, and research.
ETH431 Wisdom Literature ETH431 View View
A study of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Songs that emphasizes the genius of Hebrew poetry and the doctrinal depth, spiritual value and ethical implications of these books.
ETH432 Organizational Ethics ETH432 View View
The development, discussion and resolution of ethical issues in organizations and how outcomes are impacted by ethical standards and Christian faith.
ETH624 Living Ethics: A Biblical Basis for Moral Judgment ETH624 View View
A study of the theoretical and practical problems of moral conduct and proposed solutions with an emphasis on the nature of ethics, values, rights, obligations and opportunities, leading to a well-developed ethical approach for Christian leaders. Examines underlying world views operating in ethical systems and determiners of the ethical conduct of individuals and organizations. Includes consideration of the biblical system of ethics as it relates to ethical issues and Christian ministry.
GEN-101 Goals, Priorities and Academic Excellence SSS111 View View
Foundations for Academic Excellence is an intensive study toward building and enhancing college-level academic achievement by strengthening learning strategies and study skills. The course provides concentrated emphasis on general and specific content-area academic learning techniques, motivation, learning styles, meta-cognition and self-assessment processes, time management, goal setting, support systems, online learning, and best practices for achieving academic excellence in post-secondary learning environments. The course provides a foundation for self-reliance and independent learning and performance in college through development of contextual skills and awareness, academic behaviors, and key cognitive strategies. No course prerequisites.
GEN-102 Skills for College Success SSS131 View View
This course will focus on competency in the implementation of strategies for managing time, increasing reading comprehension, employing rules of grammar and usage, completing assignments, taking tests, writing essays, and using technology within the educational setting. Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to apply the new competencies to building a successful college career.
HIS233 Church History I HIS233 View View
A study of the history of the Christian Church from its founding on the day of Pentecost to the beginning of the Reformation with special emphasis upon the people, events and doctrinal controversies that were significant in the growth of Christianity.
HIS234 Church History II HIS234 View View
A study of the history of the Christian Church from the dawning of the Reformation to the present time with special emphasis upon the people, events and doctrinal controversies that were significant in the growth of Christianity.
HIS331 History of the Restoration Movement HIS331 View View
This course is a history of the Restoration Movement in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as it results in the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ. Special interest will be given to early leaders and guiding principles.
HIS431 Contemporary Christianity HIS431 View View
A study of major issues facing the contemporary church with emphasis upon the key problems that both Protestant and Roman Catholic churches are wrestling with and trends that are likely to develop. The study will consider the Sermon on the Mount from the teaching of Jesus to determine how Christians ought to deal with these issues.
HRM644 Human Resources Law HRM644 View View
This course reviews the twenty (20) major federal employment laws in the United States. The objective is to ensure that MBA students understand these laws, who they apply to, and the major provisions and requirements of these laws. This course will examine federal laws and regulations related to hiring, firing, wages, health and safety, worker�s compensation, unemployment, discrimination, COBRA as well as other important Human Resources laws and statutes.
HRM655 Human Resource Management HRM655 View View
This course examines the role of the human resources professional as a strategic partner in managing 21st Century organizations. Key functions such as recruitment, selection, training and development, performance management, retention, compensation, and employee relations are examined. Implications of legal environments are discussed and current issues such as diversity, safety and security, employee Internet usage, and rising benefit costs are analyzed. Best practices of human resource practitioners are considered.
HRM662 Human Resources Strategy Project HRM662 View View
This course is a final project paper for students with a Concentration in Human Resources. The purpose of the paper is to utilize all the principles, skills, and techniques previously learned by writing an \"Human Resources Plan.\" This paper must include all the elements included in a proposal for a board of directors or other top management group, such as an Executive Summary; Background; Product or Service; Structure; Finances; Recruiting Plan; Management Development Plan; Opening Pages, and Appendices.
HSC131 Introduction to Health Science HSC131 View View
Contemporary health knowledge intended to develop proper attitudes and behavior in the areas of nutrition, drug and alcohol use and abuse, stress, chronic and communicable diseases, environmental factors, death and dying, and mental health. The course also examines barriers which hinder lifestyle changes.
IT-521 MIS and E-Business DKU IT-521 View View
This course provides the knowledge and skills students need to effectively manage Information Technology (IT) and Information Systems (IS) in today\'s business climate. The functions and techniques of IT and IS are explored, explained, and practiced; and the challenges facing Management Information Systems (MIS) managers are described in detail.
LAN-301 Writing College Research Papers English ENG203 View View
Advanced professional writing course that provides practice in communicating and writing for business, research, government, and industry. Emphasizes clear, concise, effective, and error-free communication. Develops skill in writing professional emails, memos, resumes, reports, project plans, and business abstracts for specific audiences through contextual analysis and encourages ethical responses to professional audiences. Collaborative production of business documents. Research and analysis of scholarly and news articles and documents in business. Prerequisites: ENG 131 (Composition and Reading I) and ENG 132 (Composition and Reading II) or equivalent college-level writing.
LD-613 Management Practicum LD-613 View View
This course is a final project paper for MBA students with a concentration in Management. The purpose of the paper is to utilize all the principles, skills, and techniques previously learned by writing a \"Business Plan.\" This paper must include all the elements included in a proposal for a bank, venture capital firm, or group of investors, such as an Executive Summary; Background; Product; Market; Structure; Finances; Internet Plan; Opening Pages, and Appendices.
LD-631 Managing People: Groups and Leadership -DKU LD-631 View View
This course examines organizational culture, mission, objectives, and their interrelation aspects. Organizational and management leadership theories and effective leadership styles and strategies are analyzed, with a concentrated emphasis on values, character, competence, and commitment. Provides a foundation for managing and leading people in organizational contexts
LD331 Biblical Concepts of Leadership LD331 View View
A study of the concepts of leadership in the context of Scripture and application of these concepts to personal, professional and career goals. The course will include the use of a survey to assess each individual\'s leadership capabilities to help him/her to understand his/her personal profile.
LD431 Case Studies in Leadership LD431 View View
Case studies will be selected for in-depth study of the application of leadership concepts with particular reference to those concepts found in Scripture. Students will develop a written analysis of their style of leadership. Related issues are introduced through readings.
LD501 Avoiding Compassion Fatigue: Biblical Principles for Personal Management LD501 View View
This course examines biblical principles related to the Christian spirit, compassion, and personal management practices. The course provides emphasis toward analyzing goals, priorities, and attitudes and evaluation of value systems. A key focus is on leadership and ministry stress management methodologies.
LD512 Connecting: Biblical Principles for Effective Relationships LD512 View View
This course examines key biblical principles and examples of effective relationships for productive leadership. It explores characteristics of spiritual community, and emphasizes skills and strategies for interpersonal competence, the distinctions and connections between relationships, leadership, and managing, and resolutions for interpersonal conflict, relational problems, and life management issues.
LD514 Biblical Foundations for Leadership Development LD514 View View
A study of biblical leadership principles, styles and techniques, and effective qualities. Includes identification and analysis of leadership factors, including personality, spiritual leadership development, and strategies for advancing leadership abilities. The course provides a personalized approach to leadership development and application.
LD515 Mentoring: Developing Biblical Leadership 1 LD515 View View
Mentoring is a method of preparing persons for leadership through a relationship with a more experienced person who comes alongside the student to help him/her more effectively grow and develop. The process of mentoring enables the student to develop the competencies needed in ministry by receiving personalized instruction adapted to the needs of the individual learner by the mentor.
LD516 Mentoring: Developing Biblical Leadership 2 LD516 View View
Part 2 of the mentoring course. This installment will help the student to learn the workings of team leadership. You will discover a biblical theology of leadership, how to be a group organizer and change agent, how to set and achieve goals, how to train and place volunteers and much more.
LD517 Mentoring: Developing Biblical Leadership 3 LD517 View View
Through intense interaction with a mentor, the student will address leadership development issues throughout the session to help the student to grow and develop more effectively. This process enables the student to develop the leadership skills needed in ministry.
LD613 Developing Christian Character LD613 View View
The course provides a foundation for self-reflective skills and major spiritual disciplines that are fundamental for the development of vision, wisdom, and courage in Christian leadership roles. Learning activities include personality and spiritual gifting inventories, personal and spiritual history mapping, developing spiritual discipline, and evaluating leadership effectiveness in relationship to spiritual health.
LD631 Managing People: Groups and Leadership LD631 View View
This course examines organizational culture, mission, objectives, and their interrelational aspects. Organizational and management leadership theories and effective leadership styles and strategies are analyzed, with a concentrated emphasis on values, character, competence, and commitment. Provides a foundation for managing and leading people in organizational contexts.
LD634 Case Studies in Leadership and Management LD634 View View
This course provides an examination of the nature of leadership, skills, and attitudes from a biblical perspective. Leadership applications, relationships to managerial tasks, and risks are analyzed. Characteristics of successful leaders and manager leaders are explored and applied. A case study approach provides learning application and practical examples.
MAT131 Basic College Mathematics MAT131 View View
A fundamental study of college algebra. Includes study of college-level mathematics with an emphasis on business and professional applications.
MAT133 Applied College Algebra MAT 150 View View
In this course, you will explore the mathematical features and functions of college-level algebra and their applications. This study will focus on identifying, solving, and graphing linear, quadratic, rational, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Your work in this course will give you a greater understanding of the relationship between numbers and enhance your problem-solving skills. While there are no prerequisite course requirements, it is assumed that students have, at a minimum, a high school mathematics equivalency.
MGT 607 Marketing Management BUS531 View View
This course focuses on the study of marketing theory, current marketing research, and developing a practical knowledge of marketing management systems. Emphasis is placed on marketing planning control and coordination, mass communication, sales, marketing information, buyer behavior, product development, pricing and promotion, distribution channels, and strategy formulation, logistics, and executing a marketing plan. 3 Credits
MGT308 Business Law BUS332 View View
This course will give a basic explanation of the law--its sources, development, terminology--and a discussion of specific legal doctrines and principles which affect business, with an introduction to business organizations such as corporations and partnerships, criminal contracts, legal documents and property.
MGT331 Principles of Management MGT331 View View
A study of the five parts of managing organizations\' planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling/evaluating; with the study of principles for application to both not-for-profit and for-profit organizations and applications in organizations with references to Scripture.
MGT332 Organizational Behavior MGT332 View View
Organizational goals, priorities and strategies interfacing with the behavior of individuals and groups inside the organization and in other affecting organizations. Attention is given to the effect of organizational culture, government laws and regulations and the economy upon organizational behavior.
MGT431 Current Issues in Management MGT431 View View
A modular course for managers allowing them to build upon the principles of management to study the current trends and developments in the field of management as found in business currently and in the thinking of writers in the field.
MGT434 Teams and the Work Process MGT434 View View
The organization of work in the implementation of the strategic plan with work analyzed for how human efforts in teams and other small groups of various compositions and other structures can effectively bring that work to a quality level of completion as defined by the end-user.
MGT437 Management of Human Resources MGT437 View View
A study of an organization\'s effort to find, motivate and retain effective people who demonstrate a commitment to being part of a team which accomplishes the organizational mission.
MGT510 Managing for Results MGT510 View View
This course gives attention to the knowledge and skills needed to grow and sustain performance in an organization, whether a full company, a department, a division, or other strategic business unit within an existing organization by getting the right things done through teams of people. It addresses the common management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.
MGT542 Managerial Accounting MGT542 View View
This course examines the accounting practices and techniques that managers use to plan, analyze, and control operations of both manufacturing and service organizations.
MGT612 Organizational Culture MGT612 View View
This course will examine cultural values in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations and how these values determine decision making, as well as setting the environment within an organization for what is valued and what is discouraged or penalized. Each organization has a unique culture which must be understood in order to work successfully either within or with that organization. Emphasis on how leadership is possible only when leaders can influence the culture.
MGT650 Board Leadership & Management MGT650 View View
This course will examine boards that govern organizations and their relationship to the mission of the organization and those who manage the organization. Emphasis is focused on non-profit boards but with comparison to for-profit boards. The intended role of boards including general oversight, policy development, financial review (budgets and audits) as well as selection and retention of the chief executive officer. The need for interactive leadership by boards and management is explored.
MGT661 Management Theory and History MGT661 View View
This course provides students with a comprehensive experience in the history and theory of management thought, starting in the 6th century BC, and continuing to the present day. The course provides an in-depth view of all the major schools and perspectives in management theory. The focus is on the disciplinary foundations of management, as well as the impact of history on the development of management.
MGT662 Management Strategy Project MGT662 View View
This course is a final project paper for MBA students with a Concentration in Management. The purpose of the paper is to utilize all the principles, skills, and techniques previously learned by writing a \"Business Plan.\" This paper must include all the elements included in a proposal for a bank, venture capital firm, or group of investors, such as an Executive Summary; Background; Product; Market; Structure; Finances; Internet Plan; Opening Pages, and Appendices.
MIN211 Foundations of Teaching in Ministry MIN211 View View
Introduces the principles and skills necessary to effectively communicate Scripture through teaching and preaching delivery. This course allows for the development and application of skills learned.
MIN431 Purpose Driven Church MIN431 View View
This course will introduce the student to the literature, skills and philosophy that will enable him/her to lead in the planting of a new congregation. Using the Saddleback Valley Community Church as an example and the experience of a new church planter, the student will be led through the process and see the decisions this church made to grow into a vibrant congregation.
MIN432 Small Group Leadership MIN432 View View
This course will benefit anyone who participates in small groups, but it is specifically designed to help leaders understand the components of group process and enable them to fulfill their roles. The primary focus of the course is small groups in a church-based ministry, although many of the concepts and principles also apply to businesses and other organizations that are comprised of groups of people.
MIN523 The Church on Monday: Lifestyle Ministry MIN523 View View
The course provides a study of the nature, purpose, and process of biblical evangelism and its application to various ministries. Includes a study of New Testament discipleship principles and applications, with special emphasis on building discipling relationships and small group ministries.
MIN633 Ministering in a Culturally Diverse World MIN633 View View
This course introduces fundamental issues related to ministering in a world of distinctive languages, cultural traditions, and values. Diversity recognition, diversity issues and conflict management, and comprehension of biases and assumptions are examined. Emphasis is on cross-cultural ministry principles and communication tools for understanding and addressing culturally diverse environments.
MIS331 Evangelism and Discipleship MIS331 View View
A study of the nature, purpose and process of biblical evangelism and its application to various ministries; a study of New Testament discipleship principles and their application, with a special emphasis upon building discipling relationships and small group ministry.
MIS333 Foundations of Christian Missions MIS333 View View
This course is intended to provide an introductory overview of the basis for Christian missions and establish a biblical and theological foundation to adequately sustain a long-term mission enterprise. In addition, relevant cultural and historical perspectives are thoroughly examined toward the intent of motivating positive desires for involvement in mission endeavors.
MIS431 Theology of Missions MIS431 View View
A study of the Word of God as set forth through God\'s promise to Abraham to bless the nations through Jesus Christ and the Church; an application of the Word of God as it relates to the purposes, nature, scope and current challenges of cross-cultural missions.
NPM645 Capital / Endowment Campaigns NPM645 View View
This course is designed to be a practical approach to preparing an organization for a Capital Endowment Campaign. The course is structured to allow the student to apply the lessons learned from the textbook, as well as other sources, to an organization and build the campaign structure as described in the units of the text. By following this approach, the student should emerge from the course with a blueprint for building a structure for a campaign and should be ready to implement the campaign.
NPM662 Non-Profit Strategy Project NPM662 View View
This course is a final project paper for students with a Concentration in Non-Profit Leadership. The purpose of the paper is to utilize all the principles, skills, and techniques previously learned by writing a \"Non-Profit Business Plan.\" This paper must include all the elements included in a proposal for a bank, venture capital firm, or group of donors, such as an Executive Summary; Background; Product; Market; Structure; Finances; Internet Plan; Opening Pages, and Appendices.
NT331 Life of Christ NT331 View View
A study of the Life of Christ as recorded in the Synoptic Gospels and in the Gospel according to John. An exegetical study of Matthew, Mark, and Luke with cross reference to other Scriptures to explain the early life and Galilean ministry of Jesus Christ.
NT332 Paul`s New Test Letters NT332 View View
An overview of Paul\'s writings to the first-century churches. This study highlights major issues and considers application to individual believers and churches of today. Appropriate hermeneutical principles and procedures are also demonstrated.
NT423 Romans NT423 View View
This course is an exegetical and historical study of Paul\'s Epistle to the Romans with exposition and application of the book\'s leading themes.
NT431 Acts NT431 View View
A study of the Acts of the Apostles that specifically follows the historical expansion of the church through doctrinal development, growth in understanding, evangelism and geographical expansion through the missionary activities of its members. We will become acquainted with the activities of the great church leaders of the first century, e.g., Peter, James and Paul.
NT432 General Epistles and Revelation NT432 View View
This course is a study of Hebrews; James; I and II Peter; I, II and III John; Jude and Revelation with a special emphasis given to personal application of Scripture.
OT333 History of the Israelite Kingdom OT333 View View
This course is a study of the history of the people of God in the Old Testament as that history is recorded from Genesis through Esther. It will consider God\'s redemptive plan as it is expressed in His covenants with Israel. Special emphasis will be made to help the student understand the geography of the Near East.
PHL201 Introduction to Philosophy PHL201 View View
A survey of the history and terminology of philosophy with a brief introduction to epistemology and ontology. Philosophical systems from ancient to modern times are considered and evaluated in light of the Christian worldview.
PM632 Theological Foundations of Faith: A Case Study PM632 View View
Course includes an overview of theological concepts and biblical doctrines related to Scripture, God, Jesus Christ and his work, man and his salvation, the Holy Spirit, and the Church. These themes are examined and evaluated through the focus of New Testament literature, predominately from the Epistles. Case studies provide in-depth learning and knowledge of the application of Scripture to the life and work of a Christian leader.
PSI131 Earth Science PSI131 View View
A study of earth science. Focus on physical and historical geology, meteorology and descriptive astronomy, and economic, social, and philosophic aspects.
PSI132 Introduction to Life Science PSI132 View View
This course introduces life science from a Christian worldview. Course topics include biological organization and hierarchy, energy and nutrient flow cycles, population biology, genetics and reproduction, and cellular biology.
PSL111 Earth Science Lab PSL111 View View
An earth science laboratory with emphasis on ecology and environmental stewardship, the earth\'s origin and age, creation design, general earth science, geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. Includes application exercises and experiences to provide a basic understanding of the forces in our physical environment.
PSY133 General Psychology PSY133 View View
A study of the fundamental concepts of psychology, including biological processes, development, behavior, learning and memory, personality, psychological disorders, and social psychology.
PSY231 Introduction to Counseling PSY231 View View
This course introduces the biblical principles of counseling and outlines the process by which Christian leaders can counsel people with specific problems. The course also provides an introduction to the counseling profession from a Christian perspective, explores how biblical and psychological principles may be integrated and applied to counseling issues, and describes the nature and role of the counselor as a person and as a professional.
PSY321 Crisis Counseling PSY321 View View
This course will explore historical and contemporary theory and methodology of crisis intervention. Specific emphasis will be given to understand situational and maturational crises, and the Christian implications of crisis counseling. the student will be introduced to the basic process and application of Biblical crisis intervention. The course will include such topics as: death, suicide, abuse, and helping children through crisis or trauma.
REL 102 Old Testament Survey OT231 View View
A survey of the history, literature and theology of the Old Testament with a specific emphasis on the contemporary application of Old Testament teachings. A critical examination of the concept of covenant in the Old Testament will occur throughout the course. A critical analysis of specific Old Testament passages will contextualize the broader themes and teachings of the Old Testament.
REL 425 Introduction to Ethics ETH434 View View
A study of theoretical and practical problems of moral conduct and proposed solutions with an emphasis upon the nature of ethics, values, rights, obligations and opportunities.
REL101 New Testament Survey NT232 View View
A survey of the New Testament including events in the life of Christ, the development of the early church, the work of the followers of Christ, and the influence on organizations and people in the first century and beyond. This knowledge and understanding is extended into applications in the life and personal devotions of the learner.
REL202 Old Testament Pentateuch OT334 View View
A study of the five books of Moses, with emphasis upon Genesis, Exodus, the institutions of Israel and the history of the nation in its formative period. It will consider God\\\'s redemptive plan as it is expressed in His covenants with Israel. Special emphasis will be made to help the student understand the geography of the Near East.
SOC205 Urban Social Issues: People, Problems, and Policy SOC205 View View
The purpose of this course is to provide an overall framework for understanding and examining pertinent social issues in the urban setting. The course will expand the student\'s knowledge, skills, and understanding of social issues that impact individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations. Particular attention will be given to the analysis and evaluation of society can do to further impact these problems. Social issues to be explored include but are not limited to the changing nature of the family, education, health and illness, drug use, sexual behavior, inequality, and the economy.
WOR231 Biblical & Historical Foundations of Worship 1 WOR231 View View
The study of God\'s design for worship as found in the Old Testament and how it relates to Christian worship today.
WOR232 Biblical & Historical Foundations of Worship 2 WOR232 View View
A study of how Christian worship has evolved beginning with the first-century church. An understanding of the various forms of worship over time including their relevance to current society.