Course Descriptions

ACCT • Accounting

ACCT 400 • Financial Accounting for Managers 3 Credits.

Introduction to financial accounting concepts as the language of business. Financial decision-making using key ratios and financial statements. Managerial understanding of principles of stewardship and ethical issues found in accounting.
Prerequisites: MIST 320 (or NURS 410 for SCLA students only), 2 courses from BUSN 301, BUSN 302, BUSN 308, BUSN 310, BUSN 320, BUSN 323, MATH 301.

ACCT 405 • Intermediate Financial Accounting I 3 Credits.

Solve complex accounting problems using accounting theory and practice related to assets, receivables and inventory. Preparation of accurate income statements, balance sheets and statement of cash flows. Exploration of the accrual process, standard-setting process, and present value applications.
Prerequisites: ACCT 400 and 3 courses from BUSN 301, BUSN 302, BUSN 308, BUSN 310, BUSN 320, BUSN 323, MATH 301, MIST 320. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 4.

ACCT 410 • Intermediate Financial Accounting II 3 Credits.

Resolution of complex accounting problems using accounting theory and practice. Accounting for intangible assets, current and long-term liabilities, stockholders' equity, earnings per share, leases, depreciation, amortization, and investments.
Prerequisites: ACCT 400, ACCT 405 and 3 courses from BUSN 301, BUSN 302, BUSN 308, BUSN 310, BUSN 320, BUSN 323, MATH 301, MIST 320. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 4.

ACCT 415 • Cost/Managerial Accounting 3 Credits.

Utilization of cost accounting principles for managerial decision-making. Understanding of cost-volume-profit analysis, job and process costing, activity-based costing, inventory management, planning and control systems, and discounted cash flow methods. Application of capital budgeting to evaluate long-term investments.
Prerequisites: ACCT 400 and 3 courses from BUSN 301, BUSN 302, BUSN 308, BUSN 310, BUSN 320, BUSN 323, MATH 301, MIST 320. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 4.

ACCT 420 • Income Tax Accounting 3 Credits.

Analysis of US tax laws and policies for individuals, corporations and partnerships. Understanding of US tax system history. Differentiation of required taxes among entities as well as inclusion/exclusion of income and expense items in tax calculations. Connections between tax concepts and ethical stewardship from a Christian or personal worldview.
Prerequisites: ACCT 400 and 3 courses from BUSN 301, BUSN 302, BUSN 308, BUSN 310, BUSN 320, BUSN 323, MATH 301, MIST 320. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 4.

ACCT 425 • Corporate Auditing 3 Credits.

Exploration of external auditing and the need to provide reliable financial information to corporations using professional standards and ethical stewardship. Examination of auditing practices including planning, collection of evidence, risk assessment, evaluation of information, and communication of audit findings. Understanding of financial statement auditing of assets, liabilities and shareholder equity.
Prerequisites: ACCT 400 and 3 courses from BUSN 301, BUSN 302, BUSN 308, BUSN310E, BUSN 320, BUSN 323, BUSN360, MATH301M. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 4.

ACCT 430 • Advanced Accounting 3 Credits.

Study advanced accounting theory and problems, accounting for partnerships, international accounting, consolidated financial statements, corporate mergers, governmental accounting, business combinations and fund accounting.
Prerequisites: ACCT 400; ACCT 405; ACCT 410; and 3 courses from BUSN 301, BUSN 302, BUSN 308, BUSN 310, BUSN 320, BUSN 323, MATH 301, MIST 320. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 4.

ACCT 481 • Academic Internship in Accounting 2-4 Credits.

A learning/practicing experience in a government, social organization or agency, church, or business environment where the student applies a body of knowledge and skills in a structured, non-classroom setting. See Individualized Study for policy.
Prerequisites: MIST 320 or BUSN 360 and 2 courses from BUSN 301, BUSN 302, BUSN 308, BUSN 310, BUSN 320, BUSN 323, MATH 301.

ARTC • Art

ARTC 150 • Responding to the Arts 3 Credits.

Cultivation of critical reading and writing skills through examination of artistic “texts” from a variety of genres: literature, drama, cinema, music, or the visual arts. Discernment of rich dimensions of the texts--technique, genre, social-historical context—and reflect on their spiritual signification.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 6.

BIBL • Bible

BIBL 230 • The Bible in Real Life 3 Credits.

Exploration of connections between key portions of the Bible and challenges faced by students in their own lives. Students trace the journey of God's people from Abraham and Sarah through the New Testament church, tracing God's self-disclosure through biblical cultures and their genres of writing.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 6.

BIBL 360 • Biblical Interpretation for Ministry 3 Credits.

Introduction to biblical hermeneutics and exegesis including interpretive issues of presuppositions, authorial intent, metanarrative, historical context, genre and literary context. Biblical inspiration, canonicity, authority, and the nature of the Bible as communication will be explored. Study is designed to develop skills necessary for good Bible reading and contextualization to today's world.
Prerequisites: CHMN 350R. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 6.

BIBL 441 • Significance of the Old Testament 3 Credits.

Introduction to the Old Testament, emphasizing foundational themes including creation, life, justice, people of God, covenant, and the Old Testament polemic against the prevailing culture of its time. Development of methodological tools for investigating these themes enables students to properly contextualize these themes to their culture.
Prerequisites: BIBL 360, CHMN 350R Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 6.

BIBL 442 • Significance of the New Testament 3 Credits.

Introduction to the New Testament, emphasizing major themes including the kingdom of God, eternal life, and justification in Christ. Emphasis also on the hermeneutical issues related to understanding these themes in their original literary and historical settings, and applying them in ministry situations today.
Prerequisites: BIBL 360, CHMN 350R Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 6.

BUSN • Business

BUSN 104 • Introduction to Business 3 Credits.

Introduction to business and business strategy within the global economic environment. Identification of business structures, market strategies, and the concepts of leadership and management. Exploration of key business functions, typical roles, entry points, and career paths. Application of business evaluation and problem-solving within a Christian worldview.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 2.

BUSN 115 • Personal Financial Literacy 3 Credits.

Explores fundamental personal financial management topics. Enables learners to make values-based financial decisions. Uses a variety of tools to evaluate risk and make choices regarding debt management, savings, budgeting, investing, and long-range personal financial planning.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 4.

BUSN 200 • Business Problem Solving 3 Credits.

Builds a foundation for understanding and solving business problems. Introduces business concepts and terminology, along with skills needed to solve common business problems. Emphasizes how to identify problems and the application of tools and techniques in solving these problems. Encourages the development of critical-thinking and decision-making skills needed for success in business.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 4.

BUSN 210 • Workplace Communication 3 Credits.

Examines principles of communication in the workplace. Introduces common workplace communication formats such as memos, letters, email, reports, presentations, and social media. Explores techniques for communication, including informational, persuasive, and employment messages. Introduces strategies for internal and external communication situations, audience analysis, verbal and nonverbal cues, and personal communication skills.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 1.

BUSN 285 • Information and Organizations 3 Credits.

Examination of both information and information systems including their use in making knowledge based decisions and analyzing strategic organizational goals. Identification of quality information that is required for organizations, as well as applicable ways to store, organize, and retrieve this information in a secure way. Consideration and discussion around the ethical issues and policies organizations face.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 3.

BUSN 301 • Foundations of Business Management 3 Credits.

Analysis of key managerial functions, management and leadership in a business environment. Identification of the global, political, legal, sociocultural and demographic environments of business. Explanation of how mental, emotional, and spiritual characteristics result in purposeful leadership and management. Application of theories of organizational behavior to management and leadership in a business environment. Application of management decision making models in a business environment.

BUSN 302 • Human Resource Management 3 Credits.

Analysis of the changing nature of Human Resource Management. Identification of the laws of employment practice. Application of the recruitment and selection process. Analysis of how organizations link compensation and performance management. Assessment of the training methods for managing talent, improving employee performance, and integrating culture and diversity. Identification of negotiating strategies. Analysis of the ethical issues faced by Human Resource Management professionals from a Christian or personal perspective.

BUSN 308 • Strategic Management and Planning 3 Credits.

Strategic management and planning as applied to business organizations. Applies key principles of strategy to business problems, analyzes internal and external factors that affect strategic planning and management, and applies strategic planning models to historical and current business problems. Implementation and execution of business strategy is also discussed.

BUSN 310 • Global Management and Leadership 3 Credits.

Equip managers and leaders with a framework for formulating strategies to thrive in a global marketplace. Develop global managerial and leadership perspectives on business opportunities and challenges in global trade, competition, modes of market entry, investment systems, power distance, communications, member cultures, and other leader/manager challenges.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 5. Special Notes: Prior completion of BUSN 323 recommended.

BUSN 315 • Business Analytics 3 Credits.

Demonstrate ability to detect patterns in data, draw inferences and conclusions supported by the data, and communicate insights through visualization and written reporting. Use statistical tools to understand and measure uncertainty. Use methods of descriptive statistics to summarize data and find out what happened in the past. Apply predictive analytics tools to predict future trends. Develop competency in software used in the field of business analytics.
Prerequisites: MATH 301 and MIST 320 Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 4 Special Notes: Enrollment is open to sophomore class standing and above.

BUSN 320 • Professional Project Management 3 Credits.

Introduction to the principles of project management including the role of the project manager, types of projects, stages of a project, project variables, and project processes. Examines the organization, planning, and controlling of projects and provides practical knowledge on managing project scope, schedule and resources.

BUSN 323 • Marketing Fundamentals 3 Credits.

Study of marketing concepts and decision-making processes related to marketing management in a marketing-oriented firm. Examination of key strategies of consumer and business-to-business marketing and mission-critical variables from within a relationship marketing focus. Development of a course project and its presentation to a business audience using state-of-the-art business presentation techniques.

BUSN 330 • Intercultural Business Comm. 3 Credits.

Explanation of how cultural differences affect business strategy and relationships. Exploration of the primary differences, benefits and challenges of communication practices of different cultures. Comparisons of communication styles between cultures. Comparison of one’s individual culture to other cultures Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 1.

BUSN 401 • Operations and Supply Chain Management 3 Credits.

Efficiently and effectively manage the processes to produce and distribute products and services. Operations within both product and service companies will be addressed. Topics include managing purchases, inventory control, quality control, storage, logistics and evaluations. The use of measurement and analysis of internal processes will be highlighted.
Prerequisites: 2 courses from BUSN 301, BUSN 302, BUSN 308, BUSN 310, BUSN 320, BUSN 323, MATH 301, MIST 320.

BUSN 405 • Survey of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics 3 Credits.

Explores economic theories and tools and how they are applied to business. Investigates principles and concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics.
Prerequisites: MATH 301, MIST 320. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 5.

BUSN 415 • Intermediate Macroeconomics 3 Credits.

Macroeconomic theory and applications. Economic models that explain the behavior of output, inflation, employment, interest rates, exchange rates, and other aggregate economic variables. Apply macroeconomic models to global events.
Prerequisites: BUSN 405 and 3 courses from BUSN 301, BUSN 302, BUSN 308, BUSN 310, BUSN 320, BUSN 323, MATH 301, MIST 320. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Areas 2,4,5.

BUSN 425H • Applied Ethical Decisions in Life and Business 3 Credits.

Provision of a basis for ethical problem solving and the application of ethical principles to issues of moral perplexity. These issues are surfaced by ethical pluralism, cultural diversity, resource allocation, equal opportunity requirements, workplace dignity and fairness, varying economic and market conditions, and conflicts between organizational imperatives and Christian values.
Prerequisites: 3 courses from BUSN 301, BUSN 302, BUSN 308, BUSN 310, BUSN 320, BUSN 323, MATH 301, MIST 320. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 6 General Education Category H.

BUSN 430 • Business Law 3 Credits.

Study of the legal and regulatory environment of business including sources of the law, structure of the court system, and different classifications of law. Analysis of the relationships between different types of business law. Study of major types of business organizations. Impact of technology on various aspects of business law.
Prerequisites: 3 courses from BUSN 301, BUSN 302, BUSN 308, BUSN 310, BUSN 320, BUSN 323, MATH 301 MIST 320. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 5.

BUSN 481 • Academic Internship in Business Management 2-4 Credits.

A learning/practicing experience in a government, social organization or agency, church, or business environment where the student applies a body of knowledge and skills in a structured, non-classroom setting. See Individualized Study for policy.
Prerequisites: BUSN 301.

BUSN 491 • Business Capstone 3 Credits.

Demonstrate professional and personal growth by synthesizing business content learned during the degree program. Deliver a client-focused solution to an organizational need by engaging in experiential learning. Collaborate with classmates and/or organizational representatives. Participate in career exploration and development experiences.
Prerequisites: 10 courses from ACCT300-489, BUSN300-489, FINA300-489, MATH 301, MIST300-489. Special Notes: Prior completion of BUSN 320 recommended.

CHMN • Christian Ministries

CHMN 140 • Spiritual Quest 3 Credits.

An exploration of spirituality from a Christian perspective in which students identify the spiritual influences in their lives, explore spiritual disciplines, evaluate impacts of Christian spirituality on their personal lives and set goals for personal spiritual development.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 6.

CHMN 300 • Foundations for Christian Ministry 3 Credits.

Introduction to the theology and practice of Christian ministry. Students explore diverse concepts of ministry and how their unique strengths connect to what God is doing in the world. Students reflect on call and vocation and develop a philosophy of ministry.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 6. Special Notes: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.

CHMN 320 • Personal Spiritual Formation 3 Credits.

Introduction to the process of spiritual and personal formation. Exploration of models and themes for formation and faith development, with attention to cultural and gender dimensions of formation models and traditions. Examination of both individual and communal spiritual journeys, practices, and connections to God.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 6. Special Notes: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.

CHMN 350R • Research Writing for Christian Ministry 3 Credits.

Development of core academic skills in research and writing for Christian ministries. Topics include logical and rhetorical persuasion, research methods, and documentation of sources. Skills will be applied to biblical exegesis and critical interaction with popular and scholarly writing in Christian thought and theology.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 1, General Education Category R; CAPS Goal Area 6. Special Notes: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.

CHMN 451 • Communication in Ministry 3 Credits.

Introduction to the essential communication skills needed in ministry, including effective listening, storytelling, and public speaking skills. Special attention to communicating the gospel in various contexts.
Prerequisites: General Education Category R course. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Areas 1, 6.

CHMN 452 • Leadership in Ministry 3 Credits.

Introduction to essential leadership skills needed in ministry. Basic skills for self leadership and for leading people and teams. Special attention given to transformational, collaborative, and servanthood leadership.
Fulfills: Goal Area 6.

CHMN 481 • Ministry Practicum 3 Credits.

The integrating experience of the Christian ministries major, including placement in a ministry setting under the direct supervision of an experienced mentor. Emphasis is on application of ongoing coursework and participation in relevant aspects of ministry. Students will gain experience in the refinement and integration of a working philosophy of ministry. Opportunity for assessment of personal ministry skills and lifelong leadership development.
Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

CHMN 495H • Practical Issues in Ministry 3 Credits.

Synthesis and application of content and skills from previous courses to specific ethical case studies common in ministry settings. Reflection on students’ personal and spiritual formation as it impacts the spiritual growth of those they minister to. Integration of incarnational/formational ethics into several ethical and spiritual issues.
Prerequisites: BIBL 360, BIBL 441, BIBL 442, CHMN 300, CHMN 320, CHMN 350R, CHMN 451, CHMN 452, CHMN 481, HUSE 410, THEO341E, THEO 441. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 6, General Education Category H.

COMM • Communication

COMM 115 • Intro to Computer Applications 1 Credit.

A skills based course to understand the Microsoft Office and Google Drive applications. Applying these applications to coursework. Developing troubleshooting skills. Understanding the differences between Mac and PCs.

COMM 160 • Basic Communication Skills 3 Credits.

An examination of the fundamentals of the human communication process. Emphasis on communication in these areas: interpersonal, small group, public speaking and computer mediated. Concentration on how meaning is created, communicated, and transformed within personal, professional, and global contexts.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 1.

CORE • Bethel Distinctives

CORE 300 • Community, Self and Formation: Ancient and Contemporary Narratives 3 Credits.

An exploration of self in the world, based on personal experience and classical spiritual practices. Students are challenged to think systemically about contexts of family, faith community, workplace, and broader culture as they plan for lifelong formation and contribution to the well-being of others.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Areas 2, 5. Special Notes: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.

CORE 330 • Examining Crucial Questions 3 Credits.

Summary of the Christian biblical narrative. Identification of the roles of scripture, history, experience, and reason as they form convictions related to social and ethical issues. Examination of selected theological concepts using the Wesleyan Quadrilateral, as well as the application of those concepts to real life situations.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Areas 2, 5, 6. Special Notes: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.

EDUC • Education

EDUC 321 • Foundations in Education 3 Credits.

Introduction to the teaching profession and focus on influences shaping education. History, philosophy, psychology, sociology, legal matters, reform, and other current education issues. Student mental health and impact of chemicals in student lives, families, and schools. Personal growth planning, collaboration, and connection between professional responsibilities and personal faith and values.
Special Notes: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.

EDUC 324 • Educational Psychology 4 Credits.

Identification of different approaches to K-12 students’ development, learning, performance, and critical elements needed to structure an effective learning environment. Synthesis of early assessment theory and current issues. Description of theories that influence learning and behavior related to the learning environment. Integration of Christian or personal faith perspective of learning.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 5. Special Notes: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.

EDUC 326 • General Methods of Instruction 3 Credits.

Development of effective lesson plans that include all required components. Creation of effective long-range plans, assessments, and evaluations. Integration of a variety of instructional strategies within lesson plans to meet student needs. Identification of appropriate data practices related to student assessment and progress.
Corequisites: EDUC 395. Special Notes: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.

EDUC 363 • Educational Equity 3 Credits.

Identification of various groups in American communities and how to foster communication. Analysis of Minnesota-based American Indian tribes. Description of biases, discrimination, prejudices, racism, and sexism in the classroom and the influence personal identity has on student learning. Evaluation of the effects that various diversity factors have in the classroom.
Special Notes: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.

EDUC 368 • Classroom Technology 2 Credits.

Description of foundations of technology integration practices. Development of a personal technology integration philosophy. Creation of instructional materials to develop understanding of digital citizenship. Evaluation of technology integration resources. Identification of appropriate technology tools for meeting objectives. Application of best practices in technology integration. Analysis of tools for collecting data.
Special Notes: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.

EDUC 395 • School-wide Systems Field Experience 1 Credit.

Supervised observation in K-12 inclusive education setting. Analysis of student needs, classroom environments, and related cultural factors. Development of a personal standard for effective teaching. Implementation of effective lesson plans. Identification of MN edTPA language. Impact of personal faith on the special education teacher role. 30 hours over 10 weeks.
Corequisites: EDUC 326. Special Notes: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.

EDUC 451 • Special Education Student Teaching Seminar 3 Credits.

Development of strategies for personal and professional efficacy and engaging resources. Analysis of the impact teachers’ personal and professional practices, second language, and communication have on student learning. Alignment of an instructional plan with the needs of a learner. Application of academic language.
Prerequisites: EDUC 321, EDUC 324, EDUC 326, EDUC 363, EDUC 368, EDUC 395, SPED 400, SPED 405, SPED 408, SPED 410, SPED 418, SPED 420, SPED 421, SPED 425, SPED 431, SPED 441, SPED 455, SPED 470, SPED 473, SPED 475. Corequisites: SPED 480H.

ENGL • English

ENGL 029 • Foundations of Reading and Writing I 3 Credits.

Preparation for college-level courses in reading and writing. Effective reading strategies and online literacy skills. Analysis of different types of text using reading and writing strategies.
Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis. Special Notes: Appropriate placement assessment score required for enrollment. Credits do not apply to certificate, degree, or license programs.

ENGL 030 • Foundations of Reading and Writing II 3 Credits.

This course is designed to prepare students for college-level courses in which they will need to be successful in reading and writing. Emphasis is on foundational reading and writing strategies and builds upon strategies learned in ENGL 029.
Prerequisites: ENGL 029. Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis. Special Notes: Credits do not apply to certificate, degree, or license programs.

ENGL 130 • Successful Writing 3 Credits.

Development of skills necessary for expressing oneself competently through writing. Emphasis is on the writing process, critical thinking, sensitivity to audience, core documentation skills and responsibilities, and revision (with peer and instructor feedback).
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 1.

ENGL 225R • Academic Research and Writing 3 Credits.

Development of core academic skills in research and writing. Critical evaluation of rhetorical persuasion, forming and answering research questions, testing theses through consultation of scholarly sources, and formal documentation of research sources.
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 1, General Education Category R.

ENGL 300 • Advanced Writing Labs 3 Credits.

A flexible self-development resource for undergraduates wishing to assess writing skills and practices in advanced field-academic and professional-contexts. An array of resources for context analysis, self-assessment, skills development, and evaluated composition that can be used and re-used by CAPS students as self-guided activities, course audit, and/or completion for elective credits.

FINA • Finance

FINA 400 • Financial Management 3 Credits.

Identification and interpretation of various types of information provided by financial statements and used by both corporate managers and investors during the decision making process. Exploration of financing sources and costs and their impacts on financial decisions. Discernment in managerial finance using financial risk and rate of return measurements. Use of capital budgeting techniques to make data driven decisions. Discussion of biblical and ethical principles and their relationship to financial management decisions. Prerequisites: ACCT 400, MIST 320 and 1 course from BUSN 301, BUSN 302, BUSN 308, BUSN 310, BUSN 320, BUSN 323, MATH 301.
Prerequisites: ACCT 400, BUSN360 and 1 course from BUSN 301, BUSN 302, BUSN 308, BUSN310E, BUSN 320, BUSN 323, MATH301M.

FINA 410 • Investments Theory 3 Credits.

Exploration of various investment principles and the Capital Asset Pricing Model. Classification of securities including stock, bonds, and major derivatives. Analyzation of security market classifications, assorted financial instruments, and portfolio performance using a stock market simulation. Inclusion of ethical stewardship and its connection to financial business.
Prerequisites: ACCT 405, FINA 400 and 3 courses from BUSN 301, BUSN 302, BUSN 308, BUSN 310, BUSN 320, BUSN 323, MATH 301. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 4.

FINA 420 • Portfolio Analysis and Management 3 Credits.

Exploration of investment portfolio theories, objectives and policy issues considering individuals, corporations, banks, pensions and mutual funds. Creation, maintenance, and analyzation of simulated investment portfolio performance. Reflection of connections between financial topics and ethical stewardship using a Christian or personal worldview.
Prerequisites: ACCT 405, FINA 400, FINA 410, and 3 courses from BUSN 301, BUSN 302, BUSN 308, BUSN 310, BUSN 320, BUSN 323, MIST 320, MATH 301. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 4.

FINA 430 • Capital Markets 3 Credits.

Exploration of public equity, debt financial instruments and related investment opportunities, both domestic and international. Understanding of the US banking system and its relationship to the Federal Reserve, understanding of factors that influence interest rates and the yield curve. Integration of ethical thinking and personal faith with capital market strategies.
Prerequisites: ACCT 405, FINA 400 and 3 courses from BUSN 301, BUSN 302, BUSN 308, BUSN 310, BUSN 320, BUSN 323, MATH 301. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 4.

FINA 440 • Advanced Corporate Finance 3 Credits.

Exploration of corporate finance theory both past and present as it relates to financial policy, financial instruments, valuation concepts, and changing capital markets. Analyzation of complex capital structures and corporate transactions. Application of corporate financial theory including ethical principles in financial decisions.
Prerequisites: ACCT 405, FINA 400 and 3 courses from BUSN 301, BUSN 302, BUSN 308, BUSN 310, BUSN 320, BUSN 323 and MATH 301. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 4.

FINA 450 • Global Finance 3 Credits.

Exploration of global trade and investment theories, the global monetary system, global capital markets, and exchange rates. Analysis of the implications of foreign policy and instruments on global finance. Integration of global corporate and social responsibility in relation to a Christian or personal worldview.
Prerequisites: ACCT 405, FINA 400 and 3 courses from BUSN 301, BUSN 302, BUSN 308, BUSN 310, BUSN 320, BUSN 323, MATH 301. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 5.

FINA 481 • Academic Internship in Finance 2-4 Credits.

A learning/practicing experience in a government, social organization or agency, church, or business environment where the student applies a body of knowledge and skills in a structured, non-classroom setting. See Individualized Study for policy.
Prerequisites: FINA 400.

HEPE • Health

HEPE 260 • Physical Wellness 3 Credits.

Synthesis of current evidence-based knowledge empowering healthy decisions around nutrition, fitness, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Identification of patterns of stress reduction through spiritual and physical health. Explanation of biological processes in the body. Analysis of the influence of culture, media, technology, and other factors on health.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 3.

HIST • History

HIST 250 • U.S. History in Dialogue with the Present 3 Credits.

Examination of selected historical events using both primary and secondary sources. Development of connections between historical events with larger social, economical, and political trends and developments. Recognition of multiple perspectives when investigating historical questions as well as the influence these viewpoints have on both current developments and future challenges. Consideration of personal faith while exploring history’s significance.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 5.

HUSE • Human Services

HUSE 300 • Family Perspectives 3 Credits.

Analysis of sociological, psychological, and theological perspectives on family relationships, with special attention given to understanding families as systems. Identification and personal evaluation of assumptions about families and to examination of one’s own family-of-origin experiences. Introduction to the history of human services.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 5. Special Notes: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.

HUSE 305 • Individual and Family Development Over the Life Cycle 3 Credits.

Identification of the various stages of life from conception to death. Examination of the perspectives of various developmental theorists and their role in historical, contemporary, and controversial issues. Analysis of the biosocial, cognitive, and psychosocial domains and their contribution to human development while maintaining a focus on individual differences.
Prerequisites: PSYC 100 Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 5. Special Notes: Concurrent registration in PSYC 335 recommended. Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above. Crosslisted with PSYC 305.

HUSE 320 • Advocacy and Social Change 3 Credits.

Address the ways advocacy can take place and steps needed to achieve change in families and communities. Address reconciliation as a component of change and understand the role of policy in change.
Special Notes: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore standing and above.

HUSE 330 • Leading and Managing in Human Service Organizations 3 Credits.

Introduction to grants, financial management and funding in a non profit organization. Development of effective relational skills and personal leadership approach. Analysis of professional development and practices in leadership from a personal worldview.
Special Notes: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore standing and above.

HUSE 386 • Social Inequality 3 Credits.

Focus on social inequality in human societies, with particular reference to the United States. Exploration of the origins, evolution, legitimation, and consequences of social inequality. Emphasis on inequalities that are rooted in the socioeconomic order. Examination of the relationship between social class, race, and gender as different but related forms of social inequality.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 5. Special Notes: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.

HUSE 400 • Research Methods 3 Credits.

Introduction to quantitative and qualitative research designs. Designed as a project-based course, with particular attention to program evaluation and action research, learners will construct an applied research proposal.
Prerequisites: PSYC 335. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 2 and CAPS Goal Area 5. Special Notes: Concurrent registration with HUSE 405 recommended. Cross-listed with PSYC 400.

HUSE 405 • Family Social Policy 3 Credits.

An examination of the linkages of family with societal systems and the consequences of policy for family life. An exploration of community resources and strategies for serving families.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 5. Special Notes: Concurrent registration with HUSE 400 recommended.

HUSE 410 • Dynamics of Interpersonal Relationships 3 Credits.

An analysis of interpersonal dynamics, including love and intimacy; communication; shame; power and control; stress and coping; grief; compassion; and spirituality. Attention to a broad variety of relational states, including friendship, singleness, romantic partnerships, parent/child relationships, social networks, and faith communities.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 5.

HUSE 435 • Families in Cross-Cultural Perspective 3 Credits.

Contemporary, historical, and cross-cultural, predominantly non-Western perspective on a variety of family systems and the people living in them. Values and assumptions underlying these systems, roles, intergenerational relationships, identity formation, and developmental tasks. Multicultural aspects of chemical dependency.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 5. Special Notes: Cross-listed with PSYC 435.

HUSE 445 • Counseling Microskills 3 Credits.

An examination of effective counseling skills that combines theoretical understanding and hands-on practice of essential microskills. In this experiential class, students are expected to engage in development of “self of the therapist” through reflective practice and observation of self and others. Aspects of the 12 core functions of an LADC as defined in MN Statute section 148F.01, subdivision 10.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 5.

HUSE 450 • Introduction to Addictions Counseling 3 Credits.

Examination of addiction from a variety of perspectives and evaluation of the twelve core functions of an addictions counselor. Description of the process of change in the context of the continuum of care. Cultivation of a personal philosophy around spirituality and addiction.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 5. Special Notes: Cross-listed with PSYC 450.

HUSE 455 • Pharmacology of Addictions 3 Credits.

Examination of the action and biophysical effects of addictive substances. Evaluation of evidence-based medical treatment options for both addictions and co-occurring disorders. Integration of spirituality with medical approaches to treating addiction in an interculturally sensitive manner.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 5.

HUSE 460 • Assessment and Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders 3 Credits.

Examination of the assessment and treatment, including identification of the appropriate level of care, for co-occurring disorders of substance use and various psychological disorders. Attention is given to evidence-based practices in treatment planning and intervention.

HUSE 470 • Directed Study 1-4 Credits.

HUSE 481 • Internship in Addictions Counseling I 4 Credits.

Application of theory, interpersonal skills, and professional development skills in a supervised professional addiction counseling setting. Demonstration of the twelve core functions of LADC (MN Statute 148F.01, subdivision 10). Evaluation of progress toward appropriate development goals. Integration of knowledge, experience, ethics, and faith into a worldview relevant in the addiction counseling setting. 400-hour experience.
Prerequisites: HUSE 435, HUSE 445, HUSE 450, HUSE 455, HUSE 460, HUSE 485H. Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis. Special Notes: Program Director permission required for enrollment.

HUSE 482 • Internship in Addictions Counseling III 1-3 Credits.

Direct practice experience in which the student applies previously acquired knowledge and skills in a structured professional setting focused on the 12 core functions of a licensed alcohol and drug counselor as defined in Minnesota Statute section 148F.01, subdivision 10. Students will accrue remaining hours of the Minnesota state Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy requirement of 880 clock hours of practical experience that were not completed in HUSE 491.
Prerequisites: HUSE 435, HUSE 445, HUSE 450, HUSE 455, HUSE 460,HUSE 481, HUSE 485H, HUSE 491 Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

HUSE 485H • Professional Practice Issues and Ethics 3 Credits.

An examination of legal and ethical situations arising in the practice of helping professions. Issues of professional practice and development are also discussed, and students are expected to identify goals and strategies for continuing professional, personal, and spiritual growth. Aspects of the 12 core functions of an LADC as defined in MN Statute section 148F.01, subdivision 10.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Areas 5, 6; General Education Category H.

HUSE 490 • Integrative Internship Seminar 3 Credits.

Learning/practice experience in which the student applies previously acquired human service knowledge and skills in a structured professional setting, including but not limited to government agencies, social service agencies, schools, mental health agencies, businesses, and churches. Students will accrue a minimum of 100 hours of practical experience.
Prerequisites: HUSE 400, HUSE 445, HUSE 485H. Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

HUSE 491 • Internship in Addictions Counseling II 4 Credits.

Application of theory and professional development skills in a supervised professional addiction counseling setting. Demonstration of the twelve core functions of LADC (MN Statute 148F.01, subdivision 10). Evaluation of progress toward appropriate development goals. Integration of knowledge, experience, ethics, and faith into a worldview relevant in the addiction counseling setting. 480-hour experience.
Prerequisites: HUSE 435, HUSE 445, HUSE 450, HUSE 455, HUSE 460, HUSE 481, HUSE 485H. Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

MATH • Math

MATH 080 • Foundations of Mathematics 3 Credits.

Preparation for college-level math courses. Developmental math topics include percent, decimals, fractions, solving basic algebraic equations, exponents, calculating values using a formula, and measurement. Utilization of spreadsheets to perform basic arithmetic calculations.
Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis. Special Notes: Credits do not apply to certificate, degree, or license programs.

MATH 180 • Mathematics in Real Life 3 Credits.

Intermediate-level study of college liberal arts mathematics: financial mathematics, mathematical models of growth, statistics and probabilities. Emphasis on application of quantitative reasoning, analytical thinking, and problem-solving methods to real-life problems.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 4.

MATH 301 • Business Mathematics and Statistics 3 Credits.

Study of mathematically based procedures, including analytical procedures, decision-making models, and statistics.
Prerequisites: MIST 320 Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 4. Special Notes: Completion of a 100 or 200-level statistics course is recommended, but not required.

MIST • Management Information Systems

MIST 320 • Management Information Systems 3 Credits.

Introduction to the foundations, technology and application of Management Information Systems (MIS) in corporations. Emphasis on the Systems Development Lifecycle. Role of IT professionals in interfacing with other corporate functions, architecture of the Internet, open source software and the relational data model. Collaboration tools, databases, and spreadsheets.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 3 Special Notes: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.

MIST 400 • Foundations of Information Management Systems 3 Credits.

Exploration of the history, uses and functions of information management systems as well as their role within current business innovation. Understanding of security risks, architecture, and various enterprise information system types. Application of the Systems Development Lifecycle. Consideration of Christian or personal worldview in relation to information management systems.
Prerequisites: MIST 320 Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 3.

MIST 410 • Information Systems Analysis and Design 3 Credits.

Understanding of the systems development life cycle, written documentation for information systems, and project management. Assessment of analysis and design tools and techniques. Application of systems analysis and design techniques to business analysis problems. Exploration of information management systems from the perspective of a Christian or personal worldview.
Prerequisites: MIST 400 and 3 courses from BUSN 301, BUSN 302, BUSN 308, BUSN 310, BUSN 320, BUSN 323, MATH 301. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 3.

MIST 420 • Business Database Management 3 Credits.

Explanation of data modeling, the role of Enterprise Information Management, and database security issues and solutions. Description of data control with integrity. Application of SQL data querying techniques. Application of data warehouse, data mining and data visualization concepts in relation to database management.
Prerequisites: MIST 400 and 3 courses from BUSN 301, BUSN 302, BUSN 308, BUSN 310, BUSN 320, BUSN 323, MATH 301. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Areas 2, 3.

MIST 430 • Introduction to Business Programming 3 Credits.

Exploration of the evolution and categories of programming languages. Application of testing and debugging techniques. Use of object-oriented programming and dynamic scripting languages. Connection of programming languages to the language of the Bible using a Christian or personal worldview.
Prerequisites: MATH 301. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 3.

MIST 440 • Administration of Management Information Systems 3 Credits.

Explanation of directories and directory services, including their uses in networked environments. Differentiation between hardware and software requirements for information systems. Design and implementation of identity and access management services. Understanding of implementation issues as well as ethical issues that may arise from administration of MIS.
Prerequisites: MIST 400 and 3 courses from BUSN 301, BUSN 302, BUSN 308, BUSN 310, BUSN 320, BUSN 323, MATH 301. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 2, 3.

MIST 450 • Information Systems Security 3 Credits.

Examination of information security concepts, risk management, and both functions of and relationships among laws, regulations, and professional organizations. Identification of the differences between physical and virtual security threats and vulnerabilities. Characterization of typical security architectures. Creation of a security plan.
Prerequisites: MIST 400 and 3 courses from BUSN 301, BUSN 302, BUSN 308, BUSN 310, BUSN 320, BUSN 323, MATH 301. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Areas 2, 3.

MIST 481 • Academic Internship in Management Information Systems 2-4 Credits.

A learning/practicing experience in a government, social organization or agency, church, or business environment where the student applies a body of knowledge and skills in a structured, non-classroom setting. See Individualized Study for policy.
Prerequisites: MIST 400.

NASC • Natural Science

NASC 275 • Environmental Studies 3 Credits.

Examination of how science, engineering, and economics work together to address and solve environmental problems. Exploration of the importance of the scientific method as it relates to the environment, conservation of resources, and energy. Evaluation of case studies will develop a deeper sense of stewardship to our planet.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 3.

NURS • Nursing

NURS 300 • Acute Care Clinical 3 Credits.

Professional identity development through integration of ethical principles, Christian perspectives, nursing knowledge, and liberal arts. Practice within interprofessional teams using all baccalaureate roles. Clinical nursing problem analysis through critical thinking, enhanced clinical reasoning, evidence-based practice, and technology. Application of scope of practice knowledge to delegation and supervision of nursing personnel.
Special Notes: Recommended for all MANE Associate degree graduates; an elective for any other RN-BSN students.

NURS 305 • Practicum I: Fundamentals of Nursing Practice 1 Credit.

Provision of holistic care for individuals in various health/illness states. Utilize beginning critical thinking skills to implement the nursing process in healthcare settings.
Corequisites: NURS 310, NURS 325 Nursing Central Resource Fee $195; Clinical Fee $65; Nursing Malpractice Insurance Fee $40; Criminal Background Check Fee $30 Special Notes:This course is offered for students in the Post-Baccalaureate Nursing program.

NURS 306 • Practicum II: Adult Nursing 3 Credits.

Provision of holistic care for adults and older adults in various health/illness states. Application of critical thinking skills and evidence to the implementation of the nursing process in healthcare settings.
Prerequisites: NURS 305, NURS 310, NURS 325 Corequisites: NURS 311, NURS 326, NURS 350 Clinical Fee $65 Special Notes: This course is offered for students in the Post-Baccalaureate Nursing program.

NURS 307 • Practicum III: Mental Health Nursing 1 Credit.

Provision of holistic care for individuals with mental health needs. Application of critical thinking skills and evidence to the implementation of the nursing process in mental health settings.
Prerequisites: NURS 305, NURS 310, NURS 325 Corequisites: NURS 330, NURS 351 $60 ($44 Clinical Site Placement TCCP and $16 Malpractice Fee) Special Notes: This course is offered for students in the Post-Baccalaureate Nursing program.

NURS 310 • Skills I: Health Assessment & Fundamentals of Nursing Practice 4 Credits.

Development of beginning nursing skills to promote health and manage illness, within the context of the nursing process. This course is a laboratory course.
Corequisites: NURS 305, NURS 325 Nursing Lab Equipment Fee $140; Nursing ATI Resource Fee $250; ATI Assessment Fee $17, Online Testing Fee $20 Special Notes:This course is offered for students in the Post-Baccalaureate Nursing program.

NURS 311 • Skills II: Adult Nursing 2 Credits.

Development of nursing skills to promote health and manage illness for adults and older adults, within the context of the nursing process. This course is a laboratory course.
Prerequisites: NURS 305, NURS 310, NURS 325 Corequisites: NURS 306, NURS 350, NURS 326 Nursing Lab Fee Equipment Fee $140; ATI Assessment Fee $25; Online Testing Fee $20 Special Notes: This course is offered for students in the Post-Baccalaureate Nursing program.

NURS 325 • Pathophysiology 3 Credits.

Exploration of the physiologic basis for manifestations of altered structure and function. Differences in physiologic responses to health and illness in diverse populations across the lifespan are addressed from a nursing perspective.
Corequisites: NURS 310, NURS 305 Online Testing Fee $20 Special Notes: This course is offered for students in the Post-Baccalaureate Nursing program.

NURS 326 • Pharmacology for Nursing 3 Credits.

Exploration of the principles of pharmacotherapy to promote health and manage illness from a patient-centered perspective for diverse populations across the lifespan.
Prerequisites: NURS 305, NURS 310, NURS 325 Corequisites: NURS 306, NURS 311, NURS 350 Online Testing Fee $20 Special Notes: This course is offered for students in the Post-Baccalaureate Nursing program.

NURS 330 • Mental Health Nursing 2 Credits.

Overview of mental health issues of individuals throughout the lifespan, in the context of families and communities.
Prerequisites: NURS 305, NURS 310, NURS 325 Corequisites: NURS 307, NURS 351 $136 Testing Fee ($20 Proctorio $116 ATI) Special Notes: This course is offered for students in the Post-Baccalaureate Nursing program.

NURS 330H • Ethical Theory and Applied Nursing Ethics 3 Credits.

Introduction to ethical theory and the language needed to discuss relevant ethical healthcare issues. Exploration of current ethical issues faced in healthcare settings, including potential outcomes, the role of the nurse, application of professional ethical codes, and differing viewpoints.  Development of empathy for, respect of, and insight into differing ethical opinions.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 6, General Education Category H.

NURS 331 • Mental Health Nursing 2 Credits.

Overview of mental health issues of individuals throughout the lifespan, in the context of families and communities.
Prerequisites: NURS 305, NURS 310, NURS 325 Corequisites: NURS 307, NURS 351 ATI Assessment Fee $25; Online Testing Fee $20 Special Notes: This course is offered for students in the Post-Baccalaureate Nursing program.

NURS 350 • Adult Nursing I 3 Credits.

Examination of the nursing care related to adults and older adults experiencing selected acute, chronic, and/or potential health issues. Application of theoretical frameworks and evidence-based practice considerations to holistic nursing care.
Prerequisites: NURS 305, NURS 310, NURS 325 Corequisites: NURS 306, NURS 311, NURS 326 Nursing ATI Resource Fee $345; Online Testing Fee $20 Special Notes: This course is offered for students in the Post-Baccalaureate Nursing program.

NURS 351 • Adult Nursing II 3 Credits.

Examination of the nursing care of adults and older adults experiencing selected acute, chronic, and/or potential health issues. Application of theoretical frameworks and evidence-based practice considerations to holistic nursing care. This course is a continuation of NURS 350.
Prerequisites: NURS 305, NURS 310, NURS 325 Corequisites: NURS 307, NURS 331 ATI Assessment Fee $25; Online Testing Fee $20 Special Notes: This course is offered for students in the Post-Baccalaureate Nursing program.

NURS 365 • The Professional Nurse 3 Credits.

Exploration of the scope of professional nursing practice and nursing roles using ethical principles and Christian perspectives in the changing healthcare environment. Identification of the future of professional nursing and development of a personal philosophy of nursing.

NURS 400 • Public Health Nursing 3 Credits.

Population-focused principles, ethical principles and Christian perspectives in at-risk population care. Critical analysis of health disparities, barriers to adequate healthcare, and community resources for improving health equity. Evaluation of evidence-based public health nursing interventions to address health disparities in a given population. Demonstration of effective verbal, electronic and written communication.

NURS 401 • Public Health Nursing Clinical 3 Credits.

Identification of disease prevalence, distribution, and control in a population, including environmental, protective, and risk factors. Evaluation of evidence-based interventions to address health disparities. Demonstration of ethical principles and Christian perspectives in at-risk population care. Application of public health nursing competencies and effective communication skills through virtual/real-world clinical experience.
Prerequisites: NURS 400.

NURS 405 • Nursing Ethics 3 Credits.

Application of ethical inquiry to current ethical issues in healthcare settings with a focus on the role of the nurse.
Prerequisites: NURS 306, NURS 307, NURS 311, NURS 326, NURS 330, NURS 350, NURS 351 Corequisites: NURS420, NURS 445 Special Notes: This course is offered for students in the Post-Baccalaureate Nursing program.

NURS 410 • Nursing Informatics 3 Credits.

Exploration of the history, essential concepts, and use of information systems and patient care technologies in the healthcare environment. Identification of patient privacy and the use of software applications in nursing.

NURS 422 • Pediatric and Maternity Nursing 3 Credits.

Examination of the nursing care of pediatric and maternity patients and families. Application of theoretical frameworks and evidence-based practice considerations to holistic nursing care.
Prerequisites: NURS 306, NURS 307, NURS 311, NURS 326, NURS 330, NURS 350, NURS 351 Corequisites: NURS 405, NURS 445 Nursing ATI Resource Fee $345; ATI Assessment Fee $50; Online Testing Fee $20 Special Notes: This course is offered for students in the Post-Baccalaureate Nursing program.

NURS 425 • Cultural Diversity in Healthcare 3 Credits.

Study of culture and its impact on providing culturally appropriate nursing care. Assessment of patients and families using a transcultural nursing model. Analysis of societal issues, cultural beliefs and practices that impact the healthcare of culturally diverse patients. Integrating Christian perspectives and cultural understanding into the care of patients and families.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Areas 3, 5.

NURS 435 • Introduction to Research and Evidence-Based Practice 3 Credits.

Introduction to the steps of the research process and types of research. Development of a practice question related to nursing practice. Discussion of ethical principles and Christian perspectives in human subjects' research.

NURS 436 • Application of Research to Practice 3 Credits.

Demonstration of critical thinking in evaluating research and other evidence for application to nursing practice. Development of a summary of findings related to a practice question. Recommendations for practice from the evidence. Integration of ethical principles and Christian perspectives into evidence-based nursing practice.
Prerequisites: NURS 435.

NURS 440 • Population-Based Nursing 3 Credits.

Exploration of population-focused nursing care with an emphasis on diverse and underserved populations. Includes epidemiological consideration.
Prerequisites: NURS 306, NURS 307, NURS 311, NURS 326, NURS 331, NURS 350, NURS 351 Corequisites: NURS 446 ATI Assessment Fee $25; Online Testing Fee $20 Special Notes: This course is offered for students in the Post-Baccalaureate Nursing program.

NURS 445 • Practicum IV: Pediatric and Maternity Nursing 2 Credits.

Provision of holistic care for pediatric and maternity patients and families. Application of critical thinking skills and evidence to the implementation of the nursing process in pediatric and maternity settings.
Prerequisites: NURS 306, NURS 307, NURS 311, NURS 326, NURS 331, NURS 350, NURS 351 Corequisites: NURS 405, NURS420 Clinical Fee $65; Nursing Lab and Equipment Fee $40; Nursing Malpractice Insurance Fee $40; ATI Assessment Fee $42; Online Testing Fee $20 Special Notes:This course is offered for students in the Post-Baccalaureate Nursing program.

NURS 446 • Practicum V: Population-Based Nursing 2 Credits.

Provision of population-based nursing care with an emphasis on diverse and underserved populations. Application of public health competencies and theories in population-based settings.
Prerequisites: NURS 306, NURS 307, NURS 311, NURS 326, NURS 331, NURS 350, NURS 351 Corequisites: NURS 440 $60 ($44 Clinical Site Placement TCCP and $16 Malpractice Fee) Special Notes: This course is offered for students in the Post-Baccalaureate Nursing program.

NURS 447 • Practicum VI: Capstone 3 Credits.

Provision of comprehensive nursing care to patients with complex health needs. Synthesis of critical thinking, leadership skills, evidence, and professional standards to manage care and improve health outcomes.
Prerequisites: NURS 405, NURS 420, NURS 440, NURS 445, NURS 446 Corequisites: NURS 450, NURS 460 Clinical Fee $65; Nursing Malpractice Insurance Fee $80 Special Notes: This course is offered for students in the Post-Baccalaureate Nursing program.

NURS 450 • Leadership Development 3 Credits.

Application of the leadership role in preparation to enter the professional nursing workforce. Integration of critical thinking, evidence, leadership and management principles, and professional standards in professional practice.
Prerequisites: NURS 405, NURS 420, NURS 440, NURS 445, NURS 446, PSYC 335 Corequisites: NURS 447, NURS 460 ATI Assessment Fee $25; Online Testing Fee $20 Special Notes: This course is offered for students in the Post-Baccalaureate Nursing program.

NURS 460 • Skills III: Nursing Synthesis 3 Credits.

A focus on the transition from the student role to the role of the professional nurse. Synthesis of critical thinking, leadership skills, evidence, and professional standards to manage care in complex clinical situations. This course is a laboratory course.
Prerequisites: NURS 405, NURS 420, NURS 440, NURS 445, NURS 446 Corequisites: NURS 447, NURS 450 Nursing Lab Fee Equipment Fee $140; Nursing ATI Resource Fee $250; ATI Assessment Fee $50; Online Testing Fee $20 Special Notes: This course is offered for students in the Post-Baccalaureate Nursing program.

NURS 485 • Leadership in Nursing 3 Credits.

Learners apply leadership theories and analyze nursing leadership roles in providing and coordinating client care with the incorporation of ethical principles, Christian perspectives and professional standards. Professional growth is evidenced through reflection on leadership, educational and professional experiences. Synthesis of professional experience and evidence are used to support positions on current nursing practice issues.

NURS 486 • Management in Nursing 3 Credits.

Management theories and concepts to influence healthcare change. Incorporation of ethical principles, Christian perspectives, professional standards, and management principles to influence organizations. Synthesis of nursing management, educational and professional experiences through reflection on professional growth. Application of financial and legal concepts of management. Strategies for conflict management, teamwork and communication.

NURS 495 • Clinical Care Change Project 3 Credits.

Improvement of nursing care by creation of a solution to a clinical issue. Definition of a clinical problem with rationale for change. Synthesis of evidence-based research principles in the implementation of a change project. Collaboration and communication in the management of a clinical change project.
Prerequisites: NURS 435. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 1.

ORGL • Organizational Leadership

ORGL 101 • The Relational Leader 3 Credits.

Identification, interpretation, and analysis of effective leadership and followership styles, perceptions, and abilities. Development of self-understanding in relation to both personal leadership and personal followership skill and style. Application of a biblical perspective to leadership and followership opportunities.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 5.

ORGL 120 • Personal Mission and Leadership Development 3 Credits.

Development of an understanding of personal mission and a study of the application of that mission to leadership. Emphasis is on identifying personal talents and gifts, and developing leadership goals for future roles.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 2.

ORGL 201 • The Framework of Leadership 3 Credits.

Focus is on the individual leadership process as it is embedded in the organizational context. Developmental experiences, changing perspectives, and important leadership links are incorporated into class simulations, exercises, and other real-life learning opportunities regarding the subject.

ORGL 310 • Leadership and Adult Development 3 Credits.

Assessment of personal strengths and how those strengths apply in personal, professional and learning communities. Analysis of various theories of adult development including psychological, moral and spiritual development. Reflection on personal strengths, development and purpose.
Special Notes: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.

ORGL 330 • Theories of Organizations and Leadership 3 Credits.

Evaluation of leadership theories. Exploration of organizational behavior and leadership models and their distinguishing attitudes, values and cultural dimensions. Analysis of individual/organizational factors that stimulate behavior. Analysis of common characteristics contributing to building and sustaining organizational culture. Identification of how faith and worldviews affect leadership theory and practice.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Areas 2, 5. Special Notes: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.

ORGL 340R • Scholarly Research and Writing for Organizational Leadership 3 Credits.

Instruction and practice in scholarly writing as preparation for the program’s writing assignments. A practical approach to expository essay structure, and reading and writing research studies. Bibliographic instruction, writing portions of a literature review, and an introduction to principles of survey research are included.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 1, General Education Category R. Special Notes: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.

ORGL 345 • Organizational Behavior 3 Credits.

Advancement of biblical interpretation using NT Greek. Translation of Greek texts at an intermediate level of proficiency, attending to a greater range of grammatical/syntactical functions. Introduction to the exegetical tools of textual criticism, diagramming and lexical analysis. Definition of common New Testament Greek words.
Prerequisites: NT 541 or passing of Greek Qualifying Exam.

ORGL 350 • Leadership Communication 3 Credits.

Good communication as a foundation for effective leadership. A leader’s communication as a reflection of the ability to successfully influence and impact others with integrity. Practices, skills, and tools necessary to focus on the leader as the communication champion.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 1. Special Notes: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.

ORGL 370 • Leading in the Digital Age 3 Credits.

Introduction to major technology developments and their impact on people and organizations. Evaluation of technology, benefits and consequences of technology, and technology change in the organizational context. Analysis of personal and organizational issues related to technology in light of ethical and/or moral reasoning and relevant organizational and/or personal characteristics.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 2. Special Notes: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.

ORGL 400 • Principles of Leading and Managing 3 Credits.

Introduction to management principles and the leadership practices that support them. Evaluation of basic leadership models and individual management practices within an organization, and assessment of deep personal commitments that can impact leadership practices. Integration of research, best practice, and developmental self-awareness into a personal leadership and management plan.

ORGL 430 • Self-Leadership and Organizational Health 3 Credits.

Analysis of components that contribute to healthy organizations, effective leaders and engaged followers. Apply self-leadership in real-world contexts. Recognition of appreciation in organizational environments. Assessment of personal understanding of cultural awareness and focused strategies. Exploration of how faith, worldviews and self-leadership inform organizational health.

ORGL 450 • Global Leadership Summit 3 Credits.

Introduction to global perspectives on leading and following through lens of the Global Leadership Summit sponsored by Willow Creek Association. Designed as a self-directed study within parameters of a semester. Analysis of leadership concepts and application to personal, professional, organizational and faith contexts. Intentional design for continued personal and/or professional leadership growth and development.

ORGL 462 • Integrated Principles of Leadership 3 Credits.

Focus on an integrated paradigm that brings together the broad field of leadership. Examination of how to frame (or diagnose) perceived versus real issues, in real time. Discussion and practice, with a repeatable process, to resolve identified issues. Evaluation of generational differences that may be a source of misalignment within work teams, and how to resolve those differences.
Prerequisites: ORGL 310, ORGL 400.

ORGL 465H • Applied Leadership Ethics 3 Credits.

Application of ethical principles to issues of moral perplexity within a business/organizational management context. Analysis of ethical pluralism, cultural diversity, allocation of resources, equal opportunity requirements and sexual harassment policies. Consideration of the relationship between organizational imperatives and faith.
Prerequisites: ORGL 310, ORGL 400, ORGL 462. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 6, General Education category H.

ORGL 490 • Leading and Change 3 Credits.

Study of the various components of change and transformation related to leading, managing, and following. Examination of the leader’s role in promoting an environment that allows for the well-being of both the individual and the organization. Designed as a senior seminar integrating and synthesizing personal learning experiences in the program.
Prerequisites: ORGL 310, ORGL 400, ORGL 462.

PSYC • Psychology

PSYC 100 • Introduction to Psychology 3 Credits.

Methods, theories, and principal findings of psychological investigation.

PSYC 305 • Lifespan Development 3 Credits.

Identification of the various stages of life from conception to death. Examination of the perspectives of various developmental theorists and their role in historical, contemporary, and controversial issues. Analysis of the biosocial, cognitive, and psychosocial domains and their contribution to human development while maintaining a focus on individual differences.
Prerequisites: PSYC 100. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 5. Special Notes: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above. Cross-listed with HUSE 305.

PSYC 320 • Social Psychology 3 Credits.

Behavior and experience of individuals and groups in relation to other individuals and groups. Theory, method, and findings in areas such as conformity, persuasion, social cognition, attraction, altruism, aggression, prejudice, group behavior, and applied topics.
Prerequisites: PSYC 100. Special Notes: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.

PSYC 335 • Introduction to Statistics 3 Credits.

Basic descriptive, correlational, and inferential statistics will be covered. As time permits, more advanced topics of ANOVA, multiple regression, ANCOVA, meta-analysis, and factor analysis will be introduced. Learners will perform analyses using a computerized statistical package, and primary emphasis will be placed on understanding the concepts and interpreting results correctly.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 4. Special Notes: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.

PSYC 340 • Abnormal Psychology 3 Credits.

Classification, causes, symptoms, and treatment of various forms of psychopathology. Analysis of Christian and secular perspectives of psychopathology and a survey of some major issues in the field of mental health.
Prerequisites: PSYC 100 Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 5.

PSYC 360 • History of Psychology 3 Credits.

Historical roots of contemporary psychology. Focus is on the influence of historical trends, people, and events on the evolution of psychological questions, constructs, methods, and issues.
Prerequisites: PSYC 100. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 5.

PSYC 370 • Disabilities and Giftedness 3 Credits.

Focus on the development of individuals with disabilities and giftedness from a lifespan perspective. Cognitive, physical,emotional, and sociocultural variables relevant to developmental delay; giftedness; learning disabilities; physical, sensory,and communication disabilities; emotional disturbance; and multiple disabilities. Critical analysis of psychosocial educational interventions. Service learning with those with disabilities.
Prerequisites: PSYC 100, PSYC 340. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 2.

PSYC 380 • Motivation and Emotion 3 Credits.

How biological, environmental, cognitive, emotional, and personal systems interact to initiate and direct human behavior. How experimental psychologists study emotional and motivational systems.
Prerequisites: PSYC 100, PSYC 335. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 5.

PSYC 400 • Research Methods 3 Credits.

Introduction to quantitative and qualitative research designs. Designed as a project-based course, with particular attention to program evaluation and action research, learners will construct an applied research proposal.
Prerequisites: PSYC 100, PSYC 335. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Areas 2, 5.

PSYC 410H • Principles of Counseling and Psychotherapy 3 Credits.

Introduction and analysis of major therapy systems from Christian and secular perspectives, basic counseling techniques, and current ethical issues facing the counseling professions. Designed for students planning graduate study in human services.
Prerequisites: PSYC 340. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 6, General Education Category H.

PSYC 430 • Advanced Psychopathology 3 Credits.

Explores issues pertaining to the nature and occurrence of psychological disorders, including classification, cultural context,developmental considerations, etiology, and treatment. Critical evaluation of contemporary theory and research, including conceptualizations, methodologies, and statistical approaches.
Prerequisites: PSYC 100, PSYC 410H. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 5.

PSYC 435 • Families in Cross-Cultural Perspective 3 Credits.

Contemporary, historical, and cross-cultural, predominantly non-Western perspective on a variety of family systems and the people living in them. Values and assumptions underlying these systems, roles, intergenerational relationships, identity formation, and developmental tasks. Multicultural aspects of chemical dependency.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 5. Special Notes: Cross-listed with HUSE 435.

PSYC 450 • Introduction to Addictions Counseling 3 Credits.

Examination of addiction from a variety of perspectives and evaluation of the twelve core functions of an addictions counselor. Description of the process of change in the context of the continuum of care. Cultivation of a personal philosophy around spirituality and addiction.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 5. Special Notes: Cross-listed with HUSE 450.

PSYC 480 • Psychology Internship and Seminar 3 Credits.

Explores issues pertaining to the nature and occurrence of psychological disorders, including classification, cultural context, developmental considerations, etiology, and treatment. Critical evaluation of contemporary theory and research, including conceptualizations, methodologies, and statistical approaches.
Prerequisites: PSYC 335, PSYC 340, PSYC 400/HUSE 400, PSYC 410H. Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

PSYC 490 • Senior Seminar 3 Credits.

Foundational issues in psychology and the interface of psychology, Christianity, and other disciplines. Includes an in-depth individual writing project.
Prerequisites: PSYC 335, PSYC 340, PSYC 400/HUSE 400, PSYC 410H. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 2.

SCLA • Senior Care Leadership & Administration

SCLA 450 • Gerontology and Services for Senior Care 3 Credits.

Exploration of the gerontology field, including aging demographics and population trends. Application of physical, social, and psychological aspects of aging including the grieving process, death, and dying. Analysis of programs, resources, and services for the aging population throughout the continuum of care. Evaluation of funding streams to support healthcare needs.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 5.

SCLA 455 • Healthcare and Medical Needs for Senior Care 3 Credits.

Introduction to the basic principles of healthcare related to the aging population including the normal aging process, relevant health issues, terminology, medical management, prevention, and emerging healthcare trends.

SCLA 460 • Senior Care Support Services 3 Credits.

Exploration of the organization, operations, functions, services, and programs of senior care facilities from a leadership and management perspective. Includes an emphasis on issues of diversity and relationships between and among employees, residents, and families.

SCLA 465 • Senior Care Regulatory Management 3 Credits.

Explanation of government regulations in relation to senior care services. Identification of the role the government has in the legal regulatory process. Explanation of specific laws and principles that impact senior care. Identification of programs and trainings that help to better understand or implement key senior care regulations.

SCLA 481 • Senior Care Internship I 4 Credits.

Application of classroom knowledge to practical experiences across multiple domains of senior care services. Introduction to leadership and management oversight of operational, legal and regulatory requirements, services, and programs integrating quality principles and data analysis to inform management decisions. 500 hours/15 weeks (see Statute for exceptions).
Prerequisites: SCLA 450, SCLA 460, BUSN 301, BUSN 302; or for CAS students: BUS 230, BUS 231.

SCLA 482 • Senior Care Internship II 4 Credits.

Application of classroom knowledge to practical experiences across multiple domains of senior care services. Introduction to leadership and management oversight of operational, legal and regulatory requirements, services, and programs integrating quality principles and data analysis to inform management decisions. 500 hours/15 weeks (see Statute for exceptions) .
Prerequisites: SCLA 481.

SOCS • Sociocultural Studies

SOCS 110 • Succeeding in College 3 Credits.

Prepares students for independent and collaborative college-level academic work through an introduction to campus technology and support; assessing reading, writing, and math skills; and reflecting on one's personal commitment to academic goals.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 2.

SOCS 170 • Conflict Management and the Social Scientific Perspective 3 Credits.

Applies samples of social scientific reasoning and research in psychology, sociology and social work to the challenges of conflict management, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Students reflect on the relevance of social scientific models to their own lives and consider applications in their workplaces, families, and social spheres.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 5.

SOCS 255 • Studies in the American Mosaic 3 Credits.

Exploration of various diversity issues within the United States, particularly as they impact personal experience, identity, relationships, and opportunity. Examination of personal values, assumptions, and perspectives as they relate to diversity and strategies for approaching diverse or conflicted settings with a biblical, peacemaking stance.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 5.

SPED • Special Education

SPED 400 • Characteristics of Mild-Moderate Disabilities 3 Credits.

Exploration of the five disability categories represented under Academic Behavioral Strategist (ABS). Identification of strategies that support stakeholders of children with mild-moderate needs. Explanation of topics that form the basis for special education practice for students with mild-moderate disabilities. Identification of the impact culture and linguistics has on special education.

SPED 405 • Introduction to Special Education 2 Credits.

Identification of the impact historical and philosophical foundations, legal bases, and contemporary issues have on special education. Identification of common disability category characteristics. Description of the impact culture, faith, and linguistics have on special education. Description of how the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) impacts special education.

SPED 408 • Introduction to Academic Instruction and Behavior Management for Exceptional Learners 3 Credits.

Introduction to how special education and general education academic systems work together. Identification of functional behavioral assessments processes and principles of individual and school-wide systems of supports. Demonstration of how evidence-based instruction can be adapted. Identification of how required curricular components direct instruction. Analysis of positive instructional environments.

SPED 410 • Norm-Referenced Assessment 4 Credits.

Description of standards and critical elements in the special education assessment process. Identification of test development principles and evaluation of standardized assessment instruments for special education decision-making. Description of responsibilities of assessment team members. Synthesis of assessment data. Application of scriptural principles to assessment in special education.
Corequisites: SPED 470.

SPED 418 • Foundations of Instructional Strategies for Students with Mild-Moderate Disabilities 4 Credits.

Development of an instructional sequence for students in special education. Evaluation of data for making accommodations and modifications. Identification of differentiation strategies. Application of evidence-based practices. Identification of the relationship between teaching and learning theories and academic standards. Exploration of the relationship between faith concepts and instruction in special education.

SPED 420 • Reading Foundations 3 Credits.

Identification of relationships among reading, writing, and oral language, comprehension processes, and instructional strategies. Description of the structure of the English language and word identification strategies, and the role of vocabulary knowledge in language. Analysis of different texts for K-12 classrooms. Assessment strategies for reading and writing needs.

SPED 421 • Reading Field Experience 1 Credit.

Supervised reading instruction in a K-12 setting. Assessment and analysis of reading ability. Creation of lessons and application of reading instruction skills/strategies. Designing of an environment that fosters reading. Identification of how personal faith connects with the professional responsibilities of a teacher. 30 hours over 10 weeks.
Prerequisites: SPED 420.

SPED 425 • Special Education: Planning and Programming 3 Credits.

Development and evaluation of both an individual education program based on student assessment results. Consideration of technology, supplementary aids, services, and transition needs of students. Synthesis of cultural, ethnic, and linguistic diversity. Demonstration of best practice and collaboration techniques between school, family, and outside agencies.

SPED 431 • Responsive Instruction, Intervention and Assessment 3 Credits.

Identification of appropriate assessment measures and professional resources related to interventions. Interpretation of assessment and progress monitoring data to make informed instructional and placement decisions. Creation of instruction and modifications incorporating research-based interventions and based on data collected through collaboration with stakeholders. Description of student assessment results.

SPED 441 • Introduction to Behavioral Methods & Mental Health for Mild-Moderate Special Needs 3 Credits.

Introduction to behavior methods and mental health for students with mild/moderate SPED needs. Interventions for K-12 students with mental health and behavioral needs. Impact of mental health and behavioral diagnoses within K-12 education. Identification of roles of professionals within and outside the school related to mental health.

SPED 455 • Classroom-based Assessment 3 Credits.

Description of legal, professional, and ethical standards in assessment related to informal assessment measures and environmental factors influencing student achievement and behavior. Description of student’s learning style, strengths, and analysis of behavior based on observations and assessment data. Identification of the influence diversity, age and gender have on assessment.
Prerequisites: SPED 410. Corequisites: SPED 470.

SPED 470 • Assessment Field Experience 1 Credit.

Identification of students' strengths and needs through assessment. Identification of the purpose of multidisciplinary teams. Development of an evaluation report. Explanation of assessment results with family, student and staff. Creation of interventions. Development of a plan for continued professional development in the area of assessment. 30 hours/10 weeks.
Corequisites: SPED 410, SPED 455.

SPED 473 • ABS Field Experience 1 Credit.

Identification of students with mild to moderate disabilities through the special education referral, evaluation, and eligibility process. Clarification of IEP team meeting and development components, as well as roles and responsibilities of IEP team members. Identification of effective academic and behavioral interventions, accommodations, and modifications. Integration of faith and teaching.

SPED 475 • Consultation, Collaboration, and Resources 3 Credits.

Focus on the communication skills necessary to consult and collaborate effectively with parents, administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, and agency personnel about the special needs of students. Identification of resources, outside agencies, as well as transition needs and services. Clarification of personal beliefs and adjusting to diverse student needs within special education.

SPED 480H • Student Teaching: Academic Behavioral Strategist 4 Credits.

Management of timelines and ethical responsibilities of a special educator. Implementation of appropriate interventions and procedures necessary to process moral dilemmas related to special education due process. Consultation with parents and professionals to provide special education services. Analysis of personal development. Integration of duty, virtue, responsibility, and Christian values.
Prerequisites: EDUC 321, EDUC 324, EDUC 326, EDUC 363, EDUC 368, EDUC 395, SPED 400, SPED 405, SPED 408, SPED 410, SPED 418, SPED 420, SPED 421, SPED 425, SPED 431, SPED 441, SPED 455, SPED 470, SPED 473, SPED 475. Corequisites: EDUC 451. Grade exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis. ABS student teaching fee: $75, out-of-region fee: $100, out-of-state fee: varies.

THEO • Theology

THEO 341 • Gospel in Cross-Cultural Perspective 3 Credits.

How the gospel is influenced, expressed, and experienced through social and cultural systems. Emphasis on Western and non-Western social structures in light of cultural components of the biblical witness. Skills for hearing and speaking the gospel with cultural sensitivity. Special issues: global theology, missiological concerns, contextual theology.
Fulfills: CAPS Goal Areas 5, 6. Special Notes: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.

THEO 441 • Christian Theology 3 Credits.

Examination of Christian doctrine from a systematic perspective. Subjects include, but are not limited to, the triune God, the person and work of Jesus Christ (incarnation and atonement), and salvation. The unity and diversity of Christian belief will constitute the backdrop for subjects covered.
Prerequisites: CAPS General Education Category R course. Fulfills: CAPS Goal Area 6.

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