2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 05, 2022  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Foreign Language

  
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    LAN 321 - Linguistics


    An introduction to modern linguistic theory and practice. It includes the study of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, traditional and transformational grammars, and ethnography. A history of the English language is also included. Second semester. Offered alternate years.

    Credits: 3
  
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    LAN 331 - Elementary New Testament Greek I


    A study of basic vocabulary and grammatical forms of Koine Greek. First semester.

    Credits: 3
  
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    LAN 332 - Elementary New Testament Greek II


    Continuation of basic grammar and vocabulary study. Selected New Testament passages are translated during the semester. Second semester.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    LAN 331

    Credits: 3
  
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    LAN 341 - Elementary Biblical Hebrew I


    A study of the basic vocabulary and grammar of the Hebrew Bible. First semester.

    Credits: 3
  
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    LAN 342 - Elementary Biblical Hebrew II


    A continuation of the study of the vocabulary and grammar of the Hebrew Bible, with attention to prose translation. Second semester.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    LAN 341

    Credits: 3
  
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    LAN 351 - Elementary Spanish I


    A study of Spanish grammar and its application in conversation and reading. First semester.

    Credits: 3
  
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    LAN 352 - Elementary Spanish II


    Continuation of the study of Spanish grammar. Second semester.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    LAN 351

    Credits: 3
  
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    LAN 431 - New Testament Greek Exegesis I


    A study of advanced grammar, syntax, and the principles of exegesis, along with extensive practice in translation and grammatical analysis. First semester.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    LAN 332

    Credits: 3
  
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    LAN 432 - New Testament Greek Exegesis II


    Further study of advanced Greek grammar, syntax, and the principles of exegesis. The student is introduced to a step-by-step procedure for doing exegesis and receives extensive exegetical practice. Second semester.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    LAN 431

    Credits: 3
  
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    LAN 441 - Intermediate Biblical Hebrew I


    A study of prose syntax of the Hebrew Bible, with an introduction to poetic and legal materials. First semester.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    LAN 342

    Credits: 3
  
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    LAN 442 - Intermediate Biblical Hebrew II


    An exegetical study of a section of a book of the Hebrew Bible. Second semester.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    LAN 441

    Credits: 3
  
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    LAN 481 - Language Seminar I


    Advanced study in a foreign language. The content and emphasis is determined by the nature of the language studied, the interest of the student and the advice of the instructor. Either semester.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Demonstration of proficiency in the language and permission of the instructor.

    Credits: 3
  
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    LAN 482 - Language Seminar II


    Advanced study in a foreign language. The content and emphasis is determined by the nature of the language studied, the interest of the student and the advice of the instructor. Either semester.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    LAN 481

    Credits: 3

Health and Physical Education

  
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    HPE 121 - Issues and Trends in Health and Physical Education


    A course designed to allow the student to examine the historical, philosophical, sociological, psychological, and developmental factors associated with issues and trends in health and physical education. First semester.

    Credits: 2
  
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    HPE 231 - First Aid and Athletic Training


    A course designed to introduce the student to the prevention, recognition, treatment, and care of injuries that occur in everyday life, on the athletic field, and in physical education. CPR certification is available. First semester. Offered alternate years.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HPE 232 - Team Sports


    A course designed to help future teachers learn how to design effective team sport programs in school, recreation, or community teaching and coaching settings. The student develops teaching skills and knowledge for the team sports of basketball, volleyball, team handball, lacrosse, field hockey, flag football, soccer, softball, speedball, track and field. Second semester. Offered alternate years.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HPE 233 - Motor Learning


    A course that identifies the processes associated with practice or experience leading to relatively permanent changes in the ability to respond in movement (motor) settings. Either semester.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HPE 321 - Measurement and Evaluation in Health and Physical Education


    A course designed to expose the student to techniques and processes involved with measuring and evaluating cognitive, physiological, and motor skill performance in health and physical education settings. First semester. Offered alternate years.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HPE 322 - The School Health Program


    A course designed to help prospective teachers acquire teaching skills and content knowledge in health skills and health contemporary topics, including personal health, wellness, fitness, consumer and community health, family life education, nutrition, weight control and eating disorders, environmental health, first aid, safety, prevention and care of injuries, mental and emotional health, communicable and chronic disease, substance use and abuse, human sexuality, and violence. Second semester. Offered alternate years.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HPE 331 - Principles of Coaching


    A study of approaches, techniques, and strategies of coaching. Second semester. Offered alternate years.

    Credits: 2
  
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    HPE 332 - Physical Education Activities and Sports


    A course designed to help future teachers learn how to design effective physical activity programs in school, recreation, or community teaching and coaching settings. The student develops teaching skills and knowledge in physical fitness, weight training, badminton, tennis, golf, dance and rhythmics, stunts and tumbling, bowling, racquetball, pickleball, cooperative and challenge activities, outdoor pursuits and adventure activities, recreational games, and aquatics. First semester. Offered alternate years.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HPE 333 - Personal and Community Health


    A course designed to examine the complex issues of personal and community health in regard to organizations; disease prevention and control; infants, children, adolescents and adults; minorities; alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; violence; the health care system; environmental health and safety. Second semester. Offered alternate years.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HPE 341 - Teaching Health and Physical Education in the Elementary School


    A course designed to help prospective teachers acquire the skills necessary to design and implement effective instructional programs in elementary school health and physical education. The student examines the areas of motor learning; motor development; teaching strategies; and curriculum design, assessment, and integration. Second semester. Offered alternate years.

    Credits: 2
  
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    HPE 342 - Teaching Health and Physical Education in the Secondary School


    A course designed to help prospective teachers acquire the skills necessary to design and implement effective instructional programs in secondary school health and physical education. The student examines the educational and teaching environment; procedures for planning, implementing, and evaluating the instructional program; curriculum design, assessment, and integration. Second semester. Offered alternate years.

    Credits: 2
  
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    HPE 431 - Kinesiology/Biomechanics


    A course designed to expose the student to the study of human movement as it is produced by specific body systems and influenced by mechanical principles. First semester. Offered alternate years.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    SCI 342

    Credits: 3
  
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    HPE 432 - Physiology of Exercise


    A course designed to expose the student to the function of human body systems in the production and support of physical activity. Second semester. Offered alternate years.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    SCI 342

    Credits: 3
  
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    HPE 441 - Adapted Physical Education


    A course designed to assist future teachers in designing and implementing appropriate physical education programs for individuals with disabilities. Second semester. Offered alternate years.

    Credits: 3

History

  
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    HIS 211 - World Civilization I


    A survey of global history from the earliest civilizations to 1600. Political, economic, social and cultural developments in the Near East, Far East, Africa, pre-Columbian America and Europe are included. First semester.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HIS 212 - World Civilization II


    A survey of global history from 1600 to the present. The political, economic and cultural dominance of Europe through the 19th century is seen yielding to challenges from the Americas, Africa and Asia in the 20th century. Second semester.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HIS 321 - American History I: 1607-1877


    A survey of the history of the United States during its colonial years and first century as a nation. It traces the movement toward independence, the growth of a unique national culture, the disintegration of the Union and the reunion of a divided nation. First semester. Offered alternate years.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HIS 322 - American History II: 1877-Present


    A study emphasizing the nation’s rise to economic, political and military leadership in the world, and the development of a uniquely American pattern of culture. First semester. Offered alternate years.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HIS 331 - Social and Intellectual History of the US


    A survey of the history of ideas in American culture with emphasis on their social impact. The course is organized chronologically from colonial times to the present, and ranges broadly over religious, philosophical, economic, political and scientific thought. Second semester.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HIS 332 - American Urban History


    A survey of the historical development of the city in America, with emphasis on urban culture.  Religious and multicultural aspects of urban development receive prominent treatment. Second semester. Offered alternate years.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HIS 341 - History of Latin America


    A historical survey of the lands in the Western Hemisphere south of the United States. It examines their colonial backgrounds, struggles for independence and roles in the modern world. Special attention is given to Mexico, Argentina, Chile and Brazil. Second semester.

    Credits: 3

Honors Program

  
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    HON 001 - Honors Colloquium


    The Honors Colloquium is a meeting of all Honors Students conducted biweekly with additional supporting activities scheduled each semester. Both semesters.

    Credits: 0
  
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    HON 301 - Honors Seminar


    Orientation to the basics of research under the supervision of an advisor. The course focuses on research methodologies and project development, including the history of the field of study. The course culminates in a thesis proposal with an annotated bibliography. The honors project may be a thesis or a creative project. Both semesters.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Membership in Honors Program.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HON 401 - Honors Thesis I


    Initiation of the research and writing of the Honors Thesis/Project under the supervision of an advisor. The course results in a series of research papers related and leading to the Honors Thesis. Both semesters.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Membership in Honors Program.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HON 402 - Honors Thesis II


    The completion of the research and writing of the Honors Thesis/Project under the supervision of an advisor. The completed Honors Thesis is evaluated by the student’s advisor and a second reader. Both semesters.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Membership in Honors Program and HON 401.

    Credits: 3

Humanities

  
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    HUM 141 - Christianity and Culture


    A study and critique of contemporary culture from a biblical and philosophical perspective. Prominent emphases in contemporary life are examined within a biblical framework, and strategies for individual and social change are introduced. Second semester. Offered only at Wisconsin Wilderness Campus.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HUM 211 - Literature and Arts of the Western World I


    An introduction to literature and the arts from the Ancient Greek period to the Renaissance. Fiction, poetry and drama are emphasized. The arts, such as music, painting, sculpture and architecture, are studied in their cultural contexts. First semester.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HUM 212 - Literature and Arts of the Western World II


    An introduction to literature and the arts from the Renaissance to the twentieth century. The genres of literature are analyzed and the arts, including music, architecture, and the visual and media arts, are examined and evaluated. Second semester.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HUM 341 - Irish History and Literature I


    A course that explores the history and literature of Ireland from the arrival of the Celts around 350 B.C. to the Norman invasion in 1171 A.D. Focus is on the pre-Christian Celts, the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and the formation of the great monastic settlements. First semester. Offered alternate years.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HUM 342 - Irish History and Literature II


    A course that explores the history and literature of Ireland from the Norman invasion to the modern Troubles. Focus is on the English conquest and colonization of Gaelic Ireland and the Protestant Ascendancy, the Risings of the 18th and 19th centuries, the impact of the Great Famine, and key developments of the early 20th century and since partition in 1922. Second semester. Offered alternate years.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HUM 351 - Genre Studies: Science Fiction


    A study of the major works of science fiction (literature, film, television, and the visual arts) from the 19th century until the present and how they reflect issues, values, and trends in their time. First semester.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HUM 431 - World Religions


    A study of the history and beliefs of selected major religions, including Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism. The concept of religion and the relationship of Christianity to other religions are also explored. First semester.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Additional course fee required.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HUM 441 - Contemporary Culture: Perspective/Issues


    A study that seeks to develop Christian perspectives on human culture and relate them to specific cultural issues facing Christians today. An initial segment of study on cultural perspectives is followed by an application of these to selected current issues. First semester.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HUM 442 - American Popular Culture


    A survey of American culture since the industrial revolution, including phenomena such as popular literature and entertainment, the growth of radio and television, film, popular song, comic strips and musicals. The influence and significance of popular culture on mass consciousness and the American character will be analyzed. Second semester. Offered alternate years.

    Credits: 3
  
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    HUM 443 - Film, Culture, and Theology


    A study and critique of important films as a reflection of culture.  Each film viewed will be studied from biblical, theological, and philosophical perspectives. Second semester. Offered alternate years.

    Credits: 3

Integration

  
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    INT 100 - The Student’s Life and Calling


    A course designed to orient students to the University and introduce them to the student’s life and calling. Attention is given to establishing a biblical and philosophical rationale for the integration of the academic, spiritual, and social aspects of the university program. Included is an overview of the structure and content of the core curriculum, and the development of attitudes and skills necessary to succeed as a biblical university student. Both semesters.

    Credits: 3

Literature

  
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    LIT 321 - Children’s Literature


    A broad introduction to children’s literature-its historical development, major genres, current trends and, most of all, its vital role in a child’s emotional, moral and intellectual maturation. The course includes training in the teaching of children’s literature at home and in the classroom. Both semesters.

    Credits: 3
  
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    LIT 322 - Adolescent Literature


    A broad introduction to adolescent literature, including an historical survey, a study of outstanding literary and art styles, and a survey of books suitable for adolescent readers in their emotional, moral, and intellectual maturation. Second semester.

    Credits: 3
  
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    LIT 331 - Survey of British Literature


    A study of the major authors of British literature from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century and of how they influenced the contemporary British milieu. First semester.

    Credits: 3
  
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    LIT 332 - Survey of American Literature


    A study of the major authors of American literature from the pre-national period to the 20th century and how they influenced the contemporary American milieu. Second semester.

    Credits: 3
  
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    LIT 333 - Shakespeare


    An intensive study of selected major plays of Shakespeare in their historical and cultural contexts, including reading and discussion of selected critical commentaries. First semester.

    Credits: 3
  
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    LIT 339 - Literature Seminar


    Studies of a selected number of literary works of fiction, poetry or drama that illuminate a significant theme, world view, literary movement or period. Offered on demand.

    Credits: 3
  
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    LIT 341 - Literature of the Non-Western World


    A chronological survey of selected works that reveal the intellectual and literary life of non-Western cultures. Africa, Asia (including both Middle and Far East), Australia, Latin America and the Caribbean are represented. Second semester.

    Credits: 3
  
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    LIT 351 - Great Christian Writers


    A study of writers who have contributed to the expression of biblical truth in a cultural setting. Some representatives are Augustine, Dante, Edmund Spenser, John Milton, George Herbert, John Bunyan, Flannery O’Connor, Charles Williams, J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis and Madeleine L’Engle. Second semester.

    Credits: 3
  
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    LIT 352 - Issues in Contemporary Literature


    Studies in a selected number of contemporary works of fiction, poetry and drama to observe how they reflect the issues, values and trends of the present day. First semester.

    Credits: 3
  
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    LIT 431 - English Literature of the 16th and Early 17th Centuries


    A study of major authors and works of 16th and early 17th century English literature, including such authors as Spenser, Donne, Herbert, and Milton. First semester.

    Credits: 3
  
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    LIT 432 - Victorian Literature


    A study of major poetry, prose, and fiction of the Victorian period in English Literature. Second semester. Offered alternate years.

    Credits: 3

Mathematics

  
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    MAT 101 - Introduction to Mathematical Thinking


    A non-computational course designed to examine mathematical thinking from an integrative and creative perspective. Both semesters.

    Credits: 3
  
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    MAT 121 - Mathematical Concepts


    A course designed to examine the fundamental concepts of various mathematical topics, including sets, numeration systems, number theory, algebra, geometry, and measurement. Both semesters.

    Credits: 3
  
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    MAT 122 - College Algebra


    A review of algebra along with a development of polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Either semester.

    Credits: 3
  
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    MAT 123 - Mathematical Foundations


    A course designed to examine how mathematical concepts develop in understanding from the earliest, most simple understanding to those understandings that are used in higher mathematics. Second semester.

    Credits: 3
  
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    MAT 220 - Geometry


    A course that examines Euclidean geometry from an advanced perspective. Planar and solid geometry is examined as presented in both Euclid’s Elements and modern notation. Emphasis is also placed on the applications of Euclidean geometry within the study of mathematics and across the arts and sciences. Second semester.

    Credits: 3
  
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    MAT 221 - Modern Geometry


    An extension and maturing of the concepts of Euclidean geometry along with an introduction to topology; finite, non-Euclidean and projective geometry; and Euclid’s fifth postulate. Either semester.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    MAT 232

    Credits: 3
  
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    MAT 222 - Probability and Statistics


    A course including an introduction to probability, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, the normal distribution and statistical inference. Either semester.

    Credits: 3
  
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    MAT 231 - Calculus I


    A development of limits, the derivative and its applications, as well as integration and applications of the definite integral. Second semester.

    Credits: 4
  
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    MAT 232 - Calculus II


    Application of the derivative and integral to logarithmic, exponential, inverse trigonometric and hyperbolic functions; improper integrals, polar coordinates, parametric equations and vectors. First semester.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    MAT 231

    Credits: 4
  
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    MAT 233 - Calculus III


    The third in a three-course sequence in calculus that includes differentiation and integration of functions of many variables, and application of calculus to vectors, polar coordinates, and conic sections. Second semester. Offered alternate years.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    MAT 232

    Credits: 3
  
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    MAT 321 - Linear Algebra


    A study of systems of linear equations, matrix algebra, determinants, vector geometry, vector spaces and linear transformations. Either semester. Offered alternate years.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    MAT 232

    Credits: 3
  
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    MAT 331 - Discrete Mathematics


    A course that includes a study of logic, sets, functions, algorithms, the integers, matrices, mathematical reasoning, counting techniques, relations and graph theory. First semester. Offered alternate years.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    MAT 232

    Credits: 3
  
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    MAT 332 - Number Theory


    A study of the divisibility of integers, prime numbers, numerical functions, the algebra of congruence classes, quadratic residues and quadratic reciprocity. Either semester. Offered alternate years.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    MAT 232

    Credits: 3
  
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    MAT 333 - Selected Topics in Mathematics


    A course consisting of the following topics: combinatorics, graph network theory, iterations and recursion, relations and functions, logic, mathematical modeling, and introductory number theory including structural theories of the sets of natural, integer, rational, real and complex numbers. Other topics may be determined by the instructor for special exploration. Either semester. Offered alternate years.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    MAT 232

    Credits: 3
  
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    MAT 341 - History and Philosophy of Mathematics


    A course surveying the history and philosophy of mathematics. Either semester.

    Credits: 3
  
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    MAT 421 - Abstract Algebra


    An introduction to the concepts of groups, rings and fields. The student is guided through a transition to the abstract thinking necessary for higher mathematics. Either semester. Offered alternate years.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    MAT 232

    Credits: 3
  
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    MAT 491 - Mathematics Seminar


    An independent research course taken the summer before student teaching that allows students to revisit the high school curriculum from an advanced perspective.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Completion of 24 mathematics credits

    Credits: 1

Missions

  
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    MIS 241 - Missionary Life and Ministry


    A study of the personal and family life of the missionary in an intercultural context. Special attention is given to the spiritual life of the missionary, missionary children, cultural adjustment and the development of intercultural competency. The selection of a mission agency, representation and field adjustments are also studied. The course includes a field trip to a local mission agency. First semester.

    Credits: 3
  
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    MIS 242 - Foundations of Missions


    An examination of the biblical basis of missions through the study of God’s purpose for the world in both Testaments. Emphasis is given to the development of the Great Commission in Acts and the Epistles. An overview of the history of missions provides the student with a perspective for understanding contemporary world missions. Second semester.

    Credits: 3
  
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    MIS 341 - Church Planting and Development


    A study of the biblical and cultural principles in effective evangelism, church planting and leadership training. There is an emphasis on the process of discipling new Christians with a view to establishing new churches. First semester.

    Credits: 3
  
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    MIS 441 - Intercultural Communication


    A study of the principles of effective communication with a focus on the special problems involved in communicating the gospel across cultural and subcultural boundaries. Second semester. Additional course fee required.

    Credits: 3
  
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    MIS 451 - Area Study


    An independent study that provides directed research into the historical, cultural, political and religious context of a specific group of people in an area of the world of the student’s choice. First semester.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Approval of the program chair.

    Credits: 3
  
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    MIS 452 - Intercultural Studies Seminar


    A seminar designed to focus on particular missiological and theological issues or contemporary developments related to intercultural ministry. Specific content is determined by student needs and interests and the availability of specialists. Offered on demand.

    Credits: 3

Music

  
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    MUS 001 - Music Major Seminar


    Required of all music majors for each semester they are enrolled full-time at PBU, up to ten semesters. These Tuesday afternoon meetings include studio classes, program meetings, master classes, seminars and general recitals. Both semesters.

    Credits: 0
  
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    MUS 002 - Church Music Celebration


    A one-day conference for church musicians and PBU music majors focusing on topics of interest to church music leaders, choir members, soloists, instrumentalists and pastors. Includes workshops, music reading sessions and seminars. Second semester.

    Credits: 0
  
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    MUS 021 - Music Skills


    A basic introduction to the principles of music theory: key signatures, clefs, scales, intervals (written and aural), triads, and inversions including their application to keyboard harmony through playing the circle of fifths and constructing scales and triads. First semester.

    Credits: 2
  
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    MUS 022 - Aural Skills


    An introduction to sightsinging and ear-training skills. Singing and aural recognition of scales and intervals. Melodic and chord dictation. Utilization of Kodaly hand signals. First semester.

    Credits: 1
  
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    MUS 101 - Theory I


    An introduction to tonal harmony: species counterpoint, diatonic triads, inversions. Exercises include four-part harmonization of melody and bass lines, and analysis of music literature. Keyboard harmony and ear-training in correlation with written harmony are included. Second semester.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    MUS 021 or approval of Dean

    Credits: 2
  
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    MUS 102 - Sightsinging I


    A study of sightsinging and melodic/rhythmic dictation. The student begins to develop the ability to sightsing notated music and notate aural music. Second semester.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    MUS 022 or approval of Dean

    Credits: 1
  
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    MUS 151 - English Diction


    A study of English diction. Practice in achieving pure vowels and correct consonants while singing is stressed. Second semester. Offered alternate years.

    Credits: 1
  
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    MUS 152 - Italian and Latin Diction


    A study of diction involving the Latin and Italian languages. Practice in achieving pure vowels and correct consonants while singing is stressed. First semester. Offered alternate years.

    Credits: 1
  
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    MUS 181 - Introduction to Teaching Music


    A course designed to present a broad introduction to the profession of teaching music. Students are introduced to the many aspects of the K-12 music education program and related historical, philosophical, cultural, social, and ethical issues, including curriculum standards for music as published by the National Association for Music Education and the PA Academic Standards. Field experiences are designed to promote awareness and understanding of adapting instruction to develop music potential and meet individual needs with particular attention to the exceptional student. An emphasis is placed on developing competency in using technology effectively in music education. First semester.

    Credits: 2
  
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    MUS 201 - Theory II


    Continuation of study of tonal harmony: seventh chords, introduction of chromaticism, simple modulation. Exercises include four-part harmonization of melody and bass lines, original compositions and analysis of music literature, keyboard harmony, and ear-training in correlation with written harmony. First semester.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    MUS 101

    Credits: 2
  
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    MUS 202 - Sightsinging II


    A study of sightsinging and melodic/rhythmic dictation. The student continues to develop the ability to sightsing notated music and notate aural music. First semester.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    MUS 102 or approval of Dean

    Credits: 1
  
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    MUS 203 - Theory III


    Continuation of study of tonal harmony: figuration, modulation, chromaticism (modal mixture, Neapolitan, augmented sixth chords, altered chords). Exercises include analysis of expanded forms, original composition, keyboard harmony, and ear-training in correlation with written harmony. Second semester.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    MUS 201

    Credits: 2
  
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    MUS 204 - Sightsinging III


    A study of sightsinging and melodic/rhythmic dictation. The student sightsings and notates by dictation intervals and melodies in all major and minor keys and chromatic melodies utilizing alterations of any tone. Second semester.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    MUS 202 or approval of Dean

    Credits: 1
  
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    MUS 211 - Introduction to Music Research


    A course that correlates a general introduction to music history by period and musical form with music research methods and materials. Second semester.

    Credits: 1
  
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    MUS 235 - Pop/Jazz Techniques of Major Instrument I


    An introductory study of jazz and pop technique, repertoire, and improvisation skills on the student’s primary applied instrument. Prerequisite: One year of lessons on the major applied instrument. First semester. Offered alternate years.

    Credits: 1
  
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    MUS 236 - Pop/Jazz Techniques of Major Instrument II


    Continuation of MUS 235. Second semester. Offered alternate years.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    MUS 235

    Credits: 1
  
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    MUS 238 - Instrumental Literature


    A survey course tracing the evolution of standard repertoire for band and orchestra from the Renaissance to the present. Particular attention is given to core compositional devices, form, harmony, and instrumental techniques/usage. The constant pursuit throughout the course is that of finding out what makes a piece of music part of the standard repertoire. Second semester. Offered alternate years.

    Credits: 1
 

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