BBS Course Description-General Education

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Section 1. Communication

EN 112. English Writing Skills (3 credits)                                                                                          

The course will focus on basic English writing skills, will require several short writing assignments, and will provide grammatical and syntactical correction for all papers, sermons, and presentations required in regular seminary courses. Students placed into the course must register for it each semester until the course is passed and must pass the course in order to graduate (Previous number EN.212).


EN 113-I. English Composition (I) (3 credits)                                                                                    

The course will focus on basic English composition skills, will require several short composition assignments, and will provide grammatical and syntactical correction for all papers, sermons, and presentations required in regular class courses (Previous number EN.213-A).


EN 113-II. English Composition (II) (3 credits)                                                                                 

The course will focus on next English composition skills, will require several short composition assignments, and will provide grammatical and syntactical correction for all papers, sermons, and presentations required in regular class courses (Previous number EN.213-B).

EN 114-I. English Conversation (I) (3 credits)                                                                                   

The course will focus on basic English conversation skills, will require several short conversations, and will provide grammatical and syntactical correction for all papers, sermons, and presentations required in regular class courses for short conversation (Previous number EN.214A).

EN 114-II. English Conversation (II) (3 credits)                                                                                 

The course will focus on next English conversation skills, will require several short conversations, and will provide grammatical and syntactical correction for all papers, sermons, and presentations required in regular class courses for short conversation (Previous number EN.214B).


    Section 2. Humanities/Fine Arts

ED 218. Foundation of Education (3 credits)                                                                                     

This course designed to study the origins and development of educational thought. The historical context and the sociological dynamics of philosophical thought will be examined and evaluated in light of their impact on education today.

HI 224. History of United States (3 credits)                                                                                  

  This course will cover the history of the United States from the post-Civil War era (roughly the 1860s) to the present day.  The course will introduce major social, political, economic, and cultural events and it will address how those events affected the development of American society.  Particular attention will be devoted to the role of popular cultural and to the emergence of the United States as a world power.


HI 225. World Civilizations (I) (3 credits)

A study of the development of civilization from the beginning of recorded history to the Reformation. Emphasis will be placed on the historical contributions from Egypt, Babylonia, China, India, Persia, Palestine, Greece, and Rome.


HI 226. World Civilizations (II) (3 credits)

A study of the development of civilization from the Reformation to the Present day. Emphasis will be placed on the historical contributions from Europe, the U.S., the World Wars, and the fall of Communism. This course provides an understanding of the major turning points in the shaping of the modern world, from the late 18th century to the present. The year begins with an introduction to democracy, continues with a focus on the expansion of the West & the growing interdependence of people & cultures throughout the world. Students will be asked to analyze economic & political developments, philosophies, language, literature, religion, the arts & drama of different cultures

HI 227. World Sects (3 credits)                                                                                                            

In a seminar format student examine the lives, communities, and document of the Sects of World. Attention is given to the historical contexts in which World heresy took, found expression, and has influenced in seminar sessions as major cults of World: Seventh Day Advent, Jehovah’s witness and LDS Church (Previous number HI.225).

PH 100. Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits)                                                                                  

An introductory study of major figures, conceptions, and methods of philosophy. Special attention will be given to the conception of western and eastern philosophy history.

PH 102. Philosophy of Religion (3 credits)                                                                                         

This course designed to introduction to the philosophical study of the phenomena of religion. Methodology, basic issues, as-language, reason and revelation; concepts of God and person; relation of religion to other areas of knowledge.

PH 103. History of Western Philosophy (3 credits)                                                          

The course develops historically the most important subfields of philosophy: philosophy of nature, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, ethics, epistemology (theory of knowledge), aesthetics and philosophy of history. We successively discuss pre-Socratic philosophy, Plato, Aristotle, Hellenistic philosophy, the early and late Middle Ages, Descartes, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Heidegger and Derrida. Students are required to read primary sources, to write papers, and to participate in debates.


PH 105. Existentialism (3 credits)  

This course will serve as a general introduction to existentialism. The primary focus of the course will be to engage the core existentialist themes of freedom, subjectivity, death, and ethics as they were developed in Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries. In order to provide a comprehensive introduction to existentialism, we will cover the two areas within the movement itself that Sartre referred to as “atheistic” and  “religious” existentialism. 


PH 206. Logic (3 credits)                                                                                                                      

A study of the major divisions of traditional logic: Categorical (categorical syllogisms with proofs of validity), Truth-Functional (truth tables, rules of replacement and inference and formal proofs), and Informal (induction, scientific reasoning, informal fallacies).

MU 216. General Music Theory (3 credits)                                                                                        

A Basic introduction to the principles of music theory, include the basic elements of music, drawing on a wide range of musical literature to analyze concepts of compositional procedure.

MU 217. Introduction to Music (3 credits)                                                                                         

A course of study designed to help the student develop a practical philosophy of church music. The comprehensive graded church music program is discussed from an administrative point of view.


   Section 3. Natural Science/Mathematics

IL 126. College Success (3 credits)                                                                                                            

This course is designed to assist students in their academic adjustment to college. There is a focus on learning and application of study strategies and self-management skills. In addition, emphasis is placed on community and accountability which provide the foundation for academic success (Previous number Co.372).

IL 127. Introduction to Information Literacy (3 credits)                                                      

This course is designed to foster students’ ability to identify, search, evaluate, use, and present effectively the information relevant to decision making and problem solving in their studies, future professions, and daily lives. Therefore, the course focuses on the abilities of autonomous and life-long learning which is essential in today’s new era (Previous number Co.327).


IL 128. The Microsoft Office (3 credits)                                                                     

Introductory lecture course with skill development which provides a comprehensive study of modern hardware and software (Previous number Co.328).

IL 129. Operating System of Computer (3 credits)                                                                           

This course presented as an introduction to the operating systems for computer majors. It is intended as an in-depth treatment of the components of the operate system and its various commands (Previous number Co.329).

MATH 110. Survey of College Math (3 credits)                                                                                

A general college mathematics course whose topics include linear equations, matrix algebra, linear programming, probability, Markov chains, and mathematics of finance. The applications are primarily from business, economics, and the life sciences. Emphasis is on developing, analyzing, and interpreting mathematical models.

   Section 4.  Social/Behavioral Sciences

PS 126. Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)                                                                                  

A study of the major elements of psychology, including theories and applications. Topics will include human development, learning, perception, memory, personality, and behavior (Previous number Ps.326).

PS 127. Human Sexuality (3 credits)                                                                                                   

A survey of the broad scope of human sexual development and expressions. Particular attention will be devoted to sexual development, sexual behavior over the life cycle, sexual variance, law, ethics, and cross- cultural perspectives. Sexual dysfunction and problems related to intimacy will also be considered (Previous number PS.327).

SO 100. Introduction to Public Communication (3 credits)                                                             

This course will be cover basic principles of public communication in various situations and will be help student to practice communicating in public (Previous number SO.200).

SO 101. Survey of English Literature (3 credits)                                                                               

This course designed to study classical literatures including representative works from antiquity to the twenty centuries. Classical literary works from both the England and America will be surveyed in the course including Christian Classics (Previous number SO.201).

SO 220. World Religion (3 credits)             

This course designed to study of the major religion of mankind. The origin, basic concepts, influence, and present status of each religion will be studied, and the religions will be compared and contracted with each other and with the Hebrew-Christian religions and Korean religions.

SO 221. Contemporary American Culture (3 credits)                                                          

This seminar course examines the interaction of America religion with its cultural context. Topics treated include the persistence of religion commitment in an increasingly secularized America, the “restructuring” of the contours of American religion since the middle of the 20th century, the relationship of church and state, the relationship of religion and the media, and the issues arising from the relationship of religion and sexuality.

SO 223. Sociology (3 credits)                                                                                                                

A study of theories, methods, and concepts of sociology, focusing on the critical issues of society. Topics will include poverty, inequality, aging, violence, sexuality, work, technology, and drug abuse.

BUS 101. Introduction to Business (3 credit)

The role and function of business enterprise within our economic framework. Includes organization, finance, marketing, personnel administration, production and economics. Designed primarily to help students select their field of business specialization.


BUS 102. Business Communication (3 credit)

This course teaches students the rhetorical principles and writing practices necessary for producing effective business letters, memos, reports, and collaborative projects in professional contexts. The curriculum is informed by current research in rhetoric and professional writing and is guided by the needs and practices of business, industry, and society at large, as well as by the expectations of Virginia Christian University students and programs.


BUS 103. Introduction to Marketing (3 credit)

Throughout this course you will learn the fundamentals of business and marketing. This class focuses on current topics in business and marketing including the 4 P’s: Product, Price, Place & Promotion. The class also includes topics on retail sales, business presentations, management, entrepreneurship, ethics, career exploration, and business and marketing plans.


ECON 101. Introduction to Microeconomics (3 credit)

This is a broad introductory survey course, focusing on how "microeconomic" actors including business firms, households, and nonprofit and government institutions organize to provide for the sustaining and flourishing of life. Simple theories of producer, consumer, and market behavior are presented within the broader context of the social and physical environment for economic activity.


ECON 102. Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 credit)

This class gives the student a broad introductory survey of the economic concepts that are commonly used in understanding economic issues at the national level. The emphasis is on examining the overall functioning of the economy, including such phenomena as unemployment, inflation, recession, and economic growth. The question of how economic institutions and government policies can further—or detract from—the achievement of goals of living standards growth, stability, and sustainability are explored.


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