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Course Descriptions


[If no prerequisite is given for a particular course, there is none]

Biblical and Theological Studies


Biblical Studies – Old Testament / Hebrew Bible
OT100 Intro to the OT (4 units)
An introductory survey into the literature of the First Testament, as it is conceptualized as both the Hebrew Bible and the Old Testament of the Christian canon. The course will focus on the historical-critical method and will also explore the role of canonical and textual criticism, teaching the students basic interpretive and exegetical methods for usage in Biblical Criticism.
OT110 Intro to the Torah (4 units)
An introduction to the first five books of Moses in the Hebrew Bible. Course will focus on the texts individually as well as corporately within the canon.
OT220 Historical Literature of the Old Testament (4 units)
A study of Joshua through II Kings and the history, ideology, and theology found there.
OT210 Pentateuch (4 units)
This course examines creation, fall, Israel's ancestors, exodus, and the Law using literary and historical analysis. Theological issues explored include the character of God, human nature, and covenantal relationship with God.
OT331 Prophets: Major and Minor (4 units)
A general literary and historical analysis of the prophetic books of the Old Testament / Hebrew Bible. Attention paid to their function and purpose in both the Jewish and Christian canons.
OT333 Minor Prophets (4 units)
A study of the historical backgrounds, the theological aspect, time, and place of ministry, and personality of each of the authors of the books from Hosea through Malachi.
OT340 Psalms and Wisdom (4 units)
This course will explore the Psalms and the Wisdom books of the Hebrew Bible, both as literary products of the ancient world, and as Scripture for both Christian and Jewish communities. The Psalms will be given particular attention, both as aids to prayer and spiritual practice, and for their role in Christian liturgy, past and present. We will also examine Ecclesiastes, Job, and Proverbs in some detail, with careful attention to each book as an expression of people of faith in light of the joys and sorrows of daily living.
OT341 The Book of Job (4 units)
The Book of Job has given expression to the pain of countless people over the course of time and expresses the early Israelites’ treatment of the age-old question of why bad things happen to good people. This course provides an in depth study of the Book of Job in its literary-historical context, treating various theories of composition and meaning.
OT342 Wisdom Literature (4 units)
A study on the basis of the English language of the various books of wisdom literature in the Old Testament, including Job, Ecclesiastes, Proverbs and the Song of Solomon.
OT360 Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha (4 units)
A survey of the corpus of texts that were omitted from the Protestant canon, and their historical and literary significance to the Jews that composed and read them.
OT371 The Dead Sea Scrolls and Their Impact on Biblical Scholarship (4 units)
This course deals with the ways in which the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls has impacted Biblical Studies, particularly textual criticism and canonical criticism.
OT372 The Old Testament and Archaeology (4 units)
A study of the history of the OT from Abraham to the Exile with special attention given to archaeology in relationship to history.
OT385 Canonical Criticism (4 units)
A reading of biblical texts with its emphasis on the corporate faith and responsibility of early believing communities that read and transmit the biblical texts and the thrust of their hermeneutical modes.

Biblical Studies – New Testament / Early Christianity
NT101 Introduction to New Testament (4 units)
A study of the New Testament with emphasis on the historical, theological and literary features.
NT171 Late Second Temple Judaism / Judaism of Jesus’ Day (4 units)
A survey of the strains, sects and movements within Palestinian and diaspora Judaism during Jesus’ time. Focuses on the variety of “Judaisms” and their socio-political standpoints, as well as the state of religious literature at the time. Emphasis on the Council of Yavneh, the destruction of the Temple at Jerusalem, and the Bar Kochba Rebellion, and the cultural and religious ramifications of these events.
NT172 Religions of the Greco-Roman World: The New Testament in Context (4 units)
A survey of the various religious strains and cults of the Greco-Roman world and their significance to the development of Christianity and Late Second Temple Judaism.
NT201 An Introduction to the Synoptic Problem (4 units)
An overview of the classic problem of the Synoptic Gospels, their literary and traditional relationship, and the numerous solutions to the problem. Course will focus on the Two and Four Source Hypotheses and the postulated existence and reconstruction of a Q Source.
NT210 The Four Gospels (4 units)
A study of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John with emphasis on content, similarities, and differences. Critical methodologies are studied and evaluated. Occasional comparison will be made to a few of the more significant non-canonical gospels, on the basis of theology and socio-historical significance.
NT220 Pauline Epistles (4 units)
A study of the letters attributed to Paul in terms of their literary and theological issues and in the context of early Christianity. Attention will be paid to the issue of pseudepigraphy and pseudonymity of the Deutero-Pauline and Pastoral Epistles.
NT230 Acts (4 units)
A detailed study of the Book of Acts with emphasis on the development of the early church and on the life and missionary journey of Paul. Its relationship to the Gospel of Luke will be highlighted, on both a literary and thematic level as well as a theological one.
NT241 The Book of Revelation in Context (4 units)
The Revelation to John will be studied in its socio-historical context, with emphasis on the significance and meaning to its authors and intended readership.
NT305 The Early Christian Martyrs (4 units)
An overview of the martyrological literature of the first several centuries prior to Constantine. Addresses the common scholarly definitions of martyrdom in comparison with Jewish martyrs and pagan and Noble Deaths. Emphasis will be placed on the theological diversity represented in the Christian martyrologies, particularly with respect to their views of the afterlife.
NT307 Women in Early Christianity (Images of the Feminine in Early Christian Literature) (4 units)
This course will briefly explore the role of women, and views on femininity in the Greco-Roman world and Judaism, in comparison with the roles of women in the early church. Emphasis will also be placed on female deities in Greco-Roman religion and feminine aspects of God in Judaism. Female personages in the gospels and in early Christian literature will be studied, including the Syro-Phoenician woman, Thecla, Phoebe, and Mary Magdalene. Focus will be placed on the controversy over women’s roles and leadership in the late first and early second century, particularly in the Pauline churches and with respect to the Mary Magdalene traditions.
NT320 Theology of Paul (4 units)
A study of the theology of Paul’s undisputed epistles with an eye toward the coherency of his theology. It will entail a close reading and exegetical study of key passages in the primary texts, as well as readings in standard text books.
NT321 Romans (4 units)
Interpretation of key passages of the epistle with special attention to its theological teaching and its relation to other Pauline letters.
NT325 Deutero-Pauline and Pastoral Epistles (4 units)
In depth study of the disputed letters of Paul in their historical and literary context. Theological, thematic, and communal issues will be addressed mainly, as well as the issue of possible pseudonymous authorship.
NT365 Writings of the Apostolic Fathers (4 units)
This course will emphasize readings in the primary texts of the Apostolic Fathers: Clement of Rome, Ignatius of Antioch, Barnabas, Polycarp, Papias, and the Didache.
NT381 Comparative Christology in the New Testament and Beyond (4 units)
Compares the various Christological depictions of Jesus in the major texts of the New Testament, highlighting both similarities and differences in portrayal. Emphasis is placed on canonical texts, with additional focus on significant non-canonical traditions.

General Biblical Studies
BS101 History of Christian Biblical Interpretation (4 units)
This course will examine the range of Christian modes and methods of biblical interpretation, from biblical times to the present. Particular attention will be paid to: (1) The interpretation of the First Testament by writers of the New Testament, including Paul and the Gospel writers; (2) the foundational work of the Church leaders of the first five centuries of Church life, including both Western and Eastern traditions; (3) forms of medieval exegesis, including allegorical and mystical methods of reading; (4) the development of modern methods of interpretation, examining Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox procedures; and (5) the wide diversity of hermeneutical approaches to Scriptures current today, including liberationist, literary, post-colonial, and canonical methods, among others.
BS103 Biblical Interpretation (4 units)
A study of the methods of interpretation of the Bible with special attention to textual, historical and theological issues.
Biblical Languages
BL101 Hebrew I (4 units)
An introduction to O.T. Hebrew with emphasis on vocabulary, syntax and grammar.
BL102 Hebrew II (4 units)
Advanced study of Hebrew grammar with emphasis an improvement of vocabulary.
BL103 Greek I (4 units)
An introduction to the grammatical forms, syntax and vocabulary of N.T. Greek.
BL104 Greek II (4 units)
Continued study of vocabulary and advanced grammar with translation of portions of the N.T.

 

Business Administration

ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I (4 units)
Introduces the basic concepts of the complete accounting cycle and provides the student with the necessary skills to maintain a set of books for a sole proprietorship. Topics include accounting vocabulary and concepts, the accounting cycle and accounting for a personal service business, the accounting cycle and accounting for a merchandising enterprise, and cash control. Laboratory work demonstrates theory presented in class.

PRA408 Principles of Accounting II (4 units)
Covers detailed analysis of U.S. GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) as applied to accounting for current assets, operational assets, investments, current liabilities, long-term debts, stockholders’ equity, revenues and expenses. Course focuses on accounting in a Christian business environment, according to Christian ethics.

ACC 103 Managerial Accounting (4 units)
This course is an overview of the use of financial accounting and cost accounting data for the design and preparation of reports to aid management in organizing, directing, controlling, and decision-making functions. The topics include the fundamentals of cost accounting, budgeting and responsibility accounting for cost and profit centers.  Prerequisite: None

BUS 120 Spreadsheet Fundamentals (4 units)
The course instructs students how to use electronic spreadsheet software in business applications. Students become proficient in creating and modifying spreadsheets in a business environment and in printing files that meet business standards. Topics include: spreadsheet concepts, data entry and modification, data analysis, analysis of charts and graphs, formatting data and content, and managing workbooks.  Prerequisite: None

BUS 150 Database Fundamentals (4 units)
This course emphasizes the use of database management software packages to access, manipulate, and create data files. Topics include data entry, data access, data manipulation, relational databases, database creation, and file documentation.  Prerequisite: None
BUS 240 Business Law (4 units)
This is a study of fundamental principles of law applicable to business transactions. The course specifically relates to the areas of legal environment of business, contracts, and sales contracts.  Prerequisite: None

BUS 246 Team Building and Interpersonal Dynamics (4 units)
An overview of the issues of quality applied to human resources management, topics include the delegation of authority and empowerment, work groups, team building, and employee involvement, reward/recognition programs and employee morale, and the importance of written and oral communication skill in the delegation, sharing, and execution of work. Students gain a clearer understanding of the ways the workplace is changing to improve productivity and profitability. Prerequisite: None

PRA405 Introduction to Christian Business (4 units)
An introductory study of the functional areas of business to help students realize the integral role business plays in the economy and our lifestyles. Topics include the major elements in the business environment, forms of business ownership, competition in the domestic and international market, management of human and financial resources, marketing, business technology and information management, accounting, and business and personal finance. Focus will remain on practicing business according to Christian ethics.
BUS 250 Christian Business Ethics (4 units)
The course includes a study of ethics in business and work. The topics include: recognizing and analyzing ethical issues in business; promoting ethical behavior in corporations and institutions; the social responsibilities of business; the role of business in a free market economy; ethics in the global economy; the role of the professions in contemporary American society.  Prerequisite: None
ECO 120 Principles of Microeconomics (4 units)
This course deals with the price system, market structures, and consumer theory. Topics covered include supply and demand, price controls, public policy, the theory of the firm, cost and revenue concepts, forms of competition, elasticity, and efficient resource allocation, etc.  Prerequisite: None

ECON 140 International Economics (4 units)
Students will apply what they have learned in previous economics courses to analyze the global economic environment. They will learn and apply the law of comparative advantage to understand how all people can gain from international trade. Trade agreements, such as GATT and NAFTA, will be discussed and analyzed. Students will learn about the currency markets and the different types of monetary systems.  Prerequisite: None

ECON 150 Economic Data Analysis (4 units)
This course prepares students for analysis of economic data found in secondary sources such as the World Bank, The International Monetary Fund (IMF), Organization of European Community for Development (OECD), and various U.S. government sources. Emphasis is placed on learning the basic tools of mathematical and statistical analysis with a goal to applying those tools to analyzing data for meaningful conclusion.  Prerequisite: None

PRA406 Principles of Macroeconomics (4 units)
This course provides an examination of aggregate economic activity. It includes a study of aggregate supply and demand, the monetary and banking systems, aggregate economic accounting, inflation, unemployment, the business cycle, macroeconomic policy, and economic progress and stability, among other things. Course is taught from a Christian worldview and ethical perspective. Pre-requisite: None
PRA410 Church Finance (4 units)
Introduces the basic principles and concepts used in the financial management of a Christian business enterprise addressed from both theoretical and practical standpoint. Emphasis is placed on the financial management of a church. Topics include money and capital markets, financial management of working capital, capital budgeting and fixed asset management, cost of capital, and short-term and long-term financing by means of debt and equity capital.  Prerequisite: None

FIN 201 Corporate Finance (4 units)
It is a study of how corporations raise and manage capital. Topics include modern financial principles, methods, policies, and institutions. It is to focus on corporate organization, creation and organization.  Prerequisite: None
PRA416 Human Resource Management (4 units)
Introductory overview of basic human resource management activities. Various functions of human resource management are explored including planning, staffing, training, compensation, motivation, employee development, benefits, performance evaluation, discipline, health and safety issues, employer-employee relationships, and compliance with employment laws.  Prerequisite: None

LEDR 121 Conflict Negotiation (4 units)
Effective conflict resolution, bargaining and negotiation are addressed in this course as methods for improving the organizational effectiveness in the long term. A special focus will be placed upon creation of win-win solutions to real life organizational situations. Conflict will be examined as both a necessary and challenging workplace phenomena.  Prerequisite: None

LEDR 311 Organizational Leadership (4 units)
An exploration of leadership as a critical skill for the 21st century, when change occurs rapidly and consistently. The objective is to be able to use leadership theory and assessment tools to evaluate one’s own leadership skills. Focus is on the leadership skills needed to develop committed and productive individuals and high-performing organizations (Prerequisite: MGMT 309 Management and Organization Theory)

MGMT 111 Intercultural Competence (4 units)
Overview of business communication and culture within the hospitality industry. Specifically, the ways that culture influences our communication patterns. This course will emphasize the development of both professional and personal relationships among people from different cultural backgrounds.  Prerequisite: None

MGMT 112 Global Development (4 units)
This course explores the synchronic and diachronic context for understanding human social processes in colonialism, globalization, and the current world order. Colonial and postcolonial issues such as inequality, resource competition, ethnic and national conflict, migration, and the transition from traditional subsistence-based communities to market-driven consumerism are illustrated.  Prerequisite: None

MGMT 121 Small Business Management (4 units)
An in-depth study of small to mid-sized companies with a view to preparing students for leadership roles. Emphasis on building and managing companies from the start-up phase to their growth and efficient operation. Problem solving strategies of managerial, legal and ethical issues and dilemmas particularly relevant to small business.  Prerequisite: None

MGMT 131 Service Operations (4 units)
This course provides a survey of the different types of services provided by organizations. Topics include similarities and differences between production of services and production of products, the wide variety of services produced, proportion of organizations' offerings that are services, and accountability and quality of services.  Prerequisite: None

MGMT 250 Business Plan (4 units)
The capstone course is designed to be the culminating work for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. It is an industry-sponsored, real-world project. This course is an interface between university- and work- environments. It is meant to prepare students to use the knowledge they gained during their academic studies and apply it in professional life. Through on-site work, each group of students will develop and provide a plan of action for the business they select. The plan must include: organizational culture, organizational structure, financial statements, marketing plans, operations objectives, marketing plans, advertising strategies, and human resource base, among other requirements, to plan a successful operation of a business. The projects will pertain to a business in any domain. In the process of completing the business plan, students will gain practical skills in group dynamics, public presentation skills, project management, and business behavior. A professional presentation of 15-20 minutes of the student's project is required at the end of the course.  Prerequisite: None
MGMT 308 Principles of Management (4 units)
This course is a survey of the five basic functions included in the practice of management. Management in organizations’ theories, techniques, and concepts will be presented. The role of the manager in a technologically-oriented society will also be discussed.  Prerequisite: None
MGMT 309 Management and Organization Theory (4 units)
This course distinguishes the fundamental practices of sound management functions to the understanding of effective leadership. Organizations need both leadership and management understanding to function effectively in creating the learning organization. Students will learn to analyze and create plans for strategic management, and apply leadership concepts and approaches.  Prerequisite: None
MGMT 410 International Management (4 units)
A study of the accelerating internationalization of all business, this course introduces upper-division undergraduate students to all facets of international business within three broad subject areas: (1) the economic framework of international business, (2) the operating frameworks of multinational corporations, and (3) a framework for global strategic management. It uses case studies to illustrate concepts and methods.  Prerequisite: None

MGMT 420 Foundations of Entrepreneurship (4 units)
A study of entrepreneurship with particular reference to creating and starting a new venture. Emphasis on historical development of entrepreneurship, risk taking and entrepreneurship, innovation and marketing the plan, financial plan, organizational plan, going public, and legal issues for the entrepreneur.  Prerequisite: None
MGMT 430 Operations Management (4 units)
This course is a survey of the fundamental concepts of production and operations management. The course covers the use of quantitative methods and statistical techniques for forecasting, resource allocation, decision theory, capacity planning, project management, inventory management, and quality assurance.  Prerequisite: None
MGMT 434 Sustainable Supply Chain Operations (4 units)
Examination of how supply chain can be used to improve the sustainable operations of an organization. Specific topics would include the development and implementation of supply chain and organizational policies to meet the global requirements. Prerequisite: None

MGMT 450 Strategic Management (4 units)
A study of strategic management that focuses on integrating management, marketing, finance/accounting, production/operations, services, research and development, and information systems functions to achieve organizational success. The aim is to apply integrative analysis, practical application, and critical thinking to the conceptual foundation gained through previous study and personal experience. Emphasis is on developing an organizational vision and mission, developing and implementing strategic plans, and evaluating outcomes.  Prerequisite: None

MKTG 190 Social Media Marketing (4 units)
This course gives a foundation to the practical business applications of social media in a marketing world. Through Facebook, Linkedin, blogs, YouTube, Pinterest and other platforms, students discover that social media is for more than just making friends and that there are now only a few degrees of separation globally. Students learn that social media is about marketing at the right time, place and with the right message for existing as well as prospective customers with both legal and ethical behaviors.  Prerequisite: None

MKTG 194 Marketing Channels (4 units)
A study of all phases of management skills in the field of physical distribution with emphasis on customer service and international distribution strategies, the course covers distribution strategies for products and services. It pays specific attention to direct distribution (from manufacturing to retail), indirect distribution (agents, independent representatives, and VARs), and direct marketing (fulfillment centers).  Prerequisite: None

MKTG 289 Marketing Fundamentals (4 units)
An introductory course will study the functions of marketing in for profit service and product organization. The course will show how businesses and organizations use marketing techniques to create and promote image, develop product offerings, create banding, customer service and relations, consumer tracking, market research, vertical and horizontal integration, sales techniques, and sales management, and pricing strategies for positioning within the marketplace.  Prerequisite: None

MNSC 301 Introduction to Quantitative Analysis (4 units)
A survey of the fundamentals of management science. This course emphasizes the concepts and algorithmic techniques utilized in business and finance contexts in order to optimize the desired business outcomes.  Prerequisite: None

OBHV 110 Introduction to Organizational Behavior (4 units)
An introduction to the impact that individuals, groups, and structure have on behavior within organizations for the purpose of applying such knowledge toward improving an organizations effectiveness. The course will focus on work-related behavior with an emphasis on individual and group performance as it relates to organizational productivity and processes. A central theme will be the development of "people" skills to help all employees- staff, front-line supervision, and management- improve their effectiveness.  Prerequisite: None
OBHV 112 Leadership and Organizational Change (4 units)
Examination of the application of leadership theory to groups that are diverse in gender, ethnicity, education, and functional expertise. The role of the leader in establishing effective collaboration among members; the decision making process and power will also be examined.  Prerequisite: None

OBHV 113 Theory and Practice of Organizational Development (4 units)
The course overviews how, why, and when to integrate the behavioral sciences with human resource management principles to increase individual and organizational effectiveness. Students will analyze, evaluate, and design relevant theories as they relate to practical application in the workplace.  Prerequisite: None

 

Religious Studies


RS101 World Religions (4 units)
This course provides an introduction to the ideas and practices of the religious traditions of the world. We will pay particular attention to the Asian traditions of Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, and Hinduism; the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; as well as the indigenous religious traditions of Africa and the Americas. Assumes both a phenomenological and historical-critical approach, from the “etic” and “emic” standpoints. Focus will be on exploration and comparison, in an atmosphere of respect for the wealth of wisdom in all aspects of human religious experience.
PS201 Psychology of Religion (4 units)
This is a more advanced course that deals with the psychological interpretation of Religious beliefs, as well as psychological theories about the development of human religion. Readings will focus on Sigmund Freud, Eric Ericson, William James, and others. See this course under general education.
RS200 Anthropology of Religion (4 units)
Study Religion from an anthropological standpoint. Tribal religions and their practices and traditions will be highlighted.

Systematic Theology
ST101 Introduction to Theology (4 units)
This course is designed to give the student an introduction to basic theological concepts.
ST102 Systematic Theology I (4 units)
A study of the inspiration of the scriptures, the works of God, origin, and destiny of angels, and man.
ST103 Systematic Theology II (4 units)
A study of the purpose and plan of God, the person and work of Christ, conversion, grace, justification, regeneration, and sanctification.
ST201 Systematic Theology III (4 units)
A study of work of the Holy Spirit and the second coming of Christ.
ST202 Apologetics (4 units)
The defense of the Christian faith against anti-theistic thought and theories.
ST203 History of Christian Doctrine (4 units)
A study of the development of doctrines in accordance with church history
ST301 Calvin’s Pastoral Theology and Sermons (4 units)
A study of Calvin pastoral life and his sermons delivered weekly in his pulpit.
ST302 Christian Ethics (4 units)
A consideration of various areas in personal and social ethics as they relate to the Christian life.
ST303 Contemporary Theology (4 units)
This course focuses on the study of related representation theologians.

Church History

HT101 History of Early Church (4 units)
A study of early church development including major theologians and their writings.
HT102 History of Medieval Church (4 units)
A study of medieval church development including major theologians and their writings.
HT103 History of Modern Church (4 units)
A study of the modern church development including major theologians and their writings.
HT104 History of Korean Church (4 units)
A study of the Korean church development including its identity and growth within historical-theological framework.
Professional Studies/Practical Theology
PT101 Christian Worship (4 units)
A study of biblical foundations, historical development and current trends in worship.
PT102 Preaching (4 units)
A study of preparing sermon construction and style of delivery of the sermon.
PT203 Preaching Practice (4 units)
Actual practice in preaching a sermon in the seminary chapel.
PT301 Christian Counseling (4 units)
This course provides an examination of theories of counseling with an emphasis on principles and techniques integral to Christian practice of counseling.

Christian Counseling
CC101 Introduction to Christian Counseling (4 units)
This is a survey course of Christian approaches to the field of counseling focusing on paradigms and models. It is also concerned with counseling strategies that can be implemented in ministry
CC111 Introduction to Behavioral Analysis (4 units)
This class teaches about the individual’s “nature” (what God gives you at birth) compared to “personality” (your learned behavior), why we act differently, and how to integrate this information in counseling situations.
CC191 Biblical Counseling (4 units)
The class addresses relevant issues applying Biblical principles as solutions. The student will understand the interrelationship between Biblical truth and godliness, as well as be able to defend their counseling position with sound Biblical principles of the ministry.
CC240 Family Systems (4 units)
An introduction to the basic elements of the Family Systems Theory as applied to the family. It is an alternative approach to individual-focused counseling strategies, which views the individual as a part and product of the larger system called family.
CC281 Effective Counseling Skills (4 units)
A beginning examination of Biblical counseling to assist the student in helping others find God’s purpose for their lives and a study of the difference between secular counseling and Biblical counseling
CC341 Marriage and Family Counseling (4 units)
This is a study of the foundation of a successful marriage and the basic building block of the family, and the church. Also examined are counseling methods used with married couples undergoing conflicts, child nurturing and disciplining, and cross cultural ramifications
CC351 Grief Counseling (4 units)
This course is designed to give students an understanding of the dynamics of counseling situations guiding families and patients through the stages of grief and death. It also includes other types of losses
CC352 Stress Counseling (4 units)
Stress Counseling Students are guided through the aspects of stress detection and resolution in a variety of settings. The course offers a combination of spiritual and psychological components designed to help counselees manage and control stress levels.

CC353 Crisis Counseling (4 units)
This course is designed to examine major stress and crisis from birth to death. Attention is given to programmatic and therapeutic responses to crisis
CC371 Addictions Counseling (4 units)
This course is designed to teach the dynamics involved in addictive behavior. It includes focusing on the root of the problem, not just the symptoms
CC372 Counseling Domestic Violence (4 units)
Victims and abusers both need help in domestic violence situations. The student is trained in the skills necessary to detect, intervene and counsel people involved in domestic violence
CC400 Christian Counseling (4 units)
This course will be a survey with a Biblical basis for counseling, integration of psychology and theology, counseling needs, methods of counseling, and theories of personality.

CC422 Adolescent Christian Counseling (4 units)
This course examines the physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and spiritual developmental processes of the adolescent. Family and peer relationships are explored as well as school influences. Attention will be given to self-concept and self-esteem, identity diffusion, psychosexual development, and adjustment problems.

CC440 Marriage and Family Counseling Christian Perspective (4 units)
The course for the dynamics of marriage and family relationships focusing on the counselor's role in premarital, marital, and family counseling through lectures, discussion, case studies, and demonstrations.

CC551 Crisis Counseling (4 units)
This is a course that deals with the theory and practice of crisis intervention, with emphasis in the Christian implications of crisis counseling, the training of crisis counselors, and the dynamics of specific crisis situations.

CC581 Pastoral Counseling (4 units)
This is a course to the principles, techniques and theories of counseling with emphasis on counselor characteristics, helping skills, the various types of pastoral counseling, the most common counseling problems, and the uniqueness of Christian counseling.


Psychology
PSY210 Developmental Psychology (4 units)
A study of the processes of human growth and developing patterns of behavior throughout the lifespan. Particular emphasis will be placed on the physical, mental, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual growth of the individual
PSY220 Cognitive Therapy (4 units)
This course will highlight the theory and practice of cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, experiential, and solution focused treatment models. Assessment, intervention and self-management strategies through this approach will be emphasized. Application of cognitive and behavioral techniques to human problems will be discussed from a Christian perspective, with a focus on the belief system of the individuals.
PSY301 Psychology & Theology (4 units)
This course will help the student compare and contrast the fields of psychology and theology to better understand how these disciplines interrelate.
PSY401 Counseling Theory and Practice (4 units)
This course serves as the introduction to counseling theory from a Christian perspective. It is concerned with significant concepts including Senses and Perception, Emotions, Motivation, Abnormal Psychology, Psychotherapy and well known Counseling Theories.

General Education (Communications, Humanities, Sciences)


Communications

COMM204 Oral Communication Skills (4 units)
This course is designed to develop student skills in both interpersonal and public speaking. Students will learn to improve their communication ability for academic and professional use through effective presentation techniques and vocabulary enhancement.  Pre-requisite: None

COMM103 Presentation Skills (4 units)
This course aims to develop a student’s skills, knowledge and confidence in both formal and informal presentation situations e.g. meetings, training sessions and conferences. Students will have the opportunity to explore and practice key areas in both preparation and delivery of presentations through faculty input and group discussion.  Prerequisite: None

ENG 101 English Composition (4 units)
Development of the student’s writing skills through a process of thinking, researching, planning, writing, reviewing, revising, and editing expository essays. This course includes a review of standard grammatical and stylistic usage in proofreading and editing.  Prerequisite: None

ENG102 English Literature (4 units)
This course is designed to develop student skills in reading literature, including interpretation and understanding of literary terms. Students will also learn to improve their communication skills and vocabulary for academic discussions about literature.  Prerequisite: None

SPC 1102 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (4 units)
Introduces the fundamentals of oral communication through topics including: selection and organization of materials; preparation and delivery of individual and group presentations; analysis of ideas presented by others; and professionalism.  Prerequisite: None

 

Humanities and the Arts

HIS 101 History of Western Civilization to 1715 (4 units)
A broad of survey of world history from the earliest time to 1715. Emphasis is given to the development of the Christian church before the reformation.  Prerequisite: None

HIS 102 History of Western Civilization 1715 to the Present (4 units)
A broad of survey of world history from 1715 to the present. Emphasis will be given to the western civilization and the relevance of the past to contemporary life.  Prerequisite: None

HIS 103 American History (4 units)
This course is an introduction to American History from its origins to the present. We will focus on the American experience and the evolving definition of “America” and what it means to be American from colonial times to the United States’ place in the post 9-11 world order.  Prerequisite: None

PHL 111 Introduction to Philosophy (4 units)
This course is a study of philosophical thought and methods and how these methods may serve as a means of integrating learning and faith.  Prerequisite: None

PHL 112 Logic (4 units)
This course is a study of deductive and inductive reasoning, elementary symbolic, logic and language structure with consideration to argument, inference, proof, fallacies and semantics.  Prerequisite: None

Social/Behavioral Sciences

HUM 111 Human Growth and Development (4 units)
An analysis of the life span of persons as it unfolds, viewed through the lenses of contemporary theories of development. Special emphasis will be given to successful transitioning into adulthood and the relational issues of young adults.  Prerequisite: None

POSC101 Introduction to Political Science (4 units)
This course presents an overview of the discipline, including the basic theories, concepts, approaches, and enduring questions of political science. It provides students with a foundation of knowledge and the analytical skills necessary to understand modern politics in historical context.  Prerequisite: None

POSC102 Introduction to American Government (4 units)
The purpose of this course is to explore the philosophical and institutional bases of American governance. Students will master the major branches and institutions of American government as well as the extra-constitutional players that make up the American political system.  Students will also become acquainted with the major policy and ideological debates that surround American politics.  Prerequisite: None

PSY 205 Introduction to Psychology (4 units)
This course emphasizes the basics of psychology. Topics include: science of psychology; social environments; life physiology and behavior; personality; emotions and motives; conflicts, stress, and anxiety; abnormal behavior; and perception, learning, and intelligence.  Prerequisite: None

SOC 202 Sociology of Religion (4 units)
This course involves a study of the development of religious attitudes and the sociological factors involved in religious cultures. This course will explore religion from a sociological standpoint, addressing the writings and thought of seminal scholars in the field of Sociology of Religion.  Prerequisite: None

SOC 301 Introduction to Sociology (4 units)
This course is an introduction to sociology as a scientific discipline. Subject matter includes sociological concepts, sociological processes, social structure, social organization and social institutions, including family, education, politics, religion and economy.  Prerequisite: None

REL101 Comparative Religion (4 units)
This course is an introduction to the academic study of religion and of world religions, and to the religious traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, Sikhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, as well as several other current religious trends. The course examines the historical evolution, the fundamental doctrines and beliefs, the practices, institutions and cultural expressions of these religious traditions. The course also deals with some of the essential differences and similarities which exist among each religious tradition, and points to the uniqueness of each of them. Special emphasis is placed upon how these religious traditions have emerged within the context of Los Angeles, how they have changed, grown and adapted to their new surroundings.  Prerequisite: None

Natural and Physical Sciences/Mathematics

BIO 101 Introduction to Biology (4 units)
An examination of the human body in health and disease. After examining the normal physiology of the body, the processes and symptoms of a variety of diseases will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on the factors responsible for these diseases and their prevention. Prerequisite: None

MAT 102 College Algebra (4 units)
This course emphasizes techniques of problem solving using algebraic concepts. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra; equations and inequalities; functions and graphs; systems of equations; optional topics including sequences, series, and probability; and analytic geometry.  Prerequisite: None

MAT 211 Essentials of Calculus (4 units)
The course deals with topics of limits, continuity, differentiation and integration of algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions, and basic differential equations with applications to business, natural and social sciences.  Prerequisite: None

PB150 Human Anatomy (4 units)
This course is a comprehensive and systemic study of the structure of human body at the cellular, histological, and organ level.  The emphasis of study includes microscopic and macroscopic anatomy of the integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, special senses, endocrine system, circulatory system, lymphatic system and immunity, respiratory system, digestive system, and the urinary system. Prerequisite: None

MATH301 Introduction to Statistics (4 units)
This course emphasizes on mathematical concepts and suitable for students of business, mathematics, education and the sciences. Topic includes measures of central tendency and spread, probability, binomial, normal, and distributions, statistical inference, and linear regression and correlation.  Prerequisite: None