General Education Courses

Online General Education Course Descriptions

ACC 2010 ONLH – PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING
The nature of business entities, especially the corporation, and the related financial statements required by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Coverage includes steps in the accounting cycle; The accounting treatment for assets, liabilities, and owner’s equity; and interpretation of the basis financial statements. Prerequisite: MAT 1110 or higher.

ACC 2020 ONLH – PRINCIPLES OF MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
How managers use the financial accounting generated to make appropriate business decisions. Builds on the content of ACC 2010 and covers manufacturing and service-related businesses.
Prerequisite: ACC 2010.

ACC 3110 ONLH – INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I
A study of the theories upon which accounting study is built. These include income recognition, financial statement presentation, and the time value of money. Prerequisite: ACC 2020

ACC 3120 ONLH – INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II
An in-depth study of current and long-term assets, investments, current and long-term liabilities, and equity accounts.
Prerequisite: ACC 3110

ACC 4020 ONLH – AUDITING I
A study of the principles of internal and independent auditing, the criteria for the establishment of internal controls, and the effect of these controls on examinations and reports.
Prerequisite: ACC 3130

ART 2010 ONLH – INTRODUCTION TO THE VISUAL ARTS
A comparison of the way different cultures, including African, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Western, think of the purposes of the visual arts. The course will emphasize the relationships between economic, religious, and other social institutions and the arts, and explore varying ways of defining artistic quality.

BUS 1010 ONLH – INTRO TO BUSINESS
An overview of business as a field of study. Selected topics include the business environment, management and human resources, marketing, finance, international trade, and related fields. Recommended as a general elective for students considering a major in a business field.

BUS 2510 ONLH – BUSINESS COMPUTER APPLICATIONS I
The place of the computer in the modern business world environment. An intensive, hands-on study of the business uses of such major application software as spreadsheet programs, database management systems, and others. Prerequisite: CIS 1010.

BUS 3200 ONLH – BUSINESS FINANCE
Study of the objectives, tools, methods, and problems of financial management, financial analysis, planning, control, sources/uses of funds, and capital budgeting decisions. Prerequisite: ACC 2020.

MGT 3300 ONLH – PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
A study of management theory and practice and the role of managers in today’s organizations. Topics include an overview of modern management, the historical development of management, and the traditional management functions of planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling.

BUS 3360 ONLH – BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
A study of the techniques available and used for oral and written communication in the business environment as firms relate to the employee, the customer, the public, and others.

CIS 1200 ONLH – INTRODUCTION TO ONLINE LEARNING
This course is designed to introduce the student to effective online learning and research methodologies. In addition, this course provides a broad overview of modern information technology tools related to online learning. A strong emphasis is placed upon hands-on experience with online research tools, basic office software, electronic portfolios, and our learning management system. The content and delivery of the course will assist the student in his/her academic and work environment as well as promote personal satisfaction and lifelong learning.

COM 1010 ONLH – ORAL COMMUNICATIONS
A study of speech as a basic means of communication with informal talks, reports, and discussion. The course emphasizes public speaking, listening, and organizational skills. Attention is given to improvement in voice and diction.

ECO 2100 ONLH2 – PRINCIPLES  OF MICROECONOMICS
An introduction to the fundamental tools and terms of modern economics, focusing on the individual components of the American economic system: households, firms, and markets.

ECO 2110 ONLH – PRINCIPLES  OF MACROECONOMICS
An introduction to the study of the aggregate economy, including national income accounting, the theories of consumption and investment, and analyses of the effects of fiscal and monetary policy.

ENG 1010 ONLH – FRESHMAN ENGLISH I
A basic course in the principles of rhetoric and composition, with illustrative reading in narrative and essay. The departmental grammar test must be passed; a research paper is required. Minimum acceptable grade: C. Prerequisite: ENG 0990 or exemption.

ENG 1020 ONLH – FRESHMAN ENGLISH II
A continuation of English 1010 with an introduction to literature. Essay writing strategies, particularly argumentation, are the emphasis for this second level course in composition. A research paper is required. Prerequisite: ENG 1010.

ENG 2110 ONLH – INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE: AMERICAN I
This course introduces students to the study of American Literature to 1850 in various genres.  Students will develop a skillset for interpreting and contextualizing literature and will learn to demonstrate those skills both orally and in writing.  Prerequisite: ENG 1010; prerequisite or co- requisite: ENG 1020

HIS 1020 ONLH – MODERN CIVILIZATION SINCE 1648
An examination of the origins of modern civilization and a survey of the development of the modern world since 1648.

HPE 1200 ONLH – HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Provides knowledge about the behaviors that can maintain or degrade human health to facilitate making healthy decisions throughout life. Content includes: emotions and the body; behavior and drugs; the family and mental health; personal health care; the body and disease; and health in society.

MAT 1110 ONLH – COLLEGE ALGEBRA
Properties of real numbers, order and absolute value, complex numbers, scientific notation, factoring polynomials, linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, linear inequalities, and graphing. Mathematics Lab by assignment. Prerequisite: MAT 0990 or exemption.

NAS 1510 ONLH – SURVEY OF NATURAL SCIENCES I
A non-laboratory survey across the scientific disciplines, focusing on concepts, scientific literacy and historical perspective on physics, chemistry, and astronomy. This course will provide a special emphasis on the development of scientific ideas over history, from ancient times to the 20th century.

PHI 3135 ONLH – ETHICS IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
An examination of key concepts and debates in the study of ethics in the global village, including ethical theories and systems, religious and secular justifications of ethics, pluralism, community, virtue, human rights, violence and nonviolence, and selected areas of applied ethics.

PHY 1990 ONLH – PHYSICS: SELECTED TOPICS – ASTRONOMY
An introductory survey course on exploring our universe; covering material from the use of a telescope to our solar system to stars, galaxies, and cosmology. Prerequisite: PHY 1030 or consent.

POS 2110 ONLH – AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
A survey of the colonial background, the growth of the federal constitution, and the organization and function of the national government.

PSY 1010 ONLH – INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
An introduction to the study of human behavior. Such topics as the organism, development, perception, learning, sensory processes, personality, and group influences are considered in relation to human behavior. Prerequisite for all 3000 and 4000 level Education and Psychology courses.

CST 1510 ONLH – INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE
An introduction to the study of religion, particularly Christianity. At its core lies an investigation into canon, creed, and church. This course will emphasize a study of the Christian canon.

SOC 1010 ONLH – INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
A fundamental course designed to acquaint the student with the field of sociology and its concepts. General principles, culture, collective behavior, personality, human ecology, social institutions, and social changes are studied. Prerequisite for all 3000 and 4000 level Sociology courses.

SPM 1500 ONLH – INTRODUCTION TO SPORT MANAGEMENT
Survey of the historical, philosophical and social foundations of sport and related fields. Specific topics from different area, such as sport sociology, psychology, and marketing, and their management implications will be analyzed. Prerequisite for all 3000 and 4000 level Sport Management courses, except SPS 3120 (Sport Psychology).

SPM 3000 ONLH – ISSUES IN SPORT
Examination of sport and society in areas such as ethics, gender, media, violence, performance-enhancing drugs, youth sports, safety, and education.

SPS 3100 ONLH – LEADERSHIP IN SPORT
This course will examine the role and responsibility of leadership in Sport and Recreation. An emphasis will be on leadership styles, techniques, issues and problems in leading people.

SPM 3210 –  SPORT PSYCHOLOGY
Introduction to the psychology of sport and exercise. Includes the scientific study of people and their behaviors in these contexts and the practical application of that knowledge. Topics include personality, motivation, anxiety, competition and cooperation, group and team dynamics, leadership, goal-setting, self-confidence, injury, moral and ethical considerations, and unhealthy behaviors.

SPM 3520 ONLH – LEGAL ASPECTS OF SPORT
This course includes an overview of the regulations affecting athletes, agents, personnel, organizations, and leagues. This includes discussion on how constitutional law, contract law, anti-trust law, labor and employment law, intellectual property rights, and tort law impact sport management decisions. Prerequisite: SPS 1500 and ACC 2010.

SPM 4350 – SPORT ETHICS
Sport Ethics examines such ethical considerations in sports as winning, cheating, gamesmanship, performance enhancement, gender and sexual equality in sport, and social ethics. Prerequisite: Junior Standing, ENG 1020, and SPS 1500.

SPM 4700 ONLH – EVENT AND FACILITY MANAGEMENT
Budgeting, hiring, scheduling of games, events, and classes, staff evaluations, event management. Prerequisite: Junior Standing, ENG 1020, SPS 1500, and BUS 3300.

THE 2250 ONLH – THEATRE APPRECIATION
An introductory survey course on the development of the physical theatre and its relationship to the dramatic works of the separate periods; a basic introduction to performed theatre.

BUS 3520 – THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS
An introduction to the foundations of the American legal system and a survey of the public, private, employment, regulatory, and international aspects of modern business law. Prerequisites: ACC 2020, ECO 2100 or 2110, junior standing.

BUS 3580 – STATISTIC FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
A study of methods of collecting and analyzing data for business and economic decision-making purposes. The course includes sampling, frequency distribution, correlation, probability, time series analysis, and statistical inference. Prerequisites: MAT 1110 and BUS 2510

BUS 4500 – INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
A survey of the impact of the globalization of our economy on the various fields of business. The course is a combination of lectures, seminars, and case studies. Prerequisite: B.B.A. senior status.

CST 1530 – CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY
Students will be introduced to the major tenets of Christianity from a theological perspective.

MGT 3390 – ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
A study of the application of behavioral science toward understanding, predicting, and influencing both individual and group behavior in organizations. Areas of focus include personality, attitudes and values, perception, motivation, and group dynamics. Prerequisite: MGT 3300.

MGT 4320 – PRODUCTION AND OPERATION MANAGEMENT
Application of management procedures and techniques to the analysis, operation, and control of production methods and procedures. Prerequisites: MGT 3300, MGT 3390

MGT 4600 – STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
A study of the strategic management process used to define an overall direction for the business organization. Textual material and case analyses are utilized to provide students the opportunity to integrate and apply knowledge from other business courses toward formulating, implementing, and evaluating a strategy for organizational success. Prerequisites: BUS 3200, MGT 3300, MGT 3390, MKT 3400, AND B.B.A. senior status.

MKT 3400 – PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
A basic marketing course emphasizing in detail the components of the marketing mix, target marketing, marketing environment, and marketing’s role in society. This course also gives an overview od advising, consumer behavior, marketing research, and retail management. Prerequisite ACC 2020; ECO 2100 or 2110

MKT 3450 – INTERNATIONAL MARKETING
An advanced marketing class exploring from a strategic marketing management perspective the basic marketing concepts developed in BUS 3400 which pertain to international marketing. Emphasis will be on class discussion and analysis of case problems. Prerequisite: MKT 3400, MKT 3410.

SPM 3800 – SPORT GOVERNANCE
Sport Governance is an examination of the power and politics of sport organizations. The focus of this course will identify how amateur and professional organizations (locally, nationally, and internationally) and individual sport governing bodies function in the sport industry. This will include authority of organizations, organizational structures and real-life policy issues. Prerequisite: SPS 1500.

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