College Course Descriptions
Computer Science 101: Elementary Computing Concepts (3)
Terminology, workings, use, care, as well as operating systems of the computer. Introduction to applications with emphasis on word processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, Internet usage and web page design.
Education 102: Introduction to Education (2)
Christian education in Lutheran elementary schools. General methods and the work of a teacher. Orientation.
Education 204: History and Philosophy of Education (3)
A study of educational philosophies and practices from Plato to the present, with the intent of helping the student formulate his own educational philosophy. Special emphasis is placed on the requirements of parochial education.
Education 304A: Instructional Media (1)
Includes basic principles of equipment operation, techniques used in media preparation, and effective presentation of media.
Education 304B: Tests and Measurements (1)
Evaluation and administration of standardized tests with review of appropriate terms and needed statistics. Development of teacher-made tests, both diagnostic and achievement.
Education 304C: Administration (1)
The Christian day school teacher as school administrator. Procedures in organizing and administering the elementary school. Practical presentation of problems and procedures.
Education 305: Practical Theology (1)
Biblical principles pertaining to the personal and professional life of a Christian day school teacher as a called servant of the Word in classroom and congregation.
Education 306: Educational Psychology (3)
A Christian viewpoint of the data regarding the psychology of learning. Topics include the individual differences of students, the learning process, motivation of students, and classroom principles and procedures.
Education 325: Children's Literature (2)
Study and appraisal of children's books. Procedures for using children's literature. Techniques of reading and telling stories, with practice opportunities provided.
Education 403: Teaching Internship (4)
Five weeks of supervised teaching in the elementary schools of the Church of the Lutheran Confession, with emphasis on preparation for the school year. The five weeks consist of two weeks preceding the opening of the host school and the first three weeks of classes.
Education 404: Teaching Internship (8)
Nine weeks of supervised teaching in the elementary schools of the Church of the Lutheran Confession. Emphasis will be on classroom instruction as students teach in the host school throughout the third quarter. Provision is made for daily counseling by the supervising teacher.
Methods 321: Language Arts (3)
Principles governing a child's growth in reading. Methods, materials, and procedures in the reading program. Demonstration lessons with peers as the class.
Principles underlying the teaching of oral and written _expression, handwriting, and speaking. Instructional materials, procedures, and trends in language arts.
Methods 323: Social Studies (1)
Teaching procedures, curriculum, materials, and trends in social studies.
Methods 324: Science (2)
Teaching science in the elementary school. Methods, materials, trends, and unit development. Includes practicum.
Methods 325: Art (1)
Teaching art in the elementary school. Emphasis on art _expression related to child growth. Methods, materials, and teaching strategies. Includes practicum.
Methods 326: Religion (3)
A study of making religion a living experience for the child in catechism, Bible, hymns, and church history. Demonstration lessons with peers as the class.
Methods 327: Music (1)
Music in the elementary school. Materials and methods for teaching elementary music. Emphasis on the methodology of Kodaly adapted to the Christian elementary school.
Methods 328: Arithmetic (2)
Trends and changes in the course of study. Methods and materials for teaching the various areas of mathematics. Development of lesson plans. Includes teaching several practice lessons.
Methods 361: Physical Education (1)
Physical training for elementary pupils. Teaching methods, procedures, and activities for organizing and implementing a program of physical education in the elementary school.
English 101: Composition I (3)
General principles of the writing process; self-administered grammar review; up to ten short papers stressing methods of development; short documented research paper.
English 102: Composition II (3)
Ordinarily sequential to English 101. Reading for understanding; principles of presenting sources to others; medium length single-source and multiple-source essays; medium length research essay.
English 203: Introduction to Fiction (3)
Appreciation and analysis of ideas and their presentation through literary elements and techniques as evidenced in some fifty short stories.
English 204: Introduction to Poetry and Drama (3)
Appreciation and analysis of ideas and their presentation through literary elements and techniques as evidenced in a large sampling of poetry and in various short plays and at least one major drama.
English 207: Public Speaking (3)
A study of the principles and skills of public speaking, with preparation, presentation, and evaluation of student speeches.
English 306: Shakespeare (3)
Reading and critical analysis of selected plays, including comedies, tragedies, and historical plays.
English 407: Milton (3)
Paradise Lost and related materials are critically read, with attention to religious and literary content.
Fine & Applied Arts
Art 101: Art Appreciation (3)
Lecture course for developing awareness and appreciation of sculpture, painting, architecture, and related arts. Emphasis on the ideas and purposes of art in its supporting culture.
A practical course to foster and promote the development of God's gift of
music. This is manifested in three areas: playing music to the glory of
God; providing meaningful entertainment and inspiration for others;
improving God-given, musical abilities.
Music 101: Fundamentals of Music (3)
Elementary theory and the fundamentals of reading and writing music are explored as students are introduced to various methods of teaching music to children.
Music 102: Introduction to Music Literature (3)
An orientation course intended to give a historical perspective on music that has endured the test of time. A lecture course with strong emphasis on listening.
Choir: Choral Music (1/semester; 2 clock hours/semester)
Applied Music: Piano (1/semester)
One thirty-minute lesson per week. Private instruction in basic keyboard orientation and technique.
Applied Music: Organ (1/semester)
One thirty-minute lesson per week. Organ repertoire, techniques, and registration. In-depth study of the problems and techniques required for playing in worship services.
Biblical & Foreign Languages
Greek 101: Elementary Greek (5)
New Testament Koine Greek for beginners. Includes study of grammatical forms, syntax, and basic vocabulary. Practice given through translation exercises and oral reading.
Greek 102: Elementary Greek (5)
Continuation of Greek 101. Reading of 1 John.
Greek 203: Intermediate Greek (5)
Review and completion of fundamentals of Koine grammar and syntax with a view toward New Testament exegesis. Vocabulary building. Introduction to the use of the critical apparatus of the Greek Testament. Reading of 2 John, 3 John, and initial chapters of 1 Corinthians.
Greek 204: Intermediate Greek (5)
Continuation of Greek 203.
Greek 305: Advanced Greek (3)
Reading of 1 Peter, Philippians, and final chapters of 1 Corinthians. Use of grammar, syntax, critical apparatus, and isagogics as needed to arrive at a text-oriented exegesis.
Greek 306: Advanced Greek (3)
Continuation of Greek 305.
Greek 407: Advanced Greek (3)
Reading of the Gospel of Luke. Ongoing reference to exegetical grammars and other reference materials. Emphasis placed on the grammatical-historical approach to the understanding of the text.
Greek 408: Advanced Greek (3)
Continuation of Greek 407.
Hebrew 101: Elementary Hebrew (5)
Biblical Hebrew for beginners. Includes study of grammatical forms, syntax, and basic vocabulary. Practice given through oral reading, translation, and exercises involving simple prose.
Hebrew 102: Elementary Hebrew (5)
Systematic study of the grammar and syntax of Biblical Hebrew. Translation of selections from Genesis with the learning of vocabulary.
Hebrew 203: Intermediate Hebrew (3)
Review of basic grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. Selected oral readings from the Hebrew Scriptures with translation and verb analysis. Study of weak (irregular) verbs. Vocabulary building.
Hebrew 204: Intermediate Hebrew (3)
Continuation of Hebrew 203.
Health & Phy Ed
Health 201: Healthful Living (3)
Designed to help the young Christian develop well-being physically, mentally, and socially from birth to death. Emphasis on healthful living. Includes First Aid and CPR, and drug education through outside reading. Material varies with latest publications.
Phy. Ed. 101: Beginning Volleyball (1/2; 1 clock hour)
Fundamental skills of pass, set, spike, dink, and serve. Includes defensive techniques, basic offensive and defensive strategies, and experience in team play.
Phy. Ed. 102: Beginning Badminton (1/2; 1 clock hour)
Fundamental skills of service, clears, smash, drop, and net shots. Includes rules, strategy, and participation in an intraclass tournament.
Mathematics 101: Mathematical Ideas (3)
Fundamental ideas of mathematics. Topics are covered as if the course were a terminal course in mathematics. Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, logic and sets, statistics, and probability are some of the topics covered. This course is about mathematics, along with some practical applications. (May not be taken for credit after any other mathematics course except Mathematics 305.)
Mathematics 105: College Algebra (4)
Functions and graphing, real and complex numbers, polynomials and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, linear systems, and matrix algebra. (Prerequisite: Two years of high-school algebra and one year of high-school geometry.)
Mathematics 106: Trigonometry (4)
Trigonometric functions, identities and equations, law of sines, law of cosines, conic sections, polar coordinates, sequences, series, and probability. (Prerequisite: Mathematics 105.)
Mathematics 201: Calculus I (4)
Functions, limits, derivatives, definite integral, and applications. (Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of a pre-calculus course or a college algebra-trigonometry sequence.)
Mathematics 202: Calculus II (4)
Continuation of Calculus I. Methods of integration, indeterminate forms, sequences and series with tests for convergence and divergence, analytic geometry, parametric equations, and polar coordinates. (Prerequisite: Mathematics 201 or equivalent.)
Mathematics 305: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers (3)
An activities-based approach to elementary mathematical concepts presenting mathematics as a way of thinking rather than a collection of rules. Among the topics covered are problem solving, sets and logic, whole numbers, number theory, integers, fractions, and decimals.
Mathematics 306: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers (3)
A continuation of Mathematics 305 with emphasis on geometric figures, measurement, algebra, functions, statistics, and probability.
Religion 101: The Pentateuch (3)
A detailed study of the major events and individuals of the book of Genesis and God's dealings with Israel from the birth of Moses to his death.
Religion 102: Old Testament (3)
A survey of God's relationship with Israel from the time of Joshua through that of Malachi, with special emphasis upon messianic prophecies.
Religion 203: Introduction to the Gospels (3)
Studies in the Gospel accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John focus on various topics pertaining to the work of Jesus Christ and the nature of His Kingdom.
Religion 204: Introduction to Acts and the Epistles (3)
The course follows the growth of the Word of the Lord as detailed in the book of Acts and surveys the doctrines presented in the apostolic epistles.
Religion 305: Symbolics (3)
A study of the history, development, and contents of the three universal creeds and of the Lutheran confessions from 1530-1546 (the Augsburg Confession and the Apology, the Smalcald Articles, and Luther's Catechisms).
Religion 306: Symbolics (3)
A study of the history, development, and contents of the Lutheran Confessions from 1546-1580 (the Formula of Concord and the Book of Concord). Prerequisite: Religion 305.
Religion 407: Christian Teachings — Dogmatics (3)
A study of Christian doctrine, showing its Biblical foundation and its application to the Christian life. Subject matter studied: Scripture, God, man, Christ, conversion, justification, and sanctification.
Religion 408: Christian Teachings — Dogmatics (3)
A study of Christian doctrine, showing its Biblical foundation and its application to the Christian life. Subject matter studied: the means of grace, Law and Gospel, the sacraments, the church, election, and eschatology. Prerequisite: Religion 407.
Biology 101: Biological Principles (3; 4 clock hours)
A study of the molecular, cellular, and multicellular levels of biological organization. Includes physiological, genetic, and ecological aspects as they apply to issues of today. A critical analysis of theories of origins is also included. Two lecture periods and two hours of laboratory per week.
Chemistry 102: Introduction to Chemistry (3; 4 clock hours)
Basic principles of chemistry and their applications. Includes fundamental atomic theory, composition and reactions of matter. Intended for non-science majors with no chemistry background. Two lecture periods and two hours of laboratory per week.
Geography 101: Physical Geography (3)
The relationship of man to his physical environment. The earth as a system. Interactions of weather and climate with systems at the earth's surface. The nature of landforms and the processes that shape and change them.
Science 101: Physical Science and Man (3)
An introduction to the field of astronomy studied from a Christian perspective, including historical astronomy, celestial mechanics, universe structure, solar system components, stars, and secular cosmologies. Also, a study of some of the fundamental principles of physics including forces, motion, and gravity, and rotational motion (Some naked eye and telescope viewing is required).
Geography 102: Cultural Geography (3)
The basic elements, processes, and problems associated with cultural groups. Their principal ways of life, interrelationships with the natural environment, and the diversity of their social and cultural factors.
History 111: Survey of World History I (3)
A survey of world history to the Reformation.
History 112: Survey of World History II (3)
A survey of world history from the Reformation through modern times.
History 211: History of the United States to 1877 (3)
Colonial period, Revolutionary War, nationalism, Jacksonian democracy, sectionalism, Civil War, and Reconstruction.
History 212: History of the United States after 1877 (3)
Industrial growth, westward expansion, the revolt of the farmer, Spanish-American War, World War I, the 1920s, the depression, World War II, the cold war, to the present.
History 251: Church History (3)
A survey of the history of Christianity from apostolic times to the
Psychology 102: General Psychology (3)
Scientific approach to psychology, human development, sensation and perception, learning, thinking, intelligence, memory and forgetting, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior, and approaches to psychotherapy.
Psychology 203: Psychology of Growth and Development (3)
The developing child from conception to puberty. Emphasizes biological influences in development, intelligence and thought, language, personality, and social development as influenced by the family, the peer group, and the school.
Sociology 101: Introduction to Sociology (3)
Sociological perspective. Social organization, inequality, and institutions. The changing society.
Ind. Study 199: Independent Study for Freshmen (1-6)
One to three credits may be earned by freshmen through the satisfactory
completion of an approved program. The transcript will indicate the
course area involved.
Ind. Study 299: Independent Study for Sophomores (1-6)
One to three credits may be earned by sophomores through the
satisfactory completion of an approved program. The transcript will
indicate the course area involved.
Ind. Study 399: Independent Study for Juniors (1-6)
One to three credits may be earned by juniors through the satisfactory completion of an approved program. The transcript will indicate the course area involved.
Ind. Study 499: Independent Study for Seniors (1-6)
One to three credits may be earned by seniors through the satisfactory completion of an approved program. The transcript will indicate the course area involved.