2019-2020 Catalog with Addendum II 
    
    Aug 19, 2022  
2019-2020 Catalog with Addendum II [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


The information following course titles indicate (1) hours per week of lecture, (2) hours per week of laboratory and (3) semester credit hours. A small number of courses are offered for a variable number of credit hours, and the semester credit hours listed represent the maximum number of hours possible for credit. This will be noted in the course description.

The frequency of offering follows the meeting and credit hour information. Courses offered every year are designated by semester(s) only. Courses offered every other year are designated by semester and odd/even year.

Note: Since most courses are not offered every semester, students should be aware that failure to take a required course when it is offered may delay graduation.

Any course may be offered on demand should sufficient interest be demonstrated and should a qualified instructor be available. “Demand” courses with a defined content will be offered as regularly as practical for the host department.

At the end of the course description, the following information will be given when applicable: laboratory information, corequisites (“simultaneous enrollment”) and prerequisites, cross listed courses (“same as”), special fees, and pertinent information about the use of the course.

Courses and Numbering

All courses are listed alphabetically by course prefix and numerically within each prefix. The department and college assignments are also noted. ACU uses a three-digit course numbering system. Courses numbered 100 to 299 are lower-level courses (primarily for freshmen and sophomores). Courses numbered from 300 to 499 are upper-level, or advanced, courses (primarily for juniors and seniors). Courses numbered 500 to 799 are graduate courses. All courses numbered 000 to 099 do not count toward graduation or GPA.

Prerequisites and Corequisites

Some courses have prerequisites, which must be met before a student may register for that course, or corequisites, which must be completed simultaneously. In some cases, a student may have special knowledge, skills or background that will enable him or her to perform well in a given class without meeting its prerequisites or corequisites. Such a student should seek special permission from the department offering the course.

A course may not use the same requirement as both prerequisite and corequisite. Courses listed as corequisite must be taken together. Students may not drop or withdraw from a course with corequisite requirements without dropping or withdrawing from both courses. Students may repeat a course with corequisite requirements alone in subsequent attempts if they fail or do not receive degree credit for the course on the first attempt. However, in courses with a subject code of EACH, EDUC, NURS, or SPAN, students must repeat both corequisite courses if they fail or do not receive credit for one or both courses on the first attempt.

Students should refer to the most recent catalog for course corequisites, prerequisites, and restrictions.

Course Sequencing

Some courses have recommendations of a previous course(s) for appropriate sequencing. Such recommendations are not prerequisites; the system will allow any student meeting a course’s prerequisites to enroll for a course regardless of whether the student meets the sequencing recommendations. Students are cautioned, however, to follow sequencing recommendations when all of the courses in the sequence are on their degree plans.

Independent Study and Special Topics Courses

Neither an independent study nor a special topics course should be a version or instance of a course that already has been approved for inclusion in the catalog.

Independent Study

An independent study course is a unique, student-initiated and student-driven course. An independent study course should be used to enhance a degree. It should be used as a substitution for degree requirements only in rare circumstances; it should not be used to correct poor planning. All other catalog policies apply.

Independent study courses are usually designed to be worth 3 credit hours. Ideally, independent study courses should make up no more than 6 hours (5 percent) of any student’s undergraduate degree. They should make up no more than 20 percent of any student’s graduate degree. Independent study courses should use the even hundred course number appropriate to the level of study (100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, etc.)

Student proposals for independent studies may be approved or denied based on faculty interest or availability and departmental priorities. Students in the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program will incur a separate fee for an independent study course and should contact the Director of the DMin Program for details.

When proposing an independent study, the student should complete the Independent Study Request form and discuss it – including the outcomes and artifacts of the study – with the proposed faculty member. Artifacts should support the student’s and the faculty member’s intended outcomes for the course through research, written work, creative projects, and/or professional projects. If the course is approved by the faculty member, the faculty member is responsible for creating the syllabus for the independent study. The syllabus must include the learning outcomes and how they will be measured.

The syllabus and Independent Study Request form should be submitted to the chair and dean on a timeline that would allow for the proposal to be approved or denied prior to the beginning of the term or part of term in which the course is being proposed. Study Abroad courses should be approved prior to departure from the United States.

Special topics

A special topics course is faculty/department-initiated and faculty-driven. A special topics course will be included in the course schedule for registration in a given term and could be used as a pilot for addition to the curriculum. A substitution form must be submitted for a special topics course to satisfy degree requirement. All other catalog policies apply.

The special topics syllabus must be submitted to the dean before March 1 for a fall course or October 1 for a spring or summer course, so that it will be available for student registration. Special topics courses should choose the course number appropriate to the level of study from the following: 140, 240, 340, 440, 540, 640, 740, etc.

The Texas Common Course Numbering System

The Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) has been designed for the purpose of aiding students in the transfer of general academic courses between colleges and universities throughout Texas. Common courses are freshman and sophomore academic credit courses that have been identified as common by institutions that are members of the common course numbering system. The system ensures that if the student takes the courses the receiving institution designates as common, then the courses will be accepted in transfer.

For further information contact the transfer course coordinator in the Registrar’s Office.

 

French

  
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    FREN 111 - Elementary French I


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 1
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    An introduction to the basic skills of speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing. Prerequisite: ACT English score of 19 or above; SAT Critical Reading score (old SAT) of 460 or above; SAT Reading + Writing score (new SAT) of 500 or above; ENGL 003 /ENGL 004 ; or approval by department. Non-credit laboratory required. May be used to satisfy University Requirements.
  
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    FREN 112 - Elementary French II


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 1
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    A continuation of FREN 111 . Prerequisite: FREN 111  or equivalent. Non-credit laboratory required. May be used to satisfy University Requirements.
  
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    FREN 221 - Intermediate French I


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    Further study of basic grammar with greater emphasis on conversation and reading. Prerequisite: FREN 112  or equivalent through testing.
  
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    FREN 222 - Intermediate French II


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    Grammar review, reading, conversation, and composition. Prerequisite: FREN 221  or equivalent through testing.
  
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    FREN 321 - French Composition and Conversation


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, even years

    Prose composition with attention to the acquisition of useful, everyday vocabulary. Prerequisite: FREN 222  or equivalent through testing.
  
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    FREN 341 - Introduction to French Culture


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, odd years

    A survey of life in contemporary France with emphasis on values, attitudes, institutions, and current problems. Prerequisite: FREN 222  or equivalent through testing.
  
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    FREN 342 - French Cinema


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring, odd years

    Students will develop comprehension and speaking skills as well as further their knowledge and understanding of French contemporary culture through a selection of contemporary French movies. Prerequisite: FREN 222  
  
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    FREN 461 - Medieval and Renaissance Literature


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring, odd years

    A survey of Medieval and Renaissance French literature in modern French translation. Prerequisite: FREN 222  or equivalent through testing.
  
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    FREN 462 - Twentieth-Century French Literature


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring, even years

    A general survey of 20th century French literature. Prerequisite: FREN 222  or equivalent through testing.

Geography

  
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    GEOG 235 - World Geography


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring, Summer

    Cultural, demographic, political, economic, and environmental themes are developed through an analysis of the world regions and the countries in each. May be used to satisfy University Requirements.
  
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    GEOG 354 - Cultural Geography


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Emphasis will be placed on such topics as basic concepts in geography, human population, migration, folk and popular culture, language, religion, ethnicity, political geography, globalization, and resources. May be used to satisfy University Requirements.

Geology

  
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    GEOL 111 - Introduction to Geology


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: on demand

    Study of the physical processes involved in earth’s development. Identification of minerals and rocks, and introduction to plate tectonics and structural features of the earth. May be used to satisfy University Requirements.

German

  
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    GER 111 - Elementary German I


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 1
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    An introduction to the German language and culture. Emphasis on understanding the spoken and written language and on communication through speaking and writing. Prerequisite: ACT English score of 19 or above; SAT Critical Reading score (old SAT) of 460 or above; SAT Reading + Writing score (new SAT) of 500 or above; ENGL 003 /ENGL 004 ; or approval by department. Non-credit laboratory required. May be used to satisfy University Requirements.
  
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    GER 112 - Elementary German II


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 1
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    A continuation of GER 111 . Prerequisite: GER 111  or equivalent through testing. Non-credit laboratory required. May be used to satisfy University Requirements.
  
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    GER 221 - Intermediate German I


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    Grammar review with stress on the skills of reading, speaking, and composition. Prerequisite: GER 112  or equivalent through testing.
  
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    GER 222 - Intermediate German II


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    A continuation of GER 221  with more extensive reading. Prerequisite: GER 221  or equivalent through testing.
  
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    GER 321 - German Grammar through Short Stories


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, even years

    Designed to review and refine German grammar skills while beginning upper-division-level literary engagement. Prerequisite: GER 222 , Advanced WebCAPE placement, or consent of instructor.
  
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    GER 341 - Survey of German Film


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring, even years

    Active viewing and analysis of major cinematic works from German-speaking regions. Prerequisite: GER 222 , Advanced WebCAPE placement, or consent of instructor.
  
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    GER 361 - Survey of German Literature


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring, odd years

    Reading and analysis of major literary work from German-speaking regions. Prerequisite: GER 222 , Advanced WebCAPE placement, or consent of instructor.
  
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    GER 461 - German Drama


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, odd years

    Reading and literary analysis of major dramas from German-speaking regions. Prerequisite: GER 222 , Advanced WebCAPE placement, or consent of instructor.

Gerontology

  
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    GERO 350 - Sociology of Aging


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    An overview of the research and literature related to the demographic, social, and cultural aspects of aging in the United States and in other cultures. Same as SOCI 350 .
  
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    GERO 352 - Adult Development and Aging


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    Introduces the student to the study of adult development and aging, the emerging science of human aging, by taking a topical approach to each aspect of development including physical, cognitive, social, and personality in relation to periods of adult life span. Emphasis will be given to late adulthood. Prerequisite: Junior standing.
  
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    GERO 437 - Ministry with Older Adults


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: on demand

    Course will cover demographics of the aging community, analyze programs for serving the older member, and show how to utilize the talents of mature church members.
  
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    GERO 441 - Social Welfare Policy and Services


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    A descriptive and analytical study of social welfare programs and policies; examination of the relationship between social work and other aspects of the U.S. social welfare system noting overall impact on social problems. Same as SOCW 441 . A writing-intensive course.
  
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    GERO 448 - Biology of Aging


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Summer

    Survey of the human anatomy and physiology with implications of normal and abnormal age related changes. Same as BIOL 448 .
  
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    GERO 454 - Aging and the Family


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring, even years

    Problems of aging in the family as related to interpersonal relationships, nutrition, and near environmental needs of the elderly in maintaining personal independence.
  
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    GERO 460 - Ethics and Social Issues


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    An attempt to help students reach a higher critical and reflective consciousness of the relationship of ethics to professional and business decision making and problem solving. Same as SOCI 560 .
  
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    GERO 479 - Programs and Services for Elderly


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    Health care delivery system, aging networks, delivery of care, communication disorders in the elderly. Same as CSD 479 .
  
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    GERO 495 - Practicum in Gerontology


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Supervised work experience with an agency or organization serving older adults. The practicum practice placement will be consistent with academic and career goals for the student and will be designed to give face-to-face client exposure.
  
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    GERO 550 - Sociology of Aging


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    An overview of the research and literature related to the demographic, social and cultural aspects of aging in the United States and in other cultures. Same as SOCI 550 .
  
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    GERO 552 - Adult Development and Aging


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    Introduces the student to the study of adult development and aging, the emerging science of human aging, by taking a topical approach to each aspect of development including physical, cognitive, social, and personality in relation to periods of adult life span. Emphasis will be given to late adulthood.
  
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    GERO 560 - Ethics and Social Issues


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    An attempt to help students reach a higher critical and reflective consciousness of the relationship of ethics to professional and business decision making and problem solving. Same as SOCI 560 .
  
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    GERO 579 - Programs and Services for Elderly


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    Health care delivery system, aging networks, delivery of care, communication disorders in the elderly.
  
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    GERO 615 - Social Research


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    An application of the scientific method to the study of social phenomena; consideration of basic methods of data gathering, analysis and reporting, including basic statistics. Students experience organizing, conducting and evaluating research. Same as SOCI 615 .
  
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    GERO 636 - Seminar in Death and Dying


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    The theoretical and theological basis for the study of thanatology. Exposure to significant new literature in the discipline of death, dying and grief.
  
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    GERO 637 - Ministry with Older Adults


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Course will cover demographics of the aging community, analyze programs for serving the older member and how to utilize the talents of mature church members. Same as BIBM 637 .
  
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    GERO 668 - Housing the Older Client


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course will provide a thorough review of the literature, research and theory in the field of housing for the older client. Managerial aspects of the industry will focus upon providing a quality living environment at the best independent level care possible.
  
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    GERO 685 - Advanced Seminar in Gerontology


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: on demand

    This course will lead the student to apply the theory, knowledge, and practice of gerontology toward a particular field or job area.
  
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    GERO 690 - Practicum in Gerontology


    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 6
    Supervised field placement of 150 to 300 hours. This course is available for variable credit. Please see your advisor for more information.
  
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    GERO 744 - Management and Funding of Nonprofit Organizations


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: on demand

    Designed to develop a working knowledge of the planning, allocation, and control processes of resources in a social service agency and procedures and techniques of developing and receiving grants and/or contract support and addressing methods of organizational change and community improvement as they relate to social services. Same as SOCW 744 .
  
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    GERO 745 - Administration and Planning for Nonprofit Organizations


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: on demand

    Will be directed toward the administration and planning process in social service organizations. The course will also help the students to assess service needs of a target population, to evaluate programs and to develop and implement viable alternatives within the agency structure. Same as SOCW 745 .

Global Studies

  
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    GLST 120 - Introduction to Global Issues


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    Explores the nature of the contemporary world, with attention to key features and implications of globalization, as well as attention to major issues impacting global society in the 21st century. May be used to satisfy University Requirements.
  
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    GLST 212 - Introduction to Great Britain


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Introduces students to Great Britain through the examination of regional geography, social groups, cultural values and major regional geography, social groups, cultural values and major institutions, with special attention to the issues that currently dominate public discourse. Students learn from local guest lecturers and on-site observation of British institutions, as well as through small group tutorials in the Oxford learning tradition. Available only to students enrolled in ACU’s Oxford Study Abroad program. May be used to satisfy University Requirements.
  
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    GLST 214 - Global Studies: People and Culture of Germany and Europe


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    Introduction to German history, society and culture, with attention to the legacy of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) and some attention to wider Europe, Students look in depth at specific cultural components such as government, religion, business, family structures, cultural values and worldviews. Available only to students enrolled in ACU’s Montevideo, Uruguay, Study Abroad program. May be used to satisfy University Requirements.
  
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    GLST 217 - South America Southern Cone: History and Culture


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Includes an overview of Latin America and a more detailed examination of the history and culture of the Southern Cone of South America, especially Uruguay. Students look in depth at specific cultural components such as government, education, religion, business, family structures, cultural values and worldviews. Available only to students enrolled in ACU’s Montevideo, Uruguay, Study Abroad program. May be used to satisfy University Requirements.
  
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    GLST 499 - Global Studies Seminar


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, odd years

    In seminar sessions, a comprehensive integration of various disciplines of the global studies program and a senior project, individually designed in co-operation with the instructor. A capstone and writing-intensive course.

Graduate Program

  
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    GRAD 081 - Introduction to Scholarly Writing I


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Through this course, students are introduced to the conventions of scholarly writing at the graduate level. Students use scholarly journals from their field of study to summarize, analyze, synthesize, and apply concepts to write academic papers that integrate sources with correct use of APA style format. Course fee.
  
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    GRAD 695 - Thesis Continuation


    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 0
    Thesis continuation, zero credit hours, allows student to remain in active status while completing thesis.
  
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    GRAD 696 - Graduate Continuation


    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 0
    Continuation course that allows a student to remain in active status while completing a capstone project, practicum, or while awaiting dissertation chair assignment. Fee required. Course is intended for 1-2 parts of term. Enrolling in this continuation course may delay time to degree completion or necessitate other programmatic considerations.
  
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    GRAD 791 - Dissertation Continuation I


    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 1
    Continuation of dissertation research and dissertation defense. Prerequisite: At least 6 credit hours of LEAD 799 and continued relationship with dissertation chair.
  
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    GRAD 792 - Dissertation Continuation II


    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 1
    Continuation of dissertation research and dissertation defense. Prerequisite: Completion of two credit hours of GRAD 791 and continued relationship with dissertation chair.
  
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    GRAD 793 - Dissertation Continuation III


    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 1
    Continuation of dissertation research and dissertation defense. Prerequisite: Completion of two credit hours of GRAD 792 and continued relationship with dissertation chair.
  
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    GRAD 794 - Dissertation Continuation IV


    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 1
    Continuation of dissertation research and dissertation defense. Prerequisite: Completion of two credit hours of GRAD 793 and continued relationship with dissertation chair.

Healthcare Administration

  
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    HCAD 601 - Self-Reflection in Healthcare Leadership


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Assists students in understanding personal leadership styles including personality type and communication style. Exposes students to literature on emotional intelligence and interpersonal neurobiology as it relates to healthcare leadership. Students will reflect upon how their Christian identity may influence the healthcare system to promote social justice, equity, and ethical policy.
  
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    HCAD 604 - Accountable Healthcare: Transforming the Healthcare System


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course examines reasons and responses driving the healthcare industry transformation with identified applications by the student in his or her sphere of healthcare.
  
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    HCAD 621 - Healthcare Policies and Ethics


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    An overview of policy, regulations, and ethical issues impacting healthcare. Topics include privacy, regulatory compliance, ethical choices in patient care, and healthcare reform. Students will explore healthcare policy and the challenges that arise as the market responds to policy and change.
  
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    HCAD 624 - Health Services Administration


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    An overview of the structure and operation of patient care organizations with a focus on managing cost and quality. Students will learn how to manage relationships among patients, physicians, insurers, employers, and others in the industry.
  
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    HCAD 627 - Innovation and Trends in Healthcare


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces current trends and opportunities throughout the healthcare industry. Topics include the role of information technology, innovative approaches to delivery, and other components that influence patient care.
  
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    HCAD 632 - Conflict Management in Healthcare Organizations


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines the underlying sources of conflict in healthcare settings and presents specific theories and techniques of negotiating among and between medical professionals and administration. While collaboration is emphasized, the course also presents tactics for securing essential terms in bargaining and group facilitation skills for building consensus. Same as CONR 632 .
  
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    HCAD 643 - Healthcare Law


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Provides students with a broad overview of the current US healthcare system. Focuses on the challenges facing the healthcare system. Provides students with an in-depth understanding of the Affordable Care Act and its potential impact on healthcare access, delivery, cost, and quality as well as its effects on healthcare organizations.
  
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    HCAD 647 - Changing Trends in Healthcare Delivery Systems


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course examines trends and the use of technology influencing traditional healthcare delivery systems. Students explore newer financing and cost-sharing models as well as ways to promote entrepreneurship and innovative partnerships.
  
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    HCAD 656 - Healthcare Informatics


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    An introduction to the field of healthcare analytics with emphasis on the application of statistical concepts, procedures, and tools to add value to healthcare leaders in making clinical and management decisions.
  
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    HCAD 664 - Health Information Systems


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course provides an overview of health information systems with an emphasis on case studies of systems utilized in areas of patient care, clinical decision support, disease, artificial intelligence, demographic surveillance, imaging, simulation, and safety and environmental assessment. Legal and ethical issues are also addressed.
  
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    HCAD 681 - Healthcare Marketing


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Discusses and applies the concepts of healthcare planning and marketing to healthcare delivery, assessment of community needs, and resource planning in both ambulatory and clinical settings. Includes health services planning and trends, demand for and use of health services, research methods, and sources of marketing and planning data.
  
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    HCAD 687 - Human Resources Administration in Healthcare


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Focuses on the essential role of human resources management within healthcare organizations. Serves as a comprehensive foundation for all aspects of human resources planning, development, and administration.
  
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    HCAD 691 - Healthcare Strategic Management


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Addresses strategy formation, content, implementation, and performance in a variety of healthcare contexts including providers, plans, systems, suppliers, pharmaceuticals, and biotechs.

Health Education

  
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    HED 112 - Personal Health and Human Disease


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Emphasizes personal health knowledge and practices needed for effective living. Study of human diseases with special consideration for preventive measures.
  
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    HED 324 - Drug Education


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    Beneficial and harmful uses and effects of drugs. Motivations behind drug abuse and implications of this problem on the individual, school and society.
  
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    HED 405 - Human Sexuality


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    An investigation of the social, psychological, physiological and spiritual aspects of human sexuality. Communication skills for sex educators will be developed.
  
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    HED 410 - Death Education


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    Emphasizes a positive attitude about death. Definitions, stages, legal aspects, funerals, and basic concepts in relation to the realities of death and dying are studied. Counseling concepts discussed.

Higher Education

  
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    HIED 611 - Foundations of Higher Education


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    A comprehensive introduction to American higher education, including its historical development, structure, roles, and diverse characteristics. A special focus will be placed on the interplay of Christian faith with the historical development of American higher education.
  
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    HIED 613 - Introduction to Student Services


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    An introduction to, and overview of, the field of college student affairs is offered with emphasis upon its historical and philosophical foundation, its basic documents and its primary objectives within American colleges and universities. Students survey and analyze the typical programs and services which the college student affairs field delivers within American colleges and universities.
  
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    HIED 621 - Research and Assessment in Higher Education


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines the research process from problem formulation to data collection and analyses. Application is made to the higher education setting. Students will also learn appropriate assessment techniques for higher education environments.
  
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    HIED 622 - College Students and Student Development Theory


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    A comprehensive introduction to the holistic development of college students and the history, application and practice of student development theory within the context of American higher education.
  
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    HIED 623 - Individual, Group, and Organizational Interventions


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    An introduction to the theoretical and practical understanding of the methods of designing, implementing and assessing interventions with individuals, groups and organizations. Instruction in counseling, group dynamics and organizational development and substantial opportunities to intervene with individuals, groups, and organizations with appropriate supervision and feedback regarding such experiences will be offered.
  
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    HIED 632 - Spiritual Development in College Students


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Provides students with a comprehensive introduction to spiritual development. Includes the history and principles of Christian spiritual formation as well as a broad range of historical and philosophical approaches to spirituality.
  
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    HIED 635 - Higher Education Resource Management


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    A comprehensive introduction to managing resources in a higher education setting. A special emphasis is placed on budgeting and financial planning.
  
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    HIED 641 - Trends, Issues, and Problems in Higher Education


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    An exploration of the trends, issues and problems currently impacting American institutions of higher education. In addition, students will reexamine fundamental foci of the program and integrate what they have learned into a capstone project. Prerequisite: Students must pass qualifying exams to proceed to this course.
  
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    HIED 643 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Higher Education


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Provides an examination of the major legal and ethical issues confronting contemporary higher education professionals. Emphasis is placed on federal regulations and mandates, constitutional issues, tort liability, contractual relationships, distinctions between public and private sector institutions of higher education and ethical standards for professionals in higher education.
  
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    HIED 652 - Foundations of Enrollment Management


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    This course provides students with a historical overview of enrollment management, significant concepts related to the field, and professional foundations on which to build.
  
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    HIED 654 - Approaches to Marketing, Recruitment and Selection


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    This course provides students with tools with which they can use to develop an ethical and effective marketing and recruitment plan that will align well with the educational and enrollment goals of their institutions.
  
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    HIED 656 - Pricing and Financial Aid in Enrollment Management


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    This course provides an understanding the array of issues in regards to tuition pricing, financial aid, rising student debt, net tuition revenue and their effect on student enrollment and university budget.
  
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    HIED 658 - Retention and College Student Success


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    This course emphasizes the continuing nature of enrollment management once students enroll as freshmen. Topics and competencies will provide a solid understanding of the importance of student retention as it relates to overall college student success.
  
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    HIED 693 - Supervised Practicum


    Lecture Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 2
    Credit Hours: 3
    A supervised experience in an appropriate higher educational setting designed to integrate professional experience with theory learned throughout the higher education curriculum. The internship is designed to create actual experiences and responsibilities of a professional position. A minimum of 150 clock hours of supervised experience plus weekly class meetings are required. Prerequisite: Students must pass qualifying exams before enrolling in practicum. Repeat up to 6 hours.
  
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    HIED 694 - HIED Residency


    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 0
    Terms Offered: Summer

    The higher education residency is designed to help students explore and assess career options and opportunities that are relevant to rising practitioners. In addition, this residency serves to reinforce salient issues explored in Higher Education coursework that face practitioners. Prerequisite: Be admitted to the HIED program and be in good academic standing.
  
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    HIED 695 - Internship with Embedded Capstone


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    A supervised experience in an appropriate higher educational setting designed to integrate professional experience with theory learned throughout the higher education curriculum. The Capstone portion of the course is the culminating academic event for all higher education master’s degree students in the online program. A Capstone Course

History

  
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    HIST 117 - Civilization I


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Survey of the social, economic, religious, political and aesthetic activities of western civilization from the earliest times to 1660. May be used to satisfy University Requirements.
  
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    HIST 118 - Civilization II


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Survey of the social, economic, religious, political and aesthetic activities of western civilization from 1660 to the present. May be used to satisfy University Requirements.
  
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    HIST 131 - World History: Cultures and Connections since 1400


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Summer

    Survey of the economic, political, and cultural interactions between major world regions and civilizations from the fifteenth century to the present, with attention to major global processes and movements. May be used to satisfy University Requirements.
  
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    HIST 221 - American History I


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Survey of cultural, economic and political dimensions of America from the early explorations to 1877. May be used to satisfy University Requirements.
  
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    HIST 222 - American History II


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Survey of cultural, economic and political dimensions of America from 1877 to the present. May be used to satisfy University Requirements.
  
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    HIST 250 - Introduction to Gender and Multicultural Studies in the US


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    An introductory survey, within a Christian context, of race, class and gender in American society, including topics on how they are defined, their historical development, their impact on religion, politics, education, and other cultural issues. May be used to satisfy University Requirements.
  
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    HIST 280 - Texas History


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    Survey of cultural, economic, and political dimensions of Texas history from prehistoric times to the present. May be used to satisfy University Requirements.
  
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    HIST 330 - African American History from Emancipation to Civil Rights


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring, odd years

    Survey of African American history from Emancipation to the Civil Rights movement, with attention given to movements in education, resistance, and arts. Prerequisite: ENGL 111  and ENGL 112 .
  
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    HIST 332 - The Early Modern Atlantic World


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring, even years

    Survey of the Atlantic World from the 15th to 19th centuries. May include topics such as navigation and piracy, rise of European empires in the Americas, indigenous-European encounters, Atlantic slave trade, comparative slavery and resistance, Atlantic political revolutions, and social emancipation. Special attention is given to African and Afro-American agency. Prerequisite: ENGL 111  and ENGL 112 . May be used to satisfy University Requirements.
  
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    HIST 353 - Historical Methods


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    A seminar in the methodology and techniques of historical research designed to help students develop skills for investigation and composition. Prerequisite: Three hours of 100-299 history. A writing-intensive course.
  
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    HIST 402 - Nation-Building, US Antebellum Era


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring, odd years

    Political and social developments of the United States from the era of Revolution through the Early Republic. Prerequisite: Completion of three hours of 100-299 history.
  
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    HIST 404 - The Gilded Age/Progressive Era in the United States


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, odd years

    An examination of the major trends of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (1877-1920) including religion, gender, ethnicity, immigration, farm/labor movements and other major social, economic, and political events and the approaches historians have taken to understanding these elements. Prerequisite: Three hours of 100-299 history.
  
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    HIST 405 - Coming of Age: The United States in the Twentieth Century


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, odd years

    Examines patterns of growth and modernization of the U.S. economy and society in the transition from emerging developing nation to leadership and power in the Twentieth Century world. Prerequisite: Three hours of 100-299 history.
  
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    HIST 408 - Mesopotamia: Cradle of Civilization


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring, odd years

    Survey of cultural, economic, political, and military developments in the ancient Mesopotamia and the Near East down to the Persian Empire.
 

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