2019-2020 Catalog with Addendum II 
    
    Dec 04, 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.

 

American Studies Program

  
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    CPOL 4A3 - Topics in International Affairs & Globalization


    Credit Hours: 3
    Through field research and face-to-face meetings with experts in Washington’s international community, you are challenged to develop a biblical perspective, either on foreign affairs or on globalization.
  
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    CPOL 4A4 - Internship


    Credit Hours: 6
    The internship links public-sector employment with classroom work. Students are placed in agencies and offices through the greater Washington metropolitan area.
  
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    CPOL 4A5 - Mentorship Course (optional)


    Credit Hours: 1
    Students have the opportunity to meet with a professional mentor in their field four times during the semester.

Australia Studies Centre

  
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    CHIS 4S0 - Indigenous History, Cultures and Identity


    Credit Hours: 3
    The course will look at the concept of Country, spiritual belief systems, kinship and family relationships, totemic systems, foods and medicines, education systems, and spiritual beliefs including the Creation stories. Students will identify and challenge assumptions that underlie the beliefs, ideas, values and actions that are taken for granted by themselves (as learners).
  
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    CINT 4S0 - View From Australia: Issues in Religion, Politics


    Credit Hours: 3
    The emphasis of this course is on historical and current local and world issues which affect Australia. Students should develop a basic understanding of the Australian culture and worldview. They will critique their own cultural value structures through Biblical reflection and begin to distinguish these cultural virtues from Christian truth relating to several themes presented in the course.
  
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    CTHE 4S0 - Faith and the Contemporary Artist I


    Credit Hours: 4
    Terms Offered: Spring

    Course content invites investigation of the breadth of human experience through the lens of cultural studies. It explores the contribution of the arts to contemporary culture and enables students to reach for an integration of their faith and their art form in the context of cultural communication.
  
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    CTHE 4S0 - Faith and the Contemporary Artist II


    Credit Hours: 4
    Terms Offered: Fall

    Course content invites investigation of the breadth of human experience through the lens of cultural studies. It explores the contribution of the arts to contemporary culture and enables students to reach for an integration of their faith and their art form in the context of cultural communication.
  
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    CXXX 4SX - Discipline courses in dance, drama, music, drawing/graphic design, theology/ministry


    Credit Hours: 7
    Discipline selection and courses are subject to availability. Check with the Registrar’s Office. This course is available for variable credit. Please see your advisor for more information.

China Studies Program

  
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    CART 4C0 - Chinese Painting


    Credit Hours: 1
    Students will learn to paint from a Chinese artist. They will practice the basics of Chinese water-based brushwork, painting traditional pictures of bamboo, flowers, etc.
  
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    CBUS 4C0 - International Business in China


    Credit Hours: 3
    Lectures are presented by Christians who have done business in China for years. They cover issues such as fair and ethical business practices and factors involved in out-sourcing jobs to China. Students prepare a paper in which they describe and analyze the differences in the way that an American or international company markets its products or its franchise in China.
  
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    CBUS 4C1 - Business Internship


    Credit Hours: 3
    Students are placed in jobs that provide meaningful work experience. Students engage in three-week internships, working full-time (40+ hrs/week) for either Western or Chinese companies. In the first part of the semester, all students in the China program will complete the history study tour around China.
  
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    CEXS 2C0 - Tai Chi


    Credit Hours: 1
    The course emphasizes traditional Chinese forms of stylized self-defense, which tones the body and concentrates the mind. Exercises may focus either on the gentler form of tai chi, or on the more vigorous wu shu, depending on the instructor.
  
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    CFOR 1C0 - Chinese I


    Credit Hours: 3
    This course focuses on acquiring survival fluency in spoken and written Mandarin Chinese, the national language of China. Chinese I classes will include explanations on aspects of learning the language such as Pinyin (the spelling system used on mainland China) and tones. This course is available for variable credit. Please see your advisor for more information.
  
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    CFOR 1C1 - Chinese II


    Credit Hours: 3
    Chinese II focuses on acquiring low-intermediate fluency in spoken and written Mandarin Chinese so that a student can handle situations such as travel planning, illness, making appointments, etc. This course will include how Chinese as a language differs from European languages (including English), Chinese dialects, etc. Chinese II students must translate a Chinese pop song.
  
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    CHIS 3C0 - Chinese History


    Credit Hours: 3
    This course covers the history of China from its earliest beginnings to the present. Students become familiar with the major dynasties of China, their character and contributions, and their major figures.
  
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    CHUM 4C1 - Dimensions of East Asian Culture


    Credit Hours: 3
    This course introduces students to visual, physical, medical and culinary arts. The majority of the course involves “hands-on” practice. Lectures will be presented about the history & symbolism of Chinese art, explanations and guidelines about Chinese cooking & cuisines, and unifying Chinese philosophy that underlies dimensions of Chinese culture.
  
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    CINT 4C0 - Intercultural Communication


    Credit Hours: 3
    This course covers issues intended to help students understand and adjust to Chinese culture. The focus will be on how students demonstrate their beliefs in their daily lives within the context of China. Topics include culture and basic values, culture shock, introductory linguistics, contextualization, and factors involved in successful cross-cultural interaction.
  
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    CPHI 4C0 - Eastern Philosophy and Religions


    Credit Hours: 3
    The course focuses on the teachings, history, and development of Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, and folk religion. It also introduces concepts embedded in Chinese culture such as Yin & Yang, “the Five Phases,” etc.
  
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    CPOL 4C0 - Contemporary Society: Public Policy and Economic Development


    Credit Hours: 3
    This course examines two key and inter-related aspects of modern China: government policy and economic reforms. Policy covers the structure of the Chinese government, social rights and the legal system, as well as issues such as ethnic minorities, family planning, and education. Economic Development covers the government policies from 1949 to the present, from the commune system to the current market-oriented reforms.

India Studies Program

  
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    CART 4I0 - Indian Design: Traditional Costumes and Textiles


    Credit Hours: 3
    A course designed to help students explore the relationship of cultural traditions, customs, and everyday life as expressed in design, clothing and other forms of decoration and adornment. Student will learn firsthand about production of articles of clothing and explore India’s fashion and textile industry.
  
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    CART 4I1 - Indian Arts & Paintings


    Credit Hours: 3
    Students will have the opportunity to enhance basic drawing and painting skills while examining Indian schools of art, color and technique. The course will emphasize human form drawing, floral design, and birds and animals in their natural environment.
  
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    CBIB 4I0 - India Religious Landscape


    Credit Hours: 3
    This course provides an introduction and comparative study of the major religious traditions and influences in Indian society and culture. Students will examine the challenges and opportunities for expressing a Christian world and life view in a religiously diverse culture.
  
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    CBUS 4I0 - Current Perspective of Business In India


    Credit Hours: 3
    An international business course focusing on marketing and management practices in India and its relationship to the global economy. The evolution of retailing in the Indian market and the role of entrepreneurship in economic development and the global economy will be examined. Similarities and differences in Indian business practices compared with Western/US practices will be analyzed.
  
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    CENG 4I0 - Indian Literature


    Credit Hours: 3
    A survey course examining five major streams of Indian literature. Students will read and examine works of poetry, prose, a variety of short stories, and longer works of fiction.
  
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    CFAM 4I0 - Culinary Dimensions of Culture: Indian Cuisine, Traditions and Festivals


    Credit Hours: 3
    A study of the expression of cultural, religious and social values expressed through diet, food preparation, and related customs and traditions. The course will explore dietary beliefs and practices common across India and influences that have shaped Indian cooking.
  
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    CSOC 4I0 - Contemporary India: Culture, Society, Challenges


    Credit Hours: 4
    This course presents an overview of India’s history, development and emergence as a global partner; examining people cultures and social fabric. Designed to provide an integrating context and foundation for the entire semester.
  
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    CSOC 4I1 - Indian Society & Social Work Intervention


    Credit Hours: 3
    The course will explore the key dimensions of Indian society and related social problems and challenges (past and present). Throughout the course students will interact with local social work students and participate in a variety of field and research projects.
  
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    CXXX 4I? - Field Experience & Internship


    Credit Hours: 3
    Students may complete an individually designed 90-hour supervised field based internship or practicum. The learning contract will include learning outcomes, specific on site responsibilities and supervisor feedback.

Latin American Studies Program

  
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    CBIO 4L0 - Environmental Science Seminar


    Credit Hours: 4
    Students explore the natural sciences in a tropical setting and study their influence on the process of sustainability. Students will participate in research projects, examine sustainable development and management of Costa Rica’s protected natural areas, investigate the ecology of tropical biomes, including highland cloud forest, mangrove forest, coral reefs, lowland rain forests and dry forests.
  
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    CBIO 4L1 - Field Research


    Credit Hours: 2
    Research coincides with the participants’ interest and focus in the Seminar.
  
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    CBUS 4L0 - Business Seminar


    Credit Hours: 3
    Within the historical, political, social, religious and economic context and realities of Latin America, the course addresses the role of the Christian business person. In this role students examine how to make effective and ethical business decisions as they relate to issues of social justice.
  
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    CFOR 2L0/3L0 - Spanish Language Study


    Credit Hours: 6
    Students attend the Spanish Language Institute for an intensive period of four weeks, Monday through Friday, four hours per day. The language is taught as a second language. The course materials are utilized within a native language immersion context, and practiced through exercises in the classroom via workbook assignments, and after class assignments in the city of San José. Pre and post tests will be given to ensure proper placement.
  
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    CFOR 4L0 - Perspective on Latin American History and Contemporary Issues


    Credit Hours: 3
    This seminar introduces social, historical, political, economic, and religious currents that constitute Latin American society. Students are introduced to historical development of Latin America; a variety of analytical perspectives; the character, past and present, of U.S. policy, as well as the economic reality in the region.
  
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    CFOR 4L0 - Practicum/Internship/Case Study


    Credit Hours: 3
    The internship/practicum/case study is integrated with the non-core course associated with each concentration.
  
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    CFOR 4L1 - Travel Practicum


    Credit Hours: 3
    Travel opportunities are available (some required) through other Central American nations to discover the rich diversity of cultures and peoples in the region. This course is available for variable credit. Please see your advisor for more information.
  
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    CFOR 4L2 - Language and Literature Seminar


    Credit Hours: 3
    Students will examine how Latin Americans view their neighbors to the north and around the world through conversations, conferences and related literature. Latin American society and culture will be studied through its literature, interaction with prominent literary figures, and through local theatrical and film productions. The seminar is taught exclusively in Spanish, including written assignments.
  
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    CINT 4L0 - Responses to Third World Reality Seminar


    Credit Hours: 3
    Students are challenged in a seminar that includes diverse perspectives, broad readings and hands-on experience in a practicum setting. Participants will re-examine their worldviews and articulate faith-informed positions on several issues concerning relationships of North Americans serving in Latin America.

Los Angeles Film Studies

  
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    CJMC 4F0 - Faith and Artistic Development in Film


    Credit Hours: 3
    This course provides students with basic theological underpinnings for their lives as entertainment artists or consumers. Discussions, screenings and readings will seek to place the student’s work in the context of the Christian’s call to serve and spread the Gospel.
  
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    CJMC 4F1 - Internship: Inside Hollywood


    Credit Hours: 1
    The internship is a nonpaying position primarily in an office setting such as development companies, agencies, producer’s offices, etc. Students work 20-24 hours a week throughout the length of the semester.
  
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    CTHE 4F0 - Hollywood Production Workshop


    Credit Hours: 4
    Students make a motion picture using Hollywood locations, resources, and protocol. Students participate in a competitive vetting process of scripts, pitches, and meetings. Small group tutorials are offered for each student’s production position. Note: $250 lab fee required. May be applied toward the film production elective requirement of the ACU film minor.
  
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    CTHE 4F2 - Professional Screenwriting


    Credit Hours: 3
    A course in contemporary screenwriting, including an understanding of dramatic structure, character and dialogue development, and the writing process. Students complete a full-length screenplay for a feature film. May be applied toward the writing for film elective requirement of the ACU film minor.
  
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    CTHE 4F3 - Independent Study


    Credit Hours: 3
    Course may be set up by special request. Students must submit a portfolio and project proposal. Note: This option is not guaranteed and is limited to students with experience who may need to complete a senior project for graduation.
  
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    CTHE 4F4 - Professional Acting for Camera


    Credit Hours: 3
    A workshop in the practice and process of acting for the camera designed for students who plan to pursue acting as a career. Instruction includes an overview of camera acting techniques and discussion of the art of acting.
  
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    CTHE 4F5 - Narrative Storytelling


    Credit Hours: 3
    Concentrating on the art form of narrative storytelling, the course places special emphasis on the visual aspect of the discipline. Two tracks are offered. The Structural track covers topics ranging from the history of story in culture and film to the mechanics of story creation to the development of story-writing skills. Instruction in the Technical Story track focuses on advanced methods of cinematography and post-production and how those techniques can be used to improve visual storytelling. Students will make two short films that demonstrate their ability to utilize storytelling theory on screen. May be applied toward the writing for film elective requirement of the ACU film minor.
  
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    CUNI 4F0 - Internship: Inside Hollywood


    Credit Hours: 6
    The internship is a nonpaying position primarily in an office setting such as development companies, agencies, producer’s offices, etc. Students work 20-24 hours a week throughout the length of the semester. This course is available for variable credit. Please see your advisor for more information.

Middle East Studies Program

  
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    CANT 4e0 - Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East


    Credit Hours: 4
    This course examines the variety of peoples and cultures in societies such as Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Israel/Palestine, and Turkey. The course seeks to introduce students to patterns of thought and behavior that characterize the region generally without losing sight of important differences across countries.
  
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    CFOR 1E0 - Introduction to Arabic Language


    Credit Hours: 4
    Taught by Egyptian instructors affiliated with the American University in Cairo, this course aims to help students acquire basic skills in Egyptian Arabic, a dialect widely understood in the Arab world. The course should bring students to the intermediate level of Egyptian colloquial Arabic.
  
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    CHIS 3E0 - Islamic Thought and Practice


    Credit Hours: 4
    This course examines many dimensions of Islamic faith from early times to the present. While emphasis is on the early period and its influence on latter events and people, it also attempts to relate these early developments to contemporary issues in the Middle East. Students are encouraged to examine both commonalities with and differences between themselves and their Muslim counterparts.
  
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    CHIS 4E0 - Conflict and Change in the Middle East


    Credit Hours: 4
    The course examines the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, or what many scholars now call “the 100 years war.” Beginning with the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, the course traces the origin of the conflict from early encounters between Arab and Jew in Palestine to the contemporary struggle to achieve a final status agreement between Israelis and Palestinians today.

Oxford Scholars’ Semester

  
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    CENG 4O1 - Tutorials


    Credit Hours: 9
    The tutorial is the heart of undergraduate teaching at Oxford. It is an hour long conversation between a tutor who is engaged in research and one student who has spent the week reading and writing an essay in answer to an assigned, searching question. The tutorial gives students the chance to read in depth, to formulate their views on a subject, and to consider those views in the light of the detailed, analytical conversation in the tutorial. Students may choose tutorials within the disciplines of classics, English language and literature, history, philosophy, and theology.
  
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    CENG 4O2 - Integrative Seminar


    Credit Hours: 4
    Students must attend two University of Oxford lecture courses (normally eight weeks). These are in addition to lecture courses attended in conjunction with tutorials. Students should choose a methodological lecture in preference to a purely empirical one, depending on availability.
  
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    CENG 4O3 - British Landscape


    Credit Hours: 4
    Students study how the British landscape was formed and reformed by societies which successively conquered and settled in it, looking at the dialectic relationship between culture (the economic, social, intellectual, religious, and artistic aspects of each group) and landscape (the natural landscape and the human imprint on that landscape.

Oxford Summer Program

  
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    CENG 4O4 - The Christian Tradition in the British Isles


    Credit Hours: 3
    The course explores key moments in the development of Christianity in the British Isles, from the Celtic peoples of Britain under the Roman Empire, to the Anglo-Saxons, the medieval Church, and the emergence of a variety of traditions in the reformation and beyond.
  
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    CENG 4O5 - Topical Seminars and Tutorials


    Credit Hours: 3
    Students participate in two different seminars which take place during the first two weeks of the program and in a set number of individual tutorials during the second two weeks of the program.

Uganda Studies Program

  
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    CBIB 4U0 - Faith and Action in the Ugandan Context


    Credit Hours: 4
    This course combines a traditional classroom component with experiential learning. It explores how exposure to Ugandan Christianity challenges our own faith. Interspersed throughout is a survey of contemporary political, social, economic and religious issues confronting African peoples and countries.
  
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    CBIB 4U1 - Cross Cultural Immersion/Missions Practicum


    Credit Hours: 3
    Issues and questions explored through readings and experience will include: defining missions, biblical foundations of missions, theology of missions, missions in Uganda, the role of the church, and contextual missions today. The course will ground students in basic aspects of missions’ theory and practice and expose them to related issues and questions.
  
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    CBIB 4U2 - African Traditional Religions, Christianity and Islam in Contemporary Uganda


    Credit Hours: 3
    Religion dominates the social, political and economic lives of Africans. Three religions have had a strong influence in Uganda; ATR, Christianity and Islam. This course, will survey religions in Uganda, emphasizing ATR and Islam. The study of ATR will be phenomenological in its view, looking at the scheme of ideas that help us appreciate the nature of African religions. The study of Islam will emphasize a basic understanding and appreciation of the life of Prophet Muhammad, its formative influence on Islam as a religion, and its attendant cultural influence in Uganda. In this course, we will also examine the influence of Christianity in Uganda. A very important aspect of our study will be the historical interaction between the three religions-ATR, Islam and Christianity.
  
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    CBIB 4U3 - Uganda Studies Emphasis Practicum


    Credit Hours: 3
    Students will have opportunities to practice and integrate theory and practice in a cross-cultural setting as they complete a minimum of 150 hours of practice at an approved service location in Uganda. Each student will be on-site 2 days per week under the supervision of their field instructor and the Uganda Studies Program (USP) staff supervisor. In addition students will participate in a Seminar class one hour per week for reflection, with feedback from staff and peers.
  
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    CENG 4U0 - African Literature


    Credit Hours: 3
    The course offers a survey of the literature of sub-Saharan Africa. Students will be introduced to the distinctive features of East, West, and Southern Africa as well as to the genres of oral literature, fiction, poetry, and drama. Works will be examined on their own merit in regard to theme and style, insights into African society, and the concepts of negritude and black aesthetics.
  
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    CHIS 4U0 - East African History From 1800 to Independence


    Credit Hours: 3
    This course will familiarize students with the history of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda from 1800 to independence. From the pre-colonial era, the course will focus on colonialism and its effects on East African culture and indigenous social institutions. The course provides a review of East African reaction to colonial policies and a survey of cultural and social changes experienced in East Africa during the colonial period up to the time of decolonialisation.
  
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    CSOW 4U0 - Social Work Practicum


    Credit Hours: 3
    Same as Uganda Studies Practicum.
  
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    CXXX 4UX - Additional elective courses are scheduled, but not guaranteed


    Credit Hours: 3
    Discipline selection and courses are subject to availability. Check with the Registrar’s Office.

Biblical Text Online

  
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    BIBO 101 - Jesus: His Life and Teachings


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Students will study the canonical gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) and learn critical theories for analyzing them both as sources for understanding who Jesus was and for reflecting on what those stories mean for Christians today. May be used to satisfy Bible University Requirements. Same as BIBL 101 .
  
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    BIBO 102 - Early Christians: Life, Literature and Community


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Students will study Acts through Revelation and learn critical theories for analyzing them both as sources for understanding how early Christian communities appropriated the stories of Jesus for their own contexts and for reflecting on how those stories inform Christian life today. Prerequisite: BIBO 101 . May be used to satisfy Bible University Requirements. Same as BIBL 102 .
  
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    BIBO 103 - Story of the New Testament


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    This introductory Bible course is designed for students transferring to ACU with 24 or more hours. It surveys the content of the New Testament with a particular focus on the story of Jesus Christ and how the earliest faith communities appropriated and applied his story to their own contexts. May be used to satisfy Bible University Requirements. Same as BIBL 103 .

Computer Science Online

  
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    CSO 115 - Introduction to Programming Using Scripting


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    An introduction to computer programming using a scripting language such as Python or PHP, with an emphasis on problem solving and logic. Topics include: variables and constants, arithmetic operations, data input and output, Boolean logic, conditional and iterative program control structures, user-defined functions, simple algorithm design, and debugging strategies. Same as CS 115 .
  
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    CSO 116 - Applied Programming Using Scripting


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    A deeper exploration of computer programming using a scripting language such as Python or PHP, with a greater emphasis on algorithm design. Topics include strings, arrays, and other advanced data types, reading and writing files, modules, exception handling, recursion, regular expressions, and complex algorithm design. Prerequisite: CSO 115  with a grade of C or better. Same as CS 116 .

English Online

  
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    ENGO 111 - Composition and Rhetoric


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    The theory and practice in reading and writing analytical and persuasive essays. Prerequisite: Meet one of the following - SAT Critical Reading score (old SAT) of 470 or above; SAT Reading + Writing score (new SAT) of 500 or above; ACT English score of 19 or above; or writing placement testing into ENGL 111. May be used to satisfy University Requirements. Same as ENGL 111 .
  
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    ENGO 112 - Composition and Literature


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Expository, critical, and persuasive writing with research based on the reading of literary works. Prerequisite: ENGO 111 . May be used to satisfy University Requirements. Same as ENGL 112 .

Information Technology Online

  
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    ITO 220 - Introduction to Databases and Database Management Systems


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    A survey of the logical and physical organization of data and their importance in computer processing. Introduces data models, relational database design, and associated ideas. Compares modern DBMS software. Examines data as a strategic organizational resource. Students develop the basic SQL scripting skills necessary to create tables, queries, forms, and reports. Provides initial training towards professional database certification. Prerequisite: CSO 115  or CS 120 . Same as IT 220 .
  
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    ITO 221 - Fundamentals of Networking and Data Communications


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    A first course in data communications and networking. Topics include: IP networks and services, comparative network configurations and communications protocols, function and purpose of physical network components, resource sharing, client-server systems, administrative issues and tools, and industry standards. Provides initial training towards professional network certification. Laboratory graded and credited with course. Prerequisite: CSO 115  or CS 120 . Same as IT 221 .

Mathematics Online

  
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    MATO 130 - Finite Math for Applications


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Fundamental concepts of mathematics applications for business, economics, and the social and behavioral sciences. Math of finance, sets, introduction to probability, functions and mathematical modeling. Prerequisite: Meet one of the following - MATH SAT (prior to March 1, 2016) score of 500; MATH SAT (after March 1, 2016) score of 530; MATH ACT of 20; or mathematics placement testing into MATH 130. For COBA, information technology, and agribusiness majors only. Will satisfy University Requirements. Same as MATH 130  and MATW 130 .

Psychology Online

  
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    PSYO 120 - Introduction to Psychology


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    A comprehensive survey of the science of psychology emphasizing human behavior. May be used to satisfy University Requirements. Same as PSYC 120 .
  
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    PSYO 232 - Developmental Psychology


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    A survey of the biological, cognitive, moral, and psycho-social development of the individual from conception through death. May be used to satisfy University Requirements. Same as PSYC 232 .
  
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    PSYO 241 - Cognition and Learning


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes the fundamentals of perception, learning, memory, cognition, and intelligence. Same as PSYC 241 .
  
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    PSYO 278 - Stress and Its Management


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    The impact of stress on physical and emotional health; survey and practice of stress management methods. Same as PSYC 278 .
  
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    PSYO 382 - Abnormal Psychology


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    A study of the types of psychopathologies, their causes, and accepted methods of treatment. Same as PSYC 382 .
  
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    PSYO 392 - Child Psychology


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    An advanced course in the study of children and adolescents, including physical, emotional, cognitive, moral, and social development. Same as PSYC 392 .
 

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