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Summer Term 2020 Calendar

For an up-to-the-minute course listing, including class size and available space, see the Summer Term Schedule, which is automatically updated by the Registrar's Office.

Summer I:

4-week (May 18–June 13)
6-week (May 18–June 27)

Summer II:

4-week (June 29–July 25)
6-week (June 29–August 8)

*Please see course-specific start and end dates below.

Online Course Terms:

  1. Synchronous courses include specified days and times, during which the instructor and all students actively engage in an online conversation (chat) or other online experience together. Synchronous sessions are an essential and required component of the course, so please note these days and times as you register.
  2. Asynchronous courses require all students to participate in an online exchange (e.g., discussion board) on the days indicated, but permit a flexible schedule within that time.
  3. Hybrid courses employ a combination of traditional and online teaching methods. Portions of the course take place in a physical classroom, but online methods are also used to present course content, to help students explore and engage with course materials and ideas, and to cultivate academic dialogue.

ART152 American Art History: Cultural Encounter  
Credits: 4
Instructor: Deborah Stanton
ScheduleMay 18–June 27 (Online Asynchronous)

Core Credit: Fine Arts

Course Description
The study of American visual arts as they articulate cross-cultural encounters, from the times of diverse Native groups, through later engagement with European colonizers, African slaves, and immigrants. Rather than defining a national identity within American arts, this study investigates the conversation between the many cultures and styles that have taken American art from a second-rate status in the European art world to recognition of America as a modern, global art leader. The student should complete this course with a general understanding of the progression of American art, including Native works and later works in European, African and Asian traditions; the students will also gain the ability to analyze a work of art using basic visual and critical criteria.

ART152 Syllabus



BCM101 Old Testament History, Literature & Theology   
Credits: 4
Instructor: Ted Hildebrandt
Schedule: May 18–June 13 (Online Asynchronous: Exams on Saturdays)

Core Credit: Common Core Old Testament

Course Description
This course will introduce you to the content, background history and theological implications of much of the Old Testament—mediated through a series of online interactive videos (lecture-quiz), interactive quizzes and introductory texts. The text of the Old Testament will be available in full text and audio formats. There will be quizzes every other day on the contents of the assigned Old Testament text and exams on Saturdays on the video-quiz assignments. There will also be group interaction via blogging and other social media connections, where discussions will be facilitated.

BCM101 Syllabus



BCM103 New Testament History, Literature, and Theology  
Credits: 4
Instructor: Steve Hunt
Schedule: May 18–June 27; MR 7–8 p.m. (Online Synchronous)

Core Credit: Common Core New Testament

Course Description
Examines history and teachings of the New Testament in political, social and religious contexts. Highlights important theological themes such as sin, grace, justification by faith, and the Kingdom of God.

BCM103 Syllabus



BCM308A Christian Theology     
Credits: 4
Instructor: Mark Cannister
Schedule: May 18–June 13; MTWRF 9–10:30 a.m. (Online Synchronous)

BCM308B Christian Theology       
Credits: 4
Instructor: Mark Cannister
Schedule: May 18–June 13; MTWRF 7–8:30 p.m. (Online Synchronous)   

BCM308C Christian Theology      
Credits: 4
Instructor: Amy Hughes 
Schedule: May 18–June 13; MTWRF 8–9:30 a.m. (Online Synchronous)

BCM308D Christian Theology       
Credits: 4
Instructor: Amy Hughes 
Schedule: May 18–June 13; MTWRF 9:30–11 a.m. (Online Synchronous)

Core Credit: Common Core Theology

Course Description
This course introduces students to the key ideas, traditions, and people who have shaped the development of Christian theology from antiquity to the present. Students are invited to the study and reflection on theology as a foundation for Christian thought, as a guide to the Church, and as a primary resource for living reflective lives in response to the gospel. Prerequisites: COR/BCM 101, COR/BCM103

Please note that students need dependable, high-speed internet access multiple times each day MTWRF. The course includes a daily rhythm of posting blogs, reviewing lectures, reading study materials, and participating in a discussion board. 

BCM308 Syllabus



BIO105 Cell Structure and Function (with lab)
Credits: 2
Instructor: Ming Zheng
Schedule: May 18–May 30 (In-person); MWF 9–12:20 p.m KOSC 302.; TR 9–12 p.m. KOSC 307
Lab Fee: $160

Core Credit: Natural Sciences (2 credits)

Course Description
Introduces concepts of cell structure and function and cellular processes including respiration and photosynthesis, mitosis and meiosis.



BIO106 Genetics and Development (with lab)
Credits: 2
Instructor: Ming Zheng
Schedule: June 1–June 13 (In-person); MWF 9–12:20 p.m KOSC 302.; TR 9–12 p.m. KOSC 307
Lab Fee: $160

Core Credit: Natural Sciences (2 credits)

Course Description
Explores Mendelian, molecular and developmental genetics.



CSD371 Speech and Hearing Science  
Credits: 3
Instructor: Amanda Warren
ScheduleMay 18–June 27 (Online Asynchronous)

Course Description
This course builds upon its prerequisites within the speech-language pathology minor program. Prior to this course, you have already learned the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology as well as phonetics and phonology. We will begin to link these two concepts together by studying the interplay between acoustics (physics), neuroscience, anatomy, and physiology. While speech and hearing disorders will be discussed, the emphasis in this class will be on the principles of normal production. You will also study how these principles relate to the practice of speech-language pathology and audiology.

CSD371 Syllabus



ECB101 Principles of Microeconomics 
Credits: 4
Instructor: Henry Hao
Schedule: June 29–August 8 (Online Asynchronous)

Core Credit: Social Sciences

Course Description
Introduces the discipline; scarcity and comparative economic systems; pricing system within a market economy; output and input markets; efficiency and equity of resource allocation in the context of Christian teaching.

ECB101 Syllabus



ECB102 Principles of Macroeconomics 
Credits: 4
Instructor: Henry Hao 
Schedule: June 29–August 8 (Online Asynchronous)

Course Description
Introduces the economics of inflation, recession, unemployment, economic growth. Includes role of Federal Reserve, consequences of budget deficits, effects of international trade on U.S. economy, assessment of current policy. 

ECB102 Syllabus



ECB211 Statistics in Business and Economics  
Credits: 4
Instructor: Margaret Niehaus
Schedule: May 18–August 8 (Online Asynchronous)

Course Description
Explores basic tools of descriptive and inferential statistics; applies probability theory, estimation, hypothesis testing and regression techniques to business and economic analysis.

ECB211 Syllabus



ECB245 Principles of Management  
Credits: 4
Instructor: Kent Seibert
Schedule: May 18–June 27 (Online Asynchronous)

Course Description
Studies fundamental concepts of planning, organizing, leading and controlling in the context of individual and organizational behavior, productive and efficient management of human and material resources; considers the role of faith in informing business decision making and practice.

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

ECB245 Syllabus



ECB361 Forensic Accounting 
Credit: 4
Instructor: Andy Moore
Schedule: May 18–June 27 (Online Asynchronous)

Course Description
Covers important topics associated with modern forensic and investigative accounting, using students’ accounting and analytical skills. Topics include fraud auditing, litigation support, valuation, and other key forensic topics. The objectives include understanding the principles and practices used by public accountants, internal auditors, and others to examine financial and related information.



ECB362 Cost Accounting 
Credit: 4
Instructor: Andy Moore
Schedule: May 18–June 27 (Online Asynchronous)

Course Description
Examines accounting issues related to the determination of cost of goods and services in manufacturing or service organization; cost behavior, job order and process cost systems, budgeting and standard costing. 

Prerequisite(s): ECB101, ECB118



ECB371 Excel: Business Applications and Analysis   
Credits: 4
Instructor: Alice Tsang
Schedule: May 18–July 25 (Online Asynchronous)

Course Description
This course is suitable for students with basic Excel skills who seek to deepen their knowledge of Excel functionalities and learn intermediate spreadsheet modeling techniques, thereby enhancing their learning in other courses and developing capabilities in organizing and presenting data to facilitate problem-solving and decision-making. Students are introduced to basic and advanced Excel skills through viewing tutorial videos and doing practice exercises, quizzes, weekly homework assignments and a final business project. Assignments will expose students to important national/global issues as well as business fundamentals driving corporate performance. Students will learn how to analyze the data they gather from reliable sources and draw appropriate conclusions.

ECB371 Syllabus



ENG140 B Core Sem. in Lit: Magical Realism   
Credits: 4
Instructor: Andrew Logemann
Schedule: May 18–June 27 (Online Asynchronous)

Core Credit: Literature

Course Description
Magical realism is a global genre of fiction that uses experimental narrative techniques to tell stories in striking and unsettling ways. According to critic Roger Holland, magical realist texts “re-imagin[e] ‘reality’ in ways that challenge readers to deconstruct both text and the contexts in which they live. A ‘book’ classified as magic realism tells its stories from the perspective of people who live in our world and experience a different reality from the one we call reality.” In magical realism, the supernatural becomes an unremarkable, unquestioned part of reality, while aspects of ordinary life are rendered strange and extraordinary. We will read novels and short stories from different cultural contexts – South America, North America, South Asia – to compare the ways these writers use magical realist techniques and the effects they have for us as part of their global audience.

ENG140 Syllabus



HIS115 American History Survey  
Credits: 2
Instructor: David Goss
Schedule: May 18–June 13 (Online Asynchronous)

Course Description
Introduces main political, constitutional, social and economic developments in American history from the time of discovery to present. Does not count towards the History major.



HIS121 Historical Perspectives  
Credits: 4 Instructor: Beverly Armstrong
Schedule: May 18–June 13 (Online Asynchronous)

Core Credit: Common Core

Course Description
Examines the human activity of culture building, development and change within societies, and the interaction of diverse people groups across a broad swathe of history. Explores the story of Christianity from its roots in the ancient Middle East through the early modern European Renaissance and Reformations to more recent flourishing in the global cultures of the contemporary world, in the context of political, technological, social, and cultural developments. Explores Christian traditions, missionary endeavors, reform movements, and relationships between historic adherents of different world religions. Particular attention is paid to worldviews and the interface of religious belief, systems of thought, and actions taken by individuals and groups. Introduces students to the critical evaluation of historical evidence found in primary source documents, oral tradition, and material culture.

HIS121 Syllabus



LAT101 S Beginning Latin I  
Credits: 4
Instructor: Ian Drummond
Schedule: May 18–June 27

Core Credit: Common Core

Course Description
Introduction to classical Latin language and aspects of Roman culture and history. Covers fundamentals of grammar, morphology and syntax, along with readings from Latin prose literature (e.g., Caesar, Sallust, Cicero and Livy). Emphasis on developing facility in reading Latin texts including reading aloud. 

LAT101/102 Syllabus



LAT102 S Beginning Latin II  
Credits: 4
Instructor: Ian Drummond
Schedule: June 29–Aug 8

Core Credit: Common Core

Course Description
Introduction to classical Latin language and aspects of Roman culture and history. Covers fundamentals of grammar, morphology and syntax, along with readings from Latin prose literature (e.g., Caesar, Sallust, Cicero and Livy). Emphasis on developing facility in reading Latin texts including reading aloud. 

Prerequisite(s): LAT101

LAT101/102 Syllabus



KIN/BIO213 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (with lab)   
Credits: 4
Instructor: Sean Clark
Schedule: May 18–June 27 (Online Asynchronous)
Lab Fee: $160   

Core Credit: Natural Sciences 

Course Description
Human anatomy and physiology comprise two complementary branches of science that describe the structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the human body. To the first-time student, the study of anatomy may seem very concrete as it traditionally involves considerable memorization of the many structures of the human body. However, anatomy is not just the memorization of a large number of body structures, rather, it is a systematic examination and recognition of the relationship of structure to function and provides the foundation for understanding physiology. Likewise, the study of physiology may seem somewhat more abstract than anatomy, since it appears more integrative and often begins by asking the question, “how does this system (or organ or cell) work?” and continues as one seeks to find some cause-and-effect explanation to the “how” question. This course employs a systems approach wherein the study of anatomy is integrated with the study of physiology as we cover some cell physiology and histology, the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems.

KIN213 Syllabus



KIN/BIO214 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (with lab)   
Credits: 4
Instructor: Sean Clark 
Schedule: May 18–June 27 (Online Asynchronous)
Lab Fee: $160   

Core Credit: Natural Sciences

Course Description
Examines the structure and function of the human body. Emphasizes organ systems: skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, respiratory, circulatory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive.

KIN214 Syllabus



PHI118 The Examined Life   
Credits: 4
Instructor: Mark Gedney
Schedule: May 18–June 27 (Online Asynchronous)

Core Credit: Common Core Philosophy

Course Description
Introduces students to important historical and thematic issues about what it means to be human:  Who are we? What is your place in the cosmos and how do we relate to the natural world around us? What does it mean to find an object or work of art beautiful? What does it mean to live well as opposed to just living? What is the best way to live well together as a society of persons? And how, given that we are made in God's image, are we to understand our relationship to God?

PHI118 Syllabus



POL104 American National Politics   
Credits: 4
Instructor: Timothy Sherratt
Schedule: May 18–June 13 (Online Asynchronous)    

Core Credit: Social Sciences

Course Description
Critically examines basic commitments, institutions and processes of American politics; engages contemporary political debate; focuses on Constitution, political culture, interest groups, parties, Congress, Presidency and Supreme Court.

POL104 Syllabus



PSY180 Person in Psychological Context   
Credits: 4
Instructor: Susan Bobb
Schedule: May 18–June 13 (Online Asynchronous)  

Core Credit: Social Sciences

Course Description
Formerly PSY220. Explores psychological perspectives on the nature of the person in cross-cultural context. Focuses on research and theory as well as an introduction to the discipline. Topics addressed include development, social behavior, physiology, personality, memory, diagnosis, and treatment. This course covers the basic topics in psychology, including psychoanalysis, rat learning, principles of attraction, and motivation. PSY180 is a prerequisite for upper-level psychology courses.

PSY180 Syllabus



PSY245 Life Span Development Psychology  
Credits: 4
Instructor: Kaye Cook
Schedule: May 18–June 27; R 8–9 p.m. (Online Synchronous)

Course Description
Surveys social, intellectual and vocational issues predominant during adolescence, adulthood and aging. Discussion format.

PSY245 Syllabus



SOC333 Sociology of Gender  
Credits: 4
Instructor: Diana Marginean
Schedule: May 18–June 27 (Online Asynchronous)

Course Description
Explores way femininity and masculinity have been informed by cultural practices throughout American history. Utilizes research from journalism, social science, women’s studies, and psychoanalysis to explore how certain behaviors and attitudes assumed to be naturally feminine or masculine are actually result of socialization. Grapples with implications of Christian faith for gender identity in contemporary American society. Also discusses gendered implications for marriage, child-rearing, and reconciling family needs with work responsibilities.

SOC333 Syllabus


 

See Short-Term and Summer Programs through Global Education for additional summer options.