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BA 215
3 Credits
Intro to Human Resources Mgmt
Introduction to the various functions of the Human Resources field. Topics include needs assessment, policies and procedures, benefits, legal issues, consulting, training, safety and performance appraisals. Summer only, three hours.
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Dates: Mar. 7 – May. 3, 2025
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Next offered: Jun. 30, 2025 - Aug. 16, 2025
Human Resources Management – 14th
Wayne Mondy and Joseph Martocchio
Pearson Education, Inc.
ISBN: 9780133972993
Subscription to Society of Human Resources Management
EAS 670
3 Credits
Pupil Personnel Services
A survey of guidance services and their application in both elementary and secondary educational settings. Practical guidance problems are considered. Second semester, three hours.
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Dates: Mar. 7 – May. 3, 2025
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Next offered: Jun. 9, 2025 - Jul. 26, 2025
How to Help People Change – 1986
Adams, Jay
Zondervan Publishing House
ISBN: 0-310-51181-X
Charting the Course: Pupil Personnel Services in the Christian School – 2nd
Deuink, Jim
BJU Press, 2003
ISBN: 1-57924-969-8
The Heart of Anger
Priolo, Lou
Calvary Press, 1997
ISBN: 1-879737-28-0
The Age of Opportunity
Tripp, Paul
Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, 2001
ISBN: 0-87552-605-5
Ed 380
3 Credits
Instructional Methods & Strategies
This course is designed to help teachers put instructional theory into practice through the study and application of teaching strategies and techniques that are applicable to the Pre-K-12 classroom. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
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Dates: Mar. 7 – May. 3, 2025
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Next offered: Jun. 30, 2025 - Aug. 16, 2025
Classroom instruction that works: Research-based strategies for increasing student achievement – 2001
Marzano, R. J., Pickering, D., & Pollock, J. E.
ASCD
ISBN: 978-1416613626
Subscription to GoReact
Subscription to Teaching Channel
Ed 615
3 Credits
Theories of Learning
This course is an overview of theories related to teaching and learning. Major concepts of learning theories will be studied as well as motivational, developmental and classroom management theories. Students will be required to research analyze, and apply these theories. First semester and summer; Second semester, odd-numbered years, three hours.
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Dates: Mar. 7 – May. 3, 2025
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Next offered: Jun. 9, 2025 - Jul. 26, 2025
Contemporary Theories of Learning – (2018) 2nd
Knud Illeris
Routledge
ISBN: 978-1138550490
Ed 638
3 Credits
Curriculum Development & Design
This course is an overview of the history and theories of curriculum development and their application to K-12 schools. Designing and implementing effective curriculum and learning based on a school's philosophy of education. Second semester, three hours.
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Dates: Mar. 7 – May. 3, 2025
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Next offered: Jun. 9, 2025 - Jul. 26, 2025
Curriculum Leadership: Readings for Developing Quality Educational Programs – 10th edition
Forrest W. Parkay, Eric J. Anctil, Glen J. Hass
Pearson
ISBN: 978-0132852159
Steppingstones to Curriculum: A Biblical Path – 2nd edition
Harro Van Brummelen
ISBN: 978-1583310236
Publication manual of the American Psychological Association – 7th
American Psychological Association
American Psychological Association
Ed 659
3 Credits
R2S Content Area Rdg/Writing EC/Elm
This course focuses on the theoretical bases and techniques related to the teaching of reading and writing in early childhood and elementary school settings. The course will familiarize students with historical concepts of subject matter and related research for learners in Kindergarten through sixth grade. Students will conceptualize disciplinary literacies in order to envision and research literacy pedagogies. This course meets the requirements of the Read to Succeed Act for the R2S Teacher Endorsement in South Carolina for early childhood, elementary, and special education teachers. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
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Dates: Mar. 7 – May. 3, 2025
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Classroom strategies for interactive learning. – (2017) 4th
Buehl, D.
International Reading Association
Reading for information in elementary school: Content literacy strategies to build comprehension – 2007
Frey, N., & Fisher, D
Pearson
Ed 667
3 Credits
Technology in Education
This course is a practical examination of current technology applications and their integration in education. The hands-on learning environment provides the professional educator with the tools needed to enhance skills in technology and apply these skills in a variety of settings. Second semester, three hours.
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Dates: Mar. 7 – May. 3, 2025
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Next offered: Jun. 9, 2025 - Jul. 26, 2025
Tech like a pirate: Using classroom technology to create an experience and make learning memorable – 2020
Miller, M.
Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-951600-20-4
Integrating technology in the classroom: Tools to meet the needs of every student – 2nd
Hamilton, B.
International Society for Technology in Education
ISBN: 978-1-56-484725-6
Ed 678
3 Credits
R2S Content Area Rdg/Writing MS/HS
This course focuses on the theoretical bases and techniques related to the teaching of reading and writing in middle and high school settings. The course will familiarize students with historical concepts of subject matter and related research for learners in fifth through twelfth grade. Students will conceptualize disciplinary literacies in order to envision and research literacy pedagogies. This course meets the requirements of the Read to Succeed Act for the R2S Teacher Endorsement in South Carolina for middle school and high school teachers. Three hours.
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Dates: Mar. 7 – May. 3, 2025
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Subjects matter: Exceeding standards through powerful content-area reading – (2014) 2nd
Daniels, H., & Zemelman, S.
Heinemann
ISBN: 978-0325050836
Content matters: A disciplinary literacy approach to improving student learning – 2010
McConachie, S. M., & Petrosky, A. R.
Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 978-0-470-43411-6
Ed 690
3 Credits
Research in Education
This course introduces educational research, statistics, and testing; and is designed to familiarize the student with the terminology, basic concepts and tools necessary to critique and interpret published research. Both semesters, three hours.
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Dates: Mar. 7 – May. 3, 2025
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Next offered: Jun. 9, 2025 - Jul. 26, 2025
Educational Research: Fundamental Principles and Methods – 8th
McMillan, James H.
Pearson
ISBN: 0-13-577010-6
ESS 660
3 Credits
Research Methods in Sport
An overview of research design, scientific methods and statistical analysis of data required for research in sport-related topics. Three hours.
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Dates: Mar. 7 – May. 3, 2025
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Research Methods and Design in Sport Management – 2nd
Andrew, Pedersen, and McEvoy
Human Kinetics
ISBN: 978-1-4925-7491-0
FA 125
3 Credits
Christianity & the Arts
An examination of the aesthetic and ethical nature of the arts and their relevance to everyday life. Emphasis on applying a biblical framework for evaluating and interacting with the arts in contemporary culture while affirming the objective nature of Beauty, Truth and Goodness. Guest performances, lectures, readings, and attendance at recitals, art shows and other performances will provide students with opportunities to apply and synthesize course material. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
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Dates: Mar. 7 – May. 3, 2025
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Next offered: May. 12, 2025 - Jun. 28, 2025
Art for God's Sake
Ryken
ISBN: 978-1-59638-007-3
Art & the Bible
Schaeffer
ISBN: 978-0830834013
Fin 402
3 Credits
Financial Theory & Application
An in-depth analysis of financial statements and application of principles of finance to actual business situations. Designed to develop decision-making abilities by having students recommend solutions to financial problems. Students will design and use computerized spreadsheet applications to assist in analysis. Three hours.
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Dates: Mar. 7 – May. 3, 2025
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Prerequisites: AC 305 or Fin 201 Prerequisite.
Foundations of Financial Management – 16th
Block, Hirt, and Danielsen
McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9781259277160
Hi 101
3 Credits
The Making of the Modern World
The course focuses on the process of historical thinking from a biblical perspective by investigating the forces and factors that have shaped the world we live in today, and by studying themes including empire building, revolutions, religious movements, philosophical and artistic accomplishments, social and economic networks. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
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Dates: Mar. 7 – May. 3, 2025
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Next offered: May. 12, 2025 - Jun. 28, 2025
The Penguin History of the World – 6th
J. M. Roberts and O. A. Westad
ISBN: 978-1846144431
ME 612
3 Credits
Principles/History of Music Ed
An introduction to the history of American school music education from the European antecedents through the present. Emphasis will be placed on the underlying philosophies of music and the historical justifications for music teaching. First semester, even-numbered years, three hours.
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Dates: Mar. 7 – May. 3, 2025
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Foundations of Music Education – 2nd
Abeles, Harold; Charles Hoffer, and Robert Klotman
Schirmer Books, 1994
ISBN: 978-0028700113
Music Matters: A New Philosophy of Music Education
Elliot, David J.
Oxford University Press, 1995
ISBN: 978-0195091717
Philosophy in a New Key: A Study in the Symbolism of Reason, Rite, and Art – 3rd
Susanne K. Langer
Harvard University Press, 1957
ISBN: 0-674-66503-1
Contemporary Music Education (Recommended) – 4th
Mark, Michael and Madura, Patrice
Schirmer Books, 1996
ISBN: 978-1133956303
Foundations and Principles of Music Education (Recommended) – 2nd
Leonhard, Charles and House, Robert
McGraw-Hill, 1972
Music Education: Source Readings from Ancient Greece to Today (Recommended) – 2nd
ed. Michael Mark
Routledge, 2002
ISBN: 978-0415936798
PrS 312
3 Credits
Communication & Conflict Resolution
This course focuses on approaches to understanding and resolving conflict in interpersonal and organizational contexts. Students learn negotiation skills, mediation techniques, and strategies for giving and receiving feedback from a biblical perspective. Three hours.
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Dates: Mar. 7 – May. 3, 2025
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Conflict & Communication – 1st; 2017
Jandt, Fred E
Thousand Oaks
ISBN: 9781506308272
SCH 601
3 Credits
Church History
History of the professing Christian Church from the apostolic age through medieval times. Three hours.
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Dates: Mar. 7 – May. 3, 2025
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Church History, vol. 1: From Christ to Pre-Reformation
Everett Ferguson
Zondervan, 2005
ISBN: 978-0-310-20580-7
Confessions (any unabridged edition)
Augustine
SCM 631
3 Credits
Theories of Counseling
A historical survey of the relationship of secular, integrationist, and biblical counseling models to the church. Examines the counseling theories of prominent Christian counselors and counseling organizations from a biblical counseling viewpoint. Guides students towards the development of a distinctly biblical counseling model. Three hours.
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Dates: Mar. 7 – May. 3, 2025
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Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy – 10th, 2015
Corey, Gerald
Cengage Learning
ISBN: 978-1-305-26372-7
Psychology & Christianity Five Views – 2nd, 2010
Johnson, Eric
IVP Academic
ISBN: 978-0-8308-2848-7
Gospel-Centered Counseling: How Christ Changes Lives – 2014
Kellemen, Robert
Zondervan
ISBN: 978-0-310-51613-2
SCM 633
3 Credits
Counseling Issues
Builds on the foundation of SCM 632. Focuses on the dynamics of the heart as it pertains to biblically counseling those struggling with common counseling issues including anger, anxiety, depression and guilt. Three hours.
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Dates: Mar. 7 – May. 3, 2025
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Next offered: Jun. 30, 2025 - Aug. 16, 2025
Prerequisites: SCM 632.
God Is More Than Enough – 2010
Jim Berg
JourneyForth
ISBN: 978-1606820575
Will Medicine Stop the Pain – 2006
Fitzpatrick, Elyse and Laura Hendrickso
Moody
ISBN: 978-080245802
Good Mood-Bad Mood: Help and Hope for Depression and Bipolar Disorder – 2013
Hodges, Charles, M.D
Shepherd Press
ISBN: 978-193690850
Men Counseling Men: A Biblical Guide to the Major Issues Men Face – 2013
Street, John, ed
Harvest House
ISBN: 978-073694926
The Biblical Counseling Guide for Women – 2012
Street, John and Janie Street
Crossway
ISBN: 978-0736964517
Putting Your Past in Its Place – 2011
Viars, Steve
Harvest
ISBN: 978-0736927390
Blame it on the Brain? – 1998
Welch, Edward
P&R
ISBN: 0875526020
SNT 619
3 Credits
Exposition: Revelation
An exposition of the content of the Apocalypse. Reading in the best, standard commentaries. Preparation of expository sermons from each section of the book. Three hours.
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Dates: Mar. 7 – May. 3, 2025
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Revelation 1-7 An Exegetical Commentary – 1992
Thomas, Robert L.
Moody Press
ISBN: 0802492657
Revelation 8-22 An Exegetical Commentary – 1995
Thomas, Robert L.
Moody Press
ISBN: 0802492673
SOT 620
2 Credits
Survey of the Old Testament
Orientation of the student to the content and theological message of each book of the Old Testament. The focus is on the macroscopic perspective and the relevance of the Old Testament to the present. Includes discussion of key issues in scholarly debate and liberal-critical attacks. Emphasizes personal Bible study methods. For students with little or no undergraduate background in Bible. Two hours.
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Dates: Mar. 7 – May. 3, 2025
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Old Testament Today – 2nd ed.
John H. Walton and Andrew E. Hill
Zondervan
ISBN: 978-0-310-49820-9
SSE 210
3 Credits
Economics for the Professional
A deeper look at the economic decision-making of individuals, firms and governments in a world of scarce resources. Topics include markets, public goods, utility maximization, costs of production, market structures, antitrust policy, labor unions, poverty, health care, gross domestic product, economic growth, business cycles, unemployment, inflation, monetary and fiscal policy, the global economy and comparative advantage. Three hours.
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Dates: Mar. 7 – May. 3, 2025
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Prerequisites: SSE 200.
Modern Principles of Economics – 4th
Cowen & Tabarrok
Worth Publishers
ISBN: 9781319098728
Th 490
3 Credits
Themes in Theology & Apologetics
An overview of the story of Scripture, a survey of selected major doctrines and a primer in basic apologetics. Particular emphasis on understanding how to communicate the truth of the Bible to both believers and unbelievers. Three hours.
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Dates: Mar. 7 – May. 3, 2025
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Next offered: Jun. 30, 2025 - Aug. 16, 2025
The Knowledge of the Holy
A. W. Tozer
ISBN: 978-1626309906
More Than a Carpenter – 2009
Josh McDowell
Tyndale Momentum
ISBN: 978-1414326276
A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics – 2006
James Sire
IVP
ISBN: 978-0830833825
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