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PrS 301
3 Credits
Cultural Engagement
An introduction to the basic terms, concepts, and analytical techniques that comprise the study of culture. Particular emphasis is given to building cultural competencies that promote cross-cultural understanding, effective communication, and collaborative problem solving. Second semester, three hours.
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Textbooks
Dates: Mar. 1 – Apr. 27, 2024
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Register by: Feb. 27, 2024
Next offered: Oct. 18, 2024 - Dec. 14, 2024
Understanding Global Cultures – 6th
Martin J. Gannon
Sage Publications
ISBN: 978-1-4833-4007-4
PrS 305
3 Credits
Interpersonal Comm in Organizations
An overview of intrapersonal effectiveness, interpersonal effectiveness, understanding and working in teams, and leading individuals and groups. Three hours.
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Textbooks
Dates: Mar. 1 – Apr. 27, 2024
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Register by: Feb. 27, 2024
Next offered: Oct. 18, 2024 - Dec. 14, 2024
Connect Access Card for Business and Professional Communication: Putting People First – (2020) 1st
Floyd, K. and Cardon, P. W.
McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9781260244960
PrS 430
3 Credits
Leadership Effectiveness
Analysis and application of the practical skills that leaders and managers need for success in work and ministry contexts. Topics include the leader's vision, communication skills, team development, and self-management. Second semester, three hours.
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Textbooks
Dates: May. 6 – Jun. 22, 2024
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Register by: May. 3, 2024
Next offered: Aug. 30, 2024 - Oct. 19, 2024
There is no textbook for this course.
PrS 490
3 Credits
Professional Studies Capstone
Students produce a thesis, project, or major presentation or complete a practicum or internship to demonstrate their mastery of the learning outcomes for their degree program. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
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Textbooks
Dates: May. 6 – Aug. 10, 2024
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Register by: May. 3, 2024
Next offered: Aug. 30, 2024 - Dec. 14, 2024
Any required reading will be determined when the student meets with his faculty advisors.
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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Textbooks
Dates: Jun. 24 – Aug. 10, 2024
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Register by: Jun. 21, 2024
Next offered: Mar. 7, 2025 - May. 3, 2025
Conflict & Communication – 1st; 2017
Jandt, Fred E
Thousand Oaks
ISBN: 9781506308272
PrS 350
3 Credits
Ethics for the Professional
Survey of ethical constructs with an emphasis on applying biblical principles in professional contexts. Second semester, three hours.
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Textbooks
Dates: Aug. 30 – Oct. 19, 2024
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Register by: Aug. 27, 2024
Next offered: May. 12, 2025 - Jun. 28, 2025
Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics – 4th edition (2018)
Scott B. Rae
Zondervan
ISBN: 978-0-310-53642-0
PrS 430
3 Credits
Leadership Effectiveness
Analysis and application of the practical skills that leaders and managers need for success in work and ministry contexts. Topics include the leader's vision, communication skills, team development, and self-management. Second semester, three hours.
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Textbooks
Dates: Aug. 30 – Oct. 19, 2024
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Register by: Aug. 27, 2024
Next offered: Jan. 17, 2025 - Mar. 8, 2025
There is no textbook for this course.
PrS 490
3 Credits
Professional Studies Capstone
Students produce a thesis, project, or major presentation or complete a practicum or internship to demonstrate their mastery of the learning outcomes for their degree program. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: Aug. 30 – Dec. 14, 2024
Register
Register by: Aug. 27, 2024
Next offered: Jan. 17, 2025 - May. 3, 2025
Any required reading will be determined when the student meets with his faculty advisors.
PrS 301
3 Credits
Cultural Engagement
An introduction to the basic terms, concepts, and analytical techniques that comprise the study of culture. Particular emphasis is given to building cultural competencies that promote cross-cultural understanding, effective communication, and collaborative problem solving. Second semester, three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
Register
Register by: Oct. 15, 2024
Next offered: Jun. 30, 2025 - Aug. 16, 2025
Understanding Global Cultures – 6th
Martin J. Gannon
Sage Publications
ISBN: 978-1-4833-4007-4
PrS 305
3 Credits
Interpersonal Comm in Organizations
An overview of intrapersonal effectiveness, interpersonal effectiveness, understanding and working in teams, and leading individuals and groups. Three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
Register
Register by: Oct. 15, 2024
Next offered: Jun. 30, 2025 - Aug. 16, 2025
Connect Access Card for Business and Professional Communication: Putting People First – (2020) 1st
Floyd, K. and Cardon, P. W.
McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9781260244960
PrS 430
3 Credits
Leadership Effectiveness
Analysis and application of the practical skills that leaders and managers need for success in work and ministry contexts. Topics include the leader's vision, communication skills, team development, and self-management. Second semester, three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: Jan. 17 – Mar. 8, 2025
Register
Register by: Jan. 14, 2025
Next offered: May. 12, 2025 - Jun. 28, 2025
There is no textbook for this course.
PrS 490
3 Credits
Professional Studies Capstone
Students produce a thesis, project, or major presentation or complete a practicum or internship to demonstrate their mastery of the learning outcomes for their degree program. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: Jan. 17 – May. 3, 2025
Register
Register by: Jan. 14, 2025
Next offered: May. 12, 2025 - Aug. 16, 2025
Any required reading will be determined when the student meets with his faculty advisors.
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.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: Mar. 7 – May. 3, 2025
Register
Register by: Mar. 4, 2025
Conflict & Communication – 1st; 2017
Jandt, Fred E
Thousand Oaks
ISBN: 9781506308272
PrS 350
3 Credits
Ethics for the Professional
Survey of ethical constructs with an emphasis on applying biblical principles in professional contexts. Second semester, three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: May. 12 – Jun. 28, 2025
Register
Register by: May. 9, 2025
Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics – 4th edition (2018)
Scott B. Rae
Zondervan
ISBN: 978-0-310-53642-0
PrS 430
3 Credits
Leadership Effectiveness
Analysis and application of the practical skills that leaders and managers need for success in work and ministry contexts. Topics include the leader's vision, communication skills, team development, and self-management. Second semester, three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: May. 12 – Jun. 28, 2025
Register
Register by: May. 9, 2025
There is no textbook for this course.
PrS 490
3 Credits
Professional Studies Capstone
Students produce a thesis, project, or major presentation or complete a practicum or internship to demonstrate their mastery of the learning outcomes for their degree program. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: May. 12 – Aug. 16, 2025
Register
Register by: May. 9, 2025
Any required reading will be determined when the student meets with his faculty advisors.
PrS 301
3 Credits
Cultural Engagement
An introduction to the basic terms, concepts, and analytical techniques that comprise the study of culture. Particular emphasis is given to building cultural competencies that promote cross-cultural understanding, effective communication, and collaborative problem solving. Second semester, three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
Register
Register by: Jun. 27, 2025
Understanding Global Cultures – 6th
Martin J. Gannon
Sage Publications
ISBN: 978-1-4833-4007-4
PrS 305
3 Credits
Interpersonal Comm in Organizations
An overview of intrapersonal effectiveness, interpersonal effectiveness, understanding and working in teams, and leading individuals and groups. Three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
Register
Register by: Jun. 27, 2025
Connect Access Card for Business and Professional Communication: Putting People First – (2020) 1st
Floyd, K. and Cardon, P. W.
McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9781260244960
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