Courses of Instruction

Course Numbering System

  • 100 level courses: 
  1.  typically taken the freshman year
  2. do not typically give major or minor credit
  • 200-399 level courses
  1. typically taken the sophomore or junior year
  2. major credit requires course to be at this level or higher
  3. foundational courses for majors and minors
  4. courses that build upon one or more foundational courses in the same discipline or represent advanced integrative studies
  • 400 level courses
  1. typically taken late in the curriculum
  2. build upon two or more lower numbered courses in the same discipline
  3. class size is generally smaller
  4. pedagogy is seminar style,  discussion-oriented, or collaborative style
  • 500 level courses
  1. 500 level courses are reserved for graduate level studies

Course Description Codes

4 Number of credit hours for the course (variable: 1, 2, 3, 4, ….)
4/4 Credit hours for a two-semester sequence
F Course offered in fall
S Course offered in spring
F&S Course offered in fall and spring
May Course offered in Mayterm
Summer Course offered in a summer session
WSP Course offered when schedule permits
F15 Course offered in fall, odd-numbered years
F16 Course offered in fall, even-numbered years
S16 Course offered in spring, even-numbered years
S17 Course offered in spring, odd-numbered years
F/S Course offered in two-semester sequence
F/S15-16 Two-semester sequence, offered alternate years

Note: The courses listed and their descriptions are subject to change. Adjustments in teaching assignments and normal academic flexibility may modify the material in this catalog.

Elective courses for which demand is insufficient may be cancelled at the discretion of the dean of the college. For a definitive listing of course offerings and times, consult the appropriate course offerings for each semester or special session, as published on the Academic Records Office website.


Course Prefixes, Areas of Study, and Host Departments

Department of Art ART art
Department of Biblical Studies, Theology and Philosophy BIBL Bible
CHMN Christian ministries
CRFM Christian formation
GREK Greek
HEBR Hebrew
MIN ministry
PHIL philosophy
REL religion
THEL theology
URMN urban ministry
Department of Biology BIOL biology
BIOCHM biochemistry
Department of Business and Economics ACCT accounting
BADM business administration
ECON economics
Department of Chemistry BIOCHM biochemistry
CHEM chemistry
Department of Communication COMM communication
Department of Education EDUC education
Department of English and Writing ENGL English and literature
WRIT writing
Department of History and Political Science HIST history
POLS political science
Department of Intercultural Studies ANTH anthropology
IDEV international development
INCL intercultural studies
LING linguistics
MISS missions
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science CSCI computer science
MATH mathematics
Greatbatch School of Music (See Graduate Bulletin for information regarding master's degree programs in music..) GMUS graduate music
MBCM commercial music
MCHU church music
MED music education
MHS music history
MLT music literature
MTH theory and composition
MUS ensembles; instrumental and piano classes; private lessons (Each instrument has its own code - see separate listing).
Department of Sport, Recreation & Welness (formerly Leisure Studies) EQST equestrian studies
  REC recreation
Department of Physical and Health Education PHED physical education
Department of Physics and Earth Science ESCI earth science
PHYS physics
Department of Psychology and Sociology ANTH anthropology
PSY psychology
SOC sociology
Department of World Languages and Literatures FREN French
GERM German
SPAN Spanish
Interdisciplinary/Special Studies CLLS college life and leadership studies
HUM humanities
INDS interdisciplinary studies
INTS integrative studies
Adult Learning Opportunities AC accounting
BI Bible
BU business
CM communication
ID interdisciplinary
PH philosophy
PY psychology
SO sociology
ST statistics
TH theology

Academic Note:

A student's courses normally fall into four or five categories:

  1. integrative studies (general studies)
  2. pre/co-requisites or additional requirements
  3. academic major
  4. electives
  5. concentrations may be required for some majors

When necessary a student should ask his or her academic advisor about individual program expectations.