Concurrent Credit Course Descriptions
**Note: Not all courses are offered at all high schools. Check with your principal or school counselor to find out which courses are offered at your high school.
The courses are listed in alphabetical order here:
ARDE1040. Drawing I (3 credits) An exploration of drawing with a foundation in observational studies. Throughout the course a broad range of drawing materials and applications will be introduced. Includes lecture and discussion on the history of drawing and the nature of drawing in contemporary art.
ARDE1760. Fundamentals of Photography (3 credits) This course provides non-art majors an introductory study into camera operation and how the camera and film render and manipulate light. Basic design structure and concepts will be incorporated as well as a study of historical photographers and their work. Students must have a 35mm camera (film or digital) with manual functions. No darkroom work will be required, however, there will be photographic and written assignments.
ARDE2410. Painting I (3 credits) An introduction to the fundamentals of painting. This course is designed to develop the student's ability to accurately translate color and effectively organize pictorial space and compositional ideas. Prerequisites: ARDE1020, 1040.
ARDE2760. Photography I (3 credits) An introductory course in the fundamentals of black and white photography and the medium as a means of visual expression. Students will learn 35mm camera operation, film developing and darkroom printing. Basic design principles are reinforced through assignments, as well as a study of historical photographers and their work. Students should have a 35mm SLR camera. Prerequisites: Instructor permission required.
BIOL1030. Earth Science (3 credits) Study of the earth's crust and mantle with emphasis on the physical and chemical processes at work in the earth. The principle of uniformity and the rock cycle are used to study formation and transformation of rocks and minerals. Topics on erosion, volcanism, earthquakes and mountain building are included; weather and climate are included whenever pertinent. Although designed primarily for non-science majors, all students may take this course. Corequisites: BIOL1030L.
BIOL1030L. Earth Science Laboratory (1 credit) A laboratory course taught in connection with BIOL1030. Field and laboratory activities are included. Corequisites: BIOL1030.
BIOL1040. Environmental Science (3 credits) A study of the issues pertaining to environmental sustainability including topics such as population growth, energy, pollution, and conserving biodiversity. A central theme is Christian Stewardship.
BIOL1060. Human Biology (3 credits) Selected topics related to the human body with particular emphasis on the integration of form and function as well as genetics and ethics. This course does not apply toward major requirements in biology.
BIOL1060L. Human Biology Laboratory (1 credit) A laboratory study, using selected topics relating to the human body, which is intended to be taught in connection with BIOL1060. This course does not apply toward major requirements in biology. Corequisites: BIOL1060.
BIOL2220. General Biology I (3 credits) A survey of the basic concepts of biology with emphasis on cellular processes, genetic principles and man's place in nature. This couares is designed for students who intend to major in the sciences and those in pre-medicine and related fields. Corequisites: BIOL2220L.
BIOL2220L. General Biology I (1 credit) A laboratory study of the basic concepts of biology with emphasis on cellular processes, genetic principles and man's place in nature. Corequisites: BIOL2220.
BIOL2230. General Biology II (3 credits) A survey of the basic concepts of biology with emphasis on life's diversity. This course introduces students to systematics, taxonomy, and the biology of representatives from the domains of Eubacteria (true bacteria), Archaea (methanogenic bacteria, etc.) and Eukarya (protists, fungi, plants and animals). This course is designed for students who intend to major in the sciences and those in pre-medicine and related fields. Corequisites: BIOL2230L.
BIOL2230L. General Biology II Laboratory (1 credit) A laboratory study of the basic concepts of biology, using selected topics relating to the biodiversity of life. Corequisites: BIOL2230.
BSNS2170. Computer Applications in Business (3 credits) Introduction to computers as a tool for business including fundamental concepts of information technology and the use of business application software including word processing, spreadsheets, database, graphics, electronic communications, and World Wide Web. Prerequisites: Computer proficiency.
BSNS2330. Math for Business and Finance (3 credits) An introductory course to statistical theory and applications for business decision-making purposes. topics include the role and use of statistics, tables and graphs, data analysis, probability distributions, descriptive measures, and statistical inference, including sampling, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, analysis of variance, quality control, and regression analysis. Fulfills the General Education Mathematics Competency requirement. Prerequisites: ACT math score of 21 or higher or instructor's permission.
CHEM1200. Principles of General Chemistry (3 credits) This course will prepare a student for entry into either CHEM1210 or CHEM2210. A grounding in major principles of general chemistry including atoms, nomenclature, molecular structure, bonding and stoichiometry. No prior knowledge of chemistry is assumed. Prerequisites: High School Algebra.
CHEM1200L. Principles of General Chemistry Laboratory (1 credit) An application and exploration of the principle techniques described in CHEM1200. Corequisites: CHEM1200
CHEM1210. Principles of Organic and Biochemistry (3 credits) An introduction to the major areas of chemistry needed for a career in the health sciences including: stoichiometry, states of matter, pH, equilibrium, organic functional groups, organic structure, reactions, lipids, carbohydrates, steroids, proteins, enzymes, RNA-DNA, metabolism and the chemistry of nutrition. Prerequisites: High school chemistry or CHEM1200. Corequisites: CHEM1210L.
CHEM1210L. Principles of Organic and Biochemistry Laboratory (1 credit) An application and exploration of the principles and techniques described in CHEM1210. Corequisite: CHEM1210.
CHEM2210. General Chemistry I (3 credits) An in-depth survey of the principles underlying chemistry including atomic structure, periodic table and laws, bonding, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, states of matter, pH, nuclear and industrial chemistry. Previous chemistry is recommended. Prerequisites: NNU math Proficiency. Corequisites: CHEM2210L.
CHEM2210L. General Chemistry I Laboratory (1 credit) An application and exploration of the principles and techniques described in CHEM2210, including physical properties, stoichiometry, gas laws, and thermochemistry. An emphasis is placed on basic laboratory techniques and sensor-based date acquisition. Corequisites: CHEM2210.
CHEM2220. General Chemistry II (3 credits) An in-depth survey of the principles underlying chemistry, including solutions, acids/bases, solubility, thermodynamics, kinetics, and electrochemistry. Emphasis is placed on a quantitative understanding of chemical phenomena. Prerequisites: CHEM2210. Cprequisites: CHEM2220L.
CHEM2220L. General Chemistry II Laboratory (1 credit) An application and exploration of the principles and techniques described in CHEM2220, including equilibrium, acids, bases, kinetics, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. Emphasis is placed on safety and report writing. Includes qualitative analysis. Corequisites: CHEM2220.
COMM1210. Introduction to Public Speaking (3 credits) An introduction to verbal communication in groups, listening and public speaking. Emphasis will be placed on speaking with delivery issues, speech construction, audience connection and the communication process.
COMM2120. Communication Activities (1 credit) An opportunity for interested students to prepare for and participate in a variety of communication activities, including forensics, drama, and productions. Prerequisites: Instructor permission required.
ECON1010. Personal Finance (3 credits) An introduction to personal economics decision making with emphasis on the financial choices faced by individuals in the build-up and management of net worth. Topics covered include education and experience, earning and spending, savings and debt, taxes and inflation, insurance, investments, and contracts.
ECON1050. Analysis of Economic Issues (3 credits) Introduction of the theory of supply and demand, and application of this theory to economic issues such as social security, crime, medical care, poverty, higher education, economic systems, pollution, bit business, free trade, the U.S. national debt, and economic growth.
ECON2410. Microeconomic Analysis (3 credits) A study and application of microeconomic analysis; includes supply, demand, pricing, consumer choice, and international concerns.
ECON2420 Macroeconomic Analysis (3 credits) A study and application of macroeconomic analysis; includes gross national product, national income, consumption, investment, inflation, and economic growth and development, and international applications.
ENGL1020. English Composition (3 credits) A course intended to develop in students college-level writing skills and stimulate them to think critically, express themselves clearly, and develop an appreciation for the medium of language through a variety of writing experiences. For the course to count for General Education requirements, a student must earn a grade of C- or better. Prerequisites: CCP students must be seniors with a cumulative B (3.0) GPA average.
ENGR1010. Introduction to Engineering (3 credits) An introduction to engineering disciplines and careers. Topics include techniques for analyzing and solving problems, software in engineering and science, professional ethics, history of science and engineering, and economics. Required of all freshman engineering and engineering physics majors.
ENGR1050. Engineering Graphics and Design (3 credits) An introductory course in engineering design and drawing using freehand and CAD techniques. Content includes pictorial and orthographic projection, auxiliary and section views, descriptive geometry, dimensioning, and measurements. Prerequisites: High school algebra and geometry.
FREN1010, 1020. Elementary French (4 credits each) (Semester-long courses) For students who have less than two years of high school French. These courses are designed to be taken in sequence. Objective: to help students acquire an active command of the four basic communication skills (speaking, oral comprehension, writing, reading) in French as well as an awareness of how French language and culture are intimately intertwined.
FREN2010, 2020. Intermediate French (4 credits each) (Semester-long courses) For students who have had at least two years of high school French or one year of college French. This sequence is designed to reactivate and further develop communication skills in French and to enhance cultural awareness of French-speaking cultures and literature. Prerequisites: FREN1010, 1020; or equivalent.
GREK2110, 2120. Elementary New Testament Greek (3 credits each) A study of the basic elements of New Testament Greek. Grammar, vocabulary, and syntax will be emphasized. Course will include selected readings in the Greek New Testament.
HIST2030. Conflict and Consensus: American History to 1877 (3 credits) An introduction to American history from the period of exploration and colonization to the conclusion of Reconstruction. Major themes and events include the European settlement of North America, Native American responses to European development of colonial America, the war for American Independence, nation-building in the Early Republic, the development of slavery, western expansion, the Civil War and Reconstruction.
HIST2040. Conflict and Consensus: American History 1877 to present (3 credits) An introduction to American history from the conclusion of reconstruction to recent times. Major themes include Western expansion, industrialization and urbanization, imperialism, two world wars, American life between the wars, radicalism and revolt and the post-Cold War world.
KINE1000. Fundamental of Wellness (1 Credit) An approach to health and physical education relating to the value of physical activity to the human body. The content of the course will be presented by utilizing lecture and laboratory sessions. The course emphasizes holistic wellness approach to the individual regarding the five dimensions of wellness. Corequisites: KINE1000L.
KINE1000L. Fundamental of Wellness Laboratory (0 Credit) Course designed to allow students to assess personal health benchmarks as related to overall wellness including: body composition, cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength, endurance and flexibility, skill related fitness, blood lipids analysis, etc. Students will develop a personal wellness program. Corequisites: KINE1000.
MATH1300. College Algebra (3 credits) Topics include polynomial arithmetic, synthetic division, zeroes of polynomials, systems of linear equations, matrices and matrix multiplication. Prerequisite: ACT score of 23 or instructor's permission.
MATH1400. Trigonometry (3 credits) Topics include the study of the trigonometric functions, plane trigonometry, and analytic trigonometry. Prerequisites: MATH1300 (a grade of c or better); or an ACT score of 26, or instructor's permission.
MATH2240. Elementary Statistics (3 credits) Introduction to statistical terminology and basic concepts, including common uses and misuses of statistics. Topics include experimental design, sampling, descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, probability, and tests of significance. this is a valuable course for students in all majors. It satisfies the GE quantitative skills requirement. Prerequisites: ACT score of 21, COMPASS score equivalent to an ACT of 21, receiving credit for MATH0900, or instructor's permission.
MATH2510. Calculus I (4 credits) Limits, derivatives, integration and applications of the derivative, applications of integrals, integration techniques, logarithmic, exponential, trig and inverse trig functions. Prerequisites: MATH1400 (a grade of C or better), an ACT score of 28, or instructor's permission. CCP students may opt to take the NNU Math Test required for course enrollment.
PHYS1110. College Physics I (3 credits)A comprehensive non-calculus based approach to the fields of physics. Designed for students whose career goals are architecture, business, physical therapy, science education, and pre-medicine. Emphasis is placed on problem solving. Topics covered include mechanics, heat and thermodynamics, sound, electricity and magnetism, light and optics, and modern physics. Prerequisites: MATH1300, 1400; or, equivalent to high school algebra and trigonometry. Corequisites: PHYS1110L.
PHYS1110L. College Physics Laboratory I (1 credit) The laboratory uses the discovery approach to physical principles. The laboratory will cover basic labs in mechanics, wave motion and heat. Corequisite: PHYS1110.
POLS1010. American National Politics (3 credits) An introduction to American politics from the 18th century to the present. Major themes and events include the writing of the U.S. Constitution, the development of American political principles and institutions, and contemporary political practices and issues in the U.S.
PSYC1550. Introduction to Psychology (3 credits) A study of the basic principles of human behavior giving attention to developmental patterns, motivation and adjustment, learning and memory processes, and individual differences in aptitude, personality, and mental health.
SPAN1010, 1020. Elementary Spanish (4 semester credits each) (Semester-long courses) For students who wish to begin the study of Spanish. The acquisition of basic vocabulary sounds and structures with emphasis on conversation. An introduction to Spanish and Hispano-American cultures.
SPAN2010, 2020. Intermediate Spanish (4 semester credits each) (Semester-long courses) For students who have had at least three years of high school Spanish or one year of college Spanish. A refinement of basic skills and structure with continued emphasis on conversation and increasing emphasis on composition and reading. Prerequisites: SPAN1010, 1020; or equivalent.
THEO1094. Missio Dei (3 credits) An introduction to God's work in human history and the universe. Special emphasis is placed upon individual participation in God's mission. This course is designed as a companion to the book Missio Dei.