Course Descriptions

BASIC ACADEMIC COURSES

ACA 070. Academic Recovery. (Institutional Credit Only) 1 hour. F., Sp.
Designed for freshmen who have been placed on academic probation. This course is intended to assist these students in returning to academic good standing. It stresses study skills and time management through intensive advising.

ACA 150. University Foundations. 1 hour. F., Sp.
This course is an orientation to University life and campus resources. It also includes a brief introduction to goal setting, career exploration, study skills, time management, financial planning, and academic program planning. Those in the Honors Program take HON 150.

HUMANITIES COURSES

HUM 120. Conversational French. 3 hours.
A course designed to provide survivor skills in French conversation for a variety of situations the student may face in a French–speaking area. This course is only available to students participating in the FHU Study Abroad program in Belgium.

HUM299A/399A. Our Western Heritage. 3 hours.
Taught in Verviers, Belgium only. A course that integrates art, music, history, philosophy, religion, and literature. (May substitute for HUM 310 Arts and Ideas, for ART 110 Art Appreciation, or for HIS 111 Survey of Civilization I.)

HUM 260. Emerging Leaders. 3 hours. F., Even years.
A study of the leadership styles and theories utilized within organizations and groups. Students will learn the five exemplary principles of leadership and how to apply these practices to their own leadership styles. Emphasis is placed on the ability to formulate a written leadership theory and in developing a unique and effective leadership style.

HUM 261. Collaborative Leaders - Team Development. 3 hours. Sp., Odd years.
An in-depth study of how to develop a team. This course assesses effective organizational communications that improve teamwork, compares and contrasts how differentiation builds better teams, and identifies traits in leaders who are successful at team building. Emphasis is placed on learning how to develop a leadership plan that is designated to handle conflicts and overcome common obstacles to successful team building. Prerequisite: HUM 260 Emerging Leaders.

HUM 310. Arts and Ideas. 3 hours. F., Sp.
The ideas of man expressed through his arts. Emphasis is given to the arts of Western Man.

HUM 320. Diversity in America. (W) 3 hours. F., Sp.
An examination of the social and cultural differences that are present in the American population. This course will examine cultures and subgroups in the American community in a historical, legal, and social context. This course contains a significant writing component. Same as HIS/POL 320.

HUM 360. Servant Leaders. 3 hours. F., Even years.
A study of servant leadership. This course will teach students the theory and practice of servant leadership, biblical principles of effective leadership, and will instruct the student how to utilize basic principles of servant leadership within professional constructs. Prerequisite: HUM 261 Collaborative Leaders – Team Development.

HUM 361. Citizen Leaders. 3 hours. Sp., Odd years.
An exploration of the skills and knowledge needed to become a citizen leader. The course includes a study of the conditions necessary for attracting followers and how to identify and satisfy the different values within unique cultures. Students will be required to coordinate a team project in which they successfully plan, manage, and organize a group activity that serves a need within the community. Prerequisite: HUM 360 Servant Leaders.

HUM 495. Values in Human Thought and Action. 3 hours. Su., F., Sp.
An exploration of value issues and opportunities for further learning in the liberal arts and sciences. This course will focus on Christian perspectives in value questions that the graduate will confront in art, music, literature, economics, science, politics, and other related areas. Prerequisite: Senior standing. (Same as BIB 495).