• Morning (9:00-11:00 a.m.)

    Course Instructor
    Called to Business Excellence Dewayne Thompson, Ph.D.
    This course is designed to help students develop life strategies which are built on biblical concepts and suitable for application in professional life. Students will be introduced to the notion of calling and how their calling is instrumental in serving others.
    Go...Transforming Communities through Service William Lamb, Ph.D.
    Together we will explore the benevolent practices of Jesus. We then will map out our own communities to identify the hungry, confused, hurting, and lame that live next door. Thirdly, we will put into practice good will through service-learning as we take on the life of Christ in human form. Finally, we will see how one heart, one home, and one community can be transformed by sacrificial living.
    How Different Can This Be?: Human Exceptionalities and Similarities in Relation to Special Education Trish McClung, Ph.D.
    This course will examine several disabilities as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act 2004. It will include a survey of the definitions and characteristics of the specific disabilities including giftedness and suggested ways in which instruction might be differentiated in the classroom. The concept of disability will be explored through viewing popular media/film portrayal of disabilities and examining these examples for accuracy or myth. An emphasis will be placed on participatory, reflective, and discussive interaction concerning media portrayals and reading selections about persons with disabilities. A group presentation on a specific disability will be the final course requirement. A service component will be included
    Keeping Secrets Secret: The Mathematical Art to Making and Breaking Codes Laura Singletary, Ph.D.
    Throughout history, codes have played a crucial role in the outcomes of wars, political endeavors, and royal conspiracies. Codes from pivotal moments in history will set the stage for our exploration of some of the classical methods of message encryption and decryption. To explore these methods, we will develop the mathematical tools that are necessary for us to make and break our own codes.
    Taking Sides: Psychological Issues Heather Quagliana, Ph.D.
    Designed to introduce students to controversies in psychology, students will investigate and discuss arguments and viewpoints of leading psychologists. The objective is to encourage students to analyze opposing viewpoints and reach considered judgments.

    Afternoon (1:00-3:00 p.m.)

    Course Instructor
    Ancient/Future Worship: How the Bible, Culture, and Personalities Affect the Worship Music of the Postmodern Era Brad Moffett, D.W.S.
    This class will introduce biblical and theological foundations of music in worship, and review, discuss, and perform current worship music. This class is designed for young worship leaders and those interested in worship music. The objective of this class is to help young worship leaders make informed decisions concerning the music they choose for worship.
    The Film Experience: Understanding Cultural Language through the Cinema Jeff Salyer, Ph.D.
    The popular arts are the cultural language of Western societies. Perhaps the most preeminent “speech” can be found in motion pictures. This course will examine the history, modes of production, and messages of the film industry. Discussion topics include censorship, interpreting meaning, film theory, methods of production, blockbusters, independent cinema, redemption, and cultural impact.
    Leadership: Expect Greatness Mike Hayes, Ed.D.
    Dealing with pressures to be apathetic and to embrace groupthink is challenging for young leaders. Regardless, the call to personal and organizational greatness still beckons. This course will explore definitions of greatness, the lives of exemplary leaders, the concept of imago Dei, and its implications for leadership. Students will examine their self-expectations and formulate ways to pursue their unique callings with perseverance.
    Ignite Education: An Innovative Approach to Teaching and Learning Jason Robinson, Ed.D.
    A course designed to provide an understanding of the historical, cultural, and modern day influences that shape American classrooms today.
    Missional Living: Discovering a Pathway to Destiny Jimmy Harper, D.Min.
    This course will investigate the role of the church and opportunities for individuals within the church in relation to the rapidly changing aspects of human need and social resources. Emphasis will be on the student’s accountabilities and responsibilities to live missionally in his or her larger cultural context.