Gather 4 Him Christian College Academics
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ACADEMICS

Pacific Northwest Christian College is committed to academic excellence throughout the scope and sequence of the program. Students are expected to “rise to the occasion” in all academic endeavors, and our professors are there to help. This means completing reading and homework assignments on time, understanding the coursework, asking questions, exploring through independent research, gaining competence in the mathematics, sciences, and writing at the college level. Learning is maximized when these are accomplished. Our goal is a seamless transition for our students to other institutions of higher learning, both public and private.

PNWCC graduates are educated to think about life’s most important issues with clarity, wisdom, and a deep understanding of the foundational commitments of the historic Christian faith. They are agents of PNWCC who live faithfully into their vocations.

2021 Book List can found here.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Communication Skills

CO 102 Fundamentals of Speech (3)

Emphasizes the content, organization and delivery of informative and persuasive speeches. Students receive the instructor’s input on each step in the process of writing and delivering four-types of speeches. Biblical ethos is emphasized.

EN 123, 132 College Writing 1,2 (3,3)

College writing is a year-long required course designed to prepare students to think and write clearly, and to perform undergraduate level research. EN123 is a prerequisite for EN132 and must be taken in sequence.

Quantitative Skills

MA 107 Math in Society (3)

This class is designed for students who have successfully completed intermediate algebra. This course will attempt to make mathematics enjoyable, practical, understandable, and informative using a variety of real-life applications. Topics include: linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic models, geometry, tessellations, fractals, logic, interest, annuities, loans, probability, and statistics.

MA 113 College Algebra (3)

A college algebra course with emphasis on connections between math concepts and the real world. Functions are the core of this course and are presented as a thread that runs throughout the course rather than as an isolated topic. Topics include properties of the real numbers; functions-linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic; systems of equations and matrices; inequalities; conic sections; sequences. Prerequisite MA 098 Intermediate Algebra or placement via entrance test score.

MA 146 Introduction to Statistics (3)

An introductory statistics course designed for students of average mathematical ability. The collection of data and its representation are studied through sampling techniques and graphs, while the analysis of the data is done through measures of central tendency, measures of variability, correlation, and hypothesis testing. Prerequisite MA 098 Intermediate Algebra or placement via entrance test score.

Upper-level math courses coming soon.

Humanities

ID 114, 124 American Thought & Culture 1,2 (3)

An introductory study of significant developments in American history, literature, religion, philosophy, art, and music. Special attention is given to important people and movements that both shaped and were shaped by intellectual and cultural forces in America’s past. The first semester will cover events up to the Civil War era (1875); the second semester from the post-Civil War era to the present. Content in the ID114, 124 course sequence is approximately: 40% American history (worth 3.20 semester credits), 35% American Literature (2.80 credits), 10% philosophy (0.80), and 5% (0.40) each geography, music, and art, (Fall, Spring)

ID 214, 224 World Thought & Culture 1, 2 (3)

This comprehensive year-long course provides a framework for understanding Western civilization, its intellectual and cultural lineage, weaknesses as well as strengths. Its roots are broader than often supposed including ancient Hebrew and Egyptian civilizations, influenced by African and Eastern thought. Such an understanding will then enable students to explore other cultures, especially those of the 20th century. The first semester will cover events from the beginnings to the Renaissance; the second semester from the Renaissance to the present. Content is the ID214, 224 course sequence is approximately: 30% world history (worth 2.40 credits), 10% (0.80) each geography, philosophy, music, and art. (Fall, Spring)

MU 202 Introduction to Worship Arts (3)

 

Social Science

PS 203 General Psychology (3)

An introduction to the important topics in the field, such as behavior, motivation, attitudes, problems of motivation, intelligence and its measurement, learning and remembering, and personality.

SO 203 General Sociology (3)

Introduction to basic sociological concepts concerning the individual, culture, and group life.

GH 203 Understanding Church History (3)

The course will take an in-depth look at a global resurgence of Roman Catholicism and some of the changes occurring in the Islamic world. In addition, the course will examine the decline of Christianity in the West, coupled with the rapid growth of evangelical and Pentecostal Christianity in the Southern and Eastern Hemispheres.

EC 213 Macro Economics (3)

A study of the economy as a whole. The focus is on aggregates such as the private and the public sectors. Topics explored are inflation, unemployment, monetary and fiscal policy.

EC 214 Micro Economics (3)

This course introduces and explores a variety of everyday, practical microeconomic topics including supply and demand, market equilibrium, elasticity, decision making by producers and consumers, production cost, market structures, public policy, the labor market, distribution of income, environmental policy, market efficiency, and government intervention.

IS 202 Global Perspectives (3)

A survey of the biblical basis for missions. Special emphasis is given to cultural barriers in the communication process. Lessons are taken from the history of missions to develop contemporary strategies of present-day missions.

Natural Sciences

MA 113 College Algebra (3)

An algebra course with an emphasis on practical applications. However, to get to these applications, certain branches of algebraic theory must first be conquered. These areas include properties of the real numbers, linear equations and their solutions, functions, and graphs, polynomial and exponential functions, and conic sections.

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MA 146 Intro to Stats (3)

An introductory statistics course designed for students of average mathematical ability. The collection of data and its representation are studied through sampling techniques and graphs, while the analysis of the data is done through measures of central tendency, measures of variability, correlation, and hypothesis testing.

SC 133 Scientific Inquiry: Physical Sciences (3)

Scientific Inquiry: This course focuses on the nature and practices of science. The course also presents the history and context for the development of understanding of astronomy, physics, and chemistry through studies of selected topics. Energy is a unifying theme of these topics. Concurrent enrollment in SC133L is required.

SC 133L Scientific Inquiry: Physical Sciences Lab (1)

Students will complete 12 laboratory experiments investigating the physical sciences. The experiments will emphasize the application of the scientific method. Concurrent enrollment in SC133 is required. Lab fee: $50.

SC 143 Scientific Inquiry: Life Sciences (3)

Scientific Inquiry: Life Sciences students will apply scientific methodology and problem-solving in the study of biological concepts. The course examines the origin of life, the classification of life, the characteristics of life, cellular processes, body systems, genetics and the omnipotence of God, the Creator. Concurrent enrollment in SC143L is required.

SC 143L Scientific Inquiry: Life Sciences Lab (1)

Students will conduct laboratory investigations and activities utilizing scientific methodology. Concurrent enrollment in SC143 is required. Lab fee: $50.

SC 120 Environmental Science (3)

This course focuses on the study of the Earth as an interconnected living system. This course provides basic scientific knowledge and understanding of how our world works from an environmental perspective. It will explore the causes, consequences and possible solutions to both local and global environmental issues. Students will learn to address and interpret major environmental issues of our time in light of scripture. Topics covered include, but are not limited to general issues on the environment, human population growth, water resources and management, water pollution, hazardous chemicals, air pollution, and climate change, energy resources, and sustainability. Concurrent enrollment in SC 120L is required. There are no prerequisites.

SC 120L Environmental Science Lab (1)

Lab fee: $60 Concurrent enrollment in SC 120 is required.

Human Performance (2)

HP 121FC Fitness and Conditioning (1)

A variety of fitness-orientated activities are taught for student’s physiological, educational, social, and recreational values. Daily physical activity is performed and exercise physiology concepts are taught. This fulfills the fitness-oriented activity credit for graduation. Courses may be repeated for credit.

HP 131 TS Team Sports (1)

A variety of skill-orientated activities are taught for physiological, educational, social, and recreational value. Daily physical activity is required which will include skill development and game situations. The conceptual understanding of the game will include rules, strategies, terminology, and history. Courses may be repeated for credit.

Biblical Education (Choose from the following for a total of 20 credits)

BL 113, 123 Survey Biblical Lit 1,2 (3)

This survey is an overview of the Old Testament and New Testament books with an emphasis upon orienting the student to the general content, themes, and style of each book and how they relate to the major people, places, and events of the Testaments. Integration into our contemporary scene and personal application are stressed.

TH 205, 215 Christian Theology 1,2 (3)

An advanced study of Christian doctrine gives students an overall system of theology. It is a study of bibliography, theology proper, Christology, pneumatology, anthropology, hamartiology, soteriology, angelology, ecclesiology, and eschatology

BL 202 Bible Study Methods (3)

An introduction to the principles of the inductive method approach to studying the Bible, the development of techniques, utilization of tools, and the employment of various methods such as synthesis and analysis. The principles of interpreting Scripture are presented.

BL 283 Life of Christ (3)

Life of Christ includes a harmony of the Gospels and a careful study of the incarnate life of Christ as recorded in the Gospels. The course also sets the historic and geographic stage for the advent of Christ and familiarizes students with the political and religious atmosphere in which He lived.

An introduction to the principles of the inductive method approach to studying the Bible, the development of techniques, utilization of tools, and the employment of various methods such as synthesis and analysis. The principles of interpreting Scripture are presented.

MU 202 Intro to Worship Arts (3)

This is a study of biblical, historical and cultural aspects of worship, enabling students to develop a broader understanding of the meaningful worship experience and how that is expressed culturally and between generations.

GH 203 Understanding Church History (3)

The course traces the course of Christianity from its beginnings to the present day. Topics include the early controversies and the development of various creeds, the growth of the Roman Catholic Church, early missionary efforts, and the development of church hierarchies.

IS 202 Global Perspectives (3)

A survey of the biblical basis for missions. Special emphasis is given to cultural barriers in the communication process. Lessons are taken from the history of missions to develop contemporary strategies of present-day missions.

Semester 1

COURSE CREDIT
Humanities Elective
Writing 1
Math in Society
Social Science Elective
Bible Elective
Student Success

TOTAL
3
3
3
3
3
1

16

Semester 2

COURSE CREDIT
Humanities Elective
Writing 2
Science no lab
Social Science Elective
Bible Elective

TOTAL
3
3
3
3
3

15

Semester 3

COURSE CREDIT
Humanities Elective
Bible Elective
Science with Lab
Social Science Elective
Fitness

TOTAL
3
3
4
3
1

14

Semester 4

COURSE CREDIT
Bible Elective
Speech
Math Elective
Bible Elective
Team Sports
Practicum

TOTAL
3
3
3
3
1
2

15