Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance civilizations shared the belief that the world was a "cosmic sanctuary" made and sustained by God and that the place humans occupy within it is imitative and reflective of God's/gods' understanding of it. The ancients believed that the earth was a cosmopolis, a micro-expression of God's temple that they, as humans, had a call to work in through worship to God's honor. The consequence of the belief in a cosmic sanctuary was the manufacturing of culture to embody it. 

The culture identified as “the West” did not create itself; culture in the "West" was made by real living, breathing humans. Artists and craftsmen and thinkers and writers made cultural artifacts – actual tangible things – to help make meaning out of and give interpretation to their worlds. But one of the most common ways of making meaning is to use words, and to put those words into stories. 

Every person and every culture has its own narrative. Narratives provide order to our explanations of the world – where we are coming from, where we are going, what is real, what it means to be human, and things like the meaning of marriage and death. Narratives are told through artifacts: the books, speeches, myths, paintings, music, sculpture, architecture, and practices reflecting the cosmic sanctuary. Narratives tended to be communal and provided peoples with a sense of their identity. 

The civilizations from the ancients to the Renaissance/Reformation created myths that tried to explain the who or what or when or why humans and the cosmos exist. C.S Lewis points out that the preChristian and Christian eras share more in common with one another than with the modern and postmodern civilizations we have inherited after those eras. Powerful cultures like the Greeks, Hebrews, and Romans, and institutions like the Church, produced narratives of their own origins to enhance their legitimacy and to unify society. These stories are told in texts, and in other creative ways in poetry, drama, music, art, sculpture, and architecture, and these have shaped human identity. Assimilating these forms of expression with understanding is essential to knowing one's personal narrative; this is the task we set before you in HUM 203.

This course introduces students to the history, doctrine and background features of those books of the Bible that were written prior to the incarnation of Jesus Christ. Our primary goal in this course is to help students become better readers of the Old Testament. Every reader of the Bible is an interpreter of the Bible. We want to help you become an active interpreter by describing central doctrines, and some of the historical, geographic and cultural factors, which figure into the formation of the He brew Scriptures we designate the "Old Testament.”
This course introduces students to the history, doctrine and background features of those books of the Bible that were written in connection with the incarnation of Jesus Christ. Our primary goal in this course is to help students become better readers of the New Testament. Every reader of the Bible is an interpreter of the Bible - so we want to help you become a balanced and insightful interpreter by describing central doctrines, and some of the historical, geographic and cultural factors which can contribute to our understanding of the New Testament.

This course is an in-depth examination of one biological topic. Pseudoscience is when a claim is made using scientific terms, often involving human health, that is not supported by valid scientific research.

This course examines consumption and production at the household, firm and industry level; explains methods of economic analysis and price formulation; and examines the various market structures and behavior of pure competition, monopoly, oligopoly, and monopolistic consumption.
This course will engage you in the production of effective academic writing. ENG 101 Composition is designed to meet the composition needs of beginning or returning college students. It will teach the rhetorical and arrangement skills that are basic to effective learning and communicating through writing in any discipline.

Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance civilizations shared the belief that the world was a "cosmic sanctuary" made and sustained by God and that the place humans occupy within it is imitative and reflective of God's/gods' understanding of it. The ancients believed that the earth was a cosmopolis, a micro-expression of God's temple that they, as humans, had a call to work in through worship to God's honor. The consequence of the belief in a cosmic sanctuary was the manufacturing of culture to embody it. 

The culture identified as “the West” did not create itself; culture in the "West" was made by real living, breathing humans. Artists and craftsmen and thinkers and writers made cultural artifacts – actual tangible things – to help make meaning out of and give interpretation to their worlds. But one of the most common ways of making meaning is to use words, and to put those words into stories. 

Every person and every culture has its own narrative. Narratives provide order to our explanations of the world – where we are coming from, where we are going, what is real, what it means to be human, and things like the meaning of marriage and death. Narratives are told through artifacts: the books, speeches, myths, paintings, music, sculpture, architecture, and practices reflecting the cosmic sanctuary. Narratives tended to be communal and provided peoples with a sense of their identity. 

The civilizations from the ancients to the Renaissance/Reformation created myths that tried to explain the who or what or when or why humans and the cosmos exist. C.S Lewis points out that the preChristian and Christian eras share more in common with one another than with the modern and postmodern civilizations we have inherited after those eras. Powerful cultures like the Greeks, Hebrews, and Romans, and institutions like the Church, produced narratives of their own origins to enhance their legitimacy and to unify society. These stories are told in texts, and in other creative ways in poetry, drama, music, art, sculpture, and architecture, and these have shaped human identity. Assimilating these forms of expression with understanding is essential to knowing one's personal narrative; this is the task we set before you in HUM 203.

In modern psychological theory, researchers and practitioners discuss a model of people that focuses on our biological, psychological, and social components (the BPS model). One component that seems to be missing from this model is the spiritual aspect of humans. Thus, in this course, we will take a biological-psychological-social-spiritual (BPSS) perspective on understanding humans. We will use this model to organize our understanding of the psychological triad, or our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
This course reviews, compares, and contrasts Western culture and worldview with other cultures and worldviews in the practice and understanding of psychology and related roles, as understood by psychologists in nations around the world. Global issues (e.g., the identification and treatment of mental health problems, emotional functioning, the struggles of disempowered and marginalized groups, and societal transformation and national development) are discussed from international and cross cultural perspectives including Christian humanitarian ones . We will use this course to examine the role of international psychology and its potential to assist Christian and secular humanitarian efforts in international and cross cultural contexts .