In this course, students will engage in a process of self-reflection and evaluation with the aim of gaining a clear vision for what type of work they are best suited for and how to move practically toward that pursuit.  Students will also consider a biblical perspective of calling and how it provides a distinctive view of why work is valuable, difficult, and full of meaning. 

In this course, students will explore current issues affecting the field of human resources. Students will look at current issues in this area that relate to sexual harassment claims, managing diversity-related conflicts, health care, and laws surrounding religious expression in the workplace. Students will analyze selected legal, regulatory, and ethical issues that relate to these areas and will utilize case studies, text resources, and individual research to synthesize their knowledge into an HR management framework.

As a rapidly increasing amount of information becomes available from a variety of sources, the task of locating, evaluating, and applying information has become more complex. This course provides students with practical opportunities to develop skills in interacting with information in this environment. A ladder of assignments guides students through the process of building an annotated bibliography of sources. The searching and evaluative critical thinking skills that students develop will continue to serve them in their careers and in their lives as a whole as they seek to make informed decisions.    

Reaching beyond personal assessment, the module will examine why good communication skills are important in business, how today’s communication is enhanced through technology, why effective communication can be difficult, how communication is used in teams, and how a proper Christian worldview can best inform our a ctions and understanding of these.

This module focuses on human resource development and total compensation. Human Resource Development topics include training and development, performance management, career development, and training evaluation. Methods of compensation design and benefits administration will also be covered.

The major theme of this Module is to recognize the various behaviors found in organizations both from the focus of the organization itself and the people who work there.  In the ever-changing work environment, the principles of management, supervision, and leadership shift considerably to the evolving business climate of new demands and expectations.  While management theories form the foundation of understanding, methods vary widely as to the “best” way of getting things done through people.

Students will explore the basics of Christian apologetics in terms of identifying the assumptions that drive life commitments. In particular, the most common and influential perspectives will be evaluated, and the contradictions inherent in living out these worldviews will be considered. It will be the perspective of this course that a biblical worldview, with its assumptions deriving from Scripture, best explains the world and human experience.

The humanities module is designed as an introduction to the arts, primarily literature, music, and the visual arts, including film. The textbooks and examples are chosen to combine theory and experiences in such a way as to increase your understanding and enjoyment of the arts. We hope you will begin to see the connections that exist among the arts and with popular culture as well as your everyday life. This course also offers an approach to viewing and critiquing the popular arts from a distinctly Christian perspective. This is done by assessing how an artist sees the world, discerning whether the artwork contains truthful observations or demonstrations that are consistent with Biblical teaching, and by considering the aesthetic value of an artwork.