Liberty Class Schedule and Descriptions
Expand each course to view course registration numbers (CRN), course descriptions, registration deadlines, class dates. Classes are listed in chronological order.
GNBL 2353 Discovering the Old Testament (Accelerated Evening)
January 6—February 3; Mondays
Registration Deadline: December 23, 2013
A general education course to introduce adult students to the development of religion in ancient Israel, to show the roots of the Christian faith and to show the relevance of the Bible to contemporary life, and to examine the place of the Bible in American culture.
GNSO 2053 Marriage and Family (Weekend)
January 17, 18, 25
Registration Deadline: January 3, 2014
This course will include an examination of the major aspects of the family as a social institution and include the current trends, changing nature, and possible development of the family in the future.
GNMA 0123 Introduction to Algebra (Accelerated Evening)
January 28—February 27; Tuesdays and Thursdays (6pm – 8:30pm)
Registration Deadline: January 14, 2014
Please note: This is a developmental course that does not count toward degree requirements.
This course is a review of the basic concepts of mathematics to improve computation and application. Introductory Algebra concepts are introduced with an effort to bridge the gap between where students currently are in their math skills and where they need to be to successfully complete an Intermediate Algebra course. This is a developmental course that does not count toward degree requirements.
GNST 4702 Personality Types in the Workplace (Weekend; 2 credit hours)
February 7 - 8
Registration Deadline: January 24, 2014
In this course four personality pairs will be described in depth using Myers-Briggs. Team-building concepts, conflict resolution, negotiation, and problem solving will be addressed with emphasis on communication between these personality types.
GNST 2153 Making Information Work for You (Accelerated Evening)
February 17—March 10; Mondays
Registration Deadline: February 3, 2014
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the amount of information that you encounter? Do you struggle with where to look to find accurate information for school assignments? You are not alone. This course will focus on how information is organized, how to evaluate it, and how to apply it to school, life, and work. It will also lay the foundation for future research projects.
GNBS 4012 Understanding Your Federal Income Tax Return (Weekend; 2 credit hours)
Registration Deadline: February 7, 2014
This class will teach you to prepare your tax return. This class will be taught assuming that students have no tax background at all. Situations that an average taxpayer deals with will be covered. Students will also learn how to research tax questions.
GNMA 1153 Algebraic Concepts and Applications (Accelerated Evening)
March 11—April 10; Tuesdays and Thursdays (6pm – 8:30pm)
Registration Deadline: February 25, 2014
As a mid-level survey of algebra, emphasis will be placed on conceptual understanding, algebraic methods of solving real-world problems, geometric concepts, and a basic understanding of functions.
GNBS 4032 Behavioral Interviewing (Weekend; 2 credit hours)
Registration Deadline: February 28, 2014
Ever wonder why interviewers ask the questions they do? This course will explain how successful organizations select the right employees. Students will learn techniques involved in behavioral interviewing. The course is enlightening for both interviewer and interviewee.
GNST 1153 Project S.U.R.E. (Accelerated Evening)
March 24—April 21; Mondays
Registration Deadline: March 10, 2014
Gaining insight, self-discovery, and academic success are the three main goals of this course. Students will be introduced to the history and facilities of MNU. Adult learning theories and development will be studied and applied during the course.
GNPY 4703 The Helping Relationship (Weekend)
March 28, 29, April 5
Registration Deadline: March 14, 2014
This course will investigate the helping relationship that is established between a helper and helpee. The material and activities will assist the student in understanding the theories, processes, and skills involved in establishing and maintaining a helping relationship in both professional and nonprofessional settings. (Consent of Faculty Advisor required.)
GNHI 3013 Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (Weekend)
April 25, 26, May 3
Registration Deadline: April 11, 2014
This course will provide students with an overview of the historical background during which Rome ruled the ancient world. Students will be able to identify the factors that influenced the transition from republic to empire, as well as the events that led to Rome’s eventual decline. In addition, students will be able to draw parallels between ancient Rome and modern America. This course will be enlightening for those who lack an understanding of how events in the ancient Roman Empire have helped to shape the course of human history for the past 2000 years. (Consent of Faculty Advisor Required.)
GNEN 1253 English Composition I (Accelerated Evening)
May 5—June 9; Mondays (NO CLASS MAY 26).
Registration Deadline: April 21, 2014.
A study of the principles of the writing process with practical application. Assignments emphasize the purpose of writing and essay organization. A research paper is required.
GNAT 1053 Art Concepts and Applications (Weekend)
May 9, 10, 17 .
Registration Deadline: April 24, 2014.
A “hands on” introduction to drawing and painting for the beginner includes some instruction and critiques to the class along with individual guidance and evaluation as work is in process. There will be required work between class sessions; some assignments may be on an individual basis to suit your ability and interest. No experience is required, just a desire to learn and create to the best of your ability.
GNPE 2153 Coaching/Sportsmanship (Accelerated Evening)
May 20—June 17; Tuesdays.
Registration Deadline: May 6, 2014.
The focus of this course is on people and the values that make relationships and organizations excel. Designed for those who are sports-minded as well as those who are not. We will look at developing good character traits, learn good sportsmanship, understand what it takes to become a winner, and define what makes coaches become great leaders.
GNBS 3012 Business Etiquette (Weekend; 2 credit hours)
May 30 – 31.
Registration Deadline: May 16, 2014.
This course will cover issues such as meals, business travel, meetings, greetings, business attire, and much more. Knowing that you are handling yourself in the proper way in a variety of situations gives you an air of confidence that is necessary for success in the business world.
GNBS 3142 Sociology of Business (Weekend; 2 credit hours)
Registration Deadline: May 23, 2014.
This course will study the history and relationship of business to society, with special attention given to impact of business on societal elements such as politics, economics, the environment, and employee/consumer concerns. Consideration will be given to the social dynamics of business from domestic and international perspectives.
GNCO 1053 Public Speaking: College and Career (Accelerated Evening)
June 16—July 14; Mondays.
Registration Deadline: June 2, 2014.
This course focuses on the skills a student must develop to communicate a message to an audience both through informative and persuasive means.
GNCJ 1053 Crime and Community (Weekend)
June 20, 21, 28.
Registration Deadline: June 6, 2014.
Crime is part of the world in which we live. Many people have been or know someone who has been a victim of crime. This course will explore the impact of crime on the community by providing an overview of crime, community policing, the courts, corrections, and juvenile justice. Students will encounter learning through readings, classroom discussions, and actual field experience.
GNBS 3263 Leadership Messages: Communication, Conflict, and Collaboration (Accelerated Evening)
June 24 - July 22; Tuesdays.
Registration Deadline: June 10, 2014.
Leaders at all levels must communicate effectively in order to motivate and empower co-workers, meet productivity goals, and execute successful planning. This course will examine the skills, strategies, and assumptions that facilitate powerful leadership messages aimed at attaining new and more satisfying levels of work. Topics will include active listening, functional conflict, collaborative decision-making, the role of technology, and eliminating barriers to constructive communication.
GNSI 3073 CSI: The Science Behind Discovering Truth (Weekend)
July 11, 12, 19.
Registration Deadline: June 27, 2014.
Please note: A $25 lab fee will be charged in addition to tuition
CSI will involve the basic science principles involved in crime scene investigation and the analysis of evidence from simulated criminal situations. (Consent of Faculty Advisor Required.)
GNBS 3073 Business Law (Accelerated Evening)
July 21—August 18; Mondays.
Registration Deadline: July 7, 2014.
This course is intended to explore and provide an introduction to the law and its relation to business and business transactions. It will explore the various types of business relationships and organizations, with a brief coverage given to factors bearing on the choice of organization, including partnership attributes, process of corporate formation, corporate privileges and powers, corporate capital structure, and limited liability. The course will also give attention to Contracts and Commercial relations, Torts, and Employment law and discuss intellectual property, computer law, and privacy issues. (Consent of Faculty Advisor Required.)
GNPY 3502 Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace (Weekend; 2 credit hours)
Registration Deadline: July 18, 2014.
A particular set of abilities known as emotional competencies is becoming increasingly important for success in one’s career. Emotional competence refers to the personal and social skills that lead to superior performance in the workplace based on emotional intelligence, a person’s cognitive, emotional, and physical resources. A considerable body of research suggesting that a person’s ability to perceive, identify, and manage emotion provides the basis for the kinds of social and emotional competencies that are important for success in almost any job. Students will learn how to improve their own emotional intelligence and how to promote change in the workplace and/or in their personal life through the utilization of the principles of Emotional Intelligence.
GNBS 3033 Organizational Stress Management (Weekend)
August 15, 16, 23.
Registration Deadline: August 1, 2014.
This course will provide a broad overview of organizational stress management and will invite students to study the role and management of stress in the workplace. Topics covered include psychological and physical effects of stress, management of distress, methods of stress reduction, and individual and organizational strategies for preventing high levels of stress in the workplace. (Consent of Faculty Advisor Required.).
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