Online Course Schedule and Descriptions
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GNBS 3143 Anchored Leadership in the Face of Chaos
August 25—October 5
Registration Deadline: August 11, 2014
This course explores Christian leadership and examines how it can provide an anchor in the often-chaotic business environment. “Anchored” leadership is applicable in business and personal-life settings. Though proclaiming Christianity in today’s marketplace may be controversial, leading by Christian principles calms chaos. Learners will consider Christian “anchored” leadership and articulate a personal leadership development plan.
GNHI 3013 Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire
August 25—October 5
Registration Deadline: August 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.)
GNEC 1553 Personal Finance
August 26—October 6
Registration Deadline: August 12, 2014
This course is designed to aid students in defining their role in preparing and understanding personal financial information. The topics to be covered are basic financial planning, budgeting procedures, calculating principal and interest, defining different types of consumer credit, and developing a general knowledge of home buying and various types of insurance.
GNPH 1053 Philosophy of Life and Meaning in the 21st Century
September 16—October 27
Registration Deadline: September 2, 2014
This course will explore today’s fast-paced, constantly changing society as the learner seeks to grasp important Christian insight into contemporary thought and culture. A comprehensive understanding of the evolution of philosophy as it relates to time, place, life, and meaning will be pursued.
GNSO 3103 Consumerism and Society
September 29—November 9
Registration Deadline: September 15, 2014
How is the consumer being programmed in society today? What has created the mentality of "self-service”? When did the automation developed by the McDonald's industry become a way of life? These questions and others will be discussed and developed in this course based on the best-selling book by George Ritzer. Efficiency, calculability, predictability, control, and the irrationality of rationality are some of the topics that will lead up to what consumers can do to either embrace or fight against the McDonaldization of the society in which they live and spend their monies.
GNEN 2353 Heroes in Early British Literature
September 30—November 10
Registration Deadline: September 16, 2014
What were people’s lives like in early British history? What were their values? These questions will be explored through the reading of early British literature. This course will provide an overview of the elements, background to the works, and perspectives of scholars today.
GNAE 3103 Living and Learning: Documenting Life Experiences for College Credit
October 13—November 23
Registration Deadline: September 29, 2014
Please note: This course is only open to students currently or previously enrolled in the accelerated bachelor’s degree program completion at MNU.
Learning takes place in a variety of settings including life experiences. This learning can be documented in many formats, one of which is a life learning paper. The objective of this course is to instruct the bachelor’s degree completion student in the process of earning college credit for learning from life experiences by utilizing the Kolb model. The student will complete one life learning paper while in the class that can be submitted for evaluation to earn additional college credit. Pre-requisites: Approval of Faculty Advisor and successful completion of AOL 4103, Adult and Professional Development.
GNBS 4063 Strategic Decision Making
October 21—December 1
Registration Deadline: October 7, 2014
Making good decisions is critical to success in every area of life. Few people realize there are tools and strategies that will enable better decision-making. This course introduces the student to the fundamental skills and knowledge needed for making good decisions. Topics include understanding the various types of decisions, how to structure decisions, dealing with risk, and the psychological traps associated with decision-making.
GNPS 2053 American Government and Politics
October 28—December 8
Registration Deadline: October 14, 2014
This course will include an examination and overview of the major aspects of the United States government, a basic his-tory of how the government was formed, and an understanding of basic concepts used to interpret United States politics.
GNBS 3263 Leadership Messages: Communication, Conflict, and Collaboration
November 4—December 15
Registration Deadline: October 21, 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.