Course Description

Bible

BIBL 1010 | INTRODUCTION TO OLD TESTAMENT

This course explores the literature and thought of the Old Testament in its original historical setting in the ancient Near East and in the context of the entire biblical story. It introduces students to selected passages that represent the major sections of the Old Testament (Pentateuch, Historical Books, Wisdom Literature, Prophetic Literature) while articulating the overarching narrative coherence of the Old Testament as part of the larger story of God’s purposes for the world that the entire Bible recounts.

BIBL 1020 | INTRODUCTION TO NEW TESTAMENT

This is a survey of the New Testament Scriptures. This course provides the student with an overview of the biblical and theological foundation upon which Roberts Wesleyan College has been established. The curriculum overviews each of the New Testament books while researching the authors and the literary sociological, and theological setting with a view toward contemporary application.

Business

BUAD 2400 | BUSINESS CONTINUITY

This eight-week course will examine and provide an understanding of the ten Professional practices in Business Continuity Management. The course will review each Professional practice. With each Professional Practice the student will establish the body of knowledge necessary to build organizational resiliency. Participants will study organizational threats, the risk of those threats and how to mitigate risk. Topics will include building Business Continuation plans, risk Analysis, Business Impact Analysis and Tabletop Exercises. Strategies will be introduced that allow an entity to continue mission critical operations in the event of a crisis. The concept of crisis management and crisis communication will also be covered.

MGMT 2200 | INTRO TO HUMAN RESOURCES

In this course, students will explore policies and practices of recruitment, selection, training, development, and compensation of employees. While most students are not HR professionals, they are affected by standards, policies, and guidelines emanating from an HR office.

Communication

COMM 1101 | PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH

This course focuses on the practical application of public speaking principles. Students gain experience in preparing and presenting formal speeches, and they develop skills of effective listening and critical analysis.

Composition & Literature

COMP 0090 | A WRITER’S WORKSHOP

This five-week accelerated course is designed to improve writing skills and to encourage critical-thinking skills. Students will spend time reading, reflecting, writing, and revising. As a result of completing the course, students will be able to:

  • Understand and use writing as a process,
  • Recognize and correct common problems with grammar and mechanics,
  • Organize their thoughts into clear and coherent essays,

Instructional Methods will include lecture, discussion, group work, and peer editing.

COMP 2050 | WRITING AND CRITICAL ANALYSIS

This course provides instruction in writing that encourages learners to generate and perfect the techniques and skills required for academic writing. With an emphasis on critical thinking and analytical writing, this course focuses on the characteristics and uses of expository literature. This course satisfies the writing requirement for OM.

COMP 3200 | CREATIVE WRITING

This course is designed for students who think of writing not only as a useful skill, but also as an art. Students will write in several genres—poetry, personal narrative and creative fiction or non-fiction, using contemporary readings as models for their work.  Students will be expected to work towards mastery of good writing’s fundamentals, from correct grammar and punctuation to figurative language and graceful style. Students will produce three polished works by the end of the course. One of the course’s primary goals is to support not only growth in the students’ writing skills but also in their self-awareness and confidence.

LITR 3040 | SHORT STORY

This course introduces the student to a serious study of literature primarily through the short story. Students will read and discuss selected short fiction pieces.

LITR 3150 | ADOLESCENT LITERATURE

In this course we will examine themes in adolescent literature and discuss the application of their meaning to real life.  Although the literature is considered adolescent, it is universal in theme, applicable to all ages.  Emphasis will be placed on reflection and meaning – exploration of theme and its significance to life.  In the process of exploring literature, we will examine the impact of setting, narration, characterization, plot, tone, description, dialogue, authorship, and historical background.

Computer Science

CSCI 1010 | INTRO TO COMPUTERS & APPLICATIONS

This is an introductory course on computers and their applications primarily geared to the non-traditional student. The class meets once a week over five weeks for four hours (approximately one and a half hours of lecture and two and a half hours of lab). Lecture topics include the computer hardware and software with particular focus on Microsoft Office, computer organization and operation, file storage and networking, collaboration tools, business applications, and social networking. The course will emphasize the use of computers in the business environment.

Health Administration

NHAD 3800 ** | HEALTH CARE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

This course presents a review of the ethical and legal dilemmas faced by health care providers and administrators. The values underlying the development of the health care system in the United Stated are explored in depth. The formation of governmental policy, state and federal, is reviewed. Health policy’s impact on and regulation of health care delivery in the United States is examined. Application of ethical decision-making is explored.

NHAD 4000 ** | HEALTH CARE POLICY, ETHICS AND LAW

This course presents a review of the ethical and legal dilemmas faced by health care providers and administrators. The values underlying the development of the health care system in the United Stated are explored in depth. The formation of governmental policy, state and federal, is reviewed. Health policy’s impact on and regulation of health care delivery in the United States is examined. Application of ethical decision-making is explored.

NHAD 4100 ** | HUMAN RESOURCES IN HEALTH CARE

This course will provide undergraduate level students with a framework for human resource decision making, an understanding of employee development, appraisal and employee compensation, as well as the recruitment and retention process within health care organizations. This course familiarizes the student with the field of human resources management through an examination of the major components of labor law, collective bargaining, and labor relations. In addition, the course provides purposeful exploration of how strategic management of human resources creates value and delivers results in health care.

NHAD 4200 ** | NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATION

Nursing home administrators take charge of many of the long-term operations of an elderly care home, such as managing finances, establishing policies, directing employees and much more.  This is a multi-faceted job which requires a number of educational credentials as well as licensure from one’s state.  This module covers content that includes all of the domains of practice, as established by the American College of Health Care Administrators, and will provide students with a broad based overview of the field of Nursing Home Administration.  The content is solely oriented towards educating students for licensure as nursing home administrators.

History

CGEO 2100 | CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY

Cultural Geography is an interesting, exciting and practical course that can enrich your life, strengthen your knowledge about geography, history, and current events.  It is designed to make geography understandable and fun.  The instructor loves geography and has traveled extensively and enhances the topic with personal anecdotes.

Music

MUSC 1910 | INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC

Students are introduced to the art of music and its materials with emphasis on the development of listening skills.  This course is not open to Music majors.

Philosophy

PHIL 2801 | CRITICAL THINKING

The student develops skills for evaluating arguments through an applied study of the formal and informal components of language and reasoning.  The course is preparation for a thoughtful, informed, and attentive life.

HUMN 3010 | HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY OF ADULT EDUCATION

Learning is a lifelong process that occurs in the workplace, the community, the church, and the classroom.  In this course, students will study the theories that support learning from personal experience.  Students will draw from the works of scholars such as David Kolb and Malcolm Knowles to produce life-learning essays that may be submitted to faculty readers for additional academic credit.

Psychology

PSYC 2010 | DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

This course provides an introduction to human development from conception through death.  Focus will be on physical, cognitive, emotional and social development, with an emphasis on contemporary issues, concerns and application of information.

Sciences

BIOL 1030 | HUMAN BIOLOGY

This course is a lecture course in contemporary human biology for non-science majors. The course will focus on basic life chemistry and cell function, human organ systems and associated disorders (diseases), and bioethical issues impacting human health and society.

BIOL 1500 | HUMAN NUTRITION

This lecture course presents information on nutrients, their use by the body, and their relationship to human health.

Sociology

SOCS 1020 | MODERN SOCIAL PROBLEMS

This course is a survey of the nature and range of social problems, the conditions which give rise to them, and the methods by which our society attempts to cope with them.

SOCS 2050 | ETHNIC & SOCIAL DIVERSITY

This course is a study of human diversity and social and economic justice in our nation and the world.  Its goal is to produce culturally literate and sensitive professionals by increasing one’s cultural awareness, promoting their knowledge acquisition, and assisting in skill development.  Students will end this course with a better understanding of themselves and the diverse groups that will be examined.

SOCS 3010 ** | GERONTOLOGY

This course provides an overview of the aging process and problems associated with normal growth and development, with an emphasis on the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs that meet the needs of older adults.  The course will also address behavioral health issues associated with aging, including psycho-social impact of cultural and cohort influences.  A discussion of prevention, diagnosis, assessment, and intervention as well as an examination of legislation affecting older adults will be reviewed.  In addition, an understanding the death and dying process as a normal part of the life cycle and an examination of the specific are needed to care for the dying patient and (their) family as they complete that last stage of growth and development will also be considered.

Women's Studies

SGEN 3100 | WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

This course is designed to provide students who have a general interest in leadership with insights, perspectives, and considerations that pertain to women in leadership in particular.  It assumes that understanding leadership issues as they relate specifically to women will benefit both women and men as they engage in leadership in their daily lives.  It is based on the assumption that while all leaders face many similar challenges, women face some unique challenges depending both on their personal history and experiences as well as on the experience and history of the organizations where they lead or hope to lead.  The course will identify skills and strategies for women in recognizing barriers to leadership in themselves and in the context in which they lead and for women and men in promoting leadership contributions from all individuals.

*These courses require the student to successfully complete the admission essay before enrolling.

**The Nursing Home Administration course sequence is designed to help health care professionals seeking licensure in Nursing Home Administration meet the New York State’s Department of Health educational requirements. To qualify for licensure, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution along with the courses listed.

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