On-Campus Minors

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On-Campus Minors

On-Campus Minors

On-Campus Minors

Grace Christian University offers a range of minors designed to support students’ desire to  engage in an area they are passionate about beyond their major. Adding a minor helps students enhance their major and vocational preparations. 

THE SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCES 

BUSINESS

Students pursuing a minor in business will engage in basic styles of management, principles of planning, organizing, motivating, directing, supervising, staffing, controlling work and work performance in a business. There is a major emphasis on business as mission and how our faith fits into workforce management. Students Engage in a basic overview of conflict resolution, fundamental principles of resource allocation, production and income distribution, evaluation of consumer and government spending, business investment, taxation and monetary policy.

Course

Course Name

Credit Hours

BUS 201

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

BUS 210

Accounting I

3

BUS 301

Principles of Management

3

MKT 330

Principles of Marketing

3

BUS 470

Personnel Development

3

HISTORY

The past is an entrance to your future. Understanding the stories behind you helps you know where you’re going. Students receive training in the interpretation of primary sources, historical reasoning, the evaluation of historical data and are acquainted with historiography. Study of the experience of minorities in American society as documented in historical, literary, and biographical sources. Students will examine the political, social, religious and economic history of the United States. Students learn how to create a historical argument by developing a research question, annotated bibliography, and a research prospectus or research paper. With a history minor, you’ll enhance your chosen degree program, find yourself in an unfolding redemptive story, and realize you are here for such a time as this.

Course

Course Name

Credit Hours

HST 200

Introduction to the Study of History

3

HST 357

Civil Rights in America

3

Select two of the following

HST 113 or
HST 114 or
HST 215

World History to 1500 or
World History 1500 to Present or
Michigan History

6

Select one of the following

HST 331 or
HST 332 or
THE 371

U.S. History to 1877 or
U.S. History 1877 to Present or
History of Christianity

3

INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION

Communication is not only the ability to be heard but the ability to make others feel heard. By pairing your chosen degree program with a minor in Intercultural Communication, you will gain a wide range of knowledge and know how to share it effectively with others. You will learn the skills needed to succeed in the professional world and broaden your knowledge of how to engage with different cultures. It examines the important role of social, cultural, and historical context in human interactions.The history, methods, and theory of conflict resolution will be explored. Exploring biblical characteristics of leadership and teamwork will provide students with a framework for communicating and effectively leading in a diverse world. This degree is a great addition for those looking at engaging with others beyond our borders through missions or in business.

Course

Course Name

Credit Hours

COM 220

Intercultural Communication

3

COM 250

Interpersonal Communication

3

COM 330

Culture and Conflict Management

3

COM 350

Leadership and Group Communication

3

COM 370 or
COM 420

Crisis Communication or
Public Relations

3

PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION

Are you ready to share stories with the world? In Professional Communications students focus on how to share effectively through audio and visual media. Emphasis will be given to communication concepts, skillful writing, professional interviewing, organized informational presentations, and cultural intelligence in the workplace.Students will explore current issues and trends and analyze the ethical issues from both a legal and biblical perspective. Case studies will be utilized and discussed. In addition, the student will learn public relations writing skills and prepare a public relations plan.

This minor differs by offering students a more technical skillset with audio video production.Audio Production explores multi-track MIDI and audio recording, editing and mixing using Apple’s Logic Pro software. In addition, students will learn about different types of microphones and recording strategies for popular musical instruments. It provides students with the technological tools and hands-on experience necessary for producing professional audio recordings.Video Production explores video camera basics, video recording, editing, and file management skills using Apple’s Final Cut Pro software. It provides students with the technological tools and hands-on experience necessary for production professional videos.

Course

Course Name

Credit Hours

COM 290

Professional Communication

3

MWT 324

Audio Production

3

MWT 328

Video Production

3

COM 420

Public Relations

3

ENG 401

Narrative Journalism

3

SPORTS COMMUNICATION & MANAGEMENT

Start equipping your athletic passion with a deeper understanding of communication and leadership. Students gain an overview of: sports communication practices, insights and principles for promoting sports events and teams, advertising, social media, digital platforms, community relations. Activities will allow students to experience the challenge of learning how to improve their group communication skills across a wide range topics. You will explore biblical characteristics of leadership and teamwork will provide students with a framework for communicating and effectively leading in a diverse world.

Course

Course Name

Credit Hours

SMG 201

Intro to Sports Communication and Media 

3

SMG 210

Introduction to Sports, Fitness, and Recreation Management

3

COM 350

Leadership and Group Communication

3

ENG 409

Narrative Journalism

3

Select one of the following:

COM 370 or
COM 410 or
LEA/BUS 372

Crisis Communication or
Public Relations or
Organizational Leadership

3
3
2

WRITING & LITERATURE

You have a story, and it’s time to tell it. In the Writing & Literature minor, you’ll unleash the power of storytelling and experience time-honored literature. Students are introduced to the discipline and study of literature, especially through the lens of a Christian worldview. You will build interviewing, writing, editing, and storytelling skills, and deepen your understanding of ethical issues in media and mass communication. Discover meaningful conversations through reading, hearing, writing, and crafting stories for the glory of God.

Course

Course Name

Credit Hours

ENG 223

Introduction to Literature

3

ENG 301

Creative Writing

3

ENG 401

Narrative Journalism

3

Select two of the following:

ENG 254

Dystopian Literature

3

ENG 305

Children’s Literature

3

ENG 409

Multiethnic Literature

3

THE SCHOOL OF BIBLE & MINISTRY 

BIBLICAL LANGUAGES

Students who choose to add a minor in Biblical languages will engage in the Biblical languages of Greek and Hebrew. The courses in this minor will introduce the student to elementary Biblical Greek and Hebrew. There will be readings in the Greek New Testament and discussion of methods of Greek Exegesis (explanation and interpretation of scripture).

Course

Course Name

Credit Hours

LAN 331

Elementary Biblical Greek I

3

LAN 332

Elementary Biblical Greek II

3

LAN 421

Readings in the Greek New Testament

3

LAN 422

Methods of Greek Exegesis

3

LAN 451

Elementary Biblical Hebrew I

3

LEADERSHIP STUDIES

Students who choose to add a minor in leadership will get the opportunity to study a wide variety of leadership courses relating to issues in Christian leadership, organizational leadership, crisis and conflict management, group communication, cultural intelligence, psychology of leadership, and cultural diversity.

Course

Course Name

Credit Hours

LEA 171

Introduction to Leadership

3

LEA 273

Issues in Christian Leadership

3

LEA 372

Organizational Leadership

3

COM 330

Culture and Conflict Management

3

Select one of the following

COM 350

Leadership and Group Communication

3

LEA 545

Leading with Cultural Intelligence

3

PSY 215

Psychology of Leadership

3

SOC 243

Introduction to Cultural Diversity

3

PASTORAL MINISTRY

Students who choose this minor will engage courses on ministry and theology. The courses in this minor will introduce the student to preaching, teaching, ministry in postmodern culture, ministry coaching, counseling skills, and the foundations of dispensational theology.

Course

Course Name

Credit Hours

MIN 301

Introduction to Ministry

3

MIN 351

Preaching and Teaching

3

MIN 427

Ministry and Postmodern Culture

3

MIN 467

Ministry Coaching and Counseling Skills

3

THE 316

Foundations of Dispensational Theology

3

WORSHIP MINISTRY

Students who choose this minor will engage a wide variety of courses on worship and ministry. The courses in this minor will introduce the student to foundation of worship ministry, planning and leading worship, and audio visual technology for ministry leaders. Students will also have the opportunity to serve in a worship ministry and tech team.

Course

Course Name

Credit Hours

WAM 211

Foundations of Worship Ministry

3

WAM 320

Planning and Leading Worship

3

WAM 329

AV Tech for Ministry Leaders

3

WAM 184

Worship/Ministry Team 

1

WAM 186

Tech Team

1

Select two of the following
(may be repeated):

WAM 184

Worship/Ministry Team 

1

WAM 186

Tech Team

1

Select two of the following
(may be repeated):

WAM 384

Worship/Ministry Team Leader

1

WAM 386

Tech Team Leader

1

YOUTH MINISTRY

Students who choose the minor will engage in a variety of topics designed to equip a student to work in youth ministry. The courses in this minor will introduce the student to philosophy of youth ministry, youth ministry management, issues and culture of today's youth, middle school youth ministry, and postmodern culture. 

Course

Course Name

Credit Hours

YTH 121

Introduction to Youth Ministry

3

YTH 223

Philosophy of Youth Ministry

3

YTH 347

Issues and Culture of Today’s Youth

3

YTH 353

Youth Ministry Management

3

Select one of the following:

YTH 233

Middle School Youth Ministry

3

MIN 427

Ministry and Postmodern Culture

3

YTH ___

YMN Elective

3

THE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES & HUMAN SERVICES

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Adding a minor in Criminal Justice degree gives a broad overview of the field and the unique challenges of law enforcement and the criminal justice system. Students will have theoretical knowledge and application for real-world Christian service. Students gain an overview of criminal law and specific offenses and applies constitutional restrictions on government’s power emphasizing basic criminal law. Students will engage in a wide array of topics related to juveniles, criminology and law enforcement.  Each course will integrate a Christian worldview of justice and on the topics studied.

Course

Course Name

Credit Hours

CJS 310

Criminal Law

3

CJS 315

Criminal Procedures

3

CJS 330

Law Enforcement and Corrections

3

CJS 350

Criminology and Social Deviance

3

CJS 370

Juvenile Law and Delinquency

3

HUMAN SERVICES

Pursuing a minor in Human Services gives practical support for helping others. No one is more prepared to meet this need than the Christian who is able to apply the principles of the Word of God and the knowledge and skills gained in a Human Services program. Students will learn to understand and practice cultural diversity competence. Growth in these skills equips individuals with the social graces needed to form bonds of mutual trust that will bridge the differences that ordinarily divides people. Students will engage in topics related to human services in public and private settings, contemporary Western society with emphasis on culture, socialization, group life, social institutions, social processes and social change.

Course

Course Name

Credit Hours

SOC 243

Introduction to Cultural Diversity

3

SOC 251

Principles of Sociology

3

SOC 255

Introduction to Human Services

3

Upper division PSY/SOC/CJS electives chosen with advisor

6

 

PSYCHOLOGY

Psychology students embrace individuals holistically, taking a bio-psycho-social-spiritual perspective. Further, approaching psychology from a biblical worldview empowers students to support psychological findings in God’s general revelation with His special revelation, the Bible. Students will explore human development from conception through death using the biopsycho-social-spiritual model. Using major theories, such as psychodynamic, behaviorism, cognitive, ecological. Students will examine the psychological influences on health, well-being and longevity. There will be a focus on research methodology and statistics as a liberal arts discipline.The emphasis will be on developing an understanding of the principles and concepts underlying the use of statistics in social sciences research and applications.

Course

Course Name

Credit Hours

PSY 201

Introduction to Psychology

3

PSY 245

Lifespan Psychology

3

PSY 339

Health Psychology

3

PSY 282

Research Statistics

3

Psychology/Sociology elective chosen with advisor

3

On-Campus Programs

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