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CO-300-AED Reason & Knowing: Nature & Human Nature (4)
This worldview course for Continuing Studies students focuses on epistemology, metaphysics and human nature questions within the complex traditions of Christian and Rationalist worldviews from the Hebrews and Greeks in ancient times through the 19th and 20th century challenges to Rationalist assumptions. Fulfills the Core requirement for evening students.

PO 315-AED Understanding Global Issues (3)
This course provides an opportunity to learn about and reflect upon current issues in today's world. Issues covered will include the concept of human rights, war and peace, economic development, ethnicity, diversity, and environmental degradation. Fulfills the global perspective requirement.

AR 241-E Ceramics (Hand Building) I (3)
Off-wheel techniques to create ceramic forms. Emphasis on expressive potential of clay, glazing and firing techniques. Fulfills the fine arts requirement.

BU 386-E Directed Readings: Business (1)
Selected readings in business designed to broaden knowledge in specific business arenas. Reading list is approximately six books. Self-paced; conference with instructor at the end of the semester. Obtain instructions and reading list by calling 509-777-3222. Open only to Whitworth Continuing Studies students.

SO 386-E Directed Readings: Sociology (1)
Selected readings in sociology and/or social service arenas designed to broaden knowledge. Self-paced; conference with instructor at the end of the semester. Obtain reading list by calling 509.777.3222. Open only to Whitworth Continuing Studies students

ASL 100-AEHY Introduction to Conversational Sign Language (3)
Preparation for language acquisition via overview of sign language with concentration on language universals of category and relationship. Fulfills the American diversity or world language requirement.

EL 128-AED Multicultural American Literature (3)
Survey of African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American literature. Readings in prose, poetry, drama, and film from at least two of the groups. Fulfills the Humanities or Multicultural requirement.

SP 351-AEHY Group Dynamics (3)
A focus on group behavior and on how group functioning affects organizational effectiveness. Emphasis on effective group processes for role clarification, decision-making, problem-solving, conflict resolution and group communications. Students develop communication strategies and application of concepts through completion of a small-group project. Required course for program management social services and criminal justice majors. Note: There is content overlap between this course and a course in the organizational management major; do not take this course if you are considering joining an organizational management cohort. Fulfills the oral communication requirement.

SS 101-AE Concepts in Social Science I (3)
Content is geared toward a clear understanding of the major ideas, eras, themes, developments, turning points, chronology and cause and effect relationships in U.S. History. The social studies concepts of economics and civics are presented within this historical context. Guiding the content are the essential "knowledge and skills" for elementary teacher candidates as stated in the elementary endorsement competencies published by OSPI. Fulfills U.S. history and civics requirement for elementary education majors. Fulfills the social science requirement.

FA 101-AED Introduction to the Fine Arts (3)
Integrates the disciplines of art, music, theatre and dance into an examination of the fine-arts experience. Examines elements, media, expressiveness. Fulfills the fine arts requirement.

SP 351-AED Group Dynamics (3)
A focus on group behavior and on how group functioning affects organizational effectiveness. Emphasis on effective group processes for role clarification, decision-making, problem-solving, conflict resolution and group communications. Students develop communication strategies and application of concepts through completion of a small-group project. Required course for program management, social services and criminal justice majors. Note: There is content overlap between this course and a course in the organizational management major; do not take this course if you are considering joining an organizational management cohort. Fulfills the oral communication requirement.

CO 300-AE Reason & Knowing: Nature & Human Nature (4)
This worldview course for Continuing Studies students focuses on epistemology, metaphysics and human nature questions within the complex traditions of Christian and Rationalist worldviews from the Hebrews and Greeks in ancient times through the 19th and 20th century challenges to Rationalist assumptions. Fulfills the Core requirement for evening students.

PY 358-ED Psychopathology (3)
Study of behavior categorized as mental illness or mental disorder. Introduction to the DSM-IV and treatment. Pertinent issues in genetic and neurochemical factors, family interactions, and other social relationships examined. Prerequisites: PY 101 and PY 227W.

BU 361-AED Lean Management (3)
This course explores streamlining business processes through the application of quality management principles to create globally competitive business entities. The course takes concepts beyond the factory floor to service and retail environments; it is designed for anyone who is interested in a career in management of either a for-profit or not-for-profit entity.

MA 107-AE Basic Concepts in Modern Mathematics (3)
Mathematics for the liberal arts student. An introduction to contemporary mathematics and its role in society. Current and past applications of mathematics in the real world will be examined. Topics may include management science, coding information, geometric applications, and statistics. Fulfills the math requirement.

SP 398-AE Intercultural Communication (3)
Study of how elements such as ritual, status, symbolism, concepts of time and use of space create our worldview. Class promotes cross-cultural understanding using interactive and visual communication to communicate effectively across cultures. Intent is to broaden cultural awareness and enhance multicultural literacy. Fulfills global perspective requirement.

SO 311W-AED Families & Society (3)
Family, kinship and marriage in societal context. Human families in their many forms are examined cross-culturally and historically; primary emphasis is upon the changing shape and character of American families today. Impact of class, race and values on family life is explored. Special focus is on parent-child relations and the problems of children in American families. Required course for social services majors.

SO 325-AED Sociology of Death & Dying (3)
Looks at death due to both disease process and trauma. Elements of study will include various care giving options; emotional aspects associated with lengthy dying process v. traumatic death; as well as loss and grief; cultural influences regarding care/treatment; religious/spiritual influences; legal and business issues.

TH 242-AED Life & Teachings of Jesus (3)
The pivotal events and major teachings of Jesus as recorded in the Gospels, and their relevance to today. Fulfills the biblical literature requirement.

TH 135-AE A Biblical Introduction to God (3)
This class presents a Christian view of the nature and character of God based on the Bible. Our goal: to bring students' perspectives on God into conversation with the biblical view, as we learn to think, speak, and write theologically. Fulfills the biblical literature requirement.

TH 130-AEHY Introduction to the Bible (3)
An overview of the entire Bible, with emphasis on literary, historical and theological themes and the diversity and unity within the Bible. Fulfills the biblical literature requirement.

PH 321W-AEDHY Ethics-Social/Behavioral Studies (3)
This course focuses on four themes in moral philosophy: The Foundations of morality, Moral knowledge, Moral motivation, and Ethics in real life. The course will apply these ethical themes to topics in social and behavioral fields. Satisfies the Writing-intensive requirement. Required course for criminal justice major. Fulfills humanities requirement.

SN 100-AEHY Introduction to Spanish (3)
Preparation for foreign language acquisition via overview of Spanish language with concentration on language universals of category and relationship. Provides a framework of linguistic and cultural expectation upon which any foreign language can be built. Students must have a computer to ensure success in course. Fulfills the global perspective or world language requirement.

BI 107-AE Infectious Diseases (3)
Introduction to the structure, function and diversity of microorganisms that cause human disease. Microbial infections that complicate exposure to vacation climates, pets, recreational activities and exotic cuisine will be emphasized. Course includes a lab component. For non-science majors. Fulfills the natural science requirement.

GE 335-AED Transition to Adult Learning (3)
An introduction to the expectations and methodology of the accelerated learning format and the programs in continuing studies. Through readings, discussion, and writing assignments, the course examines critical thinking and communication skills. Topics include self-directed collaborative learning, academic research, and history/culture of Whitworth.

MU 206-AE Jazz in America (3)
Comprehensive review of the cultural settings from which jazz emerged. Major jazz styles, composers/performers, and recordings. Fulfills American diversity, fine arts or humanities requirement.

PY 227-AE Personality & Individual Differences (3)
This course explores historical and current perspectives on the nature of human personality, including personality development, assessment, and change. Other important dimensions along which humans can vary, such as gender, culture, intellectual ability, and genetic/biochemical composition, are also considered. Prerequisite: PY 101.

BU 230-AD Financial Accounting (3)
A study of the fundamental processes of accounting applied to services and merchandising proprietorships, partnerships and corporations. Analyzing, classifying and recording business transactions; preparation and analysis of financial statements.

CO 300-AED Reason & Knowing: Nature & Human Nature (4)
This worldview course for Continuing Studies students focuses on epistemology, metaphysics and human nature questions within the complex traditions of Christian and Rationalist worldviews from the Hebrews and Greeks in ancient times through the 19th and 20th century challenges to Rationalist assumptions. Fulfills the Core requirement for evening students.

SO 311W-AE Families & Society (3)
Family, kinship and marriage in societal context. Human families in their many forms are examined cross-culturally and historically; primary emphasis is upon the changing shape and character or American families today. Impact of class, race and values on family life is explored. Special focus is on parent-child relations and the problems of children in American families. Required course for social services majors.

PO 302-AED Legal Issues in Social & Behavioral Studies (3)
This course presents a brief historic overview of the American judicial system, and a comprehensive study of our contemporary legal processes and systems, with emphasis on issues and tensions between the legal system, societal norms, and individual interest. Required course for criminal justice and public service administration.

SO 120-AEDHY Introduction to Sociology (3)
Examination of the concepts, methods and findings sociologists use to understand social life in the U.S. and other cultures. Analysis of social groups and processes, from families and cities to crime, social change, and inequalities of gender, race and class. Exploration of social problems and how to make a difference. Fulfills the social science requirement.

SO 315-AED Funding & Grant Writing (3)
Identification of potential sources and preparation of application documents. Analysis of successful grants and assistance from local resources. Required course for program management and social services majors.

CO 300-ED Reason & Knowing: Nature & Human Nature (4)
This worldview course for Continuing Studies students focuses on epistemology, metaphysics and human nature questions within the complex traditions of Christian and Rationalist worldviews from the Hebrews and Greeks in ancient times through the 19th and 20th century challenges to Rationalist assumptions. Fulfills the Core requirement for evening students.

EC 345-AE Economics of Social Issues (3)
Economic thinking about social problems such as population growth, price controls, poverty, higher education, energy, crime, pollution, consumerism, health care, social and economic inequality, unemployment, inflation, taxation and the public debt. Required course for social services, criminal justice and public service administration major. Fulfills the American diversity or social science requirement.

SO 220-AEDHY Race & Ethnicity (3)
Examines racial and ethnic relations around the world, with emphasis on the United States. Students explore race as a social construct and its intersections with class, gender and immigrant status. Emphasis is put on racism within social institutions along with analysis of beliefs and privilege at the individual level. Prerequisite: SO 120. Required course for criminal justice administration. Fulfills the American diversity requirement.

WGS 370-AED Action Heroes to Zany Moms: Representations of Women in Popular Culture (3)
This course approaches recent popular culture in the US as more than simply entertainment. Particular attention is paid to representations of gender, sexuality, race, and class as intersecting, dynamic social categories embedded in narratives about women and feminism. Different media effects theories are explored and discussed. Cultural theory is used to learn how social anxieties, problems, and desires are constructed, managed, and challenged through cultural texts, critically analyzing how popular culture shapes who we are. Focus is on primarily visual culture, and a variety of genres and mediums. Fulfills the American diversity or humanities requirement.

AR 361-AE History of Renaissance and Baroque Art (3)
The development of artistic expression from the early 14th century through the 19th century, including Northern and Italian Renaissance, Mannerism, Rococo, Neoclassicism and Romanticism. Architecture, sculpture, painting and the minor arts will be considered within both their cultural and visual contexts.Fulfills the fine arts or humanities requirement.

PO 320-AE American Political Process (3)
This course focuses on Western political theory and its intersection with public administration. Particular focus will be placed on issues related to social services. Required course for the social services major.

TA 100-AE OL Introduction to Theatre (3)
An introduction to theatre history, literature, criticism, and the practicalities of creating theatre, with particular emphasis upon its cultural and social influences on society. Fulfills the fine arts or humanities requirement.

BU 411-AED Human Resources: Compliance & Risk Management (3)
Topics include job analysis and documentation, employee records management, key legislation on employee rights (EEO, affirmative action, discrimination and harassment), with particular emphasis given to diversity & inclusion, risk management, and corporate social responsibility. The impact of key federal laws and regulations on occupational health, safety and security will also be covered. Part of the SHRM 2-course series (BU 303 & BU 411) which equip individuals for employment as human resource generalists or for other professional fields requiring knowledge particular to human resources. These courses are designed to prepare individuals for the nationally recognized SHRM-CP certification exam. Course materials are purchased from the Society for Human Resource Management and are included in the cost of tuition for those registering for two or more courses in the sequence. Students registering for only one course will be charged $165 for course materials.

SO 425-AE Making Change: Social Intervention Strategies (3)
Learn to use a 'sociological imagination' to explore the relationship between personal troubles and public issues while examining a variety of social problems. Examine steps, strategies, approaches and skills used to make change while developing an understanding of neighborhoods, communities and organizations. Experience change firsthand and apply course material by participating in a service learning project outside the classroom. Prerequisite: SO 120. Required course for social services major.

TH 242-AE Life & Teachings of Jesus (3)
The pivotal events and major teachings of Jesus as recorded in the Gospels, and their relevance to today. Fulfills the biblical literature requirement.

MA 107-AED Basic Concepts in Modern Mathematics (3)
Mathematics for the liberal arts student. An introduction to contemporary mathematics and its role in society. Current and past applications of mathematics in the real world will be examined. Topics may include management science, coding information, geometric applications, and statistics. Fulfills the math requirement.

SO 368-AED The Helping Process in Social Services (3)
Learn to use core concepts, values, and skills for helping people in social-service settings. Become familiar with interviewing, assessing and behaving professionally in these settings. A Christian view of the helping process will be integrated with the skills and knowledge base. Required course for the social services major.

BU 330-AED Fund Accounting and Budget Management (3)
Overview of the accounting procedures associated with governmental and agency needs. Preparation of required reports and related documents; special focus on monitoring performance. Required course for public service administration major.

PO 371-AED Introduction to Public Administration (3)
An introduction to the key elements of public administration, set in a context that considers current political, economic, administrative, social and public service practice. Topics may include organization theory, management of human and fiscal resources, governance, and public policy. Included will be an examination of values and issues contemporary to local, state, and national constituencies. Required course for the social services, criminal justice and public service administration major.

FW 175-ED Survey of Physical Education Activities (3)
Course includes individualized fitness assessment, personalized program development, and exposure to leisure and lifetime wellness activities as they relate to the Continuing Studies student. Also includes a personalized aerobic component and nutritional considerations. Fulfills the entire (three credit) physical education requirement for graduation.

BU 386-E Directed Readings: Business (1)
Selected readings in business designed to broaden knowledge in specific business arenas. Reading list is approximately six books. Self-paced; conference with instructor at the end of the semester. Obtain instructions and reading list by calling 509-777-3222. Open only to Whitworth Continuing Studies students.

FW 175-E Survey of Physical Education Activities (3)
Course includes individualized fitness assessment, personalized program development, and exposure to leisure and lifetime wellness activities as they relate to the Continuing Studies student. Also includes a personalized aerobic component and nutritional considerations. Fulfills the entire (three credit) physical education requirement for graduation.

GE 335-AE Transition to Adult Learning (3)
An introduction to the expectations and methodology of the accelerated learning format and the programs in the School of Continuing Studies. Through readings, discussion, and writing assignments, the course examines critical thinking and communication skills. Topics include self-directed collaborative learning, academic research, and history/culture of Whitworth. This course must be taken within the first semester of attendance at Whitworth University.

GE 335-AE1 Transitions to Adult Learning (3)
An introduction to the expectations and methodology of the accelerated learning format and the programs in the School of Continuing Studies. Through readings, discussion, and writing assignments, the course examines critical thinking and communication skills. Topics include self-directed collaborative learning, academic research, and history/culture of Whitworth. This course must be taken within the first semester of attendance at Whitworth University.

EC 345-AEDHY Economics of Social Issues (3)
Economic thinking about social problems such as population growth, price controls, poverty, higher education, energy, crime, pollution, consumerism, health care, social and economic inequality, unemployment, inflation, taxation and the public debt. Required course for social services, criminal justice and public service administration major. Fulfills the American diversity or social science requirement.

EL 109-AEHY Introduction to Academic Writing (3)
Introduction to critical writing in response to reading and research. Practice in using writing processes (invention, drafting, revision, editing) to create effective academic arguments. Style and grammar issues and strategies for avoiding plagiarism presented as needed. Fulfills the written communication requirement.

BU 336-AD Introduction to Taxation (4)
A study of the concepts involved in determination of federal income tax liability, preparation of tax returns. Individual tax problems, tax planning. Prerequisites: BU 230 and junior standing.

SS 102-AE Concepts in Social Science II (3)
Content is geared toward a clear understanding of the major ideas, eras, themes, developments, turning points, chronology and cause and effect relationships in Pacific Northwest History. The social studies concepts of economics and civics are presented within this historical context. Guiding the content are the essential "knowledge and skill" for elementary teacher candidates as stated in the elementary endorsement competencies published by OSPI.

SO 386-E Directed Readings: Sociology (1)
Selected readings in sociology and/or social service arenas designed to broaden knowledge. Self-paced; conference with instructor at the end of the semester. Obtain reading list by calling 509.777.3222. Open only to Whitworth Continuing Studies students

EL 301-AE Children's Literature (3)
Reading and evaluation of a broad range of literature for children.

AR 211-AE Watercolor I (3)
Beginning course in transparent watercolor. Traditional and contemporary techniques. Emphasis on observation, composition and content. Some art experience recommended. Fulfills fine arts requirement.

BU 352-AED Human Behavior in Organizations (3)
This course is designed to provide theoretical perspectives and empirical knowledge regarding human behavior as it relates to the organization. Emphasis is placed on the impact and implications of individual values, perceptions, motivation, diversity, growth and development as they relate to organizational culture and expectations. Required course for criminal justice administration. Note: There is content overlap between this course and a course in the organizational management major; do not take this course if you are considering joining an organizational management cohort.

BU 332-AD Cost Accounting (3)
Emphasis on the mechanics and applications of accounting principles and concepts for planning, control and decision-making. Cost behavior, cost-volume-profit relationships, responsibility accounting, standard costing, budgeting, relevant costing for non-routine decisions, capital budgeting. Prerequisites: BU 230 and BU 231.

TH 241-AE New Testament (3)
The content and theology of the New Testament in light of its literary, historical and religious background, with a view to gaining a good working knowledge of the New Testament. Special focus on Jesus Christ, the gospel and the Christian life. Fulfills the biblical literature requirement.

SP 352-AED Conflict Management (3)
Investigates how individuals can manage relational conflict more effectively, with an emphasis on the language and structure of conflict. Students will develop skills in managing social and task conflict in both professional and personal contexts. Required course for public service administration major.

BU 367-AED Fundamentals of Investing (3)
This course will provide the student with a solid foundation of the core investment concepts and tools. The course will cover the overall structure of the market and study equities, fixed income, options, mutual funds, commodities/ futures as well as some alternative investments. The course will also look at risk and return and the modern portfolio theory. The course will consist of lecture, discussion, presentations and guest lecturers. Prerequisite: BU-110.

EDE 302-EE Foundations of Education and Community Engagement (3)
The course explores the philosophical foundations and critical issues related to education, faith/world view and the education profession, certification in Washington and the dispositions of successful practitioners as identified by the Whitworth School of Education conceptual framework. It also provides an introduction to educational opportunities in community organizations including museums, art, music or theatre groups, youth organizations and science centers. Students complete a service learning experience, either in a K-12 classroom or education-related community organization. Cross listed with EDE 502.

CS 196-E Workshop: Building Excel Skills (1)
This workshop is for students whose proficiency in Microsoft Office does not include fundamental Excel skills. Excel is the software tool that is essential in the business arena and every business student should have at least a basic understanding of the program. This workshop is especially important for students who are seeking a career in business or administration.

GE 335-AE Transition to Adult Learning (3)
An introduction to the expectations and methodology of the accelerated learning format and the programs in the School of Continuing Studies. Through readings, discussion, and writing assignments, the course examines critical thinking and communication skills. Topics include self-directed collaborative learning, academic research, and history/culture of Whitworth. This course must be taken within the first semester of attendance at Whitworth University.

EL 109-AE Introduction to Academic Writing (3)
Introduction to critical writing in response to reading and research. Practice in using writing processes (invention, drafting, revision, editing) to create effective academic arguments. Style and grammar issues and strategies for avoiding plagiarism presented as needed. Fulfills the written communication requirement.

GL 141-AED Introduction to Oceanography (3)
This course provides a broad introduction to the oft times mysterious oceanographic realm. Topics include: nature of the seafloor; seabed resources; chemical and physical properties of water; currents, waves and tides; coastlines; primary production and other "life in the water". Fulfills the natural science requirement.

SO 343-AE Sociology of Religion (3)
How can one make sense of religion? A variety of theoretical and methodological "ways of looking" will be used in an attempt to understand religious behavior. Religion will be explored both as it is affected by its social context and as it affects society. Sociology has been seen as both serious threat to cherished religion and a valuable tool for ministry. Both tensions and conversations between Christianity and sociology will be examined. Prerequisite: SO 120.

LS 305-AEDHY Introduction to Public Service Leadership (3)
This course will be an introduction to the study of leadership with a focus on public service entities. Additional topics covered will be types of entities (non-profit, NGO, governments, neighborhood associations), organizational behavior, sustainability and community development. Required course for public service administration.

JMC 311-AED1 Public Relations & Communication (3)
Students examine the role of managed communication in public relations problems unique to health, education, and human and public service organizations. This study includes the theory and practice of public speaking with a focus on civic persuasion. Students will strengthen written communication skills critical for effectiveness in professional environments. Required course for public service administration.

EL 310-AED Northwest Writers (3)
Readings from a diverse group of Northwestern poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers, with consideration of central themes and concerns shared among them. Explores the relationship between these writers and their region. Fulfills humanities requirement

EDE 386-E  Directed Readings: Education (1)
Selected readings in education designed to broaden knowledge. Self-paced; conference with instructor at the end of the semester. Obtain reading list by calling 509.777.3222. Open only to Whitworth Continuing Studies students.

TH 386-E Directed Readings: Theology (1)
Selected readings in theology designed to broaden knowledge. Self-paced; conference with instructor at the end of the semester. Obtain reading list by calling 509.777.3222. Open only to Whitworth Continuing Studies students.

AR 240-AE Ceramics (Wheelwork) I (3)
Use of the potter's wheel to create three-dimensional forms, both sculptural and functional. Emphasis on design, glazing, and firing techniques. Fulfills the fine arts requirement.

ASL 100-AEDHY Introduction to Conversational Sign Language (3)
Preparation for language acquisition via overview of sign language with concentration on language universals of category and relationship. Fulfills the American diversity or world language requirement.

SN 100-AEHY Introduction to Spanish (3)
Preparation for foreign language acquisition via overview of Spanish language with concentration on language universals of category and relationship. Provides a framework of linguistic and cultural expectation upon which any foreign language can be built. Students must have computer to ensure success in course. Fulfills the global perspective or world language requirement.

SO 466-AE Ethics in Public Service (3)
Examining the role, values and issues of management in social service and public agencies in the context of democratic governance, citizen participation, power structures and professional codes of conduct, with an emphasis on developing skill in critical and ethical reasoning and decision making. Required course for public service administration.

CO 150-AE Western Civilization I: Christian Worldview Perspective (4)
The initial Worldview course focuses on theology and anthropology, the nature of God and humanity. The course emphasizes key theological concerns and how those concerns work themselves out in daily life. Issues to be explored include Jewish and Christian theological assumptions about God, humans, and their implications for ethics, work, leisure, creativity, diversity, scientific inquiry, resource allocation, global citizenship, and technological innovation.

PO 340-AE Contemporary Africa (3)
Recent colonial and independence history of principal African countries. Traditional setting, cultural change, modern philosophies of political and economic development. Fulfills the global perspective requirement.

EDE 386-E Directed Readings: Education (1)
Selected readings in education designed to broaden knowledge. Self-paced; conference with instructor at the end of the semester. Obtain reading list by calling 509.777.3222. Open only to Whitworth Continuing Studies students.

TH 386-E Directed Readings: Theology
Selected readings in theology designed to broaden knowledge. Self-paced; conference with instructor at the end of the semester. Obtain reading list by calling 509.777.3222. Open only to Whitworth Continuing Studies students.

SN 100-AED Introduction to Spanish (3)
Preparation for foreign language acquisition via overview of Spanish language with concentration on language universals of category and relationship. Provides a framework of linguistic and cultural expectation upon which any foreign language can be built. Course is technologically enhanced. Fulfills the global perspective or world language requirement.

LS 305-AED Introduction to Public Service Leadership (3)
This course will be an introduction to the study of leadership with a focus on public service entities. Additional topics covered will be types of entities (non-profit, NGO, governments, neighborhood associations), organizational behavior, sustainability and community development. Required course for public service leadership.

LS 470W-AED Strategic Leadership in Public Service Organizations (3)
This course builds on prior courses and further develops the decision-making skills necessary to succeed in a 21st century organization. Emphasis is placed on the development and execution of strategy. Students will examine the elements of a strategic planning process and learn to apply them in the public service arena. This course is designed to enhance the impact and influence students bring to the work place when faced with the need to navigate complex situations. Required course for public service administration.

LS 497-E Workshop: Focus on Leadership: Leading Others Through Change (1)
Changes that are meant to strengthen an organization can actually weaken it if the transition is not properly managed. People can be left resentful, demotivated, and confused at a time when commitment and creativity are essential. Even the most promising and positive sounding changes can fall flat if morale suffers, productivity is negatively impacted, or if productive members of the team decide to leave. This course will include tools for helping people disengage from old methods of doing things, provide them with support to get them through the in-between time, and help them adapt to the new way of doing things.

BU 305-E Dean's Executive Speaker Series (3)
This course explores the various ways that individuals become successful business leaders. Each week will consist of a lecture and a discussion led by a top executive from the Spokane community. The speakers will share their professional biographies - how they got their start, what happened to them, successes and failures, and what they are doing now. They will also tell us what they have learned about marketing, management, leadership, and life during their careers. Finally, they will provide suggestions and guidance to help you successfully navigate the cross-currents of the business world. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.

BU 314-AED Introduction to Operations Management (3)
This course will examine the concepts, processes, and methods of managing and controlling operations in manufacturing or service settings at the introductory level. Current issues such as globalization, supply chain strategy, quality control, scheduling and queuing are discussed.

SP 352-AE Conflict Management (3)
Investigates how individuals can manage relational conflict more effectively, with an emphasis on the language and structure of conflict. Students will develop skills in managing social and task conflict in both professional and personal contexts. Required course for public service administration major.

BU 386-E Directed Readings: Business (1)
Selected readings in business designed to broaden knowledge in specific business areas. Reading list is approximately six books. Self-paced; conference with instructor at the end of the semester. Obtain instructions and reading list by calling 509-777-222. Open only to Whitworth Continuing Studies students.

EDE 386-E Directed Readings: Education (1)
Selected readings in education designed to broaden knowledge. Self-paced; conference with instructor at the end of the semester. Obtain reading list by calling 509.777.3222. Open only to Whitworth Continuing Studies students.

SO 386-E Directed Readings: Sociology (1)
Selected readings in sociology and/or social service arenas designed to broaden knowledge. Self-paced; conference with instructor at the end of the semester. Obtain reading list by calling 509.777.3222. Open only to Whitworth Continuing Studies studentsT

TH 386-E Directed Readings: Theology (1)
Selected readings in theology designed to broaden knowledge. Self-paced; conference with instructor at the end of the semester. Obtain reading list by calling 509.777.3222. Open only to Whitworth Continuing Studies students.

BI 107-AEHY Infectious Diseases (3)
Introduction to the structure, function and diversity of microorganisms that cause human disease. Microbial infections that complicate exposure to vacation climates, pets, recreational activities and exotic cuisine will be emphasized. For non-science majors. Meets natural science requirement.

BU 361-AED Lean Management (3)
This course explores streamlining business processes through the application of quality management principles to create globally competitive business entities. The course takes concepts beyond the factory floor to service and retail environments; it is designed for anyone who is interested in a career in management of either a for-profit or not-for-profit entity.

EC 345-AE Economics of Social Issues (3)
Economic thinking about social problems such as population growth, price controls, poverty, higher education, energy, crime, pollution, consumerism, health care, social and economic inequality, unemployment, inflation, taxation and the public debt. Required course for social services, criminal justice and public service administration major. Fulfills the American diversity or social science requirement.

EL 301-AE Children's Literature (3)
Reading and evaluation of a broad range of literature for children.

GE 335-AE Transitions to Adult Learning (3)
An introduction to the expectations and methodology of the accelerated learning format and the programs in the School of Continuing Studies. Through readings, discussion, and writing assignments, the course examines critical thinking and communication skills. Topics include self-directed collaborative learning, academic research, and history/culture of Whitworth. This course must be taken within the first semester of attendance at Whitworth University.

JMC 302-AE Public Relations & Digital Communication (3)
This course covers the paradigm shift that social media is creating at the juncture of communication and technology. Students learn how to utilize online channels such as Twitter, Facebook, blogs, online ads, geo-based location and rating services, and other e-marketing tactics to engage your audience. Explores multiple platforms for monitoring, managing and tracking campaigns.

JMC 311-AED Public Relations & Communication (3)
Students examine the role of managed communication in public relations problems unique to health, education, and human and public service organizations. This study includes the theory and practice of public speaking with a focus on civic persuasion. Students will strengthen written communication skills critical for effectiveness in professional environments. Required course for public service administration.

LS 470W-AED Strategic Leadership in Public Service Organizations (3)
This course builds on prior courses and further develops the decision-making skills necessary to succeed in a 21st century organization. Emphasis is placed on the development and execution of strategy. Students will examine the elements of a strategic planning process and learn to apply them in the public service arena. This course is designed to enhance the impact and influence students bring to the work place when faced with the need to navigate complex situations. Required course for public service administration.

LS 497-E Workshop: Focus on Leadership: Taking the Lead in Your Career Path (1)
This course will address professional and personal development for students interested in pursuing new careers or advancement in current careers. Students will become familiar with the current hiring environment and explore ways to be the most competitive and prepared candidate post-graduation. Topics will include job search techniques, resume building and refining your interview skills. Students who are approaching the end of their bachelors’ degree and want to hone their job search skills and polish their resume should consider taking this workshop.

EL 125-AED Reading Literature (3)
Introduction to literary genres: fiction, drama, and poetry. Attention to multicultural literature.

MA 256-E Elementary Probability & Statistics (3)
Descriptive statistics, probability, probability distributions, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, correlation, and regression.

BU 231-AD Managerial Accounting (3)
Introduction to ways in which management uses accounting information for planning, pricing and controlling and for many special decision-making situations. Prerequisite: BU 230.

LS 497-E1 Workshop: Focus on Leadership: Leadership in Crisis (1)
What is the difference between world class organizations and those just getting by? In most cases it is the quality of the leadership of the organization. This workshop focuses on those skills required to lead organizations through times of crisis. The leadership talents needed to guide organizations through tumultuous times are studied and then applied in a series of case studies out of today’s current events. Students who are approaching the end of their bachelors’ degree and want to prepare to become extra-ordinary professionals should consider taking this workshop.

AR 211-AE Watercolor I (3)
Beginning course in transparent watercolor. Traditional and contemporary techniques. Emphasis on observation, composition and content. Some art experience recommended.

BU 372-AED Risk Management (3)
Risk management professional look at specific projects or initiative, assess the potential damage that could occur to any involved parties and set plans for dealing with it. This course is designed to be an introduction to the practice of predicting risks and preparing steps to minimize the damage to an organization if certain events happen. Topics such as natural disasters, computer safety or equipment failure will be discussed. Students seeking careers in management of any type of entity will be benefited by the material presented in this course.

PS 196-AED Climate Change: Past, Present and Future (3)

AR 241 E Ceramics (Hand Building) I
Off-wheel techniques to create ceramic forms. Emphasis on expressive potential of clay, glazing and firing techniques.

TH 165-AED The Bible for Doubters (3)
An introduction to the overall content and themes of the Bible which is organized around difficult questions and welcomes students who are asking such questions. No Christian commitment is presumed. Fulfills the Biblical Literature requirement.

BU 231-AD Managerial Accounting (3)
Introduction to ways in which management uses accounting information for planning, pricing and controlling and for many special decision-making situations. Prerequisite: BU 230.

EL 102-E Writing Workshop: Structuring English Grammar (1)
Structure of English, Grammar & Effective Writing Focus on the structure and rules of standard English and their relationship to effective writing. Students will have both in-class and assigned writing opportunities to practice skills such as active voice, parallel structures, point of view and more.

CS 178-E Workshop: Building Excel Skills I (1)
This workshop is for students whose proficiency in Microsoft Office does not include fundamental Excel skills. Excel is the software tool that is essential in the business arena and every business student should have at least a basic understanding of the program. This workshop is especially important for students who are seeking a career in business or administration and whose Excel skills are at the novice level.