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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.

EC 345-AED 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 program management, social services and criminal justice major. Fulfills the American diversity or social science requirement.

BU 331-AED Project Management (3)
This course discusses the factors necessary for successful project management. Topics include project management concepts, needs identification, the project manager, teams, project organizations, project communications, project planning, scheduling, control and associated costs. Project management software tools will be an integral part of the course.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

SN 100-AE 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.

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.

PO 371-AEDHY 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.

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.

MU 305-AE Leadership in Music (3)
Principles of leadership in the context of a study of famous composers of classical music. Study the lives of composers and explore the specific ways composers shaped the development of a rich artistic tradition. Fulfills the fine arts or humanities 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.

EL 109-AEDHY 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.

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.

BU 337-ED Microsoft Project Workshop (1)
An optional workshop offered concurrently with BU 331 that introduces students to Microsoft Project software. Students work independently in a computer lab on a series of increasingly difficult exercises using the most widely accepted project management software. Using Microsoft's Project 2010 Step by Step workbook, the students complete a series of 12 problems that gradually increase from simple to complex. These Microsoft-developed problems are designed to challenge the student while also helping them explore the feature-rich Microsoft Project 2010 software product. Instructor support is available before or after class and on as needed basis. Grades will be issued on a Satisfactory/Non-satisfactory basis. Enrollment is limited to students who are enrolled in BU 331 for Spring Term 2015.

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.

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 skills" for elementary teacher candidates as stated in the elementary endorsement competencies published by OSPI.

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.

MU 235-AED Classical Music of the Western World (3)
A music appreciation course covering basic techniques for listening to classic pieces of music. Exploration of the historical forces that have influenced the great compositions of our culture. Fulfills the fine arts or humanities requirement.

TH 281-AED Gospel of Luke (3)
This course introduces students to the Gospel of Luke by providing an overview of its basic content and an understanding of its central message. Considerations will be given to its origins, literary nature, historical context, geographical setting, major characters and central themes. Fulfills the biblical literature requirement.

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.

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.

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 425-AED 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.

BU 373-AED Human Resource Management (3)
Changes in our social and economic environment have resulted in changes in the management of an organization's human resources. This course is designed to provide a contemporary view of human resource management. Emphasis is placed on the basic functions of human resource management, i.e. planning, recruitment, selection, training, performance appraisal, compensation, and union/management relations. Required course for program management. 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.

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.

PO 320-AED 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 and criminal justice major.

SO 120-AEHY 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.

HS 301-AE Introduction to Healthcare Administration (3)
This course provides an introduction to the structure, operation and financing of the American healthcare system. It examines the major industry participants; how healthcare services are allocated and financed; the factors that influence the cost and quality of care; and opposing positions on the future of healthcare reform.

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.

MA 256-ED Elementary Probability and Statistics (3)
Descriptive statistics, probability, probability distributions, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, correlation, and regression.Fulfills the math requirement.

PO 320-AEDHY 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 368-AE 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.

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-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.

PO 371-AE 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.

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-AE 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.

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.

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-EHY 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.

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

BU 357-AD Financial Management (3)
Analysis of role of chief financial officer. Study of the tools of financial analysis and decision- making. Emphasis on management of revenues and expenses, assets and liabilities. Information about raising of capital from the sale of stocks and bonds. Prerequisites: BU 230 and BU 231.

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.

BI 102-AEHY Introductory Biology (3)
Contemporary understanding of the basic organization and function of biological systems and the nature and interdependence of living organisms. Emphasis on cell structure, the diversity of organisms, and physiology. Fulfills the natural science requirement.

BU 372-AED Risk Management (3)
Risk management professionals look at specific projects or initiatives, 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.

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.

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.

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.

SO 370-AEDHY Delinquency and Juvenile Justice (3)
The class will review prominent theories on delinquency causation and will use these theories to understand case examples of people who exhibit delinquent behavior. A firsthand introduction to the components, agencies, programs and trends in the juvenile-justice system will move from theory to more pragmatic concerns. Prerequisite: SO 120. Required course for criminal justice major.

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 283-AEDHY Deviance, Crime & Criminal Justice (3)
Analysis of crime and deviance and the efforts to control them. Focus on the nature, causes and consequences of crime and deviance, from such things as drug and alcohol abuse to interpersonal violence and corporate crime. An assessment of the criminal justice system, including police, courts and corrections, and examination of alternative approaches. Faith perspectives on deviance, crime and criminal justice are explored. Field observations required. Prerequisite: SO 120.

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.

BU 466W-AD Principles of Auditing (3)
Standards, objectives and ethics for auditors in public accounting. Reporting standards, internal control, evidence and statistical sampling. Prerequisite: BU 334.

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.

HS 362-AED Personal Health (3)
Current issues related to substance use and abuse, sexuality and life cycles.

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.

PO 302-AEDHY 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 303-AE Globalization and Social Change and Wealth (3)
Globalization and Social Change is an introduction to global studies from sociological and interdisciplinary perspectives. The course will examine economic, political, cultural, and social ties between nations, drawing on theories and concepts from several disciplines that include international studies, political science, economics and the humanities in addition to sociology. Topics to be covered include global social movements, global inequality, the media, and the spread of western cultures and ideologies. Required course for public service administration major.

SO 315-AE 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.

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.

AR 231-E Digital Photography I (3)
Beginning level course in digital photography. A variety of problems address camera and computer techniques. Form and content as well as computer manipulation of the photograph are explored. Digital camera with some manual adjustments or DSLR camera required Student must provide own camera.

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.

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.

GE 335-AED 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.

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.

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.

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-AED 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.

PO 360-AED Leading Sustainable Organizations (3)
This course will teach the need to find resources (fund raising, governmental support, sales) and effectively deliver services. Performance measurement and outcome tracking will be covered. Required course for public service administration major.

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.

JMC 310W-AE Professional Communication: Writing (3)
Against the backdrop of general communication theory, enhance your writing skills and apply them to documents and projects common in the world of work - news releases, brochures, reports, newsletters, correspondence, and others.

CS 110-AE Introduction to Computer Information Systems (3)
Basic concepts of computer hardware, software and information processing. Impact of computers on society and the ethics of informatiion technology. Hands-on experience with operating systems, file systems, word processors, spreadsheets, databases and communication tools.

GE 335-AEDHY 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.

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.

PY 330-AED Psychology of Poverty and Social Class (3)
Examines how social class affects cognitive, emotional, and social development; how the more affluent make attributions of behavior and circumstances of the poor; and how these attributions affect helping behavior and psychological outcomes. Prerequisite: PY 101.

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.

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.

TH 130-AEDHY 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.

PS 125-AE Introduction to the Cosmos (3)
This course provides a broad introduction to the science of astronomy. The initial emphasis consists of a brief overview of the universe and of scientific inquiry, as well as historical astronomy. Subsequent studies take an inside-out approach beginning with residents of the solar system and then progressing to stars, pulsars, black holes, and galaxies. The course also examines the factors that contribute to Earth’s ability to sustain life. The last topic to be considered is cosmology, the science of the origin and development of the universe. Throughout the course we will contemplate the tensions that arise when viewing our universe through the lenses of divine action and natural forces.

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.

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.

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-AED 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.

TH 275-AE Bible and Gender (3)
The primary purpose of this course is to develop deeper thinking with regard to the various roles of women and men in Old and New Testament texts and what we can learn from them. Emphasis will be on informed analysis, with full awareness of the sociological gender-biases that have molded both the texts and their traditional interpretations. Fulfills the biblical literature requirement.

CS 178-E Workshop: Intro to Excel II (1)
This workshop is for students whose proficiency in Microsoft Office includes 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 desire to learn specific functions, like pivot tables.

CO 150-AEHY 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.

TH 358-EHY Psalms (3)
A comprehensive introduction to theological exegesis of the biblical psalms, including those preserved in the Old and New Testament narratives. Special attention is given to the Psalter as a guide to authentic spirituality.

LS 497-E Workshop: Focus on Leadership (1)
Topic TBD.

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-AEHY 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 (1)
Topic TBD.

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.

CS 125-AE Business Information Systems (3)
Introduction to business application software. Students will cover business application software concepts including Microsoft Excel, Access and very introductory macro programming for these applications. The course will start with advanced Excel topics, proceed to Access and finish with introductory macro programming concepts. Students will implement and present a business-related project using either Excel or Access.

TH 261-ED C.S. Lewis (3)
The thought of C.S. Lewis, as found in his philosophical, theological and imaginative works, and the interconnections between those works. Critical evaluation of Lewis's ideas and application of those ideas to contemporary issues. Fulfills the humanities requirement.

BU 303-AED Human Resources: Strategy & Development (3)
A comprehensive review of the HR functions within organizations. Key areas of focus include: strategic workforce planning, assessment of learning and development goals, talent acquisition systems, and an overview of strategic HR data analytics and measurement. Also addressed are the design, communication and evaluation of compensation and benefits systems. 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.

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.

LS 497-E1 Workshop: Focus on Leadership: Servant Leadership in Non-profits and Public Service (1)
Servant leadership is a leadership theory which contends effective leaders “serve first” by focusing on the needs of their team. This course will evaluate how servant leadership equates to strong leadership. We will examine the qualities of servant leaders and how these characteristics nurture a culture of superior internal and external customer service. Specifically, we will assess the impact of servant leaders in non-profit and public service agencies.

EL 245-AEHY Creative Writing (3)
An introduction to creative writing, including multiple genres. Workshop approach.

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 496-E Accounting Topics: Financial Accounting & Reporting (3)

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 (3)
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.

GE 335-AED 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.

PY 101-AE OL Introductory Psychology (3)
Use of scientific method of examining human behavior. How to deal objectively with questions about behavior. Topics include biological psychology, development, perception, states of consciousness, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, disorders and therapy, social psychology and human diversity.

BU 326-AE The Small Business Entrepreneur (3)
This course covers all aspects of business start-up beginning with identifying a product, selection of an entity, business and marketing plans. The tax environment of business will be explored. Investigating financial viability and researching types and sources of funding will be an integral part of the curriculum. Students who want to understand all pieces of starting a business from scratch or expanding their small start-up should take this course.

PY 227-AED Personality and 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.

PY 345-AEDHY Forensic Psychology (3)
Examines the relationship between psychology and the law, police psychology, investigative psychology, legal psychology, and criminal psychology. Special consideration will be placed on how concepts such as developmental, clinical, cognitive, and social psychology can be applied and integrated into the legal system. Prerequisite: PY 101.

TH 241-AED 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.

BU 334-AD Intermediate Accounting I (4)
Modern accounting theory and practice. Analysis of the determination of income and asset evaluation. Analysis of financial statements; special financial accounting and reporting problems. Explores both US GAAP and IFRS guidelines. Prerequisites: BU 230 and BU 231.

BU 314-ED 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.

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.

TH 140-AE Great Themes of the Bible (3)
An examination of central biblical themes (creation, covenant, sin, forgiveness, salvation, etc.), through which students will develop an understanding of the message of the Bible as a whole. Attention will be given to the connections between these themes and students' ordinary lives.

EL 325-AE Studies in American Literature (3)
Read and analyze a variety of American literary texts, including novels, written by a set of authors representing different times, places, perspectives, and experiences of American life and culture. Students will develop higher-level research skills while conducting research on course authors, and they will write about and respond to course authors and texts. Course includes the composition of a long analytical essay. Offered for School of Continuing Studies only.

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 227.

SO 396-E Career Exploration in Human Services (3)
TBA.

BU 335-AD Intermediate Accounting II (4)
Second semester of modern accounting theory and practice. Analysis of the determination of income and asset evaluation. Analysis of financial statements; special financial accounting and reporting problems. Explores both US GAAP and IFRS guidelines. Prerequisites:

GL 139-AE Environmental Geology (3)
Interactions of the human species with land, sea and air. Geologic hazards, earth resources, oceanography, meteorology.

LS 470W-AE 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.

TH 279-AEHY Theology and Film (3)
In this course, we will watch excellent films, read fascinating essays, and have good conversations about some of the most important things in life. The topics we will explore include friendship, work, love, forgiveness, happiness, death, and God.

BU 303-AED Human Resources: Strategy and Development (3)
A comprehensive review of the HR functions within organizations. Key areas of focus include: strategic workforce planning, assessment of learning & development goals, talent acquisition systems, and an overview of strategic HR data analytics and measurement. Also addressed are the design, communication and evaluation of compensation & benefits systems. For continuing studies evening students only.

SO 466-AED 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.

SP 398-AED 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.

FR 196-AE Introduction to French (3)
Preparation for foreign language acquisition via overview of French 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.

JMC 302-AED Digital Strategic 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.

SO 220-AEHY Race and 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.

SO 303-AED Globalization and Social Change and Wealth (3)
Globalization and Social Change is an introduction to global studies from sociological and interdisciplinary perspectives. The course will examine economic, political, cultural, and social ties between nations, drawing on theories and concepts from several disciplines that include international studies, political science, economics and the humanities in addition to sociology. Topics to be covered include global social movements, global inequality, the media, and the spread of western cultures and ideologies. Required course for public service administration major.