GE103.1: Freshman Orientation 1 credit hour

This course is designed to introduce college freshmen to issues pertaining to college and church life. Areas to be covered include manners, dress, church ethics, study habits, and time management. An emphasis will be placed on personal discipline and character.

GE105.2: Keyboarding 2 credit hours

Techniques of the touch system of keyboarding, with special attention given to accuracy, rhythm, and speed. Skill-building production activities involve a variety of personal and business communications. Course fee required.

GE106.2: Word Processing 2 credit hours

A course providing detailed instruction in word processing. The student will learn the concepts of word processing while learning to prepare, format, and print documents as well as learning advanced functions such as table handling and mail merging. Emphasis will be placed on the application of word processing in the operation of the local church ministry. Prerequisite: GE 108.3 or equivalent. Course fee required.

GE108.3: Introduction to Computers 3 credit hours

A course designed to provide an overview of computer concepts and uses, including how computers function, terminology, types of computer systems, operating systems, and peripheral equipment. The concept of software for word processing, database management, spreadsheets, and telecommunications will be introduced. Emphasis will be placed on the use of computers in the operation of the local church ministry. Prerequisite: GE 105.2 or equivalent. Course fee required.

GE110.3: English Grammar 3 credit hours

A course of study covering the basic principles of English emphasizing the following: parts of speech, mechanics, grammar, vocabulary, syntax, and spelling. The course also provides practice in writing various types of papers.

GE501.2: Thesis Writing 2 credit hours

A course introducing the writing of a thesis. This course is intended to guide the student through the thesis-writing project. The thesis must be at least 100 double-spaced, typewritten pages in length. It must be completed in accordance with the schedule included with the syllabus for the class and must be completed before graduation. The topic must be in the area of the student’s chosen major. In the case of the Missions major, the thesis will be a study in a chosen subject area, country, people group or type of work related to the student’s cross-cultural ministry.

GE204.2: Database 2 credit hours

A course providing detailed instruction in the principles and use of relational database management. The student will learn to design, record, organize, and retrieve data. Emphasis will be placed on the application of database management in the operation of the local church ministry. Prerequisite: GE 108.3 or equivalent. Course fee required.

GE100.2: Basic English 2 credit hours

An English Placement Test will determine the student’s level of entry into English courses. Basic English is designed for those students whose scores on the test indicate that they do not have sufficient skills to take GE 110.3. Hours do not count toward graduation requirements.

GE112.2: Advanced Sign Language 2 credit hours

Involves all signs learned during Introduction to Sign Language. This course also includes training in interpreting, reverse interpreting, and practical working. Prerequisite: GE 111.2 or equivalent.