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  • BADM 499A: Mentored Research

    A faculty-mentored research course in which students craft a research proposal, prepare a literature review, and outline the methods by which they plan to conduct research. Offered every semester as needed. One semester hour.

  • BADM 499B: Mentored Research

    A faculty-mentored research course in which students complete their research in a manner consistent with practices in their discipline and submit a written draft of their findings to their mentor. Offered every semester as needed. One semester hour.

  • BADM 499C: Mentored Research

    A faculty-mentored research course in which students revise their research and present their findings publicly. Offered every semester as needed. One semester hour.

  • BADM 517: Marketing Strategy

    This course examines the development of marketing strategy at the business unit level and its connection with corporate strategy. Concentration is given to opportunity analysis, competitive evaluation, and marketing strategy design and revision. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 524: Analytical Decision Making

    A focus on the analysis of information gathered both internally and externally. Topics addressed include both the statistical analysis used in the decision-making processes at the managerial level as well as the constrained optimization techniques required in managerial economics. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 525: Administration of Healthcare Organizations

    An examination of the U.S. healthcare system including an exploration of managing a staff of professional medical providers; effective navigation of government interventions such as Medicare, Medicaid, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; and comparisons with other healthcare delivery systems in developed countries. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 526: Administration of Healthcare Finance

    An examination of payment systems; reimbursement policies; third-party billing; for-profit vs. not-for-profit status; medical coding and billing systems. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 527: Management of Regulatory Compliance within Healthcare Organizations

    An examination of the laws and regulations from The Joint Commission and other key regulatory agencies. Concentration is placed on strategies to effectively design and maintain a compliance program within a healthcare organization. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 528: Supply Chain Management

    A study of the activities involved in moving materials and information through each firm from the raw material stage to delivery of the final product to the consumer. Some steps in this process include transportation, warehousing, inventory control, and information management. The course places special concentration on the interrelated nature of the functional areas of business and the role that a holistic management approach plays in the development of an effective and resilient supply chain in an era of increasingly global competition. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 530: Management and Leadership

    This course examines current issues in leadership and appropriate strategies for implementing planned change. The course integrates materials from both micro and macro approaches to leadership and looks at the differences between managers and leaders, the leader-member exchange process, the leader’s role in setting the strategic direction of an organization, and the ethical, moral and professional issues of leadership with concentration on developing a biblical foundation of leadership. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 531: Leading and Communicating in Global and Diverse Contexts

    An exploration of best practices in understanding and maximizing human interaction in global and diverse contexts. Effective communication for various leadership roles is examined including interpersonal, small group, organizational, and public situations. Skills to develop intercultural competence and evaluating communication barriers that prevent the understanding of a leader’s message are explored. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 532: Leading Organizational Change

    An examination of the forces that drive organizations to change and the role of innovation and creativity in change efforts. Literature and best practices related to the emerging roles of the leader as an agent of change are examined. Also examined are forces for change, diagnosis for change, visioning, resistance to change, and consolidating change. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 535: Managing Human Resources

    An in-depth study of human resource management and a strategic overview of the essential knowledge required to manage a firm’s human resources effectively including both interpersonal and quantitative skills. It explores human resources within various structures and with different job, skill, and behavioral requirements. Concentration is given to the ethical behavior by managers as they enforce standards throughout the organization and the strategic integration of human resource functions within the context of a firm’s task environment. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 541: Business Ethics from a Christian Perspective

    This course examines the moral, ethical, social, and spiritual aspects of the practice of business. Students will explore the relationship between Christianity and commerce and the role of character in leadership and ethical decision making.. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 544: Strategic Management

    An examination of policymaking and strategic management in organizations while integrating and applying the work of the core curriculum. Students will develop a mastery of a body of qualitative and quantitative analytical tools with which to analyze industries and competitors, identify and predict competitive behavior, develop and sustain competitive advantage, and make ethical strategic decisions. Students will participate in a simulation that will allow them to apply this body of knowledge while making strategic decisions for a simulated company. The deliverable for this course will be a presentation that demonstrates integration, application, and mastery of the Master of Business Administration program content. Five semester hours.

  • BIB 5007: Introduction to Biblical Studies

    Introduction to Biblical Studies is a course designed to introduce students to critical study of the Bible. This course covers such topics as genre distinction in the Bible, hermeneutics, and basic translational issues in the English versions. This course is a prerequisite for Old Testament Writings and New Testament Writings.

  • BIBL 123: Old Testament Survey

    An examination of the Old Testament, its content, background, and significance. Required of all students. Also available as an online course. Offered fall term each year. Three semester hours.

  • BIBL 123M: Old Testament Survey

    An examination of the Old Testament, its content, background, and significance. Not available to all students. Offered spring term each year. Three semester hours.

  • BIBL 124: New Testament Survey

    A study of the New Testament, including a survey of its Jewish and Hellenistic backgrounds. Required of all students. Also available as an online course to select students. Offered spring term each year. Three semester hours.

  • BIBL 124M: New Testament Survey

    A study of the New Testament, including a survey of its Jewish and Hellenistic backgrounds. Not available to all students. Offered fall term each year. Three semester hours.

  • BIBL 201: Jesus in the Gospels

    A study of the Gospels with the intent of showing their distinctive insights into the person and work of Christ. Required for the Bible major. Satisfies the New Testament elective in the Bible minor. Prerequisite: BIBL 124. Offered fall term each year. Three semester hours.

  • BIBL 202: Acts

    An analysis of the history, theology, and nature of the early church as seen in the Book of Acts. Satisfies the New Testament elective in the Bible major and minor. Prerequisite: BIBL 124. Offered spring term each year. Three semester hours.

  • BIBL 211: Old Testament Images of God

    An introduction to the character and actions of the Lord God of Israel as seen through the Old Testament. Required for the Bible major and minor. Prerequisite: BIBL 123. Offered spring term each year. Three semester hours.

  • BIBL 252: Biblical Archaeology

    A study of the history and techniques of archaeology in the biblical world as an historical science together with a survey of Palestinian history as reconstructed by the latest archaeological evidence. The uses of archaeological data for biblical studies are emphasized. Satisfies the Old Testament elective in the Bible major and minor. Offered periodically. Prerequisite: BIBL 123. Three semester hours.

  • BIBL 275: Selected Topics: The Stone Campbell Movement

    An examination of the Stone-Campbell heritage including both primary and secondary readings intended to help students understand the church tradition (the “Restoration Movement”) that is linked to the history of Milligan College. Students may not apply this course to a major in Bible or history. Same as HIST 275. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or consent of instructor. Offered fall term each year. One semester hour.

  • BIBL 295: Seminar

    A seminar designed to promote in-depth discussion, independent research, and writing in areas not included in the regular course offerings. Topics considered vary from year to year. Offered periodically. One to three semester hours.

  • BIBL 301: The Prophets

    Exegetical studies in the books of the latter prophets. Attention will be given to the character and message of each prophet and book as seen against their social, political, and historical backgrounds. Satisfies the Old Testament elective in the Bible major and minor. Prerequisite: BIBL 123. Offered periodically. Three semester hours.

  • BIBL 304: Old Testament History

    Exegetical studies in the historiographical books of the Old Testament. Attention is given to the theological perspectives and historiographical methods that guided the composition of these books. Satisfies the Old Testament elective in the Bible major and minor. Prerequisite: BIBL 123. Offered periodically. Three semester hours.

  • BIBL 313: The Life and Letters of Paul

    An introduction to the context, life, ministry, and theology of the Apostle Paul, including an overview of each of his letters. Satisfies the New Testament elective in the Bible major and minor. Prerequisite: BIBL 124. Offered Periodically. Three semester hours.

  • BIBL 321: Prison Epistles

    An exegetical study of Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon. Satisfies the New Testament elective in the Bible major and minor. Prerequisite: BIBL 124. Offered periodically. Three semester hours.

  • BIBL 322: Pastoral Epistles

    An exegetical study of 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus. Satisfies the New Testament elective in the Bible major and minor. Prerequisite: BIBL 124. Offered periodically. Three semester hours.

  • BIBL 323: Christian Thought in Greco-Roman World

    A course of readings in various representatives of the Christian tradition from the second through the fifth century, including Origen, Tertullian, Cyprian, Athanasius, Ambrose, and Augustine in their historical contexts. Special attention is given to the contributions of these thinkers to the development of the Christian tradition. Same as HIST 323. Prerequisites: HUMN 101, 102, 201, and 202, or consent of the instructor. Satisfies the church history elective in the Bible major. Offered periodically. Three semester hours.

  • BIBL 324: Johannine Literature

    A study of the contents and themes of the Johannine Epistles and the Gospel of John. Satisfies the New Testament elective in the Bible major and minor. Prerequisite: BIBL 124. Offered periodically. Three semester hours.

  • BIBL 325: The Book of Revelation

    A study of the Book of Revelation and other eschatological and apocalyptic passages in the context of Jewish apocalypticism. Satisfies the New Testament elective in the Bible major and minor. Prerequisite: BIBL 124. Offered periodically. Three semester hours.

  • BIBL 328: Jesus, Paul, and Women

    A close study of biblical texts about women, focusing on the gospels and letters of Paul. Significant attention will be given to the ancient contexts, interpretive methods, and modern application. Satisfies the New Testament elective in the Bible major and minor. Prerequisite: BIBL 124. Offered spring term odd years. Three semester hours.

  • BIBL 343: History of Biblical Interpretation

    A survey of the history of hermeneutics and exegesis in the Christian tradition from the ancient through the modern periods. The course examines the various principles and methods adopted by theologians in their attempts to explain the meaning of the biblical text. Same as HIST 343. Prerequisites: BIBL 123 and 124, HUMN 101, 102, 201, and 202, or consent of the instructor. Satisfies the Old Testament elective in the Bible major and minor. Offered periodically. Three semester hours.

  • BIBL 344: The Historical Jesus

    A study of how scholars have attempted to develop historical reconstructions of the life of Jesus. This course will survey the progress of scholarly and popular treatment of the topic, the variety and nature of documents upon which historical reconstructions are based, and the major methods used to test historicity and evaluation of these methods. The relationship between historical reconstructions and the Jesus of faith will be considered. Same as HIST 344. Offered spring term even years. Three semester hours.

  • BIBL 351: The Pentateuch

    Exegetical studies in the Pentateuch. Attention is given to major theological concepts and narrative artistry. Satisfies the Old Testament elective in the Bible major and minor. Prerequisite: BIBL 123. Offered periodically. Three semester hours.

  • BIBL 352: Open Hearts and Upraised Hands: The Psalms and Prayer in the Old Testament

    The nature of prayer and song in Israel will be explored from the Book of Psalms and from select passages elsewhere in the Old Testament. The poetry and piety of the Psalms will be highlighted. Satisfies the Old Testament elective in the Bible major and minor. Prerequisite: BIBL 123. Offered periodically. Three semester hours.

  • BIBL 373: Discipleship Living Learning Community

    First part of a two-semester course sequence that will examine the practice of Christian discipleship through a variety of living and learning opportunities experienced within the context of intentional community. During the first semester, students are expected to develop a greater understanding of spiritual formation and the practice of the spiritual disciplines, while at the same time gaining an introductory understanding of how one’s spiritual journey informs the greater community. Students are expected to engage in multiple active learning experiences outside of the classroom. Offered fall term odd years. Two semester hours

  • BIBL 374: Discipleship Living Learning Community 2

    Part two of a two-semester course sequence that will examine the practice of Christian discipleship through a variety of living and learning opportunities experienced within the context of intentional community. During the second semester, students are expected to develop a greater understanding of the role the disciple plays within the community-at-large. Special attention is given to outward-focused practices such as mentoring, hospitality and service. Students are expected to engage in multiple active learning experiences outside of the classroom. Prerequisite: BIBL 373. Offered spring term even years. Two semester hours.

  • BIBL 380: Jesus in the Arts

    An exploration of the creative images of Jesus throughout the centuries, drawing examples from the literary, dramatic, visual, musical, kinetic, and cinematic arts, seeking a deeper appreciation for the arts in the life of the church and for the impact of the image of Jesus in people’s lives. Prerequisite: BIBL 124. Offered periodically. Three semester hours.

  • BIBL 405: The Old Testament in the Church

    An historical survey of the reception of the Old Testament as Christian scripture and challenges thereto. The study is based, as much as possible, on readings of primary texts from all periods of church history. Prerequisites: BIBL 123 and HUMN 201 and 202, or consent of the instructor. Satisfies the Old Testament elective in the Bible major and minor. Offered periodically. Three semester hours.

  • BIBL 411: I and II Corinthians

    An historical, exegetical, and thematic study of I and II Corinthians. Satisfies the New Testament elective in the Bible major and minor. Prerequisite: BIBL 124. Offered periodically. Three semester hours.

  • BIBL 412: Romans and Galatians

    An historical, exegetical, and thematic study of Romans and Galatians. Satisfies the New Testament elective in the Bible major and minor. Offered periodically. Prerequisite: BIBL 124. Three semester hours.

  • BIBL 422: Intertestamental Literature

    A survey of the types of Jewish literature (e.g., apocryphal, pseudepigraphic, wisdom, apocalyptic) and their contents which were influential in the development of Judaism in the last two centuries BC and in the first century AD. Prerequisite: BIBL 123. Offered periodically. Three semester hours.

  • BIBL 432: Good Questions and the Good Life: Biblical Wisdom Literature

    Questions about the meaning of life and relationship with God and the world will be explored from the books of Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes. Included will be a study of the nature and context of wisdom in the ancient Near East. May include studies in the wisdom books of the Apocrypha. Satisfies the Old Testament elective in the Bible major and minor. Prerequisite: BIBL 123. Offered periodically. Three semester hours.

  • BIBL 452: General Epistles

    A study of the contents and themes of non-Pauline letters, especially Hebrews, James, and 1 Peter. Satisfies the New Testament elective in the Bible major and minor. Prerequisite: BIBL 124. Offered periodically. Three semester hours.

  • BIBL 471: Christ and Culture

    An examination of how contemporary Western cultures shape how Christians understand and embody their faith, and an exploration of how Christians might respond to these challenges. Required of all seniors. Prerequisites: BIBL 123 and 124. Offered every semester. Three semester hours.

  • BIBL 471M: Christ and Culture

    An examination of how contemporary Western cultures shape how Christians understand and embody their faith, and an exploration of how Christians might respond to these challenges. Prerequisites: BIBL 123 and 124. Not available to all students. Offered every semester. Three semester hours.