Online Courses

Summer 2016

Computer Applications (1)
Mathematical techniques and computer methods with spreadsheets are used in the development of quantitative reasoning skills. These techniques are examined in the contexts of business and economics and of sustainability through managing one's personal finances.
Prerequisite: MATH 1101 or higher

Humanities: Ancient through Medieval Age (3)
This course focuses on our cultural heritage with an emphasis on the impact of the Judeo-Christian tradition as it relates to all knowledge. The course balances the instructor’s selected academic theme with a common set of assignments and academic skill sets. The period from the emergence of human history to 1660 is covered in this course. Students confront primary and secondary source materials in order to gain a historical consciousness.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1102

Humanities: Renaissance to Present (3)
This course focuses on our cultural heritage with an emphasis on the impact of the Judeo-Christian tradition as it relates to all knowledge. The course balances the instructor's selected academic theme with a common set of assignments and academic skill sets. The period from 1660 to the present is covered in this course. Students confront primary and secondary source materials in order to gain a historical consciousness.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1102

The American Experience (3)
This course focuses on the social structure, economics, politics, and culture of the United States. It examines many of the common assumptions about American society, especially meritocracy, freedom, and “justice for all.” In addition, the course considers issues of sustainability and how they have shaped America’s past and present and will continue to shape its future.
Prerequisite: CORE 2001 or CORE 2002.

Sports Psychology (3)
A study of human behavior in the context of the sporting experience and how performance is affected by the interactions of the coach, athletes, and the environment. Emphasis is on motivation, personality, attributions, disengagement from sport, aggression, leadership, and communication patterns.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or permission of instructor

Applied Exercise Anatomy (3)
This course provides an investigation of the human skeletal and neuromuscular systems as they relate to exercise performance. Emphasis is on the application of gross human anatomy to exercise movements.
Prerequisite: BIOL 2148 or permission of instructor

Exercise & Sports Nutrition (3)
This class study of the nutritional needs of strength, endurance and team sport athletes. Recommendations for carbohydrate, fat, and protein feeding will be covered. Aspects of nutrient timing relative to activity will be addressed. Strategies for hydration will be discussed. Information about sport supplements will be presented as will issues surrounding eating disorder and consequences in athletes.
Prerequisite: CHEM 1005 or CHEM 1101/L

Elementary Spanish I (3)
A course for beginners, with intensive practice in pronunciation, essentials of grammar, and reading of
simple prose.
Prerequisite: None

Elementary Spanish II (3)
A continuation of Spanish 1101.
Prerequisite: SPAN 1101 or permission of the instructor.

Elementary Spanish for Healthcare Professionals
(3)
This course is a continuation of vocabulary, grammar, and culture mastered in SPAN 1101. This course will cover the same grammar topics as the traditional SPAN 1102 but will supplement course content with vocabulary and culture issues specific to the medical field.
Prerequisite: SPAN 1101 or permission of the instructor.

Nutrition and Health (2)
An introduction to nutrition concepts and current dietary trends, focusing on health promotion. Nutrients are explored with regard to sources, dietary requirements, and health implications.
Prerequisite: None

Introduction to Psychology (3)
A survey of major topics in psychology, including research methods, basic neuroanatomy, learning, perception, personality and abnormal behavior.
Prerequisite to all other PSYC courses.

Abnormal Psychology (3)
A survey of the causes, characteristics, current theories, and treatment of psychological disorders.
Prerequisite: None

Psychology of Aging (3)
Human aging is examined from physiological (e.g., sensory and cardiovascular changes), psychological (e.g., memory and intellectual changes), and sociological (e.g., adjusting to retirement) perspectives. Also, death and disorders associated with aging (such as Alzheimer's Disease) are explored.
Prerequisite: None

New Testament Writings in Context (3)
A study of the New Testament writings in the context of Greco-Roman civilization. The course asks students to reflect on the impact of Christian scriptures on Western civilization and consider their implications for the contemporary world.
Prerequisite: None

Introduction to Gerontology (3)
The course explores the sociological aspects of aging including how the elderly affect society and how society affects the elderly. We examine the interaction of the elderly with society and with many of our social institutions such as religion, healthcare, government, and the economy. We look at the issues associated with our aging population and how those issues affect people of all ages as well as examining several current controversies associated with our changing population structure. Current theories, policies, and practices in gerontology are introduced and provide exploration of the field as a possible
career choice.
Prerequisite: None

Kinship and Families (3)
This course offers a multi-disciplinary perspective on contemporary marriages, families, and other intimate relationships. Students will become familiarized with competing models and theories on family relationships. In addition, the course explores cross-cultural variation in family systems as well as diversity and change within the American population. Topics to be covered include: mate selection, sexuality, marital structure, marital happiness, divorce, parenting, and alternative family forms.
Prerequisite: None

Fall 2016 Online/Hybrid

Management & Organizational Behavior (3)
The course explores the art and science of management and examines behaviors at the individual, group, and enterprise levels that advance or hinder work in organizations. The focus will be on understanding how to effectively manage performance and change in today’s complex business environment.
Prerequisites: MGMT 2200, ECON 2200, ACCT 2211

Computer Applications (1)
Mathematical techniques and computer methods with spreadsheets are used in the development of quantitative reasoning skills. These techniques are examined in the contexts of business and economics and of sustainability through managing one's personal finances.
Prerequisite: MATH 1101 or higher

Humanities: Renaissance to Presence (3)
This course focuses on our cultural heritage with an emphasis on the impact of the Judeo-Christian tradition as it relates to all knowledge. The course balances the instructor's selected academic theme with a common set of assignments and academic skill sets. The period from 1660 to the present is covered in this course. Students confront primary and secondary source materials in order to gain a historical consciousness.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1102

The American Experience (3)
This course focuses on the social structure, economics, politics, and culture of the United States. It examines many of the common assumptions about American society, especially meritocracy, freedom, and “justice for all.” In addition, the course considers issues of sustainability and how they have shaped America’s past and present and will continue to shape its future.
Prerequisite: CORE 2001 or CORE 2002.

Personal Health Issues (3)
This course allows students to explore basic health issues and principles in depth. Topics include fitness, diet and weight control, nutrition, human sexuality, stress management, death education, aging, and drug and alcohol education.
Prerequisite: None

Elementary Spanish I (3)
A course for beginners, with intensive practice in pronunciation, essentials of grammar, and reading of simple prose.
Prerequisite: None

Music Survey (3)
A broad survey of music aimed at developing aesthetic awareness and critical analysis of music from diverse styles and genres.
Prerequisite: None

Nutrition and Health (3)
An introduction to nutrition concepts and current dietary trends, focusing on health promotion. Nutrients are explored with regard to sources, dietary requirements, and health implications.
Prerequisite: None

Introduction to Psychology (3)
A survey of major topics in psychology, including research methods, basic neuroanatomy, learning, perception, personality and abnormal behavior.
Prerequisite to all other PSYC courses.

Educational Psychology (3)
Application of psychological principles and research to the teaching/learning process. Major topics include behavioral and cognitive approaches to learning, classroom management, and test construction and interpretation.

Abnormal Psychology (3)
A survey of the causes, characteristics, current theories, and treatment of psychological disorders.
Prerequisite: None

New Testament Writings in Context (3)
A study of the New Testament writings in the context of Greco-Roman civilization. The course asks students to reflect on the impact of Christian scriptures on Western civilization and consider their implications for the contemporary world.
Prerequisite: None

Introduction to Sociology (3)
A study of the fundamental concepts and principles of the discipline, with emphasis on socialization, social institutions, social interaction, social stratification and inequality, as well as mechanisms of social control. Familiarization with the distinction between macro- and micro-level sociological processes will be emphasized.
Prerequisite: None

Death and Dying (3)
Everything that is alive eventually dies, thus death is a part of life. Understanding death can help us to understand and experience life more fully, and it can help us to make appropriate, compassionate responses to death and dying. The question of death, with or without religious guidance, is essentially ethical – what to do in recognition of the fact that we, everyone we love, and everyone who loves us, is going to die. In order to better understand ourselves and others, and the diversity of loss experiences, this course examines how social, cultural, and historical factors influence individuals’ coping responses during loss and the last stage of life. Difficult and controversial health care, end of life, caregiving needs, ad after life issues are also be explored.

Principles Managerial Accounting (3)
A study of the uses of accounting for planning and control, including analysis and interpretation of data, and use of cost information for business policy implementation. Active learning projects will be
emphasized.
Prerequisite: ACCT 2211

Auditing and Accounting Ethics and Liability (3)
This course focuses on the legal and ethical environment in which the accounting professional practices and in which financial statements are prepared and presented. Students will consider the conflict between profit motive and accurate and complete financial reporting, examining the participation in the financial reporting process by internal accountants, internal auditors, other business managers, and the independent auditors engaged to attest to the accuracy and completeness of management's financial statements. These conflicts will be discussed in relation to the business's responsibility to employees, investors, and other stakeholders. Traditional auditing practices will also be studied to determine the efficiency and the effectiveness of such methods.
Prerequisite: ACCT 3301

Principles of Marketing (3)
This course is an introduction to the principles of marketing management and the role of marketing in a contemporary society, in business enterprises, and in a non-profit organization. Considers the planning, operation, and evaluation of marketing and promotional efforts necessary to the effective marketing of consumer and industrial offerings. During the course, the students will be tasked with the assignment of developing and presenting a marketing plan for a local business.
Prerequisites: MGMT 2200, ECON 2200, ACCT 2211

Introduction to Distance Learning (1)
A brief introduction to all things pertinent to distance learning for students matriculating through LaGrange College. Topics include: the LaGrange College course management system; Google Drive, calendar, basic time/task management practices; the CMS messaging tool, electronic communication protocols, instant messaging, and Google chat videoconferencing tools; minimum hardware and software requirements; and elements of LaGrange College life (athletics, the Library, advising, tutoring, the registrar, and spiritual life).
Prerequisites: None

Introduction to Computing Technology (1)
A brief introduction to all things pertinent to computing for students matriculating through LaGrange College. Topics include: basic computing topics including operating systems and basic commands; use of MS Office (Word and PowerPoint) and Google Drive; basic video (YouTube, webcams, and video-conferencing); malicious software; and basic computing hardware requirements.
Prerequisites: None

Development of Sociological Thought (3)
This course is an introduction to the development of sociological theory. It focuses on the most influential figures in the development of sociological theory and their legacy in contemporary sociology.
Prerequisites: SOCI 1000; junior status preferred.

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