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Statics

Forces and moments of acting upon structural bodies under static loads. Concepts of vectors, free-body diagrams, centroids, moments of inertia and friction.

Survey of the Bible

The Bible is the most widely distributed and most widely read book in the world. We will analyze the Hebrew Bible and the New Testaments in the areas of philosophy, theology, ethics, and spirituality, including its varying impact on ancient to contemporary thought. We will consider society in biblical times, culture, history, and archeology in discussing and interpreting the writings. We will make connections to world history as we critically examine how the Bible came to be and compare different methods of interpretation.

Dynamics

This course will cover the kinetics and kinematics of particles and rigid bodies in translation, rotation, and planar motion. Methods of vector analysis, work-energy, and Newton’s Laws will be used to analyze these systems. This course will include an introduction to vibrations.

Topics in Philosophy

This course will discuss particular issues, topics, or authors in philosophy with a focus on introducing students to a cross-cultural perspective. Topics to be studied will change from semester to semester.

American Government (Federal)

This course is designed to empower the student by offering an understanding of the state and local system of their American Government, how those systems work, and where students might inject themselves into the process to gain better control over their government. Heavy emphasis is placed upon the Michigan Legislature and the State Institutions. In addition to gaining an understanding of our state and local systems of government, this course covers the form and functions of our national government and incorporates the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Practical applications to medicine, law and business will be made. POSC 201 satisfies Michigan Compiled Law (MCL) 388.372, Sec. 2, regarding the granting of baccalaureate degrees.

Cults and New Religious Movements

Countless groups, old and new, mark the religious landscape in our culture. Students will critically examine the characteristics of a cult, and compare different types of cults and movements in our study. Analysis for each religious group will focus on its history and development, primary theological doctrines, ethical issues, and apologetics in terms of how mainstream traditions have responded. The goal is to expand understanding of philosophic and religious concepts, and equip students to evaluate them.

American Government (State and Local)

This course is designed to empower the student by offering an understanding of the Federal System of their American Government, how it works, and where students might inject themselves into the process to gain better control over their government. Heavy emphasis is placed upon the U.S. Constitution and the limits placed upon the government by it and the protections afforded to the citizens through this historic legal document. In addition to the federal government, this course covers the form and functions of our state government and of counties, cities and villages and incorporates the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Practical applications to medicine, law and business will be made. POSC 202 satisfies Michigan Compiled Law (MCL) 388.372, Sec. 2, regarding the granting of baccalaureate degrees.

Independent Study

An opportunity for the interested student with a good scholastic record to pursue independently the study of some physical educational subject under the direction of a member of the professional staff. Subjects are chosen and arrangements made to suit the needs of individual students

Field Experience

An opportunity for the interested student to gain experience with regional employers through practicums and/or observations.