COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

BUSINESS CLASSES

ACCT 121

Principles of Accounting I for Christian Business Professionals 3 hrs

Recording of financial transactions, development, and presentation of financial statements, introduction to internal controls and underlying guidelines in accounting.

ACCT 122

Principles of Accounting II for Christian Business Professionals 3 hrs

Examination of financial transactions related to assets, liabilities and equities. Analysis and preparation of financial statements.  Studies fundamental concepts of cost and managerial accounting.

Prerequisite:  ACCT 121

ACCT 321

Intermediate Accounting I for Christian Business Professionals 3 hrs

Accounting theory and problems in the classification of transactions, asset and liability valuation, income determination, and the presentation and interpretation of financial statements. Study of generally accepted accounting principles. 

Prerequisite:  ACCT 122

ACCT 330

Cost and Management Accounting for Christian Business Professionals 3 hrs

Study of cost determination, accumulation, and allocation procedures. Preparation and utilization of financial information for internal management purposes; emphasis on job order, process and standard costs systems, cost-volume-profit relationship, relevant cost, budgeting, performance evaluation and control.

Prerequisite:  ACCT 122


ACCT 455

Accounting for Non-Profit Organizations for Christian Business Professionals 3 hrs

The study of the fundamental accounting systems used by government, hospitals, colleges and universities, and other not-for-profit organizations. Topics include the budgeting process, and the analysis and interpretation of governmental and not-for-profit financial statements.

Prerequisite:  ACCT 321

ECON 265

Principles of Economics II Micro for Christian Business Professionals 3 hrs

Examines the factors that influence individual economic choices and how the choices of various decision makers are coordinated by markets. Topics include supply, demand, equilibrium, elasticity, costs, and competition models and their impact on markets, antitrust and mergers, and income distribution.

Prerequisite:  MATH 120

ECON 266

Principles of Economics I Macro for Christian Business Professionals 3 hrs

Analysis of national income and expenditure according to current theories, inflation, economic growth and unemployment are examined, as well as modern banking and the money supply.  

FNCE 390

Christian Business Finance 3 hrs

The source and uses of funds required by a business is a theoretical framework that the financial manager can use to reach decisions within the realities of the financial world. Topics include biblical ethics and principles of financial analysis, estimation funds requirements, short and long-term loan arrangements, capital structure planning, and securities issues. Emphasis will also be placed on the management of finances in supporting ministry organizations of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Prerequisites:  ACCT122 and MATH 120

HRMN 330

Christian Compensation and Benefits 3 hrs

Study includes job analysis, job specifications, job evaluation, setting of wage scales, fringe benefits, wage incentives, management of wage and salary problems, and the unique issues involved with volunteers and stipends.

HRMN 343

Employment Laws for Christian Business Professionals 3 hrs

This course provides an overview of federal, state, and local regulation of the employer-employee relationship in not-for-profit and volunteer organizations. Topics include employer-employee relationships, employment discrimination law overview and application, labor relations laws, tax exemption laws, discipline and termination processes and contemporary issues.   

Prerequisite: MGMT 345

HRMN 350

Christian Human Resources Management 3 hrs

A survey of the objectives and issues associated with personnel management in religious organizations. Topics include studies in human resource planning and forecasting, job analysis and evaluation, compensation and benefits, grievance procedures and disciplinary actions. 

Prerequisite:  MGMT 355

HRMN 434 

Christian Negotiation & Conflict Resolution 3 hrs

Enhances individual effectiveness in the workplace through the provision of an advanced understanding of negotiating through the development of specific negotiating skills. Discussions and skill-building exercises in the class are focused broadly, and include information and formal negotiation between multiple departments. Because effective negotiating is fundamental to an individual’s survival and prosperity within an organization, knowledge of negotiating concepts and development of negotiation skills are critical.

HRMN 460 

Staffing Christian Organizations 3 hrs

This course provides students with an in-depth view of the total selection process, based on a broad definition of selection.  Specific topics covered include establishing the selection criteria, recruiting a qualified pool of applicants, evaluating applicants relative to selection criteria that is reliable and employs valid measurements, assessing employee’s job performance, and the training of the staff in a religious and volunteer organization.Emphasis will be placed on the reliability and validity of various selection methods to ensure regulatory compliance.

Prerequisites: MGMT 355 and HRMN 350


MGMT 210   

Small Business Management for Christian Business Professionals 3 hrs

Introduces the entrepreneurial concepts. This class provides tools and principles needed to operate a business and ministry. We target students who plan to have their own business or ministry and those who desire to upgrade their skills in business management.  Topics covered include business planning, raising capital, using business information, managing employees, marketing products and services, and the process to establish a non-profit organization.


MGMT 345     

Business Law for Christian Business Professionals 3 hrs

Business Law is a survey course designed to introduce legal topics and concepts that can and will affect individuals throughout both their personal and business lives. Students will explore the legal environment, torts, business crimes, contracts, property, estate planning and requirements for SOLC3 Businesses. 

MGMT 355 

Principles of Management for Christian Business Professionals 3 hrs

Introduces concepts of effective management in organizational settings. Primary emphases include the organizational processes necessary for organizational effectives (planning, organizing, leading, and controlling), the nature of individual and group behavior, and the role of management in facilitating a mutually satisfying fit between the employee’s needs and organizational requirements for not-for-profit religious organizations. 


MGMT 365 

International Environment of Organizations for Christians 3 hrs

Virtually every organizational management decision being made today is influenced by global events, and any naïve thinking about international politics, economics, cultures, exchange rates and foreign competitors can have quick and adverse effects on  organizational effectiveness. The objective of this course is to provide relevant theoretical and practical insights to management students, for greater understanding of the real world of global environment. This course explores the nature, scope and environment of international forces influencing and directing international changes, opportunities, and problems that these forces have on organizations.  

Prerequisite:  MGMT 355


MGMT 415   

Christian Organizational Behavior 3 hrs

This course examines individuals, groups and organizations from the perspective of the behavioral and social sciences. Topics covered include organizational structure and design, power and politics, communication, motivation, job design, job attitudes, and the dynamics of groups and teams. These issues are addressed both conceptually and from the perspective of the Christian manager.

Prerequisite:  MGMT355


MGMT 475  

Christian Operations Management 3 hrs

Analysis of problems and issues faced by production/operations managers in manufacturing and service industries. Concepts and techniques include operations scheduling, quality control, plan layout, facility location, line balancing, queues, production and inventory controls, forecasting and linear programming. 

Prerequisite:  MATH 310

                                

MGMT 485

Bus Strategy & Policy for Christian Management. 3 hrs

This is a capstone course in the Department of Business - required of all seniors.  This course integrates subject matter from the business core courses and other disciplines. It is a student of strategic management that integrates knowledge gained through previous course work and experience, and builds on that conceptual foundation through integrative analysis, practice applications, and critical thinking. Emerging issues in business management are considered. Focus is on the continuous, systematic process of managerial planning, including environmental scanning and the development of plans and strategies to improve organizational effectiveness. Tactical and strategic management issues are highlighted by means of case studies, projects, and discussion.Prerequisites: Completion of the entire core; completion of the four upper-level major courses (Intended as a final, capstone course to be taken in a student’s last 16 credits).

 

MGMT 488  

Christian Leadership and Organizational Climate 3 hrs

The focus of the course is on leadership theory, and consists of lecture, discussion, case studies, simulation and self-assessment.  Topics include:  influences, power, ethics, communication, groups/teams, organizational culture, motivation, performance, followership, personality, and creativity. The fundamental purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of factors that can enhance the effectiveness and success of a Christian business professional in an organization.

MKTG 310   

Christian Principles of Marketing 3 hrs

This course reviews principles and practices of the marketing system, analysis of markets, consumer motivation, product decision, pricing policies, distribution, promotion, and selling to customers. Emphasis will be given to developing biblically-based marketing methods. 

Prerequisite: ECON 265

COLLEGE READINESS

ENGL 001 

Precomposition for Christian Students 3 hrs

This course introduces students to basic structures and vocabulary of the English language through the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students learn strategies in order to advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills. They expand oral comprehensibility and write complete sentences, a standard paragraph, and short content-based essays. They utilize level-appropriate conventions of grammar and punctuation with a minimum of errors. Must pass with a C or better.

ENGL 003

Reading Strategies for Christian Students 3 hrs

This course is for students who require additional support in order to succeed at academic writing. The class emphasizes reading strategies as well as the basic writing skills required for academic essays. Must pass with a C or better.

MATH 053 

Algebra Basics for Christian Students 3 hrs

This course covers all of the foundational ideas in algebra and related topics in pre-algebra and geometry. This course does not apply toward general education or graduation requirements.

SLSS 011 

Strategies for Christian Student Success 1 hr

This course introduces strategies for effective study in the college academic environment. Core concepts include goal setting, time management, note-taking strategies, learning styles, and principles of learning and memory. Required for all new college students and transfer students with <2.50 GPA.

VOCE 011

Vocational Ethics for Christian Students 1 hr

Teaches the student basic workplace ethics by highlighting key character traits and their importance. The student is challenged to personally implement these traits within his/her Vocational Lab Station(s) in order to solidify these basic ethics and prepare the student for their work upon graduation. This is a requirement for all new students enrolling at Ouachita Hills College. Graded as P/F.

COMPUTERS

CPTR 107 

Intro to Computers for Christian Professionals 3 hrs

Covers the practical use of software for day-to-day tasks. Emphasis is on the use of an office productivity suite which includes programs such as word processor, data base management, spreadsheet and presentation software and how students can use these and other computer applications in ministry. Internet research will be key in learning these applications and maintaining that knowledge.

EDUCATION 

EDUC 210

Philosophy of Adventist Education 3 hrs

A study of educational philosophy as presented in the Bible and the writings of Ellen G. White. Emphasis is placed on its relevance to the Seventh-day Adventist school and church.

EDUC 244

Introduction to Teaching in the Christian School 3 hrs

An introduction to the teaching profession which includes best practices, skills and tools requisite to teaching, characteristics of the Christian teacher, and teaching as a soul-winning ministry. Students will also spend time in observation and participation in actual schoolrooms. (A prerequisite for all methods courses.)

EDUC 307 

Methods for Teaching Reading / Language Arts for Christian Schools 4 hrs

This course is a study of methods and materials used in teaching all the language arts subjects (phonics, reading, language, writing, spelling, and handwriting) in the elementary grades. Emphasis is on the scope and sequence of teaching various reading and language arts skills as well as the biblical principles to use when choosing materials for the classroom. Varied approaches and resources for teaching reading and language arts with application opportunities in classroom settings are studied. Materials will be collected and evaluated from both an educational and a biblical perspective. Unit plans as well as a study of individual needs will be conducted.


EDUC 312

Methods in Teaching Elementary Bible / Social Studies for Christian Schools 2 hrs

This is a course designed to provide theory and methodology in the Bible and social studies areas. It emphasizes the use of the unit plan and development of creative strategies in teaching both subject areas. In addition, in the Bible area emphasis is placed on how to help students fall in love with Jesus while learning to recognize the relevancy of His Word, its accuracy in predicting historical events, and the necessity of applying its principles in daily living. Field experience included.

EDUC 313

Methods in Teaching Secondary Bible for Christian Schools 2 hrs

This is a course designed to provide theory and methodology in teaching and integrating the Bible in the secondary classroom. It emphasizes the use of the unit plan and development of creative strategies in teaching. In addition, emphasis is placed on how to help students fall in love with Jesus while learning to recognize the relevancy of His Word, its accuracy in predicting historical events, and the necessity of applying its principles in daily living. Field experience included.

EDUC 318 

Methods in Teaching Elementary Science / Math for Christian Schools 2 hrs

This class emphasizes the understanding of science and math from a personal and social perspective. Use of the unit plan, problem solving, learning center approaches, and creation-science models are stressed for the teaching. Includes teaching basic math skills and the relationship between math and science.

EDUC 320 

Integrating Technology in the Curriculum for Christian Schools 2 hrs

This course is designed to empower teachers to integrate modern technology in teaching areas. It includes the development and presentation of lesson plans utilizing multimedia materials, exploration of internet resources, and web and home page development.  Prerequisite: CPTR 107

EDUC 322

Multi-Grade Classroom Techniques for Christian Schools 3 hrs

This class focuses on techniques and management strategies to use in the multi-graded classroom. Field experience included.

EDUC 323 

Teaching in the Christian Secondary Classroom 3 hrs

This class focuses on the teacher’s role in classroom management and design. It includes teaching techniques and evaluation of learning experiences in the Christian secondary school and methods of integrating spiritual lessons into the classroom. Field experience included.

EDUC 324 

Developmental & Educational Christian Psychology 3 hrs

A study of psychology as it relates to the learning processes and to the teaching methods to be used with average as well as exceptional learners. It includes a study of the normal pattern of physical and emotional development. Varied psychological theories are reviewed and examined.

EDUC 332

Directed Teaching in the Christian Elementary Classroom 10 hrs

This course requires student teaching in an approved Christian elementary school, under the supervision of approved teacher, in a multi-graded classroom for a full semester  (16 wks).

Prerequisite:  All core education courses must be completed.

Prerequisite:  Satisfactory evaluation of readiness

EDUC 334 

Directed Teaching in the Christian Secondary Classroom 10 hrs

This class requires student teaching in an approved Christian secondary school setting under the supervision of approved teachers for a full semester (16 weeks).

Prerequisite:  All core education courses must be completed.

Prerequisite:  Satisfactory evaluation of readiness

EDUC 342 

Methods in Teaching Elementary Health and P.E. for Christian Schools 2 hrs

This course focuses on theory, techniques and management strategies for the teaching of Health and Physical Education in the multigrade setting, with an emphasis on counsel given in the Spirit of Prophecy and a goal of lifelong healthful living practices. Students will design lesson plans and gain experience in practice teaching of Health and P.E.

EDUC 353 

Methods in Teaching Secondary Reading for Christian Schools 2 hrs

Examines methods and materials for teaching reading in secondary content areas. Emphasis will be given to the use of biblical principles for selecting reading materials.

EDUC 360 

Evaluation in Teaching in the Christian School 3 hrs

Examines the relationship between teaching, learning, and evaluation; the uses of instructional objectives and standardized tests; and how to award fair grades and construct classroom tests and assessment tools to measure specific learning outcomes.

EDUC 410 

Christian Education and the Exceptional Child 2 hrs

A course designed to help the teacher understand the needs of children who deviate from the normal pattern of physical and emotional development. Included in the course is a survey of special education materials and methodology as well as the processes by which a teacher can assess, admit, review and dismiss the exceptional child in his classroom.

* Our Christian Education curriculum has been designed to fulfill the requirements for the SDA denominational teacher certification. Coursework for the Christian Education degree will not be accepted for teacher certification/ license by the State of Arkansas.

ELECTIVES

MMFN 101

Medical Missionary Fundamentals 2 hrs

This course is meant to define true medical missionary work, its principles, and strives to equip the student with tools they can use in teaching the principles of healthful living.

ENGLISH & COMMUNICATION

CMME 105 

Introduction to Oral Communication for Christian Students 3 hrs

Study is of the basic levels and forms of communication. Instruction will be given in the processes of oral expression with practice in various aspects of public speaking and story-telling within a ministry setting.

ENGL 101 

Composition for Christian Students 3 hrs

A basic course in writing skills. It is designed to improve observation, thoughtfulness and organization through the study of essays.

ENGL 102 

Research Writing for Christian Students 3 hrs

A writing course designed to teach the student how to plan, organize and write a research paper using MLA format.

Prerequisite: ENGL 101

ENGL 148 

Advanced Grammar for Christian Students 3 hrs

An analysis of the English language according to traditional, structural, and transformational methods. Content includes sentence diagraming methods, sentence patterns, morphology, basic transformations, form and structure classes. 

Required for certification in English.

ENGL 253

Biblical Literature 3 hrs

This class will explore the Bible from a literary perspective to discover the literary forms used by the Bible writers. Students will learn to recognize and appreciate the literary aspects of scripture, distinguishing them from the Bible’s theological and historical purposes. By seeing the beauty of scripture, students can gain a new appreciation for God as a lover of beauty.

Prerequisite: ENGL 101

ENGL 301

The Literature of John Bunyan for Christian Students 3 hrs

Ellen White praised John Bunyan’s autobiography and his book, The Pilgrim’s Progress, as having “guided many feet into the path of life”(GC 252). Yet The Pilgrim’s Progress fits the literary definition of a fictional book. This class will examine the allegorical works of Bunyan, in addition to other resources, to help students reach a deeper understanding of Ellen White’s counsel on reading material, particularly as it relates to evaluating reading material for the SDA classroom.

Prerequisites:  ENGL 102, ENGL 253

ENGL 320 

John Milton and His Christian Epic 3 hrs

This course will briefly survey Milton’s life, times, and literary works. Then the course will be given over to a careful reading and study of his epic poem, Paradise Lost. The student’s grade will be based on completing the written assignments and a 10-page term paper. 

ENGL 331

Essay and Devotional Writing 3 hrs

In this course students will analyze different types of essays to discover how they are constructed and what makes them successful. They will also be expected to produce several essays, with an emphasis on essays written as devotionals. Special attention will be given to developing a clear, concise writing style.

Prerequisite:  ENGL 102

JOUR 250 

Journalism for Christian Students 3 hrs

Basics of journalistic writing for various media (i.e. newspapers, radio, and television), public relations, press releases, basic features and editorials, the importance of the audience for any written communications as well as the values of timeliness, objectivity, and fairness critical to any communication career.

Prerequisite:  ENGL 101

HISTORY

GEOG 280 

Cultural Geography from a Christian Perspective 3 hrs

A survey of major geographic perspectives: political, religious, and regional, with an emphasis on Christian missions.

HIST 275 

US History I from a Christian  Perspective 3 hrs

A study of the rise and development of the United States from the American Indians and the arrival of the first immigrants through the Civil War and Reconstruction.

HIST 276 

US History II from a Christian Perspective 3 hrs

This is the study of the development of the United States from the Reconstruction to the present. Emphasis placed on the role of the United States in end time events.

HIST 325

History of Christianity I: Early and Medieval Periods 3 hrs

The significant trends and events in the development of Christianity from the time of Christ to the Reformation, including a study of the church in relation to the Roman Empire, the influence of the church fathers, Christological controversies, and the rise of the papacy.

HIST 326

History of Christianity II: The Reformation and Modern Periods 3 hrs

This course studies the church from pre-Reformation to the present time; its development in Europe and in America, including the main branches of Protestantism; their relation to the state; the Catholic counter reformation; and the evangelical movement.

HIST 404

Adventist Heritage and Mission 3 hrs

This course investigates the Seventh-day Adventist church history with a preliminary review of the backgrounds and foundations of the Advent message from apostolic times. It concentrates on the church’s beginnings in America, the 1844 experience,development of the Seventh-day Adventist denomination worldwide, with special attention being given to the writings of Ellen G. White. Cross-listed as RELT 270.

PLST 250

American Government from a Christian Perspective 3 hrs

An introduction to the forms, functions, and processes of the American local, state, and national government. This course also explores the development of political ideologies and influence groups.

MATHEMATICS

MATH 113

Personal Finance for Christian Students 1 hr

This course deals with consumer finance that is concerned with the individual. Emphasis is placed on the biblical principles of debt, loans, and stewardship.


MATH 114 

Survey of Mathematics for Christian Students 3 hrs

This course focuses on practical mathematics that you can use in your everyday life and that will prepare students for further courses in mathematics. Emphasis on critical thinking skills, problem solving, and probability & statistics.

MATH 120 

College Algebra for Christian Students 3 hrs

A course designed to prepare students to pursue degrees in mathematics, business or the sciences. Topics include: quadratic equations and equalities; polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; graphing functions; inverse functions; zeros of polynomial and rational functions with approximation techniques; solving systems of linear equations, linear inequalities, and non-linear equation; binomial theorem.

Prerequisite: MATH 053, MATH 114, 21 on ACT math score or Placement Exam

MATH 125 

Pre-Calculus for Christian Students 3 hrs

Relations, functions, transformations, inverse functions, systems of linear and quadratic equations, exponential, logarithmic, and circular functions. Credit for this course does not apply towards a major or minor in mathematics.

Prerequisite. MATH 120

MATH 170 

Calculus I for Christian Students 4 hrs

A study of functions of one variable, continuity, inequalities, differentiation, integration, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions.

Prerequisite. MATH 120

MATH 171 

Calculus II for Christian Students 4 hrs

Precise definitions of limits, calculus of the trigonomic functions, further topics in differential and integral calculus, polar coordinates, analytic geometry, parametric equations, sequences, infinite series, Taylor series.

Prerequisite: MATH 170

MATH 310

Probability and Statistics for Christian Students 3 hrs

This course includes the following concepts: descriptive statistics, elementary probability, Venn diagrams, discrete random variables, binomial and normal distributions, inferential statistics, sampling test of hypotheses, regression, correlations, analysis of variance, chi square analysis.

MATH 315

Differential Equations for Christian Students 3 hrs

Introduction to partial differentiation, dynamical systems, solutions of various types of ordinary differential equations, systems of linear differential equations, the Laplace transform, applications to problems in the physical sciences.

Prerequisite: MATH 171

MATH 318 

Linear Algebra for Christian Students 3 hrs

Finite dimensional vector spaces and the attendant concepts of systems of linear equations, linear transformations, matrices, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, inner product spaces.

Prerequisite: MATH 170

MATH 415 

Geometry for Christian Students 3 hrs

This course teaches the basic theory in the foundations of geometry. Metric and non-metric properties of Euclidean, non- Euclidean, and projective geometries. Applications of geometry.

Prerequisite: MATH 170

MUSIC

MUHL 211 

Music in the Church 3 hrs

The goal of this course is to teach the biblical perspective of music and worship, and its implications for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Upon completing this course students will be able to make informed decisions about music in their personal and ministerial lives. Topics include:  introduction to music notation, the elements of music, music history, physiological effects of music on the human body, spiritual implications of current Christian musical trends, and the inspired counsels of Ellen G. White on music.

MUSC 101 

Music Theory I for Christian Students 3 hrs

Study of harmony, form and aural skills based on the style of the Baroque and Classical periods. 

Prerequisite:  Passing Placement Exam or MUHL211

MUSC 102

Music Theory II for Christian Students 3 hrs

The study of harmony, form, and aural skills based on the chromatic style of the Romantic period.  

Prerequisite:  MUSC 101

MUSC 230

Private Instrumental or Vocal Lessons for Christian Musicians 1 hr

One credit for one semester of twelve 30-minute lessons. Individual practice required, as directed by instructor. This can be repeated for additional credit. A minimum of two credits is required for completion of minor.

MUSC 231 

Ensemble for Christian Musicians 1 hr

One credit for weekly rehearsals for one semester of choir or orchestra. Individual practice is required. This can be repeated for additional credit. A minimum of two credits is required for completion of minor.

MUSC 225

Classroom Music Methods for Christian Educators 2 hrs

This class focuses on the practical aspects of teaching music in diverse classroom settings. Catering to both the elementary and secondary concentration areas, this course covers learning and teaching styles, general music methods, and strategies to engage students in various classroom environments.

Prerequisite:  MUSC 101

MUSC 314

Orchestration & Arranging for Christian Musicians 2 hrs

A course focusing on the fundamentals of orchestration and arranging for choir and orchestra.  

Prerequisite:  MUSC 102

MUSC 325

Basic Conducting for Christian Musicians 1 hr

An introduction to basic conducting and rehearsal techniques.

Prerequisite:  MUSC 101

PRACTICAL & APPLIED ARTS

AGRI 110, 111 

Agricultural Arts for Christian Students 1 / 1 hr

Designed to inspire students with the importance of growing their own food. Students will be assigned a specific area and they will design and implement a planting schedule to provide fresh year-round produce for a family. This is a two-semester course.

APTX 110

Clothing Construction for Christian Students 1 hr

This course is designed to train students in basic clothing construction and textile information. Students will complete practical projects in fabricating garments using commercial pattern where they will learn principles and techniques of garment construction. They will be instructed in cutting, matching and sewing a garment.

BKPG 101

Beekeeping for Christian Students 1 hr

In this class, students will learn the basics of honey bees and how to care for them. They will learn how to diagnose honey bee diseases and pests and how to treat for them. Also, students will learn the basic anatomy of the honey bee and the impact of honey bees in our world.

FDNR 115 

Food / Nutrition Arts for Christian Students 1 hr

The study and application of food production principles with emphasis on storage, safety, health, preparation, and service.

GDES 120

Basic Graphic Design for Christian Students 1 hr

This course will be the introduction, study and practice of basic design vocabulary, elements and principles as related to the Christian artist. Individual elements of design such as line, shape, value, texture, space, size and color will be explored as they relate to electronically generated digital formats and print designs. Emphasis will be given to the principles of design i.e., balance, emphasis, rhythm and unity to analyze the effectiveness of printed communications and other related electronic media. Students will create basic designs in appropriate software including Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and Keynote/PowerPoint. Students must purchase some supplies.

HERB 200

Herbology for Christian Students 1 hr

Insight into the use of natural herbs as preventatives and cures for various ailments, from the common cold to serious disorders. Study about the preservation and preparation of herbs.

HLSC 120

First Aid and CPR for Christian Students 1 hr

Gives individuals the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide basic care for breathing, cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses, including how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) for victims of sudden cardiac arrest, until advanced medical personnel arrive and take over.

HYDR101

Hydrotherapy for Christian Students 1 hr

A physiological and practical approach to the understanding and use of hydrotherapy as a God-ordained treatment modality and a study of how water of varying temperatures and in various states effects changes in nervous, circulatory and muscular systems.

JOUR 125

Photography for Christian Students 1 hr

This course is an overview of the history and basic concepts of photography and an introduction to photographic equipment and basic shooting techniques. Students will also gain an introduction to Adobe Photoshop. Students must have their own 35mm digital camera with manual capability. Students must purchase some supplies.

MASG 225

Basic Massage for Christian Students 1 hr

The students will study the basic concepts of Swedish massage and its healthful effects on the body.

PELF 210

Fitness for Life for Christian Students 1 hr

This course challenges the individual to pursue personal health and fitness goals by defining and engaging in healthy behaviors and applying principles of nutrition.

RELB 298 

Colporteur Field Service II 3 hrs

An investigation into the skills of persuasion and making friends that contrasts these with manipulative and unethical methods often used. Studies in meeting people in various social contexts, and the very personal preparatory work necessary to doing effective evangelism of any sort.

TECH 130

Electrical Principles and Practices for Christian Students 1 hr

Acquaints the student with all aspects of electricity including the fundamental nature of electricity, how it behaves, and how to work with it safely. The course is also designed to equip the student to assess, diagnose, and repair residential electrical problems, as well as to plan and carry out the kinds of electrical installations that one would most likely be faced with in a residential situation. Some aspects of electrical systems in the commercial setting are also addressed. 

TECH 160 

Carpentry for Christian Students 1 hr

The objective of this class is to acquaint the student with the methods, materials and tools involved in modern Residential (home) Construction. The lab will provide practical experience in various facets of Residential Framing, also known as “rough framing,” including floor systems, walls, roofs and stairs. Safety with power tools and on the job site will be a special focus throughout the course.

TECH 250

Auto Basic Maintenance and Repair for Christian Students 1 hr

Introductory study and practice in basic car care, maintenance, and repair. Students get lab experience in maintenance and service areas of engine lubrication, underhood, undercarriage, tire and wheel, cooling system, belts and hoses, fuel system, battery and electronical system, engine maintenance, and brakes and wheel bearings.

TECH 260

Woodworking for Christian Students 1 hr

In this class, students will learn how to safely operate woodworking tools, design, and create several projects.

TECH 270

Heating and A/C for Christian Students 1 hr

Introduction to Heating and A/C is a semester course that will take the participant through an in-depth introduction to both the most common and the not-so-common heating and air conditioning processes. This course will look at the electrical components and the operation of the various systems. Various heating and air conditioning techniques that can be used in the mission field will also be looked into.

PSYCHOLOGY & SOCIOLOGY

PSYC 105

Intro to Psychology from a Christian Perspective 3 hrs

This course covers the basic principles and concepts in psychology, including the principles of motivation, learning and perception. Students will also be introduced to principles of Christian Counseling.

SOCI 212

Sociology, the Family and the Adventist Home 3 hrs

Students will be familiar with the current state of the family in society and the biblical ideal for families. Students will be introduced to key issues that present themselves at each stage of the family life cycle. They will also be introduced to key resources available.

RELIGION

BIBL 211,212 

Biblical Hebrew I, II 3 / 3 hrs

Introduces the student to the elements of biblical Hebrew and equips him with knowledge of grammar and a working vocabulary. Biblical Hebrew also includes interpretive translation of selected Old Testament passages.

Prerequisite:  BIBL 211 to 212

GREK 201,202 

New Testament Greek I, II 4 / 4 hrs

First semester focuses on grammar and vocabulary. Second semester continues with syntax and includes interpretive translation.

Prerequisite:  GREK 201 to 202

RELB 160

Jesus and the Gospels 3 hrs

A comprehensive study of the life and teachings of Jesus unfolded in the four gospels with analytic attention to the gospel writers and their writing in an attempt to reveal the impact of Christ’s revelation on our world.

RELB 295

Christian Sales 3 hrs

This class is designed to give hands-on field experience as well as theoretical instruction in the science of selling Christian literature. Emphasis is upon witnessing, sharing, and faith-building opportunities rather than on sales figures.

RELB 296 

Colporteur Ministry Field Service I 2 hrs

An investigation into the skills of persuasion and making friends that contrasts these with manipulative and unethical methods often used. Studies in meeting people in various social contexts, and the very personal preparatory work necessary to doing effective evangelism of any sort.

RELB 297

Philosophy of Student Canvassing Ministries 3 hrs

General information on a wide variety of topics related to the contemporary rise and revival of student literature evangelism in North America. Lectures cover the nuts and bolts of running magabook teams, organizing programs, and implementing the information available in the book Publishing Ministry.

RELB 299

Colporteur Ministry Instruction 1 hr

A careful study of the book Colporteur Ministry.

RELB 307 

Introduction to the Old Testament 3 hrs

The narratives, sacred history and revealed religion of Israel are explored. A review of the Old Testament’s uniqueness in providing an answer to man’s inquiry into the past and its application to the contemporary world.

RELB 315 

Pastoral Field Experience 6 hrs

Supervised field work under an experienced minister as coordinated by the department. The field work is designed to give practical experience in a wide variety of pastoral situations.

Prerequisite:  All core requirements must be completed.

Prerequisite: [Satisfactory evaluation of readiness]. 

RELB 321,322

Personal Evangelism with Field Service I, II 3 / 2 hrs

A practical introduction in soul-winning skills: winning friends for Christ, recognizing and meeting felt needs, seizing witnessing opportunities, and giving personal Bible studies and community seminars.

RELB 330 

Public Evangelism 3 hrs

This class includes not only instruction by a successful Seventhday Adventist evangelist, but also includes hands-on experience in planning, preparing for, and conducting an evangelistic effort.

RELB 344 

Bible Study and Hermeneutics 3 hrs

Hermeneutics is the science of discovering and applying important principles for the purpose of faithfully interpreting the Scriptures.

RELB 403 

Acts and General Epistles 3 hrs

This class is an overview of the development of the Christian Church through the book of Acts, Acts of the Apostles by E. G. White and the letters of James, Peter, John, and Jude.

RELB 420

Daniel 3 hrs

This course is a critical and exegetical study of the book of Daniel. Special emphasis is placed on end-time eschatology and the role of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

RELB 425 

Revelation 3 hrs

An in-depth study of the prophetic book of Revelation. Special emphasis is placed on end-time eschatology and the role of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

RELT 180

The Gospel and the Individual 2 hrs

A thoughtful class on the meaning of salvation, the practical 

application of the gospel in the life, and the daily experience of divine power, in the context of the freedom of choice and individuality made possible by the cross of Christ.

RELT 235

Principles of Bible Instruction 3 hrs

A study of the skills and principles needful in opening the Scriptures to individuals or groups in a Bible study setting.

RELT 250 

Principles of the Christian Faith 3 hrs

An intensive topical study of Bible truths that form the foundation and structure of Christian belief as understood by Seventh-day Adventist. Also involves committing Scripture texts to memory as an aid in evangelism.

RELT 255

Church Leadership and Management 3 hrs

Practical everyday tools and skills taught for the church leader. Included are pointers on fiscal management, ethics, organization of duties and delegations, use of volunteers, leadership in committees and church-related boards, public relations and advertising, and developing and using lay leaders for long-term continuity of mission stability.

RELT 270

Adventist Heritage and Mission 3 hrs

This course investigates the Seventh-day Adventist church history with a preliminary review of the backgrounds and foundations of the Advent message from apostolic times. It concentrates on the church’s beginnings in America, the 1844 experience, development of the Seventh-day Adventist denomination worldwide, with special attention being given to the writings of Ellen G. White. Cross-listed as HIST 404.

RELT 285

Biblical Theology and the Sanctuary 3 hrs

The earthly sanctuary was a daily enactment of the plan of salvation. It is prophecy, eschatology, Christology, and a practical revelation of the gospel combined. Students learn the theology taught in the sanctuary service and will become familiar with the history of the sanctuary message in the development of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

RELT 290

Introduction to Pastoral Counseling 3 hrs

A study of the ethics, principles, and methods involved in the counseling process from a biblical perspective.

RELT 308 

Biblical Preaching 3 hrs

Homiletics is the science of preparing sermons and the art of presenting them. This class is designed to prepare students to be effective communicators for Christ and lead audiences in public worship.


RELT 335

Pauline Theology 3 hrs

This class is an overview of the writings of Paul discussing the great themes of the gospel, the experience of righteousness by faith, and self-sustaining, replicable evangelism. Paul’s influence on the development of Christian theology is also addressed.

RELT 380

Issues in Contemporary Theology 2 hrs

Students explore today’s theological landscape while particularly noting issues dividing academia in the Adventist community. Trends in doctrinal understandings related to the church policy, inspiration and corporate worship are critiqued. As taught from year-to-year, the class will vary in response to newly rising issues.

RELT 385 

Christian Ethics 2 hrs

This is the study of biblical principles and how they relate to ethical questions in the 21st century.

RLGN 360

Prophetic Guidance 3 hrs

Students will undertake a careful study of the nature and roles of inspiration and revelation particularly through the gift of prophecy and the function of biblical and modern prophets. Special emphasis is given to understanding the role of Ellen G. White in the formation of Seventh-day Adventist beliefs, and the appropriate use of her writings today.

SCIENCES - BIOLOGY

BIOL 101,102

Anatomy and Physiology I, II for Christian Students 4 / 4 hrs

A study of the fundamentals of human anatomy and physiology. The first semester covers basic cytology, histology, the musculoskeletal, integumentary, nervous, and endocrine systems. The remainder of the body systems are studied the second semester. Includes weekly lab.

BIOL 140

The Human Body in Health and Disease for Christian Students 4 hrs

A study of the structure, function, health and diseases of the human body. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of the physiologic mechanisms that maintain each body system. A general foundation in the vocabulary of anatomy and physiology is a primary part of the course. Normal body structure and function are used as the basis to present information on human health and disease principles. This course will also cover basic hydrotherapy and natural remedies for treating diseases. Includes weekly lab.

BIOL 151,152

General Biology I, II for Christian Students 4 / 4 hrs

Study covers general concepts in genetics, taxonomy, behavior, ecology, morphology, and physiology of organisms. It includes units contrasting creationistic and evolutionistic theories. Includes weekly lab.

BIOL 156

Human Biology for Christian Students 4 hrs

Emphasis is on the basic structure and function of body systems and the medical terminology used to describe normal and pathological states. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of normal anatomy and physiology and the appropriate use of medical terminology.

BIOL 311

A Scientific Study of Creation for Christian Students 2 hrs

Class studies the evidences supporting a creation origin of the earth. The approach is scientific rather than biblical.

BIOL 320

Principles of Genetics for Christian Students 4 hrs

This course examines the fundamental principles of genetics and discusses their application in a number of fields of study, including medicine, population genetics, development and biotechnology. Core concepts include genetic inheritance, the structure of genes and regulatory elements, and control of gene expression. Includes weekly lab.

Prerequisite:  BIOL 151,152

BIOL 348

Developmental Biology for Christian Students 3hrs

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” (Psalm 139:13)  The formation of a complete, multicellular living organism from a single cell is a delicate process that was shrouded in mystery until nearly the 20th century. Major advances in the fields of embryology and genetics have brought us closer to understanding the intricate steps involved in shaping a new life.

Prerequisite:  BIOL 151,152

SCIENCES - CHEMISTRY

CHEM 101,102

General Chemistry I, II for Christian Students 4 / 4 hrs

Topics include stoichiometry, atomic and molecular structure, bonding, states of matter, solutions, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, thermodynamics, acid and base chemistry, descriptive and nuclear chemistry. Includes weekly lab.

Prerequisite:  MATH 120

CHEM 311, 312

Organic Chemistry I, II for Christian Students 4 / 4 hrs

Class explains the chemistry of carbon-containing compounds with emphasis on nomenclature, molecular structure, spectra structure relationships, and a mechanistic approach to organic reactions. Includes weekly lab.

Prerequisite:  CHEM 102

CHEM 350

Biochemistry for Christian Students 4 hrs

Study of the fundamental principles of enzyme kinetics and mechanism based on the structure and chemistry of bimolecular including amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleotides, nucleic acids, and biological membranes. Includes weekly lab.

SCIENCES - PHYSICS


PHYS 101,102

General Physics I, II for Christian Students 4 / 4 hrs

The algebraic and trigonometric treatment of mechanics, heat, sound, light, electricity, and magnetism, and “modern physics.” Includes weekly lab.

Prerequisite:  MATH 120

The Director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education has determined that Ouachita Hills College does not offer courses and/or degree programs customarily offered at colleges and universities and has issued an Exemption from Certification for programs to be offered in Arkansas.