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Edge/Dual Enrollment Online Course Descriptions

 

 

These courses will require additional material that is purchased separately from MBS Direct. Some will require DVDs as well as textbooks. Make sure you purchase all required material. Purchases may be made online through MBS Direct at http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/liberty.htm or by phone at (800) 325-3252.



It is recommended that you purchase your course materials at least ten days before the start of your course(s) to ensure a timely delivery. When ordering, please verify whether you are enrolled in an 8-week or 16 week course format.

 

BIBL 105  –  Old Testament Survey

BIB 3105 – LUOA Course number – 8 week term – offered in B, C and D subterms

An introduction to the authorship and contents of the Old Testament books. Special attention will be given to important persons, places and events, as well as to key chapters in the Old Testament revelation.

See course guide here:BIBL 105 - Old Testament Survey

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BIBL 110  –  New Testament Survey

BIB3110– LUOA Course number – 8 week term – offered in B, C and D subterms

An introduction to the authorship and contents of the New Testament books. Special attention will be given to important persons, places, events, as well as to key chapters in the New Testament revelation.

See course guide here:BIBL 110 - New Testament Survey

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BIOL 101  –  Principles of Biology

SCI3101– LUOA Course number – 16 week term – offered in A subterm only

An examination of the fundamental characteristics common among living things. Emphasis is placed upon studies of the cell, energy, metabolism, reproduction, heredity, ecology, phylogeny and the diversity of life.

See course guide here: BIOL 101 - Principles of Biology

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BIOL 103 – Principles of Biology Laboratory

16 week term – offered in A subterm only

Laboratory exercises selected to demonstrate basic biological concepts. Emphasis is on plant and animal cell chemistry, composition and function, organismal structure and function, biological diversity and population ecology.

See course guide here: BIOL 103 - Principles of Biology Laboratory

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BMIS 200 – Enterprise Business Applications and Communications

CSB3111 – LUOA Course number – 8 week term – offered in B and D subterms

Prerequisite: INFT 110.

This course examines the design, selection, implementation and management of enterprise Business solutions. The focus is on identifying critical business processes and envisioning how technology can be developed to provide solutions which generate competitive advantage. Students learn how applying frameworks and strategies around the Business Process and Organization Strategy provide a competitive advantage. Topics include MIS and IT fundamentals, Information Systems Management and using Enterprise Business Applications for competitive advantage. The course also includes a component for Technical Writing for Information Systems.

See course guide here:BMIS 200 - Enterprise Business Applications and Communications

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BUSI 201 – Intermediate Business Computer Application

CSB3201 – LUOA Course number – 8 week term – offered in B and D subterms

This laboratory experience offers the student a hands-on introduction to an electronic spreadsheet, a database program, and a presentation program. Upon this foundation, intermediate database and intermediate and advanced spreadsheet skills are taught. Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on the integration of the applications as they are applied to personal and organizational tasks. This course provides the IT foundations that are applicable for all curriculums.

See course guide here: BUSI 201 - Intermed Computer Application

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COMS 101  –  Speech Communications

LAN3103– LUOA Course number – 8 week term – offered in B, C and D subterms

Study and practice in communicating ideas competently in public speaking. Students are also given a foundation for development of communication skills in other human communication contexts, including dyadic and small group communication.

See course guide here: COMS 101 - Speech Communication

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CRST 290– History of Life

BIB3290 – LUOA Course number – 8 week term – offered in B, C and D subterms

Prerequisite: Completion of a college Science course.

An interdisciplinary study of the origin and history of life in the universe. Faculty of the Center for Creation Studies will draw from science, religion, history, and philosophy in presenting the evidence and arguments for creation and against evolution. This course is required for all Liberty students.

See course guide here:CRST 290 - History of Life

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ECON 213 – Principles of Economics I (Micro)

MAT3213 – LUOA Course number – 8 week term – offered in B and D subterms

An introduction to the theory and history of free exchange and economic inquiry. Free market thought will be scrutinized from the perspective of the Christian understanding of human behavior and contrasted with other paradigms. Specific topics include examination of the “economic question,” the tools of economic analysis with focus on the applicability to the study or human behavior, the market process, demand and the consumer, cost and supply, market structure, government regulation, and resource demand and supply.

See course guide here:ECON 213 - Principles of Economics I (Microeconomics)

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ECON 214  –  Principles of Economics II (Macro)

MAT3214 – LUOA Course number – 8 week term – offered in B and D subterms

This course is an introductory continuation of Principles of Economics I. Topics include supply and demand for the public sector, financial institutions, and aggregated economic behavior. The latter includes discussions of national income accounting, and an inquiry into the origins and dynamics of inflation, unemployment and economic growth.

See course guide here:ECON 214 - Principles of Economics II (Macroeconomics)

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ENGL 101  –  Composition and Rhetoric

LAN3101– LUOA Course number – 8 week term – offered in B, C and D subterms

Through the critical engagement of a variety of texts, including written, oral, and visual, this course prepares students to become careful readers, critical thinkers, and skilled writers. Drawing upon rhetorical theory, it emphasizes the practices of analytical reading, informed reasoning, effective writing, and sound argumentation. The course requires 4,000 words of writing in no fewer than five writing projects. REQUIRES ASSESSMENT TEST PRIOR TO ENROLLMENT.

See course guide here: ENGL 101 - Composition & Rhetoric

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ENGL 102  –  Composition and Literature                                        

LAN3102– LUOA Course number – 8 week term – offered in B, C and D subterms

Prerequisite: ENGL 101.

Continues the emphasis on writing. Two analytical papers, based upon studies of the short story, poetry and drama and a research paper, sequentially developed, are required. REQUIRES ASSESSMENT TEST PRIOR TO ENROLLMENT.

See course guide here:ENGL 102 - Composition and Literature

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ENGL 216  – English Literature II                                        

LAN3216– LUOA Course number – 8 week term – offered in B, C and D subterms

A survey of English Literature from 1660 to the present. Two critical papers are required.

See course guide here:ENGL 216 - English Literature II

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EVAN 101Evangelism and Christian Life

BIB3101– LUOA Course number – 8 week term – offered in B, C and D subterms

An in-depth study of how to lead people to Christ. Special attention will be given to the theology of all aspects of evangelism including the follow-up. Various methods of approach and presentation will be considered. Emphasis will be placed on evangelism and the local church for conservation of results.

See course guide here:EVAN 101 - Evangelism and Christian Life

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GOVT 200 Constitutional Government and Free Enterprise

HIS3200 – LUOA Course number – 8 week term – offered in B and D subterms

Diverse introduction to political and economic ideas, government institutions, free market processes, public issues, economic policy and political and economic activity, emphasizing the close relationship between a system of limited constitutional government and the free enterprise economy and providing an overview of the Christian worldview with regard to government and economics.

See course guide here:GOVT 200 - Constitutional Govt & Free Enterprise

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GOVT 220 – American Government

HIS3220 – LUOA Course number – 8 week term – offered in B and D subterms

The issues, interests and institutions of American politics, emphasizing the struggle between liberalism and conservatism.

See course guide here:GOVT 220 - American Government

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HIEU 201 – Western Civilization I

HIS 3201 – LUOA Course number – 8 week term – offered in B, C and D subterms

A survey of the major currents in Western civilization from its beginnings in the ancient Near East to 1648.

See course guide here: HIEU 201 - Western Civilization I

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HIUS 221– Survey of American History I

HIS 3221 – LUOA Course number – 8 week term – offered in B, C and D subterms

A survey of the political, social and economic developments of America from the colonizing experience through the Civil War with emphasis on the development of the American democratic tradition.

See course guide here: HIUS 221 - Survey of American History I

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HIUS 222– Survey of American History II

HIS 3222 – LUOA Course number – 8 week term – offered in B, C and D subterms

A survey of American history from Reconstruction to the present, stressing interpretation and analysis of major eras and trends.

See course guide here: HIUS 222 - Survey os American History II

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HLTH 252 – Drugs in Society

HPE 3252 – LUOA Course number – 8 week term – offered in B and D subterms

An examination of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs’ effects upon the individual, school, and community.

See course guide here: HLTH 252 - Drugs in Society

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HUMN 101 Humanities in Western Culture

FNA3101– LUOA Course number – 8 week term – offered in B, C and D subterms

A survey course which concentrates on the development of Western Culture. It is an integrated study of the visual arts, drama and music, and the discipline of philosophy that permeates all the arts.

See course guide here:HUMN 101 - Humanities in Western Culture

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INFT 101 – Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning

CSB3101 – LUOA Course number – 8 week term – offered in B, C and D subterms

Designed to equip students for success as they transition into the online classroom, this course offers strategic information tailored to ensure academic excellence in this unique learning environment; this information includes Liberty University’s foundations and beliefs, LUO’s resources for success, Blackboard navigation techniques, time management strategies, the adult learner’s responsibilities, methods for identifying and avoiding academic misconduct, scholarly research tactics, and approaches for selecting the appropriate courses towards completion of the preferred degree program.

See course guide here: INFT 101 - Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning

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INFT 110 – Computer Concepts and Application

CSB3110 – LUOA Course number – 8 week term – offered in B, C and D subterms

This course will introduce the student to the operation and use of computers. Specific applications taught include operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software. In addition, students will learn basic terminology and concepts related to the use of computers in today’s society.

See course guide here: INFT 110 - Computer Concepts & Application

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MATH 110Intermediate Algebra

MAT3110– LUOA Course number – 16 week term only in A subterm

Review of exponents, polynomials, factoring, roots and radicals, graphing, rational expressions, equations and inequalities, systems of linear equations and problem solving. This course may not be used to meet the General Education requirement.

REQUIRES ASSESSMENT TEST PRIOR TO ENROLLMENT.

See course guide here:MATH 110 - Intermediate Algebra

*This course is only available in a 16 week format in A term only

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MATH 115Mathematicsfor Liberal Arts

MAT3115– LUOA Course number – 16 week term only in A subterm

A survey course for liberal arts majors including a review of algebra and an introduction to logic, probability and statistics, mathematical structure, problem solving, number theory, geometry and  consumer applications.

REQUIRES ASSESSMENT TEST PRIOR TO ENROLLMENT.

See course guide here:MATH 115 - Mathematics for Liberal Arts

*This course is only available in a 16 week format in A term only

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MATH 121College Algebra

MAT3121– LUOA Course number – 16 week term only in A subterm

Fundamental concepts of college algebra including sets, equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, polynomials, rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, linear inequalities, and linear programming.

REQUIRES ASSESSMENT TEST PRIOR TO ENROLLMENT.

See course guide here:MATH 121 - College Algebra

*This course is only available in a 16 week format in A term only

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MATH 201– Introduction to Probability and Statistics

MAT3201 – LUOA Course number – 8 week term – offered in B, C and D subterms

Introduction to descriptive statistics and probability, probability distributions, estimation, tests of hypotheses, chi-square tests, regression analysis, and correlation with applications in business and science.

REQUIRES ASSESSMENT TEST PRIOR TO ENROLLMENT.

See course guide here: MATH 201 - Intro. to Probability & Statistics

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PHIL 201Philosophy and Contemporary  Ideas

BIB3203– LUOA Course number – 8 week term – offered in B and D subterms

A survey of the major positions and figures in philosophy and the cultural worldviews and practical applications that derive from them, focusing specifically on theism, naturalism and humanism in contemporary thought.

See course guide here:PHIL 201 - Philosophy & Contemporary Idea

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PHSC 210 – Elements of Earth Science

SCI3210 – LUOA Course number – 16 week term – offered in A subterm

This course is a study of principles of physical and historical geology, oceanography, and meteorology for non-science majors. Includes a two-hour weekly lab.

See course guide here: PHSC 210 – Elements of Earth Science

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PHSC 211 – Elements of Earth Science Lab

SCI3211 – LUOA Course number – 16 week term – offered in A subterm

An optional lab experience to accompany PHSC 210.

See course guide here: PHSC 211 - Elements of Earth Science Lab

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PSYC 101General  Psychology

ASC3101– LUOA Course number – 8 week term – offered in B, C and D subterms

Introduction to Psychology as a scientific discipline concerned with the study of behavior. Consideration will be given to such topics as human development, motivation, emotion, perception, learning, personality, intelligence, measurement and applied areas.

See course guide here:PSYC 101 - General Psychology

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PSYC 210  Developmental  Psychology

ASC3210– LUOA Course number – 8 week term – offered in B, C and D subterms

An overview of the human life span from conception through senescence. Continuity of development as well as critical periods faced by the maturing human will be emphasized using contemporary theories and research as foundation materials.

See course guide here:PSYC 210 - Developmental Psychology

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SOCI 200Introduction to Sociology

ASC3200 – LUOA Course number – 8 week term – offered in B and D subterms

A study of social theories, their histories, social structures, functions, and conflict emphasizing human, institutional, and group interactions. The course provides an overview of political, economic and other cultural phenomena and methodologies of the results of scientific social research. In addition, it seeks to expand ideas, concepts, theoretical, and practical orientations by utilizing a comparative perspective.

See course guide here:SOCI 200 - Introduction to Sociology

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THEO 201Theology Survey I

BIB3201– LUOA Course number – 8 week term – offered in B, C and D subterms

This is a general survey of Bible doctrine designed to synthesize and outline each of ten major areas of systematic theology, including prolegomena, bibliology, theology proper, Christology, angelology, and pneumatology.

See course guide here:THEO 201 - Theology Survey I

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THEO 202Theology Survey II

BIB3202– LUOA Course number – 8 week term – offered in B, C and D subterms

This is a continuation of general survey of Bible doctrine designed to synthesize and outline each of the ten major areas of systematic theology. Survey II includes anthropology, hamartiology, soteriology, ecclesiology and eschatology.

See course guide here:THEO 202 - Theology Survey II

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****The following courses are only applicable for those students who will NOT be attending Liberty University in residence. These courses do not apply toward the General Education or Religion requirements for a resident student. This course should only be taken if you are planning on completing your undergraduate degree as a Liberty University Online Student. ****

 

APOL 104 – Contemporary Worldviews.

BIB3107 – LUOA Course number – 8 week term – offered in B, C and D subterms

An overview of the major worldviews, including their history and current relations with other religions and philosophies, their influence, when applicable, on historical forces (cultural, social, political, and economic), and the effects of worldview on behavior. Common critiques to each worldview will be included and analyzed from various schools such as historicism and existentialism. The issue of absolutes, the existence of God, and how people view revelation from God will be emphasized with several worldviews.

See course guide here: APOL 104 - Contemporary Worldviews

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BIBL 104 – Survey of Biblical Literature

BIB3106 – LUOA Course number – 8 week term – offered in B, C and D subterms

This survey course is designed to lay a foundational understanding of Scripture via a historical survey of the Old and New Testaments. The student will engage a range of learning activities related to the issues interacting with biblical literature, basic hermeneutical principles, key themes and persons of the canon, and the redemptive theme of Scripture.

See course guide here: BIBL 104 - Survey of Biblical Literature

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THEO 104Introduction to Christian Thought

BIB3104– LUOA Course number – 8 week term – offered in B, C and D subterms

This course is an introduction to the basic tenets of Christianity.

See course guide here:THEO 104 - Introduction to Christian Thought

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