BIBLICAL STUDIES

Old Testament History and Literature I (BOT 1000) 3 credits 
This class presents an overview of the chronological unfolding of Old Testament history and literature beginning with Genesis and continuing through the period of the Judges. The poetic books will also be examined. Emphasis will be given to the major themes, persons, events/passages of each book, and maps of Bible lands.

Old Testament History and Literature II (BOT 1001) 3 credits
This class presents an overview of the chronological unfolding of Old Testament history and literature beginning with the United Monarchy era, progressing through the Divided Monarchy, Exilic and Post-exilic eras. The prophets will be examined in conjunction with these books. Emphasis will be given to the major themes, persons, events/passages of each book, and maps of Bible lands.

Gospels and Acts (BNT 2201) 3 credits
This course is a study of the Gospels and Acts, giving special attention to their history, literacy structure, content, and theological themes. Includes attention to application for today.

Letters and Revelation (BNT 2202) 3 credits
This course is a study of the letters in the New Testament and Revelation, giving special attention to their history, literacy structure, content, and theological themes. Includes attention to application for today.

Interpretation of Biblical Literature (BSA 2001) 3 credits
Introduction to the principles of biblical interpretation in order to better understand the Bible. Emphasis placed on the application of these principles.

Christian Faith (TH 2005) 4 credits
An introduction to the main people, events, and theological positions of the Christian Tradition. Contents will focus on the doctrine of the Bible, God, humankind, the person and work of Christ, the Holy Spirit, salvation, the Church, and the last days.

Advanced Hermeneutics (BSA 3019/3719) 3 credits
Study of various interpretive issues including the canon, translation issues, text criticism, and contemporary methods of interpretation.

Romans (BNT 3009) 3 credits
Prerequisite: BSA 3019
Detailed examination of Romans paying careful attention to its structure, argument, and theological emphasis.

Torah (BOT 3203) 3 credits
This course will examine the first five books of the Old Testament looking at the major themes: Creation, Fall, Covenant, Exodus event, Law; main characters, geography and cultural background. This course will also explore how these five books lay the foundation for the rest of the Bible. Attention will also be given to applying the message of these books to the current culture.


General Education

Communications

College Writing I (ENG 1000) 3 credits
Prerequisite: acceptable placement score or ENG-0099
Emphasis on improving skills and effectiveness in written communication through critical reading of diverse literary genres and extensive writing. Course deals with developing authorial voice and adapting that voice to academic audiences.

College Writing II (ENG 1001)  3 credits
Continued emphasis on composition with concentration on critical and creative thinking. Includes use of sources, research methods, and preparation of college-level research papers.

Intercultural Communications (CUL 2007)  3 credits
The Intercultural Communications course introduces students to the theory of communication and the personal, interpersonal and cultural factors that affect the communication process. Particular emphasis will be placed on developing the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to communicate effectively across cultures. Interpersonal and group communication processes will be addressed.

Humanities

Worldviews (HUM 2007)  3 credits
Examination of the theoretical and practical expressions of various worldviews. Designed to help students realize that all thinking and writing has a starting point in a world view.

Senior Seminar (HUM 4001)  2 credits
Designed to be taken in the final year of a Bachelor’s degree at OHCC. Course features reflection on one’s college experience, practical preparation for the next steps beyond college, and integration of faith and theology with contemporary issues.

Social Science

Introduction to Economics (BUS-2012-3)  3 credits
Covers the basics of both micro and macroeconomics: circular flow model, demand and supply, various market structures, money, Federal Reserve, income expenditure model, classical economics, economic policies, international trade, and political factors in economic policy.

World History (HI 2003) 3 credits
A study of the ancient Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and European roots of modern Western civilization through the Renaissance/Reformation era.

Church History I (HI 3150)  3 credits
Prerequisite: HI 2003

Study of the history of the Christian church from its founding to the present. Special emphasis on the people, events, and doctrinal controversies significant in the growth of Christianity. Includes exploration of the interplay of Christianity with politics, the great church councils, the crises that emerge, divisions and alliances, and confluence of forces that determine the complexity of the Christian church today.

Natural Science & Math

Science/Math (4 credits)

Other

Personal Finance (SBA 1001)  2 credits
Study of business and consumer financial matters. Topics include financial planning, preparing budgets, managing liquid and plant assets, use of debt, charitable giving, developing investment portfolios, insurance planning, retirement and estate planning, and consumer credit.


Christian Ministry

Spiritual Formation I (CM 1001) 3 credits
Course focuses on developing a Christ-centered life and awareness of ministry avenues. Special emphases on spiritual gifts, missions, and submitting each area of life to God.

Spiritual Formation II (CM 1002)  3 credits
Course introduces the basic concepts and skills needed for evangelism and discipleship. Emphases include understanding the world around us while communicating one’s faith, exploring one’s role as a disciple, and effective ways to disciple other followers of Christ.

Student Outreach (CM 1200, 2200, 3200)  4 credits
Includes weekly volunteer experiences under the direction of the Student Outreach Director. Ministry areas include evangelism, discipleship, and social concern. Students’ experiences are facilitated by qualified supervisors who provide accountability and feedback. Outreach must complement the student’s major during the junior year.

Student Intercultural Outreach (CM-2002/3202-1) 2 credits
Prerequisite: CUL-2007
This course provides an intercultural learning and service opportunity. Students will participate in structured and guided learning and service/ ministry projects that address multicultural issues relevant to American and global societies. 


Business (Core)

Introduction to Business (BUS-1002-3)  3 credits
Introduction to the fundamentals of business including business organization, business environment, management, marketing, finance, mission, business ethics, and social responsibility.

Accounting Essentials (BUS 2003) 3 credits
Basic accounting course emphasizes double entry bookkeeping. By building practical accounting skills and developing an understanding of concepts, students will be prepared for success in a small office or business.

Introduction to Economics (BUS 2012)  3 credits
Covers the basics of both micro and macroeconomics: circular flow model, demand and supply, various market structures, money, Federal Reserve, income expenditure model, classical economics, economic policies, international trade, and political factors in economic policy.

Computer Applications in Business (BUS 2005)  3 credits
Study of creating and manipulating Excel spreadsheets. Introduction to the basic concepts and terminology of database software, and using data for relevant small business reports.

Principles of Management (BUS 2009)  3 credits
Introductory course covering the basic theory and practice of management, including planning, organizing, controlling, staffing, motivating, and leading.

Marketing/Business Communications (BUS-3003-3, also COM 3003-3)  3 credits
The purpose of this class is the study of both marketing and business communication functions. Topics include business communication applications, promotional strategies, role and limitations of advertising and promotion, preparing and delivering messages in a variety of situations.

Principles of Marketing (BUS 3002)  3 credits
Fundamental principles concerning marketing management. Topics include market analysis, market strategy, and the basic functions of the manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and ultimate consumer. Students will develop a marketing plan.

Principles of Finance (BUS 3004)  3 credits
Introduction to financial concepts and issues within the context of the small business. Topics include analysis of financial statements, budgeting leverage, working capital management, time value of money, capital budgeting, and other topics relating to overall financial policy.

Integration of Business and Ministry (BUS 2011)  3 credits
Consideration of the positive impacts business has on and in ministry. Students will examine biblical perspectives on wealth creation, business practices, and strategies for using business as ministry in cross-cultural and local contexts. Case studies of successful business ministries will be examined. A significant portion of the course will be devoted to studying the fundamental principles of non-profit management.

Business Law/Ethics (BUS 2010)  3 credits
Introduction to the legal and regulatory process in which business decisions are made. Application of legal constraints to management and associated management activities examined, as well as broad applications of regulatory law. Students will also gain an understanding of personal and corporate integrity from a biblical perspective and its impact on resolving ethical dilemmas.

Business Seminar (BUS 4002)  3 credits
Designed to be taken the final year of the bachelor’s degree at OHCC. Students will examine case studies of both small and non-profit business with regard to finance, management, marketing, and leadership. Includes involvement with a local small or non-profit business.


General Business Emphasis

Business Elective (upper division, 3 credits)

Business Elective (upper division, 2 credits)*

Online Business Elective (upper division, 3 credits)


Entrepreneurship / Small Business Emphasis

Entrepreneurship (BUS 3005) 3 credits
Prerequisites: SBA-2003

Examination of required skills, resources, and techniques which transform an idea into a viable business. Idea generation and conception, opportunity analysis, marshaling of resources, implementation of plans, management of ongoing operations, and providing for growth will be stressed. Students will develop a small business plan.

Personal Selling (BUS 3006) 2 credits
This course looks at the foundation of personal selling/communication insights, sales theories and negotiation techniques. This course will emphasize building personal relationships with another party that results in both parties obtaining value.

Business Elective (upper division, 3 credits)


Management Emphasis

Case Studies in Leadership OR Biblical Studies of Leadership  (3 credits)

Management Elective (upper division, 2 credits)*

Online Management Elective (upper division, 3 credits)


Marketing Emphasis

Organizational Marketing and Sales  (3 credits)

Personal Selling (BUS 3006) 2 credits
This course looks at the foundation of personal selling/communication insights, sales theories and negotiation techniques. This course will emphasize building personal relationships with another party that results in both parties obtaining value.

Business Elective (upper division, 3 credits)


Free Electives

Free Electives (18 credits)


Summary

Biblical Studies (28 credits)

General Education (30 credits)

Christian Ministry (12 credits)

Business Core (30 credits)

Business Emphasis (8 credits)

Free Electives (18 credits)

Total 126 credits

*All 2 credit traditional courses may be substituted with an approved 3 credit online class, but would result in 1 fewer free elective.