Course Descriptions & Faculty Liaisons

The courses listed below are included in the Dual Credit Program.  High schools are able to offer selected courses based on curriculum compatibility and availability of qualified instructors.

Faculty liaisons can be contacted by phone using the posted information.  All Concordia faculty can be contacted by email using   firstname.lastname@cune.edu

ASL 101 Beginning American Sign Language I (3)

This beginning course in American Sign Language (ASL) is designed for the person who has no experience in ASL. The course will focus on development of vocabulary and grammatical structures of ASL, receptive and expressive skill development, and the study of deaf culture.

University liaison professor: Dr. Vicki Anderson              

Phone 800-535-5494, Ext 7481

ASL 102 Beginning American Sign Language II (3)

This course builds on ASL 101 by review and development of further vocabulary and grammatical skills in ASL. This course focuses on interpretive skills, receptive and expressive skill development, and the continuing study of deaf culture.

Prerequisite: ASL 101 or program director consent.

University liaison professor: Dr. Vicki Anderson              

Phone 800-535-5494, Ext 7481

ASL 201 Intermediate American Sign Language I (3)

This intermediate course builds on ASL 102 by review, building of vocabulary and grammar knowledge in ASL, and continuing development of receptive and expressive skills in ASL. The main focus of the course is the development of active communication and interpretive skills and the use of ASL within a social context.

Prerequisite: ASL 102 or program director consent.

University liaison professor: Dr. Vicki Anderson              

Phone 800-535-5494, Ext 7481

BIO 110 Principles of Biology (4)

A study of general biology.  Science as a way of knowing- scientific methodology and practice, literacy in biological literature and research, study of cells, cell organelles, molecular biology, genetics, systematics, structure and function of plants and animals, reproduction, growth and development, population biology, evolution as a paradigm, and ecology.

Prerequisites: 1 year each of high school biology and chemistry.

University liaison professor: Prof. Jennifer Fruend          

Phone 800-535-5494, Ext 7312

BIO 111 General Biology I (4)

Lecture 3, Lab. 2 – A study of general biology.  Science as a way of knowing- scientific methodology and practice, literacy in biological literature and research, study of cells and molecular biology, cell organelles, inclusions, function, and a study of genetics.

Prerequisite: 2 semesters of chemistry, 2 semesters of biology.

University liaison professor: Dr. Kyle Johnson          

Phone 800-535-5494, Ext 7319

BUS 121 Financial Accounting (3)

An introduction to the theory, language and practice of accounting.  Major components of primary financial statements are examined. Emphasis on the uses of financial information.

University liaison professor: Prof. Todd Johnson         

Phone 800-535-5494, Ext 7188

CHNS 101: Beginning Mandarin I (3)

The purpose of this beginner’s course is to train the student to function successfully in Chinese culture using Mandarin as a language through the development of communication skills that cross ethnic and cultural boundaries and an understanding of Chinese interpsonal behavior and related thought.  This course focuses on basic speaking and listening skills, vocabulary, and grammar; it requires the student to demonstrate a level of cultural understanding suitable for correct performance of assigned tasks in Chinese.

University liaison professor: Dr. Vicki Anderson              

Phone 800-535-5494, Ext 7481

CHNS 102: Beginning Mandarin II (3)

This course continues the Mandarin language and Chinese culture training initiated in Chns 101 with more advanced topics in Mandarin conversational proficiency, vocabulary, and grammar.  This course incorporates speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills; the student will learn to read and write a number of Chinese characters and the pinyin system.  As in Chns 101, the course requires the student to demonstrate a level of cultural understanding suitable for correct performance of assigned tasks in Chinese.

Prerequisite:  Chns 101.

University liaison professor: Dr. Vicki Anderson             

Phone 800-535-5494, Ext 7481

CTA 103  Experiences in Human Communication (3)

An introduction to the basic principles of intrapersonal, interpersonal, group and public communication.  The course includes listening, group dynamics, fundamentals of public speaking and information literacy.

University liaison professor: Dr. Erica Lamm                  

Phone 800-535-5494, Ext 7473

 CHEM 115 General Chemistry (4)

Lecture 3, Lab. 3 – General principles of chemistry with emphasis on inorganic chemistry.

Prerequisite: 2 semesters of chemistry; Algebra II; Pre-Calculus mathematics or equivalent highly recommended.

University liaison professor: Dr. Kristy Jurchen               

Phone 800-535-5494, Ext 7324

ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

A study of the performance of the American economy.  Includes an introduction to national income, employment, fiscal policy, money and monetary policy.  In addition, topics of economic stability and analysis of economic growth are covered.

University liaison professor: Prof. Tim Heidorn                 

Phone 800-535-5494, Ext 7331

ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics (3)

Examination of the behavior of microeconomic units such as consumers, firms and industries. Includes analysis of the problems of monopoly, urbanization, income inequality and poverty. International economics and the world economy are discussed.

University liaison professor: Prof. Tim Heidorn                 

Phone 800-535-5494, Ext 7331

ENG 102 Experiences in Writing (3)

This course focuses on helping students develop effective processes for writing in multiple genres, including research-based academic projects and creative works. Students will learn techniques for generating ideas; giving and receiving feedback; finding, evaluating and integrating sources; adapting rhetorical strategies for audience and context; revising; and editing. Students will also discuss the origins and application of English language conventions. Students will participate in an oral communication lab experience and adapt a research-based paper for formal presentation to the class.

University liaison professor: Dr. Laurie Zum Hofe           

Phone 800-535-5494, Ext 7478

 ENG 201 Introduction to Literature (3)

A general background in the reading, interpretation, evaluation and criticism of literature in various genres.

University liaison professor: Dr. Lisa Ashby                     

Phone 800-535-5494, Ext 7419

HIST 115 United States History (3)

Examines the nature of history as a discipline and its role in understanding the human experience.  A study of major changes in the American economy, in the role of government, and the place of the U.S. in world affairs since the Civil War, along with an analysis of social change and the experience of minority groups in American society.

University liaison professor: Dr. John Hink                   

Phone 800-535-5494, Ext 7464

HIST 131  World Civilization I (3)

Assesses the development of the basic political, philosophical, and cultural patterns of the ancient, near eastern, Asian, Greco–Roman, medieval and early modern European societies.

University liaison professor: Dr. John Hink                    

Phone 800-535-5494, Ext 7464

HIST 132  World Civilization II (3)

Special emphasis on major political, philosophical, cultural and economic trends in the modern world (since c. 1700) and the emergence of the world

University liaison professor: Dr. John Hink                   

Phone 800-535-5494, Ext 7464

MATH 122 Introduction to Statistics (3)

The fundamentals of elementary statistics, data collection and analysis, probability, distributions, sampling, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression.

Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus mathematics or equivalent

University liaison professor: Dr. Brian Albright                 

Phone 800-535-5494, Ext 7461

MATH 184 Calculus I  (4)

A beginning course in the analysis of functions including analytic geometry. A study of limits, techniques and applications of differentiation, basic integration and transcendental functions.

Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus mathematics or equivalent.

University liaison professor: Dr. Edward Reinke              

Phone 800-535-5494, Ext 7418

MATH 186 Calculus II  (4)

A continuation of Calculus I.  Topics studied include integration, analytical geometry and vectors in two-dimensional space, and techniques of integration.

Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in Math 184 or instructor’s permission.

University liaison professor: Dr. Edward Reinke              

Phone 800-535-5494, Ext 7418

Mus 111 Music Appreciation (3)

This course is a music appreciation course designed for the non-music major.  It will cover the basic elements of music as well as the trends throughout music history.

University liaison professor: Dr. Elizabeth Grimpo          

Phone 800-535-5494, Ext 7265

PHYS 110 Principles of Physics (4)

A study of general physics through experiments, lectures and discussion.  Science as a way of knowing- scientific methodology and practice, mechanics of particles and waves, momentum, energy and conservation laws, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, light, relativity, and quantum mechanics.

University liaison professor: Dr. Robert Hermann           

Phone 800-535-5494, Ext 7447

PS 111 American Government (3)

An analysis of the U.S. political system and its operation, with emphasis on the national level,  constitutional basis of the system, civil rights and liberties, major branches of government, political parties, interest groups, elections, policies, and policy making.

University liaison professor: Prof. Tobin Beck                   

Phone 800-535-5494, Ext 7343

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (3)

The course is a survey of psychology as a natural science and a social science. As a study of human behavior and the mind, the course examines current sub-areas of psychology with attention to neurology, the environment, situation and experience, and the self.  Throughout the content, the course also considers how presuppositions in philosophy and theology intersect, integrate, and conflict with views on the human condition.

University liaison professor: Dr. Thad Warren                 

Phone 800-535-5494, Ext 7476

REL 121 History and Literature of the Old Testament (3)

A historical and theological survey of the Old Testament era and the Old Testament writings with an emphasis on summarizing and communicating their major themes.

University liaison professor: Rev. Dr. Paul Holtorf          

Phone 800-535-5494, Ext 7495

REL 131 History and Literature of the New Testament (3)

A historical and theological survey of the New Testament era and the New Testament writings with an emphasis on summarizing and communicating their major themes.

University liaison professor: Rev. Dr. Paul Holtorf          

Phone 800-535-5494, Ext 7495

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (3)

Systematic analysis of culture, society, socialization, social control, social processes, and social institutions.

University liaison professor: Dr. Kathy Miller                    

Phone 800-535-5494, Ext 7497

SPAN 101: Beginning Spanish I (3)

Aural-oral aspect of the language. Fundamentals of grammar with practice in reading and writing.  As a Dual Credit class, this class is ordinarily equivalent to a full year of high school Spanish 3.

University liaison professor: Dr. Jerrald Pfabe                 

Phone 800-535-5494, Ext 7225

SPAN 102: Beginning Spanish II (3)

A continuation of Spanish 1 with increased emphasis on speaking, reading and writing skills.  As a Dual Credit class, this class is ordinarily equivalent to a full year of high school Spanish 4.

University liaison professor: Dr. Jerrald Pfabe                 

Phone 800-535-5494, Ext 7225

SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish I (3)

A systematic review of Spanish grammar.  Development of writing and speaking skills.  Study of selected aspects of Hispanic culture and society through reading and discussion.

Prerequisite:  Span 102 or equivalent.

University liaison professor: Dr. Jerrald Pfabe                 

Phone 800-535-5494, Ext 7225

SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish II (3)

A continuation of topics and skills studied in Span 201.  Reading and discussion of Spanish and Latin American literature and contemporary writings.

Prerequisite:  Span 201 or equivalent.

University liaison professor: Dr. Jerrald Pfabe                 

Phone 800-535-5494, Ext 7225