Summer Courses 2020

Summer undergraduate courses are a convenient opportunity for you to get a few courses ahead in your academic plan. Summer courses are offered at nearly a 50% discount and are delivered online.

Course schedule

Three-week Courses

May 11-May 20

ART 400
Community Art
Students operate under the guidance of an art instructor to create works in any media characterized by interaction or dialog with the campus community in an effort to serve the needs of beautifying the campus.
3
credits
CTA 333
Intercultural Communication
The study of cultural practices that influence the exchange of meaning between individuals and groups of differing cultural/racial backgrounds. The course is designed to provide students with a theoretical and practical understanding of the uniqueness of cultures, the resulting variations in communication styles and preferences, and to provide strategies and skills for successful communication across cultures.
3
credits
THEO 251
Interpretation of Selected Pauline Epistles
Particular attention is given to developing interpretative skills and preparing devotions. This course focuses attention on selected Pauline Epistles.
3
credits
THEO 362
Christian Doctrine II
This course examines Lutheran doctrine and applies it to the work, worship, and life of the Christian community. The topics are the Church’s mission and ministry, the means of grace (Word and Sacraments), the person and work of the Holy Spirit, justification, the Church, Christian living, predestination, and eschatology.
3
credits
Total Credits
12

Four-week Courses

May 11-June 5

GEOG 202
World Regional Geography
This course is designed to provide a broad overview of the major regions of the world with emphasis on the increasing interconnectedness of people and places due to the influence of globalization on world trade, travel, communication, culture, and the natural environment.
3
credits
SCI 202
Science of Everyday Things
Lecture 2. Study of the science of everyday things with special use of particle and wave models. Understanding and explaining a wide variety of common phenomena in our lives; weather, household items, color effects, radio, TV, electricity, athletics, heating and cooling, etc.
2
credits
Total Credits
5

Seven-week Courses

May 11-June 26

BUS 261
Marketing
Provides students with a thorough appreciation for the benefits and pitfalls of executing a customer orientation. Using market segmentation; management of mature products and introduction of new products. Developing long-term relationships with customers. Identifying and analyzing possibilities in consumer and industrial markets. Management of the marketing mix including product planning, distribution institutions and activities, promotion and pricing.
3
credits
BUS 343
Operations Management
A functional study of operational concepts as applied to managing the production of goods and services within a variety of environments such as profit, nonprofit, service and manufacturing-oriented organizations.
3
credits
CTA 153
Theatre History
A survey class that begins with ritual drama and selective Egyptian, Greek and Roman developments of dramatic form. It will include Medieval and Renaissance drama, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism and other twentieth century genres and styles as they occur in Western Europe and the United States. Contributions of selected Asian and African theatre forms and Native American dance drama will be also introduced.
3
credits
EDUC 224
Teaching Exceptional Learners
Understanding and appreciation of learners with exceptional needs, knowledge of characteristics of those with disabilities and the gifted, providing inclusive learning environments. Emphasis on proven strategies and a variety of methods and resources to meet needs of learners who require special services, adaptations, or different approaches to learning. Disposition development focuses on strengths and needs of learners, the belief that all can achieve. Field experience required.
3
credits
ENG 231
Studies in the English Language
Studies in the acquisition, development, variation and science of the English language.
3
credits
HHP 100
Lifetime Wellness
A course designed to provide an understanding of the values of wellness in our contemporary society and to aid the student in developing a personalized wellness program for optimal health.
1
credits
HHP 281
Health Topics: Drug Education
A course in the health topics series designed to develop and expand knowledge and skill to understand and address the issues of drug/substance use, misuse and abuse.
1
credits
MATH 122
Introduction to Statistics
The fundamentals of elementary statistics, data collection and analysis, probability, distributions, sampling, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression.
3
credits
PSY 221
Lifespan Development
This course will address the entire range of the human life chronologically from the moment of conception through death focusing on the physical, cognitive, social and personality development of each chronological period. Basic theories, research findings, and practical applications will be discussed.
3
credits
PSY 445
Abnormal Psychology
Reviews theories and methods which underlie the classification and study of as well as responses to abnormal behavior.
3
credits
REL 131
History and Literature of the New Testament
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.
3
credits
THEO 210
Faith and Life
This course examines the implications of Lutheran Christian theology for an understanding of vocation at both the personal and corporate levels. The emphasis of the course is on the application to life of biblically based Lutheran theology. Topics to be explored will include, but will not be limited to: a survey of the Reformation era, the proper distinction between Law and Gospel, two-kingdoms theology, the priesthood of all believers, vocation, stewardship, ethics, and select contemporary issues in Christian theology.
3
credits
THEO 361
Christian Doctrine I
This course examines Lutheran doctrine and applies it to the work, worship, and life of the Christian community. The topics are the nature and authority of Scripture, the nature of God, creation, the nature of man under grace and law, and the person and the work of Christ.
3
credits
Total Credits
35

Fifteen-week Courses

May 11-August 21

EDPS 210
Educational Psychology with Child Development
A study of the psychological foundations of education with child development. Emphasis on developmental psychology and psychological foundations of relevant topics including, but not limited to, learning theories, individual variation and student diversity, planning, motivation, class management and assessment. Teaching as a form of ministry, psychology as a science, the use of research in education and the development of skills required to become a reflective practitioner. Field experience required.
3
credits
EDUC 346
Instructional Technology
Knowledge and skills to prepare students for responsible and beneficial use of current technologies. Fundamental understanding of importance of technology in teaching and learning practices. Relevant and practical technology applications for PreK-12 classrooms.
2
credits
FINL 100
Financial Literacy I
Personal financial stewardship as it relates to students, specifically regarding the topics of budgeting, credit cards, student loans, and debt management. To be completed during a student’s first year at Concordia. Note: Passing this course with 0 credits meets one of Concordia’s graduation requirements. Taking the course for 0.5 credits may be beneficial in accumulating 120 credits, or in establishing full-time status. Taking the course for 0 credits may help a student who is already at 18 credits avoid paying extra for this course.
0.5
credits
FINL 400
Financial Literacy II
Personal financial stewardship as it relates to students, specifically regarding the topics of budgeting, insurance and investments. To be completed during a student’s final year at Concordia. Note: Passing this course with 0 credits meets one of Concordia’s graduation requirements. Taking the course for 0.5 credits may be beneficial in accumulating 120 credits, or in establishing full-time status. Taking the course for 0 credits may help a student who is already at 18 credits avoid paying extra for this course.
0.5
credits
REL 121
History and Literature of the Old Testament
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.
3
credits
Total Credits
9

Eight-week Courses

June 29-August 21

EDUC 224
Teaching Exceptional Learners
Understanding and appreciation of learners with exceptional needs, knowledge of characteristics of those with disabilities and the gifted, providing inclusive learning environments. Emphasis on proven strategies and a variety of methods and resources to meet needs of learners who require special services, adaptations, or different approaches to learning. Disposition development focuses on strengths and needs of learners, the belief that all can achieve. Field experience required.
3
credits
ENG 201
Introduction to Literature
A general background in the reading, interpretation, evaluation and criticism of literature in various genres.
3
credits
BUS 121
Financial Accounting
An introduction to the theory, language, and practice of accounting. Major components of the primary financial statements are examined. Emphasis on the uses of financial information.
3
credits
CTA 285
Social Media
This course will introduce students to the theory and forms of social media. What are social media, who uses them, who gains from them, and how are they transforming the media landscape, the way we understand our world and our ability to communicate effectively within it? Students will become familiar with a range of social media tools, analyze and discuss their uses and implications, and conduct real-world social media campaigns of their choice.
3
credits
PSY 221
Lifespan Development
This course will address the entire range of the human life chronologically from the moment of conception through death focusing on the physical, cognitive, social and personality development of each chronological period. Basic theories, research findings, and practical applications will be discussed.
3
credits
REL 131
History and Literature of the New Testament
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.
3
credits
Total Credits
18