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MBU ECP Course Descriptions

Missouri Baptist University offers many courses through various programs administered by MBU Early College Partnerships.  You can find out which courses are available at your high school by participating in the MBU ECP registration visit, by completing a registration form, or by contacting your teacher or high school coordinator.

Many Missouri Baptist University dual credit courses are a part of the CORE 42 statewide transferable general education curriculum.  These courses are guaranteed to transfer among all Missouri public institutions as well as the five private institutions, including MBU, that are signatories with the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development (MDHEWD).  CORE42 courses are intended to be applied to general education requirements.

ART

ARTS 153 ART APPRECIATION (MOTR ARTS 153) – 3 credit hours

A survey of art from earliest times to the present era, designed to develop an understanding and appreciation of the role of art in the life of man.

BIOLOGY

BIOL 101 INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY LABORATORY (MOTR BIOL 100L) – 1 credit hour
This laboratory is co-requisite to BIOL 103 Introduction to Biology. This lab may be taken for credit apart from BIOL 103 only with the written consent of the instructor and the student’s advisor. Labs will meet for ninety minutes per week for one credit hour.

BIOL 103 INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY (MOTR BIOL 100L) – 3 credit hours
An introduction to biology with emphasis directed toward an understanding of the basic characteristics, processes, and activities of living organisms. Evolutionary theories and controversies will be discussed. This course satisfies the general education requirement for non-Biology majors.  Co-requisite: BIOL 101 Introduction to Biology Laboratory (MOTR BIOL 100L).

BIOL 111 GENERAL BIOLOGY I LABORATORY (MOTR BIOL 150L) – 1 credit hour
This laboratory is co-requisite to BIOL 113 General Biology I. This lab may be taken for credit apart from BIOL 113 only with the written consent of the instructor and the student’s advisor. Labs will meet for two hours per week for one credit hour.

BIOL 113 GENERAL BIOLOGY I (MOTR BIOL 150L) – 3 credit hours
An introduction to the taxonomy of animals, as well as the genetics, biochemistry, and cell biology of living systems. Evolutionary theories and controversies will be discussed. Required for all Biology majors or minors.  Co-requisite: BIOL 111 General Biology I Laboratory (MOTR BIOL 150L).

BIOL 121 GENERAL BIOLOGY II LABORATORY – 1 credit hour
This laboratory is co-requisite to BIOL 123 General Biology II. This lab may be taken for credit apart from BIOL 123 only with the written consent of the instructor and the student’s advisor. Labs will meet for two hours per week for one credit hour.

BIOL 123 GENERAL BIOLOGY II – 3 credit hours
An introduction to the morphology, taxonomy, and physiology of plants, as well as animal anatomy and physiology and the ecological interactions of living systems.  Prerequisites:  BIOL 113 + BIOL 111.  Co-requisite: BIOL 121 General Biology II Laboratory.

BIOL 201 HUMAN BIOLOGY LABORATORY (MOTR LIFS 100L) – 1 credit hour

This laboratory is co-requisite to BIOL 203 Human Biology. This lab may be taken for credit apart from BIOL 203 only with the written consent of the instructor and the student’s advisor. Labs will meet for ninety minutes per week for one credit hour. Co-requisite: BIOL 203 – Human Biology (MOTR LIFS 150L)

BIOL 203 HUMAN BIOLOGY (MOTR LIFS 100L) – 3 credit hours

This course provides an overview of the biology of the human body, including the basic structure and function of the body from the cellular to major organ system levels. This course satisfies the general education biological sciences credit for non-Biology majors. Co-requisite: BIOL 201 – Human Biology Laboratory (MOTR LIFS 150L)

BIOL 211 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I LABORATORY – 1 credit hour
This laboratory is co-requisite to BIOL 213 Anatomy and Physiology I. This lab may be taken for credit apart from BIOL 213 only with the written consent of the instructor and the student’s advisor. Labs will meet for ninety minutes per week for one credit hour.

BIOL 213 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I – 3 credit hours
A study of the structure and function of the human body, including cells; tissues; integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems; and special senses. Prerequisite: BIOL 101 and 103 or BIOL 111 and 113, or high school Advanced Biology or Anatomy and Physiology with a grade of C or better. Co-requisite: BIOL 211 Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory.

BIOL 221 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II LABORATORY – 1 credit hour
This laboratory is co-requisite to BIOL 223 Anatomy and Physiology II. This lab may be taken for credit apart from BIOL 223 only with the written consent of the instructor and the student’s advisor. Labs will meet for ninety minutes per week for one credit hour.

BIOL 223 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II – 3 credit hours
A study of the structure and function of the human body, including the circulatory, digestive, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, and endocrine systems. Prerequisites: BIOL 211 and 213. Co-requisite: BIOL 221 Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory.

CHEMISTRY

CHEM 111 INTRODUCTION TO CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (MOTR CHEM 100L) – 1 credit hour
This laboratory is co-requisite to CHEM 113 Introduction to Chemistry. This lab may be taken for credit apart from CHEM 113 only with the written consent of the instructor and the student’s advisor. Labs will meet for two hours per week for one credit hour.

CHEM 113 INTRODUCTION TO CHEMISTRY (MOTR CHEM 100L) – 3 credit hours
This is a one-semester survey of chemistry designed to meet the minimum requirements for general education and required for exercise science majors. This course would also be helpful for students who plan to take more advanced chemistry but who have not had any chemistry in high school. It does not apply toward the satisfaction of any requirements for a major or minor in chemistry, but it does satisfy the general education requirement for physical science. Prerequisite: MATH 123 (MOTR MATH 120) or MATH 133 College Algebra (MOTR MATH 130)  or two years of high school algebra. Co-requisite: CHEM 111 Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory (MOTR CHEM 100L).

CHEM 132L/132P GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY/PROBLEM SOLVING (MOTR CHEM 150L)- 2 credit hours
This laboratory is co-requisite to CHEM 133 General Chemistry I. This lab may be taken for credit apart from CHEM 133 only with the written consent of the instructor and the student’s advisor. Labs will meet for four hours per week for two credit hours. The first hour of the laboratory class will involve a problem-solving session.

CHEM 133 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (MOTR CHEM 150L) – 3 credit hours
A study of the basic laws and theories of chemistry, with emphasis on structure, bonding, and periodic relationships of the elements. This course is designed for those who plan further study in chemistry. The class consists of lectures and laboratory work. Prerequisites: MATH 155 or at least one and a half years of high school Algebra and CHEM 113 or one year of high school Chemistry. Co-requisite: CHEM 132 General Chemistry I Laboratory.

CHEM 142 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY – 2 credit hours
This laboratory is co-requisite to CHEM 143 General Chemistry II. This lab may be taken for credit apart from CHEM 143 only with the written consent of the instructor and the student’s advisor. Labs will meet for four hours per week for two credit hours. The first hour of the laboratory class will involve a problem -solving session.

CHEM 143 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II – 3 credit hours
This is a continuation of CHEM 133, and includes the study of chemical kinetics, ionic equilibria, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, nuclear chemistry and some special topics of current interest. Prerequisites:  CHEM 130, CHEM 132, AND CHEM 133.  Prerequisite or Co-requisite:  MATH 155 or MATH 164.  Co-requisite: CHEM 140 General Chemistry II Problem Solving and CHEM 142 General Chemistry II Laboratory.

COMMUNICATIONS

COMM 103 SPEECH COMMUNICATIONS (MOTR COMM 110) – 3 credit hours
This course introduces students to public speaking theory and provides several opportunities to gain practical experience in the art of oral communication. Students will study, identify, and practice the following topics: the nature of communication, controlling nervousness and self-concept, audience analysis and listening, topic research, organization, outlining, and nonverbal communication. By incorporating these theories and lessons into their speeches students will learn to successfully inform and persuade their audiences.

COMM 223 INTRODUCTION TO MASS MEDIA (MOTR SBSC 100) – 3 credit hours
This course examines the nature and influence of mass media on our society. Through discussions, readings, projects and multi-media presentations, the class will analyze newspapers, television, radio, electronic journalism, movies, video games, advertising and public relations. Utilizing critical thinking skills, students will analyze emotional, moral, cognitive, aesthetic and social influences of mass media. This course will satisfy three hours of the Fine Arts general education requirement. No prerequisites.

COMM 233 INTRODUCTION TO CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS (MOTR SBSC 101) – 3 credit hours
A course designed for comparing one’s own culture with other cultures, thereby developing an awareness of the values, traditions, and objectives of various societies. This is a systematic study of what transpires in intercultural contacts and interactions when the communication process involves culturally diverse people and will explore principles and application of ethics to today’s society. This course will satisfy three hours of the Fine Arts general education requirement.

EDUCATION

EDCL 211 TEACHING FIELD EXPERIENCE I – 1 credit hour
This is an initial field experience to be taken at the beginning of the student’s pre-service teacher education program.This 30 clock-hour field experience should be completed within the grade levels of the certification being sought. Students will begin to develop an experiential foundation through a combination of classroom observations, dialogue with practicing teachers, working with children as tutors or in small groups, etc. Students will successfully create and present a minimum of one lesson to K-12 students under the supervision of the K-12 classroom teacher and the university supervisor. The field location will be assigned by the Director of Field Experiences in order to insure the quality of field experiences in diverse settings.  Co-requisites: Concurrent enrollment in EDUC 210 and current Family Care Safety Registry background check.

EDUC 210 FIELD EXPERIENCE SEMINAR – 0 credit hours

This course provides orientation and an overview of the requirements for EDCL 211 Teaching Field Experience I. Topics covered will include: placement information and expectations, teaching tolerance, and placement successes and problems. This course is designed to develop students into professional and reflective practitioners. Students will explore issues of self-assessment and self-improvement; professional learning opportunities; and rights, responsibilities, and ethical practices of teachers. Students must earn a final grade of Credit (CR) for program completion. Co-requisite: EDCL 211

ENGLISH

ENGL 113 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I (MOTR ENGL 100) – 3 credit hours
Students will develop skills in writing prose acceptable in academics and in the professions, with emphasis on grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, paragraph development, the writing process, and patterns of essay development. Various selections from expository and imaginative writing will serve as models and as sources for composition topics. Prerequisite: ENGL 103 (grade of C or better), ACT English score of 18, TOEFL score of 195 or better on computer-based test (525 or better on paper-based test or 70 or better on Internet-based test), passed proficiency test, or consent of the instructor.

ENGL 123 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II (MOTR ENGL 200) – 3 credit hours)
This course furthers the work of ENGL 113, requiring students to use critical reading and thinking skills, the writing process, and rhetorical skills in both expository and argumentative writing. A major course project includes an introduction to library skills and the appropriate use of academic sources and academic prose culminating in a documented research essay. Prerequisite: ENGL 113, ACT English score of 28, or passed proficiency test.

ENGL 203 WORLD LITERARY TYPES (MOTR LITR 200) – 3 credit hours
This survey of world masterpieces includes major writers and literary movements from world creation texts to the present. Course content includes selections from short stories, novels, poetry, drama, and nonfiction. Models used for textual analysis include Christian and other literary types. This course fulfills the baccalaureate degree requirement in literature and is prerequisite for all literature courses except ENGL 243.  Prerequisite:  ENGL 123

HISTORY/POLITICAL SCIENCE

HIUS 213 UNITED STATES HISTORY I (MOTR HIST 101) – 3 credit hours
A survey of United States history from the beginning of white settlement of North America to 1865. The course covers the colonial, Revolutionary War periods, the framing and nature of the Constitution of 1787, the early national period, national growth, the slavery controversy, and the Civil War.

HIUS 223 UNITED STATES HISTORY II (MOTR HIST 102) – 3 credit hours
A survey of United States history from 1865 to the present. The course covers Reconstruction, the Gilded Age, the Progressive Era, World War I, the 1920’s, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, the Vietnam War era, and recent America.

HIWO 113 WORLD HISTORY I (MOTR HIST 201) – 3 credit hours
This course is a survey of recorded world history from ancient times to 1500, with an emphasis on the emergence of worldviews, governance, and contacts among and between peoples in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.

HIWO 123 WORLD HISTORY II (MOTR HIST 202) – 3 credit hours
A survey of world history from 1500 to the present, with an emphasis changing worldviews, governance, and contacts among and between peoples in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.

POLS 103 U.S. AND MISSOURI GOVERNMENT AND CONSTITUTION (MOTR POSC 101) – 3 credit hours
This course is a comprehensive survey of the provisions and principles of the federal government of the United States, the Constitutions of the United States and of the State of Missouri, in their interwoven historical and modern contexts. This course fulfills the requirements set forth in MO Rev Stat 170.011.

MATHEMATICS

MATH 123 CONTEMPORARY COLLEGE MATHEMATICS (MOTR MATH 120) – 3 credit hours
This course gives the student an overview of the role of mathematics in today’s society, and it gives practice in analytical and logical thinking. It covers inductive and deductive reasoning, number sequences, functions, logarithms, symmetry, mathematical curves, polygons and polyhedra, counting principles, statistics, and topology. This course includes a component covering the real number system and is recommended for elementary education majors.  Prerequisite:  Two years of high school algebra, MATH 113, or a satisfactory score on the mathematics placement examination.

MATH 133 COLLEGE ALGEBRA (MOTR MATH 130) – 3 credit hours
This course is a detailed study of functions and their graphs. Graphing calculators are used extensively. Topics covered include linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic equations, and systems of equations. Prerequisites: High school plane geometry and two years of high school algebra and an ACT Math score of 19 or higher, MATH 113, a satisfactory score on a mathematics placement test, or consent of the instructor.

MATH 143 COLLEGE TRIGONOMETRY – 3 credit hours
College Trigonometry is the study of trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions. Topics covered include the definitions and graphs of the trigonometric functions, the solutions of triangles, trigonometric identities and equation, and complex number applications. Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra, MATH 133, or consent of instructor.

MATH 155 PRECALCULUS (MOTR MATH 150) – 5 credit hours
This is a detailed study of various algebraic and trigonometric functions and their graphs, which prepares a student for the study of calculus. A graphing calculator is used extensively in this course. The major areas of study are linear, quadratic, polynomial, and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, inverse and composite functions, the trigonometric functions, solutions of triangles, trigonometric equations, and systems of equations. Prerequisites: MATH 113 or two years of high school algebra, a satisfactory score on mathematics placement test, or consent of the instructor.

MATH 164 CALCULUS I – 4 credit hours
This is the first course in the three-semester sequence of calculus with analytical geometry sequence. It covers limits, differentiation, and integration of basic algebraic and trigonometric functions and their applications, such as maxima and minima, areas, volumes, and lengths of curves. A graphing calculator is used extensively in this course. Prerequisites: MATH 155 or both MATH 133 and MATH 143 or consent of the instructor.

MATH 243 PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS (MOTR MATH 110) – 3 credit hours
This course includes descriptive and inferential statistics, data summarization methods, concepts of probability theory, random variables and their mathematic expectations, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling theory, confidence intervals, tests of hypotheses, and simple linear regression. Prerequisite: MATH 123 or MATH 133 or consent of the instructor.

MATH 254 CALCULUS II – 4 credit hours

This is the second course in the three-semester sequence of calculus with analytical geometry. It continues the study of differentiation and integration of various functions such as exponential and logarithmic functions, inverse trigonometric and hyperbolic functions. Other topics studied are limits of indeterminate forms, convergency and divergency of infinite series, and parametric and polar equations. Prerequisite: MATH 164

MATH 264 CALCULUS III – 4 credit hours

This is the third course in the three-semester sequence of calculus with analytic geometry. It introduces multivariable calculus, with a study of vectors, planes, lines and surfaces, partial differentiation and multiple integration. Prerequisite: MATH 254

MATH 363 DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS – 3 credit hours

Differential equations have important applications in the sciences, engineering, and economics. This course is a study of separable equations, homogeneous and non-homogeneous linear equations, initial value and boundary value problems, Laplace transforms and numerical methods. Prerequisites: MATH 264, MATH 353, and BCSC 253

MUSIC

MUTH 103 FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC – 3 credit hours
This course is designed for students whose musical preparation for college is inadequate to prepare them to enroll in MUTH 113. This course will include study of the notation of melody, rhythm, and basic harmony. Includes scales, intervals, triads, and harmonization of simple melodies. For non-music majors and those preparing for MUTH 113.

MUTH 111 SIGHT SINGING/EAR TRAINING I – 1 credit hour
Intensive training to develop music reading and related aural skills through sight singing, dictation, and assigned listening. Two class meetings per week in addition to laboratory assignments. Must be taken concurrently with MUTH 113 Theory I.

MUTH 113 THEORY I – 3 credit hours
Intensive study of interval, keys, melodic structure, initial two-voice contrapuntal writing, and melodic cadential figures. Prepares the student for further theoretical study. Taken concurrently with MUTH 111. Prerequisite: MUTH 103 or satisfactory score on theory placement test.

MUHL 153 APPRECIATION OF MUSIC (MOTR MUSC 100) – 3 credit hours
An introduction to the great masterpieces of music literature and their composers. Emphasis on the style characteristics of each of the historical periods.  Not open to music majors for credit.

PHYSICS

PHYS 122 GEOLOGY AND EARTH SCIENCE LABORATORY (MOTR GEOL 100L) – 2 credit hours
This laboratory is co-requisite to PHYS 123 Geology and Earth Science. This lab may be taken for credit apart from PHYS 123 only with the written consent of the instructor and the student’s advisor. Labs will meet for four hours per week for two credit hours. The laboratories may include field projects and trips.

PHYS 123 GEOLOGY AND EARTH SCIENCE (MOTR GEOL 100L) – 2 credit hours

A study of the physical characteristics of the earth, including its structure, movements, weather, seasons, and its relationship to other bodies in the universe. This course also includes a study of rocks and minerals, as well as the presentation of topographic maps. Co-requisite: PHYS 122 Geology and Earth Science Laboratory (MOTR GEOL 100L).

PHYS 131 COLLEGE PHYSICS I LABORATORY (MOTR PHYS 150L) – 1 credit hour
The laboratory’s co-requisite for PHYS 133, an algebra-based survey of physics.  This course experimentally investigates kinematics, Newton’s laws, rotational motion, conservation of momentum and energy, and principles of thermodynamics. This laboratory may be taken for credit apart from PHYS 133 College Physics I only with the consent of the instructor and the student’s advisor. Prerequisite: MATH 133 College Algebra (MOTR MATH 130) or MATH 155 or MATH 164. Co-requisite: PHYS 133 – College Physics I (MOTR PHYS 150L).

PHYS 133 COLLEGE PHYSICS I (MOTR PHYS 150L) – 3 credit hours
An algebra-based survey of physics, this course investigates kinematics, Newton’s laws, rotational motion, conservation of momentum and energy, and principles of thermodynamics. Prerequisite: MATH 133 College Algebra (MOTR MATH 130), MATH 155, MATH 164, or consent of instructor.  Co-requisite: PHYS 131 – College Physics I Laboratory (MOTR PHYS 150L).

PHYS 141 COLLEGE PHYSICS II LABORATORY – 1 credit hour
This laboratory is co-requisite to PHYS 143 College Physics II.
This lab may be taken for credit apart from PHYS 143 only with the written consent of the instructor and the student’s advisor. Labs will meet for two hours per week for one credit hour.

PHYS 143 COLLEGE PHYSICS II – 3 credit hours
This second course in the algebra-based physics sequence
covers electricity, magnetism, wave motion, acoustics, and light.  Prerequisites: PHYS 131 and PHYS 133. Co-requisite: PHYS 141 College Physics II Laboratory.

PHYS 211 GENERAL PHYSICS I LABORATORY (MOTR PHYS 200L) – 1 credit hour
This laboratory is co-requisite to PHYS 213 General Physics I. This lab may be taken for credit apart from PHYS 213 only with the written consent of the instructor and the student’s advisor. Labs will meet for two hours per week for one credit hour.

PHYS 213 GENERAL PHYSICS I (MOTR PHYS 200L) – 3 credit hours
A calculus-based survey of physics, this course investigates kinematics, Newton’s Laws, rotational motion, conservation of momentum and energy, and principles of thermodynamics. This course and PHYS 223 are suitable for science and mathematics students who need a rigorous study of physics.  Prerequisite: MATH 164 or consent of instructor. Co-requisite: PHYS 211 – General Physics I Laboratory (MOTR PHYS 200L)

PHYS 363 ASTRONOMY (MOTR ASTR 100) – 3 credit hours
An introduction to the study of stars, galaxies, comets, telescopes, the solar system, and the methods that are used to study them. Several nighttime observations will also be made by the students. This course will satisfy three of the six hours of additional math or science required for the Bachelor of Science degree. Prerequisites: MATH 113, MATH 123, MATH 133, MATH 155 or MATH 164 and PHYS 103 and PHYS 101 or PHYS 123 and PHYS 122, or PHYS 133 and PHYS 131 or PHYS 153 or CHEM 113 and CHEM 111, or CHEM 133 and CHEM 132

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

PHED 133 FIRST AID AND EMERGENCY CARE – 3 credit hours

This course prepares the student to handle emergency situations in athletic training settings. The course is designed to complete the standard course of American Red Cross first aid and CPR, and will result in certification in these areas, as well as look at more sports specific injury/illness situations and appropriate responses.

PSYCHOLOGY

PSYC 133 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (MOTR PSYC 100) – 3 credit hours
This is the introductory course to the study of psychology, which is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. General Psychology provides a strong foundation in theory, research, and application of psychology. It is intended to introduce students from all majors to the breadth and depth of psychology by examining the major subdisciplines in the field including: research methods, physiology, human development, cognition, motivation, emotion, learning and intelligence, sensation and perception, sleep, health, stress and coping, social relationships, personality, psychological disorders, and therapy.

SOCIOLOGY

SOCO 113 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (MOTR SOCI 101) – 3 credit hours
An introduction to, and survey of, the field of sociology and its relation to the other social sciences; the nature of society in which social processes, social institutions, and patterns of social interaction development are examined and related to contemporary life.

SPANISH

SPAN 114 ELEMENTARY SPANISH I – 4 credit hours
A beginning course emphasizing pronunciation, grammar, simple reading, and conversation with the goal of knowledge of basic linguistic structures and vocabulary.

SPAN 124 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II – 4 credit hours
A continuing course emphasizing pronunciation, grammar, simple reading and conversation with the goal of knowledge of basic linguistic structures and vocabulary. Prerequisite: SPAN 114 or test.

SPAN 213 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I – 3 credit hours
A course strengthening and reinforcing grammar with the purpose of increasing vocabulary and fluency through composition, conversation, and literature. Prerequisite: SPAN 124 or test.

SPAN 223 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II – 3 credit hours
A continuing course strengthening and reinforcing grammar with the purpose of increasing vocabulary and fluency through composition, conversation, and literature. Prerequisite: SPAN 213 or test.