July 13-18: Course Information

2014 Summer Courses                

Session 2: July 13-18, 2014

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Sophomores* (2014-2015) choose two from:

1) Homer - Dr. Peter Patton. Features field trip to Greek and Roman Exhibition
2) Introduction to Engineering - CLOSED - COURSE IS FULL - Taught by OC's Faculty in ABET-accredited Electrical, Mechanical and Computer Engineering (Please consider Session 1 - July 6-11th.)
3) Introduction to Foundations in Health Care Ethics - Marissa Diller.  Medical professionals have a special set of challenges and opportunities.  They try to help people who are in uniquely vulnerable conditions.  This class will help students think through the intellectual and emotional responsibilities of being a medical professional, and learn some practical skills for caring for the sick.
4) Intro to Bible - Worldview: The Story You Live In - Ben Langford. Helps students understand how they view the world according to the stories they live by everyday and will lead them deeper into God’s narrative for the world.

Juniors* (2014-2015) choose two from:  (Please consider Session 1)
1)Introduction to Holocaust Literature - Dr. Willie Steele. Includes visit with Holocaust survivors. 
2) Introduction to Engineering - CLOSED - COURSE IS FULL - Taught by OC's Faculty in ABET-accredited Electrical, Mechanical and Computer Engineering (Please consider Session 1 - July 6-11th.)
3) "In Cold Blood" -CLOSED - COURSE IS FULL- Introduction to Forensic Chemistry - Dr. Howard Vogel. Study and gain hands-on laboratory experience with some of the techniques used in forensic chemistry.  Readings and classroom time will focus on the ways chemistry is used to reconstruct events, such as crimes, accidents or historical mysteries.  Laboratory time will let students practice actual methods used in forensics.
4) Introduction to Genesis 1 -11: The Story Behind the Story - Dr. Lynn McMillon. The Bible makes more sense when one understands some fundamentals: where did we come from, where did everything else come from including sin? Genesis 1-11 answers those and many other important questions.  It also serves as an introduction to the whole Bible story.

Seniors* (2014-2015) will choose from:(Please consider Session 1)
1) Introduction to Musical Understanding and Creativity - CLOSED - COURSE IS FULL-Dr. John Fletcher. A primer of musical understanding and a launching point for each student's musical creativity for music readers and non-readers.
2) Introduction to Engineering - CLOSED - COURSE IS FULL - Taught by OC's Faculty in ABET-accredited Electrical, Mechanical and Computer Engineering (Please consider Session 1 - July 6-11th.)
3) Introduction to the Evolution of Video Games - Jeff Price. Chart the history of the video game medium, paying particular attention to trends within the industry and the cultural forces that have shaped the development of games as well as how games have shaped culture. Examine some of the major themes of the course as they relate to current gaming events, and then chart those themes through the history of video games as a medium.
4) Introduction to Scriptures of the Holocaust - Dr. Charles Rix. People of faith reacted in many ways to the Nazi attempt to destroy Jewish and other minority populations in their territories.  Some turned away from God, but many turned toward God during this horrible time.  Investigate some of the scriptures which came to be viewed in new ways and with new significance because of these sufferings.

These for-credit courses are organized with inspiring co-curriculum so that experiential learning links with excellent, Christian faculty to provide an outstanding introduction to undergraduate excellence!

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