2019 Course Information

July 14-19, 2019

YOU MAY CHOOSE TWO classes from the four different areas. (If you are a returning student, do not select a class you have taken before as you will not receive credit for it.  Engineering classes are different, select the one for your appropriate grade.)


Recommended for students finishing your Freshman year in Spring 2019-select a total of two classes:

     Bible Worldview - Professor Ben Langford. A person’s beliefs, values, and actions only make sense within particular narratives. Stories, the words and symbols we use to tell them, create worlds for us to live in and respond to. This course will help 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.

You may choose one of the three classes below (they are at the same time):
     Solomon's Gold: Experiencing Wise Business Practices: Intro to Business
-Dr. Burt Smith. If business is so "bad", so "evil", why did King Solomon, the Bible's wisest character, speak so favorably about it?  This course explores the world of business, the free market system, and why a career in the business world is not only consistent with God's will, but offers opportunities for far-reaching service. Students will gain an understanding of what business is, its major functions and how the business leader is both a steward and a student. Whether a student chooses business as formal study or not, he or she will learn skills that can be used in any career. 
     The Soul of Harry Potter - Professor Chris Rosser. In The Soul of Harry Potter, students will consider some of the classical, medieval, and literary roots of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Engaging chapters from each of the seven books, we will face grindylows, encounter boggarts, confound the Dark Lord, and learn about friendship as we contemplate what fiction can offer faith.
     Game Design and Development 101 – Professor Jeff Price-If you love games and want to learn how to make them, then this course will start you down that path. Making games is a creative and technical art form. In this course you will familiarize yourself with the tools and practices of game development. You will get started developing your own videogames using the industry standard game development tools, including the Unity3D game engine and Maya. At the end of the course you will have completed three hands-on projects and will be able to leverage an array of game development techniques to create your own basic games. This course is for individuals interested in becoming a game designer, game artist, or game programmer.

You may choose one of the two classes below (they are at the same time):
     Debate: How to Argue Social Issues from a Christian Perspective without Being a Jerk- 
Dr. Brian Simmons. Christians in today’s American culture often find themselves in situations where they are discussing social issues with people who don’t share a Christian worldview—or with those who do but disagree with you. Too often in such situations, Christians become “jerks” practicing uncivil discourse and damaging the name of Christ. Therefore, this course is designed to equip students with rudimentary argumentation techniques and civil discourse practices. 
     Introduction to Engineering - Kevin Plumlee. Taught by OC's Faculty in ABET-accredited Electrical, Mechanical and Computer Engineering. This course is designed to introduce students to electrical, computer and mechanical engineering studies through lecture, problem solving, and an applied lab experience. Students will study the various approaches to engineering using the lab as an illustration of how engineers develop and implement solutions in their fields.

You may choose one of the three classes below (they are at the same time):
     In Cold Blood
 - 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. (The Intro to Forensics field experience conflicts with Scriptures of the Holocaust course, please do not select Scriptures of the Holocaust and Forensic Science.)
    Is Mathematics the Language of God- Intro to Math/Computer Science - Professor Don Leftwich. This course explores interesting concepts related to Mathematics and Philosophy.  Students will be exposed to the symmetries and beauty of mathematics in ways that are not always apparent in traditional courses.  Students will be challenged to think about and explore areas of mathematics that they will not likely have encountered before.


Recommended for students finishing your Sophomore year in Spring 2019-select a total of two classes:  

    Bible Worldview - Ben Langford. A person’s beliefs, values, and actions only make sense within particular narratives. Stories, the words and symbols we use to tell them, create worlds for us to live in and respond to. This course will help 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.

You may choose one of the three classes below (they are at the same time):
         Solomon's Gold: Experiencing Wise Business Practices: Intro to Business -Dr. Burt Smith. If business is so "bad", so "evil", why did King Solomon, the Bible's wisest character, speak so favorably about it?  This course explores the world of business, the free market system, and why a career in the business world is not only consistent with God's will, but offers opportunities for far-reaching service. Students will gain an understanding of what business is, its major functions and how the business leader is both a steward and a student. Whether a student chooses business as formal study or not, he or she will learn skills that can be used in any career. 
     The Soul of Harry Potter - Professor Chris Rosser. In The Soul of Harry Potter, students will consider some of the classical, medieval, and literary roots of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Engaging chapters from each of the seven books, we will face grindylows, encounter boggarts, confound the Dark Lord, and learn about friendship as we contemplate what fiction can offer faith.
     Game Design and Development 101 – Professor Jeff Price-If you love games and want to learn how to make them, then this course will start you down that path. Making games is a creative and technical art form. In this course you will familiarize yourself with the tools and practices of game development. You will get started developing your own videogames using the industry standard game development tools, including the Unity3D game engine and Maya. At the end of the course you will have completed three hands-on projects and will be able to leverage an array of game development techniques to create your own basic games. This course is for individuals interested in becoming a game designer, game artist, or game programmer.

You may choose one of the two classes below (they are at the same time):
     Debate: How to Argue Social Issues from a Christian Perspective without Being a Jerk- 
Dr. Brian Simmons. Christians in today’s American culture often find themselves in situations where they are discussing social issues with people who don’t share a Christian worldview—or with those who do but disagree with you. Too often in such situations, Christians become “jerks” practicing uncivil discourse and damaging the name of Christ. Therefore, this course is designed to equip students with rudimentary argumentation techniques and civil discourse practices. 
     Introduction to Engineering 2- Kevin Plumlee. Taught by OC's Faculty in ABET-accredited Electrical, Mechanical and Computer Engineering. This course is designed to introduce students to electrical, computer and mechanical engineering studies through lecture, problem solving, and an applied lab experience. Students will study the various approaches to engineering using the lab as an illustration of how engineers develop and implement solutions in their fields.

You may choose one of the two science classes below (they are at the same time):
    Is Mathematics the Language of God- Intro to Math/Computer Science 
   Intro to Cell Bio
-Dr. Eric Phelps. Features lab culturing of HeLa Cells (cancer).  Explore the significance of how one woman’s cancer and one scientist’s dream revolutionized Cellular Biology; learn the fundamentals of how normal human cells are transformed into cancer cells; become familiar with laboratory sterile cell culture techniques; be responsible for maintaining proper growth conditions for a plate of human cancer cells.


Recommended for students finishing your Junior year in Spring of 2019-select a total of two classes:

Juniors may also choose from the above classes as long as the class times do not conflict.

Introduction to Engineering 3- Dr. David Waldo. Taught by OC's Faculty in ABET-accredited Electrical, Mechanical and Computer Engineering. This course is designed to introduce students to electrical, computer and mechanical engineering studies through lecture, problem solving, and an applied lab experience. Students will study the various approaches to engineering using the lab as an illustration of how engineers develop and implement solutions in their fields. (You can take any other class except for the Debate class.)

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. (The Intro to Forensics field experience conflicts with this class, please do not select Scriptures of the Holocaust and Forensic Science. You can take any other class with this one except for History of the Bible or In Cold Blood, Forensics.)

Introduction to Health Care Professions - Professor Courtney McCoy. Help students with a basic understanding of how the healthcare system works and identify a healthcare discipline of interest and understand its role as a future career. (You can take any other class with this class except the three other science classes: Forensics, Cell Bio, or Math/CS2.)

Introduction to Musical Understanding and Creativity Dr. John Fletcher. A primer of musical understanding and a launching point for each student's musical creativity for music readers and non-readers.  (You can take any other class with this one except for Tolkien, Business, or Game Design and Development.)


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!

We reserve the right to modify/change course offerings due to enrollment or faculty needs.