Freshman Honors Summer Academy Courses
Completed Freshman Year Spring 2021
Select two courses from two different subject areas!
History of the Bible
Dr. Grant Testut. Introduction to the fascinating and complex set of processes and technologies that have led to the various modern translations of the Bible; consider (among other things) how the Bible was written and distributed, the decisions that went into determining which books to include in the Bible, and why there are so many translations.
Introduction to Engineering I
Professor Kevin Plumlee. This course is designed to introduces you to electrical, computer and mechanical engineering studies through lectures, problem solving, and an applied lab experiences. You will study the various approaches to engineering using the lab as an illustration of how engineers develop and implement solutions in their fields.
The undergraduate Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org.
Introduction to the Teaching Profession
Professor Allison Cassady. This course is designed to be an introductory overview to the field of education. You will see the many roles and contributions of education in a democratic society. You will explore and develop your own philosophies of education. You will get hands on experience with the role of the teacher and the student. And, you will investigate the primary elements of education: students, management, pedagogy, curriculum, and mission.
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 you with rudimentary argumentation techniques and civil discourse practices.
How We Got To Now? Introduction to the History of Science
Dr. Len Feuerhelm. Are science and faith at war with each other? Why do so many people think they are? How did we get to now? Physics professor and former CIA rocket scientist Len Feuerhelm will lead you through a look at the way science and religion have related to each other down through the ages. And, you will tour one of the best history of science collections in the US
Life-Giving and Life-Saving Chemistry
Dr. Shayna Medley. A hands-on introduction to the chemistry of life. From biomolecules that make up living beings to synthetic molecules capable of saving lives, the power of the One True God is revealed through the chemistry that makes life possible.