Mount Vernon Nazarene University

2011-2012 Catalog

Baccalaureate Degree

Preparatory Courses

Note: These are required for some students, dependent upon incoming ACT subscores, (or equivalent SAT subscores) and/or high school GPA.

ENG0083 Preparatory English

0-3

(Students who score 19 or better on the ACT English sub-test are not required to complete Preparatory English.)

MAT0083 Basic Algebra

0-3

(Students who score 17 or better on the ACT Mathematics sub-test are not required to complete Basic Algebra.)

MAT0093 Algebra

0-3

(Students who score 19 or better on the ACT Mathematics sub-test are not required to complete Algebra.)

ITD1001 Reading Success Strategies

0-1

(Students who score 19 or better on the ACT reading sub-test do not need to take ITD1001.)

ITD1002G University Success Strategies

0-2

(Students whose high school GPA is 2.50 or above do not need to take ITD1002G.)

ITD1011G Critical Thinking

0-1

(Students whose high school GPA is 2.50 or above do not need to take ITD1011G.)

General Education Core

Note: All courses below are designated as core. However, some majors require specific courses to meet core requirements. Students should be sure to secure a major checklist from the assigned academic advisor or department in order to know which specific general education courses to take for the chosen major at MVNU. All courses taken for general education purposes must have the G suffix designation.

Required Courses

ENG1043G Freshman Expository Writing

3

(The composition sequence (ENG1043 and ENG1053) is to begin the first semester of attendance and continue uninterrupted until the sequence is completed. Exception: students who begin with ENG0083 then continue the sequence.)

ENG1053G Research Writing

3

ITD1101G Introduction to the Christian Liberal Arts Experience (Students who complete ITD1002 and ITD1011 are not required to take ITD1101.)

0-1

THE3003G Christian Beliefs

3

ITD5033G Senior Colloquium

3

Select from the following Biblical literature options:

4-6

BIB1003G Old Testament History and Literature and BIB1013G New Testament History and Literature

 

BIB1004G History and Faith of Biblical
Communities

 

aBIB2084G History and Geography of Biblical
Lands (travel course)

 

Select one of the following:

3

PHI2003G Introduction to Philosophy

 

PHI2023G Classical and Christian Philosophy

 

Select one of the following:

2

ART1002G Art in the Western World

 

MTH1002G Music in the Western World

 

Select one of the following:

3

ENG1063G Introduction to Literature

 

ENG2043G Literary Landscapes

 

ENG2073G English Literature I

 

ENG2083G English Literature II

 

ENG2103G American Literature I

 

ENG2113G American Literature II

 

ENG2123G World Literature I

 

ENG2133G World Literature II

 

aSPA3013G Spanish and Spanish American Literature of Protest

 

Select one of the following:

3

HIS1003G Western Civilization I: Antiquity to the Reformation

 

HIS1013G Western Civilization II: Reform to the Present Age

 

HIS2013G United Stated History to 1865

 

HIS2023G United States History since 1865

 

aHIS3013G Colonial America

 

aHIS3023G Early National America: 1783-1850

 

aHIS3033G The American Civil War

 

aHIS3043G United States History since 1945

 

aHIS3053G History of Modern Britain

 

aHIS3063G History of Modern Russia

 

aHIS3103G History and Culture of East Asia

 

Select one of the following:

3

ECO1033G Principles of Macroeconomics

 

PSY1013G General Psychology

 

SOC1013G Introduction to Sociology

 

Select one of the following:

3

COM1013G Interpersonal Communication

 

COM1023G Public Speaking

 

COM2003G Small Group Communication

 

COM2053G Media and Society

 

aCOM3013G Organizational Communication

 

aCOM3043G Persuasion

 

SPA1014G Elementary Spanish I

 

BLA2004G Beginning New Testament Greek I

 

aBLA2024G Beginning Biblical Hebrew

 

(Students who did not successfully complete two years of one foreign language in high school must complete one semester of foreign language. American Sign Language does not fulfill this requirement.)

Select one of the following:

2

PED1002G Principles of Health and Fitness

 

PRN1002G Introduction to Health Promotion and Health Maintenance

 

Select one of the following:

4

BIO1014G Principles of Biology with Laboratory

 

BIO1054G General Zoology with Laboratory

 

BIO1074G General Botany with Laboratory

 

BIO1094G Conservation of Natural Resources with Laboratory

 

CHE1014G Introduction to Chemistry with
Laboratory

 

CHE1024G Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry with Laboratory

 

CHE1033G/CHE1031G General Chemistry I and Laboratory

 

ESS1034G Earth Science with Laboratory

 

ESS1044G Astronomy with Laboratory

 

ESS1054G Meteorology with Laboratory

 

PHY2014G General Physics I with Laboratory

 

Select one of the following:

3-4

CSC1013G Introduction to Computing

 

CSC1024G Computer Science I

 

MAT1013G Trigonometry

 

MAT1023G Precalculus Mathematics

 

MAT1033G Introduction to Mathematical Systems

 

MAT1034G Calculus I

 

MAT2063G Introduction to Statistics

 

A second science

 

(The second science must be selected from an area not completed above.)

Total Required

43-46 Hours

Total Required plus possible Preparatory

43-58 Hours