Academics

Cincinnati Christian University Campus Closings

Cincinnati Christian University’s Academic Calendar may align very closely with most high school calendars.  There will be differences between the two.  The table below illustrates the teaching modality and which academic calendar applies, along with the dates for the 2016-2017 school year:

TEACHING MODALITY CALENDAR TO FOLLOW SEMESTER START DATE END DATE
At high school taught by high school teacher High School Calendar Varies Varies Varies
Guided On-Line taught by CCU Professor proctored by high school teacher Cincinnati Christian University Calendar
At CCU taught by CCU Professor Cincinnati Christian University Calendar
On-Line Course at CCU taught by CCU Professor Cincinnati Christian University Calendar
At High School taught by a CCU Professor Cincinnati Christian University Calendar


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Official course descriptions and prerequisites can be found in the Cincinnati Christian University Course Catalog for the enrolled year on-line at http://ccuniversity.edu/catalog/


ENGLISH


ENGL 110:  College English I
Credit Hours:  3

A general composition course enabling students to practice communicating in appropriate and effective forms for a variety of audiences and purposes. Emphasis is placed on writing from different patterns of development with supplemental material covering grammar and research.

ENGL 111:  College English II
Credit Hours:  3

A companion course to ENGL 110 covering additional patterns of development and writing situations. A major research project forms a part of the requirements. Also, attention is given to literary analysis.

ENGL 220:  Survey of Multicultural Literature
Credit Hours:  3

A thematic survey of contemporary literature from authors of different ethnicities. Attention is given both to literary forms and to social, philosophical, and religious meaning in the texts.

ENGL 261:  Applied Journalism:  Publication in Print and Online
Credit Hours:  3

A lab course introducing a variety of skills used by those in the communication arts field. The course will provide instruction and hands-on experience in writing, editing, and designing journalistic material for both print and online formats. Students will produce a weekly newspaper in both formats.


MATH


MATH 120:  Geometry and Measurement
Credit Hours:  3

Inductive and deductive reasoning; sets; the study of two- and three-dimensional geometry; transformations, the coordinate plane; and measurement with standard and nonstandard units.

MATH 210:  Pre-Calculus
Credit Hours:  3

A course covering algebra concepts ranging from polynomial, rational, and exponential functions to conic sections and trigonometry concepts such as sines and cosines. Students will also consider some analytic geometry and calculus concepts.

MATH 230:  College Algebra
Credit Hours:  3

A study of algebraic expressions, equations, inequalities, relations, functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, systems of linear equations and inequalities, complex numbers, and matrices and determinants. A wide range of applications will be included.

MATH 240:  Statistics
Credit Hours:  3

A study in the application of statistical analysis, hypothesis testing, and regression analysis in psychological research and business decision-making. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, probability distributions, sampling, and interval estimation. Common statistical software will be used to analyze and interpret data.


SOCIAL SCIENCE


SOCI 110:  Introductory Sociology
Credit Hours:  3

An overview of significant theories and issues in the study of human social behavior. Special attention will be given to ways in which sociological theory may be applied in Christian life and ministry.

PSYCH 110:  Introductory Psychology
Credit Hours:  3

An introduction to the scientific study of human behavior including processes of physiology, cognition and affect, consciousness, social relationships, and psychopathology.

HIST 120:  Classical Greek and Roman History
Credit Hours:  3

An analysis of the early Greeks, their classical and Hellenistic expression, followed by Rome’s republic, revolution, empire, and fall; the emergence of the Byzantine east.

HIST 140:  US History
Credit Hours:  3

A survey of United States history from its colonial beginnings to the Civil War, emphasizing social and political factors in the development of the country.

HIST 150:  Modern World History
Credit Hours:  3

A survey of world events, issues, and movement from the Renaissance to the present. Emphasis will be placed on both understanding the elements within their own context and considering their impact on later periods.

PLAW 100:  Introduction to American Government
Credit Hours:  3

A course designed to give students an analytical perspective on political science in the United States, including both general concepts and specific examples on various levels: national, state, and local.


SCIENCE


NSCI 220:  Biology
Credit Hours:  3

An introductory study in the basics of biology, focusing on human organ systems. Through a variety of experiences, students will learn general life processes and how these apply to the world in which we live.

NSCI 230:  Chemistry
Credit Hours:  3

An introductory study of the fundamental principles of general chemistry through lectures and labs. Introduction to organic chemistry, food chemistry, and chemistry of household products and medications are included. The relationship of chemistry to daily lives is emphasized.

NSCI 240:  Physics
Credit Hours:  3

An introduction to fundamental principles and processes of the physical world using various forms of mathematics. The course will include discussion of such topics as mechanics, gases/liquids/solids, heat, vibrations and waves, light, electricity, and magnetism.

NSCI 215:  Dangerous Earth
Credit Hours:  3

This course investigates the ways in which the dynamic natural processes of this planet affect our society including geologic hazards such as volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides, flooding, and coastal erosion. Emphasis will be placed on the geology of northern Kentucky and southwestern Ohio, and the ways in which geologic conditions and geologic processes influence our lives.


BUSINESS


ACCT 210 and 220:  Introduction to Accounting I and II
Credit Hours:  3 and 3

These courses focus on the business process and examine the activities of firms from both an external, financial reporting perspective and an internal, management decision-making perspective. The fundamentals of financial and managerial accounting are integrated as opposed to keeping the areas separate. The class assignments will incorporate assignments that emphasize real world applications, including actual financial statements, to reinforce the relevance of topics to real business situations and promote student interest.

BUSN 110:  Economics
Credit Hours:  3

This course is a study of the basic principles of economics and includes topics related to consumer behavior, supply and demand, market structures, money and banking, monetary and fiscal policies, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues.

BUSN 210:  Organizational Management
Credit Hours:  3

A study of the basic management functions and processes in a variety of organizations. Topics include sustaining competitive advantage, value-chain management, strategy, control, and decision-making.


ON-LINE COURSE OFFERINGS

Cincinnati Christian University has a wide variety of on-line course offerings.  Some courses require completion of all prerequisites and advanced standing.  While College Credit Plus funding does not cover religious courses, our Parent Pay Option is available for these courses.

Cincinnati Christian University On-Line Course Offerings

Course Abbreviation

Course Title

BSEG

301

Theology of Work

BSEG

500

Introduction to Biblical Studies

BSEG

600

Issues in Biblical Interpretation

BSGK

510

New Testament Greek 1

BSGK

511

New Testament Greek 2

BSNT

100

Jesus & The Church

BSNT

638

Pastoral Epistles

BUSN

110

Economics

BUSN

210

Organizational Management

BUSN

220

Business Ethics

BUSN

230

Management of Information Technology

BUSN

320

Human Resource Management

COUN

510

Counseling Theories & Methods

COUN

570

Career Counseling

COUN

580

Counseling Assessment

COUN

595

Substance Abuse Counseling

COUN

597

Psychopharmacology for Counselors

COUN

599

Marriage & Family Counseling

COUN

650

Research & Program Evaluation in Counseling

COUN

690

Diagnosis: Mental & Emotional Disorders

COUN

750

Existential Theories & Counseling

COUN

794

Career Counseling

COUN

800

Comprehensive Review & Examination

DOCT

500

Basic Theology

EDUC

450

Social Studies in the Middle Grades

EDUC

455

Mathematics in the Middle Grades

EDUC

465

Science in the Middle Grades

ENGL

110

College English I

ENGL

111

College English II

ENGL

220

Survey of Multicultural Literature

HIST

120

Classical Greek and Roman History

HIST

230

History of the Restoration Movement

HIST

520

Survey of Church History

HIST

530

History of the Restoration Movement

MATH

230

College Algebra

PLAW

100

Intro to American Government

NSCI

215

Dangerous Earth

NSCI

220

Biology

PMIN

520

Fundamentals of Biblical Communication

PMIN

540

Leadership & Management

PMIN

570

Evangelism: Lifestyle of a Church

PMIN

648

Pastoral Epistles

PMIN

652

Characteristics of a Healthy Church

SOCI

110

Introductory Sociology


Cincinnati Christian University Campus Closings

For a list of closures due to holidays, breaks, or professional development days, visit www.ccuniversity.edu   Online classes will observe Cincinnati Christian University’s close dates as well.  In the case of inclement weather or other unplanned campus closures:

  • Classes at a high school taught by either a high school teacher (volunteer adjunct) or Cincinnati Christian University Professor will close or delay according to the high school’s schedule.
  • Courses taught by Cincinnati Christian University Professors on the Cincinnati Christian University campus will follow CCU’s closings or delays regardless of the student’s high school being closed or delayed.  If Cincinnati Christian University is open during a weather emergency, it is at the parent/guardian’s discretion if the student attends class that day.
  • Online classes will continue according to schedule even if the student’s high school is closed or delayed.

NOTE:  Students are still responsible for assignments and deadlines for their on-campus or on-line classes even if that date falls within a high school closure, holiday, or student break.