Subject Area: Philosophy, Religion; 3.0 semester hours, 4.5 quarter hours
The purpose of this course is to deepen and broaden students’ understanding of the core presuppositions of the Christian worldview and to equip them to evaluate those presuppositions in contrast with other worldviews. The goal is to enable students to think more clearly and critically about the ultimate issues of human existence, so that they may live more purposeful lives and participate more constructively in the larger socio-cultural discussion.
Subject Area: Political Science, Social Ethics; 3.0 semester hours, 4.5 quarter hours
This course focuses on sociological and cultural thought and leadership action. Students will examine the structure of the social spheres of family, church, community, labor and state; be exposed to experts in each area; and be challenged to think carefully about their personal leadership roles in affecting transformation in every social sphere.
Subject Area: Psychology, Family Studies, Sociology, Social Work; 2.0 semester hours, 3.0 quarter hours
This course provides an academic context for exploring the institutions of marriage and family using biblical, historical/cultural, and experiential foundations as a framework. Instruction includes a holistic approach to creating effective family dynamics. Students are equipped to respond proactively to traits carried forward from their families of origin, prepared to lead in future families they will form, and empowered to address the needs of families on a larger cultural scale.
Subject Area: Psychology, Family Studies, Social Work, Communication, Leadership, Sociology; 2.0 semester hours, 3.0 quarter hours
This course is an introduction to healthy relationships and communication skills, essential for every leader in every arena of life. Students are given the opportunity to study communication dynamics, practice communication skills and relate those elements to the leadership content of other courses.
Subject Area: Psychology, Sociology, Leadership; 3.0 semester hours, 4.5 quarter hours
This course is designed to explore the relationship between leadership and the student’s understanding of his or her own identity. In short, it is the study of leadership from the inside out. Students will deal with the foundation of their material and spiritual identity as human beings. Students will also explore what God’s Word reveals to us about our identity as men and women and the value of authentically leading from that identity.
Subject Area: Internship, Special Topics; 2.0/3.0 semester hours, 3.0/4.5 quarter hours
The internship gives students professional experiences and opportunities tailored to their academic disciplines, skills and personal interests through placement at a local internship site. It provides relevant guidance concerning their calling and career choices. In addition, it gives them an opportunity to process and “work out” vocation related material from their FLI classroom courses.