Fall 2005 – Summer 2006 Graduate Course Catalog by Regent University

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message from our president our nation and our world are faced with tremendous challenges—challenges that sometimes can seem insurmountable but know this the plans of god will not be thwarted god is doing remarkable things through those who desire to serve him this is why i founded regent university—to provide you with a place to sharpen your skills and prepare you to help transform the world through christian leadership regent university is an academic environment where christian leaders are taught to discern and respond to the times and through the years we have created a university that is a leading center for thought and action our graduates are servant leaders who are providing godly solutions to many of the challenges we face as a society if there were ever a time to get involved in a worthy cause this is that time regent university exists for such a time as this america—and the world—need christian leadership and you may be one of those leaders i

school of business dean’s message at the regent university school of business our mission is to honor god by developing extraordinarily competent entrepreneurial people who lead with excellence integrity and innovation guided in all things by jesus christ we graduate students who have the skills expected by the world’s leading organizations who think and act entrepreneurially and who are empowered by a deep love for god here at regent we take seriously our call from god to prepare people for marketplace success in fact our students are our ministry and as such we do something that you won’t find in other business schools we give personal attention to students’ professional and spiritual needs jesus’ ministry was to individuals and so is ours i invite you to consider becoming one of the individuals to whom we minister but if you do feel called to this place be prepared to work hard this is a rigorous program that will stretch you and prepare you to

course descriptions the following course offerings are common to all schools within the school for the m.a programs the course letter designation will vary with the particular school in which the course is offered several seminars/workshops covering specialized areas will be offered during the course of an academic year many are listed individually in school sections an independent study or internship is not usually taken in the first year of study an m.a student may count no more than 7 credit hours of independent study and internship toward his or her degree 580 practicum 1-3 the practicum provides opportunities for practical and hands-on experience in a given area such as magazine newspaper public relations performing arts cinema arts and television arts pass/no pass note see listing under specific schools all mfa or m.a practicum have the 80 designation 589 workshop 1-3 the workshop is a directed study combining theory and knowledge with practical application workshops may present

missions management 12 nprf 516 accounting finance for nonprofit managers 3 nprf 646 managing nonprofit organizations 3 nprf 647 leadership 3 nprf 648 topics in nonprofit development fundraising 3 other concentrations teaching english to speakers of other languages tesol interdisciplinary studies m.div concentration practical theology the m.div concentration practical theology–available online—prepares students for full-time christian service leading to ordination by providing training and mentoring for the general pastorate of a church or a specialized ministry as a staff minister this m.div concentration provides the broad theological and ministry perspectives required by most ordaining bodies and is the standard prerequisite for the d.min and other terminal degrees students planning to pursue ordination or terminal degrees should consult those bodies to determine specific requirements the practical theology concentration is particularly designed to orient

distinctives of the school • a biblical foundation since our programs are based on time-honored biblical standards we have a firm foundation on which to establish sound educational practices free from the fads and whims that have characterized american education • interdisciplinary collaborative efforts the school of education faculty is committed to networking and partnering with other regent schools public and private school systems universities ministries and private industries to provide quality programs • effective discipline and character development programs biblically based systems are currently being piloted in public and christian school settings • advanced technology state-of-the-art technology is optimally matched to instructional and administrative needs • program flexibility faculty model flexibility in adapting prek-12 curriculum and instructional techniques to the true needs of students course scheduling and format are designed to meet the

etsp 502 learning disabilities 3 in-depth study of learning disabilities and their implications across the life span includes topics such as the historical philosophical and legal aspects of the disability its identification through appropriate assessment instrument administration proper interpretation of assessment results determination of appropriate placement selection and planning of proper instruction and application or collaborative team skills in interpreting assessment data and developing individualized educational plans etsp 503 mental retardation 3 studies mental retardation from theoretical philosophical medical and legal perspectives examines the impact of mental retardation across the life span with emphasis on diagnosis curriculum strategies and educational placement and transition issues administrate and interpret tests and individualized plans iep’s etsp 510m field experience i – mathematics 1 taken concurrently with etsp 556 exposes students to math

provides community service through projects with the area boys and girls club in the future it will add programs geared toward service in the community christian legal society cls founded in 1961 cls is a professional organization of over 4,500 attorneys judges law professors law students paralegals and their families who desire to do justice with the love of god the society’s diverse membership contributes to its unique mission to nurture and equip a national network of skilled lawyers law students and interested lay people committed to loving and serving jesus christ and advocating reconciliation justice and religious freedom council of graduate students cogs the cogs is the student government organization for the university in cooperation with other student organizations within regent university the purpose of cogs is to foster and encourage a quality academic and professional environment to facilitate the interchange of ideas and programs between respective schools and

• • approval by the sls faculty compliance with all applicable requirements of regent university certificate of advanced graduate studies cags in leadership 30 credit hours the cags in leadership provides a solid foundational understanding of leadership enabling students to positively influence organizations and continue doctoral study in the ph.d in organizational leadership or the dsl program students must be enrolled in either the ph.d or the dsl program to earn the cags once a student has successfully completed 30 credit hours of doctoral coursework including two on-campus residencies he/she may choose to receive the cags in some cases attaining this post-graduate certificate assists students with job promotion and/or salary increase once a student reaches this level he/she is encouraged to continue his/her studies to complete the ph.d or dsl which involves an additional 30 credit hours of coursework including a third on-campus residency an integrative paper or

ces 749 advanced marriage and family counseling consultation 3 examination of the diversity of approaches to marriage/family counseling and the dynamics of couples and family counseling students receive practical supervised experience developing and presenting marriage/family-related psychoeducational and consultative products emphasizes development of strategies based upon the special needs and characteristics of diverse client populations and ethical considerations when working with couples and families ces 755 advanced practicum in group counseling 3 supervised counseling with clients in a group setting critical analysis of counseling theories approaches and modalities applicable to working with groups examines integration of biblically based leadership skills relevant to group counseling with an in-depth exploration of your personal approach to group leadership emphasizes development of group counseling skills and strategies based upon the special needs and characteristics of

bachelor of science in organizational leadership and management required core courses 45 credit hours rels 306 personal growth and formation rels 307 worldviews rels 308 global vision and outreach olam 305 innovation and entrepreneurship olam 310 systems thinking cornerstone course olam 315 knowledge management olam 320 research i olam 330 ethics olam 350 leadership a communication perspective olam 430 leadership creating shared vision olam 440 personal leadership for change credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits organizational leadership program concentrations students successfully completing 16 semester hours in either of the following two concentrations will be eligible to receive a bachelor’s of science degree in organizational leadership with an emphasis in management or leadership leadership concentration olam 405 examining your leadership potential olam 435 strategic planning olam 415

undergraduate faculty beth doriani 2005 b.a calvin college m.a kent state university ph.d university of notre dame associate dean of the faculty professor p douglas chapman 2005 b.a central bible college m.a ashland theological seminary instructor religious studies charles fox 2004 b.a columbia bible college and seminary m.a regent university instructor religious studies robert l fultz 2005 b.s lee university m.a regent university program development manager political science instructor philip l genetti 2005 b.a oral robets university m.a and ph.d university of georgia faculty chair general education studies associate professor matthew e gordley 2005 b.a wheaton college m.div alliance theological seminary instructor religious studies james henderson 2004 b.a life pacific college m.a fuller theological seminary instructor religious studies mark menga 2004 b.s philadeophia biblical university m.a and ph.d regent university faculty chair communication assistant professor