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Course Descriptions

HUMAN RESOURCES

Classroom Online

  • Classroom cohorts meet one evening a week from 6-10 p.m. and include some hybrid online courses.
  • Online cohorts are delivered fully online
 

HRS 445
Theory and Practice of Adult Learning

In this course adult students will explore several theories of adult learning, including the Kolb model, and then students will apply one of the models to their own experience of learning. This course will have application both to the student’s own self-discovery but also to the work that the student may perform as a leader in a workplace or ministry setting.

3 Credits

 

BBL 408
Foundations of Christian Thought

This course explores the phenomenon of “worldview” as the assumptions that everyone has about reality—a vision for life that drives how people view the nature of the world, the problems of the world, the remedy for the world, and the future of the world. And, this course challenges students to critique their own worldview in light of the worldview presented in the Bible. At the end of the course, students will be equipped to examine their own life and work in light of the biblical worldview.

3 Credits

 

HRS 430
Organizational Analysis

For classroom ADP students this is a hybrid course — 60% Online, 40% Classroom

Completing this course will prepare students to analyze the structure and function of an organization in light of contemporary organizational models. Participants apply theoretical knowledge about organizations to a specific organization and explore how organizations can be transformed into redemptive agents in this world and contribute to human flourishing.

3 Credits

 

HRS 451
Introduction to Human Resources

This course provides an introduction to the field of Human Resources and discusses the emerging role of HR professionals as strategic business partners as well as their relationship to other functions within the organization. Legal and contemporary approaches to diversity management are discussed. Key legislation discussed will include EEO, ADA, FMLA, and Title VII. This course will provide a foundation for further study of Human Resources.

3 Credits

 

HRS 441
Business and Interpersonal Communication

Emphasis is placed on the interpersonal skills that students may use to facilitate effective relationships. Attention is given to the importance of being an effective communicator in both interpersonal and organizational contexts. Students have the opportunity to practice and assess communication and presentation skills. Class sessions include discussion of assigned readings, role playing exercises, small group activities, and presentations. Course concepts are modeled in a final presentation as well as in a reflection paper.

3 Credits

 

HRS 453
Policies and Personnel Management

This course is one among a collection of courses that reference a foundational body of knowledge in Human Resources.  In particular, this course focuses on human resource development and includes such topics as training, development, and performance management.

3 Credits

 

HRS 432
Human Resources: Research and Resources

For classroom ADP students this is a hybrid course — 60% Online, 40% Classroom


This course encourages students to develop information literacy in their chosen field of study. Students will identify, access, retrieve, and summarize respected information in the field that is relevant to a research topic. In addition to identifying themes in the literature, students will compare, contrast and evaluate the major perspectives that emerge from their investigation.

3 Credits

 

HRS 457
Principles of Management and Supervision

Students identify the actual roles managers play in complex organizations. Students are prepared for managerial roles while helping them work more effectively with current managers. Management theory is critically evaluated for its usefulness in light of actual practice.

3 Credits

 

BBL 409
Christianity in Dialogue

Students will explore the basics of Christian apologetics in terms of identifying the assumptions that drive life-commitments. In particular, the most common and influential perspectives will be evaluated, and the contradictions inherent in living out these worldviews will be considered. It will be the perspective of this course that a biblical worldview, with its assumptions deriving from Scripture, best explains the world and human experience.

3 Credits

 

PLS 401
Christian Faith and Politics

Students will explore the Scriptural and philosophical underpinnings of government and survey the history of political thought with particular emphasis on the Christian tradition, including a discussion of the American Founding. In addition, the biblical principles of justice, economics and liberty will be explored in the context of a reflection on modern political ideologies. Lastly, students will investigate a number of important issues in contemporary political debate, such as war, globalization, and the environment.

3 Credits

 

HMT 411
Humanities

For classroom ADP students this is a hybrid course — 60% Online, 40% Classroom


Students will explore the humanities as a manifestation of human responses to the Cultural Mandate – to “rule over the earth and subdue it”. The humanities reflect the cultural values of the culture from which they spring, therefore students will be equipped with the theological and philosophical categories needed to properly discern the truth (and untruth) of the cultural messages embedded in the humanities. On the one hand, students will be equipped to appreciate the common grace truth embedded in the humanities, but on the other hand, students will be equipped with the biblical categories of antithesis needed to discern where those truths fall short. At the end of the day, students will be equipped to engage both aesthetic considerations and “truth considerations” in the humanities.

3 Credits

 

SGY 410
Restoring Social Institutions: A Christian View of Marriage, Family, Church, and Neighborhood

The social world is full of institutions, and it is held together by institutions. These institutions change over time, sometimes for better and sometimes for worse. In this course we will explore the contours of four social institutions—marriage, the family, the church, and neighborhoods. How are these institutions changing? Why are they changing? And what is our own role in these institutions? Biblical norms for these social institutions will be considered, and we will work together to develop a Christian perspective to apply to other social institutions as well.

3 Credits

 

HRS 455
Employee & Labor Relations

This course is one among a collection of courses that reference a foundational body of knowledge in Human Resources.  In particular, this course addresses the topics of employee relations in both union and non-union settings as well as workplace health and safety. The National Labor Relations Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act are also examined.

3 Credits

 

HRS 443
Training and Development

Students in this course study the theories, concepts, and processes from previous courses that are used to develop, implement, and sustain training programs in organizations. As part of the course, students examine the principles for establishing effective training and development methods including design, delivery, and assessment. The major project for this course is the creation of a training and development plan that is applied to their organization.

3 Credits

 

ADL 470
Career and Professional Development

For classroom ADP students this is a hybrid course — 60% Online, 40% Classroom


In this course, students will reflect on their learning and professional development throughout their academic and professional endeavors. They will develop a portfolio of learning and accomplishments, as well as key professional documents that are typical of a person looking to advance in their chosen profession.

3 Credits

 

HRS 458
Current Issues in HR

This course is the fourth in the sequence of courses covering the field of Human Resources. Its focus is not on the acquisition of new knowledge and theories in the field, but rather the application of knowledge learned in previous courses to current issues and trends in the field today. Students will be expected to research trends and issues that are relevant and understand how they affect the HR Manager.

3 Credits

   


 

Point of Excellence

Geneva College’s Center for Urban Biblical Ministry (CUBM) in Pittsburgh educates urban students for effective service in their local communities.

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