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This document lists some of the courses offered by our Concurrent Credit partners. Not all courses listed are offered by all Christian high schools. Additionally, not all courses that can be offered are listed. If you are interested in exploring other courses, please contact the Concurrent Credit Office at 425.889.5213 or


BIBL 1103 OLD TESTAMENT HISTORY AND LITERATURE – An introduction to the Old Testament covering basic structure and content, a core history of Israel, interpretive approaches to the Old Testament, and the essential theological themes of the Old Testament.

COMM 1213 FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH COMMUNICATION – A basic course in effective public speaking with special emphasis on critical thinking, careful research, and communication strategies that work best in front of an audience. Student must enroll concurrently in a section of COMM 1210 Fundamentals of Speech Lab.

ENGL 1013 COMPOSITION I: EXPOSITORY WRITING – This course develops the written skills and cognitive processes necessary for the production of effective discourse across the academy. Through the study of short stories and poetry, students will develop critical close reading skills and write formal and informal essays in response to their readings using the MLA style guide. This course will also expand the writing process to include meta-writing, multiple drafts, and revision and editing techniques. In addition to possessing a clear command of the outcomes necessary for successful completion of ENGL 1003, students will participate in in-class activities, reading responses, process drafts, multiple revisions, and other writing-intensive activities. Prerequisites: successful completion of ENGL 1003 with a grade of C or higher.

ENGL 1023 COMPOSITION II: RHETORIC AND RESEARCH WRITING – A course that enables students to sharpen critical and analytical thinking skills through reading and writing. The course enables students to develop research skills using the Northwest University and other libraries and to develop the ability to analyze and present arguments. Although students compare Modern Language Association (MLA) and American Psychological Association (APA) formats, the writing standard is the APA. Prerequisite: ENGL 1013 Composition I: Expository Writing.

ENGL 2043 CREATIVE WRITING – Introduction to the craft of imaginative writing: fiction, poetry, drama, and creative nonfiction. Prerequisite: ENGL 1013 Composition I: Expository Writing.

HIST 1503 HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION I – A political, economic, social, and intellectual survey of Western Civilization from earliest times to A.D. 850. Emphasis is on the rise of ancient civilizations, the emergence and influence of early Christianity, and the transition from Roman to the medieval order of society.

LANG 1015 ELEMENTARY SPANISH I – This course for beginners or students who have had 1 year of high school Spanish stresses pronunciation, vocabulary building and accurate grammar. It also builds the four basic language skills: reading, writing, hearing and speaking. The first classes of the term are essential.

LANG 1025 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II – This course for students who have successfully completed Elementary Spanish I or two years of high school Spanish emphasizes conversation, grammar and vocabulary building, all within a rich cultural context. Biblical scriptures are read and praying in Spanish is learned. Music and art of the Spanish world are introduced. The first classes of the term are essential.

LANG 2013 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I – This course for students who have had three or four years of high school Spanish or have successfully completed Elementary Spanish II or have the instructor’s approval, focuses on advanced grammar, further vocabulary building, written composition and conversational exercise. Hymns, the Bible and prayer are enjoyed.

LANG 2213 NEW TESTAMENT GREEK I – Students learn to read the New Testament in Greek by means of practices adapted from Second Language Acquisition and are introduced to basic vocabulary, grammatical forms, and linguistic principles of New Testament (Koinē) Greek. Students may use this first course to fulfill the 3-credit “additional” requirement in the Humanities section of the Core Curriculum requirements.

LANG 2223 NEW TESTAMENT GREEK II – A continuation of LANG 2213. Students devote more attention to translation and exegesis, particularly in 1 John. Together, these two courses equip one to understand New Testament Greek and make judicious use of academic commentaries and other resources dealing with the Greek text. Since the focus is New Testament texts, students may use this second course as a 2/3000 Bible Elective or, where specified, a 2/3000 New Testament Bible Elective.

MATH 1213 PRE-CALCULUS FOR SCIENCE/MATHEMATICS – A study of exponential, polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, inequalities and graphing. This course prepares students for Calculus. Not available for credit if a higher level or higher numbered math has been taken. This course does satisfy the pre-requisite for entrance into Calculus I. Prerequisite: minimum of two years of high school algebra with a grade of “B-“or above or equivalent.

MATH 1243 CALCULUS I – The first course in the calculus series. Topics covered include: graphing of functions, logarithmic functions and their inverses; limit of functions and derivatives; rules of differentiation and their application; definite and indefinite integrals including Logarithmic, Exponential and other Transcendental Functions Prerequisite: MATH 1213 Pre-Calculus (or high school equivalency with “B” or better).

MUAP 1021 CONCERT CHOIR – A 50-60-voice choir consisting of music majors and other students – by audition only. The repertoire is collegiate sacred choral including major works. There are two to four fall engagements, two to four spring engagements, and one extended spring tour. Prerequisite: instructor’s permission.

PHIL 2753 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY – A study of the basic problems of life and existence, such as the nature and scope of knowledge and of its objects, the nature of reality, the nature of value and criteria by which values may be judged. The course assists the student in developing a personal philosophy of life.

PSCI 2503 AMERICAN GOVERNMENT – An introduction to American National Government. It includes a study of the three branches of the federal government. Major public policy issues are also examined, including social welfare, civil liberties, civil rights, and foreign affairs.

PSYC 1013 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY – An introduction to the basic principles of human behavior and to elementary principles of human development, awareness, learning, motivation, personality, and social influence.

SCIE 1103 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY – Study of biological principles relating to living organisms. Basic chemical structure, cellular and subcellular morphology, energy utilization, reproduction and development, and ecological interrelationships are examined. Requires concurrent enrollment in SCIE 1101 Principles of Biology Laboratory.

SCIE 1101 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY – A laboratory supporting SCIE 1103 Principles of Biology. Requires concurrent enrollment in SCIE 1103 Principles of Biology

SCIE 1203 SURVEY OF CHEMISTRY I – An introductory inorganic chemistry course. Topics examined include elements, atoms, the periodic table, electronic structure of the atom, chemical bonding, molecular structure, the concept of the mole and stoichiometry, principles and types of chemical reactions, and acid-base chemistry. Requires concurrent enrollment in SCIE 1201 Survey of Chemistry I Laboratory. Prerequisites: SAT MATH score of 480/ACT MATH score of 20, or two years of high school algebra or equivalent.

SCIE 1201 SURVEY OF CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY – A laboratory supporting SCIE 1203 Survey of Chemistry I. Requires concurrent enrollment in SCIE 1203 Survey of Chemistry I.

SCIE 1283 PHYSICS I – Topics include motion, force, conservation laws, energy and work. . Prerequisite: SAT MATH score of 480/ACT MATH score of 20 or higher, or permission of instructor. Requires concurrent enrollment in SCIE 1281 Physics I Laboratory.

SCIE 1281 PHYSICS I LABORATORY – A laboratory supporting SCIE 1283 Physics I. Requires concurrent enrollment in SCIE 1283 Physics I.

SCIE 1333 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I – (Fall semester) Inorganic chemistry topics discussed include nuclear chemistry, quantum mechanics and atomic structure, the periodic table, theories of chemical bonding, stoichiometry and the concept of the mole. Requires concurrent enrollment in SCIE 1331 General Chemistry I Laboratory.

SCIE 1331 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY – (Fall semester) A laboratory supporting SCIE 1333 General Chemistry I. Requires concurrent enrollment in SCIE 1333 General Chemistry I.

SCIE 2203 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I – Advanced study of the design and functions of the human body beginning with cell biology, tissue, and membrane functions and continuing with the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Requires concurrent enrollment in SCIE 2201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory. Prerequisites: SCIE 1213/1 Survey of Chemistry II or SCIE 1343/1 General Chemistry II or instructor permission.

SCIE 2201 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I LABORATORY – An anatomy and physiology laboratory supporting SCIE 2203 Human Anatomy and Physiology I. Requires concurrent enrollment in SCIE 2203 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

THEO 1213 CHRISTIAN THOUGHT – A study of basic Christian Doctrines as found in the evangelical expression of the Church with which the Assemblies of God in broad perspective identifies itself. The course focuses on Christian Doctrine as derived from orthodox/evangelical stances, with special attention given to the statement of Fundamental Truths of the Assemblies of God. Note: it is recommended, but not required, that THEO 1213 be taken after completion of BIBL 1103 Old Testament History and Literature and BIBL 1203 New Testament History and Literature.