HE 102—Meal Preparation 2Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes how to plan menus and how to read labels and shop in order to prepare family meals that are both nutritional and economical. Each student will participate in the planning, shopping, and preparation of a group luncheon. Some instruction on feeding a family without boxes and cans, as on the mission field, will be explored.

Minor: Home Economics

MRW 501—Research and WritingCredit Hours: 3

This course is designed to equip the student with the ability to research, write, and format (Turabian) a masters’ level argumentative research paper. This course is intended to prepare students for writing assignments required in all concentrations within the MRE program. This course covers the research process, how to use the library resources, other research databases. Additionally, time will be given to the development of an argument along with basic writing and revision techniques.

Major: Master of Biblical Studies, Master of Christian Education

MA 100—College MathCredit Hours: 3

MA 100 is an introduction to the basics of mathematics. This course is intended to prepare students for beginning algebra and college level courses and programs. Students will be introduced to the language of algebra and learn how to evaluate algebraic expressions and solve first degree equations. This course can be waived with a score of 535 or higher on the SAT tests. Additionally, a score of 17 or higher on the ACT can also satisfy this requirement.

Major: Church Ministries Major, Church Music Major, Music Education Major

MA 101—Algebra 1Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces key concepts and theories that provide a foundation for further studies in mathematics (Geometry, Algebra 2, and beyond). Students will be challenged to increase their mathematic literacy in the topics of signed numbers, linear equations, word problems, exponents, polynomials, factoring, and rational equations. The problem solving and critical thinking skills that are learned in Algebra 1 can be taken to and applied in other academic disciplines.

Minor: Math

MA 102—Algebra 2Credit Hours: 3

This course requires MA 101 and is an advanced continuation of the same.

Minor: Math

MA 201—GeometryCredit Hours: 3

Geometry is the third course of the WCBC mathematics series. It is normally followed by trigonometry in the spring semester. A background of two semesters of algebra is considered a prerequisite. Concepts related to logical and methodical thinking skills will be addressed as applied to 1-, 2-, and 3-dimensional space, primarily including relationships of lines, planes, polygons, and loci. Students will seek and summarize Scriptures dealing with logical thought in Romans.

Minor: Math

MA 210—TrigonometryCredit Hours: 3

This course is designed to give the student a basic understanding of trigonometry in preparation for teaching the same in a Christian high school setting.

Minor: Math

MA 301—Calculus 1Credit Hours: 3

Calculus 1 is the fifth course of the WCBC mathematics series for secondary education majors. Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, and Trigonometry are required prerequisites. Limits, differentiation techniques, applications of derivatives, related rates, extreme values, concavity, optimization, and basic theory and techniques of integration comprise the core concepts studied. A portion of most lectures will also draw attention to spiritual and practical applications of the concepts presented.

Minor: Math

MA 302—Calculus 2Credit Hours: 3

This course requires MA 301 and is an advanced continuation of the same.

Minor: Math

MA 401—Teaching Elementary MathCredit Hours: 2

A systematic approach to teaching math in the Christian elementary school will be implemented in this course. Students will learn how to prepare operative lesson plans, present effective math lessons, successfully communicate math concepts, and incorporate Biblical principles into their daily lessons.

Major: Elementary Education Major
Minor: Math

MA 402—Teaching Secondary MathCredit Hours: 3

This is the eighth course in the WCBC mathematics series for secondary education majors having a primary concentration in math. Students will need to demonstrate an aptitude for teaching in presenting lessons and creating lesson plans from three different courses in secondary math. Problem sets from algebra, geometry, trigonometry, series, and applied math are given. With the emphasis on education skills, child age and development of abstract thought are studied, plus a contrast of US math class methodology with other countries. PREREQUISITES: At least 64 credits completed, plus at least four college math classes including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.

Major: Secondary Education Major
Minor: Math

MI 101—Introduction to MissionsCredit Hours: 2

This course is an introduction to missions, to its biblical basis, and to the current challenges and needs on the mission field. The purpose is to give the student a sense of the great need for missions today. The lives of great missionaries will be reviewed.

Major: Church Ministries Major, Ministry Leadership and Administration Major, Missions Major, Office Administration Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major
Minor: Missions

MI 201—Philosophy of MissionsCredit Hours: 2

This course is designed to give the student a philosophy of missions patterned after the biblical model. Special emphasis will be given to the relationship between the local church and the missionary. It will prepare the student to develop an effective philosophy of missions as a pastor or missionary.

Major: Missions Major
Minor: Missions

MI 210—The Missionary's WifeCredit Hours: 2

This class is an elective designed for those women who will be serving along side their husbands on the foreign soil. This elective may substitute for another required missions class.

MI 296—Lives of Great MissionariesCredit Hours: 2

This course is designed to familiarize students with some of the outstanding lives in missionary history. Concentration will be given to traits that God used and lessons for missionaries today.

MI 301—History of MissionsCredit Hours: 2

This course studies the history of missions from the beginning of the church to this present day. The first half of the class will emphasize the apostle Paul's missionary journeys. The second half of the class will emphasize missions from the 1800s to the present.

MI 311—Biblical Theology of MissionsCredit Hours: 2

This missions elective is designed to teach the student the theology of missions found in the Scriptures. This elective may substitute for another required missions class.

MI 321—Missionary Practices and MethodsCredit Hours: 2

This course will teach biblical methods and principles as they relate to cross-cultural evangelism and church planting. It will discuss the missionary's life on the field and relationships with nationals.

MI 333—The Making of a MissionaryCredit Hours: 2

This missions elective is really a study of the life of the Apostle Paul and how God made him into one of the world's greatest missionaries. This elective may substitute for another required missions class.

Major: Missions Major
Minor: Missions

MI 341—Cultural AnthropologyCredit Hours: 3

This course will give the student an understanding of the study of man in his culture. Because the culture of every society differs, and missions major must understand how to minister within that culture without sacrificing the core truths and beliefs of the Word of God. This course will give the student an understanding of himself within his or her culture and how others view us as "Americans." This class will help lessen some of the possible "culture shock" for the future missionary.

Major: Missions Major
Minor: Missions

MI 444—Practical Missions PreparationCredit Hours: 2

This missions elective is designed to help a missionary learn how to design a display board, how to edit an appropriate video to introduce himself, and how to design prayer cards that communicate the vision God has given to him. This practical elective may substitute for another required missions class.

Major: Missions Major
Minor: Missions

MU 100—Rudiments of MusicCredit Hours: 2

This course is an introduction to musical melody, harmony, rhythm, and music notation. Students with a sufficient music background may test out of this course.

Major: Church Ministries Major

MU 105—Music NotationCredit Hours: 1

An introduction to the principles of notation (including a brief history of the notation of melismas in hymnals) and Finale notation software designed to support required submissions in Music Theory 1-4.

MU 110—Freshman FifteenCredit Hours: 1

Freshman Fifteen is an audition ensemble accessible only to students entering their freshman year of college. Once selected, the student commits to weekly rehearsals, performances, and assignments related to the musical development and performance of the group.

MU 113—Piano Lab 1Credit Hours: 1

This first-year piano class introduces the keyboard, basic elements of piano playing, sight reading, and the music theory skills that support piano playing at this level.

MU 114—Piano Lab 2Credit Hours: 1

A continuation of MU 113.

MU 117—College OrchestraCredit Hours: 1

The college orchestra prepares music to provide preludes and to accompany the College Choir for special events at the college as well as for church services.

MU 121—Music Theory 1Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the scales, diatonic chords, part writing, music typesetting, and arranging structured in a way to reflect the unique needs of church musicians. Students must demonstrate the ability to compose an original gospel song in the 19th-century style.

Major: Church Music Major, Music Education Major
Minor: Church Music, Music Education

MU 123—Sight Singing and Ear Training 1Credit Hours: 1

Sight singing, aural training, dictation, rhythm, and keyboard skills coordinated with the curriculum of Music Theory 1.

Major: Church Music Major, Music Education Major
Minor: Church Music, Music Education

MU 131—Music Theory 2Credit Hours: 3

A continuation of Music Theory 1, this course introduces a more detailed study of harmony, writing piano accompaniments, and an introduction to the ambiguities of analytical systems.

Major: Church Music Major, Music Education Major
Minor: Church Music, Music Education

MU 150—Voice ClassCredit Hours: 1

Group work in the fundamentals of good singing, including breathing and posture, tone, pronunciation, repertoire, interpretation and stage presence are covered in this class. Students gain practical experience by singing several solos for a grade.

Major: Church Music Major, Music Education Major

MU 202—Survey of Music HistoryCredit Hours: 2

Developing listening skills and a basic understanding of Western music through the study of music literature. Students will be introduced to the basic instruments, structures, forms, and composers from the major style periods, with emphasis on the music from 1700-1950.

Major: Church Music Major, Music Education Major
Minor: Music Education, Church Music

MU 211—Christian School MusicCredit Hours: 2

A systematic approach to teaching music in the Christian school is covered. Students will learn activities, music notation and singing skills that should be taught at each grade level from kindergarten through high school. Several popular music teaching programs that are available today will be demonstrated and discussed.

Minor: Music Education

MU 213—Piano Lab 3Credit Hours: 1

This second-year piano class will continue sight reading skills as well as present the music theory that supports piano playing at this level.

MU 214—Piano Lab 4Credit Hours: 1

A continuation of MU 213.

MU 221—Music Theory 3Credit Hours: 3

A continuation of Music Theory 2, this course continues a study of music theory from the church musicians' point of view, but introduces more complex harmonic vocabulary and the complex ideas associated with modulation and their implications for both arrangers and analysts.

Major: Church Music Major, Music Education Major

MU 223—Music TechnologyCredit Hours: 1

Sight singing, aural training, dictation, rhythm, and keyboard skills coordinated with the curriculum of Music Theory 3.

Major: Church Music Major, Music Education Major

MU 231—Music Theory 4Credit Hours: 3

A continuation of Music Theory 3, this course covers advanced work in part writing, analysis, arranging, composition, and music typesetting for the church musician. Included is a discussion of effective use of musical devices which seem to fall outside the parameters of traditional harmonic analysis.

Major: Church Music Major, Music Education Major

MU 240-3—Music SeminarCredit Hours: 1

These seminar courses are designed to explore professional topics relating to the music ministry, topics such as, but not limited to, copyright law, Alexander technique, and advanced topics in music theory.

MU 250—RhythmCredit Hours: 2

This course covers the practical performance of rhythm with the triple-action counting method, rhythmic dictation, the structure of the Western rhythmic system, and an introduction to rhythmic grouping.

Minor: Music Education

MU 301—College ChoirCredit Hours: 1

This class prepares music for special events at the college as well as for church services. The choir has the opportunity to sing on West Coast Baptist College recordings as well as tour and sing at other churches.

Major: Church Music Major, Music Education Major
Minor: Music Education

MU 302—History of Western MusicCredit Hours: 2

This course is a survey of the major historical trends that have defined Western music for the last 2,000 years. Through the study of music literature, students will be introduced to composers, music terminology, the basic structures, forms, and instrumentation and performance practices from the major style periods.

Major: Church Music Major, Music Education Major

MU 304—Piano AccompanimentCredit Hours: 2

This course is a skills-based class that will focus on the discipline of piano collaboration. Areas covered in the lectures and practiced as assignments will cover playing for solo musicians, small ensembles, large ensembles, congregations, and piano duets and duos. General piano skills, such as on-sight rhythm recognition, sight-reading, reading in different clefs, playing various combinations of parts in a vocal ensemble setting, and transposition will be addressed and practiced on a weekly basis.

Minor: Music Education

MU 310—Vocal Diction and PedagogyCredit Hours: 2

An introduction to the fundamentals of vocal/physical anatomy, acoustics, and diction, with an emphasis on materials, methods, and procedures used in teaching basic principles of vocal production for both individuals and groups. Course will include regular listening and singing exercises, readings, in-class demonstrations, and presentations. Students will observe voice classes and private lessons.

Minor: Music Education

MU 315—Choral Conducting 1Credit Hours: 2

This course explores the essentials of choral rehearsals and performance, the role of the conductor in achieving these goals, and the effective use of gestures and conducting patterns.

Major: Church Music Major, Music Education Major
Minor: Church Music, Music Education

MU 316—Choral Conducting 2Credit Hours: 2

This course builds upon knowledge learned in MU 412.

Major: Church Music Major, Music Education Major

MU 320—Summer Ministry TeamsCredit Hours: 1

Students in these traveling ensembles represent West Coast Baptist College in local churches.

MU 333—Church Music AdministrationCredit Hours: 1

The important role of the music director will be studied. Every aspect of music ministry will be covered from choir attendance, to effective choir rehearsals, to pastoring your choir. Starting a choir and preparing seasonal musicals will also be covered.

Minor: Church Music