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CCU Academy Online Dual Enrollment Courses

CCU Academy Online Dual Enrollment Courses

Dual Enrollment Course Information

Through CCU Academy, high school students may complete college-level dual enrollment courses 100% online. The online courses are taught by highly qualified CCU professors who will equip students with the necessary tools and resources they need to engage and succeed during the semester. Instruction will take place on the Blackboard Learning Management System.

Coursework is completed over 15-week blocks during fall and spring semesters and over 10-week blocks in the summer semester. See the Academic Calendar for details.


Online Courses

Art Appreciation (ART 112A) — 3 credits

An introduction to the art world and all its aspects: the people who are active in that world, the many kinds of work that are created, the sensations and ideas we receive from those works, and the ways the life of art has transmitted across many times and places.

New Testament Introduction (BIB 102A) — 3 credits

This course provides the background, content, unity and progression of the New Testament Scriptures. The student will capture an understanding of the life and ministry of Christ, the development of the Church and the unfolding of the New Covenant.

Old Testament (BIB 111) — 3 credits

This course provides an introduction to the theological, historical, and literary features of the Old Testament, tracing God’s covenant relationship with ancient Israel. Special consideration will be given to the divine covenants and Messianic prophecies of the Old Testament. 

Introduction to Biological Diversity (BIO 102A) — 3 credits

This course provides students with the relevant knowledge and critical thinking skills to better understand the living world. Living systems on a cellular, organismal, and ecological level will be studied. From real world examples, students will discover the basic concepts surrounding microbiology and plants, animals and ecology, human anatomy and physiology, as well as theories about their origination.

Introduction to Biological Diversity Lab (BIO 112A) — 1 credit

This course provides the opportunity to apply knowledge acquired through BIO 102A Biological Diversity in real world situations. Critical thinking skills will be exercised through the application of the scientific method. Worldview, ethical, moral, and spiritual issues related to the course material will also be addressed.

Foundations in Human Anatomy and Physiology I (BIO 203A) — 3 credits

This course will survey human anatomy and important associated functions that comprise the processes of life. Starting at the lowest levels of internal anatomical organization, the topics will build upon one another and include increasingly complex associations. For example, topics will include biochemical, cellular, tissue, and systems processes that allow for life and provide for human structural support, movement, and internal communication. Structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems are explored.

Corequisites: BIO 213A

Foundations in Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab (BIO 213A) — 1 credit

This course provides the opportunity to apply knowledge acquired through Foundations in Human Anatomy and Physiology I in real world situations.

Corequisites: BIO 203A

A resource fee for a required lab kit will apply upon registration. Students who register less than 10 days prior to the class start date will incur an additional expedited shipping fee.

Foundations in Human Anatomy and Physiology II (BIO 204A) — 3 credits

This course will survey human anatomy and important associated functions that comprise the processes of life. Starting at the lowest levels of internal anatomical organization, the topics will build upon one another and include increasingly complex associations. Topics will include biological systems contributing to the internal transport, defense, energy production, and reproduction. Human respiratory, circulatory, digestive, excretory, endocrine, and reproductive systems are explored. 

Prerequisites: BIO 203A
Corequisites: BIO 214A

Foundations in Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab (BIO 214A) - 1 credit

This course provides the opportunity to apply knowledge acquired through Foundations in Human Anatomy and Physiology II in real world situations. 

Corequisites: BIO 204A

A resource fee for a required lab kit will apply upon registration. Students who register less than 10 days prior to the class start date will incur an additional expedited shipping fee.

Oral Communications (COM 110A) — 3 credits

This course provides an introduction to principles of communication emphasizing public speaking. Aspects of verbal and nonverbal delivery, speech organization, the effective use of supporting material and presentational aids are addressed. Students give several speeches designed to better equip them for future speaking endeavors.

Introduction to Economics (ECO 220A) — 3 credits

This course is designed to provide students with the scope and structure of economic principles and their effect on the business enterprise. The distinction between macroeconomics and microeconomics, their relationship to each other and their combined effect on the business sector will be the focus of the course. The student is expected to develop an understanding of the various economic systems, their differences, and the basic elements of a free market economy and the determination of price in a free market economy.

Introduction to College Writing (ENG 103A) — 3 credits

This course focuses on the effective use of the English language and exploration of rhetorical modes in written composition. Structure, purpose, and audience awareness in developing essays is addressed.

Investigative Writing (ENG 106A) — 3 credits

This course focuses on the development and strengthening skills of effective business and professional communication in both written and oral modes. The course includes heavy emphases on effective research and the process of writing with a particular focus on both academic and business writing. Development of skills in research and writing of formal academic papers: critical thinking, argumentation, and documentation.

Introduction to Literature (ENG 201) — 3 credits

Understand, experience, and evaluate poetry, short fiction, essays, and drama genres, both American and multinational.

American Literature I (ENG 202) — 3 credits

Representative stories, poems, and documents in American literature from the Colonial era to the early Republic (1776-1830) through the Romantic-transcendentalist period (1830-1860). Includes readings from multiethnic and women writers.

British Literature I (ENG 204) — 3 credits

Surveys the history of literature in Britain until 1800 and representative works by influential writers of the periods contained therein.

C.S. Lewis Film & Literature (HUM 229A) — 3 credits

Students will examine some of the major works of C. S. Lewis to see how this master storyteller and great communicator used story, and particularly metaphor, to communicate the Christian message to a secular world.

College Algebra (MAT 111) — 3 credits

Study of equations, inequalities, functions, graphs, exponents, logarithms.

A resource fee for a required textbook may apply upon registration.

Pre-Calculus (MAT 115) — 3 credits

Study of functions - polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric. Emphasis on representing these functions numerically, graphically, symbolically. A recommended prerequisite course for Calculus I.

A resource fee for a required textbook may apply upon registration.

America since 1877 (HIS 204A) — 3 credits

This courses explore the American experience from the Civil War era to the 1970s. It provides a working knowledge of the facts of American history and an understanding of the interplay of forces that created the fabric of modern-American political, social, and cultural life. Lectures, discussion, films, and selected student presentations are methods of engaging the subject matter.

The American Political Process (POL 202A) — 3 credits

The presidency, Congress, Supreme Court; public bureaucracies, political action groups, public policy analysis, elections, American democratic ideas and reality, and perennial political questions; and current and controversial issues.

General Psychology (PSY 102A) — 3 credits

This course provides an overview of the field of psychology, including psychological principles, methods, theories, and research broadly applied to various domains within the scope of psychology as a field. Topics from the biological basis of behavior to social applications of psychology are included.

Introduction to Systematic Theology (THE 200A) — 3 credits

This course covers basic issues, themes, and categories of Christian theology.

CCU Academy Contact Info

  • Dual Credit Program
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  • Dual Enrollment Online Courses
    303-963-3029
    academy@ccu.edu