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 the fall and spring semesters and over 10-week blocks in the summer semester. See the Academic Calendar for details. 

While every effort is made to provide accurate and up to date information, CCU Academy reserves the right to cancel or change academic offerings without notice.


Online Courses

ART 112A — Art Appreciation

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.

APL 100A — Introduction to Apologetics

3 Credits

This course is an introduction to principles and methodologies of practical Christian apologetics. Multiple apologetic approaches are identified, compared, contrasted, and evaluated as to their strengths and weaknesses.

BIB 101A — Old Testament Introduction

3 Credits

This course provides an overview of the historical development and fulfillment of God's sovereign plan for both the people and the land of Israel.

Prerequisites: ENG 103A

BIB 102A — New Testament Introduction

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.

BIO 102A — Introduction to Biological Diversity

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.

BIO 112A — Introduction to Biological Diversity Lab

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.

BIO 203A — Foundations in Human Anatomy and Physiology I

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

BIO 213A — Foundations in Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

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.

BIO 204A — Foundations in Human Anatomy and Physiology II

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

BIO 214A — Foundations in Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

1 credit

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

Prerequisites: BIO 213A
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.

BUS 105A — Business Fundamentals

3 credits

Overview of functional areas (accounting, finance, management, marketing, and computer information systems) and operating environments common to all business and nonprofit organizations.

Prerequisites: ENG 103A

CIT 101A — Introduction to Coding Using Python

3 Credits

This course is designed to introduce coding using Python. The Python programming language is easy to understand, fun to use, and is a popular, general purpose language with a large meetup and community presence. Python is used in a variety of types of applications and as such is a good platform for an introduction into coding and programming.

COM 110A — Oral Communication

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.

ECO 220A — Introduction to Economics

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.

ENG 103A — Introduction to College Writing

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.

ENG 106A — Investigative Writing

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.
When offered

ENG 201 — Introduction to Literature

3 credits

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

ENG 202 — American Literature I

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.

ENG 204 — British Literature

3 credits

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

HIS 202A — Western Civilization I

3 credits

Greek, Roman, Judeo-Christian, and Oriental traditions to 1517 that shaped the modern world; emphasis on the history of Western civilization.

Prerequisites: ENG 103A

HIS 203A — America to 1877

3 credits

This course provides a survey of American history from colonial times through the American Revolution, Articles of Confederation, the Constitutional and Bill of Rights, War of 1812, migration, slavery, and regionalism. The Civil War and Reconstruction is also covered. Special attentional is given to the tension between states' rights and a confederate form of government and a powerful central government.

HIS 204A — America since 1877

3 credits

This course explores 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.

HIS 211A — History of Christianity

3 credits

This course surveys the history of Christianity from its beginnings through the twentieth century. It stresses the highlights of each era. The course stresses church organization and practice. Additionally, the history of theology, doctrine and spirituality, and the impact of Christianity upon society and society upon Christianity are explored.

HUM 229A — C.S. Lewis Film and Literature

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.

MAT 111 — College Algebra

3 credits

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

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

MAT 115 — Pre-Calculus

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.

PHL 204A — Classical Philosophy and Christianity

3 credits

Classical issues of philosophy and its relationship to Christianity.

POL 202A — The American Political Process

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.

PSY 102A — General Psychology

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.

PSY 221A — Interpersonal Relationships

3 credits

This course will examine principles for building and maintaining healthy relationships, including friendships, dating relationships, marriage, and family relationships. Topics will include the exploration of establishing healthy boundaries, communication, conflict management/resolution, and mate selection. Additionally, there will be exploration of personal needs, values and beliefs, and family of origin influences that impact relationships.

SOC 202A — Marriage and Family

3 credits

This course focuses on cultural and biblical perspectives for marriage and family, interpersonal relationships, human sexuality, home management, child and adolescent development, and divorce and remarriage.

THE 200A — Introduction to Systematic Theology

3 credits

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