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General Studies Core Requirements
Learners pursuing any of LAPU’s bachelor’s degrees are encouraged to complete the General Studies Core before starting their major requirements. Learners must attain at least a 2.0 (C) grade-point average in the major. Some majors may require a 2.5 grade-point average (please refer to the degree for more details). All required courses must be taken for a letter grade where the option exists. Prior coursework from regionally accredited colleges/universities may be transferred to meet the General Studies Core requirements.
Practical instruction on how to speak effectively and basic principles underlying effective communication. Topics range from the study of theoretical models of public communication to the fundamental skills of research, organization, and delivery of informative and persuasive discourse.
In this course, students are introduced to academic research and writing at the university level. Particular attention is paid to responding to university-level writing prompts, defining and identifying academic sources, integrating academic sources in their writing, and defining and practicing academic integrity. Prerequisite: ENG 101.
This course introduces students to the visual arts and architecture of various times and cultures with a focus on interpretation and meaning-making, consideration of the role of visual arts in building and responding to culture. Students develop a deeper understanding of the history, forms, and styles of art and architecture with the aim of expanding students’ personal awareness of art and themselves.
This course introduces students to the varying genres of literature — fiction, poetry, drama, and cinema — while examining and exploring the historical, critical, and social significance of literary expression. Prerequisite: ENG 105.
An introduction to the main areas of philosophy, including epistemology, ethics, metaphysics, and philosophy of religion. The course will introduce students to the major philosophers and their writings. In addition, students will become familiar with worldview-thinking; a conceptual framework from which to examine, understand, and converse on the various topics in philosophy. In particular, students will learn to articulate a comprehensive Christian worldview and communicate their perspectives with clarity and relevancy.
This course provides an in-depth analysis of global historical trends which have transformed world civilization, such as the emergence of the world system(s); formation of ethnic, racial, and national identities; capitalism, colonialism, and development; ecological imperialism; religious movements; industrialization; and modernization. Prerequisite: ENG 105.
This course acquaints the student with the major developments of U.S. history from early colonial developments through the Civil War. Emphasis is given to the ideas, groups, and events that helped form American culture. Students develop critical reading and writing skills through analyzing primary documents in this era and also by considering how past movements have shaped our country in the present day. Prerequisite: ENG 105. Students who have successfully completed HIS 201 will not receive credit for this course. Students cannot earn credit for both HIS 203 and HIS 420.
This course acquaints the student with the major developments of U.S. history from the Reconstruction Era through recent times. Emphasis is given to the ideas, groups, and events that helped form American culture. Students develop critical reading and writing skills through analyzing primary documents in this era and also by considering how past movements have shaped our country in the present day. Prerequisite: ENG 105. Students who have successfully completed HIS 201 will not receive credit for this course.
Exploration of United States history from pre-colonization until the Industrial Revolution. Candidates reflect on the importance of democracy and the Constitution as a lens for understanding democratic principles that serve as the foundation of our political system. Prerequisite: ENG 105. Students cannot earn credit for both HIS 203 and HIS 420.
Physical and Biological Sciences
(Requirement waived for B.S. in Health Sciences, increases general electives.)
The structure and function of cells and tissues; anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, skeletal, nervous, and muscular systems. This course includes both lecture and laboratory components and is intended for nursing and allied health students requiring a two-semester anatomy and physiology sequence. Lecture, 3 credits; Lab 1 credit.
Continuation of the study of body systems started in BIO 230 including the study of the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Prerequisite: BIO 230. This course includes both lecture and laboratory components and is intended for nursing and allied health students requiring a two-semester anatomy and physiology sequence. Lecture, 3 credits; Lab 1 credit.
This course covers organic and biochemistry topics related to the health sciences. Emphasis is placed on organic nomenclature, functional groups, selected organic reactions, and biochemical pathways. Lab activities will focus on the application of organic and biochemistry with respect to the health sciences. Lecture, 3 credits; Lab 1 credits.
The history of astronomy, the solar system, the stellar systems, galactic systems, and cosmology. This course requires basic skills developed in a college algebra environment including solving equations, scientific notation, roots, and exponents. Students uncomfortable with these requirements may wish to complete College Algebra before taking Astronomy. Lecture, 3 credits; Lab, 1 credit.
This course introduces Old Testament biblical literature, hermeneutics, and literary-critical methodologies with a primary focus on the books of Exodus and Deuteronomy. Students study to observe the overall structure of these books, their historical settings, and modern approaches to their literary analysis. Students study to interpret individual texts within each book and study how Deuteronomy uses the material of Exodus to communicate God’s Word to a new generation.
This course introduces New Testament biblical literature, hermeneutics, and literary-critical methodologies with a primary focus on the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. Special attention is given to the meaning of the texts with regard to their political, cultural, religious, and geographical settings; the literary structures and genres employed; and how those texts are relevant for faithful Christian living.
This course lays a strong foundation for a successful transition to college by increasing critical thinking, curiosity, goal orientation, and motivation. It provides an orientation to Los Angeles Pacific University, the Moodle Online Learning System, digital library services, and other support services. Students are introduced to the idea of a Christian liberal arts education, a strengths-based approach to learning and opportunities to develop practical skills and strategies for addressing the challenges of college.
*Must be taken at LAPU
Business Administration Program Requirements
To earn a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, students must complete the following degree components:
This course introduces the basic financial accounting model and prepares students to explore the application of fundamental accounting principles to business entities. The course focuses on a user perspective and covers the vital steps in the accounting cycle from journalizing transactions to the preparation and interpretation of financial statements. Students will also demonstrate an understanding of the importance of ethics in accounting.
This course focuses on managerial accounting and emphasizes the use of accounting data in decision-making. Topics covered include cost accumulation models, cost behavior, break-even analysis, budgeting, short- and long-run decision analysis, capital expenditure analysis, and financial statement analysis. Prerequisite: ACC 210.
This course provides an introduction to concepts and tools of economic analysis for microeconomics. Students study the interactions of firms and consumers: consumer demands, firm costs, price determination under various market structures, and the role of government in a market economy. Prerequisite: MATH 125 or STAT 280.
Introduction to concepts and tools for macroeconomic analysis. Primary topics include inflation, unemployment, economic growth determinants, and the effects of monetary and fiscal policies on the economy.
Introductory statistics with an emphasis on the application of statistical knowledge. Students learn sampling techniques for data collection, summarize statistical information using numeric values and graphical displays, and analyze and interpret data using appropriate statistical methods. Prerequisite: MATH 099 with a grade of C- or better, or SAT 540/ACT 23 math score.
Survey of the shifting trends and emerging issues in organizations in which leaders are challenged to innovate. Students consider the implications of sustainability of an organization's societal, environmental, and financial footprint. Students examine contemporary relevant case studies to develop innovative solutions to lead actual or imagined organizations, focusing on proactive strategies.
Examination of the legal, regulatory, ethical and moral principles and guidelines that impact business transactions. The course provides an in-depth study of business and sales contracts, intellectual property, property law, constitutional principles, criminal law, and various business organization types. It also focuses on the interaction of ethical and moral principles from a Christian Worldview perspective and how these concepts guide the decision-making process in a business context.
This course examines the theories and principles of international economics and how trade flows and policies impact global business operations. Students evaluate macroeconomic international policies and institutions, tariff rates, customs duties, currency valuations, trade agreements, intellectual property rights, immigration and balance of payments. Prerequisites: ECO 203, ECO 204.
Application of statistical methods and techniques for informed strategic decision making. Students use business applications and analytics to recommend solutions for improved organizational performance. Prerequisite: STAT 280.
Examination of financial management principles and practices. Students analyze concepts related to corporate finance, investments, and capital markets within a global business context. The course also focuses on financial statement analysis, long-term financial planning, and implementation of organizational performance measures. Prerequisite: ACC 210. Students cannot earn credit for both LEAD 330 and MGT 320.
Analysis of data for strategic and informed decision making. Students utilize data analytics to make customer-driven, profit-maximizing business decisions.
This course examines the theories and practices of marketing products domestically and globally. The course offers an in-depth study of the primary concepts of marketing and the transition to E-Commerce and how social media has changed advertising and the distribution of products and services. Students examine the concept of global homogenization and consumer behavior.
This course provides an introduction to the functions of information systems and how systems aid firms in creating value while maximizing efficiency and increasing competitiveness. Students evaluate systems design, database management, networking communications, security, privacy, policy, legal and ethical issues associated with technology.
Examination of the processes, best practices, and tools used for effective project management. Students evaluate project requirements and plan for a project implementation using industry-standard methods, analyze implementation requirements for global project management, and examine project management roles across disciplines. Previously MGT 390. Students cannot earn credit for both MGT 390 and MGT 395.
Decision-making and control of the allocation of personnel, materials, and machine utilization in a manufacturing environment. The course addresses issues related to the handling and control of materials, inventory, purchasing, and quality control.
Survey of issues in international business. Students investigate major topics in globalization. The focus is on managing and engaging in ethical business practices in an international environment, understanding the global monetary system, and developing an international perspective. Students evaluate trade, global institutions, political structures, supply chain processes, and cross-cultural interactions.
Examination of the primary theories and principles of leadership within culturally diverse business contexts. Students develop a personal philosophy of leadership, evaluate how to motivate employees, and develop strategies to inspire leadership qualities in others through the creation of a shared vision. Students cannot earn credit for both LEAD 320 and MGT 460.
Examination of strategic planning, policies, and implementation processes. Students engage in organizational analysis to assess the alignment of organizational vision, goals, processes, and strategies. Students will evaluate the organization’s strategic direction through a Christian values framework.
Introduction to the management of individual and group behavior within organizations. Key topics include organizational culture and structure, interpersonal communications, and a Christ-centered approach to management.
Systematic overview and analysis of the core components of supply chain operations across varying types of industries, including the study of financial controls, inventory control, warehousing, transportation, and handling. The cumulative effort of multiple organizations brings the final product to the end-user. Students apply theories and practical skills of supply chain management including cost control, quality improvement, and inventory management for the global supply chain.
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