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Master of Arts

Courses Offered for the 2016 Summer Institute

ENG5000 Studies in Composition 3 credits 6 weeks

ENG5000 introduces students to the theories and pedagogies that influence composition studies in the digital age. Students will review the practices and ideals that have shaped the teaching of composition within a Biblical worldview while also considering how digital media transforms the definition of good writing in the academy and the workplace.

Prerequisite:
Must meet graduate admissions standards.

ENG5100 Teaching Writing in the Disciplines 3 credits 6 weeks

ENG5100 introduces students to the theories and pedagogies that influence composition instruction within a Biblical worldview through Writing in the Disciplines (WID) practice. Within this context, students will examine the specific needs and requirements that shape scholarly research and writing in the humanities, social sciences, business, ministry, and medicine. Students will also consider the transformative nature of WID practice to improve content retention through the integration of structured peer review and instructor response within an online modality.

Prerequisite:
Must meet graduate admissions standards.

MAT5000 Historical and Cultural Foundations of Mathematics 3 credits 6 weeks

MAT5000 introduces students to the development of mathematics across time, geography, and culture within a Biblical worldview. Students will consider how these influences shape the study and instruction of mathematics, with attention give to quantitative reasoning, covariational reasoning, and problem solving play in learning major ideas of mathematics

Prerequisite:
Must meet graduate admissions standards.

MAT5100 Probability 3 credits 6 weeks

MAT5100 introduces students to basic concepts of probability.  Topics include sample spaces, computation rules, discrete and continuous probability distributions, random variables, multivariate distributions, and the Central Limit Theorem.  Students are expected to be familiar with single-variable differential and integral calculus.

Prerequisite:
Must meet graduate admissions standards.

Admission Requirements

Applicants should meet the following admissions criteria:

  • A baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting body or the ABHE verified on original transcripts sent by the institution directly to Ohio Christian University.
  • An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher from the baccalaureate degree granting institution.

Any applicant not meeting the above-stated requirements may petition for consideration.