The purpose of the Introduction to Business course is to present a broad introduction to the functioning of business enterprise within the United States. The course introduces economic systems, essential elements of business organization, human resource management, marketing, finance, real estate, and risk management. It also develops business vocabulary.
This introductory course provides a general survey of finance and investments. It emphasizes an intuitive, logical understanding of the theory and practice of financial markets, illustrating the concepts through examples and cases drawn from personal application as well as the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Topics covered include a Biblical perspective of money, personal finance, basic economics, investment banking, building an investment portfolio, an overview of Wall Street, and basic financial terms. The course culminates as with students completing a project to build and monitor a mock investment portfolio.
This course serves as an introduction to psychological science – the study of behavior and mental processes. Psychology surveys the major sub-disciplines of the field, including such topics as the brain and neuroscience, behavioral genetics, cognitive and social development, perception, learning, memory, decision-making, language, consciousness, emotions, motivation, psychological disorders, social identity, interpersonal and group interactions, and cultural processes.