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10 Coolest Courses at Cal Baptist

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Aileen Cuaresma
California Baptist University presents their students with a meticulous training and education in order to prepare them to the career of their choice. However, as useful as these learning experiences are, they can be a little boring most of the time. Fortunately, the university offers interesting courses to keep things fresh.

1. HIS 393 - History of California

History showcases great people's paths, as well as the tragedies and triumphs of humanity. The course tackles the social, economic, and political development of California from its discovery to the present. The latter part of the course is thematic in presentation which includes agriculture, transportation, water, etc. A 1562 map of the Americas, which applied the name California for the first time.

2. HUM 223 - Humanities II

The course consists of interrelations of history, art, literature, music, and philosophy. It covers the culture-epochs from the Renaissance to contemporary times. [caption id="attachment_133575" align="alignnone" width="400"]Renaissance literature. [/caption]

3. CST 130 - New Testament Survey

This course is about the survey of the books of the New Testament and their contributions to the overall storyline of the Bible. It pays special attention to the life of Jesus and the development of the early church in their historical, cultural and theological settings. [caption id="attachment_133576" align="alignnone" width="400"]Books of the new testament. [/caption]

4. ENV 151 - Introduction to the Geosciences

ENV 151 is about the general study of the geosciences including the areas of astronomy, meteorology and climate, geology, and oceanography. The course introduces the fundamental character of the physical Earth; how it was formed and developed over time. Students will study the processes by which igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks form and the type of landforms. [caption id="attachment_133577" align="alignnone" width="400"]The earth and its resources. [/caption]

5. PHY 113 - Astronomy

Astronomy is the scientific study of celestial objects and phenomena that originate outside the Earth's atmosphere. This course explores the earth, time, moon, sky, celestial mechanics, solar system, and the sidereal universe. [caption id="attachment_media-35" align="alignnone" width="400"]The Milky Way. [/caption]

6. ENG 123 - Intermediate Composition

ENG 123 is the continued practice in writing with emphasis on critical thinking, argument, analysis, and interpretation of multicultural readings and other interdisciplinary expository materials. The course also includes the writing of a major research paper in addition to several shorter essays requiring various types of documentation. It requires interesting fieldwork as well. [caption id="attachment_133579" align="alignnone" width="400"]Essay, inspiration, order, and insight. [/caption]

7. CHE 101 - Orientation to the Discipline

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic skills necessary for academic success in the discipline of Chemistry and to provide students with an overview of professions in which the major may be applied. [caption id="attachment_133580" align="alignnone" width="400"]CBU chemistry professor. [/caption]

8. PSY 213 - General Psychology

This introductory course is a survey of the processes of adjustment, growth, learning, remembering, perception, sensation, socialization, and emotions. It is meant to equip students with a better understanding and to articulate their own life experiences, as well as improve their understanding of the behavior of others. [caption id="attachment_133581" align="alignnone" width="400"]This course is a prerequisite to all other courses in Psychology at CBU. [/caption]

9. WLD 181 - Goodness, Truth, and Beauty

This course explores the concept and reality of truth, goodness, and beauty in the world as it relates to culture, the Bible, world views, and human flourishing. Students will survey the concepts of truth, goodness, and beauty through history from both special and general revelation and develop a model for accurately understanding and valuing the created world. Students will develop their discernment to live the “good” life and be equipped to promote what is true, pure, lovely, and of good repute for the good of all. [caption id="attachment_133582" align="alignnone" width="400"]Explore the beauty of the universe through goodness and truth. [/caption]

10. MUS 282 - Music Technology

Students are introduced to a broad perspective of the many ways musicians use computers. The course gives emphasis on historic milestones, current issues, and practical skill in using software and hardware in music technology. [caption id="attachment_133583" align="alignnone" width="400"]Modern music technology. [/caption]


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