Approximately one-half of the states require pre-professional academic credit prior to training received in mortuary science. The maximum required (in approximately one-third of the states) is two years. The state of Iowa requires completion of two years (60-semester hours of academic non-mortuary science credit). Iowa does not require any specific courses that must be taken.
|ACC 215 - Principles of Financial Accounting
(4 credits) This course covers the basic introduction to financial management and financial accounting, including an understanding of the concepts, principles and practices in these areas.
|ACC 216 - Principles of Managerial Accounting
(3 credits) This course covers the basic concepts, principles and practice in managerial accounting, including the use of accounting in management decision- making. Prerequisite: ACC215.
|ART 105 - Introduction to Studio
(4 credits) (IGE option under Aesthetic Experience) A course placing emphasis on the introduction to studio art media and learning the basics of two- and three- dimensional design. Art terms and concepts will be explained and essential vocabulary will be utilized. Basic problems of aesthetics and the nature of art will be explored throughout the course. Emphasis is upon learning creative problem solving using visual media. Art history is introduced in the course in the presentation of projects. Studio projects, discussions and criticism of art works are features of the course.
|BIO 102 - Human Anatomy and Physiology
(4 credits) (IGE option under Science and the Natural World) An introduction to the structure and function of the human body.
|BIO 203 - Microbiology
(4 credits) A study of the morphology and physiology of microorganisms with special emphasis on bacteria and viruses. Those organisms that have an economic or medical importance will be highlighted, and basic laboratory techniques will be stressed. Prerequisites: CHE102 or CHE112 and either BIO115, 116 or BIO121, 122.
|BUS 321 - Business Law I
(3 credits) This course is designed to acquaint students with the legal principles which, when followed, allow business transactions to run smoothly and with predictability. The topics include contracts, agency and property law, plus criminal law, torts, the Uniform Commercial Code, the litigation process and alternatives to litigation. Both business and non-business students can benefit from this basic course on Anglo-American law.
|CHE 101 - College Chemistry
(4 credits) (IGE option under Science and the Natural World) An introductory course in inorganic chemistry. The treatment of topics is predominantly descriptive and the content is especially suited to meet the needs of students whose programs require only one year of chemistry.
|CHE 102 - College Chemistry
(4 credits) An introductory course in organic and biological chemistry. The content is especially suited to meet the needs of students whose programs require only one year of chemistry. Prerequisite: CHE101.
|ECO 213 - Principles of Microeconomics
(4 credits) Microeconomics deals with price determination and how the price system functions. Supply and demand, output, competition, monopoly, resource pricing, international trade and finance will be studied.
|ECO 214 - Principles of Macroeconomics
(4 credits) Macroeconomics concerns itself with economic aggregates such as inflation, unemployment, recessions, national debt, and international trades. Macroeconomic models will be introduced. These models will be used to understand the application of monetary and fiscal policy. Prerequisite: ECO213.
|ENG 184 - College Writing
(4 credits) An introduction to academic writing, emphasizing the writing process. Students learn strategies for pre-writing, drafting, and revising of expository essays. The course includes analysis of model essays and discussion of model essays and an introduction to research-based writing.
|MUS 115AE - Music of the Church
|PSY 111 - General Psychology
(4 credits) (IGE option under Self and Society) This course is an overview of the field of psychology and includes topics such as biological bases of behavior, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, human development, personality, intelligence, abnormal behavior and therapy. The course emphasizes methodologies including observation, correlational and experimental as they are used in the study of psychology. A major purpose is to have the student struggle with the question, "What is psychology?" Finally, this course provides students with the necessary background in psychology to move on to other more advanced topics in the field.
|REL 150 - Christian Story I: Biblical Tradition
(4 credits) This course presents an overview of and orientation to the Bible, focusing on
its content, character, role in the Christian faith, and covenant themes of
creation, fall, redemption, and new creation. This course begins the
development of theological thinking for academic study in the liberal arts and
equips students for the task of integrating faith and learning in their
academic work. Students should complete this course by the end of their second
semester. Does not count toward a religion major or minor.
|SOC 101 - Principles of Sociology
(4 credits) (IGE option under Self and Society) An introduction to sociology, its major concepts, tools and perspectives. This course provides an understanding of societies, of culture, of major social institutions such as the family, religion, and education, of social inequality, and of social change.
|Total credits recommended: 53