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
This course covers the basic introduction to financial management and financial accounting, including an understanding of the concepts, principles and practices in these areas.(4 credits)
ACC 216 -
Principles of Managerial Accounting
This course covers the basic concepts, principles and practice in managerial accounting, including the use of accounting in management decision-making. Prerequisite: ACC215.(3 credits)
ART 105AE -
Introduction to Studio
This course introduces students to studio art media and 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 presentation of projects. Studio projects, discussions and criticism of art works are features of the course. (4 credits) (NWCoreoption under Aesthetic Experience) Note: Does not count toward an art major or minor.A fee is associated with this course (http://www.nwciowa.edu/tuition/fees).
BIO 102SN -
Human Anatomy and Physiology
An introduction to the structure and function of the human body. (4 credits)(NWCore option under Science and the Natural World)Note: Includes 1 1/2 hours of lab per week. Does not count toward a biology major or minor. A fee is associated with this course.
BIO 203 -
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: BIO115, 116 or BIO121, 122 and CHE101, 102 or CHE111, 112. (4 credits)Note: Includes 3 hours of lab per week.
BUS 321 -
Business Law I
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. (3 credits)
CHE 101 -
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.(4 credits)
CHE 102 -
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. (4 credits)Note: Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week.
ECO 213 -
Principles of Microeconomics
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. (4 credits)
ECO 214 -
Principles of Macroeconomics
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. (4 credits)
MUS 115AE -
Music of the Church
(3 credits) (IGE option under Aesthetic Experience)This course provides an introduction to the fascinating and frustratinghistory of how Christians have used, created, manipulated, or avoided musicin their worship of God. Although each of us comes from our owndenominational, geographical, and cultural backgrounds, we will seek tounderstand the whole historical sweep of Christian church music, as well asour own place in that history.
PSY 100SS -
(4 credits)(IGE option under Self and Society) In this course students learnhow, using methodologies such asobservation, survey and experimentation, psychological science exploresthe causes and consequences of human action. An overview of majorfindings from the field of psychology such as biological bases ofbehavior, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, human development,personality, intelligence, psychopathology and therapy, the effect ofothers on individuals will be discussed and students will be encouragedto apply this knowledge to their own views and actions. Students willconsider why the integration of faith and science in understanding humansis important and will explore ways of accomplishing this integration.
REL 150 -
Christian Story I: Biblical Tradition
This course presents an overview of and orientation to the Bible, focusingon its content, character, role in the Christian faith, and covenant themesof creation, fall, redemption, and new creation. This course begins thedevelopment of theological thinking for academic study in the liberal artsand equips students for the task of integrating faith and learning in theiracademic work. Students should complete this course by the end of theirsecond semester. (4 credits) Note: Does not count toward a religion major or minor.
SOC 101SS -
Principles of Sociology
(4 credits)(IGE option under Self and Society) An introduction tosociology, its major concepts, tools and perspectives. This courseprovides an understanding of societies; of culture; of major socialinstitutions such as the family, religion and education; of socialinequality; and of social change.
Total credits recommended: 53