|| Principles of Accounting (3) Prereq.:
This course is a study of the concepts and fundamental principles of
accounting practice. The course includes applications to proprietorships,
partnerships, corporate accounting, and managerial accounting.
|| Financial Management of Christian Ministries (3)
introduction to the biblical principles that should guide the administration
of Christian ministries and the accounting and management skills needed by
the administrator of a Christian ministry in order to be an effective
steward of the Lord’s resources. Topics to be covered: biblical principles
of money management and stewardship; financial disclosure; internal
controls; audits; budgeting; employee payroll; obtaining tax-exempt status;
and tax returns for ministers.
|| Introduction to Marketing (3) Prereq.: BUS 304
This course is an overview of the marketing discipline with emphasis on
planning and the development of competitive strategies. Specific topics
include the marketing environment, marketing research, advertising, personal
selling, sales promotion, pricing, new product development, and distribution
|| Principles of Management (3) Prereq.: BUS 304
An introduction to
the foundational principles and the basic management techniques that every
manager must master to succeed in today's fast-changing, competitive
environment. Emphasis is on the planning, organizing, managing, and
||Human Resources (3) Prereq.: BUS 326.
An investigation into the nature and behavior of humans as we relate and
work together in organizations. Practical applications are made to the
following: selection and retention, training, motivation, compensation,
discipline, and organizational design.
||Business Ethics (3)
A study of basic
ethical principles as applied to the major problem areas facing economic
systems and to decision-making in the corporation and in society in general.
The basic ethical principles and the accompanying value system used are
Courses (15 credits)
course offers a basic introduction to artistic media, design concepts, and
techniques as well as a historical overview of major artists, works,
periods, and movements. The objective is to enhance students’ understanding
and enjoyment of art in everyday experience and provide the tools for
critical analysis of historical and contemporary works of art in their
cultural and philosophical contexts.
at Dance (3)
course introducing general college students to diverse forms of dance
created and practiced by various societies in the world. In this course we
survey the amazing variety of dance in the world from this larger cultural
perspective, examining the values that societies express in their dances.
Music from the 1930s to the Present: a Cultural Mirror (3)
This course is a
study of popular music in the United States from the 1930s to the present.
Various forms of popular music will be studied from its roots in early
blues, jazz, and the development of rock music into the diverse forms of
contemporary popular culture, including contemporary Christian music. A
music aesthetic focused with a Christian Worldview lens will delve into the
philosophical assumptions of popular music.
A study of
questions such as (1) “What is Art?” (2) “What are the criteria for
determining good from bad art?” (3) “What is the relationship of art to
morality and truth?” (4) “Is beauty objective or in the eye of the
beholder?” Consideration is given as to how this fits into a Christian
world and life view.
|| Understanding Theatre (3)
course introduces the student to an overview of all elements of theatre,
including an investigation of the roles and relationships of all the
participants of a theatrical event. The student is led to develop an
understanding of and explore involvement with theatrical events in light of
a Christian world perspective.
|Elective Courses (15 credits)
Art III (3) Prereq.:
The focus of this course will be the last 150 years’ developments in the
arts, primarily of Europe and America. Artifacts embody ideas, and in this
period they often did so intuitively, ahead of the general assimilation of
those ideas into society. Students will be introduced to the images of
modernity and postmodernity as viewed from a Christian perspective in an
attempt to understand the artistic context of our times.
and Contemporary Art Theory (3) Prereq.:
This survey of texts and other statements by artists, art critics, and
philosophers from c.1860 to the present examines the major theories
informing visual art practices in the modern and postmodern world. Analysis
of these ideas, as well as the works of art they inform, from a Christian
perspective prepares visual arts majors to enter knowledgeably and
redemptively into contemporary artistic discourse.
|| Business Communication (3)
A study of
the modern techniques of writing a variety of effective business memoranda,
letters, and reports. Also included will be the presentation of oral
A study of
philanthropy, fund-raising promotions for not-for-profit organizations, the
ethics of fund raising, and providing donors with financial planning
|| Advertising (3) Prereq.: BUS 320.
An overview of the advertising field with emphasis on media selection and
|| Orientation to Dance (1)
introduction of dance studies at Belhaven University and a survey of dance as
an art form and its related area, including health and wellness,
auditioning, rehearsal etiquette, performance and performance preparations,
character, worldview and cultural issues.
course will equip students to offer their gifts and talents of dance to
Christians and non-Christians. Students will gain instruction and training
specifically designing dances, text and other materials necessary for
ministry; worship services, workshops, and outreach.
in Dance (2)
course facilitates an inquiry into the breadth of occupations and
professional applications in the field of dance. The course intends to help
orient the student to skills and bodies of knowledge to pursue and manage a
professional career in dance and/or allied professions, and to address
choices and character from a biblical worldview.
Theological Foundations of Worship and Church Musical Culture (3).
course is an exegetical study, seeking foundational biblical principles that
will provide essential guidance needed to achieve trans-cultural biblical
goals through music ministry in any ministry context in musical culture.
Though the phenomenon of musical culture does not employ a single musical
language, the Bible does present musical ideas that transcend the obvious
differences in musical culture. Musical culture is explored from the
perspective of the Creation Mandate as well as the Evangelical mandate
demonstrating that the Church must embrace both to be true to Scripture.
Implications for the transformation of musical culture in contemporary
society are explores.
course addresses the non-musical aspects of making music — the necessary
"nuts and bolts" of managing musical entities. The course explores: biblical
leadership principles and skills; organizational strategies; architectural
concerns; acoustical concerns; budgeting; personnel management; legal issues
in the musical world; music acquisition, cataloging and storage; as well as
equipment acquisition and stewardship of money, management, and stewardship;
financial disclosure; internal controls; audits; budgeting; employee
payroll; obtaining tax-exempt status; and tax returns for ministers.
|| Administration and Activities of Theatre Arts Ministry (3)
of this course deals with the requirements involved in the management and
operation of theatre arts as a ministry. Specific techniques will be
provided for the operation of theatre arts ministry programs. Methods for
designing activities will be given to foster efficient, effective and
cooperative programs. Two different areas will be presented, including
full-time theatre arts ministry and the arts ministry within a church.
Administration and Management (3)
A study of
the business of theatre, budgeting, feasibility studies, funding,
publicity/promotion, master scheduling, and event handling.
of World Theatre (3).
course is a survey of the history of theatre and its role in the
identity of the respective cultures. Particular emphasis will be given to
its statement in relationship to the deities of each culture and the role of
man’s condition regarding that relationship. Required for theatre majors
and theatre ministries majors.