History & Government

College of Arts and Sciences

Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

International Studies is an interdisciplinary major that helps prepare students to work with for-profit and non-profit organizations, government agencies, or ministries that have a global footprint. In addition to completing an interdisciplinary core, International Studies majors will select a discipline-specific concentration and satisfy a cross-cultural experience requirement.

Cross Cultural Experience Requirement

Students may satisfy the Cross Cultural Experience Requirement with a semester long education and/or ministry experience in a foreign country or International Service Projects in two different countries. The chair of the Department of History and Government must approve all cross cultural experiences used by students to meet this requirement.
 

General Education Requirement

Complete the foreign language competency requirement with a modern foreign language.

Traditional Program Requirements

Lower Division Requirements

ANT225 Cultural Anthropology

ANT225 Cultural Anthropology

A general survey of Cultural Anthropology as a social science, including cultural factors that affect human behavior. Topics include language, kinship, art, religion, subsistence, and cultural change. This course or BEH 100 is a prerequisite for all other courses in Anthropology. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ANT225-E E Stokes, H. Bruce 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center
B110
Fall 2014 ANT225-C C Melika, Ash 09/02/2014 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall
125
Fall 2014 ANT225-A A Melika, Ash 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center
ONLN
Fall 2014 ANT225-D D Melika, Ash 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Sch Business Building
203
Fall 2014 ANT225-B B Stokes, H. Bruce 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center
A110
Spring 2015 ANT225-E E Stokes, H. Bruce 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
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Spring 2015 ANT225-A A Melika, Ash 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Sch Business Building
204
Spring 2015 ANT225-D D Melika, Ash 01/07/2015 Monday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM TBA
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Spring 2015 ANT225-C C Goodman, Julie Marcele 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Mission Hall
109
Spring 2015 ANT225-B B Goodman, Julie Marcele 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
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BUS218 Macroeconomics

BUS218 Macroeconomics

This course offers a common sense approach to economics, covering basic economic laws and how they apply to our world and everyday life. The course focuses on the overall economy and economic theories that offer explanations for its fluctuations and changes. Also, the course is designed to give the student a sufficient grounding in the terminology, basic concepts, and issues of economics to stimulate interest in further study and provide background in business. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 BUS218-B B Namvar, Bob 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Sch Business Building
251
Fall 2014 BUS218-A A Namvar, Bob 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Sch Business Building
251
Spring 2015 BUS218-C C Namvar, Bob 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Sch Business Building
106
Spring 2015 BUS218-A A Keyes-Kimbirk, Wendy R 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Sch Business Building
104
Spring 2015 BUS218-B B Namvar, Bob 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Sch Business Building
104
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ICS105 Introduction to Global Studies

ICS105 Introduction to Global Studies

This course contrasts basic western egocentric Christianity with the God-centered global perspective of biblical Christianity. The course addresses the basic elements of the Christian faith in the context of God's global agenda. Topics include worldview, God's global purpose, the Kingdom of God, prayer, the Holy Spirit, the mission of the Church. (3 units; Interdisciplinary, Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ICS105-E E Rogers, Mark C. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Sch Business Building
104
Fall 2014 ICS105-F F Dobbins, Jared 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Yeager Center
B221
Fall 2014 ICS105-D D Nsofor, C. Fyne L. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center
B251
Fall 2014 ICS105-C C Nsofor, C. Fyne L. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center
A111
Fall 2014 ICS105-B B Lewis, Jeff C. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Sch Business Building
125
Fall 2014 ICS105-A A Lewis, Jeff C. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Sch Business Building
125
Spring 2015 ICS105-A A Nsofor, C. Fyne L. 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Mission Hall
109
Spring 2015 ICS105-B B Nsofor, C. Fyne L. 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mission Hall
109
Spring 2015 ICS105-C C Nsofor, C. Fyne L. 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Sch Business Building
124
Spring 2015 ICS105-D D Dobbins, Jared 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sch Business Building
125
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POL250 Intro to International Politics

POL250 Intro to International Politics

This course begins with an examination of the relevant international relations paradigms and evaluates several foreign policy decision-making models. The course considers important actors within the international system, such as intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations and concludes with an examination of contemporary international relations issues, such as interstate war, economic development, human rights, and trade. (3 units; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 POL250-A A McHorney, Chris A. 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall
124
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POL255 Intro to Comparative Politics

POL255 Intro to Comparative Politics

The course begins with an overview of factors (constitutions, political systems, and political ideology) political scientists use to understand and explain variations in policy outcomes at the national level. The course also examines actors (political parties, interest groups, social movements, and public opinion), processes (elections), and political institutions from a comparative perspective. The course concludes with an overview of the public policy process and examination of specific policy areas. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 POL255-A A McHorney, Chris A. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center
A111
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Upper Division Requirements

ANT350 Language and Culture

ANT350 Language and Culture

An examination of the relationship between culture and language including a basic understanding of language, the development of language, linguistic aspects of culture and how the symbiosis of language and culture affect individuals, groups and nations. Prerequisite: ANT 225 or BEH 100. (3 units; Multicultural; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 ANT350-A A Melika, Ash 01/07/2015 Thursday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM TBA
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ENG463 Lang Structure and Acquisition

ENG463 Lang Structure and Acquisition

Linguistic theory and method. Includes the study of the five universal elements of language (phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics) as well as the use of language and its variants in culture. Fieldwork required. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ENG463-B B Renfro, Irina 09/02/2014 Thursday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Yeager Center
B222
Fall 2014 ENG463-A A Liu, Carla 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
B221
Spring 2015 ENG463-A A Renfro, Irina 01/07/2015 Thursday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM TBA
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Spring 2015 ENG463-B B Liu, Carla 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
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HIS325 Non-Western Culture and History

HIS325 Non-Western Culture and History

The course consists of a historical survey exploring primarily the cultural and intellectual features of specifically non-Western cultures, with emphasis given to East Asia, South Asia, and the Middle East, additionally covering Africa, and the pre-Columbian Americas. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 HIS325-A A Brook, Eric C 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
B111
Spring 2015 HIS325-A A Brook, Eric C 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
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ICS430 Intercultural Communications

ICS430 Intercultural Communications

The purpose of this course is to explore the principles of intercultural communications. This course will address principles and processes of communication from one culture to another. The course will also focus on different perceptions, ways of thinking, values, non-verbal expression, language expression and sub-groups within a culture as they relate to the media and the message. (3 units; Multicultural; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ICS430-A A White, Kristen 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center
A111
Spring 2015 ICS430-A A White, Kristen 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Sch Business Building
202
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POL395 Political Economy

POL395 Political Economy

This course explores the relationship between the economy and politics and provides both a description and assessment of the economy. This entails an overview of economic theory, macroeconomics, savings, investments, microeconomics and markets, inflation, monetary policy, international economics and globalization, and the role of the private sector and government. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall odd years)

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POL415 World Geography

POL415 World Geography

This course studies the world's geographic areas and the outstanding human, social, and physical features of realms and regions. In doing so, special attention is given to the more important features of histories, societies, cultures, and religions of the people living in the region. It also examines the relationship between human life and natural environment. The purpose is to help students better understand the world, our relationship with the environment, and human connections around the globe. (This course does not meet the POL general education requirement.) (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 POL415-A A McHorney, Chris A. 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
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POL437 Globalization

POL437 Globalization

The course provides a critical assessment of political economy with a special emphasis on the increasing pace of globalization. The course begins with an overview of economics, which is the study of how human beings cope with the problem of provisioning themselves. After discussing the relevant economic principles, the course examines the causes and consequences of economic globalization. (3 units; Fall even years)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 POL437-A A Luther, Timothy C. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex
189
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POL450 Research Methods Political Sci

POL450 Research Methods Political Sci

This course examines the research methods used in Political Science. Topics addressed in the course include the philosophical and theoretical foundations of social science research; ethical issues related to research; research design; descriptive and inferential statistic analysis; survey, qualitative field, unobtrusive, and evaluation research; and qualitative and quantitative data analysis with the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). Students will obtain the statistical knowledge necessary to read and critique scholarly articles and books. In addition, the course will prepare students to use statistical methods in their own research in graduate school or in their professional careers. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 POL450-A A McHorney, Chris A. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
C210
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POL499 Senior Project

POL499 Senior Project

A senior capstone course designed to demonstrate the competence of Political Science majors in the discipline and showcase their research and writing skills. The portfolio produced by the student in completion of this project must conform to the departmental guidelines for Senior Projects. Prerequisite: POL 450 and Senior status. (3 units; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 POL499-A A McHorney, Chris A. 01/07/2015 Monday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
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Concentration Courses

Students must complete all requirements in one of the following concentrations:

  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Global Ministry

International Business (18 units)

BUS217 Microeconomics

BUS217 Microeconomics

This course studies economic behavior at the individual level. Topics include decision-making processes of households and firms, supply and demand, elasticity, and marginal analysis. Market structure and public policy are examined to evaluate their impact on economic welfare and the allocation of scarce resources. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 BUS217-A A Keyes-Kimbirk, Wendy R 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM James Complex
183
Fall 2014 BUS217-B B Namvar, Bob 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sch Business Building
251
Fall 2014 BUS217-C C Keyes-Kimbirk, Wendy R 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Sch Business Building
106
Spring 2015 BUS217-B B Namvar, Bob 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Sch Business Building
106
Spring 2015 BUS217-A A Namvar, Bob 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sch Business Building
104
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BUS334 International Business

BUS334 International Business

An introduction to international business which will expose students to major international business issues, including international trade, cultures, economics, marketing and communication issues of multinational corporations. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 BUS334-A A Weniger, Marc 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mission Hall
126
Fall 2014 BUS334-B B Weniger, Marc 09/02/2014 Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Sch Business Building
ONLN
Spring 2015 BUS334-C C Bishop, Jim 01/07/2015 Tuesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM TBA
Array
Spring 2015 BUS334-A A Weniger, Marc 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Sch Business Building
106
Spring 2015 BUS334-B B Weniger, Marc 01/07/2015 Thursday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM TBA
ONLN
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BUS434 International Economics

BUS434 International Economics

This course is a comprehensive look at the application of microeconomic and macroeconomic principles to the international business environment. This course examines major theoretical international economic principles, currency exchange and trade policies involved in the international business environment. Prerequisite: BUS 217, 218 and 334. (3 units; Spring even years)

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BUS444 International Marketing

BUS444 International Marketing

This course focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects of the cultural environment of global markets, assessing global market opportunities and developing and implementing international marketing strategies. Prerequisite: BUS 334 and MKT 333. (3 units; Fall odd years)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 BUS444-A A Weniger, Marc 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Sch Business Building
250
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BUS454 International Management

BUS454 International Management

This course examines the role of the manager in the international management environment and explores the foundation of international management, the role of culture in managing internationally, and international organizational behavior issues with a focus on managing international risk and strategic planning in all areas of management. Prerequisite: BUS 334. (3 units; Spring odd years)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 BUS454-A A Weniger, Marc 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Sch Business Building
106
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MKT333 Principles of Marketing

MKT333 Principles of Marketing

A study of the marketing functions, channels of distribution, selling, advertising, distribution, and marketing management for both retail and industrial businesses. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 MKT333-B B Winter, Natalie A 09/02/2014 Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sch Business Building
ONLN
Fall 2014 MKT333-A A Winter, Natalie A 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Sch Business Building
125
Spring 2015 MKT333-B B Winter, Natalie A 01/07/2015 Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sch Business Building
ONLN
Spring 2015 MKT333-A A Assaf, Raef J 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA
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International Relations (12 units)

POL350 International Relations Theory

POL350 International Relations Theory

This course begins with an in-depth examination of the dominant and alternative theories found within the international relations literature. Having established a solid theoretical foundation, the course will consider important disagreements between the dominant theories (e.g., the structure of the international system) and the corresponding predicted outcomes (e.g., conflict or cooperation within the international system). The course concludes with an examination of several contemporary international relations issues, such as globalization and terrorism. (3 units; Fall even years)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 POL350-A A McHorney, Chris A. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center
B251
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POL439 International Conflict

POL439 International Conflict

The course examines many theoretical explanations for international conflict, such as religious differences, groupthink, territorial demands, domestic politics, misperception, shifts in the balance of power, and ideological differences. Following an extensive discussion of these theories, the course analyzes relevant case studies to determine the validity and relevance of the theoretical explanations. The course concludes with an examination of the diplomatic and political options available to states and intergovernmental organizations seeking to reduce the intensity and frequency of wars in the 21st century. (3 units; Fall odd years)

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POL444 International Law

POL444 International Law

This course will examine the development of modern international law. The course will consider the foundations of customary and conventional international laws, as well as treaties that bear upon the conduct of members of the international community. (3 units; Fall odd years)

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POL454 International Organizations

POL454 International Organizations

The course begins with an examination of the relevant empirical and theoretical studies on International Organizations (IOs), with an emphasis on Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs) in the global arena. Having established solid empirical and theoretical foundations, he course will explore the impact of international organization son several issue areas. The second principal portion of the course will utilize the same approach in order to gain a more comprehensive understanding of international non-governmental organizations (INGOs). (3 units; Spring even years)

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Global Ministry (12 units)

ICS305 Global Perspectives

ICS305 Global Perspectives

A general survey of the redemptive activity of God in the world-past, present, and future. Topics include the biblical basis of God's global activity, historical perspectives, mission strategies, and cultural implications, as well as contemporary missiological issues. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 ICS305-A A Jacobs, DawnEllen 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
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ICS375 Current Events and Movements

ICS375 Current Events and Movements

This course will examine the current political, social, economic, and human events in selected areas of the world, deliberate their global impact and consider the events impact on the mission of the church. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ICS375-A A Stumpf, Amy R. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Sch Business Building
125
Spring 2015 ICS375-A A Stumpf, Amy R. 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Sch Business Building
204
Spring 2015 ICS375-B B Stumpf, Amy R. 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Sch Business Building
204
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ICS405 Marketplace Strat for Global Adv

ICS405 Marketplace Strat for Global Adv

This course focuses on the strategic nature of the marketplace as it relates to the advancement of Christ's Kingdom among the nations. This course will define God's global agenda, investigate the biblical and historical role of the marketplace in God's global strategy, guide the students to think strategically in the context of their majors, and how God will use that marketable skill to disciple the nations. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ICS405-A A Lewis, Jeff C. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Sch Business Building
OFFC
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PHI353 Comparative Religions

PHI353 Comparative Religions

This course is an introduction to the major religious traditions of the world, particularly Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The historical development, key figures, as well as major doctrines and practices are explored. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 PHI353-C C Mosteller, Timothy 09/02/2014 Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Mission Hall
ONLN
Fall 2014 PHI353-A A Stumpf, Amy R. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Sch Business Building
204
Fall 2014 PHI353-B B Stumpf, Amy R. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sch Business Building
204
Spring 2015 PHI353-C C Mosteller, Timothy 01/07/2015 Monday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Sch Business Building
ONLN
Spring 2015 PHI353-A A Stumpf, Amy R. 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Sch Business Building
204
Spring 2015 PHI353-B B Stumpf, Amy R. 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sch Business Building
204
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