ADP Stand-Alone Classes

Whether you are just getting started (and need some prerequisite classes before you start the program) or have the finish line in sight and need a handful of classes required to graduate, Warner Pacific’s Adult Degree Program has stand-alone courses available to help you.


General Education Courses

BI 151A The Bible as Literature (3 credits)
This course involves the study of the Bible as literature and Scripture. Attention is given to the canon and transmission of the English Bible, major literary genres, Scriptural themes, and the performance of Scripture. May not be taken for Pass/No Pass. Meets Religion Core requirement. (This course does not meet the Literature requirement for core studies.)

BUS/REL/SOC 290A Ethics, Social Issues and Responsibility (3 credits)
A study of the interactions of individuals with corporate and social institutions. Focus is on the moral dimensions and tensions that exist on personal and organizational levels when applying a moral and ethical decision-making process.

HIS 200A Introduction to History (3 credits)
This course identifies and addresses the key components necessary in the development of an historical context and the need for such a framework as a tool for understanding the present. Specifically, this course not only explores a variety of definitions of history, but also examines how historians work, how that work influences contemporary life, the impact of media on historical images, and how values and beliefs are shaped by the historical circumstances in which they occur. Rather than proceeding chronologically through the history of a nation or a civilization, this course focuses on themes related to the study of the past. These themes are universal and can be applied to an analysis of any particular nation, issue, or event. These themes include the nature of historical interpretation, the use and abuse of the past, historical research, common fallacies in historical thinking, and representative philosophies of history.

EN 120A Introduction to Literature (3 credits)
An examination of representative works of literary genres significant in human experience (narrative, drama, poetry) and important in the shaping of literary tradition, focusing on skills necessary for reading serious literature for pleasure and enrichment. Frequent assignments in critical writing.

FA 200A Introduction to the Arts (3 credits)
Designed to introduce the student to the visual and spatial arts, theater, music and architecture by considering subjects, functions, mediums, means of organization, elements and styles of each. Also enables the student to understand the basic assumptions about the arts and encourages the student to arrive at and communicate his/her own artistic judgments based on study, familiarity and experience.

HUM 310A Ethics, Faith, Living, Learning (3 credits)
This course is an interdisciplinary consideration of the relationship of the Christian faith to aspects of the human condition. Students will be challenged to infuse a personal theological perspective into their thinking about the intellectual world of ideas, the self, and society.

MA 104A Math Concepts and Applications (3 credits)
A course devoted to topics for liberal arts students emphasizing problem-solving. Topics covered may be sets and set logic, series and sequences and their application, graph theory, geometry, mathematics of finance, probability and statistics, number theory, or decision theory. Three or four of these topics will be covered during the class.

PSY 100A Foundational Elements of Psychology (3 credits)
This introductory course in psychology is designed to acquaint the student with psychology’s major areas and issues. Included are aspects of human behavior, mental processes, emotional responses, and physiological reactions. The student will receive tools for thinking critically, a basic vocabulary for the study of psychology, and a foundation for further study in the social sciences.

Organizational Dynamics

PSY 110A Principles of Adult Learning (3 credits)
This course provides an introduction to adult learning theory. Students will explore adult developmental issues and theories of motivation, as well as discover strategies and methodologies for increasing learning. The course goal is to assist students in enhancing their own learning and teaching skills.

BUS/SOC 100A Team Dynamics (3 credits)
A “hands on” course, designed to increase the student’s knowledge of and applicable skills in the area of team or small group (fewer than 20) dynamics. Topics covered include communication, ethics, diversity, decision-making, conflict resolution, and leadership. Emphasis is placed on improving the effectiveness of all team/small group experiences, regardless of the student’s specific role within the team.

BUS 112A Principles of Budgeting and Accounting (3 credits)
The course focus is on the basic principles of the accounting cycle for service and merchandising companies/organizations including budgeting vocabulary, finance, record keeping, cash management, cash budgeting, capital budgeting and financial statements.

BUS/PS 150A Management Fundamentals (3 credits)
This is an introductory course that covers the fundamental concepts of management. By investigating these essential principles, the student will begin to build a solid foundation for understanding management theory. Major topics will include the evolution and scope of business management, planning, decision-making, organizing, leading, and controlling.

BUS 261A Organizational Writing and Presentations (3 credits)
An overview of organizational communication. Emphasis is placed on the types of messages conveyed to both internal and external audiences and the methods by which they are presented. Topics covered include knowing the audience, writing and presenting positive/informative, negative, and persuasive messages, resumes interviews, and preparing/presenting a formal research recommendation report as part of a team.

COMM 200A Interpersonal Communication (3 credits)
Communication and relationship education, with focus on speaking and listening skills, and upon conflict management and resolution in a variety of relationships in the home, school, church, and on the job. Each of the relationship skills will be examined in light of the Christian faith.

Accounting Courses

BUS 211A Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
The fundamentals for recording transactions, including double entry bookkeeping and financial statements. Prerequisite for BUS 212A: BUS 211A.

BUS 212A Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)
The fundamentals for recording transactions, including double entry bookkeeping and financial statements. Prerequisite for BUS 212A: BUS 211A.

BUS 223A Microsoft Office (3 credits)
Course Description to be confirmed.

BUS 311A Intermediate Accounting I (3 credits)
Comparative study of generally accepted accounting principles from theoretical foundations to current practices. Prerequisite for BUS 311A: BUS 212A; 311A: 312A.

BUS 312A Intermediate Accounting II (3 credits)
Comparative study of generally accepted accounting principles from theoretical foundations to current practices. Prerequisite for BUS 311A: BUS 212A; 311A: 312A.

BUS 314A Cost Accounting (3 credits)
Basic principles of cost measurement and reporting for managerial planning, policy, and control. Prerequisite: BUS 312A.

Business Administration

BUS 300A Leadership and Supervision (3 credits)
This course is designed to empower students to prepare for leadership and supervisory positions, in both the private and public sectors, and improve their leadership and supervisory competencies, by comprehending and applying theory, research, case studies, class exercises, and practical experience to the workplace. Students will explore and discuss relevant concepts and practical applications, producing specific learning outcomes. A strong ethics component is integrated into the course as students confront various types of ethical choices and challenges facing today’s leaders and supervisors.

BUS 310A Management Theory and Practice (3 credits)
This course explores elements of business management. By investigating the principles of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, the student will be able to describe and apply skills required for successful management. The student will also examine contemporary issues that managers face, such as customer focus, globalism, diversity, ethics, information technology, entrepreneurship, work teams, service economy, and small business management. The goal of this course is to define how managers, working with people, accomplish goals within an ethical environment.

BUS/PSY 321A Organizational Behavior and Design (3 credits)
This course explores the elements of organizational theory. By investigating principles dealing with an organization’s purpose, structural design, culture, and politics, the student will gain an understanding of the unique nature of organizational theory. This course will assimilate contemporary thinking with traditional ideas and theories in an interesting manner, while demonstrating to the student the pragmatic applicability of this topic. The goal of this course is to define how an individual and organization are integrated.

Health Care Administration

HCA 300A Healthcare Leadership (3 credits)
The healthcare field is continually evolving. The healthcare industry needs leaders who are adaptable, proactive, and innovative especially in the face of what the future healthcare will need. This course is a comprehensive view of leadership competencies necessary for today’s healthcare that is designed to empower students to prepare for leadership and supervisory positions, regardless of their healthcare industry.

HCA 301A Health Care Organization and Delivery (3 credits)
This course provides an overview of the traditional health care system. The organization of clinics and hospitals are explored. Long-term care organizations as well as the businesses that relate to health care are examined. This course will include an experiential component exposing students to issues faced in the workplace.

HCA 412A Health Care Ethics (3 credits)
This course identifies ethical issues in health care. It is designed to encourage the student to clarify their personal ethics in as related to the field of health care. The various responsibilities involving the managing of individuals and groups whose ethics may be divergent are explored. The course encompasses a study of the Christian world view as it is applied to leadership situation.

HCA 306A Health Care Economics 3 credits
Healthcare is changing, as are the rules that govern its practices at the community, state, and national level. This course is designed to delve deeper into the evolving healthcare system through the broad context of social, political and economic impacts. This course will evaluate the application of basic economic principles in the system of healthcare to appraise implementation of public policy considerations. Specifically, this course will look at the supply and demand considerations in healthcare, how elasticity is measured, costs and benefits of healthcare decisions, as well as how to evaluate profits and loss of the healthcare industry on both the micro as well as the macro level.

Human Development Courses

SS 300A Leadership & Diversity (3 credits)
This course pursues the question: What is required of human services professionals to lead among ethnically, culturally, economically, sexually, and ideologically diverse people in an urban context that is constantly changing? Strong self-awareness, critical thinking, cultural competence, and social justice components are integrated into the course as students actively confront various types of ethical choices and challenges facing today’s leaders.

SS 352A Cultural Studies (3 credits)
A study of the theories of origin and aims of human society, including comparative examination of cultural patterns, growth and change, through analysis of select primitive and advanced societies with an emphasis on physical environment, social structure, religion and language development. Included are questions of interpretation and meaning in media, art, and cultural objects and activities. Students examine how people use different kinds of social texts to understand and organize their experience of the world.

SS 380A Conflict Resolution (3 credits)
A course focusing on conflict management theory and practice. Strategies for resolving interpersonal, group and organizational conflicts productively are explored with applications in prevention, effective communication, problem-solving and negotiating. Opportunities for conflict assessment and intervention will also be provided.

HD 312A Mid-Child through Adolescent Development (3 credits)
A study of the physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and spiritual development of school age children through adolescence utilizing current research and developmental theories. Attention is given to cross-cultural and sub-cultural variations in home situations, parenting styles, and peer groups in enhancing social competence and morality.

Master of Science in Management – Emphasis in Organizational Leadership

MOL 501A Organizational Leadership: Theory and Practice (3 credits)
Drawn from behavioral and social sciences, this course examines leadership theories, research, and models. It includes a 360-degree inventory of leadership behaviors and relationships, a personal assessment of emotional intelligence, an evaluation of what constitutes moral leadership, and the creation of an individual development plan. The Leadership Portfolio is begun in this class; the final version is presented at the concluding MOL 612, Integrated Organizational Leadership Capstone.

MOL 504A Systems Thinking and the Learning Organization (3 credits)
This course examines systems thinking and complexity theory as they relate to the concept of a learning organization. Through the lens of systems thinking, students will focus a study of organizational complexity, problems, and conflicts. The course will articulate the principles, applications, and practices of a learning organization and its competitive advantage in a dynamic, changing, global context. It will also discuss the role leadership plays in allowing an organization to understand itself and to interact effectively while holding firmly to its values.

MOL 601A Leading Change and Transformation (3 credits)
This course presents the major theories, models, and best practices related to leading change and transformation, including the context of change, why people seek change and transformation, barriers to organizational change effort, and a variety of change interventions and best leadership practices with attention to the moral and spiritual consequences of responding to change. The leader as change agent is emphasized and techniques such as human process interventions, techno-structural interventions, human resources interventions, and strategic interventions are discussed.

MOL 602A Leading High Performance Teams (3 credits)
This course explores the research, theories, and models of team performance, including the design and maintenance of high performance leadership in organizations. Using assessments, simulations, case studies, and discussion, the course examines personality type, power and influence, trust, risk-taking, motivational strategies, communication style, and team dynamics.

MOL 610A Coaching, Mentoring, and Conflict Resolution (3 credits)
This course surveys the latest theories, models, research, and best practices related to coaching, mentoring, counseling, and conflict resolution including consideration of models based on Christian perspectives. It covers diverse performance models, performance management, performance appraisal, mentoring, power and influence, and negotiation, as well as training and interventions and their effectiveness on performance. Students are provided opportunities for practicing and receiving feedback on their degree of mastery of skill levels in these areas.