Houston Baptist University Catalog

Academy Non-Credit ( ACAD ) Course Descriptions

  • ACAD 1001 INTRO:GREAT BOOKS I

    ACAD 1001 Introduction to Great Books I
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Introduction to Great Books and Composition I is a literature and writing course centered on the Chronicles of Narnia, and selections from authors that students will read in depth in their dual-credit classes, such as Plato, Aristotle, Dickens, Chesterton, and the gospel writers. The class also uses Harvey’s Elementary Grammar and Composition for composition lessons, with a particular emphasis on the argumentative and persuasive essay.

  • ACAD 1002 INTRO:WESTERN CIVILIZATION I

    ACAD 1002 Introduction to Western Civilization I
    Prerequisite(s): None
    An introduction to the major cultures and cultural shifts of the ancient and medieval worlds, with a particular emphasis on Biblical and Grecian history and the development of Europe.

  • ACAD 1003 EUCLIDEAN GEOMETRY

    ACAD 1003 Euclidean Geometry
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Students will learn geometry from its very foundations, by working as a class through Euclid?s Elements. The last quarter of the course will take the skills and understandings learned and apply them directly to succeeding at the SAT and other important math competency and placement tests.

  • ACAD 1004 ART METHODS & MATERIALS

    ACAD 1004 Art Methods and Materials
    Prerequisite(s): None
    An introduction to fine art technique in drawing, painting, and print making.

  • ACAD 1005 AMERICAN HISTORY

    ACAD 1005 American History
    Prerequisite(s): None
    A survey of American history from its origins to the close of Reconstruction.

  • ACAD 1006 INTRO TO GREAT BOOKS II

    ACAD 1006 Introduction to Great Books II
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Introduction to Great Books and Composition II is a literature and writing course centered on the The Lord of the Rings and selections from authors that students will read in depth in their dual-credit classes, such as Plato, Hopkins, Alcott, Aristotle, and St. Paul. The class also uses Harvey’s English Grammar and Composition for composition lessons, with a particular emphasis on the argumentative essay.

  • ACAD 1007 INTRO:WESTERN CIVILIZATION II

    ACAD 1007 Introduction to Western Civilization II
    Prerequisite(s): None
    An introduction to the major cultures and cultural shifts of the Western world, starting with the Elizabethans and moving through the World Wars.

  • ACAD 1008 HIGH SCHOOL ECONOMICS

    ACAD 1008 High School Economics
    Prerequisite(s): None
    A one semester long class in the essentials of modern economics.

  • ACAD 1081 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    ACAD 1081 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    A continuation and advancement of the skills begun in Introduction to Logic, Rhetoric, and Composition, with a particular emphasis in academic research and essay writing.