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Spring 2018 Course Offerings for Audit

For information on the Lifelong Learning at King program, contact the office of registration and records at 423.652.6317 or Books for the classes can be purchased at or most online book retailers.

BIBL 4060: The Gospel and Epistles of John

Kreiss, Daniel; MWF, 11:20 AM – 12:20 PM

A review of the scholarly research in Johannine studies and an in-depth examination of the gospel. Special emphasis on the major theological themes of John as they relate to Biblical theology.

CRJU 2800: Serial and Mass Murders

Mongold, Jennifer; TR, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

This course explores current research and case studies of serial killers and mass murders. Topics of discussion will include profiling, behavioral case studies, typologies, the history of these phenomena, and our culture’s fascination with this behavior.

ENGL 3540: British Romaticism and the Nineteenth Century

Shaw, Karen; TR, 9:40 AM – 11:20 AM 

A study of representative works of poetry, non-fiction prose, and drama from the Romantic and Victorian periods.

ENGL 3625: Modern and Contemporary American Literature

Story, Brandon; MWF, 11:20 AM – 12:20 PM

An introduction to the writings of the post WWI era into the twenty-first century.

FINE 2250: History of American Art

Sproll, Dagmar; TR, 1:10 PM – 2:40 PM

A study of American art forms as they relate to successive periods in American history and as they compare to European work from the 17th century to the 21st century.

HIST 3755: The Cold War: History & Politics

Tkach, Benjamin; MWF, 1:40 PM – 2:40 PM 

The Cold War has been described as “the most widespread international confrontation in history.” Indeed, far from being simply a prolonged standoff between the United States and the Soviet Union, the Cold War defined the ideology of an entire era. From the formation of NATO, to the Cuban Missile Crisis, to the Vietnam War and beyond, decisions made in the context of the times shaped the lives of billions of people. Their major repercussions upon nearly every aspect of human endeavor are still traceable today, as human societies continue to experience the seismic aftereffects of the Cold War’s dramatic closing stages.

MUSC 3180: The Modern Era of Music

Flannagan, Pat; MWF, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Analytical overview of western music from the20h and 21st centuries. This is the period of new musical systems, mostly coming from America. Special emphasis is given to the development of listening skills and understanding the cross-disciplinary character of modern music. Out-of-class listening assignments and attendance at live performances are required.

PHIL 3820: Philosophy of Human Nature

Streetman, William; TR, 10:10 AM – 11:10 AM

Survey and examination of philosophical thought relating to the nature of the human being, freewill, value, human rights, happiness, love, purpose, development, and survival.

PHYS 2030: Survey of Astronomy

Bloomer, Raymond; T, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

An introductory study of the solar system, stars and stellar evolution, star clusters, galaxies, and cosmology. This class is lecture and small group discussion, with several evening labs scheduled when opportunities to use the observatory present themselves, and several computer simulation experiments done outside of class.

PSCI 3250: History & Politics of China

Helt, Gail; MWF, 10:10 AM – 11:10 AM

An introduction to the study of Chinese politics and history. Traditional China will be considered, yet the focus will be on China since the Revolution of 1911: the Chinese civil war, the Sino-Japanese war, the rise of communism, the People’s Republic of China, and recent domestic and foreign policy.

PSYC 4200: Introduction to Christian Counseling

Thompson, Charles; R, 9:40 AM – 11:10 AM

The study and application of integrating the orthodox Christian faith and the vocation of people-helping. An examination of various integration strategies and the theological basis of each as well as an examination of some basic strategies for Christian counseling. Students will practice what they have been exposed to in the form of a peer-mentoring relationship.

RELG 1001: Foundations of Christian Thoughts & Practice

Hudson, Donald; TR, 9:40 AM – 11:20 AM

A general survey of Christian thought and practice utilizing both the Biblical text and human witness.

RELG 3900: Race, Gender & Sexual Orientation

Kreiss, Daniel; TR, 1:10 PM – 2:40 PM

SAIS 2330: International Terrorism

Tkach, Benjamin; MWF, 11:20 AM – 12:20 PM

Since the end of the Cold War, direct threats to America’s security have not come from Soviet-style conventional armies, but rather from underground transnational groups, such as computer hackers, nuclear weapons smugglers, or militant Islamists. This course serves as an introduction to the constantly changing landscape of contemporary unconventional security threats, and examines the complex geopolitical identities of America’s non-state adversaries.