Dual Credit Courses

Get a jump start on your college education by enrolling in online, dual credit classes at Dordt College. Dual credit courses allow you to complete college courses while you are in high school in a way that works with your schedule.  

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If you have any questions, please contact Joe Bakker, Director of Online Education (712-722-6379). 

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COSTS 

Not only does dual credit help you get ahead, but it also saves you money. Tuition is just $495 for a 3-credit course ($165 per credit). That’s 80% less than the standard tuition cost! Students are responsible for purchasing any required textbooks.  

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

  • Be a junior or senior in high school
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • ACT composite score of 19 (minimum of 18 in English and 18 in Math required) or SAT scores of 480 in Reading/Writing and 480 in Math

DUAL CREDIT COURSES 

Summer 2019

Session 1: May 22 -July 3

Session 2: July 10 – Aug 20

Full Summer: May 22 – Aug 20

Fall 2019

Spring 2020

Course Information

CORE 110 Communication Foundations (3 credits)
Examines the ways in which communication is used in the public sphere to create, maintain, and change culture. Students apply understandings of the concepts of culture and communication to a range of contemporary social issues, cultural texts, and communication practices. Emphasis is given to public speaking, to listening skills, and to rhetorical methods for analyzing and constructing oral and written arguments. Students also work cooperatively on researching and designing larger class presentations.

CORE 120 English Composition (3 credits)
Students will write several essays and a research paper. As they work on these, they will become aware of writing as a process and develop skills in generating ideas, revising, and editing. They will also review traditional grammar and principles of usage and style.

CORE 130: Health, Sport, and the Body (1.5 credits)
A study of the concept of fitness and health from a Christian view of humankind. Designed to help students evaluate their own physical needs and strengths. This course assists students in developing their personal exercise and activity program.

CORE 150: Biblical Foundations (3 credits)
A survey of biblical revelation in its progressive unfolding of key ideas and institutions against their cultural-historical background and within their covenant setting. Emphasis is placed on the normativity of Scripture that reaches its fullness and fulfillment in Christ for all academic work.

CORE 160: Introduction to the Arts (3 credits)
Students choose from a variety of sub-courses in art, drama, film, and music topics that are of interest to them. Students also fulfill requirements by attending special arts events and lectures.

CORE 180: Responding to Literature (3 credits)
This course asks students to respond to poems, essays, stories, plays, a novel, and perhaps a film. Its purpose is to teach students how to understand these various forms and how to evaluate the moral vision when the imaginative world intersects with their own lives.

BUAD 201: Principles of Accounting (3 credits)
Introduces the concepts and terminology of accounting and financial reporting for modern business enterprises. The course is centered around analyzing and interpreting accounting information for use in making decisions about organizations. There is a special emphasis on analyzing the balance sheet, the statement of income and expense, the statement of cash flows, and the statement of stockholders’ equity. Additional emphasis is placed on problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication skills that are necessary for forming conclusions about business activities and to communicate these conclusions to others.

BUAD 206: Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
A study of marketing institutions, product development, channels of distribution, price determination, promotion methods, government influences, and ethical problems facing marketing personnel. Includes a foundational study and discussion of business from a Christian perspective.

MATH 152 Calculus I (4 credits)
A study of the basic concepts and techniques of calculus for students in all disciplines. Topics include limits, differentiation, integration, and applications. This course is intended for students without any previous calculus credit.

STAT 131 Introductory Statistics (4 credits)
An introductory course in statistical techniques and methods and their application to a variety of fields. Topics include data analysis, design of experiments, and statistical inference including confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Exposure to statistical software and a substantive student project are also part of this course.

PSYC 204 Lifespan Development (3 credits)
This course studies the growth and maturation of persons throughout the entire lifespan, including examination of physical, cognitive, personality, social changes, faith development, and other developmental tasks. This course will also focus on evaluating the theoretical issues and descriptive information portraying the growth of an individual from conception through late adulthood. Students will develop a biblically informed vision of who we are as image-bearers of God and what it means to be humans living in God’s creation.

SOC 201/CORE 261: Sociology and Social Justice (3 credits)
Includes an examination of culture, socialization, social structure, group behavior, and inequalities (of class, race, and gender), as well as identifying and analyzing the pressing problems in our world that requires an understanding of social change that occurs through collective action and social movements. Through an exploration of predominant sociological theories, students are able to contrast those with a biblical worldview that challenges them to articulate how a reformed Christian understanding of creation (and norms) sin, redemption, and consummation may be used to positively affect social interaction, organizations, and institutions.

Apply Now

If you have any questions, please contact Joe Bakker, Director of Online Education (712-722-6379).