Concurrent Credit Courses

CORE 110. COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (3 CREDITS)

A study of the ways in which communication is used 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 placed on public speaking and rhetorical methods for analyzing and constructing oral and written arguments. Students also work cooperatively in researching and designing larger class presentations. Prerequisite: One high school speech class.

CORE 120. ENGLISH COMPOSITION (3 CREDITS)

Students will write a number of essays and a research paper. As they work on these, they will become familiar with the writing process and develop skills in generating ideas, revising, and editing. They will also review traditional grammar and principles of usage and style.

CORE 180. RESPONDING TO LITERATURE (3 CREDITS)

Students will respond to poems, essays, stories, plays, a novel, and perhaps a film. The course aims to teach students how to understand these various literary forms and how to evaluate the moral vision when the imaginative world intersects with their own lives.

CORE 212. HUMAN BIOLOGY (4 CREDITS)

A study of the nature of organisms and their functions based on an understanding of how the human body functions. Some bioethical questions (such as abortion and aging) are explored. The course also provides a brief survey of plants and animals and a Christian perspective on the biotic world. A biology course designed for non-majors.

MATH 152. CALCULUS I (4 CREDITS)

A study of the basic concepts and techniques of calculus for students majoring in mathematics, computer science, engineering, or the physical sciences. Topics include limits, differentiation, integration, and applications. This course is intended for students without any previous calculus credit. 

STATS 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 SPSS and a substantive student project are also part of this course. 

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Online Summer Courses

Qualified high school students completing their junior or senior year are invited to enroll in an online summer course as space is available. A variety of courses are offered in the two six-week summer terms. For information, see Online Summer Courses.

Contact Information

Parents and students interested in Dordt’s concurrent credit program should contact their high school guidance counselor for information on their school’s offerings.

For more information about Dordt College’s Concurrent Credit Program, contact any of the following: