Fall 2021 Courses
This is a preliminary list of available courses for Fall 2021. The schedule is still being set, and the course listing will be updated as more information becomes available.
To enroll in Fall courses, you'll work with an advisor to help you choose the courses that best fit your academic goals.
Please pay attention to the online delivery method when choosing the course that you are interested in taking:
Asynchronous classes let students complete their work on their own time. Students are given a timeframe during which they need to connect to their class. The good news is that in asynchronous courses, you could hit the books no matter what hour of day (or night). When you look at the schedule of classes, asynchronous courses won't show a day or time.
Synchronous classes occur in real time and have set schedules with students and instructors online at the same time. You will be expected to be present and participate during designated lectures, discussion and presentation hours. When you look at the schedule of classes, synchronous courses will show specific days and time.
|Subject Area||Course Number||Course Title||Description||Pre-Req||Date/Time|
|Baylor Interdisciplinary Core||BIC 1413||World of Rhetoric I||The course integrates sources and methodologies from Communication and English programs, and it includes texts from theologians, psychologists, philosophers, and public figures. The course prepares students for writing and speaking at the collegiate level. It features writing and speaking pedagogy that focuses specifically on argumentation and persuasion. Additionally, the course features research methods and training for students that are necessary for success in college courses.||N/A||T/Th, 10:00 – 11:15 a.m. CDT
|Computer Science||CSI 1401||Introduction to Programming I||An introduction to computer science for non-majors, emphasizing computational thinking, problem-solving, small-scale programming, and applications. This includes basic programming constructs such as data, variables, functions, conditionals, loops, lists, files, sets, dictionaries, object-oriented programming, and problem solving. Applications will include image processing, numerical computing, and graphics.||N/A||M/W/F, 1:25 – 2:15 p.m. CDT
Lab: T 2:30 – 4:25 p.m. CDT
|Educational Psychology||EDP 2336||The Developing Child||This course is a study of the physical, cognitive, and affective development of a child from prenatal to 18 years of age. Throughout the course, students will explore development theories, research findings, and the relationship between human growth and development and practices in educational settings. In addition, students will participate in critical discussions of children and adolescents as unique individuals culturally embedded within families and communities.||N/A||
T/TH: 8:00–9:15 am CDT
|Great Texts||GTX 1301||Introduction to Great Texts||“Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story?” Rethinking Myth and Wisdom
This course explores the relationship between myth, storytelling, and practical wisdom. Do stories help us better understand how to live the good life? What is the role of creativity and the arts in shaping culture? How do storytelling and creative writing play a critical role in sharing with posterity the lessons we, and others before us, have learned about the human condition? Beginning with Plato’s “Myth of Atlantis” in the Timaeus and culminating in a study of the new Broadway classic, Hamilton: An American Musical, we journey through myths selected from Ovid’s Metamorphoses and the Moralized Ovid (a medieval adaptation and commentary on Ovid’s mythology). Readings also include works by C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Maya Angelou, and Helen Edmunson.
|N/A||M/W 10:00 – 11:15 a.m. CDT|
|Math||MTH 1321||Calculus I||Differential calculus of a single variable. Introduction to the definite integral and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.||Either a 27 ACT Math score or higher, a 650 SAT Math score or higher, or an ALEKS exam score of 80 or higher.||Asynchronous|
|MTH 1322||Calculus II||Integral calculus of a single variable, differential equations, slope fields, and power series.||AP Calculus AB with a grade above 89.5||Asynchronous|
|MTH 2390||Explorations in Analysis from a Calculus Perspective||Calculus, one of the most intricate constructs of the human mind, is the indispensable language of science and technology. This course is designed as a journey into fundamental aspects of Calculus, typically only skimmed over in traditional classes, and offers an in-depth understanding and mastery of the subject that goes well beyond the usual norms.
Taught by a Baylor University professor, himself an International Mathematical Olympiad medalist and coach of a top-ranking national team, this is a unique opportunity to be mentored as you take your first steps into research in a dynamic, fun, and engaging environment.
|AP Calculus BC with a grade above 89.5||T/Th, 4:30 – 5:45 p.m. CDT|
|Philosophy||PHI 1301||The Philosophy of C.S. Lewis||In this course we will explore the life and philosophy of C.S. Lewis (1898-1963), one of the most influential writers of the 20th Century. We will consider his views on a number of philosophical topics, including: the relationship(s) between reason, science, imagination, and faith; the evidence and arguments for and against the existence of God; the relationship between God and morality; and the nature, value, cosmic-significance, and ultimate destiny of human persons. We will focus on important philosophical ideas in Lewis’s non-fiction work, with an eye to how those ideas find expression in his fiction and poetry.||N/A||T/Th, 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. CDT|
|Statistics||STA 1380||Elementary Statistics||Introduction to traditional statistical concepts including descriptive statistics, binomial and normal probability models, tests of hypotheses, linear correlation and regression, two-way contingency tables, and one-way analysis of variance.||N/A||Asynchronous|
|STA 2381||Introductory Statistical Methods||Parametric statistical methods. Topics range from descriptive statistics through regression and one-way analysis of variance. Applications are typically from biology and medicine. Computer data analysis is required.||Calculus with a grade above 89.5||Asynchronous|