Student Life Courses |
Foreign and Special Studies Programs
Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
The Office of Student Life provides instruction in several student
development areas. Courses address (a) academic skills, (b) leadership
development, and (c) vocational aptitude and finding employment. Led by
professionals, they earn elective credit for the participants.
SLIF 100 Fundamentals of
Facilitator: Dorothy Mullins,
Director of Residence Life
A thorough examination of various
leadership qualities and leadership roles designed to develop effective
problem solving and life skills to aid Resident Assistants in becoming
fully capable of filling a leadership position.
Foreign and Special Studies Programs
Campbell University is involved in a cooperative program with the
University of Ulster of Belfast, Ireland and Tunku Abdul Rahman College
(TARC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Graduates of the science curriculum at
TARC receive their Bachelor of Science degree from Campbell University.
The students are carefully selected and highly motivated. They are
taught by outstanding faculty, ably supported by excellent facilities
and equally good library holdings and equipment.
Through a cooperative
arrangement with South Wales Baptist College, Cardiff, Wales, and the
University of Wales, programs for summer and nine-months study are
available to students in selected majors.
Council for Christian Colleges and
Universities Off Campus Study Programs
Because Campbell University is
an affiliate of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, an
association of more than 100 private liberal arts Christian colleges and
universities, a number of off-campus learning opportunities are
available to juniors and seniors with a minimum G.P.A. of 2.75.
These include an American Studies
Program in Washington, D.C., a Latin American Studies Program in Costa
Rica, the Los Angeles Film Studies Center, a Middle East Studies Program
in Cairo, a Russian Studies Program in Moscow and Nizhni Novgorod, and a
summer study program at the University of Oxford. Two new editions
include the Oxford Honors Program, which opened in 1998 and the China
Studies Program in January of 1999.
The American Studies Program
(ASP) is a semester-long internship/seminar program for upper division
students in most majors. Located in Washington, D.C., the program offers
a non-traditional, inter-disciplinary, issue-oriented learning
experience. Students gain on-the-job experience through an internship in
the field of their choice and study current national and international
issues in seminars led by Washington policy experts. ASP serves as
Campbell’s Washington campus and students may earn up to 16 semester
hours of credit toward their degree. By exploring public policy issues
in the light of biblical truth and working in internships which help
prepare them for a future in the marketplace, students gain insight and
experience that can strengthen their ability to live and work in a
biblically faithful way in society and in their chosen field. The aim of
the program is to prepare students to live faithfully in modern society
as followers of Christ. One unit of study each semester looks at an
economic issue in either domestic or international policy.
China Studies Program
The Chinese Studies Program
(CSP) provides for students to live and experience Chinese civilization
firsthand. Students participate in seminar courses on historical,
cultural, religious, geographical, and economic issues of China. It is
an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural program that allows students to
study the Chinese language as well as assist Chinese students in
learning English. The emphasis of the China Studies Program is to
provide and introduce students to the diversity of China while enabling
them to interact with this important part of the world in a
Christ-centered way. The China Studies Program is a semester-long
program, which began in the spring of 1999. Students earn 16 semester
hours of credit.
American Studies Program
San Jose, Costa Rica is the
setting for the Coalition’s Latin American Studies Program (LASP).
This semester abroad program is
designed for students who are seeking to integrate their faith with
knowledge and experience in a third world context. LASP participants
typically earn credit toward their degree. Students live with Central
American families, engage in language classes and seminar courses, work
on rural service projects and travel in Central America. Each spring
semester LASP also offers a specialized concentrations for science
majors entitled "Tropical Science and Sustainability/Environmental
Studies." Participating natural science students branch off from the
main LASP body for six weeks to earn credit in the natural sciences.
Likewise, each fall the LASP offers a specialized concentration for
those students majoring in business. Entitled "International Business:
Management & Marketing" this program differs from the core program by
offering credit structured specifically for business students. In
addition, both fall and spring terms offer "Advanced Language and
Literature Studies," which is designed specifically for and is limited
to, Spanish Majors. Students in all concentrations earn 16 semester
hours of credit.
Angeles Film Studies Center
The Los Angeles Film Studies
Center (LAFSC), located in Hollywood, is a semester-long
internship/seminar program for upper division students who are
interested in an introduction to the work and workings of the mainstream
Hollywood film industry. Although not intended as a substitute for film
school, the LAFSC curriculum is designed to expose students to the
industry, to the many academic disciplines that might be appropriate to
it, and to critical thinking and reflection on what it means to be a
Christian in this field of endeavor. As such, the curriculum is balanced
between courses of a theoretical nature and courses that offer students
a more applied introduction to the world of film. The curriculum
consists of two required seminars focusing on the role of film in
culture and the relationship of faith to work. In addition internships
in various segments of the film industry provide students with valuable
hands-on experience. Participating students may earn 16 semester hours
of credit, which may be applied to a variety of student programs through
consultation with an academic adviser.
East Studies Program
The Middle East Studies
Program (MESP) in Cairo, Egypt provides students with the opportunity to
study the cultures, religions and conflicts within this diverse and
Students from Christian colleges
participate in interdisciplinary seminar classes, receive Arabic
language instruction and serve as interns with various organizations in
Cairo. Participants spend two weeks traveling to Israel, including time
in the West Bank. Additional field trips are available for interested
students. The Middle East Studies Program encourages evangelical
Christians to relate to the Muslim world in an informed and constructive
Students attending the Russian
Studies Program (RSP) spend a semester studying the language, culture
and history of Russia as well as current political and economic issues.
In addition they interact with leaders in the community to develop a
better understanding of contemporary Russian society and how, as
Westerners, they can foster more interaction with the country.
Mobility characterizes the program.
Two weeks are spent in Moscow and 10 weeks in Nizhni Novgorod (formerly
Gorky). The final three weeks in St. Petersburg allow students to live
with a Russian family and to experience Russian culture first-hand. A
service project during this segment of the program gives students the
opportunity to have a practical "hands on" work experience alongside
Russian nationals in a wide range of professional settings. Students
generally earn 16 semester hours of credit.
Honors students and other
qualified individuals have the opportunity to study inEngland through an
interdisciplinary semester at Oxford University. The Oxford Honors
Program allows students to participate in a variety of study programs in
the arts, religion, history, economics, philosophy, and many other
subjects. Students choose two study programs and participate in a
seminar and an integrative course through which they produce a scholarly
project or term paper. Field trips are also included in the educational
experience. The Oxford Honors Program aims at providing rigorous
academic programs which increase critical thinking skills with a
Christian perspective. Students earn 16 semester hours of credit.
Summer School Program
The Oxford Summer School
Program is a multi-disciplinary study of the history and development of
the Renaissance and Reformation through examination of the philosophy,
art, literature, science, music, politics and religion of this era.
Students have the opportunity to study with the faculty of the Center
for Medieval and Renaissance Studies affiliated with Oxford’s (Keble
College). Lectures are normally held on weekday mornings, leaving the
afternoons free for seminars, private study and exploration. Field trips
to places of historical importance such as St. Augustine’s Abbey,
Canterbury Cathedral, Stratford-on-Avon, and Hampton Court provide an
up-close opportunity to experience the cultural richness of England.
Unlike the Coalition-sponsored programs, credits at the Oxford Summer
School Program are generated directly at the University of Oxford.
Students are able to earn 6 to 9 semester credits.
Summer Institute of
The summer Institute of Journalism is a Christ-centered program that
brings students to Washington, D.C. for seminars with over 25 top
professional journalists from the media. It blends classroom experience
with hands-on news gathering and news writing opportunities over an
intensive four weeks from mid-May to mid-June, for which participants
receive four semester hours of credit from their home campuses.
Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC)
Professor of Military Science: LTC
Assistant Professors: LTC Reese, CPT Psaltis, CPT Collins, CPT
Instructor: MSG Parker
The objective of Campbell University’s ROTC Program is to motivate and
prepare selected students to serve as leaders in the U.S. Army. The
course of instruction provides a practical understanding of the concepts
and principles of military science and aids in developing a strong sense
of duty, honor, country, and citizenship. Our program promotes
individual fitness as well as teamwork and provides numerous leadership
opportunities. Students will also gain an understanding of and
appreciation for international relations and national security.
Attainment of these objectives prepares students for commissioning and
establishes a solid foundation for their professional development and
effective performance in the uniformed services or in civilian
The Army ROTC Program is
progressive in nature and is composed of a Basic and Advanced Course.
Enrollment in the Basic Course is open to all full time freshmen and
sophomores. Completion of the Basic Course is a prerequisite for
Advanced Course application. A student who enrolls in the Basic Course
does not incur any obligation to serve in the Army. Prior military
science or high school JROTC experience may result in direct Advanced
Course placement. Entrance into the Advanced Course is selective and is
based upon demonstrated performance and leadership potential. Students
who satisfactorily complete the Advanced Course are commissioned Second
Lieutenants upon graduation.
Military Science Course Listing (MSCI 000) (CIP
Basic ROTC Program Courses
101 Foundations of Officership (1)
The purpose of this course is
to introduce students to issues and competencies that are central to a
commissioned officer’s responsibilities. These initial lessons establish
a framework for understanding officership, leadership, and Army values.
Additionally, the semester addresses "life skills" including fitness and
time management. The MSL 101 course is designed to give you accurate
insight into the Army Profession and the officer’s role within the Army.
One (1) lecture hour per week.
102 Basic Leadership (1)
An introductory course in
leadership and management using case and situational studies to
emphasize individual and group needs, group dynamics, and the decision
making process. One (1) lecture hour per week.
201 Individual Leadership Studies
The course is designed to
develop within students’ knowledge of self, self-confidence, and
individual leadership skills. Through experiential learning activities,
students develop problem solving and critical thinking skills, and apply
communication, feedback and conflict resolution skills. Two (2) lecture
hours per week.
202 Leadership and Teamwork (2)
A study in the fundamentals of
leadership as they relate to accomplishing military duties. Focuses on
self-development guided by knowledge of self and group processes leading
to team development, motivation, and communications. Experiential
learning activities are designed to challenge students’ current beliefs,
knowledge and skills. This course also provides equivalent preparation
for the ROTC Advanced Course as the Leaders Training Course. Two (2)
lecture hours per week.
221 Leader’s Training Course (3)
An intensive practical
application of leadership and military skills to satisfy basic course
prerequisite for enrollment into the Advanced ROTC Program Courses
leading to commissioning as an officer in the U.S. Army upon graduation.
Five (5) week summer program at Fort Knox, KY for students from
universities and colleges throughout the nation.
Advanced ROTC Program Courses
301 Leadership and Problem Solving
An integrated course designed
to enable a student/cadet to quickly learn essential student/cadet
knowledge and skills necessary for integration into the cadet battalion
and successful performance of key tasks. Course begins with an
introduction to the principles of physical fitness and healthy lifestyle
so that students/cadets may effectively work to improve or maintain
their physical fitness levels. Next, students/cadets will be introduced
to the Leader Development Program that will be used to evaluate their
leadership performance and provide developmental feedback. This will be
followed by instruction on how to plan and conduct individual and small
unit training, as well as basic tactical principles. Following these
important introductory modules, the course turns to a four-week study of
reasoning skills and the military-specific application of these skills
in the form of the Army’s troop leading procedure. The term concludes
its final four weeks with a detailed examination of officership, which
culminates in a five-hour officership case study. This treatment of
officership is especially appropriate because MSCI 301 is the first term
that all students/cadets, regardless of your route of entry into
ROTC, must take. Three (3) lecture hours and one (1) laboratory hour per
302 Leadership and Ethics (3)
A study in leadership from the
perspective of the Second Lieutenant, concentrating on the coordination
and execution of administrative and tactical command decisions. In
additional, the moral and ethical dilemma faced in today’s society and
those unique to the military will be introduced though case studies and
practical exercises. Laboratory periods concentrate on leadership
development, physical training, and selected presentations. Three (3)
lecture hours and two (2) laboratory hours per week.
321 Applied Military Leadership (3)
An intensive practical
application of leadership and military skills for Advanced Course
students. Five (5) week summer program conducted at Fort Lewis, WA, for
all Advanced Course cadets from colleges and universities throughout the
ROTC Regions. The National Advanced Leadership Camp as the U.S. Army
calls it is a mandatory requirement for those students/cadets seeking a
commission as an officer.
401 Leadership and Management (3)
This course begins with a
series of lessons designed to enable you to make informed career
decisions as you prepare their accessions documents. Follow-on lessons
concentrate on Army operations and training management, communications
and leadership skills and support the beginning of the final transition
from cadet to lieutenant. Three (3) lecture hours and one (1) laboratory
hour per week.
402 Officership (3)
Studies in military subjects
that will prepare an individual for those duties and responsibilities of
a newly commissioned officer. These subjects include Command and Staff
Functions, the Army’s Training Philosophy, How to Conduct Briefings, the
Officer and Non-Commissioned Officer Evaluation System, and Ethics and
Professionalism. Students prepare and present briefings to the Professor
of Military Science for all cadet events and operation conducted
throughout the semester. Additional subjects covered include Personal
Financial Management, Officer Additional Duties, the Army Logistics
System, Maintenance Management and the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
Three (3) lecture hours and two (2) laboratory hours per week.
ROTC Internship Programs (No
Cadet Professional Development
This is a two to three-week
program during which students attend Army schools such as Airborne
School (military parachuting), Air Assault School (helicopter
operations), Northern Warfare School (military training in Alaska) or
Mountain Warfare School (mountain training in various states). The
program is open to all enrolled ROTC students, but selection is
competitive due to the limited availability of slots in the program.
Cadet Troop Leadership Training (CTLT)
This is a three-week program
in which students can apply their leadership and professional knowledge
in practical ways by working as lieutenants in Army units. The program
is only available to Advanced Course students during the summer of their
junior year. Students must have successfully completed the National
Advanced leadership Camp (MSCI-321).
Leadership Course Listing (LDR 000)
100 Introduction to Leadership (3)
A course that introduces
participants to issues and competencies related to being an effective
leader. The course is dedicated to educating students about their
potential to lead and, hence, empower students to seek
self-improvement. It provides students with a number of practical life
skills useful in any day to day business or personal encounter. The
course also focuses on the follower and presents ideas on how to
influence people in a variety of situations. No prerequisites.