MACA’s Next Step program offers great opportunities to our seniors and moves MACA’s academics to the next level. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Dr. Lori Sefton, Academic Dean at the school office (410-489-4321) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MACA Next Step Course Descriptions
MACA’s Next Step Program offers college-level courses taken on the MACA campus during the MACA school day. These courses count toward high school requirements while also providing college credit through Lancaster Bible College. These credits may be transferred to other colleges and universities according to each college’s transfer process. Students eligible to enroll in these courses must be MACA seniors with a GPA of 2.50 or higher on a 4.00 scale.
BUS 102 – Intro to Business
This introductory course will investigate the role business plays in society and will discuss using a career in business as an area of ministry. Through an examination of the major functional areas of a business, students will be better able to determine the use of business as a career and ministry path. The biblical character of Nehemiah will be used as a case study to help students consider the necessary skills and perspective Christians need to be successful in life and the business world.
CHEM 101 – Intro to Chemistry
This course involves study of: matter and measurement, atoms and elements, molecules and compounds, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, gases, thermochemistry, solutions, models of the atom, atomic structure, periodic properties, chemical bonding, molecular structure, shape and polarity, intermolecular forces, and acids and bases. The course is designed mainly for science majors and pre-professional students. Laboratory experiments require students to collect, analyze, and interpret data in order to identify properties and/or unknown substances; guided inquiry labs will require students to design and perform experiments.
LAN 101 – English Composition
Students are introduced to the expectations and mechanics of academic writing. Through actively engaging in the research process, students discover and focus on a central idea, which they will support through a critical reading and synthesis of sources. This will enable the student to produce organized, supported, audience-driven persuasive academic papers reflecting an awareness of the power of language to shape cultural perceptions and communicate a biblical worldview. A grade of C- or better is necessary for students to move on to fulfill their writing intensive course requirement. This course will transfer to many colleges and universities as the English Composition course required for most two and four year degrees.
LAN 104 – Public Speaking
This course is designed to enable students to speak effectively on selected subjects using various methods. Classroom practice is given in oral and interpretive readings. Study is given to the correct preparation and delivery of different kinds of speeches as well as the use of correct speech habits and behavior. This course will transfer to many colleges and universities as the communication course required for most two and four year degrees.
HIS 201 – U.S. History I (1600-1877)
America traces its national existence back to a European experiment that had many different purposes from economic enterprise to religious utopianism. This class will trace the history of the United States from its founding through its revolution of independence to its near collapse in the Civil War. Following a chronological scheme, students will focus on the persistent themes in American society, economics, and politics in addition to recognizing the innovation associated with America’s growth. This course will transfer to many colleges and universities as part of general studies requirements.
BIB 103 – Creation & Covenants: OT I
This course surveys the books of the Pentateuch placing special emphasis on biblical beginnings and the development of the covenants as foundational for God’s working in the rest of Scripture. Attention is given to background matters and critical and theological issues.
BIB 104 – Israel’s Life & Literature: OT II
This course surveys the Historical books of the Old Testament from Joshua to Esther. Visibility is given to the poetic and prophetic books as they intersect Israel’s history. Attention is given to background matters and critical and theological issues.
BIB 105 – Biblical Hermeneutics
This course is an introduction to the principles and practice of interpreting the Bible using the historical-grammatical-rhetorical method of interpretation. The course introduces students to key principles related to this method and then provides guidelines for applying these principles to determine the author’s originally intended meaning. Students learn how to integrate electronic tools into the process. The course concludes with suggestions on how to determine the relevance of these original thoughts to our own lives.