Certificate in Biblical Studies Course List

BIBLICAL STUDIES

Old Testament

Old Testament History and Literature I (BOT 1000)  3 credits
Study of the chronological unfolding of the Old Testament from Genesis through the book of Judges. The poetic books will also be examined. Emphasis will be given to the relationship between the biblical text and its historical, social, and cultural setting.

Old Testament History and Literature II (BOT 1001)  3 credits
Study of the chronological unfolding of the Old Testament from the time of Samuel through the Post-Exilic era. The prophetic books will also be examined. Emphasis will be given to the relationship between the biblical text and its historical, social, and cultural setting.  

New Testament

New Testament History and Literature (BNT 1000)  3 credits
Overview of the New Testament giving special attention to the history, background, content, and main message of the individual New Testament books and the New Testament as a whole.

Biblical Studies Approach

Interpretation of Biblical Literature (BSA 1002)  3 credits
Introduction to the principles of biblical interpretation in order to better understand the Bible. Emphasis placed on the application of these principles.

Bible Electives

Old and New Testament Electives  4 credits (1 class of each)

Theology

Christian Faith (TH 2005)  4 credits
An introduction to the main people, events, and theological positions of the Christian Tradition. Contents will focus on the doctrine of the Bible, God, humankind, the person and work of Christ, the Holy Spirit, salvation, the Church, and the last days.

General Education

College Writing I (ENG 1000) 3 credits
Prerequisite: acceptable placement score or ENG-0099
Emphasis on improving skills and effectiveness in written communication through critical reading of diverse literary genres and extensive writing. Course deals with developing authorial voice and adapting that voice to academic audiences.

Freshman Seminar (HUM 1002)  1 credit
Introduction of collegiate level study skills and other disciplines necessary for success at the undergraduate level. Includes an overview of the philosophy and community dynamics which defines the OHCC experience.

Christian Ministry

Spiritual Formation I (CM 1001) 3 credits
Course focuses on developing a Christ-centered life and awareness of ministry avenues. Special emphases on spiritual gifts, missions, and submitting each area of life to God.

Student Outreach (CM 1200, 2200, 3200)  6 credits
Includes weekly volunteer experiences under the direction of the Student Outreach Director. Ministry areas include evangelism, discipleship, and social concern. Students’ experiences are facilitated by qualified supervisors who provide accountability and feedback. Outreach must complement the student’s major during the junior year.

Free Electives

Free Electives 3 credits

Summary

Biblical Studies 20 credits

General Education 4 credits

Christian Ministry  5 credits

Free Electives 3 credits

Total 32 credits

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