Biblical Studies and Minstry Course List

BIBLICAL STUDIES

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 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.

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.

Introduction to Christian Faith (TH 2705)  3 credits
This course serves as an introduction to the study of Christian Theology. Participants will explore key doctrines such as divine revelation, God, creation, humanity, sin, Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit, salvation and Christian spirituality, the church, and eschatology.

Contemporary Issues in American Society (TH 2222)  3 credits
This class will examine topics in American society which are currently under debate, such as homosexuality and the origins of the universe. The course will examine these topics by looking at the various positions evidenced in current American society. These positions will then be examined in relation to the biblical text.

Old and New Testament Electives  6 credits (1 class of each)

General Education

Communications

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.

Oral Communications (Choose from: Communication Concepts, Business Communications and Foundations of Teaching in Ministry)  3 credits

Humanities

Worldview: Thinking Like Jesus (HUM 2799)  3 credits
This course is designed to help students understand the meaning of worldview, and its importance in the life of a Christian. The worldviews of modern culture will be examined and evaluated in light of biblical truth. Students will understand the foundations of a biblical world view by studying appropriate passages of Scripture, especially those that relate to the life and teachings of Jesus.

Social Science

Choose One (World History, Western CivilizationII, Introduction to Psychology, Cultural Anthropology, Urban Social Issues: People, Problems, and Policy, Intro to Sociology)  3 credits

Additional General Education

General Education Electives  6 credits

Christian Ministry

Choose One (Christian Life OR Spiritual Formation) 3 credits

Choose Three (Biblical & Historical Foundations of Worship I Biblical & Historical Foundations of Worship II Foundations of Teaching in Ministry Small Groups in the Church Introduction to Counseling Teams and the Work Process Essentials of Management** Management of Human Resources Entrepreneurship Biblical Concepts of Leadership** Learning and Teaching** Interpersonal Communication** Financial Concepts** Foundations of Christian Mission Theology of Missions Christian Ethics**)  12 credits

Capstone Course

Integrative Project and Sophomore Assessment (HUM 2706)  3 credits

Free Electives 3 credits

Summary

Biblical Studies 24 credits

General Education 18 credits

Christian Ministry  18 credits

Free Electives 3 credits

Total 63 credits

**Qualified students may consider upper level biblical studies online courses with prior approval of the program director.

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