Old Testament History and Literature I (BOT 1000) 3 credits
This class presents an overview of the chronological unfolding of Old Testament history and literature beginning with Genesis and continuing through the period of the Judges. The poetic books will also be examined. Emphasis will be given to the major themes, persons, events/passages of each book, and maps of Bible lands.
Old Testament History and Literature II (BOT 1001) 3 credits
This class presents an overview of the chronological unfolding of Old Testament history and literature beginning with the United Monarchy era, progressing through the Divided Monarchy, Exilic and Post-exilic eras. The prophets will be examined in conjunction with these books. Emphasis will be given to the major themes, persons, events/passages of each book, and maps of Bible lands.
Gospels and Acts (BNT 2201) 3 credits
This course is a study of the Gospels and Acts, giving special attention to their history, literacy structure, content, and theological themes. Includes attention to application for today.
Letters and Revelation (BNT 2202) 3 credits
This course is a study of the letters in the New Testament and Revelation, giving special attention to their history, literacy structure, content, and theological themes. Includes attention to application for today.
Interpretation of Biblical Literature (BSA 2001) 3 credits
Introduction to the principles of biblical interpretation in order to better understand the Bible. Emphasis placed on the application of these principles.
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.
Advanced Hermeneutics (BSA 3019/3719) 3 credits
Study of various interpretive issues including the canon, translation issues, text criticism, and contemporary methods of interpretation.
Romans (BNT 3009) 3 credits
Prerequisite: BSA 3019
Detailed examination of Romans paying careful attention to its structure, argument, and theological emphasis.
Torah (BOT 3203) 3 credits
This course will examine the first five books of the Old Testament looking at the major themes: Creation, Fall, Covenant, Exodus event, Law; main characters, geography and cultural background. This course will also explore how these five books lay the foundation for the rest of the Bible. Attention will also be given to applying the message of these books to the current culture.
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.
Spiritual Formation II (CM 1002) 3 credits
Course introduces the basic concepts and skills needed for evangelism and discipleship. Emphases include understanding the world around us while communicating one’s faith, exploring one’s role as a disciple, and effective ways to disciple other followers of Christ.
Student Outreach (CM 1200, 2200) 4 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.
Student Intercultural Outreach (CM-2002/3202-1) 2 credits
This course provides an intercultural learning and service opportunity. Students will participate in structured and guided learning and service/ ministry projects that address multicultural issues relevant to American and global societies.
Introduction to Counseling (CO 2001) 3 credits
Course introduces basic counseling skills. Primarily focuses on skill development with some class time devoted to counseling theory. Includes learning and practicing counseling skills in the classroom setting. Christian perspectives of counseling presented in order for students to integrate newly acquired skills into a variety of contexts.
Social Psychology (PS-3006-3) 3 credits
Will study human behavior in a social context. It is interested in how the individual is affected by others.
Marriage and Family Counseling (CO-3003-2) 2 credits
Presents a view of the contemporary family and strategies in counseling them. Gives an understanding of how families work as systems and how therapy is effective. Information based upon clinical reports, social science research, and biblical perspectives.
Addictions Counseling (CO 2010) 2 credits
Course examines the roots of addictions, including substance abuse and addictions to gambling, sex, overeating, and other behaviors. Major approaches to counseling people with addictions will be considered. Attention will be paid to issues of co-existing conditions and disorders and how they complicate the healing process.
Adolescent Psychology (PS-2007-2, also CO-2007) 2 credits
Provides a study of family and adolescent development. Surveys basic approaches to counseling adolescents, including family therapy. Topics include: substance abuse, eating disorders, running away, suicide, adjustment problems, self-esteem, peer pressure, pregnancy, and spiritual issues.
Group Process (PS-3000-3, also CO-3000) 3 credits
Course covers understanding and application of principles underlying group processes. Includes group development, process of interaction, and effects of group membership. Experiential learning through participation in group assignments will help the student gain an understanding of group dynamics in work, civic, and church settings.
Abnormal Psychology (PS-3002-3) 3 credits
Study of the present psychological definitions, classifications, and indicated treatment procedures for mental or emotional illness. Brief history of mental illness included.
Psychological Measurement and Testing (PS-3005-3) 3 credits
Introduction to psychological and educational tests and assessment procedures. Students gain an understanding of the philosophical and ethical principles that relate to the field of testing, and recognize when and why tests should be used. Interpretation and reporting of tests and assessment results included. [course fee]
Professional Ethics (PS-3003-2) 2 credits
Provides an introduction to legal responsibilities and liabilities, state mental health laws, family law, confidentiality, codes of ethics among various professional organizations, licensure and certification, mandatory reporting, and professional identity. Application of ethical behavior in one’s vocation emphasized.
Integration of Psychology and Theology (PS-4004-2) 2 credits
Traces the historical development of psychology from ancient Greek thought to the present. Special emphasis placed on the development of psychology as a science. Systems of psychology compared. Explores various attempts to integrate psychology and theology.
Psychology Internship (PS-4010-6) 6 credits
Student develops an internship site with the help of his/her advisor. Placement to be consistent with the career objectives and interests of student. Internship site provides practical experience and an opportunity to apply skills acquired in the classroom.
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.
College Writing II (ENG 1001) 3 credits
Continued emphasis on composition with concentration on critical and creative thinking. Includes use of sources, research methods, and preparation of college-level research papers.
Intercultrual Communications (CUL 2007) 3 credits
The Intercultural Communications course introduces students to the theory of communication and the personal, interpersonal and cultural factors that affect the communication process. Particular emphasis will be placed on developing the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to communicate effectively across cultures. Interpersonal and group communication processes will be addressed.
Worldviews (HUM 2007) 3 credits
Examination of the theoretical and practical expressions of various worldviews. Designed to help students realize that all thinking and writing has a starting point in a world view.
Senior Seminar (HUM 4001) 2 credits
Designed to be taken in the final year of a Bachelor’s degree at OHCC. Course features reflection on one’s college experience, practical preparation for the next steps beyond college, and integration of faith and theology with contemporary issues.
World History (HI 2003) 3 credits
A study of the ancient Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and European roots of modern Western civilization through the Renaissance/Reformation era.
Church History I (HI 3150) 3 credits
Prerequisite: HI 2003
Study of the history of the Christian church from its founding to the present. Special emphasis on the people, events, and doctrinal controversies significant in the growth of Christianity. Includes exploration of the interplay of Christianity with politics, the great church councils, the crises that emerge, divisions and alliances, and confluence of forces that determine the complexity of the Christian church today.
Introduction to Psychology (PS 1001) 4 credits
Introduction to the methods and major theoretical approaches of modern psychology. Students develop the ability to critically evaluate and apply the findings of psychology to their lives and Christian ministry.
Human Sexuality (PS 2006) 3 credits
Course offers information in the areas of anatomy, cultural and historical factors that affect present views of sexuality, sexual dysfunction, sexual behavior, and current issues and research in human sexuality. Students explore and develop their own theology of human sexuality.
Research and Statistical Methods (PS 3004) 4 credits
Introduces student to the principles and scientific methods of social science research. Includes study of descriptive and inferential statistics. Acquaints the student with knowledge and skills in hypothesis testing, sampling methods, statistical analysis and the interpretation of results. Provides opportunity to acquire skills and knowledge in research by doing research.
Free Electives (20 credits)
Biblical Studies (28 credits)
General Education (32 credits)
Christian Ministry (12 credits)
Psychology (34 credits)
Free Electives (20 credits)