Undergraduate Courses

 Undergraduate Courses at Trinity College of the Bible

The Undergraduate Courses are listed below, first alphabetically by school, and then by course number. Contact an enrollment advisor for more information, or to sign up for our audit a class.

Administration


AD 301 Basic Principles of Human and Organizational Development
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To analyze and apply concepts and theories of human and organizational develop to management and leadership in the church or Christian organization.

AD 302 Fundamentals of Communication for Managers and Administrators
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce and expose learners to the theory and practice of managerial communications with emphasis on fundamental dimensions of communication, language, and behavior so that they acquire a basic and introductory knowledge of this discipline and are able to identify, describe, and utilize the essential theories and models of the communicative process.

AD 384 The Scope of Human Resource Management
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To explore the concept, functions and processes of human resource management and necessary skills for human resource management in the church or para-church.

AD 424 Basic Principles of Administration
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce and examine functions, principles, and processes of administration in the church

AD 437 Introduction to Management and Leadership Theory
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To study various theories and concepts of management and leadership and form a biblical theology of management and leadership in the church or para-church.

 

Apologetics


AP 440 Contemporary Apologetics Survey I
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce and expose learners to foundational issues in the study of apologetics; to enable learners to identify key terms and describe essential issues of apologetics and to apply apologetic methodology to contemporary challenges.

AP 441 Contemporary Apologetics Survey I I
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce and expose learners to foundational issues in the study of apologetics; to enable learners to identify key terms and describe essential issues of apologetics and to apply apologetic methodology to contemporary challenges.

AP 442 Defending the Faith: A Historical Framework
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To set the defense of the faith in a historical context so that learners will benefit from the work of the great Apologists in Christian history.

AP 446 Communicating Apologetics
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To train learners how to communicate apologetic material in a variety of formats and circumstances. This course gives important information on how to present and engage apologetics from preaching, to evangelism, to lecturing, to online and media communication, and small group one-on-one conversation.

AP 447 Introductions to Scientific Apologetics
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To equip learners with knowledge and information regarding the intersection of science and faith. This course will explore issues related to evolution, cosmology, and intelligent design.

AP 448 Overview of Resurrection Arguments
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To inform learners on the positive arguments for the historical case for a bodily physical resurrection of Jesus, as well as refutations to arguments against the resurrection. This class will explore all the evidence from history and Scripture, and inform learners on how to present the case that God raised Jesus from the dead.

AP 449 Introduction to Presuppositional Apologetics
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To give learners an overview of the presuppositional apologetic methodology in order to gain a better understanding of how certain foundational principles of reality presuppose the truth of Christian theism.

AP 453 Introduction to Worldview Analysis
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To help learners understand and analyze how various people understand the world around them, and to demonstrate the truth of Christian worldview in comparison to other worldviews.

AP 469 Introduction to Cults
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To help learners understand the various cults such as Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christedelphians, and others who identify themselves as part of global Christianity but hold errant and heretical doctrines. This course enables learners to engage in apologetics and evangelism with confidence.

AP 491 Introduction to Biblical Defense
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To give a greater understanding of how to resolve certain challenges and difficulties posed to the Bible by modern criticism and skepticism. To prepare learners to answer challenges regarding alleged contradictions, hard sayings, and other issues in regards to Scripture.

 

Biblical Counseling


BC 305 Supervised Counseling Experience
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To provide learners with the opportunity to use the counseling principles learned in their courses in live counseling under the supervision of Trinity faculty. Prerequisite: Completion of the majority of counseling courses in the program.

BC 318 Introduction to Intergrationism in Christian Counseling
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to an overview of different Christian approaches to counseling and a means of evaluating them against Scripture.

BC 322 Introduction to Counseling Adolescents
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners with a framework for understanding adolescent struggles and guiding them through the struggles toward greater Christian maturity.

BC 323 Counseling for Overcoming Sexual Sin
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To acquaint learners with the spiritual dynamics underlying persistent sexual sin in the lives of Christians and with counseling strategies for addressing them.

BC 328 Introduction to Addictions Counseling
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to current ways of understanding and counseling addicted counselees from the perspective of a biblical worldview.

BC 330 Counseling For Emotional Problems: Anger, Worry, And Depression
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To acquaint learners with basic biblically-based strategies for guiding counselees through problems involving anger, anxiety, and depression.

BC 355 Introduction to Bereavement Counseling
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To provide learners with an overview of the principles and strategies that may be effective when doing counseling work with bereaved counselees who are enduring grief responses.

BC 362 Premarital Counseling Basics
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to the importance of marital preparation and the role of the church and its ministers in this process.

BC 365 Introduction to Marriage and Family Counseling
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to the way in which marital and family relationships and roles are presented in the Bible so they can apply this data to the counseling process.

BC 372 Introduction to Biblical Counseling
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To provide learners with an in-depth introduction to the presuppositions and methodology of biblical counseling.

BC 373 Counseling in the Local Church
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to the role of counseling in the local church so that learners will acquire the necessary knowledge to conduct a counseling ministry within a congregational setting.

BC 374 Studies in the Problem of Suffering
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to the biblical teaching concerning suffering and to identify the scriptural principles and procedures necessary for appropriate responses to pain and suffering.

BC 376 Legal Implications for Biblical Counselors and Counseling Center Management
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To acquaint learners with the legal and managerial principles for operating a biblical counseling ministry.

 

Biblical Studies


BS 401 Bible Study Methods
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To master the tools and techniques of Bible study, focusing upon observation, interpretation, and application.

BS 445 Introduction to Old Testament Literature and Criticism
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To provide learners with an introduction to the issues surrounding Old Testament criticism and issues related to literary genre and canon.

BS 477 Introduction to Primary Source Studies
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To familiarize learners with the primary sources and backgrounds in order to gain a more thorough understanding of the background information and literature to help further inform biblical studies.

BS 480 Introduction to Biblical Prophecy
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to the scope of prophets, prophecy, and apocalyptic literature in the Bible, to enable learners to identify and articulate key issues in exegesis and biblical theology relating to prophecy, and to facilitate the learners’ use of prophetic Scripture in ministry.

BS 497 Introduction to Historical Jesus Studies
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To provide an overview of the issues surrounding the studies of the historical Jesus in modern critical scholarship.

BS 499 Introduction to Pauline Studies
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To provide an overview of the issues surrounding the recent scholarship in Pauline studies.

 

Christian Counseling


CC 301 Introduction to Counseling Theories and the Christian Counselor
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to the spectrum of counseling theories with a critical analysis from a Christian worldview.

CC 302 Techniques and Relationship Development for the Christian Counselor
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To give learners a greater familiarity with the fundamental techniques and skills for Christian counselors with respect to fostering the counselor/counselee relationship.

CC 303 Christian Counseling Treatment Planning and Assessment
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To provide learners with the ability to target problem areas for which clients seek intervention with the aim to assess, plan, and implement treatment for the counselee.

CC 304 Introduction to Marriage Counseling in Christian Counseling
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To inform learners with the methods and issues related to marriage counseling for Christian counselors.

CC 305 Fundamentals of Christian Counseling Ethics
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners with the issues and theory of ethics for the practicing Christian counselor.

 

Christian Education


CE 388 Strategies for Effective Teaching
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To expose learners to a general knowledge of effective teaching strategies and to introduce them to the essential communication skills needed for effective teaching in different classroom settings.

CE 409 Introduction to Teaching in the Online Classroom
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to the various ways of teaching and instruction and student learning development in online classroom structures.

CE 436 Introduction to Spiritual Disciplines
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To provide learners a foundation for understanding the spiritual disciplines, including their roots in Scripture and their benefit for developing Christian maturity.

CE 459 Introduction to Current Trends and Issues in Christian Education
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to current trends and issues in Christian Education.

CE 488 Developing Christian Education for the Local Church
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to Christian education in the local church and the essential principles and ministries of church education.

 

Church History


CH 320 Survey of Church History
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To guide learners in a summarization and analysis of the history of the Christian church from the conclusion of the New Testament era to the present, focusing upon major persons, events, movements, and creedal statements.

 

Christian Literature


CL 401 Introduction to Publishing for Christian Literature
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to the methods and procedures for both traditional and self-publishing for Christian works of fiction and non-fiction.

CL 402 Introduction to Creative Writing Within a Christian Worldview
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to study and apply acquired skills in writing both fiction and non-fiction for a variety of media.

CL 403 Introduction to Technical and Rhetorical Writing Within a Christian Worldview
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To research and critically evaluate the fundamental methods of technical and rhetorical writing and communication.

CL 404 Introduction to Methodologies of Editing Within a Christian Worldview
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To examine the fundamental methods and approaches to editing written communication.

CL 405 Introduction to Writing and Communication Practicum
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To give learners an opportunity to gain experience and practice to take a written project from inception to completion.

 

Conflict Management


CM 326 Fundamentals of Managing Conflict
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To acquaint learners with the major issues of managing relational and organizational conflict particularly from the perspective of the local church setting.

CM 365 Approaches to Dealing with Difficult People
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To expose learners to that subdivision of the field of Conflict Management known as “Difficult People” studies (especially as it applies to the context of the church) and in so doing, to introduce strategies for handling discord in a biblical manner: be it during interpersonal strife or when leaders/supervisors must manage antagonistic individuals in the course of their responsibilities.

CM 426 Understanding the Process of Positive Change
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To provide learners with a rudimentary grounding in the major issues of organizational change especially within a church or para-church organization and especially as these issues relate to conflict.

CM 432 Basic Elements of Christian Mediation
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To equip learners with biblical principles of conflict intervention and with fundamental principles of mediation in order to develop an understanding of Christian mediation and its role in the church today.

CM 435 Resolving Conflict Through Interpersonal Forgiveness
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to biblical truths, sociological perspectives, and practical application of principles and concepts related to the subject of interpersonal forgiveness.

CM 450 Church Discipline
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to the study of church discipline in Scripture and current scholarship so they can identify and describe the essential principles of the subject and apply that knowledge to their own church/denominational setting.

 

Christian School Administration


CS 310 Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Christian Schooling
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to a foundational understanding of the history and philosophy regarding the development of Christian school education

CS 312 Introduction to Administration and Leadership in the Christian School
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners in examining theories and strategies in leadership and management in Christian school education.

CS 313 Introduction to Curriculum Design in the Christian School
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to the fundamentals of curriculum development and supervision within the context of Christian learning institutions.

CS 314 Introduction to Educational Research and Statistics
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to the standards, methods, and research in student assessments, analysis of educational data, and educational statistics.

CS 315 Introduction to Christian School Finance and Development
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to the processes of strategy, budgeting, and implementation of campaigns for raising funds for Christian education.

 

Digitial Ministry


DM 445 Introduction to Christian Digital Ministry
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To provide learners with an understanding of the Christian church in the digital age.

DM 461 Introduction to Social Media for Pastors and Christian Leaders
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to an understanding of the social media available to use and apply to the work of pastors and other ministry leaders.

DM 462 Introduction to Mobile Ministry for Christian Churches
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To focus on the rapid growth of mobile digital technology and what it means to churches in the 21st century working to fulfill Christ’s Great Commission.

DM 463 Introduction to Core Digital Ministry Tools and Technologies
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To enable learners to understand the various digital technologies available to expand digital ministry opportunities for the Christian church.

DM 464 Introduction to Starting and Growing a Digital Ministry
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To instruct learners how to set up a digital ministry in their church or Christian organization.

 

Expository Preaching


EP 404 Christian Preaching Through History
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to an appreciation and evaluation of the historical development of Christian preaching.

EP 470 Introduction to the Theological Basis for Expository Preaching
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce and expose learners to the study of Christian doctrine within a coherent framework; and to equip learners with the necessary skills to do effective expository preaching based on a solid understanding of key doctrinal issues.

EP 472 Foundations of Evangelistic Preaching
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce and expose learners to the concept of evangelistic preaching so they can acquire a basic and introductory knowledge of how to lead others to faith in Christ by using a variety of homiletic techniques.

EP 474 Fundamentals of New Testament Expository Preaching
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce and expose learners to the key concepts of expository preaching and to equip learners with the necessary skills to do effective expository preaching based on an understanding of sound homiletic principles.

EP 475 Fundamentals of Old Testament Expository Preaching
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To present and expose learners to the study of the Old Testament as a whole; and to equip learners with the necessary skills to do effective expository preaching based on an understanding of the characters, themes, and theology of the Old Testament.

EP 495 Introduction to Contemporary Preaching
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce and expose learners to the elements and principles of preaching so they can acquire a basic and introductory knowledge of how to prepare and deliver biblical messages using a variety of homiletical techniques and designs.

 

Great Books


GB 101 Readings In Homer
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To read, examine, and analyze the foundational writings of the Western Canon from a biblical worldview. This course includes selected readings from The Iliad and The Odyssey.

GB 102 Readings In Sophocles, Aeschylus, Euripides
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To read, examine, and analyze the foundational writings of the Western Canon from a biblical worldview. This course includes selected readings from Three Theban Plays, The Bacchae, and The Oresteia.

GB 103 Readings In Thucydides
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To read, examine, and analyze the foundational writings of the Western Canon from a biblical worldview. This course includes selected readings from The History of the Peloponnesian War.

GB 104 Readings In Plato
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To read, examine, and analyze the foundational writings of the Western Canon from a biblical worldview. This course includes selected readings from Meno, Phaedo, Apology, Symposium, Euthryphro, Republic, Timaeus, and Phaedrus.

GB 105 Readings In Aristotle
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To read, examine, and analyze the foundational writings of the Western Canon from a biblical worldview. This course includes selected readings from The Nicomachean Ethics, Physics, Metaphysics, and Rhetoric.

GB 106 Readings in Cicero, Virgil
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To read, examine, and analyze the foundational writings of the Western Canon from a biblical worldview. This course includes selected readings from On the Good Life and The Aeneid.

GB 107 Readings in Ovid, Marcus Aurelius
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To read, examine, and analyze the foundational writings of the Western Canon from a biblical worldview. This course includes selected readings from Metamorphoses and Meditations.

GB 108 Readings in Creeds, Early Church Fathers
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To read, examine, and analyze the foundational writings of the Western Canon from a biblical worldview. This course includes selected readings from Apology (Tertullian), Apostolic Fathers (ed. Holmes), Apologies (Justin Martyr), On the Apostolic Preaching (Irenaeus), History of the Christian Church (Eusebius), On the Incarnation (Athanasius), On God and Christ (Gregory of Nazianzus), On the Unity of Christ (Cyril of Alexandria), On the Hexaemeron (Basil of Caesarea), Apostles Creed and Nicene Creed, and Definition of Chalcedon.

GB 109 Readings in Augustine
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To read, examine, and analyze the foundational writings of the Western Canon from a biblical worldview. This course includes selected readings from Confessions and City of God.

GB 110 Readings in Boethius, Anselm of Canterbury, Abelard, Aquinas
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To read, examine, and analyze the foundational writings of the Western Canon from a biblical worldview. This course includes selected readings from Consolation of Philosophy, Why God Became Man, Ethical Writings, and Summa Theologica.

GB 201 Readings in Bonaventure, Dante
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To read, examine, and analyze the foundational writings of the Western Canon from a biblical worldview. This course includes selected readings from The Soul’s Journey into God, Tree of Life, and The Divine Comedy.

GB 202 Readings In Chaucer
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To read, examine, and analyze the foundational writings of the Western Canon from a biblical worldview. This course includes selected readings from Canterbury Tales.

GB 203 Readings in Luther, Erasmus. Calvin, Arminius, Reformation Creeds
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To read, examine, and analyze the foundational writings of the Western Canon from a biblical worldview. This course includes selected readings from Bondage of the Will, Concerning Christian Liberty, The Praise of Folly, The Institutes of the Christian Religion, The Complete Works, The 39 Articles, The Westminster Confession, The London Baptist Confession 1689, The Dordrecht Confession, Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent, The Schleitheim Confession, and The Heidelberg Catechism.

GB 204 Readings In Bacon, Newton
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To read, examine, and analyze the foundational writings of the Western Canon from a biblical worldview. This course includes selected readings from The New Organon and The Principia.

GB 205 Readings In Shakespeare
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To read, examine, and analyze the foundational writings of the Western Canon from a biblical worldview. This course includes selected readings from Macbeth, King Lear, As You Like It, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Hamlet, Richard II, Henry IV, and A Midsummer-Night’s Dream.

GB 206 Readings in Hobbes, Pascal, Locke, Machiavelli, More
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To read, examine, and analyze the foundational writings of the Western Canon from a biblical worldview. This course includes selected readings from Leviathan, Pensees, Second Treatise on Government, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, The Prince, and Utopia.

GB 207 Readings in Milton, Hume, Descartes
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To read, examine, and analyze the foundational writings of the Western Canon from a biblical worldview. This course includes selected readings from Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Dialogs Concerning Natural Religion, and Meditations on First Philosophy.

GB 208 Readings in Austen, Dickens, Dostoyevsky, Eliot
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To read, examine, and analyze the foundational writings of the Western Canon from a biblical worldview. This course includes selected readings from Pride and Prejudice, Tale of Two Cities, Crime and Punishment, and Collected Poems.

GB 209 Readings in Darwin, Marx, Newman
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To read, examine, and analyze the foundational writings of the Western Canon from a biblical worldview. This course includes selected readings from Origin of Species, Communist Manifesto, and Idea of a University.

GB 210 Readings in Nietzsche, Freud, Lewis
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To read, examine, and analyze the foundational writings of the Western Canon from a biblical worldview. This course includes selected readings from The Genealogy of Morals, Thus Spake Zarathustra, Civilization and Its Discontents, The Great Divorce, and The Abolition of Man.

GB 311 Readings in Torah
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To give the learner an overview of the history, contents, and theology of the assigned books of the Bible. This course includes Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.

GB 312 Readings in the Historical Books
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To give the learner an overview of the history, contents, and theology of the assigned books of the Bible. This course includes Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther.

GB 313 Readings in the Poetic and Wisdom Writings
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To give the learner an overview of the history, contents, and theology of the assigned books of the Bible. This course includes Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon.

GB 314 Readings in the Major Prophets
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To give the learner an overview of the history, contents, and theology of the assigned books of the Bible. This course includes Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, and Daniel.

GB 315 Readings in The Minor Prophets
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To give the learner an overview of the history, contents, and theology of the assigned books of the Bible. This course includes Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.

GB 316 Readings in the Synoptic Authors
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To give the learner an overview of the history, contents, and theology of the assigned books of the Bible. This course includes Matthew, Mark, Luke, and Acts.

GB 317 Readings in Johannine Literature
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To give the learner an overview of the history, contents, and theology of the assigned books of the Bible. This course includes John, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, and Revelation.

GB 318 Readings in Pauline Literature I
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To give the learner an overview of the history, contents, and theology of the assigned books of the Bible. This course includes Romans, 1 Corinthians, and 2 Corinthians.

GB 319 Readings in Pauline Literature II
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To give the learner an overview of the history, contents, and theology of the assigned books of the Bible. This course includes Galatians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon.

GB 320 Readings in General Epistles
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To give the learner an overview of the history, contents, and theology of the assigned books of the Bible. This course includes Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, and Jude.

 

General Education


GE 102 Introduction to Philosophy
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce the main ideas and figures in the history of philosophy and to analyze the fundamental problems in metaphysics, logic, epistemology, and philosophy of religion.

GE 111 United States History Through 1865
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce and expose learners to the study of United States History so that they acquire an introductory knowledge of the significant personalities and events that were key in the establishment and development of the American nation and are able to identify and explain the fundamental influences and principles upon which the United States was founded.

GE 112 United States History Since 1865
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce and expose learners to the study of United States History so that they acquire a foundational understanding of the significant events, issues, and personalities that were key in the development of the United States following the American Civil War to the present.

GE 164 Introduction to Ethics
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To survey some of the most important fundamental concepts, theories, issues and problems in ethics and to think rationally and critically about these matters.

GE 165 Introduction to Psychology
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To expose learners to the significant people and theories which have shaped the discipline of psychology and to assess its impact on American society.

GE 230 Physical Science Survey
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To explore the created details of matter and energy. Topics will include light, matter, weather, space, and origins.

GE 232 The Humanities in the Western Tradition: Ancient Beginnings to 1500
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To explore the development of the Western tradition from its ancient beginnings to the Renaissance through a study of the major thought and art of Western civilization as reflected in the masterworks of literature, the fine arts, religion and philosophy in historical context.

GE 233 The Humanities in the Western Tradition: 1500 to the Present
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To explore the progress of the Western tradition from the Renaissance to the present through a study of the major thought and art of Western Europe as reflected in the masterworks of literature, the fine arts, religion and philosophy in historical context.

GE 234 Appreciating Music as Art Form and Worship
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To acquaint learners with selected musical forms, uses, styles, and composers from history to the present day, including how music is used in Scripture and the contemporary church.

GE 235 English Composition
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To review English grammar, basic writing skills, and to explore the use of written language to communicate ideas effectively.

GE 236 Research and Technical Writing in Ministry
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to college level research writing and to extend the skills acquired in English Composition. Areas of emphasis are critical reading, an informed response to such reading, and the effective use of research techniques that enable students to write well-reasoned, appropriately documented research papers.

GE 237 Public Speech in Ministry
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To familiarize learners with the fundamentals of oral communication for the purpose of Christian ministry, to give special attention to developing the skill of public communication, speech composition, and delivery, and to the special nature of communication in the context of ministry settings.

GE 238 Marriage and Family in Modern Society
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to the social implications of marriage and family; to expose learners to the history of the family, roles, and interpersonal relationships within the confines of today’s society; to examine issues such as dating, sexual behavior, childbirth, children, the middle aged, the elderly, and step parenting.

GE 239 Health and Lifestyle Wellness
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To give learners the background information and some tools for making healthier lifestyle choices regarding weight management, exercise, disease prevention, stress management, drug/alcohol use, and intimate relationships.

 

Life Coaching


LC 401 Fundamentals of Life Coaching
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to the foundational principles of being a life coach.

LC 402 Introduction to Youth and Young Adult Motivation
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to the fundamental practices of coaching today’s youth and young adults in the various aspects of life regarding faith, family, personal health and wellness, social engagements, peers, education, and work.

LC 403 Introduction to Adult Motivation
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to the fundamental practices of coaching today’s adults and seniors in the various aspects of life regarding faith, marriage, family, career, retirement, finances, personal health and wellness, social engagements, peers, education, and work.

LC 404 ISC 00 03 Introduction to Life Coaching Business Development
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to a working knowledge and understanding of principles of accounting and finance in the local church.

 

Leadership


LD 300 Introduction to Strategic Planning for the Church
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to strategic planning for ministry leadership positions in the church.

LD 302 Introduction to Marketing Non-Profit Ministry
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to a working knowledge and understanding of contemporary marketing principles for non-profit organizations.

LD 402 Basics of Finance and Accounting for Ministry
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to a working knowledge and understanding of principles of accounting and finance in the local church.

 

Languages


LG 321 Introduction to Biblical Greek I
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to the vocabulary and grammar of Biblical Greek; to learn the complete grammar of Biblical Greek and acquire a substantial vocabulary by studying the Greek New Testament.

LG 322 Introduction to Biblical Greek I I
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to the vocabulary and grammar of Biblical Greek; to learn the complete grammar of Biblical Greek and acquire a substantial vocabulary by studying the Greek New Testament and translating passages from the Greek New Testament with the aid of a lexicon.

LG 331 Beginning Biblical Hebrew I
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to the morphology, vocabulary, and grammar of Biblical Hebrew; to learn the complete grammar of Biblical Hebrew and acquire a substantial vocabulary by studying the Hebrew Bible.

LG 332 Beginning Biblical Hebrew I I
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduces learners to the morphology, vocabulary, and grammar of Biblical Hebrew; to learn the complete grammar of Biblical Hebrew and acquire a substantial vocabulary by studying the Hebrew Bible and translating passages from the Hebrew Bible with the aid of a lexicon.

 

New Testament


NT 306 Survey of the Gospel of Luke
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To enable learners to identify the features that set the Gospel of Luke apart from the other Gospels; to introduce learners to the content, themes, and purposes of the Gospel of Luke and introduce and evaluate various reading models to key-texts of Luke.

NT 307 Survey of the Gospel of Matthew
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to the Gospel of Matthew so that learners can identify and articulate historical, literary and theological key-texts and -topics of Matthew and facilitate the use of Matthew in ministry.

NT 310 Survey of the Life and Letters of Paul
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To expose learners to the details of Paul’s life and letters; to enable learners to interpret matters of Pauline letters within an ancient Mediterranean context; to critically evaluate competing views on key issues regarding Paul’s life and theology.

NT 312 Engaging the Book of Revelation
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To present and expose learners to the study of Revelation as a whole; to enable them to recognize and interpret themes in the book; to provide them with the opportunity to evaluate the literary features and argument of the book; and to encourage them to apply the knowledge they gain from their study to their lives and ministries.

NT 313 Introduction to the Book of Romans
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to the study of the background, content, and structure of the book of Romans; to enable learners to understand paradigms of interpretation in past and current scholarship and encourage learners to apply the knowledge attained in the context of current ministry.

NT 334 Expositions of First Corinthians
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To integrate single texts into the argument of the letter as a whole; to analyze specific issues addressed in 1 Corinthians such as Paul’s exhortation on divorce and speaking in tongues; to understand the letter as contextualized preaching for a metropolitan audience in the first century.

NT 345 The Books Of Acts: An Introduction
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To enable learners to understand the book of Acts as a sequel to the Gospel of Luke; to analyze Acts’ purpose, structure, and background; to interpret key texts in Acts and distinguish between different interpretations.

NT 346 Introduction to Pastoral Epistles
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To present and expose learners to the study of the Pastoral Epistles with particular focus on their commonalities, their ecclesiology, and teaching of Christian ministry.

NT 347 Synoptic Gospels: A Closer Look
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To understand the synoptic agreements and disagreements between the first three gospels, and analyze the basics of various answers offered for their historical origin, including the contribution of ancient techniques for oral transmission.

NT 424 New Testament Backgrounds
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To gain a fuller understanding of the sociological, cultural, and historical backgrounds of the New Testament..

NT 426 Introduction to First Peter
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To provide an overview of the contents and theology of First Peter and to apply this book to ministry and practical applications.

NT 427 Introduction to Second Peter/Jude
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To provide an overview of the contents and theology of Second Peter and Jude and to apply these books to ministry and practical applications.

NT 428 Introduction to the New Testament Use of the Old Testament
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To expose learners to the manner in which the New Testament authors cited, echoed, and used the Old Testament in the New Testament documents.

NT 430 Survey of the New Testament
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To expose learners to an overview of the New Testament with special focus on structure, themes, and key-texts of each book; to analyze and evaluate the historical reliability of the Gospels.

NT 434 Introduction to the Gospel of John
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to the contents of the Gospel of John; to explore Johannine scholarship and the Gospel’s structure, themes, purposes, and symbolism – and thereby discover why this Gospel stands for centuries at the heart of Christian theology.

 

Old Testament


OT 302 Introduction to the Book of Exodus
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To present and expose learners to the basic themes of the book of Exodus in the light of the cultural setting of the book; to introduce learners to some of the key scholars and perspectives in the field, and to encourage learners to begin using Exodus motifs to apply the content of Exodus in a class setting.

OT 316 The Book of Genesis
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To encourage learners to develop an overview of the content of Genesis, to explore options for understanding the creation account in Genesis, to understand how Genesis addresses the big questions of life, to understanding Genesis from a uniquely Christian perspective, and to explore a method for teaching Genesis in a Bible Study or ministry setting.

OT 424 Introduction to Old Testament Backgrounds
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To gain a fuller understanding of the sociological, cultural, and historical backgrounds of the Old Testament world.

OT 425 Introduction to Wisdom Literature
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To expose learners to the study of biblical wisdom with particular focus on Ecclesiastes, Proverbs and Job; to enable learners to recognize and interpret essential vocabulary and themes, to determine essential characteristics of biblical wisdom, and to apply that knowledge in the learners’ ministry.

OT 430 Survey of the Old Testament
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To give learners a foundational understanding of the Old Testament, to introduce them to rival perspectives about the Pentateuch, to give them an extensive survey of the prophets, and to introduce them to key theological motifs in the Old Testament.

OT 432 Introduction to the Book of Daniel
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To encourage learners to develop an overview of the content of Daniel, to explore options for understanding Daniel, to understand Amos from a uniquely Christian perspective, and to explore a method for teaching Daniel in a Bible Study or ministry setting.

OT 451 Introduction to the Book of Amos
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To encourage learners to develop an overview of the content of Amos, to explore options for understanding Amos, to understand Amos from a uniquely Christian perspective, and to explore a method for teaching Amos in a Bible Study or ministry setting.

OT 488 Introduction To The Book Of Isaiah
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To encourage learners to develop an overview of the content of Isaiah, explore options for understanding Isaiah, to understand Isaiah from a uniquely Christian perspective, and to explore a method for teaching Isaiah in a Bible Study or ministry setting.

 

Philosophy


PH 300 Classic Christian Philosophers
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To become familiar with several contemporary Christian philosophers, to appreciate their contribution to the cause of Christ in academia, and to comprehend some of the impact these Christian authors have had to further the truth of Christianity.

PH 301 Survey of the History of Philosophy
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To orient learners with the history of philosophical thought primarily in the West beginning with Ancient Greece. This class will give students a greater understanding to the foundations of much of Western thought.

PH 319 Exposition of Major World Religions
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To provide opportunities for learners to examine and analyze the characteristics of different religions so that learners may be able to apply this knowledge to an understanding of the world today and how the Christian faith can affect this world.

PH 343 Introduction to Philosophy of Religion
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce and expose learners to the study of the field of philosophy which concentrates on the analysis of religion and religious experiences, exposing learners to the several topics considered in the field of philosophical investigation.

PH 355 The Contributions of C. S. Lewis
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to the thought of C. S. Lewis, and some of his theological and philosophical positions.

PH 366 Dealing with the Problem of Evil
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce and explain the various options in Christian understandings of the problem of evil and to offer some suggestions for dealing with the problem so that learners will be better equipped to defend the coherence of Christian theism as a viable and tenable worldview against the skeptic’s objection to theism based on evil in the world.

PH 389 Systematic Logic Fundamentals
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce the basic elements of beginning and intermediate logic, and familiarize learners with the various rubrics of the discipline of logic and logical inquiry.

PH 401 Basic Christian Ethics
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To review the basic principles and undergirding axioms of Old Testament and New Testament ethics, with the goal of relating the same to cognitive and deontological and normative ethics of the time.

PH 412 Introduction to Reformed Epistemology
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To give learners an overview of Reformed Epistemology and its contributions to Christian philosophical and apologetic thought. This will enable learners to better understand some of the philosophical ideas that deal with warrant and properly basic beliefs.

PH 417 Introduction to the Philosophy of Omniscience and Providence
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To give learners a basic understanding of the various views regarding the relationship of divine omniscience, human agency, and how the discussions and the various views relate to the providential unfolding of the cosmos.

 

Pastoral Ministry


PM 303 Key Leader’s Summit on Worship and Evangelism: An Introduction
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce and expose learners to the basic and foundational study of the theology and practice of worship and evangelism in local church congregations

PM 311 Perspectives in Global Missions and Evangelism
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to Global Mission by identifying and describing the essential principles of Global Mission in order to acquire knowledge on biblical, historical, theological, cultural, and practical issues in evangelism from a global perspective.

PM 341 Basic Theology of Ministry
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to approaches to ministry in the modern world that are theologically sound and functionally sophisticated in their principles, practices, and perspectives; also, to expose them to personal requirements for effective service, the nature and mission of the church, and the evaluation of contemporary approaches to ministry in light of biblical perspectives and contemporary realities.

PM 342 Mentoring Principles
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To give learners an overview of mentoring both in its process as well as its content.

PM 349 Introduction to Small Group Dynamics
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to various aspects of small group dynamics, including group development, effective verbal and non-verbal communication principles, effective listening concepts, gender roles and responsibilities, and problem solving and decision making; learners will also focus on the development of qualities and skills necessary for facilitating effective small groups within a church setting.

PM 355 Fundamentals of Church Growth
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce and challenge learners in a time of rapid and turbulent paradigm change to investigate a variety of insights, principles, practices, structures, and outreach related to the concept of church growth in a postmodern community.

PM 394 Introduction to Ministry and Contextualization
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to the concepts of contextualizing theology and congregational development for impacting various local and global communities.

PM 395 Fundamentals of Church Planting
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to the fundamental and basic principles of planting churches.

PM 407 Worship in the Church: An Introduction
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To expose learners to a foundational study of congregational worship with particular emphasis on congregational song.

PM 459 Fundamentals of Personal Evangelism
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce and expose learners to the concept of personal evangelism so they can acquire a basic and introductory knowledge of how to lead others to faith in Christ using a variety of techniques.

 

Research and Writing


RW 305 Reflective Thinking on Faith Development and Prior Learning
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To lead learners in the exploration of critical thinking and reflection processes and their role in understanding one’s faith development and prior learning in the formation of an e-Portfolio.

RW 401 Arranged Study for the Bachelor’s Level
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To provide bachelor level learners the opportunity to do reading and/or research in an area of personal interest that is relevant to their degree program and will enhance their ability to serve the religious or global community.

RW 402 Arranged Study for the Bachelor’s Level
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To provide bachelor level learners the opportunity to do reading and/or research in an area of personal interest that is relevant to their degree program and will enhance their ability to serve the religious or global community.

 

Theology


TH 333 Introduction to New Testament Theology
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To guide learners in the summarization and analysis of the theological themes of the New Testament.

TH 345 Contemporary Theology
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To guide learners in the summarization and analysis of contemporary theological issues and movements.

TH 373 Introduction to the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to the person and work of the Holy Spirit among God’s people in the Old and New Testaments, and to identify some of the key doctrinal and biblical issues related to pneumatology.

TH 395 Introduction to the Doctrine of Christ
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To guide learners in summarization and analysis of issues, problems, and questions pertaining to the doctrine of the person and work of Christ.

TH 401 Bible Doctrine I
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To guide learners in surveying the basic doctrines of the Bible in the following areas: the doctrine of Scripture, theology proper, angels, man, and sin.

TH 402 Bible Doctrine I I
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To guide learners in surveying the basic doctrines of the Bible in the following areas: Christ, the Holy Spirit, salvation, the church, and last things.

TH 406 Introduction to the Doctrine of the Bible
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To guide learners in summarization and analysis of issues, problems, and questions pertaining to the doctrine of the Bible.

TH 407 Introduction to the Doctrine of God
Credit Hours: 3.00
Course Description: To guide learners in the summarization and analysis of the orthodox and theological understanding of the doctrine of God.

TH 431 Introduction to Man, Sin, and Sanctification
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To guide learners in the summarization and analysis of the doctrines of man, sin, and sanctification.

TH 433 Introduction to Soteriology and Election
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To guide learners in the summarization and analysis of the doctrines of soteriology and election.

TH 436 Introduction to Eschatology
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To guide learners in the summarization and analysis of the doctrines of eschatology.

TH 438 Introduction to Angelology and Demonology
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To guide learners in the summarization and analysis of the theological doctrines of angels and demons.

TH 445 Introduction to Global Perspectives in Theology
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to the various contextualized theological perspectives in global Christendom.

TH 483 Introduction to Old Testament Theology
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To guide learners in the summarization and analysis of the theological themes in the Old Testament.

TH 484 Survey of the Doctrine of the Church
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To guide learners in the summarization and analysis of the issues, problems, and questions pertaining to the doctrine of the church: it purposes, practices, and structure.

 

Worship Arts


WA 353 Basics in Digital Filming and Photography
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to the fundamental techniques of shooting video and pictures with digital cameras.

WA 354 Basics of Audio Editing and Software
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to the fundamental techniques of editing audio material in software.

WA 355 Basics in Video Editing and Software
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to the fundamental techniques of editing video material in software.

WA 356 Basics in Graphic Design and Software
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: To introduce learners to the fundamental techniques of creating and editing photography and art materials in software.