Spring A 2019
January 8 to February 25
The last day to register for classes will be the final day of Drop/Add – January 14, 2019. See the academic calendar for more important dates related to the Spring A session.
Introduces the student to the text of the book of Acts and draws on the experiences of the New Testament church to gain insight into behaviors, attitudes, and actions of those early Christians as they began to establish the church.
Introduces the student to the basic doctrines of the Christian faith and a defense of that faith as it encounters opposing and contrary philosophies of modern society. It provides the student with cogent Biblical instruction in expounding the foundations of Christian doctrine.
Introduces the student to the text of the books of the four Gospels—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John—and examines the life, actions, and teachings of Christ as related in these Biblical accounts.
Introduces the student to the texts of the Minor Prophets found in the Old Testament. It exams the text, the content, and the messages delivered to Israel and Judah through these twelve minor prophets.
An introduction to the background and content of the Old Testament and is designed to give the student a basic working knowledge of the books, the events, and the individuals as they relate to the historical and religious development of Israel as a nation under the direction of God.
Introduces the student to the text of this foundational book of Romans and reviews the doctrinal teachings of the Apostle Paul.
Introduces the student to the text of the books of the five books of wisdom literature and poetry in the Old Testament. This includes the books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon. It also introduces Sirach and the Wisdom of Solomon as part of the wisdom tradition.
Introduces the student to various types of communication used in organizational and business structures. It discusses memos, reports, presentations, form letters, interview, negative feedback, and a number of other important areas in presenting truth tactfully and creating a warm environment for both workers and customers.
A review of principles and ideals for running a business, considering the management, the clientele, and the community and the ethics for Christian business principles.
This course introduces the student to influences of the Christian Church that has helped shape the American nation from its earliest days of European settlement up through the major political events of its history and into the present age.
Examines the theories of counseling and psychotherapy through the lens of a Christian worldview.
A variety of counseling issues will be examined through the lens of a Christian worldview. Basic counseling skills will be introduced and developed.
A study of biological, psychological, social, and spiritual changes that occur in the primary stages of human development: babies, children, teens, adults, and seniors.
A survey of the theories and practices of learning for the young child and the role of teachers and parents in developing listening skills as well as coordination and cognitive skills for writing activities.
Introduces the student to the basic principles of instruction in the classroom. It covers topics of lesson planning and lesson delivery and gives helpful pointers for effective classroom learning.
A look at students with special needs and the policies and procedures helpful for their inclusion into the classroom.
Introduces the student to methods for teaching the Bible to the various ages and psychologies of students in the church Sunday School. It discusses the Hook, Look, Book, Took method as well as other concepts of teaching.
Introduces us to the stages of development that the child goes through and looks at the marks of maturation in the social, physical, and mental areas of development.
Introduces the student to the role of books for children from a historical perspective in the nineteenth century to the modern genres and themes of contemporary children’s literature. It requires a hands-on approach to selecting stories and ideas for use in the classroom, allowing the student to review many books and ideas.
Introduces the student to various ideas about teaching elementary arithmetic and discusses methods and materials that can be used to make that teaching more effective. It deals with the major functions of arithmetic and incorporates examples that have been, and can be, used in the classroom.
Introduces the student to some of the basic art concepts and procedures used with children in the elementary school. It covers such concepts as color, texture, line, balance, and other art concepts. A suggested curriculum is given for a three year cycle of teaching art.
Offered as a requirement in the Professional Education Core for Elementary Education Majors. The course will present an overview of the language arts program of listening, speaking, spelling, handwriting, composition and grammar in the elementary school. The value of communication as a means of Christian witness will be emphasized.
Introduces the student to the methods used in assisting the student in learning science content as well as developing inquiry into the scientific process and some of the tools and techniques that are available for the teacher in the classroom.
Introduces the student to several religious books, namely: Confessions by Augustine, The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence, Sinners in the Hands of An Angry God by Jonathan Edwards, The Greatest Thing in the World by Henry Drummond, Pilgrim’s Progress by Paul Bunyan, The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, Paradise Lost by John Milton, and The Journal of John Wesley.
Designed to introduce the student to some of the important books and writings of the world, from ancient times to the present. It covers major cultural areas including the Greek and Roman writer as well as the early and later writings of the Chinese, Indian, Japanese, French, Italian, Russian, and American writers and a few others who do not fit in the above categories.
Introduces the student to various periods of Western Civilization and looks at those periods through their arts, their architecture, their literature, and their music. Political and philosophical views are also considered as they pertain to the religious perspectives of these societies.
Helps the student write formal sentences and paragraphs and provides a review of the basic rules of correct English grammar. It includes a look at sample writings and provides the student with ample opportunities to write.
Introduces the student to the basic functions of math practical for daily living. It includes the basic arithmetic functions as well as a review of fractions and percentages. It also introduces the subjects of geometry and algebra.
Part of the General Education curriculum and can be used with the Physical Education requirements and also as an elective in the General Education requirements. It is developed with the independent student in mind. It is structured to fit the needs of the student who is already committed to full-time ministry, yet still needs to complete a college degree.
Introduces the student to the structure of society and the various roles performed by members of those societies. In particular the student will look at interrelationships of individuals and how those relationships affect the worship and understanding of God in these various societies.
A look at the beginning of the United States of America from its founding up to the development of the colonies and the time of the Revolution.
Introduces the student to the development of human history from the Age of the Reformation to the First World War with a special view toward the fulfillment of prophecy and God’s plan for humanity.
Introduces the student to the theories and practices in relation to planting and developing new churches. Examples from various countries and communities illustrate principles of church development. Biblical concepts of church growth are also evaluated and applied to modern church techniques for reaching out to new communities with the Gospel.
Introduces the student to a number of important issues relative to leading a local church congregation and covers important areas of delegation, committees, legal responsibilities and accountability within the church leadership.
Introduces the student to various aspects of sermon preparation by looking at a Scriptural text and correctly interpreting the Scripture from an exegetical context. It will help the student organize his material into purposeful and meaningful sermons and will discuss the mechanics of expository preaching.
Introduces the student to the role of the pastor as counselor and shows a technique for focusing on the solution rather than the problem. It provides a pattern and technique for helping move the client toward change and healing.
A review of the mandate, methods, models, and ethics of evangelism as they relate to children, adolescents, and adults. This class is designed to be a practical study of the Biblical principles of witnessing and discipleship.
Introduces the student to the major religious traditions of the world and their concept in relation to the true God. It also introduces ways of interpreting new religious movements that are arising in modern times.
Helps the student learn the role of music in society today as well as learn how to appreciate different forms of music by learning the basic structural elements of the music itself as well as cultural influences through the various composers and time periods throughout history.
Begins at the end of the Baroque Period and traces the development of western music through the Classical, Romantic, and Impressionistic Periods and into the 20th Century Music. It looks at composers who made significant developmental changes in the styles and forms of music as it contributes to our modern understanding of music.
Introduces the student to the references and practices of music in the Bible. It will investigate musical instruments, song, and written musical texts in the Scriptures. There will also be consideration of modern Jewish music in relation to Biblical music.
Introduces the student to the physical world around us and discusses the nature of matter and its elemental components and the forces that are at work throughout the earth from the atomic level, into our everyday world, and throughout the universe.
Introduces the student to linguistic science, explaining phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and other related terms along with linguistic problems and analysis.
The second part in the Systematic Theology Studies and continues the study of the nature and attributes of God. It attempts to apply the knowledge of God into the everyday life of the believer thought practical applications of truth to everyday living and ordinary issues of life and society. It also discusses the concept of Biblical angels and their roles.