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Courses & Syllabi

SUMMER 2020


BFAM 3000 - CHRISTIAN TEACHING

This course addresses biblical,theological and philosophical foundations for Christian teaching.  Credit Hours: 3

BFAM 3000 Syllabus (coming soon):  Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates:  May 11 - June 19          

BFAM 3080 - CHRISTIAN FAMILIES

Explores biblical texts relevant to families. Studies principles in scripture for building successful marriages and resolving relationship problems. Examines singleness, divorce, roles, communication, conflict resolution, and parenting methods. Credit Hours: 2

BFAM 3080 Syllabus:  Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: May 11 - June 19

BIB 2020 - Biblical Interpretation

This course considers the inspiration and nature of Scripture, and equips students to use tools for exegetical research in order to interpret various genres of the Bible to explain a biblical passage in a clear, logical manner, and to make legitimate and practical application to contemporary contexts. Credit Hours: 3

BIB 2020 Syllabus:  Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: May 11 - July 31

BMIS 3000 - THE WORLD CHRISTIAN

This course seeks to lead students to become World Christians by focusing on the theological, cultural, and contextual aspects of what God is doing in this world and by discovering how to participate strategically with God in his work. The course tackles tough questions about God and the lost. It also surveys a history of missionary heroes to discover personalities who exemplified missiological principles. This course meets 3 hours of the Liberal Arts global perspectives requirement. Credit Hours: 3

BMIS 3000 Syllabus: Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: May 11 - July 31

BNEW 3000 - NEW TESTAMENT SEMINAR IN TEXT/GENRE: 1 CORINTHIANS

This course focuses on 1 Corinthians text, exegetical skills, research skills, theological interpretation, canonical setting, critical issues specific to that text, historical and cultural backgrounds, and contemporary application.

This course can be repeated for up to 6 hours of credit based on two distinctive studies in the New Testament. Credit Hours: 3

BNEW 3000 Syllabus (coming soon):  Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: May 11 - July 31
On Campus Dates: June 15 - 19
Prerequisite(s):   BIB 2020, or consent of the instructor.

BNEW 3070 - (W)GOSPEL OF JOHN

An in-depth study with special attention given to the introduction, critical problems, and content of the book. Credit Hours: 3

BNEW 3070 Syllabus (coming soon): Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: June 8 - July 31      

BNEW 4050 - NEW TESTAMENT TEXTUAL STUDIES III: HEBREWS

This course allows for an in-depth study of Hebrews. Through a coordinated effort, major books and portions of the New Testament will be available each semester for study. The course works coordinates with BNEW 2050 and BNEW 3050 to provide concentrated study of New Testament texts. This course may be repeated for up to 6 hours of credit based on three distinctive studies in the New Testament. Credit Hours: 3

BNEW 4050 Syllabus:  Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: May 11 - July 2

BOLD 3000 - OLD TESTAMENT SEMINAR IN TEXT/GENRE - LAMENT LITERATURE (Hybrid)

This course will focus on lament literature, exegetical skills, research skills, theological interpretations, canonical setting, critical issues specific to that text, historical and cultural backgrounds and contemporary application.

This course can be repeated for up to 6 hours of credit based on two distinctive studies in the Old Testament. Credit Hours: 3

BOLD 3000 Syllabus (coming soon):  Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: May 11 - July 31
On Campus Dates: June 21 - 26
Prerequisite(s):   BIB 2020, or consent of the instructor.

BOLD 3030 - ISRAELITE HISTORY: JOSHUA-ESTHER

A study of Israel’s attempt to walk in covenant with God from selected passages of the historical books ranging from Joshua’s conquest of Canaan through the return of Jews from Babylonian exile.  Credit Hours: 3

BOLD 3030 Syllabus: Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: May 11 - July 2

BOLD 4050 - OLD TESTAMENT TEXTUAL STUDIES III: ISAIAH

This course allows for an in-depth study Isaiah. Through a coordinated effort, major books and portions of the Old Testament will be available each semester for study. The course work coordinates with BOLD 205 and BOLD 405 to provide concentrated study of Old Testament texts. This course can be repeated for up to 6 hours of credit based on three distinctive studies in the Old Testament. Credit Hours: 3

BOLD 4050 Syllabus (coming soon):  Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: June 8 - July 31

GRK 2010 - INTERMEDIATE GREEK READINGS 

This course teaches reading knowledge of Greek, development and practice of exegetical method, proficiency in computer software, proficiency in research tools and technical resources, linguistic commentaries, review and reinforcement of grammar and vocals, oral communication (present exegetical results, preach a sermon, etc.), critical issues in context of language study, disposition of confidence and high view of the Bible as a reliable, trustworthy source of revelation, and text criticism.  Credit Hours: 3

May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours of credit.

GRK 2010 Syllabus (coming soon):  Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: May 11 - July 31
Prerequisite(s):   GRK 1010 and GRK 1020

SPRING 2020


BIB 4020 - BIBLICAL THEOLOGY

Focuses on the nature of God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit, the problem of sin, the nature of salvation, and God’s ultimate plan for his people and creation. Credit Hours: 3

BIB 4020 Syllabus: Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates:  January 13 - March 6

BMIN 3010 - CHRISTIAN COUNSELING

Teaches basic counseling skills, draws lessons fro Scripture that apply to healing relationships, and examines the integration of the theology and psychology. Examines teachings of Jesus as they relate to common counseling situations in ministry including family counseling, crisis counseling, sexual issues, and marital and premarital issues as well as other common pastoral counseling situations. Credit Hours: 3

BMIN 3010 Syllabus: Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates:  January 6 - February 14

BMIN 3090 - CONGREGATIONAL MINISTRY

A comprehensive look at how congregations grow and develop in terms of edification and outreach. Attention is given to visioning, kingdom involvement, evangelistic strategies, and community service. Credit Hours: 3

BMIN 3090 Syllabus: Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates:  January 6 - February 14

BMIN 4000 - CAPSTONE IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY

This course emphasizes the minister’s daily relationship with god and the daily tasks of a person involved in full-time Christian ministry and leadership of a church. Significant time is spent contemplating the theology of ministry as well as how to sustain life-long ministry. A separate section of this course is offered to Leadership and Ministry majors. Credit Hours: 3

BMIN 4000 Syllabus:  Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates:  January 13 - May 8

BMIS 3000 - WORLD CHRISTIAN

This course seeks to lead students to become World Christians by focusing on the theological, cultural, and contextual aspects of what God is doing in this world and by discovering how to participate strategically with God in his work. The course tackles tough questions about God and the lost. It also surveys a history of missionary heroes to discover personalities who exemplified missiological principles. This course meets 3 hours of the Liberal Arts global perspectives requirement. Credit Hours: 3

BMIS 3000 Syllabus:  Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates:  January 13 - May 8

BNEW 2050 - NEW TESTAMENT TEXTUAL STUDIES I (LEADERSHIP IN THE NEW TESTAMENT)

This course explores a New Testament book, topic or theme and is grounded in carefully chosen New Testament texts.

The course work coordinates with BNEW 315 and BNEW 415 to provide concentrated study of New Testament texts. This course can be repeated three times for up to 4 hours of credit based on four distinctive studies in the New Testament. Credit Hours: 1

BNEW 2050 Syllabus: Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates:  April 13 - May 8

BNEW 3020 - NEW TESTAMENT STORY AND VISION (MATTHEW - REVELATION)

This course seeks to equip students with knowledge of the New Testament documents to encourage them to live the truths of God’s Word, and to share those truths with others. This course is restricted to transfer students who did not take BNEW 111/BNEW 113 and degree completion students.  Credit Hours: 3

BNEW 3020 Syllabus: Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates:  February 17 - March 27

BNEW 4050 - NEW TESTAMENT TEXTUAL STUDIES III (PRISON EPISTLES)

This course allows for an in-depth study of a specific book, or books, or genre within the New Testament. Through a coordinated effort, major books and portions of the New Testament will be available each semester for study. The course works coordinates with BNEW 2050 and BNEW 3050 to provide concentrated study of New Testament texts. This course can be repeated for up to 6 hours of credit based on three distinctive studies in the New Testament.  Credit Hours: 3

BNEW 4050 Syllabus: Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates:  March 30 - May 8

BOLD 3020 - OLD TESTAMENT STORY AND VISION (GENESIS - MALACHI)

Through the study of the words and worlds of the books of Genesis through Malachi, this course seeks to lead students to incorporate and practice within our current communities and throughout the world the desires God has expressed for his people. This course is restricted to transfer students who did not take BOLD 2010/BOLD 2030 and degree completions students.  Credit Hours: 3

BOLD 3020 Syllabus: Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates:  March 30 - May 8

BOLD 3030 - ISRAELITE HISTORY: JOSHUA-ESTHER

A study of Israel’s attempt to walk in covenant with God from selected passages of the historical books ranging from Joshua’s conquest of Canaan through the return of Jews from Babylonian exile. Credit Hours: 3

BOLD 3030 Syllabus: Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates:  February 17 - March 27

GRK 1020 - ELEMENTARY GREEK II

Grammar and syntax of the Greek New Testament with emphasis on basic inflections and vocabulary. Five class periods per week. Credit Hours: 3

GRK 1020 Syllabus: Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates:  January 13 - May 8

PHIL 3010 - INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

Philosophical problems, methods of approach, and modes of thought. A brief survey of representative philosophies. Credit Hours: 3

PHIL 3010 Syllabus: Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates:  March 30 - May 8

FALL 2019


BHIS 3060 - HISTORY OF RENEWAL MOVEMENTS

A survey of the history of the church from its beginning up to the 20th century with a particular focus on movements of renewal. the course highlights significant developments and people; and introduces students to both primary and secondary sources.  Credit Hours: 3

BHIS 3060 Syllabus: Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: October 28 - December 13

BIB 4010 - CRITICAL ISSUES IN THE OLD TESTAMENT AND NEW TESTAMENT

This course surveys various issues in current biblical scholarship such as inspiration, canon and historiography. Credit Hours: 3

BIB 4010 Syllabus: Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: August 19 - October 10

BMIN 2080 - FOUNDATIONS FOR MINISTRY

This course stresses the spiritual formation of the minister based on the nature of God, biblical examples of ministry, and a personal assessment of aptitude for ministry.  Students are also introduced to the tools of theological research and the various kinds of ministry.  Credit Hours: 3

BMIN 2080 Syllabus:  Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: August 5 - September 13

BMIN 3050 - INTRODUCTION TO PREACHING

An introduction to the principles of biblical preaching. Attention is given to sermon design and development, proper handling of the biblical text to derive the message of the sermon, illustrating and applying the message, types of sermons, and sermon delivery. A concurrent laboratory is required. Credit Hours: 3

BMIN 3050 Syllabus:  Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: September 16 - October 25

BMIS 3000 - THE WORLD CHRISTIAN

This course seeks to lead students to become World Christians by focusing on the theological, cultural, and contextual aspects of what God is doing in this world and by discovering how to participate strategically with God in his work.  The course tackles tough questions about God and the lost.  It also surveys a history of missionary heroes to discover personalities who exemplified missiological principles.  This course meets 3 hours of the Liberal Arts global perspectives requirement.  Credit Hours: 3

BMIS 3000 Syllabus:  Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: August 19 - December 13

BNEW 3020 - NEW TESTAMENT STORY AND VISION (MATTHEW - REVELATION)

This course seeks to equip students with knowledge of the New Testament documents to encourage them to live the truths of God’s Word, and to share those truths with others. This course is restricted to transfer students who did not take BNEW 1010/BNEW 1030 and degree completion students.  Credit Hours: 3

BNEW 3020 Syllabus: Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: September 16 - October 25

BNEW 4050 - NEW TESTAMENT TEXTUAL STUDIES III (LIFE AND WRITINGS OF PAUL)

This course allows for an in-depth study of a specific book, or books, or genre within the New Testament. Through a coordinated effort, major books and portions of the New Testament will be available each semester for study. The course works coordinates with BNEW 2050 and BNEW 3050 to provide concentrated study of New Testament texts. This course may be repeated for up to 6 hours of credit based on three distinctive studies in the New Testament.  Credit Hours: 3

BNEW 4050 Syllabus: Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: September 16 - October 25

BOLD 2050 - OLD TESTAMENT TEXTUAL STUDIES 1 (LEADERSHIP)

This course explores an Old Testament book, topic or theme and is grounded in carefully chosen Old Testament texts.

The course work coordinates with BOLD 3050 and BOLD 4050 to provide concentrated study of Old Testament texts. This course can be repeated three times for up to four hours of credit based on four distinctive studies in the Old Testament.  Credit Hours: 1

BOLD 2050 Syllabus: Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: November 11 - December 13

BOLD 3020 - OLD TESTAMENT STORY AND VISION (GENESIS - MALACHI)

Through the study of the words and worlds of the books of Genesis through Malachi, this course seeks to lead students to incorporate and practice within our current communities and throughout the world the desires God has expressed for his people.  This course is restricted to transfer students who did not take BOLD 2010/BOLD 2030 and degree completion students.  Credit Hours: 3

BOLD 3020 Syllabus: Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: October 28 - December 13

BOLD 3040 - ISRAELITE POETRY AND WISDOM LITERATURE

Selections from the Psalms, Proverbs, Song of Songs, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Job. Their historical backgrounds, especially the poetic and wisdom literature of the ancient Near East. The importance of their message for that period and present times. Credit Hours: 3

BOLD 3040 Syllabus: Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: Canceled

BRES 2070 - RESEARCH AND WRITING

Introduces majors to skills, resources and strategies used in academic research within the College of Bible and Ministry. Helps lay the foundation for writing papers in upper-division courses and future study in ministry.  Credit Hours: 2

BRES 2070 Syllabus: Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: September 30 - December 13

GRK 1010- ELEMENTARY GREEK I

Grammar and syntax of the Greek New Testament with emphasis on basic inflections and vocabulary. This course is the first in a series of three semesters of Greek that satisfy the biblical language requirement for majors in the College of Bible and Ministry.  Credit Hours: 3

GRK 1010 Syllabus:   Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: August 19 - December 13

PHIL 3030 - ETHICS

A study of principles and methods used in evaluating human conduct. An emphasis on the origin and development of the major views of the good life. Application of Christian ethics to modern problems. Credit Hours: 3

PHIL 3030 Syllabus (Coming Soon):  Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: August 19 - December 13

   

SUMMER 2019


BFAM 330 - CHRISTIAN TEACHING

This course addresses biblical,theological and philosophical foundations for Christian teaching.  Credit Hours: 3

BFAM 330 Syllabus:  Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates:  May 13 - June 21

On Campus Dates:  May 28 - June 1

            

BFAM 338 - CHRISTIAN FAMILIES

Explores biblical texts relevant to families. Studies principles in scripture for building successful marriages and resolving relationship problems. Examines singleness, divorce, roles, communication, conflict resolution, and parenting methods. Credit Hours: 2

BFAM 338 Syllabus (coming soon):  Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: June 17 - July 26

BIB 252 - HERMENEUTICS

This course considers the inspiration and nature of Scripture, and equips students to use tools for exegetical research in order to interpret various genres of the Bible to explain a biblical passage in a clear, logical manner, and to make legitimate and practical application to contemporary contexts. Credit Hours: 3

BIB 252 Syllabus:  Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: May 13 - July 26

BMIS 280 - THE WORLD CHRISTIAN

This course seeks to lead students to become World Christians by focusing on the theological, cultural, and contextual aspects of what God is doing in this world and by discovering how to participate strategically with God in his work. The course tackles tough questions about God and the lost. It also surveys a history of missionary heroes to discover personalities who exemplified missiological principles. This course meets 3 hours of the Liberal Arts global perspectives requirement. Credit Hours: 3

BMIS 280 Syllabus: Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: May 13 - July 26

BNEW 310 - NEW TESTAMENT SEMINAR IN TEXT/GENRE: 1 CORINTHIANS

This course focuses on 1 Corinthians text, exegetical skills, research skills, theological interpretation, canonical setting, critical issues specific to that text, historical and cultural backgrounds, and contemporary application.

This course can be repeated for up to 6 hours of credit based on two distinctive studies in the New Testament. Credit Hours: 3

BNEW 310 Syllabus:  Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: May 13 - July 26
On Campus Dates: June 17 - 21
Prerequisite(s):   BIB 252, or consent of the instructor.

BNEW 317 - GOSPEL OF JOHN

An in-depth study with special attention given to the introduction, critical problems, and content of the book. Credit Hours: 3

BNEW 317 Syllabus: Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: June 3 - July 26      

BNEW 415 - NEW TESTAMENT TEXTUAL STUDIES: HEBREWS

This course allows for an in-depth study of Hebrews. Through a coordinated effort, major books and portions of the New Testament will be available each semester for study. The course works coordinates with BNEW 215 and BNEW 315 to provide concentrated study of New Testament texts. This course may be repeated for up to 6 hours of credit based on three distinctive studies in the New Testament. Credit Hours: 3

BNEW 415 Syllabus:  Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: May 13 - July 5

BOLD 304 - ISRAELITE HISTORY: JOSHUA-ESTHER

A study of Israel’s attempt to walk in covenant with God from selected passages of the historical books ranging from Joshua’s conquest of Canaan through the return of Jews from Babylonian exile.  Credit Hours: 3

BOLD 304 Syllabus: Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: May 13 - July 5

BOLD 309 - OLD TESTAMENT SEMINAR IN TEXT/GENRE (LAMENT LITERATURE)

This course will focus on lament literature, exegetical skills, research skills, theological interpretations, canonical setting, critical issues specific to that text, historical and cultural backgrounds and contemporary application.

This course can be repeated for up to 6 hours of credit based on two distinctive studies in the Old Testament. Credit Hours: 3

BOLD 309 Syllabus:  Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: May 13 - July 26
On Campus Dates: June 24 - 28
Prerequisite(s):   BIB 252, or consent of the instructor.

BOLD 405 - OLD TESTAMENT TEXTUAL STUDIES III: ISAIAH

This course allows for an in-depth study Isaiah. Through a coordinated effort, major books and portions of the Old Testament will be available each semester for study. The course work coordinates with BOLD 205 and BOLD 405 to provide concentrated study of Old Testament texts. This course can be repeated for up to 6 hours of credit based on three distinctive studies in the Old Testament. Credit Hours: 3

BOLD 405 Syllabus:  Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: June 3 - July 26

GRK 271 - INTERMEDIATE GREEK READINGS (ON CAMPUS)

This course teaches reading knowledge of Greek, development and practice of exegetical method, proficiency in computer software, proficiency in research tools and technical resources, linguistic commentaries, review and reinforcement of grammar and vocals, oral communication (present exegetical results, preach a sermon, etc.), critical issues in context of language study, disposition of confidence and high view of the Bible as a reliable, trustworthy source of revelation, and text criticism.  Credit Hours: 3

May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours of credit.

GRK 271 Syllabus:  Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: May 13 - May 24
On Campus Dates: May 13 - May 24
Prerequisite(s):   GRK 171 and GRK 172