Course Descriptions

Bible

BIB 101                   New Testament Survey I     2 semester hours

         A survey of the New Testament books from Matthew through Colossians noting their author, date purpose, content, and people addressed.

 

BIB 102                   New Testament Survey II   2 semester hours

         A survey of the New Testament books from I Thessalonians through Revelation noting their author, date purpose, content, and people addressed.

 

BIB 105                  Bible and Science   2 semester hours

         This study lays the biblical foundation for creation science with an emphasis on the refutation of the theory of evolution.  This course shows how true science points to and is in harmony with the Bible while emphasizing how an evolutionary foundation will lead to a life with no absolutes. 

 

BIB 201                   Old Testament Survey I     2 semester hours

         A survey of the Pentateuch and the historical books of the Old Testament, noting authors, dates, and a general overview of content.

 

BIB 202                   Old Testament Survey II   2 semester hours

         A survey of the poetical and prophetic books of the Old Testament, noting authors, dates, and a general overview of content.

 

BIB 204                   Gospel of John                        2 semester hours

         A thorough study of the background and content of the Gospel of John from the perspective of the purpose for its writing clearly given in John 20:31.

 

BIB 205                   Hermeneutics         2 semester hours

         A study of the science of interpretation of the Scripture, emphasizing a literal, grammatical, historical approach.  Practice in interpretation of texts is stressed.

 

BIB 206                   Dispensations         2 semester hours

         A study of the dispensational method of Biblical interpretation as it relates to history, theology, and hermeneutics.

 

BIB 301                   Pauline Epistles I                       3 semester hours

         A comprehensive study of the eschatological and soteriological  epistles of Paul the Apostle, including 1 & 2 Thessalonians, Galatians, 1 & 2 Corinthians, and Romans

 

BIB 302                   Pauline Epistles II                      3 semester hours

         A comprehensive study of the  Christological and  ecclesiological epistles of Paul the Apostle, including Colossians, Philemon, Ephesians, Philippians,  1 & 2 Timothy, and Titus.

 

BIB 303                   General Epistles  3 semester hours

         The background, content, and interpretation of Hebrews, James, Jude,  the epistles of Peter, and the epistles of John.

 

BIB 305                   Prayer    2 semester hours

         A study of the Bible doctrine and practice of prayer with an application to one’s personal prayer life.

 

BIB 306                   Acts        2 semester hours

         A study of the growth and development of the first century church as recorded by Luke.  Special attention will be given to the activity of the Holy Spirit in the ministries of Peter and Paul.

 

BIB 307                   Life of Christ          3 semester hours

         The life of Christ is studied through a careful search of the four Gospels.  From His birth through His crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension, every event and teaching is studied.

 

BIB 310                   Romans         3 semester hours

         A brief study of the historical background of the local church at Rome and an introduction to the epistle and a study of its contents with emphasis on major doctrines found in the book.

 

BIB 311                   Bible Doctrines I                   3 semester hours

         This course is a comprehensive study of the doctrines of God, Christ, Holy Spirit, angels, man, salvation, and prayer.

 

BIB 312                   Bible Doctrines II                 3 semester hours

         This course is a comprehensive study of the doctrines of the church, the Scriptures, and prophecy.

 

BIB 315                   Doctrine of Bible Faith           2 semester hours

         A careful study of faith as described in the Bible; a contrast of faith and rationalism; and a delineation of the implications of the doctrine of Biblical faith in the Christian life and in the doctrines of Salvation and Bibliology.

 

BIB 402                   Minor Prophets    2 semester hours

         A careful study of the background and messages of the twelve minor prophets. The course will emphasize a practical application of the prophets’ messages and will note their prophecies already fulfilled and those still to be fulfilled.

 

BIB 403                   Poetic Books         3 semester hours

         An overview of the background and messages of Job, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon, with a careful study of representative Psalms, and a practical study of the themes of Proverbs.

 

BIB 404                   Major Prophets/Daniel             3 semester hours

         An overview of the background and messages of Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel, with a careful study of the prophecies in the Book of Daniel.

 

BIB 405                   Bible Prophecy I                       2 semester hours

         A study of the Old Testament covenants, the course of the present age,  the methods of interpreting Revelation, and the theories of the rapture and of the millennium taught from a pre-tribulation, pre-millennial view.

 

BIB 406                   Bible Prophecy II                        2 semester hours

         A study of the events in heaven and earth following the rapture and a careful study of the Book of Revelation.

 

BIB 407                   Hebrew History I                      3 semester hours

         A comprehensive study of the Jewish nation, beginning with the journey of Abraham through the conquest of the Land under Joshua. Archaeological and historical testimony supplementing the Old Testament will be considered.

 

BIB 408                   Hebrew History II                     3 semester hours

         A comprehensive study of the Jewish nation, beginning with the time of the Judges until the birth of Christ.  Archaeological and historical testimony supplementing the Old Testament. will be considered.

 

BIB 415                   Contemporary Theology              3 semester hours

         An examination of current trends in theology in the light of the Word of God.  Major emphasis is given to Fundamentalism, Liberalism, Neo-orthodoxy, Existentialism, and Neo-Evangelicalism.

 

BIB 416                   Inspiration and Canonicity  3 semester hours

         A thorough examination of the inspiration and preservation of the Bible.  A careful assessment of the KJV issues and the history of the English Bible.

Church Business

BUS 101                 Keyboarding                                  2 semester hours

         The development of typing techniques with stress on fingering, accuracy, rhythm, and speed. Instruction and practice in machine transcription.

 

BUS 109                  Business Math              2 semester hours

         Mathematical calculation with practice in proficient use of calculators. Mathematical principles with emphasis on church business applications including interest, checking accounts, financial records, and payroll.

Prereq: MTH 104 or satisfactory score on Math Competency test

 

BUS 110                  Business English  2 semester hours

         Instruction and practice in proper communication through letters, memos, and business conversations. Students will learn to effectively plan, prepare, edit, and proofread various types of messages. Prerequisite: English Grammar with at least a C.

 

BUS 112                  Office Practice and Procedures              3 semester hours

         Instruction in ethics, protocol, etiquette, and demeanor of a church secretary. Instruction in secretarial responsibilities including the establishment and maintenance of a filing system, proper phone procedures, receiving of guests and dignitaries, handling of complaints and emergencies, and interaction with supervisors and coworkers.

 

BUS 201                  Computer Applications I         3 semester hours

         Instruction and practice in Windows, word processing, and spread sheets with an emphasis on producing documents, reports, charts, graphs, and tables commonly used by churches and ministries.

 

BUS 202                  Computer Applications II         3 semester hours

         Instruction and practice in database, communication, presentation  and  publishing programs with an emphasis on maintaining ministry records and producing ministry bulletins, brochures, programs, catalogs,  fliers, and presentations.

 

BUS 209                  Church Finance Principles         2 semester hours

         Study of bookkeeping and accounting principles used to establish and maintain a bookkeeping system within a church or ministry setting

 

BUS 210                  Church Finance Procedures      2 semester hours

         Study of procedures for using QuickBooks for Non-Profit Organizations. Students will set up and maintain a financial system on QuickBooks for a church or a ministry.

Church Education

CED 101                Personal Evangelism          2 semester hours

         A training course in personal Evangelism with the emphasis on doing rather than on discussion.  The students will be motivated to win souls and be equipped for this great task.

 

CED 103                Song Leading         2 semester hours

         A basic course in the fundamentals of song leading patterns, techniques of directing, and platform personality.  Included is some basic music theory so that the hymnbook is understood.  Choral directing is also introduced. 

 

CED 201                Introduction to Christian Education           2 semester hours

         A survey of the many various educational ministries of the local church.  Students are challenged to develop a philosophy of ministry that includes a mentoring approach to disciple making.

 

CED 206                Marriage and Family                   2 semester hours

         This course is designed to guide the student through the various responsibilities relating to courtship and marriage from a Biblical perspective.  Emphasis is on the Biblical approach to finding and keeping the right lifelong mate.  Topics discussed include:  courting, engagement, adjustments after marriage, stewardship, parenthood, and divorce.

 

CED 211                Methods of Youth Work         2 semester hours

         Promotion and direction of youth work: evangelistic youth rallies, summer camp, clubs, and organizations.  Emphasis is placed on the needs, motivations, and cultures of the modern teenager.

 

CED 212                Church Education Ministries               2 semester hours

         A study of the organization and administration of the Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and other children’s ministries in the church.  Promotions, visual aids, and methods of reaching children with the Gospel will be studied.

 

CED 213                Christian Woman’s Ministry           2 semester hours

         Biblical principles delineating a godly woman’s responsibilities regarding herself, her family, and her  Christian ministry.

 

CED 301                Christian Counseling I       2 semester hours

         A biblical approach to counseling concerning common problems such as separation, anger, worry, fear, depression, self-esteem, guilt, and communications.

 

CED 302                Christian Counseling II     2 semester hours

         A continuation of CED 301 giving a biblical approach to counseling concerning common problems including hyperactive disorder, lying, stealing, sexual issues, alcohol abuse, parenting, and medical issues.

 

CED 311, 312       Homiletics  I, II                              2 semester hours each

         This course studies sermon building.  An emphasis is placed on outlining and the delivery of expository sermons.  Instruction is also given in the preparation and delivery of other sermon types.

 

CED 314                Leadership         2 semester hours

         A general consideration of basic leadership principles, particularly in the context of ministry situations.

 

CED 401                Church Administration I     2 semester hours

         A practical study of the pastor’s leadership, responsibilities, and his relationship to those who follow him.

 

CED 402                Church Administration  II  2 semester hours

         A study of Baptist church policy.  The structure of the New Testament local church is clearly defined and presented.

 

CED 403                Advanced Counseling I       2 semester hours

         A  study of how the theology of God, man, sin, and forgiveness affect Christian counseling

Prereq: CED 301, 302

 

CED 404                Advanced Counseling II     2 semester hours

         A biblical study with a view toward counseling of marriage, divorce, remarriage, church discipline, and life dominating sins..

Prereq: CED 301, 302

 

CED 405                Baptist History I  2 semester hours

         The rise and growth of early baptistic separatist groups and Baptist churches from the first through the seventeenth centuries A.D. The principles and doctrines of the early church will be noted.

 

CED 406                Baptist History II                         2 semester hours

           A study of Baptist churches and leaders after 1700. The class will focus primarily on American Baptists. The relation of Baptists toward soul liberty, church polity, democracy, evangelism, and missions will be discussed.

 

CED 408            Baptist Distinctives and Polity  2 semester hours

         Distinctive doctrines, practices and procedures of Baptist church administration and leadership will be addressed from a Biblical perspective.

 

CED 410                History of Revival                  2 semester hours

         A survey of revivals throughout history from Bible days until the present. The course aim is to help the student understand the nature of revival and to stir him to seek revival.

 

CED 418                Second Man         1 semester hour

         A study of the place, work, responsibilities, and expectations of the assistant pastor in the church, youth ministry, music, etc.

Elementary Education

EDE 202                 Phonics Instruction               1 semester hour

         The structure and philosophy of phonics in preparation for teaching reading, including a survey of all phonics sounds and rules.

 

EDE 203                 Teaching Spelling                1 semester hour

         A review of all spelling rules tested by a competency exam. Ideas and methods for teaching spelling in the elementary classroom.

 

EDE 204                 Teaching Handwriting       1 semester hour

         Practical experience working with common handwriting methods. Ideas for teaching and implementing handwriting in the classroom are shared.

 

EDE 211                 Preschool Education                  2 semester hours

         A thorough presentation of modern preschool education in both public and private settings with a particular emphasis on terminology and Christian perspective in the preschool classroom.

 

EDE 213                 Teaching History & Social Studies      2 semester hours

         A study of the methods and materials for teaching social studies and history at the elementary level.

 

EDE 250                 Preschool Teaching Internship        6 semester hours

      An internship in a Christian preschool or kindergarten involving observations, teaching, classroom management, planning, and evaluation.  

 

EDE 301                 Teaching Reading                2 semester hours

         A history of phonics instruction and a discussion of modern teaching methodology with critical analysis in the light of biblical principles. Also, preparation for teaching and evaluating reading groups, phonics, and class reading.

Prereq:  EDE 202. 

 

EDE 303                 Teaching Grammar & Composition         2 semester hours

         Methods and ideas for both grammar and composition in the elementary classroom.  A particular emphasis will be placed on integrating grammar and composition instruction.

 

EDE 304                 Teaching Bible   2 semester hours

         Principles of teaching Bible in a variety of settings with an emphasis on teaching for heart and life application

 

EDE  305                Teaching Art         1 semester hour

         Creative art activity, theory, methods and age-suitability of various materials.  Introduction to craft work, materials, and methods.  The psychology of understanding and motivating children. 

 

EDE 315                 Teaching Science & Health    2 semester hours

         Methods and materials on the elementary level for teaching a Biblical, creation-based approach to science and health.  General review of scientific principles is included.

 

EDE 401                 Teaching Math                      2 semester hours

         Discussion of current methods and trends in teaching mathematics in the elementary classroom with practical instruction in approaches and methods of teaching math in the elementary classroom. Students will produce units of instruction and daily lesson plans. 

 

EDE 450                 Elementary Teaching Internship        9 semester hours

         Nine weeks of internship in an off-campus Christian day school involving observations, participation, conferences, teaching, classroom management, planning, and evaluation. 

Prereq:  Senior standing and approval from the Dean of Education. 

 

Foundational Education

EDF 201                 Methods and Materials              2 semester hours

         Methods and teaching techniques compared and evaluated for philosophic basis and effectiveness.  Selected topics on useful teaching materials, bulletin boards, text selection, educational centers, reading levels, development of teacher-produced study aids, various material and their use. 

 

EDF 212                 Child & Adolescent Development      3 semester hours

         A survey of childhood and adolescent growth and development, with an emphasis on developmentally appropriate practice in a classroom setting.

 

EDF 302                 Classroom Management       2 semester hours

         Basic principles of classroom management, organization, discipline, and instruction with emphasis on practical application and Biblical principles.

 

EDF 304                 Foundations of Education        3 semester hours

         Basic philosophical background of Christian day school education, Biblical principle-based curricula, instruction, and teaching.

 

EDF 402                 Tests and Measurements   2 semester hours

         Tests, measurements and evaluation in education; grade book, school reporting systems, construction and analysis of classroom tests, basic statistics, and analysis of standardized tests. 

 

EDF 450            Music Teaching Internship        6 semester hours

         An internship for the music education major in an off-campus Christian day school involving observations, participation, conferences, teaching, classroom management, planning, and evaluation. 

Pre-req.: Senior standing and approval from the Dean of Education.

Secondary Education

EDS 401                 Teaching High School Math            2 semester hours

         A material and methods course for teaching math in the secondary school with an emphasis on effective teaching methods for algebra, trigonometry, and geometry. 

Prereq:  EDF 201 and a junior or senior secondary education major.

 

EDS 403                 Teaching High School English       2 semester hours

         A material and methods course for teaching English in the secondary school with an emphasis on effective teaching methods in grammar, composition, and literature. 

Prereq:  EDF 201 and a junior or senior secondary education major.

 

EDS 405                 Teaching High School History        2 semester hours

         A material and methods course for teaching history and social studies in the secondary school with an emphasis on effective teaching methods in history as well as government and economics. 

Prereq:  EDF 201 and a junior or senior secondary education major. 

 

EDS 407                 Teaching High School Science        2 semester hours

         A material and methods course for teaching science in the secondary school with an emphasis on effective teaching methods in physics and chemistry, as well as astronomy and geology.  

Prereq:  EDF 201 and a junior or senior secondary education major.

 

EDS 450                 Secondary Teaching Internship        6 semester hours

         An internship in an off-campus Christian day school involving observations, participation, conferences, teaching, classroom management, planning, and evaluation. 

Pre-req.: Senior standing and approval from the Dean of Education.

 

English and Speech

ENG 100                Basic English         2 semester hours

         A review of basic principles of grammar for those with a deficiency in English grammar based on their English placement test. The course prepares the student  for college English grammar.

 

ENG 101                English Grammar              3 semester hours

                 This course thoroughly teaches traditional grammar and mechanics with emphasis on the basic parts of speech and their function in the English sentence. 

Prereq:  ENG 100 or satisfactory score on English placement test.

 

ENG 102                English Composition                 3 semester hours

         This course is a study of the basic ways ideas can be fitted together and presented clearly in writing.  Special emphasis is placed on sentence construction, word choices, outlining, writing paragraphs and essays, and writing research papers.

 

ENG 121                Fundamentals of Speech I           3 semester hours

         This basic techniques and principles course offers emphasis on delivery style and platform performance.  Manuscript, memorized and extemporaneous speeches are performed.  The class culminates with the devotional. 

 

ENG 122                Fundamentals of Speech II         3 semester hours

         This course is a continuation study in the basic principles of speech with an introduction to parliamentary procedure.  Impromptu, pantomime, storytelling, demonstration, and informative speeches are delivered.

Prereq:  ENG 121.

 

ENG 203                Survey of American/English Lit.     3 semester hours

         A survey course of the key authors in American and English literature with focus on how authors and their writings influenced Christianity through the ages.

 

ENG 204                Advanced Literature             3 semester hours

         A continuation course of key authors with a strong emphasis on their major works throughout history.  Considerable class time is focused on interpretation of literature and genres.

Prereq:  ENG 203.

 

ENG 301                Advanced Composition       3 semester hours

         This course continues English Composition with study on the paragraph, description, essays, biography and fiction.  Special emphasis is given to clear description and captivating writing.

Prereq:  ENG 102. 

 

ENG 302                Advanced Grammar              3 semester hours

         This course provides a detailed study of the grammatical structure of the English language with an emphasis on phrases, clauses, and diagramming of sentences.

Prereq:  ENG 101.

Evangelism

EVN 201        The Evangelist Himself         2 semester hours

         The evangelist’s call and training, and his lifetime of study in the scriptures. Biblical ethics and attitudes of an evangelist. How to deal with temptations often faced by an evangelist including pride, discouragement, greed, and moral sins.

 

EVN 202        The Evangelist’s Relationships     2 semester hours

         The evangelist’s relationship with his family, with his pastor and home church, as well as with the pastor and church in which he preaches, with colleges, camps, and other organizations. The evangelist’s  development of a network of churches, pastors, and Christian leaders, and the limits of his ecclesiastical cooperation. How an evangelist may constructively influence others.

 

EVN 301        History of Revival         2 semester hours

         A survey of revivals throughout history from Bible days until the present. The course aim is to help the student understand the nature of revival and to stir him to seek revival.

 

EVN 302        Philosophy and Issues in Evangelism       2 semester hours

         The Biblical philosophy of evangelism and the gift of an evangelist. Also, how the Biblical philosophy addresses current issues in evangelism.

 

EVN 401        The Evangelist’s Work              2 semester hours

         The focus of the evangelist’s work with the development of skills and the understanding of tasks that help him carry out his work. His preparation for revival and for revival meetings, his preparation of materials for promotion and carrying out of his work, and his overseeing music in revival meetings.

 

EVN 402        Evangelistic Preaching     2 semester hours

         The preparation and delivery of effective evangelistic sermons. The development of an introduction that captures the audience’s attention and leads into a sermon body that clearly applies Biblical truth to the hearer and prepares for a fruitful invitation that helps people decide for Christ.

 

EVN 403        Financial & Legal Issues for the Evangelist         2 sem. hours

         The personal finances of an evangelist, including the financing of a camper and a home, how to share financial needs with the local church, and legal matters that affect an evangelist, including his records for income tax.

 

EVN 450        Evangelism Internship        4 semester hours

         The student will travel with an approved evangelist for at least  5 weeks to gain experience in the varied responsibilities of an evangelist and receive the mentoring of an experienced evangelist.

 

History

HTY 101                History of Civilization I      3 semester hours

         An overview of Western Civilization from a Christian perspective beginning with the creation of man and continuing through the Protestant Reformation

 

HTY 102                History of Civilization II     3 semester hours

         An overview of Western Civilization from a Christian perspective beginning with post-reformation Europe and continuing into the twenty-first century.

 

HTY 201                United States History I               3 semester hours

         A careful study of the colonial and national development of the United States from Columbus’ arrival in the new world through the civil war. The course will focus on the social, political, spiritual, and economical factors that led to the formation, growth and division of the United States.

 

HTY 202                United States History II             3 semester hours

         A careful study of the national progress of the United States from reconstruction after the civil war to the present. The course will focus on the various factors that led to the growth of America as a great economic, political, military, and spiritual force in the world.

 

HTY 301                Government         2 semester hours

         A study of the system of American government in comparison with other forms of government. The focus is on the philosophy, formation, structures and function of the government of the United States.

 

HTY 302                Economics         2 semester hours

         A comparison of economic systems showing the value of capitalism and an introduction to economic principles in the framework of a capitalist system.

Language

LNG 201, 202       Spanish I, II         3 semester hours each

         A development of the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish, the second most spoken language in the United States.

 

LNG 203, 204       German I, II         3 semester hours each

         A development of the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the German language.

 

LNG 211                Greek Grammar I                       4 semester hours

         The elementary study of Greek grammar beginning with the alphabet and covering prepositions, pronouns, first and second declension nouns, and verbs in the indicative mood.

Prereq: ENG 101.

 

LNG 212                Greek Grammar II                     4 semester hours

         A continuation of LNG 211 emphasizing third declension nouns, participles, infinitives, subjunctive and imperative moods of verbs and the translation of portions of the Greek New Testament.

Prereq: LNG 211.

 

LNG 301, 302       Spanish III, IV    3 semester hours each

         A thorough review of Spanish grammar, the development of an extended Spanish vocabulary, and practice in the four aspects of language.

Prereq: LNG 202.

 

LNG 311                Greek Syntax I        3 semester hours

         A review of Greek Grammar, and the development of Greek syntax with an emphasis on the case uses of nouns. Students will also develop their Greek vocabulary and translate portions of the Greek New Testament.

Prereq: LNG 212.

 

LNG 312                Greek Syntax II      3 semester hours

         The development of Greek syntax and analysis with an emphasis on uses of participles, infinitives, and verb tenses and moods. Students continue vocabulary and translation work.

Prereq: LNG 311.

Mathematics

MTH 104               Math Competency                      3 semester hours

         A fast-paced review of elementary mathematics principles, procedures, and facts aimed at bringing the prospective elementary teacher to a mastery level of the mathematics he will teach in the classroom.

 

MTH 110           Intermediate Algebra             3 semester hours

         A study of linear and quadratic equations and functions,

 

MTH 121               College Algebra   3 semester hours

         Real numbers and their properties, algebraic expressions, equations and inequalities, functions, polynomials, exponentials, logarithmic functions and systems of equations.

 

MTH 122               College Trigonometry                3 semester hours

         A study of functions and their graphs, of trigonometric functions using both the right triangle and circular approach, graphing of trigonometric functions, analytic trigonometry, applications of trig functions, and polar graphs.

Prereq:  MTH 121.

 

MTH 221               Calculus I         3 semester hours

         This course is a study of limits, differential calculus and applications.

Prereq:  MTH 122. 

 

MTH 222               Calculus II         3 semester hours

         This course is a study of integral calculus with applications and includes an introduction to differential equations, sequences, and conic sections.

Prereq:  MTH 221.                

 

MTH 301               College Geometry                   3 semester hours

         This course presents a careful study of Euclidean geometry with a focus on the comprehension and application of its theorems. Topics studied include lines, circles, polygons, triangles, congruence, and similarity.

 

Missions

MIS 102                  Introduction to Missions          2 semester hours

         A study of the biblical basis of New Testament local church missions and a survey of the history of the missionary endeavor of the church with an emphasis on the biblical philosophy that underlies church planting missionary work. The course will also consider the role of the Pastor and the local church in missions, including criteria for choosing missionaries to support and methods of promoting missions in the local church.

 

MIS 202                  World Religions/Cults          2 semester hours

         A concise study of the major world religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Roman Catholicism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormonism, and others.  Emphasis will be placed on the method of Christian witness.

 

MIS 211                 Issues in Missions I                    1 semester hour

         A survey of principles and methods of both financing missions and translating the Scriptures into languages of people that have no Bible.

 

MIS 220                  Annual Institute in Missions                2 semester hours

         Twenty-six hours of detailed missions instruction given by pastors, church planters, and veteran missionaries under the direction of Fundamental Baptist World Wide Missions.

 

MIS 302                 Missionary Preparation          2 semester hours

         The preparation of the missionary for the mission field based on a biblical philosophy of missions.  The course will cover preparing a presentation of mission work, planning and fulfilling the ministry of deputation, surveying a mission field, language study, and the transition to the field.

 

MIS 401                  Missionary Relationships     2 semester hours

         A practical application of biblical philosophy in the relationships a missionary must maintain. Including those with his sending church, his supporting churches, his mission board, the government in his field, and his family on the field. The course will also look at the cross cultural relationships with the people on the mission field.

 

MIS 402 Missionary Strategies 2 semester hours

         A study of effective, Bible-based strategies for building a national ministry on the field. The course will consider strategies for evangelizing a field, planting churches, equipping and utilizing nationals, raising funds, and overseeing a ministry.

 

MIS 403, 404         Missionary Aviation I, II       2 semester hours each

         A study of the opportunities, problems, methods and approaches of missionary aviation in areas such as gospel outreach, transporting missions teams, helping in medical emergencies, delivering supplies, and working with foreign governments.

 

MIS 405                  Medical Missions I                    2 semester hours

         Instruction for meeting emergency medical needs on the mission field. Students will learn techniques for protecting themselves from harm while assisting fellow missionaries and nationals with common medical emergencies.

 

MIS 406                  Medical Missions II                  2 semester hours

         The course will survey the medical needs among nationals on the mission field, provide a working knowledge of how to deal with medical needs in areas with little medical treatment available, and discusses the ways medical treatment can be effectively used in the spread of the gospel.

 

Music

MUS 103               Voice Lab         1 semester hour

         Class instruction giving an introduction voice study and basic vocal technique. 

 

MUS 106                Biblical Philosophy of Music              2 semester hours

         This course is designed to assist the student in establishing a biblical perspective of music, both in the personal realm and in church ministries.

 

MUS 111, 112       Applied Music    1 semester hour each

         Private instruction in voice, piano, organ, brass, etc. as offered in the class schedule.  One half-hour lesson per week.  MUS 211, 212, 311, 312, 411, 412 also available.

 

MUS 121, 122       Choir      1 semester hour each

         Choir group meets two hours weekly.  MUS 221, 222, 321, 322, 421, 422 also available.

 

MUS 131, 132       Brass Ensemble   1 semester hour each

         An ensemble made up of orchestral brass instruments that meets periodically to play and perform music from a classical and/or sacred repertoire. MUS 231, 232, 321, 322, 421, 422 also available.

 

MUS 133, 134       Handbell Choir                      1 semester hour each

         Ensemble group learning and performing special works arranged for handbells (Three Octaves). MUS 233, 234, 333, 334, 433, 434 also available.

 

MUS 135, 136       Strings Ensemble                   1 semester hour each

         An ensemble made up of violins, violas, cellos and basses that meets periodically to play and perform music from a classical and/or sacred repertoire. MUS 235, 236, 335, 336, 435, 436 also available.

 

MUS 137, 138       Woodwind Ensemble             1 semester hour each

         An ensemble made up of orchestral woodwind instruments that meets periodically to play and perform music from a classical and/or sacred repertoire. MUS 237, 238, 337, 338, 437, 438 also available.

 

MUS 139, 140       Violin Ensemble   1 semester hour each

         An ensemble made up of violins that meets periodically to play and perform music from a classical and/or sacred repertoire. MUS 239, 240, 339, 340, 439, 440 also available.

 

MUS 201, 202       Music Theory I, II  2 semester hours each

         Fundamentals of music, sight singing, ear training, basic harmonic progressions, elementary keyboard harmony.

 

MUS 205, 206  Ear Training & Sight Singing I, II               1 semester hour each

         The student will learn to sight read music and develop the ear through dictation. 

 

MUS 208                Survey of Music History           2 semester hours

         A survey of the history of musical development from Bible times through the present.

 

MUS 215, 216         Instrumentation I, II                 2 semester hours each

         An introductory study of basic performance and pedagogy of brass, percussion, woodwind, and string instruments.

 

MUS 221, 222       Piano Pedagogy I & II           2 semester hours each

         A study of the principles and methodologies of piano instruction including the instruction of students at various age and ability levels. The course also examines piano literature, music sources, financial issues, and scheduling considerations for the piano instructor.

 

MUS 225                The Church Pianist I                                 1 semester hour

         An introduction to congregational hymn playing with a focus on the pianist’s attitude, etiquette, song selection, preludes, and invitations. Also the development of the student’s hymn playing skills with a focus on left hand patterns.

 

MUS 226                The Church Pianist II                                1 semester hour

         Hymn playing techniques are advanced with a focus on right hand patterns and transposing hymns.. Instruction is given in the area of creating and playing offertories, as well as the art of accompanying soloists, small musical groups, and choirs.  Consideration will also be given to the pianist’s part in special services such as revival meetings, funerals, and weddings.

Prereq: MUS 225

 

MUS 249, 250 Intern Instruction I & II 1 semester hour each

         An internship for the piano pedagogy major in which the student  gives piano lessons under the direction of the music faculty.

 

MUS 290                Sophomore Music Minor Platforms   0 semester hours

         A platform evaluation of the performance skills in the primary proficiency of a student minoring in music. This evaluation normally takes place during the second semester of the sophomore year.

 

MUS 291                Sophomore Music Major Platforms   0 semester hours

         A platform evaluation of the performance skills in the primary proficiency of a student majoring in music. This evaluation normally takes place during the second semester of the sophomore year.

 

MUS 301, 302       Music Theory III, IV                     2 semester hours each

         A continuation of MUS 201 and 202.  Advanced study of harmony, melody, and rhythm.

Prereq:  MUS 201, 202. 

 

MUS 304                Hymnology         2 semester hours

         The history of the development of the hymn, its nature and function.

 

MUS 305, 306  Ear Training & Sight Sing III, IV   1 semester hour each

         A continuation of MUS 204 and 205.  Advanced sight singing and harmony, as well as advanced melodic, rhythmic and harmonic dictation, keyboard harmony. 

Prereq:  MUS 204, 205.

 

MUS 307                Teaching Christian School Music  2 semester hours

         An overview  of teaching techniques in music with an emphasis on the implementation of a graded choir program for each age group from beginner through high school.

 

MUS 308                Church Music Administration  2 semester hours

         Biblical foundation, principles and administration of church music.  Includes seasonal programming, and the organization of the music program in the church and school.  The course is useful to the musician and the pastor.

 

MUS 313                Choral Conducting                  2 semester hours

         A practical study designed to develop the manual skills, rehearsal methods, and choral techniques of the choir director. 

 

MUS 320               Junior Recital         0 semester hours

         The preparation and presentation of a half recital, along with the study of the music and materials used by participant .

 

MUS 413                Choral Arranging                  2 semester hours

         A study of the techniques and procedures required in arranging and in creative writing for voices.

 

MUS 414                Orchestration         2 semester hours

         Students learn to score and arrange music for various instruments and instrumental combinations.  The ranges and limitations of the instruments are also studied.

 

MUS 420                Senior Recital         1 semester hour

         Forty-five minutes to an hour of memorized music prepared by the student, under the direction of the private teacher.

 

MUS 490                Senior Music Minor Platforms                    0 semester hours

         A platform evaluation of the performance skills in the primary proficiency of a student minoring in music. This evaluation normally takes place during the first semester of the senior year.

 

MUS 491                Senior Music Major Platforms                      0 semester hours

         A platform evaluation of the performance skills in the primary proficiency of a student majoring in music. This evaluation normally takes place during the first semester of the senior year.

Science

NSC 101                Biological Science Survey I                3 semester hours

         Survey of botany and human anatomy and physiology emphasizing God’s purpose and design.

 

NSC 102                Biological Science Survey II              3 semester hours

         Survey of zoology, cell biology, molecular biology, and creationism vs. evolution.

 

NSC 201                Physical Science Survey I      3 semester hours

         A survey of the nature of science, physics, and chemistry. Students will learn basic concepts in these fields and learn to solve problems in these areas.

 

NSC 202                Physical Science Survey II    3 semester hours

         A survey of meteorology, geology, and astronomy.

 

NSC 221                Chemistry         3 semester hours

         A study of the principles of chemistry including stoichiometry, atomic structure, chemical bonding, the periodic table, acids, bases, and oxidation/reduction reactions.

Prereq: High School Chemistry or NSC 201

 

NSC 222                Physics  3 semester hours

         A study of the principles of physics including mechanics, force, kinematics, dynamics, rotational and wave motion, electricity, magnetism, and light.

Prereq: High School Physics or NSC 201

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