Bachelor of Theology

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Admission
Starts: 29 August, 2016
Duration : 4 years
Instructors: Bachelor of Theology
Phone : 213-736-6500
Fax: 213-736-6504
Email : Admissions@ReformedUniversity.org

General Description and Program Goals

The Reformed University offers a Bachelor of Theology degree based on 120 semester hours of credit. The program requires eight semesters in four academic years including General Education and Concentration Area (Christian Education, Christian Art Culture, Christian Counseling, and Missiology). The objective of the program is to prepare students to communicate the Gospel accurately and effectively. Students will acquire deeper knowledge of the foundation and history of Christianity. Graduates from our program will utilize Biblical Studies as the foundation; Church History as the framework, understand the theory of Theological Disciplines and gain in-depth knowledge of the Old and New Testaments. The program also encourages students to have autonomous learning and prepare them to serve professionally in the field of theology. In addition to exegetical skills and spiritual formation essential to Christian studies, communication, leadership and organizational skills are also required in this program.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the students will be able to:

    • able to explain about the historical, doctrinal, biblical and practical aspects of the Christianity
    • gain ability to discover the current issues of the Christian world view and apply biblical-based and ethical reasoning skills to problems
    • expertise, analyze and engage in meaningful understanding of the Scriptures
    • develop communication, leadership and organizational skills

 

General Education

The General Education (GE) requirement promotes the intellectual growth of all undergraduates by ensuring that they are acquire a breadth of knowledge that will enlarge their perspectives beyond the focus of a major and serve them well as participants in a knowledge-based society. It seeks to stimulate continued intellectual growth by providing students with knowledge not only of the content but also of the methodologies of different academic disciplines. It involves students in the learning process by its expectation of considerable writing and class participation. It encourages students to consider the relationship between disciplines.

The Bachelor of Theology requires a minimum of 18 credit (six courses) units earned in General Education. GE includes courses in arts, cultures, ethics, psychology and language. Students can demonstrate developing analytical, expressive and collaborative skills which is essential component for the Bachelor of Theology program.

Concentration Area Requirement

The Bachelor of Theology requires a minimum of 12 course credit units (four courses) earned in concentration area. As part of the degree program, students will select one concentration area from ;

  • Christian Education
  • Christian Art Culture
  • Christian Counseling
  • Missiology

Graduation Requirements

The Bachelors degree program in Theology requires the completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours of credit, passing the comprehensive Bible examination, and demonstration of Christian character. Credits can be a combination of transfer credits and completion of course work with a Grade Point Average of C (2.0). At least 18 credits must be in General Education area, and at least 12 credits must be in Concentration Area. A minimum of 60 units must be completed at The Reformed University and the remaining 60 units may be accepted through transfer credits.

1. General Education (GE) : 18 Semester Units

Students will select six courses form the following:

Code Title Unit
GE101 Culture and Ministry 3 Units
GE102 Ethics in Human Communication 3 Units
GE103 Women & the Biblical Tradition 3 Units
GE104 Christianity and the Creative Thinking in Arts 3 Units
GE105 Introduction to Biblical Literature 3 Units
GE106 Christian Life, Faith, and Ministry 3 Units
GE107 Christian Ethics in Cinematic Acts 3 Units
GE108 Psychology and Christian 3 Units
GE109 Philosophy of Religion 3 Units
GE201 Oral Communication and Speech (English, Korean) 3 Units

 2. Christian Education : 12 Semester Units

Four courses required for selected concentration of area.

Code Title Unit
CE101 Child Growth and Development 3 Units
CE102 Educational Theology 3 Units
CE103 Children Education 3 Units
CE104 Bible Education Seminar 3 Units
CE105 Christian Education and Development Theology 3 Units
CE106 Educational Research and Statistics 3 Units

3. Christian Art Culture : 12 Semester Units

Four courses are required from selected concentration of area

Code Title Unit
CA101 History of Art and Culture 3 Units
CA102 Introduction to Christian Performance Art 3 Units
CA103 Intro to Christian Music 3 Units
CA104 Intro to Film Appreciation 3 Units
CW101 Creative Writing 3 Units
CW102 Bible as a Literacy Genre 3 Units

 4. Christian Counseling : 12 Semester Units

Four courses required for selected concentration of area.

Code Title Unit
PC101 Church & Worldview Relations 3 Units
PC102 Living out a Christian Life 3 Units
PC103 Introduction to Pastoral Counseling 3 Units
PC104 Counseling Method 3 Units
PC105 Counseling Psychology 3 Units
PC106 Family Counseling Therapy 3 Units

 5. Missiology : 12 Semester Units

Four courses required for selected concentration of area.

Code Title Unit
MI101 Cultural Anthropology 3 Units
MI102 Introduction to Missions 3 Units
MI103 Missions Strategies 3 Units
MI104 Modern Missionary Movement (History of Missions) 3 Units
MI105 Church Growth and Christian Missions 3 Units
MI106 Theology of Missions 3 Units
MI107 World Religions 3 Units

6. Biblical and Theological Studies : 90 Semester Units

All of the following courses are required:

Code Title Unit
BT100A Old Testament Studies 3 Units
BT100B New Testament Studies 3 Units
BT101 Foundation of Gospels 3 Units
BT202 Book of Moses 3 Units
BT205 Book of Acts 3 Units
BT303 Foundation of Spirituality 3 Units
BT304 Bible Prophecies 3 Units
BT307 Preaching Principle 3 Units
BT308 Bible Study Methods 3 Units
BT406 Interpretation of Bible 3 Units
BT409 Systematic Theology I 3 Units
BT412 Christian Ethics I 3 Units
BT413 Christianity 3 Units
BT203 Church History 3 Units
BT301 American Church History 3 Units
BT302 Korean Church History 3 Units
BT407 Church Administration 3 Units
BT305 Curriculum of Early Childhood Education 3 Units
PS102 Education and Psychology 3 Units
BT201 Leadership Foundation 3 Units
PC203 Living out a Christian Life 3 Units
PC407 Family Dynamics 3 Units
PC305 Introduction to Marriage & Family Therapy 3 Units
AN102 Intercultural Studies 3 Units
MY110
Contemporary Church Music 3 Units
CP399
Chapel 3 Units
FE399 Field Education and Report 3 Units
QT399 Graduation Preparation Class 3 Units

Course Descriptions

GE101 Culture and Ministry

This course helps students understand the interplay between cultural awareness and effective ministry. Since cultural forces are constantly shifting, emphasis is placed on ethnographic principles and practices as valuable tools needed in order to effectively engage people in ministry in various contexts.

GE102 Ethics in Human Communication

This seminar in ethics and communication helps students understand the ethical dilemmas faced by communicators in a variety of situations. Through the examination of various communication theories, students come to understand the powerful ways in which communication defines, creates, maintains, and/or changes social reality and understand the ethical implications involved in each of these communication functions.

GE103 Women & the Biblical Tradition

In this course, we will consider images of women in the Hebrew Bible, New Testament, and related literature from the biblical period exploring the range of roles that women play within biblical narratives (as wives and mothers; as heroes and villains; as warriors, queens, and prophets), the variety of metaphorical/symbolic uses of femininity in biblical traditions, and legal and ethical precepts related to the status of women in ancient Israel, early Judaism, the Jesus Movement, and early Christianity. We will ask what these ancient, literary representations of women and femininity might tell us about the experiences of “real” women and men in their authors’ time, but we will also see how biblical stories about women have been reinterpreted according to the values of different times and cultures, and we will discuss the ways in which biblical traditions about women may have impacted the understanding of gender in Western culture, past and present.

GE104 Christianity and the Creative Thinking in Arts

This is a study of Christianity in the arts. Issues of ethics and social justice in the context of cultural studies are considered. Emphasis is placed on spiritual, artistic, and community development.

GE105 Introduction to Biblical Literature

This course introduces Old Testament biblical literature, hermeneutics, and literary critical methodologies with a primary focus on the books of Exodus and Deuteronomy. Students learn to observe the overall structure of these books, their historical settings, and modern approaches to their literary analysis. Students learn to interpret individual texts within each book. Students study how Deuteronomy uses the material of Exodus to communicate God’s Word to a new generation.

GE106 Christian Life, Faith, and Ministry

The theological, educational, and social bases for ministry and service are examined. An analysis of the church’s responsibility and methods for carrying out the ministry mandate of Jesus is emphasized. Field experience is required.

GE107 Christian Ethics in Cinematic Acts

This seminar in Christian culture media ethics helps students understand ethical dilemmas encountered by practitioners of film, television, and digital media in a variety of situations. Through the study of mass communication theories and criticism, students learn the powerful ways that entertainment media define, create, maintain and/or change cultural realities and understand the Christian ethical implications therein.

GE108 Psychology and Christian

This class discusses and critically evaluates the core ideas in the integration of psychology and the Christian faith by teaching the four to five established approaches for how to integrate what is known from psychological science and what is known from Biblical hermeneutics and theology. Upon completion of the course, students are able to define and communicate an awareness of the issues and various approaches for integration. Students are also able to identify and communicate the application of the integration of psychology and the Christian faith in their own lives and practice of psychology. Students enrolled in the course may be required to share information regarding their personal life, family, and relationships.

GE109 Philosophy of Religion

The study is designed so the seminar participant may develop a thorough understanding of the issues in advanced contemporary philosophy of religion.

GE201 Oral Communication and Speech (English, Korean)

This course is designed for students to learn the basics of effective oral communication. Students will study communication skills and will be participating in class discussion, small group speeches, role-play, and etc. Attention is given to the following areas: selection of subjects, aim, targeted audience, organization, and effective delivery.

CE101 Child Growth and Development

A study of the basic principles of development and learning for early childhood development, including children’s cognitive, language, social, emotional, and physical development for children. Students will be able to gain knowledge of the nature of children and principle of human development; understand diverse areas of human development according to the theories of child development; develop the sense of observation skill through the field experience for the preparation of teaching skills; practice the designing lesson plan and teaching experiences with specific age and area of child development; be an expert in the area of child development in theory and practice.

CE102 Educational Theology

This course is designed to help students develop practical theology and educate students in the interdisciplinary field of Christian education. Students will use the Bible to study the biblical, theological, psychological, and spiritual foundations of religious education, understand the spiritual development of children, and know the complex demands of mature faith.

CE103 Children Education

This course is designed to study the historical, philosophical, psychological and spiritual basis of curriculum for early childhood education and to learn how to create, execute, and evaluate the successful curriculum and instruction for young children within child care programs. This course combines a theoretical and experiential investigation of curriculum for children ages birth through eight years, with primary emphasis on pre-kindergarten through the elementary grades. It emphasizes the roles of the teacher as observer, collaborator, facilitator, and organizer.

CE104 Bible Education Seminar

This course teaches basic Bible study methods and rules of interpretation. Students will develop skills in biblical observation, interpretation, and application. In the course, several selected passages will be discussed, and special attention will be given to the exegetical method. Throughout the course, students will learn the Bible’s story line and trace key themes of each book.

CE105 Christian Education and Development Theology

The course explores the application of human development, other social science theories, and research to Christian Education. The course will focus on one’s spiritual development through his or her lifespan, as well as the importance of understanding social context and organizational dynamics for effective ministry.

CE106 Educational Research and Statistics

Students will learn and analyze various educational theories, paradigms, and methods of educational research, which impact school policy and decision-making. The course will also discuss evaluation, experimental, and various forms of both quantitative and qualitative research. By using statistical resources, students will practice making decisions, using research results effectively, utilizing up-to-date techniques, and etc.

CA101 History of Art and Culture

The course is designed for students who want to study the history of art and the artistic methodologies that have been important to the history of art from ancient time to the present. Students will examine various art pieces to study different cultures all over the world. Through examining, students will see different cultural standards and traditional practices. By the end of the course, students will have better understanding in relationship between art and culture.

CA102 Introduction to Christian Performance Art

This course is designed for students who are interested in performing art such as theatre, dance, musical, and etc. Firstly, students will learn basic components of each performing arts and the process of preparing the arts. After study variety of performances, students will observe and interpret each performance. Furthermore, students will see each performance’s cultural effects on its audience.

CA103 Intro to Christian Music

The course is an introduction to church music, and it is designed especially for music teachers, church leaders, praise team leaders. Students will learn basic vocabulary of church music as well as basic music reading skills. The course will also provide knowledge in basic church music concepts and song leading techniques. During the course, students will have some changes to discuss variety of music issues and leading music during service.

CA104 Intro to Film Appreciation

Emphasis on the analysis of the visual and aural aspects of selected motion pictures, dramatic aspects of narrative films, and historical growth and sociological effect of film as an art.

CW101 Creative Writing

This course is designed for students interested in learning and practicing the craft of creative writing, including writing poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Includes discussion of the biblical foundations for creative expression through words and of the Christian writer’s responsibility to art, society, self, and God. Workshop format.

CW102 Bible as a Literacy Genre

This course considers the Bible as literature. Key texts of various genres from the Bible will be examined. Clarification of the parameters of biblical scholarships and interpretation will be established. Literary criticism will be employed to engage the various genres of biblical literature. This course prioritizes clear and creative articulation using writing skills.

PC101 Church & Worldview Relations

This course is an introduction to a study of psychology, theology, and the relationship between these two fields. Throughout the course, students will learn main themes of theology and major theories in psychology. Special emphasis will be on exploration of spiritual implications and psychological skills/methods used in therapeutic counseling. At the end of the course, students will have practical sessions to gain experience in assessing a person’s spiritual-psychological health and growth.

PC102 Living out a Christian Life

This course is an in-depth study of how to lead people to Christ. Special attention will be given to the theology of all aspects of evangelism, including the follow-up. Various methods of approach and presentation will be considered. Emphasis will be placed on evangelism and the local church for conservation of results.

PC103 Introduction to Pastoral Counseling

This course is an overview of current trends in counseling theory and practice and the role of counseling in public, private and church settings. Basic counseling skills taught in this course include interviewing, assessment, and therapeutic listening in a laboratory situation. Application is made to premarital, family crisis, grief and substance abuse counseling, with emphasis on developing strategies and applying scriptural principles.

PC104 Counseling Method

The course is designed to present an overview of counseling theory, principles, techniques and essential methods. Specific skills, competencies, and concepts related to counseling interviews will be studied. Emphasis will be on the development of individual counseling skills through readings, class discussions, and experiential exercises.

PC105 Counseling Psychology

The course teaches what facilitates personal and interpersonal functioning throughout one’s life. Particular attention will be given on emotional, social, vocational, educational, developmental, and organizational concerns. During the course, students will have some chance to do clinical practices in class, analyze their practices, and develop their counseling skills. Through the practices, students will earn experience in counseling psychology.

PC106 Family Counseling Therapy

This is a course designed to give the student an opportunity to translate the theories of Family Therapy into practice. The structure of the course provides for the majority of the work in the praxis of Family Therapy.

MI101 Cultural Anthropology

This module is an upper division survey of the cultures of our world with a special look at non-western societies. The course will provide tools for more effective intercultural communications as well as giving us a mirror in which to see our cultural groups more clearly.

MI102 Introduction to Missions

Missiology is the science of mission. It combines intercultural studies, anthropology, history, cross-culture communications and theology. This introductory overview of the church’s global missions will include a look at biblical motivations, historical background and current strategies. This course does not seek to transform everyone into a global missionary. It will, however, seek to motivate everyone to be a mobilizer for the cause of evangelism.

MI103 Missions Strategies

This course in the methodology of missions, It will cover all kinds of issues. Sometimes I’ve even told students that it is subtitled “Coffee Break on the Mission Field” since we will talk about many of the things that missionaries talk about when they get together.

MI104 Modern Missionary Movement (History of Missions)

This course looks at 2000 years of the expansion of Christianity around the world. An in-depth look will be taken at the last four hundred years, beginning with groups like the Moravians in the 1600s and then contributions of people like Wiliam Carey, Hudson Taylor, Cameron Townsend, Donald McGavran and Ralph Winter.

MI105 Church Growth and Christian Missions

This church growth class will focus on church growth and planting not as a list of programs to be tried, but as the serious study of the questions : Why do some churches grow and others do not? Are there reproducible principles which church leaders can or should prayerfully attempt to follow in a variety of congregations? The course will lean heavily on the foundational work of Donald McGavran, the man many call “the father of the modern Church Growth movement.”

MI106 Theology of Missions

This course will respond to issues like : Is Christ the only way? What is our scriptural and Theological foundation for evangelizing the whole world? Does the global mandate begin with Jesus’ Great Commission? What about those who have never heard of the name of Jesus? What about those “gentiles” who lived and died prior to Jesus’ birth? What does sincerity in following one’s own religion count for? In what ways does our culture shape our theology? Is it possible to respond to religious pluralism without falling into either a narrow dogmatism on the one hand, or an uncritical relativism on the other?

MI107 World Religions

Introduction to the world’s major religious systems (including some segments of Christianity): Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Islam and Animism. We will investigate these religions from several perspectives, including historical (beginnings and development), phenomenological (beliefs, rituals, practices), and comparative (similarities and differnces). The course will utilize a combination of discussions, lectures, films, special speakers and even some field trips.

BT100A Old Testament Studies

This course is a study of the Old Testament with emphasis on the historical, theological and literary features. In the class, students will learn the author of each book in the Bible, the purpose and message of each book, and right interpretation methods of each book. The course will offer tools and experiences to understand the history and literature of the Old Testament.

BT100B New Testament Studies

This course is a study of the New Testament with emphasis on the historical, theological and literary features. In the class, students will learn the author of each book in the Bible, the purpose and message of each book, and right interpretation methods of each book. The course will offer tools and experiences to understand the history and literature of the New Testament.

BT101 Foundation of Gospels

This course is a study of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John with emphasis on content, similarities, and differences. Critical methodologies are studied and evaluated. This course will provide an overview of the scope and content of the four Gospels. Each of these gospels was written at a specific time and place and for a specific purpose. While using many the same traditions about Jesus, each shapes its presentation to the needs of the particular community for which it was written, resulting in diverse portraits of Jesus.

BT202 Book of Moses

This course is designed to introduce the student to the historical, literary, and theological interpretation of the Pentateuch.  In the course, students will examine creation, fall, Israel’s ancestors, exodus, and the Law using literary and historical analysis. Theological issues explored include the character of God, human nature, and covenantal relationship with God. Class will sample the diverse genres of literature contained within the Torah, seek out and study the alleged anomalies and discrepancies, and thereby acquire an appreciation for the productive methods used in the modern critical study of the Bible.

BT205 Book of Acts

This course is a detailed study of the Book of Acts with emphasis on the development of the early church and on the life and missionary journey of Paul. The Book of Acts is the intended sequel to the Gospel of Luke, showing how the new community of faith applied Christ’s teachings to life and how they proclaimed His message throughout the world. In this course, learners complete an exegetical study of the Book of Acts by focusing on the biblical theology of the book, the historical background of events, and the theological emphasis of the speeches. The goal of the course is to enable learners to articulate the message of Acts in ways that are both textually accurate and contemporarily relevant, and to apply that message to life.

BT303 Foundation of Spirituality

This course is designed to give students an introductory overview of the dynamics involved in the formation of mature character in the life of the Christian leader. In this course, students will explore the theoretical foundations, or basic assumptions, of spiritual formation. The course will be primarily concerned with issues related to human anthropology and the development of the self. This will include study in the following areas: critical reasoning, human psychology, and character development.

BT304 Bible Prophecies

This course is a study of the historical background, the theological aspect, time, and place of ministry, and personality of each of the authors of the books of Prophets. This course will focus on the exegesis of the Hebrew text of Amos. Students will examine the theology, poetic method, structure, historical background, text criticism and Hebrew syntax. Throughout the course, students will investigate in a critical manner the prophetic literature that is, the body of writings that witnesses to and grows out of the ministry of the prophets of the Old Testament.

BT307 Preaching Principle

This course will help students to prepare sermon construction and style of delivery of the sermon. This course is an introduction to the principles of, and the processes involved in, the preparation and delivery of sermons. Preaching is Gold’s revealed way of making himself and His saving covenant known to us. It communicates the Bible as no other way of handling it does. In this course, students shall look at the guiding principles that constitute reformed preaching through the ages, giving particular concentration on the mechanics of sermon construction.

BT308 Bible Study Methods

This is a course on the basic principles of biblical teaching. This course will not only teach the essentials of inductive Bible study methods, but will present the techniques using new modes of communication. The course is designed to give a basic overview of methods and principles of teaching biblical truth. In doing this, the course will attempt to give the student helpful feedback so that he or she can assess with more confidence God’s calling in his life. Bible studies may focus on the New Testament (NT) Letters.

BT406 Interpretation of Bible

This course is an introduction to the tools and methods needed to interpret Scripture. Students will study the principles of biblical interpretation, an introduction to the major resources available for biblical interpretation, and an exegetical study of selected passages from the various types of biblical literature. Through the course, students gain an understanding of how to use biblical research tools and to integrate materials in an effective and hermeneutically acceptable manner.

BT409 Systematic Theology I

This course is a study of the inspiration of the scriptures, the works of God, origin, and destiny of angels, and man. This course will introduce students the fundamental structures of Christian and Lutheran thought, as it explores the relationship between God, humanity and the world in a history of revelation that extends from creation and fall to the consummation of all things and is centered in Jesus Christ.

BT412 Christian Ethics I

This course will provide an introduction to Christian ethics and how the forms and teachings of impact the broader society. This course examines how the Christian tradition, past and present, understands and teaches how Christians should live, what they should and should not do, and the kinds of persons they should be. Persistent and contemporary moral issues and concerns will be addressed-such as war and peace, terrorism, economics, the environment, globalization, capital punishment, euthanasia, abortion, and cloning-along with various Christian responses to them. In particular, students will be encouraged to develop analytical and critical thinking skills, as well as reflect on their own processes of moral reflections.

BT413 Christianity

This course is an introduction to the teachings of the Christian faith. This course is designed to help students to learn more about their faith, how to apply it to daily life, learn how to read the Bible, and to explore theology. This course will give students a clear foundation in Christian doctrine to further their personal discipleship and enable them to minister with theological integrity and biblical faithfulness. This course will cover such topics as God, the Bible, Sin, Salvation, the Church, and Eschatology

HI203 Church History

This course is a study of early and medieval church to modern and postmodern church development including major theologians and their writings. This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the major events in the life of the church. Students will study the status of the Christian Church during its first fourteen centuries is essential for those who will minister in that institution in order to understand their heritage and build upon it. The primary method in the course will be the study of individuals who made major contributions to the life of the church over the centuries.

HI301 American Church History

This course is a study of the establishment, expansion, internal development, and societal impact of the Protestant churches on the North American continent from the colonial period until today, with particular focus on the major leaders and controversies in the development of Reformed and Presbyterian theology in the United States and Canada.

HI302 Korean Church History

In this course, students will learn Korean church development including its identity and growth within historical-theological framework. Through studying the history of Korea and church development in Korea, students will examine the biblical and theological principles for church revitalization in Korea. Students will also learn the key events in Korean church history, and special attention will be given to the persecution of the early church.

CE407 Church Administration

This course is a study of administrative principles and practices for the local church. The course examines staff, finances, buildings, and public relations in churches and integrates material from both religious and secular sources. This course is designed to equip church starters, pastors, and leaders with Bible knowledge, Christian character, servant leadership, and teaching experience with the goal of life-change. It addresses the diverse learning styles of adults through active discussion, charts, visuals, Internet research, team-building, and project-based learning. This course focuses on how to apply the basic principles of leadership and church administration.

CE305 Curriculum of Early Childhood Education

This course is designed to study the historical, philosophical, psychological and spiritual basis of curriculum for early childhood education and to learn how to create, execute, and evaluate the successful curriculum and instruction for young children within child care programs. This course combines a theoretical and experiential investigation of curriculum for children ages birth through eight years, with primary emphasis on pre-kindergarten through the elementary grades. It emphasizes the roles of the teacher as observer, collaborator, facilitator, and organizer.

PS102 Educational and Psychology

This course is designed to introduce psychological principles, theories, and methodologies to issues of teaching and learning in schools. The main focus of this course is on the learning process and related ideas such as development, individual differences, cognition, effective learning environments, motivation and exceptionalities. Emphasis is on studying the development of effective teaching-learning relationships in the school environment. Connections among a variety of disciplines are stressed, as well as links to the real world beyond the classroom.

BT201 Leadership Foundation

This course is to acquaint students with the principles of leadership, mentoring, and biblical management for effective leadership in both the church and ministry. The historical development and biblical principles of management theory and leadership style are examined. Attention is given to personal and spiritual development as a leader, development of future leaders, handling normal hindrances to leadership in ministry, vision casting and strategic planning, setting goals, budgeting, and overseeing the church organization. This course will enable the student to become an effective leader by being a model, mentor and motivator, multiplier and mobilizer, as well as an efficient manager of ministries.

PC203 Living out a Christian Life

This course is an in-depth study of how to lead people to Christ. Special attention will be given to the theology of all aspects of evangelism, including the follow-up. Various methods of approach and presentation will be considered. Emphasis will be placed on evangelism and the local church for conservation of results.

PC407 Family Dynamics

This course examines the role of family structure, interaction and other dynamics in the development, maintenance and treatment of family dysfunctions. This course will also expose students to basic approaches to parenting assessment and development of parenting skills; communication systems study of children and families with various cultural patterns and lifestyles.

PC305 Introduction to Marriage & Family Therapy

Students in this course will be introduced to the newest of the recognized mental health professions, Marriage and Family Therapy. In addition to learning about the history and development of the profession, participants will be introduced to skills used by Marriage and Family Therapists to help individuals, couples and entire families deal with psychological, emotional and behavioral problems. In addition to learning the systems theory on which this mental paradigm is grounded, students will view video tapes of leading therapists working with families and couples, demonstrating the range of techniques used by family therapists.

AN102 Intercultural Studies

This course is introductory-level class to intercultural studies. The course introduces the subject by examining the relationship between culture and identity, patterns of behavior and attitudes engendered by intercultural contact, expressions of identity, etc. This course specially focuses on the importance of culture in our daily lives, and the ways in which culture interrelates with and effects communication processes. We live in an era of rapid globalization in which being able to communicate across cultures is imperative to our ability to function in a diverse workplace, city, and world. Through reading stories and having class discussions, this course will help students to increase their sensitivity to other cultures. Students will have awareness of their own cultural backgrounds and the contexts in which they live and communicate.

MY110 Contemporary Christian Music

This course is focused on study of the concepts, materials and resources currently used in Christian worship. Students will examine the use of standard and emerging popular music trends, styles, ensembles, and nomenclature. Students will also discuss and develop an understanding of the past, present, and future of Contemporary Christian Music. Further discussion will touch on current trend in both the secular and Christian Music industry. The course will include special presentations, discussion forums, and reading assignments

CP399 Chapel

Chapel presentations address the imperatives of the Christian message related to worship, evangelism, discipleship, fellowship, and ministry.  Some sessions will also be utilized for special university emphases.

FE398-399 Field Education and Report

The course helps students gain hands-on experience and gives them the opportunity to integrate their academic learning with real ministry contexts. The students will have supervised ministry experience in a church and meet regularly with a faculty mentor for the purpose of case study discussion, direction, and peer support in relation to students’ ministry site experiences, personal awareness, academic studies, and spiritual formation.

OT399 Graduation Preparation Class

Students who participate in the course will be offered weekly workshops and information on: Selecting a Graduate Program; Preparing a Statement of Purpose; Asking for Letters of Recommendation; Preparing for Admissions Exams; and Understanding the Graduate School Experience.