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Courses & Syllabi

FALL 2018


BMIN 226 - 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 226 Syllabus:  Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: August 6 - September 14

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: August 20 - December 14

BNEW 311 - 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 311 Syllabus: Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: October 29 - December 14

BNEW 415 - 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 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: September 17 - October 26

BOLD 205 - 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 305 and BOLD 405 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 205 Syllabus: Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: November 12 - December 14

BOLD 302 - 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 203/BOLD 207 and degree completion students.  Credit Hours: 3

BOLD 302 Syllabus: Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: September 17 - October 26

BOLD 308 - 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 308 Syllabus: Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: October 29 - December 14

GRK 171- 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 171 Syllabus:  Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: August 20 - December 14

SUMMER 2018


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

Course Dates: June 18 - July 27

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 7 - July 27

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 7 - July 27

BNEW 215 - NEW TESTAMENT TEXTUAL STUDIES 1 (MARK)

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

Course Dates: July 2 - July 27

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

This course focuses on a specific New Testament 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 7 - July 27
On Campus Dates: July 18 - 22
Prerequisite(s):   BIB 252, or consent of the instructor.

BNEW 311 - 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 311 Syllabus: Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: May 7 - June 29

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 4 - July 27

BNEW 415 - NEW TESTAMENT TEXTUAL STUDIES III (GALATIANS)

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 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 7 - June 29

BOLD 205 - OLD TESTAMENT TEXTUAL STUDIES 1 (LESSER-KNOWN PROPHETS)

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 305 and BOLD 405 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 205 Syllabus: Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: June 4 - June 29

BOLD 302 - 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 203/BOLD 207 and degree completion students.  Credit Hours: 3

BOLD 302 Syllabus: Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: June 4 - July 27

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 7 - Julne 29

BOLD 305 - OLD TESTAMENT TEXTUAL STUDIES II (GENESIS)

This course allows for an in-depth study of a specific book, or books, or genre within the Old Testament. 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: 2

BOLD 305 Syllabus:  Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

Course Dates: June 4 - July 27

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.

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

Course Dates: May 7 - July 27
On Campus Dates: June 25 - 29
Prerequisite(s):   BIB 252, or consent of the instructor.

SPRING 2018


BDOC 353 - LIVING CHRISTIAN TRADITIONS

A comparative study of the major approaches to Christian theology including but not limited to Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, and the American Restoration Movement. Credit Hours: 3

BDOC 353 Syllabus: Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

BMIS 280 - 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.

BNEW 215 - NEW TESTAMENT TEXTUAL STUDIES 1

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 215 SyllabusPlease note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

BNEW 311 - 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 311 Syllabus:  Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

BNEW 415 - NEW TESTAMENT TEXTUAL STUDIES III

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 215 and BNEW 315 to provide concentrated study of New Testament texts. Ths course can 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.

BOLD 302 - 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 203/BOLD 207 and degree completions students.  Credit Hours: 3

BOLD 302 Syllabus: Please note that there may be minor alterations to this syllabus prior to the first day of class.

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: 2 or 3

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