ART 100 ART APPRECIATION

Arts
Course Description

A survey of major achievements in painting, sculpture, architecture and the decorative arts from prehistoric times to the present

BIB 100 OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY

Biblical Studies
Course Description

A general review of the Old Testament canon. Attention is given to the outline and perspective of individual books and the history of their time.

BIB 102 NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY

Biblical Studies
Course Description

An analysis of the New Testament books surmising their purpose, themes, authors and dates written. Specialattention is given to the synoptic gospels.

BIB 103 OLD TESTAMENT LAW I – GENESIS AND EXODUS

Biblical Studies
Course Description

Careful and in-depth treatment is given to the books of Genesis and Exodus. Study is made of the origins and deliverance of the nation of Israel.

BIB 104 OLD TESTAMENT LAW – LEVITICUS & DEUTERONOMY

Biblical Studies
Course Description

A serious review is made of these two books of the Bible. This is a study of the Levitical sys-tem established by God to lay a foundation for the proper walk of the children of God

BIB 105 THE LIFE OF CHRIST (Christology)

Biblical Studies
Course Description

This is a probe into the identity of Jesus Christ. A comprehensive study is made of the events in the life of Christ and His teachings as they relate to Christians and the Church.

BIB 200 JOSHUA – SAMUEL

Biblical Studies
Course Description

This course is a study of the Hebrew historical books of Joshua through Samuel. It outlines the conquest of the Promised Land and the foundation events of the monarchy of Israel.

BIB 201 KINGS – ESTHER

Biblical Studies
Course Description

A study of the historical books of I Kings through Esther. This course details the rise and fall of Israel’s monarchy. Also considered are Israel’s restoration and reoccupation of Palestine.

BIB 202 THE BOOK OF ACTS

Biblical Studies
Course Description

This class scrutinizes the origin, development and expansion of the Christian Church. The book under study is also referred to as the Acts of the Holy Spirit. Doctrinal implications are also examined.

BIB 203 ROMANS AND GALATIANS

Biblical Studies
Course Description

In this course students will study the Pauline approach to the provision of God’s grace whereby He isable to declare sinners righteous through the atoning work of Jesus Christ.

BIB 300 PASTORAL EPISTLES – I, II TIMOTHY & TITUS

Biblical Studies
Course Description

This course comprises a thorough study of each of the Pastoral Epistles. These letters are vital to the understanding of proper pastoral care and are also pertinent to effective ministry and ministerial responsibility.

BIB 301 BIBLE ARCHAEOLOGY

Biblical Studies
Course Description

The nature, scope and value of archaeology as an aid to the study of the Bible are explored. Attention is given to how the science of Biblical archaeology illustrates, authenticates, and supplements scripture.

BIB 302 BIBLICAL TYPES AND SHADOWS

Biblical Studies
Course Description

The study of figurative analysis in relationship to studying the word of God. This course further equips students with analytical principles needed to interpret, clarify and harmonize seemingly mystical passages of scripture.

BIB 303 JOB & PSALMS

Biblical Studies
Course Description

This course deals with two of the Biblical books of poetic expression. A study is made of the different facets of Hebrew poetry so that the student can arrive at a better understanding and application of these types of expressions

BIB 304 THE WRITINGS OF SOLOMON

Biblical Studies
Course Description

Class sessions will focus on the Hebrew poetical books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon. These books record the moral and spiritual development of Solomon, and share the tremendous spiritual insights of his God-given wisdom.

BIB 305 I & II CORINTHIANS

Biblical Studies
Course Description

This study examines the letters to the Corinthian church as to their historical background, authorship, occasion for writing, purpose and theme. Associated study is made of the doctrinal implications.

BIB 306 EPHESIANS, PHILIPPIANS & COLOSSIANS

Biblical Studies
Course Description

This class involves a careful exposition of each epistle. Such meticulous study is pertinent to understanding doctrines of Christian living implicit in these particular epistles. Attention is given to historical background, authorship, occasion of writing and pivotal places.

BIB 307 PASTORAL EPISTLES – I, II TIMOTHY & TITUS

Biblical Studies
Course Description

This course comprises a thorough study of each of the pastoral epistles. These letters are vital to the understanding of proper pastoral care and are also pertinent to effective ministry and ministerial responsibility

BIB 308 BIBLE ARCHAEOLOGY

Biblical Studies
Course Description

The nature, scope and value of archaeology as an aid to the study of the Bible is explored. Attention is given to how the science of Biblical archaeology illustrates, authenticates and supplements scripture.

BIB 400 MAJOR PROPHETS

Biblical Studies
Course Description

The writings, times and circumstances of the more widely read prophets in the Old Testament is discussed. Historical record of the warnings and admonitions of God to Israel and the surrounding nations

BIB 401 MINOR PROPHETS

Biblical Studies
Course Description

This study will research the written records and contemporary conditions of the smaller Prophetic books in the Old Testament. Prophet’s record of God’s displeasure with Israel and impending future is explored.

BIB 402 HEBREWS, JAMES & JUDE

Biblical Studies
Course Description

The principles of Christian doctrine and Christian ethics are found in this study. An analysis is also made of the construction and content of each of these epistles.

BIB 403 DANIEL & REVELATION

Biblical Studies
Course Description

This course is a diligent inquiry into the circumstances of divinely appointed world empires, and a practical look at the “End Times.” Areas considered are the historical narratives of these prophetic books, as well as, the Tribulation, the return of the Jews, the Millennial Age and the time of the final judgment.

BIB 404 JOHANNINE LITERATURE

Biblical Studies
Course Description

An exegetical study of the gospel and epistles of the apostle John and their special contribution to an understanding of the life and ministry of Christ and of the salvation message.

BIB 405 EPISTLES OF PETER & JOHN

Biblical Studies
Course Description

An exegetical study is made of the epistles of these two writers. In this thematic study consideration given to individual content, style and approach.

BIB 410 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Biblical Studies
Course Description

Students who wish to conduct special, studies in a Biblical, Theological, Christian Educational or related area, may request permission to enroll in an independent/directed study. The student will enter into an agreement with the assigned instructor and agrees to accomplish certain academic requirements and reading in special areas in a specified time.

(Note: Written approval must be granted by the Dean of the College prior to enrollment)

BIB 500 EXEGESIS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT

Biblical Studies
Course Description

This course offers a closer examination of scriptural text on the basis of the text itself. It teaches how to draw the meaning out of a given text.

CED 100 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION – UNDERSTANDING TEACHING

Christian Education
Course Description

(Same as Teaching to Change Lives)

This is a comprehensive study of the characteristics of each age level in human development. A study is made of appropriate principles of teaching. To develop skilled leaders for Christian education, family life, youth ministries and children’s minis-tries. Consideration is also given to the role of Christian Education in evangelism.

CED 102 TEACHER’S TRAINING

Christian Education
Course Description

This course is designed to familiarize teachers in the Christian philosophy of education. This course is an overview of the laws, principles, curriculum, methods and materials employed in teaching various age groups.

CED 103 PUBLIC SPEAKING

Christian Education
Course Description

An introductory speech course designed to develop individual speaking skills and the fundamentals of speech Study in preparing, organizing, and delivering the basic types of presentations is included. The importance of speech, the mental and emotional behavior, visible and audible speaking, the meaning of gestures and voice
modulations is studied. The student is taught how to collect materials, outline and deliver speeches. Practical applications of principles are required.

CED 104 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT – UNDERSTANDING PEOPLE

Christian Education
Course Description

An overview of the physical, psychological and spiritual development of men and women from birth through childhood, adolescence, young adulthood and maturity to the end of life. The focus of this course is upon the maturation processes, crises and vital choices inherent in each growth level with special emphasis on the effects of society and culture (majority/ minority) upon human development

CED 105 CONFLICT RESOLUTION & FORGIVENESS

Christian Education
Course Description

This course examines the work of forgiveness in resolving personal and corporate conflicts in the body of Christ.

CED 106 YOUTH MINISTRY LEADERSHIP

Christian Education
Course Description

An examination of leadership within the church. This course focuses on assertiveness within Godly submission, conflict resolution and the development of Godly leadership traits such as attitude, vision , spirituality, respect, sacrifice, love and passions.

CED 107 BIBLICAL WRITING

Christian Education
Course Description

This course stresses instruction and practice in gathering and compiling the scriptures to build a topic, write a message or a report on findings. Extensive practical writing experience is geared toward publishing a college newsletter. Adherence to professional writing style and legal ethics of the profession are included.

CED 108 OVERCOMING CHALLENGES

Christian Education
Course Description

This course deals with Christian warfare, living a victorious life in defeating obstacles, overcoming adversity and spiritual growth..

CED 109 POWERFUL “ACTS” OF PRAYER

Christian Education
Course Description

This course will examine types of prayers based on the scriptures and how God’s power is released through prayer.

CED 110 YOUTH INSTITUTE

Christian Education
Course Description

This course is designed for the young person to learn the basics of living a life pleasing to God. The students will explore the scriptures and begin to learn the mind of God and the expectations of the saints. They will learn to notice the active presence of God in their daily lives.

CED 200 GOD’S HIGH CALLING FOR WOMEN

Christian Education
Course Description

An examination of the role of women during Biblical times is discussed, including their ministries and involves a comparative analysis of then and now with special attention given to today’s changing trends and church involvement. Living an excellent, overcoming and balanced life is examined.

CED 200-1 GOD’S HIGH CALLING FOR YOUNG WOMEN

Christian Education
Course Description

This course examines stewardship, character and attitude of a young woman of excellence; her work in church and community. God’s purpose and plan for the young women will be explored.

CED 201 SPIRITUAL GROWTH & MATURITY

Christian Education
Course Description

This course is fundamental to the growth, development, and maturity of the Christian life. The course addresses communication and relationship with God and ones fellow man. It examines the necessity for growth and development.

CED 202 INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIANITY

Biblical Studies
Course Description

This is a comprehensive and objective overview of the Christian faith. It is an examination of the Christian world view, its history and concepts of faith

CED 203 THE MINISTER’S WIFE: PARTNER IN MINISTRY

Christian Education
Course Description

The course covers the ministry of the minister’s wife. It explores her calling and training, the problems and rewards of ministry and her responsibilities to the Lord, His church, her family, and others.

CED 204 GOD’S HIGH CALLING FOR MEN

Christian Education
Course Description

A biblical basis is explored in regards to the involvement of men in the church, the family and the society. It examines the role of men from Bible times to present in which living an excellent & balanced life is addressed.

CED 206 THE MOLDING OF A DISCIPLE

Christian Education
Course Description

This discipleship course involves training on how to become a true follower of Christ. The various aspects of the Christian life explored are : bible study, prayer life, diligence, obedience and stewardship

CED 300 SUCCESSFUL LEADERSHIP

Christian Education
Course Description

(The Art of Leadership)
Here the student addresses issues of leadership relative to the effective operation of ministry. This course provides the servant-leader with appropriate situational approaches and responses.

CED 301 TEACHING TO CHANGE LIVES

Christian Education
Course Description

A conveyance of principles and methods for teaching in local church programs including: Sunday School, children’s church and adult church is presented. The teacher’s personal preparation for teaching is also studied. Teaching Practicum-Certificate may be offered upon completion of comparable courses totaling (12) units.

CED 303 INTERNSHIP

Christian Education

CED 304 ADVANCED LEADERSHIP

Christian Education
Course Description

This is a continuation of (The Successful Leadership) course. It examines further the problems of ministry within the congregation. It enables the student to better support and advance the mission and leadership of the local church.

CED 305 LEARNING THEORIES AND ISSUES

Christian Education
Course Description

This is an advanced study of the learning processes. It is designed to more thoroughly equip the student for the vital ministry of teaching. It provides additional exposure to the overall teaching and learning experience.

CED 306 CHURCH GROWTH

Christian Education
Course Description

This course examines the basic literature of the church growth movement. Attention is given to Biblical and sociological principles which will enable an established church to reach out to the community, evangelize, and retain new members.

CED 307 CHRISTIAN FAMILY

Christian Education
Course Description

Deals with the fundamental unit of human association and fellowship, the family. Proper interaction within the home is stressed. A critical view is given of the individual and the specialized responsibilities of each family member. (Also PSY 352)

CED 400 DEALING WITH CULTS

Christian Education
Course Description

A survey of 19th and 20th Century religious cults in America, as well as, the current New Age Movement. This course identifies elements that are characteristic of cults. It will enable the student to appropriately respond to members and ideologies of such groups.

CED 401 THE EVIDENCE OF ONE’S CALLING

Christian Education
Course Description

This course focuses on the biblical signs of the calling of God’s chosen men and women to the ministry of reconciliation. Attention will be given to personal passions and aspirations determining their validity.

CED 410 INDPENDENT STUDY

Christian Education

CED 500 FOUNDATIONS OF MINISTRY

Christian Education
Course Description

An introduction to Christian Education for a new generation combining sound theological and theoretical foundations with practical ministry application. It examines the roles and responsibilities of Christian Education along with legal and ethical issues.

CED 504 HANDBOOK OF TEACHING

Christian Education
Course Description

This study provides a comprehensive resource on the distinctiveness of true Christian Teaching, Principles and Practices are outlined.

CED 510 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Christian Education

CED 600 EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH METHODS

Christian Education
Course Description

A variety of methods for scholarly educational research are offered in this advanced study. The course focuses on research evaluation and the literature review portion of study, addressing research, design and data collection methodology and results analysis.

CED 601 VOLUNTEERISM – DEVELOPMENT & SUPERVISION

Christian Education
Course Description

This course presents an advanced study of volunteer management principles and practices within various local and cross-cultural ministry and non-profit settings. It examines a theological rationale for the role of volunteers in ministry and religious non-profit organizations, including key issues influencing volunteer motivation, recruitment, equipping, support and supervision to enhance the experience and effectiveness of volunteers in ministry.

CED 610 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Christian Education

CST 100 COMPUTER SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Computer Science
Course Description

This computer science laboratory course offers a hands-on experience of computer technologies and provides the foundation and understanding of how to efficiently utilize them

ENG 100 ENGLISH GRAMMAR I

English
Course Description

This course is devoted to the elements of functional English. Some areas of consideration are: grammatical usage, sentence structure and paragraph construction.

ENG 101 ENGLISH GRAMMAR II

English
Course Description

A continuation of a comprehensive analysis of fundamentals of English grammar with emphasis on sentence structure, parts of speech, diagramming, mechanics and usage.

ENG 200 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

English
Course Description

This course is designed to help students develop good writing skills. Emphasis is placed on the study of mechanics, sentence structure, and paragraph development in writing the essay. Funda-mentals of English grammar are covered and a brief introduction to the research paper is given.

ENG 201 ENGLISH COMPOSITION

English
Course Description

A continuation of English 200. Essays will be written which utilize the patterns, skills and techniques learned in English Composition I. Further study of grammar and excellence in mechanical construction is emphasized. A research paper will be initiated, developed and completed.

ENG 202 WORLD LITERATURE

English
Course Description

Survey of best-known authors from the Ancient Greeks through the Renaissance.

ENG 203 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

English
Course Description

A continuation of (English Composition I). Essays will be written which utilize the patterns, skills and techniques learned in English Composition I. Further study of grammar and excellence in mechanical construction is emphasized. A research paper will be initiated, developed and completed.

ENG 300 ADVANCE RESEARCH & WRITING TECHNIQUES

English
Course Description

Course focuses on expository writing, which explains a subject through illustration, compari-son, process or casual relation; as well as, persuasive writing, which uses language as a sym-bolic means of inducing cooperation. The student will learn to use the investigative process which helps to define purpose, gather data, select, organize information, and develop materials into a unified research paper, thesis or dissertation.

GEN 100 THE MASTER STUDENT

General
Course Description

This course empowers the student for a more meaningful classroom experience. Emphasis is placed on reading, writing, math, and study skills.

GEN 101 BIBLE STUDY METHODS

General
Course Description

This course is to introduce the inductive Bible Study Method using three basic techniques: Observation, Interpretation and Application. Emphasis will be on rightly dividing the Word of God.

GEN 102 INDUCTIVE BIBLE STUDY METHODS II

General
Course Description

This course is the continuation of Bible Study Methods introducing the inductive bible Study Method using observation, interpretation and application.

GEN 400 ASSESSMENTS OF PRIOR LEARNING AND LIFE EXPERIENCE

General
Course Description

(12 credit hours maximum – Requires Dean of College approval)
Credit for life-long experiences. As-sesses the prior learning and experiences of the student and assigns, where appropriate, college level credits commensurate with documented experience. (Additional hours determined on an individual basis)

HIS 100 HISTORY OF PENTECOST

History
Course Description

A short history is given of the Pentecostal movement from the Apostolic to the modern era. The history of Pentecostal organizations and the lives of Pentecostal stalwarts are reviewed.

HIS 200 LIFE OF PAUL & PAULINE EPISTLES

History
Course Description

An in-depth study of the times, test and trials of the most prolific writer of the New Testament, the Apostle Paul. His missionary journeys, conversion and writings will be explored in this character study.

HIS 201 BIBLE MANNERS & CUSTOMS

History
Course Description

This course examines the customs and cultures of biblical times, and gives valuable knowledge and a clearer understanding of the Word of God in its historical and sociological context.

HIS 202 BLACK PRESENCE IN THE BIBLE

History
Course Description

This course examines the often ignored and unidentified participation of Blacks in the Biblical narratives. Black researchers and scholars will be noted in this special journey through the scriptures.

HIS 300 HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION

History
Course Description

A survey of human history from the advent of civilized life in the ancient near East and on into the 20th century. It presents the political, religious, and intellectual development of mankind from a Christian point of view.

HIS 301 HISTORY OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHRISTIANITY

History
Course Description

(Former Title: History of African Religious Tradition)
A comprehensive study of the history of African American ecclesiastical institutions and reli-gious thought. This course provides a heightened awareness of the religious experience unique to African-American culture. It will trace the development of Christianity from the times of slavery through the present.

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