ADH 551 Church and the Holy Spirit (4 Units)
This course explores how the Holy Spirit has shaped the church since the beginning and how the relationship has developed throughout time. Students will examine the development of the Church and the Holy Spirit using the Bible and secondary texts.
ADH 552 Church and History (4 Units)
This course examines the function of the Church in the larger context of the current happenings in the world. Students will learn the history of the Church with special attention on important events that impacted the world and the development of the Church itself.
ADP 551 Pastor as a Person (4 Units)
This course prepares students who are preparing to become a pastor. The characteristics and important traits relevant to ministry are explored, and students must assess their character, temperament, talents, and abilities and how they pertain to the work of Christian ministry.
ADP 552 Pastoral Theology (4 Units)
This course is designed to examine the role and function of pastoral ministry. Students learn and discuss the foundational pastoral tasks and what drives one to choose a life of pastoral ministry.
ADS 552 Church and Society (4 Units)
This course examines how the role of the Church is changing or has changed overtime. The focus will be on the 21st century and how the Church is evolving with its changing congregation, and what the future may bring.
CIS 101 Introduction to Computer (4 Units)
This course introduces computer concepts, including fundamental functions and operations of the computer. Topics include identification of hardware components, basic computer operations, and use of software applications.
COM 101 Public Speaking I (4 Units)
This course is designed to give students the basic skills necessary to speak in public successfully. They will learn the different strategies to be effective and confident public speakers like voice projection and dealing with anxiety. Also, basic speech writing and formats will be discussed.
COM 102 Public Speaking II (4 Units)
This course is a continuation of Public Speaking I where students will advance their foundational skills. The focus will be on developing critical stances and debating topics in a mature and professional manner.
COM 201 Cross Cultural Communication (4 Units)
This course develops a cross cultural and intercultural understanding of how to communicate and understand differences that may occur. Students will develop strategies to effectively and sensitively communicate with various people from different nationalities and cultures. An emphasis on discussing religion and spreading the Christian message to across the world will be examined.
ENG 101 English Mechanics I (4 Units)
This course develops foundational skills associated with English grammar. Students will be introduced to basic sentence structure, punctuation, parts of speech, and other foundational subjects.
ENG 102 English Mechanics II (4 Units)
This course continues to develop foundational skills learned in English Mechanics I and introduces students to advance grammatical concepts. Students will learn gerunds, clauses, passive and active voice, among other topics while learning how utilize the knowledge in written and spoken English.
ENG 103 English Literature (4 Units)
This course is designed to introduce students to English literature and examine its history from the Anglo-Saxon period through the 18th century. Students will read a wide variety of texts from various genres including poetry, short stories, dramas, and novels. An emphasis is placed on critical reading of selected texts and the ability to discuss various elements with an academic lens.
ES 410 Principles of Prophecy: Daniel (4 Units)
This course analyzes one of the most important books of the bible: Book of Daniel. Students will discuss the prophetical importance and relevancy to modern day society.
ES 420 Principles of Prophecy: Revelation (4 Units)
This course examines the book of Revelation and places its relevancy and importance in a modern context to be applied to daily lives.
GIS 590 Graduate Integration Seminar (4 Units)
A final, integrative seminar offers students a summative and integrative experience of the formal curriculum. This course will provide students the opportunity to review, integrate, and reflect on curriculum and experiences of the entire program to apply in life and ministry in the core areas of the Bible and theology.
GK 501 Introduction to New Testament Greek (4 Units)
This course introduces common vocabulary and basic grammatical structures and syntax of the Greek language, particularly how it pertains to the New Testament.
HEB 511 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew (4 Units)
This course provides an introduction to basic grammar and morphology structures of the Hebrew language. Students will learn common vocabulary used in biblical Hebrew with the intention of translation vital texts from the Bible.
HIS 101 American History (4 Units)
This course explores the history of America from colonial period to the Revolution to modern day America. Students will examine the birth and growth of America focusing on the trials and tribulations the country has faced.
HIS 102 World History (4 Units)
This course examines the developments made throughout the world in the areas of politics, economics, society, and culture from the 15th century to present day. Students will focus on major players in the history of the world such as Ancient Eurasia, Greece, Rome, China, India, Byzantium, Mongols, Ottomans, and others. A special focus will be on the development of Christianity in this historical context and how these historical developments have impacted and shaped societies today.
HIS 205 The Early & Medieval Church History (4 Units)
This course provides a historical survey of Christianity from its infancy through the medieval times. Students will analyze primary and secondary texts to focus on the political and social evolution that took place during this time period. They will examine the interactions of the social system, political climate, and the religious institutions of the time. The Roman Catholic Church will be the primary focus, in particular, the social movements and pertinent issues that led to the Protestant Reformation.
HIS 206 The Modern Church History (4 Units)
This course explores the evolution of Christianity from the Reformation to modern times. Students will analyze various primary and secondary texts to track and understand the Modern Church.
HIS 531 Church History I (4 Units)
This course examines the early history of the Church. Students will study the development of the Church from Medieval times and analyze early writings from major theologians of the time.
HIS 532 Church History II (4 Units)
This course continues the examination of the history of Church from Medieval times to present. Students will discuss and compare writings from the major theological contributors focusing on the historical context that provides a political background for the texts.
HIS 541 History of Presbyterian Movement (4 Units)
This course explores of the history of the Presbyterian Church in North America from its infancy to modern times. Students will focus on important revivals, controversies, and divisions in the 19th and 20th centuries. The course will utilize primary documents and historical texts to explore the organization and issues facing the American Presbyterian Church.
HIS 542 History of Renaissance& Reformation (4 Units)
This course examines European history from the Renaissance to the Reformation and beyond. Major historical events between the late fourteenth to the early 17th century will be explored especially the innovations and advancements in the areas of art, literature, and technology. Students will critically study the political and social backdrops that led to such great leaps and changes in culture and religion, such as the Protestant and Catholic Reformations, as well as the impact they have had on modern societies. Students will track these changes the ultimately led to European expansions overseas.
HUM 101 Critical Thinking (4 Units)
This course is designed to provide the core skills associated with critical thinking while giving opportunities to apply them in real life situations. Students will learn critical thinking strategies that will be used to examine modern day issues, political topics, theological theories and belief systems, and ethical thought. Students will cultivate understanding to assess information and develop their own logic fueled opinions and arguments that they can discuss and debate over in a thoughtful and mature manner.This is a writing course. The course will focus on group discussions and written analyses that will be subject to the rigor of the academic writing process.
LD 541 Foundations for Ministry (4 Units)
This course equips students with the skills and knowledge needed to serve as effective leaders in the Church and other Christian ministries. Students explore factors that impact the practice of Christian leaders through a comprehensive and holistic viewpoint. Research based theories and models will be used to evaluate and discuss leadership principles, organizational design, and administrative methodologies in order to develop a cultural and theological understanding. Students will cultivate personal plans to implement for their own personal and vocational benefits especially in their theological education.
LD 542 Principles of Bible Teaching (4 Units)
This course overviews the methodologies and principles associated with biblical teaching. Students will learn skills and strategies vital to maintaining an effective Christian classroom. Feedback from hands on experience will provide the student an opportunity for growth and to strengthen their resolve to fulfill God’s calling.
LD 543 Ministry Leadership (4 Units)
This class is designed to cultivate skills necessary to be an effective leader in a ministry setting. Students will analyze practices and qualities of Christian leaders based on principles outlined in Scripture. Students will also be required to reflect on their personal leadership philosophy.
LD 544 Worship & Music (4 Units)
This course introduces students to music as a contemporary style of worship. Students learn to arrange a plan, build strategies and skills, and implement rehearsals pertaining to contemporary worship groups in Church and non-Church settings.
LD 545 Church Administration (4 Units)
This course provides insight to the administrative and managerial aspects of the Church and its operations. Students learn the foundational elements needed for organizations, record keeping, and various skills needed for a successful operation.
LD 546 Spiritual Formation (4 Units)
This course is a foundational preparation in the Division of Church Ministry that examines the spiritual formation of a Christian minister, counselor, or leader. The processes and goals of spiritual formation are explored through a multi-disciplinary perspective. The social, biblical, theological, psychological, and historical perspectives are examined to find practices that promote intimacy and strengthen the relationships between God and believers, which are necessary for facilitation of the message and the continuation of discipleship.
LD 547 Integration in to Ministry (4 Units)
This course provides an opportunity for students to integrate their biblical and ministry experience into a perspective and review paper. Classes will mainly consist of lectures and readings where participation plays a vital role.
MS 250 Missions (4 Units)
This course explores the historical context of missions focusing on the theological and biblical foundations. Common methodological and cultural issues will be examined and discussed.
MTH 101 College Mathematics (4 Units)
This course is designed to develop mathematical skills in an easy and understanding environment. Students will learn basic algebra skills with a focus on graphing, estimation, and developing tables. Technology such as computer software and basic calculators will be integrated into the course.
MUS 103 Music Appreciation (4 Units)
This course cultivates an understanding and appreciation for music that is used as a means of worship. Students will be introduced to basic musical theory elements and techniques pertaining to worship music. A brief history of Western music from medieval times to present will be examined and discussed as well.
NS 101 Physical Science (4 Units)
This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of physical science in an integrated approach. Students will learn practical and scientific applications for real world use focusing on an integration of all natural science.
NS 102 Health (4 Units)
This course provides vital information and strategies used to lead a healthy lifestyle. An emphasis is on challenges that may arise and the decision-making process. Students will learn skills to make life long healthy decisions.
NS 110 Physiology (4 Units)
This course is designed to provide fundamental principles of physiology and the structures of the animal kingdom. Students will be expected to understand the integrated functions of organ systems on both a molecular and cellular level. They will focus on thinking analytically and scientifically to describe and explain the systems of the human body.
NT 101 Survey of New Testament (4 Units)
This course examines the literary, historical, and theological contents of the New Testament. Students read and analyze passages from the New Testament and discuss the literary and historical significance to modern day.
NT 130 Life & Teachings of Christ (4 Units)
This course examines the earthly life of Jesus Christ focusing on the principles and purposes of his time on Earth. Students will analyze the historical setting of Christ’s public ministry with an emphasis on each of the Gospels.
NT 135 Gospel of John (4 Units)
This course studies the Gospel of John with various literary and theological aspects in modern contexts. Students will read the Gospel written by John focusing on his version of the birth of Jesus and his teachings.
NT 140 Christian Ethics (4 Units)
The course introduces and discusses major approaches to Christian ethics. Students will apply these approaches to contemporary ethical issues such as race, poverty, war, immigration, and the environment. Other topics that will be discussed are history of Christian ethical perspectives, relationships between ethics and the Bible, and ethical decision-making.
NT 203 Synoptic Gospel (4 Units)
This course studies the biblical Gospels. Students analyze the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John focusing on the similarities and differences of content and methodologies. They will develop critical analyses and evaluations of the Gospels individually and as a whole.
NT 210 Acts (4 Units)
This course focuses on the Book of Acts, particularly on the development of the early Church. Students will follow and discuss the life of Paul and the importance of his journey as a missionary.
NT 220 Writings of John (4 Units)
This course examines the life and literary accomplishments of the Apostle John. Students will discuss the perspective John had on the works of Jesus Christ and how John’s three epistles impacted Christianity.
NT 250 Beginning Greek I (4 Units)
This course introduces grammatical and syntactical foundations of the Greek language and how it can be used to translate the New Testament.
NT 251 Beginning Greek II (4 Units)
This course continues to build upon foundational elements of Greek in order to translate more passages from the New Testament. Students will learn more advanced concepts to understand and analyze various passages from the New Testament.
NT 260 Beginning Hebrew I (4 Units)
This course introduces foundational elements needed to understand the Hebrew language. Students focus on important vocabulary, grammar, and syntactical elements.
NT 261 Beginning Hebrew II (4 Units)
This course continues to build on the knowledge from Beginning Hebrew I. An emphasis is on improving vocabulary and advancing grammar structures and skills which will be utilized in translating various religious texts.
NT 305 Pauline Epistles (4 Units)
This course examines the letters of Paul and places them into a literary and theological context. Students will discuss issues and history associated with Paul and early Christianity.
NT 312 Romans & Galatians (4 Units)
This course interprets important passages from the books of Romans and Galatians paying special attention to teachings and applications of the teachings in a contemporary setting. Students will compare these texts to other Pauline letters in format, literary context, and historical background.
NT 322 I & II Corinthians, I & II Thessalonians (4 Units)
This course studies the books of I and II Corinthians, and I and II Thessalonians focusing on the background and practical application of the texts. Students will apply the content of these books to current problems facing the Church and theology.
NT 332 Prison Epistles (4 Units)
This course analyzes the epistles written by Paul while he was in prison. The following scriptures will be the focus of study: Colossians, Ephesians, Philemon, and Philippians. Students will explore the many challenges Christians face from false teachings and the global assault on Christian loyalty. The themes of suffering and temptation for control will be discussed in reference to the relationship believers have with God and the Church. Students will apply the teachings and literary elements from these texts to gain skills needed respond and conquer to difficulties they may face.
NT 435 Hebrews (4 Units)
This course critically explores the Hebrew people. Students will investigate Christ’s doctrines particularly his priesthood and his use of the Old Testament. A deep and thorough discussion of verses from the Old Testament will lead to an analysis of authorship, history, and purpose.
NT 501 New Testament (4 Units)
This course evaluates the books of the New Testament in a historical and literary context. Students will critically analyze theories of origin and the value of each text in relation to the collection as a whole.
NT 502 Gospels (4 Units)
This course is designed to study the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. It will examine the message of Jesus, His person and work, and a comparative presentation of distinctive outlook of the Gospels. This study will discuss various issues related to the contents of the first three Gospels and Gospel of John.
NT 503 Synoptic Gospel (4 Units)
This course is designed to study the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. It will examine the message of Jesus, His person and work, and a comparative presentation of distinctive outlook of the synoptic. This study will discuss the harmonization of the Gospels, the Synoptic problem, and various issues related to the contents of the first three Gospels.
NT 504 Gospel of John (4 Units)
A study of the Gospel of John with emphasis on its historical, literary and theological aspects in view of modern scholarship. It will examine the message of Jesus, His person and work, and a comparative presentation of distinctive outlook of Gospel of John.
NT 510 Acts (4 Units)
This course is designed to explore the significant topics in the book of Acts by applying historical, linguistic, structural, and exegetical methods. Attention is given to thinking, valuing, and living biblically by learning how to apply Scripture to life and ministry.
NT 511 Pauline Epistles (4 Units)
This course is designed to explore the significant topics in the Pauline Epistles by applying historical, linguistic, structural, and exegetical methods. Attention is given to thinking, valuing, and living biblically by learning how to apply Scripture to life and ministry.
OT 101 Survey of Old Testament (4 Units)
This course focuses on the historical context and literary aspects of the Old Testament. Students will read various texts from the Old Testament and evaluate the literary importance and speculate to the inspiration behind them.
OT 120 Study of Beginnings – Genesis (4 Units)
This course examines the Book of Genesis and the major themes present in the text. Students will discuss the themes of creation, the fall, redemption, God’s covenant, and His plan for the future. Students will utilize various biblical interpretation methodologies to analyze the importance of the text to modern issues and theories.
OT 130 Hebrew History: Wanderings (4 Units)
This course discusses biblical texts associated with the time after Exodus when God’s people wandered to find the Promise Land. Students will explore the trials and tribulations the Hebrew people faced during their search for the land promised to them by God.
OT 230 Poetry & Wisdom Books (4 Units)
This course focuses on the poetic elements and the theme of wisdom in the Old Testament. Students will explore these ideas, paying special attention to the Book of Psalms.
OT 305 Pentateuch (4 Units)
This course examines the Law laid out in biblical texts. Students analyze the creation, fall, and the Exodus in a historical and literary context. The character of God and human nature will also be discussed.
OT 312 Hebrew History: Monarchy & Captivity (4 Units)
This course explores the history of the Hebrew people. Students will examine the history from their monarchy to Samuel to finally their time of Babylonian captivity. Evaluations and analyses of each era will be done with a focus on the evolution of Hebrew culture.
OT 320 Major Prophets (4 Units)
This course examines and explores selected books written by the Major Prophets. Students analyze their literary importance and the impact of the cultural and historical setting of when these texts were written.
OT 321 Minor Prophets (4 Units)
This course focuses on the historical backgrounds and theological elements of the authors of minor biblical texts. Students will focus on the ideas of time, location, and personality to analyze the books of Hosea to Malachi.
OT 501 Old Testament (4 Units)
This course critically explores and analyzes the texts of the Old Testament. Literary style, historical context, and authorship of each text will be examined and discussed. Students will identify various theories of origin and differences among the texts.
OT 502 Prophets (4 Units)
This course is designed to introduce the previous and latter prophetic books of the Hebrew canon. Students will focus on historical context, literary content and structure, and theological principles to explore and analyze these prophetic narratives. They will learn how to deconstruct and manage these texts in order to make the teachings more accessible to others.
OT 605 Pentateuch (4 Units)
This course examines Old Testament biblical literature, hermeneutics, and various methodologies with a primary focus on the Pentateuch (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy). Students learn to observe the overall structure of these books, their historical settings, and modern approaches to their literary analysis.
OT 606 Historical Books (4 Units)
This course examines Old Testament biblical literature, hermeneutics, and various methodologies with a primary focus on the OT Historical Books Joshua, Judges, 1&2 Samuel, and 1&2 Kings, 1&2 Chronicles, Ruth, Esther, and Ezra-Nehemiah. Students will learn to observe the overall structure of these books, their historical settings, and modern approaches to their literary analysis, especially focusing on the process of restoration in its redemptive history.
OT 630 Poetry & Wisdom Books (4 Units)
This course examines Old Testament biblical literature, hermeneutics, and various methodologies with a primary focus on the OT poetical literature and the OT wisdom literature including the Book of Job, the Proverbs, and the Ecclesiastes, together with the impact of wisdom literature on the New Testament.
PHIL 111 Introduction to Philosophy (4 Units)
This course is designed to introduce students to philosophical ideas associated with human nature and the nature of the universe as a whole. Students will discuss the important of knowledge, perception, freedom, and determinism, as well as the existence of God.
PHIL 212 Introduction to Ethics (4 Units)
This course serves as an introduction to the concept of ethics. Students examine the theories behind morality. They focus on the conscience and the conscience’s role in decision-making.
POS 515 Modern Political Thought (4 Units)
This course explores the traditions and scopes of the Modern Western Political thought. The defining shifts in political thought that occurred during the 16th and 17th centuries will be discusses and compared to modern day ideology. During the first part of the course, students will examine the writings of Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau focusing on the social contract theories. The second half will focus on key debates during the 18th and 19th centuries that revolved around the ideas of economics, women’s rights, democracy, and morality. Students will examine texts from authors like Kant, Burke, Tocqueville, Mill, Marx, and Nietzsche.
PRA 541 Practical Counseling (4 Units)
This course examines the theories associated with practical counseling and how students can incorporate Christian values into their practice. Opportunities will be given for students to apply their skills and knowledge through case studies.
PRA 542 Pastoral Counseling (4 Units)
This course introduces and examines methods of pastoral counseling and how to develop strategies for professional use. Students will gain practical experience through case studies.
PSY 205 Introduction to Psychology (4 Units)
This course is designed to introduce and explain pertinent theories and concepts that dominate psychology. Students will also learn proper data gathering techniques and research design and implementation. The knowledge and skills will be applied to various case studies with a special focus on theological applications. Overall, students will gain a deeper and better understanding of themselves and others.
PSY 206 Religious Psychology (4 Units)
This course examines the dominant theories, empirical approaches, and strategies of religious psychology. Students will explore major issues through a theological viewpoint and develop critical analyses of various texts, situations, and theories. The theme of religion being a powerful and effective tool of motivation, inspiration, and behavioral modification will prevail.
PSY 402 Christian Counseling (4 Units)
This course explores counseling methods that can be applied to a Christian setting. Students will integrate psychology, biblical teachings, counseling needs, and multiple theories to develop a strong approach to Christian counseling.
PT 210 Principles of Disciple Making (4 Units)
This course explores the need for a philosophy in ministry that develops and strengthens the followers of Christ particularly the youth and students. Students focus on the concept of disciple making in general using a reformed theological perspective and how to cultivate a nurturing environment on school campuses that can be used for ministry in conjunction with local church communities.
PT 220 Cross-Cultural Ministry (4 Units)
This course examines the biblical rationale and preparation for cross-cultural ministry. Students will analyze trends in practical ministry in a cross-cultural setting with focus on the call to missionary ,select a field, cultural adjustment, and personal professional issues.
PT 250 Hermeneutics (4 Units)
This course introduces the relationship between science and art as it relates to biblical interpretation and study. Students will discuss interpretations of various texts from the Bible using frameworks explained in the course.
PT 312 Homiletics (4 Units)
This course develops the basic skills and knowledge needed to develop an effective sermon. Students will learn theory associated with sermon writing and gain hands on practice writing and delivering their own sermons.
PT 332 Apologetics: Defending the Faith (4 Units)
This course explores the challenges faced by Christianity from new religions, cults, and the secularization of Christian culture. Students examine the pertinent and pressing issues and develop ways to defend and explain Christian truths.
PT 350 Church Administration (4 Units)
This course is designed to overview the framework of operations of churches and other religious non-profit organizations. Students learn about management principles, techniques, and effective management procedures necessary to operate and lead religious organizations. They are then expected to utilize problem-solving skills to solve issues that may arise in management, supervision, administration, leadership, finance, and even legal areas.
PT 360 Christian Ministry (4 Units)
This course explains the concept of ministry and how it is an important aspect of living a Christian life. Students explore God’s calling and the type of people that are chosen for a life of ministry. Reflection upon spiritual gifts and special talents is done to evaluate what students could use to spread and communicate God’s message.
PT 370 Christian Leadership (4 Units)
This course is designed to prepare students to become strong and spiritual Christian leaders. Leadership styles, skills, and the dynamics of leadership will be explored with a focus on the development of a biblical understanding of leadership. Students will apply knowledge to personal leadership roles as well as leadership roles in organizational settings. Common issues and strategies to deal with them in the areas of coaching, mentoring, personal development will be discussed. Students are expected to evaluate their own style of leadership and make improvements throughout the course.
SOC 301 Introduction to Sociology (4 Units)
This course introduces fundamental principles of sociology and how it pertains to modern society and Christian communities. Students will expand their knowledge of sociological theories through texts, discussions, and practical situations.
THE 201 Principles of Interpretation (4 Units)
This course is designed to explore the key principles that guide biblical interpretations. Students will learn study methods associated with the Bible and how historical context and literary elements play key roles in interpretation.
THE 301 Christian Doctrine I (4 Units)
This course overviews the four aspects associated with Theology and the doctrine of God. Students will explore God’s nature, attributes, personality, and works.
THE 302 Christian Doctrine II (4 Units)
This course continues the study of God’s doctrine from Christian Doctrine I. Students will build upon the aspects previously discussed and focus on the areas of the Person, his claims, and the work of his son, Jesus Christ.
THE 303 Christian Doctrine III (4 Units)
This course builds upon the studies of Christian Doctrine I and II having students focus on the nature and responsibilities of Church. It examines the relationship the Church has with the Kingdom of God in a historical and cultural context.
THE 304 Christian Doctrine IV (4 Units)
This course studies the doctrine of man and sin. It explores the depravity of man as well as the nature and consequences of sin. Students analyze and make theological connections between the previous Christian Doctrine courses.
THE 350 Theology and Film (4 Units)
This course introduces students to theological themes and ideas that are present in contemporary popular film. Students explore the messages that are conveyed about religion and how Christian values and cultural references are shown. Theoretical frameworks will be applied to various films in order to interpret and understand religious themes, images, and ideas displayed in popular movies. The focus will be on themes such as sin, evil vs. good, the human condition, morality, redemption, and transcendence and how their portrayal impacts the image of the Church and Christianity.
THE 501 Systematic Theology I (4 Units)
This course explores the inspirations that guided and fueled each author behind the scriptures. Students will examine and explain the works of God such as the origin of man, angels, and destiny.
THE 502 Systematic Theology II (4 Units)
This course is a continuation of Systematic Theology I and further explores the purpose and plan God has for the world. Students will also explore the works of Christ and the notions of grace, justification, regeneration, and sanctification.
THE 511 Christian Ethics (4 Units)
This course explores Christian, theological and social aspects of ethics with special attention to Roman Catholic principles. Students will concentrate on theories of Christian ethics and analyze the moral importance of theological teachings.
THE 525 Contemporary Theology I (4 Units)
This course introduces core teachings of the Christian faith and how it relates to the Modern Church and the ideas of contemporary theologians. Students will explore various traditions, identities, and messages associated with contemporary theology.
THE 526 Contemporary Theology II (4 Units)
This course is the second in a two part course series that examines the role and core values of the modern Church and its relationship with contemporary society. Students focus on the evolving post-modern trends in the world and its impact in theological schools of thought. Examination of prevalent theological theories such as Theology of Hope, Liberation Theology, Feminist Theology, Process Theology, New Age Theology, and others will be done with special attention to the similarities and differences among them. Students will be encouraged to make connections from the different theologies to the current theological trends of today.
THE 531 Biblical Theology I (4 Units)
This course explores the themes of redemption, creation, and sin in the Bible and other biblical texts. Students will pay particular attention to the historical, literary, cultural, and theological aspects of each text and how these serve as a backdrop for each story. Critical analyses of the dimensions of the Scriptures will offer students a broader understanding of Christ’s message.
THE 532 Biblical Theology II (4 Units)
This course is a continuation of Biblical Theology I and covers the works of Christ and the ideas of humanity. Students will explore the sinning nature of men and women and the consequences of the original sin committed in Eden. Themes of atonement and living a Godly life will be explored and discussed with a focus on the path to glorification.
OT101 Survey to Old Testament (3 units)
A Study of the Old Testament with emphasis on the historical, theological and literary features.
OT220 OT Historical Books I (3 units)
A study of Chronicles I, II and Kings I, II and the history, ideology and theology found there.
OT221 OT Historical Books II (3units)
A Study of Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther, and the history, ideology and theology found there.
OT301 Introduction to the Old Testament (3 units)
An evaluative, critical, in-depth study of the authorship, dates, literary style and each book’s relative place within the entire Old Testament. Various theories of the origin and nature of the books are examined in depth.
OT305 The Pentateuch (3 units)
This course examines 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.
OT315 Introduction to the Prophets (3 units)
The study of the role of the Old Testament prophets in their historical setting, their messages to the nation and their impact on the development of the Judio Christian through.
OT320 Major Prophets (3 units)
An expository study of the selected books of major prophets. The historical setting that gave rise to the prophetic literature will be examined.
OT321 Minor Prophets (3 units)
A study of the historical backgrounds, the theological aspect, time, and place of ministry, and personality of each of the authors of the books from Hosea through Malachi.
OT400 Genesis (3 units)
A basic study of the background and message of the book of Genesis. Particular attention will be paid to the application of specific truths within the book.
OT402 Exodus (3 units)
A study with a special focus on three sections of Exodus:
1) the call of Moses; 2) the challenge to the gods of Egypt; and 3) the call to the congregation.
OT402 Leviticus (3 units)
A study why Leviticus is important and how its laws, regulations, and ceremonies teach us not only about our sin, but also about God’s amazing plan of redemption through Christ.
OT404 Numbers (3 units)
A study of the Book of Numbers.
OT406 Joshua, Judges, Ruth (3 units)
A study of the Book of Joshua, Judges and Ruth. This course will provide an overview of the Israelites’ triumphant conquest of the
“Promised land,” the repetition of their “godless” failures, and insight into the purity of individuals’ personal lives going on behind the scenes.
OT420 Samuel (3 units)
A widely ranging investigation of the Books of Samuel, with a special attention to the figure of David.
OT440 Isaiah (2 units)
A study of the Book of Isaiah. Attention is given to the content, form, and style, and to the historical and literary contexts as well as to exegetical methods, interpretation, and application.
OT460 Joel & Amos (2 units)
An Exegetical study of books of Joel and Amos with emphasis on the authors, background, themes, sinfulness of the people during the specific time period.
OT480 Psalms (3 units)
A study on the basis of the English language to acquaint the student with the nature of Hebrew poetry, the various types of Psalms with special reference to their theology.
OT502 Wisdom Literature (3 units)
A study on the basis of the English language of the various books of wisdom literature in the Old Testament, including Job, Ecclesiastes, Proverbs and the Song of Solomon.
OT555 Jeremiah (3 units)
An introduction to the Book of Jeremiah. The course will emphasize the historical, political, social and religious issues that are an integral part of the message of Jeremiah.
OT560 Ezekiel (3 units)
An examination of the book of Ezekiel against the background of Israelite exilic prophecy and apocalyptic. Emphasis will be placed on the shape and theological message of Ezekiel and the task of interpreting it as Scripture of the Church.
OT562 Daniel (3 units)
An expository study of the book of Daniel, including introductory information, the genre and structure of the book, and different approaches to the book. The study of each chapter will include a contextual exposition taking into consideration the theology of the book.
NT101 Survey to New Testament (3 units)
A study of the New Testament with emphasis on the historical, theological and literary features.
NT203 Synoptic Gospels (3 units)
A study of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John with emphasis on content, similarities, and differences. Critical methodologies are studied and evaluated.
NT205 Life & Teaching of Christ (3 units)
A thorough overview of the life of Jesus Christ on earth, with special attention to the developing emphases and distinctive purposes that prevailed during Christ’s public ministry. The course also examines the historical setting of Jesus’ ministry and the special emphasis of each Gospel.
NT301 Introduction to the New Testament (3 units)
An evaluative, critical, in-depth study of the authorship, dates, literary style and each book’s relative place within the collection. Various theories of the origin and nature of the books are examined.
NT305 Pauline Epistles (3 units)
A study of the letters of Paul in terms of their literary and theological issues and in the context of early Christianity.
NT306 Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians (3 units)
An in-depth study and application of the letters of Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians.
NT307 Thessalonians, Timothy, Titus (3 units)
A survey of the Book of Thessalonians, I & II Timothy and Titus. Attention is given to the themes of each, sound doctrines, and leadership qualifications.
NT308 James, Peter, Jude (3 units)
An in-depth study of the purpose of Book of James, I & II Peter and Jude. Attention will be given to the key verses, the five mega themes, pure religion, man’s excuses for sin, sins of the tongue, prayer, etc.
NT320 John (3 units)
A study of the Gospel of John with emphasis on its historical, literary and theological aspects in view of modern scholarship.
NT321 Acts (3 units)
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.
NT322 Romans (3 units)
Interpretation of key passages of the epistle with special attention to its theological teaching and its relation to other Pauline letters.
NT323 Corinthians (3 units)
A study of the Book of I & II Corinthians with emphases on authorship, date, circumstances of writing, and conditions in Corinth. Emphasis is given to its theology and the relevance of its theological principles to the contemporary church especially in reference to spiritual gifts.
NT324 Galatians (3 units)
An in-depth study and application of the letters of Galatians. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.
NT325 Hebrews (3 units)
An expository/exegetical study of the epistle to the Hebrews. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.
NT326 I, II & III John (3 units)
An exegetical study of I, II, and III John. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.
NT327 Revelation (3 units)
An expository study of the book of Revelation, including introductory information, the genre and structure of the book, and different approaches to the book. The study of each chapter will include a contextual exposition taking into consideration its theology in light of OT background, enabling the student to prepare sermons and other materials related to the book.
NT401 Pauline Theology (3 units)
A study of the theology of Paul’s Epistles with readings in standard text books as well as exegetical study of key passages.
BT103 Biblical Interpretation (3 units)
A study of the methods of interpretation of the Bible with special attention to textual, historical and theological issues.
BT302 The Old Testament and Archaeology (3 units)
A study of the history of the OT from Abraham to the Exile with special attention given to archaeology in relationship to history.
GK101 New Testament Greek I (3 units)
An introduction to the grammatical forms, syntax and vocabulary of N.T. Greek.
GK102 New Testament Greek II (3 units)
Continued study of vocabulary and advanced grammar with translation of portions of the N.T.
HEB101 Hebrew I (3 units)
An introduction to O.T. Hebrew with emphasis on vocabulary, syntax and grammar.
HEB102 Hebrew II (3 units)
Advanced study of Hebrew grammar with emphasis an improvement of vocabulary.
HEB605 Hebrew Exegesis (3 units)
A formal introduction to the steps and tools for exegesis of the Hebrew text, including practice in exegesis of selected Old Testament passages and the writing of an exegesis paper.
HEB608 Advanced Hebrew Exegesis (3 units)
An advanced course in Hebrew grammar, semantics, syntax, and readings, including Old Testament texts and samples of extra-biblical Hebrew texts such as epigraphical texts from the biblical period and Hebrew texts from the Dead Sea Scrolls.
THE301 Christian Doctrine I (3 units)
A brief look at each of the four departments of Theology and a study of the doctrine of God. His nature, attributes, personality, and work.
THE302 Christian Doctrine II (3 units)
A study of the Person, claims, and work of Jesus Christ.
THE303 Christian Doctrine III (3 units)
A study of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit as to His Person and work and a study of the nature and responsibilities of the Church with attention to its relations to the Kingdom of God and society in historical context.
THE304 Christian Doctrine IV (3 units)
A study of the doctrine of man and sin, including the depravity of man and the nature and consequences of sin.
THE401 Systematic Theology I (3 units)
A study of the inspiration of the scriptures, the works of God, origin, and destiny of angels, and man.
THE402 Systematic Theology II (3 units)
A study of the purpose and plan of God, the person and work of Christ, conversion, grace, justification, regeneration, and sanctification.
THE415 Apologetics (3 units)
The defense of the Christian faith against anti-theistic thought and theories.
THE416 History of Christian Doctrine (3 units)
A study of the development of doctrines in accordance with church history.
THE431 Christian Ethics (3 units)
A consideration of various areas in personal and social ethics as they relate to the Christian life.
THE425 Contemporary Theology I (3 units)
This course focuses on the study of related representation theologians.
THE426 Contemporary Theology II (3 units)
This course focuses on the study of related representation theologians.
THE511 Biblical Theology I (3 units)
This course examines the thematic and historical development of a particular doctrine. Special emphasis on the given period on the author in the context of the entire scripture.
THE512 Biblical Theology II (3 units)
This course examines the thematic and historical development of a particular doctrine. Special emphasis on the given period on the author in the context of the entire scripture.
THE701 History of Christian Doctrine (3 units)
A survey of the history of Christian doctrine with an emphasis on understanding the antecedents of contemporary doctrinal problems in theology.
HIS305 Church History I (3 units)
A study of early and medieval church development including major theologians and their writings.
HIS306 Church History II (3 units)
A study of the modern church development including major theologians and their writings.
HIS405 History of Presbyterian Movement (3 units)
An in-depth study of the Presbyterian Movement. Emphasis on doctrinal distinctive and present directions.
HIS415 History of Renaissance and Reformation (3 units)
A study of the political, intellectual, industrial and religious development that resulted in the reformation movement in Europe from 14th to the 17th centuries. Detailed study of courses, factions, distinctiveness and their achievements of various reform movements are studied.
HIS420 History of Korean Church (3 units)
A study of the Korean church development including its identity and growth within historical-theological framework.
HIS416 History of Modern Church (3 units)
A study of the modern church development including major theologians and their writings.
HIS703 Reformed Theology (3 units)
A study of the Reformed theological tradition beginning with Augustine and following the Reformed trail through Wycliffe, Hus, Luther, Zwingli and on to Calvin.
Prerequisite: HT503 or equivalent.
PRA400 Christian Worship (3 units)
A study of biblical foundations, historical development and current trends in worship.
PRA411 Preaching (3 units)
A study of preparing sermon construction and style of delivery of the sermon.
PRA412 Preaching Practice (3 units)
Actual practice in preaching a sermon in the seminary chapel.
PSY402 Christian Counseling (3 units)
This course provides an examination of theories of counseling with an emphasis on principles and techniques integral to Christian practice of counseling.
PRA410 Homiletics (3 units)
A basic course in the theory and practice of developing a sermon in the Seminary Chapel with constructive criticism on the part of the instructor.
PSY415 Pastoral Counseling (3 units)
Instruction in the scope and methods of pastoral counseling with a practical examination of case studies.
ED 415 Church Administration (3 units)
A study of administrative aspects of the church operation. Its organization, record keeping and other activities are studied.
POS415 Modern Political Thought (3 units)
A study of the philosophical foundations of western democracy, fascism and communism.
PRA415 Practical Counseling (3 units)
This course provides an examination of theories of counseling with an emphasis on principles and techniques integral to Christian practice of counseling.
PRA505 Evangelism (3 units)
This course examines biblical foundations and different methods of evangelism.
PRA412 Mission (3 units)
This course examines biblical and theological foundations of mission with attention to historical, cultural and methodological issues.
PRA507 Pastoral Leadership (3 units)
A study of theories and styles of leadership in ministry context with attention to a biblical image of leadership and service.
PRA510 Church Growth (3 units)
A survey of the biblical principles and crucial factors in church growth, including an analysis of theological, sociological and missiological elements.
CE102 Principles of Teaching (3 units)
A study of the complexities of teaching with attention to methods of teaching and effective interaction with students.
CE301 Christian Education (3 units)
A study of educational philosophies with an emphasis on promoting Christian growth through educational planning and evaluation. Prerequisite: CE102.
CE303 Youth Ministry (3 units)
A thorough study of the Scriptures is involved in this class as it relates to the needs of young people. Contemporary methods of youth ministry will be analyzed.
CE501 Children Ministry (3 units)
An exploration of the theories and practices of ministry directed toward children with an emphasis on the developmental and cultural dynamics of childhood.
CE601 Christian Education (3 units)
A study of educational philosophies with an emphasis on promoting Christian growth through educational planning and evaluation.
CE603 Youth Ministry (3 units)
An exploration of the theories and practices of ministry directed toward teenagers with an emphasis on the developmental and cultural dynamics of adolescence.
CE701 Discipleship (3 units)
A study of the biblical principles and contemporary issues of disciple-making with attention to evaluating existing programs of discipleship.
CE715 Bible Study Methods (3 units)
This course will not only teach the essentials of inductive Bible study methods, but will present the techniques using new modes of communication.
ADB 511 Advanced Biblical Theology (4 units)
This course focuses on an advanced study of the exegetical, theological and hermeneutical study of the Bible. It pays particular attention to the challenge of the practical issues that arise out of community and church life that require theological understanding with application of biblical principle and theologies.
ADS 511 Advanced Systematic Theology (4 units)
This course focuses on the advanced study of theory of God’s working in the individual and corporate life of community and systematization of theologies that arises out of the Bible. This course provides in-depth insight into the ancient and contemporary perspective of biblical teaching and how that can be understood in the current believing community.
ADP 511 Pastor as Person (4 units)
This course is designed to assist pastor to make personal assessment of character temperament, learning style, talents, abilities, and gifts, ministry and relational skills, and other traits relevant to ministry.
ADH 511 Church and the Holy Spirit (4 units)
This course explores the relationship between the church growth and the function of Holy Spirit. This course will trace how the church has been shaped by the help of Holy Spirit from the early church, through the medieval era and into the Modern period. Using both Bible and secondary texts, the function of Holy Spirit in the development of the Church will be examined.
ADH 512 Church and History (4 units)
This course explores the in-depth study of Church History as well as the function of church in the larger context of the World History. Special attention will be made to the important issues and topics that changed and impacted the world.
ADS 512 Church and Society (4 units)
This course examines the role and function the church in the ever-changing society. This course deals with 21st century expression of society’s needs and quest for the new model for church.
ADD 511 Dissertation Seminar (6 units)
This course helps student to prepare researching on dissertation, writing dissertation proposal and submitting dissertation in accordance with standardized format. This course deals with academic research into selected subjects, sample dissertation, ways to organize and arrange the argument, thesis, and ideas and write publishable dissertation.
ADD 512 Dissertation & Project (6 units)
This course further helps students to prepare well of dissertation proposal and dissertation.