Master of Christian Counseling Master of Christian Education Master of Church Music Master of Mission Language with Concentration in TESOL Master of Divinity(M.Div)
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Course Descriptions

ATHLETIC MISSION (AM) top

AM 531 History of Martial Arts (3)
This subject helps the martial arts Practitioner to learn and understand the history of Martial Arts. Understanding trends of the world’s martial arts it will enhance martial art instructors’ and performers’ knowledge of each nation’s culture and how their martial arts were established in their nation.

AM 532 Management & Leadership in Sports (3)
Leadership and management are requirements of all sports and martial arts instructors. This study will enhance and create leaders in the proper manner of sports and martial arts.

AM 533 Sport & Martial Arts Psychology (3)
With this course students will learn and understand body movements and sports (martial arts) especially in a social psychological view. This includes understanding the underlying character and culture concerning the foundation and purpose of each sport and type of body movement. Understanding how body movements and postures develop into sports and martial arts is also reviewed. This course will help students learn to study, leadership, satisfying each member of a relationship and also help to understand group structure, unity, and relationship.

AM 534 Exercise Physiology & Exercise Anatomy (3)
This is the study of energy movements, muscles and nerves, breathing and lung petition principles in exercise and martial arts. Traditional martial arts study body and medicine. A martial artist should know about the body’s vital points, relationship of muscles and bone, and how to develop the body to its full potential. Exercise Physiology is study of the structure of the human body and function, body structure and cell reaction from movements of muscles. The student will learn adjustment times after the body and muscles movements, as well as have a basic understanding of sports medicine. The student will understand how to make a program for improving body ability, develop applications, and method for maximizing instructor potential. Exercise Anatomy is the study of human body structure during the exercise. It also includes the study of the ideal human body movement for a given exercise. C.P.R. (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) is important for martial arts and martial arts instructors. It is preparation for emergency when in the mission field or teaching in the classroom.

AM 535 Sport Marketing & Public Relations in Martial Arts (3)
Sport marketing and public relations in martial arts is learning the basic theories and situations of each art as well as understanding the study of the requirements of various sport and martial art organizations.

AM 536 Martial Arts and Well-being (3)
In modern day society, people have concerns about the well-being of oneself. This study of martial arts is for all people of all ages.

AM 537 Practical Tae Kwon Do & Martial Arts (3)
During this study, students will learn, the right and effective ways of Demonstration Sparring (Olympic style), Forms, Judging & Refereeing in the Olympic system. Tae Kwon Do became an Olympic sport in 1988, and since that time Tae Kwon Do has been growing rapidly. If students can learn these skills and knowledge, they will be very beneficial tools on the mission field, especially in third world nations.

AM 538 Biomechanics for Martial Arts (3)
In exercise and martial arts, understanding about biomechanics is very important. This will develop more effective exercise and better education.

AM 539 Theory and Physics of Martial Arts Systematic/Comparative (3)
This class will help learners understand basic theory and how Martial Arts work in a self-defense situation. All martial art movements are created in a very scientific manner. If a student knows and understands each motion clearly, he/she will find very unique ways to approach an attacker. Although most martial arts are works of a similar manner, each nation’s culture is different, so it’s applied in different ways. The theories and physics of Tae Kwon Do are a framework of all martial arts, and will help the martial artist to learn his/her method. Scientific martial arts is systematic martial arts, scientific martial arts is also comparative martial arts. The student should understand scientific theories behind the martial arts, and how martial arts is developed, what is different between each martial art, compare each arts theory, and find out how they evolved into a modern art. Student should develop a new skill and new method of martial arts.

AM 540 Sports and Martial Arts Philosophy Systematic/Comparative (3)
The history of Martial arts begins over 4000 years ago. Martial arts have developed and evolved into different methods. But, the martial arts failed to develop into the Systematic and Comparative studies. This systematic and comparative study will develop method for proper studies of each art. Martial arts have contained a very deep philosophy. Martial arts need to be understood correctly by the Christian Missions.

AM 541 Studies of Body Guard (3)
Modern culture has developed this method of study. This study has been passed down for a long time, but was not developed as a scholarly attainment. Modern day society has realized that this study is very important. During the study of being a body guard, students should learn about right manners, attitudes, skills, and stewardship for the client. This is another way of learning about Christian Stewardship.

AM 542 Practicum in Sport & Martial Art in General (3)
Every sport player and Martial Artist should practice what he/she knows. Every Martial Artist has levels, learning stage, understanding and making knowledgeable stage, practicing a giving stage, giving and teaching stage. This is practicing a giving stage.

BIBLICAL STUDIES (BS) top

BS 301 Interpretation of the Bible (3)
This course is an introduction to the nature of the Bible, a survey of historical and contemporary hermeneutical approaches; and the principles of grammatical, historical, theological and practical study-application.

BS 624 Biblical Hermeneutics (3)
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to a brief history of the English Bible, to enable them to understand what the goal of interpretation is, what part presuppositions play in interpretation, and how to arrive at the meaning of an ancient text as well as its present significance. A major goal of this course will be to master the hermeneutics vocabulary.

BS 801 Biblical Studies (3)
This course is designed to improve an ability of interpretation of the Bible through exegesis. This includes the Old Testament and the New Testament.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (BU) top

BU 201 Introduction to Business (3)
This course is a broad survey of fundamental business concepts, such as management, marketing, human resources, and financial management and policy. General principles of business law and ethics are also discussed. This course introduces students to the business and commercial world, while it lays the foundation for their meaningful participation in more advanced classes.

BU 205 Principles of Management (3)
An introduction to the management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, and their application to the changing world of business. Particular emphasis is placed on process-centered operations and continuous quality management, toward a goal of total business effectiveness.

BU 300 Business Ethics (3)
This course studies the ethical, legal, and social responsibilities of business, particularly in the product, resource, and labor markets. Principles of moral philosophy are applied to the analysis for corporate conduct and decision making in the United States and elsewhere. Case studies are used in the discussion of social responsibility and the respect for human dignity in organizations that are driven by the profit motive and competition.

BU 303 Microeconomics (3)
Microeconomics is the analysis of economic phenomena from the perspective of the individual. This course covers the concepts and tools needed to understand the analysis of such problems that arise due to the law of scarcity. In addition, the functioning of competitive and noncompetitive product markets is studied, as is performance of the markets for resources. The result should be a greater understanding of how and why consumers, firms, and markets in the U.S. and global economy function the way they do.

BU 305 Macroeconomics (3)
This course develops the framework used by economists in government, business and academia to analyze the key determinants of economic growth, the business cycle, unemployment, inflation, the level of interest rates and the exchange rates, as well as explaining how all of these variables are influenced by monetary and fiscal policy.

BU 306 Leadership and Entrepreneurship (3)
An exploration of the challenges to effective leadership and management that the contemporary manager faces in a rapidly changing environment. Focus is on leadership styles and motivational techniques conducive to high performance in various organizational settings with a very diverse workforce. Topics include issues in the design of organizations, the corporate/organizational culture, the design and enrichment of jobs, and communication within organizations.

BU 401 Business Law (3)
An introduction to the essential basics of business law, with emphasis placed upon the legal dimension of ethical issues in the world of business. Principles of business legal ethics and corporate social responsibilities, governemtn regulation of business, securities law, consumer protection law labor law, employment law and environmental law are discussed and analyzed through use of cases and problems.

BU 402 International Business (3)
An introduction to the management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, and their application to the changing world of business. Particular emphasis is placed on process-centered operations and continuous quality management, toward the goal of business effectiveness.

BU 404 Strategic Management (3)
Analysis of the responsibilities of general management through critical examination of case studies. Systematic approach to understanding management situations, and the ability to formulate and execute a suitable strategy through planned policy and organization. This course provides a base for continued growth in executive skills.

BU 410 Managerial Statistics (3)
This course will focus on statistical decision-making in today’s dynamic business environment where products and processes are continuously improving. Decisions by modern managers are increasingly data driven and require a range of statistical skills including, gathering and describing data, designing samples and experiments, drawing statistical inferences and conclusions, evaluating the confidence of conclusions, developing regression models for anticipating future behavior and use of statistical quality control and six sigma to drive process improvement. This course will teach the important capabilities that must be utilized by a manager to make informed decisions.

CHRISTIAN COUNSELING (CC) top

CC 301 Introduction to Christian Counseling (3)
This course is a study of the principles and techniques of counseling with attention given to various situations to encourage church members.

CC 502 Survey of Christian Counseling (3)
An introduction is made to the distinctive ministry of Christian counseling. Theories and techniques, which are necessary for pre-counseling and counseling are applied to church staff relationships and to many other areas of interpersonal ministry.

CC 503 Psycho Pathology (3) * prerequisite CC 502
An advanced course on the pathology, classification, and treatment of human Psycho Pathology.

CC 505 Counseling Theory and Practice (3) * prerequisite CC 502
Ethical standards of the major professional counseling associations are considered, including AAMFT, ACA, and APA. Theoretical and practical applications of ethical guidelines to a variety of counseling situations are discussed. Issues related to the professional practice of counseling and therapy is included.

CC 514 Advanced Counseling: Theories and Practice (3) * prerequisite CC 502
Classical and current theories of counseling will be studied and evaluated in the light of Scripture, psychological sophistication, and practical relevance. Both secular and practical counseling approaches will be discussed.

CC 523 Marriage and Family Counseling I (3) * prerequisite CC 502
A study of pastoral assessment and treatment of dysfunctional relationships in marriage and family systems. Both theory and techniques of marriage and family counseling are presented.

CC 615 Crisis Counseling (3) * prerequisite CC 502
A specialized counseling approach to crisis situations. such as attempted suicide, sudden death in the family, and other related subjects is considered.

CC 803 Marriage and Family Counseling II (3)
A study of individual, group, couple, and family therapy settings in positive Christian context. This course explores the many needs in our society for personal growth, help in decision making, counseling for marriage and family relationship and stress management from a pastoral assessment and treatment point of view.? Both theory and techniques of marriage and family counseling are presented.

CC 805 Psychology and Theology of Family Relationships (3)
An evaluation of family interaction, including the attitudes, conflicts, adjustments, and mutual interdependence of present day marriage partners and their family members. Attention will be given to the theological dynamics inherent in family relationships.

CC 807 Multi-cultural Issues in Counseling (3)
A study of communication issues arising out of counseling between different cultures or subcultures. Emphasis is given to overcoming cultural barriers and to the understanding of and techniques designed to enhance inter cultural communication.

CC 809 Biblical Resources for Pastoral Care (3)
A study of how to use the Bible in pastoral care. The intellectual and emotional frames of reference, which influence one's use of and response to the Bible will be identified. The use of the Bible in the ministry of pastors and counselors will be examined.

CC 826 Present Issues in Pastoral Counseling (3)
A study of the methods of pastoral counseling with individuals, couples, families, and groups with guided clinical reading case studies, and in-depth discussions of personality theories and theories of pastoral psychotherapy.

CC 827 Independent Study in Counseling (3)
Approved independent study under an appropriate faculty member’s direction.

CC 843 Current Issues in Counseling and Psychology (3)
Consideration of contemporary issues in pastoral counseling and psychology.? Recent titles include: Psychological Testing for Pastors; Counseling the Aged; Adelrian Therapy; Addiction Disorders; Advanced Counseling Skills; and Diagnosis and Treatment Planning.

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (CE) top

CE 301 Introduction to Christian Education (3)
This course is an introductory study of the historical and philosophical principles of Christian education in accordance with today's church program.

CE 303 Christian Education for Youth (3) * prerequisite CE 301
Students are given a practical knowledge of the material and programs to meet the needs of youth.

CE 304 Christian Education for Children (3) * prerequisite CE 301
A survey is made of Christian education ministries in the local church for children from birth through eleven years old. Characteristics and needs of children are examined.

CE 305 Sunday School Ministry (3) * prerequisite CE 301
A study is made of the Sunday school with particular emphasis on its place in the church’s contemporary ministry of Bible study outreach.

CE 407 Introduction to Principles of Teaching (3) * prerequisite CE 301
This course is designed to study the educational techniques for dealing with barriers to learning.

CE 408 History of Christian Education (3) * prerequisite CE 301
The educational philosophy, principles and practices of the teaching agencies and selected personalities of the Old and New Testament will be studied.

CE 416 Educational Administration and Management (3) * prerequisite CE 301
This is an introductory course as to the why, what and how of educational administration and management in the light of Christian education.

CE 425 Computer Applications in Education (3)
This course will cover to make web educational contents and multimedia authoring tools. Students will learn what they can do in their operating system and how to make educational web contents. They also will learn HTML5 to develop web pages. Some multimedia authoring tools such as Window Movie Maker and Photoshop will be covered to edit multimedia data.

CE 502 Preschool/Childhood Christian Education (3) * prerequisite CE 512
This course is a study of the church’s educational program for children, birth to 11 years old. Spiritual, physical, psychological and educational maturation principles will be examined. Aims, methods, materials, evaluation, and programs of ministry to children will be studied.

CE 504 Adolescent Christian Education (3) * prerequisite CE 512
This course is a study of the church’s educational program for youth 12-17 years old.? Spiritual, physical, psychological, and educational maturation will be examined. Aims, methods, materials, evaluation, and programs of ministry for youth will be studied.

CE 506 Adult Christian Education (3) * prerequisite CE 512
The unique characteristics of the stages of young, middle and senior adults will be studied in the context of implications for adult religious programming. Emphasis is be given to special categories of adults such as: married, single, and widowed. Objectives, methodologies, administration and emotional concerns will be considered.

CE 512 Survey of Christian Education (3)
The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to Christian education ministries.? Students will consider the evangelical foundation of Christian education ministry with an understanding of theology, philosophy, and history of Christian education; will identify distinctive principles and practices for teaching and developing programs in the local church; and will lead and implement the total discipleship ministry of the local church.

CE 603 History and Philosophy of Christian Education (3) * prerequisite CE 512
This course is a study of the historical development of educational thought and practice in the church, with emphasis on the emerging and contemporary educational philosophies.

CE 605 Theology of Christian Education (3) * prerequisite CE 512
This course is a study of how to develop a theology of Christian education, which can be used in implementing a program of Christian education in the local church.

CE 801 Family Life Education (3)
This course of study will reflect on the role of the church in shaping family life. It will focus on how to pre-empt problems before they become full-blown crises.

CE 806 Administering the Church Christian Education Program (3)
This course is a study of practical principles and procedures in effective administration of a complete program of Christian education in the church.

CE 808 Theological Foundations for Christian Education (3)
An exploration of the theological perspectives concerning the educational questions of content, teacher, pupil, context, methodology, and objectives. It will examine the ways in which differing theological concepts affect the nature and purpose of Christian education practices.

CE 809 History and Philosophy of Christian Education (3)
Supplementing and adding to CE 603, this course is a broader study of the historical development of educational thought and practice in the church, with electives on the emerging and contemporary educational philosophies.

CE 817 Present Issues in Christian Education (3)
This course is a study of some contemporary issues in Christian education, including Biblical, theological, philosophical, historical, sociological, psychological, and curricular issues.

CE 821 Curriculum Design in Christian Education (3)
A study of the process of curriculum building in the local church, of the selection of curriculum materials for use in the local church, and of the development of new curricula and curriculum materials.

CE 831 Learning Theory Applied to Christian Education (3)
A study of major learning theories and theorists with major emphasis on cognitive and behavioral theories. The difference between a secular approach verses a Christian approach to theories of human learning will be explored with a focus on the implications of such differences on the church educational programs environment.

CHURCH HISTORY (CH) top

CH 201 Introduction to Church History (3)
This course focuses on a survey of the history of Christianity for the early Church to the present. After the Reformation, the focus is on the Protestant and Christianity.

CH 501 History of the Christian Church (3)
This course covers the development of Christianity from the first century to the present, including the patristic period, the middle ages, the Protestant Reformation, the rise of denominations and the rise of secularism with the “Enlightenment” bringing revivals and missionary expansion.

CH 510 The Protestant Reformation Study (3)
An examination of Luther, Calvin, and Zwingli, their digressions and separation from Roman Catholics, the cause and effects of the German, Swiss, and Protestant Reformation, and the Roman Catholic reaction.

CH 623 History of Christian Doctrines (3)
A survey will be made of the history of Christian doctrines with an emphasis on understanding contemporary doctrinal problems.

CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP (CL) top

CL 403 Principles of Leadership (3)
This course is designed to give an analysis of the tasks, styles and models of leadership according to the Bible and ?the church in a context for Christian leadership.

CL 602 Survey of Christian Leadership (3)
An analysis of the tasks, styles and models of leadership, giving special emphasis to the biblical guidelines and church context of Christian leadership.

CL 801 General Theories on Leadership (3)
A critical survey of theories on leadership in history from Plato’s Republic to the contemporary leadership studies. The history of leadership and contributions from various disciplines will be included. It will also explore biblical perspectives on leadership, including such topics as leadership styles: authoritarian, dictatorial or democratic.

CL 803 Essential Traits of Leadership (3)
All the essential traits of leadership, such as wisdom, integrity, courage and creativity will be reviewed from the biblical perspective, and John 10:11 will be discussed as the key essence of Christian leadership. The spirit of self-sacrifice is the key in differentiating true leadership from false ones.

CL 804 Vision and Goal-setting in Christian Leadership (3)
The belief in a person’s God-given mission to exercise his or her leadership for the advancement of His kingdom must be translated into a clear vision and SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and tangible) goals, and these goals must be implemented period.

CL 805 Christian Leadership in Management (3)
Personnel management, crisis management, temptation management, management of rebellions, and management of failures will be extensively studied on the basis of biblical examples. Especially, the Jethroian management will be expatiated in personnel management (Exodus 18:1-23).

CL 810 Global Strategic Leadership (3)
This course provides an understanding of global issues; cross-cultural concepts focusing on people groups, values, and how to build teams of diverse while respecting local values; and maintaining unity of focus and accomplishment.

CL 812 Spiritual Christian Leadership (3)
Recognize biblical qualities in the lives of people committed to furthering the coming of the Kingdom of God.

CL 813 The Leader as Agent and Students (3)
Students examine leadership and organizational theory from the three perspectives of theology, psychology and sociology studying at least one theory in depth and reporting an exhaustive literature review of all that we know about the theory and demonstrate appropriate scholarly writing technique. In addition, students explore their own leadership development within a scriptural framework.

CL 814 Communication and Decision Making (3)
Students examine organizations through the use of communication and values audits and explore how leaders affect both "real" and virtual organizations through decision-making. In addition to the organizational diagnosis and development of the audits, students hone research skills by writing a full research proposal requiring the understanding of and ability to write about researchable problems, concepts that explain the problem, the extant literature relating to the problem, appropriate research and data collection methods as well as appropriate analysis techniques.

CL 815 Global Dimensions of Leadership Today and in the Future (3)
Students examine the role of the leader in a global and/or multi-national organization with a focus on the role of the leader in the future. This requires that students take scripturally sound current thinking about leadership concepts and extrapolate into the future and determine the future relevance of current thinking as well as look for future leadership styles and methods that will be culturally relevant in a global setting.

CL 816 The Human Focus of Leadership (3)
Provides a framework for studying strategic leadership as it explores the role of followers interacting with other followers and the organization's leader. Examine and understand group formation and development both in the face-to-face organizational environment, as well as the virtual organization. Through this examination, discover the different role that communication plays in the virtual environment. Discuss various concepts of transformational leadership that result in leaders developing future leaders of their followers. In addition, examine the role of self-development and building accountability among leaders in a support network.

CL 817 Global Futures & System Dynamics (3)
Investigates how the world system of 2050 may be a dynamic arrangement of interconnected parts, and how developing countries of the global South will fare within the global economy. Students examine existing forecasts and use computer models to generate alternative scenarios in demographic, environmental, economic, and socio-political domains. Students gain practical experience in using system dynamics to help global organizations in their policy-making process.

CHURCH MUSIC (CM) top

CM 203 History of Church Music (3)
A study of church music development and a historical and critical survey of various periods in the history of church music.

CM 301 Hymnology (3)
This is an introductory course of hymnology by dealing with general hymn writers, hymnals and gospel songs in historical hymnody and the characteristics of hymnic structure in music and text of hymn.

CM 307 Church Music Composition(3)
This is the integrated course dealing with the study of functional harmony and musical structures, emphasizing on the method of music making in vocal style for the usage of worship (Except for Applied Area of Composition)

CM 311 Introduction to Music Ministry (3)
This course is designed to introduce music ministry by dealing with biblical and pastoral foundation for the process in the area of music in worship such as the characteristics of hymn, the leadership of the congregational singing and choir.

CM 407 Music Education (3)
This course is to support ?understanding an appropriate concept of music education to create practical methods for church music that can be used in church music for local churches, focusing on materials and methods used in leading children, youth, and choirs through the music ministry.

CM 411 Applied Areas I: Voice / Piano / Organ / Conducting / Composition / Classical Guitar (2)
This is a private lesson course.

CM 413 Applied Areas II: Voice / Piano / Organ / Conducting / Composition / Classical Guitar (2)
Continuation of CM 411.

CM 414 Applied Areas III: Voice / Piano / Organ / Conducting / Composition / Classical Guitar (2)
Continuation of CM 413.

CM 415 Graduate Recital (as an Applied IV) (3)
Preparation and presentation of an acceptable undergraduate recital for about 15 minutes.

CM 423 Choral Literature (3)
A survey of functional choral literature, dealing with choir’s music such as contemporary or traditional anthems used in the public worship of local churches.

CM 509 Church Music History (3)
A study of historical and critical church music in various genres with its developments.

CM 510 Church Hymnology (3)
This course is about the developing process of hymns and to understanding hyms in biblical, theological, literary, and musical aspects, and of their usage in the various ministries of the church, especially in corporate worship.

CM 518 Master’s Recital (3)
Preparation and presentation of an acceptable graduate recital for 30 minutes.

CM 534 Church Music in Contemporary Culture (3)
A study of Christian worship and music in relation to current contemporary cultural trends, dealing with the expression of their own cultural, generational, artistic viewpoints based on biblical roots of worship and the theological ground for true corporate contemporary worship.

CM 603 Church Music and Literature (3)
This course is a chronological survey of the sacred vocal music literatures (masses, cantatas, chorales, anthems, oratorios, requiems, passions, etc.) relating to the church, and of an introduction of the origin as well as development.

CM 605 Introduction to Music Ministry (3)
This course is to encourage students toward experiencing essential elements for thoughtful music ministry. It will approach such elements through theological and pastoral considerations for music ministry in local churches.

CM 803 Church Music Administration (3)
This course is an in-depth study encouraging ?students toward essential elements for leadership techniques in the organization of a local church music ministry, emphasizing on determining, evaluating, planning, and administrating all music programs, budgeting, and maintenance of physical facilities in a local church.

CM 806 Music in Mission (3)
This course is to evangelize the world or local communities through music mission, dealing with the viewpoint of church music as a great tool for cross-cultural communications. It influences dramatically ?non-Christians with blessing, inspiring, challenging, healing, and encouraging.

CM 810 Seminar in Music in Worship (3)
This course is an advanced study of biblical and theological foundation of church music, emphasizing music in worship such as the roles and the nature of music in worship, and principles involved in developing a comprehensive and consistent approach to church music in the theology of worship.

CM 818 Doctoral Recital (3)
Preparation and presentation of an acceptable doctoral recital for fifty minutes

CM 819 Doctoral Seminar in Analysis (3)
This course is an in-depth substitute study for Doctoral Recital, dealing with analyzing church music works or symphony according to theoretical methods.

CM 827 Church Music and Literature (3)
This course is an advanced study of the sacred choral literatures dealing with masses, cantatas, oratorios, requiems and passions from the Baroque to 20th century.

CM 830 Philosophy of Church Music (3)
This course is the advanced study to set up the philosophical and theological foundations of church music obtained from the Bible and the remarkable books showing the convictions of the evangelical theologians and historical church musicians with Christian view of world.

Capstone (CP) top

CP 490 Capstone (3)
The capstone course is designed as a final semester summative course for students to exhibit how their educational experience may positively influence their career. Details will be described in the Capstone syllabus. The Capstone will have three sections: 1)a research project agreed upon with their academic advisors prior to the final semester 2)a comprehensive examination 3)Participation in the graduation seminars.

CP 690 Capstone (3)
The capstone course is designed as a final semester summative course for students to exhibit how their educational experience may positively influence their career. Details will be described in the Capstone syllabus. The Capstone will have three sections: 1)a research project agreed upon with their academic advisors prior to the final semester 2)a comprehensive examination 3)Participation in the graduation seminars.

CP 890 Capstone (3)
The capstone course is designed as a final semester summative course for students to exhibit how their educational experience may positively influence their career. Details will be described in the Capstone syllabus. The Capstone will have three sections: 1)a research project agreed upon with their academic advisors prior to the final semester 2)a comprehensive examination 3)Participation in the graduation seminars.

COMPUTER & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (CS) top

CS 201 Introduction to Information Technology (3)
It course explores principles and concepts that underlie information processing, including information theory, models of information storage and retrieval, and human cognition. Basic processes of information systems analysis, design, and development will be examined.

CS 301 Web Programming (3)
This course gives students a look at the fundamental concepts of Internet and WWW communication. Students will have practice to make their web pages through the Web programming. It will cover Web programming languages such as HTML and HTML5, ASP, PHP as well as covering server-side scripting, security issues

CS 305 Database Design and Management (3)
This course cover database design and SQL programming. Students study database fundamentals to include database development, modeling, design and normalization. In addition, students are introduced to database programming. Students gain the skills and knowledge needed to use features of database software and programming to manage and control access to data.

CS 310 Introduction to E-Commerce (3)
This course introduces the concepts, vocabulary and procedures associated with E-Commerce and the Internet. The student gains an overview of all aspects of E-Commerce. Topics include development of the Internet and E-Commerce, options available of doing business on the Internet, features of Web sites and the tools used to build an E-Commerce web site, marketing issues, payment options, security issues and customer service.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE PROGRAM (ESL) top

ESL 101 Listening and Speaking (3)
As students focus on the reproduction of sounds, accents, and sentence flow as heard from the instructor and from a variety of spoken sources, they will have opportunities to improve both listening and speaking skills.

ESL 102 Reading (3)
Through the use of practical print media, students will expand their basic vocabulary, improve their reading speed, and enhance their ability to understand and remember what they read.

ESL 103 Writing (3)
This course builds skills in sentence and paragraph writing. The “4 Square” pattern of developing mature sentences from single context words will be used to create coherent five paragraph written documents.

ESL 104 Grammar (3)
The focus of this course is to increase students’ knowledge of and usage of simple verb tenses, sentence structure, subject-verb agreement, how sentence make-up differs from their first language structure, as well as other basic components of grammar.

ESL 201 Listening and Speaking (3)
Instruction will emphasize auditory comprehension of new vocabulary in the context of the spoken word. A variety of activities will be used to give the student listening experiences, followed by practice in the verbal reproduction of those experiences.

ESL 202 Reading (3)
This course will develop word recognition, spelling and vocabulary improvement as the student experiences practice in both oral and silent reading with resources such as the text materials, print copy and the Internet.

ESL 203 Writing (3)
Writing emphasis will focus on gaining a greater familiarity with more complex sentences in the context of multiple-sentence paragraphs. Students will move from shorter simple sentence construction to the use of connecting words to create more mature writing.

ESL 204 Grammar (3)
Students will examine the several parts of speech normally employed in the use of English and will gain a greater understanding of how and where those parts form the basis for English communication.

ESL 301 Listening and Speaking (3)
By developing listening and response strategies, the student will have opportunities to understand and reproduce the English language at a greater speed. Increased contextual vocabulary will result in an improved ability to understand and repeat the flow of English.

ESL 302 Reading (3)
Using multiple written sources of varying lengths, students will explore main ideas, themes, symbolism, and recognition of some figurative language while improving their active vocabulary.

ESL 303 Writing (3)
Students will gain skills in increasing sentence and paragraph maturity by understanding how to add descriptive detail through “brainstorming” methods and by drawing on dynamic words to add clarity and interest to their writing.

ESL 304 Grammar (3)
This study will explore complex English syntax as the student moves to more sophisticated tenses, to reproducing the four main types of sentences, to comparatives and superlatives, in addition to various other grammar elements.

ESL 401 Listening and Speaking (3)
Topical conversations, dramatic readings, and lectures will be some of the listening sources used to stimulate confidence in daily conversations, in text-related question/answer sessions and in oral presentations.

ESL 402 Reading (3)
Reading longer passages from a variety of sources of interest, the student will gain skills in critically analyzing subject matter. This course will impact the student’s ability to actively use a higher level of English.

ESL 403 Writing (3)
The student will develop skills in pre-writing strategies, organizational activities, rough drafting, editing and final drafting. Summarizing and essay construction will assist the student in preparing for academic classes.

ESL 404 Grammar (3)
Students will examine various texts in order to understand and define what constitutes good grammar. Analysis and correction of examples of poor grammar will help students prepare for academic classes.

ESL 001 Intensive Pronunciation Study (3)
This intensive course is designed specifically for students who have difficulty mastering in English pronunciation. Students will experience practice in various vowel and consonant sounds, vowel glides, consonant digraphs, and normal intonation and sentence flow. Instruction will focus on targeted sounds, followed by practical use in sentence contexts.

ESL 011 Introduction to American Culture (3)
This course is designed for high-intermediate to familiarize them with American life and to help facilitate their adjustment to American culture. The class will introduce students to basic concepts and current issues of American society and help them learn more about US history, geography, government, and popular culture.

ESL 021 Current Events (3)
The current events class gives students an opportunity to improve their listening ability, increase their vocabulary, and intelligently discuss the events that are in the news. In-class activities will include the use of current news videos, radio news, newspaper and magazine articles, group discussions, and group presentations.

ESL 031 TOEFL Preparation (3)
This course is designed for advanced ESL students to prepare the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Students will learn appropriate skills and test-taking strategies to improve their performance on the test. Students will practice taking sample TOEFL tests. After taking practice tests, the students will review all the sections and figure out mistakes.

ESL 041 English for Ministry (3) This course is designed for students who want to expand their ministry into English-speaking venues. The focus centers around language functions common to church, liturgy, and community-related contexts.

ETHICS (ET) top

ET 201 Christian Ethics (3)
This course provides the basic concepts and concerns of Christian ethics.

ET 601 Biblical Ethics (3)
This course is a study of biblical ethics and their relevance to contemporary ethical issues.

EVANGELISM (EV) top

EV 201 Introduction to Evangelism (3)
This course studies the church’s primary task of evangelism with a theological emphasis and a focus on the principles of proclamation.

EV 520 Personal Evangelism and Discipleship Training (3)
This course explores the theological base for evangelism and how to use the Scriptures in leading people to Christ. Principles for spiritual growth will explain how new believers can grow to maturity in their faith, and then be able to evangelize and to disciple others.

FINANCE & ACCOUNTING (FA) top

FA 201 Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
Students will study the fundamental accounting procedures, journals, ledgers, financial statements, and uses made of accounting information. Basic principles and procedures in accounting for corporate assets, for corporate equity, bonds, manufacturing costs, managerial analysis of costs and cost/revenue relationships, special statements, analysis of financial statements and individual budgeting and taxes will be examined.

FA 304 Introduction to Taxation (3)
This course is an introduction to the concept of taxation in general, the focus being the Federal Income Tax. It introduces the student to the tenants underlying the federal income tax system with an emphasis on individual income tax returns. Identifying issues, conducting research and writing client memos are emphasized.

FA 411 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3)
This course is a continuation of financial accounting as it relates to partnership and corporations, with some coverage of topics in the managerial accounting area including manufacturing accounting, control accounting, CVP relationships, financial statement analysis, cash flow statements, and special management reports.

FIELD PRACTICUM(FP) top

FP 310 Field Practicum I (1)
This field practicum is required for all undergraduate students. The student, under the supervision of an experienced advisor, will be assigned responsibilities.

FP 311 Field Practicum II (1)
This field practicum is required for all undergraduate students. The student, under the supervision of an experienced advisor, will be assigned responsibilities.

FP 312 Field Practicum III (1)
This field practicum is required for all undergraduate students. The student, under the supervision of an experienced advisor, will be assigned responsibilities.

GENERAL STUDIES(GE) top

GE 101 English Composition (3)
This is a writing intensive course designed to improve critical thinking, reading, and writing skills. Students’ progress from personal expressive writing to text-based expository essays appropriate for an academic audience. Students develop strategies for turning their experience, observations, and analyses into evidence suitable for writing in a variety of academic disciplines.

GE 102 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research (3)
The basic purpose of this course is to enhance the student's rhetorical sophistication and writing skill, particularly with regard to argumentative prose. The goal is to prepare the student not only for success in academic writing but also for effective participation in and critical understanding of the public and professional discourses of the "real" world beyond school. This goal is achieved by direct instruction in rhetorical principles, practices in rhetorical analysis of various kinds of documents, frequent intensive practice in writing expository and argumentative prose for a variety of audiences and situations, and the creation of occasions that call for meaningful discussion and purposeful writing.

GE 103 Origins of the Modern World: World History (3)
This course surveys the history of the modern world to the seventeenth century, focusing upon the early civilizations of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Students will study selected political, social, economic and intellectual issues, and also be introduced to traditions and religious belief systems that are practiced and shared among societies and that have inspired world societies.

GE 104 United States History (3)
This course provides a general overview of the history of the United States. In chronological order, students will explore America’s past, examining the cultural, political, geographical, economic and technological changes that have taken place and have helped to shape us and guide us as a nation today. Topics will include issues relating to the discovery of the New World through the Reconstruction period, focusing on constitutional issues, the Civil War, industrialization, and immigration.

GE 105 Public Speaking (3)
This course promotes principles of effective public speaking and provides opportunities for the development of speaking skills. The course will examine: standards for evaluating personal performance and the performances of others; speeches and presentations required in modern organizations; speaking clearly and persuasively; and effective audience interaction. Students will become familiar with presentation technologies. The knowledge and skills learned will be applied across the entire curriculum.

GE 106 General Psychology (3)
Provides a basic and general knowledge of the theoretical, scientific, and conceptual foundations of psychology, including biological, cognitive, emotional, development, cultural and social aspects. Includes key concepts and principles, methods for collecting and evaluating evidence, and application of psychological knowledge

GE 107 Introduction to Philosophy and Christian Ethics (3)
This course will focus primarily on the writings of Plato and Aristotle as central figures in that historical period when Western humanity began to use and to develop reason systematically as an instrument for understanding the world and its place in that world. Students will be introduced to the Greek contributions to logic, metaphysics, and ethics.

GE 108 Introduction to Sociology (3)
This introductory course emphasizes fundamental concepts in sociology and their application to contemporary society for the purpose of enhancing the students' understanding of the world in which they live.

GE 109 Political Science (3)
An introduction to the variety of components of political systems. Attention is given to political institutions, their structures and roles, and the exercise of power. Government performance and results, the impact of political decisions on society and the development of political attitudes will be covered.

GE 110 College Algebra (3)
Polynomials; rational functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; conic sections; systems of equations; and inequalities.

GE 111 Intercultural Communication (3)
The purpose of this course is to assist you to understand and apply the principles of effective intercultural communication in a diverse society and in global commerce. Students will develop an understanding of why and how cultural issues influence effective communication. This course introduces techniques for improving written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills in response to intercultural settings.

GE 112 Principles of Economics (3)
Introduction to macroeconomic analysis and its application to the American economic system. Includes such major topics as the economic role of government, the banking system, the determination and measurement of national income, economic growth, and elements of monetary and fiscal policies.

GE 113 Introduction to Computers (3)
This course is a broad introduction to the use of computers as tools for creativity, communications and organizing information. In addition to learning the technical fundamentals of computer use, this course will help build students’ skills in researching information, and will cover the major topic areas of Apple and Window operations.

GE 114 Globalization (3)
This is an interdisciplinary course which is designed to integrate what students have learned from their general education courses and to foster critical and ethical thinking from a Christian perspective as students make the transition from university into a global society. Contemporary global issues will be analyzed and discussed. This course will emphasize intensive writing skills which demonstrate analytical and scholarly abilities as well as an understanding of individuals in a multi-cultural society.

GE 115 Principles of Leadership (3)
This course will actively engage students in the acquisition of information about historical and contemporary theories, concepts, and issues associated with leadership.

GE 116 Law and Criminal Justice (3)
A general survey of the principles, system, and process of criminal justice. Introduction to conceptions and definitions of crime, criminal law, and due process. Examination of the organization and operation of the three basic components of the criminal justice system - the police, the courts, and corrections - individually and in relationship to one another.

GE 205 Introduction to Information and Communications (3)
This course introduces to undergraduates into basic concept of Information and communication technologies. Student will learn the Internet concept and have practice to use Internet applications like ftp, www, telnet, e-mail, webhard. Internet security will also be covered at this course.

MISSION STUDIES (MI) top

MI 303 Introduction to Christian Mission (3)
This course introduces and briefly surveys biblical foundations of missions; theology of missions; history of missions; the role of the church; contemporary issues and strategies of missions; and cross-cultural and contextual missions today. The course will ground students in basic aspects of missions’ theory and practice and expose them to related issues and questions. It will also encourage students implicitly throughout and explicitly at times to reflect on missions in their own lives, or their own lives in missions.

MI 606 Foundations of Intercultural Communication (3)
Customs, home-life, traditions and religion are among several factors that impact languages. This course will present the student with the opportunity to turn these factors into successful experiences.

MI 607 Global and Multicultural Education (3)
The basic tenets of seven world religions will be examined, as well as examples of how these religions have embedded themselves in the language, thinking, and lifestyles of various societies.

MI 621 Christian Mission and World Religions (3)
The Christian movement and other major religions are studied and compared from a Christian perspective. Is faith in Jesus still the only way to have peace with God? Universalism is threatening this basic Christian teaching.

MI 802 World Religious Heritages: Area Studies Hinduism, Buddhism, Tribal/Nature Religions (3)
Today we witness an insurgency of many ancient traditional religions in all parts of the world. Freedom of speech, press and worship are no longer experienced by people in many parts of the world today. Though Jesus was born in Asia, people often view him as the propagator of the Western foreign religion. How can people who belong to a minority group be accepted by others?

MI 806 Cultural Anthropology (3)
A Study of the religions worldviews of individuals in various societies with emphasis upon the processes of change in value systems. Careful consideration will be given to value changes as internal processes rather than western religious traditionalisms.

MI 807 Cross Cultural Communications (3)
This study helps us to realize why people may hear our words but not obey because our words have a different meaning in their culture.

MI 810 Urban Mission Development (3)
Historically many missionaries went to the rural areas and small towns to evangelize and plant churches. But recently an increasing number of these people are immigrating to cities where there are more opportunities but also more challenges. Sharing the gospel must be more than talk if we desire to communicate with many who live in the rapidly growing inner cities of the word.

MI 816 Mission Perspectives (3)
This course is based on Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, a multi-faceted collection of readings focused on the biblical, historical, cultural, and strategic dimensions of the task of world evangelization and the history and potential of the world Christian movement.

MI 818 Indigenous Principles of Evangelism and Church Growth (3)
Many western church and mission workers pride themselves in being pragmatic, focusing on all kinds of ways to become “successful.” Big buildings, large programs, and huge crowds are not always signs of success. It is a good discipline to become quiet and to learn from Christian leaders in the non-western world.

MI 821 Theology of Mission (3)
The theological issues facing present missionaries is no longer liberalism, but universalism, the uniqueness of Jesus Christ as Savior, and authority of the Bible as the Word of God and whether the primary focus of ministry should be spiritual needs, physical, material, social, and political needs, or all. What priority is there for evangelism and church planting? How can our mission be “holistic”?

MARKETING (MK) top

MK 201 Introduction to Marketing (3)
This is the study of the system of activities that constitute marketing with emphasis on the principles, policies and strategies utilized to identify and satisfy the needs and wants of consumers. The universal application of marketing in all forms of organizations is stressed.

MK 302 Advertising and Promotions (3)
This course is a global survey introducing the student to integrated marketing communications. Includes advertising principles and practices. It emphasizes multi-media persuasive communication including buyer behavior, and regulatory constraints.

MK 406 Consumer Behavior (3)
This course develops an understanding of how consumers behave before, during, and after the consumption process through a discussion of cultural, social, and perceptual factors. Students evaluate consumer behavior and apply their understanding in the creation of a marketing plan designed to improve the brand equity of a firm.

MUSIC (MU) top

MU 101 Midwest Choir I (1)
This is a practical course of performance of a wide variety of music, ranging from traditional to contemporary style in anthem. The choir may minister at chapel or occasionally at local churches or in the community.

MU 102 Midwest Choir II (1)
This is a practical course of performance of a wide variety of music, ranging from traditional to contemporary style in anthem. The choir may minister at chapel or occasionally at local churches or in the community.

MU 110 Aural Skills (3)
This is a fundamental music study for basic aural, visual, and vocal experience in sight singing ear training.

MU 111 Applied Area I (2)
Classical- Voice/Piano/Conducting
CCM- Guitar/Bass Guitar/Percussion/Vocal/Keyboard
This is a private lesson course.

MU 121 Applied Area II (2)
Classical- Voice/Piano/Conducting
CCM- Guitar/Bass Guitar/Percussion/Vocal/Keyboard
This is a private lesson course.

MU 201 Midwest Choir III (1)
This is a practical course of performance of a wide variety of music, ranging from traditional to contemporary style in anthem. The choir may minister at chapel or occasionally at local churches or in the community.

MU 202 Midwest Choir IV (1)
This is a practical course of performance of a wide variety of music, ranging from traditional to contemporary style in anthem. The choir may minister at chapel or occasionally at local churches or in the community.

MU 210 Harmony (3)
This is a basic study of fundamental elements of harmony which are related to notation, major and minor scales, intervals, chord formulas, and chord-scales, dealing with components of harmonization and diatonic harmony.

MU 211 Applied Area III (2)
Classical- Voice/Piano/Conducting
CCM- Guitar/Bass Guitar/Percussion/Vocal/Keyboard
This is a private lesson course.

MU 212 Applied Area IV (2)
Classical- Voice/Piano/Conducting
CCM- Guitar/Bass Guitar/Percussion/Vocal/Keyboard
This is a private lesson course.

MU 301 Midwest Choir V (1)
This is a practical course of performance of a wide variety of music, ranging from traditional to contemporary style in anthem. The choir may minister at chapel or occasionally at local churches or in the community.

MU 302 Midwest Choir VI (1)
This is a practical course of performance of a wide variety of music, ranging from traditional to contemporary style in anthem. The choir may minister at chapel or occasionally at local churches or in the community.

MU 310 Music History I (3)
The course is a survey of developments in Western Music history from its early beginning to the Baroque era, including a study of styles, forms, and contributions of major composers.

MU 311 Applied Area V (2)
Classical- Voice/Piano/Conducting
CCM- Guitar/Bass Guitar/Percussion/Vocal/Keyboard
This is a private lesson course.

MU 312 Applied Area VI (2)
Classical- Voice/Piano/Conducting
CCM- Guitar/Bass Guitar/Percussion/Vocal/Keyboard
This is a private lesson course.

MU 320 Music History II (3)
The course is a survey of developments in Western Music history from its Classical era to the 1900’s period, including a study of styles, forms, contributions of major composers.

MU 401 Hymnology (3)
This is an introductory course of hymnology dealing with general hymn writers, hymnals and gospel songs in historical hymnody and the characteristics of hymnic structure in music and the text of hymns.

MU 402 Music in Worship (3)
This course is designed to introduce the student to the biblical and theological principles and foundations of worship in order that they may prepare to be a leader of music in worship for local churches.

MU 403 Church Music Education (3)
This course supports an understanding of an appropriate concept of music education to create practical methods for in church music for local churches, focusing on materials and methods used in leading children, youth, and choirs.

MU 404 Introduction to Contemporary Christian Music (3)
This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the concept and history of CCM and the ministry of CCM artist.

MU 410 Form in Music (3)
This is a basic study of methods to analyze the structure of various classical forms in music defined by harmonic, contrapuntal and textural characteristics.

MU 411 Applied Area VII (2)
Classical- Voice/Piano/Conducting
CCM- Guitar/Bass Guitar/Percussion/Vocal/Keyboard
This is a private lesson course.

MU 412 Applied Area VIII (2)
Classical- Voice/Piano/Conducting
CCM- Guitar/Bass Guitar/Percussion/Vocal/Keyboard
This is a private lesson course.

MU 420 The Survey of Vocal Literature (3)
This is an historical survey of vocal literature.

MU 421 The Survey of Vocal Pedagogy (3)
This is a basic study of methodology in vocal pedagogy

MU 422 The Survey of Piano Literature (3)
This is a fundamental study of piano literature in chronological order.

MU 423 The Survey of Piano Pedagogy (3)
This is a basic study of methodology in piano pedagogy.

MU 424 Instrumental Conducting (3)
This is a survey of instrumental conducting and rehearsal procedures in musical works such as ensembles and chamber orchestra.

MU 425 Anthem Literature (3)
This is a survey of anthem literature designed to analyze musical materials from ranges, meter, vocal texture and even to form ing music.

MU 426 Praise and Worship (3)
This is a survey study of the difference between praise and worship and how to encourage the congregation to be involved in the presence of God with contemporary music.

MU 427 CCM Performance Workshop (3)
This is a practical course involving participation in group contemporary music performance for the purpose of understanding the roles in contemporary worship service.

MU 430 Graduate Recital (2)
Classical- Voice/Piano/Conducting
CCM- Guitar/Bass Guitar/Percussion/Vocal/Keyboard
This is a private lesson course.

NEW TESTAMENT (NT) top

NT 101 Introduction to New Testament (3)
This course is a survey of the background and content of the New Testament.

NT 202 Life of Christ (3) * prerequisite NT 101
This course is a systematic study of the person and work of Christ from eternity past to eternity future.

NT 203 The Gospels (3) ) * prerequisite NT 101
This course is a study of the canonical Gospels of Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John. It is designed to enable the student to explore a number of different aspects of the Gospels, including their historical and socio-cultural contexts.

NT 303 Acts and Pauline Epistles (3) * prerequisite NT 101
This is a survey of the book of Acts and the letters of the Apostle Paul, the development of the early church, and the activities of Christ’s disciples. The Epistles are studied in the light of historical and cultural setting.

NT 305 Pastoral Epistles (3)
This course is a survey of 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus . The course will apply the truths of these letters to church life, church organization and to daily lives of Christians.

NT 406 General Epistles and Revelation (3) * prerequisite NT 101
This is a study of the authorship, setting, theological issues, literary structure, and themes of non-Pauline letters and the book of Revelation.

NT 501 Survey of New Testament (3)
This course is a study of the historical and cultural background of the New Testament and a survey of the individual texts of the New Testament.

NT 513 Synoptic Gospels (3) * prerequisite NT 524
An emphasis of the theme of each Gospel will be discussed as well as a synoptic, chronological view of the life of Jesus with an interpretation of key events and main discourses.

NT 524 Introductory Greek (3)
This course is designed to enable the student to study the New Testament in its original language. This will help the Scripture become more alive and relevant, and will give the student the ability to translate the New Testament so as to enhance the meaning and message of the Bible and better understand its relevance for us today.

NT 601 Intermediate Greek (3) * prerequisite NT 524
A study of the grammar and syntax of the Greek New Testament. Prerequisite: Elementary Greek or a satisfactory score on the examination on Elementary Greek.

NT 607 Pastoral Epistles (3) * prerequisite NT 501
This course is an in-depth study in depth, of 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus, using the Greek text with an emphasis on understanding Paul’s teaching regarding church administration in the early Christian church, his emphasis and teaching on the spiritual needs of the church and his challenge for a godly and disciplined Christian life in the midst of a secular world.

NT 705 Theology of Paul (3) * prerequisite NT 501
This course is a study of the teachings of Paul concerning salvation, sanctification, evangelism, and practical Christian living.

OLD TESTAMENT (OT) top

OT 101 Introduction to Old Testament (3)
This course is an overview of the entire Old Testament using a historical and chronological approach.

OT 203 Pentateuch (3) * prerequisite OT 101
This course is a survey of the first five books of the Bible including creation, Patriarchal Period, Mosaic Law, and early history of Israel.

OT 303 History of Israel (3)
This course is designed to reconstruct the history of ancient Israel in order to better understand the theological significance of the Bible.

OT 305 Historical Books (3)
This course is a survey of the historical books including Joshua, Judges, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings, 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ruth, Esther, Ezra, and Nehemiah.

OT 401 Biblical Archeology (3) * prerequisite OT 101
This course is a survey of the topography, historical times and archeology of Bible lands to provide a background for Bible study.

OT 410 Prophetic Books (3) * prerequisite OT 101
This course is a study of the Old Testament Prophetic books (Isaiah through Malachi). Consideration is given to prophetic eschatology and to the use of Old Testament prophecy in the New Testament.

OT 415 Wisdom Literature (3)
This course is a survey of the Palms and Wisdom Literature including Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs.

OT 501 Survey of Old Testament (3)
This course is a study of the historical and cultural background of the Old Testament and a survey of the individual books of the Old Testament.

OT 502 Introductory Hebrew (3)
This course is designed to enable the student to study the Old Testament in its original language. This will help the Scripture to become more alive and relevant and give the student the ability to translate the Old Testament so as to enhance the meaning and message of the Bible and better understand its relevance for us today.

OT 503 Pentateuch (3) * prerequisite OT 501
This course is a systematic study of Genesis through Deuteronomy, with attention given to the structure, purpose, doctrinal electives, and instruction for daily living found in each text.

OT 509 Wisdom Literature (3) * prerequisite OT 501
This course is a study of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastics with special attention given to literary style, content, and their distinctive place in Old Testament thought.

OT 601 Prophets (3) * prerequisite OT 501
This course is an introduction to the Prophets in the English Old Testament, from Isaiah to Malachi, including an examination of critical, historical, hermeneutical, and theological issues.

OT 611 Intermediate Hebrew (3) * prerequisite OT 502
An introduction to Hebrew exegesis, including the basic tools and methods for textual criticism and for lexical and syntactical analysis of the Hebrew text. Prerequisite: Introductory Hebrew or a satisfactory score on the examination on Introductory Hebrew.

PREACHING (PR) top

PR 611 Survey of Biblical Preaching (3)
This course is designed to give the student actual experience in preparing sermons and preaching them. The student will also evaluate the sermons of others.

PR 801 Marketplace Preaching (3)
This course will help the student understand how to bring preaching skills to bear on the needs of contemporary society. The goal of marketplace preaching is to produce lasting change in the lives of the listeners.

PASTORAL THEOLOGY (PT) top

PT 452 Introduction to Educational Ministry (3)
This course is a study of the basic educational programs for ministry of church, i.e., Bible study, discipleship training, evangelism and mission, and enrichment and support group.

PT 602 Church Administration and Management (3)
This Course is to help students understand and be able to assume the responsibilities related to organization and administration. The pastor as responsible for the management of ministry will be discussed, including recognizing needs, planning, organizing, motivating, evaluating, and revising church programs.

PT 616 Pastoral Ministry (3)
A theological and practical study of duties of the minister with special electives on the development and responsibilities of the pastor and the personal care of the church people.

PT 625 Christian Ministry Internship (1.5)
An opportunity to minister under supervision, doing practical ministries learned by experience.

PT 626 Christian Ministry Internship (1.5)
An opportunity to minister under supervision, doing practical ministries learned by experience.

PT 803 Church and Worship (3)
This course is a study of the meaning and history of types of worship programs, how to plan an effective worship service, how to adapt to various types of churches, and the responsibility of the pastor and other leaders in planning and leading the worship service of the church.

PT 805 Biblical Administration and Management (3)
This course is a study of the pastor’s responsibilities for the management of ministry by biblical principles adapted to various types of churches. 

PT 807 Survey of Cell Groups (3)
This is a course designed to inform the student in one of the most successful church-growth strategies of history. The study will include an examination of the different models of group life, organizational structure, and transition strategies for traditional churches.

PT 813 Church Renewal (3)
The Christian faith of third and fourth generation Christians may become nominal. Ways for pastors to renew the commitment of church members will be studied.

PT 820 Theology of Ministry (3)
An introduction to Christian ministry in contemporary culture. This study nature of the church and its ministry. Topics selected which deal with significant issues related to the theology of ministry in various cross-cultural communities.

PT 830 Doctoral Practicum in Ministry (3)
An opportunity to minister under supervision, doing practical ministries learned by experience.

RESEARCH SEMINAR (RS) top

RS 805 Dissertation Research Seminar (3)
An opportunity to work with your mentor in selection and organizing relevant materials.

RS 807 Dissertation (3)
A dissertation of a minimum of 100 pages is required. The title of the dissertation and the subject matter to be covered must be presented to the selected Chairman of the Student’s Dissertation Committee for approval prior to beginning the research project.

SOCIAL WORK (SW) top

SW 800 Social Work and Christian Ministry (3)
Various social work programs and teachings as revealed in the Bible and its implications for future Christian ministries. Biblical bases applicable to Christian social work and faith-based programs will be discussed.

SW 808 Social Work Practice Research (3)
Discussion of students' understanding and ability to critically analyze the theoretical and empirical foundations of social work practice; review of the state of the art research on social work practice models; and critical thinking about relevant research from perspectives of the contemporary practice contexts and Christian social work practice modes.

SW 826 Social Work Policy Research (3)
Review of current social welfare policies; review of cases succeeded and/or failed; review and critical thinking in current policy analysis; comparisons and review of cross-country policies from Biblical perspectives.

SW 839 Data Analyses: Advanced (3)
Advanced statistical knowledge and skills including two-way ANOVA, multiple regression, factor analysis, and selected group correlation methods, and a review of the philosophy of science.

SW 855 SW Administration and Management (3)
Knowledge and skills relevant to administration and management of agencies under public and private auspices, and direct observations and critiques in the class.

SW 860 Gerontology (3)
Overview of the study of aging, based on major theoretical approaches, issues, and problems that gerontologists are concerned about. Examine different cultures, interpret aging and cross-cultural perspectives of philosophy and values, programs, and research methods on aging.

SW 865 Child Welfare (3)
Review of existing child welfare programs and systems with a focus on current issues and new trends. Compare US and international child welfare systems and programs, as well as culturally competent services for children.

SW 880 Christian/Church Based Social Work: Grant Writing (3)
Comparison of Christian agencies and secular ones in terms of their policies, programs and fund-raising opportunities; knowledge and skills, including politics relevant to writing and submission.

SW 885 Social Work Education (3)
Principles and accreditation standards for the American BSW, MSW, and DSW/PhD. curricula congruent with social work philosophy and the code of ethics; comparative curricular discussion based on the realities in other countries.

THEOLOGY (TH) top

TH 201 Bible Doctrines I (3)
A systematic study is made of what the Bible teaches about some of the major realities such as God, man, sin, salvation, the Holy Sprit and Christ.

TH 205 Bible Doctrines II (3)
This course is a continuation on Bible Doctrines I. It includes the study of the Scriptures, man, angels, Satan, the Church, faith, justification, adoption and the Last-Day events.

TH 401 Theology of Spiritual Life (3)
This course explores the call to the ministry, spiritual and physical qualifications for the ministry, developing and maintaining spirituality in the ministry, and the prayer life of the mature Christian.

TH 514 Modern Theology (3)
This course is a study of the “mainstream” systems of theology today, along with the more esoteric contemporary systems. Insight is also given into emerging Third World theologies.

TH 521 Systematic Theology I (3)
This course is a study of the basic biblical doctrines of Christianity, such as God, Christ, The Holy Spirit, man, sin, and salvation and their relevance to the Christian faith today.

TH 523 Systematic Theology II (3)
This course is a continuation of Systematic Theology I.

TH 802 Biblical Theological Reflection in Ministry (3)
This course assists the students in integrating biblical and theological studies into the major areas of practical ministry.

MA-TESOL (TSL) top

TSL 501 Linguistics (3)
Students will examine a broad range of linguistic structures for the purpose of understanding the components of language and how those elements relate to one another, in addition to applying their understanding to the study of language.

TSL 502 Second Language Acquisition (3)
This course will examine the similarities and differences between language acquisition, language learning, and the necessity of understanding their respective roles and significance in language pedagogy.

TSL 503 Methods of Teaching ESL (3)
ESL methodology has often concentrated on adult literacy programs. The course offers detailed examination of methods pertaining to a wide range of learners of various ages.

TSL 504 Language and Culture (3)
Customs, home-life, traditions and religion are among several factors that impact languages. This course will present the student with the opportunity to turn these factors into successful experiences.

TSL 505 Assessment and Testing (3)
The aim of this course is to present basic concepts of language proficiency assessment and to give ESL teachers the skills necessary to interpret test results so that their teaching might be focused on the areas of greatest concern in their chosen environments. Students will investigate not only initial placement assessments, but also ongoing testing.

TSL 506 Curriculum and Materials Design (3)
By assessing needs, students learn to develop goals and a curriculum which have a broader base than individual lesson planning. Emphasis is placed on developing course outlines for a particular set of needs, then creating course units and lesson plans from a wide range of available materials.

TSL 507 Program Management (3)
This course will address issues such as describing and marketing the ESL program, budgetary considerations, and personnel development.

TSL 508 Teaching Grammar (3)
This course will emphasize the importance of knowing how grammar awareness plays an integral part in the learning of appropriate oral and written discourse. Students will gain an appreciation of how good grammar can lead to good learning acquisition.

TSL 509 Teaching Reading and Writing (3)
Students will explore theories and issues relating to reading and writing in the ESL classroom and will have the opportunity to gain skills in the practical application of these theories.

TSL 510 Teaching Pronunciation (3)
Pronunciation is often a problem for English language learners. This course will address these problems by analysis of phonetics and phonology and applying techniques, which can assist the ESL teacher in identifying and correcting those problems.

TSL 511 Sociological Implications for Language Study (3)
The basic tenets of seven world religions will be examined, as well as examples of how these religions have embedded themselves in the language, thinking, and lifestyles of various societies.

TSL 512 Practicum in ESL (3)
Midwest University ESL programs will be used as a base for students to apply principles learned in lesson planning, curriculum development, methods, and other practical ESL classes. Attempts will be made to coordinate the student’s area of concentration (elementary, middle school and high school) with students of approximate age level by establishing cooperative programs with local educational institutions.

TSL 513 Second Language Research Methodology (3)
This course will familiarize students with the basic types of research design in second language acquisition studies and provide a feel for what research activities are like in second language studies by engaging students in several roles within a variety of min-studies.

TSL 514 Socio-cultural Theories in SLA (3)
This course will explore a view of learning and teaching the second language in view of current socio-cultural theories in the SLA and will outline the core statement of socio-cultural theory and its operationalizing in learning.

TSL 515 Understanding American Language and Culture (3)
Students will explore the nature of American English and American cultural patterns in terms of history, language and tradition so that students can cultivate a broad view of the U.S. culture within the spectrum of world cultures.

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