COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Bible Major

*Not all courses are offered each semester

 

BIN 1100 - Bible Study Methodology (3 credit hours)

Provides the understanding and exercise of methodologies and techniques for accurate biblical analysis by utilizing twelve inductive study methods.

BIN 1200 - Principles of Prayer (3 credit hours)

The theology and practice of prayer is intended to be a practical survey of prayer in scriptures, the teaching of Christ on the subject, and people throughout history who prayed with passion. The global impact of prayer will be evaluated, as well as the impact of prayer on leadership.

BIN 1400 - Doctrines of Holiness (3 credit hours)

An intensive study of the doctrine of heart purity and sanctification as a second definite work of grace.  Scriptural and experiential material is integrated for the purpose of instructing and establishing students in their personal experience of living a sanctified life.

BIN 3100 – Hermeneutics (3 credit hours)

Provides the student with the understanding and exercise of the principles of biblical interpretation and basic methods of systematic study.

BNT 2100 - New Testament Survey (3 credit hours)

Provides an overview of each book of the New Testament with emphasis on major themes and spiritual applications.

BNT 3100 - Life of Christ (3 credit hours)

Provides a comprehensive study into the life, ministry, and message of Jesus Christ as revealed in the individual perspectives of the four gospels.

BNT 3120 - Parables of Jesus (3 credit hours)

An intensive examination of the nature, structure, and purpose of parables as an illustrative tool, and gives an in-depth analysis of why Jesus used parables and why this continues to be an effective tool of communication for today. Students will have the opportunity to prepare lessons using parabolic language.

BNT 3200 - Acts (3 credit hours)

Provides a comprehensive study of the ministry of the early church through the working of the Holy Spirit to provide a biblical basis for effective evangelism in the contemporary church.

BOT 2100 - Old Testament Survey (3 credit hours)

Provides an overview of each book of the Old Testament with emphasis on major themes and spiritual applications.

BOT 3100 - Pentateuch (3 credit hours)

Focuses on the background, history, customs, and typology of the first five books of the Bible with emphasis on creation, redemption, and Mosaic law.

BOT 3300 – Psalms (3 credit hours)

Focuses on selected Psalms with attention given to the development of themes and theological content.

BOT 3500 - Minor Prophets (3 credit hours)

Provides insight into the messenger and message with emphasis given to the prophetic and historical significance.

BTH 1100 - Fundamentals of the Faith (3 credit hours)

Provides the student with an understanding of basic Christian doctrines.

BTH 3101 - Systematic Theology I (3 credit hours)

Provides an in-depth study into the doctrines of Bibliology, Theology, and Hamartiology.

BTH 3201 - Systematic Theology II (3 credit hours)

Provides an in-depth study into the doctrines of Christology, Pneumatology, and Ecclesiology.

BTH 4301 - Systematic Theology III (3 credit hours)

Provides an in-depth study into the doctrines of Anthropology, Eschatology, and Soteriology.

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Professional Studies Major

General Ministry

INT 1100 - Introduction to Heritage (3 credit hours)

A broad overview of various technology tools and resources that will enhance the student’s information literacy skills will be covered. Tools include word processing, presentation tools, as well as websites along with best practices on research, time management and organization as well as other topics that are beneficial to a first-year student. 

 

INT 2300 - Media Methods (3 credit hours) 

An examination of the application of various media in ministry contexts in a web-centered world. Media examined include videos, audio, desktop publishing, graphics, computer presentations, and websites.

 

LDS 1100 - Introduction to Leadership (3 credit hours)

Focuses on the importance of leadership attributes, development of strategic vision, and effective recruitment.

 

LDS 3200 - Principles of Leadership (3 credit hours)

Introduces the student to the field of leadership studies and provides an overview of leadership and research principles.

 

Ministry Formation Program

Provides practical training in different roles by working in various ministries to model service to others. 

 

MIN 1001 - Ministry Formation (.5 credit hour)

Students will participate in nursing home ministries or door-to-door personal evangelism activities rotating in the succeeding semester.

 

MIN 1002 - Ministry Formation (.5 credit hour)

Students will participate in nursing home ministries or door-to-door personal evangelism activities rotating from the preceding semester.

 

MIN 2001 - Ministry Formation (.5 credit hour)

Students will compose and present Bible lesson plans in an assigned classroom at Butler Christian Academy.

 

MIN 2002 - Ministry Formation (.5 credit hour)

Students will compose and present Bible lesson plans in an assigned classroom at Butler Christian Academy.

 

MIN 3001 - Ministry Formation (.5 credit hour)

Students will perform duties in a leadership capacity overseeing student ministries such as nursing home ministries, door-to-door personal evangelism, music ministries, or other ministries as assigned.

 

MIN 3002 - Ministry Formation (.5 credit hour)

Students will perform duties in a leadership capacity overseeing student ministries such as nursing home ministries, door-to-door personal evangelism, music ministries, or other ministries as assigned.

MIN 2100 - Personal Evangelism (3 credit hours)

Prepares the student to fulfill the Great Commission by revealing biblical strategies applicable in witnessing in today’s society.

 

MIN 2200 - Foundations of the Family (3 credit hours)

Provides an overview of the family as an institution with emphasis on biblical principles of marriage and family.

 

MIN 3300 – Missiology (3 credit hours)

Provides a biblical and historical overview of world missions with an emphasis placed upon the spiritual and cultural life of the missionary on the field.

 

MIN 4900 - Ministry Internship (6 credit hours)

Provides an experience with a Christian organization under the supervision of a qualified professional Christian mentor (On-Site Supervisor). The student utilizes the skills directly related to their academic preparation through working in an applied ministry setting with special emphasis on leading, caring, evangelizing, proclaiming, relating, and growing.

Pastoral Ministry

MEE 3211 - Media Methods (3 credit hours)

An examination of the application of various media in ministry contexts in a web-centered world. Media examined include videos, audio, desktop publishing, graphics, computer presentations, and websites.

MPM 2100 - Homiletics (3 credit hours)

Introduces the student to the structure and movement of basic types of sermons.

MPM 3200 - Introduction to Administration (3 credit hours)

Provides the student with the basic concepts and techniques applicable to the Christian church and school administration.

MPM 3300 - Pastoral Counseling (3 credit hours)

Introduces the concept of biblically based, Christ-centered counseling and its role and relationship to the local church.

Education Ministry

EDF - Introduction to Education (3 credit hours)

Explores the biblical and historical foundation of education and its application to the local church.

EDF 2200 - Education Psychology (3 credit hours)

Focuses on current psychological principles as they apply to teaching and learning.

EDU 2300 - Methods of Teaching (3 credit hours)

Focuses on basic teaching principles and basic instructional methods with the aim of creating an effective lesson plan and explores and incorporates the teaching methods of Jesus.

EDU 2310 - Teaching Reading (3 credit hours)

Provides students with a solid foundation for effective literacy instruction in K – 8 elementary and middle grade classrooms.

EDU 2320 - Teaching Language Arts (3 credit hours)

Explores theories, models, and strategies for teaching and learning language arts in the elementary school.

EDU 2330 - Teaching Math (3 credit hours)

Explores methods designed to instruct how to teach all children in arithmetic, geometry, algebra, probability, and statistics.

EDU 2340 - Teaching Social Science (3 credit hours)

Explores the application of basic instructional methods and strategies of teaching social studies.

 

EDU 2350 - Teaching Science (3 credit hours)

Designed to introduce prospective elementary teachers with current methodologies of teaching science for understanding and provides practical experience, theoretical background, and pedagogical skills.

EDU 2360 - Teaching Fine Arts (3 credit hours)

Focuses on the various strategies that are required to produce a qualitative art program at the primary grade levels.

EDU 2401 - Practicum I (1 credit hour)        

Designed to help students develop their lesson plans and begin integration into the classroom setting through observation.

EDU 3100 - Introduction to Administration (3 credit hours)          

Studies basic concepts and techniques applicable to the Christian church and school administration.

EDU 3302 - Elementary Education Methods (3 credit hours)

Focuses on planning, teaching strategies, management, assessment, and differentiation.

EDU 3303 - Adolescent Teaching Methods (3 credit hours)

Develops student understanding of how to effectively educate middle school student using research-based strategies.

EDU 3402 - Practicum II (1 credit hour)

Designed to develop students in their teaching skills through participation by presenting lessons in the classroom setting.

EDU 3403 - Practicum III (1 credit hour)

Designed to help students develop in their teaching skills and prepare them for their Education internship.

EDU 3500 - Sunday School Curriculum Development (3 credit hours)

Assists students in understanding the philosophy, purpose, and aims of curriculum. 

EDU 4100 - Development of a Christian School (3 credit hours)

Focuses on planting, structuring, and developing a Christian School.

EDU 4900 - Education Internship (6 credit hours)

Provides the student teacher with practical experience in the classroom.

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General Education Major

ENG 0095 - English Fundamentals I (1 credit hour)

Provides students with a firm knowledge of the fundamentals of composition, standard English grammar, punctuation, and style. 

ENG 0096 - English Fundamentals II (1 credit hour)

Provides students with a firm knowledge of the fundamentals of composition, standard English grammar, punctuation, and style. 

ENG 1011 - Composition I (3 credit hours)

Provides students with the rhetorical foundations that assists them in informal writing styles. Students will learn and practice the strategies and processes that successful writers employ as they work to accomplish specific purposes.

ENG 1012 - Composition II (3 credit hours)

Prepares students to become better writers and readers at the college level and formal writing. The course introduces students to the complex demands of academic and information literacy and educate students to respond to those demands successfully.

HIS 1411 - Church History (3 credit hours)

A survey of the history of the Christian Church beginning with the ministry of Christ and including influential aspects such as the Apostolic Church, Protestant Reformation, and the North American Church to the present time.

HIS 2211 - History of America (3 credit hours)

Surveys historical development from human origins in North America through the founding of the United States to the end of the Civil War, development in the United States, and continues through contemporary times.

INL 1010 - Information Literacy I (1 credit hour)

Covers the basic concepts and skills of information literacy, the research process, critical thinking skills, and ethical aspects of information. Students are introduced to characteristics, formats, and organization of information, and are provided with practical experience in the use of the academic library. Course content also introduces electronic resources such as journal databases, search engines, and directories.

INL 2010 - Information Literacy II (1 credit hour)

Designed to build upon the basic concepts of information literacy studied in Information Literacy I. It is expected students will continue to practice and refine writing and information-literacy skills, but in the context of a particular discipline.

LIT 2101 – Classics in Christian Literature (3 credit hours)

Focuses on skills required for effective knowledge in theories and methodology of Education, with emphasis on exposition, analysis, and argumentation and also the use of research skills. Fundamental research and critical thinking skills are stressed along with excellence both in content and mechanics.

MUS 2100 - Introduction to Music (3 credit hours)

Investigates the nature and role of music in the life of a Christian. There will be an emphasis on church worship, history of music’s role in the church and opportunities to learn and participate in musical experiences.

PHL 1100 - Evidences (3 credit hours)

Prepares the student with the defense of the authority of the Bible by evidences from manuscripts, archaeology, and historicity.

PHL 2100 - Ethics (3 credit hours)    

Addresses ethical situations surrounding those in ministry. It examines real-life situations of ethical dilemmas and discusses how these situations should be handled from a biblical perspective.

PHL 4100 - Apologetics (3 credit hours)

Prepares the student with the defense of biblical cosmology by developing logical and philosophical arguments.

PSY 2100 - Introduction to Psychology (3 credit hours)

Surveys the major subdisciplines of the field, including such topics as the brain and neuroscience, behavioral genetics, cognitive and social development, perception, learning, memory, decision-making, language, consciousness, emotions, motivation, psychological disorders, social identity, interpersonal interactions and group and cultural processes.

REL 3100 - World Religions (3 credit hours)

Students consider the major teachings, beliefs, and devotional practices of the world's religions, including views of the absolute, ceremonial rituals, sacred experiences, and prevalent stories. The course will examine how these religions can be contended from a biblical worldview.

SCI 2100 – Science Survey (3 credit hours)

An introduction surveying basic topics in chemistry, physics, biology, earth science and astronomy.

SOC 2100 - Introduction to Sociology (3 credit hours)

Designed to introduce students to the sociological study of society. Focuses on the systematic understanding of social interaction, social organization, social institutions, and social change.

SPH 1100 - Speech (3 credit hours)

Designed to introduce students to theory and practice in both interpersonal (one-on-one) communication and public communication.  Focus is on the development of communication competence. 

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