Current Global Campus Courses
Fall Term 2 (October 20 - December 14)
- Counseling Foundations (3 cr) Show description.
An introductory course in biblically-integrated counseling. The student will gain an understanding of counseling with a biblical foundation while being exposed to various techniques and theories of counseling. A foundation will be set for basic skill and technique in counseling. Ethics, referral training, and available resources will be addressed.
- Business as Mission (3 cr) Show description.
An introductory course explaining what business as mission principles and application. Topics include an examination of strategies and platforms including tent-making, marketplace ministries, enterprise development, and business as mission, kingdom, and Great Commission companies. The focus is on how these strategies in a properly motivated and managed business can draw attention to Christ and have a profound spiritual, physical, and economic impact on the neediest and less reached in a community. Case studies are used to present examples of how kingdom professionals have successfully integrated their faith with the goals of the business and the call to share the Gospel, whether in restricted or limited access countries or a neighborhood in the United States.
- Apologetics (3 cr) Show description.
An introduction to the task and methodology of Christian apologetics. This course will explore common objections to the Christian faith and prepare students to respond in reasonable and appropriate ways. Students are also introduced to the impact of postmodernism in our culture and the challenge it presents for the apologetic enterprise.
Spring Term 1 (January 5 - March 1)
- New Testament Survey - 15 Weeks (Ends April 19) (3 cr) Show description.
An overview of the New Testament, including an emphasis on the distinctive message, historical setting, and theological contribution of each book. Geographical and archaeological support for each book is also considered.
- Old Testament Survey 2 - 15 Weeks (Ends April 19) (3 cr) Show description.
A survey of the books of the Old Testament covering the period from Solomon through the post-exilic prophets. Attention will be given to the distinctive message and major features of each book with an emphasis on the events leading up to Israel’s captivity, as interpreted by the prophets, and on the nation’s return from exile. Special consideration will be given to the prophetic expression of hope with respect to Israel’s future. This is the second of two courses that together provide a survey of the entire Old Testament. The present course will cover the content of 2 Kings through Malachi in the English Bible, with the exception of 1 Chronicles, Job, and Psalms, which were dealt with in BT 102.
- English Composition (3 cr) Show description.
An introduction to the critical reading and writing skills essential for success at college. EnglishComposition aims to prepare students for college in two ways. One, students will learn the essential writing skills needed as they start college. We will learn to do academic research, to build an argument from research and integrate it into a paper, to structure a paper and use transitions to guide readers through it, and to explain ideas in detail and with clarity. As students learn and practice these skills, they will be equipped to successfully complete upper-level writing assignments. Two, students will learn the critical thinking skills needed to as they leave college and assume responsibilities in their jobs and communities. Our world is dealing with some serious issues right now; to help students develop a thoughtful, well-supported opinion on these issues, we will read a mix of news articles and essays and discuss these in light of a biblical worldview; we will also research and write about these issues. Ultimately, students will have an opportunity to stake out a position on the important issues their communities are wrestling with and explain their position with grace and truth. My hope is that they become thoughtful, reflective people, able to engage the world from a Christian point of view.
- Christian Life and Worldview (3 cr) Show description.
This course addresses the basics of attitude and conduct that are in harmony with the Christian faith, and how these relate to one’s view of reality. The practical outworking of aspects of the doctrine of sanctification will be studied and worldviews which differ from the Christian one will be considered along with how they affect thought and practice.
- Psalms and Proverbs (3 cr) Show description.
A detailed study of the book of Psalms. Emphasis will be given to the different types of Psalms and the various elements of their poetry and structure. Selected Psalms will receive in-depth study in order to understand their message, their theology, and their practical lessons. An inductive and conceptual study of the Book of Proverbs with special attention being given to the nature of wisdom literature, literary forms and features, particular contribution to God’s revelation and its practical benefit to the believer’s daily life.
Spring Term 2 (March 2 - April 26)
- Cultural Anthropology (3 cr) Show description.
An examination of the major facets of culture, including production, economic, kinship, political, social, religious, and marriage systems. Special attention is given to the nature of a worldview, and the elements involved in effecting transformation.
- 1st Corinthians (3 cr) Show description.
An exposition of Paul’s First Epistle to the Corinthians with careful attention being paid to the argument of the book, its problem passages, and its contribution to New Testament church practices.
- Cross-Cultural Counseling (3 cr) Show description.
This course is designed to develop a theology of culture, to demonstrate awareness of cultural differences, to investigate theories of Christian cross-cultural counseling, and explore counseling issues in the Western and Non-Western worlds. Attention is paid to crosscultural issues as we counsel concerning the well-being of people, counsel concerning Christian conversion, counsel concerning growth and the development of a Christian lifestyle, and counsel concerning Christian service.