Introduction to Christian Ministry (3 hrs.) An introduction to Christian ministry, including theological foundations and practical applications.
Introduction to Student Ministry (3 hrs.) An introduction to the foundations, relationships, and programming of student ministry in the local church.
History of Christianity (3 hrs.) A study of the development of Christianity from the close of the New Testament period to the present with emphasis on evangelical forms of the faith and special attention to Baptists.
Introduction to Christian Missions (3 hrs.) A study of the biblical basis of missions and a survey of current missiological trends and practices.
ESL in Missions (3 hrs.) A study of current methods and materials used for teaching reading, writing, listening and speaking in English as a Second Language, with a view to how such programs are utilized in mission work.
Spiritual Formation (3 hrs.) A course focusing on the personal spiritual growth of students involved in Christian ministry.
Ministry Internship (3 hrs.) The internship consists of a supervised ministry experience and must be approved in advance by the Chair of the Department of Christian Ministries and the Dean of the Pruet School of Christian Studies.
Renaissance and Reformation (3 hrs.) A survey of the major political, social, economic, cultural and intellectual trends in Europe 1300-1600 with special emphasis upon the Protestant and Catholic reformations of the sixteenth century.
Introduction to Philosophy (3 hrs.) A study of the basic concerns of philosophy which seeks to introduce the student to the spirit of reasoned inquiry and to encourage a reflective approach to life.
Elementary Greek I and II (6 hrs.) An introduction to New Testament Greek. The course focuses on the forms, grammar, vocabulary and syntax of Koine Greek for the purpose of translating and interpreting the Greek New Testament. Offered in online format.
General Psychology (3 hrs.) An introductory course dealing with elementary principles, terminology and various aspects of different branches of the subject.
Introduction to Sociology (3 hrs.) This course introduces basic principles in understanding patterns of social relations–including theoretical perspectives and sociological methods–while examining major societal institutions.
Personal Finance (3 hrs.) Students will survey the management of personal and family finances, including budgeting, consumer buying, personal credit, savings and investment, home ownership, insurance, and retirement.
American National Government (3 hrs.) A survey of the guiding principles, dynamic processes and enduring institutions of American national government and politics.
Microcomputer Applications (3 hrs.) The use of microcomputers and application software to solve business problems. Topics include operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, and database management.
Introduction to Economics and Business (3 hrs.) A basic study of principles and characteristics of economic systems and theories, economic and business history, and business institutions and their operations and environment.
Principles of Macroeconomics (3 hrs.) Economic resources, capitalism, supply and demand, business organization, the economic function of government, national income and gross domestic product, unemployment, inflation, consumption, saving, investment, the monetary and banking system, central banking, monetary and fiscal policy, stagflation, supply-side economics and economic growth.
Introduction to Mass Communications (3 hrs.) Readings and discussion concerning the effects of mass media on society with emphasis also placed on career opportunities within the mass communications profession.
Introduction to Video Production (3 hrs.) Fundamentals of television production with emphasis on creative ideas, visualization, script preparation and editing of basic programs.
Introduction to Photography (3 hrs.) The fundamentals of digital photography, lighting, composition and use of photographic equipment. Students photograph a variety of situations including sports, student life, still life, portraits.