- Bible Department
- 1. Biblical Studies
1. BIBLICAL STUDIES
BS 110 – BIBLICAL STUDIES
Surveys the literature of the Old and New Testaments, with an emphasis on content. Pays attention to critical issues such as dating, authorship, audience, historical background, language, and theological themes.
BS 150 – BIBLICAL HERMENEUTICS
Studies the history, methods, and principles of interpreting Scripture. This integrative course applies the principles of sound Biblical exegesis to the tasks of Christian preaching and teaching.
BS 210 – APOCALYPTIC LITERATURE
Offers a detailed study of the books of Daniel and Revelation in the context of the times and literary forms that they represent. Pays attention to some non-canonical Jewish and Christian apocalypses.
BS 310 – BIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS FOR CONTEXTUALIZATION
Examines Biblical texts and models that provide insight as to how the Gospel may be transmitted in Asian and Pacific cultures, with guidance from missiological and other perspectives.
BS 320 – BIBLICAL ETHICS
Examines ethical and legal materials in the Bible in light of ancient Near Eastern and Greco-Roman cultural backgrounds. Explores ethical methodology, with special attention to applying the ethical teaching of the Bible to various contemporary political, social and theological issues.
BS410-499 – DIRECTED / INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN BIBLICAL STUDIES
Students pursue detailed and intensive study on topics related to Biblical studies in consultation with a professor.
- 2. Old Testament
2. OLD TESTAMENT
For all of the following Old Testament subjects, both Biblical Studies and Biblical Hermeneutics, or the equivalent, are required pre-requisites.
OT 210 – PENTATEUCH
Studies the books of Genesis through Deuteronomy. Gives attention to literary analysis, historical backgrounds, and main theological or religious concepts.
OT 220 – DEUTERONOMISTIC HISTORY
Examines the Deuteronomistic History in Joshua, Judges, 1-2 Samuel, and 1-2 Kings. Pays special attention to redactional theories and the theological categories of righteousness, sin, reward, and punishment.
OT 230 – MAJOR PROPHETS
Studies the time, character, and message of Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel. Gives special attention to the nature and concerns of the prophetic movement in Israel.
OT 240 – MINOR PROPHETS
Studies the personalities, times, and messages of the twelve minor prophets. Gives special emphasis to social and individual morality as taught by these prophets.
OT 250 – POETRY AND PSALMS
Studies Hebrew poetry and the development of the Psalter, and exegetes selected Psalms. Attends to poetic devices and forms, especially considering how these contribute to developing Hebrew theology.
OT 260 – WISDOM LITERATURE
Studies Hebrew wisdom literature as presented in the books of Job and Proverbs. Attends to the philosophical and theological characteristics of Hebrew wisdom traditions, the external influences upon Hebrew wisdom, and the place of wisdom within the canon of the Old Testament.
OT 270 – THE FIVE SCROLLS
Examines the five Biblical books read at principal times in the Jewish liturgical calendar: Ruth, Esther, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, and Lamentations. Pays special attention to matters of literary form, historical setting, and theological contribution.
OT 280 – SECOND TEMPLE JEWISH LITERATURE
Studies the major canonical writings from the early Second Temple/Persian Period. The principal books under investigation will be 1-2 Chronicles, Ezra, and Nehemiah. Also pays some attention to Esther, Haggai, Zechariah, and some deutero- and non-canonical writings from the Second Temple Period.
OT 310 – OLD TESTAMENT THEOLOGY
Studies the major theological concepts of the Old Testament from the perspective of their ancient setting. Stresses the close relationship between the Old and New Testaments. (In addition to Biblical Studies and Biblical Hermeneutics, the student should have taken at least one Old Testament exegesis subject before enrolling in this class.)
OT 320 – BIBLICAL THEOLOGY OF COVENANT
Traces Israel’s covenant concept throughout the Old Testament. Gives attention to specific covenants, Israel’s breaking of them, and the hoped-for new covenant; uses a theological, exegetical, and historical approach.
OT 410-499 – DIRECTED / INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN OLD TESTAMENT
Students pursue detailed and intensive study on topics related to the Old Testament in consultation with a professor. (In addition to Biblical Studies and Biblical Hermeneutics, the student should have taken at least one Old Testament exegesis subject before enrolling in this class.)
- 3. New Testament
3. NEW TESTAMENT
For all of the following New Testament subjects, Biblical Studies and Biblical Hermeneutics, or the equivalent, are required pre-requisites.
NT 216 – MARK AND MATTHEW
Offers intensive study of Mark with attention to parallel accounts in Matthew, followed by the study of Matthew, giving special attention to the Sermon on the Mount. Notes such concepts as the Kingdom and the Messiah in light of their Jewish background.
NT 217 – LUKE-ACTS
Studies the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. Gives special attention to the intended meaning of the text in its various original contexts.
NT 221 – ROMANS
Offers intensive exegetical study of Paul’s Epistle to the Romans, with special attention to the foundational theological insights of the letter.
NT 234 – 1-2 CORINTHIANS
Provides an exegetical study of 1-2 Corinthians. Gives attention to the problems and distinctive teachings of the epistles.
NT 235 – PRISON EPISTLES
Offers an exegetical study of Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon, with particular attention to their Christological formulations. Addresses problems of authenticity.
NT 236 – PASTORAL EPISTLES
Offers an exegetical study of 1-2 Timothy and Titus, with special attention to the theological formulations of the letters.
NT 241 – HEBREWS
Provides an intensive study of the book of Hebrews. Examines the book’s relationship to the Old Testament, the priesthood and the sacrifice of Christ, and the concept of holiness.
NT 265 – JOHANNINE LITERATURE
Studies the content of Johannine thought. Focuses on exegetical and theological issues in the Gospel of John. Gives attention to the distinctive messages from the Johannine epistles.
NT 275 – SHORTER CHURCH LETTERS
Studies Galatians, 1-2 Thessalonians, James, 1-2 Peter, and Jude. Notes differing points of view as well as the central emphases of each letter.
NT 310 – NEW TESTAMENT THEOLOGY
Studies the theology of the New Testament. Gives special attention to methodology, the unity and diversity of New Testament theology, and the essential faith affirmations of the New Testament. (In addition to Biblical Studies and Biblical Hermeneutics, the student should have taken at least one New Testament exegesis subject before enrolling in this class.)
NT 312 – LEADERSHIP IN THE BOOK OF ACTS
NT 410-499 – DIRECTED / INDEPENDENT STUDY IN NEW TESTAMENT
Students pursue detailed and intensive study on topics related to the New Testament in consultation with a professor. (In addition to Biblical Studies and Biblical Hermeneutics, the student should have taken at least one Old Testament exegesis subject before enrolling in this class.)
- 4. Biblical Languages
4. BIBLICAL LANGUAGES
HB 110 – BIBLICAL HEBREW I
Gives the student a basic knowledge of the essential grammar of Biblical Hebrew, as well as an introduction to morphology and syntax. Emphasizes reading comprehension of both pointed and unpointed Biblical texts. (Students registering for this course should plan to continue with Biblical Hebrew II.)
HB 120 – BIBLICAL HEBREW II
Following Biblical Hebrew I, students continue to study grammar, morphology and syntax. Leads to translation of both pointed and unpointed Biblical texts. (Prerequisite: Biblical Hebrew I or equivalent.)
HB 130 – INTERMEDIATE HEBREW
Explores more complex issues of Hebrew syntax and textual criticism. Develops the student’s skill in rapid reading of the language. Involves extensive translation of Biblical texts from various genres. Introduces translation of some deuterocanonical and non-Biblical texts. (Prerequisite: Biblical Hebrew II or equivalent.)
HB 210-299 – HEBREW EXEGETICAL COURSES
Covers exegetical and translation issues in various Old Testament books. May fulfill Old Testament exegesis requirements for degree programs. (See corresponding Old Testament course numbers for more specific descriptions.) (Prerequisites: Biblical Studies, Biblical Hermeneutics, and Biblical Hebrew II or equivalent.)
HB 310 – ADVANCED HEBREW
HB 410-499 – DIRECTED / INDEPENDENT STUDY IN HEBREW
Students pursue detailed and intensive study on topics related to Hebrew in consultation with a professor. (Prerequisite: Intermediate Hebrew.)
GK 110 – NEW TESTAMENT GREEK I
Gives students basic knowledge of the essential vocabulary and grammar of New Testament Greek, as well as an introduction to morphology and syntax. (Students registering for this course should plan to continue with New Testament Greek II.)
GK 120 – NEW TESTAMENT GREEK II
The second of a two-subject series, continues to give the student basic knowledge of the essential vocabulary and grammar, as well as morphology and syntax, of New Testament Greek. (Prerequisite: New Testament Greek I or equivalent.)
GK 130 – INTERMEDIATE GREEK
Aids the more exact understanding and accurate exegesis of the text of the Greek New Testament. Focuses on developing the students’ understanding of Greek grammar and syntax through the practice of translation and exegesis. (Prerequisite: New Testament Greek II or equivalent.)
GK 210-299 – GREEK EXEGETICAL COURSES
Covers exegetical and translation issues in various New Testament books. (See corresponding New Testament course numbers for more specific description.) May fulfill New Testament exegesis requirements for degree programs. (Prerequisite: Biblical Studies, Biblical Hermeneutics, and New Testament Greek II or equivalent.)
GK 310 – ADVANCED GREEK
GK 410-499 – DIRECTED / INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GREEK
Students pursue detailed and intensive study on topics related to Greek in consultation with a professor. (Prerequisite: Intermediate Greek.)
- 1. Biblical Studies
Master’s Program Courses
- Heritage and Faith of the Christian Church
- 1. History of the Christian Church
1. HISTORY OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
H 1 – HISTORY OF WORLD CHRISTIANITY I
Examines the Christian Church in the early and medieval periods. Emphasizes theological developments and the spread of the church in various areas of the world.
H 2 – HISTORY OF WORLD CHRISTIANITY II
Examines the life of the Christian Church from the Reformation Era. Emphasizes the growth of Christianity in Asia and the Pacific.
H 30 – HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
Investigates the introduction and effects of Christianity upon Asian and Pacific cultures from earliest contacts, and discusses the rise of local Christian leaders and practices.
H 40 – HISTORY OF MODERN MISSIONS
Focusing on missions since the Reformation, acquaints students with the spread of the church around the world through both Roman Catholic and Protestant missions. Deals with theories that have shaped modern missions.
H 61 – THE WESLEYAN TRADITION
Aims to describe the theological distinctiveness of the Wesleyan and Methodist theological tradition, and the historical development of the holiness movement and its theology. Discusses the applications of Wesleyan theology to certain issues of contemporary relevance.
H 75 – HISTORY AND POLITY OF THE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
Investigates the tradition and mission of the Church of the Nazarene, its place within Protestantism and its purpose in the world from a historical point of view. Enables students to understand the polity and organization of the church, and to describe the theological, ecclesiastical, social and global development of the church.
H 77 – DENOMINATIONAL STUDIES
Students will describe the beginnings and theological, ecclesiastical, social and global development of particular denominations.
H 89 – HISTORY OF CHURCH MUSIC
Surveys the development of music in the church and its implications for worship. Begins with the music of the Old Testament and progresses through the early twenty-first century and concludes with a study of the development of music in the Wesleyan-holiness tradition.
H 99 – INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN CHURCH HISTORY
Fits the research interests that students of church history have. Encourages local, regional, and national studies. (Prerequisite: completion of two subjects in church history.)
- 2. Theology
T 7 – WESLEY’S THEOLOGY
Studies John Wesley’s theology as it was influenced by previous theological developments, as it was laid in his own personal spiritual history, as its development is revealed in his sermons and writings, and as it has been understood by his major interpreters. (Prerequisite: Foundations of Christianity or equivalent.)
T 11 – CHRISTIAN HOLINESS
Examines Christian holiness, its biblical foundations and theological formulations, throughout the history of the Christian Church. Emphasis is given to the Wesleyan doctrine of entire sanctification. (Prerequisite: Foundations of Christianity or equivalent.)
T 15 – DOCTRINE OF HOLINESS IN ASIA-PACIFIC CONTEXTS
Correlates the study of holiness passages in Scripture with culture, religion and society in Asia and the Pacific. Explores possible approaches and paradigms in that interaction. (Prerequisite: Christian Holiness or equivalent.)
T 20 – SEMINAR IN THE HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN THOUGHT
Studies the theologies of a certain period or of certain thinkers within the Christian Church. Course content varies to include such topics as the theology of the early church, the Greek Fathers, Augustine; the Reformation; or the nineteenth-century. (Prerequisite: World Christianity I and II or equivalent, or permission.)
T 21 – HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN THOUGHT: PATRISTICS
Studies theologians and practices in the early Church from the post-apostolic era to Augustine. Directs attention to the champions of orthodoxy, and to both events and persons that influenced the early church’s life, worship and evangelism. (Prerequisite: World Christianity I or equivalent, or permission.)
T 28 – HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN THOUGHT: TWENTIETH-CENTURY ROMAN CATHOLICISM
Critically explores as responses to the vicissitudes of time the formal principles of Catholicism in the twentieth century. Takes into account the historical development of Vatican II’s theological formulations as well as the council’s impact upon the contemporary church. Gives special attention to the prominent themes of influential theologians and their relevance to Asia-Pacific contexts of ministry. (Prerequisite: World Christianity II or equivalent, or permission.)
T 45 – CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY IN ASIA-PACIFIC CONTEXTS
Studies prevalent contextual theologies in Asia and Pacific cultures. Gives attention to the growing body of literature by Asian and Pacific theologians. (Prerequisite: Foundations of Christianity or equivalent.)
T 80 – CONTEMPORARY THEOLOGY
Studies the theological schools and movements from the twentieth century up to today. Special reference are given to doctrines that are pertinent to Asian and Pacific cultures. (Prerequisite: Foundations of Christianity or equivalent.)
T 82 – THEOLOGY OF WORK
Systematic reflection on the meaning of work within the framework of the Asian Christian tradition. Integrates Christian faith and work in the world, especially as it applies to the workplace. Explores effective strategies to help Christians relate their faith convictions to the realities of their work experiences.
T 90 – THEOLOGY OF MISSION
Examines those Biblical, theological and anthropological presuppositions that shape missions policies and aims. Constructs a suitable Wesleyan theology of culture and missions.
T 102 – FOUNDATIONS OF CHRISTIANITY
Explores the core foundation of Christian faith and life, and guides students to examine how their understanding of God and other biblical doctrines affects their Christian life and ministry.
T 168 – THEOLOGY OF CULTURE
Examines and interprets the religious significance and meaning of culture—its values and forms of expression—in the light of biblical and theological considerations.
T 201 – DOCTRINAL THEOLOGY I: PERSON AND WORK OF CHRIST
Studies the historical development and ecumenical understandings about the person of Christ and the nature and extent of his work. (Prerequisite: Foundations of Christianity or equivalent.)
T 202 – DOCTRINAL THEOLOGY II: SPIRIT AND CHURCH
Studies the historical development of the understanding of the person of the Holy Spirit. Interprets the Christian experience of the Spirit, and the nature of the Church, its worship and sacraments. (Prerequisite: Foundations of Christianity or equivalent.)
T 203 – DOCTRINAL THEOLOGY III: DOCTRINE OF THE TRINITY
T 299 – INDEPENDENT STUDY IN THEOLOGY
Allows students to pursue a doctrinal area of their choosing under the supervision of a professor. (Prerequisite: two semesters of Doctrinal Theology or permission.)
- 3. Church and Society
3. CHURCH AND SOCIETY
PR 11 – SOCIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH
Deals with the problems that arise in relating the truths of the Christian faith to human experience, and especially to the conclusions regarding religion arising from the humanities and the social sciences. Introduces the student to the sociology of religion.
PR 30 – PRINCIPLES OF CHRISTIAN ETHICS
Explores the Biblical and philosophical foundations of Christian morality, and applies these to living issues in world contexts.
PR 33 – BIBLICAL ETHICS
(See BS 320 for course description.)
PR 35 – CHRISTIAN SOCIAL ETHICS
Examines current ethical problems, particularly issues facing the church in Asia and the Pacific. Analyzes social problems from a Biblical and Wesleyan perspective, and discusses alternative views.
PR 36 – THE CHURCH IN ASIA-PACIFIC SOCIETIES
Focusing on the contexts of Asia and the Pacific, examines contemporary social issues based on Christian ethics and in light of both the gospel and the church’s mission in the world, and poses questions as to the church’s right response.
PR 40 – POST-MODERN THOUGHT AND ASIA-PACIFIC CONTEXTS
Examines an influential philosophical method born out of the ashes of World War II. Millions of people suffered under the “grand narratives” of twentieth century ideologies. A postmodern philosophy seeks to do justice to those victimized by these narratives. This course considers the unique challenges current culture and media present for proclaiming the Gospel in both Asian and Pacific contexts.
PR 180 – VALUES AND MORAL DEVELOPMENT
Provides an overview and examines theoretical approaches to values and moral education. Offers instructional designs and strategies for effective moral education for various ages, levels and contexts, including public schools.
PR 201 – ETHICS AND RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS PRACTICE
Explores the relationship of ethical thinking and ethical behavior to contemporary business management, including how to maintain the balance between moral goodness and good business practice. Addresses issues of corporate social responsibility, advertising and marketing practices, gender bias, privacy, product safety and liability, cost-benefit analysis, and the ethics of technology. Considers employees, customers, shareholders, the community, and the environment.
- 1. History of the Christian Church
- Ministry of the Christian Church
- 1. The Preaching Ministry
1. THE PREACHING MINISTRY
PM 10 – PREACHING
Studies the nature and importance of preaching and the principles of sermon construction, the selection and interpretation of the text, the formulation of the sermon idea, the sermon objective, the development of the material, the arrangement of the sermon structure, the improvement of the sermon style, and the preaching of the sermon. (Prerequisite: Biblical Hermeneutics.)
PM 31 – EXPOSITORY PREACHING
Studies the development of Biblical sermons, including analysis of the hermeneutical method used to move from the passage to the sermon on the passage. Considers the theological motif and the ramifications of the passage and how they are developed in the sermon. (Prerequisite: Preaching.)
PM 35 – HOMILETICS OF HOLINESS
Offers a practical study of the principles of preaching Biblical holiness, including the theological background, and exegetical and homiletical development of key passages. (Prerequisites: Biblical Hermeneutics, Christian Holiness, and Preaching.)
PM 40 – PREACHING SEMINAR
An intensive study of the principles and practices of preaching. Seminar topics may include: Preaching from the Old Testament; Preaching from the New Testament; Preaching the Creedal Affirmations; Preaching and the Christian Year; Narrative Preaching; Dialogical Preaching; Preaching the Gospels; or Preaching the Letters of Paul. Repeat credits will be allowed for non-duplicated seminar subjects. (Prerequisite: Preaching.)
- 2. The Pastoral Ministry
2. THE PASTORAL MINISTRY
PM 103 – LEADING LOCAL CHURCHES
Provides guidance for good church administration balanced with effective pastoral leadership vision. Equips the minister to lead in up-reach (worship and prayer ministries), in-reach (edification, body life and care for the flock) and outreach (ministries designed for those outside the congregation, both locally and globally).
PM 105 – PASTORAL CARE AND COUNSELING
Develops skills and sensitivities to enable spiritual and emotional health within the church. Emphasizes self-understanding and listening skills. Examines life passages, sources of personality problems and various types of counselling.
PM 108 – MARRIAGE AND FAMILY COUNSELING
Offers a study of the pastor’s role as counselor and educator in marriage and family problems. (Prerequisite: Pastoral Care and Counseling.)
PM 112 – INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
Studies communication theory and its value in dyadic, on-on-one relationships. Gives special emphasis to the development of the communication process, appropriate techniques, and skills as they relate to improving relationships with family, friends, co-workers.
PM 118 – ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP
Provides opportunities for the discovery and development of strategies, skills and techniques that promote successful leadership within diverse organizations: businesses, nonprofit institutions, and educational institutions. Topics include creating organizational and personal mission statements, conflict resolution, organizational change, organizational culture, decision making, group dynamics, communication, transformational change, servant leadership and leadership theories.
PM 126 – WORSHIP AND MUSIC IN THE CHURCH
Builds concepts of and skills in worship leadership. With theological insight, deepens an understanding of and appreciation for various types of Christian worship. Enables students to become effective leaders of Christian worship in the local church.
PM 133 – URBAN CHURCH MULTIPLICATION
Explores opportunities and challenges, and engages strategies and models that will enable students to ignite contextual and reproducible church multiplication movements in the cities of Asia and the Pacific.
PM 134 – URBAN MINISTRY
Acquaints students with Biblical and theological underpinnings of urban ministry; includes an overview of the historical development of urban ministry; encourages students to learn about urban studies from a variety of points of view and sources; explores the contributions of Wesleyan and evangelical traditions to urban ministry.
PM 135 – URBAN ANTHROPOLOGY
Applies anthropology to the urban setting. Acquaints students with procedures for fieldwork. Engages students in case studies. Students work among a group of people living in a restricted urban area.
PM 136 – COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Studies community transformation through evangelism and discipling. Emphasizes gospel presentation and obedience to the commands of Christ. Explores how the church can meet the spiritual, social, physical, emotional, intellectual and economic needs of people and how Christians can better help people in their communities.
PM 140 – CHILDREN AND THE CHURCH
Instills passion for ministering with children. Discusses Biblical, educational and developmental principles necessary for teaching and ministering with children. Develops skills and materials helpful for teaching children in the local church.
PM 150 – SMALL GROUPS IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY
Looks at various ministries of Bible study groups and other small groups and cell groups to provide outreach, education, spiritual discipleship, fellowship and care. Examines various models of small group and cell church ministries. Utilizes group dynamics and other social science perspectives.
PM 151 – WOMEN AND THE CHURCH
Develops an understanding of the perspectives and contributions of lay and ordained women in the church. Examines scripture in regards to women in ministry, and encourages women of all ages to respond to God’s leadership in their lives. Interdisciplinary: involving Biblical, theological, historical, psychological, sociological, and anthropological perspectives.
PM 160 – YOUTH AND THE CHURCH
Emphasizes programs with youth and adults that involve inductive methodology, taught through inductive teaching methods.
PM 170 – ADULT MINISTRIES IN THE CHURCH
Probes in-depth the nature and needs of young, middle, and older adults as revealed in the Scriptures, theology, social science, educational theory, and human experience. Prepares students to understand adults and to minister to them responsibly.
PM 175 – CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE
Examines the meaning of community and how it fits with the concept of the body of Christ. Discusses belonging, identity, meaning, and practice. Using social science research, students learn how to develop a sense of community, models of intergenerational ministries within the church community, the church’s potential to bring healing grace to broken people, the interaction of the Christian community within the large community beyond the church doors, and how new members are incorporated into the community.
PM 181 – CHRISTIAN FORMATION OF MINISTERS
Nurtures development of character in the lives of ministers by drawing upon historical and contemporary guides and helps to spiritual maturity. Emphasizes prayer. Enables ministers to be effective in the spiritual development of others. Focuses on the integrity and character of the minister. Addresses spiritual formation of the minister and his or her family, and equips the minister for a life-time of ministry.
PM 281 – CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
Presents negotiation theory, strategies, and styles. Students learn how to negotiate in emergency and difficult situations, which include abrasiveness, racism, and sexism. Covers conflict management from two perspectives. From a first party perspective students will be directly engaged. As third parties, students will develop and enhance their skills in helping others deal directly with conflicts, mediation, investigation, arbitration, and helping the system change as a result of a dispute.
PM 298 – SEMINAR IN PASTORAL MINISTRY
An intensive study of the principles and practices of pastoral ministry. Seminar topics may include: worship, discipleship, evangelism, congregational leadership, pastoral care, and counseling. Repeat credits will be allowed for non-duplicated seminar subjects.
PM 299 – INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PREACHING OR PASTORAL MINISTRY
Allows students to research topics and projects in preaching and pastoral ministry under the direction of a professor. (Prerequisite: at least six credits in Pastoral Ministry subjects.)
PM 300 – CHILD, CHURCH, AND MISSION
(See CE 300 for course description.)
PM 310 – PASTORAL THEOLOGY IN THE WESLEYAN SPIRIT
Explores pastoral theology from Wesleyan points of view in order to enhance ministry in congregational contexts. Considers theological issues such as the character and mission of God, ecclesiology, soteriology, eschatology, and the means of grace – all with a view toward the practice of effective and reflective ministry in today’s world.
PM 311 – APPROACHES TO HOLISTIC MINISTRY
Provides understanding about the physical, mental, social, economic, emotional and spiritual needs of congregations, families and individuals under the care of a minister. Gives tools to determine and promote wholeness and health in ministry settings. Deals with issues of support, safety and security for children, youth, women, elderly, deprived, marginalized, at risk or vulnerable persons. Views the missio Dei work of God as that of reconciliation and love.
PM 345 – HOLISTIC NURTURE OF CHILDREN
(See CE 345 for course description.)
- 3. Christian Education
3. CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
CE 11 – THEORIES OF LEARNING
Studies the human learner and examines theories of how learning takes place, the interaction of an educative experience that results in learning, material helps that facilitate learning, and measurements of learning outcomes.
CE 20 – INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS AND TECHNOLOGY
Considers various methods of teaching. Analyzes purposes, appropriateness, and effectiveness of methods. Gives attention to resource utilization, and projected and nonprojected materials and media.
CE 21 – INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS AND TECHNOLOGY FOR TEACHING CHILDREN
Develops skills in teaching methods appropriate for children. Exposes students to materials and strategies appropriate to the needs, age and learning levels of children through age 12.
CE 25 – INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN
Enables the student to apply and implement design principles when developing instruction within the context of the church and the socio-cultural environment in which the church is situated. Takes into account the needs of the learner within a given context and creates objectives by which to evaluate the learning results. Attends to the strategies for facilitating learning during implementation of the instruction.
CE 51 – TEACHING LEARNERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Considers learners with a wide variety of special needs, including those with hearing impairments, sight impairments, motor-control difficulties ranging from cerebral palsy to dysmelia, social and mental needs such as autism, Downs’ Syndrome, ADHD, dyslexia as well as general reading and learning difficulties. Develops strategies for the learners to learn and live to their fullest potential.
CE 61 – INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION
Investigates and designs materials and programs to individualize instruction. Covers theories such as multiple intelligences and teaches how to differentiate instruction for mixed-ability classrooms or ministry settings. Focuses on using individual profiles, instructional strategies, and curriculum modifications to challenge students appropriately and to help students develop their talents in diverse, inclusive settings. Gives practical guidance on how to create and use an IEP (Individual Educational Plan) appropriate for home or one-room schoolhouse settings, for students with special needs, and for gifted children.
CE 118 – ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP
(See PM 118 for course description.)
CE 130 – CURRICULUM THEORY AND ANALYSIS
Surveys the philosophy and the principles that guide the development of curricula. Provides opportunity for the examination and evaluation of curriculum resources.
CE 133 – CURRICULUM DESIGN
Allows students to write and prepare curriculum materials appropriate to their educational programs. Through selected projects students may concentrate on materials for children, youth, or adults.
CE 140 – CHILDREN AND THE CHURCH
(See PM140 for course description.)
CE 143 – EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Focuses on the nature and needs of children from birth to age six. Offers an overview of philosophy, approaches and methods for teaching preschool children. Covers both classroom management and materials and resources. Discusses the place of sensory experience, language arts, the humanities, and the Bible. Gives attention to creating a supportive physical and emotional environment. Allows students to develop resources and demonstrate classroom methods.
CE 160 – YOUTH AND THE CHURCH
(See PM160 for course description.)
CE 164 – TEACHING THE BIBLE WITH YOUTH AND ADULTS
Emphasizes a strategy for conducting Bible studies with youth and adults that involve a narrative inductive Bible study methodology through inductive teaching methods leading to transformed imaginations and worldviews. Employs a critical contextualization model that is applicable to home Bible studies.
CE 165 – TEACHING IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Walks students through the steps to teach a subject at the tertiary level, including setting the learning objectives for the course, selecting textbooks, creating a syllabus, organizing the content, selecting teaching and learning activities, and evaluating the instruction and learning based upon the stated learning objectives in light of both academic and Biblical standards. Deals with the theories, principles and techniques of effective classroom instruction for higher education.
CE 170 – ADULT MINISTRIES IN THE CHURCH
(See PM170 for course description.)
CE 175 – CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE
(See PM175 for course description.)
CE 180 – VALUES AND MORAL DEVELOPMENT
(See PR 180 for course description.)
CE 183 – LIFESPAN CHRISTIAN DEVELOPMENT
Focuses on life-long physical, intellectual, psychological, social and spiritual development. Applies human development concepts to local church ministries, including the selection of age-appropriate curricula and methods.
CE 211 – STRATEGIC PLANNING
Studies the best practices of institutions in developing a consistent vision for guiding financial actions, money-raising guidelines, decision making, long- and short-term strategies, and resource allocation. Students learn how to best develop vision, mission, goals, and objectives. Emphasizes how best to implement strategic planning based on the relationship with stakeholders, including the community.
CE 215 – TECHNOLOGY PLANNING FOR THE ADMINISTRATOR
Provides a platform for students to explore, understand, and implement technological resources necessary for their professional environment. Elements may include word processing, desktop publishing, databases, spreadsheets, project management software, web navigation skills, e-mail management skills, computer network knowledge, computer-related storage devices, and other knowledge applications. Introduces students to videoconferencing skills and web page design.
CE 235 – APPLIED LINGUISTICS
Focuses on linguistic forms, meaning, and use at the sub-sentential, the sentential level, and the super-sentential level. Explores principles of pronunciation, syntax, and discourse with a view towards communicative language understanding and application.
CE 236 – MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION
Explores the application of the concepts of reliability, validity, and practicality to the development, selection, use, and interpretation of tests and other measuring instruments. Covers concepts of norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests, interpretation of test scores, and ethics in assessment along with legal rights and responsibilities pertaining to evaluation processes.
CE 299 – INDEPENDENT STUDY IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
Allows students to work on research or on projects in Christian Education under the direction of a professor.
CE 300 – CHILD, CHURCH, AND MISSION
Provides an overview of holistic child development, the Biblical foundations for children’s ministries, the work of child development, the roles and responsibilities of the church in caring for needy children, and the place of children’s ministries as strategies and resources for missions.
CE 305 – PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLIC HEALTH
Orients students to fundamental concepts and theories in the field of public health. Prepares students to work with children with a sound theoretical and conceptual basis in public health. Examines strategies employed to bring about behavioral changes for health and disease prevention in individuals and groups. Explores issues of physical development of children, and diseases that affect the development of children.
CE 317 – INTERVENTION STRATEGIES FOR CHILDREN IN CRISIS
Provides an understanding of the powerful impact that trauma-produced losses have on every aspect of a child’s life, especially emotionally and spiritually. Along with gaining knowledge of trauma’s impact, also explores various effective intervention principles and strategies that facilitate emotional and spiritual healing, restoration of hope and closure to a child’s traumatic experiences. Emphasizes holistic ministry.
CE 321 – SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
Emphasizes various theories that pertain to second language acquisition, especially as differentiated from native language acquisition. Explores a variety of methodologies that are effective in teaching as a second language. Requires tutoring or language teaching.
CE 345 – APPROACHES TO THE HOLISTIC NURTURE OF CHILDREN
Examines the holistic development of children. Includes perspectives on developmental, psychological, physical, cognitive, socio-emotional, moral, and spiritual aspects of growth. Examines specific settings for ministry and provides a broad framework for assessing, identifying and applying various types of micro to macro-level intervention strategies with children including the home, church, and Christian schools and the impact these settings have on the lives of children.
CE 351 – PRACTICUM IN HOLISTIC CHILD DEVELOPMENT
(See SM 351 for course description.)
CE 352 – PRACTICUM: APPLIED THEORY IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
(See SM 352 for course description.)
CE 401 – PRACTICUM IN TEACHING
(See SM 401 for Course Description.)
CE 402 – PRACTICUM IN LANGUAGE TEACHING MINISTRY
(See SM 402 for Course Description.)
CE 411 – PRACTICUM IN ADMINISTRATION
CE 412 – PRACTICUM IN RELIGIOUS EDUcATION
(See SM 412 for Course Description.)
- 4. Research
RE 101 – METHODS OF RESEARCH
Orients the student to research methods and procedures applicable to the social sciences, including religious education, communication, and intercultural studies.
RE 102 – METHODS OF THEOLOGICAL INQUIRY
Orients the student to research methods and study skills applicable to successful scholarship in the theological disciplines, and introduces the student to the nature of studies in Bible, Christian doctrine, and history.
RE 161 – ETHNOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH
Orients the student to research methods and procedures, including field work, applicable specifically to ethnography.
RE 211 – QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH
Provides practical training in quantitative educational research tools. Students demonstrate ability to correctly apply selected statistical tools appropriate for research. (Prerequisite: Methods of Research.)
RE 221 – QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
Provides a philosophical perspective for qualitative research methods, and involves practical training in multiple methods, including participant observation, interviews and focus groups, open survey/questionnaires, discourse analysis, document and content analysis, case studies and analysis of the collected data. Explores the practical use of these research methods. (Prerequisite: Methods of Research or Methods of Theological Inquiry.)
RE 301 – THESIS SEMINAR
Guides students as they undertake a thesis of original research into a given problem arising from Biblical, theological, historical, practical or other areas of divinity studies. Students complete and defend thesis proposals. (Prerequisite: Qualitative or Quantitative Research, English proficiency, and the completion of at least 24 hours.)
RE 302 – THESIS WRITING
Mentors guide students as they draft theses and prepare for the completion and defense of theses. (Prerequisite: Thesis Seminar.)
RE 304 – PRODUCTION THESIS
Is a creative production output with a substantial paper work as supporting material. Serves as the integrative culmination of programs of study, and demonstrates the students’ ability to create expression of theological knowledge and gospel into the relevant channel of communication that includes film, video, stage play, installation art, multimedia, website, audio cassette, book, and new media and others. (Prerequisite: Qualitative or Quantitative Research, English proficiency, and the completion of at least 24 hours, including two media production subjects.)
RE 311 – THESIS CONTINUATION [no credit]
Registers students who have completed their thesis proposals and thesis seminar and writing classes, but not their theses.
- 5. Leadership
LE 103 LEADING LOCAL CHURCHES
(See PM 103 for course description.)
LE 118 ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP
(See PM 118 for course description.)
LE 201 ETHICS AND RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS PRACTICE
(See PR 201 for course description.)
LE 215 TECHNOLOGY PLANNING FOR THE ADMINISTRATOR
(See CE 215 for course description.)
LE 221 LEADERS AS ORGANIZATIONAL CONSULTANTS AND CHANGE AGENTS
Analyzes theory, practice and skills involved in leading organizational change, including: aligning change with the organizational strategy, understanding changes as part of a system, understanding the dynamics of and managing resistance to change, creating a vision to inspire others to become a part of the change process, the use of goal setting, feedback and incentives to promote change, and aligning individuals’ roles to support change.
LE 261 CURRENT ISSUES AND CASES IN LEADERSHIP
Provides a study of the current trends and practices in public and private sector leadership. Students will read and discuss current news, research, and case studies and will be required to complete independent and collaborative projects. Instruction will be provided on where to track trends in leadership and how to use the case method.
LE 281 CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
LE 411 PRACTICUM IN ADMINISTRATION
(See SM 411 for course description.)
- 6. Church Music
6. CHURCH MUSIC
CM 20 – APPLIED MUSIC (1/2 hour credit)
Instructs beginning and intermediate piano. Includes music theory and keyboard skills. Emphasizes scales and transposing. Enhances the students’ ability to play in the church setting. (Prerequisite: Music Theory.) (Must be taken two semesters for credit to be given.)
CM 30 – APPLIED VOICE (1/2 hour credit)
Trains voice. (Prerequisite: Music Theory.) (Must be taken two semesters for credit to be given.)
CM 40 – CHORAL PRACTICUM (1/2 hour credit)
Gathers students interested in choral singing, who will participate in chapel services and perform on other occasions. Develops skills in church music ministry. (Must be taken two semesters for credit to be given.)
CM 89 – HISTORY OF CHURCH MUSIC
(See H 89 for course description.)
CM 126 – WORSHIP AND MUSIC IN THE CHURCH
(See PM 126 for course description.)
CM 203 – ADVANCED CHURCH MUSIC LEADERSHIP
Examines the music program of the church in all its facets. Focuses on the practical administration of music in the local church. Provides students with practical knowledge of the structure and operation of a church music program and with the tools necessary to organize and lead such a program.
CM 206 – CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC
Enables students to understand the history, nature and distinctiveness of contemporary Christian music and how it affects the church. Examines various genres and live performances both in and outside of church settings. Explores various cultural angles. Analyses theological themes. Looks at the effects of contemporary music on churches in Asia and the Pacific.
CM 241 – ETHNOMUSICOLOGY
Develops an understanding and appreciation of indigenous Asian and Pacific music, and focuses on how this music can be used to communicate the gospel.
- 7. Supervised Ministry
7. SUPERVISED MINISTRY
All forms of Supervised Ministry are directed by an on-site supervisor or mentor, and both guided and monitored by both a faculty member. Each Supervised Ministry subject comprises 200-300 hours of directed experience. Emphasis is on evaluation of effectiveness and growth in skill.
SM 110 – PRACTICUM IN PASTORAL MINISTRY
Guides students in in-context internships in which they will be mentored by an experienced pastor and monitored by a faculty supervisor. (Prerequisite: completion of 24 credits.)
SM 140 – CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION I
Develops ministry and interpersonal skills foundational to pastoral ministry under certified supervisors. Includes case study presentations along with group discussions. (Prerequisite: completion of 24 credits.)
SM 141 – CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION II
Continues the development of ministry and interpersonal skills under certified supervisors. (Prerequisite: Clinical Pastoral Education I.)
SM 301 – INTERCULTURAL SUPERVISED MINISTRY I
Allows students to develop ministry skills through intercultural settings in which they can practice, explore, and reflect upon the missionary profession. Exposes students to opportunities for developing intercultural competency in various Christian ministries. (Prerequisite: completion of 24 credits, including six credits in intercultural studies.)
SM 302 – INTERCULTURAL SUPERVISED MINISTRY II
Continues the development of intercultural ministry skills. (Prerequisite: Intercultural Supervised Ministry I.)
SM 303 – INTERCULTURAL INTERNSHIP I
Students participate, observe and interact in an actual mission setting. Includes readings appropriate to the context and reflection papers as well as ministry on the field. (Prerequisite: completion of 24 credits, including six credits in intercultural studies.)
SM 304 – INTERCULTURAL INTERNSHIP II
Students continue to participate, observe and interact in a mission setting. (Prerequisite: completion of Intercultural Internship I.)
SM 351 – PRACTICUM IN HOLISTIC CHILD DEVELOPMENT
Allows students to link practice with a sound theology of children. Students participate in actual encounters and service with children. Students demonstrate competency skills based on God’s mission for children, their understanding, and personal goals in ministering with children. (Prerequisite: completion of nine credits in holistic child development subjects.)
SM 352 – PRACTICUM: APPLIED THEORY IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
Gives opportunity to apply a given theory of special education for learners with special needs in an appropriate context or setting. Takes personally developed designs and integrates them experientially. (Prerequisite: completion of six credits in special education.)
SM 398 – COMMUNICATION STUDIES INTERNSHIP
Gives credit to students in communication positions in the professional community, both sacred and secular. Areas could include for-profit and non-profit organizations.
SM 399 – MEDIA INTERNSHIP
Allows media students to develop advanced skills in various productions (video, radio. printed, web design, and/or online production). Provides students’ involvement in actual productions or independent work under professional supervision in higher-level media productions. (Pre-requisite: either Visual or Audio Communication I.)
SM 401 – PRACTICUM IN TEACHING
Provides experience teaching at the appropriate level and institution. Allows students to integrate all learned skills from Christian education classes. (Prerequisite: completion of nine credits in Christian education, including at least three credits in teaching methods.)
SM 402 – PRACTICUM IN SECOND LANGUAGE TEACHING
Under the supervision of a faculty member, provides guided and mentored teaching of a second language (usually English) as a tutor and classroom instructor. Allows students to apply skills learned in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition classes. (Prerequisite: completion of Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition.)
SM 411 – PRACTICUM IN ADMINISTRATION
Provides experience in administration at an appropriate institution or enterprise. (Prerequisite: completion of at least six credits in leadership.)
SM 412 – PRACTICUM IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
Provides experience in religious education at an appropriate church, ministry or institution. Allows students to integrate all learned skills from Christian education classes. (Prerequisite: completion of at least nine credits in Christian education.)
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- Donald Owens School of World Mission
- 8. The World Mission
8. INTERCULTURAL STUDIES
IS 101 – THE WORLD MISSION
Introduces students to the broad field of missiology. Provides essential orientation for those considering missionary service. Gives attention to the ever-increasing body of literature in missions.
IS 102 – BIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS FOR CONTEXTUALIZATION
(See BS 310 for course description.)
IS 104 – EVANGELISM
Explores a Biblical and Wesleyan-holiness theological basis for evangelism; surveys methods of evangelism helpful for Christian leaders, including personal and small-group evangelism, special services, and laity training; also investigates cyber-evangelism, the use of the grid, and emphasizes evangelism models to and by children and youth, giving ample opportunity to participate in and learn from evangelism projects.
IS 105 – DISCIPLESHIP
The course materials instruct the student how to be true disciples and train them how to be “disciple makers” of Jesus Christ so that he/she can fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus as stated in Matt. 28:19-20. The course provides weekly practice in group dynamics, in inductive Bible study and in personal covenant disciplines in order to develop the student’s intimate relationship to Christ and enable him/her to become disciple makers. Emphasis in this course will be on the actual practice of making disciples.
IS 106 – CHURCH PLANTING
Deals with the Biblical and theological underpinnings for planting churches in light of the New Testament. Considers current and past models and methodologies. Addresses roles of evangelism and discipleship, community transformation and development, and sociology and anthropology in church planting. Students actively plan and participate in aspects of church planting.
IS 120 – PRACTICE OF MISSIONS
Focuses upon the practical aspects of missionary life and work, beginning with the preparatory stage and moving through the broad scope of missionary activities. Gives attention to missionary principles, the role of missionaries, and to the relationship of the mission to the developing national church, as well as to the goals and processes of internationalization.
IS 121 – ETHNOMUSICOLOGY
(See CM241 for course description.)
IS 125 – LITERATURE DEVELOPMENT
Approaches literature development from the standpoints of the Bible, history and culture. Enables students to formulate their own criteria for literature development and to write, edit, prepare and produce materials.
IS 126 – APPLIED LINGUISTICS
(See CO 235 for course description.)
IS 127 – SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
(See CE 321 for course description.)
IS 133 – URBAN CHURCH MULTIPLICATION
(See PM 133 for course description.)
IS 130 – URBAN MINISTRY
(See PM 134 for course description.)
IS 136 – COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION AND DEVELOPMENT
(See PM 136 for course description.)
IS 137 – HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Surveys the field of human trafficking issues, concentrating upon South-east Asia. Explores practical methods of recovery and restoration. Includes visits to human trafficking sites, and interviews with victims, and leaders in the field.
IS 140 – HISTORY OF MODERN MISSIONS
(See H 40 for course description.)
IS 150 – THEOLOGY OF MISSION
(See T 90 for course description.)
IS 160 – CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
Introduces the field of anthropology to those preparing for intercultural ministries. Examines the dynamics of culture. Uses primarily examples from Asia and the Pacific region. Discusses how to relate the gospel to different cultural contexts.
IS 161 – ETHNOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH
(See RE 161 for course description.)
IS 162 – URBAN ANTHROPOLOGY
(See PM 135 for course description.)
IS 170 – INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
Assists students in communicating the gospel across cultural barriers. With communications theory and missionary motivation as the backdrop, probes problems peculiar to cross-cultural communication, including varying world-views, behavioral patterns, social structures, media influences and motivational resources.
IS 171 – COMMUNICATING CHRIST IN MUSLIM CONTEXTS
Studies principles and procedures of understanding Muslims, and emphasizes inter-cultural communication and the contextualization of the message.
IS 180 – BUDDHISM AND CONFUCIANISM
Studies the worldview, structures and practices of Buddhists and Confucianists in historical and anthropological perspective.
IS 182 – HINDUISM AND TAOISM
Studies the worldview, structures and practices of Hindus and Taoists in historical and anthropological perspective.
IS 184 – FOLK RELIGIONS
Provides an in-depth study of the folk religions that are practiced in the Asia and Pacific regions of the world. Helps the church to understand how it can best evangelize in areas where such is practiced.
IS 190 – CHILD IN CHANGING CONTEXTS AND CULTURES
(See CE 303 for course description.)
IS 191 – CHILD, CHURCH AND MISSION
(See CE 300 for course description.)
IS 192 – STREET CHILDREN
Surveys the world-wide phenomenon of children who live all or much of their lives in streets. Sociological and anthropological principles are utilized in understanding these children. Physical, social, educational, psychological and spiritual dynamics are explored. Direct contact with street children will be required.
IS 203 – INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
Assists students in communicating the gospel across cultural barriers. An examination of the theoretical base for intercultural communication, intercultural distinctives, approaches to understanding cultures, and intercultural encounters. Discussions and readings include, but are not limited to, current issues such as mass communication process, media effects, socio-cultural influences of news media, media religiosity, and international information flow. Focuses on what cultures share, rather than their differences.
IS 400 – INDEPENDENT STUDY IN INTERCULTURAL STUDIES
Allows students to be directed in readings, research or projects in missiology, including the history of missions or missionary anthropology.
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- Fairbanks International School of Communication
- 9. Communication
9. CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATION
Note that prerequisite to all communications subjects is Communication in Education and Ministry.
CO 105 – COMMUNICATION IN EDUCATION AND MINISTRY
Provides essential skills for communicating in the church and school. Presents an overview of both interpersonal and mediated communication. Introduces the basic principles of communication needed in Christian ministry. Examines how communication principles may be creatively used in church-related ministries. Gives fundamental training for presentations and projects. Covers essential skills for teaching in the church or in educational settings.
CO 102 – COMMUNICATION THEORIES AND PROCESSES
Introduces students to various concepts, approaches and models of communication. Covers the rich history of 2000 years of communication theory. Examines the connection of faith and reason in the philosophy of language. Integrates the communication process and practices in the student’s own cultures. Attention is paid to commonalities between processes in different cultures.
CO 112 – INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
(See PM 112 for course description.)
CO 203 – INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
(See IS 203 for course description.)
CO 204 – SPEECH COMMUNICATION
For the effective transmission of the message, through the study of rhetorical theory and practice, develops skills in the adaptation of ideas to audiences in the public speaking situation. Gives special attention to making presentations with English as a second language.
CO 206 – CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC
(See CM 206 for course description.)
CO 247 – TRADITIONAL MEDIA
Provides an opportunity for students to examine their own cultures for their traditional modes of communication, drama, music, art, or dance. Challenges students to learn how to use their own culture to spread the Gospel. Covers core elements of using traditional drama as modern media.
CO 299 – SPECIAL SEMINAR IN COMMUNICATION
This is a course that will make use of the variety of expertise available amongst the communication faculty. Faculty members with present areas of special interest in their own ministry, research, and practice. Topics will vary from one section to another. The course will be repeatable for different topics. Subjects may include issues in television, film, radio, theatre; or missions, evangelism, apologetics; or the rhetoric of the Bible.
CO 310 – VISUAL COMMUNICATION I
Examines the theory and practice of visual media. While focusing on video production, covers various kinds of visual media productions including film, television, photography, and computer based digital visual productions. Includes the different digital media and their features, aims to provide comprehensive techniques for operating studio and video production. Develops professional use of camera, sound, lighting. Project-based class instruction provides creative production opportunities.
CO 311 – VISUAL COMMUNICATION II
Studies production technique and post production. Studies the principles behind quality video production with emphasis on the role of the project producer and director. Gives special emphasis to applications to television, film directing, and film producing in the studio and in the field. The expected outcome will be a quality visual production that contributes to the ministry of the Church.
CO 320 – AUDIO COMMUNICATION I
Provides a basic theory and practice of audio production for various audiences. Covers radio production from script to final production. Covers web-streaming as well as traditional transmission of radio programs. Offers practical experience in operating an audio control console and announcing. Studies communication and performance skills for becoming an announcer. Gives special emphasis to interpreting copy, voice and diction, music announcing, and interviewing.
CO 321 – AUDIO COMMUNICATION II
An advanced course that focuses on audio programs. Attention will be paid to media management, editing and production skills. Provides project-based class instruction for advanced creative production opportunities. Expected outcome will be a quality audio production that contributes to the ministry of the Church.
CO 398 – COMMUNICATION STUDIES INTERNSHIP
(See SM 398 for course description.)
CO 399 – MEDIA INTERNSHIP
(See SM 399 for course description.)
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