Courses


Class Schedule

Discover what classes are offered during the Winter 2018 term.

Courses


The course codes are the basis of EBC’s computerized academic records and also give the student specific information. The letters at the beginning indicate the course’s place within the various subdivisions of the curriculum as follows.

Bible

Students taking second-level OT or NT electives must have completed Ot Survey or NT Survey. For third-year studies, they must have completed at least 1 second-year OT or NT course. Exceptions require permission of instructor and a B+ average in OT Survey or NT Survey.


BI110AA Bible Foundations
Explores the historical, religious, polititical, and cultural background of teh Bibel; includes formation, transmission, and history of the text.


BN110AA New Testament Survey
Explores the books of the New Testament with an emphasis on their central teachings, dominant themes, and primary message for both ancient recipients and modern readers.


BN210AA Gospels & Acts
Explores the NT books from Matthew to Acts; includes an overview and closer reading of selected texts exploring the biblical material; studies the message, themes, literary structure, and key critical issues of these books.
Prerequisite: New Testament Survey


BN214AA General Epistles & Hebrews
Explores the NT books from Hebrews to Jude; includes an overview and closer readings of selected texts exploring the biblical material; studies the message, themes, literary structure, and key critical issues of these books.
Prerequisite: New Testament Survey


BN225AA Johannine Literature
Explores the NT books of John’s Gospel, John’s letters, and Revelation; includes an overview and closer reading of selected texts exploring the biblical material; studies the message, themes, literary structure, and key critical issues of these books.
Prerequisite: New Testament Survey


BN267AA Pauline Epistles
Explores the NT books from Romans to Timothy; includes an overview and closer readings of selected texts exploring the biblical material; studies the message, themes, literary structure, and key critical issues of these books.
Prerequisite: New Testament Survey


BN321AA Gospel of Matthew, or Mark (BN322AA), or
Luke (BN323BA)

An in-depth study of the Gospel of Matthew or Mark or Luke with an emphasis on analysis, exposition, and application of the text to Christian life and ministry.
Prerequisite: 1 Bible course at the 200 level.
Antirequisite: Gospels and Acts


BN325AA Pastoral Epistles
An in-depth study of the books of 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus with emphasis on analysis, exposition, and application of the text to Christian life and ministry.
Prerequisite: 1 Bible course at the 200 level.
Antirequisite: Pauline Epistles


BN341AA Greek Exegesis
This course is a continuing study of the essentials of New Testament Greek grammar and an introduction to the issues and techniques of Greek Exegesis. It includes a review of the first-year grammar and an introduction to new grammatical insights through the translation of New Testament texts. The challenges of exegesis will also be considered through lectures, discussions and examination of translated texts.
Prerequisite: New Testament Greek II


BN360AA Corinthians
An in-depth study of the books of 1 & 2 Corinthians with emphasis on analysis, exposition, and application of the text to Christian life and ministry. Prerequisite: 1 Bible course at the 200 level.
Prerequisite: 1 Bible course at the 200 level.
Antirequisite: Pauline Epistles


BN365AA Romans
An in-depth study of the book of Romans with emphasis on analysis, exposition, and application of the text to Christian life and ministry.
Prerequisite: 1 Bible course at the 200 level.
Antirequisite: Pauline Epistles


BN410AA Advanced/Thematic Studies in New Testament
An advanced study of a theme or specific text in the New Testament with a focus on understanding the biblical text, its place in Christian history, and contemporary application.
Prerequisite: 1 New Testament course at the 300 level.


BO110AA Old Testament Survey
Explores the books of the OT with an emphasis on their central teachings, dominant themes, and primary message for both ancient
recipients and modern readers.


BO211BA Pentateuch
Explores the OT books from Genesis to Deuteronomy; includes an overview and closer readings of selected texts exploring the biblical material; studies the message, themes, literary structure, and key critical issues of these books.
Prerequisite: Old Testament Survey


BO212AA Historical Books
Explores the OT books from Joshua to Esther; includes an overview and closer readings of selected texts exploring the biblical material; studies the message, themes, literary structure, and key critical issues of these books.
Prerequisite: Old Testament Survey


BO213AA Wisdom Literature
Explores the OT books from Job to Song of Solomon; includes an overview and closer readings of selected texts exploring the biblical material; studies the message, themes, literary structure, and key critical issues of these books.
Prerequisite: Old Testament Survey


BO215AA Prophetic Literature
Explores the OT books from Isaiah to Malachi; includes an overview and closer readings of selected texts exploring the biblical material; studies the message, theme, literary structure, and key critical issues of these books.
Prerequisite: Old Testament Survey


BO361BA Genesis
An in-depth study of the book of Genesis with an emphasis on analysis, exposition, and application of the text to Christian life and ministry.
Prerequisite: 1 Bible course at the 200 level.
Antirequisite: Pentateuch


BO363DA Ezra and Nehemiah
An in-depth study of the books of Ezra and Nehemiah with emphasis on analysis exposition, application of the text to Christian life and ministry.
Prerequisite: 1 Bible course at the 200 level.
Antirequisite: Historical Books


BO364BA Isaiah
An in-depth exegetical study of the book of Isaiah with emphasis on the prophet’s calling, messianic passages, the concept of the remnant, the servant songs, and themes of sin and judgment, remnant, and social justice. The contemporary relevance of the prophet’ message to the church and world will also be explored throughout the duration of the course.
Prerequisite: 1 Bible course at the 200 level.
Antirequisite: Prophetic Literature


BO365BA Psalms
A literary, theological, historical, exegetical, and devotional study of the Psalter. Students will be introduced to a variety of aspects such as the use of history in the Psalms, the use of the Psalms in the life of ancient Israel, theological themes, poetic devices, and the different types of psalms. This course will also focus on interpreting and applying the Psalms to one’s spiritual life and the church today.
Prerequisite: 1 Bible course at the 200 level.
Antirequisite: Wisdom Literature


B0410AA Advanced/Thematic Studies in Old Testament
An advanced study of a theme or specific text in the Old Testament with a focus on understanding the biblical text, its place in Christian history, and contemporary application.
Prerequisite: 1 Old Testament course at the 300 level.


Biblical Theology

Theology courses seek to provide an orderly presentation of the teachings of the Bible. Attention is given to the development of these biblical doctrines in both their historical and contemporary expressions. All diploma and degree students take Introduction to Theology as part of their basic curriculum. B.R.E. and B.Th. students also take theology electives.


BT210AA Introduction to Theology
An introduction to the nature and task of theology along with its basic terms and motifs; and an overview of Christian doctrines including Scripture, God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, humanity, sin and salvation, the Church, and the Second Coming of Christ. Focus also on the interpretation and relevance of Christian doctrines as expressed within the Church tradition and among contemporary theologians.
Prerequisites: Old and New Testament Survey


BT391BA Christian Doctrines: God and Humanity
Doctrine of God and Anthropology. An in-depth theological study of these doctrines with special attention given to the problems, biblical teaching, historical development and contemporary relevance. Creeds, documents, and other primary sources will be utilized.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Theology, or permission of instructor.


BT392BA Christian Doctrines: Christ and Salvation
Christology and Soteriology

An in-depth theological study of these doctrines with special attention given to the problems, biblical teaching, historical development and contemporary relevance. Creeds, documents, and other primary sources will be utilized.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Theology, or permission of instructor.


BT393BA Christian Doctrines: The Holy Spirit and the
Church
Pneumatology and Ecclesiology.

An in-depth theological study of these doctrines with special attention given to the problems, biblical teaching, historical development and contemporary relevance. Creeds, documents, and other primary sources will be utilized.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Theology, or permission of instructor.


BT394AA Integration of Faith & Counselling
Explores the relationship between the Christian faith and the theory and practice of psychology, psychotherapy, and counselling. Students examine various models, approaches, and biblical and theological perspectives to understand the role of a counsellor who self-identifies as a Christian. Additionally, students are challenged to explore and evaluate their embedded understanding of an approach to this topic.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Theology


BT410AA Advanced/Thematic Studies in Theology
An advanced study of a specific doctrine with a focus on understanding the development of the doctrine, its place in Christian history, and contemporary application.
Prerequisite: 1 Theology course at the 300 level.


BT432BA Theology Seminar: Eschatology
An exploration of the biblical basis for the Christian hope in the second coming of the Son of God with its attendant phenomena and how that hope has been interpreted throughout history. Topics typically inherent in a systematic treatment will be addressed. Students will evaluate preoccupation with eschatological speculation today. They will be invited to develop for themselves and their future ministries an informed and coherent theology of the Last Things with a view to integration of the Christian hope into that ministry and into their own spiritual lives.
Prerequisites: Introduction to Theology, and two other theology electives.


BT432CA Theology Seminar: Doctrine of Revelation
An exploration of the revelation of God about Himself as a doctrine both biblically and historically. Students will be exposed to ideas of revelation from the Patristic Period through the Reformation as well as theological contribution from modern theologians. Student will be invited to develop for themselves and their future ministries a well- rounded, coherent theology of God’s revelation and human response to that revelation under the premise that this doctrine affords the basis for all of the theology.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Theology, and two other theology electives.

Note: The following courses may be applied for credit in Biblical Theology: Theology of Mission, Non-Western Theology. See also the Distance Education course, Old Testament Theology (p. 72).

History

GH110AA Ideas & Civilizations
Introduces key developments in the history of thought from the ancient to the modern period; examines the influence of various schools of thought upon our religious, political, social, ethical, and aesthetic perspective by placing these within their historical contexts and their relationship to developments in various parts of the world.


GH211BA Church History Survey
An introduction to the main themes, personalities and events of the Christian Church. Theological and spiritual developments from the Early Church through the Middle Ages and Reformation, to the Church of today will be discussed. The Church’s role in society and politics will be highlighted.


GH250AA History of Missions
An overview of the expansion of Christianity from its beginning to its current status as a global faith. Consideration will be given to mission paradigms across the centuries and key figures in mission history.


GH321BA Church History: Early and Medieval Christianity (Pentecost to 1517)
A study of this history of Christianity from Pentecost through the Middle Ages.
Prerequisite: Church History Survey, or permission of instructor


GH322BA Church History: Renaissance and Reformation 1350–1660
A study of the history of Christianity through the Renaissance and Reformation.
Prerequisite: Church History Survey, or permission of instructor.


GH323BA Church History: Post-Reformation to 21st Century
A study of Christianity from the Post-Reformation and into the current century.
Prerequisite: Church History Survey, or permission of instructor.


Science

GK211AA Science and Christianity
An introductory survey of the ways in which science and Christianity relate philosophically and theologically over history and present time. Specific topics include scientific law and miracles, the human sciences and the soul, cosmology and the creation of the universe, evolution and the creation of life. The controversy over science, faith and public education will also be examined.


Language & Communication

GL131AA Introduction to Communication
An integration of theory and practice to build superior communication skills to last a lifetime and support effectiveness in leadership, whether relating to another individual or to groups, both small and large.


GL231AA Oral Communication
An examination of the principles and dynamics of communication and an exposure to a variety of oral communication styles. Students will be involved in the effective design, delivery and critical evaluation of speeches in various settings. Many opportunities to practice the skills taught.


GL241AA New Testament Greek I
The first half of an introductory course to the study of New Testament Greek, focusing on building vocabulary and the comprehension of basic Greek grammar. The course is designed to prepare students for translation and exegesis of the New Testament, thereby equipping them to better interpret and proclaim God’s Word. As a bonus, the study of ancient Greek will increase students’ understanding of the English language.


GL242AA New Testament Greek II
The second half of an introductory course to the study of New Testament Greek, continuing to focus on building vocabulary and the comprehension of basic Greek grammar. The course is designed to prepare students for translation and exegesis of the New Testament, thereby equipping them to better interpret and proclaim God’s Word. As a bonus, the study of ancient Greek will increase students’ understanding of the English language.
Prerequisite: New Testament Greek I


GL250AA Cross-Cultural Communication
An introductory study of the impact of cultural differences in communication.


Philosophy

GP100AA Ethics
Studies and evaluates both secular and faith- based ethical theories; applies a reflective discussion to contemporary moral issues and assists students in developing a personal framework for ethical decision-making.


GP211AA Philosophy
An investigation into the main topics of philosophy, sensitive to the historical roots from which philosophical thought has developed, but also concerned primarily with understanding philosophy’s perennial questions and when possible, providing some initial reasonable answers.


GP281AA Apologetics
A study of the philosophical and factual evidence supporting Christianity’s truthfulness. Major apologetical methods are evaluated in light of important issues such as epistemology, the nature of faith and the role of reason in religious belief.


GP385AA Worldview Studies Seminar
An advanced seminar course on the concept of worldview and its implications for Christian faith today. This course will briefly examine the history of the concept of a worldview and then try to understand the nature and importance of this notion, both from a philosophical and theological perspective. Particular attention will be paid to understanding the basic presuppositions of a Christian worldview, showing how such a worldview contrasts and should interact with other worldviews. The course will also explore the challenge of developing a genuinely Christian mind, showing how the Christian faith integrates with various disciplines and professions.


Religion & Culture

GR212AA New Religions
An overview of the rise and spread of new religions or religious movements in North America from the nineteenth to twenty-first centuries, with focus on a survey study of their history, doctrines and practices. Topics include the Church of the Latter Day Saints, Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Unification Church, Scientology, Baha’I and the New Age Movement. Critical reflection on a Christian response.


GR213AA World Religions
A survey study of the history, major beliefs, practices, and rituals of a number of non-Christian religions including Traditional Tribal Religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Shinto. Critical reflection on a Christian response.


Social Sciences

GS110AA Anthropology
An introduction to the study of anthropology, including basic research methods, philosophy, principles and understandings, and contemporary theories. Consideration to applied use of the scientific study.


GS111AA Sociology
An introduction to the study of society and the discipline of sociology within the Canadian context. Emphasis is placed on the categories of analysis used by sociologists, research methods and the dynamics of social change. Special attention is given to integrating Christian faith with sociological issues in contemporary society and the impact of the church in various communities.


GS121AA Psychology
An introduction to the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes. This course seeks to integrate the knowledge of the contextual and systemic factors that facilitate or impair human functioning. Topics include statistics, the biological roots of behaviour, developmental psychology, gender, sensation, perception, states of consciousness, learning, memory, thinking and language, intelligence, motivation, emotion, personality, psychological
disorders, therapy, health, social influence and social relations.


GS131AA Psychology and Culture of Youth
Part I of this course focuses on current understandings of the characteristics and challenges of adolescence from the perspective of developmental psychology, and on recent research into the development and functioning of the teenage brain. Part II focuses on exegesis of youth culture to understand how current trends are affecting Canadian teenagers, touching on their hopes, fears, interests, behaviours and shaping influences.


GS212AA Group Dynamics
An examination of the theory, principles and techniques of working with small groups in a variety of contexts. Attention is given to social climate, membership and leadership functions, ethics and other variables as they relate to their effect on the group process and individual behaviour. Group work with specific populations will be discussed. Interventions to address challenging group dynamics will be explored. Group simulations (role play) will be used to facilitate an experiential component to the learning.


GS220AA Christianity and Feminism
An introduction to the relationships between Christianity and feminism. This course explores how Christianity and feminism have historically considered subjects such as sex, gender, gender roles, equality and women’s rights. Additional topics include women and the Bible, and waves, theories and impacts of feminism.


GS221AA Theories of Counselling
Explores a number of the more commonly practiced psychotherapy theories currently employed in Ontario’s helping professions (e.g. psychology, social work, psychotherapy, chaplaincy, etc.) as well as the overlapping key concepts that exist among these theories. Additionally, students will explore the benefits, limitations, and contradictions of various psychotherapeutic theories and determine which approaches best fit with their theoretical orientations and levels of skill training and judgment.
Prerequisite: Interpersonal & Helping Skills or Pastoral Counselling Skills, or permission of instructor.

Note: This course may be done concurrently with Interpersonal & Helping Skills. However, the preferred option is to complete that course first.


GS222AA Developmental Psychology
Examines human development throughout the lifespan from the viewpoint of various theoretical orientations. Attention is given to the psychological significance of spiritual, social, emotional, cognitive, behavioural, sexual, gender and biological development. An emphasis is placed on the practical application of the academic material to daily living and to professional intervention in various settings.
Prerequisite: Psychology or permission of instructor.


GS223AA Research Methodologies
Focuses on research in counselling and its relevance to clinical practice. Students will learn how to read and understand current professional literature relevant to, and for the purpose of informing clinical practice. Students will examine various research methodologies, the nature of applied research, and the process of original research. Additionally, students will learn how to critically examine research and determine its applicability to clinical situations.


GS311BA Family Dynamics
An examination of the functions and structures of family in contemporary North American society. Topics discussed include singleness, mate selection, gender roles and gender role socialization, relational expectations, building a family, parenting, aging, family and work, divorce, remarriage, and how other various challenges such as oppression, power, and social injustice impact contemporary families. Reflection on these issues, as a Christian embedded in North American society, is a component of the course.


GS322AA Psychopathology
Examines the nature and treatment of psychological disorders. Emphasis will be placed on the benefits, limitations, and contradictions of both the major diagnostic categories and the differing psychotherapeutic approaches currently used in the treatment of psychological disorders. The major classes of psychoactive drugs will also be highlighted.
Prerequisite: Psychology, or permission of instructor.


GS333AA Professional Practice: Ethics, Referrals, & Assessment
Explores concepts essential for professional practice in the fields of psychotherapy, social services, and other front-line organizations
and ministries in Ontario.
Prerequisite: Psychology, or permission of instructor.

Note: The following courses may be applied for credit in General Studies:
• Human Diversity
• Interpersonal & Helping Skills
• Grief and Crisis Counselling

Professional Studies

PS391AA Philosophy of Ministry
A guided self-and group-study of the biblical and philosophical foundations of ministry with emphasis upon each student developing a personal and practical philosophy. Students are guided not only to a general philosophy, but also to a specialized understanding relating to their particular program. Applies to each Professional Studies subdivision. (Available only in final year or by permission of instructor.)


Christian Ministries

Christian Ministries courses help to prepare the student for effective service and ministry within either the local church, or wider community.


CM110BA Introduction to Youth & Family Ministry
Designed to give the student an overview of youth and family ministry within the local church, and includes investigation into: the biblical/ theological/sociological foundations for youth and family ministry, the role and relationships of the youth worker, and practical principles and strategies that include families as an integral part of an effective youth ministry.


CM112BA Introduction to Leadership
Engages students in the acquisition of information about historical and contemporary theories, concepts, and issues associated with leadership. Includes an examination of a theology of leadership.


CM115AA Introduction to Human Services
An introduction to the history and theory underlying the development of human services professions; presents the nature and context of agency practice with diverse groups of populations and will assist students to form personalized career plans.


CM116AA Personal Discipleship
Introduces the personal and corporate dimensions of discipleship. Examines spiritual disciplines such as Bible study, worship, and prayer. Includes experiential practices of discipleship.


CM117AA Missional Discipleship
Explores the worldwide and practical implications of discipleship. The mission of God, global trends and realities, evangelism, holistic ministry, poverty and justice are covered. Includes a practical cross-cultural mission experience.


CM215AA Introduction to Pastoral Ministry
Examines the nature of the pastoral role; focuses on the biblical, historical, and contemporary understanding and practice of pastoral ministry.


CM222BA Interpersonal & Helping Skills
An introduction to foundational skills related to effective interpersonal and helping relationships. Basic skills and techniques such as tuning in, active listening, probing, summarizing, responding with empathy, challenging, goal-setting, and referring are explored.


CM223AA Introduction to Worship and Music
A biblical and historical study of worship and styles of worship, while also offering practical skills for planning, leading, and living worship. Opportunity is given for observing worship services and leading worship, and students are required to develop a personal philosophy of worship.


CM229AA Worship Leadership
A practical exploration of the various dynamics of leading corporate worship. Student will become conversant with the building blocks (content, structure and style) of corporate worship and how corporate worship shapes and forms disciples of Jesus. Students will be given opportunities to lead worship in the classroom following a variety of patterns and styles. Developing a devotional heart and principles of spiritual formation will be discussed throughout the course. Effective musical worship leadership will be highlighted but will not be the primary focus of this course. Recommended for those who anticipate leading worship or working with worship staff in a church context.


CM231AA Pastoral Counselling
An introduction to foundational skills related to effective pastoral counselling. In addition to basic counselling and techniques, a variety of other topics such as the training, role, context, goals, resources, techniques, approaches, benefits, and limitations of pastoral counselling are also discussed. Additional topics such as the work of the Holy Spirit and the proper use and integration of religious resources such as prayer and sacred texts are also
explored.


CM240AA Beyond Suffering: A Christian View of Disability Ministry
Examines disability issues from historical/social/ philosophical perspectives and seeks to establish a strong theological framework to answer this most difficult question, “How does God view disabilities?” Seeks to embed this thinking within an anthropological theology.


CM251AA The Local Church in Missions
An interactive study of the role of the local church in missions, both locally and globally. Examines the place of a “missions program” in the age of the “missional church,” and how global connections are fostered and promoted in a post-colonial era.


CM276AA Student Leadership Development
The purpose of this course is to increase the effective and understanding of leadership for Student Leaders by introducing them to leadership concepts related to their current Student Leadership positions and future leadership roles. The objectives of this course are achieved through individual projects, reading assignments, presentations, and practical experience.


CM284AA Evangelism and Discipleship of Youth
An examination of the historical movement of relational youth evangelism, and consideration of what we can learn from those movements and strategies. A holistic approach to conversion, discipleship, justice and cultural evangelism will be considered and evaluated. Communicating the message of the gospel for this present youth culture in a relational, relevant and respectful way will be emphasized. This course will also consider how we train others to be part of God’s mission in their context of local church or community youth ministry.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Youth and Family Ministry, or permission of instructor.


CM285BA Critical Issues in Youth & Family Ministry I
A theoretical perspective on essential skills for the practice of faithful and effective youth and family ministry in the context of a local church or church agency. The course is intended to augment the learning that takes place in a youth and family ministry co-op experience. Special attention given to the practitioner’s spiritual formation, self-awareness, and personal leadership skills. Practical tools that can be passed on to others will be emphasized.
Prerequisites: Introduction to Youth & Family Ministry, and Evangelism and Discipleship of Youth, or permission of instructor.


CM286BA Critical Issues in Youth & Family Ministry II
How to effectively develop adult volunteers and student leaders encouraging a team approach to youth ministry. Current research into the lives of youth ministry practitioners in North America will be explored, and implications for healthy youth and family ministry will be emphasized. Also emphasized will be exploration of the critical issues influencing teenagers in Canada and exploring effective helping strategies. Students will undertake a significant research project and present their findings to their peers in class.
Prerequisite: Critical Issues in Youth & Family Ministry I, or permission of instructor.


CM312BA Pastoral Skills
Presents the specific practices and skills of pastoral ministry; includes leading worship, preaching, conducting weddings, funerals, and communion. Explores models of church life and organization, and ministerial policies and procedures.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Pastoral Ministry


CM323AA Applied Counselling Skills
(Formerly: Individual Counselling)
Examines the advanced development of skills required in psychotherapy. Students will explore topics such as the foundations of the therapeutic relationship, client feedback, and personal and professional integrity. Furthermore, students will explore and, through use of in-class role-plays, practice the application of psychotherapeutic skills and theoretical frameworks.
Prerequisites: Theories of Counselling and either Interpersonal & Helping Skills or Pastoral Counselling, or permission of instructor.


CM324AA Relationship Counselling
An introduction to the theory and practice of marital and family therapy. A key aim of this course is to increase the student’s understanding of the influence of families and relationships on the functioning of the individual. Emphasis will be placed on assessing risks, developing safety plans, providing appropriate follow-up, and referring and reporting to third parties as students learn how to maintain the safety of clients.
Prerequisite: Interpersonal & Helping Skills or Pastoral Counselling, or permission of Instructor.


CM326AA Divorce, Remarriage and Blended Families
This course traces the foundations of marriage and biblical perspectives of divorce. Intense emotional pain and the effects of divorce on men, women and children will be explored. Special attention will be given to the issues of remarriage and blended families. Experiential learning in the process of small group projects will be incorporated.


CM327AA Human Diversity
Explores topics such as culture, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, worldview, gender, age, disability, and sexual orientation, and how various forms of diversity impact the practice and experience of both individual and group interventions. The lived experiences of both client and professional (e.g. psychotherapist, front-line agency worker, pastor, etc.) are also covered.
Prerequisite: Interpersonal & Helping Skills, or permission of instructor.


CM328AA Therapeutic Use of Self
Explores the topic of safe and effective use of self in the psychotherapeutic relationship including the theory and practice of various techniques such as self-reflection, self-awareness, therapists’ values and attitudes, self-care, personal experiences, and self-disclosure, and the impact these have on the therapeutic relationship.
Prerequisite: Interpersonal & Helping Skills or Pastoral Counselling, or permission of instructor.


CM332BA Preaching Skills I
An introduction to preaching with emphasis on the exposition of biblical texts, methods of outlining, choosing and using illustrations, and improving one’s public speaking. There will be opportunity to present several short messages in class for constructive criticism.


CM333BA Preaching Skills II
The preparation and delivery of different styles and forms of sermons with emphasis on improving one’s language and delivery, developing hermeneutical, homiletical and contextual strategies, and planning a preaching program. Opportunity to present sermons in class for constructive criticism.
Prerequisite: Preaching Skills I


CM380AA Grief and Crisis Counselling
An introduction to grief counselling and its role in the church and our society. In a day of significant losses we will study basic concepts in caring for the grieving, looking at the process for children and adults, consider unresolved grief, and understand a biblical approach. Grief will also be considered through critical events in our lives such as the death of a loved one, divorce, and injury.
Prerequisite: Interpersonal & Helping Skills or Pastoral Counselling, or permission of instructor.


CM383AA Managing Ministries & Organizations
Introduces the tasks, strategies, and skills of effective leadership. Basic concepts essential to personal skills development and organizational leadership behavior are included. Includes financial management, leading meetings, managing volunteers, and hiring
staff.
Application is made to the ministry setting.


Intercultural Studies

A key emphasis of Emmanuel Bible College is the recognition that Christians are sent into the world as Christ was sent – to incarnate the gospel in ways that embrace God’s delight in diversity. Across the street and around the world, cross-cultural skills are required to love our neighbours as ourselves.


IS121AA Contemporary Evangelism
An opportunity to rediscover why the gospel is good news. Emphasis is on twinning our love for God and a passion for people in a variety of
methods and holistic ministry.


IS221AA Engaging Global Ministry
A practical study of issues and challenges presented by ministry in an international or intercultural setting.


IS258AA Perspectives on the World Christian Movement
Examines the biblical rationale and imperative for world evangelization, the unique problems and skills involved in communicating the gospel cross-culturally, and the expansion of the Christian movement across the world.


IS271AI Applied Missions
A short-term missions program of four or more weeks, which includes significant cross-cultural interaction, ministry experience, and opportunity to observe intercultural workers in ministry. Students are expected to combine the practical experience with suitable preparation, observation, and reporting. (Note: Students register for this course through the Distance Education office.)


IS311AA Theology of Mission
Reviews the biblical basis for our participation in God’s mission. Examines intercultural dynamics in both the Old and New Testament. This course may have credit as a Theology Elective.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Theology or permission of instructor


IS353AA Wealth, Poverty and the Suffering Church
A theological and practical study of the disproportionate distribution of wealth and its impact on the global Church.


IS354AA Alternative Models of Ministry
An analysis of the worldwide development of house churches, new monastics, intentional Christian communities and church planting movements. Local expressions such as MoveIn will be examined.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Theology and Church History Survey, or permission of the instructor


IS355AA Non-Western Theology
Consideration of the perspectives and influence of selected writings from the growing church of Africa, Asia and Latin America. This course may have credit as a Theology Elective.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Theology


IS391AA Contemporary Issues in Intercultural Ministry
A study of current issues and trends related to intercultural ministry.
Note: The following courses may be applied for credit in Intercultural Studies:
• The Local Church in Missions
• History of Missions
• Cross-Cultural Communication
• New Religions
• World Religions
• Anthropology


Christian Education

ED122AA Children’s Ministry I: Creative Communication
Focuses on the spiritual development of children, and creative ways to teach to various groups such as preschoolers, elementary age children, special needs children, volunteers and parents. Also discussed is effective use of curriculum, music and teaching methods.


ED123AA Children’s Ministry II: Leadership
Leading a children’s ministry in a local church requires leadership skills, planning and volunteer management skills. This course explores the many areas that a children’s pastor or director will encounter, including volunteer recruitment and training, program structure and strategic planning. Also explored will be ways to improve the ministry through marketing and technology.


ED373AI Student Life Practicum
A summary of basic student development theory. Opportunities to research, design and implement programs in Student Life at Emmanuel as agreed upon between the student and the instructor(s) will be the focus of the course content.


ED391/2AI Issues in Christian Education
A study of an educational ministry topic of current importance.
Note: The following courses may be applied for credit in Christian Education:
• Introduction to Youth and Family Ministry
• Interpersonal & Helping Skills
• Group Dynamics
• Developmental Psychology
• Family Dynamics
Field Education


FE100AA/AC Field Education & Ministry Preparation
(1 credit)

This is an introductory course to Field Education at Emmanuel, delineating its purpose and procedure, as well as its preparation for ministry placement. This course is expected to familiarize students with the process of obtaining Field Education credits and understanding their value in relationship to their academic program and future goals. Course content and student participation will also assist the students in gaining an understanding of their uniqueness for ministry and learning the skills necessary for finding ministry positions.

Police Check Requirement: Since most of our students complete Field Education Placements in what is considered “the vulnerable sector” of society, students must obtain and submit a police vulnerable sector check to complete this course successfully.


FE101 First Placement (1 credit)
Students have an opportunity to explore ministry/ career options in areas where they may have no previous experience. This is the student’s first exposure at integrating academic learning into practical ministry experience. Students are expected to be discovering and affirming their gifts and abilities in ministry. Assignments focus on developing basic administration and time-management skills. At this level, strong supervision and direction is recommended.
Prerequisite: FE100AA/AC


FE202 / FE203 Second / Third Placement (1 credit
each)

Students will continue to explore a variety of ministry opportunities, learning to listen for God’s specific call for their life. They are expected to apply academic studies intentionally, learning to identify areas of challenge when theory is practically applied in ministry. Students should be intentionally developing areas of strength, continuing to discover new gifts and abilities, and identifying areas for further growth. Assignments encourage students
to successfully practice good time management skills and develop strong goal setting, evaluation, and reporting techniques. At this level, students are encouraged to assume more leadership and responsibility with clear direction, guidance, and accountability.
Prerequisite: FE101


FE304/FE305 Fourth/Fifth Placement (1 credit each)
Students should look to gain broad personal experience in a variety of ministries, intentionally building networks with experts in the field to which God may be calling them. They should be able to initiate integration of their academic learning on an ongoing basis. Students should demonstrate accurate self-awareness in regards to their personal strengths, abilities, and weaknesses, displaying a habit of circular self-reflection and growth. Assignments expect students to be competent in skills such as time-management, goal setting, evaluation, reporting, and accountability. At this level, students are expected to assume increased leadership and responsibility with intentional accountability, challenging them to further develop them to further develop their emerging strengths.
Prerequisite: FE203


Internships and Co-Operative Education

IN302CS Counselling Studies (2 credits, 210 hours) or IN303CS Counselling Studies (3 credits, 315 hours)
The primary objective is to apply knowledge from classroom instruction within a professional counselling setting, developing psychotherapeutic skills through instruction, observation, and practice. Students will develop an understanding of one’s subjective context and patterns of interaction as they inform participation in a therapeutic relationship with a client. Additionally, through self-reflective use of one’s personality, insights, perceptions, judgments, and interventions, students will learn to optimize interactions with clients in the therapeutic process.
Prerequisites: All required Field Education credits (either four or six credits) and Interpersonal & Helping Skills.


IN403HS Human Services (3 credits, 315 hours)
The primary objective is for students to gain further experience within a faith-based care organization or social service agency under the guidance of an experienced human services worker. The purpose is to give students front line experience in a specialized area of interest. Students should have ample opportunity to apply their academic learning while developing a personal philosophy of ministry integrating their specific area of service with their faith and concepts of personal and social justice.
Prerequisites: Six required Field Education credits, and Introduction to Human Services, Interpersonal & Helping Skills, and Professional Practice: Ethics, Reporting & Referral


IN403IS Intercultural Studies (3 credits, 315 hours)
The primary objective is to give broad exposure to missions within a cross- cultural environment. Students should be involved in as many different ministry activities as possible such as cross-cultural communication, evangelism, and social justice ministries. Students should also have exposure to missionary tasks such as raising finances, building a support network, and developing strong verbal and written communication skills. Because we believe that intercultural ministry should be firmly rooted in the local church, it is important that the internship have a connection to the local church.
Prerequisites: Six required Field Education credits, Two Intercultural Studies electives.


IN403PM Pastoral Ministry (3 credits, 315 hours)
The primary objective is to provide in-depth practical experience in the local church under the supervision of an experienced pastor. The purpose is to give students full exposure to all aspects of church life, focusing on the duties, attitudes, and skills of a pastor. The aim is to develop an effective and faithful pastor, both professionally and personally. The supervising pastor is expected to invest significant time to mentor the student.
Prerequisites: Six required Field Education credits, Preaching Skills I & II, Introduction to Pastoral Ministry, and Pastoral Skills.


IN403YM Youth & Family Ministry (3 credits, 315 hours)
The primary objective is for students to observe and work alongside Christian youth and family workers who demonstrate spiritual maturity and competent ministry. Under their supervision, students can learn and practice the skills needed to effectively minister to young people and their families. The purpose is to develop and evaluate student progression in a number of essential competencies, learned in the classroom, related to being excellent youth and family workers.
Prerequisites: Six required Field Education credits, Oral Communication or Preaching Skills I.


IN413YM Youth & Family Ministry (3 credits, 315 hours)
The primary objective is for students to gain further experience in a different ministry setting, observing and working alongside another qualified Christian youth and family worker. Students will continue the objectives and purpose of the first co-op, further developing fundamental competencies related to being excellent youth and family workers, and to consistently to apply their academic learning.
Prerequisite: IN403YM Youth & Family Ministry


IN403EI Elective Internship (3 credits, 315 hours)
Students seeking additional practical ministry experience have the option to complete an elective internship as a substitute for a free elective course. This option can provide further practical ministry experience especially for students who are enrolled in programs that do not require an internship or co-op.
Prerequisites: All required Field Education credits in the student’s program of study.
Biblical Studies

Note: All Biblical Studies courses at 200 and 300 level require the appropriate 100 level Bible survey courses as prerequisites.


BI111AC Bible Study Skills
An introduction to the basic principles for interpreting the diverse genres in the biblical text. Exegetical concerns include the meaning of the text in its original context, contemporary application, implications for teaching and preaching, and the use of tools and other resources.
Texts: Duvall & Hays. Grasping God’s Word 3rd Ed. (9780310492573); McKnight. The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible (9780310331667)


B0110AC Old Testament Survey
Explores the books of the OT with an emphasis on their central teaching, dominant themes, and primary message for both ancient recipients and modern readers.
Texts: Arnold & Meyer. Encountering the Old Testament 3rd Ed. (9780801049538)


BO213BC Wisdom & Songs of Israel
A study of the Old Testament books of wisdom and poetry (Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon). Includes a discussion of background materials, the nature of Hebrew poetry, wisdom literature, and significant motifs from each book. This study will develop students’ exegetical skills and provide an understanding of these books that will enhance their teaching and preaching.
Prerequisite: OT Survey course required.
Texts: Estes. Handbook on the Wisdom Books and Psalms (9780801038884)


BO364BC Isaiah
An introduction to the Latter Prophets through an encounter with the book of Isaiah. An attempt will be made to explore the ways in which
Isaiah is (and is not) representative of both contemporary approaches to the Latter Prophets, and the concerns, contents and contexts of
these writings. The course will also afford an opportunity to explore the ways in which the reading of the Latter Prophets has informed
ongoing traditions of witnessing to the Word.
Prerequisites: OT Survey course required and 2nd-level Bible course preferred
Texts: Motyer. The Prophecy of Isaiah (9780830815937); VanGermeren, Interpreting the Prophetic Word (9780310211389)


BN110BC New Testament Survey
Explores the books of the NT with an emphasis on their central teaching, dominant themes, and primary message for both ancient
recipients and modern readers.
Texts: Gundry. A Survey of the New Testament, 5th Ed. (9780310494744)


BN212AC Pauline Epistles
Explores the New Testament books from Romans to Timothy; includes an overview and closer readings of sacred texts exploring the biblical material; studies the message, themes, literary structure, and key critical issues of these books.
Prerequisite: NT Survey course required.
Required Text: Polhill. Paul & His Letters (9780805410976)
Recommended Texts: Blair. Abingdon Handbook (9780687001669); McDonald & Porter. Early Christianity and its Sacred Literature (9781565632660)


BN366AC Romans
A study of the Letter of Paul to the Romans with emphasis on theological themes, contemporary context and application to Christianity today. Prerequisites: NT Survey course required and 2nd- level Bible course preferred.
Required Texts: Moo. Encountering the Book of Romans: A Theological Survey (9780801025464); Schreiner. Romans: Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series (9780801021497) Recommended Texts: Cranfield. Romans: A Shorter Commentary (9780802800121); Stott. The Message of Romans: God’s Good News for the World (9780830812462)


BT210AC Introduction to Theology
An introduction to the nature and task of theology along with its basic terms and motifs; and an overview of Christian doctrines including Scripture, God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, humanity, sin and salvation, the Church, and the Second Coming of Christ. Focus also on the interpretation and relevance of Christian doctrines as expressed within the Church tradition and among contemporary theologians.
Prerequisites: Old Testament Survey and New Testament Survey
Required Texts: Erickson. Christian Theology 3rd ed. (9780801036439); Roger E. Pocket History of Evangelical Theology (9780830827060).
Recommended Text: McKim. Westminster Dictionary of Theological Terms (9780664255114)


BT321AC Old Testament Theology
An Introduction to several of the themes in the Old Testament. Students are invited to explore the theology of the Old Testament with a view to scholarly advancement, nurturing of personal faith and preparation for ministry.
*This course can count as either a Biblical Studies or a Theology elective.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Theology
Text: Routledge. Old Testament Theology (9780830839926)


Professional Studies

(See also online courses labelled CM)


CM111AC Spiritual Formation
An exploration of the dynamics involved in following Jesus. Students will learn to understand and practice the classical spiritual
disciplines; value and appreciate the diverse expressions of spiritual growth in a variety of Christian traditions; and consider
ethical questions such as the proper use of money, sex and power in the Christian life and church.
Texts: Foster. Celebration of Discipline (9780060628390); Lawrence. The Practice of the Presence of God (9780883681053); Sjogren. Cat and Dog Theology (9781884543173)


FE100AC Field Education & Ministry Preparation – 1 credit
An introductory course to Field Education at Emmanuel, delineating its purpose and procedure, as well as its preparation for ministry placement. This course is expected to familiarize the students with the process of obtaining Field Education credits and understanding the value of these credits in relationship to their academic program and their future goals. Course contents and students’ participation will also assist the students in gaining an understanding of their uniqueness for ministry and learning the skills necessary for finding a ministry position.
Text: Brennfleck & Brennfleck. Live Your Calling (9780787968953)


IS111AC Introduction to Global Christianity
The global church has experienced a seismic shift from the West to the East and the South. How has this come about? This course considers the biblical basis, historical roots and strategic and cultural issues involved.
Text: Tennent. Invitation to World Missions (9780825438837)


PS391AC Philosophy of Ministry
A guided self-study of the biblical and philosophical foundations of ministry with emphasis upon each student developing a personal and practical philosophy. Students are guided not only to a general philosophy, but also to a specialized understanding relating to their particular program. The course is normally available only to students in their last year of study or by permission of the marker.
Texts: Brennfleck & Brennfleck. Live Your Calling (9780787968953); Hirsch & Ford. Right Here, Right Now (9780801072239); Stevens. The Other Six Days: Vocation, Work, and Ministry in Biblical Perspective (9780802848000)


General Studies

(See also online courses labelled GA, GH, GL, or GP)


GH210AC Introduction to Church History
An introduction to the main themes, personalities and events of the Christian Church. Theological and spiritual developments from the Early Church through the Middle Ages and Reformation to the Church of today are discussed. The Church’s role in society and politics is highlighted.
Text: Cairns. Christianity Through the Centuries 3rd ed. (9780310208129)


GL131AC Introduction to Communication
An integration of theory and practice to build superior communication skills to last a lifetime and support effectiveness in leadership, whether relating to another individual or to groups, both small and large.
Text: Beebe, Beebe, Ivy & Watson. Communication: Principles for Lifetime, Canadian ed. (9780205426676)


GS111AC Sociology
An introduction to the study of society and the discipline of sociology within the Canadian context. Emphasis is placed on the categories of analysis used by sociologists, research methods, and the dynamics of social change. Special attention is given to integrating Christian faith with sociological issues into contemporary society.
Text: Macionis, Jansson & Benoit. Society: The Basics (9780135049532)


GS121BC Psychology
An introduction to the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes. Topics include research methods, statistics, biological roots of behaviour, developmental psychology, gender, sensation, perception, states of consciousness, learning, memory, thinking and language, intelligence, motivation, emotion, personality, psychological disorders, therapy, health, social influence, and social
relations.
Text: Meyers. Psychology 10th ed. (9781464102615)


GS221AC Theories of Counselling
An exploration of a number of the more commonly practiced psychotherapy theories currently employed in Ontario’s helping professions
(e.g. psychology, social work, psychotherapy, chaplaincy, etc.) as well as the overlapping key concepts that exist amount these theories. Additionally, students will explore the benefits, limitations, and contraindications of various psychotherapeutic theories and determine which approaches best fit with their theoretical orientations and levels of skill, training, and judgment.
Text: Corey. Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy 9th ed. (9780840028549)


GS110AC Anthropology
An introduction to the study of cultural anthropology, including basic research methods, philosophy, principles and understandings, and contemporary theories. Consideration to applied use of the scientific study.
Text: Miller & Van Esterik. Cultural Anthropology 4th Canadian ed (9780205577927)


ONLINE COURSES
Biblical Studies

BO211AP Pentateuch
A foundational study of the first five books of the Bible with emphasis on its various developing themes, such as creation, sin, redemption, law, land, blessing and curses, and covenant. Included are character studies of representative persons such as Abraham, Moses, Hagar, and Jacob. The Sinai event and tabernacle worship are studied in relation to Christian faith today, while implications for Christian discipleship are drawn from Israel’s wilderness experience and sanctification of time. Themes will be analyzed and discussed with a view to appropriate application to New Testament theology and group and personal spiritual formation.
Prerequisite: Old Testament Survey course Texts: Hamilton, Victor P. Handbook on the Pentateuch, 2nd Ed. (9780801097737)


BO212AP Old Testament Historical Books
A study of the historical books of the Old Testament from Joshua – Esther. Observation of the literary style used by the historians to weave the narrative of Israel’s history. Examination of the form and context of the books to delineate the theological perspectives of
each historian.
Prerequisite: Old Testament Survey course Texts: Gundry, Stanley N., ed. Show Them No Mercy: 4 Views on God and the Canaanite Genocide. (9780310245681); J. Gordon McConville. Exploring the Old Testament: A Guide to the Historical Books. Vol. 2 (9780830825424)


BO364AP MINOR PROPHETS
An examination of the historical context, literary form, content, themes, and theological teaching of each of the Minor Prophets. An examination of key themes throughout the prophets including sin, judgment, exile, restoration, justice, the nations, and the day of the Lord. Students will learn how to write an exegetical and thematic paper and understand their research in the wider context of the Old and New Testament and reflect on how it also applies to their Christian life and vocation or ministry.
Prerequisite: One Bible course at 200 level.
Text: Hays, J. Daniel. The Message of the Prophets: A Survey of the Prophetic and Apocalyptic Books of the Old Testament. (9780310271529)


Professional Studies

CM112AK Introduction to Leadership
A study of the concepts of leadership in the context of Scripture and application of these concepts to personal, professional and career goals. Includes an assessment of each individual’s leadership capabilities to help him/her to understand his/her personal profile.
Texts: Bennis and Nanus. Leaders: Strategies for Taking Charge 2nd ed. (9780060559540); Depree. Leading without Power (9780787967437); Ford. Transforming Leadership (9780830816521)


CM114AK Basic Accounting
An overview of accounting for the non-accounting manager. How finance functions within an organization, internal controls, the function of accounting, historical accounting data and financial planning. Includes an overview of how to manage a business by God’s principles
Texts: Dayton, Your Money Counts (97809654111409); Werner & Jones. Introduction to Accounting 2nd ed. (9780130327581)


CM231AC Counselling Skills 1
This course is designed to introduce students to foundational issues of human growth, discipleship, and healing as they relate to Christian counselling in the local church or other setting. Through practical, hands-on experience, students learn how to listen to God, themselves, and others; overcome barriers to effective helping; respond to inappropriate behavior; and reinforce scriptural truth through prayer. The development of a solid theological foundation assists students in learning the knowledge, skill, and character necessary for effective relational Christian counselling. Relates to CM222BA Interpersonal & Helping Skills.
Texts: Backus, William and Mary Chapian. Telling Yourself the Truth. (9780764211935) Clinton, Tim and George Ohlschlager. Competent Christian Counseling, Volume One: Foundations and Practice of Compassionate Soul Care. (9781578565177)


CM228AK Teams and the Work Process
A study of how human efforts in teams and other small groups of various compositions can effectively bring work to a quality level of
completion.
Prerequisites: Introduction to Leadership
Texts: Engleberg & Wynn. Working in Groups 4th ed. (9780205554874); Katzenbach & Smith. The Wisdom of Teams (9780887306761)


CM231AK Biblical & Historical Foundations of Worship
A study of God’s design for worship as found in the Old Testament and how it related to Christian worship today.
Texts: Bechtel. Touching the Altar (9780802828484); Hill. Enter His Courts with Praise 2nd ed. (9780801090301)


CM233AK Biblical & Historical Foundations of Worship 2
A study of how Christian worship has evolved beginning with the first- century church. An understanding of the various forms of worship over time, including their relevance to current society.
Texts: Kimball. Emerging Worship (9780310256441); Webber. Learning to Worship with All Your Heart (9781565632509); Webber. Rediscovering the Missing Jewel (9781565632578); White. A Brief History of Christian Worship (9780687034147)


CM323AK Counselling Skills 2
This course provides a baseline in terms of the critical skills so valuable in narrative Christian counselling, as well as any other kind of counselling: story-telling, reflective listening, communication skills, conflict management, and loving confrontation. Relates to CM323AA Applied Counselling Skills (Formally: Individual Counselling)
Texts: Nelson. Caring for People God’s Way (9780785297758)


CM327AK Cross-Cultural Counselling
This course will focus on the impact and implications of ethnicity in family therapy assessments and counselling. This course will
emphasize the importance of self-awareness of one’s own personal culture and ethnic background. A primary goal of this course is to develop a general understanding of various ethnicities and a specific understanding of their dynamics in family functioning. Also various issues surrounding the counsellor’s role and relationship with families of different ethnicities will be explored in this course. Relates to CM327AA Human Diversity.
Texts: Ireland, David D. What Color Is Your God? (9780962790737) Sue, Derald and David Sue, Counselling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice 5th ed (9780470086322)


CM389AK Entrepreneurship
A study of the physiological and analytical aspects of successful entrepreneurship as well as skill sets needed in the disciplines of management, marketing, accounting, operations and law.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Leadership
Text: Katz & Green. Entrepreneurial Small Business 3rd ed. (9780073381572)


General Studies

GA130AK Survey of English Literature
A survey of English literature from the Middle Ages through the 18th Century in its historical, social, and ideological context; encountered through a process of reading, analyzing, interpreting, writing, and thinking critically about essays, stories, poetry, and plays from a broad spectrum of English literature.
Texts: No textbook for this course


GH110AP Introduction to World Civilizations
An exploration of a variety of civilizations until approximately AD1400, with the goal of better understanding how and why civilizations have developed as they have which will give a better understanding of our own.
Texts: The Heritage of World Civilizations: Volume 1 9th ed. (9780205803484)


GH232AK History of Music in Worship
Key moments in the history of Western Christian church music from Gregorian chant, to metrical Psalm settings, cantatas and oratorios, to the development of hymns and a variety of gospel and revival songs.
Text: Westermeyer. Te Deum: The Church and Music (9780800631468)


GL210AK Structure of the English Language (TESL)
A survey of the structure, grammar and syntax of English that is essential for non-native speakers to know. Includes idiosyncrasies of each language group and how that affects learning English, and a variety of techniques used in teaching language structure.
Text: Kennedy. Structure and Meaning in English (9780582506329)


GL211AK Theories of Second Language Acquisition
A survey of the theories and practices of second language acquisition and language research, including comparing and contrasting first and second language acquisition, cognitive styles and strategies, communicative competence, and language testing. (Can also be credited as an Intercultural Studies Elective.)
Text: Brown. Principles of Language Learning and Teaching 5th ed. (9780131991286)


GL234AK Linguistics
An introduction to linguistics and linguistic theory, designed to provide a basic understanding of linguistics and its applications for non-linguists who realize the need for familiarity with this material in practicing their profession.
Text: Parker & Riley. Linguistics for Non-Linguists 5th ed. (9780137152049)


GL350AK College Level TESL
Preparing teachers of English as a second language at the college level. Topics covered include vocabulary, reading, and critical thinking skills. Includes lesson planning, curriculum development and preparation for standardized tests. (Can also be credited as an Intercultural Studies Elective.) Prerequisites: Structure of the English Language and Theories of Second Language Acquisition
Texts: Brown. Language Assessment (9780130988348); Hacker. A Pocket Style Manual 5th ed. (9780312593247); Laurie, Kirszner & Mandell. Patterns for College Writing 11th ed. (9780312601522)


GP211AP Principles of Philosophy
An introduction to philosophy. One focus is to gain a familiarity with the issues of philosophy by reading contributions by various figures of Western philosophy. A second focus is to gain an appreciation for philosophical thinking, discussion and methodology in the context of everyday conversation. A final focus is to explore how philosophic principles can be used to enrich our daily lives, in short, to live wisely.
Texts: Buckingham, Will The Philosophy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (9780756668617)
 

Educational Objectives


The following objectives apply to overall educational programming and the learning resources made available to students.

  • Love God passionately and serve God faithfully.
  • Gain a working knowledge of biblical content
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Depending on elective courses taken and enrollment in study beyond the first year, students begin to:

  • Love God passionately and serve God faithfully.
  • Gain a working knowledge of biblical content
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Individual programs add their specific program objectives to the ones listed above. These objectives are achieved through the total college experience: academic programs of study, classroom activities, research, field education work, and the multifaceted activities on campus and in student life. Additional objectives are listed for individual programs and are to be combined with those above.