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The Master’s College 2015-2016 Catalog

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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Minor in Biblical Studies

A minor in Biblical Studies is offered to students not

majoring in Biblical Studies, but who desire a greater

understanding of the Bible and Theology. For a minor in

Biblical Studies, the follwoing courses are required:

B101, 102 Old Testament Survey I,II..................3 , 3 B201, 202 New Testament Survey I,II................3 , 3 BTH321, 322 Christian Theology I,II.......................3 , 3

Bible Electives..............................................................6

Total units required for minor..........................................24

Minor in Global Studies

A minor in Global Studies is offered to all students who

desire a greater understanding of cross-cultural missions.

For a minor in Global Studies, the follwoing courses are

required:

BMS301 Introduction to Missions.............................3 BMS303 History & Theory of Missions...................3 BMS341 Cultural Anthropolgy...................................3 BMS385 World Religions.............................................3

Global Mission Electives........................................................3

BMS364 Gospel Living (3) BMS366 Gospel, Culture, and Vocation (3)

Field Semester: (6-8 Weeks).................................................3

BMS302 Field Internship (3) BMS312 Global Outreach (3)

Total units required for minor..........................................18

Course Offerings in

Biblical Studies

BCW354 The Christian & Politics (3)

A biblical approach to Christian citizenship and

activity. Emphasis on general and specific scriptural

principles and their application to contemporary

issues including an introduction to various viewpoints.

Same as POL354.

BCW363 Apologetics (3)

A survey of the main approaches to apologetics and

an examination of evidences for the Christian faith

from such fields as science, history, archaeology, and

philosophy.

This will satisfy the requirement for Introduction

to Philosophy P311.

BCW364 Ethics (3)

A survey of the main approaches to ethics; issues

in personal ethics, such as moral responsibility,

decision-making, honesty, and conscience; and topics

in special ethics, such as war, abortion, euthanasia,

genetic engineering, and church-state relations.

Same

as P364. This will satisfy the requirement for Introduction

to Philosophy P311.

BCW400 Christian Worldvsiew (3)

A study of the application of biblical data to

contemporary culture, science, and the arts so as to

define a Christian world view, integrating liberal arts

learning with biblical truth. Beginning with issues

of epistemology, the student will be exposed to the

relationship between the Bible and natural science,

social science, and the humanities, concluding with

an emphasis upon the apologetic value of the world

view to modern life.

Prerequisite: Sophomore status or

higher.

BCW455 Christian Political Thought (3)

A study of major Catholic and Protestant political

ideas from Augustine and Aquinas through the

Reformers. Analysis stresses comparison of each

with Scripture.

Same as POL455.

BCW488 Problem of Evil (3)

Explanations for the existence of pain and evil.

Same

as P488.

BCW498 Apologetics Area Study (2)

A concentrated study in the area of apologetics.

B101, 102 Old Testament Survey I, II (3, 3)

An introduction to the entire Old Testament,

employing both thematic and exegetical methods.

Literary structure, historical background, and parallel

passages are also utilized to discover the unique and

priceless lessons of each book. The Fall semester

surveys Genesis through Samuel, and the Spring

semester covers Kings through Malachi.

B121 Essentials of Christian Thought (3)

This course is designed for the first year student

to have the proper framework to think biblically

via exploration of inerrancy, hermeneutics, and

worldview. The student will begin to form a

conviction about the nature of God’s Word, how it

should be interpreted, and that every part of life and

existence must be informed by truth. This sets up the

importance of the education at The Master’s College

in its entire curriculum, both general education and

major courses, and helps every student understand

BIBLE EXPOSITION

APOLOGETICS