Academic Catalog 2014.2015 - page 53

Biblical Studies
the various methodological aspects of the counseling
process. These courses will include student participation in
counseling as counselors, counselees and observers. These
activities will form the basis of seminar discussions where
counseling will be analyzed from a biblical perspective. The
goal of these courses is to help the student learn, evaluate
and sharpen practical counseling skills.
Prerequisites: BC300,
BC447 Counseling & Youth (2)
This course is designed to help the student to understand
the intense and frequent problems of young people. A
thoroughly biblical understanding of young people and
their problems, and a functional approach to counseling
youth will be presented.
BE100 Introduction to Psychology (3)
General introduction to the basic concepts of psychology,
with emphasis given to the various theories of psychology
along with a thorough biblical analysis and critique.
BE300 Child Development (3)
Analysis of the physiological, cognitive, spiritual and
personality development from birth through childhood.
There will also be a discussion of parenting issues and a
critique of the self-esteem movement.
BL301, 302 Elementary Greek I, II (4, 4)
Designed for beginners in Greek; includes a thorough
study of the pronunciation and acquisition of a working
vocabulary; exercises in translation fromGreek to English,
as well as from English to Greek. Translation of selected
passages of the Greek New Testament.
BL311, 312 Elementary Hebrew I, II (4, 4)
A study of the grammar of the Hebrew language as well as
the translation of selected passages of the Old Testament.
BL325 Introduction to Biblical Languages (3)
An introduction to the fundamentals of biblical
languages with a particular emphasis upon their correct
usage in Bible study and ministry. This semester-long
course aims to develop competency interacting with
exegetical commentaries, as well as initial ability to
employ them in personal study through the aid of tools.
BL401, 402 Intermediate Greek I, II (3, 3)
The accidence and syntax of Koine Greek, together with
readings in the Greek New Testament and an introduction
to the methods of exegesis.
Prerequisites: BL301, 302.
BL422 Greek Exegesis (3)
A thorough analytical study of a New Testament book in
the Greek text.
Prerequisite: BL401, 402.
BL461 Advanced Greek Grammar (3)
An intensive study of the syntax and literary features
of the Greek New Testament.
Prerequisites: BL401, 402.
BL498 Language Area Study (3)
A concentrated area of study in language exegesis,
which may include a topic, a book, or a specialized area.
BCE304 Teaching Methodology (3)
A seminar on the teaching-learning process with attention
given to current research, the dynamics of classroom
instruction, curriculum development, and the application
of instructional methodology and technology.
BCE313 Introduction to Christian Education (3)
A survey of the educational program of the local church
with attention given to the philosophy, principles, and
practice of Christian education for all age levels.
BCH347 Intertestamental Period (3)
A survey of the historical movements and events in Judea
from 400 BC to AD 70 that serve as the background for the
New Testament. The literature (apocryphal books, Dead
Sea Scrolls), institutions (synagogue, Sanhedrin, temple),
and religious sects (Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes, etc.) will
be closely examined. Finally, the Hellenistic, Roman, and
Jewish political rulers will be surveyed to understand better
the context in which the early Christian events took place.
BCH366 History of the Church (3)
A survey of personalities and issues in church history
from the first century to the present. The course includes
discussions of the church fathers, major councils, the
Reformation, and key church leaders over the last two
thousand years.
Same as H365.
BCH404 Studies in John Calvin (3)
This is a study of the life and work of the great
magisterial Reformer. The approach will be that of an
“intellectual History” course, featuring biographical,
literary, theological, and philosophic content concerning
the man and his times. Specific attention is paid to Calvin’s
status as a master sixteenth-century literary, Humanist
who guides the systematic intellectual development of
Reformation thought.
BCH408 Puritanism (3)
This course provides an undergraduate survey of the
Puritan movement from its origins in England through the
establishment of the American colonies in New England.
Attention is given to the historical, theological, cultural,and
educational contributions of the Puritans.
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