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
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
Same as H345.
BCH366 History of the Early 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 2,000 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 guided 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.
BCH464 The Reformation Era, 1500-1648 (3)
A study of the historical/theological development
of the Reformation and post-Reformation period
through Calvin. Other areas of the Reformation not
covered in class lectures are pursued through research
papers and class discussion.
Same as H464.
BCH485, 486 U.S. Church History I, II (3, 3)
The first semester is a historical survey of American
Protestantism as it sought to develop and mold a
“Christian America.” The period emphasized is
from the First Great Awakening to the Civil War.
The second semester begins with the post-Civil War
church, charts the course of American Protestantism
from its perceived height of unity to its shattered
ending in the modernist/fundamentalist controversy,
and concludes with the rebuilding of modern
evangelism beginning in the 1930s.
Same as H485, 486.
BCH498 Church History Area Study (2)
A concentrated study in church history, which may
include a period of time or a specialized topic.
BMS301 Introduction to Missions (3)
A general introduction to the principles and practices
in Christian missions, surveying the biblical basis of
missions, the missionary call, the missionary life and
work, mission boards, and the mission program of
BMS302 Field Internship (3)
The student will work together with the professor to
arrange for an internship in an international setting for
working among the student’s target population. The
managing host will mentor and evaluate the student
as the student interacts in cross-cultural settings,
including but not limited to, home management,
education, hospitality, business and government
interactions, and community relationships. Emphasis
will be placed on the student’s cross-cultural, spiritual,
and vocational growth, as well as his or her strengths
BMS303 History & Theory of Missions (3)
A study of the background, origin, and expansion