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LS140 Principles of Biology (3)

An analysis of the principles of life common to plant and animal study: the cell, intermediary metabolism,

photosynthesis, cell reproduction, genetics, ecology, and origins.

LS200 Foundations of Science (3)

An introduction to the history, development, and influence of science on the other academic disciplines. The impact of

science on patterns of thought and society in general will also be addressed. How science functions today in various

disciplines, how it has functioned historically, and what it can and cannot produce as an outcome will be emphasized.

Online Graduate Course Offerings


BTS500 Introduction to Biblical Studies (2)

A graduate seminar focusing on foundational issues in the field of biblical studies. Seminar topics include inspiration,

origin, authority, canonicity, transmission, and translation. Students will be exposed to the assumptions of critical

scholarship related to the Bible and an evangelical response to those assumptions. Issues of special introduction to

selected portions of the Old and New Testaments will be treated with particular attention to the conclusions of modern

“higher criticism.”

BTS501 Hermeneutics (2)

A graduate seminar focusing on hermeneutical theory and practice related to the biblical text. Attention is given to the

philosophical and literary foundations that describe relationship between author, text, and reader; the interpretative

methodologies that are applied to various scriptural genres; and the application of interpretive theory to specific passages

of Scripture.

Prerequisite: BTS500.

BTS510 Land of the Bible (2)

This course is a visual study of the Land of Israel, with emphasis on the biblical sites. It employs aerial videos of the

sites and 34 hours of lectures explaining the sites. In depth study of a biblical atlas and the geographical aspects of the

life of Christ are included. This course is taken if the student cannot personally visit Israel and take the IBEX570 course.

Prerequisites: BTS500 and BTS501.

BTS511 Creation and Covenant (2)

A graduate seminar focusing on the biblical-theological study of the Pentateuch. Emphasis will be given to the

foundational themes of creation and covenant as essential to biblical theology; the exploration of critical issues of

authorship and composition; the discussion of interpretive options for crucial passages; and the formative influence of

creation on the current public debate on origins and age of the earth.

Prerequisites: BTS500 and BTS501.

BTS512 History of the Covenant People (2)

A graduate seminar focusing on the history of Israel from the period of the patriarchs through the Babylonian exile.

Emphasis will be given to placing the history of Israel against the backdrop of the ancient Near East, from the

perspective that God used the nations surrounding Israel to accomplish His purposes for her and orchestrated world

history around her. Further attention will be given to the historical method and historiography concerning ancient Israel.

Prerequisites: BTS500 and BTS501.

BTS513 Prophecy and Prophets in Context (2)

A graduate seminar focusing on the Old Testament prophetical literature with attention given to historical backgrounds

and context, internal message, theological themes, and issues of criticism.

Prerequisites: BTS500 and BTS501.

BTS515 Worship and Wisdom (2)

A graduate seminar focusing on the worship and wisdom literature of the Old Testament and its application to the

contemporary church and the sanctification of every believer. Issues like the problem of pain, the value of worship, and