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and principles learned in general and organic chemistry. Biochemistry covers the basic structures of proteins,

carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids. Discussion will revolve around how and why enzymes work and the necessity

of vitamins in enzyme-catalyzed reactions. The course will also cover how cells extract energy from foods eaten and

how they use this energy to build, grow, and maintain themselves in a healthy condition. Students will also learn to

appreciate various disease states that occur when a vitamin is lacking or an enzyme is defective. This is a 16-week course.

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.

LS150 Essentials of Biology (3)

A general survey of major concepts in biological science including: ecology, diversity of life, history of life, molecular

and cell biology, genetics, human biology, animal biology, botany, and contemporary issues in bioethics.

LS150L Essential of Biology Lab (1)

A hands-on laboratory study of the diversity of living organisms from the molecular-cellular level to organismal level.

Studies of ecology, botany, zoology, bioethics, human biology, origins, and paleontology are also included.

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.