Revels Building

Course Descriptions

Apologetics

AP 101 Apologetics 2 credit hours

This course is designed to give the student a system of principles to defend his faith, as well as present evidences that support the authenticity of the Christian faith.

AP 102 Advanced Evangelism 2 credit hours

This course is a continuation of PT 111. Building upon the introductory knowledge gained in Personal Evangelism, students are taught how to share the Gospel with those from a more difficult background. Emphasis is also placed on how to organize a local church soul winning program effectively. This course can be substituted for YM 113 Event Evangelism.

AP 201 Comparative Religions 3 credit hours

This course surveys the basic teaching and forms of Animism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Islam. Special emphasis will be given to methods of witnessing and winning to Christ those who are bound in these religious systems.

AP 202 Modern Day Cults 2 credit hours

This course offers a study of modern day cults in light of biblical Christianity. The history and doctrines of the major cults will be studied. The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an irrefutable biblical response to all false teachings. Special emphasis will be given to methods of witnessing to members of the major cults.

AP 301 Science and Faith 2 credit hours

The purpose of this course is to give the student a greater appreciation of both the Bible and science. Furthermore, this course will demonstrate that there is no need for compromise in order to make the Bible fit modern “scientific” discoveries. The student will be taught that true science will always validate God’s word.

AP 302 Bible Translations 2 credit hours

This course is designed to give the student a clear understanding of the Bible version issue. The origins of the various texts, the methods and men used in translating the King James Version, and the weakness of the new Bible translations will be examined. The purpose is to give the student a firm understanding of the KJV and an unshakable confidence that he holds the preserved Word of God found in the KJV.

AP 401 Contemporary Theology 3 credit hours

This course provides a look at the various positions today, from fundamentalism to modernism. Special emphasis will be given to the challenges facing fundamentalism. The course will also examine the expanding influence of the charismatic movement, its push toward ecumenicalism, and the eventual one-world church.

AP 402 Biblical Ethics 2 credit hours

This course looks at what the Bible says regarding ethical issues in society and ministry today, as well as proper manners and etiquette. The student will be required to evaluate the teachings of Scripture with a look at various methods of ministry. Special emphasis will be placed on the character and ethical responsibilities toward church leadership, members, politics, society, and other churches.

AP 403 Logic 2 credit hours

This course equips students to discern between good and bad arguments. Several major systems of logic will be studied, including categorical, truth-functional, and informal.

Bible

BI 101 Old Testament Survey 3 credit hours

This course surveys the entire Old Testament. Special emphasis is placed on authorship, purpose, and major characters of each book. The student will develop a broad outline of each book. Passages of particular doctrinal significance will be examined and discussed.

BI 102 New Testament Survey 3 credit hours

This course surveys the entire New Testament. Special emphasis is placed on authorship, date, and purpose of each book. The student will develop a broad outline for each book. The course will examine the background and content of each book.

BI 103 Structure of the Bible 2 credit hours

This course is designed to give understanding concerning the basic structure of the Bible according to the dispensational view of interpretation of Scripture in contrast to the views of Covenant Theology The Old Testament covenants and their relationship to dispensational theology are also included.

BI 112 Women of the Bible 3 credit hours

Women of the Bible is a survey course focusing on the prominent and not so-prominent women in Scripture. By looking to the women of the Bible, we can deepen our understanding of Scripture, experience more of God’s love, recognize His relentless jealousy, and discover His creative ability to bring good out of the most difficult circumstances.

BI 120 Old Testament Historical Books 2 credit hours

This course is designed to give students a greater understanding and appreciation of the history of Israel as revealed in the twelve historical books of the Old Testament (Joshua–Esther) Students will learn about significant events,places, and people in Old Testament history and understand its implications for Christians and the local New Testament Church today.

BI 121 Life of David 2 credit hours

This course looks at the life of one of Israel’s greatest kings. From his life, principles are drawn to help us become people “after God’s own heart.”

BI 201 Life of Christ 3 credit hours

This course is an in-depth look at the harmonizing of the Gospels. It looks at the major chronological periods in the life of our Lord. The Lord's life and teachings will be examined with special emphasis on the crucifixion week.

BI 203 Ezra and Nehemiah 2 credit hours

The restoration through these individuals was scheduled on a prophetic timetable by a gracious God who, in the forthcoming captivity period, would be calling out of the communities of Jewish exiles in Babylon a remnant of believers whom He could bring back to the Promised Land. In this study, God superintends the work of renovating and rededicating of lives to His service.

BI 211 Acts 2 credit hours

This course covers a history of the early church and the spread of the Gospel. The book will be outlined as the Great Commission is fulfilled in the first century. The course will look at the development of Christianity and its doctrines.

BI 212 Romans 2 credit hours

This course will be an expository study of both the book, as well as its applications to the doctrines of the Christian life. Students will be given a general outline of the important doctrinal passages that will be discussed.

BI 220 Pauline Epistles 3 credit hours

This course will be an expository study of Paul’s epistles to Corinth, Galatia, and Thessalonica.

BI 221 Prison Epistles 2 credit hours

This course will be an expository study of Paul’s epistles recorded during his first imprisonment, including Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon.

BI 222 Pastoral Epistles 2 credit hours

This course will be an in-depth study of First Timothy, Second Timothy, and Titus. Special emphasis will be given to Paul’s instructions regarding the qualifications for leadership, church planting, and problem solving.

BI 234 Christ in the Old Testament 2 credit hours

This course will teach how that Christ is pictured well before his appearance at Bethlehem. It will help us prove that Christ was God in the flesh.

BI 250 Genesis 3 credit hours

This course is an in-depth study of the first book of the Bible. This study includes detailed observations of creation, the fall of man, Noah’s flood, and the lives of the patriarchs.

BI 251 Job 2 credit hours

This course will be a historical and prophetical analysis of Job. The content of Job will be analyzed for its practical teaching on trials and God’s sustaining grace.

BI 256 Isaiah 2 credit hours

This course is an expository study of this very important prophetic book. The student will be shown the historical background and prophetic importance of the book.

BI 257 The Minor Prophets 2 credit hours

This course will look at the last twelve books of the Old Testament, emphasizing their prophetic importance not only in history but also in those things yet to happen that will be significant to Israel and the Gentile nations.

BI 258 Old Testament Judges 2 credit hours

This course studies the life and times of the men and women God allowed to lead His people during the days of the judges. Emphasis is given to the principles for which these people were blessed of God and how these principles apply to Christians today.

BI 260 Poetical Books 2 credit hours

This course will include a study of Hebrew poetry as found in Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon. The course will include a careful study of the historical setting, authorship, and poetical structure. A special look at the Messianic elements will be taken.

BI 291 Methodical Bible Studies 2 credit hours

This course will help the student develop sound Bible study methods. It will operate on the premise that the interpretation of Scripture is best understood by other Scripture. The Student will learn a method to follow in the process of Bible study. The student will also be involved with hands-on projects applying each step in the process of Bible study.

BI 301 Writings of John 2 credit hours

This course will be a study of the life and writings of the Apostle John. John’s unique perspective of the life and work of Jesus Christ will be analyzed. The three epistles of John will be looked at as they relate to the believer’s fellowship, assurance, and love for the Lord.

BI 306 Hebrews 2 credit hours

This course will be a study of the background and basic interpretations of Hebrews. Special emphasis will be placed on the superiority of Christ’s priesthood to the Old Testament institutions.

BI 311 Daniel & Revelation 3 credit hours

This course will take a look at the principles for living given in the book of Daniel. A study will be made of the prophecies of Daniel and the book of Revelation from a pre-tribulation, pre-millennial position. A careful analysis will be made to show the effect these prophecies will have on Israel, modern-day Christianity, and the lost.

BI 313 The Book of Revelation 3 credit hours

This course will study the book of Revelation from a futuristic pre-tribulation, pre-millennial position. A careful analysis will be made to show the effect Bible prophecy has on Israel, the church, and the lost.  While focusing on the New Testament book of Revelation it will connect the prophecies of Revelation to prophecies concerning the end times found in several Old Testament books such as Ezekiel and Daniel.

BI 321 The Book of Joshua 2 credit hours

This course is the “Book of New Beginnings” for the people of God. We will examine the “Person who Leads” from the wilderness to the wonderful, the “Promise of Land” through belief and battles, and the “Partaking of Life” the abundant life of “Rest.”

BI 351 Bible Doctrines 1 3 credit hours

This course is a survey of the ten major doctrines of systematic Bible doctrine.

BI 352 Bible Doctrines 2 3 credit hours

This course will explore the doctrines of Bibliology, Theology Proper, and Christology. Special emphasis will be given to the attributes of the triune God, the inspiration and preservation of our Bible, and the deity and mission of Jesus Christ.

BI 353 Bible Doctrines 3 3 credit hours

This course will explore the doctrines of Pneumatology, Harmartiology, Anthropology, and Soteriology. An emphasis will be placed on the person and work of the Holy Spirit, man’s fall and his sinful nature, and God’s plan of redemption including justification, sanctification, and eternal security.

BI 354 Bible Doctrines 4 3 credit hours

This course will explore the doctrines of Ecclesiology, Angelology, and Eschatology. Emphasis is placed on the church, its officers, its ordinances, and its commission. Bible prophecy will be examined from a pre-tribulation, pre-millennial position, and the make up and ministry of good angels, and the warfare of Satan and his devils against God and man will be discussed.

BI 357 Major Prophets 2 credit hours

This course will examine the life of the four Major Prophets of the Old Testament—Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Isaiah, and Daniel. A biographical sketch will be constructed from the Word of God regarding each of the Major Prophets and their writings. The ministry and message of each prophet will be examined. Biblical principles and applications will be presented.

BI 379 James, 1&2 Peter, and Jude 2 credit hours

This course studies the letters of James, Peter and Jude. Special emphasis is given to the application of these general epistles to our day.

BI 401 Baptist History and Distinctives 3 credit hours

This course will survey the history of Baptist churches throughout the past two thousand years. Special emphasis will be placed on the historical distinctives of Baptists.

BI 465 Tabernacles, Feasts, and Offerings 2 credit hours

This class is designed to give the student an understanding of the Levitical system and to see how the seven major feasts and the tabernacle all point to Jesus Christ. The student will also notice how the sacrificial offerings of the Levitical system all prefigure the work of Christ as well.

Bible Languages

BL 301 Greek 1 3 credit hours

This is a concentrated introductory course of Greek grammar, vocabulary, and syntax. This course is designed to develop a working knowledge of New Testament Greek.

BL 302 Greek 2 3 credit hours

This course is a continuation of BL 301. Special emphasis will be given to the function of case, form, tense, voice, and mood. Some word studies will be done.(BL 301 is required)

BL 401 Greek 3 3 credit hours

Further training in grammar, vocabulary, and syntax will be given. The student will translate I John as part of the course. (BL 302 is required with a grade of “C” or higher.)

BL 402 Greek 4 3 credit hours

Further training in grammar will be given. The student will translate Philippians during the course and will use hermeneutical techniques to get the meaning of passages. (BL 401 is required with a grade of “C” or higher.)

Biblical Counseling

BC 221 Counseling Youth Conflicts 1 3 credit hours

Counseling Youth Conflicts will address contemporary issues facing those who work with teenagers. This course will identify some of the issues young people make and seek to uncover ways of helping youth overcome these issues.

BC 222 Counseling Youth Conflicts 2 3 credit hours

This course is a continuation of BC 221.

BC 231 Counseling Life Dominating Problems 1 credit hour

This course requires PT 106 Introduction to Biblical Counseling as a prerequisite. A life-dominating problem is a sin that controls every area of a person’s life, trapping them in a prison of bondage, to where every part of their life is affected by this problem. This course is designed to show the student how these problems develop, what the source of these problems is, and how to overcome them through spiritual warfare.

BC 301 Local Church Counseling 1 2 credit hours

This course will help the student understand the process of counseling within the context of the local church.  Counseling involves leading people to Christ, and then teaching them in the Word of God to reach Christ-like maturity. The course endeavors to show the student how effective Christian counseling can be accomplished through the ministry of the local church.

BC 312 Local Church Counseling 2 2 credit hours

This course is a continuation of Local Church Counseling 1. However, BC 301 is not a prerequisite for the course. In this course, we will deal with additional areas and issues that confront the staff member of a local church. In this course, we will focus on the areas of vocation, middle age, old age, sexual issues, interpersonal relations and finances.

Church Planting

CP 101 Introduction to Church Planting 2 credit hours

Introduction to Church Planting will help the student achieve a general overview of the work of local New Testament church planting principles and philosophy. Topics include the model, mandate, motives, mindset, ministry, mentoring, and multiplication of local New Testament Churches.

CP 102 Biblical Foundations for Church Planting 2 credit hours

Biblical Foundations for Church Planting will expose each student to the Biblical pattern and models established by Jesus and carried out by the apostles in seeing the work of the Great Commission fulfilled through the planting of local churches. Topics include Jesus and the Church He built, Jerusalem and Church Planting as well as Antioch and this churches three church planting journeys.

CP 201 History of Baptist Church Planting 2 credit hours

The History of Baptist Church Planting is a course that will shed some light on the historical record of our Baptist fore-fathers passion and practice in planting reproducing New Testament Baptist Churches. From Europe to the America’s this class will focus on the historical record of Church planting revivals and their impact during their generation.

CP 202 Birth to Maturity as a Church Plant 2 credit hours

From Birth to Maturity is a class that will focus primarily on the first few years of a new church plant. What are the practices and principles that will help a new church become a healthy, thriving New Testament Church. What are some of the bench marks that should be achieved as a new church grows from birth to maturity.

CP 301 Developing a Local Church Planting Ministry 2 credit hours

Every Pastor should be looking forward to one day planting churches directly out of his local church. Whether a man is used to plant a new church or Pastor an existing church, his mindset ought to be on developing a workable program to incorporate church planting as a vital ministry within his church. Churches that reproduce churches are God’s plan to reach this world in this generation.

CP 302 Church Planting on the Mission Field 2 credit hours

Church Planting on the Mission Field will equip mission’s students to fulfill the Great Commission through church planting. The emphasis of this class will be on planting indigenous churches that will in time become not only self-governing and self supporting but also self- propagating. Becoming reproducible is the key to a legacy of churches reproducing their kind long after the missionary is removed from the field.

CP 401 Church Planting Methodology 2 credit hours

Church Planting Methodology is a focus is the practical procedures needed in seeing a church planted. Topics include: Principles, Preaching, Prayer, Planning, Places, Phones, Printed Materials, and Presence on the web, Precautions, Priorities as well as the roll of the reproducing Pastor.

CP 411 Church Planting Extension Team 1 credit hour

Two Credit hours will be awarded the student that is chosen to participate as a member of a church planting extension team. This team will be engaged each week-end in working side by side with the potential new Pastor of a new church Plant.

CP 440 Church Planting Summer Internship 2 credit hours

Two credit hours will be awarded the student that fulfills ten weeks of summer internship in a church that is in the process of reproducing itself over the following six months. This applies to churches here in the states as well as foreign countries. (All internships must be pre-approved by the administration of West Coast Baptist College.)

Education

ED 121 Orientation to Teaching 3 credit hours

This course looks at the requirements for those desiring to be outstanding teachers. It considers the different grade levels and areas for specialization. It will review the teacher’s preparations, attitude, and character. It will also examine the learning process of various age groups.

ED 210 Calligraphy 2 credit hours

This class on the art of beautiful handwriting is designed for Education majors. The study of handwriting and design of several fonts will be taught. Students will find this class useful in the area of communication on the chalkboard with clear writing techniques as well as writing to parents, bulletin board designs, posters, scripture verse quotations, etc. An excellent creative skill that will make any classroom "stand out" in appearance and creativity.

ED 226 Philosophy of Christian Education 2 credit hours

What makes us different from secular education? What is the basis of our teaching and our methodology? How does Christian education fit with the home and church? These and many other areas of philosophy will be studied in this course.

ED 251 Methods and Materials 3 credit hours

This course explains the materials and methods used in teaching. It includes the use of computers in education. It emphasizes the practical techniques and skills needed by the effective teacher.

ED 301 Child Development 2 credit hours

This course will study the special characteristics and needs of children from birth to age 18 from a Christian perspective. Special emphasis is given to effective methods used in training children at various stages of educational development.

ED 304 Teaching Reading 2 credit hours

This course is designed to show the elementary school teacher how to use phonics and will include practical hands-on training in the classroom. This course will also deal with reading and evaluating works appropriate for the young reader, allowing the teacher to develop his students’ reading skills and a healthy desire to read. It will give teachers the necessary tools to help their students acquire the foundational skills in reading, spelling, grammar, and penmanship.

ED 306 Teaching Language Arts 2 credit hours

This course will allow the teacher to understand the inter-relationship of the language arts and tools to help students acquire skills in spelling, grammar, syntax, penmanship, and composition.

ED 337 Teaching Practicum 3 credit hours

The purpose of this course is to develop the effective principles of teaching while providing students with a structured opportunity to work in a K–12 classroom environment. After a time of instruction and training, students
will be mentored, observed, and evaluated in the classroom to assist in their professional development as future Christian educators.

ED 411 Student Teaching 8 credit hours

During the final semester of the senior year, the student will be required to participate in student teaching at an approved Christian school. This course includes observation, participation, and teaching in the classroom under the direction and supervision of the regular classroom teacher and faculty supervisor.

ED 440 Teacher Prep. and Curriculum Dev. 2 credit hours

This class is a “block” class designed for education majors in their senior year only. This class runs for eight weeks as a place for teachers to receive final instructions and experience before graduation.

ED 441 Education Evaluation 2 credit hours

This class is a “block” class designed for education majors in their senior year only. This class runs for eight weeks as a place for teachers to learn the art of evaluating their students through developing thorough and objective test writing.

ED 450 Teaching Bible in the Christian School 1 credit hour

This class is a “block” class designed for education majors in their senior year only. This class runs for eight weeks as a place for teachers to focus on inculcating God’s word into every subject. Students are reminded that “Bible” is not to be a separate class in the curriculum of a Christian school, but that it should be included in every class.

ED 451 Practical Teaching Methods 1 credit hour

This class is a “block” class designed for education majors in their senior year only. This class runs for eight weeks as a place for teachers to sharpen their teaching skills before they enter the “real world” of teaching.

Evangelism

EV 210 History of Revivals 3 credit hours

This course will study the periods of revival that have taken place in American history from the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth through the present. The Great Awakenings, the frontier revivals and camp meetings, and the “Prayer Meeting” revival of the middle 1800s will be studied in detail, along with the men who had a part in them. Emphasis will be placed on the surprising work that God did during these times rather than on any specific methods or styles of preaching.

EV 221 Evangelists and Evangelism 3 credit hours

This course will introduce young men to the field of evangelism. The role of the evangelist in the local church, his ministry, his relationship to the pastor, and his preaching will be studied. The scriptural basis for the ministry of evangelism will be studied along with some of the men in the past who have faithfully fulfilled that role.

EV 301 Evangelism Practices and Methods 2 credit hours

This course will look at the evangelist’s personal and itinerant schedule. How to schedule meetings, how to conduct the meeting, his methods of preaching, invitations, and personal counseling will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on his role in the local church as a help to the pastor within the context of a revival meeting.

EV 310 Youth Evangelism 2 credit hours

This course will look at youth work, how to reach teenagers effectively for Christ, and how to disciple them. Philosophy of youth work including preaching, activities, and training will be studied.

EV 323 Homiletics 3 2 credit hours

This course replaces PT 323 for Evangelism majors only. This class will focus on revival and evangelistic preaching. Types of messages and methods will be studied along with effective, God-honoring invitations. Students will have the opportunity to preach several messages in this class.

EV 401 Church Planting 2 credit hours

This course will teach the student how to plant a church. The initial stages prior to organization, chartering the church, church constitutions, purchasing of property, financial support, and the church planter’s individual schedule and ministry will be among the areas covered.

EV 410 Evangelism Ethics 2 credit hours

This course will teach how the evangelist is to conduct himself in relationship to his home church, the local churches where he preaches, and the people within that church. Areas of counseling, finances, family, and friendships will be covered.

EV 420 Evangelism Internship 2 credit hours

Each student majoring in Evangelism will be required to work at least one summer during his college years in a camp or some type of evangelistic ministry. A daily journal and research paper on that internship are required to complete this course.

Media

MED 101 Print Development 2 credit hours

This course is designed to provide the student with skills to create professional printed material. It will teach basic design principles utilizing Adobe InDesign to create a variety of documents like newsletters, brochures, flyers, and tracks.

MED 102 Web Development 2 credit hours

This course is designed to provide the student with skills to developing professional web sites. It will teach the student how to plan, build and publish web sites. Learning both HTML and Adobe Dreamweaver will be emphasized through the course.

MED 201 Graphic Design Using Photoshop/Illustrator 2 credit hours

Creating various type of media requires skills in learning photo manipulation as well as designing graphics. This course will provide the students with the opportunity to learn Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to develop graphics to enhance print and web media.

MED 202 Church Communications 2 credit hours

This course reviews the various tools, methods, and technology available today for sending the Gospel out to the lost. It will examine the production of church brochures, tracts, and other methods of communication to expose the church to the surrounding community.

MED 301 Typography 2 credit hours

Typography, icon study, and application. This course explores how type advances the meaning and visual strength of a message, idea, or communicative device. The class also includes the consideration of the meaning of symbols and non-typographic forms as they apply to visual communication. Discussions will include consideration of art history and its influence within communication design practice.

MED 302 Photography 2 credit hours

An introduction to the fundamentals of photography covering both creative and technical aspects. Emphasis placed on a professional print-quality workflow, color photographic issues, digital image manipulation, as well as theory relating to digital photography. Highly recommended that students own or have access to a digital SLR camera.

MED 401 Video Production 2 credit hours

Exploration of digital video including formal, conceptual, and narrative approaches. Emphasis on the use of video as a creative medium for church communication. Emphasis placed on video technique.

MED 402 Media Portfolio 2 credit hours

Utilizing the skills from other media courses, this class provides a hands on practicum to enhance skills in creating various types of media. The student will be given a variety of projects to work on in class with and instructor to assist at each stage. The end result is a Portfolio of finished work which can be utilized for a resume.

Missions

MI 101 Introduction to Missions 2 credit hours

This course is an introduction to missions, to its biblical basis, and to the current challenges and needs on the mission field. The purpose is to give the student a sense of the great need for missions today. The lives of great missionaries will be reviewed.

MI 201 Philosophy of Missions 2 credit hours

This course is designed to give the student a philosophy of missions patterned after the biblical model. Special emphasis will be given to the relationship between the local church and the missionary. It will prepare the student to develop an effective philosophy of missions as a pastor or missionary.

MI 210 The Missionary’s Wife 2 credit hours

This class is an elective designed for those women who will be serving along side their husbands on the foreign soil. This elective may substitute for another required missions class.

MI 296 Lives of Great Missionaries 2 credit hours

This course is designed to familiarize students with some of the outstanding lives in missionary history. Emphasis will be given to traits that God used and lessons for missionaries today.

MI 301 History of Missions 2 credit hours

This course studies the history of missions from the beginning of the church to this present day. The first half of the class will emphasize the apostle Paul’s missionary journeys. The second half of the class will emphasize missions from the 1800s to the present.

MI 311 Biblical Theology of Missions 2 credit hours

This missions elective is designed to teach the student the theology of missions found in the Scriptures. This elective may substitute for another required missions class.

MI 321 Missionary Practices and Methods 2 credit hours

This course will teach biblical methods and principles as they relate to cross-cultural evangelism and church planting. It will discuss the missionary’s life on the field and relationships with nationals.

MI 322 Deputation and Field Preparation 1 credit hour

This course will review the various missions boards, missionary qualifications, and challenges faced in raising support.

MI 333 The Making of a Missionary 2 credit hours

This missions elective is really a study of the life of the Apostle Paul and how God made him into one of the world’s greatest missionaries. This elective may substitute for another required missions class.

MI 341 Cultural Anthropology 3 credit hours

This course will give the student an understanding of the study of man in his culture. Because the culture of every society differs, and missions major must understand how to minister within that culture without sacrificing the core truths and beliefs of the Word of God. This course will give the student an understanding of himself within his or her culture and how others view us as “Americans.” This class will help lessen some of the possible “culture shock” for the future missionary.

MI 351 Missionary Internship 2 credit hours

This is a directed study course for missions majors who take a mission’s trip and spend at least 90 hours in mission work. The student will be required to submit a detailed report to the Academic Dean for credit.

MI 444 Practical Missions Preparation 2 credit hours

This missions elective is designed to help a missionary learn how to design a display board, how to edit an appropriate video to introduce himself, and how to design prayer cards that communicate the vision God has given to him. This practical elective may substitute for another required missions class.

Music

MU 100 Rudiments of Music 2 credit hours

This course is an introduction to musical melody, harmony, rhythm, and music notation. Students with a sufficient music background may test out of this course.

MU 101 Congregational Songleading 2 credit hours

This course will be an introduction to the importance of music in the worship of God. It will also teach the basics of song leading and platform technique.

MU 108 College Choir 1 credit hour

This class meets four days a week and prepares music for special events at the college as well as for church services. The choir has the opportunity to sing on West Coast Baptist College recordings as well as tour and sing at other churches.

MU 113 Piano Lab 1 2 credit hours

This course is taught as a group piano class for non-keyboard music students with little or no keyboard experience. Fundamentals of music, major and minor scales, arpeggios, tetra chords, key signatures, primary chords, and proper playing techniques are taught. No prerequisite.

MU 114 Piano Lab 2 2 credit hours

This class covers the fundamentals of music, major and minor scales, arpeggios, tetrachords, key signatures, primary chords, and proper playing techniques will be taught.

MU 117 College Orchestra 1 credit hour

This course meets three days a week and prepares music to provide preludes and to accompany the College Choir for special events at the college as well as for church services.

MU 150 Voice Class 2 credit hours

Students are instructed in the basic fundamentals of good singing, including proper breathing, posture, enunciation, and tone placement techniques. This class is offered every fall semester. Completion of this class will enable the nonmusic student to have one semester of private vocal lessons.

MU 201 Philosophy of Church Music 2 credit hours

A consideration of musical structure, the nature of definitions, and biblical teaching about music, this course is designed to impart greater professional judgment to students who desire to please the Lord and the local church pastor with their musical choices.

MU 202 History of Music 2 credit hours

This course will give the development of music in the church, including a history of hymnology and composers.

MU 203 Hymnology 2 credit hours

The course begins with demonstrating the use of literary analysis in the interpretation of hymn texts, includes an overview of useful musical analytical techniques, and provides a brief history of the hymn and gospel song. There is a special emphasis on the regular singing controversy in America in the early 18th century, including a close reading of source documents.

MU 211 Christian School Music 2 credit hours

A systematic approach to teaching music in the Christian school is covered. Students will learn activities, music notation and singing skills that should be taught at each grade level from kindergarten through high school. Several
popular music teaching programs that are available today will be demonstrated and discussed.

MU 213 Piano Lab 3 2 credit hours

This course will review note and rest values. Time signatures, chord progressions, and inversions will be taught. Classical music will also be reiterated in this class.

MU 214 Piano Lab 4 2 credit hours

This course covers major and minor scales, seventh chords, harmonization, transposing, and improvisation will be studied. The basics of hymn -playing and chord progressions will be taught.

MU 301 Music Theory 1 3 credit hours

This course is a study of the scales, diatonic chords, part writing, music typesetting, and arranging structured in a way to reflect the unique needs of church musicians. Students must demonstrate the ability to compose an original gospel song in the 19th-century style.

MU 302 Music Theory 2 3 credit hours

A continuation of Music Theory 1, this course introduces a more detailed study of harmony, writing piano accompaniments, and an introduction to the ambiguities of analytical systems.

MU 303 Music Theory 3 3 credit hours

A continuation of Music Theory 2, this course continues a study of music theory from the church musicians’ point of view, but introduces more complex harmonic vocabulary and the complex ideas associated with modulation and their implications for both arrangers and analysts.

MU 304 Music Theory 4 3 credit hours

A continuation of Music Theory 3, this course covers advanced work in part writing, analysis, arranging, composition, and music typesetting for the church musician. Included is a discussion of effective use of musical devices which seem to fall outside the parameters of traditional harmonic analysis.

MU 312 Piano Lab 5 2 credit hours

This is a group piano class, utilizing the first half of Alfred’s Adult All-In-One piano course, Level 3. It follows in order from Piano Lab 4.

MU 313 Piano Lab 6 2 credit hours

This is a group piano class, utilizing the second half of Alfred’s Adult All-In-One piano course, Level 3. It follows in order from Piano Lab 5.

MU 320 Summer Tour Ensemble 1 credit hour

The summer tour ensembles prepare and present godly Christian music in churches all over the United States and parts of Canada. Students sharpen communication skills while gaining valuable experience in church ministry activities.

MU 333 Church Music Administration 3 credit hours

The important role of the music director will be studied. Every aspect of music ministry will be covered from choir attendance, to effective choir rehearsals, to pastoring your choir. Starting a choir and preparing seasonal musicals will also be covered.

MU 334 Piano Pedagogy 3 credit hours

This class is devoted to the profession of teaching students to play the piano. Various aspects of the profession are covered, from the practical (advertising, acquiring students, business practices) to the specific (teaching beginning students, surveys of several piano methods, technique and musicality).

MU 366 Sight Singing and Ear Training 3 credit hours

This course has been designed to assist those involved in the church music ministry and especially those in spiritual leadership positions of the church to develop and sharpen their skills in reading music and singing music from
the page. We will incorporate various drills and exercises to reach our goal of identifying sounds and learning to see notes as sounds.

MU 368 Teaching Elementary Music 2 credit hours

This course is designed to help students learn principles of teaching elementary music in a classroom arena as well as how to prepare lesson plans and educational objectives. Students will actually teach before an elementary class. Confidence in the classroom is emphasized in this course.

MU 407 Piano Lab 7 2 credit hours

This is a group piano class designed to familiarize students with playing evangelistic-style arrangements, utilizing the Hymnproviser volume 2 piano series.

MU 408 Piano Lab 8 2 credit hours

This is a group piano class designed to familiarize students with playing evangelistic-style arrangements, utilizing the Hymnproviser volume 2 piano series.

MU 411 Church Choir 1 credit hour

The student will join the church choir and participate in the choir, including its seasonal musical.

MU 412 Choral Conducting 2 credit hours

This course explores the essentials of choral rehearsals and performance, the role of the conductor in achieving these goals, and the effective use of gestures and conducting patterns.

MU 420 Choral Arranging 2 credit hours

A study of two-, three-, and four-part choral writing, effective use of vocal spacing, keyboard accompaniments, and formal structures that are useful for arranging church music.

MU 421 Private Piano Lessons 2 credit hours

Lessons will be tailored to the individual ability of the student.

MU 422 Private String Lessons 2 credit hours

Lessons will be tailored to the individual ability of the student.

MU 431 Private Voice Lessons 2 credit hours

This course requires the group voice class as a prerequisite. Correct breathing and tone production, vocal exercises, and principles of phonetics as applied to singing are covered in beginning voice lessons. (Only music majors receive
credit hours.)

MU 441 Church Musicianship 2 credit hours

This course is designed for the church musician. Topics covered include the role and responsibilities of the church pianist, congregational accompaniment, improvising, playing by ear, transposing, and chord substitutions.

MU 453 Music Internship 2 credit hours

This is a directed study course. Its purpose is to give the music major practical training in the music ministries of the local church. The student, under the direction of the music director, will work a minimum of six hours per week the last semester of his senior year in the music ministry of the church. A report must be submitted weekly by the student to the academic dean.

Practical Theology

OR 101 Principles of Christian Living 2 credit hours

This course is a class required for all freshmen as they enter school. It teaches students skills regarding study habits, character, library and reading skills, personal devotions, Bible memorization, and prayer. It is designed to help the student adjust from high school to college life here at West Coast.

PT 100–105 Practical Theology 6 credit hours

This course is taught by Dr. Paul Chappell to equip young men for the work of the ministry. Students will gain practical insights on church planting, servant leadership, staff training, and administration of local church work.

PT 106 Introduction to Biblical Counseling 2 credit hours

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of basic biblical counseling, emphasizing Scriptural prescriptions for man’s physical, mental, and spiritual needs.

PT 110 Christian Service 0 credit hours

Each student is required to participate in the local church of his membership in a total of forty-five hours of Christian service. This is to include a soulwinning program. He is to be actively serving in at least one aspect of the Sunday services. A report will be handed in to the dean of students on the first school day of each week. This course is required of every student during every semester while enrolled at WCBC.

PT 111 Personal Evangelism 2 credit hours

This course is designed to help the individual student be an effective witness for the Lord. Instruction will be given on how to reach the lost with the Gospel. Students will be required to memorize key verses for bringing sinners to Christ and giving them biblical assurance of salvation. Every student must participate in the TEAM soulwinning program of Lancaster Baptist Church.

PT 117 Christian Womanhood 1 1 credit hour

This course is designed to help young ladies learn about the ministry from ladies who have been serving God for decades.

PT 118 Christian Womanhood 2 1 credit hour

This course is a continuation of PT 117.

PT 119 Christian Womanhood 3 1 credit hour

This course is a continuation of PT 118.

PT 120 Christian Womanhood 4 1 credit hour

This course is a continuation of PT 119.

PT 127 Christian Manhood 2 credit hours

This course is designed to give specific instructions to stay separated for God and become distinctive in Godly living. Tools will be given for building a life of Godly character and discipline. Topics to be covered will include, but not be limited to, self-discipline, personal hygiene, proper treatment of ladies, financial management, and servant leadership.

PT 201 Sign Language 1 2 credit hours

This course is designed to teach students how to sign for the deaf. Students will also learn how to share the gospel as well.

PT 202 Sign Language 2 2 credit hours

This course is a continuation of PT 201.

PT 209 The Pastor’s Wife 2 credit hours

The Pastor's Wife class exists for the purpose of training young ladies for future ministry. Many topics will be covered that are essential in becoming the kind of woman God would have us to be, as we serve alongside our husbands in ministry. Practical ideas will also be shared that will give each student a wealth of information to draw on in future ministry.

PT 221 Church Finances and Accounting 2 credit hours

This course teaches the basics of bookkeeping and focuses on how to set up financial accounting systems in church ministries.

PT 222 The Effective Bus Ministry 2 credit hours

This course will outline the practical components for having an effective bus ministry at a local church. Each of the components serve as vital foundation block in order to successfully carry out the Great Commission using the bus ministry.

PT 251 Introduction to Christian Education 2 credit hours

This course introduces the philosophy and purpose of Christian education. Instruction is given in how to organize and operate a Sunday school. This course will also review the history of the Christian school movement and how it fits into the Christian education of the local church.

PT 266 Sunday School Administration 2 credit hours

This course is designed to train future Sunday school directors in the whole scope of Sunday school ministry. The student will learn how to organize the Sunday school from the nursery department all the way through the senior adults.

PT 271 Church Communications 2 credit hours

This course reviews the various tools, methods, and technology available today for getting the Gospel out to the lost. It will examine the production of church brochures, tracts, and other methods of communication to expose the church to the surrounding community.

PT 297 First Aid for Missions and Ministry 2 credit hours

This course is designed with the educator as well as the missionary in mind. Topics will include: How to treat a medical emergency in the classroom, and how to use medicine as an “in-road” for the gospel.

PT 307 Professional Training 2 credit hours

This course is designed to prepare ministerial candidates for the practical areas of the local church ministry. Prepared notes for each section will be provided for future use in the ministry.

PT 310 Principles of Administration 2 credit hours

This practical course will enable students to understand the basics of administration in the context of the local,
New Testament church. Topics include developing a long range strategic planning, staff relations, communications, finance and law.

PT 311 Christian Marriage and the Home 2 credit hours

This course provides the student with the biblical ingredients to a godly marriage and family. It will attempt to provide the student with the discernment needed to be able to provide a biblical balance in his family life and ministry.

PT 317 Counseling Women 2 credit hours

This course is designed to help ladies learn how to give biblical counsel to other ladies. This course is designed for any lady preparing for a lifetime of Christian service, as well as those ladies who may not be called to full-time ministry, but desire to be a help in their respective churches.

PT 321 Homiletics 1 2 credit hours

This course provides the basic tools required to prepare, organize, and communicate effectively the Word of God. Each student will be given the opportunity to practice delivering sermons in the classroom.

PT 322 Homiletics 2 2 credit hours

This course is a continuation of PT 321 and emphasizes the proper delivery of the message giving special attention to different types of preaching with an emphasis on expository preaching. (PT 321 is required)

PT 323 Homiletics 3 2 credit hours

This course is an advanced course dealing with special types of sermons for special occasions, holidays, and other specific settings. An emphasis will be placed upon practical application and development of introductions, conclusions, and illustrations. Instruction will be given on how to give invitations. (PT 322 is required)

PT 378 Local Church Discipleship 2 credit hours

This class is designed for men planning to serve as assistant pastors or senior pastors. The course will give students the opportunity to explore the biblical ingredients of a disciple as well as to organize a local church discipleship ministry.

PT 401 Pastoral Counseling 2 credit hours

This will be an in-depth look at the counseling responsibilities of the pastor. It will include a study of the techniques to be used to provide biblical counsel to those who are hurting and in need of guidance. It will also discuss the precautions that need to be taken by a pastor and staff when counseling.

PT 446 Effective Christian School Management 2 credit hours

This course is designed to give an administrative view of the Christian school ministry. Many Bible college students will serve in ministries with a Christian school. The fundamentals of operating a successful school will be presented and evaluated. This course will better equip college students in effectively managing a staff, a student body (K–12), and a Christian school.

PT 451 Ministry Internship 2 credit hours

This course is a directed study course. Its purpose is to give practical training in the local church. The student, under the direction of the pastor, will work in the various church ministries a minimum of six hours per week the last semester of his senior year. A report must be submitted weekly by the student to the Academic Dean.

Secondary Education

EN 099 Remedial Grammar 0 credit hours

This course is designed to help students prepare for EN 101.

EN 101 English Grammar 3 credit hours

This course teaches English grammar on a college level. Clear writing is developed through good English basics. This class prepares the student for good writing skills.

EN 102 English Composition 3 credit hours

This course is designed to develop and enhance the student’s writing skills. Emphasis will be placed on clear, logical, and persuasive writing.(EN 101 is required)

EN 103 Advanced English Grammar 3 credit hours

This course offers a thorough study of English Grammar for the Advanced English student. Self-study, as well as class room instruction, forms the basis for this course. Sentence structure, sentence parts and functions, parts of speech,mechanics in English, as well as word usage is covered.

EN 201 Advanced Composition and Grammar 2 credit hours

This course is designed specifically for the English major (or minor). English grammar is studied and reviewed in relationship to its importance in the written composition. Narrative writing style is studied and emphasized in this course. EN 101 and EN 102 are both prerequisites for this class.

EN 270 English Literature 1 3 credit hours

This course will evaluate English literature for its style, content, and value in relationship to Christianity. The class will give the student an appreciation for the content and literary style of the English writers.

EN 271 English Literature 2 3 credit hours

This course requires the completion of EN 270 and is a continuation of the same.

EN 280 American Literature 1 3 credit hours

This course will evaluate American literature for its style, content, and value in relationship to Christianity. The class will give the student an appreciation for the content and literary style of American authors.

EN 281 American Literature 2 3 credit hours

This course requires the completion of EN 280 and is a continuation of the same.

EN 370 Creative Writing 2 credit hours

Expository writing style is taught in principle and practice. Emphasis is on clear, effective writing in the arena of information and persuasion. Class presentation of writing style is also included which teaches the connection between the writer and the speaker. EN 101 and EN 102 are both prerequisites for this class.

EN 401 Yearbook Production 3 credit hours

This course will provide the student with hands-on training in the preparation and production of a school yearbook. Philosophy, layout, photography, design, and content will be included in the course of study and practice.

EN 410 Teaching High School English 2 credit hours

Students will learn principles of teaching in a classroom arena as well as preparing lesson plans and actually teaching before their peers. Confidence in the classroom and confidence in English curriculum is emphasized in this course.

HE 101 Meal Preparation 1 3 credit hours

This course will teach young ladies both how to prepare menus with proper nutritional value and the basic preparation of those meals. Instruction will also be given in how to use cooking appliances and utensils. Emphasis will be placed on making meal time in the Christian home an enjoyable experience.

HE 102 Meal Preparation 2 3 credit hours

This course emphasizes nutrition, how to shop, read labels, and cook more nutritionally. Each student will prepare a dish and also an entire meal for the class to enjoy.

HE 201 Home Decoration and Management 2 credit hours

This course will teach students some techniques in creating a proper Christian atmosphere in their homes. Floor plans, decorative craft ideas, and management of grocery and accessories budgets will be developed and studied. Instruction will also be given in developing a schedule for the busy Christian wife and mother in a ministry setting. Hospitality and entertainment of guests will be included.

HE 210 Infant and Child Care 2 credit hours

This course combines instruction for Christian mothers and also for nursery workers in the church. The philosophy behind a good church nursery as well as helpful ideas in proper care, equipment, supplies, and recruitment of qualified workers and the setting up of nursery schedules will be studied.

HE 310 Clothing Construction 1 3 credit hours

This course will introduce the student to the sewing machine and equipment needed to make basic patterns and projects. Several class projects will be done in class by the student. Each student will learn how to operate and care for her sewing machine.

HE 311 Clothing Construction 2 3 credit hours

This course requires the completion of HE 310 and is an advanced continuation of the same.

HE 401 Teaching High School Home Economics 2 credit hours

This course will equip the student to prepare material and teach it to high school students in the home economics department of a Christian school.

HI 281 History of Civilization 1 3 credit hours

This course gives a general survey of civilization from the earliest records to the 1500s. A special effort is made to establish a Christian philosophy of history.

HI 282 History of Civilization 2 3 credit hours

This course is a continuation of HI 281 and will give a survey of civilization from the Reformation period up until the present time. Emphasis will be placed on the impact of Christianity on the world during this time.

HI 283 U.S. History 1 3 credit hours

This course examines the development of the United States from the colonial period through the present. It gives special emphasis to Christianity’s influence on the development of the United States. It will also look at how Christian men and women have made a significant impact on the development of our nation.

HI 284 U.S. History 2 3 credit hours

This course is a continuation of HI 283 and will look in more detail at our United States history. It will also focus on the impact that Christian men and women have had on the development of this nation.

HI 311 19th Century History 2 credit hours

This course covers American history in the 19th century and gives the student an appreciation for history in respect to its impact on Christianity. Events and the leaders of this time period will be studied.

HI 312 Recent European History 2 credit hours

This course looks at the more recent history in Europe and its relationship to the United States and Christianity in general. The impact of certain events and leaders will be studied.

HI 313 Recent American History 2 credit hours

This course looks at the more recent history in America and its relationship to Christianity. The impact of certain events and leaders will be studied.

HI 321 World War II History 2 credit hours

This course is an in-depth study of World War II with its significant events and leaders. A study of how this war shaped the politics and religious views of American culture will be evaluated.

HI 401 Teaching History 2 credit hours

This course will be a study in the methods, curriculum, and organization of history materials for use in the elementary and secondary levels of the Christian school.

MA 101 Algebra 1 3 credit hours

This course will give the student a basic understanding of high school algebra. All math courses will be taught from the perspective that God is the author of everything in this universe and all facts and theories concerning the subject come from His divine knowledge.

MA 201 Geometry 3 credit hours

This course is designed to give the student a basic understanding of the concepts of geometry in preparation for teaching the same in a Christian high school setting.

MA 210 Trigonometry 3 credit hours

This course is designed to give the student a basic understanding of trigonometry in preparation for teaching the same in a Christian high school setting.

MA 301 Calculus 1 3 credit hours

This course will give the student the basics of calculus. Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry are prerequisites for this course.

MA 302 Calculus 2 3 credit hours

This course requires MA 301 and is an advanced continuation of the same.

MA 402 Teaching Math 3 credit hours

This course will help the student in preparing and teaching math on all levels in a Christian school. Students will not only be required to prepare lesson plans, but must also practice teaching them as well.

MA102 Algebra 2 3 credit hours

This course requires MA 101 and is an advanced continuation of the same.

PE 101 Lifetime Sports and Fitness 2 credit hours

Our bodies are temples of the Lord. This course is designed to help us steward that body to its fullest potential.

PE 201 Survey of Physical Education 2 credit hours

This course will focus on the philosophy of physical education in the Christian school and will also give instruction to teachers and coaches in the areas of communication, discipline, coaching techniques, and physical education activities.

PE 202 Elementary Physical Education 2 credit hours

This course will prepare the student to teach elementary physical education. Ideas for games, sports, and activities will be taught on the basis of their value to elementary children whose bodies should always glorify Christ.

PE 301 Coaching Volleyball 3 credit hours

This course will give the student a basic understanding of the philosophy, rules, techniques, drills, practices, and game preparation for volleyball in the Christian school.

PE 302 Coaching Softball/Baseball 3 credit hours

This course will give the student a basic understanding of the philosophy, rules, techniques, drills, practices, and game preparation for softball or baseball in the Christian school.

PE 303 Coaching Basketball 3 credit hours

This course will give the student a basic understanding of the philosophy, rules, techniques, drills, practices, and game preparation for basketball in the Christian school.

PE 304 Coaching Football 3 credit hours

This course will give the student a basic understanding of the philosophy, rules, techniques, drills, practices, and game preparation for football in the Christian school.

PE 305 Coaching Soccer 3 credit hours

This course will give the student a basic understanding of the philosophy, rules, techniques, drills, practices, and game preparation for soccer in the Christian school.

PE 401 Officiating 1 3 credit hours

This course is designed for the student minoring in Physical Education. The student will learn the art of officiating elementary and secondary sports events. This class is two semesters long.

PE 402 Officiating 2 3 credit hours

This course is a continuation of PE 401.

SC 201 Biology 1 3 credit hours

This course is designed to give the student a basic understanding of biology from a creationist’s viewpoint. The false theory of evolution will only be discussed in relationship to what the Bible teaches, and students will be given a biblical basis for all understanding of science.

SC 202 Biology 2 3 credit hours

This course requires SC 201 and is a continuation of that course. The student will be given an advanced understanding of biology from a biblical perspective.

SC 301 Anatomy and Physiology 2 credit hours

This course will give the student a basic understanding of the workings of the human body with emphasis on the cell, blood, heart, respiratory, digestive, brain, and sensory areas of function. The student will be given an appreciation for the creative wonder of God in the human body.

SC 310 Chemistry 1 3 credit hours

This course is designed to give the student a basic understanding of chemistry with an appreciation for what God has created and designed.

SC 311 Chemistry 2 3 credit hours

This course requires SC 310 and is an advanced continuation of the same.

SC 401 Physics 1 3 credit hours

This course will give the student a basic understanding of the laws of physics and the ability to teach them to others. All instruction will be given with the understanding that God is in control of the universe, and the laws of physics are a result of His perfect design.

SC 402 Physics 2 3 credit hours

This course requires SC 401 and is an advanced continuation of the same.

SC 410 Teaching Science 2 credit hours

This course will give the student an opportunity to prepare and teach high school material for the Christian School.

SP 101 Spanish 1 3 credit hours

This course will introduce the student to the language of Spanish. There is no high school prerequisite, and students may take a placement exam to pass out of this class. Emphasis will be placed on the present tense, preterite tense, vocabulary, and the Roman’s Road for sharing the Gospel to Spanish speaking people.

SP 102 Spanish 2 3 credit hours

This course requires the completion of SP 101 and is a continued introduction to all tenses in the Spanish language, as well as additional vocabulary and verses for soulwinning.

SP 201 Spanish 3 3 credit hours

This course requires SP 101 and 102 and is an advanced instruction in the grammar and speaking of the Spanish language. Emphasis will include the writing of the language.

SP 202 Spanish 4 3 credit hours

This course requires SP 101, 102, and 201 and will concentrate primarily on the speaking of Spanish with the emphasis on communicating the Gospel to Spanish speaking people in an understandable way.

SP 301 Spanish Conversation and Vocabulary 2 credit hours

This course serves as an intensive vocabulary and conversation builder in the Spanish language. The course is conducted in Spanish and focuses on learning new vocabulary as well as vocabulary specifically used in the ministry to explain Bible doctrines. Prerequisites for this course are SP 101, SP 102, SP 201, and SP 202 or an equivalent mastery of Spanish language and grammar.

SP 302 Spanish Literature 3 credit hours

This introductory Spanish literature course scans the historical and literary eras of the country of Spain, from the Middle Ages through the 19th century. It is conducted in Spanish.

SP 401 Teaching Spanish 2 credit hours

This course will equip the student to prepare and teach lessons designed for the student learning Spanish in a Christian school. It is conducted in Spanish.

SP 410 Hispanoamerica 2 credit hours

This course is an overview of all the countries comprising Central and South America. It is conducted in Spanish.

SPCH 101 Freshman Speech 2 credit hours

This course is designed to give the student the skills needed to properly prepare and deliver an effective speech.

SPCH 102 Interpretive Speech 2 credit hours

This advanced Speech course is designed to take the student beyond the fundamentals of speech as taught in SPCH 101. Special emphasis will be placed on giving the student an understanding of how to use their voice and body movements to communicate truth. Whether preaching a sermon, teaching a lesson, sharing the Gospel, or telling a story, Interpretive Speech is designed to make your message come alive. SPCH 101 is a prerequisite for this course.

SPCH 202 Drama Players 2 credit hours

This is a unique course designed to give students an opportunity to practice and perform monologues, reader’s theater, and short dramatic plays at various college events. SPCH 101 is the minimum prerequisite for this course and a desire to obtain a Speech Minor is preferred although not required. Class members are chosen after an audition with the instructor.

SPCH 211 Play Acting 2 credit hours

This course is designed to help the beginning actor acquire the necessary tools to communicate effectively through a dramatic production. Emphasis will be placed on developing a proper characterization of a role through inner and outer motivation. The course will not only help the student learn to act individually, but also develop group skills as required in a dramatic play.

SPCH 302 Drama Productions 2 credit hours

This course will instruct the student in the direction of plays, programs, and dramatic readings that can be used in ministry. The basis and purpose of drama in ministry, the director, stage composition, stage movement, interpretation, casting, rehearsals, and performance will be studied. A prerequisite of SPCH 101 is required.

SPCH 310 Debate 2 credit hours

This course is aimed at equipping the student with the skills needed to stand in defense of the faith. Taking a stand for Christ in these last days is difficult and it is important that we as Christians not only hold the right position, but also the right disposition.

SPCH 360 The Art of Storytelling 2 credit hours

Students will study the art of storytelling, writing original stories, and presenting these stories in an oral presentation. The emphasis of this course will allow students to learn to use storytelling in the classroom (or other arenas of ministry) for preparation of curriculum, principles of writing compositions,and oral class presentations.

SPCH 401/402 Private Lessons 6 credit hours

The final two semesters in the Speech Minor are dedicated to helping the student through a series of private lessons to write, prepare, and present a Speech Recital. SPCH 401 (first semester) will be devoted primarily to the choosing and writing of the recital with special emphasis on the development of the characters within the story line. The first semester lessons will be group lessons with all of the speech minors meeting together. SPCH 402 (second semester) will focus on the final preparation of the script, memorization, and finally the presentation of the recital.

Secretarial Skills

CS 101 Micro-Computer Skills 2 credit hours

This course is required for all students in the undergraduate program and will teach them some of the basic concepts and tools of the computer that can be used in the preaching, teaching, and administrating aspects of the ministry.

CS 102 Secretarial Computer 1 2 credit hours

This course is a study of the Microsoft Office 2010 software. It will be a study of the use of design, spreadsheets, databases, and other computer skills needed for the secretaries in today’s ministry.

CS 103 Secretarial Computer 2 2 credit hours

This course is a continuation of CS 102.

CS 110 Basic Typing and Computers 3 credit hours

This course teaches students the basics of the computer and gives them a beginning level of typing skill. The class will help them to understand what can be accomplished with a computer in the ministry.

CS 111 Word Processing 2 credit hours

This course is to familiarize the student with Microsoft Word. It will be a study of the use and functions of this word processing program.

CS 131 Principles of Graphic Design 2 credit hours

This course is a general study of graphic design principles and the practical application thereof.

CS 201 Office Management 1 2 credit hours

This course, designed for the secretarial major, gives methods of office management, including supply purchasing, delegation of work, office machines, receptionist skills, itineraries, personal relations, personality development, work ethics, and etiquette.

CS 202 Office Management 2 2 credit hours

This course is a continuation of Office Management 1.

CS 211 Speedwriting 1 3 credit hours

This course is designed to teach students the theory of speedwriting and also how to read and write speedwriting.

CS 212 Speedwriting 2 3 credit hours

This course is designed to teach students how to apply the skill of speedwriting in taking dictation of letters and other business materials in the office.

CS 222 Records Management 2 credit hours

This course involves a study of different filing methods, systems, and equipment combined with the practice of office duties.

CS 231 Business Communications 2 credit hours

This course is designed to teach secretarial students the art of letter writing to be used in the church office environment.

CS 265 The Internet and Ministry 2 credit hours

This course will study how the Internet works and how to use it as a support tool for the greater mission of the local church.

CS 301 Office Practical 2 credit hours

This course is an actual hands-on experience of assisting in the church, school, and college offices under the supervision of one of the office personnel. The student will be given specific tasks and assignments to get practical experience in an office setting.

TESOL

TESL 101 TESOL I 2 credit hours

Introduces the field of TESOL and gives an overview of various language teaching methods and second language acquisition theories. Students will learn about cross-cultural communication and adaptation. At the end of this course, students will teach a language lesson demonstrating their mastery of the course content.

TESL 102 TESOL II 2 credit hours

Introduces students to a typical ESL classroom. Students will learn to incorporate classroom instruction to accommodate various learning styles. The course will emphasize teaching beginner-level internationals. At the end of this course, students will teach an interactive lesson demonstrating their mastery of the course content.

TESL 103 TESOL III 2 credit hours

Will give students an overview of the history and evolvement of the English language. It will also introduce English linguistics and its application to teaching speaking and pronunciation. Students will teach pronunciation of a target sound demonstrating their mastery of course content.

TESL 104 TESOL IV 2 credit hours

Prepares students to teach intermediate to advanced English language learners. Students will learn to teach grammar, reading comprehension, and writing skills with an emphasis on preparing internationals for the TOEFL. Students will learn how to evaluate language skills and assess progress of English language learners.

TESL 105 TESOL V 2 credit hours

Requires students to teach in an ESL classroom under the supervision of the instructor.

Youth Ministries

YM 101 Philosophy of Youth Ministries 3 credit hours

This course introduces the basic philosophy, principles, and objectives in developing a Bible-based local church youth ministry. This course will review various options for ministering to youth, including camps, Sunday school, retreats, and youth evangelism.

YM 102 The Youth Hour 2 credit hours

This course is a continuation of YM101 and will deal with some of the more intricate areas of youth work. The ministry of the youth pastor and the youth pastor’s wife will be studied. A balanced approach to youth work will be taught emphasizing preaching, activities, and Christian service. These ministries will be related to Christian school, public school, and home-schooled teenagers.

YM 113 Event Evangelism 2 credit hours

This course is designed to show students how to complement their door-to-door soulwinning efforts with special events for evangelism. Students will learn how to organize a vacation Bible school, a bus ministry, a youth camp, and special “big day” events at a local church. This course can be substituted for PT 112 Advanced Evangelism.

YM 201 Youth Outreach 2 credit hours

This class is designed to help the youth pastor develop a strategy for reaching teens in his area. It will include a study of different methods for outreach as well.

YM 202 Youth/Parent Counseling 2 credit hours

This class is designed to train youth pastors, youth pastor’s wives and anyone that works with teens the ability to counsel both the teen and parent in difficult situations.

YM 313 Christian Camping and Retreats 2 credit hours

This course is designed for those taking the Youth Minor. This course will deal with how to organize, plan and staff the Summer Camp program, the different retreats for teens, and a missions trip. This class will deal with the philosophy,the practical, and the legal ramifications that are necessary for ministry in the twenty-first century.

YM 401 The Assistant Pastor 3 credit hours

This class is designed to teach young men practical ways to help the senior pastor. In addition, Bible characters who played “second fiddle” are studied.(Ladies with a youth minor may substitute The Pastor’s Wife for this class.)

YM 402 Youth Internship 2 credit hours

This is a directed study course. Its purpose is to give the student practical training in the youth ministries of the local church. The student, under the direction of the youth pastor, will work a minimum of six hours per week. A report must be submitted weekly by the student to the Academic Dean.

YM 410 Youth Work Administration 2 credit hours

This course introduces the basic principles and methods in building a youth ministry team that will bring glory to God.