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MU 422—Private Instrument LessonsCredit Hours: 1

Lessons will be tailored to the individual ability of the student in instruments including strings, woodwind, and brass. (Only music majors receive credit hours.)

MU 431—Private Voice LessonsCredit Hours: 1

Private voice lessons give students the opportunity to receive individual, personalized instruction in solo vocal performance. Half hour weekly lessons will include segments on scales and other exercises, breathing and posture, tone, pronunciation, repertoire, and music study and rehearsal skills. Students will demonstrate their progress with presentations during the Vocal Performance Class. PREREQUISITE: MU 150 Voice Class

Major: Music Education Major

MU 441—Church MusicianshipCredit Hours: 2

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 461—Instrumental Methods 1Credit Hours: 2

Instrumental Methods 1 & 2 explores the pedagogical approaches to each of the four instrument groups, two per semester. The first semester covers string and woodwinds. The second semester covers brass and percussion. Students will have the opportunity to perform on different instruments from each group, focusing on important technical and pedagogical approaches relevant to school bands, orchestras, and instrumental ensembles.

Major: Music Education Major

MU 461/462—Instrumental Methods 1 & 2Credit Hours: 4

These courses explore the pedagogical approaches to each of the four instrument groups, two per semester. The first semester covers string and woodwinds. The second semester covers brass and percussion. Students will have the opportunity to perform on different instruments from each group, focusing on important technical and pedagogical approaches relevant to school bands, orchestras, and instrumental ensembles.

Major: Music Education Major

MU 462—Instrumental Methods 2Credit Hours: 2

Instrumental Methods 1 & 2 explore the pedagogical approaches to each of the four instrument groups, two per semester. The first semester covers string and woodwinds. The second semester covers brass and percussion. Students will have the opportunity to perform on different instruments from each group, focusing on important technical and pedagogical approaches relevant to school bands, orchestras, and instrumental ensembles.

Major: Music Education Major

MU 471—Senior Music RecitalCredit Hours: 1

This course functions as the seventh required semester of private lessons. As opposed to jury requirements, the student uses this semester solely to prepare for the Senior Music Recital, given in the same semester this course is taken. All the guidelines, fees, and schedule requirements related to Private music lessons apply equally to the Senior Music Recital course.

Major: Church Music Major, Music Education Major

MU 481—Church Music Seminar 1Credit Hours: 4

This course is a capstone course covering a variety of topics related to church music and worship leadership. In addition to the helpful discussions, each student will serve a sort of internship in the music departments of WCBC and Lancaster Baptist Church for a certain number of hours per semester.

Major: Church Music Major

MU 482—Church Music Seminar 2Credit Hours: 4

This is a continuation of MU 481.

Major: Church Music Major

MU 491—Music Education Seminar 1Credit Hours: 3

This course is a capstone course covering a variety of topics related to music education and educational leadership. The course will examine current scholarship and issues in music education. In addition to the helpful discussions, each student will student teach as part of Lancaster Baptist School and Antelope Valley Music Academy for a certain number of hours each semester.

Major: Music Education Major

DPT 102—Practical Theology Credit Hours: 2

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.

Major: Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major
Terms: 2021 Spring A, 2021 Fall A

OR 101—Principles of Christian LivingCredit Hours: 2

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.

Major: Secretarial Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Ministry Leadership and Administration Major, Office Administration Major, Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major, Church Music Major
Terms: 2021 Fall A, 2021 Spring B

PT 100—Practical TheologyCredit Hours: 1

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.

Major: Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Ministry Leadership and Administration Major, Missions Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major, Church Music Major, Music Education Major

PT 107—Principles of Leadership: Life of DavidCredit Hours: 2

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

PT 108—Principles of Leadership: Life of PaulCredit Hours: 2

This course looks at the life and times of the Apostle Paul, formerly Saul of Tarsus, and his journey from persecutor of the church to preacher and prisoner for Christ.

PT 111—Personal EvangelismCredit Hours: 2

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.

Major: Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Ministry Leadership and Administration Major, Missions Major, Office Administration Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Secretarial Major, Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major, Church Music Major, Music Education Major
Terms: 2021 Fall A, 2021 Spring B

PT 115—Principles of Leadership: Life of JosephCredit Hours: 2

This course looks at the life and times of Joseph who was the favored son, but also the hated brother. Students will study the life of a man of integrity and forgiveness.

PT 125—Evangelistic SongleadingCredit Hours: 2

This course is an introduction to music in a church worship service. Students will learn the basics of song leading as well as platform technique.

Major: Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Pastoral Theology Major

PT 201—Sign Language 1Credit Hours: 2

This course is designed to teach students about 600 signs to allow them to communicate with the Deaf. Students will also sign a song, story, Bible lesson, and the gospel. PREREQUISITE: none.

PT 202—Sign Language 2Credit Hours: 2

This course is a continuation of PT 201. Students will learn how to better communicate with the Deaf using the tools from PT 201 as a foundation, "how to sign like the Deaf." This will help the signer be more effective in communicating with the Deaf. Students will converse much and present projects in American Sign Language. PREREQUISITE: PT 201 (or otherwise demonstrate mastery of PT 201 material).

PT 292—Sermon PreparationCredit Hours: 2

Building upon the basic principles of Bible interpretation, this class will teach students how to create Bible messages. Students will learn how to write sermons that have purpose, textual integrity, unity, and clarity.

PT 297—First Aid for Missions and MinistryCredit Hours: 2

This course is tailored for educators and missionaries. It covers topics ranging from medical emergencies in the classroom to common injuries and ailments. The training in conducting an interview with a patient and doing a basic physical exam will help the student in gospel presentations and counseling scenarios.

PT 307—Professional TrainingCredit Hours: 2

This course is designed to prepare ministerial candidates for the practical areas of the local church ministry as it discusses professionalism as a Christian, as a leader, and as a ministry staff member. Lectures and class notes will prove to be beneficial for future use in the ministry.

Major: Secretarial Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Ministry Leadership and Administration Major, Office Administration Major
Terms: 2021 Spring A, 2021 Fall B

PT 311—Christian Marriage and HomeCredit Hours: 2

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.

Major: Secretarial Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Office Administration Major, Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major, Church Music Major, Music Education Major
Terms: 2021 Summer, 2021 Fall A, 2021 Spring B

PT 321—Homiletics 1Credit Hours: 2

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.

Major: Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major
Terms: 2021 Fall A, 2021 Fall B

PT 322—Homiletics 2Credit Hours: 2

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)

Major: Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major
Terms: 2021 Spring A

PT 323—Homiletics 3Credit Hours: 2

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)

Major: Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Pastoral Theology Major
Terms: 2021 Spring B

PT 378—Local Church DiscipleshipCredit Hours: 2

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.

Terms: 2021 Fall B

PT 511—Servant LeadershipCredit Hours: 3

This graduate level course explores the philosophy of leadership commonly referred to as “servant leadership.” Students will explore both the academic and practial levels of leadership as well as understanding the foundational principle of humanity as was modeled by our Saviour.

Major: Master of Biblical Studies, Master of Christian Education
Terms: 2021 Summer, 2021 Fall A

PT 512—Spiritual Formation and DiscipleshipCredit Hours: 3

This course explores the process of bringing a new convert into becoming a fruitful disciple of Jesus Christ. Emphasis is placed on becoming that disciple personally as well as becoming a discipler of others.

Major: Master of Biblical Studies, Master of Christian Education
Terms: 2021 Summer, 2021 Spring B

SC 101—Biology 1Credit Hours: 3

Biology 1 is a three-credit course that initiates the WCBC secondary science series. All foundational biological concepts are taught in Christian perspective, including characteristics of life, cell structure, cell processes, and genetics. The false hypothesis of evolution is refuted Biblically, logically, and scientifically. Special Creation is upheld consistently through the same approaches.

Minor: Science

SC 102—Biology 2Credit Hours: 3

This course is a continuation of SC 101. This course will focus on the macroscopic study of people, plants, animals, and other organisms, including evidence for biblical creation. PREREQUISITE: SC 101.

Minor: Science

SC 201—Anatomy and PhysiologyCredit Hours: 2

This challenging course will expand the student's understanding of the human body, its parts and their functions. The focus on human organ systems will fuel the student's faith in God's awesome power and genius in designing the human body.

Minor: Science

SC 202—Physical ScienceCredit Hours: 3

Physical Science is a foundation science class, along with Biology 1, for students seeking credits toward a secondary concentration or students taking it as a general elective. All basic physical and earth sciences are addressed in course lectures. These topics include geology and plate tectonics, meteorology, oceanography, motion, atomic theory, chemistry, and astronomy. Prerequisite: None

Major: Elementary Education Major
Minor: Science

SC 301—Chemistry 1Credit Hours: 3

Chemistry 1 is the fifth course of the WCBC eleven-course science concentration. There is also a lab course (SC 315) offered concurrently. In this three-credit course, the key concepts are: solutions & mixtures, reactions and their mass relationships, acid-base reactions & pH, gaseous states, heat movement, quantum theory, periodicity, bonding methods, and, finally, valence & hybridization of electrons and their bonds.

Minor: Science

SC 302—Chemistry 2Credit Hours: 3

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

Minor: Science

SC 315—Chemistry Lab 1Credit Hours: 1

Chemistry Lab 1 is a co-requisite course that accompanies SC 301 – Chemistry 1. Topics of study are the MORE lab analysis method, water solution conductivity, precipitation reactions, solubility, acid/base reactions, and dry ice impact on acidity. The lab meets one day per week most weeks of the semester. Each week’s lab requires a report analyzing the observations made during the lab time.

Minor: Science

SC 316—Chemistry Lab 2Credit Hours: 1

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

Minor: Science

SC 401—Physics 1Credit Hours: 3

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.

Minor: Science

SC 402—Physics 2Credit Hours: 3

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

Minor: Science

SC 410—Teaching Elementary ScienceCredit Hours: 2

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

Major: Elementary Education Major

SC 420—Teaching Secondary ScienceCredit Hours: 2

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

Major: Secondary Education Major
Minor: Science

SP 101—Spanish 1Credit Hours: 3

This course will introduce the student to the language of Spanish. There is no prerequisite. Concentration will be placed on the present tense, progressive tense, vocabulary, and the memorization of the Roman’s Road.

Minor: Spanish

SP 102—Spanish 2Credit Hours: 3

SP101 (or a comparable language level) is a prerequisite for this course. Concentration will be placed on the preterite tense, imperfect tense, commands, vocabulary, and additional Bible verses for memory. A brief personal testimony will be written and presented in front of the class in Spanish.

Minor: Spanish

SPCH 102—Interpretive SpeechCredit Hours: 2

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.

Minor: Speech

SPCH 202—Drama ClubCredit Hours: 0

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.

Minor: Speech

SPCH 211—Play ActingCredit Hours: 2

This course is designed to help the beginning actor acquire the necessary tools to communicate effectively through a dramatic production. Concentration 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.

Minor: Speech

SPCH 302—Drama ProductionsCredit Hours: 2

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.

Minor: Speech