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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: Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Ministry Leadership and Administration Major, Missions Major, Office Administration Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Secretarial Major

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

PT 317—Counseling WomenCredit Hours: 2

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.

Major: Church Ministries Major
Minor: Biblical Counseling

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

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

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

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.

PT 401—Pastoral CounselingCredit Hours: 2

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.

Major: Church Ministries Major, Missions Major, Pastoral Theology Major
Minor: Biblical Counseling

PT 402—Christian Ministry CounselingCredit Hours: 2

This will be an in-depth look at the counseling responsibilities of Christian leaders. 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 Christian leader when counseling.

Minor: Biblical Counseling

PT 446—Effective Christian School ManagementCredit Hours: 2

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 InternshipCredit Hours: 2

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.

Minor: Church Planting

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

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

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 201—Practical Speaking MethodsCredit Hours: 1

This is a hands-on course for those who plan to influence elementary-aged children. Students are given practical ways to incorporate speech into teaching children that include visual illustrations, continuational storytelling, participational storytelling, and classroom incentives. It will also instruct students how to use and benefit from the use of illusion illustrations and animal balloons.

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

SPCH 310—DebateCredit Hours: 2

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.

Minor: Speech

SPCH 360—The Art of StorytellingCredit Hours: 2

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.

Minor: Speech

SPCH 401/402—Private Speech LessonsCredit Hours: 6

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.

TESL 101—TESOL 1 (Cross-Cultural studies)Credit Hours: 2

TESOL 1 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.

Minor: TESOL

TESL 102—TESOL 2 (Pedagogy)Credit Hours: 2

TESOL 2 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.

Minor: TESOL

TESL 103—TESOL 3 (Linguistics)Credit Hours: 2

TESOL 3 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.

Minor: TESOL

TESL 104—TESOL 4 (ESL Grammar Structures)Credit Hours: 2

TESOL 4 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.

Minor: TESOL

TESL 105—TESOL 5 (Teaching Practicum)Credit Hours: 2

TESOL 5 requires students to teach in an ESL classroom under the supervision of the instructor.

Minor: TESOL

YM 101—Philosophy of Youth MinistriesCredit Hours: 3

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.

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

YM 113—Event EvangelismCredit Hours: 2

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.

Major: Church Ministries Major, Missions Major
Minor: Youth

YM 201—Youth OutreachCredit Hours: 2

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 CounselingCredit Hours: 2

This class is designed to train youth pastors, youth pastor's wives and teen workers with the ability to counsel both the teen and parent in difficult situations.

Minor: Biblical Counseling

YM 210—Relationships and MinistryCredit Hours: 2

This course will instruct the student in practical and biblical ways to "Live peaceably with all men." (Romans 12:18) Steps will be given to equip saints to fulfill the Lord's joy "That ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind..." (Philippians 2:2) in ministry. Furthermore, the student will be able to understand in a relational way what it means to have the mind of Christ. In the trenches of ministry, interpersonal relationships with fellow laborers are imperative. This class will give principles of communication, correction, and compassion that will make a difference in their calling. If teamwork makes the dream work, this class is the "how to" on teamwork.

Minor: Youth

YM 313—Christian Camping and RetreatsCredit Hours: 2

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.

Minor: Youth

YM 403—The Effective Youth PastorCredit Hours: 2

This course is designed to train aspiring youth pastors in practical areas of youth ministry. A balanced approach to youth work will be taught emphasizing preaching, activities, and Christian service.

YM 410—Youth Work AdministrationCredit Hours: 2

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