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A fundamental survey of the entire Old Testament. Each book is examined, outlined, and its purposes and characteristics are presented.
A detailed study of how to effectively carry out the Great Commission. Proven methods of confrontational, door-to-door soul winning, along with practical instruction in evangelizing in any situation.
The life of Christ is studied. The life of Christ is paramount if one is to know the Author of our faith. This course will begin with the pre-existence of Christ and continue with the birth, ministry, trial, crucifixion, burial, resurrection, and ascension of our Lord.
The purpose of this study is to instruct our students in the subjects of theology, Bibliology, Christology, pneumatology, anthropology, hamartiology, soteriology, ecclesiology, angelology, and eschatology.
This course instructs students in the subjects of theology, Bibliology, Christology, pneumatology, anthropology, hamartiology, soteriology, ecclesiology, angelology, and eschatology
This course instructs students in the subjects of theology, Bibliology, Christology, pneumatology, anthropology, hamartiology, soteriology, ecclesiology, angelology, and eschatology.
Contemporary theology has a two-fold approach. This course traces Protestant and Baptist history throughout the ages. Secondly, it clarifies and defines modernism, liberalism, new evangelicalism, evangelicalism, fundamentalism, and even pseudo-fundamentalism.
An examination of the most prominent religions that are not anchored in the Scriptures, a study of the doctrines of the Bible that counter these false teachings, and a consideration of effective soul-winning methods that can be used with cult members.
he primary purpose of this seminar is to help the student learn how to bring together all his tools in the preparation of Sunday school lessons and sermons, and it is specifically designed to make the Bible come to life for the student.
The importance of a faithful, dedicated prayer life is carefully studied. A comprehensive look at what the Scriptures tell us about prevailing prayer and getting things from God will be the focus of this class.
An expository study of the practical book of wisdom. A fathers instruction to his son is examined for its daily application in the life of Gods servants.
A careful examination of the exemplar y life of Daniel, his experiences and the
prophetic visions contained in this book.
Pastor Tim Ruhl teaches passionately on the subject of prayer. Pastor Ruhl emphasizes that his goal in the class is not so much to teach the student to pray, as to get the student to pray. Prayer is something we all know we vitally need to do and yet most struggle in this important area of Christian walk. This class helps us understand prayer as well as our relationship with the One to whom we pray.
This course is designed to teach the proper techniques of touch keyboarding with an emphasis on rhythm, accuracy and speed. Students with any previous training can be tested for profiency prior to enrollment.
Basic computer capabilities and terminology. Use PC to create, save, modify, and print basic text, spreadsheet, and database documents.
This course is designed to train students to handle personal financial matters. Included in this course are techniques to assist the current student and the graduate.
Prerequisite: At least a C in BU 104. Students will learn how to create and
manage database files, modify layout and print repor ts that would per tain to
the ministry. Filemaker Pro will be used.
Students will learn basic principles regarding church finance, including but not limited to proper systems and controls for ministries, tax exemption for churches, reading and understanding basic financial statements, preparing budgets and engaging in practical day-to-day business functions.
This is a hands-on course in using the powerful Photoshop program. Students imitate the work of others and create original projects of their own.
This course concentrates on training the student in secretarial duties, office procedures, office ethics, proper dress, and develops responsibility and flexibility.
This course provides an opportunity to use the knowledge and skills previously learned with the assignment of duties in an actual office setting.
This required course is for all new incoming students. This course is designed to help and acquaint the new student to spiritual, academic and social aspects of college life.
A consideration of the truths that can be learned from the women of the Bible, this course provides practical insights that today's lady can use to build a stronger Christian life.
This course studies the functions, philosophies, responsibilities, and
characteristics of an assistant pastor. Special emphasis will be given to
completing the pastors ministry and working as a team player.
This course attends to the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual issues affecting all Christian women and teaches the practical, Biblical methods of dealing with them.
A basic study of the history and principles of education and the art of teaching. It shows the application of how education correlates with the Word of God.
Prerequisite: ED 101. This course equips the student with the basic tools necessary
to plan, prepare, and teach in the classroom. Practical teaching techniques,
methods of classroom control, and preparing lesson plans will be examined.
Prerequisite: ED 101. A study of the historical and philosophical developments of
education with an emphasis on a biblical philosophy of Christian education and
its methods and goals.
Prerequisite: ED 202. This course examines how to teach history in an elementary
class. It focuses on teaching concepts, geography skills, and principles that allow
young students to grasp a better understanding of the world in which they live.
This course prepares teachers to work with secondary school students on reading comprehension skills. It teaches techniques for observing and correcting comprehension weaknesses across the secondary school curriculum.
Prerequisite: ED 202. This course covers techniques for creating and keeping an
atmosphere of learning in the classroom. Students are given the oppor tunity
to work through and manage different classroom situations as they practice
teaching.
A study of the mental, physical, and social makeup of man and how to deal with all types of people. A practical course in understanding and relating to others.
This course involves observation, participation, and actual teaching in the classroom at Golden State Baptist Schools. The student is under the direction and supervision of the elementary or secondary teacher and college faculty supervisor.
This course provides an overview of child and adolescent development including biological, cognitive, and social development.
This is a study of grammar and sentence construction and is required of students who do not pass the English Placement Test. (No credit)
This is a study of grammar and sentence construction and is required of students who do not pass the English Placement Test. (No credit)
This course covers English grammar, paragraphing, reading comprehension, and word studies.
This course continues to review English grammar while beginning a study of composition. The course emphasizes writing with clarity and conciseness.
This course, assuming a comprehensive knowledge of English grammar, stresses critical thinking and other techniques for effective speaking, writing, and vocabulary building.
A passing grade in EN 101. This course explores the systematic nature of language with an introductory study of the major linguistic subfields of phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax.
EN302 presents a survey of laudable American literature from the pre-colonial period to pre US Civil War. The emphasis of this course is both on the value (i.e. the beauty, expressive power, and/or influence) of each literary work and on the relationship to the historical period in which it was written.
This is a study of the preparation and delivery of sermons which deals with selecting and developing a topic as well as the delivery of the message.
This course is designed to improve reading comprehension and reasoning skills.
This course is a workshop in developing communication skills as a public speaker.
A survey of the history of man through ancient, medieval, and modern times. The various cultural developments of principal countries, along with their contributions to civilization, will be emphasized.
A detailed study of the establishment of the United States from its beginnings up to present-day affairs. Emphasis is placed on the people, events, political influences, and philosophies that helped shape our country into a great republic. Three hours each semester.
Prerequisite: HI 201. This course explores the organization and characteristics of
the American government. It examines the functions of our government in both
national and foreign affairs.
This course is designed for students with minimal mathematical background. It includes a comprehensive review of basic and consumer arithmetic.
Prerequisite: MA 101. A study of the reasoning skills that teachers use to teach
elementary grade mathematics. *Three hours each semester.
A review of the functions in basic algebra. Examines graphs, complex numbers, linear systems, polynomials, exponential and logarithmic functions.
Introduces vectors and their functions, linear functions, matrices, and quadratic forms.
This course details the principles, techniques, and philosophies needed in reaching people with the Gospel on the foreign field.
The rudiments of music, including rhythm, scales, chords, and key signatures, are introduced. A student may be excused from this course by examination. Lab Course: Meets two days per week.
An introduction to scales, key signatures, intervals, triads, seventh chords; analysis of hymns and Gospel songs; basic part writing.
A practical look at the written format of music for performance or publication; including proper spacing, order, and alignment are discussed. Through the study and use of notation software, Students will become proficient in producing physical copies of music.
Prerequisite: MU 99 or successful completion of the Fundamentals of Music
Placement Examination. This course includes sight singing, rhythm, dictation,
and keyboard skills designed to correlate with Music Theory I & II. *Two hours each semester.
College vocal ensemble.
Prerequisite: MU 99 or successful completion of the Fundamentals of Music
Placement Examination.
Prerequisite: MU 141.
Basic conducting patterns; leading basic congregational songs; platform manner.
Leading more complex congregational songs; introduction to choral conducting. Lab Course: Meets two days per week for one hour.
A survey of the history of Western music from the Medieval through the Modern
Periods.
Over the course of two semesters, senior music students will be given a variety
of projects to allow them to gain practical experience. They will work along side
the Chairman of the Music Department and assist in event planning, chapel music
production and ministry responsibility at the church level.
An introduction to the basic concepts of scientific principles, functions, and applications. Not for credit in teaching field of Secondary Education major.
Prerequisite: MA 204 or equivalent. A pre-calculus approach to the concepts of
mechanics, motion, force, the structure and properties of matter, heat, electricity,
and wave motion. *Three hours lecture and two hours lab each semester.
Prerequisite: MA 204 or equivalent. A pre-calculus approach to the concepts of
mechanics, motion, force, the structure and properties of matter, heat, electricity,
and wave motion. *Three hours lecture and two hours lab each semester.