Bachelor of Theology
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Course Description

 
GEC102      English Composition    (4 units)
The course is an intensive study of the fundamentals of English grammar, usage, diction, sentence structure, vocabulary building, punctuation, and paragraph development. The eight parts of speech and common grammatical mistakes will be studied in depth.

GEC106      World History     (4 units)
This is the study of the origins and development of major civilizations from early beginning through the renaissance period, cultural, and societal, considerations will be explored.

GEC108      Introduction to Philosophy     (4 units)
This course is a survey and critical analysis of the various systems of philosophy, philosophical ideas, and major philosophers and their theories in the light of both logic and Scripture. The coverage is from pre-Christian to modern times.

GEC109      Introduction to Sociology    (4 units)
This is an introduction to sociology analysis, studying social interaction, social processes, society, culture, social structures, and other concepts fundamental to sociological understanding.

GEC111      Biology     (4 units)
The course is designed to provide students with the conceptual framework, factual knowledge, and analytical skills necessary to deal critically with the rapidly changing science of biology. The goal of the course is to provide a learning environment that enables students to develop a solid understanding of the principal concepts in biology.

LDC101      Introduction to the Old Testament     (4 units)
A summary study of the organization and content of the books with special attention given to the canon and problems of authorship, dating and authenticity.

LDC102      Introduction to the New Testament     (4 units)
Study of manuscript evidence, canon, authorship, dating, organization and messages of the books.

LDC104      Philosophy of Religion    (4 units)
Study of the arguments for and against the rationality of religious beliefs and a religious worldview. It also has interest in the analysis of religious language and the clarification of the relation between religious and other sorts of explanations.

LDC105      Church and Worship     (4 units)
An introduction to the principles and practices of Christian worship. The course deals with biblical and church historical perspectives on and practices of worship.

LDC106      The Background of the Bible    (4 units)
Significant events and people of the inter testmental period; life and customs of various ethnic and religious group in the first century A.D.

LDC107      The Life of Christ    (4 units)
A study of Christ's earthly life using a harmony of the Gospels.

LDC108      Introduction to Christian Music     (4 units)
A survey to develop a practical, biblical philosophy of church music; methodology and principles for the staff or pastor.

LDC109      Introduction to Christian Ethnics    (4 units)
Structure and content of Christian ethics; goal, motive, and norm of the Christian life; analysis of technical issues of authority, life, sexuality, property and truthfulness.

LDC110      Introduction to Christian Education     (4 units)
Brief history and importance of Christian education in the local Church; organization of the Church's educational program, planning and development; leadership recruitment and training; staff relationship.

LDC111      Pastoral Ministry    (4 units)
Pastoral theology and genera pastoral care; biblical and professional standards of ministerial conduct.

BTH203       Discipleship Theology     (4 units)
The nature, method and uses of Christian apologetics; a biblical response to some attacks on Christian faith.

BTH204      Introduction to World Missions    (4 units)
The nature of Man and his culture with special emphasis on the principles, history, and methodology of world-wide missions.

BTH205       Apologetics    (4 units)
The course will seek to formulate the rational basis for believing in Christian theism, with responses to objections and critiques of competing worldviews.

BTH206        Foundation of Preaching     (4 units)
A study of the techniques and fundamentals of sermon construction and persuasive delivery of expository sermons.

BTH208        Principles of Ministry Leadership     (4 units)
Investigation intro leadership theory and practice leading to the development of a bibliocentric philosophy of leadership; practice of basic leadership skills; and study of application of concepts in the Church and Para church agencies.

BTH209        Introduction to Evangelism    (4 units)
The practical examination of the theology of evangelism and discipleship with an emphasis on developing the skills of personal evangelism and equipping other to share their faith.

MDV103        Pentateuch    (4 units)
A biblical and theological analysis of God’s covenantal administration of his kingdom during the period covered by the Pentateuch. Study of the emergence and formation of the Old Testament Canon. Survey of the content and higher criticism of the books of the Pentateuch.

MDV104      New Testament History     (4 units)
A study tracing the history of the English Bible from the ancient manuscripts to the modern versions; comparisons and evaluation of modern versions.

MDV105      Biblical Hermeneutics     (4 units)
A presentation of the general principles necessary for a sound interpretation of scripture and the special principles governing the interpretation of such subjects as poetry prophecy, typology and parables.

MDV106      Theological Bibliography    (4 units)
An introduction to tools for use in biblical and theological study including: encyclopedias, monographs, periodicals, bibliographical texts. Course includes emphasis upon hands-on experiences with computerized bibliographical and research tools.

MDV108      Seminar I: New Testament    (4 units)
General introduction and hermeneutics: historical cultural and religious background; the language and translation of the New Testament; textual Criticism; the theological reason of the New Testament; the New Testament book as can; seminar for the principles and practice of New Testament exegesis.

MDV109      Biblical Counseling    (4 units)
Biblical principles that will help identify and suggest solutions for problems encountered in ministry; counseling techniques.

MDV110      Christian Education    (4 units)
Educational ministry of the church is presented on the basis of a biblical perspective. Practical programmatic issues of curriculum and instruction such as Sunday school, vacation Bible School, adult Bible classes, youth ministry, curriculum planning, and teacher training are also addressed.

MDV111      The Christian Mind    (4 units)
Summary of the biblical world and life view; the Word of God, Revelation, ad inspiration; ‘knowing’ and ‘thinking’ and responses to God’s Word; the radical difference between Christian and non-Christian thinking; nature and methods of theology and apologetics; procedures for dealing with difficulties in the Christian faith.

MDV120      Evangelism Seminar    (4 units)
This field education reflection seminar will include the reformed theology of evangelism; an introduction to various biblically consistent methods for presenting the gospel of Jesus Christ through guided observation in the local church, presentations by resource persons with effective evangelistic ministries, and evaluative discussion; an opportunity for participation in aspects of the practice of evangelism.

MDV124      Christian Apologetics    (4 units)
The nature, method and uses of Christian apologetics; a biblical response to some attacks on Christian faith.

MMO102      Biblical Theology    (4 units)
Overview of the covenantal structure of the whole of biblical revelation, centering on concepts of kingdom, covenant and Mediator.

MMO103      The Acts of Apostles    (4 units)
A study of the emergence of the early Christian church as recounted in the Acts of Apostles. Attention is given to the historical context of the work, the literacy techniques of the author, and the abiding theological lessons for Christian faith and practice today.

MMO106      Christian Ethics     (4 units)
Structure and content of Christian Ethics; goal, motive and norm of the Christian life; analysis of ethical issues of authority, life, sexuality, property and truthfulness.

MCO101      Health and Clinical Psychology    (4 units)
This unit focuses on the practical training, counselling skills, interventions and education strategies required to practice in the field of health psychology. It begins with an overview of the theory underpinning psychological factors in health and illness. The aim is to prepare students to understand and manage the impact of physical health issues and the importance of health promotion and education in community-based counselling organisations and in public and private psychological practice.

MCO102      Competencies    (4 units)
This unit focuses on the principles and methods of psychological assessment in the counselling context. It focuses on the knowledge, competencies and skills required for assessment, treatment planning and outcomes for particular presenting issues. The unit provides practical experience in the selection of assessment methods, administration, scoring, interpretation, and profile analysis of common psychometric instruments. The tests studied and administered include intelligence, social, emotional and cognitive skills, personality, anxiety, depression, stress, educational and vocational abilities and interests and other related behaviours.

MCO103      Professional Practice and Professional Ethics     (4 units)
This unit has its focus on the knowledge, competencies and skills required to practice as a provisional and counselling psychologist within the designated professional ethical, legal and professional and ethical standards as set down by the profession.

MCO104      Diagnostic and Treatment Skills for Specific Conditions     (4 units)
The unit focuses on developing a basic understanding of the diagnostic categories, theories and current models, relevant to abnormal psychology and psychopathology in counselling practice. The initial sessions cover the history and theories of abnormality, the classification and diagnosis of disorders and methods of assessment and research. Students will learn about the diagnoses and treatments of several major types of disorders, such as anxiety, adjustment, mood, personality and obsessive compulsive disorders.

MCO105      Relationship and Marital Therapy     (4 units)
The increasing stresses in relationships place continual demands on counsellors and therapists to provide ways through and beyond the anxieties and hostilities, the conflicts and the confusion. This unit will aim to explore specialised skills in relationship therapy and the theories and practice of relationship therapy. Systemic analysis and systemic therapy will be a key ingredient of this unit.

MCO106      Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy     (4 units)
Psychoanalytic thinking and practice has undergone an enormous expansion and transformation over the past sixty years. Similarly, psychoanalytic contributions to modern thinking and culture have had an impact on contemporary practice. This unit expands on the central ideas of the major contributors to contemporary psychoanalytic thought with particular emphasis on treatment implications for different kinds of presenting issues.

MCO107      Health Psychology     (4 units)
This unit will cover some of the most important aspects of theory and practice in applied psychology. Emotion theory will provide a basis for an examination of psychosomatic processes in general. Soma to form, sleep and eating disorders will be considered in terms of their underlying mechanisms and treatment options.

MCO108      Trauma Therapy    (4 units)
This unit brings a strong focus to the theory and practice of trauma therapy. It takes an integrative approach to trauma therapy, drawing on cognitive behavioural as well as psychodynamic elements and on Contextual Modular Therapy as applied to people who have been through a highly distressing experience. Students will be introduced to a multi-faceted bio psychosocial understanding of traumatic phenomena.

MCO109      Ethics and Professional Development    (4 units)
The increasing stresses in relationships place continual demands on counsellors and therapists to provide ways through and beyond the anxieties and hostilities, the conflicts and the confusion. This unit will aim to explore specialised skills in relationship therapy and the theories and practice of relationship therapy.

MCO110      Counseling Theory     (4 units)
This course is an advanced study of the major theories in the field of counseling, as well as an exploration of the historical perspectives and philosophies upon which they are based. Theories to be addressed include Classical Psychoanalysis, Individual Psychology, Analytical theory, Person-Centered Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and Existential Therapy.

MCO111      Geriatric Counseling     (4 units)
This course is an introduction to the field of gerontology and the treatment modalities and approaches to counseling older adults. Current research knowledge related to gerontology and the aging process will be examined. An in-depth study of the special health needs, chronic illnesses, physiological aspects, and related services as applied to gerontology is presented. Sociological implications will also be examined, as will approaches to counseling the elderly in institutional settings. Other topics to be included are crisis situations, leisure, relocation, retirement, housing, and death and dying.

MCO112      Marriage and Family Therapy     (4 units)
This course will address the principals and techniques of effective therapy with couples. Various models will be explored with a focus on applicability to different client needs in a variety of settings.