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Ac 203
3 Credits
Principles of Accounting I
Fundamental accounting procedures, journals, ledgers, financial statements and uses made of accounting information. Basic principles and procedures in accounting for corporate assets. First semester and summer, three hours.
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Dates: May. 12 – Jun. 28, 2025
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Prerequisites: ACT score 22, SAT score 1100 or Ac 103.
Financial and Managerial Accounting: The Basis for Business Decisions – 18th
Jan R. Williams, Susan F. Haka, Mark S. Bettner, and Joseph Carcello
McGraw-Hill/Irwin
ISBN: 978-1259692406
BA 109
3 Credits
Business Spreadsheet Analysis
An in-depth hands-on investigation of spreadsheet technology used in typical business applications. Topics include fundamentals of spreadsheet operation, utilizing spreadsheets to solve quantitative problems in business, basic and advanced spreadsheet formatting techniques, creating spreadsheet reports, creating pivot tables and pivot chart reports, and solving problems using what-if analysis. Summer only, three hours.
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Dates: May. 12 – Jun. 28, 2025
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Next offered: Jun. 30, 2025 - Aug. 16, 2025
Benchmark Series: Microsoft Excel 365 Levels 1 and 2
Rutkosky, Davidson, Roggenkamp, Rutkosky
Paradigm Education Solutions
ISBN: 978-1-7924-7312-8
BA 490
3 Credits
Business Degree Completion Capstone
Students produce a thesis, project, or major presentation in connection with an internship or full-time job to fulfill the Degree Completion Capstone course. Three hours.
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Dates: May. 12 – Aug. 16, 2025
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Ed 200
3 Credits
Foundations: Educational Tech-EXP
This course aligns with both International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards to prepare students to effectively employ a biblical worldview while integrating technology into a variety of instructional settings. All types of future educators enrolled in this course will be prepared to develop their leadership, scholarship, and citizenship through the skills of collaboration, design, facilitation, and analysis. A technology portfolio will be created by each learner that demonstrates their learning, and a portion of the class will be spent in the pursuit of a third-party educational micro credential. Learners will be exposed to a wide variety of instructional tools and ideas for technology integration. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
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Dates: May. 12 – Jun. 28, 2025
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Technopoly: The surrender of culture to technology – 2011
Postman, N.
Vintage
ISBN: 978-0679745402
Integrating technology in the classroom: Tools to meet the need of every student – 2nd (December 2018)
Hamilton, Boni
International Society for Technology in Education
ISBN: 978-1564847256
Ed 201
3 Credits
Theories of Teaching & Learning
Provides an overview of the theories and principles from psychology related to education. Specifically, the course addresses motivation, learning, development, instruction, culture, and classroom management. Summer only, three hours.
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Dates: May. 12 – Jun. 28, 2025
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Next offered: Jun. 30, 2025 - Aug. 16, 2025
Educational Psychology – 13th
Slavin, Robert .E.
Pearson
ISBN: 9780135752999
Ed 325
3 Credits
Development: Birth to Adolescence
The course examines the physical, emotional, intellectual, cultural, and spiritual growth of the child from pre-natal through adolescence. Emphasis is placed on the development of the child in relation to the school. Special consideration is given to societal issues impacting development. Summer only, three hours.
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Dates: May. 12 – Jun. 28, 2025
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Childhood: Voyages in Development – 4th
Rathus, S. A.
McGraw Hill, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-4959-0433-5
What the Bible Says about Parenting: Gods Plan for Rearing your Child
MacArthur, J. F.
Thomas Nelson, 2000
ISBN: 978-0-8499-3775-0
Ed 383
3 Credits
Educational Assessment
An introductory course in the principles of constructing standardized and teacher-made tests, test scoring and interpretation, grading-reporting practices, and an overview of commonly used statistical terms. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
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Dates: May. 12 – Jun. 28, 2025
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Ed 691
3 Credits
Readings in Education
Independent study through the use of readings with special emphasis on selected areas from the field of education. This course can be substituted for other courses at the discretion of the program coordinator. Second semester and summer, three hours.
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Dates: May. 12 – Aug. 16, 2025
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Prerequisites: Ed 690.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association – 7th (2019)
American Psychological Association
ISBN: 978-1433832161
En 101
3 Credits
Composition & Grammar
Review of sentence structure, punctuation, paragraph development and essay organization. Emphasis on expository writing. Required of students with English ACT score between 15 and 23, or Writing SAT score 21 to 29. Not open to those with English ACT score above 23, or Writing SAT score above 29. Not applicable toward a major or minor. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
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Dates: May. 12 – Jun. 28, 2025
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Prerequisites: En 095, Plmt Test, ACT 15-23 or SAT 21-29.
College Writing – 2nd ed., 2010
Horton, Ronald A.
BJU Press
ISBN: 978-1606820247
En 102
3 Credits
Composition & Rhetoric
Introduction to academic writing emphasizing argumentation, research, documentation and style; centering on the library paper. Not applicable toward a major or minor. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
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Dates: May. 12 – Jun. 28, 2025
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Next offered: Jun. 30, 2025 - Aug. 16, 2025
Prerequisites: En 101, Plmt Test, ACT 24+, SAT 30+.
Companion to College English – 4th
Horton, Ronald A.
BJU Press, 2020
ISBN: 978-1-62856-848-6
En 103
3 Credits
Composition & Literature
Critical writing using literary analysis. Discussion of literature by genres and according to basic literary critical concepts and terminology. Not applicable toward a major or minor. Second semester and summer, three hours.
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Dates: May. 12 – Jun. 28, 2025
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Prerequisites: En 102.
A Companion to College English – 3rd
Horton, Ronald A.
BJU Press, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-60682-040-7
Readings for College English – 2nd
BJU Press
ISBN: 978-1-60682-039-1
En 205
3 Credits
American Literature 1607-1865
A historical and critical survey of American literature from colonial times to 1865. Summer only, three hours.
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Dates: May. 12 – Jun. 28, 2025
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Prerequisites: En 103.
The Scarlet Letter (Any unabridged copy)
Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Norton Anthology of American Literature: shorter ed – shorter ed
Robert S. Levine, Editor
W.W. Norton, 2023
ISBN: 978-0-393-696837
ESS 670
3 Credits
Foundations for Sport Coaching
Provides a basis for sport coaching, including the development of coaching philosophies, pedagogical practices and an understanding of player psychology. Topics include communication, leadership, motivation, stress and team cohesion. Three hours.
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Dates: May. 12 – Jun. 28, 2025
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Don't Waste Your Sports – 2011
MaHaney, CJ
Crossway
ISBN: 9781433525759
ESS 690
3 Credits
Internship
Supervised work in a position related to coaching or sport administration. To be eligible, students must have completed all the core courses. Students must complete a total of 150 clock hours. Three hours.
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Dates: May. 12 – Aug. 16, 2025
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FA 125
3 Credits
Christianity & the Arts
An examination of the aesthetic and ethical nature of the arts and their relevance to everyday life. Emphasis on applying a biblical framework for evaluating and interacting with the arts in contemporary culture while affirming the objective nature of Beauty, Truth and Goodness. Guest performances, lectures, readings, and attendance at recitals, art shows and other performances will provide students with opportunities to apply and synthesize course material. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
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Art for God's Sake
Ryken
ISBN: 978-1-59638-007-3
Art & the Bible
Schaeffer
ISBN: 978-0830834013
Fin 211
3 Credits
Personal & Ministry Finance
Financial management strategies including strategies for budgeting, expense control, credit cards, home buying, car buying, insurance, and investing. Principles applied to personal, ministry, and community finance settings. Three hours.
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Dates: May. 12 – Jun. 28, 2025
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The World's Easiest Guide to Finances – 2000
Larry Burkett
Northfield Publishing
ISBN: 1-881273-38-5
Church Finance: The Church Leader's Guide to Financial Operations – 2nd
Michael E. Batts
Christianity Today International
ISBN: 978-1-61407-922-4
Hi 101
3 Credits
The Making of the Modern World
The course focuses on the process of historical thinking from a biblical perspective by investigating the forces and factors that have shaped the world we live in today, and by studying themes including empire building, revolutions, religious movements, philosophical and artistic accomplishments, social and economic networks. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
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The Penguin History of the World – 6th
J. M. Roberts and O. A. Westad
ISBN: 978-1846144431
Hi 201
3 Credits
United States History to 1865
A survey of American history from the colonial era through 1865 with a blend of political, economic and cultural aspects. Summer only, three hours.
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Dates: May. 12 – Jun. 28, 2025
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America: A Narrative History (Ninth Edition) (Vol. 1) – 9th
George Brown Tindall, David E. Shi
W. W. Norton
ISBN: 978-0-393-912630
Ma 103
3 Credits
College Algebra
Review of elementary algebra. Stress on the concept of relation and function, algebraic functions and their graphs. Not applicable toward a major or minor. Summer only, three hours.
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Dates: May. 12 – Jun. 28, 2025
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Prerequisites: Ma ACT 20-25, SAT 550-630, Ma 090, Ma 103 Plmt.
College Algebra – 8th edition
Richard N. Aufmann/Richard D. Nation
Cengage Learning
ISBN: 978-1-285-43477-3
ME 614
3 Credits
Psychology of Music
A comprehensive overview of human music behaviors from a psychological perspective. Psychoacoustics, music perception, affective and aesthetic responses to music, and the function of music in society are systematically investigated through research methodologies and literature. Second semester, even-numbered years, three hours.
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Psychological Foundations of Musical Behavior – 2012; 5th ed.
Radocy, R. E., & Boyle, J. D.
Charles C. Thomas
ISBN: 978-0-398-08804-0
Mkt 205
3 Credits
Principles of Marketing
An introduction to marketing's role of creating and capturing customer value for both consumer and business markets. Topics include customer-driven marketing strategies, product development, pricing, promotion, distribution, supply chain, competitive advantage, marketing ethics, the global marketplace and sustainable marketing. Three hours.
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Principles of Marketing – 17th (2018)
Philip T. Kotler and Gary Armstrong
Pearson
ISBN: 13: 9780134492513
Ph 200
3 Credits
Ideas & Their Consequences
Selected philosophical ideas of continuing importance from the pre-Socratics to the 20th century. Second semester and summer, three hours.
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Dates: May. 12 – Jun. 28, 2025
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Next offered: Jun. 30, 2025 - Aug. 16, 2025
Themes in Western Thought – 2013 (custom)
Horton, Ronald, ed.
McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 978-0-07-781903-3
PrS 350
3 Credits
Ethics for the Professional
Survey of ethical constructs with an emphasis on applying biblical principles in professional contexts. Second semester, three hours.
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Dates: May. 12 – Jun. 28, 2025
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Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics – 4th edition (2018)
Scott B. Rae
Zondervan
ISBN: 978-0-310-53642-0
PrS 430
3 Credits
Leadership Effectiveness
Analysis and application of the practical skills that leaders and managers need for success in work and ministry contexts. Topics include the leader's vision, communication skills, team development, and self-management. Second semester, three hours.
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Dates: May. 12 – Jun. 28, 2025
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PrS 490
3 Credits
Professional Studies Capstone
Students produce a thesis, project, or major presentation or complete a practicum or internship to demonstrate their mastery of the learning outcomes for their degree program. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
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Dates: May. 12 – Aug. 16, 2025
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Any required reading will be determined when the student meets with his faculty advisors.
SCM 630
3 Credits
Counseling Children & Adolescents
Presents the biblical counseling principles and procedures for helping elementary and secondary school-age children. Topics include self-image, anxiety, fear, and abuse. Case study examples encourage application of course content. Three hours.
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Dates: May. 12 – Jun. 28, 2025
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Prerequisites: SCM 632.
Shepherding a Child's Heart
Tedd Tripp
Child Proof: Parenting By Faith, Not Formula
Julie Lowe
ISBN: 9781948130158
Caring for the Souls of Children – 1st
Amy Baker, Ed.
New Growth Press
ISBN: 978-1645070634
Building Bridges: Biblical Counseling Activities for Children and Teens
Julie Lowe
New Growth Press
ISBN: 978-1-645070-50-4
The Heart of Anger
Lou Priolo
ISBN: 9781930133730
SCM 632
3 Credits
Foundations of Biblical Counseling
Establishes a theological and practical introduction to the ministry of biblical counseling. Presents a biblical Christ-centered foundation, including the doctrines of the sufficiency of Scripture and progressive sanctification. Provides a biblical methodology for addressing counseling related problems. Three hours.
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Dates: May. 12 – Jun. 28, 2025
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A Theology of Biblical Counseling: The Doctrinal Foundations of Counseling Ministry – 2016
Lambert, Heath
Zondervan
ISBN: 978-0-310-51816-7
Counseling: How to Counsel Biblically – 2005
MacArthur, John, and The Masters College Faculty
Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 978-1-4185-0005-4
The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life: Connecting Christ to Human Experience – 2016
Pierre, Jeremy
New Growth Press
ISBN: 978-1-942572-67-1
Bob Jones University Philosophy of Biblical Counseling – 2017
BJU
SNT 622
3 Credits
Methods of Greek Exegesis
Advanced reading in the NT Greek text with an introduction to hermeneutical theory and exercises that explore a variety of exegetical methods, culminating in an advanced exegetical paper. Students with a marginal mastery of Greek fundamentals should consider first taking SNT 621 Foundations for Greek Exegesis. Three hours.
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Interpreting the New Testament Text – 2006
Darrell L. Bock and Buist M. Fanning, eds.
Crossway
An Exegetical Summary of Titus and Philemon – 2008
Greenlee, J. Harold
SIL International
The Concise Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament – 2009
Danker, Frederick W.
University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 978-0226136158
A Greek New Testament, print or electronic
SSE 200
3 Credits
Foundations of Economics
Blends the core concepts of both microeconomics (structure of markets, factors of production, elasticities) and macroeconomics (economic systems; public policy, including fiscal and monetary policy; supply and demand analysis of national income, inflation and unemployment) with personal responsibility as a citizen (credit, interest, banking, budgeting) to create a greater knowledge of the economy and the individual's role as a decision-maker within that economy. First semester and summer, three hours.
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Dates: May. 12 – Jun. 28, 2025
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The Economic Way of Thinking – 13th
Heyne, P., Boettke, P., & Prychitko, D.
Prentice Hall
ISBN: 978-0-13-299129-2
The Fatal Equilibrium
Marshal Jevons
SSP 207
3 Credits
National Government
American government, the organization and functioning of American political life on the national level. Second semester and summer, three hours.
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Dates: May. 12 – Jun. 28, 2025
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Politics in America, 2018 Elections and Update Edition – 11th
Dye, Thomas R. and Gaddie, Ronald Keith
ISBN: 978-0-13-520275-3
STh 701
3 Credits
Advanced Systematic Theology
A systematic study of the biblical doctrine of the Holy Spirit, the Church, and the end times. Includes exegesis of key passages, analysis of disputed issues, and readings in relevant theological literature. Additional doctrines of special interest may be examined at the instructor's discretion. Three hours.
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Prerequisites: STh 601, STh 602.
He Who Gives Life – 2007
Graham Cole
Crossway
Three Views on Israel and the Church: Perspectives on Romans 9-11 – 2019
Jared Compton and Andrew Naselli, eds.
Kregel
Three Views on the Rapture – 2010
Alan Hultberg, ed.
Zondervan
Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond – 1999
Darrell Bock, ed.
Zondervan
The Holy Spirit – 1996
Ferguson
IVP
Rediscovering the Holy Spirit – 2017
Horton
Zondervan
STh 703
3 Credits
Biblical Sanctification
A study of the theology of biblical holiness, with a special emphasis on individual progressive sanctification; and the theology of ecclesiastical unity and separatism. Three hours.
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Five Views on Sanctification rev. ed. – 1996
Melvin E. Dieter, et al
Zondervan Academic
ISBN: 0310415314
No Quick Fix (Logos available)
Andy Naselli
ISBN: 9781683590460
How Does Sanctification Work?
David Powlison
ISBN: 978-1433556104
Changed Into His Image (Logos available) – 2nd
Jim Berg
ISBN: 978-1628564853
Taking Time to Change – 2nd ed
Jim Berg
ISBN: 978-0578571546
Shall Fundamentalists Win (Sermon)
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Christianity & Liberalism (response to Fosdick sermon)
STh 750
3 Credits
New Testament Theology
Explores the New Testament's theological core, content, and leading motifs from a biblical theological perspective. Lectures include the nature of New Testament theology, the kingdom of God, and the new covenant. Projects are designed to familiarize the student with key tools of biblical theology. Three hours.
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The Progress of Doctrine in the New Testament: Updated Language & Study Edition by Layton Talbert – 2019 custom
T. D. Bernard, edited by Layton Talbert
New Dictionary of Biblical Theology
Alexander, Rosner, Carson, & Goldworthy, eds.
IVP, 2000
Tec 101
3 Credits
Digital Literacy
An introductory course designed to help the student develop key computational skills for professional life. Topics include tools for basic management of digital files, internet research and online safety, exposure to intermediate skills in word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software, and foundational data related skills (including evaluation of the quality of data, development of data summaries, and communication of data for effective decision-making). Lecture and lab. Excludes: Tec 201. Three hours.
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Dates: May. 12 – Jun. 28, 2025
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Prerequisites: Math ACT 18+, SAT 520+, Ma 080 or Plmt Ma 090. Corequisite: Tec 191.
From the Garden to the City – 2011
John Dyer
Kregel Publications
ISBN: 978-0-82-542668-1
Blown to Bits – 2008
Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, and Harry Lewis
Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 978-0-13-713559-2
Story Telling with Data
Knaflic
Th 350
3 Credits
Bible Doctrines
Study of the biblical teaching concerning Scripture, God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and angels (including Satan). Emphasis throughout is on the practical application of the teachings of the Bible to the Christian life. Three hours.
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Next offered: Jun. 30, 2025 - Aug. 16, 2025
The Moody Handbook of Theology – 2008 or 2014
Paul Enns
Moody
ISBN: 978-0802411983
A Pictorial History of Our English Bible – 1982
David Beale
BJU Press
ISBN: 0890841497
Th 499
3 Credits
Worldview & Apologetics
An analysis and defense of the biblical worldview, together with an analysis and refutation of secular and religious alternative worldviews. The course will equip students to defend the core biblical doctrines and refute spurious philosophical, historical, archeological and scientific claims against the Bible. The course presents a brief history of the apologetics discipline and important Christian thinkers. The course addresses significant historical and contemporary thinkers and their objections to biblical Christianity. Three hours.
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Next offered: Jun. 30, 2025 - Aug. 16, 2025
Prerequisites: Th 350, Ph 200.
The New Creationism: Building Scientific Theories on a Biblical Foundation – 2009
Paul Garner
Evangelical Press
Engaging Gods World: A Christian Vision of Faith, Learning, and Living – 2002
Cornelius Plantinga
Eerdmans
The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog – 6th (2020)
James Sire
InterVarsity Press
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