Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Undergraduate Course Descriptions

All courses, unless otherwise noted, are three credit hours. Undergraduate course numbers range from 100 to 499, with 100's generally designating Freshman courses, 200's Sophomore courses, 300's Junior courses, and 400's Senior courses or upper-level electives.  

BIB 101 Bible Introduction

A general introduction to the Bible focusing on the nature, historical background, linguistics, canonization, transmission, and English translations of the Bible.  

CPL 100 Chapel Required every semester

As a vital component of a Christ-centered education, Criswell College embraces chapel worship to encourage a community of learning and of faith. Chapel supports the educational curriculum of the campus community through weekly collective meetings as a campus family, exposing students to quality models of expository preaching and sound biblical teaching, an enacted theology of worship, and a model and experience for good corporate worship. This is a required non-credit course. 

ECM 100 Encounter Missions Required every semester

A practical application of Christian ministry in diverse areas, such as discipleship, Christian counseling, Bible study leadership, chaplaincy, street evangelism, hospital visitation, etc. A position of ministry in a local church will satisfy this requirement if approved by the Encounter Missions Director. This is a required non-credit course.  

EDU 300 Principles of Teaching

An introductory study of principles and methods of effective Christian teaching. Emphasis is placed on developing teaching plans. Opportunity to practice teaching will be provided. Approaches include teaching for knowledge, understanding, attitude change, Christian growth, and application. 

EDU 310 Organizational Management

An introductory course focused on understanding the purposes, processes, and problems involved in organizational administration, including the area of Christian education. Students gain an understanding of management concepts that encourage Christian stewardship of resources. Areas of study include budgeting, scheduling, staff management, committee structure and leadership, and facilities. 

EDU 311 Educational Ministry of the Local Church

An introductory study of the various educational organizations of the local church, seeking to relate the biblical goals of the church to the organizational life of a given local church. Attention will be given to the available curricula for Christian education today. 

EDU 408 Conflict Management

An introductory analysis of the causes of conflict at both the interpersonal and institutional levels. Particular attention will be given to models of communication and the constructive role conflict can play when carefully managed. In addition to case studies, students will explore their own inclinations in an environment of conflict. 

EMS 101 Personal Evangelism

An introduction to the oral presentation of the Gospel to the individual, including personal spiritual preparation for the task. Biblical foundations and demands for evangelism provide the basis of study. (Prerequisite: THS 101) 

EMS 102 Church Evangelism

A study of the biblical basis of evangelism, a brief history of evangelism, and various aspects of a perennial program of evangelism in the local assembly of believers. Particular emphasis will be given to discipleship and church growth. (Prerequisite: EMS 101) 

EMS 203 Cross-Cultural Communication

A survey of basic communication principles with cross-cultural applications. Emphasis is placed on developing effective bi-cultural models for evangelistic persuasion using modified receptor-oriented communicative techniques with understanding. (Prerequisite: EMS 101, EMS205). 

EMS 205 History and Theology of Missions

An introductory survey of major missiological motifs. The biblical foundation for missions, theological ramifications of cross-cultural communication of the Gospel, strategies for applied missiology, and the historical expansion of Christian missions are all of major concern. The historical survey highlights the modern mission era and draws attention to trends that will shape missionary activity in the 21st century. (Prerequisite: EMS 101) 

EMS 301 Church Planting

An introductory course analyzing topics related to church planting in North America and cross culturally. Factors which inhibit and enhance successful church planting are identified and applied. Particular attention is given to gathering and using statistical data to identify such factors. (Prerequisite: EMS 205) 

EMS 302 Theology of Evangelism

A careful formulation of the theological basis and content of evangelism, in light of the New Testament. Special attention will be given to such key New Testament concepts as reconciliation, forgiveness, adoption, grace, and mercy to analyze their evangelistic significances. (Prerequisites: EMS 102, THS 301) 

EMS 303 Encountering World Religions

An examination of religious belief systems found in the major world religions. The functional goal is to understand such belief systems in order to develop effective evangelistic strategies. (Prerequisite: EMS 205) 

EMS 304 Encountering Cults

A comprehensive study of the backgrounds and theologies of contemporary cultic groups and movements. Attention will be given to developing specific strategies for reaching people entrapped by the cults. 

EMS 305 Contextualization

A study of contextualization from theoretical and practical perspectives including an examination of methodologies for contextualization of the Gospel. Emphasis is placed on developing a working model which will enable missionaries to be relevant in cross-cultural settings without compromising biblical essentials. (Prerequisite: EMS 205)  

EMS 321 The New Age Movement

A critical look at the New Age Movement and its underlying pantheistic worldview. Such groups, activities, and philosophies as Theosophy, Rosicrucianism, Scientology, Urantia, astrology, psychic phenomena, channeling, reincarnation, tarot reading, magic, telepathy, and ufology, as well as others will be investigated. 

EMS 401 Vocational Evangelist

A course designed to equip those individuals called into full-time evangelistic vocations. The ministries of both itinerant and local church evangelists are constructively studied. All aspects of the vocational evangelist's personal and public life are analyzed. (Prerequisite: EMS 102) 

EMS 404 Current Issues in Evangelism

An in-depth analysis of selected topics related to contemporary evangelism. Such issues as televangelism, cell group evangelism, and power evangelism will be discussed. Topics may vary. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic of study differs. 

EMS 408 Current Issues in Missiology

An in-depth analysis of a selected topic related to contemporary missions. Areas of concern are: effective cross-cultural techniques for ministry, threats to modern missions, and leadership training. Topics may vary. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic of study differs. (Prerequisite: EMS 205) 

EMS 411 Evangelism Practicum

An approved practical evangelistic project. The course is designed to offer the student extensive supervised experience in some specific field of evangelism. (Prerequisite: EMS 102) 

EMS 417 Mission Practicum

A study of the social, religious, and missiological setting to include involvement in a short-term cross-cultural missionary experience in a designated field/ministry. Each practicum unit will have a distinct international or national/sub-culture focus. Literature, methods, models, and ministries will be examined and evaluated, including specific methods for evangelizing and churching persons within the target region/population/country. Emphasis will also be placed on discipleship training, lay evangelism, and social-service ministry. Students will receive training in evangelistic methods and programs specific to the practicum project. The missions course has three major components: 1) Orientation-training and research related to the field project; 2) Field Project, under faculty supervision; and 3) Reflection to include written evaluation and integrative research. With approval from the Vice President for Academic Affairs, students may repeat Mission Practicum courses for credit, provided that they are exposed to a different setting (i.e., international or domestic). (Prerequisite: EMS 101) 

EMS 423 The Great Awakenings

A biographical history of 18th and 19th century evangelism in America. The lives and ministries of America's greatest evangelists during this era will be examined and evaluated. Special attention will be given to our nation's two great awakenings. (Prerequisite: THS 201) 

ENG 100 Basic English Grammar

A course of remedial instruction in the basic skills needed for effective college-level work. This is a 16 week, non-credit required course. 

ENG 101 English Grammar and Composition

A comprehensive review of English and introduction to the fundamentals of composition. A student must receive a grade of "C" or better in order to receive credit. (Prerequisite: ENG 100 or a satisfactory score on the English placement exam) 

ENG 201 English Composition

A study of English style and usage, as utilized in written and oral expression. A student must receive a grade of "C" or better in order to receive credit. (Prerequisite: ENG 101)  

GRK 201 Greek I

An introduction to the basic grammar of New Testament Greek. (Prerequisite: ENG 101) 

GRK 202 Greek II

A continuation of basic grammatical studies, together with beginning readings in Johannine Literature. (Prerequisite: GRK 201)  

GRK 301 Greek Reading

An introductory continuation of the elements of New Testament Greek with an emphasis on the rapid reading of the Greek New Testament and related Hellenistic texts.  

GRK 302 Greek Exegetical Syntax I

Study of intermediate level Greek grammar with an emphasis on the analysis of grammar and syntax in selected readings from the New Testament, and introduction to textual criticism.  

GRK 303 Greek Exegetical Syntax II

A continuation of the study of Greek grammar and syntax, which introduces a modified stratificational and Case Grammar assessment of the grammatical and semantic subsystems of Hellenistic Greek, emphasizing extensive translation of New Testament passages, with an introduction to the principles and practice of Greek exegesis as well as the more salient features of discourse criticism.  

GRK 310 Greek Exegesis

An introductory exegetical book study from the New Testament using Greek language skills.  

HEB 301 Hebrew I

An introduction to the elements of biblical Hebrew with an emphasis on phonology, grammar, and vocabulary. (Prerequisite: ENG 101)  

HEB 302 Hebrew II

A continuation of the elements of biblical Hebrew with an emphasis on grammar and syntax with selected readings from the Hebrew Bible. (Prerequisite: HEB 301) 

HEB 310 Hebrew Exegesis

A introductory exegetical book study from the Old Testament using Hebrew language skills.  

HEB 403 Hebrew Exegetical Method I

A continuation study of Hebrew grammar, emphasizing exegetical method in Hebrew prose literature. Special attention will be given to syntax, textual criticism, literary analysis, and lexical studies. (Prerequisite: HEB 302 or equivalent) 

HEB 404 Hebrew Exegetical Method II

A continuation study of Hebrew grammar and syntax with special attention given to the exegesis and exposition of Old Testament poetic texts. Special topics will include the interpretation of figurative language, parallelism, and meter in the exegesis of poetic texts. (Prerequisite: HEB 403) 

HUM 101 The Ancient World

An introduction to the cultures of the Ancient Near East and Archaic Europe from the Stone Age through the Iron Age. The history, art, and literature of Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Israelite civilizations will be explored. 

HUM 102 The Greek World

An overview of the great themes of the Greek civilization. These themes will be explored through Greek philosophy, poetry, architecture, and politics. Emphasis will be given to the ideas that directly impact later developments within Western Civilization. 

HUM 201 The Roman World

An exploration of the politics, art, literature, and history of the Roman Republic and Empire. The various influences of earlier Greek culture and the rise of Christianity within Roman life will be illuminated. 

HUM 202 The Medieval World

An examination of the transition from the Roman Empire to a Christian culture will be studied in light of its result on definitions of reality and humanity and the changes it brings to art, literature, and philosophy. 

HUM 301 Early Modern World

An analysis of the tremendous transformations occurring in art, theology, and philosophy from the Late Middle Ages to the rise of science in the 17th century. Special attention will be paid to the role of the reformers within this age of change. 

HUM 302 The Modern World

A survey of Enlightenment and Romanticism and how these opposing forces shaped philosophy, literature, art, and music. Various movements will be examined from revolution to evolution to World War I. 

HUM 402 American Culture

Beginning with the richness of American literature, this course will explore the variegated nature of American art, politics, music, and thought. Emphasis will be placed on the lives of American authors and how they influenced the times in which they lived. 

HUM 403 Topics in Humanities

A detailed study of the developments within a specific area of Humanities (philosophy, art, music, literature, or rhetoric). This course may be repeated for credit when the topic of study differs. 

HUM 404 Faith and Culture

A capstone course that will attempt a biblically-based critique of the ongoing integration of theology and modern thought. The various facets of western culture (music, art, literature, theater, etc.) will be examined, evaluating the strengths and deficiencies of each from the perspective of a Judeo-Christian worldview. Throughout this survey of art and ideas, the student will develop the analytical skills necessary to recognize and evaluate the contributions that modern (and postmodern) culture has made to the church as well as our individual lives. 

HUM 405 Cinematic Theology

A seminar course exploring the theological content of contemporary cinema, evaluating the impact such appropriations of Christian symbols and theological meta-narratives can have on popular perceptions of God and the local church. 

HUM 409 Issues in Faith and Culture

An examination of the various facets of western culture (music, art, literature, theater, etc.) and an evaluation of the cultural contributions and deficiencies of each from the perspective of a Judeo-Christian worldview. (Prerequisites: THS 203 and 301 or 302) 

JMS 200 Introduction to Biblical Archaeology

A survey of the contributions archaeology has made to the field of biblical interpretation. It will include a study of basic geography of Israel, a review of some of the major archaeological sites in the Middle East, and a review of basic techniques used in doing archaeology. 

JMS 300 Field Archaeology

This course will include a practical hands-on study and utilization of archaeological excavation techniques and procedures under the guidance of trained professionals. Excavation sites will be chosen with reference to their relevance and importance to the field of biblical studies. 

LAT 301 Latin I

An introduction to the origin and elements of the Latin language with an introduction to basic Latin grammar. (Prerequisite: ENG 101) 

LAT 302 Latin II

A continuation of Latin grammar, vocabulary, and syntax. (Prerequisite: LAT 301) 

LIT 101 Hermeneutics

A study of the transmission and translation of the Scriptures and of the principles and procedures of their interpretation and application. 

MIN 205 Christian Leadership

An introduction to the distinctive principles of Christian leadership. The course seeks to evaluate contemporary thought about leadership with a view to assisting each student in achieving the most significant leadership skills possible. Attention is given to developing a biblical philosophy of leadership and ministry. 

MIN 303 Bi-Vocational Ministry

A study of the unique challenges and opportunities characterizing bi-vocational ministry. Issues such as ministerial and non-ministerial role responsibilities and professional self-image are studied in detail. Practice methodologies for bi-vocational leadership are discussed. 

MIN 350 Topics in Leadership

A detailed study, with a significant research component, about a selected topic in Christian leadership. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic studied differs. This course is open to undergraduate Junior and Senior students. 

MIN 401 Introduction to Biblical Exposition

A study of the basic principles of sermon or lesson preparation with attention being given to both the formal and functional elements of the sermon. Emphasis is placed on the expository method of sermon or lesson preparation. It is recommended (but not required) that the student complete two semesters of Hebrew as a prerequisite to this course. This course cannot be taken as an independent study. (Prerequisite: GRK 202. In addition, completion of HEB 302 is recommended.) 

MIN 402 Sermon Delivery

A study of basic types of sermon delivery with emphasis placed on preaching without notes. Each student will preach a full-length sermon in class. This course cannot be taken as an independent study. (Prerequisite: MIN 401. In addition, completion of GRK 302 or HEB 302 is recommended.) 

MIN 403 Pastoral Ministry

A survey of the various responsibilities and duties of pastors and staff members in the ministry of the local church. 

MIN 426 Topics in Ministry

A detailed study of a selected topic in preaching, pastoral ministry, leadership, Christian education, or worship leadership. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic studied differs. This capstone course is open to undergraduate students who are completing their final 30 hours of a B.A. degree (see Academic Advising and Curriculum Planning). 

MIN 429 Kerygma: Apostolic Preaching in Acts

An introductory preaching course that seeks to discover the authentic kerygma preached by the Apostles. The student will critically read and examine the apostolic sermons in the book of Act to determine their content and how the apostles effectively delivered their sermons and called people to Christ. Each student will prepare a sermon based on the apostolic model. (Prerequisite: MIN 401) 

MIN 430 The Preaching of Spurgeon and Criswell

Charles Haddon Spurgeon and W. A. Criswell were the premiere Baptist preachers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, respectively. What made these two men rise above their peers? The undergraduate level course will trace the preaching ministries of these two men from their youths to the height of their popularity, comparing and contrasting their preaching styles, sermonic content, passion, use of illustrations, and delivery, among other factors to discover transferable principles which can be adopted by the contemporary pulpiteer. (Prerequisite: MIN 401) 

MIN 431 Preaching from the Old Testament

The use of Hebrew exegetical tools and the application of the elementary principles of Hebrew exegesis to a selected book of the Old Testament. This course will integrate the student's previous studies in hermeneutics, language, theology, and homiletics in preparing a biblical book for exposition. (Prerequisite: HEB 302) 

MIN 433 Preaching from the New Testament

The use of Greek exegetical tools and the application of the elementary principles of Greek exegesis to a selected book of the New Testament. This course will integrate the student's previous studies in hermeneutics, language, and theology in preparing a biblical book for exposition. (Prerequisite: GRK 202) 

MIN 435 Evangelistic Preaching

A study of oratory and rhetoric as they relate to evangelistic preaching. Each student will learn to prepare expository, textual, and topical evangelistic sermons. Particular emphasis will be placed on delivering an effective evangelistic invitation. (Prerequisites: EMS 102, MIN 401, MIN 402)  

NTS 101 New Testament Survey I

A brief survey of inter-testamental history, an introduction to the canon and text of the New Testament, and an introduction to the historical background and content of the Gospels and Acts. 

NTS 201 New Testament Survey II

An introduction to the historical background and content of all the Epistles of the New Testament. (It is recommended that this course be taken after NTS 101.) 

NTS 310 New Testament Intensive

An intensive study of selected books in the English Bible. Course offerings will be scheduled each semester. This course may be repeated for credit when the book differs. 

NTS 316 Topics in New Testament Studies

A study of selected subjects that are related to the history, background, ethics, or theology of the New Testament. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic of study differs. 

OTS 101 Old Testament Survey I

A study of the books of Genesis through Esther with an emphasis on the interpretive problems of the Pentateuch and the tracing of God's providential dealings with Israel from the time of the patriarchs to Israel's return after the Babylonian exile. 

OTS 201 Old Testament Survey II

A study of the books of Job through Malachi, focusing on the nature and formation of the poetic and wisdom literature of ancient Israel, as well as the oracles of the Hebrew prophets and their message and contribution to Israel's history and faith. (It is recommended that this course be taken after OTS 101.) 

OTS 310 Old Testament Intensive

An intensive study of selected books in the English Bible. Course offerings will be scheduled each semester. This course may be repeated for credit when the book differs. 

OTS 315 Topics in Old Testament Studies

A concentrated study of selected topics and exegesis of selected passages relevant to Old Testament studies. Methodologically, the courses offered in this series will be exegetical and will also integrate other related disciplines such as exposition, hermeneutics, theology, ethics, discipleship, leadership, etc. 

PHI 201 Introduction to Philosophy

Includes a brief survey of the history of philosophy and defends the validity of the logical and epistemological foundations of Christian theology and ethics against critical systems. 

PHI 210 Introduction to Logic

A general introduction to logic covering both deductive and inductive inference and the analysis of arguments in ordinary language. 

PHI 310 Greek and Roman Philosophy

The history of philosophy in the West from the pre-Socratics through the neo-Platonists. This course is designed for students who have already taken at least one course in philosophy and are expected to achieve at a higher level of learning. 

PHI 320 Medieval Philosophy

The history of philosophy in the West from Augustine to William of Occam, with special emphasis upon Augustine and Thomas Aquinas. This course is designed for students who have already taken at least one course in philosophy and are expected to achieve at a higher level of learning. 

PHI 330 Modern Philosophy

The history of philosophy in the West from the Renaissance through contemporary modern philosophy. This course is designed for students who have already taken at least one course in philosophy and are expected to excel at a higher level of learning. 

PHI 340 Symbolic Logic

An introduction to the basic elements of modern symbolic logic, including propositional logic and predicate logic. This course is designed for students who have already taken Introduction to Logic. 

PHI 402 Introduction to Ethics

A study of the principal ethical theories and thinkers, basic ethical problems, and related biblical teaching. 

PHI 410 Metaphysics

An historical and critical examination of selected metaphysical problems, topics, and systems. 

PHI 420 Epistemology

An historical and critical examination of the philosophical study of the nature, scope, and validity of human knowledge. 

PHI 440 Integration of Philosophy and Theology

An historical and topical survey of Western philosophy's attempts to know and define God. Emphasis is given to major historical time periods (including the contemporary), and to topics such as divine attributes, faith and reason, arguments for God's existence, the problem of evil, and how to relate religion and science. 

PHI 450 Advanced Studies: History of Philosophy

Reading, discussion, and research in selected topics or periods from the history of philosophy. 

PHI 455 Advanced Studies: Philosophical Divisions

Studies in a single division of philosophy, such as Aesthetics, the Philosophy of Religion, the Philosophy of Science, and the Philosophy of History. 

PHI 460 Advanced Studies, Philosophical Topics

Reading, discussion and research in selected topics in philosophy with special attention paid to contemporary developments in philosophical literature. 

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

An introduction to psychology as a science with special emphasis on the integration of psychology with biblical truth. The origins, assumptions, techniques, instruments, and methods of psychology will be studied and related to Scripture. 

PSY 102 Dynamics of Marriage and Family

A detailed study of the family as a biblical and social institution. Relevant insights from the social sciences and from history will be used to illuminate the biblical model of family life. (Prerequisite: PSY 101) 

PSY 201 Introduction to Counseling Psychology 

An introduction to the application of psychology to the counseling ministry. A special emphasis will be placed on the formulation of a model for counseling, based on a biblical anthropology, and utilizing relevant data from the psychological disciplines. (Prerequisite: PSY 101) 

PSY 301 Theories of Personality

A detailed evaluation of contemporary theories of human personality in light of the biblical view of man. (Prerequisite: PSY 101) 

PSY 306 Developmental Psychology

A survey of human development from conception to death, emphasizing biological, cognitive, personal and spiritual growth, and maturation. (Prerequisite: PSY 101) 

PSY 308 Practical Issues in Christian Counseling

A survey of practical issues faced in Christian and pastoral counseling. This survey will include responding appropriately to common ethical and legal issues, developing a referral list and making referrals, intervening in crises, dealing with difficult people and families, beginning and ending counseling relationships, and appropriately using the Scriptures in counseling. (Prerequisites: PSY 101, 201) 

PSY 309 Psychological Research and Measurements

An introductory examination of standardized testing used in psychology, counseling, and education, including personality, aptitude, achievement, and interest tests. A basic introduction to methods used in experimental research in psychology is also examined. Focus will be given especially to questionnaire research and how to write empirical research reports. (Prerequisite: PSY 101, 306) 

PSY 401 Counseling Ministry of the Local Church

A study of the possibilities for a counseling ministry at the local church level. A special emphasis will be placed on the utilization of lay people in a church's counseling ministry and on the use of group counseling techniques in church settings. (Prerequisite: PSY 101) 

PSY 402 Integration of Theology and Psychology

A survey of the basic concepts and methods of the integration of psychology with theology. It is highly recommended that this course be taken after at least 9 hours of psychology and 6 hours of systematic theology. (Prerequisite: PSY 101) 

PSY 403 Abnormal Psychology

An introduction to the study of abnormal behavior including origin, classification, symptoms, prevention, and treatment of the various psychopathological classification entities. (Prerequisite: PSY 101) 

RES 410 Senior Thesis

An independent research project supervised by a faculty member. Three semester hours will be given upon the writing and approval of an original paper of publishable quality built around a thesis related to the major core curriculum in the degree program. The thesis is written using the standards of the latest edition of the Criswell College Manual of Style. 

SCI 201 Natural Science

A survey of the structure and history of the universe through the sciences of astronomy (space science), geology (earth science), and biology (life science).  Scientific vocabulary and basic math skills will be reviewed and utilized within the course. Forums will also be conducted in the areas of the interface between science and Scripture.  

SCI 204 Computer Applications in Ministry

As an introduction to Computer Science, this course is designed to give each student confidence using computer hardware and software. The course uses basic computer vocabulary and various technical concepts of connectivity and communication. Students develop skills important for ministry and academic work using currently available computer and network technologies. Students should have basic typing skills before enrolling in the class. 

SEM 100 College Success Seminar One Semester Hour

An introduction to Criswell College and its expectations, this course is designed to give the incoming student a foundation for a successful college experience. This is a required seminar for all entering students who have completed less than 30 hours of post-secondary education at a similar institution, or with a transfer GPA below 2.0 

SEM 400 Senior Seminar Two Semester Hours

This course provides an opportunity for senior level students to integrate prior academic studies into a comprehensive biblical, theological, and philosophical framework. This course further prepares students to enter a ministry position, or the work force, with clear statements of belief, philosophy of life, self-understanding, and confidence that they have critical thinking and problem-solving skills to assist them in life after college. 

SPN 301 Spanish I

An introduction to basic grammar and communication skills for students seeking a working knowledge of Spanish. 

SPN 302 Spanish II

A continuation of the elements of Spanish with an emphasis on grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, along with a blend of history and readings that will enable students to effectively converse in Spanish. (Prerequisite: SPN 301) 

THS 101 Spiritual Foundations

An introduction to the basic convictions and disciplines of the life of the Christian with particular relevance to those who serve in positions of leadership among believers. 

THS 201 Church History

An examination of the history of the Christian church from the first century to the present with emphasis on the roots of American Christianity. 

THS 202 Baptist History and Distinctives

A study of the Anabaptists and their origins is followed by an examination of the emergence of the English Baptists and their subsequent history. A discussion of the history of Baptists in the U.S. pays particular attention to Southern Baptists. Stress is placed on the distinctive beliefs of Baptists within the context of the broader reformation heritage. 

THS 203 Systematic Theology I

An introductory discussion of Prologomena, Bibliology, Theology Proper, Creation, and Angelology, defining the scriptural views and showing the arguments for them, refuting other views, and showing the relevance of this theology to Christian life and witness. (Prerequisites: LIT 101; NTS 101, 201; OTS 101, 201) 

THS 301 Systematic Theology II

An introductory discussion of Anthropology, Hamartiology, Christology, and Pneumatology, defining the scriptural views and showing the arguments for them, refuting other views, and showing the relevance of this theology to Christian life and witness. (Prerequisite: THS 203) 

THS 302 Systematic Theology III

An introductory discussion of Soteriology, Ecclesiology, and Eschatology, defining the scriptural views and showing the arguments for them, refuting other views, and showing the relevance of this theology to Christian life and witness. This course stresses the Baptist view of the church and of the ordinances, as well as broader Baptist polity, and the various eschatological perspectives. (Prerequisite: THS 301) 

THS 421 Theology Intensive

An intensive study of a selected doctrine of systematic theology or a selected period of historical theology. This course may be repeated for credit when the specific doctrine or historical period differs.