Aug 14, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Business Administration Courses

  
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    IUE 308V - Integrated Business Communications 1-3


    A study of the process of human communication as a basis for managing organizations. Topics include business writing, report writing, the job-search process, writing for effect and technology-enabled communication.  This course is delivered as a part of an integrated undergraduate program.


Bible Courses

  
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    BI 1003 - Introduction to the Bible and Christianity (3) F, SU


    This course is intended for incoming students at Lipscomb who have limited exposure to the Bible and the Christian faith. It is designed to help these students acquire the general information and background that will prepare them for the rest of their Bible courses. Topics to be covered include the books of the Bible, the key events and people in the Bible, the overall storyline of the Bible and the background of the various expressions of Christianity today.

  
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    BI 1053 - Early Hebrew History (3) F, SP


    A historical survey of the Old Testament period, with special emphasis on God’s redemptive purpose in relation to the coming of Christ. Students who have taken Bible 1512 cannot take this course.

    Adult Degree Program students only
  
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    BI 1063 - Luke - Acts (3) F


    An analysis of Luke’s two-volume account of the life and ministry of Jesus and the history and ministry of the early church.

    Adult Degree Program students only
  
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    BI 1073 - The Story of Jesus (3) F


    A study of what the four Gospels, with an emphasis on the Gospel of Luke, reveal about the life and message of Jesus, the significance of his redemptive work in God’s larger purpose and how disciples live out the story of Jesus in their own lives.

  
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    BI 1083 - The Story of the Church (3) SP


    A study of the development of the early church from Jesus’ ascension to the end of the New Testament period in order to understand the beliefs and practices of the early church, as well as their relevance for the life of the church today.

  
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    BI 1093 - The Story of Israel (3) F


    A historical survey of the Old Testament period, with special emphasis on God’s redemptive purpose in relation to the coming of Christ. 

  
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    BI 2013 - Old Testament: Narrative History: Genesis (3) F, SP


    A detailed study of the text of the selected Old Testament book(s) which recounts the story of God’s redemptive purpose.

  
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    BI 2023 - Old Testament: Narrative History: Joshua (3) F, SP


    A detailed study of the text of the selected Old Testament book(s) which recounts the story of God’s redemptive purpose.

  
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    BI 2043 - Old Testament: Narrative History: Samuel (3) F, SP


    A detailed study of the text of the selected Old Testament book(s) which recounts the story of God’s redemptive purpose.

  
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    BI 2053 - Old Testament: Narrative History: Kings (3) F, SP


    A detailed study of the text of the selected Old Testament book(s) which recounts the story of God’s redemptive purpose.

  
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    BI 2113 - Old Testament: Law: Exodus (3) F, SP


    A detailed study of the text of selected Old Testament books which give God’s guidance for the lives of his covenant people.

  
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    BI 2143 - Old Testament: Law: Deuteronomy (3) F, SP


    A detailed study of the text of selected Old Testament books which give God’s guidance for the lives of his covenant people.

  
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    BI 2223 - Marriage and the Christian Home (3) F, SP


    An analysis of the Scriptures relating to marriage and the home, with special emphasis on areas of adjustment necessary for a strong marriage.

  
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    BI 2283 - Explorations in Ministry (3) SP


    This introductory exposure to the life and work of a minister will consider issues such as a minister’s family relations, spiritual life and ethics. Students will also engage with effective practitioners from a variety of ministry experiences.

    Recommended as a first course in ministry for all Bible majors during the freshman year.
  
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    BI 2313 - Introduction to Intercultural Mission (3) F, SP


    An introductory study of the Christian’s mission to the world. The course studies God’s mission in world history, with a special focus on the ministry of Jesus as the commission for our participation in world mission. This study challenges students to see themselves within the context of God’s purpose for their life. This course also serves as the introduction to Christian missions for the student wanting to pursue missions as an emphasis.

    This course may satisfy the SALT Tier II requirement.
  
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    BI 2323 - Principles and Methods of Intercultural Mission (3) SP Offered even-numbered years


    A practical study of the principles upon which the Christian mission of ministry must be pursued throughout the world. Methodology will be discussed based on the biblical principles identified. This course not only serves the future missionary, but everyone interested in effectively reaching the world around them with the good news of Jesus.

  
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    BI 2333 - Theology and Anthropology of Intercultural Ministry and Mission (3) F Offered odd-numbered years


    A consideration of the biblical principles of mission throughout the world combined with a careful study of the interplay of theology and mission throughout the Christian era with the intent of building contemporary applications for mission to a postmodern world. This course is designed to help the student identify the good news and consider how it can most effectively be presented within a particular culture.

  
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    BI 2423 - Old Testament: Psalms/Wisdom: Job and Ecclesiastes (3) F, SP


    A detailed study of the text of selected Old Testament books which record the reflections of devout believers on life as it relates to God.

  
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    BI 2433 - Old Testament: Psalms/Wisdom: Proverbs, Song of Solomon (3) F, SP


    A detailed study of the text of selected Old Testament books which record the reflections of devout believers on life as it relates to God.

  
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    BI 2513 - Old Testament: Prophets: Isaiah (3) F, SP


    A detailed study of the text of selected Old Testament books which contain the prophets’ exhortations to the covenant people based on God’s actions in the past and promises for the future.

  
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    BI 2523 - Old Testament: Prophets: Jeremiah, Lamentations (3) F, SP


    A detailed study of the text of selected Old Testament books which contain the prophets’ exhortations to the covenant people based on God’s actions in the past and promises for the future.

  
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    BI 2611 - Reflections: Old Testament (1) SU


    Discussion of select Old Testament passages, with special effort to show relevance for the contemporary student. Student is required to participate in discussion and class activities.

  
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    BI 2621 - Reflections: New Testament (1) SU


    Discussion of select New Testament passages, with special effort to show relevance for the contemporary student. Student is required to participate in discussion and class activities.

  
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    BI 2713 - The Story of Global Christianity (3) F


    This overview of Christianity throughout the world spans the time from the church’s beginning to the contemporary period. It focuses on the church’s response to the internal and external challenges of various times and cultures.

  
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    BI 2813 - The Gospel of Matthew (3) F, SP


    An analysis of the life and teachings of Jesus as described in the Gospel according to Matthew.

  
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    BI 2823 - The Gospel of Mark (3) F, SP


    An analysis of the life and ministry of Jesus as described in the Gospel according to Mark.

  
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    BI 2833 - The Gospel of John (3) F, SP


    An analysis of the life and ministry of Jesus as described in the Gospel according to John.

  
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    BI 2893 - Reading Your Life in the Biblical Narrative (3) F, SP


    This course will encourage students to understand how their story is a part of God’s overarching narrative. This course will assist students in interpreting their vocational callings through the trajectory of God’s plan.

  
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    BI 2913 - Epistles: Corinthians (3) F, SP


    An analysis of one or more of the letters in the New Testament.

  
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    BI 2923 - Epistles: Prison Epistles (3) F, SP


    An analysis of one or more of the letters in the New Testament.

  
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    BI 2943 - Epistles: Hebrews, James (3) F, SP


    An analysis of one or more of the letters in the New Testament.

  
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    BI 2973 - Revelation (3) F, SP


    An analysis of the Apocalypse.

  
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    BI 2983 - Epistles: Romans (3) F, SP


    An analysis of one or more of the letters in the New Testament.

  
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    BI 3103 - Missional Christian Living (3) F


    This seminar-style class is intended to deepen the student’s understanding of biblical teaching on a missional lifestyle and provide opportunities for students to live out these teachings in service to the community through partnership with nonprofit and community service organizations. This course will utilize the service-learning method of teaching and learning, in which students participate in important service work to strengthen the community as they apply the concepts they are learning in the classroom. Classroom discussion will center around missional ideas and personal experiences. Significant service work outside of the classroom is required for this course.

    This course may satisfy the SALT Tier II requirement.
  
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    BI 3123 - Engineering Ethics: Redemption and Technology (3) SP


    An examination of the philosophical and (implicit) theological framework undergirding the use and development of technology, as it particularly relates to the engineering sciences. The course will pay significant attention both to questions of “the good,” and to more concrete questions of application. The course will also have a component that requires students to become familiar with codes of professional ethics in their respective fields of study.

  
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    BI 3153 - Nursing as Kingdom Vocation (3) F


    This course introduces those on a nursing career path to the theological and ethical significance of their chosen profession. By locating the nursing profession within the redemptive story of Scripture and integrating the practical and professional dimensions of nursing with faith, students will explore the process and content of ethical reflection in the context of the nursing profession.

  
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    BI 3203 - God, Creation, and New Creation (3) F


    This examination of Christian theology places doctrines such as the nature of God, sin, salvation, etc. in the broader context of the Bible’s overarching narrative.

  
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    BI 3213 - Faith and Culture (3) SP


    Beginning with the question, “Who are we?,” we consider what it means to fully participate in God’s kingdom. Out of this identity (kingdom world view) we will enter into conversation with contemporary philosophy, science, social theory and world religions. The purpose of the course is to assist the student in forming a deeper Christian faith and to equip him/her to engage in meaningful dialog with those of other ideologies.

    This course may satisfy the SALT Tier II requirement.
  
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    BI 3223 - Worldviews (3) SU


    A survey of secular and religious worldviews and their relationship to the Christian world view. Students will become familiar with major views in the world today and examine them in light of biblical principles

    Adult Degree Program students only
  
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    BI 3273 - Children’s Ministry (3) SP Offered even-numbered years


    This course introduces the student to the church’s ministry to children. It will focus on faith development in children, the organization and management of church programs for children, as well as how to work with parents of the children.

  
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    BI 3333 - Intercultural Communication (3) SP Offered odd-numbered years


    In a rapidly diversifying world, this study provides the student with an opportunity to consider how to effectively communicate the good news across cultural boundaries and in diverse multicultural settings. The course is designed to be an intensely practical study of communication, both verbal and non-verbal.

  
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    BI 3433 - Disciplines for Christian Living (3) F, SP


    This course gives students resources, encouragement, and experience in the regular practices that deepen their awareness of relationship with God.

    This course may satisfy the SALT Tier II requirement.
  
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    BI 3513 - Introduction to Children’s, Youth, and Family Ministry (3) F


    An introduction to the purposes and theology of children’s, youth, and family ministry in the local church. This course will investigate the world of children and adolescents, noting trends and factors important to those who will be ministering with this generation.

    Strongly recommended as a first course for youth ministry majors.
    This course may satisfy the SALT Tier II requirement.
  
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    BI 3523 - The Youth Ministry Program (3) SP


    A holistic approach to the planning and management of ministry to adolescents. Special attention will be given to multiple staff relationships, finance/budget, personal preparation and planning ministry events. Outside resource personnel will be utilized.

  
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    BI 3533 - Educating Children and Adolescents in the Church (3) F


    This course is designed to teach students to evaluate and create intentional learning experiences that foster Christian spiritual development in children and adolescents. Students will plan curriculum and design lesson plans. 

    Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.
    Not recommended as a first course in youth ministry.
  
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    BI 3543 - Family Ministry (3) SP


    A study of what churches can do to help families in the church and in the community. This course will investigate the theology of the family, the problems and struggles of modern families and methods that can be used to minister to families.

    Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.
  
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    BI 3563 - Old Testament: Psalms/Wisdom: Psalms (3) F, SP


    A detailed study of the text of selected Old Testament books which record the reflections of devout believers on life as it relates to God.

  
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    BI 3653 - Expository Preaching (3) SP Offered in alternate years


    Building competence in interpreting and presenting Biblical texts, with application to life.

    Prerequisites: BI 3673 , BI 4503 , BI 4513 .
  
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    BI 3673 - Communicating the Gospel (3) F


    This course helps students move from their own understanding of the message of the Bible to communicating it to others in a way that helps them understand, receive and respond to it. Should be taken as the first course in preaching.

    Prerequisites: BI 4503 , BI 4513 .
  
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    BI 3753 - Religion and American Culture (3) F


    See HI 4013 .

  
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    BI 3763 - The Story of the Restoration Movement in America (3) SP


    The story of the movement which shaped the contemporary Christian church (Disciples of Christ), independent Christian churches and Church of Christ within the context of American church history.

  
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    BI 3803 - Theology of Worship (3) SP Offered even-numbered years


    This course explores the historical, biblical and theological foundations of Christian worship as a forum for discussing contemporary trends in corporate worship. The contemporary tension over worship is set against the historic traditions of Christian worship from the early church through the present. Biblical materials are surveyed, and a theology of Christian worship is developed and applied.

  
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    BI 3813 - A Theology of the Church (3) F


    This course is intended to deepen the student’s understanding of biblical teaching on the nature and importance of the church as the extension of the saving incarnation of Christ.

  
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    BI 3823 - Spiritual Formation for Ministry (3) SP


    This course provides instruction and guidance for the spiritual life of students who plan to be ministers.

    Prerequisite: Junior standing.
  
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    BI 3833 - The Biblical World (3) F, SP


    Literary, political and religious backgrounds of the Old and New Testaments. This would include the thought patterns of the Ancient Near East and also cover material from the Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, Dead Sea Scrolls, Philo, Josephus, Greek and Roman hellenistic sources and Rabbinic writings.

  
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    BI 4043 - Selected Texts, Old Testament (3) F, SP


    A study of selected biblical texts in the Old Testament that are not addressed in other courses.

  
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    BI 4123 - Seminar in Vocational Ministry (3) F, SP


    An independent study course to be taken the last semester of a student’s undergraduate experience. This course is available only to students pursuing a second major in ministry. The course will assist a student in researching the possibilities of ministry within the specific vocation of his or her primary major. The course will include required readings, mentoring by professors of both ministry and the student’s primary major, interviews with those already working in the student’s desired profession, along with other forms of research.

  
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    BI 4133 - Selected Texts, New Testament (3) F, SP


    A study of selected biblical texts in the New Testament that are not addressed in other courses.

  
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    BI 4213 - Biblical Ethics (3) F, SP


    The ethical teachings of the Bible, including the basis and content of Christian ethics and an evaluation of modern challenges.

    Adult Degree program students only: SP, SU
  
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    BI 4223 - The Holy Spirit (3) SP


    An analysis of the Scriptures relating to the person and work of the Holy Spirit, with an evaluation of Pentecostalism.

  
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    BI 4303 - Incarnational/Medical Missions (3) SP Offered even-numbered years


    Building on passages which speak of compassion and those which describe Jesus’ teaching and healing ministry, this course looks at Christian “missions” from a holistic point of view that includes the spiritual, mental, social and physical needs of humanity.

  
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    BI 4323 - World Religions (3) F


    The nature of religion as illustrated in the tribal and ancient religions and then in living world religions. Special emphasis will be given to the contrast between one of the living world religions and Christianity.

  
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    BI 4363 - New Religious Movements (3) F, SP


    A study and critique of representative groups of cults which have either developed in America or which have become influential in America after being founded elsewhere.

  
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    BI 4393 - Current Issues in Missiology (3) F Offered even-numbered years


    An examination of the prevailing issues in missiology that are influenced and shaped by the political, social, spiritual and theological dynamics of our world. This course will also explore avenues of response through the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the establishment of God’s kingdom.

  
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    BI 4503 - Old Testament Interpretation (3) SP


    Principles, resources and methods essential for understanding what Old Testament texts said to their original audiences and for making application to modern audiences. Special attention will be given to an examination of significant sections of the Old Testament text which are illustrative of each genre of Old Testament literature.

  
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    BI 4513 - New Testament Interpretation (3) F


    Principles, resources and methods essential for understanding what New Testament texts said to their original audiences and for making application to modern audiences. Special attention will be given to an examination of significant sections of the New Testament text which are illustrative of each genre of New Testament literature.

  
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    BI 4553 - Ministerial Care (3) F


    A study of the minister’s role as a care-giver in a congregation. This course will give a minister insight in how to listen to and help people who are struggling with issues in their lives, as well as insight into some of the typical kinds of problems that people discuss with a minister.

    Prerequisite: junior standing.
    Not recommended as a first course in ministry.
    This course may satisfy the SALT Tier II requirement.
  
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    BI 4793 - The Bible and Scholarly Study (3) SP


    The Bible has been the object of academic inquiry for centuries. The results of this inquiry, which sometimes challenge the Bible’s integrity, have increasingly entered into popular media. This course helps students to place biblical scholarship in context and to recognize the difference between fair and unfair approaches to the text.

    Prerequisite: Junior standing.
  
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    BI 4973 - Senior Seminar (3) SP


    A capstone, integrative seminar for Bible majors to be taken in the senior year. The course consists of a seminar format, including extensive use of case studies, a major paper and oral presentation. Students combine Christian theology, biblical studies and ethics in order to understand Christian ministry today.


Special Topics/Independent Research in Bible Courses

  
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    BI 4Dn3 - Bible Text Intensive (3) F (Old Testament), SP (New Testament)


    An in-depth study of various Old and New Testament texts. Emphasis will be placed on the historical and cultural background of the given text, as well as its literary features. Students will be expected to research and write on these texts.

    This course is only open to Bible majors and minors, and students in the honors program. Other students may be admitted with permission of the instructor.
    This course may be repeated, as long as the text being studied differs.
  
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    BI 4S8V - Science and Religion (3) F, SP


    What really happened between Galileo and the Catholic Church? Why are nonreligious scientists nonreligious? How should Christians interpret the Bible in relation to science? These kinds of questions form the heart of this introductory course on the field of Science and Religion. Focus is given to historical episodes, sociological findings, biblical interpretation, and philosophical perspectives. Topics include origins, climate change, technology, and divine action, among others. Students will gain both broad and narrow content knowledge, exposure to major contemporary players and resources, and a fledgling competency to contribute to the field.

    Prerequisites: BI1073, BI1083, BI1093
  
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    BI 4xnV - Special Studies (1, 2, 3) F, SP, SU


    Topics of special interest to students and faculty which do not fit one of the current classifications. These courses are advanced and are intended for students genuinely interested in their content. Specific titles will be announced in the course schedule.

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Permission of the instructor may be required.
    Students may repeat this course when course numbers are different.
  
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    BI 450V - Independent Study in Hebrew (1,2,3) Offered on Demand


    Independent study in Hebrew with translation, grammatical and exegetical exercises as approved by supervising professor.

    Limit: 6 hours.
  
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    BI 470V - Internship in Missions (1, 2, 3) Offered on demand


    Participation in mission trips or other cross-cultural contact and teaching. Supervision in the activity and subsequent evaluation will be provided. Includes psychological testing and analysis.

    Prerequisite: Bible 2312.
    This course may satisfy the SALT Tier II requirement.
    Repeatable for a maximum of six hours.
  
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    BI 475V - Internship in Preaching (1, 2, 3) Offered on demand


    Supervised field work with a church in which the student observes and contributes to the evangelistic program.

    Prerequisite: BI 3673 .
    This course may satisfy the SALT Tier II requirement.
    Repeatable for a maximum of six hours.
  
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    BI 477V - Internship in Youth Ministry (1, 2, 3) Offered on demand


    Closely supervised ministry experience under a mentor. Attention will be given to the practical application of youth and family ministry.

    Prerequisites: BI 3513 , BI 3523 .
    This course may satisfy the SALT Tier II requirement.
    Repeatable for a maximum of six hours.
  
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    BI 479V - Internship in Ministry (1,2,3) Offered on demand


    Supervised field work in some aspect of ministry other than preaching or youth ministry (e.g. campus ministry, benevolence ministry).

    Prerequisite: 7 hours in Bible including one ministry course.
    This course may satisfy the SALT Tier II requirement.
    Repeatable for a maximum of six hours.
  
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    BI 486V - Readings in Church History (1, 2, 3) Offered on demand


    Selected readings in an area of church history.

    Prerequisite: BI 2713  or 2723.
    Repeatable for a maximum of three hours.
  
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    BI 487V - Readings in Missions (1,2,3) Offered on demand


    Selected readings tracing the historic development of the Christian mission from William Carey (1793) through the 20th century, with special emphasis on the theological perspectives which shaped the dynamic mission movements and achievements of the past with the prospects for the future.

    Can be repeated for a maximum of five hours.
  
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    BI 490V - Biblical Studies Travel (1,2,3) Offered on demand


    A study tour providing experiential analysis of sites of importance for biblical studies (Holy Land, Greece, Turkey and sites of importance for church history). A written project will be required.

    Course may be repeated for a total of 6 semester hours when location varies.

Biology Courses

  
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    BY 1000 - Orientation to the Biology Department (0) F


    This course is designed to facilitate a successful transition for freshman students majoring in Biology. Students will gain note taking, study, and test taking skills while also learning insights into the vocational opportunities afforded a biology major. Students will also be introduced to all of the Biology faculty, learning their expertise and, if applicable, their research aims. Additionally, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and obtain guidance from senior Biology majors.

    Seminar, 1 hour
  
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    BY 1003 - Foundations of Biology (3) F, SP, SU


    This course is offered for the non-biology major and is designed to develop an interest in the biological world of which he/she is a part. The fundamental principles of biology are covered and special consideration is given to ethical issues with a biological basis. Does not count towards a biology major.

    Lecture, 3 hours;
    Laboratory, 1 hour.
    This course may satisfy the SALT Tier II requirement.
  
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    BY 1013 - Environmental Biology (3) F


    A freshman-level course in environmental science. A study of the natural environment as it relates to ecology, ecosystems, human population growth, soil formation and conservation, biotechnology, toxicology, air and water quality, biodiversity, land use management, energy resources and waste management. Discussions will include the ethics and policy-making process related to these issues. Does not count towards a biology major.

    Lecture, 2 hours;
    Laboratory, 2 hours.
    This course may satisfy the SALT Tier II requirement.
  
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    BY 1134 - Principles of Biology: Cell and Genetics (4) F, SP


    This course is required for all biology majors and minors and should be taken during the freshman year. This course is designed to introduce the student to major concepts of the life sciences with an emphasis on cellular biology. Biological chemistry, organelle structure and function, membrane transport, cell cycles, energy metabolism, genetics and cell synthesis will be covered. Appropriate lab activities are included.

    Lecture, 3 hours;
    laboratory, 2 hours.
  
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    BY 1144 - Principles of Biology: Diversity and Ecology (4) F, SP


    This course is required of all biology majors and minors and should be taken during the freshman year. This course is designed to introduce the student to major concepts of the life sciences with an emphasis in botany, zoology and ecology. Surveys of the kingdoms, plant structure and function, plant hormones, animal structure and function, animal development, animal behavior and basic ecological concepts will be some of the topics covered. Appropriate lab activities are included.

    Lecture, 3 hours;
    laboratory, 2 hours.
  
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    BY 2114 - Cell Biology (4) F, SP


    This course is designed to cover the general principles of cell biology. History of cell biology, cytological techniques, cell boundary, cell physiology, organization of cytoplasm, comparative cytology, cell reproduction, cell inheritance and development are major areas covered. Laboratory experiences include types of microscopy, morphology of procells and eucells, selected exercises in cell physiology, membrane transport, mitosis and meiosis, and special cytological and histological techniques.

    Prerequisite: BY 1134  with a minimum grade of “C.”
    Lecture, 3 hours;
    laboratory, 2 hours.
  
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    BY 2133 - Companion Animal Sciences (3) F Offered in alternate years


    Practical aspects of behavior, nutrition, breeds and breeding, reproduction, health and management of dogs, cats and other animals generally considered to be human companions.

  
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    BY 2213 - Introductory Human Anatomy and Physiology (3) SP, SU


    Fundamental anatomy and physiology of the human body are examined by lectures, readings and laboratory exercises. The organ systems and their relationships are reviewed with emphasis on practical application when possible.

    No prerequisites.
    Lecture, 2 hours;
    laboratory, 2 hours.
  
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    BY 2321 - Medical Terminology (1) F


    The terminology of the biomedical sciences is reviewed. The use of combining forms, prefixes and suffixes is emphasized with a goal of better comprehension of written material. Does not count toward the biology major.

    Lecture, 1 hour.
  
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    BY 2424 - Introductory Microbiology (4) F, SP, SU


    Structure, growth and metabolism of microorganisms are discussed briefly with the major emphasis in the course on practical aspects of bacteriology including control of bacterial growth, bacteria of medical interest and microorganisms in the food and dairy industry.

    Lecture, 3 hours;
    laboratory, 3 hours.
  
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    BY 2434 - Anatomy and Physiology I (4) F, SP


    This course is primarily designed for students in nursing and allied health sciences. The structure and function of the human body are examined with emphasis upon control mechanisms. The major body systems are studied with lecture and laboratory experiences with a systematic approach. Cell structure, physiology and tissue systems will be emphasized.

    Lecture, 3 hours;
    laboratory, 2 hours.
    This course is not open to biology majors or minors.
  
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    BY 2444 - Anatomy and Physiology II (4) F, SP


    This course is a continuation of BY 2434 . The circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory, endocrine and reproductive systems are studied with emphasis upon homeostasis. Major topics of physiology are integrated with a systematic approach.

    Prerequisite: BY 2434 .
    Lecture, 3 hours;
    laboratory, 2 hours.
    This course is not open to biology majors or minors.
  
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    BY 2623 - Field Botany (3) SP Offered in alternate years


    A field oriented course designed to familiarize the student with the flowering plants including wildflowers, vines, flowering shrubs and trees. The general principles of plant systematics are also covered. The field experience will include day trips to natural areas and state parks. One weekend field trip is required (a fee will be charged). Offered in alternate years

    Prerequisite: BY 1144 .
    Lecture, 2 hours;
    laboratory, 3 hours.
  
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    BY 2813 - Field Zoology (3) F Offered in alternate years


    This course is designed to acquaint the student with a variety of field techniques in the collection and identification of animals. The topics covered will also include the preparation and cataloging of specimens. Field experiences will be emphasized. Offered in alternate years

    Prerequisite: BY 1144 .
    Lecture, 2 hours;
    laboratory, 3 hours.
  
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    BY 3001 - Biology Seminar (1) SP


    This course is designed for biology and molecular biology majors who have completed Biology 450V or 3903. The course will provide the opportunity for students to improve their oral communication skills by presenting original research or research experience obtained in an internship.

    Prerequisites: BY 450V  or BY 3903 .
  
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    BY 3053 - Methods of Teaching Biology (3) F, SP


    This course is designed to familiarize the student with a wide variety of sources of biological teaching materials including instrumentation and computer applications. The course also provides experience in planning, in applying the methods of science, and in conducting laboratory and field activities involving students. Special consideration is given to identifying and maintaining the highest level of safety procedures. Lecture-laboratory, 3 hours. Open to biology teaching majors only.

  
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    BY 3101 - Biomolecular Research Methods Laboratory (1) SP


    This instructor-guided course is designed to prepare molecular biology students for summer research internships. Students will learn to search and review the literature, solve scientific problems using common molecular biology laboratory techniques, and keep a lab notebook. This course is a 1-hour lab course with an emphasis on developing independence in research methods.

    Laboratory, 2 hours.,
  
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    BY 3114 - Genetics (4) F, SP


    An introduction to the basic concepts and principles of heredity. An historical approach is used to cover both classical and modern genetics including molecular genetics. The laboratory work includes experiments with fruit flies, plants, fungi and microorganisms.

    Prerequisite: BY 1134  with a minimum grade of “C.”
    Lecture, 3 hours;
    laboratory, 2 hours.
  
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    BY 3123 - Animal Nutrition (3) F Offered in alternate years


    This course is designed to introduce concepts and principles of nutrition. Concepts generally apply to all species with some interesting differences among species. Nutrition of all domestic livestock will be addressed.  Students will learn the complete metabolism of nutrients - carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and minerals.  This includes the digestion, absorption, and metabolism of these nutrients for maintenance, growth, reproduction, lactation and work by farm animals. Also, the role and requirements of water and vitamins are explored. 

 

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