Biblical Studies Program for Professional Degrees

Description All students at CCU take an 18hr (six courses) core of biblical studies courses that affords students in professional disciplines to develop a robust biblical world view. This sequence of courses introduces students to the social world of the Bible, major sections of the Bible, and the ways in which the Bible continues to govern our understanding of the most profound aspects of human identity and the Christian life.

Expected Learning Outcomes 1. Students can describe how events narrated in the Bible participate in God’s historical activity to redeem humanity. 2. Students can describe how given historical events narrated in the Bible present timeless truths relevant to contemporary life. 3. Students can describe the relationship between biblical teachings about God and Christian ethics and practices. 4. Students can interact with contemporary social issues from an informed biblical perspective.

Freshman Year Courses (1) Christian Belief & Practice (BSEG 110 3hrs) This course is taken the first week of Freshman year and serves as the primary introductory course for all students. It introduces CCU's Christian ethos and character by providing students with a foundation for thinking about Christianity in history, academia, and contemporary life.

(2) Old Testament Introduction (BSOT 100 3hrs) (3) New Testament Introduction (BSNT 100 3hrs) These two courses provide an introduction to the historical framework and contemporary significance of the Old and New Testaments.

Junior Year Courses (4) Old Testament Teachings & Perspectives (BSOT 300) (5) New Testament Teachings & Perspectives (BSNT 300) These two courses build off the Freshman year courses and deepen students' ability to understand and apply primary thelogical concepts presented in the Old and New Testaments.

Senior Year Course (6) Bible & Culture Seminar (BSNT 480 3hrs) Senior students from all degree programs take this course, and bring their various college experiences to the classroom to interact with each other, and wrestle with challening ideas and problems confronting our culture.