2011-12 Course Descriptions
BIBD 332 Religious Teachings of C.S. Lewis (3-0-3), spring. A study of the religious writings of C.S. Lewis, emphasizing bibliographical information and concentrating on selected works of Lewis. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.
BIBD 352 Biomedical Ethics (3-0-3), fall. Students will explore current bioethical issues in the health care field, evaluate each issue at the philosophical level, and learn to respond from a Christian worldview. Prerequisites: junior standing and completion of lower level University Bible courses. Pre-health majors only.
BIBD 489 History of Modern Philosophy (3-0-3), spring, even years. The development of philosophical thought from Hobbes and Descartes through Kant and Hegel with emphasis on epistemology, metaphysics, and ethical theory. Same as PHIL 489.
BIBD 491 Theology for Ministry and Missions (3-0-3), spring. Introduces the nature of theological reflection. Students will participate in foundational discourses in the field of theology in order to understand particular biblical and historical doctrines, to embody the practical and pastoral implications of theology, and to be drawn into further devotion to God. Prerequisite: BIBM 391.
BIBD 660 Introduction to Systematic Theology (3-0-3), fall. Introduces the tasks and methods of systematic theology and focuses on Christian doctrines such as God, atonement, providence, human selfhood, and the church.
BIBD 672 Introduction to Graduate Study (3-0-3), fall, spring. Designed to introduce the basic tools of theological research and to promote the basic writing skills necessary for the presentation of scholarly research. Students in MDiv are required to complete a readiness-for-ministry assessment. Required within the first 9 hours of all degree programs.
BIBD 699 Master's Thesis (0-0-6).* May be requested.
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