Interdisciplinary Courses

Interdisciplinary

Continuous Enrollment

Doctoral Studies for Continuous Enrollment

DOCTR 7000 Comprehensive Exam Preparation
This class represents the work completed by research doctoral students as they prepare for comprehensive exams.
No Hours.

DOCTR 7010 Continuous Enrollment
This course represents the work completed by doctoral students who are actively pursuing the completion of their doctoral program.
No Hours.

DOCTR 7020 Continuous Doctoral Enrollment for Missionaries
This course represents the work completed by missionaries who are actively pursuing the completion of their doctoral program on the mission field.
No Hours.

DOCTR 7030 Supplemental Doctoral Studies
This course represents the work completed by doctoral students who are actively pursuing the completion of their doctoral degree through supplemental studies.
No Hours.

Hispanic Studies

HSPST 1303 Hispanic Min in Roman Catholic Cul
An examination of the history, doctrinal beliefs, practices, and socio-religious characteristics of cultures that have been significantly influenced by Roman Catholicism. Attention will be given to the development of biblically based and culturally sensitive missionary methodologies resulting in the establishment of effective contextualized congregations.
Three Hours.

HSPST 3103 Introduction to Hispanic Studies
This course examines the historical, theological, philosophical, and political movements that have contributed to contemporary Hispanic and Hispanic-American beliefs and thought. Specific attention will be given to the influence of Spanish colonialism, the Roman Catholic Counter-Reformation, the Caudillos, nineteenth and twentieth century philosophical influences, the rise of Liberation theology, and contemporary evangelical responses. The Hispanic/Hispanic-American worldview developed will serve as a foundation for missions and evangelism.
Three Hours.

HSPST 3203 Introduction to Latin American Theology
A study of select contemporary theologians or theological movements with a special focus on Latin America. Same as SYSTH 3903.
Three Hours.

HSPST 3303 Hispanic Ministries in Roman Catholic Cultures
An examination of the history, doctrinal beliefs, practices, and socio-religious characteristics of cultures that have been significantly influenced by Roman Catholicism. Attention will be given to the development of biblically based and culturally sensitive missionary methodologies resulting in the establishment of effective contextualized congregations. Same as MISSN 3463.
Three Hours.

HSPST 3403 Evangelism and Church Planting in the Hispanic Culture
A study of principles and practices essential for starting and multiplying Baptist churches with New Testament characteristics in international settings. This course establishes biblical, spiritual, evangelistic, philosophical, leadership, and strategic foundations for church planting. It enables students to study people groups, form teams, employ effective communication methods and utilize the church planting models that facilitate reaching people with the gospel, thoroughly discipling them, and enabling them to establish multiplying indigenous congregations in their cultural contexts. Same as MISSN 4503.
Three Hours.

HSPST 3503 Pastoral and Moral Leadership in the Hispanic Culture
A study of ministerial ethics. Attention will be given to ethical issues associated with preaching, evangelism, authority, leadership, and finances. Ministerial integrity and the ethics of one's relationships in the home, the church, the denomination, and the community also will be studied. Same as ETHIC 5333 and PASMN 5423.
Three Hours.

HSPST 3603 Family Ministry and Counseling in the Hispanic Culture
An ethical study of the biblical, theological, sociological, and psychological materials which guide the preparation and development of Christian marriages and families. Emphasis will be given to ministry to married couples and families in a Christian context. Same as ETHIC 4343.
Three Hours.

HSPST 3703 Educational Ministries in the Hispanic Culture
An overview of the challenges and the opportunities present in the educational ministries of the Hispanic church. The course provides the biblical, theological, and organizational basis for developing a teaching church in Hispanic contexts. Special attention will be given to the biblical foundations and to teaching/learning strategies in Hispanic church settings.
Three Hours.

HSPST 3803 The Ministry of Worship in the Hispanic Culture
This course includes a review of the biblical and theological principles of worship valid in any culture followed by an in-depth discussion of the socio-cultural factors that make worship in the Hispanic communities so unique and different from Anglo worship practices. Music styles and genres used in Hispanic Churches will be studied from the traditional hymnody to the contemporary song movement. This course will enable a student interested in church planting and other missionary endeavors in Hispanic settings, both in USA and Latin American countries, to have a more contextualized and effective ministry. Same as MUMIN 4483.
Three Hours.

HSPST 3903 Church Administration and Service in the Hispanic Context
A study of the application of biblical leadership principles to the process of administration. Identifying and assessing leadership styles and qualities and using groups in leadership are included. Skills in leading meetings, developing budgets, using time, making decisions and delegating work are major emphases. Special attention will be given to the application of these concepts in the Hispanic church. Same as ADMIN 3313.
Three Hours.

Modern Language

MODLG 3113 Beginning Theological German
A study of the basic grammatical forms and functions of the German language, including the acquiring of a basic vocabulary through reading cultural, historical, and religious texts.
Three Hours.

MODLG 3213 Beginning Theological French
A study of the basic grammatical forms and functions of the French language, including the acquiring of a basic vocabulary through reading cultural, historical, and religious texts.
Three Hours.

MODLG 3313 Beginning Theological Latin
A study of the basic grammatical forms and functions of the Latin language, including the acquiring of a basic vocabulary through reading Latin Christian history and theology.
Three Hours.

MODLG 3413 Beginning Theological Spanish
A study of the basic grammatical forms and functions of the Spanish language, including the acquiring of a basic vocabulary through reading Spanish-speaking cultural, historical, and religious texts.
Three Hours.

MODLG 4123 Intermediate Theological German
A study of principles of rapid reading and critical analysis of simple to intermediate level theological texts in German, including Gothic script and middle German texts. Prerequisite: MODLG 3113.
Three Hours.

MODLG 4223 Intermediate Theological French
A study of principles of rapid reading and critical analysis of simple to intermediate level theological texts in French. Prerequisite: MODLG 3213.
Three Hours.

MODLG 4323 Intermediate Theological Latin
A study of principles of rapid reading and critical analysis of simple to intermediate level theological texts in Latin. Prerequisite: MODLG 3313.
Three Hours.

MODLG 4423 Intermediate Theological Spanish
A study of principles of rapid reading and critical analysis of simple to intermediate level theological texts in Spanish. Prerequisite: MODLG 3413.
Three Hours.

MODLG 5113 Advanced Theological German
A development of skills in rapid reading and critical analysis of intermediate to advanced level theological texts in German. Prerequisite: MODLG 4123.
Three Hours.

MODLG 5123 Advanced Theological German
A development of skills in rapid reading and critical analysis of intermediate to advanced level theological texts in German. Prerequisite: MODLG 4123.
Three Hours.

MODLG 5133 Theological Readings in German
Guided reading, translation, and critical analysis of theological texts written in German. This course is recommended for PhD students and open to master's students. Prerequisite: proficiency in German.
Three Hours.

MODLG 5143 Theological Readings in French
Guided reading, translation, and critical analysis of theological texts written in French. This course is recommended for Ph.D. students and open to master's students. Prerequisite: for proficiency requirements in French, please see Ph.D. Office.
Three Hours.

MODLG 5153 Theological Readings in Latin
Guided reading, translation, and critical analysis of theological texts written in Latin. This course is recommended for PhD students and open to master's students. Prerequisite: proficiency in Latin.
Three Hours.

MODLG 5213 Advanced Theological French
A development of skills in rapid reading and critical analysis of intermediate to advanced level theological texts in French. Prerequisite: MODLG 4223.
Three Hours.

MODLG 5223 Advanced Theological French
A development of skills in rapid reading and critical analysis of intermediate to advanced level theological texts in French. Prerequisite: MODLG 4223.
Three Hours.

MODLG 5313 Advanced Theological Latin
A development of skills in rapid reading and critical analysis of intermediate and advanced level theological texts in Latin. Prerequisite: MODLG 4323.
Three Hours.

MODLG 5323 Advanced Theological Latin
A development of skills in rapid reading and critical analysis of intermediate and advanced level theological texts in Latin. Prerequisite: MODLG 4323.
Three Hours.

MODLG 5413 Advanced Theological Spanish
A development of skills in rapid reading and critical analysis of intermediate to advanced level theological texts in Spanish. Prerequisite: MODLG 4423.
Three Hours.

MODLG 5423 Advanced Theological Spanish
A development of skills in rapid reading and critical analysis of intermediate to advanced level theological texts in Spanish. Prerequisite: MODLG 4423.
Three Hours.

MODLG 5500 Research Language Proficiency
No Hours.

MODLG 5611 Theological English
Building upon at least four years of English study, in this semester students first learn technical theological terms in order to read moderate to more difficult theological works in the English language.
One Hour.

Doctoral Studies for Modern Language

MODLG 7133 Theological Readings in German
Guided reading, translation, and critical analysis of theological texts written in German. This course is recommended for PhD students and open to master's students. Prerequisite: proficiency in German.
Three Hours.

MODLG 7143 Theological Readings in French
Guided reading, translation, and critical analysis of theological texts written in French. This course is recommended for Ph.D. students and open to master's students. Prerequisite: for proficiency requirements in French, please see Ph.D. Office.
Three Hours.

MODLG 7153 Theological Readings in Latin
Guided reading, translation, and critical analysis of theological texts written in Latin. This course is recommended for PhD students and open to master's students. Prerequisite: proficiency in Latin.
Three Hours.

Spiritual Formation

SPFRM 3101 Spiritual Formation I
The study and practice of corporate worship, involving participation in chapel, plenary lectures on corporate worship, and small group interaction and accountability.
One Hour.

SPFRM 3111 Spiritual Formation II
The study and practice of personal worship, involving participation in chapel, plenary lectures on personal worship, and small group interaction and accountability.
One Hour.

SPFRM 4423 Discipleship for Ministry
A study of the Christian minister's resources for spiritual growth and effective ministry. The study will include biblical principles of and an introduction to selected disciplines of spiritual formation.
Three Hours.

SPFRM 4443 Social Media and the Christian Life
Three Hours.

SPFRM 4453 Evangelistic Prayer Practicum (MISSN 4453)
Beginning in the classroom with lecture, research, and reading, this course will journey to a geographic area studying the culture, beliefs, and needs of the people and the concerns of those who serve them. Time will be spent in an active evangelism and intercession before returning to the classroom for evaluation.
Three Hours.

SPFRM 5023 Women's Evang & Disc Pract (WOMIN 5303)
Practical training in discipleship which emphasizes a daily walk with the Lord including Bible study, prayer, fellowship, ministry, witness and other Christian disciplines. Time will be spent in research, observation, implementation, and evaluation of various discipleship ministries
Three Hours.

SPFRM 5053 Prayer and Global Ministry
A biblical study of prayer with practical application to personal discipline, family worship and congregational ministries of intercession. Special attention will be given to prayer's relationship to spiritual awakening, spiritual warfare, church growth, and world missions.
Three Hours.

SPFRM 5403 Discipleship Evangelism (EVANG 5403)
A study of the disciplines of the Christian life as they relate to evangelism. The modern Discipleship movement will be studied along with the philosophy and strategy of disciple-making. The practice of making disciples will be part of the course.
Three Hours.

Doctoral Studies for Spiritual Formation

SPFRM 6712 Contemporary Discipleship Strategies (EVANG 6782) (MISSN 6952)
A study of the biblical base and practical application of contemporary discipleship strategies. The seminar will consist of guest presentations, research-based reports, comparison and evaluation of current discipleship strategies, and parallel readings.
Two Hours.

Written Communicatn

WRCOM 3301 Oral Communication Lab I
One Hour.

WRCOM 3302 Written Communication
A practical study designed to assist the international student in fulfilling seminary academic requirements. Consideration will be given to a review of grammatical materials, preparation of research and term papers, book reports, and resumes. A course fee of $45 is required in addition to tuition. This course does not count toward graduate or bachelor's degree requirements and cannot be taken for elective credit.
Two Hours.

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