Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Biblical Studies Concentrations and Minors

A student may obtain a concentration or minor by using elective/concentration hours to complete the requirements described below. Upon completion of a concentration or minor, students will receive a certificate of their work.

Apologetics Minor

Course Title Course Number Hours 
Logic I (substitute for Language 3***) PHI 2103 3
Logic II (substitute for Language 4****) PHI 2203 3
Introduction to Christian Apologetics PHI 1203 3
Cultural Apologetics PHI 3123 3
Philosophy of Religion PHI 4103 3
6 hours from the following:    
Ethics PHI 3173 3
Philosophical Anthropology PHI 3223 3
History of Philosophy PHI 3113 3
Metaphysics PHI 2123 3
Epistemology PHI 3163 3
Contemporary Worldviews PHI 4213 3
Special Topics in Philosophy PHI 4313 3
  Total 21

Apologetics Concentration

Course Title Course Number Hours
Introduction to Christian Apologetics PHI 1203 3
Cultural Apologetics PHI 3123 3
Philosophy of Religion PHI 4103 3
6 hours from the following:    
Logic I PHI 2103 3
Logic II PHI 2203 3
Ethics PHI 3173 3
Philosophical Anthropology PHI 3223 3
Metaphysics PHI 2123 3
Epistemology PHI 3163 3
History of Philosophy PHI 3113 3
Special Topics in Apologetics PHI 4323 3
  Total 15

Education

The education concentration explores the historical, philosophical, and practical dimensions of education.  The areas of study include theories of learning, in both acquisition and application, at various stages of life.

Course Title Course Number Hours 
History and Philosophy of Education EDU 2103 3
Introduction to Christian Education and Ministry EDU 2203 3
Principles and Methods of Teaching EDU 3203 3
Educational Leadership and Administration EDU 4103 3
Education Elective   3
  Total 15

Family and Consumer Sciences

This concentration prepares women to model the characteristics of a Godly woman as outlined in Scripture. This is done through instructing in homemaking skills, and developing insights into home and family, while continuing to equip women to understand and engage the culture of today. This concentration challenges women both intellectually and practically, equipping them to impact women and families for Christ.

Course Title Course Number Hours
Principles of Biblical Womanhood FAM 1103 3
Biblical Model for Home and Family FAM 3103 3
Resource Management Practicum FAM 4203 3
Choose 12 hours from Family and Consumer Sciences Electives FAM 12
  Total 21
Students in this concentration may still graduate with 129 hours by substituting 6 concentration hours for two of the following: IDE 2113 Medieval Age Seminar, NAS 4203 Natural Science, Language III, and Language IV.    

History

The History concentration provides students with a method to understand the foundation and reality of current historical interpretation and offers a platform to enhance their degree studies through additional, relevant coursework.  The concentration is lightly structured, allowing students to chart their historical concentration according to their own academic needs and goals.

Course Title Course Number Hours
Historiography HIS 2313 3
12 hours from a historical era    
2 courses over a specific period of Western culture   6
2 courses over a special topic or person of the selected period   6
  Total 15

Missions

The missions concentration provides CSW students with guided academic, linguistic, and evangelistic training both on campus and on the mission field. Students in the missions concentration will be involved in classes and a field practicum program that will equip them to effectively cross cultures, engage in international evangelism and disciple new believers.

Course Title Course Number Hours
Introduction to Missions MIS 2013 3
Missions Practicum MIS 3316 6
Linguistics Practicum MIS 3323 3
Evangelism Practicum EVA 3313 3

 

*Students pursuing the Missions Concentration are not required to complete MIS 3201 and EVA 2201. This reduces the total hours required for the Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Biblical Studies with a Concentration in Missions to 127 hours.

Total 15

Music

The music concentration exists to provide foundational training and discipline of Christian musicians for the advancement of the Gospel through music ministry. Musical coursework, along with the unique depth of biblical studies, will equip students to encounter the world on a platform of excellence and integrity.

Course Title Course Number Hours 
Chapel Choir (two semesters) ENS 2228 1
Auditioned Ensemble* (two semesters) ENS 1xx8 1
Theory and Musicianship I THY 1104 4
Theory and Musicianship II THY 1204 4
Music Elective   1
Select four semesters from one of the following:    
Instrument INS 1101-2201 4
Organ ORG 1101-2201 4
Piano PIA 1101-2201 4
Voice VOI 1101-2201 4
  Total 15

 

*The student will choose from the following auditioned ensembles: Chamber Ensemble, Combo Lab, Guitar Ensemble, NewSound, Orchestra, Southwestern Singers, Southwestern Master Chorale, String Ensemble, and Wind Ensemble.

Philosophy Minor

Course Title Course Number Hours
Logic I (substitute for Language III) PHI 2103 3
Logic II (substitute for Language IV) PHI 2203 3
Metaphysics PHI 2123 3
Epistemology PHI 3163 3
Choose 9 hours from the following:    
Ethics PHI 3173 3
Political Philosophy PHI 3233 3
Philosophical Anthropology PHI 3223 3
History of Philosophy PHI 3113 3
Philosophy of Religion PHI 4103 3
Special Topics in Philosophy PHI 4313 3
  Total 21

Philosophy Concentration

Course Title Course Number Hours
Metaphysics PHI 2123 3
Epistemology PHI 3163 3
Choose 9 hours from the following:    
Logic I PHI 2103 3
Logic II PHI 2203 3
Ethics PHI 3173 3
Political Philosophy PHI 3233 3
Philosophical Anthropology PHI 3223 3
History of Philosophy PHI 3113 3
Philosophy of Religion PHI 4103 3
Special Topics in Philosophy PHI 4313 3
  Total 15

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