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Accompanying
Experiences in keyboard accompanying of vocalists, instrumentalists, ensembles, and choirs. A grade for zero credit hours is given (0 semester hours) Class Code: MUS _57, _58

Acts
A study centering on the book of Acts with emphasis on the historical origins of the early church and central themes of the book. (3 semester hours) Class Code: BIB 152

Advanced Conducting
A continuation of MUS 323 with more detailed work in baton technique, score reading, rehearsal technique and conducting larger works. Students will demonstrate through practical rehearsal and performance conducting with a choir and instrumental groups. Independent studies include visitation of various choir and instrumental groups at schools, score analysis and reading (2 semester hours) Class Code: MUS 324

Advanced Homiletics
This course focuses upon the development of the messenger and the message. The significant place of theology in the role of preaching will be underscored, with particular emphasis given to the doctrine of holiness. Students will be given opportunities to preach in chapel services and in prayer meetings. Prerequisites: SPH 262, PTH 223 (3 semester hours) Class Code: PTH 224

American Government
A study of the American government as presented in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Structured to encourage students to become further involved both in the study of government and the governing process (3 semester hours) Class Code: HIS 322

American Literature
A chronological survey of the development of American thought and ideals revealed in literature from the Puritan period to the present. Emphasis is placed upon a critical reading of literature from an accurate historical and cultural context and from a biblical worldview. (3 semester hours) Class Code: LIT 232

Apologetics
A systematic, argumentative discourse in defense of the divine origin and authority of the Christian faith with special attention given to world view, the existence of God, the person of Christ, the reliability of Scripture, and the nature of miracles. BTH 215; BTH 236 (3 semester hours) Class Code: BTH 452

Applied Information Literacy
A practical and preparatory course designed to aid the student in adjusting to a new environ ment. Methods of study for all fields are given. Use of the library, study time, etc., are considered. (1 semester hours, grade reflected in (ENG 121) English Composition I)) Class Code: DEV 092

Applied Music—Instrument
A study of a particular instrument in areas of technic, method, and theory. Thirty-minute lessons require two and a half hours of practice per week (.5 semester hours) Class Code: ___ _35, _36 (Beginner) ___ _45, _46 (Non Music Major) ___ _55, _56 (Music Major) ___ _65, _66 (Music Major)

Applied Music—Organ
A study of the organ, especially for playing in church services. Thirty-minute lessons require two and a half hours of practice per week (.5 semester hours) Class Code: ORG _35, _36 (Beginner) ORG _45, _46 (Non Music Major) ORG _55, _56 (Music Major) ORG _65, _66 (Advanced Music Major)

Applied Music—Piano
Selections from the classics are studied as well as church service playing in its various facets. Thirty-minute lessons require two and a half hours of practice per week (.5 semester hours) Class Code: PIA _35, _36 (Beginner) PIA _45, _46 (Non Music Major) PIA _55, _56 (Music Major) PIA _65, _66 (Advanced Music Major)

Applied Music—Voice
The study of voice follows a concentration of the fundamental principles of tone production including the free emission of pure vowel sounds, proper consonant production, adequate control and avenues of scale tones through the use of vocal release and phrasing. A repertoire is formed based on the needs of the individual student, especially in relation to his future musi cal ministry. Thirty-minute lessons require two and a half hours of practice per week (.5 semester hours) Class Code: VOI _35, _36 (Beginner) VOI _45, _46 (Non Music Major) VOI _55, _56 (Music Major) VOI _65, _66 (Advanced Music Major)

Bible Methods
Students learn to use material and methods of instruction appropriate to the study of God’s Word in elementary school or children’s services. The published curricula of several companies are reviewed and evaluated. (2 semester hours) Class Code: CHM 371

Brass and Percussion Instrumental Methods
This course is intended to develop fundamental skills, proper care, and maintenance in brass and percussion instruments. Methods and materials will be surveyed for their use in churches, elementary, and secondary Christian schools (2 semester hours) Class Code: MUS 421

British Literature
A chronological survey of British literature from the Anglo-Saxon beginnings to the present century including a study of the development of the Bible in English. Emphasis is placed upon a critical reading of literature from an accurate historical and cultural context and from a biblical worldview. (3 semester hours) Class Code: LIT 246

Challenges/Practices of Missionary Life
Acquaints the prospective missionary with missionary life and work on the field. Particular emphasis is given to the missionary relationship to the national church, other missionaries and the supporting constituency. Case studies and problems of mission life are to be studied. (3 semester hours) Class Code: MIS 234

Child Evangelism
A study of methods and materials for working with children in the church program and Christian schools. Endeavors to kindle a passion for the evangelism of children. Emphasizes creative art work, using simple tools and inexpensive materials. (3 semester hours) Class Code: CHM 134

Child/Adolescent Development Psychology
Combines a chronological and topical approach to child and adolescent development to give an emphasis to the biosocial, cognitive, and psychosocial aspects of development at each age level. Prerequisite: PSY 111 (3 semester hours) Class Code: PSY 234

Children’s Literature
This course is designed to develop criteria for selecting and evaluating literature for the elementary child and to develop skills in using literature in the classroom. (3 semester hours) Class Code: EDE 361

Choir
Consists of all students with musical talent who can travel during the school year on weekends in addition to a fall and a spring tour. Admission is by audition only. (.5 semester hours) Class Code: MUS _37, _38

Choral Methods
The study of methods and materials for training choral groups in the Christian school and church. (3 semester hours) Class Code: MUS 426

Christian Beliefs
This is an introductory theology course required of all majors. The student will be exposed to an introductory level of biblical theology from a Wesleyan Arminian view. This course reflects basic Christian core concepts of God, man, and salvation. (3 semester hours) Class Code: BTH 215

Christian Literature
This course instills a knowledge and appreciation of three genres in Christian literature – historical literature (early Christian church to present); literature that promotes the development of the Christian life; and literature that deals with pain and suffering in the human experience. (3 semester hours) Class Code: LIT 258

Christian Service
This program is designed to develop certain qualities in the students and prepare them to minister to the public. Leadership skills, organizational skills, dependency upon God, spiritual maturity, and the joy of Christian service are just a few of the qualities this program assists in developing. The areas of service include local church programs, children’s work, nursing home ministries, and correctional facilities ministries (.5 noncredit) Class Code: PTH _13, _14

Church Administration
This course is designed to provide an understanding of the pastoral office necessary for the practice of pastoral ministry. Attention will be focused on practical matters such as pastoral administration, conducting a wedding, funeral, and communion service along with baptizing new converts. Ministerial ethics will be stressed throughout the course (3 semester hours) Class Code: PTH 334

Church Planting and Discipleship
Provides a basis for the scriptural and needsfocused ministry for both church planting and growth. This course explores guides for making disciples of converts and developing and multiplying congregations. (1 semester hours) Class Code: PTH 244

Classroom Management
This course explores several models of classroom management. Stress is placed on a practical case-study approach to effective and efficient classroom control. Emphasis also includes the development of a personal system of classroom management. (3 semester hours) Class Code: EDE 421

College Algebra
Basic concepts of algebra, including real numbers, linear equations, polynomials, factoring, rational algebraic expressions, irrational equations, exponents and radicals, logarithmic and exponential functions, graphs of equations, and quadratic equations. (3 semester hours) Class Code: MAT 123

Contemporary Urban Ministry
Contemporary approaches to relief work, community development, and racial reconciliation will be observed. The class will examine approaches to church outreach/evangelism and urban church planting. The heritage of Wesleyan urban ministry will be briefly surveyed and principles drawn for modern application. The student will move toward constructing a biblical, personal, and contextual philosophy of ministry for the modern urban environment. (2 semester hours) Class Code: MIS 221

Corrective Reading Strategies
This course extends the instruction regarding reading to include the evaluation of students’ reading abilities, diagnosing of reading weaknesses, and creating and implementing corrective strategies to assist the student in achieving the reading level appropriate to grade level. (3 semester hours) Class Code: EDE 365

Creative Writing
A course in the fundamentals of writing fiction or non-fiction in short story form. Special attention is given to writing works of religious interest and may include: personal experiences, devotionals, informative feature articles as well as stories but all with the goal of being published. (3 semester hours) Class Code: ENG 332

Cultural Diversity
This course provides prospective missionaries with a means for understanding the peoples of the world and their cultures. It includes an examination of various cultures of the world as they relate to technological, economic, social, political and religious aspects. (3 semester hours) Class Code: MIS 454

Daniel and Revelation
A detailed study of the background and content of these two books of prophecy, with special care taken to understand interpretation of apocalyptic literature. This study is from a premillennial viewpoint with an emphasis on eschatology. (2 semester hours) Class Code: BIB 471

Diction
The course employs the International Phonetic Alphabet (I.P.A) as the standard of correct pronunciation for singing in French, Italian, German, and Latin (2 semester hours) Class Code: MUS 326

Doctrine and Practice of Prayer
This course is designed to introduce students to biblical, theological, and practical aspects of human intercourse with God. Great prayers from scripture and writings by men and women of prayer in church history will be examined. (1 semester hours) Class Code: BTH 121

Doctrine of Holiness
An extensive study of the doctrine of holiness, designed to trace the development of the doctrine throughout the history of the Old and New Testaments to the present. The course focuses on the biblical and theological definitions of the term holiness and its synonyms. Emphasis is also given to practical matters, including the steps one utilizes to obtain the Wesleyan understanding of perfect love. (3 semester hours) Class Code: BTH 236

Early Church History
This course studies the rise and growth of Christianity during the early period of the Church. The span of study covers the Apostolic Period until the Reformation. Students examine church leaders, theological errors, church councils which dealt with such problems, oppositions from governments and the Jewish community and the result of the split between the East and West Church. (3 semester hours) Class Code: HIS 431

Education Administration
An overview of the organizational requirements for teachers including consideration of teacher records and documentation, laws affecting the classroom (e.g., ADA and FERPA), and the leadership and orientation for parents volunteering in the classroom. (3 semester hours) Class Code: EDF 352

Educational Psychology
A course designed to develop within the prospective teacher the ability to recognize and utilize the basic principles and strategies of sound educational psychology in teaching. (3 semester hours) Class Code: EDF 226

Elementary Creole
Haitian Creole is a course designed to provide a thorough grounding in phonology, grammar, and vocabulary. Writing, reading, and speaking skills will be emphasized and practiced. (3 semester hours each semester) Class Code: LNG 231, 232

Elementary Greek
The basic elements of the Greek language are presented in this course. Careful attention is given to grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and the reading of selected portions of the Greek New Testament (3 semester hours each semester) Class Code: LNG 213, 214

Elementary Hebrew
Basic elements of the Hebrew language are presented in this course. Attention is given to grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and strong verb system. Second semester is a continuation, with emphasis on the weak verb. (3 semester hours each semester) Class Code: LNG 323, 324

Elementary Music Methods
Introduces the teacher candidate to the literature, methods, and materials used in teaching music to elmentary level children. The methodology of Orff, Kodaly, Gordon, and Dalcroze will be introduced. (3 semester hours) Class Code: MUS 329

English Composition I
English Composition I focuses on improving student writing by developing information literacy; using critical thinking strategies when reading, writing, and revising; understanding the composing process; and choosing appropriate conventions in writing for different purposes. Writing projects can include narrative and expository essays, analytical book reviews, resumes, and essay exams. Roughly 20 total pages of written work will be composed during the semester. Co-requisite: DEV 092 (3 semester hours + 1 semester hour, DEV 092, Applied Information Literacy) Class Code: ENG 121

English Composition II
English Composition II continues the concepts and techniques taught in Composition I. However, Composition II focuses upon academic writing and information literacy. Students will learn skills for effective research and the ethical use and proper citation of sources using the Chicago/Turabian style. Writing projects can include analytical book review, essays, annotated bibliography, and a formal research paper. A minimum of 5000 words or roughly 20 pages of writing will be produced by the end of the semester. Prerequisites: ENG 121 (3 semester hours) Class Code: ENG 122

Expository Preaching
This course is designed to deal with the principles and practices of expository preaching. The student will examine various methods of analyzing a passage of Scripture. The significant place of theology in the role of preaching will be emphasized, with particular emphasis given to the doctrine of holiness. Students will be given the opportunity to preach in various settings. Prerequisites: SPH 262, PTH 223 (3 semester hours) Class Code: PTH 321

Faith and Contemporary Issues
This capstone course is a systematic study of the philosophical standard of right and wrong by which men live. The course addresses the moral, social, legal and medical issues of the 21st century. This course will be comprised of lecture by the professor and in-depth presentations by the students. It will require students to draw from a broad range of their educational experiences with an emphasis on life application of a Christian worldview. This course is required in every program (3 semester hours) Class Code: PHL 482

Fine Art Methods
A study of art, drama, and music methods that maybe used in teaching subject content in the elementary classroom. The course also includes a study of area-specific (art, music, or drama) instruction.  (3 semester hours) Class Code: EDE 322

Finite Mathematics
Finite Mathematics, is an introduction level course in math. The topics include sets and counting, functions, introduction to probability and statistics, combinatorics, interest and annuities, matrix algebra, linear systems, symbolic logic, and mathematical modeling. (3 semester hours) Class Code: MAT 133

Flight Training
This course is scheduled through Salem Air Park. All financial arrangements must be made with Salem Air Park through the Registrar’s office. This training includes ground school and flight training. At the successful conclusion of this course the student will be a qualified pilot. (3 semester hours) Class Code: MIS 180

Formative American History
This course surveys the themes of American exploration, colonization, trends in religious thought, birth of American democracy, development of the constitutional system of the United States, sectionalism, reform movements, the Civil War and Reconstruction. (3 semester hours) Class Code: HIS 222

Fundamentals of English
Students who make less than 60 percent in English placement testing are required to take this course which meets the needs of students who are underprepared for English Composition. The fundamentals of writing and grammar will be reviewed using HAWKES CourseWare, and students will be tutored in writing which will include assignments required for other classes. Students are required to pass Fundamentals of English before being enrolled in English Composition. (3 semester hours, non-academic credit) Class Code: ENG 021

Fundamentals of Math
A course designed to review arithmetic operations with whole numbers, decimals, and fractions; to review the use of percentages; and includes advanced work in factoring, linear equations, graphs, exponents, radicals, ratios, and proportions. (3 semester hours, non-academic credit) Class Code: MAT 010

General Epistles
This course is an intensive analysis of the epistles of James, Peter, John, and Jude. Background materials will be given for each book, but the major emphasis will be placed upon the practical admonitions for holy living. (2 semester hours) Class Code: BIB 395

General Psychology
The course presents concepts and theoretical practices for understanding psychology. The course addresses factors which affect human behavior and thought processes. It includes the history of psychology, the biological basis of behavior, sensation and perception, learning, memory, intelligence, development, personality, research methodology, abnormal psychology, and various and counseling modalities. (3 semester hours) Class Code: PSY 111

Gospels
This course is a study of the life and teachings of Christ. Emphasis is placed on significant people, places, and events in the Gospels with a view to discovering theological, hermeneutical and homiletical issues (3 semester hours) Class Code: BIB 282

Hebrews
An in-depth verse-by-verse study of the epistle to the Hebrews. This course will include discussion of the authorship, date, purpose and key themes of the book. Christianity will be compared to and contrasted with Judaism. (2 semester hours) Class Code: BIB 484

Historical Books of the Old Testament
A study of the Historical Books includes Joshua through Esther. The course integrates critical, analytical and devotional approaches and combines inductive and lecture methods. The student is introduced to the historical archaeological and geographical context of the period. The theological purpose and messages of the historical material are stressed. (2 semester hours) Class Code: BIB 351

History and Philosophy of Education
The course investigates the development of educational philosophies through the pursuit of truth and knowledge, beginning with education in early Bible times through today’s private and public educational systems and philosophies (3 semester hours) Class Code: EDF 210

History of Minorities in America
A study of the minority groups in America which traces their contributions in our developing society. Attention is given to the understanding of minorities as a basis for their evangelization. Multiculturalism is analyzed within a modern context (3 semester hours) Class Code: MIS 424

History of the Wesleyan Methodist Church
The founding and development of the Wesleyan Methodist church is traced historically from the time of John Wesley to the present. Special attention will be given to the development in America of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the rise of the national holiness movement and the holiness churches. (1 semester hours) Class Code: HIS 372

History of World Missions
A historical survey of the missionary activities of the Christian church from their beginning to the present. The course consists of a summary of the history of the modern missionary movement and a survey of the various mission specialties as they appear today. (3 semester hours) Class Code: MIS 111

Hymnology
A study of the content of Christian faith as expressed in its hymns and the nature and significance of hymn tunes. The history of the authors and composers of well-known hymns will be studied by focusing on the biblical background in music and worship, the nature of worship, music as an aid to worship, and kinds of service music. A number of the best hymns will be memorized (2 semester hours) Class Code: MUS 264

I and II Corinthians
An expository, analytical, and practical study of these two epistles with special attention to God’s solution to major problems within the Church. (2 semester hours) Class Code: BIB 394

Instrumental Ensemble
This is a select group of students chosen by the director of music. A variety of pieces will be studied based on the proficiency of the participants. The group will travel with the college choir at the director’s discretion (.5 semester hours) Class Code: MUS_77, _78

Intermediate Creole
After a short review of Haitian Creole grammar and vocabulary, emphasis will be placed on conversational skills. Readings and translation will guide the student into a fuller understanding of Haitian culture and language. Prerequisites: LNG 231, LNG 232 (3 semester hours each semester) Class Code: LNG 331, 332

Intermediate Greek
Detailed study of advanced Greek grammar, reading in the Greek New Testament, the application of advanced syntactical rules, and an introduction to exegesis. (3 semester hours each semester) Class Code: LNG 313, 314

Intermediate Hebrew
A post-introduction Hebrew course designed to widen the student’s inductive experience in morphology, syntax and vocabulary. This will facilitate exegesis and exposition of Hebrew prose, making Hebrew accessible for pastoral ministry. In latter section of the course the student reads and translates an assortment of literary genres, especially poetry, both lyrical and prophetic. (3 semester hours each semester) Class Code: LNG 325, 326

Introduction to Homiletics
The purpose of this course is to prepare the minister for his pulpit duties. Time is given to sermon preparation and expression. This course includes a comprehensive study of the types of sermons and the principles of construction and delivery. Prerequisite: SPH 262 (3 semester hours) Class Code: PTH 223

Introduction to Judaism
A course designed to trace the rise of Rabbinic Judaism and the history of the Jews after A.D. 70. An examination will be made of the main divisions of modern Jews, i.e., Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform. The course will include studies of the Holocaust and Zionism (3 semester hours) Class Code: PTH 371

Introduction to Language Learning
This course will train the student in effective principles of language learning, emphasizing Learning Acquisition Made Easy (LAMP), Total Physical Response (TPR), and phonetics. The goal is to provide the student with the knowledge helpful in learning a new language in any context. (1 semester hours) Class Code: MIS 371

Introduction to Music
A course in elementary musicianship, with an overview of music history, basic notation, musical styles and practical experience with conducting patterns. (3 semester hours) Class Code: MUS 211

Introduction to Philosophy
A survey of the leading philosophical views of ancient and modern eras with a critical evaluation of each from the Christian worldview. (3 semester hours) Class Code: PHL 252

Language Arts Methods
This course will develop an overview of a language arts program of listening, speaking, spelling, handwriting, composition, and grammar in the elementary school. Communication as a means of Christian witness will be emphasized. Prerequisites: ENG 121, ENG 122 (3 semester hours) Class Code: EDE 360

Math Methods
A course to develop skills in the areas of math concepts, methods of teaching math, sequence of learning math, use of math manipulatives, and development of math enrichment/ remediation (3 semester hours) Class Code: EDE 334

Methods of Teaching
A practice course of teaching methods, applying the principles learned in Educational Psychology with emphasis on relating particular teaching methods to the various age levels and to fulfillment of objectives in a traditional, non-traditional, and DCE classroom setting. Prerequisites: EDF 226 (3 semester hours) Class Code: EDF 236

Ministerial Internship
The practical application of acquired skills in preaching and pastoral ministry. The stu dent will participate at approved churches in actual preaching and pastoral ministry under supervision and direction. Prerequisites: PTH 223, PTH 224, PTH 334 and Christian service requirements completed (3 semester hours) Class Code: PTH 490

Missionary Internship
A practical course requiring the student to spend time actually engaged in direct missionary work under the supervision of field missionaries. This course may be integrated with Allegheny Wesleyan Youth in Missions team trips. Prerequisite: Must have completed 21 SH of MIS courses and Christian service requirements (4 semester hours) Class Code: MIS 490

Modern American History
This course is designed to provide the student with a general but comprehensive understanding of the rise of industrialization and urbanization, imperialism, Progressivism, World War I, the New Deal, World War II, the Cold War, the civil rights movement and the Vietnam era. The course will follow a topical approach with respect to chronology by focusing on the economic, political and social developments of the period. (3 semester hours) Class Code: HIS 224

Modern Church History
This course will trace the development of Christianity from the Reformation to the present. Various aspects of the Reformation are examined including the Lutheran, the Swiss, the English, the Radical and the Roman Catholic. The effects of the Reformation and the important developments in Roman Catholicism, Protestantism and Eastern Orthodoxy since the Reformation are examined. This course presupposes that the student has a general knowledge of the history of western civilization. (3 semester hours) Class Code: HIS 432

Music Fundamentals
This is a course designed to examine the basic principles of music such as rhythm, pitch, and music notation. Emphasis will be placed on developing the basic musicianship of the student by increasing one’s knowledge in music terminology, music performances, and basic conducting (2 semester hours, non-academic credit) Class Code: MUS 090

Music History I
A study of the historical developments of music in Western civilization from its beginning through the Renaissance period. (2 semester hours) Class Code: MUS 231

Music History II 
A study of the historical developments of music during the Baroque and the Classical eras. (2 semester hours) Class Code: MUS 232

Music History III
A study of historical developments of music during the Romantic and Contemporary periods, as well as the beginning of the twenty-first century (2 semester hours) Class Code: MUS 331

Music Ministry in the Church
This course is an introduction to the basics of music, music history, congregational singing and conducting. It will also introduce methods of organizing and administering the gradedchoir system and other ensembles in the church, with the cooperation of the pastor and other personnel in the church (3 semester hours) Class Code: MUS 265

Music Ministry Internship
The student is assigned to a qualified mentor, and actively participates in a supervised music ministry program. (Prerequisites: All music theory, conducting, and music methods requirements met and Christian service requirements completed.) (4 semester hours) Class Code: MUS 490

Music of the Bible
This course is a survey of music in the Bible. Includes Hebrew and Greek word studies in music specifically taken from the Bible. Empha sis on the current usefulness of what the Word of God specifically teaches concerning music. Same course as BIB131. (3 semester hours) Class Code: MUS 131

Music Theory and Musicianship Skills I
This is a course designed to examine the various principles of part writing, ear training, and to give a general knowledge of harmonic analysis through figured bass (3 semester hours) Class Code: MUS 221

Music Theory and Musicianship Skills II
This is a course designed to examine the various types of non-harmonic tones, acquaint the students with part-writing rule exceptions, and introduce them to secondary dominant chords. Prerequisite: MUS 221 (3 semester hours) Class Code: MUS 222

Music Theory and Musicianship Skills III
Continuation of the study of practices which will enhance the harmonic vocabulary in the use of borrowed and secondary dominant chords. Application of analysis, form, and part writing. Aural recognition will be used of the above study. (3 semester hours) Class Code: MUS 321

Music Theory and Musicianship Skills IV
Full score analysis with studies in 6th, neapolitan 6th, altered 9th, 11th, and 13th chords. Aural recognition of the above study will be used. (3 semester hours) Class Code: MUS 322

New Testament Literature
A panoramic view of the chief events, prominent characters, and main themes of each New Testament book in relation to its historical, geographical, and cultural context. Special attention will be given to interpretation. (Required in freshman year.) Prerequisite to all 300- and 400-level Bible courses. (3 semester hours) Class Code: BIB 112

Old Testament Literature
A survey of the chief events, prominent characters, and main themes of each Old Testament book in relation to its historical, geographical, and cultural context. Special attention will be given to interpretation. (Required in freshman year.) Prerequisite to all 300- and 400-level Bible courses (3 semester hours) Class Code: BIB 111

Parliamentary Law
A study of approved procedure in deliberative assemblies based on Robert’s Rules of Order, accompanied by drills calculated to fix the habits of active, correct, and effective participation in business meetings (1 semester hours) Class Code: PTH 436

Pass Standardized Test
Elementary Education students must pass the required standardized test prior to receiving the degree. The results of the test will demonstrate that the student has achieved the required competencies as well as providing data upon which the Elementary Education Program will be based. The exam must be taken during the Senior Year. More information will be provided by the program director. (0 semester hours) Class Code: EDE 480

Pastoral Counseling
The course is a study of pastoral care in which the pastor is seen as the shepherd and overseer of the local church. Principles of counseling will be studied from a biblical perspective. It will focus on the insights and skills that will assist individuals to develop right relationships with God, their families and local congregation (3 semester hours) Class Code: PTH 335

Pastoral Epistles and Thessalonians
This course focuses upon the conversion of the Thessalonians, Paul’s concern for their sanctification, and the Second Coming of Christ. The following topics are explored: doctrine, salvation, personal testimonies of Paul, prayer, a New Testament bishop, a good soldier of Jesus Christ, godliness, suffering, love of money, eschatology, and good works (3 semester hours) Class Code: BIB 481

Pentateuch
This course is an analysis of the books that comprise the Pentateuch. Major themes include the Creation, the Fall, the Flood, the rise of the Hebrew nation, and an overview of the Patriarchal Period of Israel’s history. Examination will be made concerning the problems of dating the Exodus, the Wilderness sojourn, the Tabernacle, Mosaic Judaism and Levitical worship. Civil, ceremonial, and moral divisions of the Law will be analyzed. The course is designed to meet the Bible/Theological component of the general goals and objectives of the college. (3 semester hours) Class Code: BIB 142

Physical Science I with Lab
Introductory college-level physical science course with a weekly lab session. This course will cover both physics and chemistry components of physical science (3 semester hours) Class Code: SCI 261

Physical Science II
A broad survey of topics in biology, geology, paleontology, meteorology, and astronomy from a Christian worldview. (3 semester hours) Class Code: SCI 263

Piano Pedagogy and Literature
A study of procedures, methods, materials, and techniques in teaching piano (3 semester hours) Class Code: MUS 451

Practicum I
This course provides the pre-student teacher with an introductory experience in integrating theory and practice in the elementary classrooms. Students observe and participate in an elementary classroom. (.5 semester hours) Class Code: EDE 393

Practicum II
This course continues to provide the pre-student teacher with an introductory experience in integrating theory and practice in the elementary classrooms. Students observe and participate in an elementary classroom. (.5 semester hours) Class Code: EDE 394

Principles of Conducting
The study of basic conducting patterns and techniques, with practical in-class conducting experience. One will increase in the ability to read musical scores, coordination and independent use of hands, and establish a foundation for a polished conducting style based on technique, musicianship and inspiration. (2 semester hours) Class Code: MUS 323

Principles of Interpersonal Evangelism
A survey of concepts, models, techniques, and training methods employed in interpersonal evangelism. Practical experience in visitation and witnessing will be important in this course (3 semester hours) Class Code: PTH 242

Principles of Missions
An introduction to the philosophy and strategies of missions. The process of applying to and coordinating one’s calling with the Mission Board is addressed. Emphasis is placed on the nature, purpose, achievements, present development, and unfinished task of the Christian world mission. (3 semester hours) Class Code: MIS 332

Prison Epistles
A methodical and inductive study of the New Testament books, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon with emphasis on historical, geographical, and doctrinal content. (3 semester hours) Class Code: BIB 486

Prophetic Literature
This course is an exegetical study of the context and contents of selected passages of the writing prophets of Israel, and is designed to acquaint advanced students with representative spokesmen of both pre – and post – exilic eras. An examination will be made of “call narratives,” Messianic prophecies, Servant Songs, Jeremiah’s Confessions and prophecies that relate to future events from the major and minor prophets. Prerequisite: BIB 111. (3 semester hours) Class Code: BIB 274

Public Speaking
A study of the principles and practices involved in successfully presenting a speech in public. Students will be trained in how to prepare and deliver various types of speeches from formal persuasion using the Monroe Motivated Sequence to impromptu. This course is strongly performance based and emphasis is placed upon church-related speaking experiences. (3 semester hours) Class Code: SPH 262

Reading Methods
A study of the theories, practices, techniques, and materials used in the teaching of developmental reading. Translates theories to effective classroom practice. (3 semester hours) Class Code: EDE 363

Recital/Organization Attendance
Music students will have continuing exposure to music performance through attendance at all on-campus performances, music studios, music organizations, lectures, and two approved off-campus concerts per semester. A grade for 0 credit hours is given (0 semester hours) Class Code: MUS _85, 86

Religious Education
A course designed to give the students a practical understanding of the principles and methods of the various functions of the Sunday school, the Christian school, and Bible clubs. Also considered are the fundamental concepts emphasizing biblical, theological, psychological, and organizational factors which bear upon form and methods (2 semester hours) Class Code: PTH 241

Religious Studies Internship
The practical application of acquired skills from the religous studies program. The student will particiapte in approved activities under the the supervision of the program director (1 semester hours) Class Code: REL 490

Romans and Galatians
This course is a study of Paul’s epistles to the Romans and the Galatians with special emphasis upon the doctrines of sin, law, grace, faith, righteousness, justification, sanctification, life in the Spirit, and the witness of the Spirit. Practical matters relating to Christian living will also be discussed. (3 semester hours) Class Code: BIB 482

Science and Health Education Methods
This course assists students in the development of a Christian perspective as they study the content, methods, and strategies for teaching the various branches of science and health. Unit and lesson planning, laboratory activities, evaluation strategies, and learning centers will be part of their teaching experience. (3 semester hours) Class Code: EDE 389

Secondary Music Methods
Introduces the teacher candidate to the literature, methods, and materials used in teaching music on the secondary level. The methodology of Orff, Kodally, Gordon, and Dalcroze will be taught as appropriate for secondary level of music instruction. (2 semester hours) Class Code: MUS 325

Seminar in Theology
For seniors only, an individual research project on a selected biblical doctrine. The course requires extensive research and writing. Prerequisites: BTH 341, BTH 342 (3 semester hours) Class Code: BTH 490

Service Playing
This course is a study of hymn and evangelistic style method of playing as well as the art of accompanying ( 2 semester hours) Class Code: MUS 362

Social Study Methods
Students learn the disciplinary foundations, the value of descriptive, prescriptive, and procedural teaching. The roles of citizenship and cultural education are explored. (3 semester hours) Class Code: EDE 392

String and Woodwind Instrumental Methods
This course is intended to develop fundamental skills, proper care, and maintenance in String and Woodwind instruments. Methods and materials will be surveyed for their use in churches, elementary and secondary Christian schools. (2 semester hours) Class Code: MUS 422

Supervised Student Teaching
The student observes and participates in teaching. An off-campus assignment under an experienced teacher in an approved school. (Prerequisite: Completion of Christian Service Requirements.) (6 semester hours) Class Code: EDE 490

Systematic Theology I
An intensive examination of Christian theology. In this course the student will be engaged in a study of the following topics: an introduction to theology, divine revelation, various systems of religious beliefs, and the nature of God. Prerequisites: BTH 215; BTH 236 (3 semester hours) Class Code: BTH 341

Systematic Theology II
An in-depth study of cardinal Christian doctrines. The student will examine the doctrines of Christology, pneumatology, the Trinity, anthropology, hamartiology, and atonement Prerequisites: BTH 215; BTH 236 (3 semester hours) Class Code: BTH 342

Theology in Cross-Cultural Evangelism
A scriptural theological study of the obligations, objectives and means of communicating the Christian faith. Special attention is given to the place of the church and spiritual dynamics in missionary evangelism such as making and crossing cultural bridges without theological compromise. Issues such as the uniqueness of Christ and the eternal state of the heathen will be discussed. (2 semester hours) Class Code: MIS 365

Vocal Ensemble
A select ensemble, vocal trios, and quartets formed for public appearances. Admission is by audition only (.5 semester hours) Class Code: MUS _17, _18

Voice Pedagogy and Literature
A study of procedures, methods, materials, techniques in teaching voice (3 semester hours) Class Code: MUS 452

Wesleyan Methodist Discipline
A study of the Wesleyan Methodist Discipline as to the creed, rules, and organizational policy of The Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection. (1 semester hours) Class Code: PTH 455

Wisdom Literature
A study of Job through The Song of Solomon, with special attention to structure, historical content, and the value of the books for theology and worship. (2 semester hours) Class Code: BIB 362

Women in Ministry
This course analyzes the role of women in Christian ministries as well as their responsibilities, challenges, and opportunities of ministry ( 3 semester hours) Class Code: PTH 275

World and Cultural Geography
This course introduces the student to the physical and cultural study of the earth and mankind through a conservative Christian perspective. It includes the basic understanding of maps, terminology, topography, climate, politics cultures, religions, and economics. (3 semester hours) Class Code: GEO 255

World Civilization I
This course focuses on the development of political, economic, social, and cultural history of seven major world civilizations from the ancient world to the Renaissance. (3 semester hours) Class Code: HIS 211

World Civilization II
This course analyzes the major historical events in the world from the Reformation to the 20th century by focusing on economic, political and social developments of the period. (3 semester hours) Class Code: HIS 212

World Religions
Emphasis is placed on the philosophies of the major religions, giving special attention to their comparison and contrast to Christianity. Needful for effective evangelism in the missionary task of the church. (3 semester hours) Class Code: MIS 244