BBC: Christian College Master of Arts Degrees | Current Schedule

current Schedule

Eight-week sessions begin each August, October, January, March, and May.

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The area of study requirement satisfied by each course is listed below.

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FALL 2014
Session 2
October 20–december 19

BI503–The Interpretation of Genesis–3 credits–Mr. Ken Pyne
An expository study of the book of Genesis designed to give an overview of Genesis as well as matters relating to the origins of the human race, sin and fall, and Israel.  Special attention will be given to the historical, theological, and prophetical themes of Genesis.  Students will be challenged to make thoughtful spiritual formation applications, and to develop for the use of this book for the edification of the Body.

CO506–Biblical Philosophy of Counseling – 3 credits–Mrs. Lynelle Buchanan
This course covers student formulation and articulation of a personal philosophy of biblical counseling with emphasis on the Scripture’s sufficiency in meeting human needs. Analysis of various Christian counselors and philosophies toward biblical counseling and historical perspectives relative to contemporary issues in counseling will be taught.

CO530–Human Development –3 credits– Dr. Heather Hall
This course covers lifespan learning and development with respect to human personality formation; developmental processes and adjustment functions within cultural contexts; and interplay between human development, personality formation, and the role of learning in formulating life constructs.

CO539–Marriage and Family Counseling–3 credits–Dr. Gerlin Valencia
In this course, students will learn to develop a biblical/theological template for working with marriages and families. Both theory and techniques of a systemic approach to marriage and family counseling are presented. The course Introduces students to the classical and modern theoretical therapeutic models for marriage and family counseling. **This course requires the use of a proctor service. Proctor fees are the responsibility of the students. Learn more about this here.

ED520–Development of Curriculum– 3 credits–Dr. Janet Hicks
This course is a presentation of the philosophical and applicational factors affecting curriculum development. Students will develop a personal philosophy of curriculum and learn how to evaluate and develop curriculum models and lesson plans. Procedures for development, implementation, and evaluation of an effective curriculum in an educational setting will be discussed. Students will prepare a curriculum for the grade or subject areas in which they teach.

ED532–School Counseling Programs: Model, Development, & Management– 3 credits–Steve Peterson
This course covers the development and implementation of guidance functions in the Christian school, leadership and management functions of the counselor within the administrative setting, and pupil personnel services as they relate to guidance counselor functions are included.

ED586–Literature for Children and Adolescents– 3 credits–TBA
This course is a study of the genre found in children’s and adolescent literature. The course will show how literature can be used within the school reading program as well as be used with struggling readers. Students will learn how to use reading circles to draw students into the joy of literature.

LI518–Dramatic Genre–3 credits– Dr. Brian Maxwell
This course explores the history and structure of main genres of dramatic literature: tragic plays, comedic plays, and dramatic poetry. It seeks out historical context, structure, rhetorical strategy, and thematic intent found in the selections from each type of dramatic literature.

PH512–Worldviews in Tension:  The Romans–3 credits–Mr. Andy Giessman
A studied exploration of the tension between Stoicism, Epicureanism and Augustine’s vision of Christianity as embedded in Virgil’s Aeneid, Lucretius’ On the Nature of Things  and Augustine’s Confessions.  Through sustained reading and discussion of seminal texts students will exercise hermeneutic, critical thinking, and communication skills, while laboring to uncover the power of these extraordinary texts to express and form a worldview. Ultimately, students will confront their own worldviews in light of these competing visions of reality. This course in the sequence will probe the transition in the Western world between Lucretius’ scientific atheism, Virgil’s Stoic pantheism and Augustine’s biblical monotheism.

TH511–How to Develop a Biblical Worldview–