BC499 Graduate Writing Workshop
Reviews the basic elements of writing a research paper. Includes reading and writing techniques that cover parts of speech, reading for specific content, paragraph structure and composition, formulating an argument, title pages, footnotes and bibliographies. Students will have their writing reviewed weekly.
[Transcripted non-credit. Instructor: Professor Vanessa Van Dyke. Frequency: Every semester. Required within the first two semesters for all credit students. Prerequisite: None. Reduced-tuition course. Download Sample Syllabus.]
BC501 Methodology of Biblical Communication
This course, first in a two-course sequence in homiletics, is designed to develop speech/rhetorical skills essential to effective oral communication, with a view to their application to Bible teaching and expository preaching. Uses New Testament passages to develop structures for oral communication and proper handling of biblical texts. Familiarity with Greek or Hebrew is helpful, but not required.
[2 hours. Instructor: Dr. Chip Moody. Frequency: Every Fall and spring. Required for MDiv BC and MDiv LD. Homiletics Elective for MDiv CF and MABL. General Elective for all other programs except MAC. Prerequisite: At least one course from BL502–BL507. Enrollment limited to 12 credit students. Download Sample Syllabus.]
BC502 Advanced Expository Communication
Refines the student’s ability to preach expository sermons with clarity and relevance. Emphasis moves from rhetorical skills to the art of preaching. Students are introduced to narrative-exposition as a preaching model. Focuses on OT prophetic and wisdom texts, the ethics of preaching, and the role of preaching in the larger context of pastoral ministry.
[2 hours. Instructor: Dr. Chip Moody. Frequency: Every Fall and spring. Required for MDiv BC Homiletics Elective for MDiv LD General Elective for all other programs except MAC. Prerequisites: At least one course from BL502–BL507 and BC501. Enrollment is limited to 12 credit students. Download Sample Syllabus.]
BC509 Advanced Teaching Skills
Teaches you how to turn passive participants into active learners. You will discover motivational keys that stimulate the learner to inquiry and growth. Assignments are designed to give you hands-on opportunities to apply what you are learning.
[2 hours. Instructor: Dr. Roger Ball. Frequency: Even Falls. Homiletics Elective for MDiv LD, MDiv CF, and MABL General Elective for all other programs except MAC. Prerequisite: None. Download Sample Syllabus.]
BC580 Biblical Communication Individualized Study
A unique course designed by a faculty advisor and student to develop competence in the area of biblical communication.
[1–4 hours. Instructor: Varies. Frequency: Any Semester. General elective for all programs except MAC. Prerequisites: 3.4 GPA and approved Academic Petition. May be repeated for credit as BC581 when section content differs.]
BC591 Biblical Communication Internship I
Designed for the MDiv BC student to develop and refine biblical communication and other skills in preparation for vocational ministry. You will grow in competency through substantial ministry responsibility and accountability to a competent ministry supervisor. 120 hours spanning one or two semesters.
[2 hours. Instructor: Dr. Chip Moody. Frequency: Every semester. Required for MDiv BC Prerequisite: None. May be repeated for elective credit as BC592 Internship II. The Internship Information and Application Packet (available on http://ps.mrooms.net) should be submitted to the Director of Field Education before the start of the internship semester and no later than the 2nd Friday of the semester.]
BC595 Selected Topics in Biblical Communication
An occasional Biblical Communication elective offered as the need and opportunity arise. Course content is dependent on the expertise of available faculty (resident, adjunct and visiting), current issues of academic and practical importance, and overall balance in regard to recent course offerings.
[1–4 hours. Instructor: Varies. Frequency: Occasional. General elective for all programs except MAC. Prerequisite: None. May be repeated for credit when section content differs.]
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