Class Schedules

FALL 2017 Semester Schedule
August 28 – December 16

All courses listed are three (3) credits unless otherwise noted.

Fall 2017 Book List >

Core Classes

BIB 112: Biblical Introduction I
Creation to the Post-Exilic Period – Introduction to the history of salvation as expressed in the Old Testament. This includes historical and theological study focusing on Israel as the covenant people of God, with special attention on relationship of the Old Testament to Jesus Christ.

Wednesday Evening Classes 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.

ENG 096: English Proficiency
This is a development course for students to acquire fundamental writing skills. This course is in preparation for ENG 101.

Thursday Evening Classes 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.

HUM 199: Survey of the Christian Worship Music
Throughout this study, the principles underlying the creation and performance of church music. This brief outline of the history of Christian music though the 19th century is designed to help us place the ancient hymns in their historical context, and to learn when the forms now familiar – psaltery hymnody, liturgy, chorale, oratorio, and sacred anthem, came into being.

Friday Evening Classes 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.

MAT 199: Fundamentals of Math and Modern Applications
This course is an introduction to the mathematical structures and applications to help students understand the historical roles of math in culture. Further study in how these roles have shaped our understanding of creation and the physical world are address. Application of topics emphasized through problem solving. 

Tuesday Evening 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.

SOC 200: Introduction to Sociology           
An introduction to the science of sociology, including a discussion of sociological theory and method, culture and personality, human ecology, and population, and social organization and disorganization. Social institutions and processes are analyzed and related to current national and world problems.

Saturday Morning Classes 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Human Services Classes

HSV 240: Introduction to Helping Skills
An exploration of the values, relational skills, strategies, and techniques in the helping process. Focus is on developing skills that aid clients in identifying restrictive thought, feelings and actions that hinder personal growth, then giving them substantive support to overcome the stumbling blocks to healthy change.

Tuesday Evening Classes 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.

Leadership Classes

LDR 105: History of Urban Leadership
Includes an overview of the unique challenges of urban leaders today, including a study of significant urban leaders from around the world. In this class, the student will choose his/her urban leader who will be the focus for his/her case study for the remainder of the program. 

Saturday Morning Classes 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

LDR 201: Development of Non-Profit Organizations
This course outlines how to develop a non-profit, faith-based organization, including staffing, volunteer development, fundraising and legal requirements at both the state and federal level. Upon course completion, students are ready to both incorporate in the Commonwealth of PA and submit an application to the IRS to be recognized as a 501c3 corporation.

Wednesday Evening Classes 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.

LDR 285: Leadership Project
In the course, the student will prepare his/her presentation on chosen case study for the program. Each student will give a comprehensive presentation on the chosen case study and submit a detailed final paper.
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY WITH DR. JOHN STANKO

Friday Evening Classes 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.

Ministry Classes

BIB 325: Theology of Faith, Work, and Economics
This course is designed to help students develop a biblical and theological understanding of the relationship between the Christian faith, the workplace, and economics as they are challenged to consider how this understanding directly impacts the local church and the community.
May require paper registration form(s)

Tuesday Evening Classes 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.

BIB 340: Intertestamental Period
Examines the history, literature, and religious developments of the Jewish people between the close of the Old Testament and the time of Jesus
May require paper registration form(s)

Thursday Evening Classes 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.

MIN 202:  Holistic Spiritual Formation
This course will develop a firm understanding of spiritual as the process of learning to become Christ-like in order to advance the kingdom of God.

Monday Evening 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.

*Can require paper registration form(s).