Current Courses – Summer 2018

"It is hard to describe the feeling of accomplishment when I finally broke through in my Hebrew class and found I could read the original language." — Phil F., MDiv Alumnus

Check individual program course options and work with your advisor to determine what courses are available for your program.

Undergraduate

  • Course Number: CH 402
  • Department: Church History
  • Units: 3
  • Level: Undergraduate

Readings in Christian Thought spans from the New Testament era to the present. It is a study of fundamental Christian doctrines, how they began, and how they evolved into modern theological thought. The course will include an in-depth study of the theologians who developed these doctrines, beginning with the post-apostolic fathers and ending with modern theologians up to the current day. In addition, the students will have an opportunity to examine their own theology and discover the sources of some of their own thinking and beliefs. One goal of this course is to help the students understand and articulate how these doctrines enable Christians of all faiths to come together and speak a common language.

  • Course Number: HU 210
  • Department: Humanities
  • Units: 3
  • Level: Undergraduate

Introduction to Literature introduces students to the literary genres of poetry, fiction, and drama while acquainting them with theoretical tools and frameworks for interpreting literature. We will also identify and analyze central elements of each literary genre, and discuss the importance of literature as a unique means of comprehending and conveying human experience, past and present.

  • Course Number: MM 401
  • Department: Mentored Field Ministry
  • Units: 3
  • Level: Undergraduate

The Mentored Ministry course provides an apprenticeship experience for students to serve in a focused area of ministry. They will interact with a mentor who will direct, encourage and evaluate their activities as they minister in real life situations. This training allows for students to apply what they have learned at the University, and to draw on the principles taught in their biblical, theological, and ministry practices studies. The students will explore and write about the practice of mentoring in the Scriptures. The students will also write a paper that reflects on their mentoring experience, and on what they have learned in their studies.

  • Course Number: MT 309
  • Department: Ministry Studies
  • Units: 3
  • Level: Undergraduate

Missions and Evangelism offers a dual focus. It begins with a study of how the Great Commission (Matt. 28:16-20) to the Christian Church has been viewed and fulfilled throughout history. This course covers a broad sweep of missionary and evangelistic outreach in church history, from the Early Church to modern day churches. For several weeks it focuses on missionary-eras and particularly on the life and work of specific missionaries and evangelists. The course concludes with a series of studies concerning the necessity for and practicalities of evangelism. Through these studies, students are guided to find their belief and expression in fulfilling the Great Commission in this day.

  • Course Number: MT 313
  • Department: Ministry Studies
  • Units: 3
  • Level: Undergraduate

Practical Crisis Counseling will present some of the basic historical, theological, spiritual, and practical foundations for crisis counseling. The functional, pragmatic, and philosophical aspects of crisis counseling will be covered as well. This class will be focused on the practical application of learned principles and behavior in the participant’s unique situations. The goal is that students will gain real-life application in local church and other ministry settings.

  • Course Number: NT 424
  • Department: New Testament
  • Units: 3
  • Level: Undergraduate

The Life and Letters of Paul introduces the student to the life, letters, and theology of the apostle Paul. The basic contours of Paul’s life will be studied to help better frame his writings and theology. Each of Paul’s letters will be examined in light of historical context/issues that assist in the interpretation of the letter.

  • Course Number: NT 450
  • Department: New Testament
  • Units: 3
  • Level: Undergraduate

Students in the Bachelor of Arts New Testament Studies Program will integrate their various courses of study by demonstrating the competencies addressed in the program outcomes. They will develop deeper understanding of the writings that make up the New Testament, their message, the historical and cultural backgrounds that they were written in, their Jewish roots, and the worldview by which we live and apply the writings today.

  • Course Number: OT 302
  • Department: Old Testament
  • Units: 3
  • Level: Undergraduate

This course introduces the student to the geographical aspects of Israel as well as the historical/geographical backgrounds of the Biblical stories. The first half of the course focuses on the geography of the land of Israel. The second half focuses on significant Biblical events showing where they took place (creation through the journeys of Paul), including maps, and supporting archaeological finds.

  • Course Number: PL 422
  • Department: Pastoral Leadership
  • Units: 3
  • Level: Undergraduate

In exploring Spiritual Worship Leadership, we will deepen our understanding of the worship the Father seeks. Through the lens of scripture we must ask ourselves, do our church services truly accomplish the spiritual service of worship God is jealous after? Honest reflection on this question leads us to consider how the scriptures define our responsibility as congregational leaders in light of the gift ministries the Holy Spirit imparts to individuals. How to create an atmosphere for participation in communal worship will be considered including discussion of the variety of worship expressions given in the New Testament, song repertoire, the setup and design of a worship space, mechanics of song leading, and more.

  • Course Number: SC 203
  • Department: Science
  • Units: 3
  • Level: Undergraduate

Environmental Science will delve into topics such as environmental ethics, environment stewardship, pesticide use and organic farming, climate change, waste and pollution management, alternative energy, and much more.

  • Course Number: SS 202
  • Department: Social Science
  • Units: 3
  • Level: Undergraduate

Principles of Interpersonal Relationships teaches a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for a student’s personal and professional life. Universal principles such as fairness, personal integrity, honesty, and human dignity, provide the foundation for effective interpersonal relationships. Students will be introduced to quality life habits and have the opportunity to internalize them through personal exercises, video presentations, Scriptures and spiritual teaching. The course includes related readings by John Robert Stevens from The Living Word publications.

Graduate

  • Course Number: CH 502
  • Department: Church History
  • Units: 3
  • Level: Graduate

Readings in Christian Thought spans from the New Testament era to the present. It is a study of fundamental Christian doctrines, how they began, and how they evolved into modern theological thought. The course will include an in-depth study of the theologians who developed these doctrines, beginning with the post-apostolic fathers and ending with modern theologians up to the current day. In addition, the students will have an opportunity to examine their own theology and discover the sources of some of their own thinking and beliefs. One goal of this course is to help the students understand and articulate how these doctrines enable Christians of all faiths to come together and speak a common language.

  • Course Number: GS 501
  • Department: General Studies
  • Units: 3
  • Level: Graduate

Theological Research and Writing will prepare students for research and writing requirements of future Shiloh University course work. It will instruct students in the categories of biblical and theological resources, and how to utilize EndNote in cataloging resources. The students will learn various types and approaches to biblical and theological research, and the process of writing a research paper. The course includes a review of basic grammar in preparation for future studies in the biblical languages and the process of biblical exegesis.

  • Course Number: MM 501
  • Department: Mentored Field Ministry
  • Units: 3
  • Level: Graduate

The Mentored Ministry course provides an apprenticeship experience for students to serve in a focused area of ministry. They will interact with a mentor who will direct, encourage and evaluate their activities as they minister in real life situations. This training allows for students to apply what they have learned at the University, and to draw on the principles taught in their biblical, theological, and ministry practices studies. The students will explore and write about the practice of mentoring in the Scriptures. The students will also write a paper that reflects on their mentoring experience, and on what they have learned in their studies.

  • Course Number: MT 509
  • Department: Ministry Studies
  • Units: 3
  • Level: Graduate

Missions and Evangelism offers a dual focus. It begins with a study of how the Great Commission (Matt. 28:16-20) to the Christian Church has been viewed and fulfilled throughout history. This course covers a broad sweep of missionary and evangelistic outreach in church history, from the Early Church to modern day churches. For several weeks it focuses on missionary-eras and particularly on the life and work of specific missionaries and evangelists. The course concludes with a series of studies concerning the necessity for and practicalities of evangelism. Through these studies, students are guided to find their belief and expression in fulfilling the Great Commission in this day.

  • Course Number: MT 513
  • Department: Ministry Studies
  • Units: 3
  • Level: Graduate

Practical Crisis Counseling will present some of the basic historical, theological, spiritual, and practical foundations for crisis counseling. The functional, pragmatic, and philosophical aspects of crisis counseling will be covered as well. This class will be focused on the practical application of learned principles and behavior in the participant’s unique situations. The goal is that students will gain real-life application in local church and other ministry settings.

  • Course Number: NT 524
  • Department: New Testament
  • Units: 3
  • Level: Graduate

The Life and Letters of Paul introduces the student to the life, letters, and theology of the apostle Paul. The basic contours of Paul’s life will be studied to help better frame his writings and theology. Each of Paul’s letters will be examined in the light of historical context/issues that assist in the interpretation of the letter.

  • Course Number: OT 502
  • Department: Old Testament
  • Units: 3
  • Level: Graduate

This course introduces the student to the geographical aspects of Israel as well as the historical/geographical backgrounds of the Biblical stories. The first half of the course focuses on the geography of the land of Israel. The second half focuses on significant Biblical events showing where they took place (creation through the journeys of Paul), including maps, and supporting archaeological finds.

Doctoral

  • Course Number: DM 761
  • Department: Doctoral
  • Units: 3
  • Level: Doctoral

A seminar designed to give understanding and experience of the spiritual life and its disciplines, as defined by the New Testament and the history of the disciples of Jesus. An integrative approach is taken to biblical and theological constructs that help prepare the participant, as a person called into ministry, for the spiritual discipline and discipleship required to fulfill a lifetime call to minister to God’s people. Basic historical, theological, spiritual, and practical foundations are considered, so that participants can design their own personal approach to spiritual formation and discipleship. A special focus is placed on the spiritual life and disciplines in the context of the Triune life of God as overflow to Christian ministry.

  • Course Number: DM 792
  • Department: Doctoral
  • Units: 3
  • Level: Doctoral

This seminar provides instruction for the researching and writing of the DMIN applied research project. The candidate will expand the Concept Paper into a Proposal. This seminar includes intensive analysis. The student will present and defend a viable project proposal for official and peer review. Candidacy is granted upon satisfactory completion.