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This course involves reading and interpreting a variety of narrative and expository texts including essays, fiction, and one longer, significant text. Students compose a sequence of expository essays and a research paper. Instruction emphasizes reading and writing as discourse with a focus on purpose/setting/thesis formation, sentence and paragraph structure, and essay development.

For non-science majors. This course is an introduction to the basic life functions of invertebrate and vertebrate organisms. Topics include: a history of biology; the basic chemistry of life processes; the cell theory; cellular structure and respiration; mitosis and meiosis; DNA, RNA, and protein synthesis; genetics; embryology; animal and plant taxonomy; animal and plant anatomy physiology of systems; and the life processes of change from an evolutionary and creationistic viewpoint. 

This course provides an introduction to the thinking skills necessary for the identification, understanding, and evaluation of arguments. It includes studies of language, common fallacies, and formal and informal reasoning.

Principles of interpretation of biblical texts that emphasize the use of historical materials, word studies, commentaries, and other tools; attention is given to grammatical constructions in the original languages.

This interdisciplinary capstone course aims at developing a theological perspective that will guide strategic thinking in the ministry setting. It encourages students to lead the church as a mission-driven community—a movement led by God’s Spirit, continually relevant to the ministry context. The course includes a capstone project in which students demonstrate their synthesis of insights gained throughout the Christian Ministry program. Special Considerations: This capstone course is open only to students majoring in Christian Ministry.