Department of Divinity

Program Objectives

Program Requirement

ENGL 101 (English) 3 Credit Hours

Basic communication course emphasizing listening, constructive or clear thinking, basic writing and speaking abilities. Includes reading and discussion of short prose selections intended to develop both the reading and writing skills of the students with emphasis on organization and development of ideas; writing of effective paragraphs and short compositions. 

FREN 101 (Intro. to French) 3 Credit Hours

This is a course taught by an audio-visual teaching method. Pronunciation and syntax are improved through written drills and exercises.

OLTS 101 (Old Testament Survey)3 Credit Hours

An overview of the history, poetry, and prophecy of the Old Testament, with the purpose of helping the student obtain an understanding of Old Testament chronology along with major persons, themes and events. The course will explore the main themes of the Old Testament; personalities who significantly influenced the history of Israel; relate Old Testament themes to issues of today; distinguish major divisions of study within the Old Testament; and, formulate and communicate ideas for examining and presenting Scriptural studies to various audiences.

RELG 101 (Islam) 3 credit Hours

A study of the religion, culture, and present variety of Islam in Islamic countries and in the West. Explores various expressions of religious identity across global Muslim societies. Focuses on major topics as the Qur’an, Muhammad, rituals, religious and political authority, Islamic mysticism, colonialism, and modernity. Grounded in an understanding of the relationship between religion, history, and context.

MATH 101 (Algebra) 3 Credits Hours

Prerequisite: Passing of Placement Examination or Mathematics 003 – non majors. Topics to be covered: Properties of real numbers; Polynomials, Factors; Functions; Graph; Simultaneous equation, quadratic and Linear equations; Inequalities; Functions; Graph; Exponents; Radicals; Equations in three variables; Determinants; Sequences series; Bionomical theorem; Logarithms.

PHED 101 (Physical Education) 1 Credit Hours

This course provides each student with a practical opportunity to participate and develop skills in a variety of athletics; stresses physical development, physical fitness, motor skills, elective sports, remedial and corrective exercises, and stimulus sports appreciation.

COSC 101: (Intro. to Computer Tech) 3 Credit Hours Pre-requisite: Pass Placement Exams.

An introduction to computer application with 80% practical orientation. The students learn about the evolution of computer, the classification, the components of the computer and their functions, the significance, indispensability of computers in our contemporary world; the practical applicability of computer in a real time situation. Introduces students to Microsoft Word Processing and data manipulation.

ENGL 102 (English) 3 Credit Hours Pre-requisite: ENGL 101

Instruction in writing original composition, short essays, short stories, and poetry; to enhance basic written and oral communication skills.

FREN 102 (French) 3 Credits

Emphasis is on grammatical construct of the French Language. Pronunciation and syntax are improved through written drills and exercises.

NETS 101 (New Testament Survey) 3 credit hours

Designed to introduce students to the history, culture and content of the New Testament; focuses on how the message of the New Testament was shaped, influenced and heard within its original cultural and historical contexts and how that interplays with ministry and leadership in the present age.  Includes a brief overview of each book of the New Testament.

GUCO 102 (Guidance & Counseling) 3 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to the meaning and scope of Guidance and Counseling; psychological concepts; introduction to theories of personality development (psycho-analytic, trait, behavioral, humanistic), personal development and dynamics; growth and development; self-concepts, group dynamics, social dynamic factors influencing personality development

MATH 102 (Trigonometry) 3 Credit hours Pre-requisite: Mathematics 101 (non – majors)

Topics to be covered: Measurement of angles; Radian measure; Arc length; Trigonometric ratios and functions; solution of right-angled triangles; Applications; Heights and distances; Problems on navigation; Reduction of trigonometric functions of angles of any magnitude to acute angles; Graphs of Sine, Cosine, and Tangent, Identities; Equations, Sum and difference formulae; Solution of any triangle (Oblique).

APOL 101 (Apologetics) 3 Credit Hours

An  explanation of religious doctrine and practices.

COSC 102: (Intro. to Microcomputer) 3 Credit Hrs. Prerequisite: COSC 101

A required course for all students regardless of discipline. This course is 80% practical oriented and is focused on data processing using spreadsheet. It provides students hands-on training in electronic spreadsheet using MS Excel 2010. Teaches general concept and processes of management information system, payroll calculation, petty-cash flow, data query, pivot/chart depiction of data, data integrity. PowerPoint Presentation.

THEO 201 (Systematic Theology) 4 Credit Hours

This is a study of important topics in Systematic Theology, including Prolegomena—the definition and nature of theology; various branches of theology; the methods and importance of Systematic Theology; Bibliology-general and special revelation; scripture’s inspiration, inerrancy, canonicity; theology proper-theism and the existence of God; the nature, attributes, and names of God; the doctrine of the Trinity, including relevant elements of Christology and pneumatology; the decree and works of God; angelology-

angels, Satan and demons; and, anthropology/hamartiology-humanity’s creation and nature, the fall and its consequences, original and actual sin.

EDUC 201 3 Credits

This is a study of important topics in Education

AFTR 102 (African Traditional Religion) 3 Credit Hours Pre-requisite RELG 101

The course includes a study of the basic features of African religious systems and institutions with focus on the cultural, economic and political factors that have informed global preservations of an African

worldview.  Will explore the theological ideas and ritual forms especially of the Ashanti, Ga, Fon, Ewe, Ibo, Yoruba and Mende of West Africa.  Topics will include sources of African Religious beliefs, African theological notions of God, African Religious beliefs of nature of the human being and the universe; witchcraft, sorcery and the problem of Evil in African religious thought and practice; sin and salvation in African religious thought; illness, health, healing discourses and practices in African Religions; African Islam and African Christianity.

HIST 201 (Church History I) 3 credit Hours

A study of early Christianity up to the time of the Reformation and the Church in the 21st Century.  The student will deepen his/her knowledge of faith as he/she traces the growth of Christianity from Pentecost to the Reformation. The course will track the development of church government, piety, sacraments, and theology into the “middle ages” up to the early modern calls for reform.

PSYC 201 (Psychology) 3 Credit Hours

An introduction to the general principles of Psychology. The students are acquainted with human organism, its behavior, and some of the mechanics and dynamics of learning perception, sensation, emotion, and motivation.

HERM 201 (Hermeneutics) 3 credit Hours

A study of the principles for correctly interpreting the scriptures, introduce the major resources available for scriptural interpretation, and involves an exegetical study of selected passages from the various types of religious literature. The major focus of the course is practical—the course goal is that the students develop sound methods of exegesis and application of scriptural texts.

EVNG 202 (Evangelism) 3 Credit Hours

This course looks at the total religious program of evangelism, including personal evangelism, and professional evangelism.  Emphasis is on the methods, message and means of evangelism. It includes strategies for sharing faith and leading others to be effective evangelists.

HOMI 202 (Homiletics) 3 credit Hours

Homiletics is the art and science of delivering the Word of God effectively with impact. Looks at preaching as the common ground for the integration of biblical, moral, systematic and pastoral theology. Students will learn the basics of preparing and preaching sermons, including exegesis and use of liturgical readings, exegesis of the congregation, structure of the sermon, and effective delivery by going through the process of sermon preparation.

RELG 202 (Islam) 3 credit Hours

A study of the religion, culture, and present variety of Islam in Islamic countries and in the West. Explores various expressions of religious identity across global Muslim societies. Focuses on major topics as the Qur’an, Muhammad, rituals, religious and political authority, Islamic mysticism, colonialism, and modernity. Grounded in an understanding of the relationship between religion, history, and context.

GREK 202 (Greek) 3 credit Hours

Fundamentals of ancient Greek. Morphology and syntax of ancient Greek. Grammar presentation, as well as translation of sentences both from English to Greek and from Greek to English. This course will also consider reading and writing rather speaking, although students will be expected to read Greek aloud regularly in order to master correct pronunciation.

HIST 101 (World History) 3 Credit Hours

An overview of World History from the first textual records to the dawn of the modern period. At its core will be a narrative constructed on broad lines aimed at giving students a basic competence in the sweep of pre-modern human history. Two major themes will be highlighted over the course of the semester. The nature of the relations between humans in the evolution of societies; and the dynamics of ritual behaviors and their change over time. In other words, the course will be broadly concerned with law and religion. These vast concepts will be seen in various configurations over the course of narrative readings and analytical readings, all of which will be found in a small corpus of assigned tests. The primary foci of the coverage of this course include ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, India, classical era Persia, Greece, Rome, Japan, Meso-America, Africa and Europe.

EDUC 202 3 Credits