Sep 19, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Public Relations

  
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    PREL 455 - Public Relations Strategy and Management


    3 hours

    This capstone course analyzes the changing public relations environment from a managerial perspective. Topics include the growing need for strategic planning, measurement of return on investment, credibility management, crisis communication, and management of social media. Senior communication professionals will be invited to present “real life” challenges they have confronted. Through case review, discussion of reputation issues in the news, and class presentations, students will focus on strategic thinking and creative approaches to management responsibilities in public relations.
    WINTER
  
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    PREL 465 - Topics in Public Relations


    1-3 hours

    See PREL 265  for course description.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    PREL 482 - The Public Relations Campaign


    3 hours

    The public relations function in the context of the organizational communications and decision-making process. Application of communications theory and techniques in developing both internal and external communications campaigns; selected case studies.
    Prerequisite(s): PREL 235 .
    FALL
  
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    PREL 485 - Public Relations Techniques


    3 hours

    Communication techniques used in public relations to identify and reach specified audiences through mass media channels and through controlled media. Preparation of press releases, brochures, newsletters, reports, audio-visuals, speeches, and media campaigns; planning and conducting special events.
    Prerequisite(s): JOUR 205 , JOUR 208 ; PREL 235 .
    WINTER
  
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    PREL 492 - Public Relations Internship


    3 hours

    Students work in the field of advertising, sales, or public relations to obtain on-the-job experience, preferably during an 8 to 12 week period the summer between the junior and senior year when no other college course is taken. At least 300 clock hours of work experience are required. Detailed procedures and guidelines are available from the School.
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of at least half the requirements for a major or minor in public relations, advertising, or sales and School approval.
    FALL | WINTER | SUMMER
  
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    PREL 495 - Directed Study


    1-4 hours

    See PREL 295  for course description.
    FALL | WINTER

Psychology

  
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    PSYC 100 - Careers in Psychology (SERV-2)


    1 hour

    A seminar with a service learning component that introduces prospective psychology majors and minors to the field of psychology with its many and varied areas of specializations. The course focuses on the critical steps needed to be taken in the process of becoming a psychologist and an overview of the psychology programs offered at Southern Adventist University. One major requirement of the course is a 15-clock hour service learning activity.
    WINTER
  
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    PSYC 101 - Psychology of Personal and Social Adjustment


    3 hours

    This course will provide an opportunity for students to gain insight into their own behavior as well as that of others. Goals for this course include: understanding strategies for personal adjustment and growth across the life span, dealing with life changes and developing adequate coping mechanisms for making self-affirming life choices, maintaining health, managing stress, relating to others in one’s social environments, and developing effective interpersonal relationships. Strategies for exploring life options and making effective decisions are emphasized. Importance is placed on the role of beliefs and values in the decision-making process and the problems that arise out of value conflicts.
    As needed
  
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    PSYC 122 - General Psychology


    3 hours

    A beginning course in the basic principles and concepts of psychology. This course provides an exposure to a wide variety of human behaviors, which may include but are not limited to: sensation, perception, learning, memory, thinking, development motivation and personality. Hours of active learning are included in this course. Required of PSYC majors.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    PSYC 128 - Developmental Psychology (IN-8)


    3 hours

    This general education course is a study of human development from a lifespan perspective. Emphasis is placed on the scientific study of growth and change in the areas of physical, cognitive, socioemotional, and spiritual development of the individual. Nursing majors are strongly encouraged to take this course.
    SUMMER | FALL | WINTER
  
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    PSYC 201 - Parenting (SERV-2)


    3 hours

    A study of the family system in preparation for parenthood and the dynamics of parent-child interaction. Attention is given to family planning, the childbirth experience, child development, techniques for developing close relationships and communication between parent and child, understanding and relating to children’s individuality, common child rearing problems, and methods of modifying behavior.
    This course is cross-listed with SOCW 201 . A student may receive credit for this course from only one program.
    WINTER
  
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    PSYC 221 - Challenge Course Facilitator


    3 hours

    See OUTL 221  for course description. Lab Fee: 11 ($240).
    This course is cross-listed with OUTL 221 . A student may receive credit for this course from only one program.
    Prerequisite(s): OUTL 136 .
    FALL
  
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    PSYC 223 - Marriage and Family


    3 hours

    This course provides an overview of marriage and the family from social-psychological dimension, including intimate, economic and spiritual aspects. Included are investigations of courtship and marriage relationships, preparation for marriage, family and parenthood, interpersonal relationships and marital adjustment.
    This course is cross-listed with SOCW 225 . A student may receive credit for this course from only one program.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    PSYC 224 - Social Psychology


    3 hours

    A study of human behavior as affected in the context of the social world. Dynamics of groups, social roles, communication, and mass behavior are focuses of consideration.
    This course is cross-listed with SOCI 224 . A student may receive credit for this course from only one program.
    FALL
  
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    PSYC 227 - Cognitive Psychology


    3 hours

    This course is an introduction to the area of psychology which deals with how human beings process information about the world. The course focuses on how individuals attend to and obtain information about the world, how the brain stores and processes that information, and how individuals think, solve problems and use language. Specific topics such as attention, perception, memory and problem solving are addressed.
    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 122 .
    FALL
  
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    PSYC 231 - Multicultural Relations


    3 hours

    See SOCI 230  for course description. Lab Fee: 1 ($10).
    This course is cross-listed with SOCI 230  and SOCW 230 . A student may receive credit for this course from only one program. 
    WINTER
  
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    PSYC 233 - Human Sexuality


    3 hours

    A study of human sexual behavior, relationships, and values as reflected in the Christian cultural setting.
    This course is cross-listed with SOCI 233  and SOCW 233 . A student may receive credit for this course from only one program.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    PSYC 234 - H:Social Psychology


    3 hours

    This course is part of the Southern Scholars curriculum. It is a more rigorous version of PSYC 224, a study of human behavior as affected in the context of the social world. Concepts such as group dynamics, social roles, communication, and mass behavior will be examined from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students will learn how social psychological concepts impact various arenas such as families, business, religion, law, politics, and media.
    Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into Southern Scholars or permission of the instructor.
    FALL
  
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    PSYC 241 - Psychology of Exceptional Children and Youth


    2 hours

    This course provides an overview of a wide range of exceptional individuals-from those with disabilities to the economically disadvantaged. The course addresses the learning and adjustment problems of exceptional children and youth from birth to twenty-one (21) years of age. Issues relevant to families with exceptional children, professionals serving this population, and community and societal factors are considered.
    FALL or WINTER
  
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    PSYC 250 - Death and Dying


    3 hours

    See SOCI 250  for course description. Lab Fee: 1 ($10).
    This course is cross-listed with SOCI 250 , SOCI 450 , SOCW 250 , and SOCW 450 . A student may receive credit for this course from only one program.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    PSYC 253 - Industrial/Organizational Psychology


    3 hours

    A study of human behavior in industries and organizations. Major theories, issues, research, and methods will be introduced. Emphasis is given to acquainting students with the possible applications of psychology to the fields of business and organizational management.
    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 122  or  .
    FALL
  
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    PSYC 295 - Directed Study


    1-3 hours

    This course permits the student with adequate preparation to pursue independent study in specific areas in psychology. The area of study will appear on the transcript. Directed study arrangements are to be completed by the student in advance of registration after consulting with the adviser and following an application process. Procedures and guidelines are available from the school. May be repeated for credit.
    Prerequisite(s): Approval of instructor.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    PSYC 297 - Research Design and Statistics I


    3 hours

    This course provides an introduction to scientific inquiry in psychology and other social and behavioral sciences. Students are introduced to APA (American Psychological Association) style, descriptive statistics, and basic research design. Students are guided in understanding the role of statistics in research design and are introduced to computer-aided data analysis using SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences).Two lectures and one two-hour laboratory each week.
    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 122  or PSYC 128 ; Completion of   with a minimum grade of C.
    FALL
  
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    PSYC 315 - Abnormal Psychology


    3 hours

    A study of the etiology of pathological behavior and the factors relating to good adjustment and mental health. Attention is paid to several continuing or recent controversial issues in the field of psychopathology.
    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 122  or PSYC 128 ; Admission to Psychology or permission of instructor.
    WINTER
  
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    PSYC 326 - Physiological Psychology


    3 hours

    A study of the brain: neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neural control of behavior. The biochemical substrates of behavior such as memory, sleep, emotion, learning, and motivation are examined. Two lectures and one laboratory each week. Lab Fee: 3 ($20).
    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 122 ; Admission to Psychology or permission of instructor.
    WINTER, even years
  
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    PSYC 336 - Language Acquisition and Development


    2 hours

    This course will explore the process of language acquisition through its developmental stages (from infancy through adulthood). A review of literature will expand on visual, auditory and information processing disorders as well as the major theories of language acquisition and development. Five (5) hours of field experience observations are required.
    FALL or WINTER
  
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    PSYC 346 - Introduction to Personality Theories


    3 hours

    This course is an exploration of the major paradigms of personality theory from a Christian perspective. Psychoanalysis, behaviorism, humanism, existentialism, and others will be covered. It will focus on the modern theorists, including White, Rogers, Skinner, May, Bandura, Mischel, Wilson, and Barash. A study of human motivation and an exploration of individual personality perspective will provide useful personal information.
    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 122 , PSYC 128 ; Admission to Psychology or permission of instructor.
    WINTER
  
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    PSYC 349 - Aging and Society (W)


    3 hours

    The course emphasizes the reciprocal impact of societal attitudes on the process of aging and the increasing influence of “mature citizens” in contemporary society. Historical, demographic, and future trends are explored. A balance between the theoretical and the applied is sought.
    This course is cross-listed with SOCI 349  and SOCW 349  . A student may receive credit for this course from only one program.
    FALL | WINTER | SUMMER
  
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    PSYC 357 - Psychological Testing


    3 hours

    This course is designed to introduce the student to the principles of testing, particularly as it relates to the practice of psychology. Specifically, the course examines the purpose of individual assessment of ability, aptitude, achievement, interest, and personality. Theory and basic concepts underlying the individually administered and group tests will be evaluated. Non-standardized tests and other techniques for psychological assessment will also be addressed.
    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 122  and PSYC 297  or MATH 215  or BUAD 221 ; Admission to Psychology or permission of instructor.
    FALL
  
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    PSYC 377 - Fundamentals of Counseling


    3 hours

    This is an introduction to the major theories and practices of individual counseling. The dynamics of the helping relationship are analyzed. Theory and practice will be integrated.
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to Psychology or permission of instructor. Recommended: PSYC 315  or PSYC 346 .
    FALL
  
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    PSYC 384 - Experimental Psychology


    3 hours

    This course focuses on experimentation in the field of psychology. Specifically, students will be introduced to conducting simple experiments in such areas as learning, cognition, sensation, perception, and social psychology.
    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 122 , PSYC 297 ; Admission to Psychology or permission of instructor.
    FALL, odd years
  
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    PSYC 387 - Comparative Psychology


    3 hours

    See BIOL 387  for course description.
    This course is cross-listed with BIOL 387 . A student may receive credit for this course from only one program.
    WINTER, even years
  
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    PSYC 390 - Health Psychology


    3 hours

    A study of the principles of human behavior in understanding how the mind and body interact in health and disease. The course examines topics such as alcohol, other drugs and behavior, health promotion, psychosomatic illness, stress and coping, pain management, and health damaging behaviors.
    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 122 ; Admission to Psychology or permission of instructor.
    WINTER, odd years
  
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    PSYC 405 - Sexual Abuse Awareness and Prevention


    1-3 hours

    See SOCW 405  for course description.
    This course is cross-listed with NRSG 405  and SOCW 405 . A student may receive credit for this course from only one program.
    WINTER
  
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    PSYC 416 - History and Systems of Psychology (W)


    3 hours

    This course examines the beginnings of modern psychology from its origins in theology, philosophy, and the natural sciences to its contemporary schools, systems, and theories. This is the capstone course of the psychology undergraduate program and a senior thesis is required. The senior thesis is a self-assessment of how the student has met the core objectives and expected proficiencies of the program’s Conceptual Framework. In addition, completion of the Major Field Test (MFT) in Psychology is a required component of this class. Lab Fee: 4 ($30).
    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 122  and senior standing for BA/BS in Psychology; Completion of   with a minimum grade of C. Admission to Psychology or permission of instructor.
    WINTER
  
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    PSYC 422 - Issues in Adolescence


    3 hours

    The determinants and implications of behavioral characteristics and developmental patterns during adolescence will be studied. Content will include the psychological and social dynamics underlying the crises and issues specific to adolescents in modern society.
    This course is cross-listed with EDUC 423 . A student may receive credit for this course from only one program.
    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 122  or PSYC 128 ; Admission to Psychology or permission of instructor.
    FALL, even years
  
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    PSYC 455 - Psychology of Emerging Adulthood


    3 hours

    The determinants and implications of behavioral characteristics and developmental patterns during emerging adulthood will be studied. Content will include the psychological and social dynamics underlying the crises and developmental issues specific to emerging adulthood in modern society.
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to Psychology or permission of instructor.
    FALL, odd years
  
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    PSYC 460 - Group Processes


    3 hours

    This course will offer the advanced student the opportunity to explore through practice the various roles of group dynamics. The experience will provide skill development for the management of small groups in therapy, school, business, and church settings.
    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 377 ; Admission to Psychology or permission of instructor.
    WINTER, odd years
  
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    PSYC 465 - Topics in Psychology


    1-3 hours

    Selected topics in psychology as chosen from such areas as: psychology of religion, ethics, individual differences, psychology of women, sensation and perception, etc. This course may be repeated for credit with an appropriate change in topics.
    Prerequisite(s): Psychology major with junior or senior standing; Admission to Psychology or permission of instructor.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    PSYC 479 - Family Counseling


    3 hours

    An advanced counseling techniques course including an emphasis on family and individual counseling and how to direct persons to make changes towards more effective interpersonal relationships.
    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 377 ; Admission to Psychology or permission of instructor.
    FALL, even years
  
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    PSYC 490 - Psychology Seminar


    1 hour

    This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to think critically about their career choice in the field of psychology. The seminar provides guidance for those planning on applying to graduate programs. The course walks students through the phases of the application process including, but not limited to, establishing a specific career path, identifying admission requirements, searching for accredited graduate programs in their chosen specializations, writing a sample admission essay, and completing an application to at least one graduate school of their choice.
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of   with a minimum grade of C. Psychology major or minor with junior or senior standing. Admission to Psychology or permission of instructor. Highly recommended to enroll in course in junior year.
    FALL
  
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    PSYC 491 - Psychology Practicum


    1-3 hours

    Supervised volunteer/work experience in related fields of psychology. At least fifty (50) clock hours of work experience are required for each semester hour of credit. This class should be taken no later than fall of the senior year. Grades will be assigned on an A, B, or F basis. May be repeated for credit for up to 3 hours.
    Prerequisite(s): Psychology major with junior or senior standing, Admission to Psychology and approval of the instructor.
    FALL | WINTER | SUMMER
  
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    PSYC 495 - Directed Study


    1-3 hours

    See PSYC 295  for course description.
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to Psychology or permission of instructor.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    PSYC 498 - Research Design and Statistics II (W)


    4 hours

    This course is the second of the two-part series, Research Design and Statistics. Emphasis is placed on ‘doing research’ in psychology. The focus is on research methods, inferential statistics, and non-parametric methods of data analysis. Each student is required to complete a proposal and an independent research project. Data analysis techniques utilize SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences). Two lectures and one two-hour laboratory each week. Lab Fee: 3 ($20).
    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 122 , PSYC 297  or MATH 215 , either with a minimum grade of C-. Completion of   with a minimum grade of C. Admission to Psychology or permission of instructor.
    WINTER

Recreation

  
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    RECR 210 - Group Fitness Instructor


    2 hours

    See PETH 210  for course description. Lab Fee: 10 ($210).
    This course is cross-listed with PETH 210 . A student may receive credit for this course from only one program.
    WINTER
  
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    RECR 254 - Lifeguarding (P-1b)


    1 hour

    See PEAC 254  for course description. Lab Fee: 4 ($ 30).
    This course is cross-listed with PEAC 254 . A student may receive credit for this course from only one program.
    Prerequisite(s): PEAC 125 .
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    RECR 265 - Topics in Recreation


    1-3 hours

    Topics selected from areas of recreation not covered in other courses. This course may be repeated for credit.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    RECR 268 - Officiating Sports Analysis


    2 hours

    An introduction to administration of and participation in the organization of officiating in team and individual recreational activities.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    RECR 269 - Officiating Sports Analysis


    2 hours

    An introduction to administration of and participation in the organization of officiating in team and individual recreational activities.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    RECR 325 - Personal Trainer


    2 hours

    See PETH 325  for course description. Lab Fee: 11 ($240).
    This course is cross-listed with PETH 325 . A student may receive credit for this course from only one program.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    RECR 491 - Recreation Practicum


    1-3 hours

    The student will spend a minimum of 100 credit hours in observing and working with a recreation facility. Appropriate sights will be located in cooperation with your academic adviser.
    FALL | WINTER

Biblical Studies

  
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    RELB 125 - Life and Teachings of Jesus (R-1)


    3 hours

    A study of the life, ministry, and teachings of Jesus with special emphasis on His teachings as they apply to the personal, social, and religious problems of the individual.
    FALL | WINTER | SUMMER
  
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    RELB 175 - Acts of the Apostles (R-3) (R-4)


    3 hours

    A study of the development of the church during apostolic times, including an introduction to the characters, issues, and events that shaped the earliest Christian communities and the theological development of the gospel by the early church.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    RELB 225 - Prophetic Studies (R-3) (R-4)


    3 hours

    A study of selected historical and prophetic portions of Daniel and Revelation and their relationship to the mission and message of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
    This course is cross-listed with RELB 325 . A student may receive credit for this course from only one program.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    RELB 237 - Archaeology and the Old Testament (R-3) (R-4)


    3 hours

    A study of cultures, customs, languages, and religions that impact the understanding of the Old Testament based on archaeological and other ancient material culture which, interpreted from the viewpoint of the Bible, emphasizes its authenticity.
    FALL
  
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    RELB 245 - Old Testament Studies I (R-3) (R-4)


    3 hours

    An introduction to the Pentateuch and Writings, two major divisions of the Old Testament. Attention will be given to the structure, themes, theology, historical setting, and significance of this literature in Christian interpretation. Various approaches to the study of the Old Testament will be surveyed.
    FALL
  
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    RELB 246 - Old Testament Studies II (R-3) (R-4)


    3 hours

    An introduction to the Prophets, a third major division of the Old Testament. Attention will be given to the structure, themes, theology, historical setting, and significance of this literature in Christian interpretation.
    WINTER
  
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    RELB 247 - Archaeology and the New Testament (R-3) (R-4)


    3 hours

    A study of the cultures, customs, languages, and religions that impact the understanding of the New Testament based on archaeological and other ancient material culture which, interpreted from the viewpoint of the Bible, emphasizes its authenticity.
    WINTER
  
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    RELB 255 - Archaeological Fieldwork (R-4)


    1-6 hours

    In conjunction with the archaeological expeditions and sponsored by Southern Adventist University, qualified students obtain practical experience and training in archaeological fieldwork by assisting in the supervising of excavation drawings, registering, reading of pottery, and related work. Additional fees may be charged to cover the expenses of fieldwork and room and board. Lab Fee: 33 ($3,000).
    SUMMER
  
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    RELB 260 - Sexuality and Scripture (R-3) (R-4)


    3 hours

    An introduction course exploring the theology of sexuality in both the Old and New Testaments. Sexuality and Scripture is a study of the principles of Christian sexuality in a biblical context and from a counter-cultural perspective. Its intent is to teach Christian through on the subject and challenge the sexual thought and values of contemporary society. It includes the study of sexual ideologies and practices both religious and secular, the assumptions behind them, and results impacting physical, mental, and spiritual health and happiness.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    RELB 265 - Topics in Biblical Studies


    1-3 hours

    This course is designed to provide an exposure to a wide range of religious studies dealing with issues encountered in biblical studies. The content will change as needed, so the course may be repeated once for credit. Open to all students.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    RELB 268 - Sermon on the Mount (R-3)


    3 hours

    This course is a study of the Sermon on the Mount as recorded in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    RELB 295 - Directed Study


    1-3 hours

    This course is limited primarily to School of Religion majors and must be approved by the dean of the School of Religion. Occasionally the course may be conducted as a seminar and published in the schedule of classes. This course may be repeated for credit.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    RELB 325 - Prophetic Studies (R-3) (R-4)


    3 hours

    See RELB 225  for course description.
    This course is cross-listed with RELB 225 . A student may receive credit for this course from only one program.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    RELB 340 - Middle East Study Tour (R-3) (R-4)


    1-3 hours

    Sponsored by the School of Religion, the Middle East Study Tour focuses on the archaeological, historical, and geographical study of the region, with an emphasis on the comparative study of cultures, locations, and events as they relate to the Bible. Fees are assessed to cover the expenses of the tour.
    SUMMER
  
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    RELB 425 - Studies in Daniel (R-3) (R-4) (W)


    3 hours

    A study of selected historical and prophetic portions of Daniel to discover their meaning and relevance for today.
    FALL | SUMMER
  
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    RELB 426 - Studies in Revelation (R-3) (R-4)


    3 hours

    A study of the prophecies and symbolisms of Revelation with their historical fulfillments. Special attention will be given to discovering its special message for our day.
    WINTER | SUMMER
  
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    RELB 435 - New Testament Studies I (R-3) (R-4)


    3 hours

    A brief introduction to and exegetical study of the General Letters of the New Testament which include Hebrews; James; 1 and 2 Peter; Jude; 1, 2, and 3 John. Includes a background survey of the book of Acts.
    FALL
  
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    RELB 436 - New Testament Studies II (R-3) (R-4)


    3 hours

    A brief introduction to and exegetical study of the Pauline Letters of the New Testament which include 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Romans, Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians, Philemon, 1 and 2 Timothy.
    WINTER
  
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    RELB 455 - Archaeological Fieldwork (R-4)


    1-6 hours

    See RELB 255  for course description. Lab Fee: 33 ($3,000).
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    RELB 465 - Topics in Biblical Studies


    1-3 hours

    This course is designed to provide an exposure to a wide range of religious studies dealing with issues encountered in biblical studies. The content will change as needed, so the course may be repeated once for credit. Open to all students.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    RELB 477 - Exodus, Egyptian Warfare, and Archaeology (R-3) (R-4) (W)


    3 hours

    A seminar course that explores the core events of the book of Exodus and its development as a major theme in the Old Testament in relation to Egyptian and Near Eastern historical texts and warfare tactics of the ancient world. Careful attention will be paid to the exegesis of the biblical texts and Egyptian documents before comparisons are made with cultural, political, and historical events in Egypt and Canaan from an archaeological perspective. The course will make heavy use of the primary source materials in the William G. Dever Research Library.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    RELB 479 - Biblical Imagery and the Archaeology of Near Eastern Images (R-3) (R-4) (W)


    3 hours

    A seminar course that explores the rich motifs of biblical imagery and the development of metaphors of God in the Old Testament in relation to Near Eastern artifacts, images, and seals of the ancient world. Careful attention will be paid to the exegesis of biblical texts before comparisons are made with cultural, political, and religio-historical developments in the ancient Near East from an archaeological perspective. The course will make heavy use of the primary source materials in the William G. Dever Research Library.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    RELB 481 - David, Solomon, and the Archaeology of State Formation (R-3) (R-4) (W)


    3 hours

    Prerequisite(s): A seminar course that explores the central role that David and Solomon played in the development of kingship and state formation in ancient Israel in relation to ancient Near Eastern and Hebrew historical texts and archaeological excavations in modern Israel. Careful attention will be paid to the exegesis of the biblical texts of Samuel and Kings before comparisons are made with cultural, political, and historical events in Israel and the ancient Near East from an archaeological perspective. The course will make heavy use of the primary source materials in the William G. Dever Research Library.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    RELB 483 - Sanctuary, Temple, and the Archaeology of Religion (R-3) (R-4) (W)


    3 hours

    A seminar course the explores the central role of the sanctuary and temple services and the development of religion and cult in ancient Israel in relation to ancient Near Eastern and Hebrew historical texts, iconography, and archaeological excavations in Egypt and the ancient Near East. Careful attention will be paid to the exegesis of the biblical texts before comparisons are made with cultural, political, and historical events in Israel and the ancient Near East from an archaeological perspective. The course will make heavy use of the primary source materials in the William G. Dever Research Library.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    RELB 495 - Directed Study


    1-3 hours

    See RELB 295  for course description.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    RELB 497 - Archaeological Method and Theory (R-4)


    3 hours

    This course provides a thorough background to archaeological method and theory for the advanced archaeology student, including a historical overview of archaeological inquiry, as well as the development of procedure, method, and theoretical perspectives in the discipline. There will be a focus on ceramic typology and interpretation of site reports in the southern Levant and the Aegean world. Open to archaeology majors and minors only.
    Prerequisite(s): RELB 237 , RELB 247 .
    WINTER, even years

Biblical Languages

  
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    RELL 181 - Biblical Hebrew I


    3 hours

    An introductory course in the grammar and vocabulary of Biblical Hebrew. The student will read and translate selected Old Testament passages in order to apply what is being learned. Laboratory work is required.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    RELL 182 - Biblical Hebrew II


    3 hours

    An introductory course in the grammar and vocabulary of Biblical Hebrew. The student will read and translate selected Old Testament passages in order to apply what is being learned. Laboratory work is required.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    RELL 191 - New Testament Greek I


    3 hours

    An introductory course in the grammar and vocabulary of New Testament Greek. The student will read and translate selected New Testament passages in order to apply what is being learned. Laboratory work is required.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    RELL 192 - New Testament Greek II


    3 hours

    An introductory course in the grammar and vocabulary of New Testament Greek. The student will read and translate selected New Testament passages in order to apply what is being learned. Laboratory work is required.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    RELL 221 - Introduction to Biblical Exegesis


    2 hours

    An introduction to the principles of biblical interpretation and their underlying presuppositions as well as their application to biblical exegesis, focusing on the various steps of the exegetical process. Passages of the Bible representing the various genres of the Old and New Testaments will be interpreted.
    Prerequisite(s):   or  .
    WINTER
  
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    RELL 295 - Directed Study


    1-3 hours

    This course is limited primarily to School of Religion majors and must be approved by the dean of the School of Religion. Occasionally the course may be conducted as a seminar and published in the schedule of classes. This course may be repeated for credit.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    RELL 330 - Intermediate Hebrew


    3 hours

    An intermediate course in the grammar and vocabulary of biblical Hebrew with an emphasis on Hebrew syntax. Selected Old Testament passages will be translated and interpreted. The student will be introduced to word studies and grammatical text-analysis which form the basis for exegetical work with the biblical text.
    Prerequisite(s): RELL 181 , RELL 182 .
    FALL
  
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    RELL 331 - Intermediate Greek


    3 hours

    An intermediate course in the grammar and vocabulary of New Testament Greek with an emphasis on Greek syntax. Selected New Testament passages will be translated and interpreted. The student will be briefly introduced to the task of exegesis as it pertains to the effective proclamation of the Scriptures.
    Prerequisite(s): RELL 191 , RELL 192 .
    FALL
  
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    RELL 465 - Topics in Biblical Languages


    1-3 hours

    This course is designed to provide an exposure to a wide range of religious studies dealing with issues encountered in biblical languages and exegesis. The content will change as needed, so the course may be repeated once for credit. Open to all students.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    RELL 495 - Directed Study


    1-3 hours

    See RELL 295  for course description.
    FALL | WINTER

Professional Training

  
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    RELP 150 - Introduction to Ministry


    2 hours

    An introduction to the basics of ministry, focusing on issues such as the call to pastoral or teaching ministry, Christ-centered living, personal spirituality, ethical behavior, relationships with others, concern for the lost, time management, and theological study. This course seeks to develop personal morality, spiritual growth, and practical life skills in ministers and teachers in training. Lab Fee: 8 ($150), for the IDAK career evaluation.
    Prerequisite(s): Students whose major does not require this course must obtain permission from instructor and School dean.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    RELP 207 - Mission Practicum


    0-1 hour

    An introduction to the fundamentals of evangelistic mission service. Fifteen hours of instruction and preparation for a three-week campaign delivering 19 doctrinal presentations to a pre-determined group outside the United States. Lab Fee: Variable as needed.
  
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    RELP 240 - World Missions (R-4)


    3 hours

    An introduction to world missions and mission strategies. This course introduces a theology of world mission, the history of missions, various philosophies of mission including the Seventh-day Adventist philosophy and strategy of missions and the strategic implementation of mission in different cultural settings. Major religious, philosophical and cultural traditions will be examined for the purpose of enhancing Christian outreach and cross-cultural evangelism. Upper division students are expected to do additional research and writing besides the other class requirements.
    WINTER
  
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    RELP 251 - Introduction to Youth Ministry (R-4)


    3 hours

    This course will explore the biblical basis for a specialized ministry to children, youth, and young adults. The students will become acquainted with current research, contemporary approaches, and available resources to enhance ministry to youth. Practical experience in area churches will be required.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    RELP 252 - Intermediate Youth Ministry (R-4)


    3 hours

    This course will focus on principles and strategies for specialized ministry among adolescents in the local church. Practical experience in area churches will be required.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    RELP 257 - Museum Education


    1 hour

    A study of the role, function, and outreach potential of the Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum in the community, with an emphasis on docent training and procedures, interpretive methods, and general principles of museum education.
    FALL
  
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    RELP 264 - Christian Witnessing (R-4)


    3 hours

    This course will focus on Christ’s model of reaching people and how this approach can be integrated in one’s spiritual life and implemented with interpersonal relationships and the sharing of the gospel.
    WINTER
  
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    RELP 265 - Topics in Professional Training


    1-3 hours

    This course is designed to provide an exposure to a wide range of religious studies dealing with issues encountered in professional training. The content will change as needed, so the course may be repeated once for credit. Open to all students.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    RELP 266 - Evangelism Seminar


    0-1 hour

    In this seminar course, students will gain exposure to key evangelism topics and learn from field-experts how to do evangelism in a diversity of contexts. Emphasis will be given to the cycle of evangelism and its application. Areas covered include health evangelism, urban evangelism, literature evangelism, foreign missions, education, small groups, and public evangelism.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    RELP 267 - Introduction to Christian Leadership


    2 hours

    This course introduces principles of Christian leadership and how they can be applied to life and ministry. Using the Bible, Spirit of Prophecy and contemporary leadership writings, students will develop their own personal framework for successful leadership. The strengths and weaknesses of various approaches are compared. Students are required to obtain hands-on leadership experience during the semester outside of the class as part of the course requirements.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    RELP 270 - Interpersonal Ministry


    2 hours

    Students whose major does not require this course must obtain permission from instructor and School dean. The development of listening skills and interpersonal communication in pastoral visitation, with special emphasis on revitalizing inactive members. Laboratory work in area churches will be required.
    Prerequisite(s): Three hours of religion courses.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    RELP 291 - Practicum (SERV-2)


    1-3 hours

    Supervised practicum in various forms of ministry as individually designed for each student. The program and the supervisor must be approved by the School of Religion prior to registration. These programs will involve a minimum of 100 hours of instruction and activity for each hour of credit. This course may be applied to a Religion minor but is not a substitute for RELP 466 - Public Evangelism  , or other General Education requirements. (Pass/Fail).
    FALL | WINTER | SUMMER
  
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    RELP 295 - Directed Study


    1-3 hours

    This course is limited to School of Religion majors and must be approved by the School dean. Occasionally the course may be conducted as a seminar and published in the schedule of classes. This course may be repeated for credit.
    FALL | WINTER
 

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