CALENDAR
COURSE LISTING
The following is a list of courses offered by Herbert W. Armstrong College for the current academic year. Course classifications are arranged by disciplines. Each listing includes the class number and name, a brief description of the course, and the amount of credit given.

The Schedule of Classes is published each semester and is available at the Office of the Registrar.

Non-credit remedial courses are numbered 001 through 099. Freshman and sophomore course offerings are numbered 100 through 299. Junior and senior courses are numbered 300 through 499.

An ab designation following a course number indicates a course that continues into the second semester without a logical break. Typically, the a semester serves as a prerequisite for the b semester.

Some courses may list prerequisites. These requirements must be met before the course can be taken. Individuals who believe they have equivalent preparation for a course may request special permission to take the course from the instructor. Prerequisites are more readily waived for those in the special student category.

The fall and spring semesters typically comprise 14 to 15 weeks of instruction with a week set aside for final exams. The summer session includes concentrated instruction that typically lasts for five weeks, plus an additional day set aside for final exams (see Academic Calendar). Each credit hour requires that a minimum of 800 instructional minutes be completed. Laboratory credit is calculated at one half of the instructional rate. Therefore, 1,600 minutes of laboratory time fulfills one credit hour of instruction.

Various teaching or instructional methods are employed in the delivery of the course material. Primarily, students receive classroom instruction via lectures and discussion. Courses may use different techniques as situations and materials dictate. These techniques include use of video presentations, brainstorming, case studies and guest speakers.

Some classes also require laboratory work to augment classroom work. Independent study courses may also be available. These courses consist of advanced study or research done on an individual basis under the direction of a faculty member. Interested students must have solidified course objectives and credit hours with an appropriate instructor and have it approved by the Dean of Students before registering.

To be eligible, students must have a GPA of at least 3.0 in order to enroll in an independent study course. A student may complete a maximum of six credit hours of independent study courses unless an exception is granted through the Office of the Registrar. Independent study should not take the place of a substantially equivalent course that is regularly available.

For online courses, recordings of each class are typically available in both audio and video format. AC strives to match the online environment to the in-class environment as much as possible. Students may submit questions to the instructors online. Handouts and other materials are posted on the course website for students to download. Students are expected to take quizzes and tests online and submit homework as well as course projects as directed by the instructor. Course grades are mailed to those in the special students category after each semester concludes.

Agriculture
111a Introduction to Agriculture
Fundamental and practical agricultural principles with the goal of being able to begin and maintain a family garden. An in-depth study into biblically based agricultural law.
2.0 hours
111b Introduction to Agriculture
Fundamental and practical agricultural principles with the goal of being able to begin and maintain a family garden. An in-depth study into biblically based agricultural law.
2.0 hours
115 Basic Homesteading
Basics of gardening, small animal care and food preservation. Gardening unit includes soil preparation, seed selecting, planting, collecting and saving. Small animal care unit covers feeding, housing and maintenance of chickens and other fowl, sheep and goats, and small cattle herds. Food preservation unit includes drying, canning, cold storage and pickling.
1.0 hour
200 Fundamentals of Biblical Agriculture
Biblically based agronomy. The laws, principles, purpose and design of God's intended approach to agriculture. Emphasis on class discussion and hands-on fieldwork. Students provide additional labor for the agriculture department's seasonal needs.
1.0 hour
Archaeology
140a Introduction to Biblical Archaeology
An introduction to the archaeological method and its applicaiton as a means of studying the world of the Bible. A study of the socio-historic context of biblical events through evaluating the excavation of significant sites.
2.0 hours
140b Introduction to Biblical Archaeology
Continuation of ARCH140a
2.0 hours
325 Archaeology in Practice
ARCH 325 combines classroom instruction with practical experience volunteering on archaeological excavation in Israel.
4.0 hours
Art
100 Survey of the Arts
Comparative survey of the origins and development of literature, art, and music in the Western world from Sumer and Dynastic Egypt to the present. Emphasis is placed on principles of appreciation.
3.0 hours
141ab Painting
Painting in oils and other media; use of materials and color based on an understanding of visual structural elements. Four hours studio per week. 2 credit hours each semester.
2.0 hours
Business Administration
201 Introduction to Business
An overview of the business environment and how it functions. A survey of modern American business, analyzing organizations and types of businesses, major business functions and the roles played by business and consumers in our economy and other economic systems. In addition, students develop resumes, analyze career options and study professional etiquette.
3.0 hours
219 Principles of Accounting
Introduction to accounting principles and concepts; the accounting cycle; analysis and interpretation of financial statements.
3.0 hours
222 Practical Business Math
Instruction on commonly used mathematical functions in today's business world. The formulas used provide the basis for understanding banking, interest, investing and financial reporting tools.
3.0 hours
223 Personal & Family Finance
In-depth instruction for planning and managing personal and family finances. Focuses on budgeting, taxation, cash management, investing, understanding and using credit, managing risk with insurance and estate planning.
3.0 hours
Communications
120 Basics of Photoshop
Adobe® Photoshop® is the industry-standard image editing software, used worldwide by professional photographers, amateur photographers, and designers who want to perfect their digital images by going beyond what is captured by the camera.
1.0 hour
121 Basics of InDesign
Adobe® InDesign® is a powerful tool that sets the industry's new standard in print and digital page layout. Offering pixel-perfect control over design and typography, users can create elegant and engaging page layouts for print or digital media. And with so many powerful new features, trained and certified students tend to be more skilled in their use of InDesign than their non-certified peers.
1.0 hour
122 Basics of Illustrator
Adobe® Illustrator® software is the industry's premier vector-drawing environment for creating scalable graphics. Workers are able to bring their unique vision to life with shapes, color, effects, and typography by using a host of powerful functions to make fast work of their most complex designs.
1.0 hour
125a Tools of Visual Communication
Basics of print and digital media publication, using Adobe design software. Students will study Adobe In-Design, Photoshop and Illustrator which are powerful software tools that set the industry standard in print and digital publishing Students will learn the basics of each program in order to create elegant and engaging page layouts, and artwork for print or digital media. In addition, students will learn the basics of good design principles, including layout and typography. At the end of the class, students will take a test to become an Adobe Certified Associate in all three applications.
2.0 hours
126b Tools of Visual Communication

2.0 hours
130 Basics of Adobe Creative Cloud
This two-credit hour course provides basic instruction in the three pillar Adobe design products: InDesign® Photoshop® and Illustrator®.
2.0 hours
140a Radio Broadcasting

2.0 hours
140b Radio Broadcasting

2.0 hours
200 Introduction to Mass Communications
An introduction to mass media including historical perspectives, and present applications, and the societal and cultural impact of print, radio, television, motion pictures, advertising and other media. TServes as a life-long basis for intelligently dealing with the daily barrage of media messages and as an introduction for continued study in publishing and television.
3.0 hours
225 Principles of Design

1.0 hour
230a Introduction to Newsmagazine Writing
Instruction and hands-on training in researching, analyzing and writing about current events. Students work toward having short articles published on theTrumpet.com and in the Trumpet newsmagazine.
2.0 hours
230b Introduction to Newsmagazine Writing
Instruction and hands-on training in researching, analyzing and writing about current events. Students work toward having short articles published on theTrumpet.com and in the Trumpet newsmagazine.
2.0 hours
255 Introduction to Professional Photography

2.0 hours
260 Basics of Magazine Layout
An overview of visual communication, especially as it relates to magazine layout and design. Includes learning the fundamentals of working with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop software. Includes practicing techniques by working on various Philadelphia Church of God publications.
2.0 hours
300 Predictive Analysis
This course is geared to educate our current and future news writers in the fundamental principles of predictive analysis. Predictive analysis is the process by which global intelligence is collected, filtered through a bible-prophecy perspective, summarized and then distributed into a publishable format in a manner that is non-headline reactive, non-sensationalist and goes to the heart and core of any news topic, while predicting its effect on future global developments.
1.0 hour
330a Newsmagazine Writing
A lab enviroment providing training in researching and writing regular, short news analysis articles for the theTrumpet.com and the Trumpet news magazine. Includes instruction in editing, headline-writing, and other aspects of quality news analysis content.
3.0 hours
330b Newsmagazine Writing
A lab enviroment providing training in researching and writing regular, short news analysis articles for the theTrumpet.com and the Trumpet news magazine. Includes instruction in editing, headline-writing, and other aspects of quality news analysis content.
3.0 hours
360a Graphic Design and Photo Manipulation
An overview of visual communication, especially as it relates to magazine layout and design. Fundamentals of working with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop software. Includes practicing techniques by working on various Philadelphia Church of God publications.
2.0 hours
360b Graphic Design and Photo Manipulation
An overview of visual communication, especially as it relates to magazine layout and design. Fundamentals of working with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop software. Includes practicing techniques by working on various Philadelphia Church of God publications.
2.0 hours
430a Advanced Newsmagazine Writing
Writing regular news analysis articles as well as lengthy feature stories for theTrumpet.com and the Trumpet newsmagazine. Students also serve as assistant editors for theTrumpet.com.
3.0 hours
430b Advanced Newsmagazine Writing
Writing regular news analysis articles as well as lengthy feature stories for theTrumpet.com and the Trumpet newsmagazine. Students also serve as assistant editors for theTrumpet.com.
3.0 hours
460 Applied Online Composition
Blog creation and maintenance. Students work as a team to create and post multimedia content and to establish and engage a specific audience.
3.0 hours
Computer Science
110 Business Applications
How computers are used in business to meet practical needs. In-depth instruction in Microsoft Word and Excel 2003. Hands-on concepts, skills and techniques to more fully use the capabilities of these applications. Students are able to obtain Microsoft Specialist certification in Word and Excel and Microsoft Expert certification in Word. A $100 lab fee is required.
2.0 hours
Economics
201 Microeconomics
An explanation of economic functioning on a business and personal level. Analyzes supply and demand in different markets, factors of production and various goods, as well as price determination in perfectly and imperfectly competitive markets. Also includes production and cost analysis in real-world applications.
3.0 hours
202 Macroeconomics
A study of the economy in the aggregate with specific focus on unemployment, inflation, business cycles and growth. An explanation of economic functioning on a national and international level. Topics include inflation, unemployment, money and banking, and the economic role of government. Also includes the role of monetary and fiscal policy in the U.S. and its implications in the international arena of trade.
3.0 hours
Education
220 PYC Leadership Training
Detailed training in the skills necessary to be an effective summer camp counselor and/or activity instructor.
1.0 hour
430 Teaching Special Needs Young Adults
Development of teaching skills. Open to upperclassmen who demonstrate a secure spiritual grounding in the doctrines, laws and ways of God.
3.0 hours
English
100a English Composition
Basic components of writing excellence: fundamentals of grammar, vocabulary and mechanics. Training for writing a clear, coherent, well-organized, well-supported paper of moderate length and for building the skills and confidence needed to become an effective writer.
3.0 hours
100b English Composition
Basic components of writing excellence in each of the students: the fundamentals of grammar, vocabulary and mechanics. Training for writing a clear, coherent, well-organized, well-supported paper of moderate length and for building the skills and confidence needed to become an effective writer.
3.0 hours
120 Reading and Comprehension
An understanding of the mechanisms of reading and learning. Focuses on increasing reading and comprehension speed and provides other study tools to assist students in meeting the demands of higher learning. These skills may be applied to the rigors of everyday life in an information-filled world.
2.0 hours
211 English Language Literature
An overview of American and British authors and their works. Style and content are evaluated and discussed to provide an increased understanding of and appreciation for English Literature.
3.0 hours
212 Shakespearean Literature
Reading and analyzing several of William Shakespeare's most notable plays in order to explore his depth of understanding of human thinking and emotions as well as his style, vocabulary and artistic skill.
3.0 hours
311A Shakespeare's English Kings
This class is a piercing look into the throne of David through the lens of Shakespeare's most famous history dramas related to the War of the Roses. Using the United States and Britain in Prophecy as the foundation, and David Starkey's history, Crown and Country, students are given full understanding of the history, tests, trials, and pitfalls associated withrule on David's throne.
3.0 hours
311B Shakespeare's English Kings

3.0 hours
General
090 International Orientation

0.0 hours
Geography
200 Survey of Biblical Geography
This course aims to teach the missing dimension in Geography. Using Biblical, historic and geographic examples the course identifies the missing dimension of biblical revelation in the study of geography. It highlights its importance in linking the processes from original creation to the present day that have shaped the earth's surface, led to the original migration and settlement of nations within their present spheres of influence and the resultant geopolitics of today. the course links these phenomena with inerrant bible prophecy in a manner that will aid the student's understanding of how and why the current events of today have eventuated and where they are destined to lead.
2.0 hours
Hebrew
100 Intro to Functional Hebrew
This course will provide each student with a basic, functional structed intended to be a springboard for further learning. It will include an overview of the Hebrew alphabet and an introduction to writing, reading, and speaking Hebrew.
1.0 hour
101 Beginning Hebrew
Basics of understanding, reading and speaking Hebrew. Emphasis on a functional vocabulary with immediate application.
3.0 hours
102 Beginning Hebrew
Continuation of Hebrew 101; functional vocabulary building
3.0 hours
History
111 A Survey of Western Civilization to 1648
The origins of civilization; its development in Mesopotamia; the rise of Babylonian, Egyptian, Assyrian and Israelite cultures; the Chaldean and Assyrian empires; the Persian, Greek and Roman empires; the rise of Islam; medieval civilization; the rise of the state; the papacy; the Renaissance and the Reformation; the age of discovery; and the wars of religion, concluding with the Peace of Westphalia.
3.0 hours
112 A Survey of Western Civilization since 1648
The transition from absolutism to constitutionalism, the enlightenment and scientific revolution, the transition from the ancient regime to the French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, the age of reason, the triumph of the nation-state, the age of empire, the unification of Italy and Germany, the World Wars, the Cold War, the post-Cold War era and the entry into the twenty-first century global disaster.
3.0 hours
407 Ancient Israel: Abraham to Captivity
Political, economic, social and religious background of the patriarchal age, the period of the judges, the monarchy, the prophetic age and the Babylonian captivity.
2.0 hours
408 History of Israel: Persian to Roman Period
Political, economic, social and religious developments from the time of Ezra to the destruction of Jerusalem, with special emphasis on those developments that are important features in the gospels and Acts of the Apostles.
3.0 hours
Home Economics
100a Survey of General Home Economics
General introduction to the care of the home: childcare, cooking, dress, entertaining, establishing and decorating a home, flower arranging, nutrition and household management.
2.0 hours
100b Survey of General Home Economics
General introduction to the care of the home: childcare, cooking, dress, entertaining, establishing and decorating a home, flower arranging, nutrition and household management.
2.0 hours
120 Practical Homemaking
Two goals are established for this course: 1) To provide a practical guide for planning and implementing a structured approach toward the career of homemaker and mother; 2) To encourage young women towards positivity, focus and vision as they embrace and explore the many dimensions of the homemaker role.
1.0 hour
207 Introductory Nutrition
The basics of nutrition, providing guidelines on how to eat nutritiously, as well as the role of nutrition in the health and well-being of the individual and family.
2.0 hours
208 Basic Food Study
Study of basic food preparation with emphasis on nutritional, aesthetic and economical aspects. One lecture discussion and one two-hour laboratory per week.
2.0 hours
302 Meal Management
Study of basic food preparation with emphasis on nutritional, aesthetic and economical aspects. One lecture discussion and one two-hour laboratory per week.
2.0 hours
307 Applied Nutrition
Practical usage for knowledge acquired in Introductory Nutrition.
2.0 hours
Industrial Arts
111 Introduction to Home Maintenance
Home improvement, maintenance and repair. Discussion on essential tools and safety procedures. Study and hands-on application of various techniques in plumbing, electrical, heating and air-conditioning projects. Maintaining and improving the a home through painting, tile and carpet installation, along with exterior repairs and maintenance.
1.0 hour
112 Introduction to Vehicle Maintenance
Basic maintenance and repair of vehicles and lawn equipment. Includes practical application of automotive skills.
1.0 hour
120 Welding Processes & Design
This course will introduce students to various welding processes, focusing on the application of welding to the design process. Class includes a series of hands-on laboratory exercises.
1.0 hour
International Relations
201 International Relations I
The theory and practice of international politics. Historical and current examples of how human nature operates on the national and international levels and how all human interaction at those levels is a struggle for power.
3.0 hours
202 International Relations II
The concept of the balance of power and its limitations. The various methods man has used to obtain peace between nations and the results of those attempts.
3.0 hours
Independent Study
496 Chronology of Bible Prophecy

1.0 hour
Mathematics
111 College Algebra and Applications
Fundamentals of algebra, particularly the study of functions. Practical applications for the business, financial and scientific worlds.
3.0 hours
112 Statistical Analysis and Elementary Calculus
Probability and statistics, with emphasis on applications. Topics in calculus, as they relate to business and general problem solving.
3.0 hours
115 Pre-Calculus

3.0 hours
117A Calculus

3.0 hours
117B Calculus

3.0 hours
Music
100 Music Appreciation
Introduction to the basic elements of music history and music theory. Listening includes examples of fine art music and representative works from key historical periods.
2.0 hours
125a Musicianship for Pianists
Provides instruction in hymn playing, music theory, general accompanying, sight reading, technique and other piano related skills needed to establish a foundation for private piano instruction. Open to all students by audition and consent of instructor.
1.0 hour
125b Musicianship for Pianists
Provides instruction in hymn playing, music theory, general accompanying, sight reading, technique and other piano related skills needed to establish a foundation for private piano instruction. Open to all students by audition and consent of instructor.
1.0 hour
128a Musicianship for Singers
Music theory, sight-singing, diction and vocal concepts necessary to establish a foundation for private vocal instruction. Open to all students by audition and consent of instructor.
1.0 hour
128b Musicianship for Singers
Music theory, sight-singing, diction and vocal concepts necessary to establish a foundation for private vocal instruction. Open to all students by audition and consent of instructor.
1.0 hour
128c Musicianship for Singers

1.0 hour
132 Studio Instruction: Basic Piano
Introduction to the basic elements of piano performance.
1.0 hour
138 Studio Instruction: Basic Voice
Individual training and development of basic elements of singing.
1.0 hour
148 Group Voice
Introduction to the basic elements of singing in group instruction.
1.0 hour
200 Music of the Bible
Explores the earliest origins of music and its fascinating development through the ancient Hebrews. The course also explores music’s place in spiritual Israel. Students will also learn of the prophesied uses of music in the place of safety and the World Tomorrow.
2.0 hours
232 Studio Instruction: Piano
Development and refinement of technical, musical and artistic skills associated with piano performance.
1.0 hour
238 Studio Instruction: Voice
Development and refinement of technical, musical and artistic skills associated with singing performance.
1.0 hour
332 Studio Instruction: Advanced Piano
Development and refinement of advanced technical, musical and artistic skills associated with piano performance.
1.0 hour
338 Advanced Voice
Development and refinement of advanced technical, musical and artistic skills associated with singing performance.
1.0 hour
370 Young Ambassadors
Skills associated with small ensemble singing from Renaissance madrigals to jazz choir singing and movement. The group performs for end-of-semester concerts, special music at church services, recording sessions, video productions and may tour on rare occasions.
1.0 hour
371 Armstrong Concert Choir
Skills associated with general choral singing, focusing on a wide variety of repertoire from secular to sacred. The group performs for end-of-semester concerts and occasionally for special music at church services.
1.0 hour
375 Choral Union
Acquaints students with the masterpieces of choral repertoire.
1.0 hour
438 Studio Instruction: Advanced Voice
To develop/refine the more advanced elements of the technical,musical, artistic skills associated with vocal performance. Instructor will set individual, overall semester goals with each student which will be the primary focus of every lesson. The semester's repertoire will be tools to achieve these goals.
1.0 hour
Physical Education
100a Physical Education
Basic instruction in various team and individual sports. The importance of sustaining lifelong habits of aerobic and anaerobic exercise. PHED 100abcd must be taken to meet curriculum requirements, and only four physical education credits count toward the graduation requirement.
1.0 hour
100b Physical Education
Basic instruction in various team and individual sports. The importance of sustaining lifelong habits of aerobic and anaerobic exercise. PHED 100abcd must be taken to meet curriculum requirements, and only four physical education credits count toward the graduation requirement.
1.0 hour
100c Physical Education
Basic instruction in various team and individual sports. The importance of sustaining lifelong habits of aerobic and anaerobic exercise. PHED 100abcd must be taken to meet curriculum requirements, and only four physical education credits count toward the graduation requirement.
1.0 hour
100d Physical Education
Basic instruction in various team and individual sports. The importance of sustaining lifelong habits of aerobic and anaerobic exercise. PHED 100abcd must be taken to meet curriculum requirements, and only four physical education credits count toward the graduation requirement.
1.0 hour
Philosophy
200 Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking
Examining reasoning beginning with informal applications in writing and conversation using principles established by Aristotle and refined by Gottlob Frege. Concepts of logic including argument, validity, truth, evidence and major fallacies. Proper objective thinking and evaluation of information, naturally progressing to critical thinking.
3.0 hours
Science
101 Fundamentals of Physical Science I
A survey of the history of science, scientific process, big bang theory and the theory of evolution. An introduction to the biological scineces, with study into select areas of microbiology, botany, and vertebrate anatomy. The various disciplines of science will be studied to prove the authority of the Holy Bible and the existence of the God Family.
3.0 hours
102 Fundamentals of Physical Science II
An introduction to the physical sciences, wiht study into select areas of physical geography, geology, environmental sciences, physics, and astronomy.
3.0 hours
103 Chemistry I

3.0 hours
104 Chemistry II

3.0 hours
220a Human Anatomy and Physiology
A study of the structure and function of the human body and mechanisms for maintaining homeostasis within it. The areas covered will include basic chemistry, cell and tissue structure, and the 11 systems of the human body, (integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, circulatory, lymphatic, digestive, respiratory, urinary and reproductive). Laboratory work will be required, including a 6-8 week comparative anatomy dissection lab using the fetal pig.
3.0 hours
220b Human Anatomy & Physiology
A study of the structure and function of the human body and mechanisms for maintaining homeostasis within it. The areas covered will include basic chemistry, cell and tissue structure, and the 11 systems of the human body, (integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, circulatory, lymphatic, digestive, respiratory, urinary and reproductive). Laboratory work will be required, including a 6-8 week comparative anatomy dissection lab using the fetal pig.
3.0 hours
Sociology
340a Marriage and the Family
In-depth analysis into the institution of the family. Explores its place and importance in society as well as its internal dynamics.
2.0 hours
340b Marriage and the Family
In-depth analysis into the institution of the family. Explores its place and importance in society as well as its internal dynamics.
2.0 hours
Speech
150a Fundamentals of Speech
Fundamental knowledge of public speaking involving methods of writing, organizing and delivering speeches. Includes instruction on how to listen critically and how to critique speeches.
2.0 hours
150b Fundamentals of Speech
Fundamental knowledge of public speaking involving methods of writing, organizing and delivering speeches. Includes instruction on how to listen critically and how to critique speeches.
2.0 hours
260a Public Speaking
Advanced training in using communication as a tool for leadership and employing enthusiasm, sincerity and clarity. Also includes instruction on analyzing public discourse, discussing current events, salesmanship, and working with people. Male students only.
2.0 hours
260b Public Speaking
Advanced training in using communication as a tool for leadership and employing enthusiasm, sincerity and clarity. Also includes instruction on analyzing public discourse, discussing current events, salesmanship, and working with people. Male students only.
2.0 hours
Theology
100a Principles of Living
A thorough understanding of human sexuality, dating, marriage and family life as taught in the Bible, using Missing Dimension in Sex as a primary text.
2.0 hours
100b Principles of Living
A thorough understanding of human sexuality, dating, marriage and family life as taught in the Bible, using Missing Dimension in Sex as a primary text.
2.0 hours
101 Life and Teachings of Jesus I
Analyzes the Gospels and takes students on an in-depth study of selected passages that describe Christ's life.
3.0 hours
102 Life and Teachings of Jesus II
The ministry of Jesus Christ from the latter Judean ministry to Christ's death. Also explores early Church history with emphasis the Acts of the Apostles.
3.0 hours
200a Fundamentals of Theology
An in-depth study of the biblical truths that answer foundational questions: Who is God? What is man? Why are we here? Is there a real spirit world? The origins, history and inspiration of the Bible; ancient Israel and Judah; the identity of Israel's modern descendants; and the major signs that identify the Church of God began by Jesus Christ in the first century.
3.0 hours
200b Fundamentals of Theology
An in-depth study of the biblical truths that answer foundational questions: Who is God? What is man? Why are we here? Is there a real spirit world? The origins, history and inspiration of the Bible; ancient Israel and Judah; the identity of Israel's modern descendants; and the major signs that identify the Church of God begun by Jesus Christ in the first century.
3.0 hours
201 Old Testament Survey I
A study of the Law and prophecy and history of Old Testament Israel with emphasis on the background, geography, teachings, structure, content and basic meaning of each book. Also includes study of outstanding biblical figures and events. Articulates the authority of the Old Testament and its importance in understanding the New Testament.
3.0 hours
202 Old Testament Survey II
The Former Prophets and development of the monarchy with emphasis on background, geography, teachings, structure, content and basic meaning of each book. Also includes study of outstanding biblical figures and events. Articulates the authority of the Old Testament and its importance in understanding the New Testament.
3.0 hours
301a Lessons from the Life of Herbert W. Armstrong
An in-depth study of the Autobiography of Herbert W. Armstrong and the physical and spiritual lessons that can be learned from the Armstrongs' experiences.
2.0 hours
301b Lessons from the Life of Herbert W. Armstrong
An in-depth study of the Autobiography of Herbert W. Armstrong and the physical and spiritual lessons that can be learned from the Armstrongs' experiences.
2.0 hours
303 Epistles of Paul I
The life, teachings and writings of the Apostle Paul, specifically Corinthians, Galatians and Thessalonians. Includes a study of the background, purpose, message and themes of Paul's books.
3.0 hours
304 Epistles of Paul II
The life, teachings and writings of the Apostle Paul, specifically Romans, the Pastoral Epistles, the Prison Epistles and Hebrews.
3.0 hours
306 General Epistles
A detailed study of the Book of James, the first and second epistles of Peter, the three epistles of John, the Book of Jude, and their specific messages to God's Church in the last hour.
2.0 hours
308 Church History I
The history of the true Church of God, its message and its true purpose. Based primarily on the Book of Acts and Revelation 2-3, supplemented by Philadelphia Church of God literature and secular sources. The first semester explores the first four eras of Church history.
2.0 hours
309 Church History II
The study of the history of the Church, with a focus on the last three eras of Church history.
2.0 hours
310a Introductory Homiletics
Continuation of public speaking and leadership training with an emphasis on using Scripture, speaking on biblical themes, developing the character of a leader, and serving within a Church congregation.
2.0 hours
310b Introductory Homiletics
Continuation of public speaking and leadership training with an emphasis on using Scripture, speaking on biblical themes, developing the character of a leader, and serving within a Church congregation.
2.0 hours
322 Minor Prophets
A study of each of the books from Hosea through Malachi with special attention to the historical background, structure and theological aspects of each book.
3.0 hours
325 Biblical Prophecy I
A study of sections of the Old Testament that concern prophecy, including but not limited to the major prophets, and relation of Old Testament prophecies to the New Testament.
3.0 hours
326 Biblical Prophecy II
A study of sections of the Old Testament that concern prophecy, with special focus on the image of Daniel 2, the Olivet prophecy, the Book of Malachi, the Little Book, and the end-time offices of Elijah and That Prophet.
3.0 hours
331a Comparative Religion
Comparing the origins, practices and teachings of major world religions including: ancient Pagan (Assyrian/Babylonian, Egyptian, Grecian, and Roman), Buddhism, Shinto, Taoism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Islam, and Judaism. Comparison of the various denominations of Christianity including: Baptist, Christian Scientist, Episcopal, Greek Orthodox, Jehovah Witnesses, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic and Seventh-Day Adventist.
3.0 hours
331b Comparative Religion
Comparing the origins, practices and teachings of major world religions including: ancient Pagan (Assyrian/Babylonian, Egyptian, Grecian, and Roman), Buddhism, Shinto, Taoism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Islam, and Judaism. comparison of the various denominations of Christianity including: Baptist, Christian Scientist, Episcopal, Greek Orthodox, Jehovah Witnesses, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic and Seventh-Day Adventist.
3.0 hours
350 The Law
The revelance, importance and magnificence of the laws God gave to ancient Israel. Focus on spiriutal intent of the commandments, statues and judgments found in the Bible's first five books. The beauty and perfection found in God's approach to religious worship, family life, interpersonal relations, health, economics, business, charity and welfare, government administration, and confronting evil, among other subjects.
2.0 hours
365 God's Sacred Calendar, History and Utilization
This course will establish the history and details of God's Sacred Calendar, including the weekly and annual Sabbath day. Focus will be placed on Biblical records combined with verified secular history to understand the Sacred Calendar. The students will be taught to determine the dates of God's Holy Days compared to the modern calendar with the simplest tools of paper and pencil. the use of charts and computer assistance will also be included within the course. At the conclusion of the course, students should be competent at determining the Holy Days and have a full understanding of God's Sacred Calendar.
2.0 hours
410a Homiletics
Provides practical experience and instruction in preaching on basic subjects with the goal of increasing leadership potential within the church. Focuses on character development, being grounded in church doctrine, giving scriptural answers on basic doctrines, representing the church to the world, and writing on spiritual themes for church publications.
3.0 hours
410b Homiletics
Provides practical experience and instruction in preaching on basic subjects with the goal of increasing leadership potential within the church. Focuses on character development, being grounded in church doctrine, giving scriptural answers on basic doctrines, representing the Church to the world, and writing on spiritual themes for church publications.
3.0 hours
411a Doctrines of the Philadelphia Church of God
A detailed study of the doctrines of the Philadelphia Church of God, paying special attention to the Ten Commandments, the 18 restored truths and other foundational doctrines.
3.0 hours
411b Doctrines of the Philadelphia Church of God
A detailed study of the doctrines of the Philadelphia Church of God, paying special attention to the Ten Commandments, the 18 restored truths and other foundational doctrines.
3.0 hours
416 Christian Leadership
Focuses on principles of Christian leadership and service within a congregation of God's church.
2.0 hours
420 Spiritual Offices
An in-depth analysis into God's ordained spiritual offices and the prophesied fulfillment of specific offices. Examines forerunner types and their related counterparts; shows God's overall plan for establishing these offices.
2.0 hours