Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2018 - 2019 
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Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2018 - 2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biblical and Theological Studies Minor

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A minor in biblical and theological studies exposes the student to a wide range of courses in Bible, theology, and church history. Students are invited to delight in a richer understanding of and witness to the Scriptures, in conversation with both the Christian church and the world. Courses may not overlap with general education courses.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will exhibit competence in fundamental academic skills, including communication, information literacy, and research.
  2. Students will accurately summarize the contents of a selection of biblical texts.
  3. Students will describe basic elements of the literary, historical, and social contexts of the Old and New Testament.
  4. Students will use the tools and methods of academic biblical exegesis.
  5. Students will generate theological syntheses from biblical texts.
  6. Students will demonstrate familiarity with the disciplines of Christian theology and ethics by accurately describing major figures and themes.
  7. Students will critically assess theological and ethical approaches and the contexts out of which these emerge.
  8. Students will formulate coherent perspectives on moral and ethical issues.
  9. Students will articulate Anabaptist theological and ethical principles for faith and life.
  10. Students will summarize major issues and events in the history of the church.
  11. Students will demonstrate understanding of and respect for different cultural and religious traditions.
  12. Students will describe the integration of their academic biblical and theological learning, faith commitments, and lived practice.

Locations Offered

Main Campus Fresno

Required Courses (21 Units)

THEO 300 Introduction to Theology & Ethics

BIB 428 Biblical Theology

BIB 441 Biblical Interpretation to 18th Century

REL 460 Religions of the World

Remaining coursework from within the division (BIB, BLIT, MIN, REL or THEO) or from relevant courses in other disciplines (HIST, PHIL, SOC, etc.).

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