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Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013

School of Religion—Online Programs

John B. Cartwright, B.S., M.A.R., M.Div.
Chair, School of Religion
Assistant Professor of Religion

Scott Phillips, B.A., M.A.B.S., M.Div., Th.M., D.Min.
Chair, School of Religion
Associate Professor of Religion

Rick Rasberry, B.A., M.Ed., M.A.R., D.Min.
Chair, School of Religion
Associate Professor of Religion

Theodore Rivera, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Chair, School of Religion
Associate Professor of Religion

Martin E. Sheldon, B.A., M.Div., Th.M.
Chair, School of Religion
Assistant Professor of Religion

DISTANCE EDUCATION FACULTY
Assistant Professor
Allard, Allen, R., Allen, D., Allen, M., Anthony, Babbitt, D., Backert, Ballard, Barnett, W., Beauchamp, Benkert, Brewster, Brinkley, T., Brooks, Brown, A., Buchanan, Burroughs, Butler, C., Butler, J., Campbell, J., Carmody, Chandler III, Chapman, Cox, Cramer, Daubert, Davis, T., Dempsey, C., Diffey, Edgell, Eiras, Epps, Foster, R., Gentry, Giese, R., Gipson, Goad, Hall, J., Hensley, Hood, Keiser, Light, D., Lumadue, Lytle, Mason, Massey, Mathers, McGee, R., Miller, C., Moulton, Naylor, Nickens, Olarewaju, Owens, Powell, Rodriguez, Russell, Sailer, Scott, J., Shultz, G., Spotts, Swinson, Wicks

Instructor
Allen, J., Baird, Bandy, Barnes, Bernard, Billingsley, C., Billingsley, J., Brown, D., Brown, D. R., Bryant, W., Carraway, Chitwood, S., Cobongs, Day, Earley, C., Earls, Estes, Faber, Fowler, E., Fuhr, J., Gaston, Gifford, J., Gillen, P., Goard, Graham, Greene, Grooms, Gutierrez, T., Hanson, Harriss, Heidt, Hughes, W., Hunter, Jernigan, J., Johnson, S., Jones, B., Kesler, Koontz, E., Laird, Lakin, J., Lambert, B., Lay, Link, Maashe-Mengueme, Markley, McGee, D., McGorman, Mitchell, M., Murphy, C., Mutie, Neipp, Nix, Peterson, Porter, D., Rader, Rick, Rickmond, Ross, T., Samms, Samuel, K., Schlomann, Sheridan, Sisk, Sterling, Stone, Stonestreet, Tabor, Weems, White, A., Whyte


Religion Major (B.S.)

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Articulate and biblically justify essential truths of evangelical Christianity.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the structure and content of the Bible.
  3. Provide arguments in defense of a Christian worldview.
  4. Demonstrate competence in the use of sound principles of biblical interpretation.

Program of Study

Religion Major (B.S.) (Online)
General Education Requirements (48 hrs)
Courses in the Major (36 hrs)
BIBL 323 John (D) 3
BIBL 350 Inductive Bible Study (D) 3
BIBL 364 Acts (D) 3
BIBL 410 Genesis (D) 3
BIBL 425 Romans (D) 3
BIBL 450 Daniel – Revelation (D) 3
CHHI 301 History of the Christian Church I 3
CHHI 302 History of the Christian Church II 3
OR
BIBL___ Any BIBL Elective (except BIBL 104)
CHMN 201 Introduction to Church Ministries 3
THEO 350 Fundamental Theological Issues 3
PLED/CHMN/GLST/YOUT Elective* 3
BIBL/PHIL/THEO Elective* 3
Free Electives (33 hrs)
*BIBL 104, THEO 104, and APOL 104 are not approved as electives
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum; 30 hours must be upper level

Religion Major (A.A.)

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competence in the basic biblical and theological concepts of the Bible
  2. Analyze theological issues of the present culture.
  3. Communicate effectively using appropriate research style and methods.

Program of Study

Religion Major (A.A.) (24 hrs) (Online)
General Education Requirements (33 hrs)
Courses in the Major (24 hrs)
BIBL 105 Old Testament Survey 3
BIBL 110 New Testament Survey 3
BIBL 350 Inductive Bible Study (D) 3
THEO 201 Theology Survey I 3
THEO 202 Theology Survey II 3
THEO 350 Fundamental Theological Issues 3
CHMN/GLST/PHIL Elective (except PHIL 104) 3
CHMN/YOUT/PLED Elective 3
Graduation Requirement (3 hrs)
CRST 290 History of Life (D) 3
TOTAL HOURS: 60 minimum

Liberty University en Español

The School of Religion also offers the Associate of Arts in Religion and an Advanced Certificate in Biblical Studies online through Liberty University en Español.  Additional information is available at http://www.luonline.com/index.cfm?PID=21499.


Biblical Studies Minor

Biblical Studies Minor (15 hrs) (Online)
BIBL Biblical Backgrounds 3
BIBL Electives (300-400 Level) 12

Church Ministries Minor

Church Ministries Minor (15 hrs) (Online)
CHMN 201 Introduction to Church Ministries 3
YOUT 201 Survey of Youth Ministries 3
PLED 450 Leadership and Management of the Local Church (D) 3
Choose two courses (6 hrs) from the following:
YOUT/CHLD/CHMN/PLED


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