An introduction to the biblical worldview and contemporary moral issues. This course will introduce critical thinking skills. Religious and philosophical worldviews will also be explored.
Each student has been influenced by various cultural, religious, and family values and morals, and often holds to personal opinions regarding these matters that have never been seriously considered. Students must be challenged to articulate and to validate a personal worldview. Students must clearly define what is believed and defend why it is believed, rather than just mimic what has been articulated by parents, teachers, pastors, and peers. Further, students must learn to critically reflect on the many viewpoints society offers, learn how to effectively communicate the Biblical/Christian worldview in a multicultural society, and develop a consistently biblical approach to viewing and living their lives.
Textbook readings and lecture presentations
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Course Overview.
Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be at least 150 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 150 words. (CLOs: A, B, C, D, E)
This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: Critical Thinking 1, 2, 5; Christianity and Contexts 3.
Reflection Essay Assignment
This assignment is designed to assess elements of the student’s personal worldview. This essay reflects the student’s current knowledge and beliefs, so it may include personal pronouns and answers. The student is required to provide a 150–200-word minimum (total word count, not including the questions) response to the provided prompts. (CLOs: A, D)
This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: Critical Thinking 1, 3.
Worldview Paper Assignment
The student will write a 450 word (minimum) research-based paper that focuses on answering the 5 Worldview Questions from a Biblical worldview. A minimum of 3 different sources is required. At least 2 of the sources must be outside of the course materials, videos, textbooks and the Bible. (CLOs: B,C,D)
This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: Critical Thinking 1, 2, 3, 5; Christianity and Contexts 3.
Each quiz will cover the Reading and Presentation material for the assigned Module: Week. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 25 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 30-minute time limit. A 2-point deduction may be assessed for each minute that the student goes over the 30-minute time limit. (CLOs: A, B, C, D, E)
This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: Critical Thinking 3, 5; Christianity and Contexts 3.