Theological Survey I – THEO 107

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 02/04/2022

Course Description

This is the first of three courses in a general survey of Bible doctrine designed to introduce the student to the major areas of systematic theology. This course presents the following areas of doctrine: Prolegomena, doctrine of the Trinity, doctrine of the Father, doctrine of the Bible (bibliology), and the doctrine of Prophecy (eschatology). The theology survey is continued in THEO 108.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

Willmington School of the Bible provides for its students a holistic understanding of the Scriptures. In so doing, it is necessary to develop a thorough understanding of Christian doctrine as it is presented throughout the Bible. This course, together with THEO 108 and THEO 109, provides students with a firm theological grounding which will serve as a guide in "rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15 [KJV]).

Course Assignment

Readings and Presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (3)

The student is required to create a thread in response to the provided topic for each discussion. Each thread is to be at least 300 words and support assertions with at least 2 citations in current Turabian format. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 100 words. (CLOs: A, B, C, E)

Capstone Project: Topic and Rationale Assignment

The student will submit a topic for the Final Project and the rationale behind that selection. The student will also state if the project will be submitted as a document or as a PowerPoint presentation. (CLOs: A, E, G)

Inspiration and Inerrancy Paper Assignment

A short writing assignment requiring the student to differentiate between inspiration and inerrancy and their relation to each other as held by evangelical Christianity. This will be an  analysis responding to specific questions. (CLOs: A, E, F, G)

Capstone Project: Final Submission Assignment

The student will write a 4-6 page paper on a topic pertaining to the doctrines covered in the course. This final project must contain at least 7 scholarly sources and must include a title page and bibliography. (CLOs: A, E, F, G)

Quizzes (3)

Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the each Module: Week in which the assigned topic is covered. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 10 multiple-choice and true/false questions, 2 essay questions, and have a time limit of 1 hour and 30 minutes. (CLO: D)