Theology Survey I – THEO 201

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

Course Description

This is a general survey of Bible doctrine designed to synthesize and outline each of ten major areas of systematic theology, including prolegomena, bibliology, theology proper, Christology, angelology, and pneumatology.

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

Rationale

Many students enter programs at Liberty University without any doctrinal or theological background. Each student needs to be grounded in doctrine in order to know what he or she believes and why he or she believes it. This course, along with THEO 202, gives the student a comprehensive exposure to systematic theology for the purpose of equipping him or her for ministry, whatever his or her vocational goals might be.

Course Assignment

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 the Course Overview.

Biblical Metanarrative Essay Assignment

The student will write an 800–1,000-word paper that demonstrates his or her assimilation and integration of key course concepts. The student will write the paper on his or her chosen topics and must discuss the implications of the theological topics through an examination of that narrative of Scripture. The paper must incorporate at least 2 biblical and 2 theological references. See "Course Policies" for the formatting expectations for assignments in this course. (CLOs: A, B, C, D). This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: Christianity and Contexts 2, 3, and 4, Communication and Information Literacy 1-5, Critical Thinking 1, 2.

Discussions (2)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be at least 300 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student must reply to at least 2 classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 150 words. An accurate final word count must be provided for the thread and replies. See "Course Policies" for the formatting expectations for assignments in this course. (CLOs: A, B, C, D). This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: Christianity and Contexts 2-4, Communication and Information Literacy 2, Critical Thinking 1-3, Civic and Global Engagement 3.

Short Reflection Essay Assignment

The student will write a paper on the topic of applying course concepts to practical, everyday life. The paper must be 350–500 words. See "Course Policies" for the formatting expectations for assignments in this course. (CLOs: A, B, C, D). This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: Christianity and Contexts 3 and 4, Communication and Information Literacy 2, Critical Thinking 1-3, Civic and Global Engagement 3.

Quizzes (8)

Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the assigned module: week. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 20 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 60-minute time limit. (CLOs: A, B, C, D). This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: Christianity and Contexts 2, Communication and Information Literacy 1, 3, and Critical Thinking 1.

Extra Credit – General Education Assessment Test

Students will complete a 28-question General Education Assessment Test that will be used to measure the values, knowledge, and skills they currently possess. Students will answer 4 or 5 questions that are drawn from each of the six key foundation skill areas upon which our general education curriculum is built (Civic & Global Engagement, Communication & Information Literacy, Christianity & Contexts, Critical Thinking, Social & Scientific Inquiry, and Technological Solutions and Quantitative Reasoning). No test preparation is required; no books or notes are necessary. Students are strongly encouraged to answer every question to the best of their ability. 1 extra credit point will be awarded for each correct response. Extra credit points earned will be automatically factored into students’ scores but will not alter total points possible for the course (1010).