This introductory course is designed to explore foundational issues that support a biblical and theological response to humanitarian action.
In a broken and fallen world where suffering abounds at the global, national, and community level, involvement in humanitarian action to alleviate suffering must be firmly rooted in the orthodox teachings of the Scripture. This course is designed to introduce students to foundational biblical and theological issues for humanitarian response. Additionally, attention is given to the character qualities of those involved in humanitarian action.
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.
Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. The thread must be at least 400 words and demonstrate a comprehension of the corresponding course reading. In addition to the thread, the student will reply to the threads of at least 2 classmates. Each reply must be at least 150 words, not including quoted content. (CLO: A, B, C)
Scripture Study Assignments (2)
The student will complete two Scripture Study assignments based on a selected text addressed in the textbook reading. The student will study the passage using the skills of Observation, Interpretation, and Application to engage the passage in a hermeneutically sound manner. A template is provided to walk the student through each step of this process. This template must be used. Additionally, the student must document all sources used (including textbooks) in the current Turabian format. The use of internet sources requires the instructor's prior approval since these are typically neither scholarly nor academic. (CLO: B, C)
Case Study Assignments (5)
The student will complete 5 case studies that relate to the assigned course readings, Scriptures, and course videos. These case studies will give the student the opportunity to interact with the learning material in a practical manner so that he/she thinks through the course content in an applied manner. Thus, the student is expected to relate course reading, relevant Scriptures, and class video presentation material in his/her answer for each case study. The student's answer to each case study should be at least 400 words. (CLO: A, B, C)