Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

Course Number Course Name Descriptions
CU101 Faith and Good Life Having a good faith as basis for a better life. Classroom lectures about the fundamental qualities of faith, and its growth.
CU102 Church and Society Examines how church and society affect one another, and looks at it’s relationship.
CU103 Bible Overview Deals with the perspective of Holy Bible.
BS104 Life of Christ Studies the key messages of Jesus Christ through examining His life.
BS116 Worship Overview A study of different forms and content of the worship
CU106 Hymnology Deals with the basis of Hymns, and how to perform them.


Course Number Course Name Descriptions
BS110 Interpreting Bible An exploration of the relationship between biblical interpretation and contemporary social issues. Special attention will be paid to the way presuppositions life experience influence how one understands the meaning of both biblical texts and human cultures.
CE102 Mission in the 21st Century Building on the modern missionary movement, this course reflects critically on the past while building for the future through the exploration of new opportunities, trends and challenges in local, national and international mission contexts.
BS112 Foundation of Christian Worship Students explore the meanings, history, various expressions and elements of worship, including the arts, technology, and resources for worship. The course experiences planning and leading worship.
BS113 Christianity and Culture This course will explore how the Christian message interacts with culture. Utilizing historical, biblical, and theological models of Christianity, the course will examine appropriate involvement of the Christian message with culture.
CE105 Church and American Culture This course provides an introduction to religious beliefs and behaviors in the United States. While this course will look at influences from earlier centuries, the focus will be upon the last 100 years and the relationship of culture and church in America.
BS115 New Testament An introduction to the New Testament and the scholarly issues most relevant to its academic study.
BS116 Old Testament An introduction to the Old Testament and the scholarly issues most relevant to its academic study.
BS117 Spiritual Formation By engaging in time-honored spiritual practices and learning the interconnections of body, mind, and spirit, students grow in their spiritual formation and faith development.
BS118 Christian Leadership This course will provide an overview of bible school administration to include basic concepts, policies, practices, and principles of educational leadership at the local, state, and federal levels.
BS119 Church and Community Relations This course will comprehensively examine communication principles and the variety of forces that are involved in church and community relations.
CE111 History of American Education This course explores both formal schooling and informal education in America by analyzing the ways in which social and intellectual trends have influenced educational policy and practice.
CE132 Child Studies This course provides a study of various theories of psychological and psycho-social development and implications of those theories on student learning.
CE1133 School Administration This course represents a study of personnel administration in public school systems. The course examines selection, orientation, placement, compensation, transfers, separation and staff development of instructional and support staff.
CE134 Teaching in Elementary Effective methods and materials for teaching math, science, and social studies in the elementary classroom will be presented in this course.
CE135 Technology in the Classroom An introduction to various technologies used in classrooms with emphasis on microcomputer-based systems.
CE136 Multimedia Design This course will comprehensively examine the multimedia production process as a tool for instructional presentations. It will introduce, analyze, and review the hardware and software products necessary for success in multimedia production in educational settings.
CE137 Introduction to Church Law This is an introduction course which examines fundamental issues of church law and ethics as they are applied to the teaching profession. Areas to be studied include educational structure and governance, church/state relations, students’ rights, teachers’ rights and responsibilities, as well as tort liability.
CE138 Leadership & Coaching This course will focus on that which makes a school successful. During the course of instruction, students will investigate the nature of instruction, curriculum, assessment, and professional development.
CE139 Public Speaking A course for beginners in the basic principles of speech directed toward the establishment of habits of good speech.
CC177 Inter-cultural Communication A study of the relationship between communication and culture with emphasis on factors affecting the processes and quality of interpersonal communication between those of differing cultures and subcultures.
CC178 Social and Cultural Change Study of past, present and future changes in social structures and cultural patterns. A cross-cultural/comparative approach will be used to examine such topics as modernization, industrialization, cultural ecology, world systems, revolutions, economic development, information society and robotics.
CC176 Human Communication This course introduces the discipline and multiple fields of communication by surveying the origin, history, and development of the field as well as the basic dimensions, concepts, and theories of human communicative interaction and behavior in both mediated and non-mediated contexts.
CE140 Sunday School Curriculum Sunday students will gain knowledge and understanding about supervision and curriculum theory and its application to churches today.
CE141 Elementary Education The purpose of the Elementary Program (K-6) is to provide appropriate learning experience to meet the needs, capabilities, and interests of children in kindergarten through grade six. The program is designed to assist teacher candidates in acquiring knowledge, developing skills, and forming attitudes within a learning environment focused on active involvement and relevant learning activities.
CE142 Church Education The intent of the course is to prepare church teacher candidates to meet the educational and social needs of students with mild disabilities in grades k-12l. The program is designed to prepare church teacher candidates to provide research-validated instruction and behavior supports to maintain at grade level students with mild disabilities.
CE143 Church History This course will prepare church teacher candidates to implement a concept-based, developmental appropriate, and process oriented church history.
CE480 Practicum in Church Teaching A practicum which gives students the opportunity to gain teaching experience. The student will observe a working professional and participate on an expanding level of responsibility. Prerequisites: Successful completion of 15 hrs of regular major course in their program. Requires approval of application and permission of instructor.
CE171 Theories of Counseling A survey designed to acquaint the student with the underlying principles, major theories, and methods commonly employed in individual counseling.
CE172 Techniques of Counseling A course that deals with becoming and being a counselor by examining the various agencies, styles, techniques, problems, and categories of counseling.
CE173 Multi-cultural Counseling An exploration of the lives, issues, and potential counseling problems of various cultural groups.
CE174 Christian Perspectives on Counseling A survey of Christian approaches to counseling. Emphasis on the development of Christian approaches as they relate to theoretical and clinical advances in the field of counseling. Focus on the theological underpinnings of each approach.
CE175 Special Topics in Counseling A course presenting various topics and research concerns. The topic will change to meet student demand and interest.
BS260 History of Asian Mission Examines different Asian cultures including Korea, Japanese, Chinese, and Vietnamese, and studies their characteristics and comparative features. This course may be connected to study abroad programs.
BS265 Chinese for Mission This course stresses all four skills-speaking, listening, reading and writing-of Chinese and allows the student to communicate in everyday situations in a Chinese-speaking country for mission.
BS262 Spanish for Mission This course stresses all four skills-speaking, listening, reading and writing-of Spanish and allows the student to communicate in everyday situations in a Spanish-speaking country for mission.
BS263 Korean for Mission This course stresses all four skills-speaking, listening, reading and writing-of Korean and allows the student to communicate in everyday situations in a Korean-speaking country for mission.
BS267 English for Mission Reading, writing and intellectual skills are excellent preparation for students interested in pursuing careers in public service as well as in a well rounded liberal arts education for mission.
CE164 Teaching Introduction A study of the organizational procedures, principles and practices that attend the teaching in Sunday School.
CE165 Education Foundations Designed to aid elementary majors in the Department of Christian Education.
CE169 Psychology of Teaching Principles of the psychology of teaching, growth and development, and learning; implications for teaching in church.
CU480 Major Field Internship 2 credits will be given if 32 hours of fieldwork has been completed related to the student’s major.
CM101 Major Lesson Voice, Piano, Orchestral Instruments, Composition, Vocal.
CM410 Graduation Presentation Half or one hour Recital. Presentation.
CM180 Church Chorus 4 hours weekly
CM181 Church Orchestra 4 hours weekly
CM182 Church Music Ensemble 4 hours weekly
CM183 Oratorio Workshop Sacred music from 16th century to present: smaller forms, motets, anthems, cantata, passions, and oratorio.
CM184 Opera Class Technical and performing aspects of production of light and grand opera as they pertain to singing actors and ensembles.
CM190 Choral Literature Introduction to sacred choral music literature: structure and style. Antiquity to present.
CM191 Sacred Music Score Study An introduction to the study of sacred music scores of selected choral and choral-orchestral works, emphasizing historical and structural viewpoints and application to performance.
CM192 Church Music Skills Keyboard skills, four-part harmonization of melodies and given bases; improvisation of simple chord progressions in four-part style; basic modulation; transposition on four-part hymns
CM193 Music in Christian Culture This course investigates ways in which music reflects and interacts with its cultural milieu. The course includes developing a basic vocabulary of skills in music listening and seeks to develop understanding of and appreciation for a wide variety of musical styles. Extensive use of recordings is supplemented by live performances.
CM194 Congregational Hymn Composition A composition of the various periods and styles of hymnody in the history of the Western church; and a study of the role for congregational singing and worship.
CM195 Music for Worship A course designed to acquaint students with the skills for successful church music arranging with emphasis on practical application and adaptability to various situations. Special attention is given to techniques for arranging or adapting music for ensembles with limited instrumentation and/or personnel.
CM199 Practicum in Church Music This course is designed to provide the church music student with practical experience in a local church under the supervision of his/her major professor. The student will observe a working professional and participate on an expanding level of responsibility.
CM102 Rudiments of Music* Fundamentals of notation, ear training, music reading. Diatonic harmony up through the dominant seventh chord.
CM103 Sight Singing and Ear Training* Designed to develop music-reading and related aural skills through practice and application of sight-reading techniques and ear-training procedures.
CM104 Harmony* Examining the harmonic principals of the tonal language and their evolution through history.
CM105 Music History* From beginnings of Western civilization to the present. Style analysis, visual and aural, or representative compositions; relationship of music to socio-cultural background of each epoch.
CM106 Music Appreciation How to listen to music, art of music and its materials; instruments and musical forms.
CM107 Performance Practice Styles of solo and ensemble performance of instrumental and vocal music: dynamics, tempo, phrasing, ornamentation, improvisation, etc.
VO111 Diction Drill on phonetics and application of Italian, German, French, Latin to sacred song.
VO115 Youth Choir Conducting Conducting patterns applied of interpretation. Practice in sight singing. Applied to tone, balance, diction, phrasing, and interpretation for youth.
IN133 Piano Accompaniment Study and practice of the art of accompaniment using materials from the studio accompaniment and other piano accompanying, piano ensemble.
CO142 Arranging Practice Scoring for chorus, orchestra, and band.
CC151 CCM Vocal Class Class instruction in the techniques and singing of CCM focusing on individual and group vocal performance.
CC152 CCM Keyboard Improvisation Theory and techniques of CCM improvisation with emphasis on functional harmony, melodic form, special scales, tune studies, ear training, and development of style.


Abbreviation of Class Building

MB: Main Building (701 Scaleybark Rd. Charlotte, NC 28209)

MH: Mission House (1513 Archdale Dr. Charlotte, NC 28210)

AL: Asian Library (1339 Baxter Str. Charlotte, NC 28204)