The student will be taught the skills of public speaking. These skills will be built on a foundation of the study of communication theory. Students will have ample opportunity to practice their speaking skills by delivering a variety of speeches.
An introduction to the fundamentals of English grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure. One formal essay and one documented expository research paper are required. Credit for the introductory course does not fulfill the English requirement for certificate or degree programs. ENG 010 may be used as an elective for the certificate program only.
This course is designed to assist the student in developing college-level writing skills. The course includes comprehensive instruction in the writing process, as well as ample practice in critical reading and writing. Two formal essays and a documented research paper are required.
An introductory study of literature designed to provide continued practice of the skills learned in ENG 101. Writing, interpretation, and critical reading skills will be utilized and refined as the class reads from drama, poetry, essays, short stories, and a novel. Pre-requisite: ENG 101 English Composition or equivalent
An overview of the field of linguistics and its major branches-descriptive, psycho-, socio-, and historical linguistics. The focus of the course is the application of descriptive linguistics (including phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax) in the classroom. This course is foundational to further coursework in teaching English to speakers of other languages. Pre-requisites: ENG 101 English Composition
An introduction to biblical (Koine) Greek, emphasizing forms, vocabulary, and the basic structure of the language. Attention is given to the translation of various parts of the New Testament and to gaining an appreciation for the insights from the Greek text.
This course is an introduction to Biblical Hebrew emphasizing the forms and basic structure of the language so that the student may read his or her Hebrew Bible. Attention will be given to the textbook, reading portions of the Hebrew Scriptures, and gaining appreciation of the insights which can be learned from the Hebrew text. This is a four credit course for each semester. Pre-requisite: FL 104 Greek 1, Part 2, or permission of the instructor
A continuation of the content and forms presented in Greek 1, Part 1, with continued emphasis on translation of the New Testament. Pre-requisite: FL 102 Greek 1, Part 1
A continuation of the content and forms presented in Hebrew I, part 1 so that the student may read his Hebrew Bible. Pre-requisite: FL 103 Hebrew 1, Part 1
A study of the Greek New Testament designed to produce facility and speed in reading, a more advanced knowledge of Greek syntax, and the development of a comprehensive methodology for the exegesis of the Greek New Testament.Pre-requisite: FL 102 & FL 104 Greek 1, Parts 1 & 2
A study of Hebrew and the Hebrew Bible aimed at producing facility and speed in reading, a greater comprehensive of Hebrew syntax, and an understanding of sound exegetical method with a view to helping students exegete narrative literature. Pre-requisite: FL 103 & FL 105 Hebrew 1, Parts 1 & 2.
A continuing a study of the Greek New Testament designed to produce facility and speed in reading, advanced knowledge of Greek syntax, and the development of a comprehensive methodology for the exegesis of the Greek New Testament.Pre-requisite: FL 202 Greek 2, Part 1
A continuing study of Hebrew and the Hebrew Bible aimed at producing facility and speed in reading, a greater comprehension of Hebrew syntax, and an understanding of sound exegetical method with a view to helping the student exegete poetic literature. Pre-requisite: FL 203 Hebrew 2, Part 1
A mixed choral ensemble open to all college students. The course provides practical experience in singing choral literature of various periods and styles. The Chapel Choir performs in concerts on campus and in area churches. May be repeated for credit. No audition required.
A performance course designed to equip students with the musical skills necessary for involvement in vocal music ministry in the local church. The course includes discussion and application of choral music concepts relating to diction, tone production, blend, and musicianship. The second semester tour allows students the opportunity to gain valuable experience in sacred music ministry. May be repeated for credit. Pre-requisite: audition with the director.
A performance course designed to equip students with the musical skills necessary for involvement in vocal music ministry in the local church. The course encourages the development of independent singing skills and the application of vocal music concepts relating to diction, tone production, blend, and musicianship. Groups could include a ladies trio, male quartet, or other vocal combinations. May be repeated for credit. Pre-requisite: audition with the director.
Auditioned praise team that rehearses weekly. Emphasis on creating, planning, rehearsing, and leading contemporary music in a variety of ministry settings. Experience with various styles and techniques in an ensemble format. May be repeated for credit. Pre-requisite: audition with the director.
The Dubuque Community String Orchestra is made up of over thirty adult string players from the Tri-State area. The orchestra presents classical concerts in the fall and spring, along with a pops concert at the Arboretum in August. Some concerts include a full orchestra and local soloists. The ensemble rehearses Monday evenings, 7:00-8:30 PM, in the Emmaus Choral Room. The DCSO is an official ensemble of the Northeast Iowa School of Music.
A chronological survey of western music history from antiquity into the 21st century. Emphasis on style, genre, and major composers achieved through in-class listening to music masterworks.
A course exploring the use of music in the church. Emphasis on the biblical foundations of church music, church music practices, and issues relating to music from Old/New Testament times through the present day. Includes study of hymnology and church music materials across a variety of performance media and periods.
This course will introduce the student to philosophy through a consideration of various theistic and non-theistic worldviews, giving attention to the historical departure from Christian Theism in Western civilization and focusing on current thinking with respect to worldview options. The student will be introduced to the concepts of secular humanism, mystical humanism, modernism, and post-modernism, with a special emphasis on how these compare and contrast to Christian Theism. Attention will be given to how the underlying presuppositions of these ways of viewing reality affect one's ability to think and evaluate his or her world and to how presuppositions relate to morality and ethics.
In this course, students will develop the fundamentals of critical thinking. They learn to analyze a statement and formulate a logical response. Problems are analyzed and Boolean logic is mastered. Programming problems are presented in pseudo- code as an extension of solution development. Pre-requisite: CS 101 Fundamental Computer Literacy
An introduction to the task and methodology of Christian apologetics. This course will explore common objections to the Christian faith and prepare students to respond in reasonable and appropriate ways. Students are also introduced to the impact of postmodernism in our culture and the challenge it presents for the apologetic enterprise.
An exploration of America's religious background. Emphasis will be placed on the variant religious teachings of groups such as Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, and New Age.
An exploration of many facets of modern Judaism including Jewish life cycle, holidays, practices with an emphasis on the differences between the doctrines and practices of Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform groups. The student will also learn the difference between rabbinical Judaism and biblical Judaism.
An exploration of the major world religions will be undertaken along with a comparison of their teachings with the teachings of orthodox Christianity. Religions such as Animism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam will be analyzed for the purpose of determining how best to reach adherents of these faiths with the gospel.
Roman Catholicism is an upper-level college course that aims to understand details important to Roman Catholics. This course looks closely at the history and theology of Roman Catholicism, with practical implications of ministry in that context.
An introductory course in biblical counseling. The student will gain an understanding of counseling with a biblical foundation while being exposed to various techniques and theories of counseling. A foundation will be set for basic technique in counseling. Ethics, referral training, and available resources will be addressed. Pre-requisite: PSY 107 Introduction to Psychology
A study of the major techniques and strategies that can be appropriately and effectively used in counseling individuals or families, including ways of determining, defining, and treatment of problems. Pre-requisite: COU 161 Counseling Foundations
In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of the technologies surrounding modern computer systems using the state- of-the-art equipment in the college's multimedia computer laboratory. Students will learn to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint effectively. Students will demonstrate the ability to perform efficient research using the World Wide Web, and knowledge of the ethical use of web-based resources.
In this course, students will learn the principles of applying the power and speed of computer technology to the tasks associated with Scriptural studies, concurrent searches of multiple extra-biblical sources, access to Internet-based study resources, and so on. Applications in the Computers in Ministry segment of the course will include an introduction to world- wide telecommunications using the Internet for witnessing and communications with the mission field, the use of computers in music ministries taking advantage of different electronic musical standards (MIDI, MP3, etc.), accessing web resources as they apply to missions, publication technologies, church administration, preparation of sermon materials and handouts, children's ministries, and so on. Pre-requisite: CS 101 Fundamental Computer Literacy.
An introduction to the theories and problems of macroeconomic policy. The emphasis of this course is on macro analysis and covers areas such as national income, commercial banking, business fluctuations, monetary and fiscal policies and economic growth. Topics include supply and demand, measurement, inflation, unemployment, macroeconomic relationships and models, as well as fiscal and monetary policy.
An introduction to basic concepts of micro-economics. Topics include constrained maximization, scarcity, opportunity costs, marginal decision-making, indifference curve analysis, budget constraint analysis, production cost analysis, market structures, the roles of various economic sectors, and diverse economic problems.
The course is an introduction to world geography. It will cover material related to basic geographical concepts as seen through the various regions of the world. The topics discussed in class will include physical, cultural, social, and economic characteristics of a region.
A study of the major geographic features of the land of Israel with particular attention paid to how these features impacted specific events of biblical history. The goal is to help students become thoroughly familiar with the land on which the history of the Bible unfolded. A fourth credit can be earned if the student participates in the study tour to Israel.
This course covers the development of the West from the birth of civilization to the start of the Enlightenment (1700s). Topics include the region/countries of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greek and Rome. A brief look at the Protestant Reformation and Renaissance will conclude the course. An important part of the course is the establishment of a model on how to conduct historical inquiry.
The course covers the development of the West from the Enlightenment (1700s) to present day society. Topics include the Enlightenment, French Revolution, Industrial Revolution, social unrest, nation-states, World War I and II, and modern society. An important part of the course is the establishment of a model on how to conduct historical inquiry.
American Studies is an interdisciplinary course covering the history of America from approximately 1607 to the present. The emphasis is on the interrelationships found in art, music, literature, and history as they develop a broad picture of the American experience.
The student will examine the history of the Holocaust, the philosophies behind the scenes, and the aftermath. The student will think through the possibility of a similar scenario recurring and will study the background of Anti-Semitism.
An introduction to the history and theology of the movement of which Emmaus is a part. The student will study the factors which led to the beginnings of the movement and its first major division. The migration to North America and the various traditions which developed will be examined.
A survey of the development of Christianity through the centuries. Special emphases will be placed on the history and development of Christian theology, influential leaders of the Church, the Protestant Reformation, and the rise of the "Plymouth Brethren" movement.
A general overview of the history of Israel from the call of Abraham through the return from Babylon. The course will focus on the nation's origin beginning with the patriarchs, its growth under bondage in Egypt, the conquest and settlement of the promised land, the establishment of the united kingdom, the crisis and collapse of the nation during the divided monarchy, and the return to the land. Attention will be given to placing Israel's history in the context of the history of the Ancient Near East.
A study of the major personalities and events of the Intertestamental period and their impact on the history of Israel and its literature. Attention will be given to understanding how the world of the New Testament grows out of time period. Literature will include significant amounts of reading from primary sources including: The Old Testament, Xenophon, Diodorus, Plutarch, Herodotus, Josephus, The Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, and the Septuagint.
The student will be provided with an introduction to the field of psychology together with its basic terminology and concepts and be aided in developing a greater understanding of his own behavior and of human conduct in everyday life.
This course focuses on the scientific study of children and their development by examining the physical and psychological changes as they occur from conception to adolescence. Many aspects of child development such as language acquisition, peer relationships, motor skills, and the emergence of self- worth are studied in the context of six major themes in developmental psychology. Seven class hours will be devoted to acquiring a knowledge of language development, reading acquisition (birth through sixth grade), and the variations related to culture and linguistic diversity to assist parents and teacher candidates in providing effective instruction in reading and writing.
Developmental psychology studies the continuous process of human growth and development throughout the lifespan. This course will utilize a Christian worldview to examine the major theoretical perspectives that pertain to the biological (bio-social), cognitive, psycho-social, and spiritual changes from conception through death. Students will consider the biological influences (such as genetics), the environmental aspects (such as parenting techniques or the cohort effect), and the Christian theological propositions (such as the imago Dei) that shape who we are as individuals. Developmental disabilities and the effects of atypical development are considered but not emphasized.
This course explores how different factors affect the classroom behavior of both teachers and students. Various psychological theories, concepts, and principles of child and adolescent development, cultural and student differences, social processes, learning processes, instructional practices, motivation, and testing and measurement are applied to teaching. Fourteen class hours will be devoted to student assessment and evaluation practices, and teacher candidates will utilize both formal and informal assessments to identify student's reading proficiencies and needs, to plan for and revise instruction, and to communicate results to all stakeholders.
Instruction in biblical teachings regarding marriage, family life, and role relationships. Cultural trends and problems will be discussed in light of these principles. The student will also be exposed to a variety of available resource materials.
An examination of the major facets of culture, such as language, gender roles, family structure, and religion. Students will be challenged to become less ethnocentric and more objective and biblical in their evaluations of other cultures.
An in-depth study of a range of common types of cultural thinking and behavior that generally vary from culture to culture such as male/female relationships, friendship obligations, view of time, body language and individual vs. group mentality. These cultural patterns will be examined within the context of Biblical truth, and the relevance of awareness of these cultural differences to successful missionary work will be emphasized.
The student will begin with basic operations of mathematics, and culminate with first- and second-degree equations and operations with polynomials, exponents, and radicals. Designed for students who do not possess sufficient mathematics background to do college work. Successful completion will satisfy the Emmaus pre-requisite requirement for College Mathematics.
The student will be introduced to mathematics as problem solving, communication, connections, and reasoning with regard to tasks involving numeration, relationships, estimation, and number sense of whole and rational numbers, measurement, and geometry and spatial sense. Activities and models appropriate to elementary school mathematics are used to represent these topics.
This course is designed to expose the student to a wide range of general mathematics with a desire to help them develop and appreciation for the beauty of mathematics, and the value of mathematical thinking. Problem Solving and Critical Thinking skills, along with the use of technology, will be emphasized and reinforced throughout the course as the student becomes actively involved in solving applied problems. Topics to be covered include: Algebra review, Problem Solving, Sets, Logic, Numeration Systems and Number Theory, Equations and Functions, Basic Geometry, and Basic Statistics. Pre-requisite: MAT 050 Introduction to Algebra or acceptable score on math pre-test
This course is designed to introduce the student to fundamental statistical tools that will allow them to use numerical data to examine our world and to understand it better. The student will learn basic concepts of sampling distributions, probability, statistical inference, t-tests, ANOVA, Chi-square, correlation, and regression. Use of technology, such as Microsoft Excel and web-site statistical calculators, will be integrated throughout the course.
This course is designed as an introduction to the field of Astronomy for the non-science major. Topics covered will include: a brief history of astronomy, astronomy as a physical science, properties of light, telescopes, the origin and structure of our Solar System (sun, planets, moons, and other bodies), origin and structure of stars, structure of the Milky Way galaxy and other galaxies, history of the universe.
The student will be given an introduction to the fundamentals of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Creationism will be stressed in contrast to the evolutionary approach.
A hands-on introduction to the processes of scientific investigation in biological science.The student will gain practical experience that will help him/her understand lecture concepts, acquire the basic knowledge needed to make informed decisions about biological questions that arise in everyday life, develop the problem-solving skills that will lead to success in school and in a competitive job market, and learn to work effectively and productively as a member of a team.
The student will participate in reading and group discussion of material chosen for its effectiveness to help incoming, first- time freshmen adjust to the rigors of college life. Materials cover important spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and social principles involved in the disciplines of successful academic study and time management.
Each first-year student at Emmaus will participate in the Spiritual Formation program. In a small-group setting, students will discuss issues of identity, community, integrity, and ministry. Completion of the program satisfies half of the Christian Service requirement for the year. To meet the balance of the requirement, the student will complete one hour a week minimum of field work from a wide selection of services which contribute to church growth or evangelism. In the sophomore, junior, and senior years, a total of 30 hours of service per semester is required. This course is required each semester of full-time attendance.
All students are required to attend daily chapel. Chapel is held for the Emmaus students, staff, and faculty and provides an opportunity for the Emmaus community to come together daily for a devotional thought, singing, prayer, and communication of information. Attendance is taken. A limited number of absences are allowed. This course is required each semester of full-time attendance.
Each first-year student at Emmaus will participate in the Spiritual Formation program. In a small-group setting, students will discuss issues of identity, community, integrity, and ministry.
This course provides graduating seniors with the practical information and hands-on experience necessary for a smooth transition from college into their chosen vocation and/or ministry. Topics covered include job search skills, job interview techniques, budgeting, insurance, church life, community involvement, and other subjects critical to a successful transition into post-college life.
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Emmaus Bible College2570 Asbury RoadDubuque, IA firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of Emmaus Bible College, as an institution of higher learning, is to glorify God by teaching the Bible and by educating and equipping learners to serve and lead in churches, ministries, communities, and vocations.