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Graduate Course Descriptions

MALA 5350   (3-3-0)   World Views: Human Beliefs/ Human Actions (S-L)

An introduction to the concept and structure of "world views" and an exploration of various world view alternatives, especially the Judeo-Christian perspective. World views will be examined in recent history (the pre-Modern, Modern, and post-Modern periods) followed by an extensive discussion of the Christian world view focusing on its theological, epistemological, Biblical, philosophical, and practical aspects in the context of the post-Modern world.   This course contains a field-based service-learning component.

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Cross Listed Courses: MAPD 5350

MALA 5355   (3-3-0)   Systematic Theology

A study of how the biblical doctrines of Revelation, God, Man, Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Church, and Eschatology have progressed and changed throughout history in respect to specific theologians. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.   

  • Offered: Fall, Online.
  • Prerequisite:
  • Cross Listed Courses: RELI 4350

MALA 5358   (3-3-0)   Teaching Ministry of the Church

This is a study of the biblical basis, curriculum development, educational principles, and instructional methods of the teaching ministry of the local church. Emphasis is on preschool, children, youth, and adult groups. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.   

  • Offered: Spring.
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Cross Listed Courses: CHST 4301

MALA 5359   (3-3-0)   History of Graphic Design I

History of Graphic Design I presents a chronological examination of western graphic design and covers the early history of visual communication from pre-history through the modern era (c. 1880); including the Invention of Writing and Alphabets, the Asian Contribution, Illuminated Manuscripts, the German Illustrated Book, the Renaissance, the Arts and Crafts Movement, and Art Nouveau. This course includes films, visuals, readings, study guides, and museum visits. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.   

  • Offered: Fall.
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Cross Listed Courses: ART/COMA 4318

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