Course Descriptions
Freedom Farm Bible School and Seminary
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Table of Contents

  • Bible Classes
  • Christian Education
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Language
  • Mathematics
  • Missions
  • Music
  • Practical Theology
  • Physical Education
  • Science
  • Speech
  • Theology

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    BIBLE

    Bi 101 Bible Survey and Contents I       3  credits
    A survey and content study of the Creation, Patriarchal and Exodus periods of the Bible covering the books of Genesis through Deuteronomy and Job.

    Bi  102 Bible Survey and Contents II      3  credits
    A survey and content study of the Conquest and Judges periods of the Bible covering the books of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, and I Samuel 1-7.

    Bi  104   Bible Customs        2  credits
    A survey of the habits of life peculiar to the people of Bible times.

    Bi  105   Matthew          3  credits
    An in depth study of the Messiah, His kingdom, great messages and victory through death.

    Bi  106  Acts               3  credits
    A historical and topical study of the founding, development and mission of the early church.

    Bi  107   Old Testament Survey            3 credits
    A survey of the books of the Old Testament, highlighting characters, events, and spiritual truths.

    Bi  108   New Testament Survey            3 credits
    A survey of the books of the New Testament, highlighting characters, events, and spiritual truths.

    Bi  109   The Bible and Science        3 credits
    A scientific and scriptural study of such areas as Creation, the Flood, etc.  Also credited as Sc 101.

    Bi 111, 112  Major Bible Themes  I and II          3 credits
    Major Bible Themes, the very bones of divine revelation, will provide the student with a solid framework of Biblical truth, affecting both belief and behavior.

    Bi 201   Bible Survey and Contents III         3  credits
    A survey and content study of the United Kingdom period of the Bible covering the books of Ruth, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 Kings 1-11, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles 1-9, and Psalms through Song of Solomon.

    Bi  202   Bible Survey and Contents IV           3 credits
    A survey and content study of the Divided Kingdom period of the Bible covering the books of 1 Kings 12-22, 2 Kings, 2 Chronicles 10-36, Obadiah, Joel, Jonah, Amos, Hosea, Micah, Isaiah, Nahum, Zephaniah, Habakkuk, Jeremiah, Lamentations.

    Bi  204   Romans        3 credits
    A systematic study of the Epistle to the Romans as the great declaration of God's plan for saving men and the practical application of that plan in the lives of those who believe it.

    Bi  208   Daniel          3  credits
    An introduction and exposition of the life and prophecy of Daniel, that will seek to present to the student those Biblical principles that will better equip him for the challenges of Christian life.

    Bi  220   Cults and World Religions         3 credits
    A survey of the origins, founders and leaders, and principle beliefs.  These are contrasted with bedrock biblical truth.

    Bi  301   Bible Survey and Contents V        3  credits
    A survey and content study of the Captivity and Return periods of the Bible covering the books of Ezekiel, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.

    Bi  302     Bible Survey and Contents VI     3  credits
    A survey and contents study of the Gospel and Early Church periods of the Bible covering the four Gospels and the book of Acts.

    Bi  303   Genesis        3  credits
    A study of God's book of origins as literal, as historical, and as foundational to the understanding of revealed truth.

    Bi  305   Teaching Bible          2  credits
    A study of methods, materials and techniques useful for teaching Bible in the classroom and during opening exercises, devotional periods, and chapel services.  (Also credited as Ce 305)

    Bi  306   Isaiah           3  credits
    A study of the truths of the Messianic Kingdom, Messianic prophecies, and parallels between Isaiah's day and ours.

    Bi  307   1 Corinthians     3  credits
    A study of Paul's great letter of correction and discipline, dealing with virtually every problem that might face a local church today.

    Bi  308   Bible Geography        2  credits
    A course designed to familiarize the student with the lands which provided the backdrop for the events of the Bible.

    Bi  309   Deuteronomy         3 credits
    A study of the book of Deuteronomy, a key book of the Bible because of its review of Israel's history, its statement of the Law, and its foreshadowing of Jesus Christ.

    Bi  310   Psalms        3 credits
    An exploration of the Psalms, with emphasis on their historical, doctrinal, and Christological significance.

    Bi  401   Bible Survey and Contents VII    3  credits
    A survey and content study of the epistles and the Revelation.

    Bi  402   Hebrews        3 credits
    A study of the Epistle to the Hebrews, with emphasis on the supremacy of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

    Bi 404   Revelation        3 credits
    A study of the book of Revelation from the futuristic approach -- that is, from the view that chapters 4-22 of the book await future fulfillment.

    Bi  405   John             3 credits
    An analytical study highlighting John's unique presentation of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ as the Son of God.

    Bi  406    Bible Study Methods         3 credits
    A study of the devotional, survey, analytical, and comparative methods of Bible study.

    Bi  504   Cults and World Religions Seminar       3 credits
    A survey of the origins, founders and leaders, and principle beliefs with a focus on the practical presentation of the Gospel to each group. Emphasis will be given to those groups in close proximity to the student.

    Bi 506    Word Studies          3 credits
    Word Studies examines the leading words of Scripture as to their historical significance, including their etymology, developed usage, synonyms, inflections, syntax, and contextual considerations.
     
     
     

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    CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

    Ce  201   Philosophy of Christian Education     3  credits
    A comparative study and Scriptural evaluation of the major historical educational philosophies and their influences upon current American educational theory and practice.  The student will develop and record a Biblically based philosophy of education.

    Ce  202   Human Behavior          3 credits
    An introductory study of regularities and irregularities of human behavior from the biblical perspective.

    Ce  204   Foundational Methods of Teaching       3 credits
    A course designed to equip the student with a fundamental understanding of various methods of teaching, including many found in the New Testament.  Students will apply the methods they study in field based experience.

    Ce  301   Teaching and Learning      3  credits
    A foundational course designed to give the student understanding in such areas as teaching methods, the developmental process, the learning process, and dealing with individual differences in students.

    Ce  302   Child Growth and Development     3  credits
    An introduction to the physical, personal, social, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual growth of a child.  Includes examination of concepts of teaching and learning at various age level.

    Ce  303   Individualized Learning and Practicum      3 credits
    This course includes completing School of Tomorrow Training PACEs, attending the fall Christian educator's convention, and writing three five-hundred word papers on convention topics.  The student will also serve three hours each week in the A.C.E. school, which will include working as a monitor, teaching physical education, helping with devotional meetings, and assisting with office procedures.

    Ce  304  Teaching Elementary Math          2 credits
    The student acquires a working knowledge of the philosophy, scope and sequence, and methodology of the Accelerated Christian Education math PACEs.  Development of a visual aid library, techniques of teaching math concepts, and use of computer software are also covered.

    Ce  305   Teaching Bible         2  credits
    A study of methods, materials and techniques useful for teaching Bible in the classroom and during opening exercises, devotional periods, and chapel services.  (Also credited as Bi 305)

    Ce  306   Counseling from the Bible            3  credits
    An introduction to the principles and procedures of counseling from the Bible.  (Also credited as Pt 304)

    Ce  308   Teaching High School Math       2 credits
    This course stresses skills of presentation and explanation, especially in connection with the difficult concepts of algebra and geometry.  The student will also gain a working knowledge of the philosophy, scope and sequence, and methodology of the Accelerated Christian Education math Curriculum.

    Ce 401    Teaching Elementary English  2 credits
    The student acquires a working knowledge of the philosophy, socpe and sequence, and metholdology of the Accelerated Christian Education English and literature PACEs.  Development of a visual aid library, methods of instructing slow learners, techniques of teaching concepts, use of computer software, and creative writing are also covered.

    Ce 402    Supervised Teaching  3 credits
    Prerequisites:  Ce 201, 301, 303, senior, and approval of the academic dean.

    Ce 403    Teaching Elementary Social Studies and Science  2 credits
    The student acquires a working knowledge of the philosophy, scope and sequence, and methodology of the Accelerated Christian Education social studies and science PACEs.  Development of a visual aid library, methods for reading comprehension, review techniques, and home projects are covered.

    Ce 404    Teaching Reading and Spelling  2 credits
    A study of (1) the development of language i children, (2) the nature of listening, speaking and writing skills, and (3) the process in comprehension and vocabulary development from reading readiness to study skills.  Students will gain a working knowledge of the phonic/linguistic approach of the A.C.E. Learning to Read curriculum.

    Ce 405    Introduction to Music Education  3 credits
    An introduction to the history, methods, and biblical rationale of music education.

    Ce 406    Teaching Physical Education  2 credits
    A study of the methods, materials, and a biblical rationale of physical education.

    Ce 407    Principles of Leadership  3 credits
    An introduction from the biblical perspective to the principles of leadership, including goal setting, self-discipline, organization, and motivation.

    Ce  409   Teaching High School English           2 credits
    This course stresses skills of presentation and explanation, especially in connection with the difficult concepts of English.  The student will also gain a working knowledge of the philosophy, scope and sequence, and methodology of the Accelerated Christian Education English curriculum.

    Ce  411   Teaching High School Social Studies and Science    2 credits
    This course emphasizes the teaching of history, government, economics, biology, and physical science from a biblical and creational perspective.  The place and methods of lab instruction in the Christian school will be considered, and the student will gain a working knowledge  of the philosophy,  scope  and  sequence, and methodology of the Accelerated Christian Education social studies and science curriculum.

    Ce  412   History of Education             3  credits
    A chronological survey of education from biblical times to the present.

    Ce  413  Motivation           2  credits
    A course designed to acquaint the student with the biblical perspective on motivation.  Principles of instruction are covered along with methods for stimulating spiritual and academic growth.

    Ce  414   Teaching Elementary Music       2  credits
    A study of methods, materials, and curriculum for elementary classroom music.

    Ce  415   Bulletin Board and Wall Techniques      2  credits
    A practical course in enhancing classroom environment through bulletin board and wall decoration.

    Ce  417   Classroom Management and Control    3 credits
    A course in Biblically sound techniques of establishing and maintaining an orderly, well disciplined learning environment.

    Ce  419 Advanced Counseling          3 credits
    Designed for the serious student and for those who need additional expertise in the areas of suicide, abortion, and other life dominating issues.  Prerequisite:  Ce 306 or permission of the instructor.

    Ce  499 Personal Philosophy of  Christian Education   1-2 credits
    Each Christian Education graduate must submit a comprehensive statement to the faculty prior to graduation.

    Ce 500 Advanced Philosophy of Education    3 credits
    A graduate level study of the requisites of Biblical grounded education, with in depth study of several key concepts.

    Ce 501  Foundations of Education   3 credits
    This course is designed to enable the Christian educator to identify and utilize the Christian mandated fundamentals of education.

    Ce 504  Classroom Management    3 credits
    An advanced course in Biblically sound discipline, with an emphasis on managing the classroom environment. Students will be exposed to a variety of management styles.

    Ce 505  Tests and Measurements   3 credits
    Gives the student a overview of the necessity, accuracy, and falacies of testing. Includes both group and individual testing rationales.

    Ce 506  Instructional Strategies   3 credits
    Provides assistance to the teacher in planning long rance goals, making assessments, chosing appropriate curriculum for each level, and meeting the professional needs inside and outside of the classroom.

    Ce 508  Advanced Principles of Leadership  3 credits
    This course is designed to give the student an understanding of leadership qualities, Biblical authority, and a conception of the Biblical boundaries of leadership. Covers the practical problems encountered by Christian school faculty. Also credited as Pt 520.

    Ce 509  Exceptional Children   3 credits
    Introduction to a variety of special techniques required to meet the cognitive needs of learning disabled children. Emphasis is placed on teaching creatively according to the specific needs of the student.

    Ce 510  Microcomputers in Education   3 credits
    A hands-on approach to the history, hardware, and hazards of using computers in education. Special emphasis will be given to Christian uses of  the internet.
     
     
     

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    ENGLISH

    En  101   English Composition I              3  credits
    A study of the fundamentals of English composition: grammar, parts of speech, punctuation, mechanics, spelling, and the construction of sentences, paragraphs, and compositions.

    En  102   English Composition II             3  credits
    A study of the techniques of effective writing such as introductions, outlines, storytelling, comparison and contrast, and many others.
     
     
     

    GEOGRAPHY

    Ge  202    Introduction to Geography        3  credits
    A survey study of the earth and its features.
     
     
     

    HISTORY

    Hi  101   History of Civilization I           3  credits
    A study tracing the origin and development of Western man and his institutions from the ancient Fertile Crescent to the Reformation.

    Hi  102   History of Civilization II          3  credits
    A study of the history of Western man from the Reformation to the present.

    Hi  201   United States History I          3  credits
    A survey of United States history from its founding through the Civil War period.

    Hi  204   Biographies of Christians           3  credits
    A study of the lives and guiding Christian principles of several well known believers.

    Hi  402   Church History         2  credits
    A chronological survey of the development of the church from the Apostolic fathers to the present.

    Hi 501    Hebrew History             3 credits
    Hebrew History provides the student with definitive proof for the credibility of the Old Testament message through a careful study of the Hebrew people and their oracles from their inception to the close of the Old Testament canon.

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    LANGUAGE

    La  301   Greek I            3 credits
    A study of New Testament Greek grammar, sentence structure, vocabulary, and translation.

    La  302   Greek II          3  credits
    A continuation of La 301 with increasing emphasis on translation.

    La  401   Greek III         3  credits
    A continuation of La 302 with the translation of passages from the Greek text of 1 John.

    La  402   Greek IV            3 credits
    The translation and exegetical study of the Greek text of Colossians.

    La 521, 522    Hebrew I & II       3 credits
    Hebrew I and II cover the essentials of Hebrew grammar, including alphabet, vocabulary, vowel pointings, tenses, eventuating into principles of translation.

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    MATHEMATICS

    Ma 101 Mathematics I           3  credits
    A course covering such areas as sets, logic, functions, and mathematical system.

    Ma  102   Mathematics II (Precalculus)          3 credits
    Designed to prepare the student for college calculus, this course includes the functions, inverse functions, combination functions, coordinates, and the function laws of trigonometry.
     
     
     

    MISSIONS

    Mi  301   Introduction to Missions         2  credits
    An introduction to the history, principles, practices, and call of missionary service.

    Mi 507    Missions Practicum         1 credit
    A first-hand experience with missions work on the field under the auspices of a designated missionary.

    Mi 508    Church Planting    3 credits
    Church planting sets before the student the essentials which are necessary in effectively pioneering a new church from its inception to its firm establishment in the community.  Areas of study include the plan and purpose of establishment, the place of establishment, the plant to be established, and the problems involved in establishment.
     
     
     

    MUSIC

    Mu  101  Voice Class            1  credit
    An introductory study and application of the principles of correct tone production, interpretation, and communication in vocal music performance.

    Mu 103, 104, 203, 204, 303, 304, 403, 404  Vocal Ensemble     1  credit
    Open to all students by audition.  Available by demand only.  May be repeated for credit.

    Mu  105, 106, 205, 206, 305, 306, 405, 406   Applied Voice      1  credit
    The study of the technique of singing in weekly half-hour private lessons.  Note:  Lessons are arranged by the student with an approved instructor, and lesson fees are paid directly to the instructor according to the instructor's fee rate.  Rates will vary according to instructors.  Private study of other instruments may be pursued in this same way.

    Mu 107, 108, 207, 208, 307, 308   Applied Piano       1 credit
    The study of the technique of playing piano in weekly half-hour private lessons.  Note:  Lessons are arranged by the student with an approved instructor, and lesson fees are paid directly to the instructor according to the instructor's fee rate.  Rates will vary according to instructors.  Private study of other instruments may be pursued in this same way.

    Mu  201   Foundations of Church Music         3 credits
    This course is designed to familiarize future pastors and teachers with the basic elements and principles of music theory, music history, hymnology, and philosophy of church music.

    Mu  202   Music Appreciation        2  credits
    A survey and listening study of the history, styles, and forms of great music.

    Mu 203 Hymnology 3 credits
    A study of the great hymn writers and their focus on the Lord of glory.  The student will be required to compose several hymns designed to be sung in the local church.

    Mu  302   Music in the Christian Life           3  credits
    An in depth study designed to help pastors, teachers, and parents develop a philosophy of music by which to establish a biblical foundation and direction for music in their churches, schools, and homes.   A much needed course in this day of the musical subversion of churches and families.

    Mu 309 The Christian and the Arts          3 credits
    A study of the arts from a Christian point of view, including such topics as godly creativity, views of aesthetics, and the true nature of art.  This course includes a discussion of culture's effect on perception and valuing of art forms, and the detrimental effects of our mass culture on the arts.

    Mu 401   Masterpieces of Music I            2  credits
    A listening course designed to familiarize students with some of the great musical works from the Renaissance to the present day.  The lives and philosophies of the composers will be discussed, and their works studied from the perspective of the composers' life messages.  One goal of the course is to provide a basis from which to choose art music that can edify the Christian life.

    Mu  402   Masterpieces of Music II          2  credits
    An extension of Mu 401 designed to familiarize the student with some of the great musical works from the time of the Renaissance to the present day.  One goal of the course is to provide a basis from which to choose art music that can edify the Christian life.

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    PRACTICAL THEOLOGY

    Pt  101   Personal Evangelism        2  credits
    A "how to" training course in the ministry of leading people to the Savior.

    Pt  201 Pastoral Theology           3  credits
    A course dealing with the nature of the pastoring ministry, the qualifications of the pastor, and the nuts and bolts demands of the ministry including study, scheduling, special meetings, weddings, funerals, calling, music, etc.

    Pt  301   Homiletics I        2 credits
    The study and practical application of the principle's in sermon preparation and delivery.

    Pt  302   Homiletics II         2  credits
    A continuation of Pt 301.

    Pt  304   Counseling from the Bible          3  credits
    An introduction to the principles and procedures of counseling from the Bible.  (Also credited as Ce 306)

    Pt  401   Church Administration           2  credits
    Offers the tools needed to tackle the many administrative responsibilities that often face a pastor.

    Pt  402   Pastoral Internship          3 credits
    Practical training in a local church under the supervision of the academic dean and the local church pastor.  Regular reports submitted by the student and a final evaluation by the supervising pastor are required.

    Pt  501 Advanced Counseling          3 credits
    Designed for the man in the ministry and for those who sense a calling into a counseling ministry.   An in-depth analysis of several crucial areas will be completed.  Also designed to impart practical counseling skills to the student and build confidence through role play experiences.   Prerequisite:  Pt 304 or permission of the instructor.

    Pt  503 Church and Sunday School Administration       3 credits
    A course designed to prepare the pastor to effectively administrate the various functions and facets involved in the management of a local church ministry.  Also credited as Bi 503.

    Pt  509    Principles of Physical Management      3 credits
    This course qualifies the pastor to handle such business procedures as accounting, financial planning, ordering, contracts, insurance, and incorporation procedures.

    Pt  511   Ministry of Chaplaincy   3 credits
    A course designed to provide persons interested in serving as chaplains the basics of chaplaincy training and for those who desire greater usefulness.  The motto of chaplaincy, "You can demand nothing, but earn everything," will be explained through actual experience.  Prerequisite:  Pt 304 and/or permission of the instructor.

    Pt  512  Counseling Resources and Responsibilities        3 credits
    This course includes the vital areas of crisis counseling, premarital counseling, and guidance techniques.  Topics are presented with stress upon a realistic and practical solution.  As in all counseling courses, the sense of the all sufficiency of Christ is the preeminent focus.   Prerequisite:  Pt 501.

    Pt  514  Biblical Counseling Practicum  3 credits
    This course is designed to apply to the student's choice of vocation and involves a practical application of the counselor's gifts. Student work is supervised by an experienced Christian counselor.

    Pt 520  Advanced Principles of Leadership  3 credits
    This course is designed to give the student an understanding of leadership qualities, Biblical authority, and a conception of the Biblical boundaries of leadership. Covers the practical problems encountered by Christian school faculty. Also credited as Ce 508.

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    PHYSICAL EDUCATION

    Pe  101 Physical Fitness I           1 credit
    A personalized exercise program developed by the student and staff advisor to establish habits that will help keep the student physically fit for the Lord's service.  The student will log a minimum of two hours weekly in the program, and the staff advisor will monitor progress.

    Pe  102 Physical Fitness II          1  credit
    An extension of Pe 101.

    Pe 201 Kinesics  3 credits
    The study of the human body during physical exertion.

    SCIENCE

    Sc  101   The Bible and Science       3 credits
    A scientific and scriptural study of such areas as Creation, the Flood, etc.  Also credited as Bi 109.

    Sc  102   Introduction to Physical Science    3 credits
    An introduction to the areas of science from a biblical perspective.

    Sc 201 Survey of Biology       3 credits
    An inquiry into the nature of life with special emphasis on the practical.
     
     
     

    SPEECH

    Sp  101   Fundamentals of Speech I              2 credits
    The study and practice in group presentation of the principles of public speaking: organization, preparation, diction, projection, etc.

    Sp  102   Fundamentals of Speech II             2 credits
    A continuation of Sp 101.

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    THEOLOGY

    Th  101   Doctrines I          3  credits
    A study of bibliology (the doctrine of the Bible--its revelation, inspiration, etc.), and theology (the doctrine of God--His personality, attributes, etc.).

    Th  102   Doctrines II           3  credits
    A study of angelology (the doctrine of angels), anthropology (the doctrine of man (the doctrine of man), and hamartology (the doctrine of sin).  No prerequisite.

    Th  201   Doctrines III        3  credits
    A study of Christology, pneumatology (the doctrine of the Holy Spirit), soteriology (the doctrine of salvation) and ecclesiology (the doctrine of the church).  No prerequisite.

    Th  202   Doctrines IV         3 credits
    A study of eschatology (the doctrine of end times) from the premillenial and pretribulational point of view.  No prerequisite.

    Th  203     Hermeneutics         3 credits
    A study of the history and rules for the interpretation of the Bible, with and emphasis on the Bible as its own interpreter.

    Th  301     Biblical Theology        3 credits
    A study of the progress of God's revelation of Himself to His people.

    Th  499     Elenctic Theology       2 credits
    A personal and comprehensive theological statement formulated by the graduation candidate designed to fulfill the requirement of all Pastoral Ministries and Biblical Studies students. Elenctic format will allow the student to be familiar with and refute common heresies of our day.

    Th 591    Research Techniques       3 credits
    A mastery of the accepted methods of bibliographies, logical sequences, and theological research.  Includes the necessary mechanics of thesis preparation.

    Th 593   Master's Thesis         3 credits
    The Master's degree requirement includes the original research and writing of an acceptable thesis, the topic and length to be determined by the department head.  Pre-requisite:  Th 591

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