Bachelor’s Degree Program

 

Bachelor of Arts in Theology (4 years program- 120 units)

General Description

 

Hayfield University offers a Bachelor’s degree in Theology based on 120 semester units of credit. The program lasts four academic years, includes general education courses, and is designed to equip the student for more effective communication of the Gospel. Each course is worth from one to four semester credits and the program consists of approximately 40 courses in each of 3-units including an introduction to the theory and practice of Church History, Missiology, the Old and New Testaments, Systematic and Practical Theology.

 

Bachelor in Theology Program-Specific Student Outcomes

 

The outcomes of the program are to help the student attain a fundamental grounding in Theology, The program allows students to master enabling skills for autonomous learning and to develop a deep understanding in a specific area of theological knowledge. The elective segment provides the opportunity for students to choose diverse exposure to other areas of interest.

Bachelor in Theology Program-Specific Student outcomes are included as follows:

  • Bachelor in Theology graduates are able to demonstrate an adequate background topursue advanced degrees geared to professional Christian ministry and worldmissions.

  • Bachelor in Theology graduates are able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of scripture,a thorough knowledge of Biblical Theology, Systematic Theology, Church History, Practical Theology, andMissiology.

  • Bachelor in Theology students achieve the planned goals and outcomes for the institutionand theprogram.

 

 

Admissions Requirements

 

The criteria for entrance to the Bachelor of Arts in Theology degree in Theology are:

 

  1. Completion of Application Form forAdmission.

  2. Three letters of recommendation from faculty, counselors, school administrators, employers,or churchleaders.

  3. Possession of or candidacy for a high school diploma orGED.

  4. A statement of the applicant’s Christianfaith.

  5. One recentphotograph.

  6. Official transcripts from all schools attended including highschool.

  7. Evaluation of personal interview with a team of facultymembers.

  8. A sense of calling from God for Christian ministry.

  9. Regeneration experience and baptism with water.

  10. Active and fruitful churchparticipation.

  11. Payment of $100.00 application fee

 

General Education
The Bachelor degree in Theology requires that a minimum of 28 percent of course units be earned in General Education courses. General Education courses include courses in religion, psychology, sociology, philosophy and other fields.


Method of Instruction
Classes incorporate lectures, instructional work in class, demonstrations, one-on-one tutorials, library research, and comprehensive examinations on the Bible. Except for internships and field trips, all instruction is conducted in a classroom setting.


Graduation Requirements
The Bachelor’s degree program in Theology requires the completion of a minimum of 120 semester units of credit and the passage of a comprehensive exam. The units can be a combination of transfer credits and completion of course work with a Grade Point Average of C (2.0). At least 25 percent of the completed work must be in general education. As much as 75 percent of the 126 semester units (or 94 semester units) may be satisfied through transfer credit. A minimum of 25 percent of the credits must be completed at Hayfield University. In addition to the course work, to graduate, the student must be examined on his/her knowledge of the Bible by a written examination. To pass, a student must correctly answer a minimum of 100 out of 150 questions (75 from the Old Testament and 75 from the New Testament). Exam Procedure. The student will secure the request form to take the examination and the request shall be submitted 10 days prior to the date of the examination. The examination shall be taken at any regularly scheduled testing period. The student will be allowed to retake the examination as many times as the student wishes.


Course Titles and Level
All courses are at the Bachelor degree level. Courses are numbered 100 thru 499. Course descriptions are provided separately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Undergraduate Courses Description
 

General Studies


GE101 Intermediate Computer Skills (3 units)
With the increasing need dependence on computers today, this course is designed to help equip the students for their effective use. It covers the basics of computers, including some practical skills of running application programs.


GE102 Introduction to Philosophy (3 Units)
This course is a study of the ideas and techniques used by man in his quest for reality through an analysis of the basic problems of metaphysics, epistemology, logic, and ethics placed in historical perspective.


GE103 Introduction to Sociology (3 Units)
This course provides an analysis of social interaction, the social processes, society, culture, social structures, and other concepts fundamental to sociological understanding.


GE104 Biblical Speech Communication (3 units)
A study of effective speaking to an audience, platform poise, and clearness of expression. Emphasized are the informative, persuasive, and hortatory modes of speech. The course objective is to communicate any message clearly and effectively to a broad spectrum of audiences via several media.


GE105 Basic Mathematics (3 units)
A survey course for liberal arts majors including a review of algebra and an introduction to logic, probability and statistics, mathematical structure, problem solving, number theory, geometry and consumer applications.


GE106 Religious Music Appreciation (3 units)
An introduction to a creative and artistic expression of music with emphasis on the literature and composers of various style periods in Western music, giving special attention to sacred forms. Works are heard from recording, and creative listening habits are developing through classroom guida
nce.

General Studies

 

GE101 Intermediate Computer Skills (3 units)

With the increasing need dependence on computers today, this course is designed to help equip the students for their effective use. It covers the basics of computers, including some practical skills of running application programs.

 

GE102 Introduction to Philosophy (3 Units)

This course is a study of the ideas and techniques used by man in his quest for reality through an analysis of the basic problems of metaphysics, epistemology, logic, and ethics placed in historical perspective.

 

GE103 Introduction to Sociology (3 Units)

This course provides an analysis of social interaction, the social processes, society, culture, social structures, and other concepts fundamental to sociological understanding.

 

GE104 Biblical Speech Communication (3 units)

A study of effective speaking to an audience, platform poise, and clearness of expression. Emphasized are the informative, persuasive, and hortatory modes of speech. The course objective is to communicate any message clearly and effectively to a broad spectrum of audiences via several media.

 

GE105 Basic Mathematics (3 units)

A survey course for liberal arts majors including a review of algebra and an introduction to logic, probability and statistics, mathematical structure, problem solving, number theory, geometry and consumer applications.

GE106 Religious Music Appreciation (3 units)

An introduction to a creative and artistic expression of music with emphasis on the literature and composers of various style periods in Western music, giving special attention to sacred forms. Works are heard from recording, and creative listening habits are developing through classroom guidance.

 

GE107 Gospel and Christian Life (3 units)

A practical course of instruction designed to acquaint the student with the fundamental areas of the Christian life and the methodology for effectively presenting the gospel message to another person. Emphasis is placed on the student’s personal walk with God and his responsibility for sharing his faith with others.

 

GE205 Introduction to Biblical Archeology (3 units)

A survey of the principal physical features of the land of Israel, and a review of the historical geography of Israel for all the important periods in the Old and New Testaments, with attention to the relationship between Israel’s geography and its history.

 

GE306 Introduction to Psychology (3 Units)

This survey course is designed to introduce basic concepts, principles, and phenomena in the science of behavior. Basic topics of psychological measurement, scientific methodology, human growth and development, sensory systems, motivation and emotion, perception, learning, and behavioral deviancy are presented.

 

GE307 Physical Science (Health Care) (3 units)

This course deals with general knowledge of medical science including the basic understanding of physiology, the proper use of medicine, and the basic skills of emergency measure, with some practical training.

 

HIS 215 History of World Religions (3 units)

This course examines most of the major religious traditions of the world in terms of their history, worldviews, practices, goals and ideals. Primary emphasis is placed on historical and geographical origin. This class will contextualize world religious within the larger contours of human history and relevant issues from comparative religious studies.

 

ENG 100 English Bible Composition (3 units)

This course is a general introduction to the principles of academic writing with emphasis on writing process, thesis, context, purpose and audience. We write to communicate and convince others that our position has validity. For that matter, the process of writing is epistemological – a way of coming to know. Writing can become a medium for self-reflection, self-expression, and communication, a means of coming to know for both the writer and reader. During the course, we will read four types of essay samples, discuss the topics, learn structures and mechanics relevant to each style, and finally create each type of essays on various topics.

 

ENG 101 Introduction to Biblical Writing and Research (3 units)

This course is an introduction to writing a research paper by further developing writing skills acquired from ENG 101. During the course, we will read “Unchristian” which shows what non-Christians think about Christians. We will discuss why they have such impressions and how churches should approach non- Christians.

 

ENG 201 Introduction to Biblical Literature (3 units)

The short story, poetry, and drama are introduced through a basic study of each genre. This course focuses on how to read critically, the importance of identifying the writer’s worldview, and how to critically analyze each of these genres.

GRK 201 Greek I (3 units)

The basic elements of New Testament Greek vocabulary, morphology and grammar for theological students preparing to read and interpret the Greek New Testament.

 

GRK 202 Greek II (3 units)

The further study of basic elements of New Testament Greek including vocabulary, morphology and grammar for the theological reading and interpreting of the Greek New Testament.

Biblical / Theological Studies

 

NTE 101 Introduction to the New Testament (3 units)

An introduction to the authorship and contents of the New Testament books. Special attention will be given to important persons, places, events, as well as to key chapters in the New Testament revelation.

 

NTE 102 New Testament History (3 units)

This course is designed to introduce to the student the meaning and significance of the New Testament and knowledge of the historical setting, major events and church history in the first century AD.

 

NTE 104 Synoptic Gospel (3 units)

This course is designed to deal an expository and historical study of the life of Christ in three Gospels: Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Major issues for the study of gospel literature will be introduced. Jesus’ life and his teaching are analyzed and studied.

 

NTE 305 Pauline Epistles I (3 units)

A Study of the Pauline Epistle I is designed to provide a biblical understanding of six books of the Pauline Epistles; Romans, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, 1 Thessalonians, and 2 Thessalonians.

 

NTE 310 Pauline Epistles II (3 units)

A study of the Pauline Epistles II designed to provide a biblical understanding of the Pauline Epistles. This study deals with the multiple personal and institutional problems of the first century Gentile church.

 

OTE 101 Introduction to the Old Testament (3 units)

An evaluative, critical, and in-depth study of the authorship, dated, literary style, and each book’s relative place within the entire Old Testament will be learned. Various theories of the origin and nature of each book are examined in depth. This course will survey the historical, literary, cultural and theological heritage in ancient Israel from its earliest beginnings to the start of the Christian era. Special attention will be paid to the geographical and historical contexts in which the Jewish Scriptures arose, their social settings, political biases, and theological message.

 

OTE 115 Introduction to the O.T. Prophets (3 units)

The study of the role of the Old Testament prophets in their historical setting, their messages to the nation and their impact on the development of the Judeo Christian thought.

 

OTE 202 Old Testament History (3 units)

This course deals a historical study of the national and religious life of the Hebrew and includes reading of the source material from the Old Testament on the history of the people from the earliest times to the period of restoration.

 

OTE 205 Pentateuch (3 units)

The contents and theology of the first five books of the Old Testament. Primary attention will be given to the literary nature and structure of the theological message; theories of origin and genetic development will also be covered.

 

OTE 315 Minor Prophets (3 units)

A study of personalities, times, and messages of the 12 minor prophets. Special emphasis will be given to social and individual morality as taught by these prophets.

 

THE 201 Systematic Theology I (3 units)

This is a general survey of Bible doctrine designed to synthesize and outline each of ten major areas of systematic theology, including prolegomena, bibliology, theology proper, Christology, angelology, and pneumatology.

 

THE 202 Systematic Theology II (3 units)

This is a continuation of general survey of Bible doctrine designed to synthesize and outline each of the ten major areas of systematic theology. Survey II includes anthropology, hamartiology, soteriology, ecclesiology and eschatology.

 

THE 350 Theological Issues (3 units)

Background and development of important theological movements and leading figures of contemporary theology.

 

BIBL 301 Romans (3 units)

An introduction to the core of Pauline theology through the exegetical interpretation of selected texts in Romans.

 

BIBL 401 Hermeneutics (3 units)

A study of the nature, methods, and issues of biblical interpretation. This course will expose students to a variety of different approaches, demonstrate the crucial importance of hermeneutics and the role genre plays in interpretation, and assist them in developing their own hermeneutical method.

 

CHHI 301 History of Christian Church (3 units)

Preparation of the ancient world for the coming of Christianity; the founding and early development of the Christian church; a brief outline of history from the apostolic age to the reformation; a more careful study of the reformation era; spread of the Protestant church in Europe; the transplanting and growth of the church in North America.

 

 

Ministry Studies

 

ED115 Introduction to Christian Education (3 units)

An examination of the Biblical foundation with theological and practical implications for developing an effective Christian education ministry. Introduction to local church administration and teaching, focusing on the aims, principles of organization and development of a local church educational program and on the goals, curriculum, methods, media, and evaluation of the teaching process.

ED215 Church Administration (3 units)

A study of administrative principles and practices for the local church. The course examines staff, finances, buildings, and public relations in churches and integrates material from both religious

and secular sources.

 

PRA310 Homiletics (3 units)

A study of the nature and development of the sermon. Practice is given in preparation and writing of expository sermons. This course is designed for men preparing for the pastorate.

PRA312 Introduction to Missions (3 units)

An introduction to the study of the Christian mission with the primary emphasis given to the

theological and historical basis for mission together with discussions of the present status of Christian missions, currents issues, philosophies, impediments, and alternatives open to Christians and churches engaged in missions. It also deals principles and processes of communicating from one culture to another and various types of mission structures.

PRA313 Evangelism (3 units)

An in-depth study of how to lead people to Christ. Special attention will be given to the theology of all aspects of evangelism including the follow-up. Various methods of approach and presentation will be considered. Emphasis will be placed on evangelism and the local church for conservation of results.

 

CHMN301 Child & Youth Ministry (3 units)     

The nature and needs of adolescents and a study of the principles, methods, and materials for effective ministry in the local church and Christian youth organizations. The mental, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual aspects of growth, the needs of children and a study of the church’s program in relation to children including materials and methods for ministry to children and a unit on the evangelism of children.

 

CHMN 401 Small Group and Discipleship (3 units)

In-depth training in making disciples of Jesus Christ through the Christian principle of discipleship training. Roles of small groups in the church in providing fellowship, mutual ministry and edification. Skills for organizing and leading groups.

 

LEAD 401 Christian Leadership (3 units)

A study of the believer’s leadership, including principles of Christian leadership and ethical behavior; designed to encourage proper development of relationships and ethical decision-making through the spirit-filled life, for the leading of the world and the church community. Explores biblical perspectives on leadership, including such topics as styles, spiritual gifts, modeling, emergence patterns, and church structures.

 

COUN 420 Christian Counseling (3 units)

A course designed to introduce the student to the field of counseling in a survey fashion. A definition of counseling, counseling theory and practice, the counselor’s relationship skills will be considered.

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