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What is your "Ideal" Undergrad Program?

Discussion in 'Baptist Colleges & Seminaries' started by Dr. Bob, Oct 24, 2004.

  1. Dr. Bob

    Dr. Bob Administrator

    Jun 30, 2000
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    If I were (again) the Dean of a College and could set up a 128-132 credit BA program to prepare students to move on professionally into Ministry et al, I would include:

    12 English (3 grammar/3 comp/6 literature)
    12 History (4 Western Civ/3 Eastern Civ/3 US/2 Government)
    18 Language (6 Latin/12 Greek)
    10 Philosophy (2 History/2 Logic/2 Ethics/2 Apologetics/2 Compar. Religion)
    6 Mathematics (vary; could include adv computer)
    6 Sciences (vary)
    17 General (3 Economics/3 Psychology/3 Sociology/4 Public Speaking/ 4 Physical Education)
    10 Biblical Theology
    24 General Bible (vary)
    6 Practical Theology (counseling)
    11 Elective study for minor (added to one area above)
  2. Squire Robertsson

    Squire Robertsson Administrator

    Jul 4, 2000
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    Make that 6 Modern Language\12 Greek
  3. mioque

    mioque New Member

    May 23, 2003
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    132 credit BA program.
    The assumption is that participants have earned a vwo diploma (equivalent of a Highschool diploma earned at a school with tough standards) focussed on languages and not on mathemathics. If not they'll need remedial teaching.
    A second assumption is that the graduates will simply pastor a baptist congregation, skills to write the Dutch equivalent of Left Behind, or become a famous politician will have to be developed on one's own.

    2 Emergency procedures (first aid, what to do in case of a fire etc.)
    21 Bible Study
    10 History (6 Christianity, 2 Christian Art , 2 Daily life in Biblical times)
    32 Biblical languages (16 Hebrew/16 Greek)
    3 Ethics
    12 Comparative Religion (including other forms of Christianity and philosophical systems not always classified as religions)
    13 management for church professionals
    4 baptist Christianity/theology
    16 Pastoral Theology and Practical counseling
    7 Public Speaking& Liturgy
    12 Free Space
  4. Paul33

    Paul33 New Member

    Sep 18, 2004
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    Pre-Ph.D studies program

    3 Greek I Greek I
    3 OT Survey NT Survey
    3 History of Civ. History of Civ.
    3 English I English II
    4 Core Math Core Science

    3 Greek II Greek II
    3 Sys. Theo. I Sys. Theo. II
    4 Hist. of Christ. I Hist. of Christ. II
    3 Great Books I Great Books II
    3 Economics Psychology

    4 Latin I Latin II
    3 Sys. Theo. III Sys. Theo. IV
    3 Logic Hermeneutics
    3 Speech Homiletics
    3 OT Theology NT Theology

    Summer School: Theological German (optional)

    4 Hebrew I/German I Hebrew II/German II
    3 OT Introduction NT Introduction
    3 Eastern Philosophers Western Philosophers
    3 Contemporary Theology Ethics
    3 Latin Fathers Reformation

    [ October 25, 2004, 12:11 PM: Message edited by: Paul33 ]
  5. untangled

    untangled New Member

    Jun 28, 2002
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    The proposals all of you made sound good. However, I think there is something missing.

    Many people have to be bivocational for some time after graduating before finding a church. How about as a part of the curriculum allowing for secular certifications: EMT, Real Estate, etc... I know its a little of course, but I feel that ministers need to have a skill for them to get by until they get a full time congregation or other ministry.

    Any thoughts??????