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Worldview Studies Certificate

Christian Foundation

Seven out of 10 teenagers who are active in their youth groups will leave the church after high school. This one-year program is intended to help establish a foundation in a biblical worldview in  first-time students preparing for further studies at Boyce or a university.

Special Speakers

Students will travel to Nashville and Boston to meet people on the frontlines of cultural engagement. Students spend at least two sessions with R. Albert Mohler Jr., noted author, public commentator, and president of Southern Seminary, discussing matters of worldview and college life. Students will also spend time with Bland Mason, chaplain to the Boston Red Sox, as he teaches “Christianity on the Secular Campus.”

University Exposure

The capstone course for the WSC is called “Christianity on the Secular Campus.” This will be a one-week long course held in Boston, Massachusetts on the historic campus of Harvard University. In addition to lectures, students will visit historic and culturally relevant sites in and around Boston. This class will provide a first-hand look at the Christian origins of academic pursuit and its influence on North American higher education.


 

“Through rigorous courses, kind professors, and a rich community, my year in the the Worldview Studies Certificate strengthened my love for God and people. I feel well-prepared to engage students in my classes at a secular university, more secure in what I believe, and who I am in Christ.”

RuthAnne Irvin, Worldview Study Certificate Alumna

 



 

“Everyone’s got a worldview they’re working from and working out of, a lens by which they’re viewing life. So the important thing, I think, as a Christian is not only to be able to know your worldview, but also to investigate the ideas and concepts of those worldviews around you.”

Bryan Baise, Worldview Studies Certificate Program Coordinator

 


Student Life

Program of Study

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
Fall Semester 16
EN 101 English Composition I 3
MA — Math Elective 3
PH 108 Worldview Analysis 3
PH 141 Apologetics Seminar I 1
PH 311 Introduction to Ethics 3
PH 321 Religion in the Public Square 3
Winter Term 3
TH 212 Christian Theology II 3
Spring Semester 13
EN 102 English Composition II 3
PH 142 Apologetics Seminar II 1
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Choose one of the following two courses:
— — Introduction to Philosophy (Metroversity) 3
PH 103 Introduction to Philosophy (Boyce College) 3
Choose one of the following two courses:
HS 161 World History 3
HS 171 American History 3
Summer Term 3
PH 121 Christianity on the Secular Campus 3

Total Degree Hours

35

Student Learning Outcomes:

1. Students will be able to integrate systematic and historical theology into a larger biblical framework.

2. Students will be able to describe a philosophical defense and promotion of Christianity’s emphasis on the secular university context.

3. Students will be able to explain the fundamental elements of a Christian worldview and the relation of that worldview to daily life.




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