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DESCRIPTION OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

 

 

Bachelor of Theology

 

Spiritual Goals

It is the intent of International Pacific University that all students:

• Exhibit attitudes and values consistent with the mission of International Pacific University;

• Exhibit a maturing relationship with Jesus Christ;

• Appreciate the role of music in personal and corporate worship; and

• Develop a consistent habit of praying for themselves, their associates, and the world.

 

Academic Goals

It is the intent of International Pacific University that all students:

• Exercise college-level competencies in reading, writing, speaking, and researching in Korean & English

• Exercise critical and creative thinking skills that are necessary to analyze ideas and solve problems;

• Exercise ability to exegete the whole Word of God based upon sound knowledge and theology without using the original biblical language; and

• Integrate their learning into a Christian worldview based upon sound biblical exegesis.

 

Emotional-Social Goal

  It is the intent of International Pacific University that all students develop and exercise personal sensitivities and interpersonal skills that facilitate harmonious relationships in culturally diverse environments.

 

Ministerial Goal

  It is the intent of International Pacific University that all students be able to articulate Reformed distinctive and exercise fundamental ministerial abilities.

 

  This program prepares students for service in the local church as a lay leader. Students are also qualified to pursue graduate programs in theology, including the M.Div. and M.A. Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:

• Explain the nature and mission of the church;

• Demonstrate how to use relational skills in order to interact, serve, and guide different kinds of people in spiritual matters.

 

Students receive the degree when they complete:

A minimum of  98 semester units

1. General education requirements (26 units)

2. Biblical-theological requirements (48 units)

3. Practical education requirements (16units)

4. Common Electives (8 units)

The last 30 units must be taken at international pacific university

  A minimum full-time course load is 12 units per semester. A maximum full-time load is 18 units per semester; however, students may petition for additional units if their cumulative average is 3.0 or higher.

  Official classification is based on the number of units completed toward graduation as follows: 1st-year students 0-29; sophomores 30-59; juniors 60-89; seniors 90 or more.

 

 

Master of Divinity

 

Program Description

The Master of Divinity program (3 years program – 98 units)is designed to equip dedicated Christians for various ministries in the church setting, including the ordained ministries of instruction and leadership in the church. This program emphasizes developing the capacity to study and communicate the Christian scriptures and the theological traditions and the capacity to model and facilitate Christian spiritual formation and communal practices.

 

Program Learning Outcomes

By the time students complete the program, they will become pastors, assistant pastor, minister of Word and Sacrament, lay leader in serving the church and leader in the Christian-related organization and the world with confidence and competency with the following skills and knowledge:
1. Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the Bible and exegetical and theological skills.
2. Demonstrate an ability to integrate faith in their life and professional ministry
3. Demonstrate evangelical aspect of the world mission and cultural diversity in that students continue to be disciplined.
4. Demonstrate ministry and pastoral skills to lead congregation and church.

 

Admission Requirements

Anyone possessing a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent meets the basic academic requirement for admission to the program. See the section on admissions criteria, earlier in this catalog, for additional requirements.

Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for admission to the Master of Divinity program:

Applicants for admission must hold a Bachelor of Arts or equivalent degree from university or college with at least a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 (4.00 scale). The following documents must be submitted to the office of admission by the appropriate deadline:

1. A completed application form for admission
2. Application fee
3. Official Transcripts
4. Recommendation Form

 

Program Requirements
History Requirement: 16 units
Biblical Studies Requirement: 38 units
Practical Theology Requirement: 20 units
Electives: 24 units
Unit Requirement: a minimum of 98 units
Residence Requirement: 74 units to be taken at international pacific university

 

Course of Study: 74 units

Categories

Code

Course Title

Units

History
(4 courses)

HIS 305

Church History I (4 units)

16

HIS 306

Church History II (4 units)

HIS 405

History of Presbyterian Movement (4 units)

HIS 415

History of Renaissance and Reformation (4 units)

Biblical Studies & Theology
(12 courses)

OT 301

Theology of the OT (3 units)

 

38

OT 315

Introduction to the Prophets (3 units)

NT 301

Introduction to the NT (3 units)

NT 205

Life and Teachings of Christ (4 units)

NT 305

Pauline Epistles (3 units)

THE 401

Systematic Theology I (3 units)

THE 402

Systematic Theology II (3 units)

THE 415

Apologetics (4 units)

THE 425

Contemporary Theology I (3 units)

THE 426

Contemporary Theology II (3 units)

THE 511

Biblical Theology I (3 units)

THE 512

Biblical Theology II (3 units)

Practical Theology (Choose 5 courses)

ED 415

Church Administration (4 units)

20

POSC 415

Modern Political Thought (4 units)

PRA310

Church Finance (4 units)

PRA400

Christian Worship (4 units)

PRA 410

Homiletics (4 units)

PRA411

Preaching (4 units)

PRA412

Mission (4 units)

PRA 415

Practical Counseling (4 units)

PRA505

Evangelism (4 units)

PRA507

Pastoral Leadership (4 units)

PRA 551

Supervised Field Ministry I (4 units)

PRA 552

Supervised Field Ministry II (4 units)

PRA 553

Supervised Field Ministry III (4 units)

PSY402

Christian Counseling (4 units)

PSY 415

Pastoral Counseling

PSY 425

Counseling for Marriage and Family (4 units)

 Total

74

 

Electives: 24 units
Electives may be drawn from any of the categories above.

Graduation Requirements:

1)   Completion of  98 units
2)   Completion of the course work with a GPA of 2.5 or above.
3)   Demonstration of competence in Ministry Skills
4)   Passing Exit interview

 

 

 

Bachelor of  Theology  General Education

 

Program Description

The Bachelor of Theology program (4 years program/136 units) is designed to give the student the maximum benefit of a broad education in theological studies with an emphasis in biblical studies. General Education requirements ensure that the student is broadly educated in the arts and sciences, while a significant portion of time is spent learning the fields of theology and history of Christianity. The majority of the student’s coursework is dedicated to bible, theology and practical ministry

 

Program Learning Outcomes

By the time students complete their program they will be the emerging leaders and serving the church as the pastor, evangelist, lay leaders and the world with leadership with the following expertise:

1. Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the Bible 
2. Describe comprehensive knowledge of the Christian doctrine 
3. Demonstrate a knowledge of the history of the church and its heritage 
4. Apply pastoral and ministry skills in service to local church or community or for Christian living.

 

Admission Requirements

Anyone possessing a high school diploma or its equivalent meets the basic academic requirement for admission to the program. See the section on admissions criteria, earlier in this catalog, for additional requirements.

Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for admission to the 
Bachelor of Theology program:

Applicants for admission must be in possession of, or have candidacy for, a high school diploma or GED. The following documents must be submitted to the office of admission by the appropriate deadline: 
1.  A completed application form for admission
2.  Application fee
3.  Official Transcripts
4.  Recommendation Form

 

Program Requirements

Students receive the Bachelor of Theology degree when they fulfill the following program requirements:

The general education (GE) requirement: 56 units
The Bible and theology requirement: 80 units
Unit requirement: A minimum of 136 units
Residence requirement: 80 units to be taken at international pacific university

General Education Requirements: 56 units

Categories

Code

Course Title

Units

Communication 
(2 courses)

COM103

Presentation Skills (4 units)

8

COM110

Theological English (4 units)

COM 201

Public Speaking (4 units)

COM204

Oral Communication Skills

ENG 101

English Composition (4 units)

ENG102

English Literature (4 units)

Humanities and the Arts (4 courses)

HIS 101

History of Western Civilization to 1715 (4 units)

16

HIS 102

History of Western Civilization 1715 to the Present (4 units)

HIS 103

American History (4 units)

HIS 104

World History, From the Origins to 1500 (4 units)

HIS 105

World History, From 1500 to the Present (4 units)

MUS 103

Music Appreciation (4 units)

PHL 111

Introduction to Philosophy (4 units)

PHL 112

Logic (4 units)

PHL 212

Introduction to Ethics (4 units)

Social/ 
Behavioral Sciences 
(Four courses from at least two disciplines)

POSC101

Introduction to Political Science (4 units)

 

 

16

POSC102

Introduction to American Government (4 units)

PSY 205

Introduction to Psychology (4 units)

PSY 206

Psychology of Religion (4 units)

PSY 425

Counseling for Marriage and Family (4 units)

REL 101

Comparative Religion (4 units)

SOC 201

Introduction to Sociology (4 units)

Natural Sciences/ 
Physical Sciences/ 
Mathematics 
(4 courses)

BIO101

Introduction to Biology (4 units)

 

 

16

MATH101

College Mathematics (4 units)

MATH 102

College Algebra (4 units)

MATH 211

Essentials of Calculus (4 units)

MATH301

Introduction to Statistics (4 units)

PB150

Human Anatomy (4 units)

Total

56

 

Bible and Theology Requirements: 80 units

Categories

Code

Course Title

Units

Biblical Studies (A Minimum of ten courses)

OT 101

Survey of the OT (4 units)

40

NT 101

Survey of the NT (4 units)

NT 203

Synoptic Gospels (4 units)

NT 205

Life & Teaching of Christ (4 units)

NT 305

Pauline Epistles (4 units)

NT320

Gospel According to John (4 units)

NT321

Acts (4 units)

OT 220

OT Historical Books (4 units)

OT301

Theology of the Old Testament (4 units)

OT 305

The Pentateuch (4 units)

OT 320

The Prophets (Major) (4 units)

OT 321

The Prophets (Minor) (4 units)

BT303 

Biblical Interpretation (4 units)

Theology (A Minimum of four courses)

THE 301

Christian Doctrine I (4 units)

16

THE 302

Christian Doctrine II (4 units)

THE 303

Christian Doctrine III (4 units)

THE 304

Christian Doctrine IV (4 units)

REL101

Comparative Religions (4 units)

PSY 206

Psychology of Religion (4 units)

THE309

Apologetics (4 units)

Christian History (A Minimum of two courses)

HIS 305

Church History I (4 units)

8

HIS 306

Church History II (4 units)

HIS 307

Reformed Theology (4 units)

HIS310

History of Presbyterian Movement (4 units)

Practical Ministry and Church Administration (A Minimum of four courses)

PRA300

Christian Worship (4 units)

16

PRA305

Evangelism (4 units)

PRA307

Pastoral Leadership (4 units)

PRA310

Church Finance (4 units)

PRA311

Preaching (4 units)

PRA 312

Mission (4 units)

PRA 351

Field Education I (4 units)

PRA 352

Field Education II (4 units)

PRA 353

Field Education III (4 units)

PRA405

Introduction to Christian Business (4 units)

PSY 402

Christian Counseling (4 units)

Total

80

Electives: 44 units

Electives may be drawn from any of the categories above.

Graduation Requirements:

1)  The completion of 180 quarter hours of credit including at least 56 units in General Education.
2)  Passing the comprehensive Bible examination
3)  Demonstration of Christian character by interview
4)  Completion of course work with a Grade Point Average of C (2.0)
5)  Completion of Field Ministry Report
6)  Passing Exit interview

 

 

Master of Arts in Christian Studies (M.A.C.S.) Master of Divinity

 

Old Testament

 

OT501 Hebrew I       

Introductory study of the basic elements of biblical Hebrew, including elementary Hebrew grammar and vocabulary, and translation exercises.

 

OT 510  Pentateuch   

Special  introduction  to  the  first  five  books  of  the  Old  Testament (Genesis through Deuteronomy) through the discussion on their literary, canonical, historical, hermeneutical, and theological aspects as well as their contents with a view to their importance for the rest of Scripture and for the life of the church. (Prerequisite: OT501)

 

OT601 Hebrew II      

Continuation of Hebrew grammar and vocabulary study with a focus on the weak verbs and syntax. (Prerequisite: OT501)

 

OT 610 Historical Books                                          

Special  introduction  to  the  historical  books  of  the  Old  Testament (Joshua through Esther) and to the historical, literary, and theological character of Hebrew narrative. Exegesis of selected passages and devel- opment     of         a            biblical - theological    approach          to         this       literature. (Prerequisite: OT501)

 

OT 620  Poetic Books

Special introduction to the poetic books of the Old Testament (Job through Song of Songs) and to the nature and techniques of Hebrew poetry. Genre and contextual analysis of the Psalms, exegesis of se- lected passages, and development of a biblical-theological approach to this literature. (Prerequisite: OT501)

 

OT 624 Jobs  

This course is designed for students who explore the world of Job’s bib- lical structure, cultural background, main theme, and theological study. (Prerequisite: OT501)

 

OT 625 Psalms          

Overview of the Psalter's structure, major themes, and theology. Exege- sis of representative psalms and development of a Christian interpreta- tion of the Psalms. (Prerequisite: OT501)

 

OT 630 Prophetic Books       

Special  introduction  to  the  prophetic  books  of  the  Old  Testament (Isaiah through Malachi) and to the nature and history of the prophetic institution in Israel. Exegesis of selected passages and special attention to  the  messianic  theme  and  eschatological  patterns.  (Prerequisite: OT501)

 

OT 705 Old Testament & Ancient Near East 

Study of the languages, literatures, history, and archaeology of the an- cient Near Eastern world. Topics include the study of various ancient Near Eastern languages (e.g., Arabic, Egyptian, Akkadian, Sumerian), ancient  Near  Eastern  history  and  ancient  Near  Eastern  literature  in translation. (Prerequisite: OT501)

 

OT 710 Old Testament Exegesis       

Exegetical study by a detailed consideration of Hebrew syntax and the reading of selected texts. (Prerequisite: OT501)

 

OT 720 Old Testament Theology     

A study of the approaches to the theology of the Old Testament in the last two hundred years with an emphasis on the motifs of creation and redemption as integrative themes and as anticipatory of the coming of Jesus Christ. (Prerequisite: OT501)

 

 

New Testament

 

NT 501  Greek I        

 A study of basic elements of New Testament Greek emphasizing syntax and vocabulary.

 

NT504  Gospels         

Survey of authorship, literary themes, and theological issues of the gos- pels. (Prerequisite: NT501)

 

NT 507  New Testament Theology   

A historical survey of approaches to biblical theology focusing on cur- rent trends. (Prerequisite: NT501)

 

NT 601  Greek II       

A study of advance elements of New Testament Greek emphasizing grammar and style. (Prerequisite: NT501)

 

NT 602  Life and Message of Paul    

A study of the genius of Paul’s life and mission and the main tenets of his theology.  (Prerequisite: NT501, NT704)

 

NT 605 Biblical Hermeneutics          

A study of the methods of interpretation of the Bible with special atten- tion to textual, historical and theological issues. (Prerequisite: NT501)

 

NT 701  General Epistles and Revelation     

A study of the general letters and Revelation in terms of literary fea- tures,   historical   setting,   and   theological   emphases.   (Prerequisite: NT501)

 

NT 702  New Testament Exegesis     

Study and practice of technical tools and principles for analyzing the Greek New Testament. (prerequisite Greek) (Prerequisite: NT501)

 

NT 704  Pauline Epistles       

A study of the letters of Paul in terms of their literary and theological issues and in the context of early Christianity. (Prerequisite: NT501)

 

NT 710  Parables of Jesus     

A study of Jesus’ parables and the message of the Kingdom of God. (Prerequisite: NT501, NT504)

 

NT 720  Gospel of John                    

Analysis  of  the  Gospel  of  John,  focusing  on  its  literary  character, theological perspective, and historical setting.            (Prerequisite: NT501, NT504)

 

NT 730  Romans        

Analysis of key passages of the epistle with special attention to its theo- logical teaching and its relation to other Pauline letters  (Prerequisite: NT501,NT704)

 

 

Systematic Theology

 

ST 501  Prolegomena & Theology Proper   

Introduction to systematic theology, giving a framework to the students based on Reformed faith, and Study of the doctrine of God – nature, attribute, plan and work of God.

 

ST 505  Anthropology & Christology          

A study of the doctrine of man – origin and nature, the fall and sin, covenant relationship and free agency, and a study of the doctrine of Christ – person, states, offices and work of Christ. (Prerequisite: ST501)

 

ST 602 Pneumatology & Soteriology           

A study of the work of the Spirit as well as how Christians have viewed the Holy Spirit from age to age, the doctrine of salvation including call- ing, regeneration, repentance, faith, justification, adoption, and sanctifi- cation. (Prerequisite: ST501)

 

ST 604  Apologetics   

A  study  of  modern  apologetic  approaches  and  major  apologists. (Prerequisite: ST501)

 

ST 605 Ecclesiology & Eschatology 

A study of the doctrine of the church – its nature and authority, worship and sacraments, and a study of the doctrine of last things – death and resurrection, final judgment, heaven and hell. (Prerequisite: ST501)

 

ST 701  Christian Ethics       

A study on the proper behavior of the Christians. This course shows an outline of the philosophical ethics and a historical survey of the western philosophical ethics from ancient Greece to this epoch. It also bases Christian ethics on the NT teachings. (Prerequisite: ST501)

 

ST 702  Cults 

A study of development, doctrines, and leading personalities of the ma- jor contemporary cults. (Prerequisite: ST501)

 

ST 705  Christian Philosophy

Analysis of major themes in philosophical theology in relation to mod- ern thought by examining a philosophical issue or an issue relevant to Christian theology  (Prerequisite: ST501)

 

ST 710  Contemporary Theology     

Examination of theological developments in the last half-century. Spe- cific schools of thought such as Neo-orthodoxy and key figures such as Barth and Bultmann are emphasized. Special attention is given to evalu- ating  schools  of  thought  and  individuals  from  an  evangelical  – Reformed perspective. (Prerequisite: ST501)

 

ST 720  History of Christian Doctrine         

A historical survey of the development of the main schools of philoso- phy and the principal developments in Christian doctrine and thought. (Prerequisite: ST501)

 

 

Historical Theology

 

HT 501  Early Church          

A study of the development of the Christian church from the apostolic age  to  600  A.D.,  focusing  on  great  leaders  from  Justin  Martyr  to Augustine.

 

HT 502  Medieval Church & Reformation Period

A continuation of HT501, concentrating on characteristics of Roman Catholic Churches in the Medieval period and the Reformation move- ment, emphasizing the major figures such as Luther and Calvin.

 

HT 603  Modern Church      

A survey of the prominent movements in the church from 1600 A.D. to the present.

 

HT 701  History of American & Korean Presbyterian Church

Study of developments from the colonial period to the present in terms of the American philosophical and cultural context and survey of devel- opments of Protestantism in Korea with a focus on the growth and struggles of the Presbyterian church.

 

HT 720  Theology of John Calvin                

A study of the development and nature of Calvin’s theology with a fo- cus on reading and analyzing his major writings. (Prerequisite: HT502)

 

Practical Theology

 

PT 500  Research & Writing

Developing abilities to write theological essays and research papers doing research and developing and organizing ideas and paragraphs.

 

PT 501  Introduction to Church Music         

In this course, students study the biblical background, historical devel- opment and current trends in church music, focusing on music (and art in general) as communication, how we listen, elements of musical com- position, applications to worship and music in contemporary culture.

 

PT 502  Missions       

This courses examines issues in the world mission enterprise in light of today’s challenges, opportunities, and obligations. The call to mission service is examined, the theological mandate for missions is clarified, the historical advance of the Church through missions is reviewed, and strategies for effective, contemporary missions are considered.

 

PT 503  Worship       

Study of biblical origins, historical developments and major contempo- rary trends in worship.

 

PT 511  Christian Education 

Examination of the theological, historical and philosophical foundations of Christian education.

 

PT 603  Pastoral Counseling 

A study of biblical approaches to counseling with attention to the indi- vidual and family problems and needs.  (Prerequisite: PT 608) 

 

PT 608  Biblical Leadership  

A study to understand the theory and develop the skills necessary for effective leadership in the church. Especially, John Maxwell’s theories are examined and adopted.

 

PT 701  Church Polity           

Study  of   structures,   activities,   and  the   Book  of   Church   Order (Prerequisite: PT 608)

 

PT 704  Preaching I  

I Fundamentals of the theory of preaching, and methods of preparing various types of sermons.

 

PT 705 Theology of Ministry and Administration

Study in nature and models of pastoral ministry as well as the spiritual professional disciplines of the minister. (Prerequisite: PT 608)

 

PT 706  Preaching II 

Introduction and practice in preaching biblical texts that contain doc- trinal as well as ethical instructions. (Prerequisite: PT 704)

 

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