Elective Course Schedule

Elective courses are offered to help you meet general education program requirements and prerequisites. 

Before registering for an elective, please review the elective module policies and course descriptions.

To enroll in any course, you must be accepted into the JBU Degree Completion Program. Apply for admission, then visit with your admissions counselor about fulfilling the criteria for enrollment.

 

On-Site Elective Course Schedule – Spring 2015


BBL2003 Orientation to the Bible  – 3 hours

This course is designed to survey essential history and content of the Bible. Emphasis is placed on the practical implications of Biblical truth. Reading, written assignments, and class discussions are the key teaching methodologies. This course may be used for Biblical studies, humanities or elective credit*.

JBU Rogers Center
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Feb. 21, 28 and March 7, 14, 21, 2015
Instructor: Rob Bailey
Registration deadline: February 4, 2015

Textbooks: (1) The Holy Bible, NIV; and (2) Understanding the Bible, revised edition, by Dr. John R.W. Scott (Zondervan Publishing, ISBN 0-310-41431-8)

BBL3913 Principles from the Life of Christ – 3 hours

A study of the life of Jesus Christ in general but with major emphasis on select portions of His life, ministry, sacrificial death, and resurrection. With a view to "Living Christianly in a World of Unchristian Ideas," the course emphasizes the application of His life-changing principles to everyday living. This course may be used for Biblical studies, humanities or elective credit*.

JBU Fort Smith Center
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Feb. 21, 28 and March 7, 14, 21, 2015
Instructor: Dr. Ellis Robinson
Registration deadline: February 4, 2015

Textbooks: (1) The Holy Bible, NIV; (2) The Life of Christ by John H. Sailhamer (ISBN13: 9780310203926); and (3) The Leadership Wisdom of Jesus by Charles C. Manz (ISBN13: 9781576753507)

GSC1183 Concepts in Astronomy – 3 hours

An introduction to the basic facts of astronomy, including the history and basic assumptions of astronomy. The course takes the "regions" approach, beginning with an understanding of common phenomenon on earth and moving to the solar system, nearby star systems, the galaxy, and the universe at large. Some discussion of how concepts in modern astronomy relate to notions within the Christian faith are included. This course may be used for natural science or elective credit*.

JBU Rogers Center
Fridays, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Feb. 20, March 6, 20 and April 3, 17, 2015
Instructor: Dr. David Cater
Registration deadline: February 4, 2015

Textbooks: (1) Astronomy: From the Earth to the Universe, 6th/01, by Jay M. Pasachoff (Text Only/Cover: Hardcover; ISBN 13:978-0030395482; this edition has also been released as Summary:  Edition/Copyright: 6th /02 /  Cover: Paperback / Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co. Published: 08/28/2001, ISBN13: 978-0030334887); and (2) The Frontiers of Science and Faith, Examining Questions from the Big Bang to the End of the University, by John Jefferson Davis
(Intervaristy Press 2002, ISBN 13:978-0830826643)

 

*Check with the associate registrar if you're a current student, or your admissions counselor if you're an applicant, to verify whether a course meets your credit needs.

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