Elective Course Schedule

Register for an elective course

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 – Summer 2016


BBL2003 Orientation to the Bible – 3 hours

This is an introductory level course designed to give students an exposure to and appreciation of the Bible's contents, background, purpose, and relevance. This course may be used for Biblical studies, humanities or elective credit*.

JBU Rogers Center
Fridays 6:00 - 10:00 pm
May 13, 20 and June 3, 10, 17, 2016
Instructor: Mr. Robert Bailey
Registration deadline: May 2, 2016

Textbooks: (1) The Holy Bible, NIV; (2) Understanding the Bible, Revised Edition by R.W. Stott (ISBN 0-310-41431-8 or ISBN-13: 9780310414315), Zondervan Publishing, 1999


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 am - 12:30 pm
July 9, 16, 23, 30 and Aug. 6, 2016
Instructor: Dr. Ellis Robinson
Registration deadline: June 22, 2016

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 of 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 is included. This course may be used for natural science or elective credit*.

JBU Rogers Center
Fridays 6:00 - 10:00 pm
June 10, 24, July 15, 29 and Aug. 5, 2016
Instructor: Dr. David Cater
Registration deadline: May 25, 2016

Textbook: ASTRONOMY: From the Earth to the Universe by Jay M. Pasachoff, 6th ed. (ISBN-13: 9780030334887)


*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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