217 COLUMBIA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY 2016-2017 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Not offered for degree credit
Primarily designed for undergraduate freshmen, these are basic introductory courses with no prerequisites except as designated.
Primarily designed for undergraduate sophomores, these courses may require prerequisites or, if basic courses, may be taken
after a year of college study.
Primarily designed for undergraduate juniors, these courses anticipate the completion of lower-division studies and some have
Primarily designed for undergraduate seniors, these are usually advanced courses for students completing undergraduate
studies. Most 4000-level courses have prerequisites or anticipate the background of three years of college study.
5000 Considered introductory in graduate-level programs and may include some of the information covered in a similarly-titled
undergraduate course; also open to undergraduate seniors and undergraduate juniors with at least a 3.0 GPA
6000 Considered more advanced and may include prerequisite requirements; also open to undergraduate seniors with at least a 3.0
7000 Considered more advanced and may include prerequisite requirements
9000 Doctoral-level courses open only to students accepted into a CIU doctoral degree program
Note: Courses numbered XXX 3950, 6950, or 9950 indicate faculty directed studies. In these studies a student participates in a seminar
or pursues research in an area of special interest under the direct supervision of a faculty member in that area.
This course is a basic study of biblical Aramaic. You will initially focus on the grammatical aspects of Aramaic and then use that
knowledge in reading selected Aramaic portions from Ezra and Daniel.
Prerequisite: HEB 3112
ARM 6110 Biblical Aramaic
This course provides you with a foundational study of biblical Aramaic. You will initially focus on mastering the basic grammatical and
syntactical aspects of Aramaic. You will then begin reading from the Aramaic portions of Ezra and Daniel. (3)
Prerequisite: HEB 5110
Old Testament Survey: Torah and History
This course is the beginning of a two-part survey of the Old Testament which covers the biblical history found in the Pentateuch and
historical books of the Old Testament. The aim of the course is to acquaint you with the redemptive message of the Bible and to
encourage you to apply principles from the study of these Old Testament books. (3)
Old Testament Survey: Poetry and Prophecy
This course surveys the biblical books of Job-Malachi and comprises the second part of a two-part survey of the Old Testament. You
will study the content, message, and personal application of each book, along with the place of each book in the progress of revelation
and redemption. (3)
New Testament Survey
This course is an overview of the books of the New Testament and the historical circumstances surrounding these writings. You will
focus on the background, content, message, and personal application of each book in the New Testament. You will also examine the
process by which the New Testament canon was formed and the New Testament was transmitted through the history of the Church.
Methods of Bible Study: Philippians
An examination of the principles and procedures for observing, interpreting and applying the Bible, as well as various methods or
approaches to studying the Bible. This investigation of Bible study methods will serve as a foundation for the study of the message and
distinctive ideas of the book of Philippians. (3)
Living Your Faith: Study in Amos
This course is a thorough study of God’s Word in the book of Amos. You will be presented with methods for discovering and teaching
biblical principles so that you are challenged to live the Christian faith you profess. (1)
Gospel of Mark: The Cross in Our Lives
During this course you will examine the recurring themes and the central message of the gospel of Mark. Why did Mark write his
gospel? The evidence suggests that he was not simply trying to tell the story of Jesus. (1)