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Fall 2015 A - Classroom

Classes will be offered in Beaver Falls and RPTS Pittsburgh (depending on demand).

BIB 112-BR-1-H – Biblical Introduction I (OT) (3 elective credits, 3 Biblical & Theological Studies Minor; 8 sessions)
Tuesdays 8/18/15-10/6/15
This course introduces students to the history, doctrine and background features of those books of the bible that were written prior to the incarnation of Jesus Christ. Our primary goal in this course is to help students become better readers of the old Testament. We want to help you become an active interpreter by describing central doctrines, and some of the historical, geographic and cultural factors, which figure into the formation of the Hebrew Scriptures we designate the “Old Testament.”

CMN 415-BR-1- Crisis & Grief Ministry (3 elective credits; 8 sessions)
Wednesdays 8/19/15 – 10/7/15
This course examines biblical accounts of people suffering grief in response to loss and trauma. It then studies recent research on how adults and children grieve, in order to clarify redemptive opportunities for people to take in the midst of life in brokenness. This course is especially for those who want to minister to others who face personal crises.

PSS 253-BR-1 Adulthood and Aging - (3 HSS core, 3 PSY Minor or elective credits; 8 sessions)
Thursdays 8/20/15-10/8/15
This module is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to learn about the development of adults. Although this is a psychology class, many aspects of development will be considered. Physical, cognitive, social, relational, and spiritual areas of development will be considered. The student will also explore longevity, work, retirement, dying and bereavement. Besides considering aging from a psychological perspective, the student will also have the opportunity to explore gerontology in the human services context. There will be ample opportunity to apply class concepts to real life.

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Fall 2015 B - Classroom

Classes will be offered in Beaver Falls and RPTS Pittsburgh (depending on demand).

HUM 119-BR-1 – Humanities; Renaissance to the Present (3 HMT Core or 3 elective credits; 8 sessions)
Mondays 10/12/15-11/30/15
This is a survey course of the historical, cultural, social, economic, and religious developments in western civilization. This course will examine, through reading, writing, and discussion, the dominant ideas in western culture as expressed in the philosophy, art, literature, and music from a Christian perspective.

BIB 113-BR-1-H - Biblical Introduction II (NT) (3 elective credits, 3 Biblical & Theological Studies Minor; 8 sessions)
Tuesdays 10/13/15-12/1/15
This course introduces students to the history, doctrine and background features of those books of the Bible that were written in connection with the incarnation of Jesus Christ. The primary goal in this course is to help students become better readers of the New Testament.

EGL 101-BR-1-H-English – ADP (3 Core or Elective credits; two faced-to-face sessions)
Wednesdays 10/14/15-12/9/15 (No class 11/25/15 – Thanksgiving break)
This course provides argumentative writing, critical reading, research, and documentation methodologies. Course includes composition skill building, along with an intensive review of grammar and mechanical skills for academic writing.

PSS 251 –BR-1– Child Development (3 PSY Minor or elective credits; 8 sessions)
Thursday 10/15/15-12/10/15 (No class 11/26/15 – Thanksgiving break)
This course is designed for the adult learner working, or seeking to work, in the area of human services, psychology, counseling, social work or other people oriented professions. The central concern of child development is the sequence of physical, cognitive, psychological and social changes that children undergo as they grow older. In this module the adult learner will survey various areas and sub-disciplines within the field of child developmental psychology, review and begin to learn the types of questions child developmental psychologists ask and the type of work and research in which child developmental psychologists are involved.

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