Course Descriptions

 

 

The College uses a two-letter prefix to identify the subject area. The prefixes are as follows:

APOL Apologetics   NT New Testament Studies
AR Art   TH Bible Theology
BI Background Studies   MI Missions
BL Bible Language Studies   MU Music
BU Business   PE Physical Education
CE Christian Education   PT Pastoral Training
CM Church Ministries   PY Psychology
EN Language Arts & Literature   SC Science
HI History   SM Student Ministries
MA Mathematics   SO Sociology
OT Old Testament Studies   SP Speech/Oral Communications
      SPM Sports Management

The College uses a three-digit number to identify each course, including the level of difficulty. The first digit in a course number represents the year in which it is recommended that the course be taken. The second digit is the number of credit hours received, and the third digit indicates the order in which the courses should be taken. 

 

Course Descriptions

 

AR-131 ART APPRECIATION

This course is an art survey course designed to increase knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts. Students will also participate in a variety of art applications to experience and better understand the process of creating art. Three credit hours.

 

BI-232 BIBLE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS 

This course is a study of the cultures of Bible lands which are important to the instruction and interpretation of the Bible. Examples from the Bible are studied to illustrate many of the customs. Three credit hours. *Available online when schedule permits. 

 

BI-231 BIBLE INTERPRETATION 

A study is made of the principles of Scripture interpretation, methods of Bible study, and emphasis on various types of biblical passages. Three credit hours. 

 

BI-332 BIBLE GEOGRAPHY 

The history of the Bible is related to the geography of Bible lands. Three credit hours. *Available online when schedule permits. 

 

BL-331 ELEMENTARY GREEK 

Elementary New Testament Greek during the first two semesters involves a study of pronunciation, grammar, and reading exercises. This course is offered based on demand. Three credit hours.

 

BL-332 ELEMENTARY GREEK (Prerequisite BL-331) 

A continuation of BL-331. This course is offered on demand. Three credit hours. 




BL-431 INTERMEDIATE GREEK (Prerequisites BL-331, 332) 

The principles of Greek grammar are reviewed along with a study of sentence structure. Facility in translation is sought. Selected portions of the Greek New Testament are translated with some attention given to methods of exegesis. This course is offered based on demand. Three credit hours. 

 

BL-432 GREEK EXEGSIS (Prerequisites BL-331,332,431) 

An exegetical study of selected New Testament writings is pursued. Translation skills are improved through the induction study of Greek grammar and syntax. Vocabulary is strengthened through acquisition and retention. This course is offered based on demand. Three credit hours. 

 

BU-131 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER APPLICATIONS  

This course provides the student a background in using the microcomputer mainly in the following three areas: word processing, filing, and spreadsheets. Three credit hours. 

 

BU-231 ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES I 

This course includes the analysis and recording of business transactions in the journal; posting to the ledgers; preparing a trial balance, worksheet, income statement, and balance sheet; adjusting, closing, and reversing entries; reconciling bank statements; and working practice sets. Three credit hours. 

 

BU-232 ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES II (Prerequisite BU-231, with a grade of C or better) 

A continuation of Accounting Principles I. Emphasis will be upon partnerships and corporations. Three credit hours. 

 

BU-233 BUSINESS LAW 

A study is made of contracts, agency, negotiable instruments, property, wills, deeds, mortgages, employer-employee relations, bailments, and carriers. Three credit hours. 

 

BU-234 HUMAN RELATIONS 

This course in business management includes an overview of major functions of management, various aspects of relating to fellow workers and supervisors, and an increase in one’s self-awareness. Three credit hours.

 

BU-339 SALES AND ADVERTISING MANAGEMENT

Introduction to theory and practice in advertising, promotion, and sales management. Three credit hours.

 

BU-331 PERSONAL FINANCE 

A study is made concerning personal decisions in financial matters. These include saving money, borrowing money, taxes, social security, mortgages, insurance, etc. Three credit hours. 

 

BU-335 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING 

This course outlines information for administrative decision making. Three credit hours. Prerequisite: BU-232. 

 

BU- 333 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 

The focus of study is the use of computer software that relates to business applications. Three credit hours Prerequisite: BU-131 

 

BU-337 ECONOMICS I – MACROECONOMICS: 

A study of the economy as a whole with emphasis on national income accounting, international trade, fiscal and monetary policy, and employment theory. Three credit hours. 

 

BU-338 ECONOMICS II – MICROECONOMICS: 

The exploration of supply and demand, pricing of products, and resources of individual firms. Three credit hours. 

 

BU-332 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS FINANCE 

This course provides an introduction to the financial system integrations including financial institutions, markets, investments and management, and looks at the movement of money in the financial system. Three credit hours. 

 

BU-334 MANAGERIAL FINANCE 

This course applies mathematics to financial problems in organizing and managing a business. Three credit hours. Prerequisite: BU-231, BU-232. 

 

BU-336 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 

A study of marketing including segmentation, target markets, marketing strategy and the marketing environment, including global markets. Three credit hours. 

 

BU-339 SALES AND ADVERTISING MANAGEMENT

Introduction to theory and practice in advertising, promotion, and sales management. Three credit hours.

 

BU-431 BUSINESS STATISTICS 

A study is made of the principles of statistics and probability with emphasis on their application to business. Three credit hours. 

 

BU-432 PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT & POLICY 

This course studies converting resources into goods and services, and productivity analysis techniques. Three credit hours. 

 

BU-433 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 

Principles of planning, organizing, supervising, and controlling a business enterprise. Three credit hours. 

 

BU-434 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT 

The study of corporate strategy and policy integration at senior management level, ethical and public policy factors in the business environment and the decision making process. Three credit hours. 

 

BU-435 INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I 

Accounting practice and accounting theory as applied to financial statement preparation. Three credit hours. Prerequisite: BU-232. 

 

BU-436 INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II 

This is a continuation of Intermediate Accounting I. Three credit hours. Prerequisite: BU435. 

 

BU-437 BUSINESS ETHICS 

The study of ethical practices as related to business. Three credit hours. 

 

BU-438 MARKETING USING TECHNOLOGY

This course will provide an overview of the processes for understanding, creating and delivering value in technology markets, equipping students with analytical tools for making strategic marketing decisions in the technology market, along with understanding the landscape of the computer, communications, and media industries. Three credit hours.

 

BU-440 BUSINESS PRACTICUM I

This course is designed to give student supervised practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills on a business location.  This is not a guaranteed paid practice.  Three credit hours. 

 

BU-531 MARKETING RESEARCH

This course equips students with the key concepts and methods of marketing research, and allows students to understand how to apply those tools to solve real-life business problems; the focus is on technical competence and application to real-life problems. Three credit hours.



BU-532 SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

A course on how to start and operate a small business. The course includes facts about a small    business, essential management skills, the preparation of a business plan, understanding   financial statements, marketing strategies, and legal and accounting issues. Three credit hours. 

 

BU-533 INTERNATIONAL MARKETING

This course will equip students with the tools and terminology to explore and understand marketing practices in a global environment, learning the scope and challenges of international marketing, international trade, the cultural, political, legal, and business systems of global markets, and ways to develop global marketing strategies. Three credit hours.

 

BU-534 HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

This course examines the role of the human resource professional as a strategic partner in managing today’s organizations. Key functions such as recruitment, selection, development, appraisal, retention, compensation, and labor relations are examined. Three credit hours.

 

CE-110 ORIENTATION 

The college catalog and student handbook are given to each student and discussed. Students are familiarized with the process of Student Ministries.  Instruction is given in the use of the library. Other activities are provided to help the student become familiar with the college personnel and facilities. One credit hour. 

 

CE-132 EVANGELISM 

A study is made of effective methods of presenting Christ in personal conversation with a view to converting prospects to the Christian faith. Special attention is given to the various problems of the unsaved. A history of evangelism and how to do evangelism in the local church is also emphasized. Three credit hours.

 

CE-332 INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN EDUCATION  

This course consists of a study of the biblical and historical foundations of Christian education. The student’s personal attitude toward the Bible and its teachings is developed in accord with the principles appropriate to Christianity. Three credit hours. 

 

CE-431 METHODS OF CHRISTIAN TEACHING 

Skills are developed relating to various methods of lesson preparation. A teaching workshop provides the student with actual experience in the use of teaching methods and audiovisual equipment. Three credit hours.

 

CM-331 HOSPITAL MINISTRIES 

This course is a clinical study of the role the church plays in ministering to the sick, especially those who are hospitalized. Special attention will be given to the practical techniques of hospital visitation and crisis intervention. Three credit hours. 

 

CM-332 WORSHIP 

This course is designed to examine the act of worship from a biblical point of view. The traditional Baptist worship service will be evaluated with suggestions to enhance it and make it more meaningful to those who come to worship. Three credit hours. 

 

CM-333 YOUTH/ADULT MINISTRIES 

This course is designed to equip the student with necessary tools to organize and administer an effective youth/adult ministry in the local church. Areas studied include Bible study, fellowship time, retreats, counseling, scheduling, administration, recreation, puppets, visitation, plus others. Three credit hours.

 

CM-431 PRINCIPLES OF COUNSELING 

This course is a study of principles and techniques of individual and crisis counseling as they apply to Christian counseling. Specific attention will be given to the use of biblical principles and concepts within the counseling situation. Three credit hours.



CM-432 MARRIAGE COUNSELING (Prerequisite CM-431) 

A study is made of the causes and consequences of marriage problems, the role of the pastor in marriage counseling, and special techniques for marriage counseling. Three credit hours.

 

EN-031 REMEDIAL ENGLISH I  

A prerequisite course to prepare students for entrance into freshman level language arts courses.  Attention is given to phonemic awareness, phonics, and syllabication, grammatical and writing skills, and reading fluency improvement.  Three credit hours.  

 

EN-032 REMEDIAL ENGLISH II 

A continuation of Remedial English I, preparing students for entrance into freshman level language arts courses.  Attention is given to phonemic awareness, phonics, and syllabication, grammatical and writing skills, and reading fluency improvement.  Three credit hours.

 

EN-131 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I 

A study is made of the fundamentals of English composition. Emphasis is placed on regular and methodical practice in composition by the student. This course is an introduction to the study of grammar. Three credit hours. 

 

EN-132 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II 

A study is made of the library and its use in research with practical work in research papers and theses. Advanced freshman grammar is included. Three credit hours.

 

EN-231 WORLD LITERATURE I 

The course includes a survey of the major works of the literature of the world to the Renaissance. Three credit hours. 

 

EN-232 WORLD LITERATURE II 

This course includes a survey of the major works of the literature of the world from the Age of Enlightenment to the present. Three credit hours. 

 

HI-131 WESTERN CIVILIZATION I 

This course deals with the political, economic, social, and cultural development of Europe to 1660. Three credit hours. 

 

HI-132 WESTERN CIVILIZATION II 

This course is a continuation of HI-131 and covers the periods from 1660 to the present. Three credit hours.

 

HI-231 HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES I 

This course is a study of American history from the period of discovery and exploration to reconstruction days. Three credit hours.

 

HI-232 HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES II This course is a continuation of HI-231 to the present time. Three credit hours.

 

HI-431 HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY 

A study of the history of Christendom is presented. Three credit hours. *Available online when schedule permits. 

 

HI-432 BAPTIST HISTORY 

A survey of Baptist history is made. Three credit hours.

 

MA-130 MATH LITERACY 

This course is designed for the student who needs to develop the fundamental pre-requisite arithmetical/algebra skills. The course will cover the four fundamental operations in arithmetic: fractions, decimals, percentages, and verbal problems. This course may not satisfy math requirements for degree programs at other institutions. Three credit hours. 

 

MA-132 COLLEGE ALGEBRA 

Topics covered in this course include a review of algebraic operations, functions, systems of equations, determinants, progressions, binomial theorem, permutations, combinations, induction, theory of equations, inequalities, circles and their graphs, applications, polynomial and rational functions, and logarithmic and exponential functions. Three credit hours. 

 

MI-123 MISSION FIELD EXPERIENCE

This class embodies the very essence of missions by enhancing practical learning experiences. The requirements of this class may be met through multiple avenues such as working to coordinate with the local BMA Missions Office to work with a mission trips/opportunity in the state of Mississippi, coordinate with their home church or other associational mission trips, work in a church/Christian camp, attend a VSM trip and/or coordinate with National BMA or other national Christian associations to participate in a missions trip within the United States.  Students are expected pay all personal expenses for respective trips.  All mission experiences must be pre-approved by the Dean of Student Affairs.  Two credit hours.

 

MI-331 INTRODUCTION TO MISSIONS 

The course provides an introduction to the biblical basis for missions, a survey of contemporary Christian missions, including diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and the responsibility of individuals and churches in missionary work. The course includes a study of missionary qualifications, support, field methods, and indigenous church principles. Three credit hours.

 

MU-113 CONCERT CHOIR

The Southeastern Baptist College Choir is an auditioned ensemble that studies, rehearses, and performs a wide variety of choral literature. The literature studied includes traditional choral music along with contemporary Christian music. With enthusiastic participation, effective rehearsals and a strong commitment to practice, students will realize a multitude of educational and aesthetic rewards.
Due to an effort to provide a well-rounded concert presentation, outside practice and a few select – targeted additional rehearsals and sectionals will be needed.
The design of the curricula for College Choir is to provide members an enriching and expressive musical experience plus help them develop the tools to keep music in their lives for the rest of their lives. There are four aspects of this experience through which the course will focus and through which a member’s success will be measured.


1. A student’s skill at organizing themselves for performances and music as a part of their lives
2. Quality of performance as a group and as an individual
3. Vocal skill, musical literacy, and/or historical and contextual awareness
4. Teamwork, group interaction and involvement
A variety of resources are available to help each member develop their individual skills and talents. These include group rehearsals, sectional rehearsals, and individual help sessions. The ensemble provides numerous opportunities to build each member’s talents and bring their efforts together in wonderfully musical and expressive performances.  One credit hour.

 

MU-131 MUSIC APPRECIATION 

This course offers a survey of music history and literature. It will include basic music reading skills, conducting, hymnology, worship planning, and a general appreciation for music. Three credit hours.

 

NT-131 NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY 

This course is a general survey of the entire New Testament. Attention is given to the political, social, and religious environment of early Christianity. Three credit hours.

 

NT-231 HISTORICAL BOOKS (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts) 

A study is made of the historical events of the first two-thirds of the first Christian century. The life of Christ is studied from a chronological perspective. The evangelistic and missionary activity of the early church is given special attention. Three credit hours. 

 

NT-333 PERSONAL BOOKS (I & II Timothy, Titus, Philemon, II & III John) 

A careful exposition of each book will be made. Paul’s instructions to ministers concerning church administration will be given special attention. Doctrinal and practical aspects of the epistles will be related to modern pastoral problems and responsibilities. Three credit hours. 

 

NT-334 DOCTRINAL BOOKS I (Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, I & II Thessalonians) 

A detailed study will be made of these books with emphasis on their doctrinal content. Three credit hours. 

 

NT-335 DOCTRINAL BOOKS II (Hebrews, James, I & II Peter, I John, Jude) 

A detailed study will be made of these books with emphasis on their doctrinal content. Three credit hours. 

 

NT-436 DOCTRINAL BOOKS III (Romans, I & II Corinthians, Galatians) 

A detailed study will be made of these books with emphasis on their doctrinal content. Three credit hours. 

 

NT-437 PROPHETIC BOOK (Revelation) 

A study is made of the literary structure, the doctrinal teachings, and the devotional lessons of the book. Methods of interpretations are surveyed. Various views of the second coming of Christ are considered. Three credit hours.

 

OT-131 OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY 

A general survey is made of the entire Old Testament. Three credit hours. 

 

OT-332 PENTATEUCH 

The Pentateuch is a study of the first five books of the Bible. Special emphasis is given to the creation, the fall of man, and the law given through Moses. Three credit hours. 

 

OT-333 HISTORICAL BOOKS I (Joshua, Judges, Ruth, I &II Samuel) 

Attention will be given to existing cultures in and around Canaan which influenced Israel’s history. The major events and teachings of each book will be studied in relation to the book’s place in the canon of scripture. 

 

OT-334 HISTORICAL BOOKS II (I & II Kings, I & II Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther) 

Attention will be given to existing cultures in and around Canaan which influenced Israel’s history. The major events and teachings of each book will be studied in relation to the book’s place in the canon of Scripture. Three credit hours. 

 

OT-435 OLD TESTAMENT POETRY (Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon) 

A survey will be made of the types and characteristics of Hebrew Poetry, giving attention to each book in relation to the overall revelation of God. The historical background, the authorship, and the major teachings and applications of the respective books will be noted. Three credit hours.

 

OT-436 ISAIAH, JEREMIAH, AND LAMENTATIONS 

The main ideas and messages of each book will be studied. The Messianic and Millennial prophecies and the unity of Isaiah will receive special attention. Three credit hours. 

OT-437 EZEKIEL AND DANIEL 

This course is an inductive study of the prophecies of Ezekiel and Daniel designed to determine their respective messages, theological content, and present significance. Three credit hours. 

OT-438 THE MINOR PROPHETS 

The role and purpose of the prophets will be discussed. Attention will be given to the historical settings of each prophet. An exposition of each book will be presented. Three credit hours.

 

PE-111 PHYSICAL EDUCATION

This course is designed to give students a current concept of physical education and recreation by developing body skills while engaging in various anaerobic and aerobic activities, also offered per sports category. One credit hour.

 

PT-232 HOMILETICS (Prerequisite SP-131) 

A study is made of the principles of the preparation and delivery of sermons, with exercises in sermon construction and emphasis on the guidance of the Holy Spirit in the ministry of the Word. Attention is given to Bible exposition and preparation of sermons on entire books. Exercises in preaching are given in series in the classroom. In keeping with the theological position of the denomination which owns the college, this course is open to male students only. Female students may substitute a Bible elective for this course. Three credit hours. 

 

PT-331 PASTORAL MINISTRIES 

This course is a study of a pastor’s call and conduct; his relationships with family, church members, and community; and his leadership responsibilities. A study is made of the organization and activities of the local church with emphasis on the pastor’s role as an administrator. Instruction is given in the practical aspect of pastoral functions such as funerals, weddings, baptisms, business meetings, and church committees. In keeping with the theological position of the denomination which owns the college, this is open to male students only. Female students may substitute a Bible elective for this course. Three credit hours. 

 

PY-131 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

Fundamental facts and principles of general psychology are studied. Three credit hours.

 

SC-241 GENERAL BIOLOGY I 

This course presents a survey of basic processes and principles of plant and animal life. It includes the chemical basis of life, cell biology, and heredity. Three hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week. Four credit hours. 

 

SC-242 GENERAL BIOLOGY II 

This course is a continuation of a survey of basic processes and principles of plant and animal life, with emphasis on structure, function, diversity, classification, and ecology. Three hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week. Four credit hours. 

 

SO-131 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 

This course consists of a study of the elements and nature of the social group. Three credit hours.

 

SP-231 ORAL COMMUNICATION 

This course is a study of the principles and practice of public speaking. Attention is given to effective delivery and speech content. Three credit hours.

 

SPM-231 INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS MANAGEMENT

This introductory course is in organizing and administering a sports management program. Three credit hours.  

 

SPM-333 SPORTS GOVERNANCE

The course is focused on the ways to foster critical thinking, research, exchange of ideas, and writing about governance in sports.  Three credit hours.

 

SPM–434 SPORT EVENTS AND FACILITY MANAGEMENT

This course focuses on the application of facility operations and event management principles and concepts that are faced by a business manager in the context of events at sport and entertainment venues. This course will examine differing styles of facility management to include planning, designing, equipping, human resources, budgeting, marketing, and risk management.

 

SPM-431 SPORT FINANCE AND ECONOMICS

This course is a survey examination of principles of economics, budgeting, and finance as it applies to the sport industry. 

 

SPM-432 SPORT LAW AND ETHICS

This course provides an overview of legal principles and ethical issues in sport. This course introduces the different fields of law and issues (Federal Amendment, torts, contracts, labor relations) as they relate to sport. In addition, this course examines the basic philosophical issues concerning ethics and moral reasoning and how these issues relate to sport.

 

SPM-433 SPORT MARKETING

This course is meant to cover three basic components of sports marketing: (1) the use of sports as a marketing tool for other products; (2) the marketing of sports products; and (3) the emerging considerations relevant for both marketing through and the marketing of sports.  Three credit hours.

 

TH-431 CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE I 

The first course in Christian doctrine includes the following topics from systematic theology: Bibliology, Paterology, Christology, Trinity, and Pneumatology. Three credit hours. 

   

TH-432 CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE II (Prerequisite TH-431) 

The second course in Christian doctrine includes the following topics from systematic theology: soteriology, angelology, anthropology, hamartiology, ecclesiology, and eschatology. Three credit hours.