History of Christianity I - 3.00 Hours

This general introduction to Christianity in the early and medieval periods focuses on key Christian doctrines and great leaders from Justin Martyr to Martin Luther who made contributions of lasting significance to the Christian Church.

THIS COURSE IS A REMOTE LIVE COURSE AND WILL BE TAUGHT LIVE OVER ZOOM. TIMES LISTED ARE EASTERN TIME.

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03HT5100R/01
Dr. Sean M. Lucas
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
February 1 - May 10

History of Christianity II - 3.00 Hours

A continuation of HT5200, concentrating on great leaders of the church in the modern period of church history from the Reformation to the 19th century.

01HT5200/01
Dr. John V. Fesko
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
January 24 - April 29

Gospels - 3.00 Hours

Attention is given to each writer’s literary art, theological teaching, pastoral purpose, and message for today’s church and world.

01NT5200/01
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 24 - April 29

Acts/Romans - 2.00 Hours

A study of Acts and Paul’s Epistle to the Romans that emphasizes both the original meaning and the modern meaning.

01NT5250/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Thursday 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
January 24 - April 29

Hebrews-Revelation - 3.00 Hours

An introduction the General Epistles and Revelation that includes the history, setting, theme, purpose, and message of each book.

01NT5350/01
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
January 24 - April 29

New Testament Foundations - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to RTS Jackson's MA in Counseling degree program This course is designed for counseling students. It will provide a basic introduction to the New Testament.

01NT5500/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
January 24 - April 29

Hermeneutics - 3.00 Hours

Emphasis will be placed upon the relationship of the OT and the NT. Background hermeneutical issues will also be covered, including the role of the interpreter, the use of creeds and confessions in interpretation, and the relationship between original meaning and modern meaning.

01ON5100/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
January 24 - April 29

Hebrew II (Remote) - 3.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT VIA ZOOM AND IS REMOTE LIVE. TIMES POSTED ARE EASTERN TIME.
Prerequisite: OT5100
A continuation of OT5100
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01OT5125R/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 2 - May 11

Genesis-Deuteronomy - 3.00 Hours

This course takes an expository approach to the major developments in the history of redemption: creation, covenant, promise, and fulfillment of the promises. This portion of the biblical revelation covers the period from Adam and Even in the Garden of Eden to the second giving of the Law.

01OT5200/01
Dr. Michael G. McKelvey
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 24 - April 29

Poets - 2.00 Hours

An examination of the literary structure, themes, and history of the Psalms and wisdom literature of the Old Testament.

01OT5300/01
Dr. Michael G. McKelvey
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
January 24 - April 29

Biblical Aramaic - 2.00 Hours

An introduction to the language of Biblical Aramaic, including basic grammar, syntax, and vocabulary (2 credit hours). Prerequisites: Hebrew 1, Hebrew 2, and significant levels of enthusiasm and excitement!

01OT6105/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
January 24 - April 29

Biblical Aramaic - 2.00 Hours

An introduction to the language of Biblical Aramaic, including basic grammar, syntax, and vocabulary (2 credit hours). Prerequisites: Hebrew 1, Hebrew 2, and significant levels of enthusiasm and excitement!

THIS COURSE IS A SYNC SECTION OF THE CORRESPONDING RESIDENTIAL COURSE AND WILL BE TAUGHT LIVE OVER ZOOM. TIMES LISTED ARE CENTRAL TIME.

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01OT6105S/S
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
January 24 - April 29

Exegesis in the OT II - 2.00 Hours

This course constitutes an intense exegetical study of a discrete portion of the Old Testament such as the book of Judges, the life of David, the Elijah narratives, Song of Songs, etc. Prerequisites include Hebrew 1, Hebrew 2, and Hebrew Exegesis.

01OT6120/01
Dr. Michael G. McKelvey
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
January 24 - April 29

Ugaritic - 2.00 Hours

This course provides an introduction to the phonology, morphology, and syntax of the
Ugaritic language with special attention to the Baal Cycle.

01OT6127/01
Dr. Michael G. McKelvey
Monday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
January 24 - April 29

Psychodiagnostics - 2.00 Hours

This course is designed to provide students with theoretical categories, concepts, and methods for organizing client diagnostic material that will be useful in case conceptualization, treatment planning, the development of measurable treatment outcomes and lethality assessment. Students will gain experience in psychodiagnosis of common client behaviors such as mood disorders, trauma, and relationship dysfunction.

01PSY5110/01
Dr. William J. Richardson
Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
January 24 - April 29

Career & Lifestyle Development - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program or consent of the instructor.
An examination of major theories of career selection and development, the philosophical and theological underpinnings of career. Students explore the decision-making process of careers, vocational assessment instruments, lifestyle planning, career consultation and the theology of
vocation and work. Students practice the administration and interpretation of selected vocational tests and are encouraged to analyze their own career development in the light of the theories and assessment devices.

01PSY5140/01
Kristal Burton
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
January 24 - April 29

Professional, Ethical, & Legal Studies - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program.
This course focuses on professional issues, both legal and ethical, that surround the counseling field. Attention is given to the development of professional identity, the standard of professional conduct, relevant codes of ethics, current statutes and the requirements for licensure.

01PSY5180/01
Dr. William J. Richardson
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
January 24 - April 29

Couples and Family Counseling I - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program.
This course provides a broad understanding of marriage and family theories and a systematic approach to conceptualizing and counseling with families and couples. Students will gain an acquaintance with the emergence of systems counseling as a discipline within the field of psychology, with a broad introduction to the study of the family as a culturally influenced, ongoing, interacting social system and with an awareness of central conceptual and therapeutic issues of importance to counselors.

01PSY5190/01
Dr. James Hurley
Monday 8:00 AM - 11:15 AM
January 24 - April 29

Couples and Family Counseling II - 3.00 Hours

This course provides a broad understanding of conceptualizations, intervention techniques, and skills used in couples counseling. Attention will be given to diverse issues and concerns addressed by couples counseling.

01PSY5200/01
Dr. James Hurley
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
January 24 - April 29

Application of Counseling & Theology - 1.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to MAC program, and completion of PSY5280 Practicum and at least one semester of PSY5290 Counseling Internship
This course is designed to help students integrate and consolidate their thinking and positions on a variety of issues related to counseling. It will also familiarize students with critical issues and counseling professionals in the Christian and secular counseling worlds. The intent is to prepare students to be able to respond to commonly asked questions they may have to field in job interviews, and from referral sources or clients.

01PSY5270/01
Dr. James Hurley
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
January 24 - April 29

Practicum - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisites: Admission to MAC program and PSY5100, PSY5150, PSY5210, PSY5220
Corequisites: PSY5110, PSY5180
Practicum begins the MAC clinical course sequence whereby students, under supervision, meet with clients in various settings and apply helping skills, biopsychosocial assessment, theoretical case conceptualization, counseling interventions and ethical principles to helping interactions with persons enrolled in counseling. These experiences provide opportunities for students to counsel clients who represent the ethnic and demographic diversity of their community. Students must complete supervised counseling experiences that total a minimum of 100 clock hours over a full academic term, of which 40 clock hours must be direct face-to-face counseling.

01PSY5280/01
Dr. James Hurley
Tuesday 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
January 24 - April 29

Practicum - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisites: Admission to MAC program and PSY5100, PSY5150, PSY5210, PSY5220
Corequisites: PSY5110, PSY5180
Practicum begins the MAC clinical course sequence whereby students, under supervision, meet with clients in various settings and apply helping skills, biopsychosocial assessment, theoretical case conceptualization, counseling interventions and ethical principles to helping interactions with persons enrolled in counseling. These experiences provide opportunities for students to counsel clients who represent the ethnic and demographic diversity of their community. Students must complete supervised counseling experiences that total a minimum of 100 clock hours over a full academic term, of which 40 clock hours must be direct face-to-face counseling.

01PSY5280/02
Dr. William J. Richardson
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
January 24 - April 29

Practicum - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisites: Admission to MAC program and PSY5100, PSY5150, PSY5210, PSY5220
Corequisites: PSY5110, PSY5180
Practicum begins the MAC clinical course sequence whereby students, under supervision, meet with clients in various settings and apply helping skills, biopsychosocial assessment, theoretical case conceptualization, counseling interventions and ethical principles to helping interactions with persons enrolled in counseling. These experiences provide opportunities for students to counsel clients who represent the ethnic and demographic diversity of their community. Students must complete supervised counseling experiences that total a minimum of 100 clock hours over a full academic term, of which 40 clock hours must be direct face-to-face counseling.

01PSY5280/03
Michael Hillerman
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
January 24 - April 29

Counseling Internship - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Consent of the MAC clinical director, and PSY5280
Internship is a repeating professional/clinical practice course in the RTS MAC curriculum. Internship is part of the MAC clinical sequence whereby students, under supervision, meet with clients in various settings and apply helping skills, biopsychosocial assessment, theoretical case conceptualization, counseling interventions and ethical principles to helping interactions with persons enrolled in counseling. To be eligible for graduation, students must successfully complete three PSY654 Internship courses, ordinarily in three consecutive terms, and students must complete supervised counseling experiences that total at least 900 clock hours in their combined Internship courses, of which at least 360 clock hours must be direct face-to-face counseling.

01PSY5290/01
Dr. James Hurley
Tuesday 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
January 24 - April 29

Counseling Internship - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Consent of the MAC clinical director, and PSY5280
Internship is a repeating professional/clinical practice course in the RTS MAC curriculum. Internship is part of the MAC clinical sequence whereby students, under supervision, meet with clients in various settings and apply helping skills, biopsychosocial assessment, theoretical case conceptualization, counseling interventions and ethical principles to helping interactions with persons enrolled in counseling. To be eligible for graduation, students must successfully complete three PSY654 Internship courses, ordinarily in three consecutive terms, and students must complete supervised counseling experiences that total at least 900 clock hours in their combined Internship courses, of which at least 360 clock hours must be direct face-to-face counseling.

01PSY5290/02
Dr. William J. Richardson
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
January 24 - April 29

Counseling Internship - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Consent of the MAC clinical director, and PSY5280
Internship is a repeating professional/clinical practice course in the RTS MAC curriculum. Internship is part of the MAC clinical sequence whereby students, under supervision, meet with clients in various settings and apply helping skills, biopsychosocial assessment, theoretical case conceptualization, counseling interventions and ethical principles to helping interactions with persons enrolled in counseling. To be eligible for graduation, students must successfully complete three PSY654 Internship courses, ordinarily in three consecutive terms, and students must complete supervised counseling experiences that total at least 900 clock hours in their combined Internship courses, of which at least 360 clock hours must be direct face-to-face counseling.

01PSY5290/03
Michael Hillerman
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
January 24 - April 29

Communication II - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: PT5125
A continuation of Communication I. This course continues to develop the skills required for interpreting and communicating the Bible. Special emphasis is given to sermon composition, including its constituent parts, as well as to the different ecclesial contexts of sermon delivery (e.g., wedding, funerals).

THIS CLASS MEETS A TOTAL OF EIGHT TIMES.

01PT5150/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
January 24 - April 29

Preaching Lab II - 2.00 Hours

Preaching Lab II
Prerequisite: PT5150
Students will preach multiple sermons. Women and other non-ministerial candidates will substitute additional elective course hours for all Preaching Labs.

01PT5175/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
January 24 - April 29

Pastoral Ministry - 2.00 Hours

This course will lay the foundations of a biblical theology of the pastor in relation to the church and the world. Students will begin to formulate a philosophy of ministry, assess readiness, and attain progress in their calling. A variety of pastoral skills and competencies will be included.

THIS CLASS MEETS A TOTAL OF EIGHT TIMES.

01PT5250/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
January 24 - April 29

Worship - 2.00 Hours

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the biblical foundations for worship. This course will convince students that gathered worship is legitimate, necessary, important, and should be conducted biblically in both form and content. In addition, the course will address the crucial matters of music, congregational singing, contextualization, “worship styles”, and more. The goal is to prepare students to be biblical worshippers, to help others be biblical worshippers, and to be effective leaders in worship.

THIS CLASS MEETS A TOTAL OF EIGHT TIMES.

01PT5300/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Thursday 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
January 24 - April 29

Classics of Personal Devotion - 1.00 Hours

Devotional writings from the history of the church, as well as from more contemporary Christians, are read and discussed to deepen the student’s knowledge of and love for God.

THIS CLASS MEETS A TOTAL OF FOUR TIMES: JAN. 31; FEB. 28; MARCH 28; and APRIL 18.

01PT5400/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
January 24 - April 29

Field Ed Seminar - 0.00 Hours

Prerequisite: 400 hours of field education experience
This seminar provides opportunity for theological reflection and discussion of problems, needs, and experiences in ministry. Students are required to write papers about their field experiences and present them to the class for discussion led by the professor. This may be taken in the fall or spring semester.

01PT5905/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
February 11 - February 11

Principles of Leadership: Daniel, Nehemi - 2.00 Hours

SYNC SECTION
This course draws out and examines the leadership principles and methods of biblical minorities living within a dominant global Superpower. It introduces the student to dynamic leaders throughout world history who have paralleled the lives of Daniel and Nehemiah, and the impact they had on their surrounding culture.

THIS IS A SYNC SECTION AND WILL MEET OVER ZOOM. MINIMUM ENROLLMENT OF THREE STUDENTS.

THIS IS A THREE WEEKEND CLASS: MARCH 11 & 12, APRIL 1 & 2, AND APRIL 22 & 23.

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04PT6228S/1
Dr. Carl F. Ellis Jr.
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
March 11 - March 12

Practical Issues in Pastoral Counseling - 2.00 Hours

This course builds upon the basic concepts and principles of PT 5350 Pastoral Counseling (required), with a continued focus on pastoral counseling in the local church. The first hour of each class will be a discussion on the typical issues pastors and ministry leaders face, with instruction in individual, marital, and group counseling. The second hour will be dedicated to simulated counseling sessions, including critique, recommendations, and individualized feedback. Readings on various current counseling subjects will be required, as well as some practice hours of counseling/discipleship outside of class.

01PT6355/01
Dr. John Kwasny
Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 24 - April 29

Image of God & Ministry - 2.00 Hours

This is a course on the implications of the doctrine of the image of God for the practice of ministry in the local church, in its prophetic, priestly, and kingly dimensions. From a Biblical and Confessional perspective, we will critically engage historical instances of the Church’s neglect or twisting of the doctrine of the image of God. We will consider how a robust articulation of the image of God remains vital to addressing contemporary challenges in Christian ministry, both theologically and pastorally.
THIS COURSE IS A SYNC SECTION OF THE CORRESPONDING RESIDENTIAL COURSE AND WILL BE TAUGHT LIVE OVER ZOOM. TIMES LISTED ARE EASTERN TIME.
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09PT6526S/S
Dr. Jay Harvey
Thursday 6:00 PM - 7:25 PM
February 1 - May 13

ST:Christology, Soteriology, Eschatology - 3.00 Hours

This course explores biblical doctrine from a systematic perspective. Topics include Christology, Soteriology, and Eschatology.

01ST5200/01
Dr. John V. Fesko
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 24 - April 29

Covenant Theology - 2.00 Hours

An examination of covenant theology from exegetical and historical perspectives. Consideration is given to such issues as the relation of the Old and New Testaments, the significance of the covenants for sacramental theology, and the hermeneutics of Dispensationalism and Theonomy. Emphasis is placed on the role of the biblical doctrine of the covenants in preaching and pastoral ministry.

01ST5300/01
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan
Monday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
January 24 - April 29

Apologetics - 2.00 Hours

Students examine the various approaches to apologetic methodology and engage the most frequently raised objections to the Christian faith.

01ST5450/01
Dr. Bruce Baugus
Monday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
January 24 - April 29

Christ, Culture & Contextualization - 2.00 Hours

An introduction to Christian philosophy from a Reformed perspective. Topics include the relationship between philosophy and theology, major figures and movements in the history of Christian thought, and the application of philosophical thinking to Christian faith and practice.

01ST5600/01
Dr. Bruce Baugus
Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
January 24 - April 29

Theological Logic - 2.00 Hours

This course considers the nature of logic and its uses, historical and contemporary, for argument analysis and construction in theological studies. The course is divided between an historical division and practical division. The historical division follows the Aristotelian tradition from its origins in classical Athens through its various appropriations and modifications during the medieval and early modern eras and the subsequent rise and influence of the “New Philosophy” beginning with Descartes. The practical division introduces students to nuts and bolts of logical analysis and argumentation and includes logical exercises. The two division run concurrently, with a historical lesson following by a practical lesson each week of the course.

01ST6415/01
Dr. Bruce Baugus
Monday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
January 24 - April 29

Greek I - 3.00 Hours

An introductory study concentrating on basic vocabulary and analysis of the grammar of New Testament Greek.

01NT5100/01
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 20 - July 15

Greek II - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: NT5100
This course continues the study of grammar, builds vocabulary, and develops techniques for the exposition of the Greek text.

01NT5125/01
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 18 - August 12

Hebrew I - 3.00 Hours

This course introduces basic elements of the Hebrew language. Lectures and small group sessions cover the Hebrew alphabet, pronunciation, and elementary grammatical structures.

01OT5100/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 20 - July 15

Hebrew Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

This course introduces basic tools for interpreting the Old testament. Attention is given to a working knowledge of biblical Hebrew and to principles of interpretation.

THIS COURSE IS A REMOTE LIVE COURSE AND WILL BE TAUGHT LIVE OVER ZOOM. TIMES LISTED ARE EASTERN TIME.

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06OT5150R/01
Dr. Peter Lee
MWF 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
June 6 - June 24

Aramaic Reading - 1.00 Hours

In this course we will read the Aramaic portions of Ezra along with some of the Aramaic texts from Qumran. 1 credit hour. Prerequisite: a course in biblical Aramaic.

01OT6107/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
June 27 - August 8

Aramaic Readings - 1.00 Hours

In this course we will read the Aramaic portions of Ezra along with some of the Aramaic texts from Qumran. 1 credit hour. Prerequisite: a course in biblical Aramaic.

THIS COURSE IS A SYNC SECTION OF THE CORRESPONDING RESIDENTIAL COURSE AND WILL BE TAUGHT LIVE OVER ZOOM. TIMES LISTED ARE CENTRAL TIME.

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01OT6107S/S
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
June 20 - August 12

Counseling & Helping Relationship Skills - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program.

This course provides systematic training in fundamental helping skills, i.e., active listening, essential interviewing, case-conceptualization, and consultation skills. Course content will centrally focus on both (1) an evidence-based, three-stage model of behavior change and the rudimentary helping skills incorporated in that model and, (2) an evidence-based understanding of effective counselor behavioral characteristics. Course concepts and skills will be considered, critiqued, and utilized from the perspective of a biblical worldview. Also, these helping skills and effective counselor behaviors will be considered in terms of both face-to-face and technology-assisted helping relationships. Core ethical issues (confidentiality, therapist competence, client consent, collaboration, and multicultural competence) will be introduced commensurate with topics and skills addressed.

01PSY5100/01
Dr. William J. Richardson
TuesThurs 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
June 20 - August 12

Assessment & Testing - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program.

This course teaches the use and application of tests and measurements in diagnosis and assessment of intrapersonal and interpersonal characteristics and functioning. Test content, validity, reliability, purpose, limitations, ethics, and administration are compared and evaluated. Stress is placed on the interpretation of test results to the client population.

01PSY5160/01
Dr. Oya Hampton
Monday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
June 20 - August 12

Research and Program Evaluation - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program.

This course provides an introduction to research design and statistical methodologies. The process of conducting psychological research is covered with attention given to appropriate application to professional practice, and to helping students become informed consumers of research.

01PSY5170/01
Jeffrey Drake Terry
MonWed 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
June 20 - August 12

Group Theories & Practice - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program.

This course provides both theoretical and experiential understanding of group development dynamics, counseling theories and group counseling methods. Students participate in a process group to understand by experience the nature of group skills, stages and techniques.

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTES THIS CLASS WILL BE TAUGHT ON THE FOLLOWING FRIDAYS:
June 24; July 8 and 12; Aug. 5 and 12 from 8am-5pm.

01PSY5220/01
Branden Henry
TBA 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
June 20 - August 12

Counseling in Community Settings - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program.

This course examines the specialty of community counseling, including crisis situations and the impact of trauma. The course will be shaped by three major components: 1) the study of community counseling theory and practice, 2) a theoretical and practical study of crisis situations, and 3) the study of the impact of trauma including case conceptualization and treatment models. The format of the course will allow each student the opportunity to apply his/her academic talents, life experiences, clinical background, and Christian worldview to the counseling profession.

01PSY5250/01
Michael Hillerman
TuesThurs 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 20 - August 12

Counseling Internship - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Consent of the MAC clinical director, and PSY5280
Internship is a repeating professional/clinical practice course in the RTS MAC curriculum. Internship is part of the MAC clinical sequence whereby students, under supervision, meet with clients in various settings and apply helping skills, biopsychosocial assessment, theoretical case conceptualization, counseling interventions and ethical principles to helping interactions with persons enrolled in counseling. To be eligible for graduation, students must successfully complete three PSY654 Internship courses, ordinarily in three consecutive terms, and students must complete supervised counseling experiences that total at least 900 clock hours in their combined Internship courses, of which at least 360 clock hours must be direct face-to-face counseling.

01PSY5290/01
Michael Hillerman
Wednesday 12:00 AM - 12:01 AM
June 20 - August 12

Counseling Internship - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Consent of the MAC clinical director, and PSY5280
Internship is a repeating professional/clinical practice course in the RTS MAC curriculum. Internship is part of the MAC clinical sequence whereby students, under supervision, meet with clients in various settings and apply helping skills, biopsychosocial assessment, theoretical case conceptualization, counseling interventions and ethical principles to helping interactions with persons enrolled in counseling. To be eligible for graduation, students must successfully complete three PSY654 Internship courses, ordinarily in three consecutive terms, and students must complete supervised counseling experiences that total at least 900 clock hours in their combined Internship courses, of which at least 360 clock hours must be direct face-to-face counseling.

01PSY5290/02
Dr. William J. Richardson
Wednesday 12:01 AM - 12:02 AM
June 20 - August 12

Evangelism - 2.00 Hours

THIS COURSE IS A REMOTE LIVE COURSE AND WILL BE TAUGHT LIVE OVER ZOOM. TIMES LISTED ARE EASTERN TIME: JULY 11 - 22 (MON--FRI, 8am--10:40am EST)

The purpose of this course is to train students to be effective evangelists and to understand and use biblical principles and methods of church growth. Emphasis is placed on having an intense desire to reach the lost for Christ. The value of small group ministries and mobilizing the laity for growth and ministry are considered.

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02PT5200R/01
Dr. Craig Sheppard
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 10:40 AM
July 11 - July 22

Leadership & Discipleship - 2.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE THIS CLASS WILL BE TAUGHT AS FOLLOWS:
JUNE 1-3 FROM 8AM-5:20PM.

This course is a study of leadership philosophy, principles, and skills through which a pastor can lead a session in cultivating a culture of discipleship in order to fulfill the church’s mission in its life and witness. A variety of leadership, discipleship, Christian education, and philosophy of ministry topics will be discussed.

01PT5275/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:20 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:20 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:20 PM
June 1 - June 3

Theology of Westminster Standards (R) - 2.00 Hours

In this historical and theological survey of the Westminster Assembly and its work, the major documents produced by the Assembly are studied in detail, with attention also given to the historical, political, and theological context of the Assembly. Such issues as the Westminster doctrine of Scripture, the Confession’s relation to the theology of Calvin, and the debate over church government are discussed.
STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE THIS CLASS WILL BE TAUGHT AS FOLLOWS:
Aug. 1-12 M-F 2-4:40PM
THIS COURSE IS A REMOTE LIVE COURSE AND WILL BE TAUGHT LIVE OVER ZOOM. TIMES LISTED ARE EASTERN TIME.
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01ST6370R/01
Dr. John V. Fesko
Mon to Fri 2:00 PM - 4:40 PM
August 1 - August 12

History of Christianity I - 3.00 Hours

This general introduction to Christianity in the early and medieval periods focuses on key Christian doctrines and great leaders from Justin Martyr to Martin Luther who made contributions of lasting significance to the Christian Church.

01HT5100/01
Dr. John V. Fesko
Monday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
August 22 - December 2

Greek Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

01NT5150/01
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
August 22 - December 2

Pauline Epistles - 3.00 Hours

An exposition of the epistles in chronological order that emphasizes the application of Paul’s theology to the pastoral needs of the churches of his day and ours.

01NT5300/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
August 22 - December 2

Exegesis in the NT I - 2.00 Hours

This course constitutes an intense exegetical study of a discrete portion of the New Testament, such as the Sermon on the Mount, John, 1 Timothy, Ephesians, etc. Prerequisites include Greek I, Greek II, and Greek Exegesis.

01NT6110/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 22 - December 2

Introduction to Biblical Theology - 2.00 Hours

This course investigates the covenantal nature of the Christian Bible from a biblical-theological perspective. The study of biblical theology includes: (1) the history, definition, task, method, and goal of biblical theology; (2) the attempt to identify the “center” of biblical theology as a way of understanding the relationship of the various parts to the whole; and (3) selected themes in biblical theology as those threads that make up the fabric of the biblical canon.

01ON6200/01
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 22 - December 2

Hebrew Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: OT5125
This course introduces basic tools for interpreting the Old Testament. Attention is given to a working knowledge of biblical Hebrew and to principles of interpretation.

01OT5150/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
TuesThurs 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
August 22 - December 2

Joshua-Esther - 3.00 Hours

This overview of the literature, history, and themes of Joshua through Esther gives particular attention to the relevance of these books for the church and world today.

01OT5250/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 22 - December 2

Isaiah-Malachi - 3.00 Hours

An expository study of the message and times of the prophets that emphasizes the themes day of the Lord, judgment, restoration, promise and fulfillment, Messiah, kingdom, and the new people of God.

01OT5350/01
Dr. Michael G. McKelvey
Monday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
August 22 - December 2

Old Testament Foundations - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to RTS Jackson's MA in Counseling degree program This course is designed for counseling students. It will provide a basic introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible).

01OT5500/01
Dr. Michael G. McKelvey
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
August 22 - December 2

Exegesis in the OT I - 2.00 Hours

This course constitutes an intense exegetical study of a discrete portion of the Old Testament such as the book of Judges, the life of David, the Elijah narratives, Song of Songs, etc. Prerequisites include Hebrew 1, Hebrew 2, and Hebrew Exegesis.

01OT6110/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
August 22 - December 2

Akkadian I - 2.00 Hours

THIS IS A REMOTE LIVE COURSE AND WILL BE TAUGHT LIVE OVER ZOOM. TIMES LISTED ARE EASTERN TIME: AUGUST 30 – NOVEMBER 29 (TUESDAY afternoons, 1pm–3pm EST)
PLEASE NOTE: This course is not open to auditors.
The course is a basic study of Akkadian, which is a Semitic language. Students will also be introduced to the cuneiform script. Throughout the course, various primary sources will be consulted. This presents an opportunity for the student to learn one of the important languages from the ancient Near East and will provide necessary tools for comparative interpretation of the Hebrew and Aramaic portions of the Bible.
(Campuses:00|01|02|03|04|05|06|09|11)

02OT6125R/01
Dr. J. Nicholas Reid
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 30 - November 29

History of the Ancient Near East - 2.00 Hours

Objectives for this course include: (1) to advance in knowledge of the ancient world with primary focus upon the ancient Near East; (2) to better understand the historical context for the Old Testament scriptures; (3) to consider how this context influences interpretation of scripture; (4) to increase biblical-theological knowledge within the progression of history up to the time of the Roman empire.

01OT6520/01
Dr. Michael G. McKelvey
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
August 22 - December 2

Social & Cultural Issues in Counseling - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program.

This course exposes students to the psychosocial similarities, differences, and adversities that exist among people groups and to encourage the development of (1) a healthy awareness/understanding of people both inside and outside the student's frame of reference,
(2) an understanding of his/her own learned and socially prescribed attitudes and beliefs concerning "others," and (3) a multidimensional contextual framework for understanding
people and providing counseling services.

01PSY5120/01
Michael Hillerman
Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 22 - December 2

Human Growth and Development - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program or consent of the instructor.

Students learn about developmental psychology, concentrating on major theories, concepts and issues. It covers the lifespan and the systems within which individuals live in childhood, adolescence, mid-life and late life.

01PSY5130/01
Laura McMahon
Thursday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
August 22 - December 2

Psychopathology - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program or consent of the instructor.

An introduction to mental health disorders and their criteria based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, Text Revision (DSMIV-TR). Students learn the vocabulary and taxonomy used in the mental health field. Etiology of disorders and treatment approaches are considered.

01PSY5150/01
James H. Brown
Friday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
August 22 - December 2

Theory & Practice of Counseling - 3.00 Hours

This course surveys primary current theoretical approaches to psychotherapy and demonstrates how theory relates to the practice of Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. The historical components of these theories are examined for their continuing impact on the
delivery of mental health services.

01PSY5210/01
Dr. William J. Richardson
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 22 - December 2

Neuroscience Informed Counseling - 2.00 Hours

Recent developments in neuroscience and psychopharmacology have contributed greatly to the fields of psychology and counseling. They are also relevant to pastors as they deal with their flocks. Awareness of brain functioning has contributed information that helps clinicians better to understand long established counseling practices and has contributed to new approaches to old problems.

01PSY5240/01
Michael Hillerman
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 22 - December 2

Communication I - 2.00 Hours

This course introduces the theological framework and basic skills required for interpreting and communicating the Bible within the context of the church’s ministry (both formal and informal).

01PT5100/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Tuesday 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
August 22 - December 2

Preaching Lab I - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: PT5100
Students will preach multiple sermons. Women and other non-ministerial candidates will substitute additional elective course hours for all Preaching Labs.

01PT5125/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
August 22 - December 2

Evangelism - 2.00 Hours

The purpose of this course is to train students to be effective evangelists and to understand and use biblical principles and methods of church growth. Emphasis is placed on having an intense desire to reach the lost for Christ. The value of small group ministries and mobilizing the laity for growth and ministry are considered.

01PT5200/01
Dr. Clay Quarterman
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 22 - December 2

Missions - 2.00 Hours

This course examines issues in the world mission enterprise in light of today’s challenges, opportunities, and obligations. The call to mission service is examined, the theological mandate for missions is clarified, the historical advance of the Church through missions is reviewed, and strategies for effective contemporary missions are considered.

01PT5225/01
Dr. Clay Quarterman
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 22 - December 2

Pastoral Counseling - 3.00 Hours

This course is an introduction to the pastor’s role and responsibility as Biblical counselor in the local church. A system of counseling grounded in Biblical presuppositions will be taught as well as basic counseling process and practice. The student will also receive foundational knowledge and understanding of typical individual, marital, and family problems with an emphasis on applying Scriptural principles to these life issues. Case studies will be reviewed, and a system of premarital counseling will be presented as well.

01PT5350/01
Dr. John Kwasny
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 22 - December 2

Personal Sanctification - 1.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE THIS CLASS WILL BE TAUGHT AS FOLLOWS:
Aug. 22; Sept. 12; Oct. 10 and 17.
This course emphasizes methodology and responsibility for personal growth in Christ. This involves the study of Scripture for personal nurture and the exercise of certain disciplines necessary for spiritual growth.

01PT5375/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
August 22 - December 2

Field Ed Seminar - 0.00 Hours

Prerequisite: 400 hours of field education experience
This seminar provides opportunity for theological reflection and discussion of problems, needs, and experiences in ministry. Students are required to write papers about their field experiences and present them to the class for discussion led by the professor. This may be taken in the fall or spring semester.

01PT5905/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
TBA 12:00 AM - 12:01 AM
August 22 - December 2

Intro. to Pastoral & Theological Studies - 3.00 Hours

This course introduces students to the biblical, theological, and pastoral aspects of ministry preparation in the Reformed tradition.

01ST5100/01
Dr. John V. Fesko
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 22 - December 2

ST:Scrip., Theol. Proper, Anthropology - 3.00 Hours

This course explores biblical doctrine from a systematic perspective. Topics include Scripture, theology proper, and anthropology.

01ST5150/01
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan
Monday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
August 22 - December 2

ST: Ecclesiology & the Sacraments - 2.00 Hours

This course explores biblical doctrine from a systematic perspective. Topics include Ecclesiology and Sacraments.

01ST5250/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 22 - December 2

Theological Foundations for Counseling - 2.00 Hours

This course will present the Reformed view of General and Special Revelation and the traditional theological loci (e.g., theology proper, creation, anthropology, salvation, means of grace) that should serve as the foundation for any human endeavor. In addition, special attention will be given to various loci and issues that more directly relate to counseling.

01ST5350/01
Dr. John V. Fesko
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
August 22 - December 2

Systematic Theology Foundations - 3.00 Hours

This course is designed for counseling students. It will provide a basic introduction to Christian doctrine.

01ST5355/01
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 22 - December 2

Xn Thought & Philosophy - 3.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT AS FOLLOWS:
Thursdays from 1-6PM and Fridays from 8AM-5PM on the following dates:
Sept. 22-23, Oct. 27-28, and Nov. 10-11.

An introduction to Christian philosophy from a Reformed perspective. Topics include the relationship between philosophy and theology, major figures and movements in the history of Christian thought, and the application of philosphical thinking to Christian faith and practice.

01ST5400/01
TBA 12:01 AM - 12:02 AM
August 22 - December 2

Pastoral & Social Ethics - 3.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE THIS CLASS WILL BE TAUGHT AS FOLLOWS:
Thu. Aug. 18 and Fri. 19 from 8am-5pm and Sat. Aug. 20 from 8am-12pm
Thu. Oct. 20 from 1-5pm, Fri. Oct. 21 from 8am-5pm, and Sat. Oc. 21 from 9am-5pm

Students are introduced to terminology, major views, and problems in the study of ethics and to a biblical basis for morality. Basic concerns and current issues in social ethics are covered.

01ST5500/01
Dr. Bruce Baugus
TBA 12:00 AM - 12:01 AM
August 22 - December 2