Research and Program Evaluation - 3.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE YOUR CLASS WILL BE TAUGHT AS FOLLOWS:
JAN. 6-10, 10AM TO NOON; THEN 1PM TO 3PM
JAN. 14-17, 10AM TO NOON, THEN 1PM TO 3PM

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
Michael Hillerman
TBA 10:00 AM - 12:01 PM
TBA 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
January 6 - January 24

Church Polity - 1.00 Hours

Students examine the biblical data relative to church government and the Book of Church Order. The organization and function of church courts, including discipline and appeals, are considered, and parliamentary procedure is examined.

01PT5325/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Monday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
January 6 - January 7

Hot Topics in Pastoral Ministry - 1.00 Hours

A class designed to assist future pastors in thinking biblically about race, human sexuality, and media ecology.

01PT6270/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
January 8 - January 9

Youth and Family Ministry - 2.00 Hours

This course gives an overview of a philosophy and methodology of youth & family ministry. Students will gain a deeper understanding of youth ministry in a local church and how they are to come alongside parents in their call to disciple their children. Students will also consider a biblical methodology for their specific church context. In addition to a philosophy and methodology of youth and family ministry, a significant portion of the class will deal with youth cultural analysis in order to assist the student’s implementation of youth ministry in our current context.

01PT6266/01
Dr. John Perritt
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
January 13 - January 17

Substance Abuse and Addictions - 3.00 Hours

This course covers current information about the addictive processes associated with chemical dependencies and other addictions, as well as assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and intervention within individual and family systems frameworks. Issues related to addictions,
such as family dynamics, structure, roles, and codependency are explored.

01PSY5260/01
Branden Henry
TBA 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 20 - January 24

Christian Encounter w/Islam - 2.00 Hours

An introduction to the history, culture, traditions, beliefs, and practices of Islam. Students will reflect on the ways in which Islamic faith and life have been shaped by historical and cultural circumstances, study the diversity of Islam both in history and in contemporary expression, and develop a deeper understanding of Islam in order to love Muslims as their neighbors and witness more effectively to them.

01ST5550/01
Dr. Elias dos Santos Medeiros
Mon to Fri 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
January 20 - January 24

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
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
January 27 - May 8

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 - 12:01 PM
January 27 - May 8

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 - 9:59 AM
January 27 - May 8

NT Studies for Counseling - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to RTS Orlando's MA in Counseling degree program

This course is designed to provide a basic introduction to the New Testament. In this course, the New Testament will be approached from a canonical, covenantal, and redemptive-historical perspective with sensitivity to the original historical and literary context out of which it arose. This approach should provide students with the ability to contextualize the course material in a variety of personal and vocational contexts with special attention to the role of the New Testament in Christian counseling.

01NT5500/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
January 27 - May 8

Exegesis in the NT II - 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 1, Greek 2, and Greek Exegesis.

01NT6120/01
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:01 AM
January 27 - May 8

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 27 - May 8

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 - 12:01 PM
January 27 - May 8

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
Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:01 PM
January 27 - May 8

Biblical Aramaic - 2.00 Hours

01OT6105/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
January 27 - May 8

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 27 - May 8

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 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
January 27 - May 8

Career & Lifestyle Development - 3.00 Hours

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 nstruments, 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.

01PSY518/01
Michael Hillerman
TBA 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
January 27 - May 8

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 27 - May 8

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 - 11:00 AM
January 27 - May 8

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 27 - May 8

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
TBA 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
January 27 - May 8

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
TBA 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 27 - May 8

Application of Counseling and Theol. - 1.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL MEET FOR CLASS AS FOLLOWS:
(Tuesdays) Jan. 28th: 1pm-2pm; Feb. 4th, Feb. 11th, Feb. 18th, Feb. 25th and Mar. 3rd (final exam): 1pm-4pm.

This course is designed to help students demonstrate their ability to integrate and consolidate their thinking andpositions on a variety of issues related to counseling. It will also familiarize students with critical topics,questions and issues and with the identity and role of key professionals in arenas of both Christian and nonChristian counseling. The intent is to prepare students to be able to respond to commonly asked questions theymay have to answer in job interviews, from referral sources, churches, or clients.

01PSY633/01
Dr. Guy Richardson
TBA 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
January 27 - May 8

Counseling Internship - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Consent of the MAC clinical director, and PSY650
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.

01PSY654/01
Dr. James Hurley
TBA 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 27 - May 8

Counseling Internship - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Consent of the MAC clinical director, and PSY650
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.

01PSY654/02
Dr. William J. Richardson
TBA 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 27 - May 8

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).

01PT5150/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Wednesday 7:45 AM - 11:00 AM
January 27 - May 8

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 27 - May 8

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.

01PT5250/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
January 27 - May 8

Pastoral Counseling - 3.00 Hours

An overview of current trends in counseling theory and practice and the role of counseling in public, private and church settings. Basic counseling skills taught in this course include interviewing, assessment, and therapeutic listening in a laboratory situation. Application is made to premarital, family crisis, grief and substance abuse counseling, with emphasis on developing strategies and applying scriptural principles.

01PT5350/01
Dr. Guy Richardson
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
January 27 - May 8

Classics of Personal Devotion - 1.00 Hours

01PT5400/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Monday 5:00 PM - 8:15 PM
January 27 - May 8

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
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:01 PM
February 25 - February 25

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 - 12:01 PM
January 27 - May 8

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 27 - May 8

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 27 - May 8

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 27 - May 8

Topics in Reformed Theology - 1.00 Hours

A survey and exploration of theological and ecclesiological issues facing the contemporary Reformed and Presbyterian church.

01ST6131/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:01 PM
January 27 - May 8

Leadership & Discipleship - 2.00 Hours

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
Mon to Thu 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:01 PM
January 4 - January 8