WESTMINSTER THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY COURSE SCHEDULE FOR SPRING SEMESTER 2010-2011
The class schedule is subject to change.
First Day of Classes: February 3rd
Last Day of Classes: May 6th
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Updated as of December 5th,2011
PTC 358: This course has been renamed from 'Human Growth and Development' to 'Counseling Children & Adolescents'.
PTC 522 meets for eight classes: Feb 8, 15, & 22, Mar 1, 8, 14, 22, 29.
Updated as of January 20th,2011
1. The class schedule is subject to change.
2. “S1” refers to “Section 1”; “S2” refers to Section 2” and so on…
3. Syllabi are not available in the Registrar’s Office.
4. For Independent Study courses offered through ITS, please see pages 52-53 of the 2010-2011 catalog.
5. Additions to the 2010-11 catalog:
New Course: AP 683: Topics in Science and Apologetics
• To introduce principles of apologetics of science
• To enhance skills in analysis and research in apologetics and theology of science
• To enhance skills in communicating issues in science and apologetics to a broader public
Topics may include both perennial issues (miracle, providence, "natural law," general revelation) and issues of current interest, such as cosmology, Darwinism, human origin, days of creation, Noah's flood, environmentalism, science education, and the "new atheism." Topics may vary depending on student interest. The course will be conducted mostly as a discussion and seminar, interacting with student research. This course may be taken more than once.
New Course: AP 703: Reformed Objection to Natural Theology
• To focus on the discussion of Natural Theology from a Reformed theological
• To interact with various analyses of Reformed objections to Natural Theology
• To analyze and work toward the development of a Reformed approach to Natural
Topics covered include twentieth century philosophical analyses of the Reformed objection to Natural Theology, objections of Natural Theology from within the Reformed theological context, as well as the apologetic dimension of Natural Theology.
New Course: NT 703: Theology and Exegesis of the Gospel of John
• To understand better the contours of John’s theology and Christology.
• To gain skill in exegesis of the Greek text of John’s gospel.
• To become familiar with some of the main lines of critical thought in relation to John’s gospel.
Topics covered include the background to John’s thought, the content and literary structure of the gospel, and interaction with the history of Johannine studies.
New Course: PT 243: Preparing for Licensure and Ordination
• To prepare men for licensure and ordination in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC), and other theologically-similar denomination.
Topics covered include theology, church government, Bible knowledge, and church history within the context of a denomination’s examination process.
**This course is limited to students in the MDiv Pastoral Ministry track. MDiv students in the General, Counseling and Urban Mission emphases who are undercare of a NAPARC presbytery must request permission from the Registrar’s Office to register for the class.**