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    Mississippi College
   
 
  Jul 15, 2019
 
UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2013-2014 
    
UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2013-2014 [Archived Catalog]

Christian Studies and Philosophy


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Faculty

Burn Page, Chair
Associate Professor (2009)
601.925.3292
bpage@mc.edu

David Champagne
Assistant Professor (2012)
601.925.3295
champagne@mc.edu

Roger Greene
Professor (1979)
601.925.3291
rgreene@mc.edu

Michael Johnson
Professor (1992)
601.925.3296
mjohnson@mc.edu

John Meadors
Professor (1992)
601.925.3293
meadors@mc.edu

Edward Mahaffey
Professor (1998)
601.925.3482
mahaffey@mc.edu

Ivan Parke
Professor (1998)
601.925.3471
parke@mc.edu

Wayne VanHorn, Dean
Professor (2005)
601.925.3297
wvanhorn@mc.edu

Support Staff

LaJune White
Department Secretary
601.925.3218
white19@mc.edu

Program Goals

The Department of Christian Studies and Philosophy seeks to stimulate the development of foundational knowledge, skills, and values of Judeo-Christian heritage. It further seeks to encourage examination of philosophical perspectives significant for personal living and Christian leadership. The department thus offers educational opportunities that pursue exploration of significant aspects of scriptural understanding, philosophical and theological reflection, spiritual formation, and practical ministry.

The department emphasizes learning and development of critical thinking and communication skills that foster a sense of well-being and personal competence that nurtures faith. This in turn directs students toward the establishment of meaningful careers in the context of Christian community in a global environment. In keeping with the stated mission of the University, the department thus seeks to serve all students at the University through its core and major offerings within the context of a liberal arts education.

In accomplishing its goals, the department proposes to:

  1. Provide sound and appropriate instruction in biblical content and interpretation.
  2. Provide insights and opportunities for practical exploration of Christian ministry and service.
  3. Facilitate philosophical, theological, and ethical reflection and application of Christian principles.
  4. Encourage development of analytical thinking and communication skills useful for the pursuit of graduate study and/or roles of Christian leadership.

Majors

Students preparing for church-related vocations are encouraged to major or minor in the Department of Christian Studies and Philosophy. The student majoring in Christian Studies must meet all University Core Curriculum requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree, including the foreign language requirement. Students are reminded that at least one-third of their academic work for the bachelor’s degree must be in courses numbered 300-400.

Also, students should be aware that most theological seminaries require a working knowledge of one or more modern languages in addition to Hebrew and Greek as part of the entrance requirements leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree. Students should consult the catalog of the seminary they plan to attend for specific requirements.

Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies and Philosophy Suggested Four Year Program


Freshman Year


Fall Semester (17 sem. hrs.)


Spring Semester (16-17 sem. hrs.)


Sophomore Year


Fall Semester (16-17 sem. hrs.)


Spring Semester (15 sem. hrs.)


  • ENG Core Credits, 3 sem. hrs.
  • MIN 224 - Ministry of the Church CSP* Core
  • CPS* Major 1 Credits, 3 sem. hrs.
  • Minor 1 Credits, 3 sem. hrs.
  • Language Core Credits, 3 sem. hrs.
  • Chapel 4 Credits, 0 sem. hrs.

Junior Year


Fall Semester (18 sem. hrs.)


Spring Semester (18 sem. hrs.)


  • BIB 315 - A History of Israel CSP* Core
  • CSP* Major 3 Credits, 3 sem. hrs.
  • Minor 3 Credits, 3 sem. hrs.
  • Language Core Credits, 3 sem. hrs.
  • Elective Credits, 3 sem. hrs.
  • Elective Credits, 3 sem. hrs.

Senior Year


Fall Semester (15 sem. hrs.)


Spring Semester (15 sem. hrs.)


  • BIB 422 - The Teachings of Jesus CSP* Core
  • CSP* Major 5 Credits, 3 sem. hrs.
  • Minor 6 Credits, 3 sem. hrs.
  • Elective Credits, 3 sem. hrs.
  • Elective Credits, 3 sem. hrs.

Degree Total: 130 sem. hrs.


Note(s):


*CSP - Christian Studies & Philosophy

Honors Courses

By invitation of the Honors Council; see Honors Program  section of Undergraduate Catalog.

Programs

    MajorMinor

    Courses

      BibleHebrewMinistry StudiesNew Testament GreekPhilosophy

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