Saturday, November 25, 2017

College of University Studies


The TSU College of University Studies in cooperation with four other TSU Colleges, awards four undergraduate degrees: the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Biblical & Theological Studies or Interdisciplinary Studies, the Bachelor of Religious Studies (B.R.S.), and the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies. Committed to the Divine inspiration and authority of the Bible, TSU offers a wide selection of undergraduate courses provided by four of its six Colleges: Biblical & Theological Studies, Archaeology & Biblical History, Biblical Representational Research, and Biblical Theology & Leadership Development. TSU’s undergraduate courses are supported by faculty members who are qualified in and dedicated to their teaching disciplines. Members of TSU’s international faculty routinely participate in lectures, seminars and symposia held at the TSU campus in Albuquerque and other venues.

For the B.A., B.R.S., B.A.I.S. and B.I.S. you may take any of the following courses, in any configuration, in the completion of your degree requirements. If you take a particular titled TSU course at the undergraduate level, you cannot repeat it at the graduate level. (Example: If you take the course Christian Apologetics at the undergraduate level, you cannot take the graduate course titled Christian Apologetics. You must select another course to take its place in your graduate program.)

BACHELOR OF ARTS or BACHELOR OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES*

  • Total semester credit hours (SCH): 126 (including relevant transfer and portfolio credit)
  • B.A. prerequisites: a high school diploma (or equivalent); plus at least 60 SCH of college credit (or equivalent), including at least 35 SCH of general studies (or equivalent)
  • B.R.S. and B.I.S. prerequisites: a high school diploma (or equivalent); plus at least 60 SCH of college credit (or equivalent)
  • Language requirement: biblical languages are not required, but are highly recommended

COURSES in BIBLICAL & THEOLOGICAL STUDIES: (all courses are 3 SCH)
BS311Biblical Hermeneutics: Theory & Practice
BS321Christian Apologetics
TH330Christian Theology I
TH411Church History: First Century to 1500
TH334Discipleship
BS372Exposition of Romans
BS431Thinking Critically about the Hebrew Scriptures
BS432Thinking Critically about the New Testament

COURSES in ARCHAEOLOGY & BIBLICAL HISTORY: (all courses are 3 SCH)
AR311Archaeology & the Bible
AR321Archaeology & History of Ancient Egypt
AR341Excavation Practicum & Field School I
AR342Archaeology & History of the Jerusalem Area
AR411Historical Geography of Bible Lands
AR421Historical Synchronisms in Biblical Archaeology
AR431Languages & Cultures of the Ancient Near East
AR441Levantine Ceramic Typology I

COURSES in BIBLICAL REPRESENTATIONAL RESEARCH: (follow number sequence; all courses are 3 SCH)
BR311Bedrock of Triadic Structure
BR321How—and Why—to Challenge Human Intellig.
BR331Repres. Research as a Reading of the Text
BR341Conceptual Frameworks for Bibl. Repr. Thinking
BR411The Ancient Skill of Generalizing
BR421Represent. Research & Apps. to Everyday Life
BR422Repr. Study of Worldviews, W. Relig. & Cults
BR431Represent. Study of the Phases of Faith

COURSES in BIBLICAL THEOLOGY & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: (not available as distance courses; all courses are 3 SCH)
TL431Toward a Theology in Culture: a New Encyclopedia
TL311Theology of the Book of Acts
TL312Theology of the Pauline Epistles
TL421Exegetical Theology: Interpreting the Word I
TL441Old Testament Theology: The Law
TL444Old Testament Theology: The Writings
TL451New Testament Theology: The Synoptic Gospels & Acts
TL454New Testament Theology: The Johannine Literature