Department of Studies

1. Biblical Studies

BS 101 OT I: An historical study of the Old Testament, introducing the literature, religion, and national life of Hebrews.

BS 102 OT Theology: An introduction to the major themes in the Old Testament, such as God, the human situation, sin, judgment and salvation.

BS 103 OT Exegesis: An Study of exegetical methods and the exegesis of selected passages.

BS 201 NT I: An historical study of the beginning of Christian movement. The order, content, and authors are studied.

BS 202 NT Theology: A study of the major themes of the New Testament.

BS 203 NT Exegesis: An exegetical study and interpretation of Hebrews and Revelation and their significance for today’s context.

BS 30 How Came the Bible: The Story of how the books of the Bible were gathered together in the Old and New Testament and the Apocrypha, and how these have come down the centuries to our day. A brief study of modern translation into languages of Myanmar.

BS 302 Bible Atlas: A Study of the Bible lands: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Asia minor, Syria, Italy, Cyprus, Phoenicia, Iran, and Palestine. To understand the Bible properly, it is necessary to study the geography and photography of the land of Israel and relevant nations.

BS 303 Hermeneutics: This course presents the history, principles, and methods of biblical interpretation. The development of the principles of interpretation is traced from the ancient Jews and through the apostolic, middle, and modern ages.

BS 304 Epistle to Romans: The historical, exegetical, and theological study of Romans.

2. Educational Studies

ES 301 Foundation of Christian Education: A study of the history, function, objectives, methods, and materials of biblical, philosophical, theological of the teaching, and learning process, the teaching ministry of the church, and opportunities for ministry through Christian education.

ES 302 Christian Education I: A study of the principle, theories of Christian Education, the church ministry to children, including the objectives, methods, organizations, types of programs and the characteristics and needs of youth; the planning of the churches’ youth ministry; practical field work under supervision is required.

ES 303 Christian Education II: A study of church’s ministry to adults including objectives, methods, organizational administration for Christian education, types of programs, etc., and the family ministry in church and society. Practical field work under supervision is required.

ES 304 Principles of Teaching: A study of the principles of lesson planning, implementing, and evaluating as they relate to the teaching – learning process in educational ministries.

ES 305 Curriculum Design in Christian and Theological Education: A study of the principles and practices of curriculum development process for Christian and Theological Education initiatives in the 21st century Myanmar.

3. Historical Studies

HS 401Church History I: A study of the growth of the Christian Church beginning from early church to medieval period.

HS 402 Church History II: A study of the Protestant Reformation, with special attention to its leaders, and continuing with modern developments down to the twentieth century Christianity.

HS 403 Asian Church History: A study of the history of the Christian Church in Asia during the modern period (17th – 20 centuries). The beginning stages, expansion processes, and growth patterns will be examined for both the Roman Catholic and Protestant contexts. Major personalities and movements will be considered in various countries in Asia.

HS 404 Myanmar Church History: A study of the beginning and growth of the church in Myanmar (the history of Baptist Churches, and other churches in Myanmar).

4. Practical Studies

PS 701 Homiletics A study of the nature and importance of preaching, and the principles of sermon construction .

PS 702 Pastoral Theology A study of the scope of the minister’s tasks, his preparation for the ministry, the problems of the church and the ability or the church to communicate the gospel effectively.

PS 703 Pastoral Counseling This course is designed to guide the learner in developing counseling skills, combining biblical principles with practical psychological insights and approaches.

PS 704 Church Administration The effective and efficient operation and management of a church is considered. Topics include: personnel selection, maintenance, membership services and development long range planning finances and church growth.

5. Missions / Intercultural Studies

MS 601 Biblical Foundation of Mission: An introductory course dealing with the biblical basis for missions (missio dei) the call, qualification, preparation of missionary candidates, mission boards, the relation of the pastor to missions, and the church missionary program.

MS 602 Mission Trends and Strategy: A historical overview of the spread of Christian missions from Pentecost through current period of globalization, and the strategic approaches for total evangelization of Myanmar.

MS 603 Cross Cultural Communication: A study of principles and processes of communicating from one culture to another. In particular this course focuses on the relevance of the incarnation as the model of cross – cultural/intercultural communication of the gospel.

MS 604 Principles of Church Growth: A study of the biblical and theological principles and methods of church growth applied to organized churches where the place of Holy Spirit’s work and of man’s work, charismata and declaration are considered along with the inner life of the congregation and the meaning and form of worship and service.

MS 605 Principles of Church Planting: A study is designed to address the requirements for starting a parish or congregation. It also provides practical answers to the questions of “How To” and “Where To” start a new church and supplies wise counsel and a comprehensive check list.

MS 606 Organizing for Mission: A study of organizational dynamics including purpose/vision/mission of ministries, ministry values, learning organization, and organizational structures. Critical issues facing contemporary mission and organizational leaders will be examined in the light of the leader’s responsibilities

6. Theological Studies
TS 801 Introduction of Theological Terms: A study of theological idiom and usage to familiar with theological education.

TS 802 Systematic Theology I: Systematic study of the ten major division of theology: Theology Proper, Bibliogy, Christology, Pneumatology, Anthropology, and Harmatiology. A detail examination of each will give the student a practical working knowledge of all our divisions.

TS 803 Systematic Theology II: Systematic study of the ten major divisions of theology: Ecclesiology, Soteriology, Angelology, and Eschatology. A detail examination of each will give the student a practical working knowledge of all our divisions.

TS 804 Contemporary Theology: A survey of mid-century theological works contributed by Dodd, Gullmann, Neibuhr, Barth, Brunner, Bultmann, Bonhoeffer, and Tillich; and also some recent theological works done by Moltmann, John Cobb, Hans Kung, and Karl Rahner.

TS 805 Asian Theology: A study of how theological constructions in relation to the World of God which had been dominated in the past by western thought forms and cultures need to be reconstructed vis-à-vis our Asian cultures and realities so as to enable the world of God address and judge us today. The thoughts of Asian prominent Asian theologians will be studied contextually.

TS 806 Feminist Theology: This course will include feminist social analysis with emphasis on the Myanmar situation as a requirements from ATEM as one of a promising member to understand ecumenical perspectives in reading the Bible, doctrines, social formation and mission in the feminist ways.

7. Language Studies
LS 701 English Grammar: A study of basic English grammar and usage for the beginner in English which prepare for Christian communication.

LS 702 English Composition: A study of effective writing, reading and speaking. Expository writing assignments are more complex, with special emphasis placed on rhetorical devices, variety of sentence structure, and diction.

LS 703 English Writing: A study of effective writing in literary forms and the student is encourage to apply the tools in an area of his own personal interest. Special attention is given to creative in poetry, characterization, and other form of imaginative writing.

LS 704 Introducing Greek: A introduction to basic grammar and vocabulary of the Greek use in NT is called “Koine” or common Greek. This emphasizes the learning of Greek alphabet, and the use of available scholarly resources to understand and employ Greek more efficiently in Bible study, teaching, and preaching.

8. Interdisciplinary Studies
CM 101 An Introduction to Church Music: A study on the theological historical, and cultural foundation for church music ministry. It includes organizing a church music ministry in the various ministries of the church, especially in evangelism and worship.

CM 102: Church Music and Planning for Cooperate Worship: A study on the nature of basic music reading, and song leading skills in worship biblically and planning congregational services. Creativity in planning is emphasized include writing original materials for variety of worship.

EC 101: Ecumenics: A study of the theological and biblical foundations for ecumenism, development of ecumenical movement throughout the ages, and ecumenical concerns, centered around the church and society movement.

ET 101: Christian Ethics: A study of the ethical principles of the Bible and their relationship to the life of the Christian in today’s world.

HT 101: Baptist History and Doctrines: A survey of Baptist heritage studying New Testament churches from the Apostolic Age to the present, with emphasis on organization and leadership of the local church, and contribution to contemporary society

PH 301 Philosophy: This subject is designed to help the student gain confidence in the field of philosophical principles and problems, given a brief survey of the history of study philosophy and how to think logically about God, history, and culture Christianity.

PSY 401 Psychology: Basic study of man and human behavior by surveying theories, motivation, personally, and emotion are explored in problems, and procedures relating to human activity and life span development.

RES 101 Research Methodology: A study of the principles and methods of literary, strategies, and appropriate outcomes of which students will apply in a research paper.

RES 102 Research Methodology: An integrated research paper reflecting the principles studies in research methodology.

RS 501 World Religions: A survey of the major non-Christian religions of the world and its origin, beliefs and growth and impact of world religions including today Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Shintoism, and Confucianism.

SOC 601 Sociology: A study of principles and basic concepts of sociology. Topic include: socialization and self image, pressures on the modern family, social factors that contribute to crime, and the role of the church in modern society.

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