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General Education

TMU Online offers all 61 units of required general education required to graduate. Students also take the courses to meet general education requirements at other institutions or for personal enrichment. These courses run 8-weeks in length, and we offer them in every session of every semester.

We teach each course from a Biblical worldview. With this in mind, we challenge our students academically and spiritually, by examining historical and contemporary issues with a Biblical approach.

Required General Education Courses

B101 3 Units

An introduction to the entire Old Testament, employing both thematic and exegetical methods. Literary structure, historical background, and parallel passages are also utilized to discover the unique and priceless lessons of each book. The semester-long survey covers Genesis through I & II Samuel. It is strongly recommended that B101 be taken before B102.

B102 3 Units

An introduction to the entire Old Testament, employing both thematic and exegetical methods. Literary structure, historical background, and parallel passages are also utilized to discover the unique and priceless lessons of each book. The first course surveys Genesis through Samuel, and the second covers Kings through Malachi.

B201 3 Units

An introduction to the books of the New Testament, with special emphasis on the life, teachings, and redemptive work of Christ; the founding and growth of the church; and the teachings of the Epistles and Revelation. On the basis of the biblical text, parallel readings, projects, and lectures, the events and messages of the New Testament will be portrayed against their historical and cultural setting. The first course surveys the Gospels and Acts, while the second is devoted to the Epistles and Revelation.

B202 3 Unints

An introduction to the books of the New Testament, with special emphasis on the life, teachings, and redemptive work of Christ; the founding and growth of the church; and the teachings of the Epistles and Revelation. On the basis of the biblical text, parallel readings, projects, and lectures, the events and messages of the New Testament will be portrayed against their historical and cultural setting. The first course surveys the Gospels and Acts, while the second is devoted to the Epistles and Revelation.

POL220 3 Units

A survey of American institutions and processes. Included are such topics as the Constitution, federalism, Congress,the presidency, the judiciary, and civil rights.

H230 3 Units

An examination of noteworthy political, geographical, social, cultural, and economic trends in the United States from the colonial era to the present.

ECN200 3 Units

An introduction to macroeconomic principles and terminology. The primary focus is on the aggregate U.S. economy and the policy decisions that state and federal lawmakers face. Topics include review of the economic problem, measuring GNP, money and banking, interest rates, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, and unemployment. A basic knowledge of mathematics and graphs is assumed.

C100 3 Units

Study and practice of the organization and delivery of prepared material in the conversational style of extemporaneous speaking.

MU190 3 Units

An overview of music and art in Western civilization. Integrates culture, philosophy, and history and helps the student to verbalize a biblically-based philosophy of music and art. Includes a segment on hymnology and worship, concert attendance, and a field trip to an art museum. For non-music majors.

LS150L 1 Unit

Living organisms are a unique and special creation of God. They are constructed of the same atomic building blocks found in God’s physical creation consistent with the fact that God created living things from the earth as declared in His word. In this course, students will study the structure and function of living organisms in the context of their origin and created purpose. The teleology inherent in God’s living creation will be compared and contrasted with non-teleological and non-theistic theories of God’s creation. In addition, current discussions in society involving evolution, global warming and bioethics will be considered. This course fulfills the general education requirement for a science “skills” lab at The Master’s University. Skills are documented in each lab.

LS150 3 Units
MA240 3 Units

An interdisciplinary course designed to provide the student with the analytical tools and concepts for dealing with practical “everyday” problems. Emphasis is placed on developing critical, analytical thinking and reasoning skills in the context of quantitative and logical applications. Topics covered may include logic, fallacies, abuse of numbers and percentages, problem-solving techniques, financial calculations, statistics, correlation, the normal distribution, probability, and mathematics in the arts and politics.

P311 3 Units

A survey of the field of philosophy: its vocabulary, aims, and purposes; the great systems of speculative thought; and the leading thinkers.

BTH321 3 Units

A survey of Christian theology in the areas of God (Theology Proper), the Bible (Bibliology), angels–including Satan and demons–(Angelology), Christ (Christology), and the Holy Spirit (Pneumatology).

BTH322 3 Units

A survey of Christian theology in the areas of humanity (Anthropology), sin (Hamartiology), salvation (Soteriology), the church (Ecclesiology), and last things (Eschatology).

E110 3 Units

Instruction and supervised practice in the techniques of effective written expression, with emphasis on analytical reading and writing of expository prose. Includes one or more researched and documented essays.

B121 3 Units

This course is designed to provide the first-year student with the proper framework to think biblically via exploration of inerrancy, hermeneutics, and worldview. The student will begin to form a conviction about the nature of God’s Word, how it should be interpreted, and that every part of life and existence must be informed by truth. This sets up the importance of the education at The Master’s University in its entire curriculum, both general education and major courses, and helps every student understand how Christian thought builds the church and makes an eternal impact.

GS150 3 Units

A survey of the major topics in geology including minerals, rocks, fossils, erosion, weathering, volcanoes, earthquakes, landforms, plate tectonics, and earth history. The lab will be a hands-on study of geology focusing on the identification of rocks, minerals, fossils, landforms, and processes as well as outdoor excursions to study rocks in the field. 3-hour lecture and 3-hour laboratory. (Lab fee: $100.)

H211 3 Units

A broad survey integrating important geographical, intellectual, cultural, social, political, and economic developments within the world’s major civilizations from earliest times to the 17th century.

H212 3 Units

A broad survey integrating important geographical, intellectual, cultural, social, political, and economic developments within the world’s major civilizations from the 17th century to the present.

E120 3 Units

An introduction to literary forms: short story, novel, poetry, drama. This course intends to foster an appreciation for the range of literature and to instruct students in close reading and analysis. Provides further instruction in expository writing through personal response to an analysis of the literature. (May be counted as a literature elective; does not fulfill the G.E. Essentials of Literature requirement.)

E221 3 Units

A chronological and geo-politico-religious survey of the major literary works that contributed to the shaping of world history. This course examines selected literary works from three major regions from antiquity to the present: the Greco-Roman world and Europe, the Middle Eastern world and India, and the Far East (China and Japan). Antiquity to the Renaissance. (Non-English majors may fulfill the G.E. Essentials of Literature requirement with this course).

Elective Coursework

BL305 3 Units

Designed for beginners in Greek; includes a thorough study of the pronunciation and acquisition of a working vocabulary; exercises in translation from Greek to English, as well as from English to Greek. The course includes translation of selected passages of the Greek New Testament.

BL306 3 Units

Designed for beginners in Greek; includes a thorough study of the pronunciation and acquisition of a working vocabulary; exercises in translation from Greek to English, as well as from English to Greek. The course includes translation of selected passages of the Greek New Testament.

BL307 3 Units

Designed for beginners in Greek; includes a thorough study of the pronunciation and acquisition of a working vocabulary; exercises in translation from Greek to English, as well as from English to Greek. The course includes translation of selected passages of the Greek New Testament.

SP220A 2 Units

Designed to introduce the beginning student to the Spanish language. The curriculum will include the fundamentals of grammar, pronunciation, and conversation.

SP220B 2 Units

Designed to introduce the beginning student to the Spanish language. The curriculum will include the fundamentals of grammar, pronunciation, and conversation.

BL325 3 Units
CH260 3 Units

This course first covers many of the important aspects found in a typical General Chemistry course. Topics such as nomenclature, various trends in the Periodic table, structure of ionic and molecular compounds, chemical reaction types, mass relationships, reaction rates, and chemical equilibrium. Thermodynamics is covered with special attention to biochemical systems. Solution chemistry and acid-base chemistry are also covered with special attention to biological systems. Gasses, liquids, and solids are covered with special attention put on the mole concept, molarity, and how pressure affects chemical reactions.

The second portion of the course covers organic nomenclature of each of the major classes of organic compounds common to biological systems. Various reactions that each class of organic compound undergoes is covered with special attention on those that are found in biochemistry.

Finally, the last section of the course, Biochemistry, covers the structure and function of organic compounds found in the cell. Concepts in bioenergetics are covered before going into the various reaction pathways cells use to obtain energy from the various food sources. Protein structure and metabolism are covered with special attention paid to amino acid catabolism and the urea cycle. Also, the course touches on the structure and function of RNA and DNA, and the processes of transcription and translation in going from DNA to protein.

B340 3 Units

An analysis of how to study and understand Scripture. Emphasis will be placed on the vital methods used to apply a passage, and the specific rules used to interpret biblical narratives, poetry, parables and prophecy. Must be taken as the second major course in the program.

MGT422 3 Hours

This course develops an understanding of sound organizational strategy for the workplace and marketplace, and ensures the student has a demonstrated ability to build a strategic methodology of the business components inherent in an organization with the added ability to put them together in a functional and successful manner.

CH151 4 Units

A course covering fundamental chemical principles and theories. Topics include properties and states of matter, development of atomic theory, atomic structure and periodicity, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, inorganic nomenclature, gas laws, and chemical reactions. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (Lab fee $100)

CH152 4 Units

A continuation of CH151: Introduction to solution equilibria, electrochemistry, kinetics, chemical thermodynamics, organic chemistry, nuclear chemistry, and environmental chemical applications. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. Prerequisite: CH151 or its equivalent with a grade of C or better. (Lab fee $100)

C371 3 Units

Analysis of the theory and practice of the process of interpersonal communication including verbal and nonverbal messages, self-disclosure, social power, intimacy, emotions, conflict reduction, and various interpersonal relationships.

BC300 3 Units

A general introduction to basic concepts and distinctive features of biblical counseling. Students will discuss what biblical counseling is and what it involves, the role of the counselor in biblical counseling, the different kinds of counseling that are needed, the place of counseling in the ministry of the church, and how biblical counseling theory and practice relate to and differ from some of the more common secular models and theories. Part of the course will involve a personal improvement project in which the student will evaluate his/her own counseling qualifications, design a plan for improving some area of his/her life, put that plan into action, and then evaluate his/her progress as the course draws to a close.

BIB316 3 Units

Introduction to the various schools of psychological thought. Designed to teach students of biblical counseling how to interact with the philosophical underpinnings of psychotherapeutic theory, including secular and Christian psychologies.

 

B346 3 Units

A thorough overview of the life of Jesus Christ on earth, with special attention to the developing emphases and distinctive purposes that prevailed during our Lord’s public ministry. Theological and chronological difficulties are also considered.

ECN210 3 Units

An introduction to microeconomic principles and terminology. The primary focus is on the business firm and the decisions it faces. Topics include review of the economic problem, mechanics of supply and demand, elasticities, consumer utility, production costs, and the competitive environment. A basic knowledge of mathematics and graphs is assumed.

C382 3 Units

Theories and techniques of social influence. Course content includes motivation, attitude change, ethics, credibility, nonverbal persuasion, logic and argumentation, emotions, and cultural influences.

C472 3 Units

Capstone Class (Speech). Theories and methods of evaluating persuasive communication including public address, contemporary drama, and other categories of written discourse. Prerequisite: C371 or C391.

C472 3 Units

An analysis emphasizing the great soteriological themes, including sin, justification, sanctification, and glorification, and an investigation of the practical implication of these doctrines.