Programs of Study at JWC

The Diploma in Humanities program is designed primarily for the high school graduate desiring a year of study in the Classics in a distinctively Christian community as preparation for further study. The Diploma is also suitable for non-traditional students who desire formal study in the foundations of Western Culture for apologetic purposes, civic engagement, continuing education, or leadership development.

Courses in the Diploma program are designed to match “General Education” course requirements in most traditional baccalaureate programs. All courses in the Program may be applied to the baccalaureate programs at John Witherspoon College.

Program Objectives
The purpose of the Diploma in Humanities program is achieved by enabling students to:

1. Understand and critically engage the Western tradition from ancient to modern times in terms of its major ideas, images, stories, political movements, and artistic achievements.
2. Trace the unfolding of God’s redemptive plan throughout history.
3. Employ in their own lives a strong grasp of classical Christian theology and worldview.
4. Form their minds, bodies, and tastes to love what is true, good, and beautiful in music, art, and athletics.
5. Discern the broader picture in different contexts of life in order to shape a goal-driven vision.

Program Requirements (30 Credits)
1. Math for the Liberal Arts/College Algebra (MAT 101/102)
2. College Composition/Rhetoric I (ENG 101)
3. History I: Ancient World (HIS 111)
4. Ancient Literature (HUM/ENG 121)
5. Old Testament Story (CHR 111)

6. Leadership Foundations I (LDR 101)
7. Oral Communication/Rhetoric II (COM 101)
8. History II: Medieval World to Renaissance (HIS 112)
9. Medieval Literature (HUM/ENG 122)
10. New Testament Story (CHR 112)

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The program of study leading to the Associate of Arts Degree in Humanities is designed to prepare students for leadership in the church and the world by way of studies in the classical liberal arts, all interpreted through and integrated into a world and life view formed by biblical truth.

The A.A. in Humanities constitutes the College’s core curriculum. It is a prerequisite for all entering freshman students regardless of their Bachelors program.

Program Objectives
The purpose of the A.A. in Humanities is achieved by enabling students to:

1. Understand and critically engage the Western tradition from ancient to modern times in terms of its major ideas, images, stories, political movements, and artistic achievements.
2. Trace the unfolding of God’s redemptive plan throughout history.
3. Employ in their own lives a strong grasp of classical Christian theology and worldview.
4. Form their minds, bodies, and tastes to love what is true, good, and beautiful in music, art, and athletics.
5. Discern the broader picture in different contexts of life in order to shape a goal-driven vision.

Program Requirements (62 Credits)
1. Math for the Liberal Arts/College Algebra (MAT 101/102)
2. College Composition/Rhetoric I (ENG 101)
3. History I: Ancient World (HIS 111)
4. Ancient Literature (HUM/ENG 121)
5. Old Testament Story (CHR 111)

6. Leadership Foundations I (LDR 101)
7. Oral Communication/Rhetoric II (COM 101)
8. History II: Medieval World to Renaissance (HIS 112)
9. Medieval Literature (HUM/ENG 122)
10. New Testament Story (CHR 112)

11. Statistics (MAT 208)
12. History III: American Experience I (HIS 211)
13. Renaissance and Baroque English Literature (HUM/ENG 221)
14. Physical Science/Life Science (SCI 111/112)
15. Greek I, Latin I, or other Language (GRK 111/LAT 111/Other)

16. Introduction to Philosophy (PHL 101)
17. History IV: American Experience II (HIS 212)
18. The Novel (HUM/ENG 222)
19. Physical Science/Life Science (SCI 111/112)
20. Greek II, Latin II, or other Language (GRK 112/LAT 112/Other)

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The program of study leading to the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Humanities is designed to prepare students for leadership in the church and the world by way of studies in the classical liberal arts, all interpreted through and integrated into a world and life view formed by biblical truth.

Students in the Bachelor of Arts program must complete a Basileia (“Kingdom”) Mission (non-credit) for graduation, if they have not done so already in a diploma or associate degree program. Such projects might include missions trips, regular involvement in an approved ministry, internships, or participation in special evangelistic outreach efforts. Guidelines for completing the BasileiaMission requirement are available from the Registrar’s Office.

Program Objectives
The purpose of the B. A. in Humanities is achieved by enabling students to:

1. Understand and critically engage the Western tradition from ancient to modern times in terms of its major ideas, images, stories, political movements, and artistic achievements.
2. Trace the unfolding of God’s redemptive plan throughout history.
3. Employ in their own lives a strong grasp of classical Christian theology and worldview.
4. Form their minds, bodies, and tastes to love what is true, good, and beautiful in music, art, and athletics.
5. Discern the broader picture in different contexts of life in order to shape a goal-driven vision.

Program Requirements (120 Credits minimum)

A.A. in Humanities plus the following courses for the third and fourth year:
1. Latin III or Greek I (LAT 201/GRK 111)
2. Leadership Foundations II (LDR 201)
3. Music Colloquium (MUS 316)
4. Ethics/Moral Decision Making (PHL 243)
5. The Origin of the Bible (CHR 101)

6. Latin IV or Greek II (LAT 202/GRK 112)
7. World Religions (PHL 349)
8. History of Art & Architecture (ART 316)
9. History of Theology (CHR 335)
10. Psychology Colloquium (PSY 101)

11. Introduction to Economics (ECO 201)
12. Biblical Counseling (CHR 304)
13. Leadership Elective
14. Christian Studies Elective
15. General Elective

16. General Elective
17. General Elective
18. General Elective
19. General Elective
20. Senior Thesis

Note: Students will be registered for the Senior Thesis by default unless given special exemption from their academic advisor.

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The program of study leading to the Bachelor of Science Organizational Leadership is designed as a degree completion program to prepare students for leadership in the church and the world by way of studies in the classical liberal arts, all interpreted through and integrated into a world and life view formed by biblical truth.

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership program must complete a Basileia (“Kingdom”) Mission (non-credit) for graduation, if they have not done so already in a diploma or associate degree program. Such projects might include missions trips, regular involvement in an approved ministry, internships, or participation in special evangelistic outreach efforts. Guidelines for completing the Basileia Mission requirement are available from the Registrar’s Office.

Program Objectives
The purpose of the B. S. in Leadership is achieved by enabling students to:

1. Understand the components of effective leadership.
2. Demonstrate the ability to effectively lead others in small groups and Christian service projects.
3. Begin practicing the leadership skills needed to advance beyond small-group leadership to leadership at mid-range and strategic levels.
4. Comprehend the dynamics of leadership at different organizational levels and in different environments (secular and religious, public and private sector, etc.)
5. Think critically about how to mitigate problems caused by ineffective leadership at various organizational levels.

Program Requirements (120 Credits minimum)

The A.A. in Humanities plus the following courses for the third and fourth year:
1. Introduction to Economics (ECO 201)
2. Leadership Foundations II (LDR 201)
3. Music Colloquium/History of Art & Architecture (MUS/ART 316)
4. Ethics/Moral Decision Making (PHL 243)
5. The Origin of the Bible (CHR 101)

6. Leadership Foundations III (LDR 301)
7. World Religions (PHL 349)
8. General Elective
9. History of Theology (CHR 335)
10. Psychology Colloquium (PSY 101)

11. Organizational Communication (LDR 310)
12. Human Resource Management (LDR 435)
13. Leadership Immersion (LDR 498)
14. Christian Studies Elective
15. Humanities Elective

16. Conflict Resolution (LDR 451)
17. Leadership Elective
18. Leadership Elective
19. General Elective
20. Senior Leadership Practicum (LDR 499)

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The Diploma in Christian Ministry program is designed primarily for students who have not had opportunity for college or seminary training in ministry or biblical studies, including those who may have entered vocational ministry in later years, laypersons seeking formal training to equip them for local church ministry, and others desiring Bible, theology, and ministry training. The program incorporates an exposure to the classic liberal arts.

While the Diploma program is intended primarily as preparation for local church ministry, most courses are designed to match “General Education” or biblical studies courses in most traditional baccalaureate programs.

Program Objectives
The purpose of the Diploma in Christian Ministry program is achieved by enabling students to:

1. Explain and summarize the nature and contents of the New and Old Testament Scriptures, the origin of the Bible, models of Scripture, key themes of major biblical books, and the progressive nature of redemptive history.
2. Comprehend and analyze influential controversies in systematic theology, exegetical theology, and the history of Christian thought.
3. Think critically about the relationship of the Bible’s teachings to other academic disciplines and to classic works in the Western Tradition, and be able to apply biblical principles and narratives to contemporary situations.
4. Obtain a reading knowledge of one or more biblical languages, translate Scripture, and identify fundamental challenges in translation and interpretation.
5. Become more Christlike as manifested in love for God and others and a mature heart that is superbly suited to fulfill various Kingdom-functions.

Program Requirements (30 credits)
1. Ancient World (HIS 111)
2. Old Testament Story (CHR 111)
3. Gospels (CHR 421)
4. Leadership Foundations I (LDR 101)
5. The Origin of the Bible (CHR 101)

6. Medieval World to Renaissance (HIS 112)
7. New Testament Story (CHR 112)
8. Pauline Epistles (CHR 422)
9. History of Theology (CHR 335)
10. World Religions (PHL 349)

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The program of study leading to the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Christian Studies is designed to prepare students for leadership in the church and the world by way of studies in the classical liberal arts, all interpreted through and integrated into a world and life view formed by biblical truth.

Students in the Bachelor of Arts program must complete a Basileia (“Kingdom”) Mission (non-credit) for graduation, if they have not done so already in a diploma or associate degree program. Such projects might include missions trips, regular involvement in an approved ministry, internships, or participation in special evangelistic outreach efforts. Guidelines for completing the BasileiaMission requirement are available from the Registrar’s Office.

Program Objectives
The purpose of the Christian Studies program is achieved by enabling students to:

1. Explain and summarize the nature and contents of the New and Old Testament Scriptures, the origin of the Bible, models of Scripture, key themes of major biblical books, and the progressive nature of redemptive history.
2. Comprehend and analyze influential controversies in systematic theology, exegetical theology, and the history of Christian thought.
3. Think critically about the relationship of the Bible’s teachings to other academic disciplines and to classic works in the Western Tradition, and be able to apply biblical principles and narratives to contemporary situations.
4. Gain a reading knowledge of one or more biblical languages, translate Scripture, and identify fundamental challenges in translation and interpretation.
5. Become more Christ-like as manifested in love for God and others and in a mature heart that is superbly suited to fulfill various Kingdom-functions.

Program Requirements (120 Credits minimum)

The A.A. in Humanities plus the following courses for the third and fourth year:
1. Theologia Principia I: Method, God, and Creation (CHR 331)
2. Greek III/Latin I/Hebrew I/CHR Elective
3. Biblical Interpretation (CHR 102)
4. Gospels (CHR 421)
5. The Origin of the Bible (CHR 101)

6. Theologia Principia II: Christ, Church, Eschatology (CHR 332)
7. Greek IV/Latin II/Hebrew II/CHR Elective
8. Pauline Epistles (CHR 422)
9. History of Theology (CHR 335)
10. World Religions (PHL 349)

11. Poetry and Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament (CHR 413)
12. Biblical Counseling (CHR 304)
13. Humanities Elective (ECO 201/ART 316/PSY 101/PHL 243)
14. Imitatio Christi (CHR 499)
15. Christian Studies Elective

16. Christian Studies Elective
17. Senior Thesis/General Elective
18. Humanities Elective (ECO 201/ART 316/PSY 101/PHL 243)
19. General Elective
20. General Elective

Note: Students will be registered for the Senior Thesis by default unless given special exemption from their academic advisor.

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