This course is an interpretive study of Genesis with emphasis on the meaning and divine purpose in the major events and persons. It traces God’s plan of redemption from its promise in Eden to the formation of a nation of God’s chosen people through whom the plan would be realized. The student will discover the doctrinal implications in Genesis and see their interpretation in the New Testament. Information from archaeological discoveries will strengthen the student’s faith in the Bible and give him a better understanding of life in ancient times. The student is helped to answer the arguments of those who point to seeming conflicts between Genesis and science. Content and study methods build a good foundation for future Bible studies. Practical applications throughout the course will inspire the student and help him or her solve his or her everyday problems.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:1.Answer the arguments of critics about the historical reliability of Genesis.2.Show how the seeming conflict between speculative science and the creation account can be resolved.3.Evaluate the historical basis of New Testament doctrines, God’s progressive self-revelation, and His purpose in all His dealings with man.4.Identify and draw practical applications from the lives of many people in Genesis.5.Apply the moral and spiritual principles taught in Genesis to your own life.6.Use illustrative material and other helps from this course in preaching and teaching.
You will use Genesis, an Independent-Study Textbook by Paul B. Hoff, as both the textbook and study guide for the course. The Holy Bible is also required. Most Bible quotations in the Independent-Study Textbook are from the New International Version (NIV). Others, where noted, are from the King James Version (KJV) and the Revised Standard Version (RSV) unless otherwise noted. The optional textbook is Genesis: An Introduction and Commentary by Derek Kidner. This book is available through your local enrollment office or can be ordered from the International Office in Springfield, Missouri. The reading assignments from this book are optional but can enhance your study of this course.If you are enrolled in this course for three credits, the third credit will be earned by completing a collateral reading assignment (CRA). Instructions for completing the CRA are in the Essential Course Materials. The CRA is based on the following textbook: Encountering the Book of Genesis by Bill T. ArnoldSome assignments require you to access the Global University Library website or other academic sources. Instructions for accessing the Library website are provided in the Undergraduate Writing Assignment Guidelines (UWAG) in the Essential Course Materials.The Global University Undergraduate Form and Style Guide defines the form, style, and documentation system for completing undergraduate writing assignments. The guide can be downloaded for free from http://www.globaluniversity.edu/PDF/UG-FormAndStyleGuide.pdf. A print version may be ordered from your enrollment office.* The resources information is may change when courses are revised and updated. The study guide resource information will always be the correct information.
Mode of Study
•Lecture•Video (in progress)•Student interaction •Professor of Record Interaction•Hands on
•100 objective multiple choice questions•Online or pencil and paper•Project•Collateral Reading Assignment (for 3 (USA) credit courses•Student Learning Requirement •Passmark 70%•