Biblical Languages Major

Bible & Theology Department

The Biblical Languages major provides academic preparation in the study of the languages of the Old and New Testaments. Students are prepared to translate and exegete the foundational texts of Scripture and develop the skills needed to progress to graduate level work and beyond in the areas of pastoral ministry and teaching.

** Please note: This program description is for students entering Toccoa Falls College in the 2013-2014 catalog year.

GENERAL EDUCATION – 69 HOURS

BIBLE & THEOLOGY – 30 hours

BIB 213 Hermeneutics
BSF 103 Foundations of Spiritual Formation
NTE 103 Introduction to the New Testament
NTE ___ New Testament Elective
OTE 103 Introduction to the Old Testament
OTE ___ Old Testament Elective
THE 303 Introduction to Theology
THE ___ Theology Elective
6 hours of Bible/Theology Electives not already taken for the major from any BIB, BMI, GRK 223, 333, 343, HEB 223, 333, 343, NTE, OTE, or THE

HUMANITIES – 18 hours

COM 113 Introduction to Communication
ENG 113 Freshman Composition I
ENG 123 Freshman Composition II
HUM 103 Western Thought & Culture
PHY 113 Introduction to Philosophy
3 hours Literature Elective from AML or ENG

SOCIAL SCIENCES – 12 hours

HIS 353 Church History
HIS 363 American Church History
3 hours Psychology Elective from PSY 113 or PSY 243
3 hours Social Science Elective from ANT, CSG, ECO, HIS, SOC

COMPUTER, SCIENCE, & MATHEMATICS – 9 hours

SCI 113 Scientific Literacy or other science elective
3 hours Mathematics Elective
3-4 hours Computer, Science or Mathematics Elective prefixed BIO, CHM, CSC, MAT, PHS or SCI

MAJOR – 39 hours

BIB 313 Advanced Hermeneutics: Selected Topics
GRK 213 Elementary Greek I
GRK 223 Elementary Greek II
HEB 213 Elementary Hebrew I
HEB 223 Elementary Hebrew II
PAM 313 Sermon Preparation
___ ___ Denom. Distinctives & History or REL Elective
THE 423 Critical Issues in Theology
THE 473 Theological Research Seminar
___ ___ Intermediate Greek I or Intermediate Hebrew
___ ___ Intermediate Greek II or Biblical Aramaic
___ ___ 300/400 level New Testament or Old Testament Elec.
___ ___ 400 level Greek or Hebrew Elective

MINOR or OPEN ELECTIVES – 18 hours

TOTAL = 126 hours

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