2002-03 Bulletin
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SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY



MAJOR IN BIBLICAL LANGUAGES (Bachelor of Arts)

A student majoring in biblical languages must complete 45 quarter hours in the major, the required cognates, the general studies programs, and all baccalaureate degree requirements as outlined in this bulletin.
 
Major Requirements:
GREK231, 232, 233Greek I 9
GREK331, 332, 333Greek II 6-9*
HEBR331Introduction to Hebrew 3
HEBR332Elementary Hebrew 3
Electives (12 must be upper division) 18-24
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45

 
Electives must be chosen in consultation with and approved by the academic adviser assigned by the School of Theology.
 

* Dependent on Greek proficiency examination score.
 

Cognates:
RELB329Greek Exegesis 3
RELB423Hebrew Exegesis 3
RELH205Biblical Archaeology 3
RELH406History of the English Bible 2
RELH455Early Church History 3
RELT404Approaches to Biblical Interpretation 2

 


MAJOR IN RELIGION (Bachelor of Arts)

A student majoring in religion must complete 50 hours in the major (27 hours must be upper division), the required cognates, the general studies requirements, and all baccalaureate degree requirements as outlined in this bulletin.
 
Major Requirements:
RELB132Introduction to the Bible 3
RELB220Bible Study Resources 3
RELBBiblical Studies Electives 12
6 hours must be in Old Testament studies and 6 hours must be in New Testament studies. Of the latter, at least one course needs to be outside the Gospels. Of the total, at least 6 hours must be upper-division.
RELH131Introduction to Christian Faith 3
RELH205Biblical Archaeology3
   or
RELH402Modern Denominations
   or
RELH303World Religions
RELH457History of Adventism 2
RELP133Introduction to Ministry 3
RELP441, 442Senior Project I, II 1, 1
RELT202Fundamentals of Christian Belief6-7
   and
RELT314Christian Hope
   or
RELT456Systematic Theology I
   and
RELT457Systematic Theology II
RELT248Christian Ethics 4
RELT321Christian Spirituality3
   or
RELT418Aesthetics and Spirituality
RELT495Colloquium (6 quarters required) 0
Electives 5-6
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50

 
Electives must be chosen in consultation with and approved by the academic adviser assigned by the School of Theology.
 

Cognates:
ENGL224Research and Writing in Religion 3
One Philosophy Course* 

 
*Recommended PHIL 412 or PHIL 305.
 

Religion majors must take their first four courses sequentially; RELH 131, RELB 132, RELP 234.
 


MAJOR IN THEOLOGY (Bachelor of Arts)

A student majoring in theology must complete 60 quarter hours in the major, the required cognates, the general studies requirements, and all baccalaureate degree requirements as outlined in this bulletin.
 
Major Requirements:
RELB132Introduction to the Bible 3
RELB329Greek Exegesis 3
RELB423Hebrew Exegesis 3
RELH131Introduction to Christian Faith 3
RELH455Early Church History 3
RELH457History of Adventism 2
RELP133Introduction to Ministry 3
RELP237Church Ministry 4
RELP337Church Worship Ministry 2
RELP338Church Leadership Ministry 2
RELP440Crisis Ministry 2
RELP441, 442Senior Project I, II 2
RELT248Christian Ethics 4
RELT417Inspiration and Revelation 4
RELT456, 457Systematic Theology I, II 6
RELT495Colloquium (6 quarters required) 0
Electives (8 must be upper division) 14
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60

 
Electives must include one course from each of the three following groups:

      RELB 301, 302, 303, 304, or 305
      RELB 434, 435, 436, or 437
      RELB 412, 464, 465, or 466

 
Cognates:
ENGL224Research and Writing in Religion 3
FINA101Personal Finance 2
HIST456Medieval and Early Modern Christianity 4
GREK231, 232, 233Greek I 9
GREK331, 332, 333Greek II 9+
HEBR331Introduction to Hebrew 3
HEBR332Elementary Hebrew 3
SPCH 101Fundamentals of Speech Communication 4
SPCH381, 382, 383Biblical Preaching 6
One Philosophy Course* 

 
+ Students who score above 90% on the Greek Proficiency Exam may substitute 3 hours of upper division Greek for the final quarter of Greek II
 

* Recommended PHIL 412 or PHIL 305.
 

Theology majors who complete all or most of their requirements at Walla Walla College, must take sequentially the basic core of theology courses: RELH 131, RELB 132, RELP 337, 338, 440, 441, 442.
 
Theology majors must participate in at least one summer of supervised pastoral/evangelistic experience which is approved in advance by the School of Theology.
 
NOTES ON ADVANCEMENT TO CANDIDACY

 
Advancement to candidacy typically takes place during the junior year, except for those students transferring from other colleges or those changing majors close to the beginning of their junior year. In order to be evaluated, students must have successfully completed the sequences of RELH 131, RELB 132, RELP 234, 235, 236, ENGL 224, and GREK 231, 232, 233.
 


MINOR IN ARCHAEOLOGY

Requirements:
ANTH225Cultural Anthropology 3
RELH205Biblical Archaeology 3
RELH490Archaeological Fieldwork (Religion) 4
RELH469Advanced Study (Archaeology) 2
HIST305The Ancient Near East 4
HIST490Archaeological Fieldwork (History) 4
Electives 10
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30

 
Electives to choose from:
ART284, 285 or 286Introduction to Pottery I, II, III 2
ART324History of World Art 3
GEOG252Physical Geography 4
HIST120History of Western Civilization 4
HONR281The New Testament and Its Environment 2
RELB301Old Testament History 3
RELB455Book of Judges: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach 4
RELH455Early Church History 3
SOCI204General Sociology 4

 
Recommended:
GEOL101, 102Physical Geology 4,4
HONR282, 283The New Testament and Its Environment 2,2
PHYS211, 212, 213General Physics (with lab) 4,4,4
PHTO156Principles of Photography 3
An ancient language (Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Akkadian, etc.)

 


MINOR IN BIBLICAL LANGUAGES

A student minoring in Biblical languages must complete 30 quarter hours:
Electives (9 must be upper division) 30

 
Approval of Biblical languages adviser required. Recommended electives outside the minor are RELB 329; RELH 205, 406, 455; RELT 404.
 



MINOR IN RELIGION

A student minoring in religion must complete 30 quarter hours:
Electives (9 must be upper division) 30

 
Approval of religion adviser required.
 

All REL classes, except RELP, may count toward a Minor in Religion
 
At least one lower-division religion course is required before students may take upper-division religion courses listed in the bulletin.