Fall 2009 Online Courses
The registration deadline for the following courses is July 31, 2009.
Coursework begins August 25, 2009 and ends December 18, 2009.
Special Note: Enrollment in any one of these courses requires approximately 10 hours of work per week during the course dates indicated, including participation in web-facilitated discussion topics and adherence to syllabus due dates.
BIB 5112 - Genesis - Song of Solomon: God's Plan of Creation & Redemption (Online) with Dr. Bryan Beyer
BIB 5113 - Prophets: God's Message of Redemption & Judgment (Online) with Dr. Bryan Beyer
BIB 5132 - Gospels (Online) with Dr. Don Howell
BIB 5133 - Acts - Revelation: God's People Proclaiming Redemption Globally (Online) with Dr. William Larkin
BIB 5410 - Hermeneutics: Interpreting and Applying the Bible (Online) with Dr. John Harvey
GRE 5110 - Greek 1 (Online) with Dr. John Harvey
GRE 6210 - Greek 3: From Exegesis to Exposition (Online) with Dr. William Larkin
HEB 5110 - Biblical Hebrew 1 (Online) with Dr. Alex Luc
ICS 5020 - Islam Through Christian & Muslim Eyes (Online) with Dr. Warren Larson
ICS 6024 - Understanding Cultures & Worldviews (Online) with Dr. David Cashin
THE 5550 - Principles of the Christian Life (Online) with Dr. Brad Mullen
THE 6310 - Systematic Theology 1 (Online) with Dr. Larry Dixon
THE 6320 - Systematic Theology 2 (Online) with Dr. Larry Dixon
Where Can I Find . . .
1. . . . a description of the courses I would like to take?
Each catalog contains a section of course descriptions. Simply select your catalog, then look for "Course Descriptions." Also, Online courses are linked from this newsletter to the Distance Education website, where you can download the syllabus for your course.
2. . . . information for upcoming courses for the next few years?
The AIM Track courses page is an excellent tool that will help you see what is coming for one week Intensive courses in Atlanta, Georgia and Columbia, South Carolina. Also, you will find courses scheduled to run in the Spring or Fall sessions as Online courses. This newsletter works in conjunction with the AIM Track Courses page, to help keep you informed of any changes.
3. . . . my textbooks for Online courses? Do I get them automatically when I register?
Your textbooks and CD's for Online courses must be ordered from the bookstore. No materials are sent automatically. Go to the Distance Education Website and click on "Courses." Find and select your course. Look for the "Materials: Bookstore" link near the bottom of the course description. From the Bookstore site, select your "Term" or put in the course name of alpha desigator under "Search." Finalize your selection and press "add to cart" for each necessary item, then you may check out. The bookstore will then send all the materials you selected.
Willow Creek Leadership Summit: "Lead Where You Are."
Join us on August 6-7 for The Leadership Summit, a global gathering of over 100,000 pastors and leaders brought to CIU live via satellite. The Leadership Summit exists to transform Christian leaders around the world with an annual injection of vision, skill development, and inspiration for the sake of the local church. Hear from global leaders such as Dr. Wess Stafford, President of Compassion International, Dan and Chip Heath, authors of “Made to Stick” and Dr. Tim Keller, Senior Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Manhattan, NY.
All CIU Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni who register prior to June 30 can attend The Leadership Summit at the special rate of just $75. Register at http://www.willowcreek.com/events/leadership/2009/ and insert the code TLS2009 when asked. CIU is site #112.
The wrap-around course "Leadership Development Through Life-Long Learning" will be held August 5 - 8. This Master's and Doctoral level course requires a separate registration from the Willow Creek conference. Pre-course work required - see syllabus for details. Note: registration ends July 22
CIU Core Values: Authority of Scripture
We concentrate on mastering God's Word, learning to understand its meaning and apply its teaching. The Bible is our functional authority - it speaks as our final truth on every aspect of our life. The Bible calls us to live in a center of tension on many of its truths - God is sovereign & He holds us accountable for our choices. In Christ he provides all grace and mercy & we receive it only through faith. Christ is building his church and the gates of hell cannot hold it back & He builds his church in and through us and commands us to pray for laborers for his harvest. The Bible is the certain foundation on which everything else stands. Join us in praying that we can live out this value daily.
Watch a video and read more on the Core Values
CIU Distance Education Course Wins Honor
by Bob Holmes
Columbia International University has received the 2009 ACCESS Course of the Year Award for the new online course Biblical Hebrew 1. The award is sponsored by ACCESS, the Christian Distance Education Association, and Christianity Today International, in recognition of excellence in Christian distance education course develop-ment. Courses are reviewed by a team of instructional designers from Christian universities and seminaries.
The CIU instructional designer for Biblical Hebrew 1 is Daniel Janosik, and the course professor is Dr. Alex Luc.
CIU has received 14 Course of the Year Awards since 1980.
Winter Term 2010
The registration deadline for the following courses is December 7, 2009. Coursework begins December 28, 2009 and ends February 27, 2010.
The following courses meet January 11 - 15 in Atlanta, Georgia:
BIB 6330 - New Testament Theology with Dr. Don Howell
MIN 5310 - Biblical Foundations For Leadership with Dr. Roy King
ICS 6073 - Islam in the Twenty-first Century with Dr. Nabeel Jabbour January 11-15
MIN 6430 - Prayer and Discipleship with Dr. Rick Higgins January 11-15
HOM 6300 - Foundations for Biblical Preaching with Dr. Don Hamilton January 19-22 (T-F)
ICS 6043 - Tentmaking Strategies for the 10/40 Window with Dr. Patrick Lai January 19-22 (T-F)
MIS 7405 - Church Planting in the 21st Century Urban Context with Dr. Beck January 19-22 (T-F)