Welcome to the NEW "Improving your AIM" Newsletter
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The AIM Office has moved!
The Advancement in Ministry office is now located downstairs in the Alumni Center (building #1 on this Campus Map). Dr. Larry Dixon is now in Schuster 230.
Spring 2009 Online Courses
The registration deadline for the following courses is February 3, 2009.
Coursework begins March 2, 2009 and ends May 30, 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 5113 - Prophets: God's Message of Redemption and Judgment (Online) with Dr. Bryan Beyer
BIB 5410 - Hermeneutics: Interpreting and Applying the Bible (Online) with Dr. John Harvey
GRE 6307 - Greek 4: Exegesis and Exposition of Luke (Online) with Dr. William Larkin
HEB 5111 - Hebrew 2 (Online) with Dr. Alex Luc
Core Values: Evangelical Unity
Columbia International University seeks to be a community marked by joyful reliance upon God for material provision, victory over sin, growth in Christlikeness, and fruitfulness in ministry. And what is the Christian's most basic and consistent - even moment by moment - response when we see his global redemptive mission, and know his Spirit is the strengthening steeling presence of Christ in us? We walk out our daily relationship with him in faith most often expressed in the prayers of a seeking, loving, and needy heart. We live in a constant dependence on him - Why? Because the challenge of carrying the love and truth of Christ to all peoples, even to those we would tend to label our enemies, pushes us beyond our own resources. We cannot do it without him. He will not do it without us. Join us in praying that we can live out this value daily.
Log on to your CIUOnline account and listen to this series of Chapel messages on Evangelical Unity:
10/28/08 - Evangelical Unity Part 1: In Essentials Unity - Dr. Bryan Beyer
10/29/08 - Evangelical Unity Part 2: In Non-Essentials Liberty - Dr. Larry Dixon
10/30/08 - Evangleical Unity Part 3: In All Things Charity - Dr. William Larkin
Watch a video and read more on the Core Values
More Frequently Asked (Advising) Questions
Q. "What limits apply to transfer credit?"
A: Transfer credit may be used to meet the requirements of up to one-half of any degree. The total number of transfer credits and distance learning credits a student applies to his degree may not exceed one-half of that degree. If a students wants transfer credit applied to her degree after matriculation, an academic petition is required.
Q: "What limits apply to distance learning courses?"
A: Distance learning courses may be used to meet the requirements of up to one-half of any degree. The total number of distance learning credits and transfer credits a student applies to her degree may not exceed one-half of that degree. The Biblical Ministries Certificate may be earned entirely by distance learning. Distance learning courses do not count toward financial aid or residence requirements unless they are taken as EX (independent) or DO (online) along with at least one resident course during the semester.
Q: "What policies govern course substitutions?"
A: All course substitutions must be approved in advance by academic petition and must be accompanied by supporting rationale. Sustitutions which do not involve a change in alpha-designator (e.g., BIB for BIB) do not require instructor approval. Substitutions which involve a change in alpha-designator (e.g., ICS for BIB) must include approval by the instructor for the course for which the substitution is being made.
Q: "What policies govern undergraduate courses which are taken for SSM credit?"
A: Any 3000 or 4000 level undergraduate course may be taken for SSM credit, as long as additional work is added to bring the total housr of study involved to 135. The additional work must be documented as part of a Faculty Directed Study authorization. A student who wishes to take an undergraduate course for SSM credit must secure permission to do so in advance by academic petition.
AIM Scholarships and Financial Aid
The Office of Student Financial Services has information and applications for AIM Scholarships, Student Loans and Grants!
Printable information sheets are available for Church Matching Grants or CIU Alumni Referral Grants.
Contact Dan Griffin at DGriffin@ciu.edu or call 803-807-5037 for more information.
New Fee Structure for the Seminary and School of Missions for the 2008-2009 year:
Per semester hour (less than 9 hours) ...............................$425.00
Per semester hour (9-11 hours) .........................................$400.00
Per semester hour (12 hours* or more) ...............................$350.00
Columbia Winter/Summer Terms (per sem. hour)................*$400.00
[rates for Atlanta courses are found at www.ciu.edu/atlanta]
Audit (per semester hour) ..................................................$75.00
Guest D.Min. (per semester hour) ......................................$425.00
* Students who take 12 hours or more (DE excluded) during a joint term** will be eligible for the $350.00 per semester hour rate. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Services regarding this 12 semester hour rate.
** A joint term is defined as a combination of the following individual terms only. Fall and Winter is considered a joint term. Likewise, Spring, Summer 1, and Summer 2 are considered a joint term.
Summer 2009 Intensive Courses
The registration deadline for the following courses is May 11, 2009.
Coursework begins June 1, 2009 and ends August 7, 2009.
The following courses meet June 15 - 19 in Atlanta, Georgia:
BIB 5132 - Gospels: God's Means of Providing Redemption with Dr. Don Howell
EDM 6044 - Transformational Bible Teaching with Dr. Shirl Schiffman
The following courses meet June 22 - 26 in Atlanta, Georgia:
BIB 5133 - Acts - Revelation: God's People Proclaiming Redemption Globally with Dr. William Larkin
HIS 6221 - History of Global Christianity 1 with Dr. Mike Barnett
Summer Term 2009 - COLUMBIA Intensive
For more information on the following Summer Studies courses meeting in Columbia, SC, please visit the Summer Studies Webpage:
BIB 5112 - Genesis - Song of Solomon: God's Plan of Creation and Redemption with TBA
BIB 5113 - Prophets: God's Message of Redemption and Judgment with TBA
CNC 6441 - Counseling Grief and Loss with Dr. David Wickstrom (limit of 20)
CNC 6540 - Reconciliation and Mediation with Dr. Dennis Morgan (limit of 15)
ICS 6074 - Communicating Cross-culturally with Dr. Phil Steyne
ICS 6084 - Strategies for Evangelism and Church Planting with Dr. Bill Jones
MIN 5411 - Leadership Development Through Lifelong Learning with Dr. Roy King
Zwemer ICS 5020 - Islam through Christian and Muslim Eyes with Dr. Phil Johnson (Contact Dr. Warren Larson)
Zwemer ICS 6013 - The Spirit World of Islam with Dr. David Cashin
Zwemer ICS 6037 - The Sacred Sources of Islam with Dr. Steven Masood
Zwemer ICS 6071 - Approaches to Muslims with Dr. Phil Parshall