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Course ID Course Name Bookstore ID Resources Description
BIBL-101 Old Testament Survey (T15 Wills) BIBL-101 View View
This course will be taught in such a way as to be faithful to the evangelical Christian interpretation of the Old Testament. Since Pillar College is Christ-centered and grounded on the authority of God's Word, we will examine the Old Testament and Old Testament studies in light of how Jesus Christ would evaluate them and in light of Scripture. It is assumed that in order to effectively and properly serve Christ with passion, one must be thoroughly grounded in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments.
BIBL-102 New Testament Survey (Wills) BIBL-102 View View
This course is a survey of the history, literature and theology of the New Testament. Emphasis is on the content of the twenty-seven books that comprise the canon of New Testament. Attention will also be given to the transmission of the text and the canonization of the New Testament. Students are also exposed to critical issues and scholarly methods employed in modern study of the New Testament.
BIBW101 Old Testament Survey OT231 View View
An overview of the books of the Old Testament designed to give the student a basic understanding of the history of the People of God, the geography of the Near East and the basic theme of the theology of the covenants.
BIBW102 New Testament Survey NT232 View View
A survey of the New Testament including events in the life of Christ, the development of the early church, the work of the followers of Christ, and the influence on organizations and people in the first century.
BIBW201 Principles of Biblical Interpretation BIB331 View View
A study of the process that led to the creation of the English Bible and its authority, a survey of the principles and practice of independent Bible study, including an emphasis on the grammatical historical approach to biblical interpretation. The student will study methods of application leading to the development of theme, proposition and finally the lesson itself.
BIBW210 The Pentateuch OT334 View View
A study of the five books of Moses, with emphasis upon Genesis, Exodus, the institutions of Israel and the history of the nation in its formative period. It will consider God\'s redemptive plan as it is expressed in His covenants with Israel. Special emphasis will be made to help the student understand the geography of the Near East.
BIBW230 The Life and Teachings of Christ NT331 View View
A study of the Life of Christ as recorded in the Synoptic Gospels and in the Gospel according to John.
BIBW310 The Book of Romans NT423 View View
This course is an exegetical and historical study of Paul\'s Epistle to the Romans with exposition and application of the book\'s leading themes.
BIBW350 The Book of Acts NT431 View View
A study of the Acts of the Apostles that specifically follows the historical expansion of the church through doctrinal development, growth in understanding, evangelism and geographical expansion through the missionary activities of its members. We will become acquainted with the activities of the great church leaders of the first century, e.g., Peter, James and Paul.
BIBW432 General Epistles and Revelation NT432 View View
This course is a study of Hebrews; James; I and II Peter; I, II and III John; Jude and Revelation with a special emphasis given to personal application of Scripture.
BIOL-150 Anatomy and Physiology BIOL-150 View View
Discussion of the structure and function of the human body tissues, organs and organ systems. A non-lab course which meets the general education science elective.
BIOW132 Introduction to Life Science PSI132 View View
This course introduces life science from a Christian worldview. Course topics include biological organization and hierarchy, energy and nutrient flow cycles, population biology, genetics and reproduction, and cellular biology.
BSPM-250 Introduction to Innovation and Creativity (T9) COMM- View View
Introduction to Innovation and Creativity challenges students to exercise and strengthen their ability to innovate and think creatively. The course provides a biblical understanding of God's creative and innovative nature. This course will also provide each student with tools for building an innovative project and a spiritual context for innovative design.
BSPM-250-T9 Introduction to Innovation and Creativity (T9) BSPM-250-T9 View View
Introduction to Innovation and Creativity challenges students to exercise and strengthen their ability to innovate and think creatively. The course provides a biblical understanding of God's creative and innovative nature. This course will also provide each student with tools for building an innovative project and a spiritual context for innovative design.
BUSW101 Introduction to Business BUS 101 View View
This course provides students with an overview of business in an increasingly global society serving as an introduction to business terminology, concepts, environments, systems, strategies, and current issues. Topics include an overview of the business environment, business ethics, entrepreneurship and global business, management, marketing, production, information systems, and financial elements of business. This course provides a solid business foundation for more detailed and higher-level study in subsequent courses. Students will practice basic business skills of communication, research, business behavior, professionalism, and group processes. Understand how the purpose of a Christian-owned business and a Christian professional is to bring glory to the Lord through products, services, and the organization's operation. There is no course prerequisite.
BUSW305 Legal Implications for Business BUS332 View View
This course will give a basic explanation of the law--its sources, development, terminology--and a discussion of specific legal doctrines and principles which affect business, with an introduction to business organizations such as corporations and partnerships, criminal contracts, legal documents and property.
BUSW308 Business Ethics ETH432 View View
The development, discussion and resolution of ethical issues in organizations and how outcomes are impacted by ethical standards and Christian faith.
BUSW309 Principles of Team Dynamics and Development MGT434 View View
The organization of work in the implementation of the strategic plan with work analyzed for how human efforts in teams and other small groups of various compositions and other structures can effectively bring that work to a quality level of completion as defined by the end-user.
BUSW310 Principles & Biblical Concepts of Leadership LD331 View View
A study of the concepts of leadership in the context of Scripture and application of these concepts to personal, professional and career goals. The course will include the use of a survey to assess each individual's leadership capabilities to help him/her to understand his/her personal profile.
BUSW335 Accounting for Managers BUS331 View View
This course provides an overview of accounting from the perspective of a non-accounting manager. It helps to develop the tools to understand the essentials of how finance functions within an organization. This includes internal controls, the function of accounting, historical accounting data and financial planning. The course also provides an overview of how to manage a business by God's principles
BUSW340 Administration & Management MGT331 View View
A study of the five parts of managing organizations\' planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling/evaluating; with the study of principles for application to both not-for-profit and for-profit organizations and applications in organizations with references to Scripture.
BUSW410 Organizational Marketing and Sales BUS431 View View
The use of organizational mission to develop a marketing approach to reach potential constituencies with image, product and service that will cause those constituencies to utilize the organization to meet their perceived needs in a manner that is profitable to the organization.
BUSW441 Management of Human Resources MGT437 View View
A study of an organization\'s effort to find, motivate and retain effective people who demonstrate a commitment to being part of a team which accomplishes the organizational mission.
CHHW201 History of the Christian Church I HIS233 View View
A study of the history of the Christian Church from its founding on the day of Pentecost to the beginning of the Reformation with special emphasis upon the people, events and doctrinal controversies that were significant in the growth of Christianity.
CHHW202 History of the Christian Church II HIS234 View View
A study of the history of the Christian Church from the dawning of the Reformation to the present time with special emphasis upon the people, events and doctrinal controversies that were significant in the growth of Christianity.
CISYW101 Computer Literacy BUS 103 View View
Introduction to Computer Applications is designed to familiarize students with computer technology and their applications. It will also emphasize the use of computers and technology throughout their college and future careers, including Christian vocations and ministries. Students will learn fundamental concepts of computer technology and software and become familiar with a variety of computer applications, including word-processing, spreadsheets, and multimedia presentations. Students will also investigate Internet-based applications such as OneDrive and Office Web Apps.
COMM-101 Media, Technology and Society COMM-101 View View
This introductory course explores the use of media and technology as a means of engaging culture. Students will understand the society we live in and will be able to prepare and evaluate various uses of technology that engage culture and inspire personal growth. An emphasis is also placed on how media and technology can be used to enhance spiritual formation and worship experiences.
COMW-301 Goals, Priorities and Academic Excellence SSS112 View View
This course is an intensive study toward building and enhancing college-level academic achievement by strengthening learning strategies and study skills. It provides a concentrated emphasis on general and specific content-area academic learning techniques, motivation, learning styles, meta-cognition and self-assessment processes, time management, goal setting, support systems, online learning, and best practices for achieving academic excellence in post-secondary learning environments. The course provides a foundation for self-reliance and independent learning and performance in college through development of contextual skills and awareness, academic behaviors, and key cognitive strategies. No course prerequisites.
COMW121 College Foundations SSS131 View View
This course will focus on competency in the implementation of strategies for managing time, increasing reading comprehension, employing rules of grammar and usage, completing assignments, taking tests, writing essays, and using technology within the educational setting. Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to apply the new competencies to building a successful college career.
COMW150 Principles of Public Speaking SPT231 View View
The principles of speech composition, outlining and delivery are discussed. There is practice in preparing and presenting speeches that can inform, persuade, demonstrate, and actuate. The student will be encouraged to make immediate application of principles within the current work environment.
COUNW201 Counseling Skills 1 CSL331 View View
This course is designed to introduce students to foundational issues of human growth, discipleship, and healing as they relate to Christian counseling in the local church or other setting. Through practical, hands-on experience, students learn how to listen to God, themselves, and others; overcome barriers to effective helping; respond to inappropriate behavior; and reinforce scriptural truth through prayer. The development of a solid theological foundation assists students in learning the knowledge, skill, and character necessary for effective relational Christian counseling.
COUNW203 Counseling Theory CSL232 View View
This course will provide an overview of major theories in counseling and psychotherapy from a biblical perspective. This course will examine the historical context of secular psychology and the rise of Christian counseling. Students will develop criteria for evaluating theories using a biblical framework and formulate their own theory of Christian counseling.
COUNW301 Counseling Skills 2 CSL332 View View
Building on Counseling Skills 1, the goal of this course is to provide a baseline in terms of the critical skills so valuable in narrative Christian counseling, as well as any other kind of counseling: story-listening, reflective listening, communication skills, conflict management, and loving confrontation.
COUNW305 Crisis Counseling PSY321 View View
This course will explore historical and contemporary theory and methodology of crisis intervention. Specific emphasis will be given to understand situational and maturational crises, and the Christian implications of crisis counseling. the student will be introduced to the basic process and application of Biblical crisis intervention. The course will include such topics as: death, suicide, abuse, and helping children through crisis or trauma.
CPL 100 Introduction to Credit for Prior Learning CPL 100 View View
Course provides basics regarding understanding credit for prior learning systems and processes, how to effectively conceptualize and create Learning Application Essays and Sponsored Professional Training competency papers, how to evaluate and analyze life learning, and how to generate documented and professional life learning portfolios.
CPL-101 CPL - Introduction to Credit for Prior Learning CPL-101 View View
Even when given the opportunity, many college students do not even consider applying to get academic credit for their prior learning; because they do not understand the process, and are unwilling to pre-pay for credit that they are not certain that they can achieve. This is especially true for adult students who could probably benefit the most from using credit for prior learning options. This non-credit, Introduction to Credit for Prior Learning course is designed to help these students understand basic Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) information and earn the credits they apply for after completing this course. This course explains why students would want to consider CPL; it also describes what CPL is, and how the processes work; and finally, it personalizes CPL to prepare students for success after the course.
CPLW101 Introduction to Credit for Prior Learning CPL 101 View View
Course provides basics regarding understanding credit for prior learning systems and processes, how to effectively conceptualize and create Learning Application Essays and Sponsored Professional Training competency papers, how to evaluate and analyze life learning, and how to generate documented and professional life learning portfolios.
CPLW102 Learning Application Essay for CPL CPL 102 View View
Course provides a systematic approach to creating a Learning Application Essay for Credit for Prior Learning college-level credit. The process includes writing the Learning Application Essay from conceptualization and draft through revision to a finished product, and includes life learning analysis and evaluation using the Kolb Model of Experiential Learning. Includes critical thinking about learning and knowledge, and learning impacts on the personal and professional life and world view of the student. Evidence artifacts will be collected, organized, and presented to support the Essay. Overall course goal is to produce a documented and professional Learning Application Essay for submission.
CPLW103 Sponsored Professional Training for CPL CPL 103 View View
Course provides a systematic approach to creating a Sponsored Professional Training (SPT) dossier for Credit for Prior Learning college-level credit. The process includes writing the SPT essay from conceptualization and draft through revision to a finished product, and includes life learning analysis and evaluation using the Kolb Model of Experiential Learning. Includes critical thinking about learning and knowledge, and learning impacts on the professional life and world view of the student. Credentialed learning artifacts will be collected, organized, and presented to support the SPT essay. Overall course goal is to produce a documented and professional Sponsored Professional Training dossier for submission.
ECONW201 Principles of Economics BUS232 View View
A study of microeconomic theories of supply and demand, price determination, resource allocation, various degrees of competition and international trade and finance, as well as exploration of applications such as income inequality, rural and urban economics, social control of industry, and labor unions.
ENG332 Literature of C. S. Lewis ENG332 View View
This course explores the life and literature of C. S. Lewis in order to gain perception into his theology, the various genres in which he wrote, and the principles that make his writings meaningful. The study provides an in depth examination of the literature and historical time frame for this literary period. Students will engage in a process of critical reading, responding, analyzing, interpreting, writing, and research.
ENGW101 English Composition I ENG131 View View
This course is an exercise in critical reading and thinking and effective strategies of persuasion. It is also a study of paragraph and composition structure, focusing on expository and persuasive writing as well as the "rhetorical modes" with their use individually and cooperatively.
ENGW102 English Composition II ENG132 View View
An exercise in the ability to read and think critically and to write persuasively. A study of the collection and synthesis of information from a variety of sources, focusing on the ability to use such information to logically construct an argument.
ENGW250 American Literature ENG232 View View
Survey of American Literature, Beginnings through The Age of Romanticism, provides an overview of the literature and historical time frame for this period. Stories, personal narratives, biographical sketches, poems, speeches, letters, and essays comprise the course in order to provide a rich array of readings for this literary study. American authors from about late 1400s to late 1800s are studied. Students will engage in a process of critical reading, responding, analyzing, interpreting, and writing in the course. Prerequisite: ENGL-101 English Comp I or equivalent.
ENGW251 English Literature I ENG233 View View
This is a course survey covering English literature from the Middle Ages through the Eighteenth Century. The course acquaints students with this literature through a process of reading, analyzing, interpreting, writing, and thinking critically about essays, stories, poetry, and plays from a broad spectrum of English literature. From knights to queens to Christian pilgrims to discoverers and reformers, this study provides a glimpse into the changing dynamics of the latter 1400s to the early 1800s. In so doing, the course considers English literature in a historical, social, and ideological context as those influences greatly impacted and shaped the writers and perceptions of the time period.
ESCW150 Earth Science PSI131 View View
Earth science including physical and historical geology, meteorology and descriptive astronomy; the economic, social and philosophic aspects of the subject matter.
HISW222 Essentials of American Government GOV123 View View
This course is an examination of U.S. Government beginning with the foundations and basic components of our government and including an analysis of current policy-making and governmental impact on our society and the world. Emphasis will be given to the constitutional development of the federal government, the Christian foundations of our government, social issues, and foreign policy.
HISW231 Western Civilization I HIS231 View View
A study of the foundations of the modern world from the first civilizations through the 18th century. Topics include Western and non-Western classical civilizations, the Middle Ages and the age of absolutism.
HISW232 Western Civilization II HIS232 View View
This course studies the development of the Western world and its institutions and ideas from the nineteenth century to the present. The student will be challenged to consider the positive and negative impact of Western thinking and to formulate a sense of personal responsibility within society.
MATW101 Contemporary Math MAT131 View View
The development of mathematical concepts for application to the student's work and daily life. A review of mathematical concepts including the basics of algebra and geometry.
MUSW231 History of Music in Worship: Survey of Attitudes and Practice MUS231 View View
This course will visit key moments in the history of Western Christian church music. The story of music in Christian worship services in the West begins with the evolution of Gregorian chant from Hebrew and other models, progresses through the development of music for more than one voice part in settings for the early Catholic Mass, and divides into the Reformation stream including Lutheran chorales, other Protestant metrical Psalm settings, and the emergence of loftier settings in the cantatas of J. S. Bach and the oratorios of G. F. Handel. The narrative then continues onto the development of hymns, first without and then with specific tunes, then onto a lighter variety of gospel, revival and Sunday School songs. All the while, religious thinkers and musicians within the church (often the same people) continually examined their practice of music in worship and sought musical reforms and developments which they thought would bring more truth, spiritual edification, beauty and/or appropriate praise to God.
PHIW100 Introduction to Philosophy PHL201 View View
A survey of the history and terminology of philosophy with a brief introduction to epistemology and ontology. Philosophical systems from ancient to modern times are considered and evaluated in light of the Christian worldview.
PSYW101 Introduction to Psychology PSY133 View View
A study of the fundamental concepts of psychology including biological processes, development, behavior, learning and memory, personality, psychological disorders and social psychology.
PSYW102 Biblical Basis for Psychology & Counseling PSY231 View View
This course introduces the biblical principles of counseling and outlines the process by which Christian leaders can counsel people with specific problems. The course also provides an introduction to the counseling profession from a Christian perspective, explores how biblical and psychological principles may be integrated and applied to counseling issues, and describes the nature and role of the counselor as a person and as a professional.
SOCW101 Introduction to Sociology SOC231 View View
This course will introduce the student to the fundamental concepts of inter�relationships and group activities. Students will be able to integrate experience from his or her own life and work environments while studying the principles involved in dyadic groups, primary groups, secondary groups, institutions and society.
SOCW232 Cultural Anthropology SOC232 View View
This course introduces you to the principles and practice of cultural anthropology. After class exploration of various methods and concepts, you will explore those insights practically in actual cross-cultural experiences.
SOCW431 Social History of the 20th Century U.S. SOC431 View View

A study of significant changes in American society during the twentieth century with emphasis on both famous and ordinary people who have made these changes happen. Among important topics are transportation, inventions, the economy, commerce, politics, family life and civil rights.

THEW201 Introduction to Christian Doctrine CTH331 View View
This course serves as an introduction to the study of Christian Theology. Participants will explore key doctrines such as divine revelation, God, creation, humanity, sin, Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit, salvation and Christian spirituality, the church, and eschatology.
THEW305 Theology of Missions MIS431 View View
A study of the Word of God as set forth through God's promise to Abraham to bless the nations through Jesus Christ and the Church; an application of the Word of God as it relates to the purposes, nature, scope and current challenges of cross-cultural missions.