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Clinical Internship - 2.00 Hours

(Repeatable) Prerequisite: 2PSY650 and consent of the MAC clinical director. Interns gain supervised clinical experience in the Oviedo Counseling Clinic or another approved clinical setting. Internships are repeated for one hour of credit (2PSY6541) or for two hours (2PSY6542), depending on the length of the semester, until the clinical requirements for internship have been completely met. Students must complete at least nine hundred hours in an approved clinical setting. Three hundred sixty of these hours must be fulfilled with direct client contact involving individuals, couples, families, and groups. All supervision is based on video tape or in vivo observation, and is conducted individually and in groups with professional, licensed supervisors.

02PSY6542/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
August 30 - December 11

Clinical Internship - 2.00 Hours

(Repeatable) Prerequisite: 2PSY650 and consent of the MAC clinical director. Interns gain supervised clinical experience in the Oviedo Counseling Clinic or another approved clinical setting. Internships are repeated for one hour of credit (2PSY6541) or for two hours (2PSY6542), depending on the length of the semester, until the clinical requirements for internship have been completely met. Students must complete at least nine hundred hours in an approved clinical setting. Three hundred sixty of these hours must be fulfilled with direct client contact involving individuals, couples, families, and groups. All supervision is based on video tape or in vivo observation, and is conducted individually and in groups with professional, licensed supervisors.

02PSY6542/02
Dr. James Coffield
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
August 30 - December 11

Preaching Lab I - 1.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Communication I (2PT508, 2 hrs)

02PT510/A
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Wednesday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
August 30 - December 7

Preaching Lab I - 1.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Communication I (2PT508, 2 hrs)

02PT510/B
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
September 5 - December 5

Educational Ministry of the Church - 2.00 Hours

A study of the pastor's role as teacher and administrator within the educational program of the church. Careful attention is given to philosophy, history, organization, curriculum, recruiting and training teachers, and the special needs of each age group.

02CE514/01
Mr. John R. Muether
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
September 5 - December 5

History of Christianity I - 3.00 Hours

This general introduction to Christianity in the early and medieval periods focuses on key Christian doctrines and great leaders from Justin Martyr to Martin Luther who made contributions of lasting significance to the Christian Church.

02HT502/01
Dr. Michael Allen
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
September 5 - December 5

Evangelism - 2.00 Hours

THIS COURSE WILL MEET ON FRIDAY (8am-5pm) and on SATURDAY (8am-1pm) on the four following dates: SEPT 8, SEPT 9, NOV 17 & NOV 18 The purpose of this course is to train students to be effective evangelists and to understand and use biblical principles and methods of church growth. Emphasis is placed on having an intense desire to reach the lost for Christ. The value of small group ministries and mobilizing the laity for growth and ministry are considered.

02MS508/01
Dr. Elias dos Santos Medeiros
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
September 8 - November 18

Missions - 3.00 Hours

This course explores the field of missiology by examining the biblico-theological, historical, socio-cultural, and ecclesiastical foundations of the mission of God and its implications.

02MS518/01
Dr. Burk H. Parsons
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 30 - December 6

Greek II - 3.00 Hours

This course continues the study of grammar, builds vocabulary, and develops techniques for the exposition of the Greek text.

02NT504/01
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Thursday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
August 31 - December 7

Gospels - 4.00 Hours

Attention is given to each writer's literary art, theological teaching, pastoral purpose, and message for today's church and world.

02NT508/01
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Dr. Charles E. Hill
Monday 10:00 AM - 2:55 PM
September 11 - December 11

Hebrews - Revelation - 3.00 Hours

An introduction to the General Epistles and Revelation that includes the history, setting, theme, purpose, and message of each book.

02NT522/01
Dr. Charles E. Hill
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
September 5 - December 5

Text and Canon I - 2.00 Hours

A study of the text and canon of scripture, focusing critically on seminal writings from antiquity and on contemporary research. The course will consist of readings, discussions, some lectures, and student presentations of research. PREREQUISITE: Greek Exegesis (2NT506)

02NT716/01
Dr. Charles E. Hill
Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 31 - December 7

Hebrew Exegesis (Traditional Track) - 2.00 Hours

A continuation of Hebrew II (02OT504A): This course introduces basic tools for interpreting the Old Testament. Attention is given to a working knowledge of biblical Hebrew and to principles of interpretation.

02OT506A/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 1:55 PM
Thursday 1:00 PM - 1:55 PM
August 31 - December 7

Hebrew Exegesis (Electronic Track) - 2.00 Hours

A continuation of Hebrew II (02OT504B): This course introduces basic tools for interpreting the Old Testament. Attention is given to a working knowledge of biblical Hebrew and to principles of interpretation.

02OT506B/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
August 30 - December 11

Genesis to Joshua - 3.00 Hours

This course takes an expository approach to the major developments in the history of redemption: creation, covenant, promise, and fulfillment of the promises. This portion of the biblical revelation covers the period from Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden to Israel in the Promised Land.

02OT508/01
Dr. J. Nicholas Reid
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 30 - December 6

Judges to Esther - 2.00 Hours

This overview of the literature, history, and themes of Judges through Esther gives particular attention to the relevance of these books for the church and world today.

02OT510/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
August 30 - December 6

Biblical Aramaic - 2.00 Hours

Note: Previous knowledge of Hebrew is required An introduction to the language of Biblical Aramaic, including basic grammar, syntax, and vocabulary.

02OT532/01
Dr. J. Nicholas Reid
Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 31 - December 7

Mosaic Covenant - 2.00 Hours

This course investigates the Mosaic covenant in historical, theological, and exegetical perspectives.

02OT718/01
Dr. J. Nicholas Reid
Monday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
September 11 - December 11

Social & Cultural Issues in Counseling - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. This course exposes students to the psychosocial similarities, differences, and adversities that exist among people groups and to encourage the development of (1) a healthy awareness/understanding of people both inside and outside the student's frame of reference, (2) an understanding of his/her own learned and socially prescribed attitudes and beliefs concerning "others," and (3) a multidimensional contextual framework for understanding people and providing counseling services.

02PSY510/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 31 - December 7

Psychopathology - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program or consent of the instructor. An introduction to mental health disorders and their criteria based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSMIV- TR). Students learn the vocabulary and taxonomy used in the mental health field. Etiology of disorders and treatment approaches are considered.

02PSY519/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 31 - December 7

Professional, Ethical & Legal Studies - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. CLASS MEETS ON THE FOLLOWING FRIDAYS (3pm-7pm) and SATURDAYS (8:30am-3pm): OCT 6-7, OCT 13-14, NOV 3-4 & NOV 17-18 This course focuses on professional issues, both legal and ethical, that surround the counseling field. Attention is given to the development of professional identity, the standard of professional conduct, relevant codes of ethics, current statutes and the requirements for licensure.

02PSY551/01
Dr. Javier Sierra
Friday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
September 15 - November 18

Theory & Practice of Couns/Psychotherapy - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program or consent of the instructor. This course surveys primary current theoretical approaches to psychotherapy and demonstrates how theory relates to the practice of Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. The historical components of these theories are examined for their continuing impact on the delivery of mental health services.

02PSY560/01
Dr. James Coffield
Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 31 - December 7

Intro to Marriage & Family Therapy - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program or consent of the instructor. This course is designed to familiarize the student with general systems theory and a broad range of established family systems models that have shaped the practice of couple and family therapy. Students learn to apply systems theory to family development and process. Theory and technique will be reviewed to assist the development of process skills necessary for addressing the multiple dynamics associated with counseling couples and families. Students explore their own family development by preparing a three-generational genogram.

02PSY568/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
September 11 - December 11

Psychology in Relation to Theology I - 1.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. This course will explore psychotherapeutic issues in light of the Christian story revealed in the Old and New Testaments. The effort will be to help students connect the individual/human story to God's Story, and to build a storied approach to Scripture into the student's world view.

02PSY630/01
Dr. Eric Johnson
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
December 14 - December 15

Pastoral Counseling - 3.00 Hours

An overview of current trends in counseling theory and practice and the role of counseling in public, private and church settings. Basic counseling skills taught in this course include interviewing, assessment, and therapeutic listening in a laboratory situation. Application is made to premarital, family crisis, grief and substance abuse counseling, with emphasis on developing strategies and applying scriptural principles.

02PT516/01
Dr. James Coffield
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 30 - December 6

Communication II - 2.00 Hours

PREREQUISITES: Comm I (02PT508), Preaching Lab I (02PT510) & Preaching Lab II (02PT524) This course continues to develop the skills required for interpreting and communicating the Bible. Special emphasis is given to sermon composition, including its constituent parts, as well as to the different ecclesial contexts of sermon delivery (e.g., weddings, funerals).

02PT522/01
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Monday 1:00 AM - 2:55 PM
September 11 - December 11

Worship - 3.00 Hours

CLASS DATES: OCTOBER 16-20 (Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) The biblical foundations of worship, including music, worship strategies, creative styles, and worship for special occasions are considered in this course. The goal is to prepare students to be worshippers and effective leaders in worship.

02PT526/01
Dr. Geoff Ziegler
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
August 30 - December 11

Theology of Ministry I - 2.00 Hours

The historical development and biblical principles of management theory and leadership style are examined. Strategic planning, setting goals, budgeting, directing programs, and evaluating results are included.

02PT528/01
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
September 5 - December 5

Theological Research and Writing - 2.00 Hours

This is a two hour practical theology course on theological research and writing. The course will give special attention to using the library, writing graduate level research papers, and the problem of plagiarism. This course is designed to help you communicate well. Written communication and oral communication overlap, so whether you are going on for graduate studies or studying to become a pastor, you will need to learn how to develop and deliver a thesis.

02PT703/01
Mr. Michael W. Farrell
Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 31 - December 7

Intro to Pastoral & Theological Studies - 3.00 Hours

An introduction to biblical, theological, and practical ministry studies within the Reformed tradition.

02ST502/01
Dr. Michael Allen
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 30 - December 6

ST:Scripture, Theology, Anthropology - 3.00 Hours

This course explores the doctrines of Scripture from a systematic perspective. Topics include Scripture, theology proper, and anthropology.

02ST515/01
Dr. Scott R. Swain
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
September 5 - December 5

Apologetics - 2.00 Hours

Students examine the various approaches to apologetic methodology and engage the most frequently raised objections to the Christian faith.

02ST530/01
Dr. Justin S. Holcomb
Monday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
September 11 - December 11

Greek Readings - 1.00 Hours

A study of selected Greek texts. May be repeated for credit.

02NT602/01
Dr. Charles E. Hill
Thursday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
August 30 - December 6

Field Education Seminar - 0.00 Hours

Prerequisite: 400 hours of field education experience. Both the student's and field supervisor's evaluations of this experience must be reviewed and approved by the Director of Field Education before registration. This seminar provides opportunity for theological reflection and discussion of problems, needs, and experiences in ministry. Students are required to write papers about their field experiences and present them to the class for discussion led by the professor. This may be taken in the fall or spring semester.

02PT534/01
Rev. Michael E. Osborne
Wednesday 3:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 30 - December 6

Clinical Internship - 1.00 Hours

02PSY6543/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
January 2 - February 2

Clinical Internship - 1.00 Hours

02PSY6543/02
Dr. James Coffield
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
January 2 - February 2

Introduction to Biblical Theology - 2.00 Hours

A survey of biblical theology, including debated methodological issues during the last two centuries. Emphasis on the Bible's story-line examining how the books and corpora of the Bible contribute to the unfolding history of redemption. Attention also given to themes of temple, sacrifice, priest, rest, kingship, exile, idolatry, promise, messiah, wisdom, and other biblical themes. Finally, the relationship of biblical theology with other disciplines, especially exegesis and systematic theology, is considered.

02ON600/01
Dr. D. A. Carson
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 2 - January 5

Hebrew I (Traditional Track) - 3.00 Hours

The "Traditional" track is designed for a smaller group of RTS students who are headed for graduate studies or who are highly motivated to learn Hebrew in depth. In Hebrew I you will study the first 20 grammar lessons in Beginning Biblical Hebrew. In Hebrew II you will study the remaining 20 lessons in Beginning Biblical Hebrew.

02OT502A/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 8 - January 26

Hebrew I (Electronic Track) - 3.00 Hours

The "Electronic" track is designed for the majority of RTS M.Div. and M.A. Biblical Studies students, who are headed for pastoral ministry or want a basic knowledge of Hebrew to aid them in the study of the Old Testament. In Hebrew 1 you will study 10 grammar lessons and 10 computer software lessons, using Basic Hebrew for Bible Study. In Hebrew 2 you will study 10 more grammar lessons and 10 more computer software lessons, using Basic Hebrew for Bible Study. You will need a copy of Logos for the first day of class. This track is open enrollment. (Note: The "Electronic" track may not equip you for an ordination exam in some denominations.)

02OT502B/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
January 8 - January 26

Isaiah to Malachi - 3.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 27th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of November 27th. An expository study of the message and times of the prophets that emphasizes the following themes: day of the Lord, judgment, restoration, promise and fulfillment, Messiah, kingdom, and the new people of God.

02OT516/01
Dr. J. Nicholas Reid
Mon to Fri 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
January 8 - January 12

Addictions - 3.00 Hours

This course covers current information about the addictive processes associated with chemical dependencies and other addictions, as well as assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and intervention within individual and family systems frameworks. Issues related to addictions, such as family dynamics, structure, roles, and codependency are explored.

02PSY592/01
Prof. Sharon Hersh
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 8 - January 12

Preaching Lab-A - 1.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 27th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of November 27th. This hybrid preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's Distance MDiv degree program. Prerequisite: Communication I (02PT508, 2 hrs)

02PT511/01
Rev. Randy Greenwald
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 8 - January 12

Preaching Lab-A - 1.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 27th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of November 27th. This hybrid preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's Distance MDiv degree program. Prerequisite: Communication I (02PT508, 2 hrs)

02PT511/02
Rev. Michael E. Osborne
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 8 - January 12

Preaching Lab-A - 1.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 27th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of November 27th. This hybrid preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's Distance MDiv degree program. Prerequisite: Communication I (02PT508, 2 hrs)

02PT511/03
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 8 - January 12

Church Polity - 1.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 27th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of November 27th. Students examine the biblical data relative to church government and the Book of Church Order. The organization and function of church courts, including discipline and appeals, are considered, and parliamentary procedure is emphasized.

02PT520/01
Mr. John R. Muether
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
January 8 - January 10

Communication II - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 27th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of November 27th. A continuation of Communication I (02PT508). Prerequisites are Communication I, Preaching Lab-A & Preaching Lab-B. This course continues to develop the skills required for interpreting and communicating the Bible. Special emphasis is given to sermon composition, including its constituent parts, as well as to the different ecclesial contexts of sermon delivery (e.g., weddings, funerals).

02PT522/01
Rev. Larry T. Kirk
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 8 - January 12

Theology of Ministry I - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 27th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of November 27th. The historical development and biblical principles of management theory and leadership style are examined. Strategic planning, setting goals, budgeting, directing programs, and evaluating results are included.

02PT528/01
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Mon to Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
January 8 - January 12

Mentoring - 1.00 Hours

To register for this course, you must have completed at least 3 of the 4 required mentoring contracts known as Personal Development Contracts or PDCs.

02PT536/01
Mr. John R. Muether
Monday 12:01 PM - 12:59 PM
January 8 - January 8

Systematic Theology Survey for MAC - 4.00 Hours

This survey course is open only to students who have been admitted to the MA in Counseling degree program at RTS Orlando. In-class meetings on January 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th (9am to 4pm) will be followed by 24 hours of online content in the month of February.

02ST501/01
Dr. Michael Allen
Monday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
January 8 - January 29

Classics of Personal Devotion - 1.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 27th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of November 27th. Devotional writings from the history of the church, as well as from more contemporary Christians, are read and discussed to deepen the student's knowledge of and love for God.

02HT508/01
Mr. John R. Muether
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 10 - January 12

Psychodiagnostics & Adv Therapy Skills - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. Meets as follows: January 16th & 17th, January 22nd, 23rd & 24th (8:30am to 4pm on each of these dates). This course is designed to provide students with theoretical categories, conceptual schemas, and associated methodologies for organizing clinical and psychodiagnostic material that will be useful in the identification, understanding, and ultimate treatment of diagnosable mental states and disturbed functioning.

02PSY503/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Dr. James Coffield
Monday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
January 16 - January 24

Sexuality and Sex Therapy - 3.00 Hours

An analysis of human sexuality, attitudes toward sex, and sexual behavior in the light of contemporary and biblical norms, followed by a study of contemporary approaches to sex therapy, with particular attention to the relation of systematic and behavioral aspects of sexuality.

02PSY573/01
Prof. Sharon Hersh
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 29 - February 2




Upcoming Doctor of Ministry Classes

Presbyterian Ministry/American Culture - 3.00 Hours

This class is an introduction to the faith and practice of Presbyterianism in America. The course will trace the historical path of the American Presbyterian family as it has unfolded from the colonial period up to the present day. Emphasis will be placed on major events, movements, controversies, institutions and personalities that have helped shape the contemporary church's faith. In telling the uniquely American story of Presbyterianism, the course will address the changing culture of the United States and its impact on Presbyterians.

02DM884/01
Dr. Donald Fortson
Monday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
January 22 - January 26

Preaching from the Minor Prophets - 3.00 Hours

This course provides an overview of the history and message of the Old Testament Minor Prophets for the purpose of preaching. Beginning with an overview of Prophetic Literature, we will examine the prophetic writings, focusing on hermeneutical and exegetical matters. In addition, we will seek to show how these books and their message are vital for the contemporary church. As ministers, preaching from these books remains indispensable for the church’s wellbeing, but how are we to preach and teach them? The objective of this course is to answer this essential question, and expand our understanding of what the books reveal and how they are to be used.

02DM885/01
Dr. Michael G. McKelvey
Monday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
January 15 - January 19

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