BACHELOR PROGRAMMES

BACHELOR OF ARTS (GENERAL)

Year One: First Semester

OTS 111 The Pentateuch 3 C
GNS 111 Use of English (Grammar) 2 C
GTS 111 Inter-Testamental Period 2 C
GTS 112 African Religion 2 C
GNS 112 History and Doctrine of Islam 2 C
GTS 113 The Christian Life 2 C
GNS 113 General Psychology 2 C
BAT 111 Literature and Theology of Isaiah 2 E
GNS 114 Use of Library 2 E 19 Hours

Year One: Second Semester

GNS 121 Church History 3 R
GNS 214 Science & Mankind 2 R
NTS 121 The Synoptic Gospels 2 C
OTS 122 Poetry and Wisdom Literature 2 C
GNS 123 Use of English (Lexis and Structure) 2 C
GNS 124 ECWA Liturgy and Polity 2 C
BCE 121 History and Philosophy of Christian Education 2 R
15 Hours
Year Two: First Semester

GNS 211 Greek Grammar I 3 C
GTS 211 Theology I 3 C
GTS 212 Introduction to Philosophy 2 E
GNS 213 Use of English (Essay Writing) 2 C
GTS 212 Hermeneutics 3 C
GNS 122 Research Method 2 C
OTS 211 Critical Introduction to the Old Testament 2 C
GTS 213 Evangelism and Discipleship 2 E
19 Hours

Year Two: Second Semester

OTS 221 The Major Prophets 2 R
BAM 221 Introduction to Missions 2 R
GTS 221 Theology II 3 C
GNS 221 Greek Grammar II 3 C
GNS 222 Literature in English 2 C
GNS 223 Church Administration 2 E
NTS 221 Critical Introduction to the New Testament 2 C
GNS 224 Use of Computer for Research 2 R
18 Hours

Year Three: First Semester

OTS 311 The Minor Prophets 2 R
GTS 311 Theology III 3 C
GNS 311 Hebrew Grammar I 3 C
NTS 311 Pauline Epistles 2 C
GTS 312 Biblical Criticism 2 R
GTS 313 Pastoral Theology 2 C
GTS 314 Homiletics I (Theory) 2 C
GNS 312 Psychology of Religion 2 E
18 Hours

Year Three: Second Semester

NTS 321 General Epistles 2 C
GNS 321 Theology and HIV/AIDS 2 C
GNS 322 Apologetics 2 E
GTS 324 Theology IV 3 C
GTS 323 Homiletics II (Practical) 3 C
GNS 323 Hebrew Grammar II 3 C
GTS 325 Daniel and Revelation 2 R
17 Hours

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN THEOLOGY
Year Four: First Semester

NTS 411 Greek Exegesis (New Testament) 2 R
BAT 411 Contemporary African theology 2 R
BAT 412 Christian Ethics 2 R
BAT 413 Theology of the Old Testament 2 R
GNS 411 Introduction to Legal studies 2 R
GTS 411 Long Essay (To be registered separately) (4 C)
14 Hours

Year Four: Second Semester

BAT 421 Hebrew Exegesis 2 R
NTS 421 Theology of the New Testament 2 R
NTS 422 Literature and Theology of Luke and Acts 2 R
NTS 423 Exegesis of St. John 2 R
GNS 421 Business Entrepreneurship 2 R
10 Hours
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PASTORAL STUDIES
Year Four: First Semester

BPS 411 Pastoral Epistles 2 R
BPS 412 Current Issues & Problems in the Ministry 2 R
BPS 413 Church Creed 2 R
BPS 415 Spiritual formation 2 R
Bps 414 Theology of Worship 2 R
GNS 412 Introduction to Legal Studies 2 R
GTS 411 Long Essay (To be Registered Separately) 4 C
16 Hours

Year Two: Second Semester

BPS 421 Biblical Leadership and Administration 2 R
BPS 422 Church and Society 2 R
BPS 423 Communication Skills 2 R
BPS 424 Financial Management 2 E
GNS 421 Business Entrepreneurship 2 C
10Hours

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

Year Four: First Semester

BCE 411 Principles of Teaching 2 R
BCE 412 Classroom Management 2 R
BCE 413 Bio-Ethics 2 E
BCE 414 Practice Teaching 2 R
BCE 415 Curriculum Planning and Design 2 R
GNS 411 Introduction to Legal Studies 2 R
GTS 411 Long Essay (To be registered separately) (4 C)
16 Hours

Year Four: Second Semester

BCE 421 Educational Psychology 2 R
BCE 422 Education of the Family 2 R
BCE 423 Sociology of Education 2 R
BCE 424 Educational Technology 2 R
BCE 425 Current Issues and Problems in Education 2 R
GNS 421 Business Entrepreneurship 2 R
12 Hours

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MISSIONS AND EVANGELISM

Year Four: First Semester

BAM 411 Church Planting and Growth 2 R
BAM 412 Cultural Anthropology 2 R
BAM 413 History of Missions 2 R
BAM 414 Theology of Missions 2 R
BAM 415 Religious Dev. in the 7th Cent. Semitic World 2 E
GNS 411 Introduction to Legal Studies 2 R
GTS 411 Long Essay (To be registered separately) (4 C)
16 Hours

Year Four: Second Semester

BAM 421 Cross Cultural Communication 2 R
BAM 422 Tent Making 2 R
BAM 423 Urban Ministry 2 R
BAM 424 Power Encounter 2 E
BAM 425 Mission Praxis 2 E
GNS 421 Business Entrepreneurship 2 C
12 Hours
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PASTORAL STUDIES
TWO – YEARS B.A. TH PROGRAMME
Year One: First Semester

GNS 211 Greek Grammar I 3 C
GTS 211 Theology I 3 C
GTS 311 Theology III 3 C
GNS 312 Pauline Epistles 2 C
GTS 212 Hermeneutics 3 C
GTS 312 Biblical Criticism 2 R
GNS 122 Research Methods 2 C
GTS 314 Homiletics I (Theory) 2 C 20 Hours
Year One: Second Semester

GNS 221 Greek Grammar II 3 C
NTS 121 The Synoptic Gospels 2 C
GTS 221 Theology II 3 C
GNS 322 Apologetics 2 E
GTS 324 Theology IV 3 C
GNS 321 Theology and HIV/AIDS 2 R
GTS 323 Homiletics II (Practical) 3 C
18 Hours

Year Two: First Semester

NTS 321 General Epistles 2 R
NTS 411 Greek Exegesis (New Testament) 2 R
BAT 411 Contemporary African Theology 2 R
BAT 412 Christian Ethics 2 R
GNS 311 Hebrew I 3 R
GNS 411 Introduction to Legal studies 2 R
GTS 411 Long Essay (To be registered separately) (4 C)
17 Hours

Year Two: Second Semester

GNS 323 Hebrew Grammar II 3 R
GTS 323 Homiletics II (Practical) 3 R
BAT 421 Hebrew Exegesis (Old Testament) 2 R
NTS 421 Theology of the New Testament 2 R
GTS 325 Daniel and Revelation 2 R
NTS 422 Literature and Theology of Luke and Acts 2 R
GTS 313 Pastoral Theology 2 R
GNS 421 Business Entrepreneurship 2 R
18 Hours
TWO – YEAR BACHELOR OF ARTS IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

Year One: First Semester

GNS 211 Greek Grammar I 3 C
GTS 211 Theology I 3 C
GTS 311 Theology III 3 C
GNS 312 Pauline Epistles 2 C
GTS 212 Hermeneutics 3 C
GTS 312 Biblical Criticism 2 R
GNS 122 Research Methods 2 C
GTS 314 Homiletics I (Theory) 2 C 20 Hours
Year One: Second Semester

GNS 221 Greek Grammar II 3 C
NTS 121 Synoptic Gospels 2 C
GTS 221 Theology II 3 C
GNS 322 Apologetics 2 E
GTS 324 Theology IV 3 C
GNS 321 Theology and HIV/AIDS 2 R
GTS 323 Homiletics II (Practical) 3 C
18 Hours

Year Two: First Semester

BCE 411 Principles of Teaching 2 R
BCE 412 Classroom Management 2 R
BCE 413 Bio-Ethics 2 R
BCE 414 Teaching Practice 2 R
BCE 415 Curriculum Planning and Design 2 R
GNS 311 Hebrew I 3 C
GNS 411 Introduction to Legal Studies 2 R
GTS 411 Long Essay (To be registered separately) (4 C)
19 Hours
Year Four: Second Semester

BCE 421 Educational Psychology 2 R
BCE 422 Education of the Family 2 R
BCE 423 Sociology of Education 2 R
BCE 424 Educational Technology 2 R
GNS 323 Hebrew Grammar II 3 C
BCE 425 Current Issues and Problems in Education 2 R
GNS 421 Business Entrepreneurship 2 C
15 Hours

TWO – YEAR BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MISSIONS AND EVANGELISM

Year One: First Semester

GNS 211 Greek Grammar I 3 C
GTS 211 Theology I 3 C
GTS 311 Theology III 3 C
GNS 312 Pauline Epistles 2 C
GTS 212 Hermeneutics 3 C
GTS 312 Biblical Criticism 2 R
GNS 122 Research Methods 2 C
GTS 314 Homiletics I 2 C 20 Hours
Year One: Second Semester

GNS 221 Greek Grammar II 3 C
NTS 121 The Synoptic Gospels 2 C
GTS 221 Theology II 3 C
GNS 322 Apologetics 2 E
GTS 324 Theology IV 3 C
GNS 321 Theology and HIV/AIDS 2 R
GTS 323 Homiletics II 3 C
18 Hours
Year Two: First Semester

BAM 411 Church Planting and Growth 2 R
BAM 412 Cultural Anthropology 2 R
BAM 413 History of Missions 2 R
BAM 414 Theology of Missions 2 R
GNS 311 Hebrew I 3 C
GNS 411 Introduction to Legal Studies 2 R
GTS 411 Long Essay (To be registered separately (4 C)
17 Hours

Year Two: Second Semester

BAM 421 Cross Cultural Communication 2 R
BAM 422 Tent Making 2 R
BAM 423 Urban Ministry 2 R
GNS 323 Hebrew Grammar II 3 C
BAM 424 Power Encounter 2 R
BAM 425 Mission Praxis 2 R
GNS 421 Business Entrepreneurship 2 C
15 Hours

TWO – YEAR BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PASTORAL STUDIES

Year One: First Semester

GNS 211 Greek Grammar I 3 C
GTS 211 Theology I 3 C
GTS 311 Theology III 3 C
GNS 312 Pauline Epistles 2 C
GTS 212 Hermeneutics 3 C
GTS 312 Biblical Criticism 2 R
GNS 122 Research Methods 2 C
GTS 314 Homiletics I (Theory) 2 C 20 Hours
Year One: Second Semester

GNS 221 Greek Grammar II 3 C
NTS 121 Synoptic Gospels 2 C
GTS 221 Theology II 3 C
GNS 322 Apologetics 2 C
GTS 324 Theology IV 3 C
GNS 321 Theology and HIV/AIDS 2 C
GTS 323 Homiletics II (Practical) 3 C
18 Hours

Year Two: First Semester

BPS 411 Pastoral Epistles 2 R
BPS 412 Current Issues & Problems in the Ministry 2 R
GNS 311 Hebrew I 3 C
BPS 413 Church Creed 2 R
BPS 414 Theology of Worship 2R
BPS 415 Spiritual Formation 2 R
GNS 412 Introduction to Legal Studies 2 R
GTS 411 Long Essay (To be registered separately) (4 C)
19 Hours

Year Two: Second Semester

BPS 421 Biblical Leadership and Administration 2 R
BPS 422 Church and Society 2 R
BPS 423 Communication Skills 2 R
BPS 424 Financial Management 2 R
GNS 323 Hebrew Grammar II 3 C
GNS 421 Business Entrepreneurship 2 C
13 Hours

Year One: First Semester

OTS 111 The Pentateuch 3 Hrs
The Pentateuch: Genesis through Deuteronomy. Redemptive plan of God in the Old Testament history and its fulfilment in Jesus Christ. Introduction to the historical, social, cultural, geographical, political contexts of the Ancient Near East. C.

GNS 111 Use of English (Grammar) 2 Hrs
The course is designed to acquaint students with the basic skills in grammar in the following areas: word classes (Noun, Verb, Pronoun, Conjunction, Article, Preposition, Subject – verb Agreement, Clause, Phrase, Note taking, Note making, Adjectives and Adverbs C.

GTS 111 Inter-Testamental Period 2 Hrs
History of the period from the close of the Old Testament to the time of Christ; the Ptolemaic and Seleucid rulers; the rise of the Maccabees, and Maccabean revolt; Jewish dispersal and dispersal development; some elements of Alexandrian Judaism in the context of philo; and the evolution of synagogue. C.

GTS 112 African Religion 2 Hrs
African beliefs, philosophies and worship in relation to deity, man, and the spirit world. C.
GNS 114 History and Doctrine of Islam 2 Hrs
Origin, history, theology and practice of Islam. Major Islamic activities in Nigerian society and the world at large. Study of the Prophet Mohammed, the Quran and Hadiths. C.

GTS 113 Christian Life 2 Hrs
Selected Bible characters, especially in the New Testament as model for Christian living in contemporary age. Roles of the Holy Spirit in Christian’s life C.

GNS 113 General Psychology 2 Hrs
Various schools of thought, human behaviour, intelligence, personality, learning, and mental discipline. C.

BAT 111 Literature and Theology of Isaiah 2 Hrs
Roles and uniqueness of the Book of Isaiah in the canon of the Hebrew and entire Bible: genre, message, structure and theological significance C.

GNS 113 Use of Library 2 Hrs
Finding information in the library. Use of catalogue to locate the materials on the book shelves to aid research. E
Second Semester

GNS 121 Church History 3 Hrs
Development, growth and spread of Christianity from Palestine to Africa, Asia and Europe: Key historical events, ideas and personalities from the first-century to the modern era, Christian doctrines. R

GNS 212 Research Methods 2 Hrs
Methods of contextual theological research. Writing of research papers and thesis or Long Essay C.
NTS 121 The Synoptic Gospels 2 Hrs
Uniqueness and peculiarities of each of the Synoptic Gospels. Chronological and theological progression as woven by each of the gospel writers. The Synoptic problem from Scholarly and Evangelical standpoints; the theological concern of each evangelist. C.

BCE 121 History and Philosophy of Christian Education 2 Hrs
Definition, nature and philosophies of Christian Education. History, activities and development of Christian Education and possible improvements. R.
OTS 121 Poetry and Wisdom Literature 2 Hrs
The poetical books of the Old Testament: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Song of Solomon and Ecclesiastes. Skills in proficient interpretation of, and preaching from the poetical books. C.
GNS 123 Use of English (Lexis and Structure) 2 Hrs
The course focuses on improving students standard in language structure and vocabulary development, more especially as they relate to the scripture in topics like: Synonyms, Antonyms, Homophones, Homonyms, Idioms, Proverbs, Figures of Speech, Affixation, Common errors in English etc. C

GNS 124 ECWA Liturgy and Polity 2 Hrs
ECWA Church polity in the light of the Bible. Church Government, Biblical foundations of worship: music, worship strategies, creative styles and worship for special occasions C.

Year Two: First Semester

GNS 211 Greek Grammar I 2 Hrs
Fundamental principles of Greek grammar which includes second and first declensions, definite articles, the verb “to be” and special uses of the dative, genitive and accusative C.
GTS 211 Theology I 2 Hrs
Systematic and comparative theological study covering Prolegomena, Bibliology and Theology. Traditional African perspectives on these topics compared to Christian beliefs yet holding to the Evangelical tenets. C.

GNS 122 Introduction to Philosophy 2 Hrs
Branches of philosophy, key philosophers and their modes of philosophizing from the ancient time and the present day African thinkers on the Christian faith. C.
GNS 213 Use of English (Essay Writing) 2 Hrs
This is an intensive, practical and skilled – oriented English language course, especially designed to enable students develop writing skills, reading skills and the ability to evaluate. The course develops students in writing speeches, articles, various forms of letter with emphasis on common errors, essay writing, minute writing, comprehension and summary writing. C.

GTS 212 Hermeneutics 3 Hrs
Historical perspective on biblical interpretation. Theological and practical instruction for contemporary readers on how to apply basic principles of interpretation of Bible including a concise overview of the history and various schools of interpretations. Meaningful and life-transforming personal Bible study.
GNS 214 Science and Mankind 2 Hrs
This is the study of basic concepts in science as well as history and philosophy of the methods used in scientific studies. R

OTS 211 Critical Introduction to the Old Testament 2 Hrs
Study the Old Testament literature: Historical and Geographical background of the Old Testament, the structure (Canon and text) and literary forms of the Old Testament, the Old Testament in modern critical studies. C.
GTS 213 Evangelism and Discipleship 2 Hrs
The nature, methods and tasks of evangelism and discipleship as practised in the biblical period. E.

Year Two: Second Semester

OTS 221 The Major Prophets 2 Hrs
Survey of the main teachings and theological themes of the prophets who ministered in Israel before captivity; within the milieu of Israel’s history. R.

BAM 221 Introduction to Missions 2 Hrs
Overview of the biblical concept and its understanding as the heartbeat of God. Misconceptions of missions and provision of biblical and viable responses to such. R.

GTS 221 Theology II 3 Hrs
Biblical and historical study of Christology, angelology and anthropology. Systematic study of these doctrines from an evangelical perspective. C.

GNS 221 Greek Grammar II 3 Hrs
Complex sentences, special verbs, third declension, participles, subjunctive, passive and voices. Learning enough Greek vocabularies in order to read the New Testament Greek text. C.

GNS 222 Literature in English 2 Hrs
General introduction to literature: Definition, genres of literature, functions, drama, poetry, figures of speech, and literary appreciation. Emphasis is placed on Drama and Poetry. Suggested textbooks are as follows C
African Drama
1. Women of Owu by Femi Osafisan
2. The gods are not to blame by Ola Rotimi
African Prose
1. A woman in her prime by Asare Kanadu
2. Dizzy Angel by Grace Osifo
Poetry
1. Ambassador of poverty by P.O.C. Umeh
2. boy on a swing by Oswald M. Mtshali
Teachers can use anyone (i.e. one book) from the above lists. However, reading assignment can be given from anyone chosen from African prose. Students can also be asked to give brief reports from there.
GNS 223 Church Administration 2 Hrs
Management of resources, time, information, people, and money in the church and para-church ministries and activities. E.
NTS 221 Critical Introduction to the New Testament 2 Hrs
Historical, social, cultural, political, and religious contexts of the documents of the New Testament critical issues relating to introductory matters of the New Testament books. C.

GNS 224 Use of Computer for Research 2 Hrs
The world of computers. Basic knowledge of computer for increasing productivity in different disciplines. Distinctive properties and different accessories that enhance the effective usage of the computer and employing computer programmes for research purposes. R.

Year Three: First Semester

OTS 311 The Minor Prophets 2 Hrs
Writings of Hosea to Malachi, their historical, cultural, social and political background and major teachings coupled with their application to the Nigerian situation. R
GTS 311 Theology III 3 Hrs
Evangelical treatment of soteriology and pneumatology. Areas of controversy among Christians: elections, eternal security, and the gifts and baptism of the Spirit. C.
GNS 311 Hebrew Grammar I 3 Hrs
Introduction to Hebrew grammar, alphabets, syntax, and basic vocabulary. C.
NTS 311 Pauline Epistles 2 Hrs
Major theological contributions and themes of each of the Pauline corpus and application to the life and ministry of the church in Africa. C.
GTS 312 Biblical Criticism 2 Hrs
Origin, process, and composition of the Bible. Inspiration, canonicity, higher and lower criticism, the births, strengths and weaknesses of the various Bible versions. R.

GTS 313 Pastoral Theology 3 Hrs
Varied and changing problems facing the contemporary pastors. Viable and biblical options of pastoral ethics for the modern church leaders. C.

GTS 314 Homiletics I (Theory) 2 Hrs
Fundamentals and techniques of sermon preparation. Preparation of life-transforming, contextualized and Christocentric messages. C

GNS 312 Psychology of Religion 2 Hrs
Psychological approaches to the study of religion; forms of beliefs and behaviour, religious experiences, conversion and experiences, ecstasies, transcendental experience, dogmatism, conversion methods and techniques, use of religious symbols, development of religious thinking . E.

Year Three: Second Semester

NTS 321 General Epistles 2 Hrs
General knowledge of fundamental matters: context, theology and the hermeneutical perspectives, and canonical issues of the Non- Pauline Epistles of the New Testament.

GNS 321 Theology and HIV/AIDS 2 Hrs
Counselling, leadership and management skills for assisting infected and affected HIV/AIDs patients. Capacity building that is community and church-based inclusive programmes that address HIV/AIDS prevention and care C.

GNS 322 Apologetics 2 Hrs
Apologetic methods of various Christian evangelical thinkers; starting–point, justification, proof, epistemology, reason and revelation, discussion on contemporary apologetical problems. E.
GTS 321 Theology IV 3 Hrs
Theology of the Church (Ecclesiology) and the Last things (Eschatology). Application of the doctrines in African and Evangelical settings. C.

GTS 323 Homiletics II (Practical ) 3 Hrs
Homiletical principles and practices: types, methods, use of diction, audience psychology, dressing, and personality as well as delivery of sermons. C.
GNS 321 Hebrew Grammar II 3 Hrs
Doing Hebrew word studies and reading selected Old Testament passages in the Hebrew language. C.

GTS 325 Daniel and Revelation 2 Hrs
Introduction, authorship, and theology of the Books of Daniel and Revelation. Apocalyptic nature and similarity between Daniel and Revelation. R.
BACHELOR OF ARTS (B.A) IN THEOLOGY

Year Four: First Semester

NTS 411 Greek Exegesis (New Testament) 2 Hrs
In-depth analysis of the practice of exegesis through the study of selected passages of the New Testament. Critical judgments in the interpretation of the Greek New Testament text . R.

BAT 411 Contemporary African Theology 2 Hrs
Methods and approaches of some African theological writers. Contextualization of theology in meeting the need of African Christians and milieu. R.

BAT 412 Christian Ethics 2 Hrs
Key ethical issues: Sex, Abortion, War, Violence, Capital Punishment, Social responsibility etc. from Evangelical angle in relation to African context. R.

BAT 413 Theology of the Old Testament 2 Hrs
A study of the theology of OT: Covenant, Salvation, Remnant, Council of Yahweh, Holiness, King, Messiah and Election among others. R.
GNS 411 Introduction to Legal Studies 2 Hrs
Fundamental human rights, rule of law, nature and structure of Nigerian government. R.

GTS 411 Long Essay (To be registered separately) 4 Hrs
Extensive biblical, exegetical, historical, critical, phenomenological, experiential or contextualized study on a specific approved topic. C.

Year Four: Second Semester

BAT 421 Hebrew Exegesis 2 Hrs
In-depth analysis of the practice of exegesis through the study of selected passages in the Old Testament. Making critical judgments in the interpretation of the Hebrew Old Testament text. R.
NTS 421 Theology of the New Testament 2 Hrs
This course treats some selected theological themes in the New Testament such as sin, salvation, redemption, holiness, repentance, judgment, etc. and how these issues can be understood from and applied to African societies. R.
NTS 422 Literature and Theology of Luke and Acts 2 Hrs
This is a critical study of the origin, context, message, content and theology of Luke and Acts with particular emphasis on the interpretation and application of key passages. R.

NTS 423 Exegesis of St John 2 Hrs
Critical study of the Gospel of John with the aim of reading it in the Greek language. Historical, theological and philosophical as templates for the interpretation of the Gospel of John. R.
GNS 421 Business Entrepreneurship 2 Hrs
Business opportunities that can raise the standard of living and empower the church in the Twenty first century. R.

BACHELOR OF ARTS (B. A) IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

Year Four: First Semester

BCE 411 Principles of Teaching 2 Hrs
Teaching/learning process: learning theory, age group characteristics, motivation, creativity, and instructional methods. R.
BCE 412 Classroom Management 2 Hrs
Effective use of the classroom setting in the teaching/learning process. Concepts of administration of the classroom including relationship with the students’ discipline. R.
BCE 413 Bio-Ethics 2 Hrs
Biological and psychological concepts of ethics: Abortion, Euthanasia (mercy killing), Divorce, Re- marriage, various concepts that promote peaceful living on earth, etc E.
BCE 414 Practice Teaching 2 Hrs
Practical experience in teaching and classroom management. Demonstration of classroom teaching control for evaluation in order to ascertain and increase students’ level of competence and gain confidence in the act of teaching. R.
BCE 415 Curriculum Planning and Design 2 Hrs
Basic principles and methods of planning and organizing educational programmes in general and church–school in particular: definition, theories, contents, formulation and evaluation of curriculum.
GNS 411 Introduction to Legal Studies 2 Hrs
Fundamental human rights, rule of law, nature and structure of Nigerian government. R.

GTS 411 Long Essay (To be registered separately) 4 Hrs
Extensive biblical, exegetical, historical, critical, phenomenological, experiential or contextualized study on a specific approved topic. C.
18 Hours

Second Semester

BCE 421 Educational Psychology 2 Hrs
Roles and effects of heredity, environment and human development on educational process. Cognitive process: readiness, motivation and educational measurement. R.
GNS 421 Business Entrepreneurship 2 Hrs
Business opportunities that can raise the standard of living and empower the church in the Twenty First Century. R.

BCE 422 Education of the Family 2 Hrs
This is a study of marriage, the family and the biblical view of a family in the realm of education with emphasis on contemporary family life problems within the educational program of the church. R.
BCE 423 Sociology of Education 2 Hrs
Contemporary sociological issues in development process of education in the light of the development of individuals in relation to their socio-economic background. R.
BCE 424 Educational Technology 2 Hrs
This is the study of the production and use of instructional materials to aid teaching. Techniques for using audio-visuals, film, projector, radio, television, video and internet facilities R.
BCE 425 Current Issues and Problems in Education 2 Hrs
Examination of current issues and problems in education and its relation to the contemporary African society. R
12 Hours

BACHELOR OF ARTS (B.A) IN MISSIONS AND EVANGELISM

Year Four: First Semester

BAM 411 Church Planting and Growth 2 Hrs
Principles involved in the planting and growth of the church: biblical concepts, techniques and methods with Apostle Paul’s methods as the model. R
BAM 412 Cultural Anthropology 2 Hrs
Concepts, goals and methods of the cultural anthropologist. Application in cross-cultural Christian ministry, cultural transmission, relationship between cultural and Christianity and techniques of ethnographic field work. R.
BAM 413 History of Missions 2 Hrs
Survey of outreaches of Christian movements from apostolic period to the present. R.
BAM 414 Theology of Mission 2 Hrs
Systematic study of Missions from the Biblical perspective. R.

BAM 415 Religious Dev. in the 7th Century Semitic World 2 Hrs
Study of Judaism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism and Primal religions (animistic, ancestral–worship sacrificial, ritualistic, etc) as in the Semitic World and its environ in the early 7th Century. Mohammed and the rise of Islam. The impacts of Islam on the general religious situation in the world. E
GNS 411 Introduction to Legal Studies 2 Hrs
Fundamental human rights, rule of law, nature and structure of Nigerian government. R.

GTS 411 Long Essay (To be registered separately) 4 Hrs
Extensive biblical, exegetical, historical, critical, phenomenological, experiential or contextualized study on a specific approved topic. C.

Year Four: Second Semester

BAM 421 Cross Cultural Communication 2 Hrs
Problems of change, accepting oneself, accepting others, values and social and individual tension. Psychological, sociological and anthropological understanding of self and others. R.

GNS 421 Business Entrepreneurship 2 Hrs
Business opportunities that can raise the standard of living and empower the church in the Twenty First Century. C.

BAM 422 Tent Making 2 Hrs
Practical aspect of missionary work. Methods of self-support as Apostle Paul did e.g. in Corinth. R.
BAM 423 Urban Ministry 2 Hrs
Biblical basis and need for Urban ministry in order to set-up a strategy for Urban ministry and to prepare and develop such a ministry in Africa and beyond. R.

BAM 424 Power Encounter 2 Hrs
Encounter with the demonic powers by the servants of God invading the territory of the “god” of this world and in bringing people from demons or Satan to God. Biblical, historical and contemporary perspective with consideration of both the defensive and offensive posture of the servant of God E.

BAM 425 Mission Praxis 2 Hrs
Engaging in personal field ministry, personal evangelism, follow- up, group evangelism, small group Bible studies, small group discipleship and training seminars. E.
12 Hours

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Entry Requirements
1. At least five (5) Credit passes in Art subjects including English Language in Senior Secondary School Certificate at one sitting or six (6) Credits at two sittings (WAEC or NECO).
2. UTME result in line with the JAMB policies for each year.
3. Graduate in Diploma of Religious Studies from a recognised Institution with a good grade plus five (5) or six (six) Credit passes in Art subjects (including English Language) in SSCE in not more than two sittings will be considered for direct entry admission (200 Level).
4. NCE graduate of Religious Studies from a recognised Institution with very good result and relevant O/Level result will also be considered for direct entry admission (200 level).
Graduation Requirements
1. The candidate must have successfully completed 120 Credit Hours with a minimum CGPA of 1.0 on 7.0 grade system.
2. The candidate must equally complete two-year summer internship with evidence of Christian character.
3. The programme must be completed within the maximum period of six (6) years.

Year One: First Semester
RCS 111 The Formative Period of Israelite History 2R
RCS 112 Religious Developments in the 7th Century
Semitic World 2R
RES 111 A Survey of African Traditional Religion 2C
RCS 113 Social Anthropology and Religion 2R
GES 101 Use of English 3C
GNS 115 Inter-Testamental Period 2E
RCS 225 The Pentateuch 2E
15 Hrs
Year One: Second Semester
RCS 121 The Synoptic Gospels 2C
RCS 122 The Church in the Apostolic Age 2R
RES 122 Introduction to Religious Ethics 2R
GES 103 Government, Society and Economy 3C
RES 121 Attitudes towards other Religions 2E
GES 106 Philosophy & Logic 3C
14 Hrs

Year Two: First Semester
RCS 211 Critical Introduction to the Old Testament 2C
RCS212 Introduction to Greek Grammar 3R
RCS 213 History and Doctrine of the Early Church 2C
RCS 214 Old Testament Background 2E
RES 211 General Introduction to the Study of Religion 2C
RES 212 Comparative Concepts in Christian and
Muslim Scriptures 2R
GTS 211 Theology I 3E
GES 104 Science and Mankind 3C
19 Hrs

Year Two: Second Semester
RCS 221 Critical Introduction to the New Testament 2C
RCS 222 Greek Grammar and Syntax 2R
RCS 223 Introduction to Hebrew Grammar 3R
RCS 226 New Testament Background 2E
RES 223 Introduction to Philosophy of Religion 2R
GTS 221 Theology II 3E
GES 105 Agriculture and Animal Husbandry 3C
17 Hrs

Year Three: First Semester

RCS 311 Hebrew Grammar and Syntax 3R
RCS 312 The Religion of Israel and Judah 2C
RCS 313 Exegesis of St. John 3C
RCS 314 African Church Fathers 2E
RCS 315 Christian Ethics in Contemporary Society 2 E
RCS 316 Soteriology 2R
RES 312 Basic Practices of the Major Faiths in Nigeria 2R
RES 313 Religious Research Method 1R 17 Hrs
Year Three: Second Semester
RCS 321 Ancient Prophets in Israel 2R
RCS 322 Messianic Concept and Figure 2E
RCS 323 The Reformation 2R
RCS 324 Studies in the Epistles I 2R
RCS 325 Gospel According to Matthew 3R
RES 323 Philosophy of Religion: God and Modern Man 2R
RES 325 Interaction of Religions in Nigeria 2R
GTS 326 Homiletic I (Theory) 2E
RCS 415 Ecclesiology 2E
22 Hrs

Year Four: First Semester

RCS 411 Theology of the Old Testament 2C
RCS 412 Literature and Theology of St. Luke’s Gospel 3C
RCS 413 Expansion of Christianity in West
Africa up to 1914 3R
RCS 414 Clinical Theology 2E
RCS 416 Hermeneutics and Exegesis 2E
RES 412 Common Themes in Christian and Islamic
Theology 3C
BAM 417 Cross Cultural Communication 2E
GTS 323 Homiletics II (Practical) 3E
RCS 429 Long Essay (To be registered Separately) (4)
19 Hrs
Year Four: Second Semester
RCS 421 Hebrew Exegesis 3R
RCS 422 New Testament Theology 2R
RCS 423 Christian Theology in Africa 2E
RCS 424 History of Indigenous Churches in West Africa 2R
RCS 425 Studies in Epistles II 2E
RES 423 Studies in Theodicy 2C
13 Hrs

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Year One: First Semester
RCS 111 The Formative Period of Israelite History 2Hrs R
The history of Israel from the call of Abraham to her period of servitude in Egypt, the period of the Exodus and the final settlement in the land of Canaan paying particular attention to the role of Judges as leaders, as well as die nature of the religious community in Canaan.

RES 112 Religious Developments in the 7th century Semitic World. 2 Hrs R
A description of Judaism, Christianity in its various forms, Zoroastrianism and associated sects and primal religions in die Semitic world and its environs in the early 7th Century; the rise and impact of Islam.

RCS 225 The Pentateuch 2Hrs E
The Pentateuch: Genesis through Deuteronomy. Redemptive plan of God in the Old Testament history and its fulfilment in Jesus Christ. Introduction to the historical, social, cultural, geographical, political contexts of the Ancient Near East. C.

RES 111 A Survey of African Traditional Religion 2 Hrs C
African world-views on the physical and spiritual realms; belief in a Supreme Being, divinities, spirits and ancestors; die origin and nature of man; the religious significance of passage.

RCS 113 Social Anthropology and Religion 2 Hrs R
The aims and methods of anthropology; anthropological theories of religion; the structure and functions of religion; religious and social institutions in pre-literate societies; implications for modern African society.
GES 101 Use of English 3Hrs C
Development of writing skills: functional reading techniques, evaluation, oral presentation expertise, comprehension and note taking
Year One: Second Semester
RCS 121 The Synoptic Gospels 2 Hrs C
The origin of the Synoptic Gospels, the nature of the Synoptic problem and their literary criticisms and the current proposed solutions.
RCS 122 The Church in the Apostolic Age 2 Hrs R
The development of Christianity from Apostolic to the middle of the second century of the Christian era.

RES 122 Introduction to Religious Ethics 2 Hrs R
Definition and the contents of religious ethics; agencies and methods of articulating religious ethics; Religious Ethics and Nigerian society.
GES 103 Government, Society & Economics 3Hrs C

GES 106 Philosophy and Logic 3Hrs C

RES 121 Attitudes Towards Other Religions 2 Hrs C
The problem of world community; factors determining relations among the religions; the encounter of world religions; variety of attitudes towards other religions, particularly rationalism, romanticism, relativism, exclusivism, dialectic, re-conception, tolerance, dialogue, Catholicism and presence.

Year Two: First Semester

RCS 211 Critical Introduction to the Old Testament 2Hrs C
The Bible as unique document; the nature of the Old Testament history and the critical problems unsolved in the study of the Old Testament and some of the proposed solutions; the types of literatures contained in the Old Testament.

RCS 212 Introduction to Greek Grammar 3 Hrs R
The Greek alphabets, the basic grammar and syntax with intensive exercises in grammar and translation of Greek sentences.

RCS 213 History and Doctrine of the Early Church 2 Hrs C
The process involved in the formation of Christian thought, the organization of the Church and Church state relations; the major doctrinal controversies on Christianity up to the 7th century, their effects on the Church as an institution and their implications for ‘Orthodox’ missions in Nubia and Ethiopia.

RCS 214 Old Testament Background 2 Hrs E
The peoples of the Old Testament, the Ancient Near Eastern World, ancient myths of creation and legal codes, and archaeological discoveries of the Old Testament period.

RES 211 General Introduction to the Study of Religion 2 Hrs C
Etymology, definition and theories of the origin of religion; approaches to the study, its purposes and difficulties; media presentation; present studies and sources of African Religion.
RES 212 Comparative Concepts in Christian and Muslim Scriptures 2Hrs R
Comparative literary styles of the Christian and Muslim Scriptures; a dialogical hermeneutics of comparable selected themes, such as God, angels, holy books, prophets and eschatology.
GTS 211 Theology I 3Hrs E
Systematic and comparative theological study covering Prolegomena, Bibliology and Theology. Traditional African perspectives on these topics compared to Christian beliefs yet holding to the Evangelical tenets.
GES 104 Science and mankind 3Hrs C This is the study of basic concepts in science as well as history and philosophy of the methods used in scientific studies.

Year Two: Second Semester
RCS 221 Critical Introduction to the New Testament 2Hrs C
The theological questions and the types of literature contained in the New Testament, towards a critical and deeper theological insight into the New Testament.

RCS 222 Greek Grammar and Syntax 2Hrs R
Review of the Greek Grammar, word formation through the various declension with extensive translation to and from Greek from Biblical material. Prescribed Greek text: Mark 1-6.

RCS 223 Introduction to Hebrew Grammar 3Hrs R
A brief survey of the nature in peculiarity of the Hebrew language in contrast to other Semitic languages. Hebrew alphabet, vowels and elementary sentence constructions; translation of selected Biblical materials from Hebrew to English.

RCS 226 New Testament Background 2 Hrs E
The history and literature of the Inter-Testamental period; the socio – political and religious background of the New Testament; the geography of Palestine and the archaeology of the period.

RES 223 Introduction to Philosophy of Religion 2 Hrs R
The task of the philosophy of Religion, the legacy of Greece in Philosophy of Religion; the main objections raised against religion, including empiricism.

GTS 221 Theology II 3Hrs E
Biblical and historical study of Christology, angelology and anthropology. Systematic study of these doctrines from an evangelical perspective
GES 105 Agriculture and Animal Husbandry 3Hrs C
Basic concepts in Agriculture and animal husbandry, equipping students to acknowledge the place of these in the economy of the nation, getting credit facilities to start and boost agricultural business, and the role of government in promoting agriculture.
Year Three: First Semester
RCS 311 Hebrew Grammar and Syntax 2 Hrs R
The various Hebrew conjugations, grammar and syntax, translation of selected prose and poetry materials from Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia. (BHS).

RCS 312 The Religion of Israel and Judah 2 Hrs C
The rise of the Monarchy in its historical context paying particular attention to north-south divisions of the states of Israel. The history down to the exile and reference to the rise of Israelites prophecy with reference to Amos & Isaiah (proto and deutero).

RCS 313 Exegesis of St. John 3 Hrs C
The origin, literature and theology of St. John Gospel; the exegesis and textual criticism of the Gospel, with prescribed text in Greek and English.

RCS 314 African Church Fathers 2 Hrs E
The history of selected doctrines of the Church through an examination of the writings of African Church Fathers from Clement of Alexandria to Augustine of Hippo.

RCS 315 Christian Ethics in Contemporary Society 2 Hrs E
Christian ethics against the background of secular theories of morality; issues in relating Christian ethics to contemporary society such as selfhood and community, sex, family, divorce, racism, ethnicity, the rich, the poor and Christian attitudes to war, violence and authority.
RCS 316 Soteriology 2 Hrs R
Theories of atonement and the accomplishment of salvation in the event of Christ; regeneration, reconciliation, justification, etc.

RES 312 Basic Practices of the Major Faiths in the Nigeria2 Hrs R A comparative examination of the content, significance and public manifestation of rites such as prayer, alms-giving, fasting, pilgrimage; structures such as marriage, inheritance and authority in the major faiths in Nigeria.

RES 313 Religious Research Methods 1 Hr R
Various empirical and non-empirical methods of research and various methods of documentation.

Year Three: Second Semester
RCS 321 Ancient Prophets in Israel 2 Hrs R
The history of the rise of Hebrew prophets; stages of development, their functions during the period of the monarchy from its institution to the exile, laying emphasis on their roles as religious thinkers in political activities.

RCS 322 Messianic Concept and Figure 2 Hrs E
The circumstances from which the Biblical Messianic expectation arose, and the various Judaic concepts and designations of the Messiah within their literary and historical contexts, pointing out their diachronic and synchronic elements. The mysterious and human figure of the Messiah, his responsibilities within the ambit of the apparent fulfilment of the prophecies about him.

RCS 323 The Reformation 2 Hrs R
The history of the Reformation; the factors which gave rise to it, the European Reformation of Luther, Calvin and Free Churches; the Catholic Counter-Reformation.

RCS 324 Studies in the Epistles I 2 Hrs R
The theology, exegesis and textual criticism of Romans with prescribed texts in Greek and English.

RCS 325 Gospel According to St. Matthew 3 Hrs R
The original and setting of Matthew, the place of the Gospel in the Early Church; the Matthean historical Jesus, its missionary motifs and the importance of St. Matthew for Africa.

RES 323 Philosophy of Religion: God and Modern Man 2 Hrs R
Theistic hypotheses, discussion of the present day problems of God and modern man, Godlessness and theism, contemporary theology, belief system, e.g. resurrection and afterlife, as well as religion and technology.

RES 325 Interaction of Religions in Nigeria 2 Hrs R
The concept of interaction; purpose, guidelines and problems of the study; consequences of interaction of religions, such as co-existence, conflict, cross-fertilization, syncretism, ambivalence, adaptation, compromise, etc.; concrete examples of interaction among African Traditional Religion, Christianity and Islam; the prospect of religion in Nigeria.

GTS 326 Homiletics I (Theory) 2Hrs E
Fundamentals and techniques of sermon preparation. Preparation of life-transforming, contextualized and Christocentric messages.

RCS 415 Ecclesiology 2Hrs E
The meaning and nature of the church, its foundation, characteristics, membership, ministry, government, worship, prerogatives, the church as the kingdom of God and its mission.

Year Four: First Semester

RCS 411 Theology of the Old Testament 2 Hrs C
The theology of the Old Testament, with particular attention to themes of theological interest, e.g. covenant, salvation, remnant, Council of Yahweh, holiness, King Messiah and election.
RCS 412 Literature and Theology of St. Luke’s Gospel 3 Hrs C
The origin of the Gospel of St. Luke, a critical analysis of the literature and theology of the Gospel, the major characteristics and themes of St. Luke and its significance for African Christianity today, with prescribed texts in Greek and English.

RCS 413 Expansion of Christianity in West Africa up to 1914 3 Hrs R
The efforts made at christianising West Africa; selected themes such as die relationship between political power and the expansion of Christianity as well as missionary policies in West Africa.

RCS 414 Clinical Theology 2 Hrs E
The theory and practice of Christian Counselling; concept of the whole man; societal problems arising from marriages, psychiatry, drug addiction, children and adult delinquency, occultism, poverty.

RCS 416 Hermeneutics and Exegesis 2 Hrs E
Methods of scientifically deriving theological import from the Biblical corpus through exegetical principles of the hermeneutical circle and parameters for drawing a teaching from the Scriptures enunciated with Biblical exemplars.
RES 412 Common Themes in Christian and Islamic Theology 3Hrs C
A Comparative and historical perspective of the debates concerning faith and good works, free – will and determinism, constitutional versus personal authority, the place of philosophy and local culture and the understanding of God’s unity.
BAM 421 Cross Cultural Communication 2 Hrs E
Problems of change, accepting oneself, accepting others, values and social and individual tension. Psychological, sociological and anthropological understanding of self and others

Year Four: Second Semester
RCS 421 Hebrew Exegesis 3 Hrs R
Exegesis of selected books from the prose and poetry sections of Biblia Hebraica; the relationship between scholarship and biblical literary structure vis-a-vis Christian understanding of scripture.

RCS 422 New Testament Theology 2 Hrs R
Major themes in New Testament Theology, with emphasis on the Gospels and the Pauline Epistles.

RCS 423 Christian Theology in Africa 2 Hrs E
The variety of theological perspectives in Africa, concentrating on the themes of creation, salvation and eschatology as found in African theological writings.

RCS 424 History of Indigenous Churches in West Africa 2 Hrs R
The rise and expansion of indigenous churches in West Africa from the late nineteenth century; also how these churches have both influenced and enriched Christianity with their own peculiarities.

RCS 425 Studies in the Epistles II 2 Hrs E
The literature and theology of some Epistles; either Ephesians and I John or the Pastoral letters or Hebrews. Their origins, literature and theology; relating study to the life of the Church in Africa, including prescribed texts in Greek and English.

RES 423 Studies in Theodicy 2 Hrs C
The various definitions of evil as well as the problems of evil in relation to the goodness and righteousness of God. Various types of theodicy, and how both the theist and atheist can approach the problems of evil objectivity.

RCS 429 Long Essay 4 Hrs C
Extensive biblical, exegetical, historical, critical, phenomenological, experiential or contextualized study on a specific approved topic.