Thursday, August 7, 2014

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Intensive Classes Open to the Public

Greenville Seminary is offering four intensive classes during the upcoming Fall Semester. These are compact instructional periods — a semester's work in a few days' time. You don't need to go through the regular admission process to participate. Students may simply register for a class as a listener (no credit) or as a special student (for credit) by contacting Registrar Kathleen Curto by email or calling (864) 322-2717 ext. 302.

To audit a class (no credit), the cost is $30 per credit hour. Classes taken for credit cost $180 per credit hour.

Courses being offered this semester are:

AP11 – History of Philosophy, 3 credit hours. Instructor: Adjunct Professor James D. "Bebo" Elkin

Dates and Hours: Aug. 18-22, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

This foundation level course includes studies in Ancient Greek, Medieval, Reformation, Renaissance, Modern, and Contemporary philosophical schools of thought; beginning with the Fall of Adam, continuing with emphasis upon such thinkers as Thales, the pre-Socratics, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas, Scotus, Occam, Calvin, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Hobbes, Berkeley, Rousseau, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Darwin, Marx, Nietzsche, Bentham, Mill, James, Dewey, Whitehead, Russell, Wittgenstein, Sartre and others.

HT21 – Ancient Church History, 3 credit hours. Instructor: Adjunct Professor Dr. C.N. Willborn

Dates and Hours: Sept. 1-2, 15-16, 29-30; Oct. 20-21; Nov. 3-4, 17-18; Dec. 1-2. Mondays 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; Tuesdays 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.

Study of the early church from Pentecost through the age of Augustine and Gregory I; emphasis in the development of doctrine, worship, the growth of the church, and the emergence of the Papacy.

AP32 – Introduction to Islam, 2 credit hours. Instructor: Adjunct Professor Dr. Anees Zaka

Dates and Hours: Sept. 9-13. Tuesday 9-11 a.m. and 1-5 p.m.; Wednesday 9-11 a.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m.; Thursday 9-11 a.m. and 1-6 p.m.; Friday 9-11 a.m. and 3:30-6:30 p.m.; Saturday 9-11 a.m.

A foundational course with an overview of the Islamic faith and life. Special attention will be given to comparisons with Biblical and Reformed Christianity from a presuppositional point of view. Reformed methodology of communicating Christ’s redemption to Muslims locally, nationally and globally will be emphasized.

AP42 – Ethics, 3 credit hours. Instructor: Adjunct Professor James D. "Bebo" Elkin

Dates and Hours: Sept. 29-Oct. 4. Monday 9-11 a.m. and 1-5 p.m.; Tuesday 9-11 a.m., 1-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.; Wednesday 1-5 p.m.; Thursday 1-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.; Friday 9-11 a.m. and 1-6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The development of a Christian world-and-life view. Examination of the basis for Christian ethics as it is found in God’s Word; the role of God’s Law in the construction of Christian ethics. An examination of the application of Christian ethics in the modern world using the Ten Commandments as the foundation.