Explanation of Course Descriptions

Courses listed in the 2020-2021 catalog have been labeled specifically in order to help the student determine the sequence and content of a course. Four letters and four numbers identify the courses. The first two letters, LC, designate the course as a Leavell College course. The last two letters designate the specific type of course. These letters are the abbreviations for the following:

LCBS

Biblical Studies

LCCF

Christian Foundation Core

LCCM

Christian Ministry

LCEM

Educational Ministries

LCGE

General Education Core

LCMC

Music Conducting

LCME

Music Education

LCMG

Music Groups (Ensembles)

LCMH

Music History

LCMI

Music Instrumental

LCMO

Music Organ

LCMP

Music Piano

LCMR

Music Recital

LCMT

Music Theory

LCMV

Music Voice

LCPC

Psychology and Counseling

LCPM

Pastoral Ministries

LCTH

Theology and History

 Following the four letter abbreviations are four numbers.

  • The first number refers to the level of the course. For example,

    a 1 is a freshman-level course whereas a 4 is a senior-level course.

  • The second number indicates the number of semester hours that one receives for completing the course successfully.

  • The last two digits are the course identifier.

Note the example Teaching Methods: LCEM2360. The course is a Leavell College course (LC) in Educational Ministries. The course is a second-year course (2) for three hours of credit (3). The course identifier is 60. When registering for or referring to courses, all letters and digits should be used.

The majority of courses taught by Leavell College are 3-hour courses. In the following list, the courses are alphabetized according to the course title. After the course title is the course identifier (four letters and four numbers). The course description contains a brief statement of course content and expected student learning.

Courses that are junior or senior level usually have prerequisites. These prerequisites are noted at the end of the course descriptions. The student is responsible for completing the prerequisites before registering for a course. The student should take care in scheduling to include all levels of prerequisites.

Course Descriptions

Abnormal Psychology: LCPC4390

Students will acquire a working knowledge of the DSM 5 and the diagnostic criteria of the major mental disorders. Students will strive to value and understand the struggle of those suffering from mental illness and an appropriate response from the church. Prerequisite: Introduction to Psychology

 Advanced Readings from the Greek New Testament: LCBS4330
Students will apply grammatical and syntactical principles of Greek I and II to the Greek New Testament. Students will continue to develop skills related to reading, translating, and interpreting the various genres of the New Testament and 1 John. Prerequisites: Greek I and II

Advanced Readings from the Hebrew Old Testament: LCBS4320
Students will be introduced to the basic elements of Hebrew syntax and the field of textual criticism. Students will also learn how to integrate syntax and textual criticism in translation. Additionally, students will translate texts from the genres of the Old Testament and the entire book of Jonah. Prerequisites: Hebrew I, Hebrew II, and Readings from the Hebrew Old Testament.

Applied Piano for Non-Majors: LCMP1100/LCMP1200 Students will learn appropriate piano literature based on the student’s skill level. Prerequisite: Placement by audition

Biblical Backgrounds: LCBS2310
Students will explore the geographical, historical, social, and cultural backgrounds of the Old and New Testament periods. Additionally, students will examine relevant biblical, extra-biblical, and archaeological data of these periods in order to understand the context of the biblical books. Prerequisite:  None

Christian Doctrine: LCCF2340
Students will survey the doctrines of the Christian faith. Students are introduced to the biblical, historical, philosophical, and systematic aspects of theology. Special attention is given to Baptist doctrine. Prerequisite: None 

Christian Life Development: LCCM3350
Students will explore more deeply the importance of spiritual formation in the life of a Christian. Emphasis will be given to the assimilation of the various spiritual disciplines and to the analysis of critical writings on spiritual formation.  Through reflection, students will be challenged to develop in-depth practices of spiritual formation leading to a commitment of personal discipleship for life.
Additionally, students will be challenged to invest in mentoring others. Prerequisite: Personal Spiritual Development 

Christian Scriptures: LCBS2312
Students will be introduced to issues concerning the Bible.  The lectures and class discussions include topics such as the text of the Scriptures, the development of the canon, and the history of the Bible.  Prerequisite:  None

Church Leadership and Administration: LCCF1354
Students will examine the theories and practice of biblical leadership and effective church administration. Students will demonstrate proficiency in goal setting, legal issues, personnel management, church operations, and the training of leaders. Prerequisite: None

Church Ministry Practicum:  LCCM4650
Students will engage in practical ministerial experience as well as discussions related to current ministerial issues. The student will be required to participate in a local church ministry throughout the semester. In addition, the student will meet with a mentor at the local church to aid in the development of a personal philosophy/theology of ministry. All students participating in the Church Ministry Practicum will also be involved in ongoing discussions regarding current topics and assigned readings by means of an online component. Prerequisite: Requires permission from the Dean of Leavell College

Church Music Administration: LCME1310
Students will learn recent philosophical and technological developments as they related to worship and music administration in the local church. Students will study emerging trends in how and why churches “do” worship as they do. Students will also review current church music administration technologies that assist in organizing data and enhancing ministry. Prerequisite: None

Church Planting:  LCCM3354
Students will learn the importance of church planting and will identify principles required to plant a church effectively. Emphasis is given to the biblical basis, the principles, and the development of the church planting core group. Prerequisite: Introduction to Ministry

Church Revitalization Strategies:  LCCM3356
Students will learn key principles and practices related to church revitalization.  All churches require revitalization at different stages of the life cycle of a local church.  Emphasis is given to the biblical basis, the motivation, the principles, and the equipping of the church body for effective revitalization. Prerequisite: Introduction to Ministry  

Class Piano I:  LCMP1201
Students will learn continuing keyboard skills designed to prepare the student to enter LCMP 1202. Prerequisite: Proficiency in note reading.  

Class Piano II:  LCMP1202
Students will learn continuing keyboard skills designed to prepare the student to enter LCMP1203. Prerequisite: LCMP1201 

Class Piano III:  LCMP1203
Students will learn the keyboard skills to complete all the items of the piano proficiency examination. Prerequisites:  LCMP1202 or indication of the student’s need by the keyboard committee.

Class Voice: LCMV1110
Students will learn basic skills to improve their singing ability. The course is open to non-music majors. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of music fundamentals, ability to sing on pitch and audition. Prerequisite: None

College Algebra: LCGE1370
Students will learn essential algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions. Emphasis is on solving equations and inequalities; function properties and graphs with transformations; inverse functions; linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions with applications; and systems of equations. Prerequisite: None

Complex Developmental Trauma: LCPC4392
Students will discuss the impact of trauma on the brain along with adverse childhood experiences impacting health and development. Students will give special consideration to what happens when typical childhood development is interrupted and how to get it back on track. Students will explore both secure and insecure attachment styles as they relate to developmental trauma. Prerequisite: Introduction to Psychology

Conflict Management:  LCCM4350
Students will identify the causes and effects of stress and interpersonal conflict.   They will study biblical principles, contemporary theories, and practical methods for managing conflict effectively within the context of the church. Prerequisite: None [Prison Extension Centers Only]

Contemporary Approaches to Marriage and Family Counseling: LCPC3390
Students will have the opportunity to develop basic counseling skills. Students will also learn about prevalent issues in the field of marriage and family counseling and explore treatment approaches. Prerequisite: Marriage and Family Issues

Contemporary Mathematics:  LCGE1372
Students will learn essential mathematical concepts including uses of mathematical modeling and logical thinking in problem solving. Selected topics will include logic and sets, the real number system, functions and their graphs, probability and statistics. Prerequisite: None

Contemporary Ethical Issues: LCTH4340
Students will be exposed to recent trends in ethical studies. Additionally, the student will explore the intersection of ethics and culture. Special emphasis will be given to the role the Bible and theology play in the relationship between ethics and popular culture. Prerequisites: Christian Doctrine and Introduction to Christian Ethics [New Orleans Campus Only]

Contemporary Theological Issues: LCTH4342
Students will be exposed to recent trends in theological studies. Additionally, the student will explore the intersection of theology and culture. Special emphasis will be given to theology’s relationship to popular culture. Prerequisite: Christian Doctrine [New Orleans Campus Only]

Critical Thinking:  LCGE1340
Students will be introduced to the concept of critical thinking. Emphasis will be given to identifying, analyzing, and synthesizing the components of arguments. Additionally, students will develop necessary skills and habits for logical reasoning, which will lead to becoming a better thinker. Prerequisite: None

Cultural Anthropology: LCGE2350
Students will engage in a holistic, comparative approach to the study of culture. Topics include cultural diversity and adaptive strategies, language, personality, marriage and kinship, religious beliefs and rituals, politics, economics, art, types of groups, social change, and issues of culture contact and cultural survival. Prerequisite: None

Current Discussions in Theological and Biblical Studies: LCTH4344

Students will be exposed to current issues and discussions in theological and biblical studies. The annual Evangelical Theological Society meeting will serve as a foundation for acclimating the students to current issues in evangelicalism. Prerequisites: Old and New Testaments and Christian Doctrine [New Orleans Campus Only]

Educational Ministries of the Church: LCCM1360
Students will explore the historical, theological, and philosophical foundations of Christian education. They will also be introduced to developmental theories—lifespan, faith, and moral—as well as learning styles. In addition, students will investigate various elements of the educational ministries of the church including working with volunteers, small groups, liability issues, age-graded ministries, and special-needs ministry. Emphasis is on the synthesis of theoretical principles and best practices in educational ministry. Major assignments include a book review, essays on development theories, and an educational service project.  Prerequisite:  None 

English Composition: LCGE1310
Effective writing is essential at the college level. Students will survey the principles of grammar and effective writing, with an emphasis on writing college-level essays.  They will take quizzes on various aspects of grammar and the writing process, write a minimum of six essays, and complete a final exam consisting of a timed essay. (Note: Students who have received credit for English Composition at another institution and who do not receive an adequate score on the Leavell College English Placement Exam still must complete English Grammar successfully in order for Leavell College to accept the transfer credit.) Prerequisite:  English Grammar or passing score on the English Placement Exam

English Grammar: LCGE0310
Students who do not achieve an adequate score on the English Placement Exam must complete this grammar and writing course before taking English Composition.  The major emphasis is the development of basic grammar and writing skills.  Students will study rules of grammar, take regular quizzes on grammar principles, write well-developed sentences and paragraphs, and complete a written final exam consisting of a timed writing assignment. (Note: Students may take this course as a free elective as long as they complete it prior to taking Research and Writing.)  Prerequisite: None

Essentials in Ministry: LCCF1110
Students will be introduced to two foundational aspects of ministry that are essential for students preparing to serve the local church and its ministries. These two ministry essentials are the Southern Baptist Convention’s Cooperative Program and Ministry Safe.

Students will become familiar with the two programs and gain a greater understanding of their importance in establishing a healthy church and safe environment. This class must be taken online. Prerequisite:  None

Evangelism Practicum:  LCCM1150
Students will practice the discipline of intentionally sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with those who do not know him as Savior and Lord. The course involves a basic introduction to biblical evangelism and supervised field study. Continuous enrollment is required for all Caskey students during fall and spring semester throughout the course of their Leavell College work. Prerequisite: None 

Evangelism/Revival Preaching:  LCPM3380
Students will explore the fundamentals of preparing and preaching evangelistic sermons for revivals, crusades, and the local church. Prerequisite: Introduction to Preaching

Expository Preaching: LCPM3382
Students will learn to prepare and preach sermons that are expository by design. The emphasis of the course is on leading students to develop sermons in a book by-book and verse-by-verse approach to Scripture. Prerequisite: Introduction to Preaching 

Foundations in Discipleship Strategies: LCCM4360 Students will investigate issues, methodologies, and best practices of discipleship in the local church. Of specific interest is the exploration of discipleship strategies and assessment of a local church’s discipleship program.  Students will reflect upon the call of the Great Commission to make disciples and their own role in this call.  Prerequisite:  Educational Ministries of the Church

Greek I:  LCBS2330
Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of New Testament Greek. An emphasis is placed upon grammar and vocabulary. Some consideration is given to the practice of translation. Prerequisite: None

Greek II:  LCBS2332
Students will continue to build upon the fundamentals of New Testament Greek gained through Greek I. The result will be the equipping of the student to translate and interpret the various genres of the New Testament. An emphasis is placed upon grammar and vocabulary. Some consideration is given to the practice of translation. Prerequisite: Greek I

Health Psychology: LCPC3392
Students will explore the theoretical base and practical application of health psychology in both counseling and ministry settings. Students will also learn effective health maintenance strategies. Prerequisite: None

Hebrew I:  LCBS2320
Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of biblical Hebrew. An emphasis is placed upon grammar and vocabulary. Some consideration is given to the practice of translation. Prerequisite: None

Hebrew II:  LCBS2322
Students will continue to build upon the fundamentals of biblical Hebrew gained through Hebrew I. The result will be the equipping of the student to translate and interpret the various genres of the Old Testament. An emphasis is placed upon grammar and vocabulary. Some consideration is given to the practice of translation. Prerequisite: Hebrew I

Hermeneutics: LCCF1310
Students will develop a sound method for biblical interpretation. The student will be introduced to the basic principles, steps, and major resources available for practicing biblical exegesis. This course is a prerequisite for all interpretation and preaching classes. Prerequisite: None

History and Theology of Worship: LCMH4301
Students will learn a general overview of the history and theology of worship. Emphasis is given in the biblical terms used for worship and tracing the history of worship practices in Christendom. Prerequisite: Worship Music in the Church

Human Development:  LCPC2390
Students will explore the typical path to human growth and development. Students will also discuss how the theories, concepts, and research relate to various ministry settings. Prerequisite: None

Instrumental Ensemble:  LCMG4103 Students will learn to enhance their knowledge of techniques, literature, and performance of strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Any student who plays is encouraged to enroll or audit. The ensemble meets 2 hours per week for 1 semester for 1-hour credit.  Prerequisite: Approval by the professor

Introduction to Apologetics: LCTH2344
Students will explore world religions and logic as building blocks for developing an apologetic methodology and using apologetics in evangelism. Special attention will be drawn to classical arguments for theism and especially the biblical God in the presence of postmodern worldviews. Prerequisite: None

Introduction to Counseling: LCGE2390
Students will study the counseling profession and be introduced to the process of certification and licensure in counseling. In this course, students will be exposed to various theories that are utilized in counseling, along with an evaluation of their worldview and effectiveness. Students will also explore a variety of topics that they are likely to encounter in various counseling settings. Prerequisites: None

Introduction to Christian Ethics: LCTH2342
Students will be exposed to the philosophical and theological aspects of Christian decision-making. Emphasis is placed on helping persons understand how to apply biblical insights to choices related to contemporary life. A component on ministerial ethics is included in this course. Prerequisite: None

Introduction to Literature:  LCGE2310
By studying literature, students gain the academic skills of reading and writing critically, analyzing and interpreting various genres, and understanding the historical context that informs writers. Most importantly, students will develop the ability to view literature through a Christian worldview.   Students can expect to spend several hours each week reading various literary works or selections from literary works.   They will demonstrate the acquisition of literary skills through daily class discussions, quizzes (both announced and unannounced), a midterm and a final exam, and 3-5 short response essays. Prerequisite: English Composition

Introduction to Ministry:  LCCF1352
Students will be introduced to the philosophical and theological aspects of ministry. The primary thrust of the course is to help students develop a practical approach as well as skills that will enable them to function as under-shepherds in various ministry settings. Lectures are devoted to emphasizing a team orientation to the organization and administration of pastoral nurturing. This course is a prerequisite for all other pastoral care classes. Prerequisite: None

Introduction to Philosophy: LCTH2340
Students will be introduced to major philosophical themes. Additionally, students will be exposed to philosophical readings and a study of major philosophical themes. Students will also be introduced to the basic study of logic. Prerequisite: None 

Introduction to Preaching: LCCF2380
Students will discover the fundamentals of sermon construction. As a basic course in homiletics, attention is given to understanding a definition of preaching, practical aspects of sermon preparation, various resources available for sermonic development, and learning how to plan for regular preaching opportunities based on challenges related to a contemporary preaching ministry. Prerequisite: Hermeneutics

Introduction to Psychology: LCPC1390
Students will be introduced to the various fields in the area of psychology, which include nature versus nurture, human development, the brain, sensation and perception, cognitive development, motivation, stress and health, personality, psychological disorders, psychological therapies and social psychology. Students will also study theories, research, and applied use of psychology in consideration of a Christian worldview. Prerequisites: None

Introduction to Statistics:  LCGE1374
Students will discover statistical methods in the analysis of practical application in business, education, psychology, and the social sciences. Topics covered include descriptive statistics (frequency distributions, central tendency measures, variability, normal curve transformations, and probability) and inferential statistics (parameter estimates, hypothesis testing, research methodology, the t-test for difference, correlation, analysis of variance, and chi-square). Prerequisite: None

Issues in Ministry:  LCPM3384 Students will investigate the necessary requirements for competency in bi-vocational or smaller membership church pastoral ministry. This course meets in conjunction with the annual No Restraints Conference on the New Orleans Campus. Prerequisite: None

Ladies Ensemble: LCMG4106
Female students will have the opportunity to minister through singing by learning and performing choral music for female voices. The ensemble is open for female seminary students and wives of faculty, staff, and students. The ensemble meets 2 hours per week for 1 semester for 1-hour credit.  Prerequisite: Approval by the professor

Marriage and Family Issues:  LCGE1390
Students will focus on marriage and family as a social institution with application to their life and the local church. Students will also explore various issues related to the marriage relationship and the family.  Prerequisite:  None

Ministry through Life Crises: LCCF3392
Students will develop an understanding of needs following the aftermath of various crises along with appropriate resources and interventions. Students will consider the argument from evil as it relates to crisis and trauma. Students will also discuss compassion fatigue and learn the importance of self-care and emotional health in helping others address and resolve crises. Prerequisite: None

The Mission Experience: LCCM3352
Students will engage in a hands-on approach to understanding principles and strategies of missions by participating in a specific mission project. In addition, students will gain knowledge of missions through observation, reading, reflection, and discussion. Prerequisites: The Practice of Evangelism and Principles and Practice of Missions

Musical Fundamentals I: LCMT1301
Students will learn to address scale formation, intervals, triads and their inversions, chord progressions, non-harmonic tones, figured bass and part-writing. Analysis, sight-singing, and ear-training will be coordinated with this material. Prerequisite: none

Music Fundamentals II:  LCMT1302
Students will learn analysis, sight-singing, and ear-training will be coordinated with this material, building on material studied in LCMT1301.   Prerequisite: Music Fundamentals I or entrance exam placement

Music Fundamentals III:  LCMT2301
Students will learn scale formation, intervals, triads and their inversions, chord progressions, non-harmonic tones, chromatic harmonies, figured bass and part-writing. Analysis, sight singing, and ear-training will be coordinated with this material. Prerequisite: Music Fundamentals II or entrance exam placement

Music Fundamentals IV:  LCMT2302
Students will continue the study of material covered in LCMT 2301. Analysis, sight-singing, and ear-training will be coordinated with this material, building on material studied in LCSMT2301. Prerequisite: Music Fundamentals III or entrance exam placement 

Music History and Literature I:  LCMH2301
Students will learn an overview of Western Art Music from Antiquity to 1800 (to Beethoven). Prerequisite: Music Fundamentals II  

Music History and Literature II:  LCMH2302
Students will learn overview of Western Art Music from 1800 (from Beethoven) to the present, including American Music. Prerequisite: Music Fundamentals II

New Testament Interpretation:  LCBSXXXX
Students will be introduced to the intersection of the historical context of the New Testament and the Greco-Roman world view for the book(s) being studied. After an examination of the introductory materials, an advanced exegesis of selected passages and their history of reception serve as the core of the class. Additionally, special attention will be given to the development of themes within the books. Prerequisites: New Testament Survey and Hermeneutics

The following New Testament Interpretation classes are offered:
LCBS4332 New Testament Interpretation: John
LCBS4333 New Testament Interpretation: Romans
LCBS4334 New Testament Interpretation: Pastoral Epistles
LCBS4335 New Testament Interpretation: Hebrews 
LCBS4336 New Testament Interpretation: Revelation
LCBS4337 New Testament Interpretation: Mark

New Testament Studies: General Epistles: LCBS3338
Students will be introduced to the academic study of the General Epistles: Hebrews, James, 1-2 Peter, and Jude. Emphasis will be given to the various critical issues related to the composition, reception, and interpretation of the books. Additionally, students will study relevant texts and theological themes related to the books. Prerequisites: New Testament Survey and Hermeneutics

New Testament Studies: Johannine Literature: LCBS3336
Students will be introduced to the academic study of the Johannine Literature: the Gospel of John, 1-3 John, and Revelation. Emphasis will be given to the various critical issues related to the composition, reception, and interpretation of the books. Additionally, students will study relevant texts and theological themes related to the books. Prerequisites: New Testament Survey and Hermeneutics

New Testament Studies: Life of Jesus: LSTH3332
Students will survey the principal theological ideas and themes related to the person and work of Jesus Christ. Particular attention will be given to the doctrines of the humanity of Christ, deity of Christ, and Atonement. Prerequisite: Christian Doctrine 

New Testament Studies: Paul and the Early Church: LCBS3334
Students will be introduced to the academic study of Acts and the Pauline Letters. Emphasis will be given to the various critical issues related to the composition, reception, and interpretation of the books. Additionally, students will study relevant texts and theological themes related to the books. Prerequisites: New Testament Survey and Hermeneutics

New Testament Survey:  LCCF1330
Students will be introduced to the background and literature of the New Testament. After a background study of the historical and cultural factors of the inter-biblical period and of pertinent political and geographical factors, students will explore the New Testament in a book-by-book study, including introductory matters for each book and a content summary. This course is a prerequisite to all New Testament Interpretation courses. Prerequisite: None

NOBTS Singers:  LCMG2110
This choral organization is comprised of men and women from the seminary family. The students will observe and present sacred choral literature of the highest quality, including relevant anthems for the 21st century.  Approval by director is required for registration.

Old Testament Interpretation:  LCBSXXXX
Students will be introduced to the intersection of the historical context of the Old Testament and the Ancient Near East for the book(s) being studied. After an examination of the introductory materials, an advanced exegesis of selected passages and their history of reception serve as the core of the class. Additionally, special attention will be given to the development of themes within the books. Prerequisites: Old Testament Survey and Hermeneutics

The following Old Testament Interpretation classes will be offered:
LCBS4322 Old Testament Interpretation: Genesis/Exodus
LCBS4323 Old Testament Interpretation: Deuteronomy
LCBS4324 Old Testament Interpretation: 1 & 2 Samuel
LCBS4325 Old Testament Interpretation: Psalms
LCBS4326 Old Testament Interpretation: Jeremiah 

Old Testament Studies:  The Five Books of Moses: LCBS3322
Students will be introduced to the academic study of the Five Books of Moses:   Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.   Emphasis will be given to the various critical issues related to the composition, reception, and interpretation of the books.  Additionally, students will study relevant texts and theological themes related to the books. Prerequisites: Old Testament Survey and Hermeneutics. 

Old Testament Studies:  Israel and the Promised Land: LCBS3324
Students will be introduced to the academic study of the historical books of the Old Testament: Joshua, Judges, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings, 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther. Emphasis will be given to the various critical issues related to the composition, reception, and interpretation of the books. Additionally, students will study the art of history writing and the interpretation of selected texts. Prerequisites: Old Testament Survey and Hermeneutics.

Old Testament Studies: Israelite Prophecy: LCBS3326
Students will be introduced to the academic study of Israelite Prophecy. Emphasis will be given to the various critical issues related to prophetic literature. Additionally, students will explore the role of the prophet, the social context of prophecy, and relevant prophetic texts and theological themes related to the books. Prerequisites: Old Testament Survey and Hermeneutics. 

Old Testament Studies: Psalms and Wisdom in Ancient Israel:   LCBS3328
Student will be introduced to the academic study of Israel’s worship and wisdom books: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon. Emphasis will be given to the various critical issues related to the composition, reception, and interpretation of the books. Additionally, students will study relevant texts and theological themes related to the books. Prerequisites: Old Testament Survey and Hermeneutics

Old Testament Survey:  LCCF1320
Students will be introduced to the background and literature of the Old Testament. After a background study of the historical and cultural factors of ancient Israel within the context of the ancient Near East, students will explore the metanarrative of the Old Testament.  Emphasis will be given to introductory matters for each book and a content summary. This course is a prerequisite to all Old Testament Interpretation courses. Prerequisite: None 

Orchestral Instruments:  LCMI4110 / LCMI4210
Students will learn musical skills in techniques, literature, and performance of strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Prerequisite: approval by the professor

Organ: LCMO2110 / LCMO2210
Students will learn basic orientation to the organ, its construction, and its function, and will learn basic techniques of registration and performance. Prerequisite: Completion of the piano proficiency

Organ: LCMO3110 / LCMO3210
Students will learn elementary techniques and literature in playing the organ.  Prerequisite: LCMO2110 or permission of the keyboard committee

Organ: LCMO4110 / LCMO4210
Students will learn more advanced organ literature and technique. Prerequisite: LCMO3110 or permission of the keyboard committee

Organizational Psychology: LCPC3394
Students will discuss how to apply behavioral science strategies to professional organizations. Students will also learn how to design businesses and ministry organizations so that both the efficiency and quality of employee life are improved.  Prerequisite: None 

Pastoral Care through Chaplaincy: LCPM3386
Students will be introduced to the significance of pastoral care through chaplaincy and inmate ministries in a manner that will equip them to support and/or participate in such ministries in a professional and/or voluntary capacity. Prerequisite: None [Prison Extension Centers Only]

Personal Spiritual Development: LCCM1350
Students will explore the processes and goals of spiritual formation in the life of a Christian. Students are introduced to the spiritual disciplines and practices of the Christian faith that promote intimacy with God and a Christ-like character. The goal is to foster ongoing personal vitality essential to the Christian life. Major assignments include selecting and practicing a spiritual discipline throughout the semester, with the desire to continue this engagement after the semester.  Prerequisite:  None

Piano: LCMP2110 / LCMP2210
Students will learn piano technique through mastery of literature for the instrument. Prerequisite: Passing of the piano proficiency

Piano: LCMP3110 / LCMP3210
Students will learn advanced piano technique through mastery of literature for the instrument. Prerequisite: Passing of the piano proficiency  

Piano: LCMP4110 / LCMP4210
Students will learn advanced piano technique through mastery of literature for the instrument leading to piano recital. Prerequisite: LCMP3110 or by permission of the keyboard committee

Practice of Evangelism:  LCCF 2350
Students will learn the biblical, theological, and historical bases for evangelism. Particular attention will be given to the role of the local church and its ministers in evangelism. Students will learn and practice the basic principles of witnessing during the semester. Prerequisite: None

Preaching Lab:  LCCM3380
Students will learn the fundamentals of sermon delivery. Emphasis is placed on presenting biblical truths through personality, knowing the listeners and the context, and communicating God’s Word to the world through actual preaching events. The intent of the course is to help students develop their skills and abilities in preaching through a mentoring process facilitated by the instructor. Prerequisite: Introduction to Preaching

Principles and Practice of Missions: LCCM2352 
Students will learn the philosophy of world evangelism, and gain competency in the practical application of missionary methods. Special emphasis is given to the broad overview of missions, the qualifications of a missionary, the missionary call, and missionary methods. Prerequisite: None 

Psychology of Religion: LCPC4394
Students will learn about some of the ways in which religious beliefs and practices influence psychological functioning, and the ways in which psychological functioning influences religious beliefs and practices.  Prerequisite: None

Readings from the Greek New Testament: LCBS3330
Students will apply grammatical and syntactical principles of Greek I and II to the Greek New Testament. Students will continue to develop skills related to reading, translating, and interpreting the various genres of the New Testament and 1 John. Prerequisites: Greek I and II 

Readings from the Hebrew Old Testament: LCBS3320
Students will apply grammatical and syntactical principles of Hebrew I and II to the biblical Hebrew of the Old Testament. Students will continue to develop skills related to reading, translating, and interpreting the various genres of the Old Testament.  Prerequisites: Hebrew I and II 

Recital Laboratory: LCMR4001
In this performance lab setting, applied music students will observe the performances of their peers and special guests.  All B.A.M. students must register for and complete four semesters of Recital Laboratory, attending 75% of all calendar scheduled events for the semesters enrolled to receive a passing grade. Additional concerts may be required, but the class meets an average of once per week for one semester. Prerequisite: None

Recital Project Choir Ensemble: LCMG4104

Students will learn specific choral literature for the purpose of providing a choral ensemble for the performance of a conducting recital.  Conductors are approved by the division’s Conducting Committee. A faculty advisor is present in rehearsals for guidance and evaluation. The choir meets 2 hours per week for eight weeks prior to the recital. Prerequisite: Approval by the professor

Research and Writing: LCGE2312
Students will learn the principles of effective written communication, particularly related to argumentative writing. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to improve library research skills.  In addition to studying the seminary writing manual in detail, students will practice communication and research skills as they write college-level essays, a book review, and a research paper. Prerequisite:  English Composition

The Seminarians:  LCMG4105
As they learn choral literature for male voices, male students will have the opportunity to minister though singing as they perform in Seminary chapel and other ministry settings in the area. Students will learn music literature of many periods and will perform on and off campus. [The Seminarians take an annual tour in the spring semester.]Students in all degree programs are encouraged to participate. Prerequisite: Approval by the professor

The Seminary Chorus: LCMG4107
Students will learn choral literature for male and female voices for the purpose of performing in Seminary chapel and other ministry opportunities in the area. The ensemble provides men and women from the seminary family with an opportunity to gain experience singing with a choral organization. Prerequisite: Approval by the professor  

Senior Music Ministry Paper: LCME4001
Students will learn basic music research and communication by writing research paper on music and worship ministry-related topics and their relation to the church. The course is for students in the Non-Recital Track of the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree. Prerequisite: Approval by the professor

Senior Practicum:  LCCM4352
Students will have the opportunity to experience practical Christian ministry through participation in a local church or institution under the supervision of a qualified mentor.  Prerequisites:  Introduction to Ministry and the completion of 90+ semester hours [New Orleans Campus Only]

Senior Seminar:  LCGE4310
In this capstone course for Leavell College, senior-level students will prepare for ministry and/or graduate studies.  The major emphasis is critical thinking and the synthesis of knowledge within each discipline, utilizing upper-level thinking skills, research skills, writing skills, and speaking skills. Major assignments include the senior thesis and the oral defense of the thesis.  Students will also read and analyze the senior theses of the other students in the course. Prerequisites:  Research and Writing, and the completion of 90+ semester hours 

Social Problems: LCPC3396
Students will develop an increased awareness of social problems and the potential ramifications they have for individuals, families, the church and the community. Proposed and attempted solutions to these problems will be evaluated and critiqued. Students will also explore how the church addresses or fails to address these problems and how these problems impact mental health. Prerequisite: None

Song Writing for the Church: LCMT2320
Students will learn the elements of composing melodies, analyzing song form, selecting chord progressions, and writing lyrics. Emphasis is given to analyzation of the songs of contemporary Christian composers and the composition of original works.  Prerequisite: Music Fundamentals 1

Special Topics in Biblical Studies: LCBS4310
Variable subject content. Prerequisites: Old and New Testaments and Hermeneutics [New Orleans Campus only]

Special Topics in Christian Ministry: LCCM4354
Variable subject content.  Prerequisites:  Introduction to Ministry [New Orleans Campus Only]

Special Topics in Educational Ministry: LCEM4360
Variable subject content.  Prerequisites: Educational Ministries of the Church [New Orleans Campus Only] 

Special Topics in Pastoral Ministry:  LCPM4380
Variable subject content.  Prerequisites: Introduction to Ministry [New Orleans Campus Only]

Special Topics in Preaching:  LCPM4370
Variable subject content. Prerequisites: Introduction to Preaching [New Orleans Campus Only]

Special Topics in Psychology and Counseling: LCPC4396 Variable subject content. Prerequisite: Permission of Professor [New Orleans Campus Only]

Special Topics in Theological and Historical Studies: LCTH4346
Variable subject content. Prerequisites: Christian Doctrine and Church History I or II [New Orleans Campus Only]

Survey of Church History I: LCGE2352
Students will learn the history of Christianity from its beginnings through the Protestant Reformation. Special attention will be given to the origins, expansion, key figures, theological development, and institutional growth of Christianity, as well as the relationship of church and state. Prerequisite: None

Survey of Church History II: LCGE2354
Students will learn the history of Christianity from the Protestant Reformation through the present-day history. Special attention will be given to the origins, expansion, key figures, theological development, and institutional growth of Christianity, as well as the relationship of church and state. Prerequisite: None

Teaching Methods:  LCCF2360
Students will investigate instructional theory and practice as a basis for developing a personal concept of teaching in the local church. The emphasis is the practical application of learning theory. Major assignments include a written lesson plan, an oral presentation of the lesson, a movie or book review, and a curriculum evaluation. Prerequisite: Hermeneutics.

Teaching Music in the Church: LCME2301
Students will to explore the philosophies, make practical application, and develop the skills necessary to implement facets of the Kodaly philosophy and the Orff Schulwerk philosophy of music education in the local church. Prerequisite: Music Fundamentals II 

Teaching Lab:  LCCM3360
Students will apply their understanding of instructional strategies and lesson planning, explore the processes and challenges of the teaching-learning process, and develop skills in the area of class preparation and presentation.   Students will also experiment with various approaches related to teaching and pedagogic practices as they relate to small group Bible study and discipleship settings.  Major assignments include written lesson plans and oral presentations of the lessons. Prerequisite: Teaching Methods

Theological Issues in the New Testament: LCBS4344
Students will explore the principal religious ideas and themes of the New Testament by means of exegetical studies. Particular attention is given to the doctrines of revelation, God, man, sin, judgment, salvation, and the future. Prerequisites: New Testament Survey and Hermeneutics [New Orleans Campus only] 

Theological Issues in the Old Testament: LCBS4342
Students will explore the principal religious ideas and themes of the Old Testament by means of exegetical studies. Particular attention is given to the doctrine of God and the themes of covenant, election, faith, and land. Prerequisites: Old Testament Survey and Hermeneutics [New Orleans Campus only] 

Theological Implications of Mental Illness:  LCPC4398
Students will examine the relationships between theological thought, the practice of Christian counseling, and the treatment of mental disorders.  Special attention will be given to the various models of Abnormal Psychology, the theological constructs that relate to those models, and the relationship between treatment, salvation, and sanctification. Prerequisite: None

Undergraduate Recital: LCMR4010
Students will enhance their performance skills by public performance of assigned literature. The recital is to be minimum of 25 minutes of music consisting of appropriate literature from major style periods. Prerequisite: audition

Urban Church Planting: LCCM3358
Students will explore the dynamics of the city and its impact on how to plant healthy New Testament churches. Attention is given to reaching unbelievers in multi-housing and multi-ethnic communities. Prerequisite: The Practice of Evangelism

Using Technology in the Work of the Church: LCCM2354
Students will study the significant effect that technology has had on the church and Christian organizations in the manner in which they interact with the community and conduct their business. The course will include a study of the computer equipment and software in the life and work of the church. Emphasis will be placed upon the various types of social and communication devices as well as how emerging technology can be used successfully in the conduct of effective worship and educational, ministerial, and administrative ministries.  Prerequisite:  None 

Vocal Diction - LCMV2201
Students will learn correct diction in the pronunciation of English, French, German, and Italian with accurate word/syllabic stress. Prerequisite: LCMV2110 Voice

Voice - LCMV2110 / LCMV2210
Students will learn basic vocal skills through the study of varied vocal literature.   Prerequisite: Voice LCMV1110 or placement by audition

Voice: LCSV3110 / LCSV3210
Students will learn continuing vocal skills through the study of varied vocal literature. Prerequisite: Voice LCMV 2110 or placement by audition

Voice: LCMV4110 /LCMV4210
Students will learn mastery of vocal skills through the study of varied vocal literature leading to public recital.  Prerequisite: Voice LCMV 3110 or placement by audition

World Religions: LCGE2356
Students will explore the main views and practices of the major world religions. Students will learn the basic tenets of each faith in order that they may gain the ability to discuss each religion and its corresponding history, practice, and relationship to other faiths. Prerequisite: None

Worship Arranging & Orchestration: LCMT3201
Students will learn basic skills of scoring for orchestra and worship ensembles. Prerequisite: Music Fundamentals II or passing the equivalent placement examination

Worship Ensemble Leadership: LCMC3302
Students will learn basic leadership skills in working with vocalists and instrumentalists. The course will emphasize basic concepts and skills related to choral ensembles, worship bands, and other types of vocal ensembles. The course will include leadership and conducting instruction. The literature covered in the course will include choral music reflecting a range of Western periods, worship choir music, and worship band music. Prerequisite: Music Fundamentals I

Worship Ministry Discipleship: LCME4101
Students will learn to make the transition between classroom learning and practical application in planning and leading worship in evangelical Protestant churches with mentors who are serving as worship leaders in area churches. Prerequisite: Senior status

Worship Music in the Church: LCMH3303
Students will learn to explore and understand the usage of the music, both current and past, used to promote and enhance worship in evangelical Protestant churches today. Prerequisite: LCWT1301 Music Fundamentals I

Worship Perspectives: LCCF2370
Students will learn to examine the development of worship in the Old Testament, New Testament, and throughout Christian history in order to evaluate the ways historical perspectives and practices of worship may relate to worship in contemporary settings. Prerequisite: Introduction to Ministry