John Leland Baptist College
John Leland Baptist College   

1300 Mt. Vernon Dr.  Georgetown, KY 40325
Phone: 502.316.8154
Email:
admin@johnlelandbaptistcollege.org 
FALL SEMESTER 2021
COURSE LISTINGS 
 
CLASSES BEGIN AUGUST 24
 
To register for any course simply contact the school via email.
 
 
ON-CAMPUS: GEORGETOWN, KY
HEB 101 Introductory Survey of Biblical Hebrew (3 Credit hours)
HEB 101G Introductory Survey of Biblical Hebrew (Graduate Students)
Instructor: Wm. Van Nunen.
Class Meeting: Grace Baptist Church, Georgetown, KY.
Time: Tuesday 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Course Description: This is a one semester course that provides a rudimentary introduction to the study of Biblical Hebrew. It has been specifically designed for students who wish only to gain an appreciation of Biblical Hebrew much like one gets in a music or art appreciation course. Students will learn how to correctly pronounce the Hebrew language, master a fair amount of Hebrew grammar and vocabulary, and be introduced to all the important Hebrew lexicons, grammars, and other helps. This will give the student a working knowledge of language which will enable them to translate the Hebrew Bible.
 
ON-CAMPUS: BROMLEY, KY 
HERM 201 The Inductive Method of Bible Study(2 Credit Hours)
Instructor: Bro. Charles Hunt
Class Meeting: Pleasant View Baptist Church, Bromley, KY
Time: Tuesday @ 6:00 PM – 7:50 PM
Course Description: The student will learn the inductive method of Bible study. This will enable him to draw the truth of Scripture into his own heart and mind in such a way that he will understand, believe, and implement the truth into his life. This method of studying the Bible involves a thorough observation, careful interpretation, proper correlation, and necessary application of the Holy Scripture. The student will develop the skills of the inductive method of Bible study by applying them in class with selected passages of Scripture with their participation.
 
ON-LINE CLASSES 
Must have Windows 2010 or newer operating system to take classes On-Line.
 Registration Deadline for all On-Line Classes is August 20th. 
 
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GREEK
GK 101 Elementary Greek I(3 Credit Hours)
GK 101G Elementary Greek I (Graduate Students)
Format: DVD/Textbook.
Instructor: Wm. Van Nunen  
Course Description: The course begins by assuming that the student has had no previous knowledge of Greek and starts at the very beginning of the study of Biblical Greek. This part covers the Alphabet, Diphthongs, Syllabification, Pronunciation, the Accent Marks, the Present Active Indicative, and finally Second Declension Nouns. It should be noted that this Greek series of courses has been revised to move considerably slower than a similar class at another college or university. By using this method, we not only allow the student more time to digest the material through exercises and composition, but we are able to make the class more interesting and useful by introducing important practical matters that have traditionally been reserved for second year Greek. From this class alone, the student will gain an appreciation of the beauty, precision, and value of the study of New Testament Greek.
Note: This course is a requirement for all B.A. degrees, the M.Div., and can be applied toward the M.A. in Biblical Studies. Registration: To register simply contact the school via email.
 
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GK 335 Biblical Hermeneutics I (3 Credit Hours)
GK 535 Biblical Hermeneutics I (Graduate Students)
Instructor: Wm. Van Nunen 
Format: On-Line Lectures.
Time and Place: The student will receive weekly lectures on-line each Tuesday; the student is free to watch the lectures at his convenience and return any work by the following Tuesday.  
Course Description: An introduction to the principles and methods of Biblical interpretation. Hermeneutics, technically, is the science and art of interpretation; and as applied to the study of Scripture, interpretation has to do with finding the exact meaning of any given word or verse in the Bible that the teacher or preacher might faithfully declare the Word of God to others.
Prerequisites: None. Our Hermeneutics course is listed as a language course because so much of Biblical hermeneutics deals with language, but no previous language study is necessary. One of the goals of the course is to show the student how important a working knowledge of Hebrew and Greek is.
Textbooks: Protestant Biblical Interpretation: A Textbook of Hermeneutics, Bernard Ramm. Third Revised Edition: Baker: 1970. Please Note: Since this book is no longer in print, we have only used copies to sell. The student may want to purchase their copy on-line at Amazon.
Registration: To register simply contact the school via email.
 
 
OLD TESTAMENT STUDIES
OT 210 Studies in the Pentateuch (3 Credit Hours)
OT 510 Studies in the Pentateuch (Graduate Student Listing)  
Instructor: David Prewitt, B.S., M.B.A., M.A.
Please Note:This is a required course for virtually all programs and degrees at Leland.
Course Description: This is part one of a seven-part series of 200 level courses which takes the student through the entire Bible. This Old and New Testament series are content courses designed to give the student the most thorough and strategic grasp of each Book of the Bible. The student will not only master the "5 W's" of each book (who, what, where, when, and why) but will be exposed to all the most substantive matter that can be crammed into a three-semester hour course. The topics and subjects that are treated in this series of courses cover such things as Basic Content, The Historical and Geographical Settings, Difficult Verses and Passages, Bible Manners and Customs, Weights and Measures, Timeline Construction, Important People, Pagan Religions and Practices, Important Hebrew and Greek Words, Theological Concepts, and Archeology.
 
 
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READINGS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
(See "Summaries and Reviews" below for more information.)
OT 361/561 Readings in the Old Testament.
Gleanings in Genesis, Authur W. Pink. (Required Reading: Quarter-Credit Hour.)
OT 362/562 Readings in the Old Testament.
Noah’s Three Sons, Arthur C. Custance.  (Elective: Quarter-Credit Hour)
 
 
HISTORY
HIS 490 Independent Study in Baptist History (3 Credit Hours)
HIS 690 Independent Study in Baptist History (Graduate Students)
Instructor: James R. Duvall, B.A., M.A.
Course Description: This course allows a student to independently examine an area of Baptist history of his or her own interest under the supervision of the professor and write a formal research paper.
Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission of the instructor.
Registration: To register simply contact the school via email.
 
HIS 501 Research and Writing I (Graduate Students Only) (3 Credit Hours)  
Instructor: Janet Miller, B.A.    
Note: This course is required for all Graduate programs and degrees. Students who took ENG 101 at Leland and received a grade of B or better can pick an elective instead.   
Note: The student is allowed to combine the writing assignment of this course with the writing assignment of another course.  
Course Description: This course is designed to teach the student how to properly research and write a formal college research paper at John Leland Baptist College.
 
 
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READINGS IN HISTORY
(See "Summaries and Reviews" below for more information.)
HIS 361/561 Readings: Baptist Missionaries, William Carey. 
William Carey (The father of modern missions). Written by S Pearce Carey. Printed by the Wakeman Trust, London. 400+ pages. This edition has been edited by Peter Masters. Students are allowed to purchase their own book but be careful to get the correct edition. (Required Reading: Quarter-Credit Hour)  
HIS 362/562 Readings: Baptist Missionaries, Adoniram Judson. 
To the Golden Shore, Courtney Anderson. This is a biography of Adoniram Judson and is generally considered to be the best biography of this great Baptist missionary. (Required Reading: Quarter-Credit Hour))
 HIS 363/563 Readings in Baptist History.  
Theologians of the Baptist Tradition, revised edition, by Timothy George and David S. Dockery. (Elective: Quarter-Credit hour.)   
 HIS 364/564 Readings in Baptist History. 
Spurgeon, A Biography, Arnold A. Dallimore. (Elective: Quarter-Credit Hour)
 
 
THEOLOGY
 TH 201 Systematic Theology I(3 Credit Hours) 
TH 501 Systematic Theology I(Graduate Students)
Instructor: Doug Meadows, B.A, M.A, M.Div.
Course Description: This class is part one of a two part, yearlong, course in the study of theology.  This course involves the systematic arrangement of the doctrines of the Bible and seeks to show and harmonize their inter-relationship with other Bible doctrines.  This course will motivate the student to gain a mastery of all the most important doctrines of the Bible through a careful and in-depth study of the classic textbook, A Systematic Study of Bible Doctrines. T.P. Simmons.
 
TH 490 Independent Study in Theology (3-4 Credit Hours)
TH 690 Independent Study in Theology(Graduate Students)
Instructor: Faculty Member
Course Description: This course allows the student to do independent research in some area of Theology of his or her choosing under the supervision of the professor. The course essentially consists of the student choosing a theological topic, subject, doctrine, etc. (approved by the professor), the reading and study of assigned books and other materials, and the writing of a formal research paper according to the guidelines of the college.  For example, the student could choose to do an in-depth research paper on the Doctrine of the Church, the Deity of Christ, the Trinity, or in some area concerning the end times. Apart from the knowledge one gains from doing this kind of research, one of the greatest benefits of this format is the direct personal access to the professional writing guidance of the teacher.  All research papers are required to be written and formatted according to the guidelines of A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 8th Ed., by Kate L. Turabian.
Prerequisites: 1) Junior standing or special permission of the instructor. 2) ENG 101 taken at John Leland or HIS 501—NO EXCEPTIONS. However, students are allowed to take ENG 101 (undergraduate students) or HIS 501(graduate students) concurrently with this Independent Study and use the research paper for this class as the writing assignment for ENG 101 or HIS 501.
Note: The student can take this course for 3-4 credit hours. The difference in the credit hours is proportionate to the length and depth of the research paper.
 
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READINGS IN THEOLOGY
(See "Summaries and Reviews" below for more information.)
TH 361/561 Readings in Theology. 
1. The Sovereignty of God, A. W. Pink. 
2. Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, J. I. Packer. 
 (Required Reading: Both books: Quarter-Credit hour.)
 
ART
AR 201 A Survey of European Art I(3 Credit Hours)
Format: DVD/Textbook.
Instructor: Philip duBarry, B.S., B.R.E., M.A.
Course Description: This class is part one of a two-part comprehensive survey of Western art since the Middle Ages. The student will examine a collection of paintings, sculptures, architecture, drawings, and other media created over a span of more than 1000 years. Part one will fulfill the Art requirement for the B.A.
Registration: To register simply contact the school via email.
 
 
 
 
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MUSIC
MU 101 Music Survey I (3 Credit Hours)
Instructor: Laura Meadows, Sister Meadows graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Kentucky in 1985 with a B.A. in Music; graduate studies in Music History at the University of Memphis. She has taught piano for 10 years and has been a church pianist for 30 years.
Format: Textbook/CD.
Course Description: This course is essentially about how to listen to and understand classical music. It provides the student with an outstanding grasp of musical forms, techniques, and grammatical terms that makes one fluent in the language of music.  
Note: MU 101 is a General Studies Requirement for all students pursuing a bachelor’s degree. 
 
 
POLITICAL SCIENCE
PS 201 The United States Constitution (3 Semester Hours)
Instructor: Philip duBarry, B.S., B.R.E., M.A.
Format: Textbook/DVD.
Course Discription: This course will examine the United States Constitution in some detail, including many important historical and contemporary issues surrounding the document. Students will additionally be challenged to consider how the Constitution affects their experience of Christianity in America.
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ENGLISH AND LITERATURE 
ENG 101 Research and Writing. (3 Credit Hours)
Instructor: Janet Miller, B.A.
Course Description: This course is designed to teach the student how to properly research and write a formal college research paper. The student will be allowed to research a subject of his or her own choice (with the approval of the instructor) and will then be guided step by step through the process of writing a formal academic paper. The student will be helped in matters of proper writing style and English grammar. Note: This course is a requirement for all B.A. degrees at Leland.
 
ENG 102 English Grammar and Usage. (3 Credit Hours)
Instructor: Sis. Janet Miller, B.A.
Note: This course is a requirement for graduation for all undergraduate programs. 
Prerequisites: ENG 101 Research and Writing.
Course Description: This course is designed to teach the student the fundamentals of English grammar and usage. Understanding the proper rules of grammar and sentence structure are essential in communicating clear and understandable thought processes and ideas. The course is also designed to improve the student’s vocabulary.
 
LIT 101 An Introduction to Classical Literature (3 Credit Hours)
Instructor: Janet Miller, B.A. 
Note: One literature course is a General Studies Requirement for all undergraduate programs.
Course Description: As an introductory course, the student will learn how to approach and appreciate great works of literature and what constitutes a “classic.” The course will cover the different genres of literature, and the student will be introduced to great works and their authors by reviewing in summary form. The course will also provide a greater appreciation of the value of literature with its unique insight into human nature and life itself.
 
 
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MATH
MA 101 The Fundamentals of Mathematics(3 Semester Hours)
Instructor: Faulty/Format: DVD.
Course Description: This is an elementary mathematics course. It is intended to assist the student in understanding and mastering the fundamentals of mathematics to prepare them for the study of algebra, trigonometry, and calculus. This course is not open to students who have already had high school algebra.
 
 
 READINGS IN PSYCHOLOGY
(See "Summaries and Reviews" below for more information.) 
PSY 310/510 Readings in Psychology  
This reading course is required for the M.A. degree in Biblical Counseling.
Psychology and Christianity: Five Views, Edited by Eric L. Johnson. (Quarter-Credit Hour)
 
BS 361/561 Readings in Christian Psychology.
The New Dare to Discipline, (1992) James Dobson. (Quarter-Credit Hour)
 
BS 362/562 Readings in Christian Psychology
Love Must Be Tough, (1996) James Dobson. (Quarter-Credit Hour)
  
READINGS IN PHILOSOPHY 
(See "Summaries and Reviews" below for more information.)
 
PH 361/561 Readings in Philosophy
How Shall We Then Live, (1976) Francis Schaeffer. (Quarter-Credit Hour) 
READINGS IN SCIENCE   
(See "Summaries and Reviews" below for more information.) 
SC 361/562 Readings in Creation Science.
1. The World that Perished, 3rd edition, revised, John C. Whitcomb.
2. The Early Earth, 3rd edition revised, John C. Whitcomb. 
(Both Books: Quarter-Credit Hour)
 
SUMMARIES AND REVIEWS
 
 General Information Concerning Summaries and Reviews 
Introduction: Beginning in 2017 John Leland Baptist College began developing a Reading List of books as a requirement for graduation. Students are responsible to read carefully, completely and with understanding a prescribed number of books of various lengths and difficulty covering various fields within our general curriculum. They include works in Science, History, Literature, Theology, Political Science, Psychology, and other areas. Credit is given proportionately according to the length and difficulty of the book or books.  
Procedure: All books are read under the supervision of a Reading Mentor; Mentors consist mostly of faculty members and upper-level graduate students. Upon registering for a Summary and Review course, the student will be given instructions on how to proceed. The student may be evaluated in any number of different ways. The student may be required to write a Summary or Review; in some cases, the Mentor may draw up some brief questions for each chapter to be answered by the student or be asked to take some brief notes of the most important matters while reading the book and to submit them on a weekly basis to the Mentor. And in other cases still, the Mentor may wish to simply hold regular discussions with the student about the book as he or she reads it. At any rate, it will be left up to the Mentor on how best to evaluate whether the student has completed the readings faithfully.   
Grading: Once the Reading Mentor has been assured that the student has read the book completely, carefully, and with understanding, the Mentor will issue a grade of “P” on the student’s official Grade Report. “P” represents a “Pass” on a Pass/Fail basis.   
 
READINGS AND REFLECTIONS
Introduction: At John Leland College we believe that nothing is more important than the careful and meditative reading of God’s word. Every student is required to read the Bible carefully and completely in its entirety. This series of Readings and Reflections is a graduation requirement for all programs at Leland. You will have other Bible reading assignments in classes throughout your studies at Leland, but this series of Readings and Reflections will assure us that you have at least one time carefully read and contemplated the entire Word of God. This requirement must be completed by the end of your sophomore year in order to continue your studies at Leland. 
Procedure: The student is free to complete this reading in any order he or she chooses, but it is generally more profitable to complete these readings when taking the corresponding “Survey” courses.    
Undergraduate Readings and Reflections Course Numbers 
OT 101 Readings and Reflections: Pentateuch. (Quarter-Credit Hour)  
OT 102 Readings and Reflections: Historical Books. (Quarter-Credit Hour)  
OT 103 Readings and Reflections: Poetical Books. (Quarter-Credit Hour)  
OT 104 Readings and Reflections: The Prophets. (Quarter-Credit Hour)   
NT 101 Readings and Reflections: Matthew—Luke. (Quarter-Credit Hour)   
NT 102 Readings and Reflections: John—1 Corinthians. (Quarter-Credit Hour)  
NT 103 Readings and Reflections: 2 Corinthians—Revelation. (Quarter-Credit Hour) 
 
Graduate Readings and Reflections Course Numbers 
OT 501 Readings and Reflections: Pentateuch. (Quarter-Credit Hour) 
OT 502 Readings and Reflections: Historical Books. (Quarter-Credit Hour)  
OT 503 Readings and Reflections: Poetical Books. (Quarter-Credit Hour)
OT 504 Readings and Reflections: The Prophets. (Quarter-Credit Hour)
NT 501 Readings and Reflections: Matthew--Luke (Quarter-Credit Hour)
NT 502 Readings and Reflections: John—1 Corinthians. (Quarter-Credit Hour) 
NT 503 Readings and Reflections: 2 Corinthians—Revelation. (Quarter-Credit Hour) 
 
 
 
For Christ and the Church
 
 Apply thine heart unto instruction and thine ears to the words of knowledge” (Proverbs 23.12)