MATC Year 1: Personal Development in Context

The first year of the Theology & Culture program is intended to develop personal awareness and reflection of the interpersonal patterns, giftedness, and hindrances that emerge from one’s own story. Theological, philosophical, biblical, cultural, and psychological studies are engaged as the student begins to imagine how their vocational calling intersects with these disciplines and the world.

  • Fall Trimester (8 credit hours)
    • CSL 527 – Faith, Hope, and Love (2)
    • CSL 551 – First-Year Practicum Part I  (1)
    • TCE 517 – Cultural Identity and Locatedness  (2)
    • TCE 517R – First Year Reading Group (1)
    • Track Elective (2)
    • F&I – Frameworks & Intersections
  • Spring Trimester (8 credit hours)
    • BTI 504 – New Testament Genre (3)
    • CSL 528 – Interpersonal Foundations (2)
    • CSL 552 – First-Year Practicum Part II (1)
    • CSL 517 – Marriage and Family¹ or Track Elective(2)
  • Summer Trimester (7 credit hours)
    • BTI 503 – Old Testament Genre (3)
    • CSL 509 – Multicultural Perspectives (2)
    • TCE 504 or 505 – Philosophy I or Philosophy II (2)²

 

MATC Year 2: Vocational Integration

The second year of the Theology & Culture program is marked most formatively by the Integrative Project. While continuing their studies across disciplines, the Integrative Project is an opportunity for students to focus the experiences and knowledge they are gaining through the program in order to dream about their vocational work. More than an academic thesis, the Integrative Project is intended to allow the student to use the skills they have acquired during the Theology & Culture program to begin the lifelong work of impacting the world through their unique calling and passions.

  • Fall Trimester (9 credit hours)
    • BTI 570 – Integrative Project: Exploring the Future (2)
    • TCE 508 – Theology I: God, Humanity, & Christ (2)
    • Track Elective (3)
    • CSL 510 – Human Growth and Development (2)¹ or Track Elective(2)
  • Spring Trimester (9 credit hours)
    • TCE 509 – Theology II: Spirit, Church, and Last Things (2)
    • Track Elective (3)
    • Elective (2)
    • Elective (2)
  • Summer Trimester (4 credit hours)
    • TCE 504 or 505 – Philosophy I or Philosophy II (2)² or Track Elective (2)
    • Elective (2)

¹ Both Marriage and Family and Human Growth and Development are required for Interdisciplinary Studies Track; other Tracks need only choose one.
² Philosophy I is offered during odd years; Philosophy II is offered during even years. Both Philosophy courses are required for Interdisciplinary Studies Track; see the Curriculum Overview and/or Academic Catalog for other Track requirements for Philosophy courses.

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