Onsite Courses

Geneva Institute 2021-22 Course Descriptions

Fall Semester 2021

Dual Enrollment:

Old Testament Literature and Interpretation.  This course provides an analysis of the Old Testament as the foundation of the whole Bible. It focuses on the theological, literary, and historical dimensions of the Old Testament text and story; draws theological connections to Jesus and the New Testament; and makes application to modern Christianity, both corporate (church) and personal (spiritual growth). (Partnering Institution: Belhaven University) (Wednesday 1:30pm – 4:20pm)

Personal Finance.  A study of the basic principles of planning and managing personal financial matters. Emphasis is on developing the personal financial planning skills needed to meet individual objectives and goals. (Partnering Institution: Belhaven University) (Tuesday 8:30am-11:20am)

Great Books of the Ancient World. The course will examine some of the influential works from the ancient world, particularly from Greece and Israel (c. 8th century BC to 100 BC). Students will be encouraged to critically examine these works form a biblical perspective, discussing, debating, and evaluating the validity of the authors’ ideas and ethics.  (Partnering Institution: Bryan College) (Monday 1:30pm – 4:20pm.)

High School, Adult, Audit:

The Liberty Class: Jesus said that he came to proclaim justice for the gentiles (Matt. 12:18) and liberty for the captives (Luke 4:18). What was the justice and liberty that Christ brought? And, how do we live out those concepts of justice and liberty in our culture? (Tuesdays 6:30pm – 8:00pm)

Algebra I. The first year of the standard High School math progression: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and Pre-Calc. (Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:30am-1:00pm)

Introductory Logic. Grades 8-10. Arguments come at us from every side. Are these arguments valid? Should we be persuaded? How should we respond? This course is designed to help us reason according to the Scriptures, recognizing good and bad reasoning in ourselves and others. We will study categorical and propositional logic, informal fallacies, and learn to develop arguments that are both valid and sound. (Wed. 11:00am – 12:30pm)

Old Testament Survey. Grades 8-10. This class is the first of two that study the most influential book—the Bible. Students will read the entire Old Testament, memorize key passages, learning to interpret and tell the Old Testament story, and applying it to all of life. (Wed. 1:15pm – 2:15pm)

Worldview and Apologetics. This course combines uncovering the nuts and bolts of competing worldviews and world religions with practical instruction in defending the Christian worldview. A primary theme in the study is the uniqueness of the Christian worldview in providing explanation of the human condition and the reality of hope for meaning through life in Christ. The course will highlight the inconsistencies inherent in all non-Christian worldviews while emphasizing the completeness and consistency of Biblical Christianity. (Class to be held at Doe River Gorge Ministries, dates and time TBD)

Spring Semester 2022

Dual Enrollment:

New Testament Literature and Interpretation.  This course provides an analysis of the New Testament as the culmination of the whole Bible. It focuses on the theological, literary, and historical dimensions of the New Testament text; draws theological connections to major figures of the Old Testament and its biblical theological emphases; and it makes application to modern Christianity, both corporate (church) and personal (spiritual growth). (Partnering Institution: Bryan  College)

High School, Adult, Audit:

Algebra I (cont.). The first year of the standard High School math progression: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and Pre-Calc.

Introductory Logic (cont.). Arguments come at us from every side. Are these arguments valid? Should we be persuaded? How should we respond? This course is designed to help us reason according to the Scriptures, recognizing good and bad reasoning in ourselves and others. We will study categorical and propositional logic, informal fallacies, and learn to develop arguments that are both valid and sound.

Old Testament Survey (cont.). This class is the first of two that study the most influential book—the Bible. Students will read the entire Old Testament, memorize key passages, learning to interpret and tell the Old Testament story, and applying it to all of life.

Spring Semester 2021

Dual Enrollment:

General Psychology.  Introduction to the general field of psychology. Emphasizes concepts helpful for understanding contemporary psychology and those basic to further study. (Monday 8:00-10:50 am)  (Partnering Institution: Bryan College)

Elementary Greek II.  God’s precious word is worth treasuring by exploring the nuances of its original language. Studying Greek gives students the same tools that helped build the Reformation, equipping them to begin a new reformation. One year of college level Greek fulfills HS graduation requirements. (Tuesday 1:00-3:50 pm) (Partnering Institution: Belhaven University)

High School, Adult, Audit:

Basic Economics: A ten week study of economics from a Christian worldview! How does the economy work? What is good about free markets? What is bad about socialism? How do we answer these questions from a Christian worldview? Classes will be on Mondays 3:30-5:00 and open to students and adults.
 
Western History, The Church, and Theology. A look at western history through the lens of the church. Special emphasis will be given to theological issues that arise in the church–these will be studied in their historical context. An excellent way to build theological foundations and discern between orthodoxy and heresy. This course can be applied for 1/2 credit in world history, and is open for student and adults (Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00 pm)

Additional Info
These classes will be held at:

900 Watauga St,
Kingsport, TN 37660.

Online DE classes through our partnering college are also available.