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MU 421—Private Piano LessonsCredit Hours: 1

Lessons will be tailored to the individual ability of the student. A fee of $264 will be charged at the time of registration for this course. Prerequisite: Instructor Approval

MU 431—Private Voice LessonsCredit Hours: 1

Private voice lessons give students the opportunity to receive individual, personalized instruction in solo vocal performance. Half hour weekly lessons will include segments on scales and other exercises, breathing and posture, tone, pronunciation, repertoire, and music study and rehearsal skills. Students will demonstrate their progress with presentations during the Vocal Performance Class. A fee of $264 will be charged at the time of registration for this course. Prerequisite or Corequisite: MU 150

Concentration: Church Music Concentration, Music Education Concentration
Proficiency: Church Music, Music Education

MU 461—Instrumental Methods 1Credit Hours: 2

These courses explore the pedagogical approaches to each of the four instrument groups, two per semester. The first semester covers string and woodwinds. The second semester covers brass and percussion. Students will have the opportunity to perform on different instruments from each group, focusing on important technical and pedagogical approaches relevant to school bands, orchestras, and instrumental ensembles. Prerequisite: EN 102

Concentration: Music Education Concentration

MU 462—Instrumental Methods 2Credit Hours: 2

These courses explore the pedagogical approaches to each of the four instrument groups, two per semester. The first semester covers string and woodwinds. The second semester covers brass and percussion. Students will have the opportunity to perform on different instruments from each group, focusing on important technical and pedagogical approaches relevant to school bands, orchestras, and instrumental ensembles. Prerequisite: EN 102

Concentration: Music Education Concentration

MU 471—Senior Music RecitalCredit Hours: 1

This course functions as the seventh required semester of private lessons. As opposed to jury requirements, the student uses this semester solely to prepare for the Senior Music Recital, given in the same semester this course is taken. All the guidelines, fees, and schedule requirements related to Private music lessons apply equally to the Senior Music Recital course. A fee of $264 will be charged at the time of registration for this course. Prerequisite: Private Piano 6 or Private Voice 6; 96 credits earned

Concentration: Church Music Concentration, Music Education Concentration

MU 481—Church Music Seminar 1Credit Hours: 3

This course is the first of two capstone courses for the Church Music program and covers a variety of topics related to church music and worship leadership. In addition to the helpful discussions, each student will serve a sort of internship in the music departments of WCBC and Lancaster Baptist Church for a certain number of hours per semester. Prerequisite: EN 102, MU 131, MU 133, MU 150, and MU 316

Concentration: Church Music Concentration

MU 482—Church Music Seminar 2Credit Hours: 3

This course is a continuation of the Church Music program capstone course, Church Music Seminar 1 and covers a variety of topics related to church music and worship leadership. In addition to the helpful discussions, each student will serve a sort of internship in the music departments of WCBC and Lancaster Baptist Church for a certain number of hours per semester. Prerequisite: EN 102 and MU 481

Concentration: Church Music Concentration

MU 491—Music Education Seminar 1Credit Hours: 3

This course is a prerequisite to the music education program capstone course, Music Education Seminar 2. This course covers a variety of topics related to music education and educational leadership. Students will examine current scholarship and issues in music education. In addition to the helpful discussions, each student will observe music classes at Lancaster Baptist School and/or approved external locations in preparation for the teaching portion of Music Education Seminar 2. Prerequisite: EN 102, MU 131, MU 133, MU 150, MU 316, and MU 368

Concentration: Music Education Concentration

MU 492—Music Education Seminar 2Credit Hours: 3

This course is a capstone course covering a variety of topics related to music education and educational leadership. Students will examine current scholarship and issues in music education. In addition to the helpful discussions, each student will teach in general and specific music classes as part of Lancaster Baptist School and Antelope Valley Music Academy or other approved Christian school(s) for a certain number of hours each semester. A fee of $15 will be charged at the time of registration for this course. Prerequisite: EN 102 and MU 491

Concentration: Music Education Concentration

MUSIC—Piano Performance Class (Private Piano Lessons)Credit Hours: 1

Lessons will be tailored to the individual ability of the student. A fee of $264 will be charged at the time of registration for this course. Prerequisite: Instructor Approval

Concentration: Church Music Concentration, Music Education Concentration
Proficiency: Church Music, Music Education

MUSIC—Voice Performance Class (Private Voice Lessons)Credit Hours: 1

Private voice lessons give students the opportunity to receive individual, personalized instruction in solo vocal performance. Half hour weekly lessons will include segments on scales and other exercises, breathing and posture, tone, pronunciation, repertoire, and music study and rehearsal skills. Students will demonstrate their progress with presentations during the Vocal Performance Class. Prerequisite or Corequisite: MU 150

Concentration: Church Music Concentration, Music Education Concentration
Proficiency: Church Music, Music Education

OR 101—Principles of Christian LivingCredit Hours: 2

This course is a class required for all freshmen as they enter school. It teaches students skills regarding study habits, character, library and reading skills, personal devotions, Bible memorization, and prayer. It is designed to help the student adjust from high school to college life here at West Coast. Prerequisite: None

Concentration: Biblical Counseling Concentration, Secretarial Concentration, Pastoral Theology Concentration, Visual Arts Concentration, Church Ministries Concentration, Evangelism Concentration, Missions Concentration, Office Administration Concentration, Elementary Education Concentration, Secondary Education Concentration, Church Music Concentration, Music Education Concentration

PT 100—Practical Theology (Men Only)Credit Hours: 1

This course is taught by Dr. Chappell to equip young men for the work of local church ministry. Students will gain both biblical and practical insights in areas such as Baptist church planting, discipleship, contemporary theology, servant leadership, staff training, and the administration of local church work. Prerequisite: None

Concentration: Biblical Counseling Concentration, Pastoral Theology Concentration, Visual Arts Concentration, Church Ministries Concentration, Evangelism Concentration, Missions Concentration, Elementary Education Concentration, Secondary Education Concentration, Church Music Concentration, Music Education Concentration

PT 102—Practical Theology (Men Only)Credit Hours: 2

This course is taught by Dr. Chappell to equip young men for the work of local church ministry. Students will gain both biblical and practical insights in areas such as Baptist church planting, discipleship, contemporary theology, servant leadership, staff training, and the administration of local church work. Prerequisite: None

Concentration: Pastoral Theology Concentration, Church Ministries Concentration, Evangelism Concentration, Missions Concentration

PT 104—Practical Theology (Men Only)Credit Hours: 2

This course is taught by Dr. Chappell to equip young men for the work of local church ministry. Students will gain both biblical and practical insights in areas such as Baptist church planting, discipleship, contemporary theology, servant leadership, staff training, and the administration of local church work. Prerequisite: None

Concentration: Biblical Counseling Concentration, Pastoral Theology Concentration, Church Ministries Concentration, Evangelism Concentration, Missions Concentration

PT 107—Principles of Leadership: DavidCredit Hours: 2

This course looks at one of Israel’s greatest kings. From his life, principles are drawn to help us become people “after God’s own heart.” Prerequisite: None

PT 108—Principles of Leadership: PaulCredit Hours: 2

This course looks at the life and times of the Apostle Paul, formerly Saul of Tarsus, and his journey from persecutor of the church to preacher and prisoner for Christ. Prerequisite: None

PT 111—Personal EvangelismCredit Hours: 2

This course is designed to help the individual student be an effective witness for the Lord. Instruction will be given on how to reach the lost with the Gospel. Students will be required to memorize key verses for bringing sinners to Christ and giving them biblical assurance of salvation. Every student must participate in the TEAM soulwinning program of Lancaster Baptist Church. Prerequisite: None

Concentration: Biblical Counseling Concentration, Secretarial Concentration, Pastoral Theology Concentration, Visual Arts Concentration, Church Ministries Concentration, Evangelism Concentration, Missions Concentration, Office Administration Concentration, Elementary Education Concentration, Secondary Education Concentration, Church Music Concentration, Music Education Concentration

PT 115—Principles of Leadership: Life of JosephCredit Hours: 2

This course looks at the life and times of Joseph who was the favored son, but also the hated brother. Students will study the life of a man of integrity and forgiveness. Prerequisite: None

PT 125—Evangelistic SongleadingCredit Hours: 2

This course is an introduction to music in a church worship service. Students will learn the basics of song leading as well as platform technique. Prerequisite: None

PT 140—Biblical Foundations of LeadershipCredit Hours: 3

This course explores the theological roots of effective leadership. The student will examine major leadership theories through a biblical lens. Special emphasis will be given to leadership lessons from the life and ministry of Jesus. Prerequisite: None

Proficiency: Ministry Leadership

PT 201—Sign Language 1Credit Hours: 2

This course is designed to teach students about 600 signs to allow them to communicate with the Deaf. Students will also sign a song, story, Bible lesson, and the gospel. Prerequisite: None

PT 202—Sign Language 2Credit Hours: 2

This course is a continuation of PT 201. Students will learn how to better communicate with the Deaf using the tools from PT 201 as a foundation, “how to sign like the Deaf.” This will help the signer be more effective in communicating with the Deaf. Students will converse much and present projects in American Sign Language. Prerequisite: PT 201

PT 292—Sermon PreparationCredit Hours: 2

Building upon the basic principles of Bible interpretation, this class will teach students how to create Bible messages. Students will learn how to write sermons that have purpose, textual integrity, unity, and clarity. Prerequisite: BI 291

Concentration: Biblical Counseling Concentration, Pastoral Theology Concentration, Church Ministries Concentration, Evangelism Concentration, Missions Concentration

PT 297—First Aid for Missions and MinistryCredit Hours: 2

This course is tailored for educators and missionaries. It covers topics ranging from medical emergencies in the classroom to common injuries and ailments. The training in conducting an interview with a patient and doing a basic physical exam will help the student in gospel presentations and counseling scenarios. Prerequisite: None

Concentration: Missions Concentration

PT 307—Professional TrainingCredit Hours: 2

This course is designed to prepare ministerial candidates for the practical areas of the local church ministry as it discusses professionalism as a Christian, as a leader, and as a ministry staff member. Lectures and class notes will prove to be beneficial for future use in the ministry. Prerequisite: None

Concentration: Secretarial Concentration, Church Ministries Concentration, Office Administration Concentration
Proficiency: Ministry Leadership

PT 311—Christian Marriage and HomeCredit Hours: 2

This course provides the student with the biblical ingredients to a godly marriage and family. It will attempt to provide the student with the discernment needed to be able to provide a biblical balance in his family life and ministry. Prerequisite: None

Concentration: Biblical Counseling Concentration, Secretarial Concentration, Pastoral Theology Concentration, Visual Arts Concentration, Church Ministries Concentration, Evangelism Concentration, Missions Concentration, Office Administration Concentration, Elementary Education Concentration, Secondary Education Concentration, Church Music Concentration, Music Education Concentration

PT 321—Homiletics 1 (Men Only)Credit Hours: 2

This course provides the basic tools required to prepare, organize, and communicate effectively the Word of God. Each student will be given the opportunity to practice delivering sermons in the classroom. Prerequisite: BI 291 and EN 102

Concentration: Biblical Counseling Concentration, Pastoral Theology Concentration, Church Ministries Concentration, Evangelism Concentration, Missions Concentration

PT 322—Homiletics 2 (Men Only)Credit Hours: 2

This course is a continuation of PT 321 which emphasizes the proper interpretation of a passage and delivery of the message. Homiletics II concludes the material introduced in PT 321 with an emphasis on expository preaching and technique, Biblical genres, contextualization, and preaching to a postmodern audience. Prerequisite: BI 291, PT 292, and PT 321

Concentration: Biblical Counseling Concentration, Pastoral Theology Concentration, Church Ministries Concentration, Evangelism Concentration, Missions Concentration

PT 323—Homiletics 3 (Men Only)Credit Hours: 2

This course is an advanced course dealing with special types of sermons for special occasions, holidays, and other specific settings. An emphasis will be placed upon practical application and development of introductions, conclusions, and illustrations. Instruction will be given on how to give invitations. Prerequisite: BI 291, PT 292, and PT 321

Concentration: Pastoral Theology Concentration, Church Ministries Concentration, Evangelism Concentration, Missions Concentration

PT 378—Local Church DiscipleshipCredit Hours: 2

The joy of every believer after salvation should be to see fruit that remains. This course will enable the student to discover the true purpose of the great commission and learn how they can reproduce their faith in another. An emphasis will be placed on doctrinal grounding and mentoring of each new believer. Prerequisite: EN 102

Proficiency: Ministry Leadership

SC 101—Biology 1Credit Hours: 3

Biology 1 is a three-credit course that initiates the WCBC secondary science series. All foundational biological concepts are taught in Christian perspective, including characteristics of life, cell structure, cell processes, and genetics. The false hypothesis of evolution is refuted biblically, logically, and scientifically. Special Creation is upheld consistently through the same approaches. A fee of $45 will be charged at the time of registration for this course. Prerequisite: None

Concentration: Elementary Education Concentration, Secondary Education Concentration
Proficiency: Science

SC 102—Biology 2Credit Hours: 3

This course is a continuation of SC 101. This course will focus on the macroscopic study of people, plants, animals, and other organisms, including evidence for biblical creation. A fee of $45 will be charged at the time of registration for this course. Prerequisite: SC 101 with a grade of a “C-” or higher

Concentration: Secondary Education Concentration
Proficiency: Science

SC 201—Anatomy and PhysiologyCredit Hours: 2

This challenging course will give the student a basic understanding of the workings of the human body with emphasis on its organ systems. This course will encourage the student to appreciate God’s awesome power and genius in designing the human body. Prerequisite: None

Concentration: Secondary Education Concentration
Proficiency: Science

SC 202—Physical ScienceCredit Hours: 3

Physical Science is a foundation science class, along with Biology 1, for students seeking credits toward a secondary concentration or students taking it as a general elective. All basic physical and earth sciences are addressed in course lectures. These topics include geology and plate tectonics, meteorology, oceanography, motion, atomic theory, chemistry, and astronomy. Prerequisite: None

Concentration: Elementary Education Concentration, Secondary Education Concentration
Proficiency: Science

SC 301—Chemistry 1Credit Hours: 3

Chemistry 1 is the fifth course of the WCBC eleven-course science concentration. In this course, the key concepts are: solutions & mixtures, reactions and their mass relationships, acid-base reactions & pH, gaseous states, heat movement, quantum theory, periodicity, bonding methods, and, finally, valence & hybridization of electrons and their bonds. A fee of $60 will be charged at the time of registration for this course. Prerequisite: None; Corequisite: SC 315

Concentration: Secondary Education Concentration
Proficiency: Science

SC 302—Chemistry 2Credit Hours: 3

Chemistry 2 is the seventh course of the WCBC eleven-course science concentration. In this course, the key concepts are: quantum number meaning, atomic and ionic radius impact, electron configuration, Lewis dot structure, oxidation numbers, colligative properties, crystalline arrangement, rate factors, acid-base neutralization, nuclear chemistry, and an introduction to organic chemistry. A fee of $60 will be charged at the time of registration for this course. Prerequisite: SC 301; Corequisite: SC 316

Concentration: Secondary Education Concentration
Proficiency: Science

SC 315—Chemistry Lab 1Credit Hours: 1

Topics of study are the MORE lab analysis method, water solution conductivity, precipitation reactions, solubility, acid/base reactions, and dry ice impact on acidity. Each week’s lab requires a report analyzing the observations made during the lab time. Prerequisite: None; Corequisite: SC 301

Concentration: Secondary Education Concentration
Proficiency: Science

SC 316—Chemistry Lab 2Credit Hours: 1

Chemistry Lab 2 spans many topics of Chemistry 2, providing students hands-on understanding of redox reactions, colligative properties, rate factors, equilibrium, acid-base neutralization, crystal formation, and titration. Each lab requires a summary and analysis report. Prerequisite: SC 315; Corequisite: SC 302

Concentration: Secondary Education Concentration
Proficiency: Science

SC 401—Physics 1Credit Hours: 3

Physics 1 is designed to establish a foundation in physics and scientific thinking as the wonderful orderliness of Creation is explored. This course will give the student a basic understanding of the laws of physics and the knowledge required to teach them to others. All instruction will be given with the understanding that God is in control of the universe, and the laws of physics are a result of His perfect design. Prerequisite: MA 210

Concentration: Secondary Education Concentration
Proficiency: Math, Science

SC 402—Physics 2Credit Hours: 3

This course requires SC 401 and is an advanced continuation of the same. As such, it is designed to help you expand your foundation in physics and in scientific thinking as you gain an appreciation for the God-ordained orderliness of the physical laws of Creation. Students will be challenged to relate the knowledge gained in SC 401 to other physical domains. Prerequisite: MA 210 and SC 401

Concentration: Secondary Education Concentration
Proficiency: Math, Science

SC 410—Teaching Elementary ScienceCredit Hours: 3

Teaching Elementary Science is an upper-level science education class designed to train and equip teachers at both the lower and upper elementary levels so that they will not only know and communicate scientific principles effectively, but also that they will relate course content in the form of spiritual applications in order to help their students grow in their walks with the Lord. Students will teach multiple times to allow for evaluation and improvement to occur as the semester progresses. Prerequisite: 3 credits of science; 64 credits earned

Concentration: Elementary Education Concentration

SC 420—Teaching Secondary ScienceCredit Hours: 2

This course will give the student an opportunity to prepare and teach secondary science material for the Christian School. Prerequisite: EN 102; 64 credits earned

Concentration: Secondary Education Concentration
Proficiency: Science

SP 101—Spanish 1Credit Hours: 3

This course will introduce the student to the language of Spanish. Concentration will be placed on the present tense, progressive tense, vocabulary, and the memorization of the Roman’s Road. Prerequisite: None

SP 102—Spanish 2Credit Hours: 3

In this course, concentration will be placed on the preterite tense, imperfect tense, commands, vocabulary, and additional Bible verses for memory. A brief personal testimony will be written and presented in front of the class in Spanish. Prerequisite: SP 101 with a grade of a “C-” or higher

SPCH 101—Freshman SpeechCredit Hours: 2

This course is designed as an introduction to speech communication. God has created us as human beings with the ability to communicate with others, and we are commanded to do so with respect to the truth of His Word. Ministry is people work, and people work requires good communication. Prerequisite: None

Concentration: Biblical Counseling Concentration, Pastoral Theology Concentration, Visual Arts Concentration, Church Ministries Concentration, Evangelism Concentration, Missions Concentration, Office Administration Concentration, Elementary Education Concentration, Secondary Education Concentration, Church Music Concentration, Music Education Concentration
Proficiency: Speech

SPCH 102—Interpretive SpeechCredit Hours: 2

This advanced speech course is designed to take the student beyond the fundamentals of speech as taught in SPCH 101. Special emphasis will be placed on giving the student an understanding of how to use his voice and body movements to communicate truth. Whether preaching a sermon, teaching a lesson, sharing the Gospel, or telling a story, Interpretive Speech is designed to make your message come alive. Prerequisite: SPCH 101

Concentration: Secondary Education Concentration
Proficiency: Speech

SPCH 211—Play ActingCredit Hours: 2

This course is designed to help the beginning actor acquire the necessary tools to effectively communicate through a dramatic production. Concentration will be placed on developing a proper characterization of a role through inner and outer motivation. The course will not only help the student learn to act individually, but also develop group skills as required in a dramatic play. Prerequisite: SPCH 101

Concentration: Secondary Education Concentration
Proficiency: Speech

SPCH 302—Drama ProductionsCredit Hours: 2

This course will instruct the student in the direction of plays, programs, and dramatic readings that can be used in ministry. The basis and purpose of drama in ministry, the director, stage composition, stage movement, interpretation, casting, rehearsals, and performance will be studied. Prerequisite: EN 102 and SPCH 101

Concentration: Secondary Education Concentration
Proficiency: Speech

SPCH 310—DebateCredit Hours: 2

This course is aimed at equipping the student with the skills needed to stand in defense of the faith. Taking a stand for Christ in these last days is difficult and it is important that Christians not only hold the right position, but also the right disposition. Prerequisite: EN 102 and SPCH 101

Concentration: Secondary Education Concentration
Proficiency: Speech