BS Biblical Studies Plus Interpreter Training Program

BS in Biblical Studies plus Interpreter Training Program (Cooperative Program with Cincinnati State) – Total 122 hours

This Bachelor of Science degree is a collaboration with Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. The courses taken at Cincinnati State provide the foundation for interpreter training, and lead to an Associate of Arts degree from Cincinnati State. CCU provides the requirements for the Bachelor’s degree as well as the religious component of Interpreter Training. CCU does this through specialized courses in Interpreter Training as well as through offering a set of courses in Biblical Studies and Arts & Sciences. The Biblical Studies core of provides the student with a robust approach to a coherent biblical worldview, as well as the essential tools needed to study the biblical text, and analyze claims made about the Bible. The Arts & Sciences core builds the foundational skills for critical thinking, effective communication with a clear understanding of society, culture and history.Expected Outcomes

Biblical Studies Core Outcomes:

  • Exegete biblical literature using basic interpretive principles.
  • Articulate coherent grasp of key theological ideas.
  • Articulate coherent understanding of the foundational narrative of Biblical Israel.
  • Articulate a coherent understanding of the foundational narrative of the life of Christ and beginnings of the Church.

Arts & Sciences Core Outcomes:

  • Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms in a variety of rhetorical contexts, including Standard English
  • Adeptly utilize modern research, writing, and technological tools
  • Identify decisive events and ideas in the human experience and assess their influences on modern culture and thought
  • Employ critical and creative thinking and mathematic and scientific principles for problem solving, literary and socio-cultural analysis, intercultural understanding, and research in the sciences and humanities
  • Demonstrate the integration of academic insights and experiences by constructing and employing a personal framework in which ethical decisions can be made in light of societal values and a Christian worldview

Interpreter Training Outcomes:

  • Accurate interpretation of voice to sign and sign to voice communication
  • Understanding the culture of the deaf population
  • Developing networks for meeting the needs of the deaf population
  • Communicating the Gospel accurately to the deaf population

Biblical Studies Core (30 hours)

History & Literature of Israel (3 hours)
Jesus & the Church (3 hours)
Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (3 hours)
Introduction to Biblical Theology (4 hours)
Modern Ethical Problems (2 hours)
Introduction to Evangelism (3 hours)
Philosophy of Religion (3 hours)
Bible & Culture Seminar (3 hours)
Bible & Theology Electives (6 hours)

Arts & Sciences Core (39 hours)

College English 1 & 2 (6 hours) – also required for CS
Survey of Multicultural Literature (3 hours)
Public Speaking (3 hours) – also required for CS
Math Elective (3 hours) – Business Math at CS
Behavioral & Social Science Electives (6 hours) – must include Psychology for CS
Natural Science Electives (6 hours) – inc. Computer Elective for CS
Humanities Electives (6 hours) – covers 3 hours required at CS
History of Christianity (3 hours)
History of the Restoration Movement (3 hours)

Professional Core (56 hours – 3 of which overlap with General Education)

Ministry to the Deaf (1 hour) – taken at CCU
Beginning American Sign Language 1 & 2 (6 hours) – taken at CCU

(The remaining professional courses are taken at Cincinnati State.)
Finger Spelling & Numbers (2 hours)
Psychosocial Aspects of Deafness (2 hours) – count toward B/S Science Electives
Deaf Culture & Heritage (2 hours) – count toward B/S Science Electives
Intermediate American Sign Language 1 & 2 (6 hours)
Legal Issues of Deafness (1 hour)
Introduction to the Interpreting Profession (2 hours)
Religious Interpreting (2 hours)
Intermediate Assessment (1 hour)
Advanced American Sign Language 1 & 2 (6 hours)
Intra-lingual Skills Development for Interpreters (3 hours)
Transliterating (3 hours)
Educational Interpreting (2 hours)
Advanced Interpreting 1 & 2: Sign to Voice (6 hours)
Professionalism & Interpreting (1 hour)
Interpreting Practicum 1 & 2 (6 hours)
Interpreting in Specialized Settings (4 hours)