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Department of Theology
Purpose of Education

The purpose of the Department of Theology is to nurture future church leaders and evangelists to serve in Korea and abroad. Through theological research and education, emphasizing our school’s three-fold ideals of theocentrism, evangelicalism, and evangelization of Asia and the world, the students are trained to enhance their evangelical faith and scholarship, as well as their sense of mission.

Goals of Education

● to cultivate the students toward a balanced character and scholarship through life experience of saving faith in Jesus Christ and God-centered spiritual training,

● to equip the students with the basic knowledge of leadership in church and society through a wide range of liberal arts curriculum based on Christian worldview.

● to teach the students the whole Bible in order to establish a solid theological foundation, and to help the students to acquire the basic knowledge necessary for indepth research in each area of theology

● to instill in the students a sense of ownership regarding the vision of evangelization of Asia and the world, and to encourage missional and international mindedness through overseas field trips

● to foster in the students an attitude of ecumenical leadership working in harmony and collaboration with churches and denominations which abide by the biblical interpretation of the apostolic confession of faith and orthodox doctrines

Objectives

After graduation, with a B.Th. degree, the students can advance to a seminary of their choosing for an M.Div. degree and become a pastor or missionary. After the M.Div. program, if the students choose to further their research on a specific area of theology, then they could pursue a more scholarly degree, such as Th.M. or Ph.D.

Requirements for B.Th. Degree

The total number of credits necessary for graduation are at least 130, of which at least 42 credits of liberal arts courses are required. The credits required of the courses related to Theology major are:

① for students who are pursuing Theology major only : at least 45 credits of theology courses

② for students who are pursuing two majors : at least 35 credits for one major and 35 credits for the other major

③ for students who are also pursuing a minor : at least 35 credits of theology courses and 21 credits for the courses in their minor

Department of Intercultural Studies
Purpose of Education

The purpose of the Department of Intercultural Studies is to nurture mission specialists who can effectively share the gospel of Jesus Christ to various nations and people groups of the world. The students will be trained to experience the gospel of salvation only through faith in Jesus Christ, to demonstrate godly lifestyle based upon the principle of God-centeredness, and to view the world and history from the perspective of mission.

Goals of Education

● to develop basic knowledge of international environment for a field leader in an age of international society and to carry out cross-culture mission based on gospel-centered faith and theology.

● to be competent with specialized mission skills in theory and practice for a mission expert in teaching and administration at local church or cross-cultural institute and to learn diverse theory of mission from the perspective of Evangelicalism by collecting information about target area of mission via on-site visit or class

● to be equipped with site-specific knowledge in language and all circumstances. The students will engage in an intensive training in site-specific language learning. The students will acquire the basic knowledge of the history, the culture, the religion, the politics, and the society of their particular region, as well as the critical understanding of the changing conditions of the people and life circumstances.

Objectives

The students, in accordance with the purpose and goals of education, will acquire the basic knowledge in theology, missiology, and regional studies, and understand the general theories and practices of cross-cultural mission. To enhance such learning, intensive courses like praise mission, sports mission, cultural mission, and welfare mission, among others, will be offered. The site-specific language courses will help establish a foundation for research and preparation for mission. The graduates will receive a B.A. degree in Missiology and will be assisted to obtain a 2nd level certificate for Intercultural Communicator (IC).

Requirements for B.A. in Intercultural Studies

The total credits necessary for graduation are at least 130, of which the credits for liberal arts courses must be at least 42. The credits required of the courses related to Missiology major are:

① for students whose major is Missiology only : at least 45 credits of courses related to their major

② for students who are pursuing two majors : at least 35 credits of courses related to one major and 35 credits for the other

③ for students who are also pursuing a minor : at least 35 credits of courses related to their major and 21 credits for their minor

Department of Christian Education
Purpose of Education

The purpose of the Department of Christian Education is to educate men and women to be Christian education specialists who can understand Christian education based on foundational confession of faith in Jesus Christ for salvation, plan education projects such as creative curriculum and activity, and execute them at diverse fields of education.

Goals of Education

● to ground the students in the theory and application of Christian education

● to foster competence in educational planning and execution using specialized knowledge of Christian education.

● to train the students to discern and dynamically deal with the changes in modern society at diverse fields of education.

Objectives

The Department of Christian Education philosophy is based on three foundational ideals of theocentirsm, evangelicalism, and evangelicalism of Asia and the world, and is committed to education and research in the areas of education-related problems. The department is committed not only to Christian education within the church setting, but also to any activities based on Christian faith. Therefore, the department focuses on theoretical research and application of education activities based on theocentrism and evangelicalism, and teaches how to effectively develop education programs.. After graduating with a B.A. degree. the graduates can serve as educators in churches, Christian organizations, or schools. After graduation, the students may pursue an M.Div. program at ACTS or their denominational school in order to become a pastor, a missionary, or any type of gospel-related minister or pursue a higher degree at a graduate school in Korea or abroad.

Requirements for B.A. in Christian Education

The total number of credits necessary for graduation are at least 130, of which at least 42 credits of liberal arts courses are required. The credits required of the courses related to their major in Christian Education are:

① for students whose major is Christian Education only : at least 45 credits of courses related to their major

② for students who are pursuing two majors : at least 35 credits of courses related to one major and 35 credits for the other

③ for students who are also pursuing a minor : at least 35 credits of courses related to their major and 21 credits for their minor

Department of English and Global Studies
Purpose of Education

The purpose of the Department of English and Global Studies is to nurture mission specialists in their specific areas of calling by helping them to experience salvation faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ, to live out God-centered life of devotion, and to share this gospel to all of Asia and the world. Specifically, by training the students to be proficient in English language, the official language in the world, the students will become more efficient as mission specialities.

Goals of Education

● to train the students to experience the gospel of Christ, and to establish a mission-mindedness based upon solid Christian faith and theology.

● to train the students to be competent in English language, both theoretically and practically.

● to train the students to acquire international way of thinking so that they may work more effectively in their cross-cultural mission fields or make significant contributions in various fields of the international society.

Objectives

The Department of English and Global Studies considers personal conversion and spiritual training as top priority. The students are encouraged to faithfully participate in chapel worship, discipleship training, and other non-formal spiritual programs. The department is also committed to instill in the minds and hearts of the students a strong sense of call to mission. The students are challenged to make contributions towards the cause of evangelization of Asia and the world. Moreover, the students are encouraged to take courses offered by other departments (Theology, Missiology, and Christian Education) and to participate in mission-related programs at home and mission trips abroad. Finally, the department specializes in English learning, and systematically offers courses in the following categories: grammar, conversation, reading, practical English, and mission. Through intimate fellowship with native speaking professors and international students on campus, as well as participation in English worship service and other English programs, the students can naturally enhance their proficiency in English language.

Requirements for B.A. in English and Global Studies

The total credits necessary for graduation are at least 130, of which the credits for liberal arts courses must be at least 42. The credits required of the courses related to English and Global Studies major are:

① for students whose major is English and Global Studies  only : at least 45 credits of courses related to their major

② for students who are pursuing two majors : at least 35 credits of courses related to one major and 35 credits for the other

③ for students who are also pursuing a minor : at least 35 credits of courses related to their major and 21 credits for their minor

Department of Chinese Studies
Purpose of Education

The purpose of the Department of Chinese Studies is to educate men and women to be experts in China mission and other area of interests. Students will be trained to personally experience Christian faith. The saving faith in Jesus Christ may be shared with Chinese people through a good command of Chinese language and knowledge.

Goals of Education

● to nurture mature Christians through the gospel of Christ and God-centered spiritual training.

● to produce skilled Chinese translators and interpreters who have broad understanding of Chinese history, culture, politics, economy, and religion.

● to reinforce Chinese language skills and to help cultivate a vision for China through on-site classes.

Objectives

The Department of Chinese Studies is committed to help the students to strengthen their faith in Christ, to confirm their vision in Christ, and to develop their Chinese language skills. After graduation, the students may apply to graduate schools in ACTS, or other schools in Korea, as well as other countries, including China.

Requirements for B.A. in Chinese Studies

The total credits necessary for graduation are at least 130, of which the credits for liberal arts courses must be at least 42. The credits required of the courses related to Chinese Studies major are:

① for students whose major is Chinese Studies only : at least 45 credits of courses related to their major

② for students who are pursuing two majors : at least 35 credits of courses related to one major and 35 credits for the other

③ for students who are also pursuing a minor : at least 35 credits of courses related to their major and 21 credits for their minor