apollo 500 Essay

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Course Syllabus

APOL 500
Introduction to Apologetics

Course Description
This course surveys the approaches, questions, and methodologies of Christian Apologetics. The student will be exposed to the major worldviews and belief systems that they will encounter in today’s culture. Upon completion, the student will have a basic understanding of world religions, as well as the knowledge to effectively communicate the gospel with people of other faiths.

Rationale
Scripture tells us, “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear” 1 Peter 3:15 (NKJV). Through this course, you will be equipped with different
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V. Course Requirements and Assignments
A. Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes
B. Group Discussion Board forums (2)
Students will participate in two Group Discussion Board forums specifically answering questions related to the weekly content. Forums will be completed in two parts: each student will post the original thread (300–400 words) and reply to at least two other classmates. Threads are due by Thursday and replies are due by Sunday of the assigned weeks.
C. Apologetic Method Analysis
In Module 3, the student will write a 2-page analysis of the assigned method of apologetics. The methods will be assigned based on the name of the groups in the Group Discussion Board. The student will summarize the method, critique the method, and provide a list of those who align themselves with that particular approach to apologetics. The paper should include 3 recent, scholarly sources and should be formatted in Turabian style.
D. Worldview/Religion Analysis
In Module 6, the student will choose a worldview/religion to analyze and critique in a 3–5-page paper. The paper should consist of three parts: a summary (no more than 1 page), a discussion of the flaws (1–2 pages), and a proposed plan of sharing the gospel with a member of this faith (1–2 pages). The paper should contain 3 credible sources and should be formatted in Turabian style.
E. Quizzes
There are 2 closed-book/closed-note quizzes which assess the student’s

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