The one-year Media Ministry course covers the basic principles of design, videography, and photography. Additional media classes could be offered depending on the sequence and availability. In addition to these media basics, the students will study biblical subjects and basic principles of medical missionary work. This one-year certificate gives a well-rounded program in the limited time including media, Bible, and health.
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|AGRI 121, 122, 123, 124||
Agriculture I, II, III, IV
AGRI 121, 122, 123, 124: Agriculture I, II, III, IV
(4 credits total) A study of plants, soil, insect pests, and cultivation of vegetable crops for home or commercial production. Students will have a garden project which will put into practice the theory learned in the classroom and in the ten-week summer gardening lab.
*Classes in the fall, winter, and spring terms are 1 credit each, as well as the ten-week summer lab.
Health Outreach I
EVMS 111: Health Outreach I
(2 credits) The major thrust in this ministry is community blood pressure screening—both door-to-door with colporteuring, and in stationary community locations. Opportunity to plan and participate in a community health fair is another facet of health screening, in which members of the community receive general evaluations and health information based on the eight laws of health. Students will also learn to give chair massages.
*A minimum of three EVMS credits are needed to fulfill graduation requirements. Participation is required for every term in attendance.
Principles of Medical Ministry
HLMN 111: Principles of Medical Ministry
(4 credits) A study of God’s natural laws and general physiology as they relate to health. Students will study God’s counsel regarding these laws in the Bible, the Spirit of Prophecy, and scientific literature which is consistent with inspiration. Lecture and practical experience will also be provided for CPR, first aid, and herbal and charcoal home remedies.
Design Principles for Christian Communication
MDMN 222: Design Principles for Christian Communication
(4 credits) An overview of developing design concepts that uphold Seventh- day Adventist values in visual communications. Through instruction, research, analysis, and project presentations, the student will develop their visual thought processes and creative decision-making skills. Topics include: design fundamentals, illustrating Seventh-day Adventist doctrines and Spirit of Prophecy counsel, visual persuasion and storytelling, Christian ethics, typography, composition, color, image selection, production issues, and working with editors, managers, or clients. Awareness will be made of non-Christian concepts that are hostile to the influence of the Christian witness. Lab included.
Digital Photography and Image Manipulation
MDMN 233: Digital Photography and Image Manipulation
(4 credits) This course brings traditional photographic theory and practice into the digital age. Students learn the foundational principles of photography and discover how to apply them using a variety of devices from consumer-level “point and shoot” cameras through professional DSLRs and video cameras. Students will understand the names and functions of many photographic parameters, and learn to apply them both to achieve better photos and for creative effect. Practical experience is based on the production of a full-color college yearbook, with the majority of photos taken by class members. Image manipulation software and techniques are introduced, with an eye towards professional results at low cost. Special emphasis is given to composition, lighting, exposure control, depth of field, color management and photo organization, as well as the application of skills learned to a variety of media.
Foundations of Video Production
MDMN 263: Foundations of Video Production
(4 credits) This class provides an introduction to the video production process, focusing on the technology and skills required for each aspect of video production. Topics include videography, lighting, audio, multi-camera switching, and editing with Final Cut Studio. Students gain hands-on experience with projects ranging from short videos produced individually to a larger production incorporating the entire class.
Conversion and Righteousness by Faith
RELB 121: Conversion and Righteousness by Faith
(3 credits) A focus on the central theme of righteousness by faith as presented in the 1888 Minneapolis General Conference session. This course is designed to develop the true principles of Christ in the life of the students and prepare them to lead others to the kingdom through the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
|RELB 131, 152||
Biblical Hermeneutics I, II
RELB 131, 152: Biblical Hermeneutics I, II
(1 credit) This course is designed to provide various rules and parameters for biblical interpretation. The major focus of the course is practical. The goal is to help students develop sound methods of exegesis and application of biblical texts.
Fundamentals of the Christian Faith
RELB 142: Fundamentals of the Christian Faith
(4 credits) An examination of the entire Bible to discern its fundamental teachings, and preparation of study outlines to assist in presenting these teachings to others.
Completed reading of the following books: The Holy Scriptures, Publishing Ministry, and Counsels to Writers and Editors.
One credit of Evangelistic Ministries per term of attendance. Bible Outreach I and Health Outreach I must be part of this requirement.
Four credits of Practical Training per term of attendance.
A minimum of 50 credits in the total program of studies.