ApologeticsIntermediate Level Certificate
The Intermediate Level Apologetics track is designed to provide the student with a well-rounded knowledge of basic apologetic principles as well as an understanding of how to deal with various religions and worldviews encountered in the modern world.
The Intermediate Level track consists of twelve courses that can be completed in a nine to twelve-month period. Although students may take longer to complete the courses if they wish, the courses are designed so that the student may finish one course per month and earn the Certificate in one year.
After registration, the student will be assigned a tutor to answer questions that may arise from the required reading and who will evaluate the student's coursework. An online forum will also be provided. The forum will provide a place for students in the Intermediate Level Apologetics track to submit questions to the tutor and to discuss course related issues with other students registered for the same track.
The following are the courses for the Intermediate Level Certificate in Apologetics:
1. History of Apologetics
2. Apologetics and the Philosophy of Religion
3. Apologetic Methodologies
4. Classical Apologetics
5. Encountering Atheism
6. Encountering Eastern Religions
7. Encountering Judaism
8. Encountering Islam
9. Encountering Mormonism
10. Encountering Darwinism
11. Encountering Relativism
12. Encountering Postmodernism
Each of the twelve courses in the Intermediate Level Apologetics track requires some reading. In order to benefit from the reading, the student is required to keep a reading journal, which is to be submitted to the tutor after completing the final course. The reading journal must be typed. For each required text, the student is to include the following information:
1. State the author and title of the book.
2. In no less than 25 and no more than 50 words, state what the book is about. In other words, what is the subject matter of the book, and how does the author present the material?
3. In no less than 150 and no more than 200 words, summarize how the book has contributed to your knowledge of basic apologetic principles and how it will help you answer specific questions and objections to the Christian faith.
4. In no less than 25 and no more than 50 words, state whether you agree or disagree with any aspect of the author's approach and why.
5. In no less than 25 and no more than 50 words, state what difference reading this book has made in your life.