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Academic Courses – Spring 2024

Course Offerings

  • Online Class. These asynchronous classes do not have regular meeting times; however, all CoA courses offered online have 2 hours of required live videoconference meeting times for each credit hour. The instructor will poll all enrolled students for their availability to schedule the virtual course meeting times.
  • Videoconference Class.  These virtual classes meet by live, synchronous videoconference. Students are expected to attend classes virtually at the regularly scheduled times.
  • Blended Class. Most CoA courses can be taken virtually by students who do not live locally.  Contact your Academic Advisor for more information about attending a “blended” class.

Spring 2024 textbook list, click here.


Course Formats. CoA offers in-person, blended, virtual, and online classes.  Check the schedule below to select the type of class meeting that bet suits your schedule and geographic location. 

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College of Athens

P.O. Box 7953
Athens, GA  30604


Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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Spring 2024


BS 351/551 Inductive Bible Study

The goal of inductive Bible study is to equip students with the tools to be life-long students of the Scriptures. The course presents a method for exegesis and Scripture study by considering the context and setting of the passage, the author’s audience and purpose, and the other passages that surround the passage of study. The purpose of the study is to understand what the text would have communicated in the context of the time and culture that produced and used it, while also understanding that contemporary questions are conditioned by our own language, culture, and history.

Instructor: Dr. Tim Harrison

Meeting Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 – 2:30 pm, In-person & Virtual

BS 312/512 Walking with Jesus — The Gospels

This course examines the Jewish world in the days of Christ, Jesus’s life within Hebrew culture and Rabbinic tradition, the fruit of His ministry, and the aspects of a personal, daily walk with Him through the lens of His disciples. Students will also consider how to model their own lives and ministries based on a close relationship with the Father as modeled by the Son of Man.

Instructor: Dr. Jesse Coyne

Meeting Times: Wednesdays,  1:00-4:00 pm, In-person & Virtual

BS 102/502 New Testament Survey (Core Class)

This course explores the basic principles of Christian beliefs, community, and ministry, as well as the promise of Christ’s return through a study of the history and theology of the books of the New Testament. Through the study of the New Testament, students will build their inductive Bible study skills.

Instructor: Dr. Jesse Colbert

Meeting Times: Tuesdays, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, In-person & Virtual

(Core Class)


CC 352/552 God's Design for Sexual Wholeness

This course examines God’s design for human sexuality, sexual wholeness, and what it means for individuals and for the church in 21st-century Western culture. The course examines the enemy’s attacks on Christians and Christian leaders in the area of sexual sin and provides a foundation for rebuking lies with biblically-based truth.

Instructor: Dr. Kirk McConnell

Meeting Times: Online with 1 hr/week virtual (hour of the week is to be determined by class consensus)

CC 332/532 Effective Prayer Ministry Tools : Elijah House 202

Elijah House Prayer Ministry Training Course 202 gives an advanced learning opportunity in specialized
issues. Topics included in this course are earliest childhood traumas, emotional abuse, generational inheritance, the effects of occult involvement, addictions, denial, sexual issues, burnout, etc. Ministry tools include how to create a safe atmosphere for ministry and how the Prayer Minister can properly care for their own spiritual life.

Instructors: Dee and Vic Pesaresi

Meeting Times:  Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

**You MUST have taken and passed Elijah House 201 before you can enroll in Elijah House 202.



This course will equip students to identify and develop their identity in Christ as stewards entrusted with unique, individual talents. The course provides a biblical perspective on spiritual gifts and explores
theological issues surrounding spiritual gifts in ministry. This course will give students the tools to discover, explore, and practice their God-given gifts and talents and will prepare them to represent the Lord in their circles of influence within a domain of leadership through the application of strengths and gifts within the context of ministry teams and as team leaders. Students will examine biblical, historical, and philosophical precedents for working groups and teams as related to ministry applications and realities.

Instructor: Dr. Marcia Wilbur

Meeting Times: 4 FRIDAYS, 8:30 am-4:30 pm: January 26th, February 16th, March 15th, April 5th

(Core Class)


The course examines the Christian practice of prayer through biblical and theological lenses, and types of prayer (adoration, confession, thanksgiving, supplication). It introduces students to the theology and practice of hearing God and discerning His will. Students will engage in the spiritual discipline of prayer and reflect on their experiences with God through collaborative learning, individual assessment, and class discussion with an emphasis on application outside of the classroom environment.

Instructor: Dr. Kurt Genteman

Meeting Time: Mondays, 6:00-9:00 pm, virtual-only




This course helps equip incoming students with the skills necessary for a successful college experience.

Instructor: Amy Alred

Meeting Times: Online


This course provides an overview of world history from the dawn of creation to the present day. This course is global in focus and holistic in its approach, addressing cultural, political, economic, and religious factors that helped to shape societies and civilizations. Students will be taught the basics of historical investigation and be equipped with the tools and resources to engage in self-directed historical research.

Instructor: Alex Fields

Meeting Times: Mondays and Wednesdays 10:30 am-12:00 pm, In-person & Virtual


EN 101 English Composition

The English Composition 101 course is a writing-centered course that emphasizes analytical reading and thinking strategies used in research and writing. This course focuses on developing writing skills and applying them while following the steps of the writing process. Assignments include critical examinations of literature and a research paper utilizing the Turabian style format.

Instructor: Amy Alred

Meeting Times: Online



ED 301/501 Christian Philosophy of Education

In this course, students will explore the ultimate questions of philosophy and theology in the light of a biblical foundation for education. Students will identify the purposes of education and examine important life questions as they relate to the educational mission. Students will develop a personal philosophy of Christian education that demonstrates a grasp of six philosophical and educational questions and the integration of related biblical principles.

Instructor: Dr. Ray Morris 

Meeting Times: Mondays, 2:30-5:30 pm, Virtual only

Intercultural Studies

IC 320/520 Perspectives on the World Christian Movement

This course examines multiple perspectives on missiology and the changing globe with special attention to students’ own area(s) of particular interest. Students will examine specific strategies and issues in missions with a special interest in urban and cross-cultural settings and reaching the 10/40 window.

Instructor: TBD

Meeting Times: Thursdays, 6:15-9:00 pm, In-person only


WA 301 Music Theory 1

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of music, incorporating music notation for rhythm, pitch, and simple chord construction, and coordinates notational and music reading studies with the development of basic skills in sight singing, ear training, and keyboard harmony. The course includes aural skills such as rhythmic, harmonic, and melodic dictation, score reading, and sight reading.

Instructor: Amanda Graham

Meeting Times: Fridays, 3:30-6:30 p.m. In-person only.