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God's House of Deliverance

Holiness Church

"A Place Where the Holy Spirit Lives and Moves"

Introduction to History and Biblical Studies

Course Outline  

10 Credits / G.H.O.D. Bible Institute-Online Course / Fall 2012

Instructor: Dr. Lucille McGowan, D.D.

Class Advisor: Korrie Hallman

Hours of Availability: Monday - Thursday, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Class Time: Monday and Thursday

Class Location: Online

Bonus Information: The information given during this class will be broken into two parts, Old and New Testament. You will receive 5 credits during the first course and the final 5 after completing the second course.  

Course Description:

This course is an introduction to the Creation, Fall of Man, Promises and Covenants, The Law and Commandments, Jewish History, Poetical Books, Major and Minor Prophets, Introduction and Lineage of Christ, Ministry of Christ, The Acts of the Apostles, Epistles to the Churches and Revelation.  

Course Objectives:         

  • To gain an understanding of the overall bible.
  • To learn the theological, historical, and factual context of the various books of the Bible.
  • To fully appreciate and comprehend how the biblical story of redemption unfolds and points to Jesus Christ.
  • To think through how the biblical revelation ought to affect one's life and draw one closer to the living for and serving God.
  • To read the entire bible with precision and insight.    

Needed Material:

  • Bible (King James Version)
  • Bible Concordance
  • Journal
  • The Holy Life Study Guide: Scriptural Reference Guide to Living a Holy Life in Christ (Available at for references, definitions and writing journal               

Introduction to Basic History and Biblical Studies

Course Requirements    

  • Class registration: Each student must register before beginning their online assignments for every class. Class registrations/or sign-ins must be in before midnight of the class date.
  • Class participation: Participation is highly encouraged. If you are absent or fail to sign-in, you must provide an email as to why you missed a class. Explanations of all absences must be directed to and explained to the course teacher. After three unexcused absences, students will be graded down one-half letter grade for every subsequent unexcused absence. Assignments are due before the following class day.
  • Conference Calls: There will be conference calls for course reviews. These calls are mandatory unless excused by the instructor.
  • Readings: Reading should be completed before the following class day. It is the responsibility of the student to be aware of forthcoming reading assignments given in syllabus.
  • Quizzes: There will be online quizzes throughout the course that will cover the previous week’s studies. All quizzes are open book. If you fail to register on the date of a quiz you can reschedule with permission of the instructor.
  • Written Essay: There will be (500 word) written essays that will cover the previous week’s studies.
  • Exams: There will be two exams at the end of each course that will consist of questions and written essays that will cover the entire course.    

Grading Guidelines: 

  • Reading Assignments = (25%) (You will be asked to give a brief overview of each reading assignment before the assignment of the day. You are encouraged to read the following class reading assignment in advance, in order to be prepared for your next lesson.)
  • Online Work Assignments = (15%) (There are no time restrictions; completion and facts are the keys.)
  • Quizzes = (10%) (There will be 10 questions per quiz and each question will be worth 10 points.)
  • Written Essays = (25%) (Grades are based on biblical facts, explanations and grammatical accuracy.)
  • Exams = (25%) (You will be tested on your knowledge of previous assignments, facts and grammatical accuracy.)    

Course Assistance: G.H.O.D. Bible Institute has an open door policy. Please feel free to call us, preferably during the hours of availability. If you have any questions or are having any problems with the reading, assignments, written exams, etc. we’re here for you.           

First Course Schedule and Syllabus

Introduction to Basic & Advance History and Biblical Studies

Click here to download the Basic History & Biblical Studies for the Bachelors Program.

Click here to download Advance History & Biblical Studies for the Masters Program.