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BI 5503 Introduction to Theological Research, 1 Credit Hour
Intro to Theological Research is required for all MDIV, MTS, and MACE students and is taught on campus by the Branch Librarian (it is also available online). This course is an introduction to the process of collecting, organizing, evaluating and citing information used in various types of research in order to communicate ethically, accurately and clearly in an academic setting. It includes an introduction to Bible software, internet resources, and both electronic and print library resources essential to Biblical studies. By the end of this course, the student should be able to: (1) Identify and collect primary and secondary sources on a given topic using information gathering skills; (2) Apply gathered research critically through the use of evaluative criteria by developing a research pathfinder; (3) Research responsibly and ethically through the avoidance of plagiarism and the proper use of citation styles; (4) Employ the general reference resources, electronic and print, available for engaging in biblical and theological research appropriate to contemporary ministry in the church.
Online Research: Introduction to Electronic Research is designed to introduce the student to performing research at Moody Theological Seminary–Michigan using the available electronic resources. Academic success at MTS–Michigan requires the student to possess the ability to adequately perform research in the fields of theology, Biblical studies and psychology. The electronic resources provided will assist the student in these pursuits.
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