Florida Bible College of Tampa

Division of Liberal Arts


CO 111,112 English Composition Semester Hours*: 4
Fundamental course designed to establish the student’s skill in grammar, logic, research and writing both creative and expository.

CO 211 Public Speaking Semester Hours: 2
Study and practice of basic public speaking principals and skills.

CO 320 Journalism & Publications Semester Hours: 1
Training and application in writing and publication for a ministry, combining lectures and production of college publications. May be repeated for credit.

Fine Arts and Music

FM 111 Music Philosophy & Fundamentals Semester Hours: 2
Combines Biblical philosophy of music, with fundamentals of notation, scales, intervals, rhythm, conducting, and tonality.

FM 120 Basic Guitar Semester Hours: 1
Elementary training in the guitar, with emphasis on its use in worship situations.

FM 130 Choir Semester Hours: 1
Ensemble course covering vocal and choral technique through participation in practice and performance.

FM 140 Guitar Pedagogy Semester Hours: 2
Comprehensive course in the art of teaching the guitar, introducing and practicing methods and building repertoire.

FM 320 Church Music Semester Hours: 2
How to build a Biblical and effective modern church worship music program.

FM 321,322 Music Theory 1,2 Semester Hours: 4
Brief review of the basics of FM 111, followed by study of harmonic progression, inversions, figured basses, altered chords, cadences, and 18th century and contemporary harmony.

FM 331,332 Sight Singing & Ear Training 1,2 Semester Hours: 2
Course for the development of reading intervals at sight and comprehending pitch and rhythm together.

FM 340 Applied Piano Semester Hours: 1
Private piano instruction emphasizing a thorough technical foundation and a repertoire of sacred and classical music. Instruction available at all levels. May be repeated for credit.

FM 341 Hymnology Semester Hours: 2
Study of the development of hymns and hymn tunes, and analysis.

FM 342 Church Music History Semester Hours: 2
Study of music in worship from Bible times to the present, including current trends.

FM 350 Composition Practicum Semester Hours: 2
Seminar for students actively working in the composition of music.

FM 360 Applied Organ Semester Hours: 1
Private instruction planned to develop proper practice methods and the acquisition of a good knowledge of organ literature and composers along with the building of a repertoire suitable for worship and recital. Prerequisite: satisfactory piano technique. May be repeated for credit.

FM 380 Applied Voice Semester Hours: 1
Private instruction beginning with the basics of breath and tone production and advancing into development of interpretation and building of a repertoire. May be repeated for credit.

FM 421,422 Music Theory 3,4 Semester Hours: 4
Study of melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation, advanced harmony (modulation, altered chords, contrapuntal harmony) and keyboard harmony (including triads and chords of the seventh).

FM 431,432 Sight Singing and Ear Training 3,4 Semester Hours: 2
Continuation of FM 331,332.

FM 440 Piano Pedagogy Semester Hours: 2
Comprehensive course in the art of teaching piano through an introduction to the keyboard, methods, and repertoire.

FM 441 Music Teaching Methods Semester Hours: 2
Course designed to prepare the future music instructor with a Biblical philosophy and Biblically-integrated approach to teaching music. Covers the general music classroom, choral teaching, instrumental teaching, music appreciation, and other advanced courses. Includes specifics of curriculum, budget planning and inventory, A-V aids, educational materials, and classroom observation methods.

FM 442 Choral Conducting Semester Hours: 1
Training in basic conducting skills relating to the average evangelistic choir; practical skills for organizing a church music program.

FM 460 Organ Pedagogy Semester Hours: 2
Comprehensive course in the art of teaching organ through an introduction to the keyboard, methods and repertoire.

FM 462 Senior Music Seminar Semester Hours: 2
The capstone course for the minor in Church Music, a roundtable discussion of methodology and problems in a music ministry.

FM 480 Voice Pedagogy Semester Hours: 2
Course designed to train students to become effective voice teachers, both for private students and voice classes. The major foundations of singing development are covered, including breathing, pronunciation, posture, pitch, tone.

Social Science

SO 311 Church History Semester Hours: 2
Historical survey of the Christian church’s development from the time of the apostles to the present.

SO 312 History & Philosophy of Education Semester Hours: 2
Survey of the development of education through the ages, with emphasis on the development and principles of Christian education. Pre-requisite: SO-311.

SO 352 Psychology Introduction Semester Hours: 2
Introduction to general psychology from a Christian perspective.

SO 411,412 Western Civilization 1,2 Semester Hours: 4
Survey of the history of western culture, from the creation of man to the present, comparing the secular record with Biblical revelation.

*One semester-hour is equal to one fifty-minute class-period meeting each week for at least fifteen weeks.

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