Strengthen your walk and deepen your understanding of the integrity and authority of Scripture. No other document in history makes the bold claims the Bible does, and no other document has the integrity of the Bible. This six-week course will teach you how to defend the biblical account of creation in the area of biology and deepen your commitment to the authority of Scripture.
This course builds on the ideas presented in the Foundations course (we recommend APO 101 or 111 Foundations in Creation Apologetics be completed before any advanced course). The principles of presuppositional apologetics will be used to dive deeper into each topic in this course. Students will be involved in reading articles, researching issues related to biology from a creationist perspective, watching videos, and completing assignments that uphold the Bible as the ultimate source of truth—even in the field of biology.
- Winter 2015: March 15, 2015-April 25, 2015. Registration open February 8, 2015-March 11, 2015.
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Primer on molecular genetics, proteins, and phylogenetic
The origin of life from matter
Alleged evolutionary relationships
Mutations and evolution
Natural selection and speciation
Icons of evolution
Evolution in history and culture
Discussion forums where instructors and students can interact
Online quizzes with immediate feedback
Online videos with integrated study guides
Live chats with the instructors
Independent projects that apply what you have learned
Reading assignments that will engage and equip you
Upon completing the course, students will be able to:
State the basic concepts behind genetics, mutations, and
Recognize alleged evolutionary relationships and the evidence
that is claimed to support them.
Explain mutations with respect to DNA and genetic information.
Refute the claim that mutations are the “raw material”
for the evolution of life on earth.
Relate the process of natural selection to speciation as
it has been observed in nature.
Identify “icons of evolution” and critically
analyze how they are misused to convince people of the “fact”
Relate the history of evolutionary theory to culture and
A certificate of completion will be awarded to those finishing
the course with a final score of 75% or higher. In addition, those who pass
the course can receive 2 ACSI-accredited Continuing Education Units (CEUs):
1 in biblical studies and 1 in educational studies.
Students should expect to spend 6–8 hours per week
working on the assignments and participating in discussion forums. Complete
the coursework at your own pace within each week-long block. More time may
be required on weeks that include an independent project.
- The advanced courses are open for enrollment but build on information from
the APO 101/111 Foundations in Creation Apologetics course. Students are
expected to have a firm grasp on presuppositional apologetics to be
successful in any advanced course.