CAP 202: Creation Apologetics and Biology (Coming Spring 2017)

CAP 202: Creation Apologetics and Biology (Coming Spring 2017)

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 CAP 101 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.


  • Primer on molecular genetics, proteins, and phylogenetic trees
  • 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 natural selection.
  • 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” of evolution.
  • Relate the history of evolutionary theory to culture and society.


  • 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 CAP 101 Foundations in Creation Apologetics course. Students are expected to have a firm grasp on presuppositional apologetics to be successful in any advanced course.


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