Undergraduates

Lincoln Christian University & Urbana Theological Seminary Partnership
On August 23, 2011, Lincoln Christian University (Lincoln, IL) and Urbana Theological Seminary entered into an agreement to offer undergraduate courses taught from a Christian perspective in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Lincoln Christian University is a fully accredited Christian liberal arts university. Qualified faculty from Urbana Theological Seminary will teach courses for undergraduates in Champaign-Urbana in the areas of Biblical Studies and Church History. One goal in this program is that all of these courses would gain articulation as transfer credit to come into programs at the University of Illinois. As of September 2011, all four courses have been articulated for transfer into the University of Illinois.

Four Undergraduate Courses

According to the agreement between Lincoln and Urbana the following four courses will be taught on a rotating basis in Champaign-Urbana.

OT 113 Introduction to Biblical Studies: The Old Testament—3 semester hours
An introduction to the literature of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible within the context of the history of Israel and the ancient Near East. The course will consider the literary genres of the Old Testament and survey the historical background, contents, and message of each individual book.
This course has been articulated for transfer into the University of Illinois as Religious Studies 201.

NT 113 Introduction to Biblical Studies: The New Testament—3 semester hours
Provides a basic understanding of the New Testament by examining the world of the New Testament and studying the contents, teaching and literary structure of the New Testament books.
This course has been articulated for transfer into the University of Illinois as Religious Studies 202.

HI 321 History of Christianity I: Early and Medieval—3 semester hours
A general historical survey of the rise and development of Christianity prior to the Protestant Reformation, from around A.D. 100 through the end of the Medieval period (c. AD 1500). Attention is given to significant ideas, individuals, movements, crises, and institutions.
This course has been articulated for transfer into the University of Illinois as Religious Studies 2--.

HI 322 History of Christianity II: Reformation and Modern—3 semester hours
Examines the expression of Christianity from the Reformation era to the present, focusing on important movements, figures and trends. After a brief overview of the Reformation, discussion will center on the rise of renewal movements, Christianity in America, missions, and the rise of liberal theology.
This course has been articulated for transfer into the University of Illinois as Religious Studies 2--.

How to Transfer Urbana Seminary's Courses to the University of Illinois

Since the courses above transfer to the University of Illinois, there are steps the student must take to get the courses transferred to their current institution. Urbana Theological Seminary is a graduate school and is able to offer these undergraduate courses through an articulation agreement with Lincoln Christian University. This means Lincoln Christian University is the record keeper of the course enrollees and their grades. A transcript must be ordered from them and sent to your institution in order for the undergraduate credit to be transferred. You can request a transcript from Lincoln Christian University online or through the mail. Request that the transcript be sent to your current institution. If you have any questions about the process please contact our office at 217.365.9005.