Torrey Honors (HNRS) and (YMDT)

HNRS 101 - Argumentation & Critical Thinking I Credits 4

Introduces critical analysis, argumentation, and composition as skills fundamental to the formation and communication of thought. Coursework includes critical reading, collaborative discussion, and a variety of writing assignments. Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: HNRS 102.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

HNRS 102 - Ancient Civilizations: Greek & Hebrew Credits 4

Introduces the student to Mediterranean and Ancient Near Eastern thought through discussion of works such as Homer, Plato, and the Pentateuch. Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: HNRS 101.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fee: $200.

HNRS 105 - New Testament Literature & Early Christian Theology Credits 4

Introduces the Gospels and early Christian literature in their Greco-Roman cultural context. Considers the theological formation of the early church with major works from church fathers including Athanasius and Augustine. Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: HNRS 106.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

HNRS 106 - Argumentation & Critical Thinking II Credits 4

This course develops the critical analysis, argumentation, and composition skills fundamental to the formation and communication of thought through critical reading, collaborative discussion, and a variety of writing assignments. Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: HNRS 105.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

HNRS 210 - Medieval & Reformation Theology Credits 4

Considers both medieval and reformation theological visions, reading major works including Augustine's Confessions, Dante's Divine Comedy, and Calvin's Institutes. Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: HNRS 215.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

HNRS 215 - Studies in Pauline Epistles Credits 4

Considers the dynamics of Pauline thought through careful study of his epistles as well as their interpretation in theological works. Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: HNRS 210.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

HNRS 230 - Western Philosophy Survey Credits 4

Examines the Western philosophic tradition with particular attention to the epistemological and metaphysical concerns of early modern philosophers including Descartes, Locke, and Hume. Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: HNRS 231.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

HNRS 231 - Dramatic Arts Credits 4

Considers early modern English drama with an eye to its reception of biblical poetry and its literary context. Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: HNRS 230.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

HNRS 324 - American Political Theory and Its Origins Credits 4

Considers the vision of the American project by reading its roots in works such as Plato's Republic, its ground in Founding Documents, and its growth expressed in major works from the Civil War, Abolition, and the Civil Rights Movement. Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: HNRS 327.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

HNRS 327 - Old Testament Literature Credits 4

Explores the history of Israel from the time of the judges through Isaiah's messianic expectation to the Evangelist Matthew's proclamation of the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of the long-awaited Messiah. Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: HNRS 324.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

HNRS 338 - Apocalyptic Literature Credits 4

Includes biblical apocalyptic literature, the books of Daniel and Revelation, in conversation with other texts that pursue a vision of ethics. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

HNRS 440 - Theodicy Credits 4

Readings include biblical literature such as Jeremiah, Lamentations, and I and II Peter, in conversation with other texts that offer vision of the truth of God in the face of terrestrial suffering. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

HNRS 450 - Lyric and Epic Poetry Credits 4

Examines a variety of poetical and biblical literature that consider the creative and aesthetic dimensions of human experience, including works such as the Song of Songs, Ovid's Metamorphoses, Traherne's Centuries of Meditations, and lyric poetry from G.M. Hopkins and William Wordsworth. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

HNRS 460 - Oral Communication Credits 2

Selecting an individualized reading plan, students collaborate with faculty and colleagues to craft a capstone essay, integrating the skills and interests developed in their major with those cultivated in Torrey. Colloquium includes public presentation and a formal defense. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

HNRS 465 - Torrey Off-Campus Credits 1-4

Independent readings chosen by the professor. When Offered: Summer. Notes: May be taken up to three times with different readings. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

HNRS 490 - Selected Readings and Topics Credits 1-4

Designed primarily for upper-division students in Torrey who want to study specialized topics not covered in catalog course offerings. Notes: May be taken up to three times with different readings. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

HNRS 491 - Independent Study Credits 1-4

Independent readings on a topic chosen by a professor in consultation with the student. Notes: May be taken up to three times with different readings. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

YMDT 101 - On Origins Credits 8

Introduces students to western epics such as Homer's Iliad and Odyssey and Virgil's Aeneid, along with works from Ovid, Dante, Spenser and Milton. Lays a foundation for biblical theology and includes the works of the Pentateuch and Hebrews. Notes: Offered in Fall, freshman year. This course was offered pre-program revision; is in teach out phase. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fee: $200.

YMDT 102 - On Desire Credits 8

Examines the classical topic of eros through selected texts such as works by Plato, Shakespeare, Donne, as well as Augustine's Confessions, Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, biblical wisdom literature and the gospel of Mark. Notes: Offered in Spring, freshman year. This course was offered pre-program revision; is in teach out phase. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

YMDT 110 - Greek Thought Credits 4

Introduces the student to works such as Iliad, Odyssey, Peloponnesian War, Plato's Phaedo, Meno, Symposium, Timaeus, and Republic, along with works from Aeschylus and Sophocles. Notes: Offered in Fall, freshman year. This course was offered pre-program revision; is in teach out phase. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

YMDT 111 - Old Testament Beginnings Credits 4

Introduces the student to Biblical literature and includes works such as Genesis through Joshua and Hebrews. Notes: Offered in Fall, freshman year. This course was offered pre-program revision; is in teach out phase. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fee: $200.

YMDT 122 - Church Fathers and Life of Christ Credits 8

Explores works such as the Apostolic Fathers, Athanasius, Creeds of the Church, Augustine's On Christian Teaching, Confessions and City of God. Delves into the Gospels according to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John and the Acts of the Apostles. Notes: Offered in Spring, freshman year. This course was offered pre-program revision; is in teach out phase.Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: YMDT 125.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

YMDT 125 - Greco-Roman Thought Credits 4

Examines works such as Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, Euripides' Bacchae, Virgil's Aeneid, Ovid's Metamorphoses and Marcus Aurelius' Meditations. Notes: Offered in Spring, freshman year. This course was offered pre-program revision; is in teach out phase. Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: YMDT 122.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

YMDT 202 - On Knowing God Credits 8

Examines the development of classical Christian doctrine. Includes readings such as the letters of Paul, the gospel of John, works by Irenaeus, Athanasius, Anselm, Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, John Calvin and John Bunyan. Notes: Offered in Spring, sophomore year. This course was offered pre-program revision; is in teach out phase. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

YMDT 205 - On Community Credits 8

Explores works dealing with human social order and political thought. Selections include readings such as Augustine's City of God, Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Lincoln, Nietzsche, the U.S. Constitution, the book of Luke and Acts. Notes: Offered in Fall, sophomore year. This course was offered pre-program revision; is in teach out phase. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

YMDT 214 - Medieval and Reformation Thought Credits 8

Considers writings such as The Divine Comedy, Erasmus' Praise of Folly, Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy, Anselm, Abelard, Aquinas' Summa Theologica, Martin Luther, John Calvin and Creeds of the Church. Notes: Offered in Fall, sophomore year. This course was offered pre-program revision; is in teach out phase. Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: YMDT 217.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

YMDT 217 - Pauline Epistles Credits 4

Explores each of the Pauline Epistles. Notes: Offered in Fall, sophomore year. This course was offered pre-program revision; is in teach out phase. Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: YMDT 214.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

YMDT 220 - Early Modern Thought Credits 8

Examines works such as selections from Shakespeare, John Donne, George Herbert, Pascal, Descartes, Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding and Second Treatise on Government, Hume's Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Hobbes' Leviathan, Federalist Papers and the U.S. Constitution. Notes: Offered in Spring, sophomore year. This course was offered pre-program revision; is in teach out phase. Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: YMDT 226.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

YMDT 226 - Wisdom Literature Credits 4

Explores Job through Ecclesiastes. Notes: Offered in Spring, sophomore year. This course was offered pre-program revision; is in teach out phase. Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: YMDT 220.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

YMDT 303 - On the Cosmos Credits 8

Selections for discussion include authors such as Aristotle, Bacon, Newton, Darwin, Wordsworth, Emerson and Ezekiel. Readings focus on the study of cosmology, the natural world and the human place in it. Notes: Offered in Fall, junior year. This course was offered pre-program revision; is in teach out phase. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

YMDT 304 - On Learning and Knowledge Credits 8

Readings focus on epistemology, education and a survey of the biblical history of Israel. Explores works by authors such as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Descartes, Pascal, Locke, Kant, Hume, Newman, Dewey, C.S. Lewis and the books I and II Samuel, I and II Kings and Isaiah. Notes: Offered in Spring, junior year. This course was offered pre-program revision; is in teach out phase. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

YMDT 310 - Revivalism and Romanticism Credits 4

Includes works such as I and II Samuel, Kings, and Chronicles, selections from William Blake, Samuel Coleridge, John Wesley, Jonathan Edwards and Kant's Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals. Notes: Offered in Fall, junior year. This course was offered pre-program revision; is in teach out phase. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

YMDT 325 - Nineteenth Century Thought Credits 4

Includes works such as Isaiah and Jeremiah, Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Bronte's Jane Eyre, Dostoyevsky's Brothers Karamazov, and Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. Notes: Offered in Spring, junior year. This course was offered pre-program revision; is in teach out phase. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

YMDT 401 - On History and Rhetoric Credits 8

Selected readings on history, apologetics and rhetoric. Authors such as Eusebius, Hegel, Aristotle, Cicero, Justin Martyr, Augustine, R.A. Torrey and Wesley are included. Notes: Offered in Fall, senior year. This course was offered pre-program revision; is in teach out phase. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

YMDT 402 - On the Future Credits 4

Examines works on eschatology and judgment such as Daniel, Revelation, Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy, and selections from Flannery O'Connor, T.S. Eliot and G.K. Chesterton. Mandatory if student's major does not have integration requirement. Notes: Offered in Spring, senior year. This course was offered pre-program revision; is in teach out phase. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

YMDT 410 - America Credits 4

Includes readings such as the Non-Pauline epistles, selections from Emerson, Melville, James, O'Connor, Douglass and Lincoln. Notes: Offered in Fall, senior year. This course was offered pre-program revision; is in teach out phase. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

YMDT 465 - Twentieth Century Thought Credits 4

Examines works such as Daniel, Revelation, C. S. Lewis' The Abolition of Man, Newman's The Idea of a University, Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals, Freud's Civilization and Its Discontents, and selections from T.S. Eliot and G.K. Chesterton. Mandatory if the student's major does not have an Integration requirement. Notes: Offered in Spring, senior year. This course was offered pre-program revision; is in teach out phase. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

YMDT 480 - Torrey Honors Thesis Credits 4

The last term of the senior year will be devoted to writing a tutor-supervised thesis of not less than 12,000 words. These required four credits are counted toward the total number needed for graduation from Torrey and Biola University. The thesis may be waived for students who do senior theses, projects, recitals, etc., for their majors, with prior approval. Students may substitute an internship in their major field or a Torrey off-site program for the thesis with prior approval. The internship must be approved by the Torrey Thesis Director and student's major advisor. All theses and internships should make a significant contribution to the student's major field of study. Notes: Offered in Fall and Spring. This course was offered pre-program revision; is in teach out phase. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Junior Class, or Senior Class; and Undergraduate Level.

YMDT 490 - Selected Readings and Topics Credits 1-4

Designed primarily for upper-division students in Torrey who want to study specialized topics not covered in catalog course offerings. Notes: May be taken up to three times with different readings. This course was offered pre-program revision; is in teach out phase. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Junior Class, or Senior Class; and Undergraduate Level.

YMDT 491 - Independent Study Credits 1-4

Independent readings on a topic chosen by the student. Notes: May be taken up to three times with different readings. This course was offered pre-program revision; is in teach out phase. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

YMDT 492 - Torrey Off-Campus Credits 1-4

Independent readings on a topic chosen by the professor. Notes: Offered: in Summer. May be taken up to three times with different readings. May substitute for the Torrey Honors Thesis with approval. This course was offered pre-program revision; is in teach out phase. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.