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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rising Hope, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience



45 hours (15 weeks). 

Various facilities as authorized by Rising Hope.

November 2011 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: prepare a complete, well-structured, engaging sermon; speak publicly with confidence, clarity, and effectively use verbal and nonverbal dynamics; analyze and interpret texts; and apply lessons from texts that have been analyzed to everyday life with consideration of their own context and that of the audience. 


Instruction is offered via a classroom-based approach accompanied by supplemental readings, quizzes, homework, interaction with instructor, and final exams. Topics include: brief homilies, expository sermons, public speaking, biblical preaching, and the exegesis of biblical passages.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Communication, Homiletical Styles, Public Speaking, Preaching or Religious Studies (11/16) (4/22 revalidation).