How to Select Courses to Take in London
Students interested in applying for Biola London should first explore whether the available courses at RU will be approved by their advisors and will work to complete their major or general education requirements and other academic goals.
Students are required to select three (3) Roehampton courses (from Roehampton's study-abroad catalogue), which will equal nine (9) Biola units for study at Roehampton. In addition to the nine (9) Biola units, there will be a mandatory 3-unit Biola HIST 305 English History course, and a mandatory 3-unit BBST 465 Biola Bible Integration seminar course held on the Roehampton campus and taught by a believing instructor from the London School of Theology. The above-listed units bring the total to fifteen (15) Biola credit units. Biola London applicants will select nine (9) additional Biola units (being three (3) additional Roehampton courses) from Roehampton’s study-abroad catalogue. These additional courses/units can be implemented in the event some/all of the first three (3) choices selected are unavailable. These additional courses/units are known as the applicant alternate choices.
Nine (9) Biola units are equal to three (3) Roehampton courses. Each Roehampton course returns as three (3) Biola units. Thus, to cover both the applicant’s first three (3) choices, and their remaining three (3) choices, (as described in paragraph #2), the applicant must select a total of six (6) Roehampton courses (equal to nine (9) first-choice units, and nine (9) additional units of Biola units, in the event some/all of the first three (3) choices are unavailable. With the inclusion of the HIST 305 course and the BBST 465 course, the total number of Biola units is fifteen (15).
Exploring RU's Study-Abroad Course Catalog
The Roehampton website for the Study-Abroad Course Catalog(ue) is as follows:
This is the only website for international study-abroad students to choose correct modules from, as it is especially formatted for them.
Roehampton modules with a “C” in the number indicates an introductory-level course (such as a Biola 100 or 200 level class); modules indicating “N” or “X” in the number indicates advanced courses (such as Biola’s 300 or 400 level courses). If you are looking at courses outside your major discipline, you will want to select “C”level modules (although Biola students should be able to handle “N” and “X” modules in Biblical studies, regardless of their Biola majors).
Any Roehampton module returns to Biola as three (3) credit units, regardless of whether that module is listed as a 10-unit or a 20-unit module. This change is effective as of the Fall 2012 Biola London semester.
Only modules with the letter “A” (Autumn) at the end of its number are to be selectable by Biola London students, inasmuch as our program is only during the Autumn (Fall) semester.
To determine whether a certain Roehampton module may be approved for Biola credit, click the module number and read its description. If it resembles a course in the Biola catalog, print out the description and discuss it with your advisor. Your advisor will be the one to determine whether the RU module can stand in the place of a Biola course in your major. For any course outside your major, the chair of that department must approve the selection.
The Biola London application will require an applicant to list six (6) Roehampton module choices (listed on the application in the order of preference #1 through #6 of Roehampton courses with their Biola counterparts). If accepted to our program, the applicant will take a total of three (3) Roehampton courses (equal to nine (9) Biola approved credit units), along with the mandatory HIST 305 (equal to three (3) Biola units) and the mandatory BBST 465 Bible Integration Seminar (equal to three (3) Biola units, for a total of fifteen (15) Biola approved credit units.
APPLICANTS, TAKE NOTE: Even though the opening paragraph of the Roehampton Study-Abroad Catalogue may state information other than what has been stated in the above paragraphs of our Biola London website, you must follow the instructions/information found on our website, inasmuch as Biola University has certain agreements with Roehampton University as to the number of units selected and ultimately taken.
The mandatory Biola courses of HIST 305 English History and the BBST 465 @ 3 units each, added to the 9 units selected from the Roehampton Study-Abroad Course Catalogue make for a total of 15 Biola units.