"I feel they were real people, they were the first people."
COURSE DESCRIPTIONWow. The "History of Life" is essentially a course designed to show students how to ignore almost everything we know about the history of life in favor of a rambling collection of myths written down by some Middle Eastern nomads centuries before anyone even knew that life on Earth is carbon-based. And just to drive the point home, here are the course's "measurable learning outcomes" (at least they have the academic assessment jargon down pat):
An interdisciplinary study of the origin and history of life in the universe. Faculty of the Center for Creation Studies will draw from science, religion, history, and philosophy in presenting the evidence and arguments for creation and against evolution. This course is required for all Liberty students.
This course is designed to instill in our students a clear understanding of the relationship between science and Scripture as it pertains to the study of origins. In particular, it is designed to help students develop a clear and consistent Biblical creationist worldview and defend it.
A. Students should be able to discuss and contrast creation science and evolution worldviews.B. Students should be able to discuss the creation science view from Biblical accounts and rebut creation compromise views.C. Students should be able to discuss the theories of natural selection and evolution.D. Students should be able to discuss scientific evidences in support of a recent creation.E. Students should be able to discuss the evidence of the fossil record and its implications of origins.F. Students should be able to discuss evidence for the unique creation of man.G. Students should be able to discuss evidence for creation using concepts such as irreducible complexity.H. Students should be able to discuss the importance of the Biblical creation message in understanding major doctrines and application for personal evangelism.