Origins Overview

In collaboration with Ken Ham and Answers in Genesis, Origins is designed to engage the Scripture and develop critical thinking surrounding the debate of creation versus evolution; but Origins is more than that. Throughout this study, students will hear from scholars on specific topics such as:

  • Intelligent Design
  • Human Diversity
  • Astronomy
  • The Importance of Genesis
  • Dinosaurs
  • The Flood
  • Darwin’s Science

Along with Ken Ham, all the presenters in Origins are experts in their chosen fields and bring incredible insight and research into their lectures. Whether this course is taken for enrichment or for credit, the benefits of studying the subjects contained in Origins will help the student have meaningful dialogue and grant them a biblically-informed perspective on these topics.

Origins will enhance the student’s understanding of God’s plan of redemption and reaffirm the absolute truth of Scripture while offering an accurate biblical worldview. More than a science class, Origins will offer cultural, theological, and philosophical applications to contemporary issues.

MIN509 e4-12


This Course is Taught by

Ken Ham: Speaker, Author, President, CEO, and Founder of Answers in Genesis

As president, CEO, and founder of Answers in Genesis-US, the highly acclaimed Creation Museum, and the world-renowned Ark Encounter, the passion of my life is to restore the relevance and authority of the Bible from its very first verse. I've spent most of my life encouraging God's people to stand up for Biblical truth and to fight against dangerous compromises with the Bible. That is why I'm very pleased to partner with Piedmont International University to offer Origins.


Degree Seeking Students

  • Application and Acceptance
  • Register for Class
  • Order Workbook
  • Order Textbooks
  • Become Familiar with Logging on to Blackboard
  • Understand the Course Schedule

Important Information

  • Course Syllabus

Enrichment Students

  • Register


  • Course Workbook




 This e4-12 course has 12 lectures approximately 45 minutes long.

  • In Six Days - Ken Ham
  • Why Genesis Matters - Dr. Tommy Mitchell
  • Image of God, or Planet of the Apes - Dr. David DeWitt
  • Answers Session 1 - Ken Ham, Dr. Georgia Purdom, Dr. Tommy Mitchell, Dr. Jason Lisle etc.
  • Noah's Ark - Thinking Outside the Box - Various
  • One Blood, One Race - Ken Ham
  • Dinosaurs: Testimony of Creation - Dr. Tommy Mitchell
  • Answers Session II - Ken Ham, Dr. Georgia Purdom, Dr. Tommy Mitchell, Dr. Jason Lisle etc.
  • Creation Astronomy - Dr. Jason Lisle
  • Intelligent Design - Dr. Georgia Purdom
  • Answers Sessions III - Ken Ham, Dr. Georgia Purdom, Dr. Tommy Mitchell, Dr. Jason Lisle etc.

Promotional materials are available to the liaison to help promote e4-12 to your church. Please view the designated area for liaisons only in blackboard. If you need help or more information,  please contact Terrill Gilley the e4-12 academic coordinator.