Christian Ministries

School of Christian Ministries

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Global Justice Minor

CBU's School of Christian Ministries offers a minor in global justice that is designed to complement a variety of professional degrees taken by students who wish to serve in non-profit relief and development work, either domestically or internationally. The integrated curriculum will provide an introduction to the theological and theoretical foundations of social justice, the major social problems and movements, international organizations, and models of integrating their major/professional discipline with global service.

Core Requirements

ICS375 Current Events and Movements

ICS375 Current Events and Movements

This course will examine the current political, social, economic, and human events in selected areas of the world, deliberate their global impact and consider the events impact on the mission of the church. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ICS375-A A Stumpf, Amy R. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Sch Business Building
125
Spring 2015 ICS375-A A Stumpf, Amy R. 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Sch Business Building
204
Spring 2015 ICS375-B B Stumpf, Amy R. 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Sch Business Building
204
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Complete one of the following:

BUS218 Macroeconomics

BUS218 Macroeconomics

This course offers a common sense approach to economics, covering basic economic laws and how they apply to our world and everyday life. The course focuses on the overall economy and economic theories that offer explanations for its fluctuations and changes. Also, the course is designed to give the student a sufficient grounding in the terminology, basic concepts, and issues of economics to stimulate interest in further study and provide background in business. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 BUS218-B B Namvar, Bob 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Sch Business Building
251
Fall 2014 BUS218-A A Namvar, Bob 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Sch Business Building
251
Spring 2015 BUS218-C C Namvar, Bob 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Sch Business Building
106
Spring 2015 BUS218-A A Keyes-Kimbirk, Wendy R 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Sch Business Building
104
Spring 2015 BUS218-B B Namvar, Bob 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Sch Business Building
104
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BUS362 Social Entrepreneurship

BUS362 Social Entrepreneurship

This course defines and explores the growing practice of social entrepreneurship and its impact here in the United States and around the world. The focus is on applying business skills and knowledge in a way that creates social change. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 BUS362-A A Alderson, Keanon J. 09/02/2014 Tuesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Sch Business Building
106
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BUS363 Microfinance

BUS363 Microfinance

This course examines microfinance as a business oriented tool to help alleviate global poverty so that sustainable, systematic change might occur. Students will define and explore the growing practice of microfinance and its impact here in the United States and around he world. Emphasis is on using microfinance tools, business strategies, and innovation to address the social and economic problems. (3 units; Spring odd years)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 BUS363-A A Donaldson, Darla R. 01/07/2015 Tuesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM TBA
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Complete one of the following:

ICS105 Introduction to Global Studies

ICS105 Introduction to Global Studies

This course contrasts basic western egocentric Christianity with the God-centered global perspective of biblical Christianity. The course addresses the basic elements of the Christian faith in the context of God's global agenda. Topics include worldview, God's global purpose, the Kingdom of God, prayer, the Holy Spirit, the mission of the Church. (3 units; Interdisciplinary, Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

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ICS305 Global Perspectives

ICS305 Global Perspectives

A general survey of the redemptive activity of God in the world-past, present, and future. Topics include the biblical basis of God's global activity, historical perspectives, mission strategies, and cultural implications, as well as contemporary missiological issues. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Spring)

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Elective Requirements

Complete twelve (12) units from the following:

CST315 Old Testament Ethics

CST315 Old Testament Ethics

This course provides the student an opportunity to investigate the ethics inside the Old Testament, as well as asking and answering the question of the place of Old Testament ethics in the life of a believer in God post New Testament. Prerequisite: Previous Old Testament Coursework. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Spring even years)

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CST425 Christian Social Ethics

CST425 Christian Social Ethics

An introduction into the world of Christian Social Ethics. The course will explore particular and pressing social ethics issues and perennial themes related to Christian living and the interplay between biblical Christian faith and contemporary social issues. Topics include introduction of key social problems, the Church's historical responses to those issues, current Christian positions, and the biblical teachings and core Christian doctrines (e.g., creation fall, redemption, image of God, neighbor love) which relate to these issues. Standard models of Christian engagement in society and responsibilities of the individual believer, the local church, and the global Christian Church will be considered. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)

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ICS415 Spcl Topics Intercultural Studie

ICS415 Spcl Topics Intercultural Studie

An examination of specific area(s) of Intercultural Studies. May be repeated with change in subject matter. Prerequisite: Previous Intercultural Studies coursework. (3 units, Multicultural; As offered)

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PHI353 Comparative Religions

PHI353 Comparative Religions

This course is an introduction to the major religious traditions of the world, particularly Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The historical development, key figures, as well as major doctrines and practices are explored. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

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POL454 International Organizations

POL454 International Organizations

The course begins with an examination of the relevant empirical and theoretical studies on International Organizations (IOs), with an emphasis on Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs) in the global arena. Having established solid empirical and theoretical foundations, he course will explore the impact of international organization son several issue areas. The second principal portion of the course will utilize the same approach in order to gain a more comprehensive understanding of international non-governmental organizations (INGOs). (3 units; Spring even years)

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