Christian Ministries

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Global Studies Minor

CBU’s School of Christian Ministries offers a minor in global studies that is designed to help students leverage the marketable skills related to their major (for example business, engineering or music) while guiding them in developing a global perspective, capturing principles for spreading the gospel to all nations, and understanding the strategic nature of the marketplace in missions.

Global Studies Minor (21 units)

General Education Recommendation

ANT225 Cultural Anthropology

ANT225 Cultural Anthropology

A general survey of Cultural Anthropology as a social science, including cultural factors that affect human behavior. Topics include language, kinship, art, religion, subsistence, and cultural change. This course or BEH 100 is a prerequisite for all other courses in Anthropology. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ANT225-E E Stokes, H. Bruce 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center
B110
Fall 2014 ANT225-C C Melika, Ash 09/02/2014 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall
125
Fall 2014 ANT225-A A Melika, Ash 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center
ONLN
Fall 2014 ANT225-D D Melika, Ash 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Sch Business Building
203
Fall 2014 ANT225-B B Stokes, H. Bruce 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center
A110
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ANT430 Culture and Personality

ANT430 Culture and Personality

An examination of the interaction between personal patterns of behavior and social influences; consideration of the environment/heredity issue in human life. Prerequisite: ANT 225 or BEH 100. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ANT430-A A Goodman, Julie Marcele 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall
126
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Lower Division Requirements

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ICS105-E E Rogers, Mark C. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Sch Business Building
104
Fall 2014 ICS105-F F Dobbins, Jared 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Yeager Center
B221
Fall 2014 ICS105-D D Nsofor, C. Fyne L. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center
B251
Fall 2014 ICS105-C C Nsofor, C. Fyne L. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center
A111
Fall 2014 ICS105-B B Lewis, Jeff C. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Sch Business Building
125
Fall 2014 ICS105-A A Lewis, Jeff C. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Sch Business Building
125
Spring 2015 ICS105-D D Dobbins, Jared 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
Array
Spring 2015 ICS105-A A Nsofor, C. Fyne L. 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Mission Hall
109
Spring 2015 ICS105-B B Nsofor, C. Fyne L. 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mission Hall
109
Spring 2015 ICS105-C C Rogers, Mark C. 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Sch Business Building
124
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ICS205 Models of Discipleship

ICS205 Models of Discipleship

An advanced course related to the biblical principle of discipleship, including both what a disciple of Jesus is and how disciples are made. Focus on models of discipleship and a student's development of a personal strategy of discipleship. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ICS205-A A Lewis, Jeff C. 09/02/2014 Tuesday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Sch Business Building
ONLN
Fall 2014 ICS205-B B Lewis, Jeff C. 09/02/2014 Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Sch Business Building
ONLN
Spring 2015 ICS205-A A Rogers, Mark C. 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Sch Business Building
252
Spring 2015 ICS205-T1 T1 Rogers, Mark C. 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Sch Business Building
252
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Upper Division Requirements

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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ICS405 Marketplace Strat for Global Adv

ICS405 Marketplace Strat for Global Adv

This course focuses on the strategic nature of the marketplace as it relates to the advancement of Christ's Kingdom among the nations. This course will define God's global agenda, investigate the biblical and historical role of the marketplace in God's global strategy, guide the students to think strategically in the context of their majors, and how God will use that marketable skill to disciple the nations. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ICS405-A A Lewis, Jeff C. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Sch Business Building
OFFC
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ICS430 Intercultural Communications

ICS430 Intercultural Communications

The purpose of this course is to explore the principles of intercultural communications. This course will address principles and processes of communication from one culture to another. The course will also focus on different perceptions, ways of thinking, values, non-verbal expression, language expression and sub-groups within a culture as they relate to the media and the message. (3 units; Multicultural; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ICS430-A A White, Kristen 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center
A111
Spring 2015 ICS430-A A White, Kristen 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Sch Business Building
202
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ICS431 Cross-cultural Immersion

ICS431 Cross-cultural Immersion

The course provides students the opportunity for supervised cross-cultural immersion and study abroad. The course also gives students the opportunity to experience, study and explore firsthand the challenges of living, communicating and serving in an international setting. The immersion experience is designed to create a context for extended and applied learning as the course concepts are integrated into life experiences. The material will be presented through lectures, small group discussions, reading assignments and cultural immersions with an emphasis relational development and service. Prerequisite: Permission of Dean of School of Christian Ministries. (3 units; Multicultural; Spring/Summer)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 ICS431-A A Wilson, Danny K. 01/07/2015 Array Array - Array Instructor
OFFC
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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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 PHI353-C C Mosteller, Timothy 09/02/2014 Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Mission Hall
ONLN
Fall 2014 PHI353-A A Stumpf, Amy R. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Sch Business Building
204
Fall 2014 PHI353-B B Stumpf, Amy R. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sch Business Building
204
Spring 2015 PHI353-A A Stumpf, Amy R. 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Sch Business Building
204
Spring 2015 PHI353-B B Stumpf, Amy R. 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sch Business Building
204
Spring 2015 PHI353-C C Mosteller, Timothy 01/07/2015 Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Sch Business Building
ONLN
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*International/Intercultural experience required.