Major Requirements

  

Lower Division Requirements

This course addresses the basic elements of the Christian faith in the context of participating in Gods global agenda. Topics include Christian worldview, the Kingdom of God, the gospel of Jesus Christ, the work of the Holy Spirit, the mission of the Church, and the role of prayer. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ICS105-D
Tung, Brian H.
01/08/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center B251
ICS105-C
Horton, Damon A.
01/08/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B220
ICS105-A
Horton, Damon A.
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 123
ICS105-B
Horton, Damon A.
01/08/2024 W 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM BUS 124
ICS105-E
Gonet, Christina D.
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Park Building 204
ICS105-H
Tung, Brian H.
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Park Building 203
ICS105-D
Gonet, Christina D.
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Park Building 204
ICS105-F
Wilhite, Shawn J.
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center A111
ICS105-G
Wilhite, Shawn J.
09/03/2024 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Yeager Center A111
ICS105-I
Tung, Brian H.
09/03/2024 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Health Science Campus L243
ICS105-C
Horton, Damon A.
09/03/2024 W 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM Mission Hall 109
ICS105-B
Horton, Damon A.
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall 109
ICS105-A
Horton, Damon A.
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Park Building 125
ICS105-D
Tung, Brian H.
01/13/2025 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
ICS105-C
Horton, Damon A.
01/13/2025 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Mission Hall 109
ICS105-A
Horton, Damon A.
01/13/2025 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Park Building 123
ICS105-B
Horton, Damon A.
01/13/2025 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Park Building 124

This course lays a foundation for biblical spiritual formation, then builds on insights regarding different Christian approaches to culture and draws from comparisons of discipleship models around the world. Prerequisite: 3 units of Biblical studies coursework. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ICS205-A
Horton, Damon A.
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Health Science Campus R291

Choose one of the following courses:

A survey of the books of the Old Testament and their theological contribution to the overall storyline of the Bible. Attention is also given to the historical and cultural context of ancient Israel. Fulfills general education requirement for non-Christian Studies majors. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CST110-I
Gill, John J
01/08/2024 Th 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Building 36 ONLN
CST110-J
Gill, John J
01/08/2024 Th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Building 36 ONLN
CST110-A
Gill, John J
01/08/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Building 36 36A2
CST110-G
Mosteller, Angela Michelle
01/08/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B252
CST110-F
Welbaum, Sam D.
01/08/2024 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Mission Hall 124
CST110-B
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/08/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 125
CST110-C
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/08/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 125
CST110-D
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/08/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 125
CST110-I
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Park Building ONLN
CST110-A
Gill, John J
09/03/2024 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus ONLN
CST110-G
Mosteller, Angela Michelle
09/03/2024 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Health Science Campus V295
CST110-D
Slunaker, Joseph Gregory
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Health Science Campus S292
CST110-F
Gill, John J
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Health Science Campus L243
CST110-H
Gill, John J
09/03/2024 Th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus ONLN
CST110-E
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 M 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM Mission Hall 109
CST110-B
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Park Building 124
CST110-C
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/03/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Park Building 124
CST110-E
Co, Adamson
01/13/2025 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA
CST110-G
Gill, John J
01/13/2025 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus ONLN
CST110-A
Gill, John J
01/13/2025 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Health Science Campus V295
CST110-F
Gill, John J
01/13/2025 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Health Science Campus V295
CST110-B
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/13/2025 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Park Building 125
CST110-C
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/13/2025 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Park Building 125
CST110-D
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/13/2025 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Park Building 125

A survey of the books of the New Testament and their contributions to the overall storyline of the Bible. Special attention is given to the life of Jesus and the development of the early church in their historical, cultural, and theological settings. Fulfills general education requirement for non-Christian Studies majors. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CST130-H
Mosteller, Angela Michelle
01/08/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B252
CST130-I
Tung, Brian H.
01/08/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Health Science Campus P280
CST130-J
Mosteller, Angela Michelle
01/08/2024 Th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center ONLN
CST130-F
Vera, Andres D.
01/08/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Health Science Campus S292
CST130-E
Vera, Andres D.
01/08/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Health Science Campus S292
CST130-B
Cate, James J.
01/08/2024 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS 123
CST130-A
Cate, James J.
04/19/2024 M 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM BUS 123
CST130-C
Cate, James J.
01/08/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 123
CST130-G
Vera, Andres D.
09/03/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Park Building 204
CST130-E
Mosteller, Angela Michelle
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Health Science Campus V295
CST130-F
Vera, Andres D.
09/03/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Health Science Campus V295
CST130-H
Mosteller, Angela Michelle
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Health Science Campus V295
CST130-C
Cate, James J.
09/03/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Park Building 123
CST130-D
Cate, James J.
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Park Building 123
CST130-B
Cate, James J.
09/03/2024 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Park Building 124
CST130-A
Cate, James J.
09/03/2024 M 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM Park Building 124
CST130-G
Mosteller, Angela Michelle
01/13/2025 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Park Building 204
CST130-F
Vera, Andres D.
01/13/2025 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Park Building 204
CST130-I
Mosteller, Angela Michelle
01/13/2025 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Park Building 204
CST130-E
Vera, Andres D.
01/13/2025 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Health Science Campus L243
CST130-H
Tung, Brian H.
01/13/2025 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus S292
CST130-D
Mosteller, Angela Michelle
01/13/2025 Th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus ONLN
CST130-B
Cate, James J.
01/13/2025 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Park Building 123
CST130-A
Cate, James J.
01/13/2025 M 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM Park Building 123
CST130-C
Cate, James J.
01/13/2025 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Park Building 123
CST130-A
Tung, Brian H.
05/05/2025 W 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

 

Upper Division Requirements

An exploration of the biblical truths of Scripture, God, humanity, sin, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, salvation, the Christian life, the church, and the life to come. Students will examine each major doctrine and understand its place in the biblical story. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CST370-A
Co, Adamson
01/08/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center B259
CST370-C
Gonet, Christina D.
01/08/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B218
CST370-A
Co, Adamson
09/03/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center B112
CST370-A
Co, Adamson
01/13/2025 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
CST370-C
Gonet, Christina D.
01/13/2025 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
CST370-B
Co, Adamson
01/13/2025 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA

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; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ICS305-A
Horton, Damon A.
01/08/2024 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Mission Hall 109
ICS305-A
Horton, Damon A.
01/13/2025 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Mission Hall 109

This course is a study of the biblical and theological foundations of global missions with the aim of articulating mission methods and contextualizing mission opportunities. Students will discover the mission of the church in reaching the nations and will explore the historical, anthropological, and sociological roots of missionary efforts. Students will also learn to apply missiological methods in global and urban settings. Prerequisite: 3 units of Biblical Studies. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

This course studies the biblical and theological foundations of global missions alongside mission strategies applied in global and urban settings. Prerequisite: 3 units of Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ICS410-A
Horton, Damon A.
01/08/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Mission Hall 109
ICS410-A
Horton, Damon A.
01/13/2025 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Mission Hall 109

An examination of specific area(s) of Intercultural Studies. May be repeated for credit with change in topic. Prerequisite: 3 units of Biblcal Studies coursework. (3 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

This course will address principles and processes of communication from one culture to another. Attention will be given to different perceptions, ways of thinking, values, verbal and non-verbal expression, and sub-groups within a given culture. Prerequisite: 3 units of Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ICS430-A
Culpepper, Ashley M.
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall 109
ICS430-A
Culpepper, Ashley M.
01/13/2025 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

This course examines the biblical principles of evangelism and church planting. Students will learn to combine the biblical content of the gospel with appropriate skills for sharing the gospel, with the aim of training disciples for the local church. Attention will also be given to strategies of church planting for local and global contexts. Student involvement in evangelistic ministry is expected. Prerequisite: Previous Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ICS435-A
Cochran, Gregory C.
09/03/2024 W 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center B112

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

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

Choose one of the following courses:

This course examines key biblical passages related to the church, overviews major historical positions of the church, and assesses related models of pastoral leadership, ministry, and preaching. The emphasis of the course is to help students develop a biblical and practical theology of the church. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
APT365-A
Gonet, Christina D.
09/03/2024 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B251

A survey of the development of the Christian church from the close of the New Testament period to the present time, with special attention to the origin of various denominations. Core requirement for Christian Studies majors and minors. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CST360-A
Chute, Anthony L.
01/08/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center A111
CST360-A
Chute, Anthony L.
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Park Building 125
CST360-A
Chute, Anthony L.
01/13/2025 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center A111

 

Optional Concentration

 

TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Concentration (15 units)

The TESOL concentration requires the completion of fifteen (15) units beyond the major.

This course prepares students to teach writing to second language learners, especially but not exclusively at the college level. Course materials and activities focus on current composition philosophy, research-based method and teaching techniques for collegiate level second language writing courses. At a minimum, this course is designed to introduce students to major theories, research, and practice in the teaching of English writing to second language learners. Thus, students should complete this course being able to do what ESL/EFL writing instructors do: design lesson plans for college composition; evaluate (read, respond to, grade, and assess) college level writing; and engage in research in at least one relevant issue in ESL/EFL composition pedagogy. This course should train students to be reflective practitioners and researchers of collegiate level English composition. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ENG442-A
Walker, Deron
09/03/2024 T 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM James Complex 190

As the title indicates, this course will be about reading in a second language, primarily, but not exclusively English. In particular, the class will emphasize teaching reading in English to learners whose native language is not English. Since research and theory inform sound pedagogical practice, we will also research and review research on a variety of relevant topics to teaching reading from both linguistic and educational perspectives. Finally, given the importance of literacy in so many contexts today, we will consider a multitude of variables which affect the teaching and learning of reading skills for both children and adults, in second and foreign language settings, and explore the implications of the research for all concerned. Prerequisite: ENG 123 (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ENG446-A
Walker, Deron
01/08/2024 T 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM James Complex 192
ENG446-A
Walker, Deron
01/13/2025 T 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM TBA

This course is designed for future ESL teachers who are interested in current thinking and research in second language material development and assessment and in the application of such in classroom teaching. There are two major goals: one is developing a solid understanding of the core issues in these areas and the other, which requires students to design their own materials and assessment tools and to evaluate existing ones, is facilitating the application of such an understanding in classroom teaching. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ENG452-A
Liu, Carla
01/08/2024 W 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM BUS 252
ENG452-A
Liu, Carla
01/13/2025 W 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM TBA

Linguistic theory and method. Includes the study of the five universal elements of language (phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics) as well as the use of language and its variants in culture. Fieldwork required. Prerequisite: ENG 123 or ENG 123E. (3 units; Fall & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ENG463-A
Liu, Carla
09/03/2024 W 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM TBA
ENG463-A
Liu, Carla
01/13/2025 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
ENG463-B
Liu, Carla
01/13/2025 Th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM TBA

This course will focus on the application of linguistic theory in education. Students will be introduced to various teaching philosophies and methodologies, focusing on their application to language learning. Students will be familiarized with various movements in education and psychology such as behaviorism, cognitivism, social constructivism, and humanism. Students will be instructed as to how diverse language teaching methods have been informed by various educational movements and how these philosophies and methods take form in the second language classroom. This course will build on the concepts taught in ENG 463 but will focus more on second language learners both in ESL and EFL settings. Prerequisite: ENG 123 (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ENG472-A
Liu, Carla
09/03/2024 Th 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM James Complex 190