Major Requirements

  

Lower Division Requirements

A general survey of Cultural Anthropology from a behavioral, cognitive, and material perspective and viewed as a social science, focuses on cultural factors that affect human behavior, including a brief overview of the four major fields of anthropology. Topics include cultural change, language, family, religious practices, economic subsistence patterns, and political power systems. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ANT225-C
Goodman-Bowling, Julie Marcele
01/08/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus L243
ANT225-B
Sandoval Simon, Keren
01/08/2024 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM BUS 204
ANT225-A
Sandoval Simon, Keren
01/08/2024 MW 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS ONLN
ANT225-A
Goodman-Bowling, Julie Marcele
05/06/2024 T 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 190
ANT225-C
Goodman-Bowling, Julie Marcele
09/03/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Mission Hall 109
ANT225-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 123
ANT225-B
Goodman-Bowling, Julie Marcele
09/03/2024 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM BUS 125

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, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS218-A
Aboelsad, Riham
01/08/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A111
BUS218-B
Wendee, Paul Michael
01/08/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center A112
BUS218-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 202
BUS218-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 203
BUS218-A
Aboelsad, Riham
01/13/2025 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 125
BUS218-B
Wendee, Paul Michael
01/13/2025 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 125

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 BUS 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-H
Tung, Brian H.
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 203
ICS105-I
Tung, Brian H.
09/03/2024 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Health Science Campus L243
ICS105-D
Gonet, Christina D.
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 204
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 BUS 125

This course begins with an examination of the relevant international relations paradigms and evaluates several foreign policy decision-making models. The course considers important actors within the international system, such as intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations and concludes with an examination of contemporary international relations issues, such as interstate war, economic development, human rights, and trade. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
POL250-A
McHorney, Chris A.
01/08/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 203

The course begins with an overview of factors (constitutions, political systems, and political ideology) political scientists use to understand and explain variations in policy outcomes at the national level. The course also examines actors (political parties, interest groups, social movements, and public opinion), processes (elections), and political institutions from a comparative perspective. The course concludes with an overview of the public policy process and examination of specific policy areas. (3 units; Fall & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
POL255-A
McHorney, Chris A.
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA

 

Upper Division Requirements

An examination of the relationship between culture and language including a basic understanding of language, the development of language, linguistic aspects of culture and how the symbiosis of language and culture affect individuals, groups and nations. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ANT350-A
Goodman-Bowling, Julie Marcele
01/08/2024 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM The Village at CBU ONLN

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

The course consists of a historical survey exploring primarily the cultural and intellectual features of specifically non-Western cultures, with emphasis given to East Asia, South Asia, and the Middle East, additionally covering Africa, and the pre-Columbian Americas. (3 units; Spring & Online)

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

This course studies the world's geographic areas and the outstanding human, social, and physical features of realms and regions. In doing so, special attention is given to the more important features of histories, societies, cultures, and religions of the people living in the region. It also examines the relationship between human life and natural environment. The purpose is to help students better understand the world, our relationship with the environment, and human connections around the globe. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
POL415-A
McHorney, Chris A.
01/08/2024 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B258
POL415-A
Hinrichs, Troy
09/03/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

The course provides a critical assessment of political economy with a special emphasis on the increasing pace of globalization. The course begins with an overview of economics, which is the study of how human beings cope with the problem of provisioning themselves. After discussing the relevant economic principles, the course examines the causes and consequences of economic globalization. (3 units; Fall, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
POL437-A
McHorney, Chris A.
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

This course examines the research methods used in Political Science. Topics addressed in the course include the philosophical and theoretical foundations of social science research; ethical issues related to research; research design; descriptive and inferential statistic analysis; survey, qualitative field, unobtrusive, and evaluation research; and qualitative and quantitative data analysis with the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). Students will obtain the statistical knowledge necessary to read and critique scholarly articles and books. In addition, the course will prepare students to use statistical methods in their own research in graduate school or in their professional careers. (3 units; Fall & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
POL450-A
McHorney, Chris A.
09/03/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA

 

Complete one of the following courses:

A senior capstone course designed to demonstrate the competence of Political Science majors in the discipline and showcase their research and writing skills. The portfolio produced by the student in completion of this project must conform to the departmental guidelines for Senior Projects. Prerequisites: POL 450 and Senior status. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
POL499-A
McHorney, Chris A.
01/08/2024 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Building 36 36A2

Students enrolled in this course will gain the professional experience valued by employers by utilizing knowledge acquired as Political Science majors in volunteer or paid internship positions. Students will perform relevant tasks under the direction of the Internship Site Supervisor. Students will identify and explore connections between their internship experiences and academic coursework. (This course does not meet the POL general education requirement.) Prerequisites: Permission of Department Chair and Junior/Senior status. (1-3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
POL446-IN
McHorney, Chris A.
01/08/2024 - Instructor OFFC

Concentration Courses (12 units)

 

Students must complete all requirements in one of the following concentrations:

    • International Business
    • International Relations
    • Global Ministry

 

International Business Concentration 

An introduction to international business which will expose students to major international business issues, including international trade, cultures, economics, marketing and communication issues of multinational corporations. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS334-A
Gonzalez, Christina Maria
01/08/2024 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM BUS 250
BUS334-B
Winter, Natalie A
01/08/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center A112
BUS334-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM BUS
BUS334-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS
BUS334-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM BUS
BUS334-B
Winter, Natalie A
01/13/2025 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center A112

This course examines the role of the manager in the international management environment and explores the foundation of international management, the role of culture in managing internationally, and international organizational behavior issues with a focus on managing international risk and strategic planning in all areas of management. Prerequisite: BUS 334. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS454-A
Wang, Victor
01/08/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 250
BUS454-A
Wang, Victor
01/13/2025 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS

A study of the marketing functions, channels of distribution, selling, advertising, distribution, and marketing management for both retail and industrial businesses. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MKT333-C
Assaf, Raef J
01/08/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 252
MKT333-A
Assaf, Raef J
01/08/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 204
MKT333-B
Willis, Roston T,, Jr
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS
MKT333-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 MWF 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Yeager Center A110
MKT333-C
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 124

This course focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects of the cultural environment of global markets, assessing global market opportunities and developing and implementing international marketing strategies. Prerequisite: MKT 333. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MKT444-A
Assaf, Raef J
09/03/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS

  


 

International Relations Concentration

This course begins with an in-depth examination of the dominant and alternative theories found within the international relations literature. Having established a solid theoretical foundation, the course will consider important disagreements between the dominant theories (e.g., the structure of the international system) and the corresponding predicted outcomes (e.g., conflict or cooperation within the international system). The course concludes with an examination of several contemporary international relations issues, such as globalization and terrorism. (3 units; Fall, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
POL350-A
McHorney, Chris A.
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA

The course examines many theoretical explanations for international conflict, such as religious differences, groupthink, territorial demands, domestic politics, misperception, shifts in the balance of power, and ideological differences. Following an extensive discussion of these theories, the course analyzes relevant case studies to determine the validity and relevance of the theoretical explanations. The course concludes with an examination of the diplomatic and political options available to states and intergovernmental organizations seeking to reduce the intensity and frequency of wars in the 21st century. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

This course will examine the development of modern international law. The course will consider the foundations of customary and conventional international laws, as well as treaties that bear upon the conduct of members of the international community. (3 units; Fall, odd years, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

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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Global Ministry Concentration 

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

This course will examine human rights in light of current political, social, and economic issues in select areas of the world. Students will explore the global impact of these issues and will address ways in which the church can provide positive change. Additional course fee. Prerequisite: 3 units of Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

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

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

   

Other Requirements

 

Cross Cultural Experience Requirement

Students may satisfy the Cross Cultural Experience Requirement with a semester long education and/or ministry experience in a foreign country or International Service Projects in two different countries. The chair of the Department of History and Government must approve all cross cultural experiences used by students to meet this requirement.

 

Optional Concentration

 

Modern Languages Concentration (12 units)

 

Complete 6 units in any of the following areas:

American Sign Language, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish

Complete 6 additional upper division in any of the following areas:

American Sign Language, Spanish

 

*Curriculum subject to change. Please see the current catalog for more information.