Major Requirements

 

Introduction to the Liberal Arts 

This course is designed to prepare students to successfully complete their foundational courses in the study of humanities, including literature, history, Christian Studies, philosophy, and art, as well as in math and science. It considers both philosophical and practical foundations within various liberal arts disciplines, including how quantitative reasoning, moral and aesthetic judgments, and a personal worldview shape interactions with the liberal arts. It also introduces students to basic skills, tools, and resources necessary for academic success in a liberal arts education. Pass/Fail. (1 unit; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
LBA101-A
Tronti, Jennifer
09/03/2024 W 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Park Building 103

 

Foundations

The course consists of interrelations of history, art, literature, music, and philosophy. It covers the culture-epochs from the Ancient River-Valley Civilizations through the Medieval period. (Meets the Non-US History general education requirement.) (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
HUM213-A
Brook, Eric C
09/03/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B258
HUM213-B
Brook, Eric C
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B258
HUM213-A
Brook, Eric C
01/13/2025 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center A111
HUM213-B
Brook, Eric C
01/13/2025 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus S292

The course consists of interrelations of history, art, literature, music, and philosophy. It covers the culture-epochs from the Renaissance to contemporary times. (Meets the Non-US History general education requirement.) (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
HUM223-A
Brook, Eric C
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center B258
HUM223-A
Brook, Eric C
01/13/2025 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus L240

An introductory study of literary terminology and the major genres of American, British, European, and multicultural literature. Focuses on critical reading and intelligent appreciation of literature and of the ways of writing about literature. Pre- or Co- Requisite: ENG 100, 101, 123, or 123E. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ENG201-A
Isaacs, David E.
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 192
ENG201-A
Tronti, Jennifer
01/13/2025 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA
ENG201-B
Schneider, Thomas R.
01/13/2025 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

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
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Park Building ONLN
CST110-G
Mosteller, Angela Michelle
09/03/2024 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Health Science Campus V295
CST110-A
Gill, John J
09/03/2024 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus ONLN
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-C
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/03/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Park Building 124
CST110-B
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 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-F
Gill, John J
01/13/2025 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Health Science Campus V295
CST110-A
Gill, John J
01/13/2025 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 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-G
Vera, Andres D.
09/03/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Park Building 204
CST130-F
Vera, Andres D.
09/03/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Health Science Campus V295
CST130-E
Mosteller, Angela Michelle
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 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-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-G
Mosteller, Angela Michelle
01/13/2025 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Park Building 204
CST130-H
Tung, Brian H.
01/13/2025 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus S292
CST130-E
Vera, Andres D.
01/13/2025 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Health Science Campus L243
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

Choose one of the following courses:

This course analyzes the practice of the creative arts, including the literary arts, the applied and fine arts, and the performing arts, in the Christian life. Students investigate how creative expression is integrated into the Christian worldview, exploring how creativity reflects humans' role as image bearers of the Creator God as well as how faith shapes the study, analysis, and creation of art. In our explorations of artistic production, students practice a variety of different artistic approaches and reflect on the integration of belief into the creative process. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
WLD171-D
Fullman, Joshua Scott
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus T293
WLD171-C
Alspach, Berniece
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM The Village at CBU 100
WLD171-A
Tronti, Jennifer
09/03/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Park Building 103
WLD171-B
Isaacs, David E.
09/03/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex 192
WLD171-B
Isaacs, David E.
01/13/2025 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
WLD171-A
Isaacs, David E.
01/13/2025 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

This class explores the concept and reality of truth, goodness, and beauty in the world as it relates to culture, the Bible, worldviews, and human flourishing. Students will survey the concepts of truth, goodness, and beauty through history from both special and general revelation and develop a model for accurately understanding and valuing the created world. Students will develop their discernment to live the “good” life and be equipped to promote what is true, pure, lovely, and of good repute for the good of all. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
WLD181-A
Welbaum, Sam D.
07/01/2024 W 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Mission Hall 127
WLD181-C
Quan, Keith A.
09/03/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus U294
WLD181-A
Mosteller, Timothy
09/03/2024 M 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Health Science Campus ONLN
WLD181-E
Mosteller, Timothy
09/03/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Health Science Campus L243
WLD181-B
Mosteller, Timothy
09/03/2024 M 3:45 PM - 5:45 PM Health Science Campus ONLN
WLD181-D
Welbaum, Sam D.
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Park Building 123
WLD181-E
Quan, Keith A.
01/13/2025 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
WLD181-D
Mosteller, Timothy
01/13/2025 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
WLD181-A
Welbaum, Sam D.
01/13/2025 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Park Building 204
WLD181-B
Mosteller, Timothy
01/13/2025 M 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Health Science Campus ONLN
WLD181-C
Mosteller, Timothy
01/13/2025 M 3:45 PM - 5:45 PM Health Science Campus ONLN

This course introduces students to the meaning and basic categories of philosophy such as epistemology and philosophy of religion. This is accomplished through an exploration of the primary issues and central figures within the discipline. Particular relevance is given to the development of a Christian worldview and the role philosophy plays in life and culture. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
PHI213-B
Leonard, Matthew J
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Park Building 204
PHI213-C
Leonard, Matthew J
09/03/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Park Building 204
PHI213-D
Leonard, Matthew J
09/03/2024 Th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall ONLN
PHI213-C
Leonard, Matthew J
01/13/2025 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
PHI213-B
Leonard, Matthew J
01/13/2025 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
PHI213-A
Leonard, Matthew J
01/13/2025 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Park Building ONLN
PHI213-D
Leonard, Matthew J
01/13/2025 Th 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Park Building ONLN

Choose one of the following courses:

This course will introduce you to the major monuments of art and architecture across the globe beginning with prehistoric civilizations and ending with medieval societies. As a survey, we will be covering a wide range of objects, concepts, terms, chronology and geography. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

This course will introduce you to the major monuments of art and architecture across the globe beginning with medieval societies and ending with the modern world. As a survey, we will be covering a wide range of objects, concepts, terms, chronology and geography. (3 units; Fall, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ART242-A
Kaford, Katherine M.
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Park Building 252

This course offers an introduction to methods and approaches for the study of film. Students will learn film terminology and its effective application in film analysis. Students also will develop, maintain, and improve strategies for close-reading individual shots and sequences, interpreting cinematic narrative and technique, and for negotiating various critical and theoretical paradigms of film study. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM105-B
Welch, Tyler D.
09/03/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B110
FLM105-A
Croteau, Melissa
09/03/2024 MW 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Yeager Center B110
FLM105-C
Eaton, Michael A.
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B110
FLM105-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B110
FLM105-B
Eaton, Michael A.
01/13/2025 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B110

 

History and Society

Choose one of the following courses or a HIS 200-level course or a POL 200-level course:

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-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
Sandoval Simon, Keren
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Park Building 123
ANT225-B
Sandoval Simon, Keren
09/03/2024 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM Park Building 125
ANT225-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM Park Building 203
ANT225-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus L243
ANT225-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Park Building 123
ANT225-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/05/2025 T 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

A fascinating exploration of current topics affecting our daily lives, including standard of living, poverty and inequality, healthcare, education, work and labor, housing, family structure, financial and credit markets, food and agriculture, energy, trade and globalization, and environmental concerns, through an integrated lens of economics, politics, social structures, and ethics, by introducing the historical background, asking critical questions, evaluating information, and developing grounded worldviews. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS212-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Park Building 123
BUS212-A
Willis, Roston T,, Jr
01/13/2025 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Park Building 124

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
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Park Building 203
BUS218-B
Wendee, Paul Michael
09/03/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Park Building 202
BUS218-D
George, Kenneth B.
01/13/2025 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Park Building 125
BUS218-A
Aboelsad, Riham
01/13/2025 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Park Building 125

This introductory course is a survey of the processes of adjustment, growth, learning, remembering, perception, sensation, socialization, and emotions. It is meant to better equip students to understand and articulate their own life experiences, as well as improve their understanding of the behavior of others. This course is a prerequisite to all other courses in Psychology. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
PSY213-E
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Park Building 104
PSY213-B
Purrington, Susan N
09/03/2024 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA ONLN
PSY213-A
Purrington, Susan N
09/03/2024 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Building 36 ONLN
PSY213-D
Crosby, Robert G.
09/03/2024 MW 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Health Science Campus ONLN
PSY213-C
Crosby, Robert G.
09/03/2024 MW 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus ONLN
PSY213-F
King, Autumn Pamela
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Mission Hall 124
PSY213-D
Handojo, Virgo
01/13/2025 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
PSY213-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 MW 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA ONLN
PSY213-E
Handojo, Virgo
01/13/2025 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
PSY213-A
Crosby, Robert G.
01/13/2025 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA ONLN
PSY213-C
Crosby, Robert G.
01/13/2025 MW 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA ONLN
PSY213-A
Frederick, Thomas Vincent
05/05/2025 M 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

A general introduction to the scientific study of human behavior in social settings. It includes major theories of human behavior in terms of culture, socialization, primary groups, stratification and social class, population, family, religion, and social change. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
SOC213-A
Minton-Ryan, Carol A.
07/01/2024 W 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 190
SOC213-A
Mshigeni, Deogratius
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus T293
SOC213-B
Minton-Ryan, Carol A.
09/03/2024 MW 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center ONLN
SOC213-C
Wallace, Douglas S
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B218
SOC213-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
SOC213-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
SOC213-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
SOC213-A
STAFF, STAFF
06/30/2025 W 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

*Students must also take an upper division HIS course, an upper division POL course, and three additional units of HIS or POL.  

 

Languages

Complete twelve (12) units from the following areas; at least six (6) units must have the same prefix: ASL, CHI, FRE, GRK, HEB, LAT, RUS, SPA, or CIS 268.

 

Literature 

Students must complete an ENG 200-level course (but not ENG 200) as well as nine (9) other upper division ENG courses. Acceptable courses can be found in the current catalog. 

 

Mathematics 

This is a survey course covering the topics of critical thinking skills, inductive reasoning, problem solving, sets, logic, number theory, algebra, graphs and functions, systems of linear equations and inequalities, euclidean and non-euclidean geometry, groups, finance, probability, and statistics. The course is designed to expand into a variety of areas which students in the arts may find more applicable. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MAT123-B
Nielsen Hernandez, Michelle
09/03/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Mission Hall 125
MAT123-A
Nielsen Hernandez, Michelle
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Mission Hall 125
MAT123-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

Students must also complete 9 additional units of math, MAT 115 or higher, excluding MAT 123. STA 144 is also an option. 

 

Science

Select twelve (12) units from at least two of the following areas: BIO, CHE, ENV, PHY.

 

Capstone

This capstone can be co-located or replaced with another three (3) units capstone course with instructor and department chair approval.

The capstone in the liberal arts is designed to enable liberal arts majors, generally in their senior year, to reflect upon, pose, and respond to enduring questions about the human experience-critically, creatively, and contemplatively. Students will design and develop a capstone portfolio and accompanying project that demonstrates a synthesis of their learning across the liberal arts disciplines. Additional fee. Prerequisite: Permission of the program director. Pre- or Co- Requisite: LBA 101. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
LBA499-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 F 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA

 

 

Concentration Requirements (12 units)

 

Twelve (12) upper division units must be completed in one of the following areas:

  • Art History
  • American Studies
  • American Sign Language
  • Anthropology
  • Biology
  • British Studies
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Children’s Literature
  • Christian Behavioral Science
  • Christian Studies
  • Communications
  • Criminal Justice
  • Creative Writing
  • Early Childhood Studies
  • English Language and Literature
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Science
  • European Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Journalism and News Media
  • Kinesiology
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations
  • Real Estate Management
  • Science
  • Single-Discipline Specialization 
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Spanish for Teachers
  • Statistics
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Visual Media
  • Worship Arts
  • Writing

 

Students may not use any courses for both the core and concentration requirements. 

Students have the option of selecting a second concentration of twelve (12) upper division units, but may not reuse any courses from the core and first concentration.

 


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