The Christian studies minor from CBU allows students to more deeply study the Bible, church history and the Christian faith.

Students may earn a minor in Christian studies by completing the following 18 units.

Lower Division Requirements

 

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 TBA 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-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-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 BUS 124
CST110-B
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 124
CST110-E
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA
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-G
Gill, John J
01/13/2025 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus ONLN
CST110-B
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/13/2025 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 125
CST110-C
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/13/2025 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 125
CST110-D
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/13/2025 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 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-I
Tung, Brian H.
01/08/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Health Science Campus P280
CST130-H
Mosteller, Angela Michelle
01/08/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B252
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.
01/08/2024 M 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM BUS 123
CST130-C
Cate, James J.
01/08/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 123
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-G
Vera, Andres D.
09/03/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Health Science Campus V295
CST130-C
Cate, James J.
09/03/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 123
CST130-D
Cate, James J.
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 123
CST130-B
Cate, James J.
09/03/2024 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS 124
CST130-A
Cate, James J.
09/03/2024 M 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM BUS 124
CST130-D
Mosteller, Angela Michelle
01/13/2025 Th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus ONLN
CST130-E
Vera, Andres D.
01/13/2025 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Health Science Campus L243
CST130-F
Vera, Andres D.
01/13/2025 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 204
CST130-G
Mosteller, Angela Michelle
01/13/2025 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 204
CST130-H
Tung, Brian H.
01/13/2025 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus S292
CST130-I
Mosteller, Angela Michelle
01/13/2025 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 204
CST130-A
Cate, James J.
01/13/2025 M 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM BUS 123
CST130-B
Cate, James J.
01/13/2025 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS 123
CST130-C
Cate, James J.
01/13/2025 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 123

Upper Division Requirements

 

A historical and theoretical consideration of interpretative methodology as illustrated by and applied to selected texts from various portions of the biblical materials. Core requirement for Christian Studies majors and minors. Prerequisite: Previous Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CST350-C
Wilson, Danny K.
01/08/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center ONLN
CST350-B
Wilson, Danny K.
01/08/2024 MF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center ONLN
CST350-A
Wilson, Danny K.
01/08/2024 MF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center ONLN
CST350-B
Wilson, Danny K.
09/03/2024 MF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
CST350-A
Wilson, Danny K.
09/03/2024 MF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
CST350-C
Wilson, Danny K.
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

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 BUS 125

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 TBA

Upper Division Elective Requirements

 

Complete three (3) additional units from the following:

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 TBA

Ministry Leadership is a study of the nature of the church, the roles of ministry leaders, and practical strategies for leadership. (3 units; Spring & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
APT482-A
Morgan, Christopher
01/08/2024 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 103
APT482-A
Morgan, Christopher
01/13/2025 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

This class focuses on foundational issues related to adolescents with application to the local church. Student involvement in youth ministry is expected. Prerequisite: Previous Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

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An examination of specific areas of Christian studies (theology, Bible, missions, etc.). May be repeated for credit with change in topic. Prerequisite: Previous Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; As offered)

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An examination of specific area(s) of Old Testament study. Course is repeatable for credit with a change in topic. Prerequisite: Previous Old Testament coursework. (3 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CST410-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA

An examination of specific area(s) of New Testament study. Course is repeatable for credit with a change in topic. Prerequisite: Previous New Testament coursework. (3 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CST411-A
Vera, Andres D.
01/08/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus Q290

An examination of specific area(s) of Theology. Course is repeatable for credit with a change in topic. Prerequisite: Previous Theology coursework. (3 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CST412-A
Chute, Anthony L.
01/08/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center B258

An examination of specific area(s) of Church History. Course is repeatable for credit with a change in topic. Prerequisite: Previous Church History coursework. (3 units; As offered)

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An examination of specific area(s) of Christian Ministry. Course is repeatable for credit with a change in topic. Prerequisite: Previous Christian Ministry coursework. (3 units; As offered)

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A study of the basic principles for preparing and delivering biblical sermons, with an emphasis on the writing, delivery, and analysis of expository sermons. Prerequisite: Previous Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; Spring & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CST451-A
Cochran, Gregory C.
01/08/2024 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 106

A course of supervised in-service training in a local church. Active participation in Christian ministry is expected (minimum 9 hours weekly) under supervision of a Field Supervisor. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status, and permission of the Dean. (3 units; As offered)

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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 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 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 TBA

This course will examine the emergence of apologetics within the life of the church, highlight various approaches, arguments, and central figures, and the role of apologetics in development of a Christian worldview. Prerequisite: HON 100, PHI 213 or WLD 181. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
PHI303-A
Welbaum, Sam D.
09/03/2024 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 204

This course is an appraisal of the major metaethical positions within Western philosophy such as deontological, utilitarian, and virtue ethics in light of the Christian worldview for the purpose of analyzing and synthesizing theories regarding human conduct. Attention is given to major figures in the history of ethics as well as the nature of ethical language and the concept of value. Prerequisite: HON 101, PHI 213, or WLD 181. (3 units; Fall, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
PHI323-A
Cochran, Gregory C.
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center

An exploration of the application of various metaethical theories to ethical questions and issues that arise in various arenas of life. The study involves both the examination of methods as well as cases. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

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This course surveys the philosophical foundations for Christian morality and addresses a variety of contemporary bioethical issues, such as cloning, human enhancement, euthanasia, and disability. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

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