The global integration studies minor (21 units) is designed to prepare students to utilize their majors while living intentionally and missionally overseas. The core requirements provide the students with the necessary theological foundation. The discipline-specific requirements prepare the students to use their academic discipline to meet physical and spiritual needs within their communities while living in a cross-cultural context.

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)

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

An exploration of biblical principles that are foundational to intimacy with Christ and effective engagement in the mission of Christ. Students will learn to implement these principles in their own lives as they participate in the kingdom of God through global engagement. Prerequisite: Previous Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; As offered)

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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)

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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)

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Complete 9 units from one of the following discipline sequences:

    • Business
    • Global Justice
    • Nursing
    • Political Science

 

Business

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)

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BUS334-A
Willis, Sean
09/03/2024 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM Park Building 106
BUS334-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM Park Building
BUS334-B
Winter, Natalie A
01/13/2025 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center A112

Under faculty supervision, the student will study abroad in a business emphasis area. This an opportunity for students to learn business principles in a non-U.S. setting and to explore varying world views. Prerequisite: Permission of the Dean. (3 units; As offered)

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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)

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BUS454-A
Wang, Victor
01/13/2025 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Park Building

 

Global Justice

This course examines microfinance as a business oriented tool to help alleviate global poverty so that sustainable, systematic change might occur. Students will define and explore the growing practice of microfinance and its impact here in the United States and around he world. Emphasis is on using microfinance tools, business strategies, and innovation to address the social and economic problems. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

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This course provides students with the opportunity for supervised cross-cultural immersion and study abroad in order to experience the challenges of 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. Course material will be presented through lectures, small group discussions, reading assignments, and cultural immersion with an emphasis on relational development and service. Prerequisite: Permission of the Associate Dean. (3 units; Spring/Summer)

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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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Nursing

This is the first of three courses in the Global Integration Studies: Global Health Nursing Minor. This course begins to prepare the student for engaging in healthcare globally. It provides a solid foundation of the concepts of cultural awareness, cultural knowledge, cultural skill, cultural encounters and cultural desire based on Campinah-Bacote’s (2002) definition of cultural competence. Using Biblical principles and Parse’s Humanbecoming School of Thought (1998), students will develop the skills needed to provide relevant and meaningful nursing care to members of various population groups. Prerequisite: Previous ISP experience. (3 units; As offered)

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This is the second of three courses in the Global Integration Studies: Global Health Nursing Minor. Building upon the Core Concepts of Global Service Learning in Nursing, students will compare and contrast nursing, healthcare and health care systems nationally and globally. This course will incorporate frameworks for Global Service Learning in Nursing from the National League of Nursing, Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization. Using Biblical principles and Parse’s Humanbecoming School of Thought (1998), students will develop a plan to provide relevant and meaningful nursing care to members of specific population groups. Prerequisites: NUR 431 and permission of the College of Nursing. (3 units; As offered)

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This is the third of three courses in the Global Integration Studies: Global Health Nursing Minor. Building upon the Core and Advanced Concepts of Global Service Learning in Nursing, students will apply cultural awareness, cultural knowledge, cultural skill, cultural encounters and cultural desire based on Campinah-Bacote’s (2002) definition of cultural competence to a specific global nursing population. Using Biblical principles and Parse’s Humanbecoming School of Thought (1998), students will implement a plan to provide relevant and meaningful nursing care to members of specific population groups. Involves travel as a group to selected local areas inside and/or outside of the U.S. Nine (9) hours/week practicum. Prerequisites: NUR 431, 432, and permission of the College of Nursing. (3 units; As offered)

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Political Science

This course provides students with the opportunity for supervised cross-cultural immersion and study abroad in order to experience the challenges of 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. Course material will be presented through lectures, small group discussions, reading assignments, and cultural immersion with an emphasis on relational development and service. Prerequisite: Permission of the Associate Dean. (3 units; Spring/Summer)

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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)

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POL415-A
Hinrichs, Troy
09/03/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM The Village at CBU 300
POL415-A
McHorney, Chris A.
01/13/2025 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

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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