Courses

Lower Division Requirements

CST110 Old Testament Survey

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)

CST110-A
Co, Adamson
05/04/2020 W 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 204
CST110-D
Co, Adamson
08/24/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
CST110-A
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
08/24/2020 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
CST110-H
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
08/24/2020 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
CST110-E
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
08/24/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
CST110-F
Welbaum, Sam D.
08/24/2020 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
CST110-I
Chute, Anthony L.
08/24/2020 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
CST110-G
Skaug, Benjamin Michael
08/24/2020 T 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
CST110-B
Mooney, David Jeffrey
08/24/2020 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
CST110-C
Mooney, David Jeffrey
08/24/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
CST110-A
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
01/11/2021 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 203
CST110-D
Co, Adamson
01/11/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 202
CST110-E
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
01/11/2021 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 203
CST110-F
Welbaum, Sam D.
01/11/2021 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS 202
CST110-H
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
01/11/2021 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS 203
CST110-I
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 203
CST110-G
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
01/11/2021 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 124
CST110-C
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/11/2021 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 125
CST110-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/03/2021 W 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

CST130 New Testament Survey

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)

CST130-A
Cress, Andrew James
06/29/2020 W 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 132
CST130-H
Cress, Andrew James
08/24/2020 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
CST130-I
Vera, Andres D.
08/24/2020 MWF 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
CST130-G
Vera, Andres D.
08/24/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
CST130-E
Vera, Andres D.
08/24/2020 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
CST130-F
Vera, Andres D.
08/24/2020 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
CST130-D
Wilhite, Shawn J.
08/24/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
CST130-A
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
08/24/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
CST130-C
Wilson, Danny K.
08/24/2020 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
CST130-B
Slunaker, Joseph Gregory
08/24/2020 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
CST130-E
Vera, Andres D.
01/11/2021 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA
CST130-F
Vera, Andres D.
01/11/2021 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
CST130-H
Vera, Andres D.
01/11/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
CST130-I
Vera, Andres D.
01/11/2021 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
CST130-G
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS 203
CST130-A
Cate, James J.
01/11/2021 M 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM BUS 123
CST130-B
Cate, James J.
01/11/2021 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS 123
CST130-C
Cate, James J.
01/11/2021 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 123
CST130-D
Cate, James J.
01/11/2021 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 123
CST130-A
STAFF, STAFF
06/28/2021 W 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

PSY213 General Psychology

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)

PSY213-A
Breitenbucher, Philip
05/04/2020 M 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B259
PSY213-D
Larsen, Anne-Marie
08/24/2020 MW 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM CBU Virtual ONLN
PSY213-E
Wallace, Douglas S
08/24/2020 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
PSY213-F
Breitenbucher, Philip
08/24/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
PSY213-C
Smith, Erin I.
08/24/2020 MW 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CBU Virtual ONLN
PSY213-A
Smith, Erin I.
08/24/2020 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CBU Virtual ONLN
PSY213-B
Pearce, Kenneth C.
08/24/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
PSY213-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
PSY213-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
PSY213-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 MW 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA ONLN
PSY213-D
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
PSY213-E
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

 

Choose one (1) of the following courses:

BEH100 Survey of the Behavioral Science

This course introduces the student to the primary Behavioral Sciences of Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology and Christian Behavioral Sciences. The course addresses human beings and behavior from the distinctive theoretical perspectives of each of these behavioral sciences. General subject areas include theory and methodology of Behavioral Science research, human biology and behavior, personality and human development in a socio-cultural context, behavior in the context of ethics and values, and social and cultural change. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

BEH100-B
Brown, Stephen C.
08/24/2020 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
BEH100-A
Pearce, Kenneth C.
08/24/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
BEH100-A
Pearce, Kenneth C.
01/11/2021 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Mission Hall 109

ANT225 Cultural Anthropology

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)

ANT225-A
Goodman-Bowling, Julie Marcele
05/04/2020 T 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 190
ANT225-B
Melika, Ash
08/24/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
ANT225-E
Goodman-Bowling, Julie Marcele
08/24/2020 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
ANT225-C
Melika, Ash
08/24/2020 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
ANT225-A
Melika, Ash
08/24/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
ANT225-D
Goodman-Bowling, Julie Marcele
08/24/2020 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
ANT225-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 124
ANT225-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 124
ANT225-C
Goodman-Bowling, Julie Marcele
01/11/2021 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM BUS 124

SOC213 Introduction to Sociology

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)

SOC213-A
Wallace, Douglas S
06/29/2020 W 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 104
SOC213-A
Lee-Johnson, Charles Courtney
08/24/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
SOC213-B
Minton-Ryan, Carol A.
08/24/2020 MW 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CBU Virtual ONLN
SOC213-D
Minton-Ryan, Carol A.
08/24/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
SOC213-C
Wallace, Douglas S
08/24/2020 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
SOC213-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
SOC213-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
SOC213-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM TBA

 

Upper Division Introduction Requirements

ANT460 Religion and Culture

This course examines an anthropological approach to religion and magic, and its relationship to symbolism, myths, sacred spaces, and rituals. This course investigates anthropological theories of religion providing a multicultural analysis of numerous forms of religious expression. Additionally, this course will examine the subject of “religion” as it intersects with economics, politics, gender, secularism, and post-colonialism. (3 units; Fall, even years)

ANT460-A
Melika, Ash
08/24/2020 M 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM CBU Virtual SYNC

BEH333 Epistemology and Worldview

This course examines the basic models of integrating the Christian faith and modern behavioral sciences, including the development of Biblical examples of worldview and epistemology. Emphasis is placed upon the student's development of a personal theory of integration. (3 units; Fall/Spring & OPS)

BEH333-A
Lewis, Nathaniel P
08/24/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
BEH333-A
Stokes, H. Bruce
01/11/2021 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Mission Hall 109

CST350 Biblical Interpretation

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 & OPS)

CST350-A
Wilson, Danny K.
08/24/2020 MF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM CBU Virtual ONLN
CST350-B
Wilson, Danny K.
08/24/2020 MF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM CBU Virtual ONLN
CST350-C
Wilson, Danny K.
08/24/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM CBU Virtual ONLN
CST350-A
Wilson, Danny K.
01/11/2021 MF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA ONLN
CST350-B
Wilson, Danny K.
01/11/2021 MF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA ONLN
CST350-C
Wilson, Danny K.
01/11/2021 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA ONLN

CST370 The Christian Faith

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)

CST370-A
Co, Adamson
05/04/2020 W 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 204
CST370-B
Co, Adamson
08/24/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
CST370-A
Co, Adamson
08/24/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
CST370-C
Skaug, Benjamin Michael
08/24/2020 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
CST370-A
Co, Adamson
01/11/2021 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
CST370-B
Co, Adamson
01/11/2021 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
CST370-C
Skaug, Benjamin Michael
01/11/2021 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS 204
CST370-D
Skaug, Benjamin Michael
01/11/2021 T 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM BUS 204
CST370-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/03/2021 W 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

 

Choose one (1) of the following:

PSY322 Theories of Personality

This course is a survey of theories of personality emphasizing various viewpoints, unique theoretical perspectives, functions, and development of basic attitudes and belief systems that influence behavior throughout the life span. The course equips students to actively integrate faith (i.e., biblical principles) with the theories discussed. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

PSY322-B
Handojo, Virgo
08/24/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
PSY322-A
Pearce, Kenneth C.
08/24/2020 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
PSY322-A
Pearce, Kenneth C.
01/11/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
PSY322-B
Handojo, Virgo
01/11/2021 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA

ANT430 Culture and Personality

This course focuses on the interaction between personal patterns of behavior and social influences, paying particular attention to media influence and a history of social and psychological perspectives. Students will consider the dynamic between environment and heredity (nature/nurture) as they explore several facets of human behavior. Prerequisite: ANT 225 or BEH 100. (3 units; Fall)

ANT430-A
Stokes, H. Bruce
08/24/2020 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CBU Virtual SYNC

 

Upper Division Christian Behavioral Science Requirements 

CBS303 Marr and Fam Christian Community

A comparison of Marriage and Family systems in Biblical and American cultural perspectives. The course will contrast and compare the foundations of marriage in Western Culture and the Judeo-Christian worldview. Family roles and relational development will also be addressed. Marital adjustment including finances, marital sexuality, communication and parenting will be presented from a Biblical approach. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

CBS303-A
Stokes, H. Bruce
08/24/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
CBS303-A
Stokes, H. Bruce
01/11/2021 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

CBS350 Lifespan Devlpmnt and Disciplshp

This course examines the relationship between human development as it is understood within the Behavioral Sciences and Discipleship as formation, transformation, and reformation within the Judeo-Christian theologies. The content draws on comparisons between Behavioral Science theories of lifespan in comparison with Theological perspectives on learning and maturity in relationship to mental and spiritual health. It further examines development as a biological, cognitive, relational, and spiritual process that moves toward maturity and wisdom in the context of life and life-to-life family, congregation and peer relationships. (3 units; Spring)

CBS350-A
Lewis, Nathaniel P
01/11/2021 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA

CBS400 Spec Topics in Christian Beh Sci

An in-depth seminar on a selected topic within the Christian Behavioral Science. The course will introduce students to the historical and contemporary literature and issues related to the selected topic as well as encourage critical thinking. Specifically, consideration will be given to the differences between a secular and biblical view of the selected topic. Course is repeatable for credit with a change in topic. (1-3 units; Fall/Spring)

CBS400-A
Lewis, Nathaniel P
01/11/2021 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

CBS403 Congregation and Community

An overview of Christian congregation and community from theological and behavioral science perspectives. Subjects include the function and purpose of Christian Institutions including the household and congregation as a place of discipleship, worship, fellowship and relational reconciliation. Secondary institutions will include Christian media, economics, law and education. The impact of the shift from Christian nationalism to post-Christian America will be addressed. (3 units; Fall)

CBS403-A
Stokes, H. Bruce
08/24/2020 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM CBU Virtual SYNC

CBS415 Biblical Wisdom and Human Behav.

A comprehensive examination of the principles for living found in the Biblical Wisdom literature. The principles will be applied to several areas of human behavior including personality development, abnormality and mental health, cognition, emotions, marriage and family life, authority, work, financial management, and citizenship. The implications for personal choices, parenting, counseling, teaching and ministry will be thoroughly considered. (3 units; Fall)

CBS415-A
Lewis, Nathaniel P
08/24/2020 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM CBU Virtual SYNC

CBS420 Behav. Implications of Theology

Examination of the behavioral, cognitive, and affective implications of specific doctrinal beliefs. Systematic theology is interpreted as a basis for understanding human behavior. Subjects include bibliology (Bible), theology (God), soteriology (salvation), hamartiology (sin), ecclesiology (church), and anthropology (man), with particular attention to application in Christian education and counseling. (3 units; Spring)

CBS420-A
Stokes, H. Bruce
01/11/2021 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

CBS423 Models of Christian Counseling

An examination of current Christian-oriented counseling approaches toward the development of a personal integrated model of counseling that is distinctly Christian. The models will be considered in light of the essentials of a biblical theology of counseling. Further attention will be given to understanding the differences between clinical and congregational approaches to counseling. Prerequisite: BEH 333. (3 units; Spring)

CBS423-A
Lewis, Nathaniel P
01/11/2021 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

 

Upper Division Elective Requirement

Complete three (3) units from the following:

ANT360 Globalization and Culture

This course explores the nature of globalization from multiple perspectives, but especially as evidenced in increasingly dynamic national and ethnic identities, (im)migration, economic disparity, and social systems. Students consider how various cultural elements (including gender ideologies, family systems, religious practices, and economic and political traditions) have been affected as a result of globalization. Using comparative methods alongside anthropological and historical theories, students engage in an interdisciplinary approach to understanding globalization. (3 units; Spring, even years)

ANT360-A
Goodman-Bowling, Julie Marcele
01/11/2021 W 10:45 AM - 1:00 PM TBA ONLN

CST360 Church History

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 & OPS)

CST360-A
Chute, Anthony L.
08/24/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
CST360-A
Chute, Anthony L.
01/11/2021 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 125

CST425 Christian Social Ethics

This course will explore perennial social ethics issues as they relate to Christian faith and life. Topics include key social problems, the Church’s historical responses to those issues, and the biblical teachings with regard to core Christian doctrines (e.g., creation, fall, redemption, image of God, neighbor love). Standard models of Christian engagement in society with respect to the individual believer, the local church, and the global Christian Church will also be considered. Prerequisite: 3 units of Biblical Studies or ICS 105 or 305. (3 units; Fall/Spring & OPS)

CST425-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
08/24/2020 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CBU Virtual SYNC

 

Optional Concentrations* (12-15 units)

Students can earn an optional concentration in one of the following areas: Forensic Psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Lifespan Development, Medical Anthropology, Social Work or Sports Psychology.

*Each optional concentration requires the completion of a minimum of 12 distinct units beyond the major.

Please see the current catalog for more information.