Courses

Students complete a common core and must also complete all requirements in one of the following concentrations: Apologetics; Bible and Theology; Biblical Languages; Christian Ministry; Faith and Culture; Global Justice; Global Studies; Pastoral Leadership; Theology and Church History; Theology and Philosophy; Youth Ministry.

Core Requirements

 

Lower Division Requirements

CST210 Pentateuch and Former Prophets

This class examines the books of Genesis - Kings (as listed in the Hebrew canon) with special attention given to the theological contributions each book provides for the overall shape of the Old Testament. The historical background of Israel and the Ancient Near East will also be considered. Core requirement for Applied Theology or Christian Studies majors. (3 units; Fall)

CST210-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/03/2019 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B252
CST210-B
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/03/2019 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B252

CST220 Latter Prophets and Writings

This class examines the books of Isaiah - 2 Chronicles (as listed in the Hebrew canon) with special attention given to the theological contribution each book provides for the overall shape of the Old Testament. The literary structure of each book and the cultural background of Israel and the Ancient Near East will also be considered. Core requirement for Applied Theology or Christian Studies majors. (3 units; Spring)

CST220-B
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/13/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B112
CST220-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/13/2020 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B112

CST230 Jesus and the Gospels

An investigation of the testimony provided by the Gospels concerning the life of Jesus of Nazareth, with special attention given to the critical issues prompted by such study. Core requirement and prerequisite for upper division Gospel courses (CST 330, 331) for Christian Studies majors. (3 units; Fall)

CST230-A
Mobley, Richard A.
09/03/2019 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B221
CST230-B
Mobley, Richard A.
09/03/2019 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B220

CST240 Paul and the Early Church

An introductory consideration of the incidents, individuals, and issues included in the historical, epistolary, and apocalyptic portions of the New Testament. Core requirement and prerequisite for upper division Pauline courses (CST 440, 441) for Christian Studies majors. (3 units; Spring)

CST240-A
Mobley, Richard A.
01/13/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B259
CST240-B
Mobley, Richard A.
01/13/2020 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B259

  

Upper Division Requirements

CST300 History of Baptist Thought

An examination of Baptist history and doctrine with respect to other Christian denominations and non-denominational churches. Attention will be given to the global impact of Baptists through local church renewal, promotion of religious liberty, participation in missions, and biblical fidelity. Core requirement for Applied Theology students, Christian Studies majors and minors. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

CST300-A
Chute, Anthony L.
09/03/2019 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mission Hall 124
CST300-A
Chute, Anthony L.
01/13/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center A110

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)

CST350-C
Wilson, Danny K.
09/03/2019 MF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS ONLN
CST350-A
Wilson, Danny K.
09/03/2019 MF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall ONLN
CST350-A
Wilson, Danny K.
01/13/2020 MF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA ONLN
CST350-B
Wilson, Danny K.
01/13/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 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)

CST360-A
Chute, Anthony L.
09/03/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center A112
CST360-A
Chute, Anthony L.
01/13/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 124

APT371 Christian Theology I

An expanded study of the biblical doctrines of God, humanity, and sin. Prerequisite: Bachelor of Applied Theology or Christian Studies major. (3 units; Fall)

APT371-A
Co, Adamson
09/03/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Health Science Campus M261
APT371-T2
Morgan, Christopher
09/03/2019 T 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B259

APT372 Christian Theology II

An expanded study of the biblical doctrines of salvation, the person of Christ, the church, and last things. Prerequisite: Bachelor of Applied Theology or Christian Studies major. (3 units; Spring)

APT372-A
Co, Adamson
01/13/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
APT372-T2
Morgan, Christopher
01/13/2020 T 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

 

Upper Division Biblical Studies Requirement

Complete 3 units of upper division biblical studies coursework from the following:

CST310 Old Testament Exegesis

A study of one or more Old Testament books emphasizing the development of skill in exegesis. Special attention will be given to literary structure, word analysis, cultural context, and theological considerations as guides for interpretation. Prerequisite: CST 110, 210, or 220. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

CST311 New Testament Exegesis

A study of one or more New Testament books emphasizing the development of skill in exegesis. Special attention will be given to literary structure, word analysis, cultural context, and theological considerations as guides for interpretation. Prerequisite: CST 130, 230, or 240. (3 units; As offered)

CST315 Old Testament Ethics

This course provides the student an opportunity to investigate the ethics inside the Old Testament, as well as asking and answering the question of the place of Old Testament ethics in the life of a believer in God post New Testament. Prerequisite: Previous Old Testament Coursework. (3 units; Spring, even years)

CST315-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/13/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

CST330 Gospel of John

An intensive investigation of the Fourth Gospel, highlighting the significance of its literary structure and its rich theological and thematic texture. Prerequisite: CST 130 or 230. (3 units; As offered)

CST330-A
Mobley, Richard A.
01/13/2020 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS

CST331 Parables of Jesus

An intensive study of the background and Jesus' use of the parabolic mode of teaching as a dynamic vehicle, then and now, for communicating truth about the kingdom of God. Prerequisite: CST 130 or 230. (3 units; As offered)

CST410 Special Topics in Old Testament

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)

CST411 Special Topics in New Testament

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)

CST421 Biblical History of Israel

This course is an introduction to the history, historiography, and scholarship surrounding the biblical portrait of Israel from their origin to their return from exile. Prerequisite: Previous Old Testament Coursework. (3 units; Fall, even years)

CST440 Romans

A study of Paul's most systematic and influential epistle, presenting his exposition of the "Righteousness of God" and its consequences for a Christian ethos. Prerequisite: CST 130 or 240. (3 units; As offered)

CST441 Corinthian Correspondence

An intensive investigation of the most "problem-oriented" of the Pauline letters. Special attention given to the cosmopolitan sociological environment of Corinth and to the resolution of church conflict. Prerequisite: CST 130 or 240. (3 units; As offered)

CST442 Revelation

An exploration of the nature and message of the Apocalypse of John-a "crisis document" from the late first Christian century. Emphasis placed on the importance of understanding the variety of interpretive approaches given to this writing. Prerequisite: CST 130 or 240. (3 units; As offered)

CST450 Old Testament Theology

An examination of the major theological concepts in the Old Testament, including a survey of the disciplines of biblical and Old testaments theology. Prerequisite: CST 110 or 210-220. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

 

Upper Division Elective Requirement

Complete 3 additional units of upper division coursework, beyond other major or concentration requirements from the following:

APT352 The Pastor as Worship Leader

The Pastor as Worship Leader is a study of the role of the pastor as it applies to the facilitation of worship in the local church. Emphasis will be given to the theology, history, purpose, function, and application of worship, various musical/ministry styles of corporate worship, practical worship ministry and leadership structures, and an empathetic examination of the worship artist/musician/leader. (3 units; Spring)

APT365 Doctrine of the Church

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)

APT365-T3
Morgan, Christopher
09/03/2019 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B259

APT482 Pastoral Leadership

Pastoral Leadership is an intensive study of the leadership role of the pastor in relation to the nature of the church, leadership models, leadership challenges, and practical leadership strategies. (3 units; Spring)

APT482-A
Morgan, Christopher
01/13/2020 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

CST307 Deaf Ministry

Demographic and congregational studies suggest that only a fraction of the deaf population has been effectively evangelized in their own primary language. Students will learn practical methods of communicating the gospel to the deaf population using a cultural-linguistic model for deaf ministry. Prerequisite: Previous Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

CST307-A
Blair, Daniel
09/03/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B219
CST307-B
Blair, Daniel
09/03/2019 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B219
CST307-A
Blair, Daniel
01/13/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
CST307-B
Blair, Daniel
01/13/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

CST310 Old Testament Exegesis

A study of one or more Old Testament books emphasizing the development of skill in exegesis. Special attention will be given to literary structure, word analysis, cultural context, and theological considerations as guides for interpretation. Prerequisite: CST 110, 210, or 220. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

CST311 New Testament Exegesis

A study of one or more New Testament books emphasizing the development of skill in exegesis. Special attention will be given to literary structure, word analysis, cultural context, and theological considerations as guides for interpretation. Prerequisite: CST 130, 230, or 240. (3 units; As offered)

CST315 Old Testament Ethics

This course provides the student an opportunity to investigate the ethics inside the Old Testament, as well as asking and answering the question of the place of Old Testament ethics in the life of a believer in God post New Testament. Prerequisite: Previous Old Testament Coursework. (3 units; Spring, even years)

CST315-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/13/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

CST330 Gospel of John

An intensive investigation of the Fourth Gospel, highlighting the significance of its literary structure and its rich theological and thematic texture. Prerequisite: CST 130 or 230. (3 units; As offered)

CST330-A
Mobley, Richard A.
01/13/2020 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS

CST331 Parables of Jesus

An intensive study of the background and Jesus' use of the parabolic mode of teaching as a dynamic vehicle, then and now, for communicating truth about the kingdom of God. Prerequisite: CST 130 or 230. (3 units; As offered)

CST315 Old Testament Ethics

This course provides the student an opportunity to investigate the ethics inside the Old Testament, as well as asking and answering the question of the place of Old Testament ethics in the life of a believer in God post New Testament. Prerequisite: Previous Old Testament Coursework. (3 units; Spring, even years)

CST315-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/13/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

CST330 Gospel of John

An intensive investigation of the Fourth Gospel, highlighting the significance of its literary structure and its rich theological and thematic texture. Prerequisite: CST 130 or 230. (3 units; As offered)

CST330-A
Mobley, Richard A.
01/13/2020 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS

CST331 Parables of Jesus

An intensive study of the background and Jesus' use of the parabolic mode of teaching as a dynamic vehicle, then and now, for communicating truth about the kingdom of God. Prerequisite: CST 130 or 230. (3 units; As offered)

CST383 Ministry with Youth

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)

CST410 Special Topics in Old Testament

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)

CST411 Special Topics in New Testament

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)

CST421 Biblical History of Israel

This course is an introduction to the history, historiography, and scholarship surrounding the biblical portrait of Israel from their origin to their return from exile. Prerequisite: Previous Old Testament Coursework. (3 units; Fall, even years)

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)

CST425-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 203
CST425-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/13/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

CST440 Romans

A study of Paul's most systematic and influential epistle, presenting his exposition of the "Righteousness of God" and its consequences for a Christian ethos. Prerequisite: CST 130 or 240. (3 units; As offered)

CST441 Corinthian Correspondence

An intensive investigation of the most "problem-oriented" of the Pauline letters. Special attention given to the cosmopolitan sociological environment of Corinth and to the resolution of church conflict. Prerequisite: CST 130 or 240. (3 units; As offered)

CST442 Revelation

An exploration of the nature and message of the Apocalypse of John-a "crisis document" from the late first Christian century. Emphasis placed on the importance of understanding the variety of interpretive approaches given to this writing. Prerequisite: CST 130 or 240. (3 units; As offered)

CST450 Old Testament Theology

An examination of the major theological concepts in the Old Testament, including a survey of the disciplines of biblical and Old testaments theology. Prerequisite: CST 110 or 210-220. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

CST451 Biblical Preaching

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)

CST451-A
Cochran, Gregory C.
01/13/2020 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

CST490 Supervised Ministry

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. Prerequisites: Junior/Senior status and consent of Dean of School of Christian Ministries. Pass/Fail. (3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

CST490-A
Wilson, Danny K.
01/13/2020 - Instructor OFFC
CST490-A
Wilson, Danny K.
05/11/2020 - Instructor OFFC

CST491 Int'l Missions Practicum

Allowing Christian Studies credit for participation in International Service Projects, an extended missions experience designed to acquaint students with the implementation of mission principles in an international context. May be repeated once with a different missions context (no more than 3 units may apply to general education). Prerequisite: Permission of the Dean of School of Christian Ministries. Pass/Fail. (3 units; Spring/Summer)

CST491-A
Wilson, Danny K.
01/13/2020 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS
CST491-B
Wilson, Danny K.
01/13/2020 W 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS
CST491-A
Wilson, Danny K.
05/11/2020 - Instructor OFFC

ICS305 Global Christianity

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)

ICS305-C
Chung, Soojin
01/06/2020 M 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM TBA ONLN
ICS305-D
Chung, Soojin
01/06/2020 T 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Health Science Campus ONLN

ICS375 Current Events and Movements

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

ICS375-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 204
ICS375-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 125
ICS375-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/13/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 104
ICS375-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/13/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A111

ICS430 Intercltrl Communctn And Practc

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 or Intercultural Studies coursework. (3 units; Spring)

ICS430-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 203

ICS435 Evangelism and Church Planting

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)

ICS435-A
Cochran, Gregory C.
09/03/2019 W 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center B112

PHI303 Apologetics

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: PHI 213. (3 units; Fall)

PHI303-A
Key, Scott B.
09/03/2019 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B220

PHI324 Applied Ethics

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)

PHI324-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 203

PHI343 Philosophy of Religion

This course introduces students to the specific branch of philosophy known as philosophy of religion. This occurs through an examination of the major issues within the discipline such as the existence of God, the problem of evil, and the nature of religious language. (3 units; Spring)

PHI353 Comparative Religions

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)

PHI353-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 204
PHI353-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 203
PHI353-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/13/2020 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
PHI353-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/13/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

PHI433 Apologetics: Theory and Method

An analysis of the various methods used, the logic employed, the philosophical assumptions utilized, and the potential effectiveness of the major approaches to the apologetic task currently debated by contemporary apologists. Prerequisite: PHI 213. (3 units; Spring, even years)

PHI433-A
Key, Scott B.
01/13/2020 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM TBA

 

Apologetics Concentration

 

PHI343 Philosophy of Religion

This course introduces students to the specific branch of philosophy known as philosophy of religion. This occurs through an examination of the major issues within the discipline such as the existence of God, the problem of evil, and the nature of religious language. (3 units; Spring)

PHI433 Apologetics: Theory and Method

An analysis of the various methods used, the logic employed, the philosophical assumptions utilized, and the potential effectiveness of the major approaches to the apologetic task currently debated by contemporary apologists. Prerequisite: PHI 213. (3 units; Spring, even years)

PHI433-A
Key, Scott B.
01/13/2020 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM TBA

 

Choose one from the following:

PHI303 Apologetics

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: PHI 213. (3 units; Fall)

PHI303-A
Key, Scott B.
09/03/2019 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B220

PHI403 Cultural Apologetics

A study of the ways in which the truth of the Gospel and of the Christian worldview are reflected in popular culture through art, literature, film, music, and television. Prerequisite: PHI 213. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

 

Complete 3 units of additional upper division philosophy coursework from the following:

PHI353 Comparative Religions

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)

PHI353-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 204
PHI353-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 203
PHI353-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/13/2020 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
PHI353-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/13/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

PHI400 Special Studies

Concentration on specific philosophical areas as particular periods, traditional philosophical classifications, or individual philosophers. Course is repeatable for credit with a change in topic. (3 units; Fall)

PHI400-A
Key, Scott B.
09/03/2019 W 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM James Complex 245

PHI421 Twentieth-century Ethics

A study of 20th century meta-ethics. The course provides an introduction, rooted in primary texts, of the major figures and movements of 20th century thought and seeks to investigate and assess these figures and movements in light of the convictions of the Christian worldview. Prerequisite: PHI 213. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

PHI421-A
Key, Scott B.
09/03/2019 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B112

 

Bible and Theology Concentration

 

  • At least 3 units of upper division biblical studies coursework
  • At least 3 units of upper division theology coursework
  • 6 units of additional upper division biblical studies and/or theology coursework

 

Prerequisites for Concentration

For Old Testament coursework:

CST210 Pentateuch and Former Prophets

This class examines the books of Genesis - Kings (as listed in the Hebrew canon) with special attention given to the theological contributions each book provides for the overall shape of the Old Testament. The historical background of Israel and the Ancient Near East will also be considered. Core requirement for Applied Theology or Christian Studies majors. (3 units; Fall)

CST210-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/03/2019 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B252
CST210-B
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/03/2019 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B252

CST220 Latter Prophets and Writings

This class examines the books of Isaiah - 2 Chronicles (as listed in the Hebrew canon) with special attention given to the theological contribution each book provides for the overall shape of the Old Testament. The literary structure of each book and the cultural background of Israel and the Ancient Near East will also be considered. Core requirement for Applied Theology or Christian Studies majors. (3 units; Spring)

CST220-B
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/13/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B112
CST220-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/13/2020 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B112

 

For New Testament coursework:

CST230 Jesus and the Gospels

An investigation of the testimony provided by the Gospels concerning the life of Jesus of Nazareth, with special attention given to the critical issues prompted by such study. Core requirement and prerequisite for upper division Gospel courses (CST 330, 331) for Christian Studies majors. (3 units; Fall)

CST230-A
Mobley, Richard A.
09/03/2019 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B221
CST230-B
Mobley, Richard A.
09/03/2019 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B220

CST240 Paul and the Early Church

An introductory consideration of the incidents, individuals, and issues included in the historical, epistolary, and apocalyptic portions of the New Testament. Core requirement and prerequisite for upper division Pauline courses (CST 440, 441) for Christian Studies majors. (3 units; Spring)

CST240-A
Mobley, Richard A.
01/13/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B259
CST240-B
Mobley, Richard A.
01/13/2020 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B259

 

For theology coursework:

APT371 Christian Theology I

An expanded study of the biblical doctrines of God, humanity, and sin. Prerequisite: Bachelor of Applied Theology or Christian Studies major. (3 units; Fall)

APT371-A
Co, Adamson
09/03/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Health Science Campus M261
APT371-T2
Morgan, Christopher
09/03/2019 T 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B259

APT372 Christian Theology II

An expanded study of the biblical doctrines of salvation, the person of Christ, the church, and last things. Prerequisite: Bachelor of Applied Theology or Christian Studies major. (3 units; Spring)

APT372-A
Co, Adamson
01/13/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
APT372-T2
Morgan, Christopher
01/13/2020 T 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

 

 

Biblical Languages Concentration

 

GRK313 Intermediate Greek

A "literary laboratory" in which to observe the function of Greek syntax through the translation and exegetical study of specific New Testament materials. Prerequisite: GRK 223. (3 units; As offered)

GRK313-A
Cate, James J.
09/03/2019 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Building 36 36A1

GRK323 Intermediate Greek

A "literary laboratory" in which to observe the function of Greek syntax through the translation and exegetical study of specific New Testament materials. Prerequisite: GRK 223. (3 units; As offered)

GRK323-A
Cate, James J.
01/13/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

HEB213 Biblical Hebrew I

A study of the fundamentals of biblical Hebrew, including pronunciation, vocabulary, verbs, nouns, and parts of speech as well as elements of Hebrew syntax. (3 units; Fall)

HEB213-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/03/2019 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex 104

HEB223 Biblical Hebrew II

An analysis of biblical Hebrew with attention to appropriate portions from the Old Testament Scriptures and to the introduction and utilization of the Hebrew lexicon. Prerequisite: HEB 213. (3 units; Spring)

HEB223-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/13/2020 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

 

Prerequisites for Concentration

GRK213 Intro Koine Greek I

An introduction to Koiné Greek emphasizing basic grammar and vocabulary preparatory for translation of the Greek New Testament. (3 units; Fall)

GRK213-A
Wilson, Danny K.
09/03/2019 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 104

GRK223 Intro to Koine Greek II

Continuation of GRK 213 with beginning translation from the First Epistle of John. Prerequisite: GRK 213. (3 units; Spring)

GRK223-A
Wilson, Danny K.
01/13/2020 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

 

Christian Ministry Concentration

 

Complete 12 units of upper division Christian Ministry coursework, including from the following:

CST307 Deaf Ministry

Demographic and congregational studies suggest that only a fraction of the deaf population has been effectively evangelized in their own primary language. Students will learn practical methods of communicating the gospel to the deaf population using a cultural-linguistic model for deaf ministry. Prerequisite: Previous Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

CST307-A
Blair, Daniel
09/03/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B219
CST307-B
Blair, Daniel
09/03/2019 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B219
CST307-A
Blair, Daniel
01/13/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
CST307-B
Blair, Daniel
01/13/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

CST381 Christian Missions

An examination of the issues faced by today's Christian missionaries, including divine call, recruitment, theological issues, cultural problems, political involvement, methodology, and indigenization. Student involvement in missions-related activities is expected. (3 units; Online and Professional Studies)

CST383 Ministry with Youth

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)

CST414 Special Topics in Christian Mini

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)

CST414-A
Cochran, Gregory C.
09/03/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B259

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)

CST425-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 203
CST425-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/13/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

CST451 Biblical Preaching

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)

CST451-A
Cochran, Gregory C.
01/13/2020 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

CST480 Pastoral Ministry and Leadership

A study of the practical duties of the modern pastor, with emphasis given to problems arising in the performance of regular pastoral duties as well as those created by the environment. (3 units; Online and Professional Studies)

CST484 Current Trends in Youth Ministry

A research-oriented exploration of current youth trends and issues based on students' interests with objective of synthesizing their experiences. (3 units; Spring, even years)

CST484-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 Th 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM TBA

CST491 Int'l Missions Practicum

Allowing Christian Studies credit for participation in International Service Projects, an extended missions experience designed to acquaint students with the implementation of mission principles in an international context. May be repeated once with a different missions context (no more than 3 units may apply to general education). Prerequisite: Permission of the Dean of School of Christian Ministries. Pass/Fail. (3 units; Spring/Summer)

CST491-A
Wilson, Danny K.
01/13/2020 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS
CST491-B
Wilson, Danny K.
01/13/2020 W 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS
CST491-A
Wilson, Danny K.
05/11/2020 - Instructor OFFC

ICS305 Global Christianity

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)

ICS305-C
Chung, Soojin
01/06/2020 M 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM TBA ONLN
ICS305-D
Chung, Soojin
01/06/2020 T 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Health Science Campus ONLN

ICS375 Current Events and Movements

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

ICS375-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 204
ICS375-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 125
ICS375-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/13/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 104
ICS375-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/13/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A111

ICS415 Spcl Topics Intercultural Studie

An examination of specific area(s) of Intercultural Studies. May be repeated with change in subject matter. Prerequisite: Previous Intercultural Studies coursework. (3 units, As offered)

ICS415-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 253

ICS430 Intercltrl Communctn And Practc

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 or Intercultural Studies coursework. (3 units; Spring)

ICS430-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 203

ICS431 Cross-cultural Immersion

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)

ICS431-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 - Instructor OFFC

ICS435 Evangelism and Church Planting

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)

ICS435-A
Cochran, Gregory C.
09/03/2019 W 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center B112

  

Faith and Culture Concentration

 

Complete 6 units from the following:

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)

CST425-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 203
CST425-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/13/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

ICS305 Global Christianity

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)

ICS305-C
Chung, Soojin
01/06/2020 M 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM TBA ONLN
ICS305-D
Chung, Soojin
01/06/2020 T 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Health Science Campus ONLN

ICS375 Current Events and Movements

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

ICS375-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 204
ICS375-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 125
ICS375-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/13/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 104
ICS375-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/13/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A111

PHI303 Apologetics

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: PHI 213. (3 units; Fall)

PHI303-A
Key, Scott B.
09/03/2019 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B220

PHI320 Epistemology

This course is a study of the perennial questions in the philosophical discipline of Epistemology, or Theory of Knowledge. It provides an introduction to the major parts of an account of knowledge including the nature of belief, justification, and truth. In addition, this course surveys various problems including skepticism, relativism, and the objectivity of knowledge. Prerequisite: PHI 213. (3 units; Fall, even years)

PHI324 Applied Ethics

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)

PHI324-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 203

PHI343 Philosophy of Religion

This course introduces students to the specific branch of philosophy known as philosophy of religion. This occurs through an examination of the major issues within the discipline such as the existence of God, the problem of evil, and the nature of religious language. (3 units; Spring)

PHI353 Comparative Religions

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)

PHI353-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 204
PHI353-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 203
PHI353-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/13/2020 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
PHI353-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/13/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

PHI420 Readngs in 20th Cent Epistmology

This course is a study of 20th Century Epistemology. It provides an introduction to the major figures and movements of contemporary epistemology. Prerequisite: PHI 213. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

PHI433 Apologetics: Theory and Method

An analysis of the various methods used, the logic employed, the philosophical assumptions utilized, and the potential effectiveness of the major approaches to the apologetic task currently debated by contemporary apologists. Prerequisite: PHI 213. (3 units; Spring, even years)

PHI433-A
Key, Scott B.
01/13/2020 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM TBA

 

Complete 6 units from the following:

ENG365 Christian Classics

Surveys some of the great literary texts in the Christian tradition. Readings from primary works will provide opportunity to become familiar with a variety of voices in the history of Christian spirituality. Students will examine the texts in light of literary, historical, social, and theological contexts. Authors and texts may vary each time the course is offered. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring, even years)

ENG401 Literary Theory and Criticism

Advanced study in theories of imaginative literature and in the issues of interpreting literary texts. Prerequisites: ENG 123, 201, and at least one literature survey course are required. (3 units; Spring)

ENG401-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM TBA

ENG434 Major Christian Authors

Focuses on the development of style, themes, and worldview in a body of work by concentrating on no more than three Christian authors per semester, such as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Flannery O’Connor, Li-Young Lee, or Shusaku Endo. Explores this body of work in depth from the British, American, or world traditions. See instructor for the current author(s). Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring, even years)

ENG440 Modern American Literature

Major fiction and poetry from 1900 to World War II. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall, even years)

ENG443 Contemporary American Literature

Major fiction and poetry from World War II to the present. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring, even years)

ENG443-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA

ENG460 Modern and Contemp British Lit

Prose, fiction, poetry, and drama from 1890 to the present, with emphasis on the Modernist writers. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring, even years)

ENG460-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

FLM303 Asian Cinema

This survey course offers a unique opportunity to screen and study technically innovative and culturally significant feature films from China, India, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Special attention will be given to the diverse genres in Asian cinema and the dynamic interactions between filmmaking and socio-historical transformation. An East-West comparative approach will be encouraged. Prerequisites: FLM 105 and 150. (3 units; As offered)

FLM305 Christianity and Film

This course centers on the close reading of both religious and secular filmic texts in order to better understand the ideology that is wrapped within these artifacts of culture. Students will describe and analyze how these cinematic texts communicate both Christian and anti-Christian philosophical and theological arguments, which have the power to shape the horizons of the mind and impact culture. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

FLM350 Film and Literature

This course addresses the adaptation of literature to film. It examines diverse concepts and theories that have been applied to cinematic adaptations of literary texts as part of a larger constellation of issues, including the development of cinematic language, approaches to genre studies, and an appreciation for cinematic visions in literary texts. In addition to film screenings, course readings will include prose fiction and film criticism. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall)

FLM350-A
Tronti, Jennifer
09/03/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM The Village at CBU 100

FLM450 World Cinema

World Cinema is an advanced course focusing on films made outside of North America and their socio-historical contexts. It looks at cinematic history and practice in diverse nations and introduces students to a range of non-Hollywood film styles and forms, including popular and art cinemas, from across the globe. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. Prerequisite: FLM 250. (3 units; Fall)

FLM450-A
Croteau, Melissa
09/03/2019 W 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM The Village at CBU 300

HIS305 History of China

The course acquaints and familiarizes students with historical inquiry centered upon the entire breadth of Chinese civilization. Students will engage in a study of the dynastic period to the Republican era with the advent of communism in China, focusing upon political, intellectual, economics and social factors. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

HIS305-A
Brook, Eric C
09/03/2019 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus M262

HIS315 Latin American History

This course is a survey of Latin American history from the Spanish discovery of the Americas through the Cold War in the twentieth century. The course focuses on the impact of Spanish and Portuguese colonialism, the wars of Latin American Independence, the development of Latin American republics, and the impact of US intervention in the region. (3 units; Fall)

HIS315-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA

HIS325 Non-Western Culture and History

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)

HIS325-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

HIS343 Twentieth Century Europe

This course is a survey of European History from the outbreak of World War I to the end of the Cold War. Special attention will be given to the study of conditions that produced Fascism, Nazism, and Communism, as well as to the factors that brought about World War II and shaped the development of the post-war world. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

HIS353 Renaissance and Reformatn Europe

This course is a survey of European history during the period of the Renaissance and the Reformation (ca. 1350-1600). Special attention will be given to the conditions influencing the development of Renaissance culture, such as the Black Death and Italian Humanism, as well as the religious and political changes prompted by Reformers like Martin Luther and John Calvin. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

HIS353-A
Blincoe, Mark E.
09/03/2019 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus L240

HIS360 Enlightenment Europe

This course is a survey of European history during the “Age of Absolutism,” from the Thirty Years War to the French Revolution (17th-18th centuries). This period is characterized by the development of royal absolutism, European colonialism, and the Enlightenment. The course focuses on key changes in European culture, including the growth of mercantilism, development of liberalism, and challenges to traditional political and religious authorities. (3 units; Spring, even years)

HIS360-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B219

HIS430 Cross and the Crescent

This course traces the history of Christian-Muslim relations over the last fourteen centuries, from the rise of Islam in the early AD 7th century to the confrontations between Islamists and the secular West in the AD 21st century. The course surveys several primary and key secondary texts for understanding Islam and the varied relations between Islamic-and Christian-oriented societies over time. Topics examined in greater detail, include Muhammad and the beginnings and rise of Islam, Jesus and other Biblical figures in the Qur'an (Koran), cooperation and competition during the Middle Ages, the Crusades, and modern radical elements in Islam and Christianity. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

HIS430-A
Blincoe, Mark E.
09/03/2019 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 104

HIS435 Holocaust: Hist,Phil,Rel Prspctv

The course introduces the student to the extensive historiography covering the period of recent history and associated events cumulatively nominated the Holocaust/Shoah. It will provide opportunity for personal and in-depth analysis of some of the causes and consequences of this "war against the Jews." Items for study and reflection will include dramatic literary and film narratives, along with traditional historical analyses and documents. (3 units; Spring, even years)

HON300 Honors Seminar

This Honors Program seminar investigates ideas relevant to a specific assigned topic from the overall standpoint of a central discipline within the liberal arts. The investigation of ideas will proceed systematically, progressively, and in interdisciplinary fashion. Students will have the opportunity for intensive, focused study from historical, philosophical, religious, sociological, political, literary, economic and scientific/technology perspectives. An important dimension of the seminar is to examine the seminar topic’s implications for Christian worldview thinking. (3 units; As offered)

HON300-A
Schacht, Patrick C.
09/03/2019 M 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM James Complex 104

HON350 Honors Seminar

This Honors Program seminar investigates ideas relevant to a specific assigned topic from the overall standpoint of a central discipline within the liberal arts. The investigation of ideas will proceed systematically, progressively, and in interdisciplinary fashion. Students will have the opportunity for intensive, focused study from historical, philosophical, religious, sociological, political, literary, economic and scientific/technology perspectives. An important dimension of the seminar is to examine the seminar topic’s implications for Christian worldview thinking. (3 units; As offered)

HON400 Honors Seminar

This Honors Program seminar investigates ideas relevant to a specific assigned topic from the overall standpoint of a central discipline within the liberal arts. The investigation of ideas will proceed systematically, progressively, and in interdisciplinary fashion. Students will have the opportunity for intensive, focused study from historical, philosophical, religious, sociological, political, literary, economic and scientific/technology perspectives. An important dimension of the seminar is to examine the seminar topic’s implications for Christian worldview thinking. (3 units; As offered)

HON450 Honors Seminar

This Honors Program seminar investigates ideas relevant to a specific assigned topic from the overall standpoint of a central discipline within the liberal arts. The investigation of ideas will proceed systematically, progressively, and in interdisciplinary fashion. Students will have the opportunity for intensive, focused study from historical, philosophical, religious, sociological, political, literary, economic and scientific/technology perspectives. An important dimension of the seminar is to examine the seminar topic’s implications for Christian worldview thinking. (3 units; As offered)

POL330 Law and Literature

This course is designed to examine the role and function of narrative in law, and the role and function of law in major works of literature, to understand better both law and literature. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

POL330-A
Hinrichs, Troy
09/03/2019 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus L247

POL350 International Relations Theory

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)

POL395 Political Economy

This course explores the relationship between the economy and politics and provides both a description and assessment of the economy. This entails an overview of economic theory, macroeconomics, savings, investments, microeconomics and markets, inflation, monetary policy, international economics and globalization, and the role of the private sector and government. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

POL395-A
McHorney, Chris A.
09/03/2019 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Building 36 36B

POL423 Classical Political Philosophy

This course examines the origin of Western political, social, and legal thought in order to understand the present through the great political works of the past. It begins in ancient Greece in early democratic Athens and moves through Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. From there, the course explores classical Rome, focusing on Polybius and Cicero. Since the advent of Christianity shapes the development of medieval political thought, the political thought of St. Augustine, John of Salisbury, St. Thomas Aquinas, Marsilio of Padua, Dante, and Thomas More are discussed. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

POL423-A
Porter, Chase Martin
09/03/2019 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 189

POL425 Modern Political Philosophy

This course entails a comparative study of modern social, legal, and political philosophy, from the Renaissance toward the present by focusing on the great works of the Western traditions, including Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Montesqueie, Kant, Hegel, Bentham, Marx, Mill. The course examines the relationship between these various political philosophers and the modern political world. (3 units; Spring, even years)

POL425-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

POL427 American Political Theory

This course provides an exploration of the founding of the American Republic. It begins with the colonial period, noting the relationship between religion, liberty, and politics, and then moves to ideas that shaped the American Revolution. From there it analyzes the discussions on the Constitution by both the Federalists and the Antifederalists. The course also examines the discussions surrounding the new Republic and the growth of the nation, including the struggles regarding individualism, liberty, equality, race, gender, wealth, economic regulation, and community responsibility. (3 units; Fall, even years)

POL429 Critic Pol Phil and Postmodrnsm

This course examines 20th century responses to modernity and its political and social theories. It focuses on continental philosophers and relates their ideas to contemporary society and politics. It begins with the Frankfurt School of critical theory and its criticisms of modern culture, and then moves from Nietzschean and Heideggerian thought to the hermeneutic theory of Gadamer and Ricoeur. After this, the course assesses the political relevance of the poststructuralism of Foucault, Derrida, and Lyotard. It concludes with Habermas' discourse ethics and deliberative democracy. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

POL431 Christianity and Citizenship

This goal of the course is the development of a Christian perspective toward politics. The course begins with an examination of the important role that Christianity played in the founding of the United States. The course carefully considers a number of political worldviews and ideologies from a Christian perspective. The course analyzes the impact of Christianity on political culture and behavior in the United States. Lastly, the course introduces students to the duties and obligations of American Christians in the arena of democratic politics. Prerequisites: Political Science major and Junior/Senior status. (3 units; Spring)

POL431-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

 

Global Justice Concentration

 

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)

CST425-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 203
CST425-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/13/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

ICS305 Global Christianity

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)

ICS305-C
Chung, Soojin
01/06/2020 M 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM TBA ONLN
ICS305-D
Chung, Soojin
01/06/2020 T 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Health Science Campus ONLN

ICS375 Current Events and Movements

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

ICS375-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 204
ICS375-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 125
ICS375-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/13/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 104
ICS375-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/13/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A111

PHI353 Comparative Religions

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)

PHI353-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 204
PHI353-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 203
PHI353-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/13/2020 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
PHI353-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/13/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

 

Global Studies Concentration

 

APT365 Doctrine of the Church

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)

APT365-T3
Morgan, Christopher
09/03/2019 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B259

ICS305 Global Christianity

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)

ICS305-C
Chung, Soojin
01/06/2020 M 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM TBA ONLN
ICS305-D
Chung, Soojin
01/06/2020 T 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Health Science Campus ONLN

PHI353 Comparative Religions

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)

PHI353-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 204
PHI353-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 203
PHI353-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/13/2020 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
PHI353-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/13/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

 

Recommended:

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-B
Melika, Ash
09/03/2019 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall 127
ANT225-C
Melika, Ash
09/03/2019 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus L243
ANT225-A
Melika, Ash
09/03/2019 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mission Hall 109
ANT225-D
Goodman - Bowling, Julie Marcele
09/03/2019 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM BUS 124
ANT225-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 124
ANT225-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 124
ANT225-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM BUS 124
ANT225-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/04/2020 T 8:00 AM - 12:00 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
09/03/2019 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center B259

 

Pastoral Leadership Concentration

 

APT452 Advanced Biblical Preaching

This course prepares students in communicating the truth of the ancient Scriptures to modern people. It explores the variations of crafting of expository sermons. The course will examine how sermons can be constructed to reflect the genre of the biblical literature: narrative, poetry, psalms, history, prophecy, parable, apocalyptic, and epistles. Prerequisite: CST 451. (3 units; Fall)

APT452-T3
Co, Adamson
09/03/2019 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center B252

APT482 Pastoral Leadership

Pastoral Leadership is an intensive study of the leadership role of the pastor in relation to the nature of the church, leadership models, leadership challenges, and practical leadership strategies. (3 units; Spring)

APT482-A
Morgan, Christopher
01/13/2020 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

CST451 Biblical Preaching

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)

CST451-A
Cochran, Gregory C.
01/13/2020 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

ICS435 Evangelism and Church Planting

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)

ICS435-A
Cochran, Gregory C.
09/03/2019 W 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center B112

 

Theology and Church History Concentration

 

  • 3 units of upper division Theology coursework
  • 3 units of upper division Church History coursework
  • 6 additional units of upper division Theology and/or Church History coursework

  

Prerequisites for Concentration

For church history coursework:

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)

CST360-A
Chute, Anthony L.
09/03/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center A112
CST360-A
Chute, Anthony L.
01/13/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 124

 

For theology coursework:

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
09/03/2019 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus M260
CST370-B
Co, Adamson
09/03/2019 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Health Science Campus M261
CST370-C
Skaug, Benjamin Michael
09/03/2019 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS 123
CST370-A
Co, Adamson
01/13/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
CST370-B
Co, Adamson
01/13/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
CST370-C
Skaug, Benjamin Michael
01/13/2020 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Yeager Center A110
CST370-D
Skaug, Benjamin Michael
01/13/2020 T 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Yeager Center A110
CST370-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/04/2020 W 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

 

Theology and Philosophy Concentration

 

  • 3 units of upper division Theology coursework
  • 3 units of upper division Philosophy coursework
  • 6 additional units of upper division Theology and/or Philosophy coursework

 

Prerequisite for Concentration

For theology coursework:

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
09/03/2019 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus M260
CST370-B
Co, Adamson
09/03/2019 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Health Science Campus M261
CST370-C
Skaug, Benjamin Michael
09/03/2019 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS 123
CST370-A
Co, Adamson
01/13/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
CST370-B
Co, Adamson
01/13/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
CST370-C
Skaug, Benjamin Michael
01/13/2020 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Yeager Center A110
CST370-D
Skaug, Benjamin Michael
01/13/2020 T 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Yeager Center A110
CST370-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/04/2020 W 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

 

Youth Ministry Concentration

 

APT482 Pastoral Leadership

Pastoral Leadership is an intensive study of the leadership role of the pastor in relation to the nature of the church, leadership models, leadership challenges, and practical leadership strategies. (3 units; Spring)

APT482-A
Morgan, Christopher
01/13/2020 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

CST383 Ministry with Youth

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)

CST451 Biblical Preaching

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)

CST451-A
Cochran, Gregory C.
01/13/2020 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

CST484 Current Trends in Youth Ministry

A research-oriented exploration of current youth trends and issues based on students' interests with objective of synthesizing their experiences. (3 units; Spring, even years)

CST484-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 Th 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM TBA