Courses

Students complete a common core and must also complete all requirements in one of the following concentrations: Apologetics; Biblical Languages; Christian Ministry; Global Justice; Global Studies; Pastoral Leadership; Theology or 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 & OPS)

CST210-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
08/24/2020 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B252
CST210-B
Mooney, David Jeffrey
08/24/2020 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 & OPS)

CST220-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/11/2021 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA
CST220-B
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/11/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA

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 & OPS)

CST230-A
Mobley, Richard A.
08/24/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B112
CST230-B
Mobley, Richard A.
08/24/2020 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B112

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 & OPS)

CST240-A
Mobley, Richard A.
01/11/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS
CST240-B
Mobley, Richard A.
01/11/2021 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS

*Christian Studies majors should not take CST 110 and CST 130.  

 

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 & OPS)

CST300-A
Chute, Anthony L.
08/24/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 124
CST300-A
Chute, Anthony L.
01/11/2021 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 203

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 Building 36 ONLN
CST350-B
Wilson, Danny K.
08/24/2020 MF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA ONLN
CST350-C
Wilson, Danny K.
08/24/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 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

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 BUS 125
CST360-A
Chute, Anthony L.
01/11/2021 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 125

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 & OPS)

APT371-A
Co, Adamson
08/24/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B252
APT371-T2
Morgan, Christopher
08/24/2020 T 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B219

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 & OPS)

APT372-A
Co, Adamson
01/11/2021 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
APT372-T2
Morgan, Christopher
01/11/2021 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)

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)

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)

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)

CST460 Biblical Theology

An introduction to the Bible's theological and canonical formation, major themes, and overall story with a specific emphasis on the relationship between the Testaments. An Online and Professional Studies BACS students only. (3 units; OPS)

 

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
08/24/2020 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B219

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 & OPS)

APT482-A
Morgan, Christopher
01/11/2021 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
08/24/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Building 36 36B
CST307-B
Blair, Daniel
08/24/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Building 36 36B
CST307-A
Blair, Daniel
01/11/2021 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
CST307-B
Blair, Daniel
01/11/2021 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)

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)

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)

CST383-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 Th 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM TBA

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)

CST412 Special Topics in Theology

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

CST412-A
Chute, Anthony L.
01/11/2021 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA

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 & OPS)

CST425-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
08/24/2020 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 103

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)

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 & OPS)

CST451-A
Cochran, Gregory C.
01/11/2021 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-B
Cochran, Gregory C.
06/29/2020 - Instructor OFFC
CST490-A
Wilson, Danny K.
08/24/2020 - 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.
05/11/2020 - Instructor OFFC
CST491-A
Wilson, Danny K.
01/11/2021 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS 132
CST491-B
Wilson, Danny K.
01/11/2021 W 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS 132

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-A
Horton, Damon A.
06/29/2020 Th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 125
ICS305-A
Chung, Soojin
01/11/2021 M 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM TBA
ICS305-B
Chung, Soojin
01/11/2021 T 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM TBA

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.
08/24/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 202
ICS375-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
08/24/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 203
ICS375-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/11/2021 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A110
ICS375-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/11/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center A111

ICS410 Global and Urban Ministries

This course focuses on theories and practical strategies for local and global development. Students will examine a theology of community, institutions such as the "marketplace", and the biblical and historical role of the church in community development. Prerequisites: 3 units of Biblical Studies or ICS 105 or 305. (3 units; Spring)

ICS410-A
Horton, Damon A.
01/11/2021 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

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
Chung, Soojin
08/24/2020 Th 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM BUS 202
ICS430-A
Chung, Soojin
01/11/2021 W 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM Health Science Campus M260

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.
08/24/2020 W 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 104

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
Welbaum, Sam D.
08/24/2020 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Mission Hall 127

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)

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)

PHI343-A
Mosteller, Timothy
01/11/2021 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

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.
08/24/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 203
PHI353-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
08/24/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 204
PHI353-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/11/2021 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 203
PHI353-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/11/2021 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center A110

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)

 

Concentration Courses

 

Students must complete all requirements in one of the following concentrations: Apologetics; Biblical Languages; Christian Ministry; Global Justice; Global Studies; Pastoral Leadership; Theology or Youth Ministry.

 

Apologetics Concentration (12 units)

Complete six (6) units 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
Welbaum, Sam D.
08/24/2020 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Mission Hall 127

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)

PHI343-A
Mosteller, Timothy
01/11/2021 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

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)

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)

  

Complete six (6) units from the following:

CST412 Special Topics in Theology

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

CST412-A
Chute, Anthony L.
01/11/2021 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA

ICS410 Global and Urban Ministries

This course focuses on theories and practical strategies for local and global development. Students will examine a theology of community, institutions such as the "marketplace", and the biblical and historical role of the church in community development. Prerequisites: 3 units of Biblical Studies or ICS 105 or 305. (3 units; Spring)

ICS410-A
Horton, Damon A.
01/11/2021 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 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.
08/24/2020 W 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 104

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)

 


 

Biblical Languages Concentration (12 units)

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
Wilson, Danny K.
08/24/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex 191

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
Wilson, Danny K.
01/11/2021 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center

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
08/24/2020 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

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
01/11/2021 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

 

Prerequisites to 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
Mobley, Richard A.
08/24/2020 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

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
Mobley, Richard A.
01/11/2021 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

 


 

Christian Ministry Concentration (15 units)

Complete 15 units from the following:

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
08/24/2020 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B219

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 & OPS)

APT482-A
Morgan, Christopher
01/11/2021 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
08/24/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Building 36 36B
CST307-B
Blair, Daniel
08/24/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Building 36 36B
CST307-A
Blair, Daniel
01/11/2021 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
CST307-B
Blair, Daniel
01/11/2021 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; OPS)

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)

CST383-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 Th 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM TBA

CST412 Special Topics in Theology

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

CST412-A
Chute, Anthony L.
01/11/2021 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA

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.
08/24/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B221

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 BUS 103

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 & OPS)

CST451-A
Cochran, Gregory C.
01/11/2021 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; OPS)

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)

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.
05/11/2020 - Instructor OFFC
CST491-A
Wilson, Danny K.
01/11/2021 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS 132
CST491-B
Wilson, Danny K.
01/11/2021 W 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS 132

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-A
Horton, Damon A.
06/29/2020 Th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 125
ICS305-A
Chung, Soojin
01/11/2021 M 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM TBA
ICS305-B
Chung, Soojin
01/11/2021 T 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM TBA

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.
08/24/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 202
ICS375-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
08/24/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 203
ICS375-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/11/2021 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A110
ICS375-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/11/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center A111

ICS410 Global and Urban Ministries

This course focuses on theories and practical strategies for local and global development. Students will examine a theology of community, institutions such as the "marketplace", and the biblical and historical role of the church in community development. Prerequisites: 3 units of Biblical Studies or ICS 105 or 305. (3 units; Spring)

ICS410-A
Horton, Damon A.
01/11/2021 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

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.
08/24/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B219

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
Chung, Soojin
08/24/2020 Th 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM BUS 202
ICS430-A
Chung, Soojin
01/11/2021 W 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM Health Science Campus M260

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.
01/11/2021 - 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.
08/24/2020 W 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 104

 


  

Global Justice Concentration (12 units)

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-A
Horton, Damon A.
06/29/2020 Th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 125
ICS305-A
Chung, Soojin
01/11/2021 M 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM TBA
ICS305-B
Chung, Soojin
01/11/2021 T 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM TBA

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.
08/24/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 203
PHI353-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
08/24/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 204
PHI353-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/11/2021 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 203
PHI353-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/11/2021 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center A110

 

Choose one (1) of the following:

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.
08/24/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 202
ICS375-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
08/24/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 203
ICS375-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/11/2021 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A110
ICS375-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/11/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center A111

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 BUS 103

 

Choose one (1) of the following:

ICS410 Global and Urban Ministries

This course focuses on theories and practical strategies for local and global development. Students will examine a theology of community, institutions such as the "marketplace", and the biblical and historical role of the church in community development. Prerequisites: 3 units of Biblical Studies or ICS 105 or 305. (3 units; Spring)

ICS410-A
Horton, Damon A.
01/11/2021 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 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.
08/24/2020 W 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 104

 


 

Global Studies Concentration (12 units)

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
08/24/2020 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B219

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-A
Horton, Damon A.
06/29/2020 Th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 125
ICS305-A
Chung, Soojin
01/11/2021 M 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM TBA
ICS305-B
Chung, Soojin
01/11/2021 T 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM TBA

ICS410 Global and Urban Ministries

This course focuses on theories and practical strategies for local and global development. Students will examine a theology of community, institutions such as the "marketplace", and the biblical and historical role of the church in community development. Prerequisites: 3 units of Biblical Studies or ICS 105 or 305. (3 units; Spring)

ICS410-A
Horton, Damon A.
01/11/2021 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 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.
08/24/2020 W 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 104

 

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-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 Yeager Center B112
ANT225-E
Goodman-Bowling, Julie Marcele
08/24/2020 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center A111
ANT225-C
Melika, Ash
08/24/2020 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus L243
ANT225-A
Melika, Ash
08/24/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center A112
ANT225-D
Goodman-Bowling, Julie Marcele
08/24/2020 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM BUS 125
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

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 BUS 253

 


 

Pastoral Leadership Concentration (12 units)

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 & OPS)

APT482-A
Morgan, Christopher
01/11/2021 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 & OPS)

CST451-A
Cochran, Gregory C.
01/11/2021 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

 

Complete six (6) units from the following:

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-A
Co, Adamson
08/24/2020 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA

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
08/24/2020 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B219

ICS410 Global and Urban Ministries

This course focuses on theories and practical strategies for local and global development. Students will examine a theology of community, institutions such as the "marketplace", and the biblical and historical role of the church in community development. Prerequisites: 3 units of Biblical Studies or ICS 105 or 305. (3 units; Spring)

ICS410-A
Horton, Damon A.
01/11/2021 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 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.
08/24/2020 W 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 104

   


 

Theology Concentration (12 units)

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
08/24/2020 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B219

CST412 Special Topics in Theology

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

CST412-A
Chute, Anthony L.
01/11/2021 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA

 

Complete six (6) units 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

CST460 Biblical Theology

An introduction to the Bible's theological and canonical formation, major themes, and overall story with a specific emphasis on the relationship between the Testaments. An Online and Professional Studies BACS students only. (3 units; OPS)

  


 

Youth Ministry Concentration (12 units)

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 & OPS)

APT482-A
Morgan, Christopher
01/11/2021 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)

CST383-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 Th 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM 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 & OPS)

CST451-A
Cochran, Gregory C.
01/11/2021 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

 

Complete three (3) units from the following:

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
08/24/2020 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B219

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-A
Co, Adamson
08/24/2020 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA

ICS410 Global and Urban Ministries

This course focuses on theories and practical strategies for local and global development. Students will examine a theology of community, institutions such as the "marketplace", and the biblical and historical role of the church in community development. Prerequisites: 3 units of Biblical Studies or ICS 105 or 305. (3 units; Spring)

ICS410-A
Horton, Damon A.
01/11/2021 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA