Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies

The Intercultural Studies Major is for students who are preparing for missions or relief and development work in an international setting. The courses are designed to provide students with a biblical and theological foundation for missions, to stir within them a passion for the nations, and to help them develop a personal strategy in reaching the world with the gospel.

Why CBU?

All faculty in the School of Christian Ministries have terminal degrees in their field and experience in leadership positions in the local church. California Baptist University offers a number of opportunities to travel abroad and SCM faculty oversee students in field practicum assignments.

Career Opportunities

  1. Career Missions
  2. Relief and Development Work
  3. International Service Corps

Links

  1. http://www.calbaptist.edu/academics/schools-colleges/school-christian-ministries/programs/bachelor-arts-intercultural-studies/
  2. http://www.imb.org/Default.aspx
  3. http://www.namb.net/
  • Student Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the Intercultural Studies program, graduates will:

    1. Have a biblical and theological understanding of the global context of the Christian faith.

    2. Have a biblical and theological understanding of the gospel, discipleship, the kingdom of God, and the church.

    3. Identify models of social engagement and strategies appropriate to the expected professional arena.

    4. Understand the basic elements of culture and world-view.

    5. Connect their knowledge of international political, social, and economic issues with biblical/ethical responses.

    6. Experience integrated learning of content, skill, and character through an internship or study abroad.

Intercultural Studies Major (48 units) BA

General Education Recommendation

ANT225 Cultural Anthropology
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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; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

ANT225-A
Melika, Ash
01/11/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 166
ANT225-C
Stokes, H. Bruce
01/11/2017 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex 166
ANT225-B
Melika, Ash
01/11/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 166
ANT225-F
Goodman, Julie Marcele
01/11/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 202
ANT225-D
Melika, Ash
01/11/2017 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM BUS 204
ANT225-E
Melika, Ash
01/11/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 202
ANT225-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/08/2017 T 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B258
ANT225-A
Melika, Ash
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 125
ANT225-B
Melika, Ash
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 125

SCI200 Special Topics
+

Concentration upon a specific topic in the field of Science. Topic varies for different semesters. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. (3 units)

STA144 Introduction to Statistics
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Mathematical theory and applications, development of formulae, principles of statistical decision theory, descriptive measurements, probability concepts, random variables, normal distribution, inferential statistics, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, chi-squared procedures, linear regression, and the use of computers in statistics. Prerequisite: MAT 115 or sufficient SAT, ACT or math placement exam scores and appropriate high school mathematics background. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

STA144-C
Denson, Tommie Hugh,, III
01/11/2017 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 252
STA144-B
Denson, Tommie Hugh,, III
01/11/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 252
STA144-A
Denson, Tommie Hugh,, III
01/11/2017 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B218
STA144-D
Carothers, Linn E.
01/11/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 123
STA144-A
Knisley, Benjamin David
05/08/2017 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 251
STA144-B
Ludwig, Shane Matthew
07/03/2017 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 251
STA144-E
Knisley, Benjamin David
09/05/2017 TTh 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM BUS 106
STA144-F
Knisley, Benjamin David
09/05/2017 TTh 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM BUS 252
STA144-B
Wood, Daniel A.
09/05/2017 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B221
STA144-C
Wood, Daniel A.
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B221
STA144-D
Wood, Daniel A.
09/05/2017 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center B221
STA144-A
Carothers, Linn E.
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Mission Hall 124

Lower Division Requirements

ICS105 Introduction to Global Studies
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This course contrasts basic western egocentric Christianity with the God-centered global perspective of biblical Christianity. The course addresses the basic elements of the Christian faith in the context of God's global agenda. Topics include worldview, God's global purpose, the Kingdom of God, prayer, the Holy Spirit, the mission of the Church. (3 units; Interdisciplinary, Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

ICS105-D
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
01/11/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 181
ICS105-C
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
01/11/2017 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 181
ICS105-B
Jenkins, Amanda Kristine
01/11/2017 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM James Complex 192
ICS105-E
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
01/11/2017 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center B252
ICS105-A
Lewis, Jeff C.
01/11/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 125
ICS105-D
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 103
ICS105-E
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
09/05/2017 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center B111
ICS105-F
Rogers, Mark C.
09/05/2017 T 3:45 PM - 6:15 PM BUS 124
ICS105-B
Lewis, Jeff C.
09/05/2017 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 124
ICS105-A
Lewis, Jeff C.
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 124

ICS205 Models of Discipleship
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An advanced course related to the biblical principle of discipleship, including both what a disciple of Jesus is and how disciples are made. Focus on models of discipleship and a student's development of a personal strategy of discipleship. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall)

ICS205-A
Zunigha, Brian L
01/11/2017 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Yeager Center B221
ICS205-A
Zunigha, Brian L
09/05/2017 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Mission Hall 127

Old Testament Elective Requirements

Complete six (6) units from the following:

CST210 Pentateuch & Former Prophets
+

An introduction to the Pentateuch and Former Prophets sections of the Hebrew Bible and the ancient Near Eastern cultural and historical background of Israel's history and sacred literature. Special emphasis will be given to the ways in which the literary forms of the Old Testament express Israel's understanding of God's activity in the world and the history of the nation. Core requirement for Christian Studies majors. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall)

CST210-T1
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B252
CST210-B
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B252
CST210-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/05/2017 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B252

CST220 Latter Prophets & Writings
+

An introduction to the Latter Prophets and Writings sections of the Hebrew Bible and the ancient Near Eastern cultural and historical background of Israel's history and sacred literature. Special emphasis will be given to the ways in which the literary forms of the Old Testament express Israel's understanding of God's activity in the world and in the history of the nation. Core requirement for Christian Studies majors. (3 units; Multicultural; Spring)

CST220-B
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/11/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B259
CST220-T1
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/11/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B259
CST220-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/11/2017 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B259

CST315 Old Testament Ethics
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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; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Spring even years)

CST315-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/11/2017 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B259

New Testament Elective Requirements

Complete six (6) units from the following:

CST230 Jesus and the Gospels
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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; Multicultural; Fall)

CST230-B
Mobley, Richard A.
09/05/2017 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 250
CST230-T1
Mobley, Richard A.
09/05/2017 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 250
CST230-A
Mobley, Richard A.
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 183

CST240 Paul & the Early Church
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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; Multicultural; Spring)

CST240-B
Mobley, Richard A.
01/11/2017 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B221
CST240-T1
Mobley, Richard A.
01/11/2017 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B221
CST240-A
Mobley, Richard A.
01/11/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B221

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; Multicultural; As offered)

Upper Division Requirements

CST370 Christian Doctrine
+

A study of the great doctrines of the Bible, with particular attention to the doctrines of God, humanity, sin, salvation, the person of Christ, the Church and last things. Core requirement for Christian Studies majors and minors. Prerequisite: Previous Christian Studies coursework. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

CST370-A
Co, Adamson
01/11/2017 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center A110
CST370-A
Co, Adamson
09/05/2017 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center B219

ICS305 Global Perspectives
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A general survey of the redemptive activity of God in the world-past, present, and future. Topics include the biblical basis of God's global activity, historical perspectives, mission strategies, and cultural implications, as well as contemporary missiological issues. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Spring)

ICS305-T3
Lewis, Jeff C.
01/11/2017 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 125
ICS305-A
Lewis, Jeff C.
01/11/2017 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 125

ICS375 Current Events and Movements
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This course will examine the current political, social, economic, and human events in selected areas of the world, deliberate their global impact and consider the events impact on the mission of the church. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

ICS375-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/11/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center A111
ICS375-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/11/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 124
ICS375-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 203
ICS375-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 202

ICS430 Intercultural Communications
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The purpose of this course is to explore the principles of intercultural communications. This course will address principles and processes of communication from one culture to another. The course will also focus on different perceptions, ways of thinking, values, non-verbal expression, language expression and sub-groups within a culture as they relate to the media and the message. (3 units; Multicultural; Spring)

ICS430-A
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
01/11/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B111
ICS430-A
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 250

PHI353 Comparative Religions
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This course is an introduction to the major religious traditions of the world, particularly Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The historical development, key figures, as well as major doctrines and practices are explored. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

PHI353-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/11/2017 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 124
PHI353-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/11/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 124
PHI353-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
05/08/2017 W 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS 103
PHI353-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/05/2017 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 203
PHI353-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 203

Practicum Requirement

ICS494 Field Practicum Preparation
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Perspective field practicum students are required to take this course the semester prior to participation in the Field Practicum program. The course covers topics that will prepare the student spiritually, emotionally, culturally and intellectually for a successful practicum experience. Successful completion with a grade of "pass" is required for field practicum enrollment. Prerequisite: Permission of Dean of School of Christian Ministries. (0 units; Fall/Spring)

ICS494-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/11/2017 - Instructor OFFC
ICS494-A
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
05/08/2017 - Instructor OFFC

ICS495 Field Practicum
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An extended cross-cultural experience through either study abroad or study in an approved domestic program. Students will spend a semester working with and supervised by resident field personnel around the world, taking part in imaginative and meaningful service. The field practicum provides an opportunity to develop cross-cultural experience and competence in a field environment while exploring specific geographical, cultural and career areas of interest. Prerequisite: ANT 225, ICS 105, 205, 305, 494 and Permission of Dean of School of Christian Ministries. (3-15 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring/Summer)

ICS495-B
Wilson, Danny K.
01/11/2017 - Instructor OFFC
ICS495-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/11/2017 - Instructor OFFC
ICS495-A
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
05/08/2017 - Instructor OFFC
ICS495-B
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
09/05/2017 - TBA

Concentration Courses (12 units)

Students must complete all requirements in one of the following concentrations:

    Global Justice Global Ministries TESOL

Global Justice

BUS363 Microfinance
+

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

BUS363-A
Donaldson, Darla R.
01/11/2017 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 251

CST425 Christian Social Ethics
+

An introduction into the world of Christian Social Ethics. The course will explore particular and pressing social ethics issues and perennial themes related to Christian living and the interplay between biblical Christian faith and contemporary social issues. Topics include introduction of key social problems, the Church's historical responses to those issues, current Christian positions, and the biblical teachings and core Christian doctrines (e.g., creation fall, redemption, image of God, neighbor love) which relate to these issues. Standard models of Christian engagement in society and responsibilities of the individual believer, the local church, and the global Christian Church will be considered. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)

CST425-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/11/2017 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 103
CST425-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/05/2017 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall 109

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, Multicultural; As offered)

ICS415-A
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
01/11/2017 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM James Complex 166

POL454 International Organizations
+

The course begins with an examination of the relevant empirical and theoretical studies on International Organizations (IOs), with an emphasis on Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs) in the global arena. Having established solid empirical and theoretical foundations, he course will explore the impact of international organization son several issue areas. The second principal portion of the course will utilize the same approach in order to gain a more comprehensive understanding of international non-governmental organizations (INGOs). (3 units; Spring even years)

Global Ministries

CST350 Biblical Interpretation
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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; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

CST350-A
Wilson, Danny K.
01/11/2017 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center ONLN
CST350-A
Wilson, Danny K.
09/05/2017 MF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS ONLN
CST350-T2
Wilson, Danny K.
09/05/2017 MF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS ONLN

ICS435 Evangelism and Church Planting
+

This course examines the biblical principles of church planting. Attention is given to church planting strategies locally and globally. Church planting is considered as an evangelistic strategy, with a comparison and contrast to other models of evangelism, including personal evangelism. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall)

ICS435-A
Cochran, Gregory C.
09/05/2017 W 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex 192
ICS435-T4
Cochran, Gregory C.
09/05/2017 W 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex 192

ICS495 Field Practicum
+

An extended cross-cultural experience through either study abroad or study in an approved domestic program. Students will spend a semester working with and supervised by resident field personnel around the world, taking part in imaginative and meaningful service. The field practicum provides an opportunity to develop cross-cultural experience and competence in a field environment while exploring specific geographical, cultural and career areas of interest. Prerequisite: ANT 225, ICS 105, 205, 305, 494 and Permission of Dean of School of Christian Ministries. (3-15 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring/Summer)

ICS495-B
Wilson, Danny K.
01/11/2017 - Instructor OFFC
ICS495-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/11/2017 - Instructor OFFC
ICS495-A
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
05/08/2017 - Instructor OFFC
ICS495-B
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
09/05/2017 - TBA

TESOL

ENG442 Teaching Second Language Writing
+

This course prepares students to teach writing to second language learners, especially but not exclusively at the college level. Course materials and activities focus on current composition philosophy, research-based method and teaching techniques for collegiate level second language writing courses. At a minimum, this course is designed to introduce students to major theories, research, and practice in the teaching of English writing to second language learners. Thus, students should complete this course being able to do what ESL/EFL writing instructors do: design lesson plans for college composition; evaluate (read, respond to, grade, and assess) college level writing; and engage in research in at least one relevant issue in ESL/EFL composition pedagogy. This course should train students to be reflective practitioners and researchers of collegiate level English composition. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; As offered)

ENG452 Secnd Lang Curriclm Dev & Assmnt
+

This course is designed for future ESL teachers who are interested in current thinking and research in second language material development and assessment and in the application of such in classroom teaching. There are two major goals: one is developing a solid understanding of the core issues in these areas and the other, which requires students to design their own materials and assessment tools and to evaluate existing ones, is facilitating the application of such an understanding in classroom teaching. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; As offered)

ENG452-A
Liu, Carla
01/11/2017 W 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Yeager Center B218

ENG454 Writing in Context
+

This course will provide a practical, hands on approach to the study of English grammar and the application of the acquired knowledge of grammar to the classroom setting. It will be assumed that few, if any, students have had a thorough, formal study of English grammar. The approach will seek to present models for application in the literature based curriculum prescribed by the California State Framework in English. Students will complete numerous in class exercises as well as independent work outside of class for presentation in discussion at subsequent class meetings. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Spring)

ENG454-A
Dingman, Toni S.
01/11/2017 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex 376

ENG463 Lang Structure and Acquisition
+

Linguistic theory and method. Includes the study of the five universal elements of language (phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics) as well as the use of language and its variants in culture. Fieldwork required. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

ENG463-A
Jacobs, DawnEllen
01/11/2017 Th 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Instructor OFFC
ENG463-B
Liu, Carla
01/11/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B112
ENG463-B
Jacobs, DawnEllen
09/05/2017 Th 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM James Complex 376
ENG463-A
Liu, Carla
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 183

ENG472 Theory & Methods of TESOL
+

This course will focus on the application of linguistic theory in education. Students will be introduced to various teaching philosophies and methodologies, focusing on their application to language learning. Students will be familiarized with various movements in education and psychology such as behaviorism, cognitivism, social constructivism, and humanism. Students will be instructed as to how diverse language teaching methods have been informed by various educational movements and how these philosophies and methods take form in the second language classroom. This course will build on the concepts taught in ENG 463 but will focus more on second language learners both in ESL and EFL settings. Prerequisite: ENG123 (3 units; Fall Odd years)

ENG472-A
Liu, Carla
09/05/2017 Th 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Yeager Center B111

Complete six (6) additional upper division units from the following: ENG 442, 446, 452.