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/
  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 worldview.

    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 Recommendations

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; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

ANT225-C
Daggett, Martha Irene
09/05/2017 MW 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center ONLN
ANT225-B
Melika, Ash
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Mission Hall 124
ANT225-A
Melika, Ash
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 125
ANT225-A
Melika, Ash
01/09/2018 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 125
ANT225-B
Stokes, H. Bruce
01/09/2018 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 125
ANT225-C
Goodman, Julie Marcele
01/09/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 125
ANT225-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/07/2018 T 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

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

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-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 203
STA144-D
Wood, Daniel A.
09/05/2017 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center B221
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-A
Carothers, Linn E.
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 125
STA144-A
Carothers, Linn E.
01/09/2018 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA

Lower Division Requirements

ICS105 Introduction to Global Studies

This course addresses the basic elements of the Christian faith in the context of participating in God’s global agenda. Topics include Christian worldview, the Kingdom of God, the gospel of Jesus Christ, the work of the Holy Spirit, the mission of the Church, and the role of prayer. (3 units; Interdisciplinary, Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

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
ICS105-C
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
01/09/2018 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
ICS105-D
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
01/09/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
ICS105-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM TBA
ICS105-E
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
01/09/2018 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
ICS105-A
Lewis, Jeff C.
01/09/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA

ICS205 Models of Discipleship

This course focuses on learning how to follow Jesus and grow as a Christian with the dual aim of pleasing God and teaching others how to do the same. Various biblical models of Christian growth and training will be explored and implemented within the context of class discussion and small group participation. Prerequisite: Previous Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall)

ICS205-A
Zunigha, Brian L
09/05/2017 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Mission Hall 127
ICS205-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM TBA

Old Testament Elective Requirements

Complete 6 units from the following:

CST210 Pentateuch & 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; 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

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; Multicultural; Spring)

CST220-B
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/09/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
CST220-T1
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/09/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
CST220-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/09/2018 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA

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; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Spring even years)

New Testament Elective Requirements

Complete 6 units from the following:

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; Multicultural; Fall)

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

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.
01/09/2018 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA
CST240-T1
Mobley, Richard A.
01/09/2018 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA
CST240-A
Mobley, Richard A.
01/09/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA

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

An exploration of the biblical doctrines of Scripture, the triune God, humanity, sin, the person and work of Christ, the person and work of the Holy Spirit, salvation, the Church and last things. Special attention is given to method and sources in formulating Christian theology. Core requirement for Christian Studies majors and minors. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

CST370-A
Co, Adamson
09/05/2017 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center B219
CST370-A
Chute, Anthony L.
01/09/2018 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

ICS305 Global Perspectives

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.
01/09/2018 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA
ICS305-A
Lewis, Jeff C.
01/09/2018 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM 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; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

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
ICS375-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/09/2018 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
ICS375-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/09/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA

ICS430 Intercultural Communications

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. Prerequisites: Previous Biblical Studies and Intercultural Studies coursework. (3 units; Multicultural; Spring)

ICS430-A
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 250
ICS430-A
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
01/09/2018 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 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, key figures, as well as major doctrines and practices are explored. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

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
PHI353-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/09/2018 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
PHI353-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/09/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

Practicum Requirements

ICS494 Field Practicum Preparation

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
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 - Instructor OFFC

AND

ICS495 Field Practicum

This course provides Intercultural Studies majors with extended cross-cultural experience through an approved study abroad or domestic program. Students will spend a semester working with resident field personnel. The field practicum provides an opportunity to develop cross-cultural experience while exploring specific geographical, cultural and career areas of interest. May be repeated for a maximum of fifteen (15) units of credit. Prerequisites: Intercultural Studies Major, ANT 225, ICS 105, 205, and 305, and Permission of the Associate Dean of School of Christian Ministries. (3-15 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring/Summer)

ICS495-B
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
09/05/2017 - TBA
ICS495-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 - Instructor OFFC

OR

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; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Spring/Summer)

CST491-A
Wilson, Danny K.
01/09/2018 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA
CST491-B
Wilson, Danny K.
01/09/2018 W - TBA

Concentration Courses (12 units)

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

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)

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. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)

CST425-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/05/2017 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 250
CST425-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/09/2018 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM 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, Multicultural; As offered)

ICS415-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/05/2017 MW 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM James Complex 181
ICS415-A
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
01/09/2018 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM TBA

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)

POL454-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

Global Ministries

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; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

CST350-A
Wilson, Danny K.
09/05/2017 MF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center ONLN
CST350-T2
Wilson, Danny K.
09/05/2017 MF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center ONLN
CST350-A
Wilson, Danny K.
01/09/2018 MF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA ONLN

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; 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

This course provides Intercultural Studies majors with extended cross-cultural experience through an approved study abroad or domestic program. Students will spend a semester working with resident field personnel. The field practicum provides an opportunity to develop cross-cultural experience while exploring specific geographical, cultural and career areas of interest. May be repeated for a maximum of fifteen (15) units of credit. Prerequisites: Intercultural Studies Major, ANT 225, ICS 105, 205, and 305, and Permission of the Associate Dean of School of Christian Ministries. (3-15 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring/Summer)

ICS495-B
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
09/05/2017 - TBA
ICS495-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 - Instructor OFFC

TESOL

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-B
Jacobs, DawnEllen
09/05/2017 Th 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Instructor OFFC
ENG463-A
Liu, Carla
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 251
ENG463-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 W 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM TBA
ENG463-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

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 Building 36 36B

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