Christian Studies Minor

Students may earn a minor in Christian studies by completing the following 18 units:

Lower Division Requirements

CST110 Old Testament Survey

A survey of the books of the Old Testament and their theological contribution to the overall storyline of the Bible. Attention is also given to the historical and cultural context of ancient Israel. Fulfills general education requirement for non-Christian Studies majors. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

CST110-G
Ferguson, Anthony M
09/03/2019 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS 202
CST110-I
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
09/03/2019 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Mission Hall 109
CST110-E
Co, Adamson
09/03/2019 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus M260
CST110-H
Skaug, Benjamin Michael
09/03/2019 T 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM BUS 203
CST110-J
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
09/03/2019 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Mission Hall 109
CST110-K
Chute, Anthony L.
09/03/2019 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 203
CST110-F
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
09/03/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall 109
CST110-A
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
09/03/2019 Th 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Mission Hall ONLN
CST110-B
Wilson, Danny K.
09/03/2019 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Mission Hall ONLN
CST110-D
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/03/2019 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 124
CST110-C
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/03/2019 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 124
CST110-F
Ferguson, Anthony M
01/13/2020 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS 253
CST110-D
Co, Adamson
01/13/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus L240
CST110-G
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
01/13/2020 Th 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM BUS 203
CST110-E
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
01/13/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 125
CST110-I
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
01/13/2020 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS 203
CST110-J
Chute, Anthony L.
01/13/2020 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 203
CST110-A
Wilson, Danny K.
01/13/2020 Th 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS ONLN
CST110-H
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
01/13/2020 T 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM BUS 124
CST110-C
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/13/2020 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 125
CST110-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/04/2020 W 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 204
CST110-A
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
09/08/2020 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 204
CST110-D
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 204
CST110-E
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
09/08/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 202
CST110-F
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Health Science Campus L243
CST110-H
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
09/08/2020 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS 204
CST110-I
Chute, Anthony L.
09/08/2020 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 203
CST110-G
Skaug, Benjamin Michael
09/08/2020 T 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM BUS 123
CST110-B
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/08/2020 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 125
CST110-C
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/08/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 125

CST130 New Testament Survey

A survey of the books of the New Testament and their contributions to the overall storyline of the Bible. Special attention is given to the life of Jesus and the development of the early church in their historical, cultural, and theological settings. Fulfills general education requirement for non-Christian Studies majors. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

CST130-I
Mobley, Richard A.
09/03/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 104
CST130-J
Vera, Andres D.
09/03/2019 MWF 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Building 36 36B
CST130-G
Vera, Andres D.
09/03/2019 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 202
CST130-H
Vera, Andres D.
09/03/2019 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus L240
CST130-F
Vera, Andres D.
09/03/2019 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Building 36 36B
CST130-K
Cate, James J.
09/03/2019 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS 123
CST130-D
Cate, James J.
09/03/2019 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS ONLN
CST130-C
Cate, James J.
09/03/2019 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS ONLN
CST130-B
Cate, James J.
09/03/2019 T 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS ONLN
CST130-A
Cate, James J.
09/03/2019 F 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS ONLN
CST130-G
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B111
CST130-F
Vera, Andres D.
01/13/2020 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Health Science Campus L246
CST130-E
Vera, Andres D.
01/13/2020 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B258
CST130-H
Vera, Andres D.
01/13/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B258
CST130-I
Vera, Andres D.
01/13/2020 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus L246
CST130-J
Slunaker, Joseph Gregory
01/13/2020 T 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Health Science Campus L243
CST130-C
Cate, James J.
01/13/2020 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 123
CST130-D
Cate, James J.
01/13/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 123
CST130-B
Cate, James J.
01/13/2020 T 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS ONLN
CST130-A
Cate, James J.
01/13/2020 M 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS ONLN
CST130-A
STAFF, STAFF
06/29/2020 W 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 204
CST130-H
Mobley, Richard A.
09/08/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
CST130-E
Vera, Andres D.
09/08/2020 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA
CST130-F
Vera, Andres D.
09/08/2020 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
CST130-G
Vera, Andres D.
09/08/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
CST130-I
Vera, Andres D.
09/08/2020 MWF 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM TBA
CST130-A
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
09/08/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 204
CST130-D
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus L243
CST130-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS 123
CST130-C
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 123

Upper Division Requirements

CST350 Biblical Interpretation

A historical and theoretical consideration of interpretative methodology as illustrated by and applied to selected texts from various portions of the biblical materials. Core requirement for Christian Studies majors and minors. Prerequisite: Previous Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

CST350-C
Wilson, Danny K.
09/03/2019 M 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS ONLN
CST350-A
Wilson, Danny K.
09/03/2019 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall ONLN
CST350-A
Wilson, Danny K.
01/13/2020 MF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center ONLN
CST350-B
Wilson, Danny K.
01/13/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS ONLN
CST350-A
Wilson, Danny K.
09/08/2020 MF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA ONLN
CST350-B
Wilson, Danny K.
09/08/2020 MF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA ONLN
CST350-C
Wilson, Danny K.
09/08/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA ONLN

CST360 Church History

A survey of the development of the Christian church from the close of the New Testament period to the present time, with special attention to the origin of various denominations. Core requirement for Christian Studies majors and minors. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

CST360-A
Chute, Anthony L.
09/03/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center A112
CST360-A
Chute, Anthony L.
01/13/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 124
CST360-A
Chute, Anthony L.
09/08/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 125

CST370 The Christian Faith

An exploration of the biblical truths of Scripture, God, humanity, sin, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, salvation, the Christian life, the church, and the life to come. Students will examine each major doctrine and understand its place in the biblical story. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

CST370-A
Co, Adamson
09/03/2019 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus M260
CST370-B
Co, Adamson
09/03/2019 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Health Science Campus M261
CST370-C
Skaug, Benjamin Michael
09/03/2019 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS 123
CST370-B
Co, Adamson
01/13/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 251
CST370-A
Co, Adamson
01/13/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus L240
CST370-C
Skaug, Benjamin Michael
01/13/2020 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Yeager Center A110
CST370-D
Skaug, Benjamin Michael
01/13/2020 T 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Yeager Center A110
CST370-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/04/2020 W 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 204
CST370-A
Co, Adamson
09/08/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
CST370-B
Co, Adamson
09/08/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
CST370-C
Skaug, Benjamin Michael
09/08/2020 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS 123

Upper Division Elective Requirements

Complete three (3) additional units from the following:

APT352 The Pastor as Worship Leader

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

APT365 Doctrine of the Church

This course examines key biblical passages related to the church, overviews major historical positions of the church, and assesses related models of pastoral leadership, ministry, and preaching. The emphasis of the course is to help students develop a biblical and practical theology of the church. (3 units; Fall)

APT365-T3
Morgan, Christopher
09/03/2019 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B259
APT365-T3
Morgan, Christopher
09/08/2020 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

APT482 Pastoral Leadership

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

APT482-A
Morgan, Christopher
01/13/2020 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B219

CST307 Deaf Ministry

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

CST307-A
Blair, Daniel
09/03/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B219
CST307-B
Blair, Daniel
09/03/2019 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B219
CST307-B
Blair, Daniel
01/13/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 103
CST307-A
Blair, Daniel
01/13/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 103
CST307-A
Blair, Daniel
09/08/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
CST307-B
Blair, Daniel
09/08/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 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)

CST425 Christian Social Ethics

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

CST425-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 203
CST425-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/13/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center B220
CST425-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/08/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

CST451 Biblical Preaching

A study of the basic principles for preparing and delivering biblical sermons, with an emphasis on the writing, delivery, and analysis of expository sermons. Prerequisite: Previous Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; Spring)

CST451-A
Cochran, Gregory C.
01/13/2020 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B221

CST490 Supervised Ministry

A course of supervised in-service training in a local church. Active participation in Christian ministry is expected (minimum 9 hours weekly) under supervision of a Field Supervisor. Prerequisites: Junior/Senior status and consent of Dean of School of Christian Ministries. Pass/Fail. (3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

CST490-A
Wilson, Danny K.
01/13/2020 - Instructor OFFC
CST490-A
Wilson, Danny K.
05/11/2020 - Instructor OFFC
CST490-A
Wilson, Danny K.
09/08/2020 - Instructor OFFC

CST491 Int'l Missions Practicum

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

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

ICS305 Global Christianity

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

ICS305-C
Chung, Soojin
01/06/2020 M 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM Yeager Center ONLN
ICS305-D
Chung, Soojin
01/06/2020 T 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM BUS ONLN

ICS375 Current Events and Movements

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

ICS375-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 204
ICS375-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 125
ICS375-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/13/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B220
ICS375-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/13/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A111
ICS375-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/08/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 203
ICS375-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/08/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 203

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
09/08/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 202

ICS435 Evangelism and Church Planting

This course examines the biblical principles of evangelism and church planting. Students will learn to combine the biblical content of the gospel with appropriate skills for sharing the gospel, with the aim of training disciples for the local church. Attention will also be given to strategies of church planting for local and global contexts. Student involvement in evangelistic ministry is expected. Prerequisite: Previous Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; Fall)

ICS435-A
Cochran, Gregory C.
09/03/2019 W 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center B112
ICS435-A
Cochran, Gregory C.
09/08/2020 W 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM TBA

PHI303 Apologetics

This course will examine the emergence of apologetics within the life of the church, highlight various approaches, arguments, and central figures, and the role of apologetics in development of a Christian worldview. Prerequisite: PHI 213. (3 units; Fall)

PHI303-A
Key, Scott B.
09/03/2019 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B220
PHI303-A
Welbaum, Sam D.
09/08/2020 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM TBA

PHI324 Applied Ethics

An exploration of the application of various metaethical theories to ethical questions and issues that arise in various arenas of life. The study involves both the examination of methods as well as cases. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

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

PHI343 Philosophy of Religion

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

PHI353 Comparative Religions

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

PHI353-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 204
PHI353-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 203
PHI353-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/13/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B110
PHI353-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/13/2020 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center B220
PHI353-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/08/2020 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 203
PHI353-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/08/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 203

PHI433 Apologetics: Theory and Method

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

PHI433-A
Key, Scott B.
01/13/2020 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Building 36 36B