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-C
Co, Adamson
09/07/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus P280
CST110-F
Mosteller, Angela Michelle
09/07/2021 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS 202
CST110-I
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
09/07/2021 T 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM BUS 203
CST110-A
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
09/07/2021 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Mission Hall 109
CST110-G
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
09/07/2021 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Mission Hall 109
CST110-H
Chute, Anthony L.
09/07/2021 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 204
CST110-D
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
09/07/2021 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall 109
CST110-E
Wilson, Danny K.
09/07/2021 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 202
CST110-B
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/07/2021 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 125
CST110-J
Co, Adamson
01/10/2022 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS 203
CST110-I
Co, Adamson
01/10/2022 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Health Science Campus M260
CST110-D
Co, Adamson
01/10/2022 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus M262
CST110-A
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
01/10/2022 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus M262
CST110-H
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
01/10/2022 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Health Science Campus M262
CST110-F
Welbaum, Sam D.
01/10/2022 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS 202
CST110-E
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
01/10/2022 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus M262
CST110-G
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
01/10/2022 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Health Science Campus M262
CST110-C
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/10/2022 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 125
CST110-B
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/10/2022 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 125
CST110-A
Gonet, Christina D.
07/05/2022 Th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

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-K
Mobley, Richard A.
09/07/2021 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center B259
CST130-H
Mobley, Richard A.
09/07/2021 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B259
CST130-I
Vera, Andres D.
09/07/2021 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 203
CST130-E
Vera, Andres D.
09/07/2021 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 203
CST130-F
Vera, Andres D.
09/07/2021 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 203
CST130-G
Vera, Andres D.
09/07/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 203
CST130-C
Cate, James J.
09/07/2021 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 123
CST130-B
Cate, James J.
09/07/2021 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS 123
CST130-A
Cate, James J.
09/07/2021 M 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM BUS 123
CST130-D
Cate, James J.
09/07/2021 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 123
CST130-J
Mobley, Richard A.
01/10/2022 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 106
CST130-G
Tung, Brian H.
01/10/2022 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA
CST130-E
Vera, Andres D.
01/10/2022 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Health Science Campus M260
CST130-F
Vera, Andres D.
01/10/2022 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Health Science Campus M262
CST130-I
Vera, Andres D.
01/10/2022 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus M260
CST130-H
Vera, Andres D.
01/10/2022 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus M260
CST130-B
Cate, James J.
01/10/2022 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS 123
CST130-C
Cate, James J.
01/10/2022 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 123
CST130-A
Cate, James J.
01/10/2022 M 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM BUS 123
CST130-D
Cate, James J.
01/10/2022 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 123
CST130-A
Cress, Andrew James
07/05/2022 W 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

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 & OPS)

CST350-A
Wilson, Danny K.
09/07/2021 MF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex ONLN
CST350-C
Wilson, Danny K.
09/07/2021 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Mission Hall ONLN
CST350-B
Wilson, Danny K.
09/07/2021 MF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex ONLN
CST350-B
Wilson, Danny K.
01/10/2022 MF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center ONLN
CST350-C
Wilson, Danny K.
01/10/2022 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS ONLN
CST350-A
Wilson, Danny K.
01/10/2022 MF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center 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.
09/07/2021 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 124
CST360-A
Chute, Anthony L.
01/10/2022 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-C
Co, Adamson
09/07/2021 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Health Science Campus L240
CST370-A
Co, Adamson
09/07/2021 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus P280
CST370-C
Gonet, Christina D.
01/10/2022 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 104
CST370-B
Gonet, Christina D.
01/10/2022 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 106
CST370-A
Co, Adamson
01/10/2022 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center B220
CST370-A
Gonet, Christina D.
07/05/2022 T 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

Upper Division Elective Requirements

 

Complete three (3) additional 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
09/07/2021 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 103

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
01/10/2022 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B259

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)

CST400 Special Topics in Christian Std

An examination of specific areas of Christian studies (theology, Bible, missions, etc.). Course is repeatable for credit with a change in topic. (3 units; Fall/Spring, even years)

CST410 Special Topics in Old Testament

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

CST411 Special Topics in New Testament

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

CST411-A
Gonet, Christina D.
09/07/2021 - Instructor OFFC

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.
01/10/2022 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center B259

CST413 Special Topics in Church History

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

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)

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.
01/10/2022 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B258

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)

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)

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.
01/10/2022 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Mission Hall 124

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.
09/07/2021 W 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 103

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 or WLD 181. (3 units; Fall)

PHI303-A
Welbaum, Sam D.
09/07/2021 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Mission Hall 124

PHI323 Ethics

This course is an appraisal of the major metaethical positions within Western philosophy such as deontological, utilitarian, and virtue ethics in light of the Christian worldview for the purpose of analyzing and synthesizing theories regarding human conduct. Attention is given to major figures in the history of ethics as well as the nature of ethical language and the concept of value. Prerequisite: PHI 213 or WLD 181. (3 units; Fall, even years)

PHI323-A
Cochran, Gregory C.
09/07/2021 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 171

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
Leonard, Matthew J
09/07/2021 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus L246

PHI482 Bioethics

This course surveys the philosophical foundations for Christian morality and addresses a variety of contemporary bioethical issues, such as cloning, human enhancement, euthanasia, and disability. (3 units; Spring, odd years)