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-E
Gill, John J
09/06/2022 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus L243
CST110-D
Mosteller, Angela Michelle
09/06/2022 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Health Science Campus M260
CST110-A
Chute, Anthony L.
09/06/2022 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center A111
CST110-H
Slunaker, Joseph Gregory
09/06/2022 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS 203
CST110-F
Mosteller, Angela Michelle
09/06/2022 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Health Science Campus M260
CST110-C
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/06/2022 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 125
CST110-B
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/06/2022 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 125
CST110-I
Mosteller, Angela Michelle
01/09/2023 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA
CST110-G
Mosteller, Angela Michelle
01/09/2023 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B251
CST110-F
Welbaum, Sam D.
01/09/2023 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS 202
CST110-E
Hao, Anthony C.
01/09/2023 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus L243
CST110-A
Hao, Anthony C.
01/09/2023 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus L243
CST110-H
Hao, Anthony C.
01/09/2023 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Health Science Campus L243
CST110-C
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/09/2023 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 124
CST110-D
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/09/2023 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 124
CST110-B
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/09/2023 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 124
CST110-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/08/2023 T 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-D
Mosteller, Angela Michelle
09/06/2022 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus M260
CST130-I
Vera, Andres D.
09/06/2022 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus L243
CST130-F
Vera, Andres D.
09/06/2022 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Health Science Campus L243
CST130-E
Vera, Andres D.
09/06/2022 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Health Science Campus L243
CST130-C
Cate, James J.
09/06/2022 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 123
CST130-K
Cate, James J.
09/06/2022 T 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS ONLN
CST130-A
Cate, James J.
09/06/2022 M 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM BUS 123
CST130-G
Tung, Brian H.
01/09/2023 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA
CST130-H
Mosteller, Angela Michelle
01/09/2023 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B251
CST130-I
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2023 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Health Science Campus M260
CST130-E
Vera, Andres D.
01/09/2023 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus M260
CST130-F
Vera, Andres D.
01/09/2023 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Health Science Campus M260
CST130-C
Cate, James J.
01/09/2023 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 123
CST130-A
Cate, James J.
01/09/2023 M 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM BUS 123
CST130-D
Cate, James J.
01/09/2023 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 123
CST130-B
Cate, James J.
01/09/2023 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS 123
CST130-A
STAFF, STAFF
07/03/2023 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.
09/06/2022 MF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center ONLN
CST350-C
Wilson, Danny K.
09/06/2022 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center ONLN
CST350-B
Wilson, Danny K.
09/06/2022 MF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center ONLN
CST350-A
Wilson, Danny K.
01/09/2023 MF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA ONLN
CST350-B
Wilson, Danny K.
01/09/2023 MF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA ONLN
CST350-C
Wilson, Danny K.
01/09/2023 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 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.
09/06/2022 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center A111
CST360-A
Chute, Anthony L.
01/09/2023 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center A111

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-B
Co, Adamson
09/06/2022 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Health Science Campus A015
CST370-A
Co, Adamson
09/06/2022 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus L244
CST370-B
Co, Adamson
01/09/2023 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
CST370-A
Co, Adamson
01/09/2023 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM 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
09/06/2022 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B259

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)

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
Levitsky, Mike R.
01/09/2023 Th 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM TBA

CST400 Special Topics in Christian Std

An examination of specific areas of Christian studies (theology, Bible, missions, etc.). May be repeated for credit with change in topic. Prerequisite: Previous Biblical Studies coursework. (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)

CST410-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/06/2022 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B112

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-B
Morgan, Christopher
01/09/2023 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM 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.
01/09/2023 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA

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.
01/09/2023 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. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status, and permission of the Dean. (3 units; As offered)

CST490-A
Wilson, Danny K.
09/06/2022 - 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-A
Horton, Damon A.
09/06/2022 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 202
ICS305-A
Horton, Damon A.
01/09/2023 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 204

ICS410 Global and Urban Ministries

This course studies the biblical and theological foundations of global missions alongside mission strategies applied in global and urban settings. Prerequisite: 3 units of Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; Spring)

ICS410-A
Horton, Damon A.
01/09/2023 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 204

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.
09/06/2022 W 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM Health Science Campus L240

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.
09/06/2022 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 250

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.
09/06/2022 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 252

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)

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)