Global Justice Minor

CBU's School of Christian Ministries offers a minor in global justice that is designed to complement a variety of professional degrees taken by students who wish to serve in non-profit relief and development work, either domestically or internationally. The integrated curriculum will provide an introduction to the theological and theoretical foundations of social justice, the major social problems and movements, international organizations, and models of integrating their major/professional discipline with global service.

Core Requirements

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)

Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 204
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 204

Choose one of the following courses:

BUS218 Macroeconomics

This course offers a common sense approach to economics, covering basic economic laws and how they apply to our world and everyday life. The course focuses on the overall economy and economic theories that offer explanations for its fluctuations and changes. Also, the course is designed to give the student a sufficient grounding in the terminology, basic concepts, and issues of economics to stimulate interest in further study and provide background in business. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

09/03/2019 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 202
Namvar, Bob
09/03/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 202
Namvar, Bob
01/13/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 202
Namvar, Bob
01/13/2020 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 202
01/13/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 203

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)

ENT362 Social Entrepreneurship

This course defines and explores the growing practice of social entrepreneurship and its impact here in the United States and around the world. The focus is on applying business skills and knowledge in a way that creates social change. (3 units; Spring even years)

Donaldson, Darla R.
01/13/2020 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 103

Choose one of the following courses: 

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; Fall/Spring)

Chung, Soojin
09/03/2019 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B220
Horton, Damon A
09/03/2019 W 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM BUS 123
Horton, Damon A
09/03/2019 Th 12:15 PM - 3:15 PM BUS 203
Chung, Soojin
09/03/2019 T 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM Health Science Campus M262
Horton, Damon A
09/03/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 203

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)

Elective Requirements 

Complete 12 units from the following: 

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; Spring, even 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)

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

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, As offered)

Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 253

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)

Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 204
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 203

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)

01/13/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA