Global Studies Minor

CBU's School of Christian Ministries offers a minor in global studies that is designed to help students leverage the marketable skills related to their major (for example business, engineering or music) while guiding them in developing a global perspective, capturing principles for spreading the gospel to all nations, and understanding the strategic nature of the marketplace in missions.

Global Studies Minor (21 units)

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)

Goodman - Bowling, Julie Marcele
05/06/2019 T 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 252
Melika, Ash
09/03/2019 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
Melika, Ash
09/03/2019 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus L243
Melika, Ash
09/03/2019 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mission Hall 109
Goodman - Bowling, Julie Marcele
09/03/2019 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM BUS 124

ANT430 Culture and Personality

This course focuses on the interaction between personal patterns of behavior and social influences, paying particular attention to media influence and a history of social and psychological perspectives. Students will consider the dynamic between environment and heredity (nature/nurture) as they explore several facets of human behavior. Prerequisite: ANT 225 or BEH 100. (3 units; Fall)

Stokes, H. Bruce
09/03/2019 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center B259

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)

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
Chung, Soojin
09/03/2019 T 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM Health Science Campus M262
Horton, Damon A
09/03/2019 Th 12:15 PM - 3:15 PM BUS 203
Horton, Damon A
09/03/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 124

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: 3 units of Biblical Studies or ICS 105 or 305. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall)

Zunigha, Brian L
09/03/2019 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 253

Upper Division Requirements

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)

ICS405 Marketplace Strat for Global Adv

This course focuses on the market place as it relates to the advancement of Christ’s kingdom among the nations. Students will be led to think strategically about making disciples while using their interests and gifts within the context of their major. Attention will also be given to the biblical and historical role of the market place in God’s global strategy. Prerequisite: Previous Biblical Studies coursework.(3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall)

Horton, Damon A
09/03/2019 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 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 or Intercultural Studies coursework. (3 units; Multicultural; Spring)

Chung, Soojin
09/03/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 125

ICS431 Cross-cultural Immersion

This course provides students with the opportunity for supervised cross-cultural immersion and study abroad in order to experience the challenges of serving in an international setting. The immersion experience is designed to create a context for extended and applied learning as the course concepts are integrated into life experiences. Course material will be presented through lectures, small group discussions, reading assignments and cultural immersion with an emphasis on relational development and service. Prerequisite: Permission of the Associate Dean of School of Christian Ministries. (3 units; Multicultural; Spring/Summer)

Stumpf, Amy R.
09/03/2019 - Instructor OFFC

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)

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

*International/Intercultural experience required for ICS431.