Global Studies Minor

CBU's School of Christian Ministries offers a minor in global studies (21 units) 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.

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; Fall/Spring)

ANT225-A
Goodman-Bowling, Julie Marcele
05/03/2021 T 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
ANT225-A
Melika, Ash
09/07/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus N271
ANT225-B
Melika, Ash
09/07/2021 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus N271
ANT225-E
STAFF, STAFF
09/07/2021 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus M260
ANT225-C
Melika, Ash
09/07/2021 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus M262
ANT225-D
STAFF, STAFF
09/07/2021 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM BUS 123
ANT225-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/10/2022 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 124
ANT225-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/10/2022 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 125
ANT225-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/10/2022 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM BUS 125
ANT225-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/09/2022 T 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

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)

ANT430-A
Stokes, H. Bruce
09/07/2021 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center B112

Lower Division Requirements

 

ICS105 Introduction to Global Studies

This course addresses the basic elements of the Christian faith in the context of participating in Gods 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)

ICS105-A
Chung, Soojin
05/03/2021 T 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
ICS105-A
Chung, Soojin
09/07/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 104
ICS105-D
Chung, Soojin
09/07/2021 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 204
ICS105-C
Horton, Damon A.
09/07/2021 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus M262
ICS105-E
Horton, Damon A.
09/07/2021 W 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM BUS 202
ICS105-B
Horton, Damon A.
09/07/2021 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Mission Hall 109
ICS105-D
Chung, Soojin
01/10/2022 T 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM BUS 204
ICS105-E
Chung, Soojin
01/10/2022 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS 204
ICS105-A
Horton, Damon A.
01/10/2022 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall 124
ICS105-B
Horton, Damon A.
01/10/2022 W 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM Mission Hall 124
ICS105-C
Horton, Damon A.
01/10/2022 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Mission Hall 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; Fall)

ICS205-A
Horton, Damon A.
09/07/2021 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Health Science Campus M262

Upper Division Requirements

 

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
Chung, Soojin
05/03/2021 Th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
ICS305-A
Chung, Soojin
09/07/2021 W 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM Yeager Center B110
ICS305-A
Chung, Soojin
01/10/2022 M 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM BUS 204

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 TBA

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
09/07/2021 M 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM Health Science Campus M260
ICS430-A
Chung, Soojin
01/10/2022 W 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM Health Science Campus M260

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. (3 units; Spring/Summer)

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 & OPS)

PHI353-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/07/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 204
PHI353-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/10/2022 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 203

 

*International/Intercultural experience required for ICS 431.