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)

ANT225-C
Daggett, Martha Irene
09/05/2017 MW 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center ONLN
ANT225-B
Melika, Ash
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Mission Hall 124
ANT225-A
Melika, Ash
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 125
ANT225-A
Melika, Ash
01/09/2018 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 125
ANT225-B
Stokes, H. Bruce
01/09/2018 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 125
ANT225-C
Goodman, Julie Marcele
01/09/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 125
ANT225-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/07/2018 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
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Mission Hall 127

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)

ICS105-D
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 103
ICS105-E
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
09/05/2017 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center B111
ICS105-F
Rogers, Mark C.
09/05/2017 T 3:45 PM - 6:15 PM BUS 124
ICS105-B
Lewis, Jeff C.
09/05/2017 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 124
ICS105-A
Lewis, Jeff C.
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 124
ICS105-C
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
01/09/2018 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
ICS105-D
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
01/09/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
ICS105-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM TBA
ICS105-E
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
01/09/2018 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
ICS105-A
Lewis, Jeff C.
01/09/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA

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: Previous Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall)

ICS205-A
Zunigha, Brian L
09/05/2017 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Mission Hall 127
ICS205-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM TBA

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)

ICS305-T3
Lewis, Jeff C.
01/09/2018 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA
ICS305-A
Lewis, Jeff C.
01/09/2018 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA

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)

ICS405-A
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
09/05/2017 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Mission Hall 126

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 and Intercultural Studies coursework. (3 units; Multicultural; Spring)

ICS430-A
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 250
ICS430-A
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
01/09/2018 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

ICS431 Cross-cultural Immersion

This course provides Global Studies minors 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. Prerequisites: Global Studies Minor and Permission of the Associate Dean of School of Christian Ministries. (3 units; Multicultural; Spring/Summer)

ICS431-A
Lewis, Jeff C.
01/09/2018 - TBA

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)

PHI353-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/05/2017 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 203
PHI353-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 203
PHI353-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/09/2018 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
PHI353-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/09/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

*International/Intercultural experience required for ICS431.