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Bachelor of Arts in Christian Behavioral Science

California Baptist University’s School of Behavioral Sciences created the Christian behavioral science major to address the relationship of biblical truth to the knowledge drawn from the behavioral sciences, providing students with a distinct and decidedly Christian perspective of human behavior.

CBU Christian behavioral sciences students pursue a historical and contemporary knowledge of the behavioral sciences and acquire the skills necessary for the direct application of that knowledge in ministry contexts. Students enjoy the instruction and guidance of expert Christian professors who themselves have years of practical experience in various fields of study including psychology, anthropology, sociology, political science and theology.

Career Opportunities

Upon completing CBU's undergraduate Christian behavioral sciences program, you will be well prepared for careers in counseling, social work, ministry work, marketing and many other job opportunities that call for a deep understanding of the human mind. Furthermore, you will be fully prepared to pursue graduate coursework, such as CBU's popular master's programs in professional psychology and church-based counseling.

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Christian Behavioral Science Major (51 units) BA

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Content: discipline knowledge and skills (theories, concepts, & terms of the discipline)
    • Explain the major historical theories of psychology, anthropology, sociology and theology and their influence on developing theories, the individual and society
    • Understand and critique methods of critical analysis/research and articulate their influence on the field of psychology, anthropology, sociology and theology for an understanding of human behavior
    • Verbalize and analyze the terminology of psychology, anthropology, sociology and theology
    • Understand the behavioral, cognitive, and affective implications of specific doctrinal beliefs and systematic theology as a basis for understanding human behavior
    • Explain the functions and purpose of Christian institutions including the household and congregation as a place of discipleship, worship, fellowship, and relational reconciliation
  • Critical thinking: skill in analysis, synthesis, and use of evidence; problem solving (reflective & analytical)
    • Use and apply psychology, anthropology, sociology, and theology concepts to explain personal experiences and recognize the limitations of personal experience in understanding empirical phenomenon
    • Differentiate the behavioral science theoretical foundations and theology from pseudoscience/anecdote as well as cultural religious perspectives from Biblical perspectives
    • Contrast and compare Western Culture and the Judeo-Christian worldview
    • Examine current approaches to Christian-oriented and biblically based counseling developing a personal integrate model
    • Use quantitative and/or qualitative analyses to argue for or against a particular hypotheses within specific contexts (research, professional practice and daily living)
  • Communication: speaking and writing skills; technology literacy; research skills
    • Conduct and write a review that summarizes part of the Christian behavioral sciences literature, applying fundamental strategies such as a thesis focus, an informative middle and an effective conclusion resulting from effective drafting, revising, and editing
    • Use and define terms and concepts of the discipline and applying them appropriately, showing a strong & direct link between concepts and assigned reading
    • Deliver effective oral presentations in a variety of communication settings, using standard diction of American English in a professional manner including dress and demeanor
    • Lead and participate effectively in group discussions, applying active listening skills and a respect for diverse views in interpersonal settings
    • Select the most appropriate sources and databases for accessing and obtaining the needed information. Examines and compares information from various sources in order to ascertain the reliability, validity, accuracy, authority, timeliness, and point of view or bias of a given source.
  • Integrity/values: academic integrity, discipline specific ethical issues; an understanding of ethics; respect for social diversity
  • Project management: team work skills; informed participation in multiple levels of community applying academic studies to the workplace and professional environments
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Lower Division Requirements**

CST110 Old Testament Survey

CST110 Old Testament Survey

A general survey of the Old Testament, with special emphasis given to the religious and national life of ancient Israel. Fulfills general education requirement for non-majors. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 CST110-H H Skaug, Benjamin Michael 09/06/2016 Tuesday 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM James Complex
183
Fall 2016 CST110-A A Gill, John J 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex
183
Fall 2016 CST110-B B Slunaker, Joseph Gregory 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Sch Business Building
202
Fall 2016 CST110-F F Chute, Anthony L. 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Sch Business Building
202
Fall 2016 CST110-E E Wilson, Danny K. 09/06/2016 Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Mission Hall
ONLN
Fall 2016 CST110-G G Wilson, Danny K. 09/06/2016 Tuesday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Mission Hall
ONLN
Fall 2016 CST110-C C Mooney, David Jeffrey 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Sch Business Building
124
Fall 2016 CST110-D D Mooney, David Jeffrey 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Sch Business Building
124
Spring 2017 CST110-E E Estrada, Gabriel Carlos 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
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Spring 2017 CST110-A A Wilson, Danny K. 01/11/2017 Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Mission Hall
ONLN
Spring 2017 CST110-D D Co, Adamson 01/11/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Mission Hall
124
Spring 2017 CST110-F F Stamps, Robert Lucas 01/11/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall
109
Spring 2017 CST110-B B Mooney, David Jeffrey 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Sch Business Building
124
Spring 2017 CST110-C C Mooney, David Jeffrey 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Sch Business Building
124
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CST130 New Testament Survey

CST130 New Testament Survey

A general survey of the New Testament, focusing on the life of Jesus and the development of the early church in its historical/cultural settings. Fulfills general education requirement for non-majors. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2016 CST130-A A Welbaum, Sam D. 05/02/2016 Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center
A111
Fall 2016 CST130-F F Evans, Jeffrey 09/06/2016 Monday 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM Sch Business Building
103
Fall 2016 CST130-H H Estrada, Gabriel Carlos 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex
183
Fall 2016 CST130-A A Estrada, Gabriel Carlos 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex
183
Fall 2016 CST130-G G Jenkins, Amanda Kristine 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
B258
Fall 2016 CST130-I I Cate, James J. 09/06/2016 Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Sch Business Building
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Fall 2016 CST130-E E Cate, James J. 09/06/2016 Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sch Business Building
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Fall 2016 CST130-D D Cate, James J. 09/06/2016 Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Sch Business Building
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Fall 2016 CST130-C C Cate, James J. 09/06/2016 Tuesday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sch Business Building
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Fall 2016 CST130-B B Cate, James J. 09/06/2016 Tuesday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Sch Business Building
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Spring 2017 CST130-F F Estrada, Gabriel Carlos 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA
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Spring 2017 CST130-G G STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
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Spring 2017 CST130-I I Jenkins, Amanda Kristine 01/11/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
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Spring 2017 CST130-H H STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Tuesday 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM TBA
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Spring 2017 CST130-B B Slunaker, Joseph Gregory 01/11/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Mission Hall
109
Spring 2017 CST130-A A Cate, James J. 01/11/2017 Tuesday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Sch Business Building
ONLN
Spring 2017 CST130-C C Cate, James J. 01/11/2017 Tuesday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sch Business Building
ONLN
Spring 2017 CST130-D D Cate, James J. 01/11/2017 Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Sch Business Building
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Spring 2017 CST130-E E Cate, James J. 01/11/2017 Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sch Business Building
ONLN
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PSY213 General Psychology

PSY213 General Psychology

This introductory course is a survey of the processes of adjustment, growth, learning, remembering, perception, sensation, socialization, and emotions. It is meant to better equip students to understand and articulate their own life experiences, as well as improve their understanding of the behavior of others. This course is a prerequisite to all other courses in Psychology. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2016 PSY213-A A Mahaffey, Cristin Michelle 05/02/2016 Monday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex
189
Fall 2016 PSY213-B B Smith, Erin I. 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall
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Fall 2016 PSY213-A A Smith, Erin I. 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center
ONLN
Fall 2016 PSY213-C C Mahaffey, Cristin Michelle 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Mission Hall
109
Fall 2016 PSY213-D D Wallace, Douglas S 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center
A112
Fall 2016 PSY213-F F Pelletier, Joseph P. 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center
A110
Spring 2017 PSY213-A A Smith, Erin I. 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Sch Business Building
250
Spring 2017 PSY213-B B STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Sch Business Building
250
Spring 2017 PSY213-C C Pelletier, Joseph P. 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Sch Business Building
250
Spring 2017 PSY213-E E Mauldin, Kristin N. 01/11/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sch Business Building
250
Spring 2017 PSY213-F F STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Sch Business Building
250
Spring 2017 PSY213-D D Pelletier, Joseph P. 01/11/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Sch Business Building
204
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Choose one (1) of the following courses

ANT225 Cultural Anthropology

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2016 ANT225-A A Goodman, Julie Marcele 05/02/2016 Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
A110
Fall 2016 ANT225-B B Stokes, H. Bruce 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex
192
Fall 2016 ANT225-C C Melika, Ash 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex
191
Fall 2016 ANT225-E E Goodman, Julie Marcele 09/06/2016 Monday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Yeager Center
B110
Fall 2016 ANT225-A A Melika, Ash 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center
B111
Fall 2016 ANT225-D D Melika, Ash 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Sch Business Building
203
Fall 2016 ANT225-F F Goodman, Julie Marcele 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sch Business Building
204
Spring 2017 ANT225-A A Melika, Ash 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
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Spring 2017 ANT225-B B Melika, Ash 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
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Spring 2017 ANT225-C C Stokes, H. Bruce 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
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Spring 2017 ANT225-D D Melika, Ash 01/11/2017 Array Array - Array Sch Business Building
202
Spring 2017 ANT225-E E Goodman, Julie Marcele 01/11/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sch Business Building
202
Spring 2017 ANT225-F F Goodman, Julie Marcele 01/11/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Sch Business Building
202
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BEH100 Survey of the Behavioral Science

BEH100 Survey of the Behavioral Science

This course introduces the student to the primary Behavioral Sciences of Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology and Christian Behavioral Sciences. The course addresses human beings and behavior from the distinctive theoretical perspectives of each of these behavioral sciences. General subject areas include theory and methodology of Behavioral Science research, human biology and behavior, personality and human development in a socio-cultural context, behavior in the context of ethics and values, and social and cultural change. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 BEH100-A A Moore, Marilyn 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center
B111
Fall 2016 BEH100-B B Pearce, Kenneth C. 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Sch Business Building
124
Spring 2017 BEH100-A A Pearce, Kenneth C. 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Sch Business Building
124
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SOC213 Introduction to Sociology

SOC213 Introduction to Sociology

A general introduction to the scientific study of human behavior in social settings. It includes major theories of human behavior in terms of culture, socialization, primary groups, stratification and social class, population, family, religion, and social change. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2016 SOC213-A A Wallace, Douglas S 05/02/2016 Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex
189
Fall 2016 SOC213-A A Wallace, Douglas S 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex
183
Fall 2016 SOC213-D D Wallace, Douglas S 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Building 36
36B
Fall 2016 SOC213-B B Wallace, Douglas S 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex
183
Fall 2016 SOC213-C C Minton, Carol 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
B251
Spring 2017 SOC213-A A Moore, Marilyn 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
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Spring 2017 SOC213-B B Wallace, Douglas S 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
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Spring 2017 SOC213-C C Wallace, Douglas S 01/11/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
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Upper Division Introduction Requirements

BEH333 Epistemology & Worldview

BEH333 Epistemology & Worldview

This course examines the basic models of integrating the Christian faith and modern behavioral sciences, including the development of Biblical examples of worldview and epistemology. Emphasis is placed upon the student's development of a personal theory of integration. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 BEH333-A A Lewis, Nathaniel P 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Sch Business Building
125
Spring 2017 BEH333-A A Stokes, H. Bruce 01/11/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Sch Business Building
203
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CST350 Biblical Interpretation

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; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 CST350-T2 T2 Wilson, Danny K. 09/06/2016 Monday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center
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Fall 2016 CST350-A A Wilson, Danny K. 09/06/2016 Monday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center
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Spring 2017 CST350-A A Wilson, Danny K. 01/11/2017 Monday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
ONLN
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CST370 Christian Doctrine

CST370 Christian Doctrine

A study of the great doctrines of the Bible, with particular attention to the doctrines of God, humanity, sin, salvation, the person of Christ, the Church and last things. Core requirement for Christian Studies majors and minors. Prerequisite: Previous Christian Studies coursework. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 CST370-A A Co, Adamson 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center
B111
Spring 2017 CST370-A A Co, Adamson 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
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PSY320 Life Span Development

PSY320 Life Span Development

Principles of psychological development from birth to senescence. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 PSY320-B B Handojo, Virgo 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex
166
Fall 2016 PSY320-C C Moore, Marilyn 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
B221
Fall 2016 PSY320-A A Handojo, Virgo 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex
166
Spring 2017 PSY320-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
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Spring 2017 PSY320-B B Handojo, Virgo 01/11/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
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PSY322 Theories of Personality

PSY322 Theories of Personality

Survey of theories of personality emphasizing structure, dynamics, functions, and development of basic attitudes that influence behavior and develop constructive behavior. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 PSY322-B B Handojo, Virgo 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center
B111
Fall 2016 PSY322-A A Pearce, Kenneth C. 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Building 36
36A2
Spring 2017 PSY322-A A Pearce, Kenneth C. 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
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Spring 2017 PSY322-B B Handojo, Virgo 01/11/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
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Upper Division Christian Behavioral Science Requirements (21 units)

CBS303 Marr & Fam Christian Community

CBS303 Marr & Fam Christian Community

A comparison of Marriage and Family systems in Biblical and American cultural perspectives. The course will contrast and compare the foundations of marriage in Western Culture and the Judeo-Christian worldview. Family roles and relational development will also be addressed. Marital adjustment including finances, marital sexuality, communication and parenting will be presented from a Biblical approach. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 CBS303-A A Stokes, H. Bruce 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
A110
Spring 2017 CBS303-A A Stokes, H. Bruce 01/11/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
A110
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CBS350 Development & Discipleship

CBS350 Development & Discipleship

This course examines the relationship between human development as it is understood within the Behavioral Sciences and Discipleship as formation, transformation and reformation within the Judeo-Christian Theologies. Subjects include Biblical perspectives on faith development, discipleship, learning, maturity, and biblical life cycle. It further examines development as a biological, cognitive, relational and spiritual process that moves toward maturity and wisdom in the context of life and life to life relationships. Specifically, it addresses this as an overall aspect of discipleship of children and converts within the Judeo-Christian religious traditions. Prerequisite: BEH 333 (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2017 CBS350-A A Lewis, Nathaniel P 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Sch Business Building
202
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CBS400 Spec Topics in Christian Beh Sci

CBS400 Spec Topics in Christian Beh Sci

An in-depth seminar on a selected topic within the Christian Behavioral Science. The course will introduce students to the historical and contemporary literature and issues related to the selected topic as well as encourage critical thinking. Specifically, consideration will be given to the differences between a secular and biblical view of the selected topic. Course is repeatable for credit with a change in topic. (1-3 units; Fall/Spring)

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CBS403 Congregation and Community

CBS403 Congregation and Community

An overview of Christian congregation and community from theological and behavioral science perspectives. Subjects include the function and purpose of Christian Institutions including the household and congregation as a place of discipleship, worship, fellowship and relational reconciliation. Secondary institutions will include Christian media, economics, law and education. The impact of the shift from Christian nationalism to post-Christian America will be addressed. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 CBS403-A A Stokes, H. Bruce 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center
B258
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CBS415 Biblical Wisdom and Human Behav.

CBS415 Biblical Wisdom and Human Behav.

A comprehensive examination of the principles for living found in the Biblical Wisdom literature. The principles will be applied to several areas of human behavior including personality development, abnormality and mental health, cognition, emotions, marriage and family life, authority, work, financial management, and citizenship. The implications for personal choices, parenting, counseling, teaching and ministry will be thoroughly considered. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 CBS415-A A Lewis, Nathaniel P 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex
166
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CBS420 Behav. Implications of Theology

CBS420 Behav. Implications of Theology

Examination of the behavioral, cognitive, and affective implications of specific doctrinal beliefs. Systematic theology is interpreted as a basis for understanding human behavior. Subjects include bibliology (Bible), theology (God), soteriology (salvation), hamartiology (sin), ecclesiology (church), and anthropology (man), with particular attention to application in Christian education and counseling. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2017 CBS420-A A Stokes, H. Bruce 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
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CBS423 Models of Christian Counseling

CBS423 Models of Christian Counseling

An examination of current Christian-oriented counseling approaches toward the development of a personal integrated model of counseling that is distinctly Christian. The models will be considered in light of the essentials of a biblical theology of counseling. Further attention will be given to understanding the differences between clinical and congregational approaches to counseling. Prerequisite: BEH 333. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2017 CBS423-A A Lewis, Nathaniel P 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
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Upper Division Elective Requirement

Complete three (3) units from the following:

CST360 Church History

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; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 CST360-A A Chute, Anthony L. 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Sch Business Building
125
Spring 2017 CST360-T4 T4 Chute, Anthony L. 01/11/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
A111
Spring 2017 CST360-A A Chute, Anthony L. 01/11/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
A111
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CST425 Christian Social Ethics

CST425 Christian Social Ethics

An introduction into the world of Christian Social Ethics. The course will explore particular and pressing social ethics issues and perennial themes related to Christian living and the interplay between biblical Christian faith and contemporary social issues. Topics include introduction of key social problems, the Church's historical responses to those issues, current Christian positions, and the biblical teachings and core Christian doctrines (e.g., creation fall, redemption, image of God, neighbor love) which relate to these issues. Standard models of Christian engagement in society and responsibilities of the individual believer, the local church, and the global Christian Church will be considered. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 CST425-A A Stumpf, Amy R. 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Sch Business Building
202
Spring 2017 CST425-A A Stumpf, Amy R. 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
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ICS305 Global Perspectives

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2017 ICS305-T3 T3 Lewis, Jeff C. 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Sch Business Building
125
Spring 2017 ICS305-A A Lewis, Jeff C. 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Sch Business Building
125
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Optional Concentrations (12 units)

Students can earn a concentration in the following areas by completing the certificate requirements:

  • Anthropology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Counseling Ministry
  • Diversity
  • Life Span Development
  • Psychology
  • Religion and Behavior

Note: Each optional concentration requires completion of twelve (12) distinct units beyond the major.