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Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies

For students who desire to serve internationally, either in missions or relief and development work, California Baptist University’s School of Christian Ministries offers a major in intercultural studies. The major has three concentrations: Global Justice, Global Ministries, and TESOL. Each student must complete at least one concentration.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Intercultural Studies program, graduates will:

1. Have a biblical and theological understanding of the global context of the Christian faith.

2. Have a biblical and theological understanding of the gospel, discipleship, the kingdom of God, and the church.

3. Identify models of social engagement and strategies appropriate to the expected professional arena.

4. Understand the basic elements of culture and world-view.

5. Connect their knowledge of international political, social, and economic issues with biblical/ethical responses.

6. Experience integrated learning of content, skill, and character through an internship or study abroad.

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Intercultural Studies Major (48 units) BA

General Education Recommendation

ANT225 Cultural Anthropology

ANT225 Cultural Anthropology

A general survey of Cultural Anthropology as a social science, including cultural factors that affect human behavior. Topics include language, kinship, art, religion, subsistence, and cultural change. This course or BEH 100 is a prerequisite for all other courses in Anthropology. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ANT225-E E Stokes, H. Bruce 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center
B110
Fall 2014 ANT225-C C Melika, Ash 09/02/2014 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall
125
Fall 2014 ANT225-A A Melika, Ash 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center
ONLN
Fall 2014 ANT225-D D Melika, Ash 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Sch Business Building
203
Fall 2014 ANT225-B B Stokes, H. Bruce 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center
A110
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SCI200 Special Topics

SCI200 Special Topics

Concentration upon a specific topic in the field of Science. Topic varies for different semesters. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. (3 units)

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STA144 Introduction to Statistics

STA144 Introduction to Statistics

Mathematical theory and applications, development of formulae, principles of statistical decision theory, descriptive measurements, probability concepts, random variables, normal distribution, inferential statistics, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, chi-squared procedures, linear regression, and the use of computers in statistics. Prerequisite: MAT 115 or sufficient SAT, ACT or math placement exam scores and appropriate high school mathematics background. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 STA144-I I Holderman, Charlie W. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Sch Business Building
104
Fall 2014 STA144-H H Holderman, Charlie W. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Sch Business Building
104
Fall 2014 STA144-G G Wood, Daniel A. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex
192
Fall 2014 STA144-E E Wood, Daniel A. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM James Complex
192
Fall 2014 STA144-C C Willett, Robert James 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM James Complex
192
Fall 2014 STA144-D D Willett, Robert James 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex
192
Fall 2014 STA144-F F Wood, Daniel A. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex
192
Fall 2014 STA144-B B Nielsen, Michelle N. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Sch Business Building
251
Fall 2014 STA144-A A Carothers, Linn E. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Sch Business Building
251
Spring 2015 STA144-D D Willett, Robert James 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM TBA
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Spring 2015 STA144-E E Willett, Robert James 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA
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Spring 2015 STA144-F F Majcherek, Daniel J. 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM TBA
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Spring 2015 STA144-G G STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM TBA
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Spring 2015 STA144-H H STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM TBA
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Spring 2015 STA144-A A Carothers, Linn E. 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA
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Spring 2015 STA144-B B Carothers, Linn E. 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
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Spring 2015 STA144-C C Nielsen, Michelle N. 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
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Lower Division Requirements

ICS105 Introduction to Global Studies

ICS105 Introduction to Global Studies

This course contrasts basic western egocentric Christianity with the God-centered global perspective of biblical Christianity. The course addresses the basic elements of the Christian faith in the context of God's global agenda. Topics include worldview, God's global purpose, the Kingdom of God, prayer, the Holy Spirit, the mission of the Church. (3 units; Interdisciplinary, Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ICS105-E E Rogers, Mark C. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Sch Business Building
104
Fall 2014 ICS105-F F Dobbins, Jared 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Yeager Center
B221
Fall 2014 ICS105-D D Nsofor, C. Fyne L. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center
B251
Fall 2014 ICS105-C C Nsofor, C. Fyne L. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center
A111
Fall 2014 ICS105-B B Lewis, Jeff C. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Sch Business Building
125
Fall 2014 ICS105-A A Lewis, Jeff C. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Sch Business Building
125
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ICS205 Models of Discipleship

ICS205 Models of Discipleship

An advanced course related to the biblical principle of discipleship, including both what a disciple of Jesus is and how disciples are made. Focus on models of discipleship and a student's development of a personal strategy of discipleship. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ICS205-A A Lewis, Jeff C. 09/02/2014 Tuesday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Sch Business Building
ONLN
Fall 2014 ICS205-B B Lewis, Jeff C. 09/02/2014 Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Sch Business Building
ONLN
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Old Testament Elective Requirements

Complete six (6) units from the following:

CST210 Pentateuch & Former Prophets

CST210 Pentateuch & Former Prophets

An introduction to the Pentateuch and Former Prophets sections of the Hebrew Bible and the ancient Near Eastern cultural and historical background of Israel's history and sacred literature. Special emphasis will be given to the ways in which the literary forms of the Old Testament express Israel's understanding of God's activity in the world and the history of the nation. Core requirement for Christian Studies majors. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 CST210-B B Mooney, David Jeffrey 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Sch Business Building
253
Fall 2014 CST210-T1 T1 Mooney, David Jeffrey 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Sch Business Building
253
Fall 2014 CST210-A A Mooney, David Jeffrey 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Sch Business Building
253
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CST220 Latter Prophets & Writings

CST220 Latter Prophets & Writings

An introduction to the Latter Prophets and Writings sections of the Hebrew Bible and the ancient Near Eastern cultural and historical background of Israel's history and sacred literature. Special emphasis will be given to the ways in which the literary forms of the Old Testament express Israel's understanding of God's activity in the world and in the history of the nation. Core requirement for Christian Studies majors. (3 units; Multicultural; Spring)

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CST315 Old Testament Ethics

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; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Spring even years)

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New Testament Elective Requirements

Complete six (6) units from the following:

CST230 Jesus and the Gospels

CST230 Jesus and the Gospels

An investigation of the testimony provided by the Gospels concerning the life of Jesus of Nazareth, with special attention given to the critical issues prompted by such study. Core requirement and prerequisite for upper division Gospel courses (CST 330, 331) for Christian Studies majors. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 CST230-B B Mobley, Richard A. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Sch Business Building
251
Fall 2014 CST230-T1 T1 Mobley, Richard A. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Sch Business Building
251
Fall 2014 CST230-A A Mobley, Richard A. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Sch Business Building
251
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CST240 Paul & the Early Church

CST240 Paul & the Early Church

An introductory consideration of the incidents, individuals, and issues included in the historical, epistolary, and apocalyptic portions of the New Testament. Core requirement and prerequisite for upper division Pauline courses (CST 440, 441) for Christian Studies majors. (3 units; Multicultural; Spring)

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CST411 Special Topics in New Testament

CST411 Special Topics in New Testament

An examination of specific area(s) of New Testament study. Course is repeatable for credit with a change in topic. Prerequisite: Previous New Testament coursework. (3 units; Multicultural; As offered)

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Upper Division Requirements

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 2014 CST370-A A Co, Adamson 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM The Village at CBU
400A
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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)

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ICS375 Current Events and Movements

ICS375 Current Events and Movements

This course will examine the current political, social, economic, and human events in selected areas of the world, deliberate their global impact and consider the events impact on the mission of the church. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ICS375-A A Stumpf, Amy R. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Sch Business Building
125
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ICS430 Intercultural Communications

ICS430 Intercultural Communications

The purpose of this course is to explore the principles of intercultural communications. This course will address principles and processes of communication from one culture to another. The course will also focus on different perceptions, ways of thinking, values, non-verbal expression, language expression and sub-groups within a culture as they relate to the media and the message. (3 units; Multicultural; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ICS430-A A White, Kristen 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center
A111
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PHI353 Comparative Religions

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 PHI353-C C Mosteller, Timothy 09/02/2014 Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Mission Hall
ONLN
Fall 2014 PHI353-A A Stumpf, Amy R. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Sch Business Building
204
Fall 2014 PHI353-B B Stumpf, Amy R. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sch Business Building
204
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Practicum Requirement

ICS494 Field Practicum Preparation

ICS494 Field Practicum Preparation

Perspective field practicum students are required to take this course the semester prior to participation in the Field Practicum program. The course covers topics that will prepare the student spiritually, emotionally, culturally and intellectually for a successful practicum experience. Successful completion with a grade of "pass" is required for field practicum enrollment. Prerequisite: Permission of Dean of School of Christian Ministries. (0 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ICS494-A A Lewis, Jeff C. 09/02/2014 Array Array - Array Instructor
OFFC
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ICS495 Field Practicum

ICS495 Field Practicum

An extended cross-cultural experience through either study abroad or study in an approved domestic program. Students will spend a semester working with and supervised by resident field personnel around the world, taking part in imaginative and meaningful service. The field practicum provides an opportunity to develop cross-cultural experience and competence in a field environment while exploring specific geographical, cultural and career areas of interest. Prerequisite: ANT 225, ICS 105, 205, 305, 494 and Permission of Dean of School of Christian Ministries. (3-15 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring/Summer)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ICS495-A A Lewis, Jeff C. 09/02/2014 Array Array - Array Instructor
OFFC
Fall 2014 ICS495-B B Stumpf, Amy R. 09/02/2014 Array Array - Array Instructor
OFFC
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Concentration Courses (12 units)

Students must complete all requirements in one of the following concentrations:

  • Global Justice
  • Global Ministries
  • TESOL

Global Justice

BUS362 Social Entrepreneurship

BUS362 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; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 BUS362-A A Alderson, Keanon J. 09/02/2014 Tuesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Sch Business Building
106
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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 2014 CST425-A A Stumpf, Amy R. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Sch Business Building
202
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ICS415 Spcl Topics Intercultural Studie

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, Multicultural; As offered)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ICS415-A A Stumpf, Amy R. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Sch Business Building
103
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POL454 International Organizations

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)

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Global Ministries

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 2014 CST350-T2 T2 Wilson, Danny K. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center
B259
Fall 2014 CST350-A A Wilson, Danny K. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center
B259
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ICS435 Church Planting

ICS435 Church Planting

This course examines the biblical principles of churches and will conduct research and analysis of various church planting strategies. Attention will be given to church planting principles that are cross-culturally transferable and models of postmodern church planting. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ICS435-A A Cochran, Gregory C. 09/02/2014 Wednesday 7:00 AM - 9:20 AM The Village at CBU
300
Fall 2014 ICS435-T4 T4 Cochran, Gregory C. 09/02/2014 Wednesday 7:00 AM - 9:20 AM The Village at CBU
300
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ICS495 Field Practicum

ICS495 Field Practicum

An extended cross-cultural experience through either study abroad or study in an approved domestic program. Students will spend a semester working with and supervised by resident field personnel around the world, taking part in imaginative and meaningful service. The field practicum provides an opportunity to develop cross-cultural experience and competence in a field environment while exploring specific geographical, cultural and career areas of interest. Prerequisite: ANT 225, ICS 105, 205, 305, 494 and Permission of Dean of School of Christian Ministries. (3-15 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring/Summer)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ICS495-A A Lewis, Jeff C. 09/02/2014 Array Array - Array Instructor
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Fall 2014 ICS495-B B Stumpf, Amy R. 09/02/2014 Array Array - Array Instructor
OFFC
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TESOL

ENG442 Teaching Second Language Writing

ENG442 Teaching Second Language Writing

This course prepares students to teach writing to second language learners, especially but not exclusively at the college level. Course materials and activities focus on current composition philosophy, research-based method and teaching techniques for collegiate level second language writing courses. At a minimum, this course is designed to introduce students to major theories, research, and practice in the teaching of English writing to second language learners. Thus, students should complete this course being able to do what ESL/EFL writing instructors do: design lesson plans for college composition; evaluate (read, respond to, grade, and assess) college level writing; and engage in research in at least one relevant issue in ESL/EFL composition pedagogy. This course should train students to be reflective practitioners and researchers of collegiate level English composition. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; As offered)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ENG442-A A Walker, Deron 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM Sch Business Building
250
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ENG452 Secnd Lang Curriclm Dev & Assmnt

ENG452 Secnd Lang Curriclm Dev & Assmnt

This course is designed for future ESL teachers who are interested in current thinking and research in second language material development and assessment and in the application of such in classroom teaching. There are two major goals: one is developing a solid understanding of the core issues in these areas and the other, which requires students to design their own materials and assessment tools and to evaluate existing ones, is facilitating the application of such an understanding in classroom teaching. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; As offered)

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ENG454 Writing in Context

ENG454 Writing in Context

This course will provide a practical, hands on approach to the study of English grammar and the application of the acquired knowledge of grammar to the classroom setting. It will be assumed that few, if any, students have had a thorough, formal study of English grammar. The approach will seek to present models for application in the literature based curriculum prescribed by the California State Framework in English. Students will complete numerous in class exercises as well as independent work outside of class for presentation in discussion at subsequent class meetings. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 ENG454-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Array Array - Array Instructor
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ENG463 Lang Structure and Acquisition

ENG463 Lang Structure and Acquisition

Linguistic theory and method. Includes the study of the five universal elements of language (phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics) as well as the use of language and its variants in culture. Fieldwork required. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ENG463-B B Renfro, Irina 09/02/2014 Thursday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Yeager Center
B222
Fall 2014 ENG463-A A Liu, Carla 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
B221
Spring 2015 ENG463-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Thursday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM TBA
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Spring 2015 ENG463-B B STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
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