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.

Intercultural Studies Major (48 units) BA

General Education Recommendation

ANT225 Cultural Anthropology
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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
Melika, Ash
09/06/2016 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 191
ANT225-B
Stokes, H. Bruce
09/06/2016 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 192
ANT225-E
Goodman, Julie Marcele
09/06/2016 M 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM BUS B110
ANT225-A
Melika, Ash
09/06/2016 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS B252
ANT225-D
Melika, Ash
09/06/2016 M 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 203
ANT225-F
Goodman, Julie Marcele
09/06/2016 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 204
ANT225-A
Melika, Ash
01/11/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS
ANT225-B
Melika, Ash
01/11/2017 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS
ANT225-C
Stokes, H. Bruce
01/11/2017 M 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS
ANT225-D
Melika, Ash
01/11/2017 - BUS 202
ANT225-E
Goodman, Julie Marcele
01/11/2017 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 202
ANT225-F
Goodman, Julie Marcele
01/11/2017 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 202

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)

STA144 Introduction to Statistics
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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)

STA144-F
Ludwig, Shane Matthew
09/06/2016 T 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 104
STA144-E
Denson, Tommie Hugh,, III
09/06/2016 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 126
STA144-I
Wood, Daniel A.
09/06/2016 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS A016
STA144-D
Denson, Tommie Hugh,, III
09/06/2016 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 126
STA144-C
Denson, Tommie Hugh,, III
09/06/2016 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 126
STA144-A
Carothers, Linn E.
09/06/2016 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 124
STA144-A
Carothers, Linn E.
01/11/2017 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS

Lower Division Requirements

ICS105 Introduction to Global Studies
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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)

ICS105-F
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
09/06/2016 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS B110
ICS105-D
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
09/06/2016 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 190
ICS105-C
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
09/06/2016 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS B111
ICS105-A
Lewis, Jeff C.
09/06/2016 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 124
ICS105-B
Lewis, Jeff C.
09/06/2016 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 124
ICS105-C
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
01/11/2017 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS
ICS105-D
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
01/11/2017 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS
ICS105-E
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
01/11/2017 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS
ICS105-B
Jenkins, Amanda Kristine
01/11/2017 T 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS
ICS105-A
Lewis, Jeff C.
01/11/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 125

ICS205 Models of Discipleship
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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)

ICS205-A
Zunigha, Brian L
09/06/2016 T 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS B219
ICS205-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 T 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS
ICS205-T1
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 T 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS

Old Testament Elective Requirements

Complete six (6) units from the following:

CST210 Pentateuch & Former Prophets
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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)

CST210-B
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/06/2016 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 203
CST210-T1
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/06/2016 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 203
CST210-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/06/2016 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 191

CST220 Latter Prophets & Writings
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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)

CST220-B
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/11/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS
CST220-T1
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/11/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS
CST220-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/11/2017 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS B259

CST315 Old Testament Ethics
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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)

New Testament Elective Requirements

Complete six (6) units from the following:

CST230 Jesus and the Gospels
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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)

CST230-T1
Mobley, Richard A.
09/06/2016 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 183
CST230-B
Mobley, Richard A.
09/06/2016 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 183
CST230-A
Mobley, Richard A.
09/06/2016 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 183

CST240 Paul & the Early Church
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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)

CST240-B
Mobley, Richard A.
01/11/2017 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS B221
CST240-T1
Mobley, Richard A.
01/11/2017 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS B221
CST240-A
Mobley, Richard A.
01/11/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS

CST411 Special Topics in New Testament
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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)

CST411-A
Mobley, Richard A.
09/06/2016 M 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 192

Upper Division Requirements

CST370 Christian Doctrine
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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)

CST370-A
Co, Adamson
09/06/2016 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS B111
CST370-A
Co, Adamson
01/11/2017 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS

ICS305 Global Perspectives
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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.
01/11/2017 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 125
ICS305-A
Lewis, Jeff C.
01/11/2017 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 125

ICS375 Current Events and Movements
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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)

ICS375-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/06/2016 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 203
ICS375-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/06/2016 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 202
ICS375-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/11/2017 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS A111
ICS375-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/11/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS A111

ICS430 Intercultural Communications
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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)

ICS430-A
Jenkins, Amanda Kristine
09/06/2016 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 250
ICS430-A
Jenkins, Amanda Kristine
01/11/2017 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS

PHI353 Comparative Religions
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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-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/06/2016 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 203
PHI353-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/06/2016 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 203
PHI353-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/11/2017 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 124
PHI353-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/11/2017 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 124

Practicum Requirement

ICS494 Field Practicum Preparation
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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)

ICS494-A
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
09/06/2016 - BUS OFFC
ICS494-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/11/2017 - BUS OFFC

ICS495 Field Practicum
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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)

ICS495-A
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
09/06/2016 - BUS OFFC
ICS495-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/11/2017 - BUS OFFC

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
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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; Spring)

CST425 Christian Social Ethics
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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)

CST425-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/06/2016 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 202
CST425-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/11/2017 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS

ICS415 Spcl Topics Intercultural Studie
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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)

ICS415-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/06/2016 M 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM BUS 253
ICS415-A
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
01/11/2017 T 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS

POL454 International Organizations
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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)

Global Ministries

CST350 Biblical Interpretation
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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)

CST350-T2
Wilson, Danny K.
09/06/2016 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS ONLN
CST350-A
Wilson, Danny K.
09/06/2016 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS ONLN
CST350-A
Wilson, Danny K.
01/11/2017 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS ONLN

ICS435 Evangelism and Church Planting
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This course examines the biblical principles of church planting. Attention is given to church planting strategies locally and globally. Church planting is considered as an evangelistic strategy, with a comparison and contrast to other models of evangelism, including personal evangelism. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall)

ICS435-T4
Cochran, Gregory C.
09/06/2016 W 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 103
ICS435-A
Cochran, Gregory C.
09/06/2016 W 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 103

ICS495 Field Practicum
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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)

ICS495-A
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
09/06/2016 - BUS OFFC
ICS495-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/11/2017 - BUS OFFC

TESOL

ENG442 Teaching Second Language Writing
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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)

ENG442-A
Walker, Deron
09/06/2016 W 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM BUS 203

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)

ENG452-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 W 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM BUS

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)

ENG454-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 M 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BUS

ENG463 Lang Structure and Acquisition
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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)

ENG463-B
Jacobs, DawnEllen
09/06/2016 TR 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM BUS 183
ENG463-A
Liu, Carla
09/06/2016 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 191
ENG463-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 TR 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM BUS
ENG463-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS

ENG472 Theory & Methods of TESOL
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This course will focus on the application of linguistic theory in education. Students will be introduced to various teaching philosophies and methodologies, focusing on their application to language learning. Students will be familiarized with various movements in education and psychology such as behaviorism, cognitivism, social constructivism, and humanism. Students will be instructed as to how diverse language teaching methods have been informed by various educational movements and how these philosophies and methods take form in the second language classroom. This course will build on the concepts taught in ENG 463 but will focus more on second language learners both in ESL and EFL settings. Prerequisite: ENG123 (3 units; Fall Odd years)

ENG472-A
Walker, Deron
09/06/2016 TR 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM BUS 36A2