DIVISION OF

BIBLICAL STUDIES

Allen, C. Balzer, Blankenship, Brisben, Bruce, Burch (chair), Castleman, Hall, Jacobs, Klotz, Lanker, Ogle, Raith, Vila

 

Student Learning Outcomes

The Division of Biblical Studies has the following student learning outcomes for all of its programs including the 14 hours of course work in the Core Curriculum:

1) Cognitive outcomes: Students will increase biblical literacy, practice theological reflection, and become historically rooted and doctrinally grounded.

2) Affective outcomes: Students will desire Christ-like formation in all areas of life for the glory of God.

3) Vocational/Skill outcomes: Students will be equipped for vocational ministry and service and/or prepared for seminary/graduate studies in the fields related to their areas of study.

DEPARTMENT OF BIBLE, RELIGION, AND PHILOSOPHY

(SYMBOLS: BBL, RPH)

Knowledge of the Bible is essential for effective Christian living as well as for any type of Christian work, whether one plans to attend graduate school or enter directly into ministry. The department seeks to help each student examine the scriptural basis for their faith and to guide the student in the use of foundational tools for grasping the content and application of God's Word. Students are encouraged to think carefully and be intellectually honest while affirming the place of biblically grounded Christian faith in the pursuit of truth. The Department of Bible, Religion, and Philosophy offers a major and minor in Biblical and Theological Studies, a major in Philosophy, and minors in Church Leadership, New Testament Greek, and Religion and Philosophy.

 

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with major in Biblical and Theological Studies

 

The major in Biblical and Theological Studies is designed to equip those who are planning to enter directly into ministry or further their studies in seminary or graduate school. The curriculum provides important content in biblical studies, theology, Church history, and related disciplines. Majors in Biblical and Theological Studies must complete 12 hours of language studies, including at least two semesters of New Testament Greek.

1. University Core Curriculum - 55 hours

2. Courses Specified by this Division - 9 hours

BBL 34_3 A New Testament book study

CMN 1213 Christian Leadership and Service

RPH 3323 Philosophy of the Christian Faith

3. Required Major Field Courses - 27 hours

BBL 3363 History of the Christian Church I

BBL 3373 History of the Christian Church II

BBL 34_3 A New Testament book study

BBL 36_3 An Old Testament book study

BBL 36_3 An Old Testament book study

BBL 4433 Christian Apologetics or RPH 4433 Philosophy of Religion

BBL 4473 Seminar in Biblical Studies

BBL 4493 Seminar in Theological Studies

RPH 4423 Ethics

4. Foreign Language - 12 hours

BBL 2513 Elementary New Testament Greek I

BBL 2523 Elementary New Testament Greek II

Select one of the following options:

Option A:

BBL 3513 Syntax of New Testament Greek I

BBL 3523 Syntax of New Testament Greek II

Option B:

BBL 3713 Elementary Biblical Hebrew I

BBL 3723 Elementary Biblical Hebrew II

Option C:

Six hours of LS-1000 level courses, LS-2000 level courses in one of Latin, French, or German

4. Electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

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Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with major in Philosophy

 

When the Apostle Paul was in Athens, he spoke with Epicurean and Stoic philosophers. Christians today continue that conversation, for the sake of the Church and for the world, and some Christians have been remarkable philosophers in their own right (e.g., Augustine and Aquinas). 

Philosophy resembles mathematics, in its rigor and clarity; history, in its sensitivity to people and ideas across cultures and ages; and literature, in its concern for articulate expression. 

Philosophy majors are well positioned to pursue any career that requires analytical reasoning, as well as graduate school in philosophy, theology, ministry, business, law, or medicine.

1. University Core Curriculum - 52 hours

The Philosophy elective is covered by one of the following program requirements: POL 3003, RPH 3003, or RPH 3103.

2. Courses Specified by this Division - 9 hours

BBL 34_3 A New Testament book study

CMN 1213 Christian Leadership and Service

RPH 3323 Philosophy of the Christian Faith

3. Required Major Core Courses - 15 hours

RPH 2323 Logic

RPH 3343 Ancient & Medieval Philosophy

RPH 3353 Modern Philosophy

RPH 4423 Ethics

RPH 4433 Philosophy of Religion

4. Electives in Philosophy/Religious Studies - 12 hours (minimum)

One of the following:

POL 3003 Political Philosophy

RPH 3003 Introduction to Philosophy

RPH 3013 Political Philosophy

Nine hours from the following:

BBL 4493 Seminar in Theological Studies

EGL 3713 Literary Theory

RPH 3533 Introduction to Islam

RPH 3543 Introduction to Hinduism and Buddhism

RPH 4481/82/83 Selected Topics in Religion/Philosophy

5. Foreign Language - 12 hours

Twelve hours from LS-1000 level courses, LS-2000 level courses, BBL 2513, BBL 2523, BBL 3513, BBL 3523, HST 2111; or six hours of LS-2000 level courses

6. Electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

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Requirements for minor in Biblical and Theological Studies

 

The student must successfully complete a minimum of 21 hours beyond the Core.

Required Courses - 15 hours

BBL 3363 History of the Christian Church I

BBL 3373 History of the Christian Church II

BBL 34_3 A New Testament book study

BBL 36_3 An Old Testament book study

One of the following:

BBL 4473 Seminar in Biblical Studies

BBL 4493 Seminar in Theological Studies

An additional six hours from among BBL or RPH courses

 

Requirements for minor in Church Leadership

 

The student must successfully complete a minimum of 18 hours beyond the Core.

Required Courses - 12 hours

BBL 3353 Theology of Worship

CMN 2263 Discipleship and Evangelism

CMN 4613 Internship in Christian Ministry

One of the following:

BBL 3223 Communicating the Christian Message

CMN 2313 Christian Formation with Youth

COM 2523 Public Speaking

ICS 2113 Intercultural Communications

Six hours from the following:

RPH 3323 Philosophy of the Christian Faith

RPH 4433 Philosophy of Religion

Or six hours from among BBL or RPH courses (must be upper-division level)

 

Requirements for minor in New Testament Greek

 

The student must successfully complete a minimum of 21 hours beyond the Core.

Required Courses - 15 hours

BBL 2513 Elementary New Testament Greek I

BBL 2523 Elementary New Testament Greek II

BBL 3513 Syntax of New Testament Greek I

BBL 3523 Syntax of New Testament Greek II

LS 3173 Introduction to Linguistics

Six hours from the following:

BBL 4512 Greek Reading and Exegesis

BBL 4581/82/83 Selected Topics: New Testament Greek

 

Requirements for minor in Religion and Philosophy

 

The student must successfully complete a minimum of 21 hours beyond the Core.

Required Courses - 18 hours

RPH 2323 Logic

RPH 3343 Ancient & Medieval Philosophy

RPH 3353 Modern Philosophy

RPH 4423 Ethics

RPH 4433 Philosophy of Religion

One of the following:

RPH 3533 Introduction to Islam

RPH 3543 Introduction to Hinduism and Buddhism

An additional three hours from among BBL or RPH courses

 

DEPARTMENT OF CHRISTIAN MINISTRY

(SYMBOL: CMN)

The Department of Christian Ministry seeks to equip students with Biblical and professional knowledge and practical skills for service and ministry, as well as for graduate study in the field of Christian leadership, formation, and evaluation. The department's intent is to develop graduates who are qualified to work with children, youth, and families in a variety of domestic and international venues such as churches, social service agencies, inner city ministries, camp and recreation settings, and parachurch organizations.

 

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with major in Child and Family Studies

The Child and Family Studies major focuses on the study of families

  • building on strong biblical and theological foundations,
  • drawing on theories from psychology and sociology, and
  • uniquely emphasizing the emotional, social, physical, and spiritual needs of children.

JBU Child and Family Studies graduates are currently working with social service agencies, in orphanages and other non-profit agencies around the world, as children and family ministers in churches, with organizations who serve children with special needs, and as professional counselors (after graduate school). The Child and Family Studies major provides an excellent foundation for graduate work in play therapy, social work, family counseling, and other related fields.

1. University Core Curriculum - 55 hours

2. Courses Specified by this Division - 9 hours

BBL 34_3 A New Testament book study

CMN 1213 Christian Leadership and Service

RPH 3323 Philosophy of the Christian Faith

3. Required Major Field Courses - 38 hours

BBL 36_3 An Old Testament book study

CMN 2303 Creating Holistic Curriculum for Children in Crisis

CMN 3273 Critical Concerns with Children

CMN 3453 Nurturing Spiritual Development in Children

CMN 4221 Introduction to Senior Seminar

CMN 4443 Critical Concerns with Adolescents

CMN 4463 Senior Seminar

CMN 4493 Ministering to Families across the Life Span

FAM 2133 Introduction to Family Science

FAM 3133 Marriage and Family Living

FAM 3223 Principles of Effective Parenting

Internship-4 hours from CMN 4611/12/13/14

One of the following:

FAM 3243 Family Sexuality

FAM 4253 Family Communication

4. Minor in another ministry or theological area, or other approved field*

5. Electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

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*The CFS major with a minor in FHS will qualify the student for Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) Certification (ECN 2003 must be taken as the Social Science option of the Core Curriculum to meet CFLE requirements).

 

Requirements for minor in Child and Family Studies

 

The student must successfully complete a minimum of 18 hours beyond the Core.

Required Courses - 18 hours

BBL 34_3 A New Testament book study

CMN 1213 Christian Leadership and Service

CMN 2303 Creating Holistic Curriculum for Children in Crisis

CMN 3273 Critical Concerns with Children

CMN 3453 Nurturing Spiritual Development in Children

FAM 2133 Introduction to Family Science

 

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with major in Outdoor Leadership Ministries

 

The major in Outdoor Leadership Ministries is designed to produce outdoor ministry educators and leaders equipped with sound judgment, appropriate technical ability, and effective teaching and facilitation competencies to create safe outdoor learning environments in which to nurture spiritual formation. Ministry opportunities include both national and international settings as camp program directors, wilderness guides and instructors, experiential learning and challenge course facilitators, outdoor educators, conference and retreat programmers, and leaders for children-, youth-, and family-serving organizations such as YMCA, Campfire, Scouting, and Young Life. Opportunities to earn certifications in Wilderness First Responder, Leave No Trace, Outdoor Leadership, and Outdoor Education are incorporated into the curriculum.

1. University Core Curriculum - 55 hours

2. Courses Specified by this Division - 9 hours

BBL 34_3 A New Testament book study

CMN 1213 Christian Leadership and Service

RPH 3323 Philosophy of the Christian Faith

3. Required Major Field Courses - 42 hours

CMN 2223 Challenge Course Programs and Management

CMN 2263 Discipleship and Evangelism

CMN 2283 Outdoor Recreation Skills

CMN 2313 Christian Formation with Youth

CMN 2373 Principles and Practices of Experiential Education

CMN 2383 Outdoor Living Skills

CMN 3213 Camp Leadership and Management

CMN 4113 Wilderness First Responder

CMN 4221 Introduction to Senior Seminar

CMN 4433 Capstone in Christian Ministry

CMN 4463 Senior Seminar

CMN 4614 Internship in Christian Ministry (two sections required)

FAM 4443 Critical Concerns with Adolescents

4. Minor in an approved field, or select any two of the following concentrations choosing nine unique hours from each:

A. Church Ministry

BBL 3353 Theology of Worship

BBL 3363 History of the Christian Church I

BBL 3373 History of the Christian Church II

BBL 36_3 Old Testament book study

CMN 3443 Leading Short-Term Missions Trips

B. Counseling Ministry

FAM 2133 Introduction to Family Science

FAM 4253 Family Communication

PSY 2233 Theories of Counseling

PSY 2243 Introduction to Therapeutic Interviewing

PSY 3303 Theories of Personality

C. Intercultural Ministry

CMN 3443 Leading Short-Term Missions Trips

ICS 2113 Intercultural Communications

ICS 3243 Principles and Philosophy of Community Development

RPH 3533 Introduction to Islam or RPH 3543 Introduction to Hinduism and Buddhism

SST 2123 Cultural Anthropology

D. Ministry Leadership

CMN 3443 Leading Short-Term Mission Trips

LDR 2552 Service Learning

LDR 2563 Leadership Competencies

LDR 3563 Organizational Leadership

LDR 3651 LSI Capstone Practicum

E. Parachurch Ministry

BBL 3353 Theology of Worship

CMN 3443 Leading Short-Term Missions Trips

CMN 3473 Ministry Resources

FAM 4253 Family Communication

LDR 3563 Organizational Leadership

F. Worship Ministry

BBL 3353 Theology of Worship

CMN 3443 Leading Short-Term Missions Trips

MUS 19x1 Class Lessons in Voice/Piano (3 credits)

MUS 2403 Understanding Worship Arts I: Orientation

MUS 2413 Understanding Worship Arts II: Materials and Methods

G. Family Ministry

CMN 3453 Nurturing Spiritual Development in Children

FAM 2133 Introduction to Family Science

FAM 3133 Marriage and Family Living

FAM 3223 Principles of Effective Parenting

FAM 4253 Family Communication

5. Electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

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Requirements for minor in Outdoor Leadership Ministries

 

The student must successfully complete a minimum of 18 hours beyond the Core.

CMN 2223 Challenge Course Programs and Management

CMN 2263 Discipleship and Evangelism

CMN 2373 Principles and Practices of Experiential Education

CMN 2383 Outdoor Living Skills

CMN 4113 Wilderness First Responder

CMN 4613 Internship in Christian Ministry

 

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with major in Youth Ministries

 

The Youth Ministries major is specifically designed for those students who are preparing for vocational youth ministry in church or parachurch settings. Students are exposed to a broad range of topics and are given the opportunity to acquire and develop skills directly related to ministry with the contemporary youth culture.

1. University Core Curriculum - 55 hours

2. Courses Specified by this Division - 9 hours

BBL 34_3 A New Testament book study

CMN 1213 Christian Leadership and Service

RPH 3323 Philosophy of the Christian Faith

3. Required Major Field Courses - 42 hours

BBL 3223 Communicating the Christian Message

CMN 2263 Discipleship and Evangelism

CMN 2313 Christian Formation with Youth

CMN 2373 Principles and Practices of Experiential Education

CMN 2463 Adolescent Culture

CMN 4221 Introduction to Senior Seminar

CMN 4433 Capstone in Christian Ministry

CMN 4463 Senior Seminar

CMN 4493 Ministering to Families Across the Lifespan

CMN 4614 Internship in Christian Ministry (two sections required)

FAM 2133 Introduction to Family Science

FAM 3243 Family Sexuality

FAM 4443 Critical Concerns with Adolescents

4. Minor in an approved field, or select any two of the following concentrations choosing nine unique hours from each:

A. Church Ministry

BBL 3353 Theology of Worship

BBL 3363 History of the Christian Church I

BBL 3373 History of the Christian Church II

BBL 36_3 Old Testament book study

CMN 3443 Leading Short-Term Missions Trips

B. Counseling Ministry

FAM 4253 Family Communication

ICS 2113 Intercultural Communications

PSY 2233 Theories of Counseling

PSY 2243 Introduction to Therapeutic Interviewing

PSY 3303 Theories of Personality

C. Intercultural Ministry

CMN 3443 Leading Short-Term Missions Trips

ICS 2113 Intercultural Communications

ICS 4183 Cultural Values Seminar

RPH 4433 Philosophy of Religion

SST 2123 Cultural Anthropology

D. Ministry Leadership

CMN 3443 Leading Short-Term Missions Trips

LDR 2552 Service Learning

LDR 2563 Leadership Competencies

LDR 3563 Organizational Leadership

LDR 3651 LSI Capstone Practicum

E. Outdoor Leadership Ministry

CMN 2223 Challenge Course Programs and Management

CMN 2283 Outdoor Recreation Skills

CMN 2383 Outdoor Living Skills

CMN 3213 Camp Leadership and Management

CMN 3443 Leading Short-Term Missions Trips

F. Parachurch Ministry

BBL 3353 Theology of Worship

CMN 3443 Leading Short-Term Missions Trips

CMN 3473 Ministry Resources

FAM 4253 Family Communication

LDR 3563 Organizational Leadership

G. Worship Ministry

BBL 3353 Theology of Worship

CMN 3443 Leading Short-Term Missions Trips

MUS 19x1 Class Lessons in Voice/Piano (3 credits)

MUS 2403 Understanding Worship Arts I: Orientation

MUS 2413 Understanding Worship Arts II: Materials and Methods

H. Family Ministry

CMN 3443 Leading Short-Term Missions Trips

CMN 3453 Nurturing Spiritual Development in Children

FAM 3133 Marriage and Family Living

FAM 3223 Principles of Effective Parenting

FAM 4253 Family Communication

5. Electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

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Requirements for minor in Youth Ministries

 

The student must successfully complete a minimum of 18 hours beyond the Core.

BBL 3223 Communicating the Christian Message

CMN 2263 Discipleship and Evangelism

CMN 2313 Christian Formation with Youth

CMN 2373 Principles and Practices of Experiential Education

CMN 2463 Adolescent Culture

FAM 4443 Critical Concerns with Adolescents

 

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with major in Youth and Worship Ministries

 

The Youth and Worship Ministries degree incorporates a focus on worship with a call to minister to teenagers. Graduates of the program will be prepared to serve in a variety of settings where these dual gifts may be applied.

1. University Core Curriculum - 55 hours

2. Courses Specified by this Division - 9 hours

BBL 34_3 A New Testament book study

CMN 1213 Christian Leadership and Service

RPH 3323 Philosophy of the Christian Faith

3. Youth Ministry Core - 36 hours

BBL 3223 Communicating the Christian Message

CMN 2263 Discipleship and Evangelism

CMN 2313 Christian Formation with Youth

CMN 2463 Adolescent Culture

CMN 4221 Introduction to Senior Seminar

CMN 4433 Capstone in Christian Ministry

CMN 4463 Senior Seminar

CMN 4493 Ministering to Families across the Life Span

CMN 4614 Internship in Christian Ministry (two sections required)

FAM 2133 Introduction to Family Science

FAM 4443 Critical Concerns with Adolescents

4. Worship Ministry Core - 18 hours

MUS 1111 Musicianship I

MUS 1113 Theory I

MUS 1931/41/91 Applied/Class Piano I, II (2 hours)

MUS 1951/61/81 Applied/Class Lessons in Voice (2 hours)

MUS 2503 Worship Arts I: Orientation

MUS 2513 Worship Arts II: Materials and Methods

MUS 3563 Audio Technology I

 One of the following:

MUS 3101 Survey of Instruments

MUS 3411 Conducting I

5. Electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

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DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND HUMAN SERVICES

(SYMBOL: FAM)


The diaconal service of caring for widows, orphans, and the poor has historically been a ministry of the Church. The Department of Family and Human Services seeks to better equip for this service by offering a bachelor's program in Family and Human Services and a minor in Family and Human Services. This innovative curriculum, which follows the course guidelines of the National Council for Family Relations, incorporates Family and Human Services courses with course work from other departments to provide the student with theological, theoretical, and practical training. Students who have earned the degree in Family and Human Services serve in a variety of capacities such as family educators, family caseworkers, social workers, youth counselors, mental health technicians, dispute mediators, foster care caseworkers, and adoption and placement counselors. The degree in Family and Human Services provides an excellent foundation for graduate programs in marriage and family therapy, professional counseling, social work, and other related fields.

 

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with major in Family and Human Services

 

1. University Core Curriculum - 55 hours

Social Science component must be ECN 2003; Mathematics component must be PSY 2383.

2. Courses Specified by this Division - 6 hours

CMN 1213 Christian Leadership and Service

RPH 3323 Philosophy of the Christian Faith

3. Required Major Field Courses - 41 hours

FAM 2133 Introduction to Family Science

FAM 2413 Developmental Psychology

FAM 3133 Marriage and Family Living

FAM 3223 Principles of Effective Parenting

FAM 3243 Family Sexuality

FAM 4221 Introduction to Senior Seminar

FAM 4253 Family Communication

FAM 4433 Senior Seminar

FAM 4443 Critical Concerns with Adolescents

FAM 4453 Family Law and Society

ICS 4113 Intercultural Family Seminar

PSY 1013 Introductory to Psychology

RPH 4423 Ethics

Internship - 4 hours from FAM 4611/12/14

4. Minor in an approved field or select any two of the following concentrations choosing nine unique hours from each:

A. Child and Family Studies

BBL 34_3 A New Testament book study

CMN 2303 Creating Holistic Curriculum for Children in Crisis

CMN 3273 Critical Concerns with Children

CMN 3453 Nurturing Spiritual Development in Children

B. Child and Adolescent Development

CMN 2463 Adolescent Culture

CMN 3273 Critical Concerns with Children

CMN 3453 Nurturing Spiritual Development in Children

PSY 3303 Theories of Personality

C. Psychology

PSY 2233 Theories of Counseling

PSY 2393 Research Methods

PSY 3423 Social Psychology

PSY 4213 Abnormal Psychology

D. Wilderness Counseling

CMN 2223 Challenge Course Programs and Management

CMN 2373 Principles and Practices of Experiential Education

CMN 3213 Camp Leadership and Management

PSY 2233 Theories of Counseling

E. Pre-Counseling

CMN 4493 Ministering to Families across the Life Span

ICS 2113 Intercultural Communications

PSY 2233 Theories of Counseling

PSY 2243 Introduction to Therapeutic Interviewing

F. Criminology

POL 3133 Politics of Social Policy

POL 4243 Constitutional Law

PSY 4213 Abnormal Psychology

SST 1113 Introduction to Sociology

G. Social Justice

HST 2323 Poverty and Welfare in American History

POL 3133 Politics of Social Policy

POL 3213 Faith and Politics

RPH 4423 Ethics

5. Electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

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Requirements for minor in Family and Human Services

 

The student must successfully complete a minimum of 18 hours beyond the Core.

Required Courses - 15 hours

FAM 2133 Introduction to Family Science

FAM 3133 Marriage and Family Living

FAM 3243 Family Sexuality

FAM 4253 Family Communication

RPH 4423 Ethics

An additional three hours of approved electives from among FAM or PSY 2393

 

DEPARTMENT OF INTERCULTURAL STUDIES

(SYMBOL: ICS)


The Intercultural Studies Program is designed for students focusing on cross-cultural careers in missions, translation, community development, international business, and the teaching of English as a second language.

The B.A. in Intercultural Studies (ICS) requires a minor field, and students are encouraged to diversify their academic experience by adding a minor that enhances the ICS degree, in keeping with their vocational goals. For example, ICS majors might choose the TESOL minor if they want to teach English in an international setting.

 

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with major in Intercultural Studies

 

1. University Core Curriculum - 52 hours

The Global Studies elective is covered by either RPH 3533 or RPH 3543 in the program requirements.

2. Courses Specified by this Division - 9 hours

BBL 34_3 A New Testament book study

CMN 1213 Christian Leadership and Service

RPH 3323 Philosophy of the Christian Faith

3. Intercultural Studies Major Core - 15 hours

ICS 2113 Intercultural Communication

ICS 4123 Intercultural Internship

ICS 4183 Cultural Values Seminar

SST 2123 Cultural Anthropology

One of the following:

RPH 3533 Introduction to Islam

RPH 3543 Introduction to Hinduism and Buddhism

4. One of the following Concentrations - 12 hours

A. International Studies

ICS 3133 Cultural Research Methods

ICS 4133 Intercultural Leadership Skills

POL 3353 International Relations

SST 1143 World Regional Geography

B. Intercultural Ministries

CMN 2263 Discipleship and Evangelism

RPH 4433 Philosophy of Religion

One of the following:

BBL 3303 Theology of Missions

BBL 3583 Perspectives on the World Christian Movement

One of the following:

ICS 3243 Principles and Philosophy of Community Development

ICS 4133 Intercultural Leadership Skills

C. Community Development

ICS 3243 Principles and Philosophy of Community Development

ICS 3263 Theory and Practice of Appropriate Technology I

ICS 3283 Theory and Practice of Appropriate Technology II

One of the following:

ICS 3133 Cultural Research Methods

BBL 3583 Perspectives on the World Christian Movement

5. Foreign Language - 12 hours

Twelve hours from LS-1000, LS-2000 level courses, LS 3173; or with approval of advisor, students may use courses from BBL 2513, BBL 2523, BBL 3513, BBL 3523 to satisfy all or part of the requirement; or six hours of LS-2000 level courses

6. Minor in TESOL or other approved minor

7. Electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

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Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (B.S.) degree with major in Intercultural Studies

 

1. University Core Curriculum - 52 hours

The Global Studies elective is covered by either RPH 3533 or RPH 3543 in the program requirements.

2. Courses Specified by this Division - 9 hours

BBL 34_3 A New Testament book study

CMN 1213 Christian Leadership and Service

RPH 3323 Philosophy of the Christian Faith

3. Intercultural Studies Major Core - 15 hours

ICS 2113 Intercultural Communications

ICS 4123 Intercultural Internship

ICS 4183 Cultural Values Seminar

SST 2123 Cultural Anthropology

One of the following:

RPH 3533 Introduction to Islam

RPH 3543 Introduction to Hinduism and Buddhism

4. One of the following Concentrations - 12 hours

A. International Studies

ICS 3133 Cultural Research Methods

ICS 4133 Intercultural Leadership Skills

POL 3353 International Relations

SST 1143 World Regional Geography

B. Intercultural Ministries

CMN 2263 Discipleship and Evangelism

RPH 4433 Philosophy of Religion

One of the following:

BBL 3303 Theology of Missions

BBL 3583 Perspectives on the World Christian Movement

One of the following:

ICS 3243 Principles and Philosophy of Community Development

ICS 4133 Intercultural Leadership Skills

C. Community Development

ICS 3243 Principles and Philosophy of Community Development

ICS 3263 Theory and Practice of Appropriate Technology I

ICS 3283 Theory and Practice of Appropriate Technology II

One of the following:

ICS 3133 Cultural Research Methods

BBL 3583 Perspectives on the World Christian Movement

5. Minor in TESOL or other approved minor

6. Electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

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Requirements for minor in Intercultural Studies

A student must successfully complete a minimum of 21 hours beyond the Core.

Required Courses - 9 hours

One of the following:

ICS 2113 Intercultural Communications

SST 2123 Cultural Anthropology

One of the following:

BBL 34_3 A New Testament book study

BBL 36_3 An Old Testament book study

BBL 3583 Perspectives on the World Christian Movement

One of the following:

ICS 3243 Principles and Philosophy of Community Development

ICS 4133 Intercultural Leadership Skills

Fulfillment Options: a student may take all 21 hours from the courses listed above; if a student completes less than 21 hours, the student must select additional hours from the courses offered below to meet the 21 hour requirement.

CMN 2263 Discipleship and Evangelism

ICS 3133 Cultural Research Methods

ICS 3163 Geo-Cultural Studies

ICS 3263 Theory and Practice of Appropriate Technology I

ICS 3283 Theory and Practice of Appropriate Technology II

ICS 4113 Intercultural Family Seminar

ICS 4123 Intercultural Internship

ICS 4183 Cultural Values Seminar

RPH 3533 Introduction to Islam

RPH 3543 Introduction to Hinduism and Buddhism

RPH 4423 Ethics

RPH 4433 Philosophy of Religion