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Year Course ID Course
2021-2022 ANTH 101

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Introduction to the general field of anthropology, including reviews of scientific theories as basis of the academic research, as well as social, cultural, ethnographic and methodological topics which refer to the discipline. The course includes a study of diversity and similarity of behavior patterns, values, traditions, economical systems and customs of people in different cultural contexts- present and past. The focus will be to enhance students understanding of human nature. This will be derived from the investigation of the variety and range of socially standardized responses to the circumstances of human living. Such insight transcends a culture- bound approach, which views things from the narrow perspective of one's native cultural background. In each aspect of human culture this introduction seeks to provide an appreciation of other cultures as well an understanding of our values attitudes within society, lastly it reflects the perspective of our Christian faith toward society.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None
2021-2022 ECON 230

Introduction to International Development

This course provides an introduction to the field of international development through an overview of the many issues and challenges relating to economic disparity among people of various nations. Students engage in the exploration of responses to these situations. The course is open to students from all disciplines.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None.
2021-2022 LING 210

Language and Society

This course gives students the opportunity to examine and interpret how the socio-cultural context affects the way people speak in that setting. Topics in focus include regional and social dialects, multilingualism, language attitudes and their impact on national and personal identity, linguistic politeness, the maintenance, shift, loss, and spread of languages, and the impact of modern technology. Applications to gender and education are explored in depth.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None. (Summer or 3-0; 3-0)
2021-2022 LING 310

Articulatory Phonetics

Theoretical and practical introduction to the broad range of human speech sounds including tone, intonation, stress, and duration; extensive drill in producing and recognizing these sounds and recording them with phonetic symbols; and practice in recording and reproducing the sounds of selected languages.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None. (Summer or 3 0; 3-0)
NB: Students may not take both LING 306 and LING 310. Students taking a TESOL Track minor in Applied Linguistics with TESOL and students taking the TESOL track TESOL Certificate should take LING 306 rather than LING 310.
2021-2022 LING 330

Phonological Analysis

The study of sound systems of human language, including initial principles of phonological analysis. Application of these principles to a wide range of natural language data.

Course Credits: 3
Co-requisite(s): LING 310 (Summer; 3-1; 3-1)
2021-2022 LING 360

Morphosyntax I

Theories of grammar and principles of language analysis. Topics include: morphology, syntax, stems, words, phrases, sentences, and categories of meaning. Problem solving with data from a variety of languages is a major part of the course.

Course Credits: 3
Co-requisite(s): LING 310. (Summer; 3-1; 0-0)
2021-2022 MCOM 372

Cross-cultural Communication

This course is about the nature of cross-cultural interaction. Cultural concepts and contexts are explored through taxonomies, theories, and comparative analysis. Through in-class and out-ofclass activities, students become self-aware and other-aware. Students also experiment with cultural behaviours and cultural change, aiming to increase both explanatory and predictive cultural knowledge, and enhance behavioural competencies.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): Registration preference given to media and communication majors, concentrations, or minors, as well as corporate communication majors, TESL certificate, Inter cultural religious studies, and international studies programs. (3-0 or 3-0)
NB: Fulfils University core requirement for social and global inquiry. Required of all corporate communication majors. Fulfils theory and criticism requirement for media and communication major.
Cross-listed: ANTH 302, LING 302.
2021-2022 POLS 308

Political Economy of Dev. Nations

This course provides an analysis of the relationship of government policies and economic development in selected Asian, African, and Latin American countries. Topics include the role of leadership and public policy; challenges of development; obstacles to democratization; and the interaction of domestic and global political/economic structures.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): POLS 101 and 211, or instructor's consent.
2021-2022 RELS 101

Introduction to Old Testament Studies

An introduction to the major divisions of the Old Testament (Pentateuch, Prophets, and Writings), including an orientation to the following areas in the field of Old Testament studies: inspiration, principles of interpretation, canon, text, world of the Old Testament, historical backgrounds, archeology, theology, criticism, literary forms, and apocryphal writings.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None.
2021-2022 RELS 102

Introduction to New Testament Studies

An introduction to the major writings of the New Testament (Synoptic Gospels, Pauline, and Johannine Writings) within their historical, cultural and literary contexts. This is not a survey course, but aims to introduce students to the field of New Testament while also considering its rich theological relevance, paralleling the orientation toward RELS 101.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None.
2021-2022 RELS 160

Introduction to Theology

What do Christians believe about God and what are their grounds for holding these beliefs? Introduction to Christian theology places Christian theology in the broader context of religion and invites students to consider their own beliefs in the context of the broader Christian theological tradition and to explore their relationship to scripture, tradition, experience, and reason. Students are encouraged to consider the importance and relevance of Christian theology in academic and ecclesial contexts with special to spiritual formation.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None.
2021-2022 RELS 224

New Testament Theology

A study of the New Testament writings in their historical setting and chronological sequence with the goal of acquiring knowledge of their theological unity and diversity.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): RELS 102
2021-2022 RELS 271

Western World Religions

An analytical and critical study of the phenomena, the conceptual patterns, and the sacred texts of some of the major Western religions. Each religion is studied as a total perspective for life, which is embodied in interpersonal and communal life, in cult, and in ideology. This course provides a general introduction to the study of world religions as well as an historical and structural survey of Judaism, Islam, Christianity and new religions in the West. The subject matter is approached from an emic anthropological standpoint—that is, the history, belief and practice of each religious group will be examined in detail, as if the student was living within that religious context.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None
2021-2022 RELS 272

Eastern World Religions

An analytical and critical study of the phenomena, the conceptual patterns, and the sacred texts of some of the major Eastern religions. Each religion is studied as a total perspective for life, which is embodied in interpersonal and communal life, in cult, and in ideology.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None
2021-2022 RELS 285

Introduction to Missions

This course introduces basic concepts in missiology. Foundational notions from Old Testament and New Testament theology of missions are explored. As well, this course considers the rise and development of the missionary movement from apostolic times to the present. Issues arising from applied anthropology as it relates to cross-cultural communication are also developed. Special emphasis is given to discussion of important trends and select strategies in contemporary world mission.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None
2021-2022 RELS 341

The Pentateuch

A study of the first five books of the Hebrew Bible with special reference to introduction, exegesis, and history. Attention is given to their historical and theological significance for both Judaism and Christianity.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): RELS 101, 102.
NB: Not offered every year See department chair
2021-2022 RELS 342

Psalms and Wisdom Literature

An introduction to the place, function, and form of the Psalms and wisdom literature within the context of other ancient Near Eastern literature, including an analysis of selected examples such as Job, Ecclesiastes, and Proverbs.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): RELS 101, 102.
NB: Not offered every year See department chair
2021-2022 RELS 364

The Expansion of Christianity in the Two-thirds World

The expansion of Christianity in the non-Western world from the first century to the present. Attention is given to critiquing those factors that hindered or enhanced the expansion of Christianity during specific eras.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): RELS 285 or instructor's consent.
2021-2022 RELS 371

Sociology of Religion

An introduction to the theories and concepts utilized by sociologists to interpret religious behaviour and the organization of religion.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None
Cross-listed: SOCI 331
2021-2022 RELS 380

Cross-Cultural/Missions Practicum

A supervised short-term missions/cross-cultural internship/practicum.

Course Credits: 2
Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of History. (0-0; 3-0)
NB: Open only to Inter-Cultural Religious Studies majors or minors.