ID Course Credits
ANTH 101 ANTH 101 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology | 2022-2023

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.

3
ECON 230 ECON 230 - Introduction to International Development | 2022-2023

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.

3
LING 210 LING 210 - Language and Society | 2022-2023

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.

3
LING 310 LING 310 - Articulatory Phonetics | 2022-2023

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.

3
LING 330 LING 330 - Phonological Analysis | 2022-2023

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.

3
LING 360 LING 360 - Morphosyntax I | 2022-2023

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.

3
MCOM 372 MCOM 372 - Cross-cultural Communication | 2022-2023

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.

3
POLS 308 POLS 308 - Political Economy of Dev. Nations | 2022-2023

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.

3
RELS 160 RELS 160 - Introduction to Theology | 2022-2023

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.

3
RELS 224 RELS 224 - New Testament Theology | 2022-2023

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.

3
RELS 271 RELS 271 - Western World Religions | 2022-2023

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.

3
RELS 272 RELS 272 - Eastern World Religions | 2022-2023

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.

3
RELS 285 RELS 285 - Introduction to Missions | 2022-2023

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.

3
RELS 341 RELS 341 - The Pentateuch | 2022-2023

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.

3
RELS 342 RELS 342 - Psalms and Wisdom Literature | 2022-2023

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.

3
RELS 364 RELS 364 - The Expansion of Christianity in the Two-thirds World | 2022-2023

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.

3
RELS 371 RELS 371 - Sociology of Religion | 2022-2023

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

3
RELS 380 RELS 380 - Cross-Cultural/Missions Practicum | 2022-2023

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

3
RELS 381 RELS 381 - Contemporary Christianity | 2022-2023

Students are invited to investigate some of the most significant theologians and theologies of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries with a view toward how they influence Christianity today. The approach is both inter-confessional and international in scope and seeks to allow students to grapple with important theological issues in local, national, and global contexts.

3
RELS 384 RELS 384 - Religion, Contextualization, and Culture Change | 2022-2023

A study of the history of contextualization from biblical to modern times, exploring significant models and paradigms of prominent thinkers and evaluating these adaptations and innovations. Also, the social and spiritual dynamics of culture change are examined, with a view to analyzing those processes which help to make the Gospel relevant in the constantly changing world in which we live.

3
RELS 386 RELS 386 - Global Theologies | 2022-2023

This course seeks to extend the study of theology to the manner in which non-Western communities of Christians endeavour to shape their world by their faith. Special emphasis is given to examining Christology and Soteriology from a cross-cultural perspective and to the manner by which both Western and non-Western traditions may interact to enrich hermeneutics, missiology, and biblical and systematic theology.

3
RELS 449 RELS 449 - Old Testament Seminar | 2022-2023

This course is a study of selected topics that are currently under examination in the field of Old Testament studies.

3
RELS 456 RELS 456 - New Testament Seminar | 2022-2023

A study of selected topics that are currently under examination in the field of New Testament studies.

3
RELS 460 RELS 460 - Current Issues & Trends in Missions | 2022-2023

Current missiological themes are studied such as: Missio Dei, Salvation Today, social justice and mission, meaning of evangelism and evangelization, contextualization, liberation themes, missions as inculturation, missions as an ecumenical expression, mobilizing the laity for missions, missions as a theology, and missions as an eschatological hope. The course also examines shifting missiological paradigms within the Conciliar Movement and Evangelical responses.

3
RELS 465 RELS 465 - Influential Thinkers in the Christian Tradition | 2022-2023

An introduction to some seminal figures in the Western Christian tradition. The course investigates their thought and intellectual contributions within their socio-political context and experience.

3
RELS 470 RELS 470 - Psychology of Religion | 2022-2023

An application of the tools of empirical psychology to the study of the development and function of religious experience. An analysis of the role of religious experience in the human personality. Specific religious experiences (e.g. conversion, prayer, glossolalia, miracles) are examined with a view to understanding their function in the normal individual.

3
RELS 488 RELS 488 - Special Topics in Missiology | 2022-2023

An examination of special topics or issues in Missiology that are not considered in depth in other courses.

3