Global Studies (GLST)

Global Studies (GLST)

GLST 500  Global Studies Survey  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Course Description: This course introduces and examines the historical and theoretical foundations of global engagement then develops a framework for interacting with the current needs and realities of a complex and culturally diverse world.

Offered: Resident and Online

GLST 525  Introduction to Islam  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Course Description: This course explores the historic rise and expansion of Islam. Basic Muslim beliefs and practices are identified and the diversity within the world of Islam is examined.

Offered: Resident and Online

GLST 550  Becoming a Global Facilitator  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Course Description: This course identifies the roles, relationships, and responsibilities of the global facilitator with regard to global engagement. Students examine advocacy needs, support models, sending avenues, mobilization opportunities, training resources, and partnership development.

Offered: Resident and Online

GLST 585  Tribal Communities  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Course Description: This course combines classroom theory and experiential learning to explore the unique nature of tribal contexts. Linguistics, contextualization, and worldview issues are examined as the foundation of engaging tribal communities.

Offered: Resident

GLST 600  Cultural Anthropology  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course introduces the discipline of cultural anthropology with particular emphasis on studying culture and worldview for the purpose of effective engagement.

Offered: Resident and Online

GLST 605  History and Theory of Global Engagement  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course explores the expansion of Christianity from the first century to the present day. Attention is given to key cultural contexts, foundational truths, personalities, strategies, and movements that have influenced the identity and expansion of the Christian movement within an increasingly complex global reality. This course combines GLST 620 and GLST 605

Offered: Resident and Online

GLST 620  History of Global Christianity  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course explores the historic expansion of global Christianity from the first century to the present day. Attention will be given to cultural contexts, key personalities, and movements that contributed to the spread and identity of global Christianity.

Offered: Online

GLST 630  Current Issues in Global Studies  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Course Description: This course examines current trends in global engagement. This course will be used for all future study tours.

Offered: Online

GLST 640  Marketplace Strategies  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Course Description: This course explores the diverse marketplace opportunities that exist in global engagement and guides students to develop strategies for non-profit, for-profit, educational, service, and faith-based global initiatives.

Offered: Resident and Online

GLST 650  Intercultural Communication  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course explores key issues in the process of effective intercultural communication. Special attention is given to the concept of Cultural Intelligence and its application in effective intercultural engagement.

Offered: Resident and Online

GLST 655  Orality - The Power of Story  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course examines the power of story and communication in predominantly oral cultures. It will be taught in the framework of the Grand Narrative and students will develop skills in communicating, guiding the growth of oral communicators, and community development through the telling of stories.

Offered: Resident and Online

GLST 665  Living and Working Cross-Culturally  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course examines the opportunities and challenges of intercultural careers and prepares students for the many realities that will be faced in living and working cross-culturally.

Offered: Resident and Online

GLST 670  Discipleship and Leadership Development  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course focuses on developing disciples who make disciples globally. It explores the definition and expression of discipleship along with various methods of global disciplemaking and leadership development.

Offered: Online

GLST 675  Contextualization and Global Thought  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course identifies key foundations of global thought and examines the process of communicating truth to diverse global worldviews. Specific aspects of worldview are discussed and various principles and approaches to contextualization are analyzed. (Formerly ICST 675)

Offered: Resident and Online

GLST 685  Small Groups and People Movements  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course explores the historical and current role of community as expressed in small groups and people movements around the world. Small group and community development strategies will be analyzed for use in global contexts.

Offered: Resident and Online

GLST 695  Directed Research in Global Studies  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course facilitates independent research on a topic agreed upon by professor and student.

Offered: Resident and Online

GLST 697  Seminar in Global Studies  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course will address a special topic or issue in global studies, especially those presented by visiting lecturers.

Offered: Resident and Online

GLST 698  Global Studies Practicum  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: GLST 500 and GLST 650

This course is a practical, intercultural field experience that crosses ethno-linguistic cultural contexts. It is completed under the supervision of a qualified mentor. The context, mentor, and nature of service must be approved by the internship coordinator prior to course registration. To receive 3 hours credit, students must complete a minimum of 150 contact hours or spend one month living in another cultural context.

Offered: Resident and Online

GLST 699  Global Studies Internship  3-6 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: GLST 500 and GLST 650

This course is a practical, intercultural field experience that crosses ethno-linguistic cultural contexts. It is completed under the supervision of a qualified mentor. The context, mentor, and nature of service must be approved by the internship coordinator prior to course registration. To receive 3 hours credit, students must complete a minimum of 150 contact hours or spend one month living in another cultural context. To receive 6 hours credit, students must complete a minimum of 300 contact hours or spend two months living in another cultural context.

Offered: Resident and Online

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