Global Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies (online learning)

The global studies major through the Undergraduate Online Learning program is designed specifically for those preparing for or currently involved in serious ministry endeavors.

A unique component of this major is that students are required to work with a local mentor as they complete the four modules of study. Each student is responsible for selecting a mentor to follow them through the program; the mentor acts as an encourager, advisor, prayer supporter and liaison for course evaluation and assignments. More information about the qualifications and responsibilities of global studies mentors is available from an admission counselor.

Offered exclusively via an online format, the global studies program consists of four modules. Through the modules, adapted from the U.S. Center for World Mission’s World Christian Foundations curriculum, you will come to understand God's evangelistic purposes from the beginning of time through the present. Global studies provides a solid foundation in the study of missions, Bible, anthropology, world religions, global history and even some basics in science and languages.

A student coming into the global studies program should have at least two years of prior transferable college credit. A Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies is granted for the completion of 125 or more semester undergraduate credits, as outlined in the catalog.

For more information on each module and sample lessons, refer to the World Christian Foundations website.

Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies (online learning)

Module One
GLS3310 First Things I: Creation to 400 B.C.6 cr
Interdisciplinary coverage of the span from the origin of the universe to 400 B.C. Particular attention to issues of cosmology from a variety of viewpoints. Focus on Ancient Near Eastern culture. Some attention to other culture areas. Draws on insights from history, Old Testament studies, science, and missiology.
GLS3315 First Things II: Creation to 400 B.C.6 cr
Continued interdisciplinary coverage of the span from the origin of the universe to 400 B.C. Particular attention to issues of cosmology from a variety of viewpoints. Focus on Ancient Near Eastern culture. Some attention to other culture areas. Draws on insights from history, Old Testament studies, science, and missiology.
Module Two
GLS3320 Formulation I: 400 B.C. to A.D. 2006 cr
Interdisciplinary examination of the period from 400 B.C. to A.D. 200. Particular attention to the significance of the first world empire with Alexander, the New Testament period in Palestine, and the founding of the Christian Church. Draws on Hellenistic studies, New Testament background, early church history, comparative religion, and missiology.
GLS3325 Formulation II: 400 B.C. to A.D. 2006 cr
Continued interdisciplinary examination of the period from 400 B.C. to A.D. 200. Particular attention to the significance of the first world empire with Alexander, the New Testament period in Palestine, and the founding of the Christian Church. Draws on Hellenistic studies, New Testament background, early church history, comparative religions, and missiology.
Module Three
GLS4303 Fulfillment I: A.D. 200 to 19456 cr
Interdisciplinary investigation from A.D. 200 to 1945. Close attention to factors shaping and impeding the rise and spread of the world Christian movement. Attention to cultural, political, religious, and technological developments in selected culture areas around the world. Draws on world and church history, anthropology, comparative religion, and missiology.
GLS4303 Fulfillment II: A.D. 200 to 19456 cr
Continued interdisciplinary investigation from A.D. 200 to 1945. Close attention to factors shaping and impeding the rise and spread of the world Christian movement. Attention to cultural, political, religious, and technological developments in selected culture areas around the world. Draws on world and church history, anthropology, comparative religions, and missiology.
Module Four
GLS4304 Finalization I: The Contemporary World6 cr
Interdisciplinary coverage of the unbelievable explosion of cultural development, religious and social ferment, and technological innovation which has marked the era from 1945 to the present. Review and synthesis of the materials covered throughout all four modules, drawing them together thematically.
GLS4304 Finalization II: The Contemporary World6 cr
Continued interdisciplinary coverage of the unbelievable explosion of cultural development, religious and social ferment, and technological innovation which has marked the era from 1945 to the present. Review and synythesis of the materials covered throughout all modules, drawing them together thematically.