GLOBAL STUDIES SURVEY COURSE DESCRIPTION An introduction to global engagement. This course explores the theoretical foundations and history of global engagement as well as a basic introduction to culture and intercultural communication. RATIONALE As Christianity is by nature a missionary faith, every Christian is called to play some role in the task of making disciples of every nation. This course is intended to resource those who are called to go as missionaries as well as those who will serve as senders. By examining the biblical and theological basis for missions, the missionary movement in history, issues in communicating the Gospel cross-culturally, as well as a survey of mission strategies, the student will be aided in identifying his or her role in the Great Commission.
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ADDITIONAL MATERIALS FOR LEARNING A. B. C. Computer with basic audio/video output equipment Internet access (broadband recommended) Microsoft Word (Microsoft Office is available at a special discount to Liberty University students.)
MEASURABLE LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: A. B. C. D. E. Articulate a biblical and theological basis for global missions. Describe the expansion of Christianity and missionary work in history including the work of key individuals and the regions where they served. Identify the process of evangelism and church planting in an intercultural context. Develop mission strategies for reaching unreached peoples. Integrate a global missions perspective into his/her Christian life, ministry, and work.
GLST 500 Syllabus
COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS A. B. Textbook readings and lecture presentations Course Requirements Checklist As the first activity in this course, please read the syllabus and Student Expectations. After reading the syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will then complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1. C. Discussion Board forums (5) There will be five Discussion Board forums throughout the course. The purpose of Discussion Board forums is to generate interaction among students in regards to relevant current course topics. The student is required to post one thread of at least 400 words by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Thursday of the assigned module/week. The student must post one reply of at least 100 words by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of the same module/week. For each thread, the student should support his/her assertions with at least three citations in Turabian format. Each reply should cite at least 1 source. (A, B, C, D, E) D. Theology of Missions Paper The student will write a 1500–2000-word (6–8-page) paper on a biblical theology of missions. The purpose of this paper is to help the student articulate a biblical and theological basis for global missions. The paper should conform to Turabian format and include: a title page, table of contents, section headings, footnotes, and a bibliography of at least three scholarly sources. This assignment is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of the assigned module/week. (A) E. Unreached People Group Project The student will write a 15–20-page paper devoted to reaching an unreached people group–a cultural group that is less than 2% evangelical. The purpose of this assignment is to consider the people group’s history and cultural background, to assess the history of missions work among them, to analyze current missions strategies at work among them, and to develop a plan for reaching them with the Gospel. The paper...