2020-2021 Accelerated Undergraduate Catalog

Community Transformation and Social Engagement (BS - Accelerated)

Location: Philadelphia Only

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Majors: Biblical Studies, Community Transformation and Social Engagement

Major Mission: The Community Transformation and Social Engagement (CTSE) major will equip students to implement Christ-centered transformation in diverse communities through biblical leadership in the areas of both private and public sectors. The CTSE major will equip students with both the knowledge and experience in analyzing, leading, and implementing tools needed to bring about community transformation.

Major Outcomes - Students will:

  1. Develop and integrate their Christian worldview into the position of a community leader who facilitates community transformation.
  2. Discover the various components needed to effectively work in a community of diversity in order to implement change and transformation.
  3. Gain practical experience in three areas of community involvement including ministry, government, and business.
  4. Analyze and apply concepts of reconciliation, negotiation, and creative collaborations to effect change in communities.
  5. Acquire leadership tools in order to lead effectively and mentor others in the area of leadership.

Major Details:

  36 Credits - General Education

  30 Credits - Biblical Studies

  30 Credits - Community Transformation and Social Engagement

  24 Credits - Electives

TOTAL - 120 Credits

Curriculum Plan

General Education (36 Credits)

LAN 101College Composition and Research

3

LAN 305Inquiry Based College Research and Writing

3

LAN 104Public Speaking

3

LIT ____LIT Core (100/200 Level)

3

HIS ____HIS Core (100/200 Level)

3

SCI ____SCI CORE (100/200 Level)

3

SCI L ____SCI Core Lab

0

MAT ____MAT Core

3

____ ____Human Culture Elective

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

Community Transformation and Social Engagement (30 Credits)

CTS 101Introduction to Community Transformation and Social Activism

3

SWK 204/HUM 204Cultural Diversity

3

ICS 331Cross-Cultural Communication

3

CTS 200Research Techniques for Community Transfromation

3

CTS 300Social Community Analysis

3

CTS 301Public Policy I

3

CTS 400Public Policy II

3

CTS 401Fund Development

3

CTS 402Capstone Project

3

Biblical Studies (30 Credits)

 
BIB 103Creation & Covenants: OT I

3

BIB 104Israel's Life & Literature: OT II

3

BIB 105Biblical Hermeneutics

3

BIB 203Life of Christ: NT I

3

BIB 204Early Church: NT II

3

THE 105Prelude to Biblical & Theological Studies

3

THE 223Christian Narrative I: Creation & Fall

3

THE 224Christian Narrative II: Redemption

3

FST 101The Gospel Shapes and Moves Us

3

FST 102Disciple Making

3

Electives (24 Credits)