2021-2022 Accelerated Undergraduate Catalog

Community Transformation and Social Engagement (BS - Accelerated)

We are living in a world of ethnic, cultural, judicial, and socio-economic disparity. The Community Transformation and Social Engagement degree (hereafter referred to as CTSE degree) is intended to address these conditions by developing biblically astute and missionally-focused ambassadors for Christ. These kingdom representatives will work to promote unity amidst diversity while at the same time equipping, enabling, and empowering community residents to generate Christ-centered transformation that addresses the institutionalized sin which produces economic, judicial, racial, and social injustices contrary to the tenets of scripture. This degree will be interdisciplinary and blended in format. The recipients of this degree will graduate knowing how to analyze communities, organize and empower community residents, develop leaders, influence state and federal policy, and leverage public and private resources to produce God’s Kingdom locally and globally in distressed neighborhoods. This degree will be offered as a Bachelor of Science degree.

 

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Majors: Biblical Studies, Community Transformation and Social Engagement

Location: Philadelphia Only

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

Program Purpose:

The CTSE Program is intended to promote the mission of LBC by cultivating leaders who serve Christ in the church and society by calling attention to and organizing community resources to address the systemic sin aimed at marginalized communities and people groups. The program will prepare students to work in the public or private sectors as community organizers, research analyst, community relationship officers, conflict resolution specialists, CDC Executive Directors, or emergency responders. The CTSE degree will enable the student to engage their communities using a biblical worldview and framework – aimed at honoring the image of God present in all humans.

Curriculum Plan

Biblical Studies (30 Credits)

 
BIB 103Creation & Covenants: OT I

3

BIB 104Israel's Life & Literature: OT II

3

BIB 106Interpreting the Bible

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

___ ___Bible/Theology Elective 3 credits

3

___ ___Bible/Theology Elective 3 credits

3

General Education (36 Credits)

HUM 101 Human Thought and the Humanities

3

HUM 102 Human Thought and Math and Sciences

3

LAN 101College Composition and Research

3

LIT ____LIT Core (100/200 Level)

3

HIS ____HIS Core (100/200 Level)

3

MAT ____MAT Core

3

SCI ____SCI CORE (100/200 Level)

3

SCI ____SCI L____ SCI Lab CORE 100-200 Level-1 credit

3

____ ____Human Culture Elective

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

Arts and Sciences Electives 2 credits

Community Transformation and Social Engagement (30 Credits)

CML 210Fundamentals of Leadership

3

CTS 101Introduction to Community Transformation and Social Activism

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

ICS 331Cross-Cultural Communication

3

SWK 204/HUM 204Cultural Diversity

3

Electives (24 Credits)