GLST200: Introduction to Global Studies

11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 02/01/2024

Course Description

This course introduces the history, principles, and theoretical foundations for global engagement with attention to global events and trends. (Formerly ICST 200)

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


The Lord completed His earthly ministry with the mandate to make disciples of all nations. This command was given to all who trust in Christ as their Lord and Savior until the end of the age (Matthew 28:20). Jesus said He would not return until the gospel had been proclaimed in every tongue, tribe, and ethnic group (Matthew 24:14). At present, approximately 2/3 of the world has never yet heard the gospel, including 4,000 entirely unreached people groups. Thousands of gifted volunteer disciples need to be trained and supported through a global effort to complete this massive task. This course outlines what our Lord desires, what has been done, what needs to be done, and a strategy for what can be done in our generation.

Course Assignment

Assigned Readings and Presentations

All readings must be read thoroughly, and all lecture presentations should be viewed in their entirety. 

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview. 

Discussions (3)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each Module: Week. Each thread must be at least 250 words (maximum 450) and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 150 words (maximum 300). (CLOs: A, B, C, and D; CGE 1-5)

All citations must reflect current Turabian style formatting.

Comparative Essay Assignments (2)

These assignments are designed increase the student’s awareness of the Kingdom of God and mission strategies and allow the student to apply the concepts being learned in the course. The essay meets the required word count without exceeding the maximum (800-1200 words). (CLO: C; CGE 2-5)

Journal Entry Assignments (3)

This assignment is designed to help the student synthesize information from the readings and video lectures in order to articulate a biblical basis for global engagement and to analyze general aspects of culture and society as it relates to global engagement. Each journal entry must meet the required word count without exceeding the maximum (600-800 words).(CLOs: B and D; CGE 1-5)

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