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MAGL 5315   (3-3-0)   Leadership Practicum (S-L)

The course consists of supervised experience in a challenging work environment under the guidance of mentoring relationships provided by a proficient veteran in the field and an academic advisor. Students improve leadership skills in field experience that stretches and tests their abilities. Students learn to identify and utilize personal strengths effectively and to manage weaknesses in real life settings.  This course contains a field-based service-learning component.

  • Offered: Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

MAGL 5330   (3-3-0)   Introduction to Missiology

An introductory study of the theory and practice of Christian missions, analyzing how the gospel is best communicated in specific cross-cultural situations. The course challenges students to consider how they can share Christian faith with those who have no prior access to the gospel. The course content includes biblical foundations for missions, theology of missions, history of missions, dynamics of cross-cultural adaptation and communication, encountering world religions, discovering more effective missions strategies and contemporary issues in missions practice. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

MAGL 5331   (3-3-0)   Cross-Cultural Living and Ministry

The course provides orientation to people who will work in international or ethnically diverse settings where personal adaptation to a different language and culture is required. The course focuses on acquiring insights and skills for cultural adaptation, language acquisition, and contextualization of lifestyle, communication practices, and gospel witness. Students are involved in cross-cultural exercise to learn how to relate positively to those of other cultures and worldviews. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.   

  • Offered: Fall, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

MAGL 5342   (3-3-0)   Ethnography, Cultures, and Worldviews

The course introduces students to applied ethnography, where they will learn the essentials of how to conduct interviews with persons from a different cultural identity to ascertain customs, values, and worldview understandings. Students learn to "read" a culture and to understand its way of viewing reality. Principles from social sciences such as sociology, anthropology, and demographics enrich the methodology used to analyze how people from a different cultural background think, feel, act, and relate to one another. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.   

  • Offered: Alternate Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

MAGL 5343   (3-3-0)   Understanding Islam

The course is an introductory examination of Islamic faith and practice, designed for those with little previous understanding of Islamic culture and its doctrinal beliefs. Students will learn to describe the principle features of Islamic religious beliefs, and to identify differences between sects and groups within Islam. They will analyze Islamic influence upon Middle Eastern culture and consider how this fast growing religion will influence the shape of global geo-politics in the future. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.   

  • Offered: Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

MAGL 5351   (3-3-0)   History and Culture of East Asia

This course explores the historical background of China, Japan, and Korea; analyzing the East Asian culture and the current dynamics of social issues in these three countries. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.   

  • Offered: Alternate Fall, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

MAGL 5352   (3-3-0)   History of East Asian Philosophy and Religion

This course explores the history of East Asian philosophy, religious beliefs, and practices from the area's prehistory to the present. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.   

  • Offered: Alternate Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

MAGL 5353   (3-3-0)   Fine Arts in East Asia

An overview of the visual and performing arts of East Asia. Field trips to art museums and cultural events will be required. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.   

  • Offered: Fall, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

MAGL 5354   (3-3-0)   Literature of East Asia

This course explores selected masterpieces of China, Japan, and Korea from the earliest periods through the 19th century. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.   

  • Offered: Alternate Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

MAGL 5356   (3-3-0)   Business and Finance in East Asia

This course examines the topic of successful business in East Asian countries. Students will study the historical and cultural backgrounds of each country and examine how these backgrounds impact current business practices. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of financial issues in China, Japan, and South Korea. Students will survey the economic development of these countries focusing on the development of financial markets. The course also examines the current financial issues these countries are dealing with. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.   

  • Offered: Alternate Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

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