Electives

Asbury University's MSW program offers a wide range of electives.
Asbury University's MSW program offers a wide range of electives.

Asbury University's Master of Social Work program offers more than 70 elective options through which our students can fulfill their nine elective hours.  Among the elective options are courses at the world-renowned Asbury Theological Seminary and courses in Asbury University's distinguished Graduate Education program. Classes can be taken in wide variety of subjects such as social work, counseling, intercultural studies, ethics, leadership, education, theology, religion, and biblical studies.

Ethics and Social Justice

CD/CS670        Discipling for Evangelism & Social Justice

CO 610             Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling

CS 601             Christian Ethics

CS 652             Ethics of Hospitality & Contemporary Challenges

CS 654             Morality at the End of Modernity

CS 6XX             Ethics of Community

CS 680             Bioethics: Death and Dying

CS 681             Bioethics: Technology & Culture

MS 672             Values and Ethics in Cross-Cultural Perspective

 

School Social Work

EDG505           Learning Theories and Performance Assessment

SEG520           Special Education Populations

SEG630           Behavioral Interventions of Students with Learning & Behavior Disabilities

SEG632           Collaboration and Advocacy for Special Populations

SEG634           Early Childhood Education of Special Populations

SEG638           Introduction to Students with Learning & Behavior Disabilities

CO 623            Play Therapy: Theory, Technique & Theology

 

Mental Health & Clinical Practice

SWG720          Multidimensional Assessment

SWG 733         Family Violence

CO 515            Forgiveness in the Counseling Process

CO 601            Counseling Theories & Techniques

CO 610            Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling

CO 615            Discipleship Development in the Home

CO 622            Theories of Personality Development

CO 623             Play Therapy: Theory, Technique & Theology

CO 625             Recognizing & Treating Addictive Disorders

CO 655             Counseling Relations:  Process & Skills

CO 660             Crisis Counseling

CO 675              Group Counseling Theories & Techniques

CO 730              Advanced Issues in Cross-Cultural Counseling

CO 740              Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy

 

International Social Work & Missions

SWG710          International Social Work

MS  671           Anthropology for Christian Mission

MS/CL 655      The Change Agent in Mission

MS670             Urban Leadership and Mission

MB 780           Cross Cultural Discipling

MI  605            Making of a Missionary

MI  630            Biblical Theology of Mission

MI  728            Mission and Gender

MI 735             Wesleyan Theology of Mission

 

Church Social Work

CD/CS670        Discipling for Evangelism & Social Justice

CS 610             Women in Church & Society

IS 501              Christian Formation: Kingdom, Church & World

PC 515             Pastoral Crisis Intervention

PH 600             Suffering, Tragedy & Christian Faith

SF 501             Introduction to Spiritual Formation

YM 510           Foundations of Youth Ministry

YM 610           Communicating the Gospel to Youth

YM 632           The Life of the Youth Pastor

 

Leadership

MS653             Cross Cultural Leadership

MS654             Developing Emerging Leaders

MS670             Urban Leadership and Mission

ML 705             Transformative Leadership Theory

ML 720             Leading the Non-Profit Organization

 

 

Multicultural Perspectives

CO 730             Advanced Issues in Cross-Cultural Counseling

CS 610             Women in Church & Society

CS 640             Sociology of Religion

MB 780           Cross Cultural Disciplining

MI 728             Mission and Gender

MS 653             Cross Cultural Leadership

MS 672             Values and Ethics in Cross-Cultural Perspective

ST 753             The Human Person: Multidisciplinary Perspective

 

Christian Theology

CD 615             Discipleship Development in the Home

DO 501             Basic Christian Theology

DO 630            The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

DO 650            The Theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

DO 660            Christian Doctrine of Holiness

DO 690            John Wesley’s Theology Today

MI 630             Biblical Theology of Mission

MI 715             Contextual Theology

MI 735             Wesleyan Theology of Mission

PH 501            Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

ST 501             Method & Praxis in Theology

 

Religious Traditions

CH 600              History of Methodism

CH 660              Survey: History & Thought of the Holiness Movement

CH 710              Pietism in the Christian Tradition

CS 640             Sociology of Religion

MI 600              History of the Christian Movement

MS 673             Contemporary Cults & New Religious Movements

MS 674              Introduction to World Religions

MW 728            Understanding Religion

PH 501              Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

 

Biblical Studies

BS 503             Introduction to Inductive Bible Studies

BS 504             Introduction to Biblical Studies:  Old Testament

BS 505             Introduction to Biblical Studies:  New Testament

NT 510              The Gospel of Matthew

NT 511              The Gospel of Mark

NT 520              New Testament Introduction