2013-2014 Catalog

 

Intercultural Studies - B.S.

Purpose

The Intercultural Studies major is designed to provide a core program of courses in intercultural issues, enabling students to pursue careers in business, church service, or government-related agencies in intercultural contexts in North America and abroad. Students may take the core courses as a related area or cognate to their primary major, or they may take the Intercultural Studies major as an academic program in itself. Graduates of the program can expect to have intercultural skills and insight that will be valuable in any cross-cultural context.

General Education Requirements

Students in this major meet the general education requirement by taking BIL-101, BIL-102, INT-120, INT-222 and SOC-225.

Language Proficiency

Proficiency in a foreign language at the intermediate level is required for the major. This requirement can be satisfied by completing four (4) years of the same foreign language at high school level or two (2) years of the same foreign language at college level with all grades at or above "C," or by satisfactorily passing the language examination rated for the intermediate level of proficiency.

Requirements (43-56 credits)

Intercultural Studies (19 credits)

ENG-170Introduction to Linguistics

3

INT-220Intercultural Relationships

3

INT-322Intercultural Internship

3 to 9

INT-402Contemporary Global Issues

3

INT-480Intercultural Capstone

1

PHL-438Religions of the World

3

-or

PHL-334Philosophy of Religion

3

SOC-225Cultural Anthropology

3

Christian Foundations (13 credits)

BIL-202Inductive Bible Study

3

BIL-Old Testament or New Testament Elective

3

-or

THE-Advanced Elective

3

REL-275Evangelism and Global Outreach

3

REL-275PEvangelism and Global Outreach Practicum

1

THE-232Basic Christian Doctrine

3

Foreign Language (0-12 credits)

This requirement can be satisfied by completing four (4) years of the same foreign language at high school level or two (2) years of the same foreign language at college level with all grades at or above "C" or by satisfactorily passing a language examination rated for the intermediate level of proficiency or above.

Cross-cultural exposure trip

Students are also required to participate in a cross-cultural exposure trip, subject to prior approval by department faculty.

Cognates (11-12 credits)

Choose one of the following:

Missiology (11 credits)

INT-120Introduction to Cross-Cultural Engagement

1

INT-222Intercultural Leadership for Transformation

2

INT-315Cross-Cultural Communication of Faith

3

REL-380Global Christian History and Contextualization

3

REL-112Theological & Theoretical Foundations of Cross-Cultural Ldrship. Dev.

2

Church Planting and Outreach (12 credits)

INT-315Cross-Cultural Communication of Faith

3

REL-226Christian Spirituality: Experiencing God

3

REL-228Defending the Christian Faith

3

REL-481Ministry Expansion and Church Planting

3

International and Community Development (12 credits)

ICD-229Essentials of Non-Profit Management

3

ICD-210Introduction to Development

3

ICD-325Urban and Rural Development Practice

3

ICD-350Transformational Development Principles

3

Urban Ministry (12 credits)

ICD-240Urban Anthropology

3

ICD-229Essentials of Non-Profit Management

3

REL-276Models of Urban Ministry

3

ICD-350Transformational Development Principles

3

Religious Studies (12 credits)

INT-315Cross-Cultural Communication of Faith

3

INT-410Islam: Understanding and Dialogue

3

INT-225Folk Religion

3

PHL-438Religions of the World

3

-or

PHL-334Philosophy of Religion

3

Healthcare (11 credits)

ICD-325Urban and Rural Development Practice

3

NUR-215Global Health

2

NUR-235Perspectives on Poverty and Health

2

NUR-237Complementary and Alternative Therapies

2

NUR-315Tropical Health

2

TESOL (12 credits)

TSL-203TESOL Theoretical Foundations

3

TSL-305Second Language Acquisition

3

TSL-350TESOL Assessment and Testing

3

EDU-382TEMethods of Teaching Sr High/Jr High/ Middle School Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

3

Leadership (12 credits)

LDR-200Foundations of Leadership

3

LDR-350Leadership and Teams

3

LDR-400Leadership and Change

3

LDR-One additional at 300 or 400 level

3

Business (12 credits)

BUS-100Foundations of Business

3

MNG-210Management Principles

3

MKG-210Marketing Principles

3

FIN-250Personal and Family Finance

3

Interdisciplinary (12 credits)

11 - 12 upper division credits are to be chosen from outside the major in a discipline that supports the student's career objectives. Pre-approval is needed by the student's advisor.

Foreign Language (12 credits)

If high school work is used to satisfy the proficiency requirement, students may take an additional four semesters of college-level language to fulfill this concentration.

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