Nov 12, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Intercultural Studies, BA


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College Ministry
Academic Award Bachelor of Arts
Credits Required 125 semester credits
Faculty Lead TBA
CIP Code 39.0301

The Intercultural Studies major prepares students to effectively live, interact, and communicate the Gospel of Christ in a multicultural environment.

The program has three cores of emphasis: biblical and theological, intercultural skills and knowledge, and a regional or ministry concentration.

  • Those with a specific interest in an overseas intercultural setting can choose from the following: Africa, China, Middle East, Latin America, Food for the Hungry (GoED Program), or Linguistics as their area of concentration.
  • Students who wish to follow a traditional broad-based missions track for overseas missions without a specific regional focus will be well-served by the Cross-Cultural Ministry (Missions) concentration.
  • Students wishing to prepare for intercultural ministry in the United States can choose from University Ministry, Urban Ministry, or First Nations Ministry concentrations.

The Intercultural Studies major integrates classroom learning and theory with field experience. Students spend an extended period of time in the region or ministry context of their concentration learning language, studying the culture, art, government, history, and economics of the area as well as learning to communicate the Gospel in a diverse cultural setting. This program exceeds educational requirements for Assemblies of God ministry credentials.

Graduates with a degree in Intercultural Studies will be able to:

  1. Apply Scripture using proper hermeneutical principles in the ministry context.
  2. Assess distinct viewpoints on theological topics.
  3. Articulate a biblical philosophy of ministry.
  4. Demonstrate core inter-cultural competencies in an applied cross-cultural ministry setting.
  5. Articulate the biblical mandate given by Jesus Christ to make disciples of all nations.
  6. Demonstrate integrative knowledge and skill in theology, history and methodologies of intercultural Christian mission.
  7. Assess cultural and contextual issues towards the development of cross-cultural Christian service.

Check the following web sites for information on the international experience concentrations: CCCU – see www.bestsemester.com for details on location and classes; and “Food for the Hungry” (Go ED Programs) – see www.go-ed.org for details on location and classes.

Core Curriculum Requirements: 60


Humanities: 9


  • 6 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses* (see Course Descriptions  for applicability)
  • ENGL xxx3 Any Literature course 3 credits
  • HIST xxx3 Any Course in History 3 credits
  • 3 additional credits selected from the following 3 credits
    Art (ARTE), Bible (BIBL), Drama (DRAM), English (ENGL), History (HIST), Language (LANG), Music (MUSI), or Theology (THEO)

Social Sciences: 9


  • 6 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses* (see Course Descriptions  for applicability)
  • Select a minimum of two disciplines from the following:
    Business Administration (BUSM), Communication (except COMM 1213), Economics, Education (EDUC), Geography (GEOG), Health & Fitness (PEDU), Management (BMGT), Marketing (BMKT), Philosophy (PHIL), Political Science (PSCI), Psychology (PSYC), or Sociology/Anthropology (SOCI)

Science and Mathematics: 7


  • MATH xxxx College-level Mathematics: 3 credits
  • SCIE xxxx Science course with Lab: 4 credits

Formation and Calling: 6


Core Electives: 8


Any college-level courses

Select one of the following based on chosen Concentration: 3 credits


Required for the following Concentrations:


Cross-Cultural Studies, First Nations Ministry, University Ministry, and Urban Ministry

Required for remaining Concentrations:


  • BIBL xxx3 Bible Elective (3000 or 4000 level) 3 credits

Select one of the following


Concentrations: 14-21


International Experience


Africa Studies Concentration: 15-16


Options Include:

  • INCS xxxx CCCU Uganda 16 credits *
  • INCS xxxx Go ED – Uganda 15 credits *

Asia Studies Concentration: 15-16


Options Include:

  • INCS xxxx CCCU China: 16 credits *
  • INCS xxxx Go ED – Mekong: 15 credits *
  • INCS xxxx Thailand Studies: 15 credits
  • INCS xxxx India Studies: 15 credits

Cross-Cultural Studies: 15


Latin American Studies Concentration: 16


Options Include:

  • INCS xxxx CCCU Costa Rica: 16 credits *

Middle East Studies Concentration: 16


Options Include:

  • INCS xxxx CCCU Egypt: 16 credits *
  • INCS xxxx Jerusalem University College: 16 credits

Notes:


* Specific courses are determined in discussions between the student, his/her advisor, and the respective Program Director Program. Information and program details are available through the CCCU website: www.bestsemester.com; or the Go ED Program website: www.go-ed.org.

U.S. Experience


Urban Ministry: 14-17


Select one of the following: 6

  • CHMN or YMIN Elective
  • Ministry focus elective (advisor approval required)

Notes:


* Specific courses are determined in discussions between the student, his/her advisor, and the respective Program Director Program. Information and program details are available through the CCCU website: www.bestsemester.com; the Go ED Program website: www.go-ed.org; or the Canada Institute of Linguistics: www.canil.ca/summer/.

General Electives: 2-9


Any college-level courses

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