2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Intercultural-Studies-Five-Year-Program-BA/MAM

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts in Ministry

Majors: Biblical Studies, Intercultural Studies, Master of Arts in Ministry

Major Mission: The Intercultural Studies major equips servant leaders to be effective cross-cultural communicators, compassionate examples, and committed disciple-makers of Jesus Christ..

Major Outcomes - Students will:

1.  Display godly character within the pursuit of becoming a servant leader.
2.  Cultivate areas of individual gifting and abilities connected to relationships and cross-cultural ministry.
3.  Practice the interpersonal skills necessary for effective cross-cultural ministry.
4.  Communicate biblical truth in cross-cultural settings with creativity, accuracy, relevance, and sensitivity.
5.  Develop multidirectional mentoring relationships to create a model for the lifelong disciple making process.
6.  Articulate a personal philosophy of cross-cultural ministry that addresses biblical, theoretical, practical, global, and cultural concerns.

Program Description:  The BA/MAM Four-Plus-One Track offers an affordable, flexible, integrative, and customizable route to earn both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in five years.  Students complete the four-year Bachelor’s program and finish the remaining coursework for the Master’s degree with an additional year of study.  This option allows students to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and Intercultural Studies, and a Master of Arts in Ministry. 

Intercultural-Studies-Five-Year-Program-BA/MAM

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

LBC 101Engaging Faith & Life

3

THE 105Prelude to Biblical & Theological Studies

3

LAN 101College Composition and Research

3

CML 102Foundations of Ministry

3

ICS 103Relationships in Ministry

3

PHE ____PHE Elective

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Spring Semester

BIB 106Interpreting the Bible

3

ICS 120Discipleship/Evangelism

3

LAN 104Public Speaking

3

HIS ____HIS Core (100/200 Level)

3

PHE ____PHE Elective

1

SOC 101General Psychology

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

CSV 201Christian Service I

0

BIB 103Creation & Covenants: OT I

3

CML 210Fundamentals of Leadership

3

LIT ____LIT Core (100/200 Level)

3

MAT ____MAT Core

3

PHI 201Introduction to Philosophy

3

Spring Semester

CSV 202Christian Service II

0

BIB 104Israel's Life & Literature: OT II

3

ICS 210Perspectives on the World Christian Movement

3

SCI ____SCI____ Science with Lab 4 credits

4

SOC 203Principles of Sociology

3

THE 223Christian Narrative I: Creation & Fall

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Junior Year

Fall Semester

BIB 203Life of Christ: NT I

3

CML 202Teaching Skills for Adults

3

ICS 350Intercultural Studies Internship

3

BOT ____Bible Old Testament Exegetical Elective

3

SOC 330Cultural Anthropology

3

THE 224Christian Narrative II: Redemption

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Spring Semester

BIB 204Early Church: NT II

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

ICS 331Cross-Cultural Communication

3

THE 304Drawing Near to God

3

MIN 509Spiritual Formation & Discipleship

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

THE 320Christianity and Culture

3

THE 421Biblical Theology of Missions

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

MIN 504Communicating Biblical Truth

3

MIN 505Theological Foundations for Ministry

3

ICS 450Intercultural Studies Practicum

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Spring Semester

BIB ____Bible Elective (BIB, BOT, BNT, THE)

3

BNT ____ Bible New Testament Exegetical Elective

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective (400 Level)

3

MIN 508Organizational Change & Conflict

3

MIN 510The Leader's Life & Work

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Fifth Year

Fall Semester

____ ____Master of Arts in Ministry Concentration Course I

3

____ ____Master of Arts in Ministry Concentration Course II

3

MIN 590Ministry Internship

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Spring Semester

____ ____MAM Concentration Course 3

3

____ ____MAM Concentration Course 4

3

MIN 507Leadership Development & Team Building

3

MIN 591Ministry Internship II

3

Total Credit Hours:12