2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Intercultural Studies Major (BA)

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Majors: Biblical Studies, Intercultural Studies, also available as a minor

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.

Intercultural Studies offers concentrations in Church Planting and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Intercultural Studies Major Curriculum

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

LBC 101Engaging Faith & Life

3

PHE ____PHE Elective

1

LAN 101College Composition and Research

3

THE 105Prelude to Biblical & Theological Studies

3

ICS 103Relationships in Ministry

3

CML 102Foundations of Ministry

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Spring Semester

BIB 106Interpreting the Bible

3

PHE ____PHE Elective

1

LAN 104Public Speaking

3

HIS ____HIS Core (100/200 Level)

3

SOC 101General Psychology

3

ICS 120Discipleship/Evangelism

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

CSV 201Christian Service I

0

BIB 103Creation & Covenants: OT I

3

LIT ____LIT Core (100/200 Level)

3

MAT ____MAT Core

3

PHI 201Introduction to Philosophy

3

CML 210Fundamentals of Leadership

3

Total Credit Hours:15
 

Spring Semester

CSV 202Christian Service II

0

BIB 104Israel's Life & Literature: OT II

3

THE 223Christian Narrative I: Creation & Fall

3

SCI ____SCI____ Science with Lab 4 credits

4

SOC 203Principles of Sociology

3

ICS 210Perspectives on the World Christian Movement

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Junior Year

Fall Semester

BOT ____Bible Old Testament Exegetical Elective

3

BIB 203Life of Christ: NT I

3

THE 224Christian Narrative II: Redemption

3

SOC 330Cultural Anthropology

3

CML 202Teaching Skills for Adults

3

ICS 350Intercultural Studies Internship

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Spring Semester

BIB 204Early Church: NT II

3

THE 304Drawing Near to God

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

____ ____Major Elective

3

ICS 331Cross-Cultural Communication

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

THE 320Christianity and Culture

3

THE 421Biblical Theology of Missions

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective (400 Level)

3

____ ____Major Elective

3

____ ____Major Elective

3

ICS 450Intercultural Studies Practicum

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Spring Semester

____ ____Bible/Theology Focused Elective (BIB, BOT, BNT, THE)

3

BNT ____ Bible New Testament Exegetical Elective

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

____ ____Major Elective

3

____ ____Major Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:15

The following table shows the courses specific to each concentration.

 

Intercultural Studies – Church Planting

Intercultural Studies - TESOL

ICS 222 Case Studies in Missions History

ELT 101 Introduction to TESOL

ICS 322 Principles of Church Planting

EDU 204 Instructional Design

CFM 421 Community Ministry

ICS 301 Second Language Acquisition

ICS 240 Wayumi OR ICS 424 Urban Church Ministry

ELT 105 Teaching, Speaking, & Listening

THE 416 Role of Women in the Church

ELT 205 Teaching Reading & Writing

CFM 323 Pastoral Care of Children & Families

LAN 380 Grammar for Language Learners

ICS 340 World Religions

ELT 302 Contexts, Cultures, & Values