Intercultural Studies Major (B.A.)


 

The Intercultural Studies major is designed with the academic and professional equipping needed for international and intercultural service. The courses in this curriculum will acquaint students with the social, economic, religious, and cultural diversities of the world’s peoples and the principles of development and change that affect world cultures.

Students in the Intercultural Studies major will be equipped to work in a variety of cultural contexts, to cope with cultural changes, to communicate with people of other worldviews, and to understand those whose life situations have forced them to cross cultural lines.

120 credit hours, distributed as follows, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree:

Liberal Arts and Science Core Component .....................35

Foreign Language Component.......................................12

Bible and Ministry Minor Curriculum...............................15

Major Field Component.................................................51                               

Liberal Arts Electives......................................................7

Total credits required..................................................120

In addition to the three tracks of ICS, a student may choose an Open Concentration. Based on a student’s passions and interests, it is possible to create a concentration in a particular field of interest, in order to better prepare the student for the kind of service the student is considering pursuing upon graduation.  Examples would be a concentration in Communications, Art, Music, Business, etc.