Intercultural Studies BA

The degree in Intercultural Studies is designed for students preparing for cross-cultural Christian ministry in situations, both domestic and global, in which knowledge of intercultural dynamics is essential and in which a marketable skill will allow for cultural engagement, creative access, or bi-vocational support. The major will be supplemented by a minor in English Language Learner, Information Technology, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, or Social Work.

Requirements

General Education — 43 hours

See the General Education Curriculum Section for the complete list of courses.

Variations for General Education for Intercultural Studies Majors

  • REL 3000 will be waived in lieu of THE 4140 and THE 4150.
  • Two courses in intercultural studies (Strategies of Cultural Immersion and Anthropology and Ethnographic Research) meet the Intercultural Literacy requirement.
  • Two courses in church history meet the Institutional Requirement.
  • Intercultural Studies majors will take REL 4100 designated for majors in the School of Theology and Christian Ministry instead of REL 4000.

Major — 59 hours

PRA 1010Perspectives in Christian Ministry

1

PRA 3010The Mission of the People of God

3

ICS 3200Strategies of Cultural Immersion

3

ICS 3100History and Ideology of Intercultural Witness

3

ICS 4000Field Education in Intercultural Studies

1-3

ICS 4300Intercultural Administration and Leadership Development

2

ICS 4400Anthropology and Ethnographic Research

3

BIB 2990Introduction to Biblical Exegesis

3

Upper Division Bible courses (one Old Testament and one New Testament)

6

THE 4140Systematic Theology I

3

THE 4150Systematic Theology II

3

THE 4210Christian Theology of World Religions

2

THE 4270Old Testament Theology

3

THE 4280New Testament Theology

3

THE 4090Theology of Holiness

3

CHI 3040History of the Ancient and Medieval Church

3

CHI 3060History and Polity of the Church of the Nazarene

3

PRA 3115Preaching and the Worship of the Church

2

CED 3080The Educational Ministry of the Church

3

PRA 3310Pastoral Care and Counseling

2

REL 4100The Life of the Christian Minister

3

Minor — 18 hours

(Required departmental minor in Information Technology, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, or Social Work unless an alternative to these is approved in consultation with the advisor.)

Total Credit Hours: 120