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    Jun 22, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Intercultural Studies, B.S.

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Intercultural studies (ICS) is a 30-hour major including 15 credit hours of practicums and internships (mission trips). This allows students to double major in ICS and another discipline such as business, education, health profession, or another area that will prepare them to be marketplace professionals. Students may choose a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree while majoring in (ICS). To fulfill language requirements, the student may elect any one of the following options: 1) 12 hours of Greek, 2) 12 hours of Hebrew, 3) six hours of Greek and six hours of Hebrew, or 4) 12 hours in a modern language (i.e. Spanish).

The purposes of the ICS major are:

  1. Expose students to various cultures for the purpose of developing a caring sensitivity for all people groups.
  2. Promote and develop Christian character, ethics and morality as the foundation of relationship among various people groups.
  3. Communicate the universal need for redemption through a clear presentation of the gospel in a culturally sensitive context.
  4. To convey the responsibility of all followers of Christ to value, protect and rescue the disadvantaged, vulnerable and abused people in society.
  5. Prepare students to effectively work and minister in a multicultural or crosscultural context.

Students who major in ICS are required to double major or take a minor. A double major or minor in the following areas is suggested: business, education, health profession, or another area that will prepare the student to be marketplace professionals.

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