A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

Intercultural Studies Major with Urban Studies Concentration

BA (22-30 hrs in the major and 19-20 hrs in the concentration)

The coursework exposes students to diverse theoretical perspectives, engages them in analyzing real-world problems, and blends reading and discussion with experience, including both service-learning and field research. In these ways, the concentration aims to prepare students to work and serve as Christians in urban contexts, whether vocationally or as engaged citizens. The program is holist and community-focused, works at multiple levels (family, neighborhood, city, metropolitan-area), considers carefully the role of the church, and is interdisciplinary, including theological, sociological, and political dimensions.

Major RequirementsCredits
INCL 201 Introduction to Global Issues
4
INCL 243 Cultural Anthropology 4
INCL 310 Intercultural Competencies 4
INCL 311 Intercultural Experience 0-4
Conversation-level Language 0-4
INCL 346 Governance and Development or POLS 345 Community Organization and Development or ANTH 315 Human Ecology 4
INCL 350 Culture Change or LING 312 Sociolinguistics or INCL 442 Globalization & Islamization 4
INCL 482 Senior Capstone: Intercultural Seminar 2
Major Total 22-30
Urban Studies Concentration RequirementsCredits
POLS 212 Social Science Research Methods 4
URMN 212 Urban Ministry 4
URMN 350 The City in Biblical and Theological Perspective 4
POLS 328 Governing Urban Communities 4
Choose one course from the following courses:Credits
POLS 375 Immigration and Citizenship 4
SOC 222 Social Problems 4
URMN 250 Evangelism and Social Action in the Urban Context 3
MISS 342 Contextualization in Missions 4
CRFM 341 Theological Explorations in Youth Cultures and Ministry I and CRFM 342 Theological Explorations in Youth Cultures and Minsitry II 2, 2
INCL 311 Intercultural Experience must be in an Urban Setting in the US or abroad.
Concentration Total 19 - 20

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