Cross-Cultural Studies major equips future servant leaders with knowledge, skill, and character pertinent to communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people of other cultures from a biblical worldview. Naturally established from biblical principles, the major offers both theory and practical application of cross-cultural skills and ministry through anthropology courses in addition to skills-based strategies. History of missions, church planting and development, training and discipleship, cross-cultural communication, and urban ministries accompany an in-depth ethnographic project centering on cross-cultural strategies to one particular people group. An internship in the senior year provides hands-on experience under a formal mentor as the student prepares to candidate in churches or to go on to seminary for further preparation.
This exciting major is a premier applied degree for young people seeking urban or overseas career preparation.
General Education – 69 hours
Bible & Theology – 30 hours
- BIB 213 Hermeneutics
- BMI 213 Theology of Missions
- BMI 473 Power Encounter
- BSF 103 Foundations for Spiritual Formation
- NTE 103 Introduction to the New Testament
- NTE ___ New Testament Elective
- OTE 103 Introduction to the Old Testament
- OTE ___ Old Testament Elective
- THE 303 Introduction to Theology
- 3 hours of Theology Elective
Humanities – 18 hours
- COM 113 Introduction to Communication
- ENG 113 Freshman Composition I
- ENG 123 Freshman Composition II
- HUM 103 Western Thought & Culture
- PHY 113 Introduction to Philosophy or Language*
- 3 hours 200- or 300-level Literature Elective from AML or ENG except ENG 201, 243, 393
*Global Ministries Department highly recommends its students take at least one semester of a language; however, students with TESOL Minor must elect SPN 113 or FRN 113.
Social Sciences – 12 hours
- ANT 203 Cultural Anthropology
- CSG 113 Introduction to Counseling
- PSY 113 General Psychology
- 3 hours History Elective
Computer, Science & Mathematics – 9 hours
- SCI 113 Scientific Literacy or another science elective
- 3 hours Mathematics Elective from MAT 113, 133, 253
- 3 hours Elective from BIO, CHM, CSC, PHS, MAT or SCI
Major – 43 hours
GMD Core for CCS (17 hours)
- ANT 323 Applied Ethnography
- ANT 363 Religious Belief Systems
- ANT 372 Sociolinguistics
- ANT 483 Anthropology Research Project
- ICS 113 Gifts, Guidance, & Goals
- ICS 323 World Religions
Cross-Cultural Studies Core (26 hours)
- ICS 253 History of Missions
- ICS 273 Church Planting & Development
- ICS 383 Training & Discipling
- ICS 352 Cross-Cultural Internship1
- ICS 393 Introduction to Church Growth
- ICS 453 Cross-Cultural Communication
- ICS 463 Strategy of Missions
- ICS 473 Urban Ministry & Practicum
- ICS 493 Missiology Strategy Project
1This course can be taken in the summer for six weeks instead of in the fourth year fall semester. Taking it in the fall semester means the student is abroad for approximately three and a half months. If interested, see your Advisor.
Minor or Open Electives – 15 hours
Total = 127 hours
TFC requires all students who have attempted less than 12 college-level credits to take the Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT) as part of the admissions process. Students should arrange to have scores sent directly from the testing agencies to the Office of Admissions at TFC. The college will also accept scores reported on official high school transcripts.
Students can find information on the SAT at www.collegeboard.com. The SAT school code for TFC is 5799. Students can find information on the ACT at www.act.org. The ACT school code for TFC is 0868.
High School Curriculum
TFC recommends that students complete the following high school coursework in preparation for study at the college level:
- 4 courses in English (Grammar, American Literature, World Literature, Advanced Composition)
- 3 courses in Math (Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry)
- 3 courses in Natural Science
- 3 courses in Social Studies (US History, World History, Government)
- 6 additional units in academic study
Students should select additional units from English, Math, Natural Science, Social Studies, Foreign Languages, Fine Arts, Physical Education, or Computer Technology.
TFC evaluates each student’s academic preparedness as part of the admissions file. The college requires each student to graduate from a high school program or to have verification of results of the General Educational Development test. Students are evaluated for admission based on a variety of factors including high school grade point average, SAT or ACT test scores, and references. In addition, the college reserves the right to request additional references, essays or personal interviews prior to making an admissions decision.
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Last updated January 20, 2018