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International & Cross Cultural Studies Major

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Courses

The Majors and Minors section of the academic catalog explains graduation requirements. You can also read more about courses in the Undergraduate Course Listings section of the academic catalog.

Degree Plans

Sample degree plans provide a glimpse of what your schedule may look like as you complete this program.

International & Cross Cultural Studies Major Courses

GEOG103 World Regional Geography (3 Credits)
Study of why the world works the way it does, how its unique regions have taken shape, and how those regions are increasingly interconnected. (Offered spring semester of even calendar years.)
SOCI112 Intro To Anthropology (3 Credits)
The scientific study of humanity, human origins, fossil forms, and the evolution of material and non-material culture. Meets the general education cross-cultural requirement. Prerequisite: SOC 101 is recommended. (Offered spring semester.)
ENGL243 Global Literature (3 Credits)
A study of literary selections from the ancient world to the present, from diverse writers such as Homer to Garcia Marquez. This course serves as the first course for English majors and as an Honors Program option for General Education. Prerequisite: ENG 105. (Offered spring semester.)
POLS313 International Relations (3 Credits)
A study of the foreign policy of the United States from Teddy Roosevelt to George W. Bush. Prereq: HST 201. (Offered fall semester of even calender years).
ENGL318 Cross-Cultural Studies for TESOL (3 Credits)
This course focuses on the dynamic relationship between language, communication, and culture. Students will study how cultural differences between communities and within communities affect the communication process and the language choices people make. Meets the general education cross-cultural requirement. Prerequisite: ENG 214. (Offered spring semester of even calendar years.)
Choose PHIL354 or THEO354 (Courses Required: 1)
PHIL354 World Religions (3 Credits)
Students will study nine of the great religious traditions of the world descriptively and will engage in a comparative study of these traditions with an emphasis upon the unique characteristics of Christianity. Attention will be given to ways of communicating the Gospel to persons loyal to non-Christian religious traditions. Cross listed with REL354. Meets cross-cultural gen ed requirement. Prerequisite: COR 102 or 301. (Offered fall semester.)
THEO354 World Religions (3 Credits)
Students will study nine of the great religious traditions of the world descriptively and will engage in a comparative study of these traditions with an emphasis upon the unique characteristics of Christianity. Attention will be given to ways of communicating the Gospel to persons loyal to non-Christian religious traditions. Cross-listed with PHL354. Meets cross-cultural gen ed requirement. Prerequisite: COR 102 or 301. (Offered fall semester.)
Choose Two Courses - From HIST202, HIST245, HIST310 or SPAN310 (Courses Required: 2)
HIST202 Eastern Civilization (3 Credits)
The study of the history and culture of China and Japan from ancient times to the present. Meets the general education cross-cultural requirement. (Offered spring semester.)
HIST245 Jews, Christians, Muslims (3 Credits)
A study of the history, culture and texts of Jews, Christians and Muslims based upon an examination of the significance of monotheism, Scripture, authority, ritual, family life, ethics, material culture, within each group. Observation of concepts and phenomena they share, as well as the ways they are distinguished for the purpose of understanding each group's origin, development, influence, and connection to civil/political orders. Cross listed with REL 245. Meets the general educaion cross cultural requirement. Prerequisite: COR 102 (may be taken concurrently) or Bible course or permission of instructor. (Offered spring semester of even calendar years.)
HIST310 Latin America (3 Credits)
Emphasizes the forces that shaped and are now reshaping the region. Examines historical reasons for the present problems that trouble the area. Cross listed with HIST110 and SPAN 310. Meets the general education cross-cultural requirement. (Offered fall semester.)
SPAN310 Latinoamerica y Su Civilizacion (3 Credits)
Emphasizes the forces that shaped and are now reshaping the region. Examines historical reasons for the present problems that trouble the area. Cross listed with HST 310. Meets the general education cross cultural requirement. Prerequisite: SPN 201 or equivalent. (Offered in a three year rotation.)
Choose Two Courses - From SOCI302, SOCI309, SOCI365 or SOCI380 (Courses Required: 2)
SOCI302 Diversity Issues (3 Credits)
The status of "minority group" is defined and dominant-subdominant relationships in society are examined. The value and challenges of diversity in a pluralistic society are presented. An emphasis is placed on the social factors traditionally included under diversity (e.g. race, ethnicity, deviant lifestyles), and non-traditional factors (religion, social class, geographic setting, etc.). Techniques for resolving problems as well as patterns of adaptation are considered. Meets the general education cross cultural requirement. (Offered irregularly.)
SOCI309 Sociology of Wealth and Poverty (3 Credits)
In this course, students will study and contrast the rich and the poor, the powerful and the powerless, the haves and the have-nots. More importantly, it asks important questions such as "Why does such inequality exit in every known society?" It then builds a frame of reference from which to view the social and personal meanings of structured, legitimized social inequality, and to explore Christian responses to injustice and inequity in the world. Prerequisite: SOC 101. (Offered spring semester of even calendar years.)
SOCI365 Social Organization (3 Credits)
SOC 365 Social Organization Three Credits A study of the types of organizational patterns occurring in Western Society, their origin, functions, and structure. The place of the individual in an impersonal organizational system is examined. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or consent of instructor. (Offered fall semester of odd calendar years.)
SOCI380 Social Theory (3 Credits)
SOC 380 Sociological Theory Three Credits ( WI ) The development of major schools of social thought, major social theorists and their distinctive contributions to the understanding of the society, culture, and modernity, are considered and analyzed. Requires three of four major papers which focus respectively on social philosophers of antiquity, the major founders of sociological theory, modern social theories and theoretical trends and everyday applications of social theory. Also covers how to write a "literature review" for a research paper. Meets the general education writing-intensive requirement. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or consent of instructor. (Offered fall semester.)
Choose Two Courses - From HIST310, SPAN310, SPAN201, SPAN220 or SPAN320 (Courses Required: 2)
SPAN201 Intermediate Spanish (3 Credits)
Conversation, readings, grammar review. Prerequisite: SPN 102 or equivalent. (Offered fall semester.)
SPAN220 Spoken Spanish (4 Credits)
HIST310 Latin America (3 Credits)
Emphasizes the forces that shaped and are now reshaping the region. Examines historical reasons for the present problems that trouble the area. Cross listed with HIST110 and SPAN 310. Meets the general education cross-cultural requirement. (Offered fall semester.)
SPAN310 Latinoamerica y Su Civilizacion (3 Credits)
Emphasizes the forces that shaped and are now reshaping the region. Examines historical reasons for the present problems that trouble the area. Cross listed with HST 310. Meets the general education cross cultural requirement. Prerequisite: SPN 201 or equivalent. (Offered in a three year rotation.)
SPAN320 (3 Credits)
Discussion and reading in Spanish of history, literature, art, and customs. Meets the general education cross-cultural requirement. Prerequisite: SPN 201 or equivalent. (Offered in a three year rotation.)

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