Course Information


for Global Studies Department

Global Christian Citizenship (ICS150P)


The Earth is the Lords, and the fullness thereof (Ps 24:1). We live in a world that is burgeoning with change and challenge. This course provides a sweeping overview of the changes and challenges shaping our world that God so loves. This overview provides the context for students to establish a clear commitment to living as both responsible Christians and global citizens, committed both to the Great Commission and the Great Commandment.

Crosscultural Communication (ICS250P)


The purpose of this course is to explore the cultural, theoretical, and practical aspects of effective crosscultural communication. Attention is given to critical elements in crosscultural communication such as avoiding ethnocentricity and developing awareness of non-verbal communication. Students receive the necessary tools to build a personalized framework for crosscultural communication. Prerequisite: ICS150 Global Christian Citizenship

Theological Foundations for Global Studies (ICS252P)


Global Ministry Practices (ICS253P)


This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the different structures used in global ministries and their potential place in those ministries. Much has changed over the past few decades on how agencies work internationally due to drastic changes brought on by the electronic age, globalization and urbanization. From the philosophical forces that drive the agency to how they view obtaining the resources they need to accomplish their goals, this class explores who is doing what in this field and how students can best serve within it. Prerequisite: ICS150 Global Christian Citizenship

Global Studies Diploma International Practicum (ICS259P)


After completing the course work for the Global Studies Diploma program, students complete their international practicum in a foreign country with an international agency in the area of their specific Global Studies concentration. The minimum length of this practicum is four months under the direct supervision of an experienced field worker. On the field, students work on assignments in the areas of both personal and professional development. Students submit assignments throughout their international practicum and remain in contact with their faculty advisor as regularly as technology at their placement allows for. Prerequisite: ICS253 Global Ministry Practices

Theological Foundations for Global Leadership (LDR252P)