ICST 102 • Introduction to Intercultural Studies (2 units)
Prerequisite: NT 101C and OT 201C. An introduction to the basic elements of intercultural communication and service. Course content will compare and contrast the cognitive processes, linguistic forms, and behavioral patterns within diverse cultural contexts. The student will integrate theory with practice in order to communicate effectively a holistic gospel.
ICST 272 • A Theology of Church Mission (2 units)
Prerequisite: NT 101C, OT 201C, and THEO 103C. Various models of Christian mission from biblical, theological, and historical perspectives will be explored. This interdisciplinary study, integrating theology and praxis, is designed to move the student toward a responsible understanding of an integral proclamation of the kingdom of God in a diverse cultural milieu. Core requirement for the Religion major offered every fall.
ICST 288 • Theology in an Intercultural Context (3 units)
Prerequisite: NT 101C and THEO 103C or THEO 101C. A study of worldview theories and concepts in the context of intercultural studies. Major worldviews are mapped out geographically in order to investigate transcultural universals and divergences. The relationship between worldviews and theology in formulating contextual understandings of ministry will be examined. Core requirement for the Religion major offered every fall.
ICST 291, 292, 293 • Special Topic (1, 2, 3 units)
Study of a special topic in intercultural and urban studies. May be repeated for credit.
ICST 305 • Evangelism (3 units)
A study of the nature, scope and imperatives of evangelism in the church. Scriptural mandates and models for evangelism are examined, and personal skills in evangelism are developed.
ANTH/SOC 320 • Social and Culture Change (3 units)
Prerequisite: ANTH 102C, SOCI 100C recommended. The study of change, its processes and consequences in non-Western and contemporary societies. Special emphasis will be given to cross-cultural change involving migrants, minorities, religious contacts, as well as change at the personal level. This course is housed in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology and is accepted as an ICST upper division elective for the Religion major.
ANTH 322 • Ethnographic Perspectives (3 units)
Prerequisite: ANTH 102C. Examines family life, religious belief, social and economic organization, politics and genders from a detailed, cross-cultural perspective. Ethnographic case studies provide in-depth comparisons of the cultural practices and beliefs of non-Western peoples with the cultural traditions of Westerners. Course will stress appreciation for and comprehension of ethnography as both a research method and genre of writing. This course is housed in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology and is accepted as an ICST upper division elective for the Religion major.
ANTH/HIST 339 • Area Studies: [Topic Area] (3 units)
Prerequisite: ANTH 102C. Area Studies is an intensive examination of specific regions of the world. Each course gives a brief survey of the region with attention to cultural history, ethnicity, family structure, political organization, technology, social structure, ethnopsychology, economics and ideologies present within the region. Issues of cultural difference and commonality, regional minority sub-cultural groups, and the role that this region plays within “global” culture are also addressed. (This course may be repeated for credit). This course is housed in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology and is accepted as an ICST upper division elective for the Religion major.
ICST 345 • Intercultural Communication (3 units)
Prerequisite: ICST 102. A study of the processes of communicating the gospel interculturally. Special attention is given to the development of attitudes and tools that will enable effective communication interculturally.
ICST 450 • Intercultural Internship (3-12 units)
Intercultural Internship is designed to integrate conceptual aspects of ministry with in-depth exposure to the practice of ministry within specific intercultural contexts. This internship experience is intended for students who wish to receive credit for guided reflection and supervision of a missions oriented experience by the on-scene supervisor/missionary and religion faculty member. Specific internship modules may also be taken during two, three, or four semesters. A maximum number of twelve units may be taken for internship credit.
ICST 470 • Special Topics (3 units)
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Study of a special topic in intercultural and urban studies. May be repeated for credit.
ICST 480 • Individual Studies (1-3 units)
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor and division chair. May be repeated for credit.
ICST 485 • Current Issues in Mission Studies (3 units)
Prerequisite: ICST 102. This course examines selected themes critical to effective Christian mission. Issues considered range from the ethics of evangelism and proselytism to the cultural dynamics of politics and economics. This course is required of students in the Intercultural Studies concentration.
ICST 490 • Seminar in Intercultural Ministry (3 units)
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Mutual investigation of one topic in intercultural and urban studies of particular relevance to upper division religion majors. May be repeated for credit.
* This information is provided for ease of use, however it is not the official record. See the academic catalog for official course descriptions and requirements.