Intercultural Studies, M.A. (Community Development)
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies, students will be able to:
- Articulate principles for successful living and working in diverse environments and cultures (ULO 1 and 2).
- Express an understanding of an international perspective on their experience in mono-cultural training (e.g. teaching, medicine, business) (ULO 1).
- Demonstrate proficiency in research skills and writing that includes assessment and adaptation to specific cultural contexts (ULO 1).
- Describe the dynamic nature of the Gospel, the growing church, and how it is contextualized and communicated across cultures (ULO 1 and 3).
Each Program Learning Outcome (PLO) listed above references at least one of the University Learning Outcomes (ULO 1, 2, 3), which may be found in the General Information section of this catalog.
The M.A. in Intercultural Studies, Community Development specialization is a 39-credit program. For the qualified applicant with extensive undergraduate work in intercultural studies/missions, it may be reduced to a minimum of 30 credits.
- Complete the required courses listed below.
- Successfully pass a comprehensive examination over coursework.
- Maintain a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
- Meet with department advisor and a Graduate Graduation Counselor in the Office of the Registrar one year prior to graduation to declare intent to graduate. (See Graduate Graduation Check description in the Admission, Enrollment and Graduation Requirements section).
|ISCL 742||History of the World Christian Movement||3|
|ISCL 750||Issues in Contextualization/Cross-Cultural Theology||3|
|or ISCL 751||Theology of Mission|
|ISAN 761||Culture and Transformation||3|
|or ISCL 711||Dynamics of the Religious Experience|
|ISCL 520||Interpersonal and Intercultural Adjustment||3|
|or ISCL 709||Intercultural Communication|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Ethnographic Research Methods|
|Graduate Research in Intercultural Studies|
|Students may select Bible/Theology courses from a wide range of courses taught by the faculty at Talbot School of Theology or from among the theological integration courses offered by qualified faculty within the Cook School of Intercultural Studies. Students with no formal biblical/theological training prior to entering the program must have the selection approved by the program director. Students may also select:||6|
|Contemporary Theology of Mission|
|Theology of Culture|
|Spiritual Conflicts in Cross-Cultural Context|
|Issues in Spiritual Warfare|
|Narrative in Scripture and Teaching|
|Theology of Mission|
|Acts: Biblical and Missiological|
|Topics in Biblical Theology from a Missiological Perspective|
|Community Development Specialization Courses|
|ISAL 613||Practicum in Language and Culture Learning||3|
|or ISAL 520||Introduction to Language and Linguistics|
|ISAN 507||Cultural Anthropology||3|
|ISCL 602||Introduction to Development||3|
|ISCL 603||Micro Issues in Relief and Development||3|
|ISCL 605||Community Development Models and Strategies||3|
|ISCL 659||Project Evaluation and Assessment||3|