Cross-Cultural Studies (BA)

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Bachelor of Arts in Cross-Cultural Studies

The cross-cultural studies major is designed to provide students with an understanding of the basic elements characteristic of any culture or subculture and to equip those students to work and minister effectively within various cultural contexts.

For more information about this program, contact Dr. Melody Maxwell (mmaxwell@hputx.edu or 325-649-8132).

Course Catalog Descriptions

Coursework

Major Requirements: Cross-Cultural Studies – 36 hours

Core (15 hours)
BIB 1303 – Introduction to the Old Testament
BIB 1304 – Introduction to the New Testament
BIB 4391 – Biblical Interpretation
PTH 4300 – Christian Doctrines
PTH 4331 – History of Christianity

Select one from the following (3 hours)
CED 2321 – Survey of Christian Education
PTH 2311 – Introduction to Theological Reflection
PTH 4333 – Theology & Culture

Concentration (18 hours)
CCS 2189 – Cross-Cultural Ministry Workshop
CCS 3200 – Supervised Ministry
CCS 3311 – International Practicum
CCS 3360 – Foundations for Cross-Cultural Ministry
CCS 4341 – World Religions

Select two from the following
CCS 3301 – Cross-Cultural Practicum
CCS 3321 – Life and Letters of Paul
CCS 3331 – Spanish Culture and Civilization
CCS 3350 – Intercultural Communication
CCS 3351 – Basic Evangelism
CCS 4304 – Special Topics in Cross-Cultural Ministry
CCS 4311 – Models for Cross-Cultural Ministry
CCS 4336 – Reading Across Cultures

General Education Requirements: 42 Hours

Biblical Principles and Tools for Personal and Spiritual Wellness (11 hours)
UNS 1001 – University Seminar
BIB 1303 – Introduction to the Old Testament
BIB 1304 – Introduction to the New Testament
Wellness Course (ESS 1100 & 2 activity courses)
Senior Seminar
Communication in a Variety of Modes and Media (9 hours)
COM 1310 – Fundamentals of Human Communication
ENG 1311 – English Composition I
ENG 1312 – Composition II Writing
Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning (7 hours)
College Algebra (MAT 1351 or higher)
Lab Science (4 hours)

Arts, Culture and Citizenship (15 hours)

Literature (2000 level English Literature)
History (3 hours)
POS 2311 – American Government
Social Science (Psychology, Sociology, History, or Political Science)
Fine Arts Appreciation Course
Additional Degree Requirements – Foreign Language (12 hours)

(Christian Studies majors should take biblical languages:
Greek or a combination of Greek and Hebrew

Optional Minor Area (18-24 hours)

Electives (10-34 hours)

Total Hours Required: 124 hours

Students must maintain a 2.00 overall GPA and a 2.50 GPA in their major.