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M.A. in Intercultural Studies

The Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies is a multidisciplinary program focused on learning about other cultures and developing skills in negotiating across cultural boundaries, both within and outside the United States. Appropriate academic disciplines for this degree include anthropology, sociology, ethics and theology.

Overview

The Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies is a multidisciplinary program focused on learning about other cultures and developing skills in negotiating across cultural boundaries, both within and outside the United States. Appropriate academic disciplines for this degree include anthropology, sociology, ethics and theology.

Program Level Outcomes

  • Articulate an understanding of forces that contribute to contemporary sociocultural diversity and complexity using theological and social sciences resources.
  • Demonstrate intercultural competency through the integration of interdisciplinary course materials with field learning experiences.
  • Grow in awareness of self through a process of appreciating the diversity and authenticity of Christian witness around the world.

Degree Map

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Hrs Course ID Course Name
Early
3 CD501 Vocation of Ministry (must be taken in initial 21 hours at ATS)
3 MS501 Missional Formation (must be taken in initial 21 hours at ATS)
3 BT501 Biblical Narrative
3 NT(IBS)510/511 NT(IBS)510 Matthew -or- NT(IBS)511 Mark
3 CH501 Church History—One
3 MS655 Holistic Mission (JA terms)
3 TH501 Basic Christian Doctrine
3 MS730 Congregations and Social Change (FA semesters odd years)
3 MS708 World Religions and Mission
Final
3 MS671 Anthropology for Mission Practice (FA semesters)
3 TH601 Theology of John Wesley
3 MM615 Mentored Ministry in World Mission and Evangelism
3 MS644 Mission of the Church in the World
3 CS601 Christian Ethics
3 MS702 Mission and Biblical Theology (SP semesters) [PRQ: MS501; BT501]
3 MS720 Capacity Building Leadership
1 MS701 Reflection Community in World Mission & Evangelism [PRQ: MM615]
As Needed
3   Elective Course
3   Elective Course
3   Elective Course
3   Elective Course