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Speaking & Cross-Cultural Courses

Listed below are courses that include content which satisfies a University “speaking” or “cross-cultural” requirement. All baccalaureate students must complete at least two “SP” courses, beyond the foundational core (FCC) requirement of CAC 160 or COM 210. Note: If a student completes both CAC 160 and COM 210, one of the courses may count as an “SP” course for the student, leaving one additional “SP” course required.

All baccalaureate students must also complete at least one “CC” course. Note: Simply traveling abroad (for a week or even a semester) does not necessarily meet the cross-cultural requirement.

The courses listed below are included in the course descriptions in the academic catalog under the specific department. Additional courses, including study abroad courses, could also meet a requirement; see the specific department or Off-Campus Programs for details.Note: A course may meet a “CC” and/or “SP” requirement as well as one additional FCC requirement.

Courses listed with an asterisk (*) only award the “CC” or “SP” for the faculty listed; other faculty teaching the course would not award “CC” or “SP” credit. Students should verify the “CC” or “SP” is attached to a course upon registration and should verify with the instructor/syllabus the first week of class.

Speaking Courses (SP)

  • Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work
    ANT 280*          Anthropology of Study Abroad, Short-term Mission, and Tourism (Priest, R.)
    SOC 350*          Social Research Methods (Bird, S.)
    SWK 354           Social Work Process and Practice II     
    SWK 362           Social Policy    
  • Department of Art, Film, and Media
    ART 309*           Secondary Art Methods (Herrmann, K.)
    ART 311*           Western Art History I (Smith, R.)
    FMP 350             Media Theory and Ethics                         
    FMP 352             History and Criticism of Film                  
    FMP 388             Media, Faith, and Culture    
  • Department of Biblical Studies, Christian Ministries, and Philosophy
    BIB 493              Biblical Literature Capstone                   
    CMI 262             Personal Foundations for Ministry      
    CMI 351             Teaching and Learning Strategies        
    GRK 302*           Exegesis of the Greek New Testament (Heth, W.)
    PHI 425              Philosophical and Theological Methods    
    REL 432*            World Missions Area Studies (Collins, J.)
     
  • Department of Biology, Environmental Science, Public Health, and Sustainable Development
    BIO 307*            Vertebrate Natural History (Reber, J.)
    BIO 432*            Developmental Biology (Vanderploeg, J.)
    BIO 462*            Molecular Genetics (Regier, J.)
    BIO 471*            Microbiology and Immunology (Vanderploeg, J.)
    BIO 493              Biology Senior Capstone                      
  • Department of Business
    ECO 442           Economic Development                          
    ENT 240           Creativity and Concept Development 
    FIN 430            Investments                                                 
    ITB 375*           International Business (Sherlock, J.)
    MGT 352           Management Analysis and Practice    
    MGT 442           Business Ethics                                            
    MGT 452*         Strategic Management (Sherlock. J.)
    MKT 231           Principles of Marketing                           
    MKT 312*         Professional Selling (Sherlock, J.)
  • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
    CHE 312              Organic Chemistry II                                  
    CHE 420              Chemistry Thesis                                        
  • Department of Communication
    CAC 220             Essentials of Written Communication 
    CAC 340             Intercultural Communication                
    COM 372            Persuasion and Influence                       
    JRN 255              Media and Society                                     
    PBR 261              Introduction to Public Relations           
    PBR 361              Public Relations Cases and Campaigns       
    PBR 461              Public Relations Writing and Production  
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    COS 311              Ethics in Computer Science                    
    COS 433              Missions Computing Senior Project    
    COS 453              Research II                                                    
    COS 492              Senior Project                                              
    COS 494              Senior Engineering Project II                 
    SYS 390               Information Systems Analysis       
  • Department of Education
    EDU 351             Methods and Materials for Elementary Teachers 
    EDU 393             Practicum                                                      
    EDU 421             Supervised Internship in Elementary Schools         
    EDU 431             Supervised Internship in Secondary Schools           
    EDU 493             Elementary Education Senior Capstone    
    TSL 211              Teaching English Internationally          
    TSL 482              Practicum in TESOL         
  • Department of English and Modern Languages
    ENG 305*           Writing Theory and Grammar (King, C.)
    ENG 362*           Shakespeare                                               
    ENG 422*           Renaissance Literature                          
    ENG 493*           English Capstone (Dayton, N., Mook, L.)
    SPA 305             Communication in Spanish                     
    SPA 480             Seminar       
  • Department of History, Global, and Political Studies
    GBS 130*           Introduction to Global Studies (Johnson, K. )
    HIS 321             Modern Middle East                                 
    HIS 324*           The Gilded Age and Progressive Era (1877-1920) (Wetzel, B.)
    HIS 391*           The World Since 1945 (Jones, T.)
    HIS 392*           Twentieth Century U.S. History (Jones, T.)
    OVC 493            Senior Capstone                                         
    POS 232             Political Thinking                                        
    POS 304*           Global Governance (Kerton-Johnson, N.)
    POS 321             Modern Middle East                                 
    POS 325*           American Foreign Policy (Kerton-Johnson, N.)
    POS 462             Theories of International Relations     
    POS 467             Senior Seminar         
  • Department of Kinesiology
    EXS 306              Physiology of Exercise                              
    EXS 346*            Community Health Education 
    EXS 453*            Physical Fitness Prescription (Renfrow, M.)
    KIN 355              Research Methods                                    
     
  • Department of Mathematics
    MAT 392*          Mathematics Seminar (Case, J.)
    MAT 493            Senior Capstone                                         
  • Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance
    MUS 372            Music History and Literature II              
    MUS 440            Vocal Pedagogy and Literature             
    THR 112*           Performing Literature (Manning, T.)
    THR 402             Contemporary American Theatre        
  • Department of Physics and Engineering
    ENP 252             Principles of Engineering                        
    PHY 341             Math Methods in Physics and Engineering              
    PHY 413*           Quantum Mechanics II (Kiers, K.)
  • Department of Psychology
    PSY 320*            Multicultural Psychology (Maloney, V.)
    PSY 321*            Social Psychology (Maloney, V.)
    PSY 410*            Motivation (Snyder, S.)
    PSY 411*            Learning: Theory and Application (Snyder, S.)
    PSY 420*            Cognition (Snyder, S.)
    PSY 422*            Psychological Testing (Maloney, V.)
    PSY 461*            Fundamentals of Counseling (Maloney, V.; Dungan, D.)
     
  • Additional Courses

    IAS 320*             Cross-Cultural Outreach (Hoffman, E.)

Cross-Cultural Courses (CC)

  • Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work
    ANT 200             Cultural Anthropology                             
    ANT 280             Anthropology of Study Abroad, Short-term Mission, and Tourism 
    ANT 315*           The Anthropology of Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion (Priest, R.)
    SOC 110*           Introduction to Global Societies (Bird, S.)
    SWK 320            Unleashing the Oppressed 
  • Department of Art, Film, and Media
    ART 316*           Asian Art History (Smith, R.)
    FMP 335             International Production                         
  • Department of Biblical Studies, Christian Ministries, and Philosophy
    BIB 103              Introduction to Holy Land Studies       
    BIB 203              In the Footsteps of Paul                           
    PHI 322*            World Religions: Western Tradition (Diller, K.)
    PHI 323*            World Religions: Eastern Tradition (Diller, K.)
    REL 391*            Preparation and Strategy for Christian World Mission (Collins, J.)
  • Department of Business
    ENT 381             Global Entrepreneurship and Business as Missions              
    ITB 375              International Business                             
    ITB 381              International Business Study Tour       
    MKT 380             International Marketing  
  • Department of Communication
    CAC 340              Intercultural Communication                
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    COS 333              Missions Computing                                 
    COS 433              Missions Computing Senior Project    
  • Department of Education
    EDU 385             Diversity in the Classroom                      
    TSL 201              Introduction to the Field of Teaching ESOL              
    TSL 211              Teaching English Internationally          
  • Department of English and Modern Languages
    ENG 373*           Literature of Diverse Cultures (Dayton, N.)
    SPA 310             Culture and Civilization of Hispanic America           
     
  • Department of History, Global, and Political Studies
    HIS 211               History and Geography of Latin America  
    HIS 212               History and Geography of East Asia    
    HIS 213               History and Geography of Africa          
    HIS 215               History and Geography of South/Southeast Asia  
    HIS 311               History and Geography of Latin America  
    HIS 312               History and Geography of East Asia    
    HIS 313               History and Geography of Africa          
    HIS 315               History and Geography of South/Southeast Asia  
    HIS 321*             Modern Middle East (Kerton-Johnson, N.)
    HIS 352*             African-American History (Messer, S.)
    POS 321*            Modern Middle East (Kerton-Johnson, N.)
    POS 374*            Religious Liberty and Christian Freedom (Kerton-Johnson, N.)
  • Department of Kinesiology

    EXS 320               Community Health Promotion    

  • Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance
    MUS 243            Music and World Cultures                      
    MUS 343            Music and World Cultures                      
     
  • Additional Courses
    IAS 320                Cross-Cultural Outreach                          

Cross-Cultural & Speaking Courses

The following courses could meet both a “CC” and “SP” requirement (depending upon instructor).

“CC” & “SP” Courses
ANT 280**Anthropology of Study Abroad, Short-term Mission, & Tourism (see faculty listed above)
ITB 375**International Business (see faculty listed above)
CAC 340Intercultural Communication
COS 433Missions Computing Senior Project
TSL 211Teaching English Internationally
HIS 321**Modern Middle East (see faculty listed above)
POS 321**Modern Middle East (see faculty listed above)
IAS 320**Cross-Cultural Outreach (see faculty listed above)