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 CAS 110 or CAS 120. Note: If a student completes both CAS 110 and CAS 120, 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, may also meet SP or CC courses; 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 might be approved for the entire department (*) or specific faculty (**). Students should verify the “SP” or “CC” is attached to a course upon registration and should verify with the instructor/syllabus the first week of class.

Speaking Courses (SP)

  • School of Humanities, Arts, & Biblical Studies
    Department of Art, Film, & Media
    ART 309**Secondary Art Methods
    ART 311**Western Art History I
    ART 317*History of Photography
    ART 351*Product ID
    ART 445**Illustration 3: Thesis
    ART 484*Senior Thesis II
    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, & Philosophy
    BIB 340**Hebrew Prophets
    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
    GRK 401**Advanced Exegesis of the Greek New Testament
    PHI 425*Philosophical and Theological Methods
    PHI 452**Philosophy of Religion
    REL 432**World Missions Area Studies
    Department of Communication
    CAC 220*Communication Writing Essentials
    CAS 331**Team-based Communication
    CAS 372*Persuasion and Influence
    JRN 255*Media and Society
    PBR 361*Public Relations Cases and Campaigns
    PBR 461*Public Relations Writing and Production
    PWR 485*Senior Capstone
    Department of English
    ENG 305**Writing THeory and Grammar
    ENG 362**Shakespeare
    ENG 422**Renaissance Literature
    ENG 493**English Capstone
    Department of History, Global, & Political Studies
    HIS 321*Modern Middle East
    HIS 391**The World Since 1945
    HIS 392**Twentieth Century U.S. History
    IAS 499**Special Study [Teaching Assistant–History]
    ITS 130**Introduction to International Studies
    POS 232*Political Thinking
    POS 304**Global Governance
    POS 321*Modern Middle East
    POS 325**American Foreign Policy
    POS 462*Theories of International Relations
    POS 467*Senior Seminar
    Department of Modern Languages
    SPA 304**Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
    SPA 305*Communications in Spanish
    SPA 480*Seminar
    Department of Music, Theatre, & Dance
    MUS 231**Instrumental Methods I—Brass Instruments
    MUS 362**Conducting II
    MUS 372*History and Literature II
    MUS 440*Vocal Pedagogy
    THR 112**Performing Literature
    THR 402*Contemporary American Theatre
  • School of Natural & Applied Sciences
    Department of Biology
    BIO 307**Vertebrate Natural History
    BIO 432**Developmental Biology
    BIO 462**Molecular Genetics
    BIO 471**Microbiology and Immunology
    BIO 493**Biology Senior Capstone
    Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
    CHE 312**Organic Chemistry II
    CHE 420*Chemistry Thesis
    Department of Computer Science & Engineering
    COS 311*Ethics in Computer Science
    COS 453*Research II
    COS 492*Senior Project
    COS 494*Senior Engineering Project II
    SYS 390*Information Systems Analysis
    Department of Environmental Science, Public Health, and Sustainable Development
    ENS 361**Geomorphology
    ENS 362*Hydrogeology
    ENS 383**Environmental Ethics
    PBH 350*Determinants of Health and Health Equity
    PBH 493**Public Health Senior Capstone
    Department of Kinesiology
    EXS 306*Physiology of Exercise
    EXS 346**Community Health Education
    EXS 453**Physical Fitness Prescription
    KIN 355*Research Methods
    Department of Mathematics
    MAT 392**Mathematics Seminar
    MAT 493*Senior Capstone
    Department of Physics & Engineering
    ENP 252*Principles of Engineering
    ENP 493**Engineering Senior Capstone II
    PHY 341*Math Methods in Physics and Engineering
    PHY 413**Quantum Mechanics II
  • School of Social Sciences, Education, & Business
    Department of Business
    ECO 333**History of Economic Thought
    ECO 442*Economic Development
    ENT 420*Creativity and Concept Development
    FIN 430**Investments
    ITB 375**International Business
    MGT 352*Management Analysis and Practice
    MGT 442*Business Ethics
    MGT 452**Strategic Management
    MKT 231*Principles of Marketing
    MKT 312**Professional Selling
    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
    Department of English Language Teaching
    TSL 482*Practicum in TESOL
    Department of Psychology
    PSY 320**Multicultural Psychology
    PSY 321**Social Psychology
    PSY 410**Motivation
    PSY 411**Learning: Theory and Application
    PSY 420**Cognition
    PSY 422**Psychological Testing
    PSY 461**Fundamentals of Counseling
    PSY 495*Integration of Psychology and Christianity
    Department of Social Work
    SWK 354*Social Work Process and Practice II
    SWK 362*Social Policy
    SWK 492*Senior Practicum
    Department of Sociology
    ANT 280**Anthropology of Study Abroad, Short-term Mission, and Tourism
    SOC 210**Contemporary Social Issues
    SOC 350**Social Research Methods
    SOC 493**Sociology Integrative Seminar
    SOC 498*Sociology Senior Thesis
    Additional Courses
    IAS 320**Cross-Cultural Outreach

Cross-Cultural Courses (CC)

  • School of Humanities, Arts, & Biblical Studies
    Department of Art, Film, & Media
    ART 316**Asian Art History
    Department of Biblical Studies, Christian Ministries, & Philosophy
    BIB 103*Introduction to Holy Land Studies
    BIB 203*In the Footsteps of Paul
    PHI 322**World Religions: Western Tradition
    PHI 323**World Religions: Eastern Tradition
    REL 391**Preparation and Strategy for Christian World Mission
    Department of Communication
    CAS 340*Intercultural Communication
    Department of English
    ENG 373**Literature of Cultural Diversity
    Department of History, Global, & 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
    HIS 352**African-American History
    HIS 361**Russian Civilization
    POS 321**Modern Middle East
    Department of Modern Languages
    SPA 310*Culture & Civilization of Hispanic America
    Department of Music, Theatre, & Dance
    MUS 243*Music and World Cultures
    MUS 343*Music and World Cultures
  • School of Natural & Applied Sciences
    Department of Computer Science & Engineering
    COS 333*Missions Computing
    COS 494**Senior Engineering Project II
    Department of Environmental Science, Public Health, & Sustainable Development
    ENS 364**Water Resources and Appropriate Technology
    PBH 340**Principles of Community Health Development
    Department of Kinesiology
    EXS 320*Community Health Promotion
    Department of Physics and Engineering
    ENP 493**Engineering Senior Capstone II
  • School of Social Sciences, Education, & Business
    Department of Business
    ECO 442**Economic Development
    ENT 381*Global Entrepreneurship and Business as Missions
    ITB 375*International Business
    ITB 381*International Business Study Tour
    MKT 380*International Marketing
    Department of Education
    EDU 385*Diversity in the Classroom
    Department of English Language Teaching
    TSL 201*Introduction to the Field of Teaching ESOL
    Department of Social Work
    SWK 320*Unleashing the Oppressed
    Department of Sociology
    ANT 200*Cultural Anthropology
    ANT 280**Anthropology of Study Abroad, Short-term Mission, and Tourism
    SOC 110**Introduction to Global Societies
    SOC 220*Ethnic and Minority Issues
    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
ECO 442**Economic Development
HIS 321**Modern Middle East
IAS 320**Cross-Cultural Outreach
ITB 375**International Business
POS 321**Modern Middle East