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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 (SP)
ANT 280*          Anthropology of Study Abroad, Short-term Mission, and Tourism (Priest, R.)
SOC 350*          Social Research Methods (Bird, S.)
SOC 493*          Sociology Integrative Seminar (Jessup, M.)
SOC 498            Sociology Senior Thesis
SWK 354           Social Work Process and Practice II     
SWK 362           Social Policy    
Department of Art, Film, and Media (SP)
ART 309*           Secondary Art Methods (Richardson, H.)
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 (SP)
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 (SP)
BIO 307*            Vertebrate Natural History (Reber, J.)
BIO 432*            Developmental Biology (Vanderploeg, J.)
BIO 462              Molecular Genetics
BIO 471*            Microbiology and Immunology (Vanderploeg, J.)
BIO 493              Biology Senior Capstone 
ENS 361*           Geomorphology (Guebert, M.)
ENS 362*           Hydrogeology (Guebert, M.)
ENS 383*           Environmental Ethics (Guebert, M.)
Department of Business (SP)
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 (SP)
CHE 312              Organic Chemistry II                                  
CHE 420              Chemistry Thesis                                        
Department of Communication (SP)
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 (SP)
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 (SP)
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 (SP)
ENG 305*           Writing Theory and Grammar (King, C.)
ENG 362*           Shakespeare (Mook, L.)                                                                       
ENG 493*           English Capstone (Dayton, N., Mook, L.)
SPA 305             Communication in Spanish                     
SPA 480             Seminar       
Department of History, Global, and Political Studies (SP)
GBS 130*           Introduction to Global Studies (Johnson, K. )
HIS 227*           War in American History (Wetzel, B.)
HIS 321             Modern Middle East                                 
HIS 317*           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 (SP)
EXS 306              Physiology of Exercise
EXS 453*            Physical Fitness Prescription (Renfrow, M.)
KIN 355              Research Methods
Department of Mathematics (SP)
MAT 392*          Mathematics Seminar (Case, J.)
MAT 493            Senior Capstone                                         
Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance (SP)
MUS 362            Conducting II
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 (SP)
ENP 252             Principles of Engineering                        
PHY 341             Math Methods in Physics and Engineering              
PHY 413*           Quantum Mechanics II (Kiers, K.)
Department of Psychology (SP)
PSY 320*            Multicultural Psychology (Maloney, V.)
PSY 321*            Social Psychology (Maloney, V.)
PSY 410*            Motivation (McClelland, L.)
PSY 411*            Learning: Theory and Application (Edwards, L.)
PSY 420*            Cognition (McClelland, L.)
PSY 422*            Psychological Testing (Maloney, V.)
PSY 461*            Fundamentals of Counseling (Maloney, V.; Dungan, D.)
Additional Courses (SP)
IAS 320*             Cross-Cultural Outreach (Hoffman, E.)

Cross-Cultural Courses (CC)

Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work (CC)
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.)
SOC 220             Ethnic and Minority Issues
SWK 320            Unleashing the Oppressed 
Department of Art, Film, and Media (CC)
ART 316*           Asian Art History (Smith, R.)
FMP 335             International Production                         
Department of Biblical Studies, Christian Ministries, and Philosophy (CC)
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 Biology, Environmental Science, Public Health, and Sustainable Development (CC)
ENS 364*          Water Resources and Appropriate Technology (Guebert, M.)
Department of Business (CC)
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 (CC)
CAC 340              Intercultural Communication                
Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CC)
COS 333              Missions Computing                                 
COS 433              Missions Computing Senior Project    
Department of Education (CC)
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 (CC)
ENG 373*           Literature of Diverse Cultures (Dayton, N.)
SPA 310             Culture and Civilization of Hispanic America
Department of History, Global, and Political Studies (CC)
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.)
POS 321*            Modern Middle East (Kerton-Johnson, N.)
POS 374*            Religious Liberty and Christian Freedom (Kerton-Johnson, N.)
Department of Kinesiology (CC)
EXS 320               Community Health Promotion
Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance (CC)
MUS 243            Music and World Cultures                      
MUS 343            Music and World Cultures
Department of Psychology (CC)
PSY 320*          Multicultural Psychology (Maloney, V.)
PSY 375*          Loss and Bereavement (Edwards, L.)
Additional Courses (CC)
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)
CAC 340 Intercultural Communication
COS 433 Missions Computing Senior Project
HIS 321** Modern Middle East (see faculty listed above)
IAS 320** Cross-Cultural Outreach (see faculty listed above)
ITB 375** International Business (see faculty listed above)
POS 321** Modern Middle East (see faculty listed above)
PSY 320** Multicultural Psychology (see faculty listed above)
TSL 211 Teaching English Internationally