Cross-Cultural Certificate

Cross-Cultural Certificate

      This program was created to provide an academic base for those students interested in future service in a different culture.  Students will gain knowledge of diverse cultures and peoples, an understanding of overseas missions and development, and language learning skills. The program will culminate in a short-term trip overseas, providing a first-hand cross-cultural experience.

      The Cross-Cultural Certificate is normally taken concurrently with a baccalaureate degree at Crandall University.  This program is particularly applicable for those considering occupations in or relating to these areas:

      • Relief and Development
      • Missions
      • International Business
      • Multiculturalism
      • Teaching Overseas


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      Sociology Requirements (6 credit hours)
      • 3 from SO2133 – Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
      • 3 from SO2143 – Life Cycle and Kinship
      Global Missions Requirement (3 credit hours)
      • 3 from RS3483 – Perspectives on the World Christian Movement
      Linguistics Requirement (3 credit hours)
      • 3 from CO/LI2023 – Linguistics II
      Internship Requirements (3 credit hours)
      • 3 from ID/SO4863 – Cross-Cultural Internship*
      Cognate Electives (6 credit hours)

      Choose two courses from the following cognate electives:

      • BI3013 – Environmental Issues
      • RS2823 – World Religions
      • RS3403 – Christian Spirituality
      • SO2313 – Population and World Hunger
      • SO3043 – Perspectives on Poverty
      Language Electives (6 credit hours)

      Choose any two language courses from the following list:

      • Any modern language
      • CO/LI2013 – Linguistics I
      • ED3123 – Teaching English Language I
      • ED3133 – Teaching English Language II

      *Students interested in taking the Cross-Cultural Internship (ID/SO4863) may do so without being ac­cepted into the Cross-Cultural Certificate program; however, they must have taken SO2133 and at least two of the three following courses: SO2143, CO/LI2023, RS3483. It also needs to be noted that the courses required for this certificate are not offered every year.