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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 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 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
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
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

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