Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Intercultural Studies (Missions)

Program Coordinator, J. Matthew Price

Faculty

J. Matthew Price, PhD

C. Jeanne Serrão, PhD

Intercultural Studies Program Objectives

The courses and curriculum of the Intercultural Studies Program are designed to achieve the following student outcomes:

  • nurture and develop a call to Christian service;
  • demonstrate an understanding of biblical literature and history;
  • study the Scriptures using proper hermeneutical guidelines, leading to biblical scholarship and spiritual formation;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the historical development and theological traditions of the Christian church;
  • master basic skills in various functions of ministry;
  • evidence an understanding of and appreciation of the doctrines, tradition, and mission of the Church of the Nazarene;
  • demonstrate skill in the use and application of theological language and vocabulary;
  • evidence critical abilities to evaluate truth claims of different thought systems; and
  • grow and mature in the knowledge and experience of Jesus Christ as Redeemer, Sanctifier, and Lord.

Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies

(This program is intended for students with interest in working with missions programs in intercultural settings.)

Required Christian Ministry Courses

MIN1002 Introduction to the Spiritual Journey

2

MIN2012 Transformational Ministry

2

MIN1000 Ministry Seminar I

0

MIN2000 Ministry Seminar II

0

MIN3000 Ministry Seminar III

0

MIN4000 Ministry Seminar IV

0

MIN4033 The Missional Church

3

Required Religion Courses

BIB1003G Old Testament History and Literature

3

BIB1013G New Testament History and Literature

3

THE3003G Christian Beliefs

3

aPHI2063G World Religions

3

Intercultural Studies Core Courses

ICS1013 Foundations of Missions

3

ICS2003G Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3

ICS2042G Global Diversity and Intercultural
Understanding

2

ICS3023 History of World Christian Movements

3

ICS3013 Gospel and Culture

3

ICS3022 Practice of Missions

2

MLA1014 Modern Language Studies

4

Intercultural Experience

ICS3089G Intercultural Practicum

2-6

Select one of the following:

3-4

PMI3004 Ministry in its Social Context

 

aITD3084G Seminar in International Development

 

ITD2029 Mission and Ministries

 

Required Cognate Courses

aCOM3073 Intercultural Communication

3

aENG3133 Introduction to Linguistics

3

Total

50-55 Hours

Students must select one of the following tracks or take another major (double major) in order to complete the program. The student with a major in intercultural studies is required to study abroad for one semester, but does not need to complete an additional minor.

Intercultural Studies Tracks

Biblical and Theological Teaching Track

Required Courses

 

HIS1013G The Western Tradition in World Context

3

CED/BIB2053 Teaching the Bible: Curriculum and
Methods

3

BIB2013 Biblical Hermeneutics

3

BLA2004g Beginning New Testament Greek I

4

Upper division New Testament Course

3

Upper division Old Testament Course

3

CHH3013 Christian Heritage I

3

CHH3053 Christian Heritage II

3

THE4003 Christian Theology I

3

THE4013 Christian Theology II

3

Select one of the following

3

THE3013 Doctrine of Christian Holiness

 

THE4083 Wesley’s Life and Thought

 

Select one of the following

3

THE4073 Theology of the City

 

PHI3093 Christian Apologetics

 

Total Credits for Track

37

Church Ordination Track

This track in conjunction with the Intercultural Studies major core is a validated course toward ordination in the Church of the Nazarene.

Required Courses

 

BIB2013 Biblical Hermeneutics

3

Upper Division Bible Class

3

CED3003 Educational Ministries in the Church

3

CHH3013 Christian Heritage I

3

CHH3053 Christian Heritage II

3

PMI3043 Homiletics

3

PMI3052 Evangelism and Discipleship

2

PMI4023 Pastoral Care and Counseling

3

PMI4003 Pastoral Ministry and Leadership

3

THE3013 Doctrine of Christian Holiness

3

THE4003 Christian Theology I

3

THE4013 Christian Theology II

3

Select one of the following

3

CHH4053 History of the Church of the Nazarene (Required for Church of the Nazarene validation certificate)

 

CHH4063 Studies in Modern Denominational Histories

 

Total Credits for Track

38

Communication Studies Track

Required Courses

 

COM1023 Public Speaking

3

COM2003 Small Group Communication

3

Select three of the following

9

COM1043 Introduction to Film and Television Arts

 

COM1033 Introduction to Video Production

 

JOU2013 Basic Writing for Print Media

 

COM2063 Introduction to Radio Performance

 

COM4033 Play Production

 

Select a minimum of four of the following

8-12

COM2031G Acting Practicum and COM3031G Stagecraft Practicum

 

COM2072 Radio Production

 

COM2102 Video Practicum

 

COM2103 Advanced Video Production and Performance

 

aCOM3032 Media Writing

 

aCOM3083 Media Management

 

aCOM3103 Video Directing and Producing

 

GRD1033G Graphic Communication

 

Total Credits for Track

23-27

Business Administration Track

Required Courses

 

ACC2053 Principles of Accounting I

3

ACC2063 Principles of Accounting II

3

ABT2013 Spreadsheet Applications in Business

3

MAN2003 Principles of Management

3

aMAN3103 Management of Nonprofit Organizations

3

MAN3063 Leadership

3

MAN4013 Business Ethics

3

Choose three courses from Applied Business
Technology or Management courses

9

Total Credits for Track

30

Teaching English as a Second or Other Language – Modern Language Track

Required Courses

 

CRW2143G Creative Writing

3

ENG4063 Traditional and Modern Grammars

3

TSL4071 TESOL Practicum

1

TSL4003 TESOL: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

3

Complete 18-20 hours in a modern language

18-20

English Minor

 

Spanish Minor

 

Total Credits for Track

28-30

Bachelor of Arts in Urban Ministry

(This program fulfills the educational requirements for ordination as an elder in the Church of the Nazarene.)

Required Christian Ministry Courses

MIN1002 Introduction to the Spiritual Journey

2

MIN2012 Transformational Ministry

2

MIN1000 Ministry Seminar I

0

MIN2000 Ministry Seminar II

0

MIN3000 Ministry Seminar III

0

MIN4000 Ministry Seminar IV

0

MIN4033 The Missional Church

3

CED3003 Educational Ministries in the Church

3

PMI3004 Ministry in its Social Context

4

PMI3023 Urban Ministry and Evangelism

3

PMI3043 Homiletics

3

PMI4023 Pastoral Care and Counseling

3

PMI4003 Pastoral Ministry and Leadership

3

ICS2042G Global Diversity and Intercultural Understanding

2

ICS3013 Gospel and Culture

3

ICS3099 Urban Ministry Practicum

6

Required Religion Courses

BIB1003G Old Testament History and Literature

3

BIB1013G New Testament History and Literature

3

BIB2013 Biblical Hermeneutics

3

CHH3013 Christian Heritage I

3

CHH3053 Christian Heritage II

3

THE3003G Christian Beliefs

3

THE3013 Doctrine of Christian Holiness

3

THE4003 Christian Theology I

3

THE4013 Christian Theology II

3

THE4073 Theology of the City

3

Select one of the following:

3

BIB3003 Eighth Century Hebrew Prophets

 

BIB3013 Seventh and Sixth Century Hebrew
Prophets

 

Select one of the following:

3

BIB3023 Life and Teachings of Jesus

 

BIB3043 Life and Letters of Paul

 

Select one of the following:

3

CHH4053 History of the Church of the Nazarene (Required for Nazarenes pursuing ordination education certificate)

 

CHH4063 Studies in Modern Denominational
Histories

 

Total

76 Hours

Intercultural Studies Minor

Required Courses

 

ICS1013 Foundations of Missions*

3

ICS2003G Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3

ICS3023 History of World Christian Movements*

3

ICS3022 Practice of Missions*

2

aPHI2063G World Religions

3

Select one of the following:

2-4

ITD2029 Missions and Ministries

 

aITD3084G Seminar in International Development

 

Select two of the following:

4-7

PMI3052 Evangelism and Discipleship*

 

PMI3004 Ministry in its Social Context*

 

ENG3133 Introduction to Linguistics

 

ICS2042G Global Diversity and Intercultural Understanding

 

ICS3013 Gospel and Culture

 

Total

20-25 Hours

*Students who use these courses to fulfill requirements for a major in Religion or Christian Ministry must complete additional intercultural studies electives for the intercultural studies minor.

Intercultural Studies Minor (Semester Abroad Alternative)

Required on-campus courses

 

ICS1013 Foundations of Missions

3

ICS3023 History of World Christian Movements

3

ICS3022 Practice of Missions

2

Required courses taught abroad:

 

ICS2042G Global Diversity and Intercultural Understanding

2

ICS3013 Gospel and Culture

3

MLA1014 Modern Language Studies

4

ICS3089G Intercultural Practicum

5

Total

22 Hours

Christian Ministry General Program Notes:

Students who transfer into a Christian Ministry major having already taken BIB1014G The Narrative of Scripture, BIB1004G History and Faith of the Biblical Communities or aBIB2084G History and Geography of Biblical Lands must complete another biblical literature course to satisfy general education bible requirements. Those with a "B-" grade or above may choose between BIB1003G Old Testament History and Literature, BIB1013G New Testament History and Literature, or an upper division biblical literature course. Those with a "C+" grade or below must complete BIB1003G Old Testament History and Literature or BIB1013G New Testament History.

Students may not substitute Christian Ministry courses numbered 2000 or above from another institution (transient student transfer credit, online courses, etc.) without written permission from the Christian Ministries Department Chair or dean of the school*.

*Current students are strongly encouraged to get permission prior to taking a course from another college or university.