G-63 SCHOOL OF INTERCULTURAL STUDIES
School ofIntercultural Studies
under the leadership of Dr. Clyde Cook. Biola combines spiritual ministry with a high academic conceptualization that is real ized through a strong faculty, a growing li brary facility, and emphasis on sound research to underlie the teaching program. Students can enrich their training in Bible, theology and psychology at the School of Intercultural Studies by taking coursework at Talbot School ofTheology and Rosemead School of Psychology. They can also complete a special ization in intercultural studies and missions within the Talbot degree programs and a spe cialization in intercultural studies within the Rosemead degree program. DEGREES OFFERED The School of Intercultural Studies was established: (1) to prepare missionary re cruits from every nation with cross-cultural communication skills for international ser vice; (2) to provide missions the opportuni ty to encourage the personal and academic development of their overseas staff; and (3) to prepare ministers and Christian educa tion professionals for the types of cross-cul tural (and cross-subcultural) ministries they will face in today's multi-ethnic and multi-na tional world, especially as these impact the local church (e.g., sponsoring refugees, multi-ethnic churches, city-bred ministers called to rural churches and vice-versa). Master ofArts Degree M.A. IN INTERCULTURAL STUDI ES. The Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies is designed for those anticipating crosscultural involve ment, and who desire training skills of inter cultural communication and service. It is a 42-unit program. M.A IN MISSIONS. The Master of Arts in Missions is a professional degree designed to meet the needs of candidates or appointees for the mission field, or other cross-cultural ministries, who already have a BA/BS, or other professional training, but who need ad ditional Bible/theology, and missiology/in tercultural training. One year of study would normally precede departure for such service, while the second year of study could be com pleted during a subsequent furlough. This degree is also designed to meet the needs of missionaries who have had three years of Bible school training, extended field experience, and who now desire gradu ate level training. For students admitted without the B.A. or its equivalent, this de gree is terminal and may not be used as a stepping stone to the D.Miss. or Ph.D. This
Dean: Donald E. Douglas, Ph.D.
is a 62 unit program which may be reduced, based upon previous study. Doctor ofMissiology The Doctor of Missiology degree is de signed to prepare professionals for the high est level of service in the area of missions. More specifically, it seeks: (1) to develop re search professionals in linguistics, Bible trans lation, anthropology, church growth, etc., to aid in and support the missionary enterprise; (2) to help prepare nationals of every nation for formal education service in their own cul ture; and to prepare educators and scholars from every nation at the very highest levels of education to teach in schools of higher learn ing; and (3) to train teachers and consultants for national and international educational and developmental institutions and agencies and consultants for both completing and checking Bible translations. Doctor ofEducation The Doctor of Education degree is offered in cooperation with the Department of Christian Education at Talbot School of Theology. The Ed.D. with a crosscultural emphasis is specifically for training profes sionals working in crosscultural educational programs that may or may not be localized in churches. The program is designed to train highly competent professionals to conduct re search and teaching in areas of adult literacy, TESOL, Theological Education by Extension (fEE), Bible school and seminary programs and other formal or non-formal educational programs that are part of crosscultural min istry. The program places a very strong em phasis on crosscultural educational research. The faculties of the School of Intercultural Studies and Talbot School ofTheology sup port the preparation of the student and the di rection of dissertation research. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS All students must meet the following requirements: 1. Possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average. Graduates from approved unaccredited colleges, if ac cepted, will be granted provisional accep tance, if G.PA is 3.4 or higher. Graduates from approved unaccredited colleges may be required to take certain additional liberal arts course work (not applicable toward the grad uate degree), if their undergraduate program did not include these courses.
FACULTY Professors: Cook, Kwast, S. Lingenfelter, Purnell Associate Professors: Chastain, Dollar, Douglas, Hayward, Kraft, J. Lingenfelter, Purgason Adj_unct Faculty: Marvin K. Mayers, Ph.D. INTERCULTURAL STUDIES The School of Intercultural Studies con sists of two departments. In addition to its undergraduate offerings, the Department of lntercultural Studies offers graduate pro grams leading to two master's degrees and two doctoral degrees. These programs em phasize the social sciences and their rela tion to intercultural under-standing, world mission, education and a number of techni cal specialties related to these topics. TESOL AND APPLIED LINGUISTICS The Department of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Applied Linguistics offers two master's degree programs. The graduate program in TESOL provides professional preparation for English language teaching among speakers of other languages. The graduate program in Applied Linguistics deals with issues involved in second language learn ing, analysis, teaching and research.
Chair: Donald E. Douglas, Ph.D.
FACULTY Professors: Cook, Kwast, S. Lingenfelter Associate Professors: Dollar, Douglas, Hayward, Kraft, J. Lingenfelter Adjunct Faculty: Marvin K. Mayers, Ph.D. OBJECTIVES Biola as an institution has had a "heart" for Christian missions since its inception. The burden for the billions of non-Christians (3 billion plus today; 5 billion projected by the year 2,000) has been great. There has been an academic program at Biola stress ing mission interests for decades and this was brought to a high level of refinement
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