Crearion Care Study Program This concentration is completed by participating in the Global Stewardship Program in Belize or the South Pacific along with related coursework at Biola's campus focusing on the care fo r creation and sustainable development. Courses include ANTH 403 as well as courses taken in tropical ecosystems and sustainable development.

Missions outreach has been the major thrust and the spiritual strength of our program. It is the desire of the faculty that each student in the program wi ll find in their particular ca reer choice the means to effective crosscultural personal ministry and evangelism. Toward that end the school wi ll provide an information center which will answer inquiries concerning missions and encourage students and faculty to pursue academic excellence and spiritual maturity so that they can carry out with competence the Lord's program of disciplining all peoples. Degree Program A Bachelor of Arts degree in lntercultural Studies is offered upon completion of the university baccalaureate and major requirements. INTERCULTURAL STUDIES (36 UNITS) The intercultural studies major requires the completion of 36 units of which 24 must be upper division. The 18-unit core includes: 233, 310 or 313 or ANTH 310, 322, 350,457 or 458 and Anthropology 200, with the remaining 18 units chosen to support the particular career interest of the student. INTERCULTURAL STUDIES CONCENTRATIONS Students are strongly encouraged to choose the majority of their elect ives in one or two concentrations. These concentrations create an emphasis in a particular ca reer field. Focusing your ICS degree on a specific area of study or interest allows future employers to recog­ nize special skills in an area of expertise in your college experience. The following are our concentration offerings.

Islamic Studies Courses include INCS 324,325,431,432,447,448.

Principles & Practice: Theory ofMissions Courses include ANTH 361, INCS 331,332,333,420,446,453, 468,470.

Relief & Development Courses include ANTH 403, HIST 400, INCS 345, 347,433,435, 485 .

Religious Studies Courses include ANTH 330, INCS 445,453,456, SOCI 402.

TESOL (Teaching English ro Speakers ofOther Languages) Courses include INCS 310, INTE 309,421,441,427,460,492 . For the minor in TESOL please see the TESOL and Applied Linguistics section of the catalog.

Urban Ministry Courses include INCS 331,455,457, 460, 467, SOCI 330, 346.

INTERDISCIPLINARY (36 UNITS) A personalized interdisciplinary program may be designed by the student and the student's advisor. The 18-unit core includes: 233 or 342,310 or 313,322,350,420 or 457 or 458 and Anthropology 200. For the interdisciplinary program, six units of intercultural studies electives and 12 upper division units are to be chosen from outs ide of t he major in a discipline that supports the student's career objec­ tives. ELEMENTARY TEACHING CREDENTIAL PROGRAM The intercultural studies/ teaching emphasis majors must complete the interdisciplinary core along with INCS 331 and 332, the profes­ sional preparation program of 24 units and 8 units of competency courses: ARTS 306, ENGL 380, MUSC 310.

Anthropology: Theory & Application Courses include ANTH 200,220,300,401,403,400.

Applied Linguistics & Bible Translation Courses include INCS 310,313, INAL 301,302,403,405,437,446,452, 453,454. Area Studies This concentration provides students with personal cross-cultural experience by studying abroad for one semester in one of the eight programs offered at Biola. Areas of study include China, Belize, Egypt, Russia, Honduras, Costa Rica, Japan, the South Pacific, Uganda and Australia.

Church Planting Cou rses include 333, 334, 338, 460,451.

Certain specific general education courses are also required which include Psychology 200, Physical Education 201, and Math l l 7/118.

Crosscultural Healthcare Courses include INCS 430 repeated with different content - Crosscul­ tural Health Care Delivery, Maintaining Your Health Overseas, Anthro­ pology of Crosscultural Heath Care and Management Strategies in Crosscultural Health Care.

In addition, teaching credential candidates must pass the Multiple Subject Assessment for teachers (MSAT) and the California Basic Edu­ cational Skills Test (CBEST) prior to entering the elementary curricu­ lum course. This option combines the ICS major with the Professional Preparation Program and the required competency courses and meets the requirements for a Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. The student must consult with the School of lntercultural

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