Cross-Cultural Studies Major

Global Ministries Department

Cross-Cultural Studies major equips future servant leaders with knowledge, skill, and character pertinent to communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people of other cultures from a biblical worldview. Naturally established from biblical principles, the major offers both theory and practical application of cross-cultural skills and ministry through anthropology courses in addition to skills-based strategies. History of missions, church planting and development, training and discipleship, cross-cultural communication, and urban ministries accompany an in-depth ethnographic project centering on cross-cultural strategies to one particular people group. An internship in the senior year provides hands-on experience under a formal mentor as the student prepares to candidate in churches or to go on to seminary for further preparation.

This exciting major is a premier applied degree for young people seeking urban or overseas career preparation.

** Please note: This program description is for students entering Toccoa Falls College in the 2015-2016 catalog year.


BIBLE & THEOLOGY – 30 hours

BIB 213 Hermeneutics
BMI 213 Theology of Missions
BMI 473 Power Encounter
BSF 103 Foundations for Spiritual Formation
NTE 103 Introduction to the New Testament
NTE ___ New Testament Elective
OTE 103 Introduction to the Old Testament
OTE ___ Old Testament Elective
THE 303 Introduction to Theology
3 hours of Theology Elective

HUMANITIES – 18 hours

COM 113 Introduction to Communication
ENG 113 Freshman Composition I
ENG 123 Freshman Composition II
HUM 103 Western Thought & Culture
PHY 113 Introduction to Philosophy or  Language*
3 hours 200- or 300-level Literature Elective from AML or ENG except ENG 201, 243, 393

*Global Ministries Department highly recommends its students take at least one semester of a language; however, students with TESOL Minor must elect SPN 113 or FRN 113.


ANT 203 Cultural Anthropology
CSG 113 Introduction to Counseling
PSY 113 General Psychology
3 hours History Elective


SCI 113 Scientific Literacy or other science elective
3 hours Mathematics Elective from MAT 113, 133, 253
3 hours Elective from BIO, CHM, CSC, PHS, MAT or SCI

MAJOR – 43 hours

GMD Core for CCS (17 hours)

ANT 323 Applied Ethnography
ANT 363 Religious Belief Systems
ANT 372 Sociolinguistics
ANT 483 Anthropology Research Project
ICS 113 Gifts, Guidance, & Goals
ICS 323 World Religions

Cross-Cultural Studies Core (26 hours)

ICS 253 History of Missions
ICS 273 Church Planting & Development
ICS 383 Training & Discipling
ICS 352 Cross-Cultural Internship1
ICS 393 Introduction to Church Growth
ICS 453 Cross-Cultural Communication
ICS 463 Strategy of Missions
ICS 473 Urban Ministry & Practicum
ICS 493 Missiology Strategy Project

1This course can be taken in the summer for six weeks instead of in the fourth year fall semester. Taking it in the fall semester means the student is abroad for approximately three and a half months. If interested, see your Advisor.


TOTAL = 127 hours