BA in Intercultural Ministries & Emergency and Disaster Management

Bachelor of Arts

By combining Intercultural Ministries with an Emergency and Disaster Management major, the student will obtain the additional skills and knowledge necessary to manage an organization in the twenty-first century with the recognition that our work is our ministry. This dual program will prepare students to work in disaster/emergency vocations for the purpose of making an opening for the Good News of Jesus Christ within a diversity of cultures around the world. The combination of these programs has a storied tradition dating back to the early church. It has been a natural way for Christians to establish good influence in cultures which may otherwise be hostile to the Gospel message.

Objectives

Upon completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Appreciate the uniqueness of Christianity in relation to other religions and assess the cultural influences.
  • Apply the basic principles of cross-cultural communication.
  • Analyze adjustments needed to effectively engage with a culture different from one's own for the purpose of participating in emergency management and the ongoing ministry which can follow.
  • Integrate a Christian worldview into critical thinking and decision making related to the fields of Emergency Management and Intercultural Ministries.
  • Apply theoretical and practical knowledge of emergency management for saving lives and property from the impacts of crises, emergencies, and disasters.
  • Analyze the existing and desired structure, climate, and culture of organizations whose focus is emergency management.

Required Courses

GENERAL EDUCATION - 42 Credits

or
or
or
,

RELIGION - 22 Credits

or
,

INTERCULTURAL MINISTRIES MAJOR - 31 Credits

Students must complete four of these.
or Students must complete two of these.
Students must complete two of these.
Students must complete six of these.
,

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT MAJOR - 30 Credits

Students must complete two of these.

Source URL

View in online catalog.

Request Information