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Bachelor of Arts

MI212 Biblical and Theological Basis in Missions 3 credits

This course is an extensive study of the biblical/theological basis of missions as found in the Old Testament creation narratives, the history of Israel, Israel’s worship, the prophetic witness and in the New Testament, Jesus’ Incarnation, the great commission passages, Pentecost and Paul.

Prerequisite:
MI100

Offered alternate years.

MI421 Trends in Missions 2 credits

A seminar course which analyzes global Christianity, evaluates contemporary cultures, reviews new frontiers in mission theory and theology, and seeks to discern the direction of Christian missions.

Prerequisite:
MI212
Junior Standing

Offered alternate years.

MI422 Missionary Life and Work 2 credits

Readings and research into the internal, organizational and practical aspects of missions. Selections of candidates, funding, interpersonal relationships, family vs. ministry tensions, etc. Development of a personal philosophy of missions is considered.

Prerequisite:
MI212
Junior Standing

Offered alternate years.

MI347 Cross-Cultural Communication 3 credits

This course outlines the principles of communication, describes the challenge of overcoming cross-cultural barriers to communication, presents the techniques and skills used within cross-cultural communication.

Prerequisite:
SO211

Offered alternate years.

SO211 Cultural Anthropology 3 credits

A study of the elements of culture and processes of enculturation. Special studies are made of primitive cultures in today’s world. An appreciation for the diversity of man’s way of living and an attempt at objectivity are two indispensable corollaries.

Prerequisite:
MI100
SO101

SO313 World Religions 3 credits

A comparative study of major world religions including Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Christianity.

FL201 Introductory and Functional Spanish I 3 credits

Examination of the elements of Spanish grammar with practice of the principles through written and oral exercises along with the study of basic grammatical structures and vocabulary building.

Other Foreign Language - 3 hours

MI390 Cross-Cultural Experience 3 credits

Students enrolled in the Missions Major are required to have a significant cross-cultural experience preferably undertaken within their junior year or the summer preceding their senior year. Plan for a 10-15 week long cross-cultural experience. Readings on the host country is required and should take place prior to travel. A written report will be required. Each student will be responsible to finance travel, lodging and meals. Possibilities: Summer or Semester VIA with an approved organization, Wesleyan Institute in Oxford.

Prerequisite:
MI212

Offered on demand.