Humanities: Cross-Cultural Studies

Across cultural boundaries

We live in an exciting era of history. The world is becoming a “global village” of many diverse cultures. If you want to be able to engage people effectively in the global marketplace, Cross-Cultural Studies is designed for you. This broad program provides a solid foundation of liberal arts courses, but also provides specific courses in cross-cultural communication, linguistics, comparative worldviews, cultural anthropology, and other globally applicable topics. This program will give you a foundation for working in environments that are international and multicultural. The program provides a broad global undergraduate perspective with a goal toward specialization in graduate studies.

"I love the level of expectation at Maranatha . . . It will make them true ambassadors in an increasingly global society.” - Jeffrey Miller, Faculty

Global Encounters

Each summer, more than 100 Maranatha students see God change their lives as they travel overseas to places like South America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Global Encounters is Maranatha’s strategy to mobilize faculty and students to partner with local churches worldwide and reach into the needy regions of the globe with the gospel. “We want to do that with passion and ultimately for the glory of God,” says Brian Trainer, who directs several summer mission teams. Since the program began in 2006, more than 100 students have traveled internationally every year. Click here for more information on Global Encounters trips.


Our faculty knows missions

"To be involved in Christian ministry is an utmost privilege, a solemn responsibility, a divine stewardship, and an extreme joy. Our desire is to train individuals who understand and appreciate the opportunity of being vocationally involved in handling the Word of God," Brian Trainer.

Read more about our Humanities faculty.



Other humanities options


Your potential career

  • International business
  • Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Social services
  • Missions
  • Linguistics
  • Cross-cultural healthcare provider
  • Intercultural marketing

Your potential schedule

Fall
 
Spring
 
Introduction to Cross Cultural Studies2Theology of Missions2
Old or New Testament3Computer Application Seminar1
English Composition 13General Psychology3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking2Old or New Testament3
The Modern World3English Composition 23
Music Elective2Math or Science Elective3
Fall
 
Spring
 
Computer Technology Elective1Introduction to Sociology3
English Grammar3Christian Life and Leadership3
Speech Elective2Minor3
Baptist Heritage3American Studies Elective3
Minor3Humanities Elective3
Humanities Elective3
Fall
 
Spring
 
Comparative Religions2Asian or Twentieth Century History3
Introduction to Philosophy2Bible Doctrine 1 or 23
Literature or Writing Elective3Minor3
Computer Technology Elective2Literature Elective3
Bible Doctrine 1 or 23Open Elective3
Minor3
Fall
 
Spring
 
Macroeconomics3Cross Cultural Seminar3
Bible Elective3Apologetics2
Minor3Computer Technology Elective1
Math or Science Elective3Bible Elective3
Open Elective3Minor3
Open Elective3
Summer
 
Cultural Anthropology & Communication3
Summer
 
Linguistics3
Cross Cultural Fieldwork2