As an Intercultural Studies major at Trinity Western University, you will explore the richness of various cultures and beliefs and examine Christian responses to them.
With three streams to choose from, you can tailor your degree to your passions. All three streams have a strong interdisciplinary approach that leads to a broad understanding of intercultural issues, and prepares you for a job upon graduation.
As a part of the program, our students participate in a cross-cultural practicum, which enables them to apply principles and ideas learned in coursework. Many students also choose to add a certificate in Teaching English as a Second or Other Language (TESOL) to their Intercultural degree.
OUR INTERCULTURAL STUDIES PROGRAM OFFERS:
- A major in Intercultural Studies leading to a BA degree with three specialization streams
- Global Development
- An option to add a TESOL certificate
- A minor in Intercultural Studies
RELS 272 • Eastern World Religions
An analytical and critical study of some of the major Eastern religions. Each religion is studied as a total perspective for life, which is embodied in ideology, culture, and interpersonal and communal life.
MCOM 372 • Cross-Cultural Communications
This course is about the nature of cross-cultural interaction, drawing attention both to the unexpected variations in other cultures as well as to the presuppositions from one’s own culture that inhibit crosscultural communication.
RELS 384 • Religion, Contextualization, and Culture Change
A study of the history of contextualization from biblical to modern times, exploring significant models and paradigms of prominent thinkers and evaluating these adaptations and innovations.
Graduates of our Intercultural Studies program go on to pursue employment in international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), government, law, missions, or in providing other services in the global community. Graduates are also well prepared to continue their studies in law, politics, history, international development, and numerous other fields.