The Bachelor of Intercultural Studies is an undergraduate degree that prepares students to live and work respectfully and sensitively in intercultural contexts. The degree consists of 11 general core subjects, 10 intercultural subjects and 4 electives. The general core subjects provide every student with an opportunity to explore Personal Formation for Intercultural service, Biblical Studies, Theological Study and Ministry Skills. The intercultural subjects allow students to engage with various aspects of intercultural life, work and thought. Subjects include Cultural Anthropology, Introduction to World Religions and Intercultural Communication. The final four subjects can be taken as general electives, or may allow a student to complete a minor in Biblical Studies, Contemporary Church Studies, Humanities, Pastoral Leadership, Pastoral Care, TESOL or Theology.
Graduates who complete the Bachelor of Intercultural Studies can participate in short-term or long-term mission/ministry/work overseas in different cultural and religious settings through a variety of agencies. Within Australia, graduates can join and provide leadership to mission support groups, assist ethnic groups and migrants in appropriate ways in church, para-church, government or community settings, show compassion to the needy, and help disadvantaged people discover ways to rise above the poverty cycle.
Course Duration: 3 years full time or equivalent part time.
Location: On campus or external
Intake: February and July
Prerequisites: Completion of Year 12 (either SACE or IB) or qualify for mature age entry.
Exit Points: Associate Degree in Intercultural Studies after 2 years full time or equivalent part time, or Diploma of Intercultural Studies after 1 year full time or equivalent part time.
School of Ministry, Theology and Culture
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