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.
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.
Your potential career
- International business
- Teaching English as a Second Language
- Social services
- Cross-cultural healthcare provider
- Intercultural marketing
Your potential schedule
|Introduction to Cross Cultural Studies||2||Theology of Missions||2|
|Old or New Testament||3||Computer Application Seminar||1|
|English Composition 1||3||General Psychology||3|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking||2||Old or New Testament||3|
|The Modern World||3||English Composition 2||3|
|Music Elective||2||Math or Science Elective||3|
|Computer Technology Elective||1||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|English Grammar||3||Christian Life and Leadership||3|
|Baptist Heritage||3||American Studies Elective||3|
|Comparative Religions||2||Asian or Twentieth Century History||3|
|Introduction to Philosophy||2||Bible Doctrine 1 or 2||3|
|Literature or Writing Elective||3||Minor||3|
|Computer Technology Elective||2||Literature Elective||3|
|Bible Doctrine 1 or 2||3||Open Elective||3|
|Macroeconomics||3||Cross Cultural Seminar||3|
|Minor||3||Computer Technology Elective||1|
|Math or Science Elective||3||Bible Elective||3|
|Cultural Anthropology & Communication||3|
|Cross Cultural Fieldwork||2|