Bachelor of Arts - Global Social Justice Major
Four Year Program (120 Credits)
Courses revolve around:
As with the other Intercultural Studies programs, you have the opportunity to participate in GlobeTREK.
Global Social Justice: In Depth
Prairie’s Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies – Global Social Justice (GSJ) major provides a firm grounding in the theories, methods, and practice of social justice involvements, providing the student with the ideal combination of knowledge and skills to successfully continue to master’s level study or obtain entry-level employment in this sector.
A highlight of this program is a 9-month internship that will lead you to at least 10 countries and 4 continents. For the first two months of travel with your fellow students, you will observe and at times participate in ministry with orphans, street kids, prisoners, AIDS victims and former child soldiers. Church planting in a creative access nation, or a post-Christian area, and anti-human trafficking initiatives will also be on the agenda.
Subsequently, you will immerse yourself in a social justice six-month internship with a non-government organization (NGO) at a location of your own choosing. You will work and study under the leadership of local mentors as well as study the local language.
After the internship, you will join your cohort and travel to Africa to observe what God is doing there. Throughout the entire nine months, you will work towards completing twenty-seven credits of coursework. *The countries may change from year to year. Flexibility is expected. Please note that the GlobeTREK fees are approximately $15,000.
Project Management Endorsement
A key skill in social justice development and advocacy is the ability to design, implement, monitor, and evaluate projects. The BAIS-GSJ Project Management endorsement is a significant tool to equip the student at an intermediate proficiency level to assist in the development of programs for presentation to funding sources.
All courses are three credits unless shown otherwise.
Bible & Theology Major (45 credits)
Arts & Sciences Core (36 credits)
Global Social Justice Major (33 credits)
General Electives (6 credits)
Kevin Peters Program Coordinator
Some of my childhood memories consist of a fascination with world geography and global affairs. This inquisitiveness coupled with my parents’ modeling of reaching out to hurting and suffering people around them has given me a sensitivity and compassion for the marginalized and underprivileged of the world. I love the classroom experience of communicating these thoughts to students; having them resonate with the challenge, and seeing how God might be directing their lives. I hope that the Global Social Justice program would have a similar impact for students sensing God’s call to the marginalized.