bachelor of arts in intercultural studies
Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies - 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 an 8-month internship that will lead you to at least 12 nations. 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 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 eight 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 $17,000.
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 otherwise indicated.
Bible & Theology (45 credits)
Arts & Sciences (36 credits)
Global Social Justice (33 credits)
General Electives (6 credits)
For course descriptions, see our catalogue here.
Dr. Emma Karin Emgård Program Coordinator
I simply love to travel! There is such joy in getting to experience the different people and cultures of the world. Besides the intrinsic joy of seeing the world it is also highly pragmatic. The world is shrinking and if your future goals include missions, education, business, communications, recreation, politics, or church ministry, then the BAIS will prepare you to contribute effectively within Christ's global Church.