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  Dec 13, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Global and International Studies (secondary major)


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The Global and International Studies Major prepares graduates to respond to our increasingly connected globe in a way that is deeply Christian and fundamentally oriented toward serving the church, community, and world. This interdisciplinary, secondary major must be combined with a student’s primary major, which maintains the student’s training in a discipline while adding a global focus. It is an ideal secondary major for students interested in business, government, healthcare, international development, ministry, missions, or social work. (Currently, majors in Business, Communication Arts, English, History, Music, Political Science, Social Work, and Spanish are approved to take this program as a secondary major. All other majors should contact the Coordinator of Global and International Studies to discuss how to add a Global and International Studies major.)

Students who complete the program will develop their ability to understand other cultures, gain a greater understanding of interdisciplinary global issues, understand the need for social justice and reconciliation between peoples globally, and initiate practices that challenge oppression. Completion of the program will challenge students to serve as agents of justice, reconciliation, peace, and truth who extend Christ’s kingdom in their churches, communities, and the world. Two tracks are available within this major.

Track A requires a semester of study abroad that includes language study in an approved BCA, CCCU, or other program.
Track B requires language study at another instituion as well as a semester of study abroad that does not include language instruction.

Regardless of track, this major entails meeting the following requirements:

  • Completing the gateway course:   
  • Studying a foreign language (3-8 credit hours, depending on the setting)
  • Completing an approved globally oriented course within the student’s primary major (3 hours)
  • Completing a study abroad semester (13-18 hours, depending on foreign language study); prerequisite: POL 212
  • Completing a theologically oriented course (3 hours) chosen from among MIN 412; THEO 325, 340, 366, or 461
  • Completing the capstone course:   

The total number of credit hours for this program is 28-37, three of which are already within the student’s primary major and counted toward both programs. Furthermore, study abroad courses count toward the student’s General Education requirements for Global Connections, Cross-Cultural Encounter, and (in some cases) Faith in the World Seminar (GEN 460 ).

Track A (28-31 hours)


Gateway Course (prerequisite for study abroad)


Global Studies Course


  • Choose from approved list  in department of student’s primary major (3 hours). If the primary major is not included in the list, please contact the Coordinator of Global and International Studies.

Study Abroad Semester with Foreign Language Study


  • Typically 12 hours of non-language coursework
  • 3-6 hours of in-country language study in an approved program

Additional information


As of March 2017, Malone-approved programs that require language study are as follows: 1) CCCU Latin America Studies Program, 2) CCCU Middle East Studies Program, 3) Romanian Studies Program, 4) Trinity Christian College Semester in Spain, 5) BCA in Athens (Greece), 6) BCA in Barcelona (Spain), 7) BCA in Brussels (Belgium), 8) BCA in Chennai (India), 9) BCA in Dalian (China), 10) BCA in Marburg (Germany), 11) BCA in Quito (Ecuador), 12) BCA in Valladolid (Spain), 13) BCA in Vienna (Austria), and 14) BCA in Xalapa (Mexico). Students in other study abroad programs can still complete Track A if they complete at least three hours of coursework in a foreign language while studying abroad.

Track B (35-37 hours)


Gateway Course (prerequisite for study abroad)


Global Studies Course


  • Choose from approved list  in department of student’s primary major (3 hours). If the primary major is not included in the list, please contact the Coordinator of the Global and International Studies Program, Dr. Scott Waalkes.

Foreign Language Requirement


  • Two semesters (6-8 hours) of language study at another institution, regardless of proficiency level

Study Abroad Semester


  •  Typically 16 hours of non-language coursework

Additional information


All other Malone-approved study abroad programs not under Track A meet the study abroad requirement for Track B of the major.

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