Culture encompasses our habits, our lifestyle, our language—it shapes who we are has humans. The intercultural studies minor will expose you to cultural contexts other than your own. You will learn central elements of understanding and working in diverse and different cultural environments.


  • Courses discuss many of the topics enveloped in culture: religion, political science, geography, sociology, theology and communication.

Career opportunities

Skills in intercultural communication and understanding are highly valued in our increasingly globalized world. Because of this the intercultural studies minor supplements and enhances other study programs by exposing you to cross-cultural contexts and providing important insights about diverse and different cultural environments.

Program director

Darren Duerksen
Darren Duerksen, Ph.D.

Director & Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies

Course listing

General Education Recommendations

SOC-205Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
GEOG-220Cultural Geography3

Required Courses In Costa Rica (15 Units)

ICS-320Introduction to Holistic Mission in Costa Rica3
SOC-338Peoples and Cultures of Costa Rica3
SOC-481International Internship in Costa Rica3
SPAN-286Spanish in Costa Rica6

Required Course In Fresno (3 Units)

THEO-365Perspectives on Global Missions3