Intercultural & Religious Studies Minor

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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.

Transferring to Fresno Pacific

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Transfer to FPU

Course listing

General Education Recommendations

BLIT 336Biblical Literature: Acts3
GEOG 220Cultural Geography3
SOC 205Culture and Society3

Required Courses (16 Units)

COM 400Intercultural Communication3
PS 420International Relations3
REL 452
REL 460
World Christianity
or Religions of the World
or 3
SOC 301Culture and Community Engagement3
SOC 410American Ethnicity and Pluralism3

Participate in a cross-cultural experience for a minimum of 45 hours. With a program director approval register for a minimum of 1 unit (45 hours/unit) from the following

ICS 382Intercultural Studies Practicum1 - 3
ICS 482Intercultural Studies Internship1 - 3
MIN 475Urban Los Angeles Immersion1

Program director

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Darren Duerksen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Program Director, Intercultural and Religious Studies