ICS150 — Global Christian Citizenship (3)
The Earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof (Ps 24:1). We live in a world that is burgeoning with change and challenge. This course provides a sweeping overview of the changes and challenges shaping our world that God so loves. This overview provides the context for students to establish a clear commitment to living as both responsible Christians and global citizens, committed both to the Great Commission and the Great Commandment.
ICS200 — Locally-based Intercultural Field Experience (3)
At the same time as students are completing the final courses in most of the Global Studies Diploma program specializations, students are required to work/volunteer 100 hours with an international agency based in Calgary. Students are placed with an agency and work/volunteer in the area of their specific Global Studies concentration. They work and learn under a supervisor who provides them with training and insight into the realities of working for an international agency in the home office. The students also submit journal entries and meet regularly with their faculty advisor.
ICS250 — Cross-cultural Communication (3)
The purpose of this course is to explore the cultural, theoretical, and practical aspects of effective cross-cultural communication. Attention is given to critical elements in cross-cultural communication such as avoiding ethnocentricity and developing awareness of non-verbal communication. Students receive the necessary tools to build a personalized framework for cross-cultural communication.
ICS252 — Theological Foundations for Global Studies (3)
A comprehensive study of the nature and missionary intent of the church as it is progressively revealed in the Old and New Testaments. Emphasis is placed on enabling potential church leaders to solidify and grasp the biblical basis of missionary imperatives as they relate to intercultural world evangelization and church planting.
ICS253 — Global Ministry Practices (3)
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the different structures used in global ministries and their potential place in those ministries. Much has changed over the past few decades on how agencies work internationally due to drastic changes brought on by the electronic age, globalization and urbanization. From the philosophical forces that drive the agency to how they view obtaining the resources they need to accomplish their goals, this class explores who is doing what in this field and how students can best serve within it.
ICS259 — Global Studies International Practicum (6)
After completing the course work for the Global Studies Diploma program, students complete their international practicum in a foreign country with an international agency in the area of their specific Global Studies concentration. The minimum length of this practicum is four months under the direct supervision of an experienced field worker. On the field, students work on assignments in the areas of both personal and professional development. Students submit assignments throughout their international practicum and remain in contact with their faculty advisor as regularly as technology at their placement allows for.
ICS356 — Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (3)
This course is offered in cooperation with the Perspectives Calgary task force. This world–wide course, originally conceived by the U.S Centre for World Mission, has over 50,000 graduates and provides a sweeping overview of the biblical, historical, strategic, and cultural 'perspectives' that inspire the World Christian movement.
Prerequisite: ICS 150.
ICS460 — International Practicum (6)
During the final year of the Global Leadership program, students complete their international practicum in a foreign country with an international agency. The minimum length of this practicum is six months under the direct supervision of an experienced field worker. On the field, students work on assignments in the areas of both personal and professional development. Students submit assignments throughout their international practicum and remain in contact with their faculty advisor as regularly as technology at their placement allows for.
Prerequisites: LDR453, LDR252 and in the student's final year.