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B.A. in Intercultural Studies

Mission Statement

The Cook School of Intercultural Studies exists to equip students to communicate, live and work effectively in culturally diverse contexts, to make disciples of all peoples and impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies, students will be able to:


Articulate the critical importance of the mandate given by the Lord Jesus Christ to make disciples of all nations, and practice this command, based on an accurate understanding of text (Scripture) and context (culture).


Demonstrate integrative knowledge and skill across contributing streams of theology, history, linguistics, social science, and strategy to work in diverse settings.


Assess cultural and contextual realities in order to develop Christian perspectives and responses toward cross-cultural problems.


Express the significance of growing in Christ-like character as a central component of preparation for service across a broad range of vocations.


Curriculum Map

A Curriculum Map shows which courses in a degree program are responsible to intentionally develop each PLO at the Introductory, Developing, and Mastery levels.

Assessment Plan

An Assessment Plan is a listing of the student work that will be used to assess achievement of each learning outcome.

Assessment Schedule

An Assessment Schedule is a 5-year schedule that indicates when each of the PLOs will be assessed and when the comprehensive Program Review will occur.

Annual PLO Assessment Reports

The Annual Reports from each year’s PLO assessment.

Program Review Executive Summary

The Executive Summary report from the most recent comprehensive Program Review.