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University of Mobile    
  Jan 18, 2018
2017-2018 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks

Intercultural Studies, Global Studies Track, B.A.

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Through their core courses, Intercultural Studies majors learn to build bridges across cultural barriers, while preparing for a career in Christian service. The Global Studies concentration is designed for students who anticipate a career in global disciple-making where broad interdisciplinary knowledge is required. Students choose their 15-hour concentration coursework from a variety of interdisciplinary electives.

University Core and General Education Electives

University of Mobile’s undergraduate program is comprised of the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, Alabama College for Online Studies, Alabama School of the Arts, School of Business, School of Christian Studies, and School of Education. All University of Mobile undergraduate students are required to complete certain basic courses that apply uniformly to the Bachelor of Arts degree, the Bachelor of Business Administration degree, the Bachelor of Science degree, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and the Bachelor of Music degree unless otherwise noted. These are identified as basic course (general education) requirements.

Requirements (Please see NOTES section below)


  1. Consult with your College/School advisor for specific and/or additional requirements relating to general education courses. For example, COM 101  is required for business, Christian studies, and education majors and teacher certification students. MA 110  is required for all majors in the School of Business. Education majors and teacher certification students have very specific requirements, particularly regarding English, Mathematics, History, and Laboratory Sciences.
  2. FS 100 Freshman Seminar (1 semester hour) is required for freshmen only. 
  3. Students earning a Bachelor of Arts degree must also take twelve semester hours of a foreign language. See specific requirements in the World Languages section of the catalog.


Global Studies Concentration (Five courses from the following)

The Global Studies Concentration is designed to build on intercultural knowledge and competence, in order to provide training for students who anticipate social advocacy, human resources, global ministry, and other cross-cultural vocations.


An intercultural studies major earns a Bachelor of Arts degree requiring twelve semester hours of foreign language  study. An intercultural studies major may meet the language requirement with world language study. A student who selects biblical language to meet the requirement may choose six hours of Hebrew and six of Greek. With the permission of the advisor, a student may take six hours of a world language and six of a biblical language to satisfy this requirement for the B.A. degree.

Intercultural studies majors often choose French, Spanish, or another field in which to earn a minor, which will provide them with additional marketplace skills for intercultural ministry and service.

See also the general requirements for Christian Studies majors   and the grade scales above.

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