College of International Studies (CIS)


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Department Mission Statement

It is the mission of the College of International Studies (CIS) department to develop competent professionals for international service through training and service learning opportunities in cross-cultural studies, world arts, linguistics, and TESOL, and any other international service specializations developed by or assigned to the department for implementation.

College of International Studies Program


Bachelor of Arts with Major in International Service: BA-IS

The degree is intended to prepare students for serving others in a cross-cultural context either in the U.S. or internationally as well as provide all of the undergraduate courses needed for entry into GIAL’s specialized graduate degree programs. Minors include cross-cultural studies, world arts, a certificate in linguistics, and a certificate in TESOL.

Minors: Cross-Cultural Studies, Linguistics, World Arts, and Minor/Certificate in TESOL

Courses


The College of International Studies department offers a 121/122 ush undergraduate degree program that may be completed in a traditional 4-year schedule or completed in a concentrated 3-year schedule.

Students are allowed to transfer in a maximum of 50 hours of general education for all required Level 1 and Level 2 courses for the BA degree.

The following are the requirements for the Cross-Cultural Studies minor.

Course Hours
IS4361 Cross-Cultural Communication 3
Select four Cross-Cultural courses not taken in the major: 12
AA4350 Language & Society (3 hours) IS3364 Theory and Reality of Development (3 hours) IS3352 Globalization (3 hours) IS3325 Missiology (3 hours) AA4387 Training Across Cultures (3 hours)
One elective 3
Total hours for the Cross-Cultural Studies minor  18
View a 2-year, 3-year or 4-year sample plan for this minor.

The following are the requirements for the Linguistics minor. Please note that linguistics minor students will not take AL4304 Introduction to Language Structure (3 credit hours) from the degree core but will take an additional elective instead.

Course Hours
AL4302 Principles of Articulatory and Acoustic Phonetics 3
AL4303 Principles of Phonological Analysis 3
AL4410a Principles of Grammatical Analysis (a) AL4410b Principles of Grammatical Analysis (b) 4
AA4350 Language & Society 3
AL4406 Field Methods and Linguistic Analysis or AL5406 Field Methods and Linguistic Analysis 4
AL4207 Field Data Management or AL5207 Field Data Management 2
Total hours for the Linguistics minor/certificate  19
View a 2-year3-year or 4-year sample plan for this minor.

The following are the requirements for the World Arts minor.

Course Hours
WA3380 Introduction to Ethnodoxology 3
WA3381 Arts for a Better Future 3
WA3386 World Arts Practicum 3
WA4322 Video Production and Editing 3
WA4382 Survey of World Arts 3
WA4387 Area Studies for World Arts 3
Total hours for the World Arts minor  18

View a 2-year3-year or 4-year sample plan for this minor.

The following are the requirements for the Certificate in TESOL minor.

Course Hours
AA4370 Cultural Anthropology 3
IS3370 TESOL: Fundamentals and Methods of TESOL 3
IS3371 TESOL: Curriculum and Program Design 3
IS4372 TESOL: Reading and Writing 3
IS4373 TESOL: Speaking and Listening 3
AA4387 Training Across Cultures 3
Total hours for the Certificate in TESOL minor  18

View a 2-year3-year or 4-year sample plan for this minor.

College of International Studies Faculty


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Shelley G. Ashdown, Assistant Professor

College of International Studies, Department Head
DMiss, Biola University, 2001; MA, Assemblies of God Graduate School, 1980; BA, Southern California College, 1978.
Field work: Kenya
Languages spoken: Thai, Maa

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Andy Eatough, Instructor

College of International Studies
MA, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1991; BA, Fresno State University, 1989.
Field work: East Asia
Languages spoken: Chinese, Nuosu, Spanish, Thai

CJ Searsy, Instructor

College of International Studies
MA, University of Texas at Arlington, 1998; BA, Dallas Baptist University, 1992.
Field work: East Asia
Languages spoken: Mandarin


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Suzanne Carter, Adjunct Faculty

College of International Studies
BS, Tulsa University

Brian Kelly, Adjunct Faculty

College of International Studies
MA, Dallas Theological Seminary, 2010; MA, Biola University, 2005; BS, California Polytechnic State University of San Luis Obispo, 1996.
Field work: St. Croix, Brazil, Angola, Tanzania, Azerbaijan, Thailand
Languages spoken: Portuguese

Anneke-Painter

Anneke Painter, Adjunct Faculty

College of International Studies
MS, California State University at Fullerton, 2001; BA Intercultural Studies, Biola University, 1996.
Field work: Brazil