Are you interested in exploring cultures that are different than your own?
In today's global society, having a broad understanding of cultural diversity and multiculturalism is important. Taking courses that increase your insight and awareness about major world cultures is a great complement to many plans of study.
If you decide to minor in cross-cultural studies, the knowledge you gain will serve you well throughout the course of your career—no matter what bachelor's degree program or professional path you choose.
Understanding people from different cultures is essential for engaging with them effectively. Becoming culturally competent requires sensitivity and respect, especially in careers that require you to interact with people of diverse backgrounds.
Earning a minor in cross-cultural studies will increase your knowledge of and appreciation for the practices and norms, especially as they relate to the arts and literature, theology, philosophy, music, and psychology, of peoples who live in countries around the world.
As a student in our cross-cultural studies program, you will:
To complete a minor in cross-cultural studies, you will take 18 credits of courses selected from philosophy and theology, fine arts and literature, history and foreign cultures, and social science. You'll choose one or two courses from each.
Upon completion of required courses, you will have greater:
You can add an academic minor in cross-cultural studies to any major offered at Marian University to improve your interpersonal communication skills.
Career paths you could pursue include:
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