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Interim courses


Courses Approved for
Cross-Cultural Engagement Credit


Interim 2015 courses
CCE Learning Objectives:

--to gain skills in cross-cultural communication

--to understand how the world might look from the standpoint of another community of interpretation and experience

--to learn how to discern and, where appropriate, adapt to the cultural expectations of the other

--to witness other cultural embodiments of faith, and thus to reflect on the substance and definition of one's own faith by comparison

Off-campus Interim CCE Courses
Location Course Title
Integral CCE courses - all students complete requirement
Thailand CS W60 Christian Computing: Thailand
Quebec FREN W80 Interim in Quebec
Turkey HIST W10 Turkey Ancient and Modern
Costa Rica IDIS W10 Simplicity in Central America
China IDIS W20 Chinese Medicine and Culture
Florida IDIS W40 Disney, Culture, and Progress
Jamaica IDIS W42 Tourism, Migration and Development in Jamaica
Netherlands IDIS W43 Dutch Landscapes
Europe IDIS W44 Business, Engineering & Religion in the European Context
Galapagos IDIS W45 Galapagos Islands/Amazon Rainforest
Ethiopia IDIS W46 Ethiopia: Community of Hope
Honduras IDIS W47 Exploring Honduras Coast to Coast
Kenya IDIS W49 Leadership in Africa
Brazil IDIS W50 Brazil for Beginners
China IDIS W51 China, Business & Engineering
Brazil MUSC W60 Canta Brasil! (MAY)
Grand Rapids SOWK W10 Grand Rapids: The Interim
Yucatan SPAN W80 Spanish in Yucatan
London STBR 310HA History of Science, Medicine and Religion in London
Optional CCE courses - individual student/faculty contract
London CAS W40 Theatre in London and Stratford
United Kingdom CAS W41 English Language by Rail (MAY)
Greece CLAS W40 Classical and Early Christian Greece
Hawaii GEOL W40 Hawaii: Volcanoes in the Sea
Switzerland IDIS W11 L'Abri Independent Study in Switzerland
On-campus CCE Interim courses (all integral)



Off-Campus Program

It is possible to obtain CCE credit through traveling with a Calvin or non-Calvin off-campus program. Most Calvin programs are already designated as CCE courses. In order to receive credit through a non-Calvin program, students must submit a proposal for a student-initiated independent study, IDIS 290. As with other CCE credit options, students participating in an off-campus program are required to on their experience through journals and essay writing.

Group IDIS 290

These stand-alone courses are generally offered through the office for multicultural affairs or the multicultural student development office for seniors needing CCE credit. Check with the registrar's office for availability of these courses.

During Interim 2011, Dr. Michelle Loyd-Paige will be teaching "Bridging the Racial Divide" offered to seniors for CCE Credit.