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Off-Campus courses
On-Campus courses
Interim courses


Courses Approved for
Cross-Cultural Engagement Credit


Off-campus semester 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


Courses below are subject to change for this academic year.

The following off-campus semester courses will fulfill Calvin's CCE core requirement (click the title link for a course description):

Program Course Title
Integral CCE courses - all students complete requirement
Honduras SPHO 315 Engaging Honduran Culture
China STCH 210 Emerging China
Ghana STGH 312 Culture & People in Ghana
Honduras STHO 210 Exploring a Third World Society
Hungary STHU 312 Central European Culture
Peru STPE 315 Contemporary Peruvian Culture
Spain STSP 215 Perspective on Cross Cultural Engagement
Spain STSP 315 Spanish Culture and Society
Optional CCE courses - individual student/faculty contract

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.