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Interim courses


Courses Approved for
Cross-Cultural Engagement Credit


On-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

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

Course Title
Integral CCE courses - all students complete requirement
CAS-303-A Community-Based Drama
CMS 251-A & B (2013-2014 academic year only) Theological Reflections on Ministry Practices
CS 324 Digital Divide
IDIS 190 Contextual Diversity Studies (Grassroots)
IDIS 192 Across Cultures
IDIS 193 Conversation Partners
IDIS 194 American Ways
IDIS 196 Transcultural Caring for the Health Professionals
SOWK 381 Social Work Integrative Seminar
SPAN 202-A Intermediate Spanish
Optional CCE courses - individual student/faculty contract
HIST 238 Latin American History
PHIL 226 African Thought & Culture
PSYC 208/209 Developmental Psychology i: Child,
Developmental Psychology II: Adolescence and Adulthood
(both courses must be completed for credit)
PSYC 322 Perspectives of Psychology
SOC/SOWK 250 Diversity and Inequality in the US
SPAN 310 Hispanic Culture in the U.S.
SPAUD 216 Phonetics



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.