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Developing a Cross-Cultural Engagement (CCE) course

Description: Cross-Cultural Engagement is a core requirement that can be met by any course of 0 or more credit hours in which students interact directly with members of a different culture over a significant period of time. Courses fulfilling this requirement may also satisfy other core requirements.


  1. to gain skills in cross-cultural communication
  2. to understand how the world might look from the standpoint of another community of interpretation and experience
  3. to learn how to discern and, where appropriate, adapt to the cultural expectations of the other
  4. to witness other cultural embodiments of faith, and thus to reflect on the substance and definition of one's own faith by comparison

The four components of orientation, direct engagement experience, reflection, and evaluation are curricular criteria of any courses fulfilling the CCE requirement.