Associate of Arts in Cross-Cultural Studies

Overview & Academics

The Associate of Arts degree in Cross-cultural Studies offers every student an opportunity to engage and navigate changing global environments (Changing Our World). At Baptist University of the Américas it is our mission to develop Cross-cultural Christian Leaders from the Hispanic perspective. We believe Hispanics have a unique transcultural history and culture that serves as a good starting point toward cross-cultural competency. The goal of the program is to equip our students to relate authentically with those of other cultures while respecting each person’s distinctive identity.

Those who participate in our AA degree courses will find open, caring professors who love God and people. They deliver quality content (English, Science, Math, History, Spanish, Art, or Music) while integrating cross-cultural experiences and skills. All courses are taught in English, but we appreciate and welcome a diverse group of students.

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Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate an intermediate knowledge of the Old or New Testament content
  • Evidence utilization of academic research methodologies
  • Adhere to academic ethics and values
  • Collaborate in academic teamwork within the learning community
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of cross-cultural principles and issues
  • Apply skills and knowledge in multicultural and multilingual environments

The concepts and skills gained in courses like Cross-cultural Communications and Personal Dimensions of Leadership are applicable in all other academic disciplines the university offers including: Bible/Theology, Spanish, Music, Business Leadership, or Human Behavior. Students who complete the AA degree requirements gain valuable knowledge that covers many global, racial, and philosophical issues.

The potential uses for this degree vary as students go on to serve as missionaries, pastors, entrepreneurs, educators, social advocates, and musicians around the world. In addition, the degree is designed to meet all basic general education requirements in most colleges and universities, provide foundational understanding of the Bible, and convey a biblically based ethics model for interacting across cultures.

Our campus has a unique learning environment with people from over 18 countries. If you have been called to affect change in the world by interacting with people from a variety of cultures–sign up today.

Course IDCourse NameCredits
BIBL 1301Spiritual Formation3
ENGL 1301Freshman Composition I3
SPAN 1401 or SPAN 3301Beginning Spanish I or Grammar and Comp. for Heritage4
MATH 1324 or MATH 1314 or MATH 1332 or MATH 1380Business Math or College Algebra or Mathematics for Liberal Arts or Elementary Statistical Methods3
FOUN 1101Foundations Class1
BIBL 1300Introduction to the Bible3
ENGL 1302Freshman Composition II3
SPAN 1402Beginning Spanish II4
LEAD 1300Personal Dimensions of Leadership3
FOUN 1102Fundamentals of Academic Research1
BIBL 2300Introduction to the Old Testament3
SPAN 2301Intermediate Spanish I3
HIST 1301 or HIST 1302US History I or US History II3
BIOL 1308 or ENVR 1301 or BIOL 2301General Biology I orEnvironmental Science or Anatomy and Physiology3
BIBL 2302Introduction to the New Testament3
SPCH 1311Speech Communications3
LEAD 2301Cross-Cultural Communications3
GOVT 2305 or GOVT 2306US Government or Texas Government3
THEO 1300Biblical Ethics3
ART 1301 or MUSI 2300Art Appreciation or Music Appreciation3
PSYC 2301 or SOCI 1301 or ECON 2325 or ECON 2326Introduction to Psychology or Introduction to Sociology or Microeconomics or Macroeconomics3
FOUN 2101AA Capstone1
Course NameCreditsPrerequisites
ART-1301 Art Appreciation or MUSI-2300 Music Appreciation3
BIBL-1300 Introduction to the Bible3
BIBL-1301 Spiritual Formation3
BIBL-2300 Introduction to the Old Testament3BIBL-1300
BIBL-2302 Introduction to the New Testament3BIBL-1300
BIOL-1308 General Biology I3
ENGL-1301 Freshman Composition I3INRW-0302
ENGL-1302 Freshman Composition II3ENGL-1301
FOUN-1101 Foundation Class1
FOUN-1102 Fundamentals of Academic Research1
FOUN-2101 Capstone (AA Capstone)1
GOVT-2305 U.S. Government or GOVT-2306 Texas Government3
HIST-1301 U.S. History I or HIST-1302 U.S. History II3
LEAD-1300 Personal Dimensions of Leadership3
LEAD-2301 Cross-Cultural Communication3ENGL-1302
MATH-1324 Business Math or MATH-1332 Mathematics for Liberal Arts or MATH-1380 Elementary Statistical Methods3
PSYC-2301 Introduction to Psychology or SOCI-1301 Introduction to Sociology3
SPAN-1401 Beginning Spanish I4
SPAN-1402 Beginning Spanish II4SPAN-1401
SPAN-2301 Intermediate Spanish I3SPAN-1402
SPCH-1311 Speech Communications3
THEO-1300 Biblical Ethics3ENGL-1301
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