Intercultural Studies (BA)

Music Minor
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General Requirements

Students preparing for involvement in cross cultural ministry should recognize that there are a number of non-credit learning opportunities outside the classroom that are needed to properly prepare for missionary work. The following non-credit opportunities will therefore be provided to fulfill the requirements of Intercultural Studies Seminar. A minimum of two events per semester must be attended.

1.  Attendance of the Intercultural Studies Retreat
2.  Attendance of the Missions Congress
3. Attendance of Intercultural Studies Organization outreach to other countries
4. Attendance of the Monthly Organizational Meeting
5. Attendance of other organizational functions such as international meals, etc.


1. The student will demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of music.
2. The student will glorify god effectively through musical expression in all phases of church and school music programs.
3. The student will develop musical abilities through systematic classroom instruction and personal training.

Note: With the approval of the Chairpersons of both the intercultural studies department and the music department, the music minor may be adjusted to meet specific career objectives of the intercultural studies student.

Complete Course List

Bible Core (30 hrs)

Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Foundations of Faith
Theology of Holiness
Contemp Issues/Holy Living
Bible Elective

General Education Core (45 hrs)

Christian Service Class
English Composition
Rhetoric and Research
History of Civilization I or II
Lifespan Development
Philosophical Studies
General Psychology
Public Speaking
Fine Arts Elective
Foreign Language
Historical Perspective Elective
Information Technology Elective
Literature Elective
Math Elective
Science Elective

Intercultural Studies Major (36 hrs)

Modern Church History
Teaching Bible
Principles of Missions
Church Planting
Cultural Communications
Perspectives on World Evangelism
Cultural Anthropology
Missions Practicum
Intercultural Studies Internship
Principles of Administration
World Geography
TESOL Methods

Music Minor (18 hrs)

Music Theory I
Music Theory II
Introduction to Music Literature
Ensemble (1 year in any music ensemble)
Applied (4 concurrent semesters of lessons in 1 instr)
Music Academic Electives

Admission Requirements

Education: Graduation from high school is the basic requirement for entrance. It is recommended that high school graduates have successfully completed at least four units in English, three units in Science, three units in Mathematics and three units in Social Studies. Students graduating from A.C.E. and other nontraditional schools should have completed the requirements for a college entrance diploma.

Students, who have an equivalent of a high school education, may be admitted if they have successfully passed the General Educational Development (G.E.D.) test. Anyone presenting a G.E.D. must be at least 18 years of age and must have a minimum score of 410 on each of the five tests and an average standard score of 450 on all five tests. (Total standard points required to pass = 2250)

Homeschooled students seeking admission to HSBC are required to submit official transcripts from reputable home school organizations documenting the completion of all academic work necessary for a high school diploma. If this is not possible, the student may be required to take the G.E.D. test.

Tests: All applicants are required to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT)with writingprior to being admitted to school. HSBC prefers the ACT. These tests are used for counseling and advising purposes.

Hobe Sound Bible College has been assigned the following test code numbers: The American College Test (ACT)5471. The CLEP5306 and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)5306.

Course Schedule

Year #1 (Fall Semester)

Orientation (NC)
Old Testament Survey (3)
Christian Service Class (3)
English Composition (3)
World Geography (3)
Foundations of Faith (3)


Year #1 (Spring Semester)

New Testament Survey (3)
Rhetoric and Research (3)
General Psychology (3)
Public Speaking (3)
Theology of Holiness  (3)
Elective (3)

Year #2 (Fall Semester)

Pentateuch (3)
Lifespan Development (3)
Methodology in TESOL (3)
Minor Course (3)
Elective (3)
Elective (3)

Year #2 (Spring Semester)

Gospels (3)
History of Civilization II (3)
Teaching Bible (3)
Perspectives on World Evangelism (3)
Minor Course (3)

Year #3 (Fall Semester)

Acts (3)
History of Missions (3)
Minor Course (3)
Elective (3)
Elective (3)

Year #3 (Spring Semester)

Romans (3)
Modern Church History (3)
Principles of Missions (3)
Church Planting (3)
World Religious Systems (3)
Minor Course (3)

Year #4 (Fall Semester)

Cultural Communications (3)
Missions Practicum (3)
Philosophical Studies (3)
Minor Course (3)
Elective (3)
Elective (3)

Year #4 (Spring Semester)

Intercultural Studies Internship (3)
Principles of Administration (3)
Contemp Iss/Holy Living (1)
Minor Course (3)
Elective (3)

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