Program Overview

The Global Communication concentration equips students to work and communicate effectively cross-culturally. READ MORE

 

COMMON CAREERS

– Missionary
– Ministry Trainer
– International Business Sales Manager
– Social Media Coordinator
– Public Relations Specialist
– Community Development Coordinator
– Child Services Case Manager
– Refugee/Migrant Advocate
– Adoption Social Worker

Curriculum / Courses

  • FEATURED COURSES
  • + COM 131 -Fundamentals of Speech
  • Fundamentals of Speech will increase studentsÕ knowledge and awareness of the theory and principles of public speaking. Casual and formal speaking opportunities will be used to develop confidence as a public speaker. Topic selection, cultural intelligence and sensitivity for diverse audiences, patterns of organization, development of supporting materials and creative presentation of ideas are part of the course.
  • + COM 220 -Global Communication
  • This course introduces students to global communication by exploring issues related to intercultural communication practices from a biblical perspective. It examines the important role of social, cultural, and historical context in human interactions.
  • + COM 250 -Interpersonal Communication
  • This course focuses on the importance of interpersonal communication and the common barriers that confound relationships such as culture, conflict, gender, and perception of differences. Students will evaluate current connections from a Christian worldview and from that foundation identify strategies for strengthening personal and professional influences for mission/vision-minded goals.
  • + COM 322
  • + COM 330 -Culture and Conflict Management
  • This course provides students with a basic overview of conflict resolution. The history, methods, and theory of conflict resolution will be explored. In addition, strategies in competitive versus collaborative negotiation will be examined in the context of culture and a Christian worldview.
  • + COM 342 -Cross Cultural Life Skills
  • Grace Bible College partners with h.e.a.r.t. (Hunger Education and Resource Training) in Lake Wales, Florida. Students will be exposed to the realities of life in the non-Western world where support services are minimal. Communication skills will be developed in a safe yet stressful environment similar to what will be found in a developing country.
  • + COM 350 -Cross Cultural Leadership and Teamwork
  • This course examines effective leadership and teamwork across cultures. What may be understood as effective or valued in one culture may not be effective or valued in another. Exploring biblical cultural leadership and teamwork characteristics, and key reasons for differences, provides students with a framework for communicating and leading in a diverse world.
  • + COM 373
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CONCENTRATIONS FOR THIS PROGRAM

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Courses Include

Global Communication

This course introduces students to global communication by exploring issues related to intercultural communication practices from a biblical perspective. It examines the important role of social, cultural, and historical context in human interactions.

Interpersonal Communications

This course focuses on the importance of interpersonal communication and the common barriers that confound relationships such as culture, conflict, gender, and perception of differences. Students will evaluate current relationships from a Christian worldview and from that foundation identify strategies for strengthening personal and professional influences for mission/vision-minded goals.

Cross Cultural Leadership and Teamwork

This course examines effective leadership and teamwork across cultures. What may be understood as effective or valued in one culture may not be effective or valued in another. Exploring biblical cultural leadership and teamwork characteristics, and key reasons for differences, provides students with a framework for communicating and leading in a diverse world.

Culture and Conflict Management

This course provides students with a basic overview of conflict resolution. The history, methods, and theory of conflict resolution will be explored. Fundamental strategies in conflict literature, competitive versus collaborative negotiation, will be examined in the context of culture and a Christian worldview.

Cross Cultural Internship

A supervised experience in an approved cross-cultural environment. The student will be guided through self-evaluation in skills and personal aptitude for communicating within another culture. The 3-6 week Internship is typically organized the summer prior to senior year.

THE MORE YOU KNOW

OUR MISSION

Graduating Godly Individuals Prepared to Serve Christ in Church and Society.

OUR CORE VALUES

Bible Centered

Grace Theology

Ministry Focused

Transformational Relationships

OUR VISION

To be a vibrant University exalting Jesus Christ, preparing culturally intelligent students for diverse careers in the global marketplace.

STATEMENT OF FAITH

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Grace’s community is one of acceptance and equipping. The faculty and staff at Grace are prayerful. They seek to truly get to the heart of the person so transformational change can happen from the inside out.

Deanna Walsh, Student

- Grace’s Community is one of Acceptance