Module information




Cross Cultural Counseling (Credit: 2 or 3 hours)

Average equivalent

ECTS 4 or 5


This course provides a biblical perspective on cross-cultural relationships. It is designed to help the student understand cultural differences and to identify biblically appropriate ways to respond to inequality and difference. The challenge is to become aware of personal cultural programming, to gain knowledge of a variety of minority groups, and to develop skills for effective ministry across cultural barriers to promote the unity of the body of Christ.

Mode of Study

Lecture Video (in progress) Student interaction Professor of Record Interaction Hands on


100 objective multiple choice questions Online or pencil and paper Project Collateral Reading Assignment (for 3 (USA) credit courses Student Learning Requirement Passmark 70% Course Objectives Upon completion of this course, you should be able to: 1. Analyze the ways you have been programmed by your own culture. 2. Illustrate how cultural differences are presented in Scripture. 3. Appraise the various ways Christ related to culture. 4. Compare the salience of the various dimensions of culture within your own culture. 5. Analyze the status of inequality in culture. 6. Differentiate between the various unhealthy responses to diversity and inequality. 7. Appraise a person’s level of racial and cultural identity development (R / CID). 8. 8Contrast the cultural uniqueness of minorities such as African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, and persons of multiracial descent. 9. Demonstrate competence to interact with persons with disabilities, the gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender community, and other ethnic minority groupings. 10. Apply basic individual cross-cultural counseling skills. 11. Apply basic group cross-cultural counseling skills. 12. Illustrate how social justice is presented in Scripture as a tool for society-level cross-cultural healing.


You will use Cross-Cultural Counseling, an Independent-Study Textbook by Johan Mostert, as both the textbook and study guide for the course. The Holy Bible is also required. Bible quotations in the Independent-Study Textbook are from the English Standard Version (ESV) unless otherwise noted. If you are enrolled in this course for three credits, the third credit will be earned by completing a collateral reading assignment (CRA). Instructions for completing the CRA are in the Essential Course Materials. The CRA is based on the following textbook: A Beginner’s Guide to Crossing Cultures: Making Friends in a Multicultural World by Patty Lane Some assignments require you to access the Global University Library website or other academic sources. Instructions for accessing the Library website are provided in the Undergraduate Writing Assignment Guidelines (UWAG) in the Essential Course Materials. The Global University Undergraduate Form and Style Guide defines the form, style, and documentation system for completing undergraduate writing assignments. The guide can be downloaded for free from A print version may be ordered from your enrollment office. * The resources information is may change when courses are revised and updated. The study guide resource information will always be the correct information.



MQF Level 6 Qualification

230 ECTS Credits


Grading Rubric

97 - 100 93 - 96
A+ A
90 - 92
87 - 89 83 - 86
B+ B
80 - 82 77 - 76 73 - 76
B- C+ B
70 - 72 67 - 69 63 - 66 60 - 62
C- D+ D C
0 - 59
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