LeTourneau University Home Page
Catalog 2013-2014
Table of Contents


Cross-Cultural Studies (CCLT)
Department of Theology

CCLT 1013   Contemporary World Missions
A survey of missionary endeavor in the contemporary world, the principles of missions, and the Biblical basis for missions. Included also are the relationships between the western missionary and non-missionary personnel and the national church. Class 3. (Fall)

CCLT 1203   Cross-cultural Adaptation
The principles and practical application of adaptation to other cultural systems. Included are such concepts as culture shock, contextualization, and interpersonal relationships in the cross-cultural context. Class 3. (Fall, Even years)

CCLT 2103   Cross-cultural Communication
A study of human communication across cultures. The role of economic, political, technological, social, and religious values in the communication process will be studied. Principles of verbal and non-verbal intercultural communication will be discussed. Class 3. (Spring, Odd years)

CCLT 3103   Cultural Anthropology
An introductory study of cultural anthropology involving the concepts of culture, race, and such aspects of primitive society as status, marriage, kinship, and political and religious systems, with emphasis on both the practical and theoretical treatment of cultural anthropology. Class 3. (Fall, Odd years)

CCLT 3203   Religions Of The World
A study of the doctrines and present practices of the major world religions, such as Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Judaism. Religious beliefs and practices of animism and tribal religions are also included. Class 3. (Spring)

CCLT 4003   Cross-Cultural Internship
Conducted in cooperation with churches and/or mission organizations to offer the student a supervised experience in a cross-cultural setting with a professional currently in full-time Christian mission. The experience must be an immersion into a cultural context outside of the student's daily norm. Students must remain in the cross-cultural ministry setting for at least 30 days. Students will be expected to reflect upon their experience in a research project. Class 3. Prerequisites: CCLT 1013 or CCLT 3203, Junior Standing and Permission of Instructor. (On Demand)

CCLT 4006   Cross-Cultural Internship
Conducted in cooperation with churches and/or mission organizations to offer the student a supervised experience in a cross-cultural setting with a professional currently in full-time Christian mission. The experience must be an immersion into a cultural context outside of the student's daily norm. Students must remain in the cross-cultural ministry setting for at least 60 days. Students will be expected to reflect upon their experience in a research project. Class 6. Prerequisites: CCLT 1013 or CCLT 3203, Junior Standing and Permission of Instructor. (On Demand)

CCLT 4103   Biblical & Strategic Paradigms for Missions
An in-depth study of a biblical theology of mission with a paradigmatic look at mission strategy through historic eras and today, providing a biblical, theological, and historical foundation for the cross-cultural extension of the Christian Church. Class 3. Prerequisites: BIBL 1043 and BIBL 1033.

CCLT 4941-4993   Special Topics
A course to be utilized for seminars or special lectures in topics which are not offered on a regular basis, and tours focusing on an understanding and appreciation of the peoples of other cultures, and emphasizing the significance of being a world Christian. This course may be taken more than one time when the topics are different. Class 1-3. (Spring, Even years)