Details for Cross Cultural Communication

This subject provides students with an opportunity to study the principles and processes of communication theory and how to apply that in the process of the contextualization of the Christian message. These tools are important for ministry anywhere in the world including in cross-cultural mission.

It will also introduce students to the communication prototypes inherent in the Scriptures as well as preparing students for Christian witness in their own ministry context.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: CCM201
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Kevin Hovey


40 Credit Points or CCM101—Introduction to Cross Cultural Ministry

Awards offering Cross Cultural Communication

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This unit provides an overview of cross cultural communication theory, principals, and application


Students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the diversity of cross cultural communication theories and application;
  2. Identify cross cultural communication challenges and ways of addressing these challenges;
  3. Analyse the major elements involved in becoming a more effective communicator, regardless of the medium used;
  4. Show an understanding of approaches to cross cultural communication competence, and the variables that contribute to cross cultural communication competence;
  5. Demonstrate the ability to recognise and, where relevant, adapt different cultural perspectives in thinking;
  6. Explain a deepening appreciation of the need for cultural insights in the cross cultural communication task of Biblical interpretation;
  7. Analyse and interpret the core concepts of cross-culturalism that ensure that messages are able to be communicated effectively across cultural boundaries.

Subject Content

  1. Theories and models of cross cultural communication
  2. Social cognition and its relevance to cross cultural communication
  3. Communication patterns of differing worldviews
  4. Cross cultural communication in contexts: Christian mission, education & business
  5. Cultural transition and adaptation
  6. Cultural differences in conflict management

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (on site)
  • E-Learning (online)
  • Intensive

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Major Essay 50% (2500 words)
  • Book Review 25% (1500 words)
  • Cross Cultural Communication Experience Report 25% (1000 words)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided