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Cross-Cultural Communication

AQF: 6/7/8/9 hybrid

SEMESTER 1 2021
Monday Evening Unit
EM008-612/712/812 + EM205-912 (Capstone)

Would you like to get to know people from another culture, but are afraid of ‘treading on their cultural toes’? Do you want to learn how to share the gospel with people who are very different to you, in a way that resonates with their hearts?

This unit will help you understand why people from other cultures do what they do. It will enable you to discover the cultural values that underpin behaviour. You will learn how to contextualise the gospel so that it comes across as good news for the people you are relating to. You will analyse the values and deep-level assumptions of a particular ethnic group of your choice, and, building on this understanding, work out ways of sharing the gospel with those people that addresses their felt needs and the way they see sin.

Lecturer: Jonathan James
AQF level: 6/7/8/9
Lecture Mode: hybrid*
Times: Mondays 6.45pm–9.30pm
Dates: 8, 15, 22 February; 8, 15, 29 March; 19, 26 April; 3, 17, 24, 31 May 2021 (Exam period = 10-21 June)
Location: Croydon Campus, 43 Badminton Road, Croydon 2132
Credit Points and Costs:
AEM008 = 36hrs - Audit (no assessments) - $390 on-campus*/$351 off-campus*
EM008-612 = 12cp (1 unit) - DipTh, AssocDeg, BMin, BTh - $2520
EM008-712 = 12cp (1 unit) - BMin, BTh - $2520
EM008-812 = 12cp (1 unit) - GDDiv, MDiv, MTS - $2520
EM205-912 = 12cp (1 unit) Capstone - MDiv, MTS - $2520

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*2021 LECTURE MODES:
On-Campus:
units in this mode are delivered face-to-face in the classroom only, with a limit on numbers (for Covid safety).
Off-campus: units in this mode are delivered live online only, that is, a mix of online lectures, videos, activities and interaction with lecturers and fellow students.
Hybrid: units in this mode are delivered both on-campus (limited face-to-face numbers) and off-campus (live online) concurrently.

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