Units (Subjects)

Intercultural Dynamics of Multicultural Ministry

AQF: 8/9 online

Postgraduate Unit


This unit enables students to develop a specialist understanding of the intercultural dynamics that are at play when people from multiple cultures interact and work with each other, wherever they are in the world. Theoretical viewpoints will be evaluated in the light of the authentic voice of interviewees and other data gathered from multicultural contexts. An integrative framework for multicultural engagement that creatively engages with the challenges of intercultural dynamics will be crafted as a guideline for future multicultural ministry.

Participants in this unit will be researching a specific multicultural ministry setting by gathering three different types of data from at least three different cultures in the multicultural ministry context. Analysis of the data will be incorporated into a practical research report for one of the assessments. Based on the research and scholarly literature, the second assessment focuses on developing a set of principles for intercultural ministry, including preparing a presentation to help a non-academic audience understand those principles.

Lecturer: Dr Evelyn Hibbert
AQF level: 8/9
Lecture Mode: online
Available: see Schedule of MICS Unit Offerings 
Credit Points: 
AEM069-812/912 = 36hrs - Audit (no assessments)
EM069-812/912 = 12cp (1 unit) - MICS and other masters level courses
Cost: see Study Costs
Note: This unit is part of the SMBC Master of Intercultural Studies course run by the SMBC Centre for Cross-Cultural Mission. You can study either the whole MICS or just single units of study. You can enrol in a single unit for credit or audit, even if you do not meet the requirements to enrol for the whole course.

Check availability of this unit on the Schedule of Master of Intercultural Studies Unit Offerings. For more detailed information on this unit see the ACT overview

If you are interested in this unit, please contact us to check if it will suit your study needs

Postgraduate online learning at SMBC

At SMBC we believe in Christian community and the importance of learning from each other. Our approach to online teaching and learning is highly interactive. There are a range of different interactive activities including collaborative reading, discussion, peer feedback, creative presentations and the use of a number of different interactive apps. Lecturers present material through written or audio-visual presentations that can be read or watched at times that are convenient for each participant. There are no set weekly times for meeting. Lecturers may occasionally arrange a video conference at a time that suits most participants.

One of the most important things for successful online study is to set aside dedicated time each week and to be disciplined in keeping up-to-date. We advise setting aside approximately 5 hours per week for reading and 3 hours each week to work through the activities online. Extra time should also be set aside for each assessment, budgeting approximately 12 hours for each 1000 words.

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