As a study of human culture, anthropology offers insight into virtually any human phenomenon across any discipline. The department therefore offers an “integrated major” that allows students to complete the major by taking 28-32 hours of required anthropology courses and 16 hours of designated courses in some companion discipline. The integrated major allows students to pursue both interests simultaneously.
Students in the Integrated Major in Anthropology and Christian Formation & Ministry (CFM) gain a strong theoretical and practical understanding of the ways that culture, social position, and social structures intersect with ministry. Anthropology has traditionally formed one of the three pillars of missiology, and ministry practitioners have used the idea of “pastoral anthropology” for decades as a way to refer to the close, ethnographic study of congregations, communities, and organizations for ministry purposes. Students will learn to employ the theory and methods of sociocultural anthropology in personal spiritual development, discipleship, and a wide-variety of ministry contexts.
Requirements for a major in Anthropology Integrated with Christian Formation and Ministry are 28-32 hours of required Anthropology courses and 16 hours of in Christian Formation and Ministry.
|Ethnographic Theory and Method
|Select one of the following bridge courses:
|Global Christianity: Mission, Culture & Context
|Culture and Difference
|Culture in the Contemporary World
|Violence and Peace in Latin America
|Sociology Of Religion
|Select 4 additional elective credits in ANTH 1
|Select one methods course:
|Field Research Methods and Intercultural Orientation (accepted HNGR students only)
|Ministry in Culture
|An approved cultural immersion or internship experience. 2
|Cultural Immersion Experience
|Internship in Anthropology
Up to four credits of sociology (excluding SOC 383) can be counted toward the elective or bridge courses.
Cultural immersion experiences in anthropology are zero credit, transcripted experiences (ANTH 331). Internships may be completely in either Anthropology or CFM and could range from 0-4 credits. Internships options include either ANTH 496 or CFM 496. Other examples of cultural immersion experiences include HNGR, Wheaton-in programs, or other study abroad programs. Internship/cultural immersion requirements must be approved in advance by an anthropology faculty advisor.
Christian Formation and Ministry - 16 hours
|Select 16 credits in CFM from the following list.
At least eight of these credits must be upper division (300 or 400 level).
|Spiritual Formation in Community
|Human Development and Ministry
|Christian Spiritual Practices
|Spiritual Guidance and Discernment
|Teaching the Bible
|Compassion and Crisis Ministry: Responding to Trauma and Suffering
|Apologetics in a Global Context
|Philosophy of Ministry
|Ministry in Culture