ANT5200EN - Tools and Methods in Anthropology for Global Engagement

Course description

In-depth study of core terms and tools of biblical and cultural anthropology for the formation of global worldview and strategic missionary model. Students engage in academic and practical research to produce such outcomes.

How this course benefits students

Equip students to further develop a broader view of sources and functions of the nexus of cultures. Establish their worldviews to effectively embrace the global ministry impact.

Why this course is important

This course introduces students to the formation of people groups and cultures by discussing the biblical lineage of Noah’s sons and their descendants. It is designed to be an eye-opening, self-discovering, and formative experience.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Educational level
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Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Dr. Paul Sungro Lee, Professor of Missional Anthropology

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

Based on the biblical origins of mankind to develop a theological framework to embrace the world for Christ. Derived from Noahic blessing and its mandate for global worldview.

Missionally driven

The goal is to understand how people are intrinsically related to one another by studying cultural and behavioral distinctives in various dimensions.

Contextually informed

Students explore the cultural inclinations of other people groups and their own. Students consider the behavioral frames and patterns expressed in the research of other people groups and how it compares to their own.

Interculturally focused

Students research on a people group that is culturally different from their own and research on their cultural zones.

Practically minded

This course deals with practical applications to interact with people of different cultural backgrounds. We will look at why others do what they do and access their cultural rationales.

Experientially transformed

The focus is on experiences that increase understanding of the commonality of human race and development of cultures through which students may develop their own ideas to reach other cultural groups with a global mindset, free of ethnocentrism.