Spring Arbor University

Cross Cultural Communication

About the Cross Cultural Communication Minor

Communication allows people to develop and exchange ideas, solve problems and work together to attain common objectives. This interdisciplinary cross cultural communication minor offered through the Department of Communication and Media provides students with a range of insights to help them navigate cross cultural encounters in a global economy. Students learn communication skills and understand issues related to specific cultures.

The theoretical perspectives provided by communication courses and language study inform course work related to specific cultures or continents.


Our mission in the Department of Communication and Media is to prepare credible, creative Christian professionals for a world where the mastery of communication skills and technologies is essential. We accomplish our mission by helping students produce, publish and perform original work that is both ethical and effective.

Department of Communication and Media

The cross cultural communication minor is offered by the Department of Communication and Media. Other majors and minors within the department include advertising and public relationsbroadcasting, communication studies, drama, professional writing, speech, video and film and visual communication.



Courses and Requirements

The courses for the 22-hour cross cultural communication minor include such subject areas as communication theory and research, intercultural communication, social change and historical development, and various courses in specific geographic regions of the world.

View the course requirements and layout, course descriptions, a sample four-year plan, as well as learn more about the communication program at Spring Arbor University in the undergraduate catalog.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

This is an ideal complement for students majoring in communication, media, ministry, political science, business or other careers involving extensive travel or cross-cultural communication. Visit our career development section.