A.A. in Global and Cultural Studies

School of Online Studies

Following the Great Commission

Crown’s Global + Cultural Studies online degree program prepares students to integrate Jesus-centered faith with practical and fruitful service among the least-reached peoples of the globe.

Students who pursue or complete this program are invited to complete their Bachelor’s degree on campus in Crown’s Intercultural Youth Development Major (B.S.) or International Relations Major (B.A.).

Why study Global and Cultural studies at Crown?


Available concentration credits


Week courses


Online program

I have the opportunity to not just be in a caring community, but a community that fosters the same values and faith. There are so many different perspectives here from students and professors, and it creates so many opportunities to grow.

Being at Crown makes you want to stay at Crown for the rest of your life; but being at Crown also gets you excited for what God is preparing you to do after college, too.

Nora Xiong


Cross-Cultural Trainer
Global Affairs Coordinator
Global Marketing Assistant

Advanced Degrees

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M.A. in Organizational Leadership
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Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Darin Mather

Associate Dean of Online Studies

Dr. Fawn McCracken

Chief Online Learning Officer, Dean of Online Studies

Preview of Courses

ICS 3537 - Intercultural Communication Concepts

In every encounter between persons of different cultures, verbal and nonverbal factors facilitate or impede effective communication. With a focus on observing, describing, and interpreting these factors, this course is designed for students who plan to minister in sub-cultures within North America as well as for those who plan a career in foreign missions.

ICS 3620 - World Religions

An examination of the diverse beliefs and practices of the world’s major religions focusing on their historical backgrounds, texts, and cultural settings. Specific comparisons are made with Christian faith including apologetic approaches to non-Christian religions.

ICS 3619 - World Cultures

Our world is made up of people with varying cultures. In this class students will explore a specific culture outside of the United States with special attention given to the history, politics and religion of the culture along with issues of race, class and family relationships that are unique to it.


Online education uses digital technology and the internet to deliver educational content. Our courses are built to be 8-week courses. Students can access lectures, assignments, and resources through our online platform, Canvas. Communication with instructors and peers often occurs through discussion forums, video conferencing, and email.
Requirements may vary, but generally, students need a reliable computer and internet connection.
Online exams and assessments can take various forms, including multiple-choice quizzes, essays, and timed exams. Most classes utilize discussion posts each week, due every Thursday. All of these are available on our online program Canvas.
We generally accept credits from accredited institutions as long as the student maintained a C or higher in the course. To see a full list of what classes will transfer, you can visit Transferology or contact our registrar office at
Crown College offers a wide-range of scholarships to every student. 100% of students receive some type of financial aid. For more information about financial aid, click here.
At Crown College, every class is taught from a Biblical worldview. Our faculty are all followers of Christ and are comfortable incorporating Christian principles into their curriculum.

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