Minor in Intercultural Studies
As the entire world becomes more accessible and the workplace becomes increasingly multinational, it is more likely that Christians in a variety of technical and professional disciplines will spend part of their careers in a cross-cultural setting. Whether in the United States or abroad, the Intercultural Studies (Missions) minor is designed to help prepare men and women to work effectively in whatever setting they are called to as communicators of the gospel.
The Intercultural Studies (Missions) program is tailored to the needs of individual students. The Intercultural Studies (Missions) minor does not automatically satisfy all educational requirements for ministerial credentials with the General Council of the Assembly of God, and students may need to complete additional educational requirements depending on the policy of the District in which they are seeking credentials.
The minor examines the practical aspects of cross-cultural living and how to understand different cultural factors. Attention is given to developing an understanding of the diversity of cultures throughout the world.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Introduction to Intercultural Ministries||Introduction to contemporary missions work and its biblical basis.|
|Working Cross-Culturally||Practical aspects of cross-cultural living. Attention to personal and family adjustments and to understanding and living among people whose culture is different from one's own.|
|Intercultural Communications||The impact of culture on the communication process. Attention to developing an understanding of the diversity of cultures in the world and of the ways cultural differences influence the ways people interact.|
|Best Practices in Modern Missions||Missionary history, principles, and methods. Attention to the history of missions of the Assemblies of God.|
|Team Building and Sending Agencies||Examination of a variety of sending agencies with special attention to the policies of the Assemblies of God World Missions and the Assemblies of God Home Missions. Also investigates current topics in missions strategy.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Paul York grew up in a missionary family in Nigeria and later served as a Bible college professor in Ethiopia. He has led short-term church planting teams to Africa and has done teaching, preaching, and team leading in Europe, Central America and Asia. He and his wife, Lisa, also were U.S. missionaries with Chi Alpha. […] read more
NOTE: A minor is a secondary field of interest that is meant to complement your academic major. While your major is chosen for your intended career choice, your minor may be something you pursue for your personal interest or to augment your major.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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