Intercultural Studies (Missions)
Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies
As the “global village” shrinks and the workplace becomes international and 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, either in the United States or abroad. The Intercultural Studies (Missions) major is designed to prepare men and women to do this effectively as skillful workers and as clear communicators of the gospel.
The Intercultural Studies (Missions) program, which is interdisciplinary in both content and supervision, is tailored to the needs of individual students. Students meet with a program adviser to select program electives for an individualized course of study.
Like the Biblical Studies major, the Intercultural Studies (Missions) major automatically satisfies educational requirements for ministerial credentials with the General Council of the Assemblies of God through the Southern Missouri District.
Professionals Abroad Program Plan (Bachelor of Arts below)
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.|
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Evangel's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing you to make a full impact in your profession through the unique combination of faith and learning. Here are some of the professions this degree would prepare you for:
- Intercultural ministry or missions work focusing primarily in creative-access countries
- Traditional missions: church planting, preaching, evangelism
- Not-for-profit agencies/NGOs
- U.S. churches
- Missions mobilization
- Teaching/Teaching English as a Second Language
Students seeking a major, concentration or minor in the Intercultural Studies (Missions) program must consult an advisor to review required core courses and choose an appropriate set of elective courses called "program electives." (Appropriate elective courses prepare the student for either short-term or career missions.) A formal Program Proposal must be submitted and approved before a student is accepted officially into the program. The completed Program Proposal must be on file by the time a student has reached the 78-credit-hour point in his or her University career.
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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