A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

Intercultural Studies Major with TESOL Concentration

BA (22-30 hrs in the major and 16 hrs in the concentration)

Without a doubt, the role of the English language has been transformed in recent years. Its use in international politics and business, in science and technology, and in the media and higher education has earned it special status in over 70 countries worldwide. Nearly a quarter of the world's population speaks this language, and it is the most widely taught foreign language in the world. Consequently, there is a great demand for competent English teachers in almost every nation in the world, including the United States. A TESOL concentration trains students to serve the international propulation around the world and within the United States, offering opportunities for cross-cultural service, even in countries that are closed to receiving missionaries. This is a practical key for opening the doors to our 21st century world.

Major RequirementsCredits
INCL 201 Introduction to Global Issues
4
INCL 243 Cultural Anthropology 4
INCL 310 Intercultural Competencies 4
INCL 311 Intercultural Experience 0-4
Conversation-level Language 0-4
INCL 346 Governance and Development or POLS 345 Community Organization and Development or ANTH 315 Human Ecology 4
INCL 350 Culture Change or LING 312 Sociolinguistics or INCL 442 Globalization & Islamization 4
INCL 482 Senior Capstone: Intercultural Seminar 2
Major Total 22-30
TESOL Concentration RequirementsCredits
LING 220 Introduction to Linguistics 4
LING 350 First and Second Language Acquisition 4
LING 351 Linguistics for TESOL 4
LING 371 TESOL Methods: ELA 2
LING 373 TESOL Field Experience 2
Concentration Total 16

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