Jun 30, 2022  
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2021-2022 
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Intercultural and Religious Studies Major: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Emphasis B.A.

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Program Director: Darren Duerksen, Ph.D.

Provides training and certification in TESOL as a means for teaching English to non-English speakers in the U.S. and other countries (Requisite: LANG 340  Introdution to Linguistics)


The Intercultural and Religious Studies major prepares students with the critical and practical skills needed to understand, live, work, and serve in diverse cultural contexts. The major utilizes a cross-disciplinary approach, integrating the social, cultural, theological, and religious study important for shaping relief and development, church, missions, business, and other majors designed to bring positive and lasting impact to peoples’ lives. It prepares students for work in fields such as international missions, English language teaching, non-profit and international community development, international business, urban Christian community development, human resources, human services and social work, and refugee services. In addition, the major prepares students with the breadth of knowledge needed to enter into graduate study programs in intercultural studies, international development, TESOL, peace and reconciliation, international policy and other subjects.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Disciplinary Integration: Students will be able to synthesize interdisciplinary concepts into holistic views of cross-cultural engagement.
  2. Cultural Analysis: Students will be able to analyze diverse cultures and religious traditions.
  3. Personal Formation: Students will be able to articulate the ways in which they have developed a critical understanding of their socio-cultural location and identity, spiritual formation, and/or personal identity.
  4. Skill Development: Students will be able to demonstrate the professional skills necessary to facilitate cross-cultural engagement.

Locations Offered

Main Campus Fresno

General Education Prerequisites (9 units)

Required Major Core (21-22 Units)

Select two courses from the following:

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