HUMANITIES & INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

humanities

Spurred by the “prophetic dream” in Scriptures of the banquet of nations, the College of Humanities and International Studies seeks to cultivate a biblical worldview centered on redemption, restoration, and reconciliation through Christ. Students explore disciplines that encourage cross cultural understanding such as linguistics, intercultural studies, and justice. The College of Humanities and International Studies recognizes the impact that a biblical worldview can have on every sphere of society and prepares men and women to be agents of God’s thinking and his hope throughout the world.

Course Credits Type Number
Communication and Culture 11 - 12 FLW Course HMT 041
Communication & Culture I 11 - 12 FLW Course HMT 243
Communication & Culture II 11 - 12 FLW Course HMT 244
Communication & Culture III 11 - 12 FLW Course HMT 245
Communication & Culture IV 11 - 12 FLW Course HMT 246
Communication & Culture V 11 - 12 FLW Course HMT 247
Community Development School 11 - 12 FLW Course DEV/HMT 365
Community Development School Field Assignment 8 - 12 FLW Course DEV/HMT 366
Engaging with God's World 11 - 12 FLW Core Course HMT/SCI 217
English Language Seminar 1 - 6 FLW Seminar HMT 143
Experience in Missions Leadership 1 - 12 FLW Course HMT 396
Field-based Contextualised Internship Phase 1 8 - 12 FLW Course HMT 237
Field-based Contextualised Internship Phase 2 8 - 12 FLW Course HMT 238
Field-based Culture Acquisition Internship Phase 1 8 - 12 FLW Course HMT 235
Field-based Culture Acquisition Internship Phase 2 8 - 12 FLW Course HMT 236
Field-Based Language Study 1 6 - 12 FLW Course HMT 233
Field-Based Language Study 2 6 - 12 FLW Course HMT 234
Foundations for Intercultural Studies 11 - 12 FLW Course HMT 271
Foundations for Intercultural Studies Field Assignment 8 - 12 FLW Course HMT 272
Government and International Studies 11 - 12 FLW Course HMT 265
Graduate Thesis 1 - 6 FLW Seminar HMT 699
Humanities & Science: A Christian Perspective 11 - 12 FLW Core Course HMT/SCI 211
Introduction to Ethnolinguistics and Cultural Studies 11 - 12 FLW Course HMT 231
Introduction to Ethnolinguistics and Cultural Studies Field Assignment 8 - 12 FLW Course HMT 232
Intro to Ethno-linguistics & Cultural Studies Seminar 1 - 6 FLW Seminar HMT 131
Islamic Studies Seminar 1 - 6 FLW Seminar HMT 183
Missions Strategies 11 - 12 FLW Course HMT 199
New Korea Servant Seminar 1 - 6 FLW Seminar HMT 125
New Testament Greek 11 - 12 FLW Course CHR/HMT 258
Old Testament Hebrew 11 - 12 FLW Course CHR/HMT 257
Oral Tradition & Bible Translation 1 - 6 FLW Seminar HMT 124
Principles of Redeeming Cultures 11 - 12 FLW Course ATS/HMT 227
Reconciliation and Peace-Making Seminar 1 - 6 FLW Seminar HMT 164
School of Biblical Christian Worldview 11 - 12 FLW Core Course HMT/SCI 213
School of Biblical Christian Worldview Field Assignment 4 - 12 FLW Core Course HMT/SCI 214
School of Hindu Studies 11 - 12 FLW Course CHR/HMT 285
School of International Relations & Diplomacy 11 - 12 FLW Course HMT 369
School of Islamic Studies 11 - 12 FLW Course CHR/HMT 283
School of Islamic Studies Field Assignment 8 - 12 FLW Course CHR/HMT 284
School of Legislative Advocacy and Social Change 11 - 12 FLW Course HMT 368
School of Redemptive History 11 - 12 FLW Course HMT 228
School of Redemptive History Field Assignment 8 - 12 FLW Course HMT 229
School of Social Justice 11 - 12 FLW Course HMT 263
School of Social Justice Field Assignment 8 - 12 FLW Course HMT 264
Social Justice Seminar 1 - 6 FLW Seminar HMT 165
Social Justice Seminar Internship 1 - 6 FLW Seminar HMT 166
Spanish Language Seminar 1 - 6 FLW Seminar HMT 145
TESOL Practicum 1 - 6 FLW Seminar HMT 148
TESOL Seminar 1 - 6 FLW Seminar HMT 147
Transformation School 11 - 12 FLW Core Course HMT/SCI 215
Transformation School Field Assignment 8 - 12 FLW Course HMT/SCI 216
Undergraduate Thesis 1 - 12 FLW Course HMT 499
Worldview Seminar 1 - 6 FLW Seminar HMT 113
Worldview Seminar Practicum 1 - 6 FLW Seminar HMT 114

The UofN uses two types of credits, FLW (full learning weeks) and LCU (learning component units).

FLW credits are used with traditional residential courses and one of these credits requires a minimum of 50 hours of documented learning activities; these include our normal lectures, small groups, one-on-ones, etc.; and some of these activities are nonformal, in addition to the classroom activities and study assignments.

LCU credits are used for part-time programs like evening courses, intensive seminars, distance learning and other non-residential courses. Each LCU credit requires 25 hours of focused learning activities which can be spread over a period of time.

  • FOUNDATIONAL ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE >

    • Prerequisite: DSP 211 & 212 (19-24)

      Core: Bible, Communication, Applied Christian Thinking (32-36)

      (A Core Field Assignment may be substituted for one Core Course)

      Emphasis course sequence: (20-24)

      • HMT xxx Humanities and International Studies Course
      • HMT xxx Humanities and International Studies Field Assignment/Internship

      Elective Course, Directed Studies, Seminars (0-13)

      Total Credits for Associate of Arts Degree 84

      At least 20 credits are required in the emphasis area; students should consult their College/Faculty advisors on their choice of emphasis courses. Total Field Assignment/Internship credit may vary from 16 to 36 credits.

  • ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT >

    • Prerequisite: DSP 211 & 212 (19-24)

      Field Experience in Community Development (0-24)

      Core: Bible (12)

      DEV/HMT 365/366 Community Development School & Field Assignment (20-24)

      Elective Courses, Directed Studies, Seminars (chosen in consultation with an Academic Advisor in community development) (0-33)

      Total Credits for Associate of Arts Degree 84

  • ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN INTERCULTURAL STUDIES (FIELD-BASED) >

    • Prerequisite: DSP 211 & 212 (19-24)

      One course with its Field Assignment selected from the following:(20-24)

      • HMT 271/272 Foundations for Intercultural Studies & Field Assignment
      • CHR 235/236 School of Missions & Field Assignment

      Three courses (two “phase 1” and one related “phase 2” course)selected from the following: (36)

      • HMT 233/234 Field-based Language Study Phase 1/Phase 2
      • HMT 235/236 Field-based Culture Acquisition Internship Phase 1/Phase 2
      • HMT 237/238 Field-based Contextualized Internship Phase 1/Phase 2

      Elective Course, Directed Studies, Seminars (0-9)

      Total Credits for Associate of Arts Degree 84

  • ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN INTERCULTURAL STUDIES >

    • Prerequisite: DSP 211 & 212 (19-24)

      One course with its Field Assignment selected from the following:(20-24)

      • HMT 271/272 Foundations for Intercultural Studies & Field Assignment
      • HMT 231/232 Introduction to Ethnolinguistics and Cultural Studies & Field Assignment

      Choose one of the following: (6-24)

      • HMT 233 Field-based Language Study 1
      • Approved Language and Cultural study (transfer credit)

      An approved internship (chosen in consultation with College/Faculty Advisor) (8-12)

      Elective Course, Directed Studies, Seminars (0-31)

      Additional requirement for graduation: the student must present evidence of competency in the language studied; in many cases it may be necessary to complete more than 2 terms (24 weeks) of study. No extra credit for language study is available in this case.

      Total Credits for Associate of Arts Degree 84

  • BACHELOR OF ARTS IN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE >

    • Prerequisite: DSP 211 & 212 (19-24)

      Core: Bible, Communication, Applied Christian Thinking (36)

      One course with its Field Assignment selected from the following:(20-24)

      • HMT 271/272 Foundations for Intercultural Studies & Field Assignment
      • HMT 231/232 Introduction to Ethnolinguistics and Cultural Studies & Field Assignment

      Approved Language and Cultural Study (transfer credit) (48-60)

      HMT 499 Undergraduate Thesis (12)

      Elective Courses, Directed Studies, Seminars (0-21)

      Total Credits for Bachelor of Arts Degree 144

      Additional requirements for graduation:

      1. The student must achieve the S-3 level on the ILR Scale

      Definition: Professional working proficiency is the fourth level of five in the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) scale of language proficiency, formerly called the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) scale. This level is sometimes referred to as S-3 or Level 3. A person at this level:

      • is able to speak the language with sufficient structural accuracy and vocabulary to participate effectively in most formal and informal conversations on practical, social, and professional topics
      • is able to discuss particular interests and special fields of competence with reasonable ease
      • has comprehension which is quite complete for a normal rate of speech
      • has a general vocabulary which is broad enough that he or she rarely has to grope for a word
      • has an accent which may be obviously foreign; has a good control of grammar; errors made virtually never interfere with understanding and rarely disturb the native speaker.
      2. The test to evaluate the student’s proficiency level has to be performed by a UofN Academic Advisor or teacher with experience in the area of language learning, with the help of a native speaker.
  • BACHELOR OF ARTS IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT >

    • Prerequisite: DSP 211 & 212 (19-24)

      Field Experience in Community Development (0-24)

      Core: Bible, Communication, Applied Christian Thinking (36)

      DEV/HMT 365/366 Community Development School & Field Assignment (20-24)

      Two advanced courses (at least one with Field Assignment/Internship) in an area of specialization in community development (32-36)

      Elective Courses, Directed Studies, Seminars (chosen in consultation with an Academic Advisor in community development) (0-37)

      Total Credits for Bachelor of Arts Degree 144

  • BACHELOR OF ARTS IN INTERCULTURAL STUDIES >

    • Prerequisite: DSP 211 & 212 (19-24)

      Core: Bible, Communication, Applied Christian Thinking (36)

      One course with its Field Assignment selected from the following: (20-24)

      • HMT 271/272 Foundations for Intercultural Studies & Field Assignment
      • HMT 231/232 Introduction to Ethnolinguistics and Cultural Studies & Field Assignment

      One course selected from from the following: (6-24)

      • HMT 233 Field-based Language Study
      • Approved Language and Cultural study (transfer credit)

      One of the following: (12)

        • HMT 273 Intercultural Studies Internship
        • HMT 391 Directed Studies

      One course with its Field Assignment or approved internship chosen in consultation with a College/Faculty Advisor (8-24)

      Elective Courses, Directed Studies, Seminars (0-43)

      Additional requirement for graduation: the student must present evidence of competency in the language studied; in many cases it may be necessary to complete more than 2 terms (24 weeks) of study. No extra credit for language study is available in this case.

      Total Credits for Bachelor of Arts Degree 144

College Chair

Edgar Sherman

Contact Details

University of the Nations
College/Faculty of Humanities and International Studies
Jeugd Met Een Opdracht
Mussenkampseweg 32
8181 PK Heerde
Netherlands

Email

International Committee

  • Emmanuel Entee (Harpenden, UK)
  • Ricardo Rodriguez (Santiago, Chile)
  • David Stabler (Orlando, FL, USA)
  • Jan Warren (Perth, Australia)
  • Rebecca Koenig (Muizenberg, South Africa)

Academic Advisor

Ed Sherman - Email