HUMANIDADES Y ESTUDIOS INTERNACIONALES

humanities

Impulsados por el «sueño profético», retratado por las Escrituras, de un banquete para todas las naciones, la Facultad de Humanidades y Estudios Internacionales busca cultivar una cosmovisión bíblica centrada en redención, restauración y reconciliación por medio de Cristo. Los estudiantes exploran disciplinas que fomentan el entendimiento transcultural, tales como lingüística, estudios interculturales y justicia. La Facultad de Humanidades y Estudios Internacionales reconoce el impacto que una cosmovisión bíblica puede causar en cada esfera de la sociedad; además prepara a hombres y mujeres para que sean agentes del pensamiento y la esperanza de Dios en todo el mundo.

Course Credits Type Number
Communication and Culture 12 FLW Course HMT 041
Communication & Culture I 12 FLW Course HMT 243
Communication & Culture II 12 FLW Course HMT 244
Communication & Culture III 11 FLW Course HMT 245
Communication & Culture IV 11 FLW Course HMT 246
Communication & Culture V 11 FLW Course HMT 247
Community Development School 12 FLW Course DEV/HMT 365
Community Development School Field Assignment 12 FLW Course DEV/HMT 366
Engaging with God's World 12 FLW Core Course HMT/SCI 217
English Language Seminar 6 FLW Seminar HMT 143
Experience in Missions Leadership 12 FLW Course HMT 396
Field-based Contextualised Internship Phase 1 12 FLW Course HMT 237
Field-based Contextualised Internship Phase 2 12 FLW Course HMT 238
Field-based Culture Acquisition Internship Phase 1 12 FLW Course HMT 235
Field-based Culture Acquisition Internship Phase 2 12 FLW Course HMT 236
Field-Based Language Study 1 24 FLW Course HMT 233
Field-Based Language Study 2 24 FLW Course HMT 234
Foundations for Intercultural Studies 12 FLW Course HMT 271
Foundations for Intercultural Studies Field Assignment 12 FLW Course HMT 272
Government and International Studies 12 FLW Course HMT 265
Graduate Thesis 6 FLW Seminar HMT 699
Humanities & Science: A Christian Perspective 12 FLW Core Course HMT/SCI 211
Introduction to Ethnolinguistics and Cultural Studies 12 FLW Course HMT 231
Introduction to Ethnolinguistics and Cultural Studies Field Assignment 12 FLW Course HMT 232
Intro to Ethno-linguistics & Cultural Studies Seminar FLW Seminar HMT 131
Islamic Studies Seminar 4 FLW Seminar HMT 183
Missions Strategies 8 FLW Course HMT 199
New Korea Servant Seminar 2 FLW Seminar HMT 125
New Testament Greek 12 FLW Course CHR/HMT 258
Old Testament Hebrew 12 FLW Course CHR/HMT 257
Oral Tradition & Bible Translation 1 FLW Seminar HMT 124
Principles of Redeeming Cultures 12 FLW Course ATS/HMT 227
Reconciliation and Peace-Making Seminar 3 FLW Seminar HMT 164
School of Biblical Christian Worldview 12 FLW Core Course HMT/SCI 213
School of Biblical Christian Worldview Field Assignment 12 FLW Core Course HMT/SCI 214
School of Hindu Studies 12 FLW Course CHR/HMT 285
School of International Relations & Diplomacy FLW Course HMT 369
School of Islamic Studies 12 FLW Course CHR/HMT 283
School of Islamic Studies Field Assignment 12 FLW Course CHR/HMT 284
School of Legislative Advocacy and Social Change FLW Course HMT 368
School of Redemptive History FLW Course HMT 228
School of Redemptive History Field Assignment FLW Course HMT 229
School of Social Justice 12 FLW Course HMT 263
School of Social Justice Field Assignment 12 FLW Course HMT 264
Social Justice Seminar 6 FLW Seminar HMT 165
Social Justice Seminar Internship 6 FLW Seminar HMT 166
Spanish Language Seminar 4 FLW Seminar HMT 145
TESOL Practicum 6 FLW Seminar HMT 148
TESOL Seminar 6 FLW Seminar HMT 147
Transformation School 12 FLW Core Course HMT/SCI 215
Transformation School Field Assignment 12 FLW Course HMT/SCI 216
Undergraduate Thesis 12 FLW Course HMT 499
Worldview Seminar 6 FLW Seminar HMT 113
Worldview Seminar Practicum 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 >

    • The Foundational Associate of Arts degree will give the student skills for a lifetime of Bible study and application; a biblical understanding of worldviews and critical thinking; and skills in interpersonal, intrapersonal, and cross-cultural communication, including the use of various media. These skills are applied in a specific emphasis through one course from one college. This degree can provide a launching pad into other further studies and other degree programmes.
    • Prerequisites 19 - 24
    • Core Courses: Bible, Communication, Applied Christian Thinking 32 - 36
    • A Core Field Assignment may be substituted for one core course
    • Emphasis Course Sequence 20 - 24
    • Elective Courses, Directed Studies, Seminars 0 - 13

    • Total84

    • Additional Notes:

      At least 20 credits are required in the emphasis area. Total Field Assignment/Practicum credit may vary from 16 to 36 credits.

  • ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT >

    • The Associate of Arts in Community Development equips students with the skills to help bring life and growth towards God's purposes in His Kingdom on earth. Field experience in community development is required as preparation for the Community Development School. An area of specialization is pursued through a series of electives to complete the degree.
    • Prerequisites 19 - 24
    • Core Course: Bible 12
    • Required Courses 20 - 24
    • Elective Courses, Directed Studies, Seminars (chosen in consultation with an Academic Advisor in Community Development) 0 - 33

    • Total84

    • Additional Notes:

      0-24 credits of Field Experience in Community Development is a prerequisite

  • ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN GOVERNMENT & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS >

    • The Associate of Arts in Government and International Relations will involve study in the areas of government and international relations that will equip the student with a biblical understanding of God’s purposes for government, both in terms of good citizenship and for further study in preparation for government service.

    • Prerequisites 19 - 24
    • Core Course: Applied Christian Thinking 12
    • Required Courses 20 - 24
    • One Course and its associated Field Assignment selected from the following 20 - 24
    • or Approved Equivalent
    • Elective Courses, Directed Studies, Seminars 0 - 13

    • Total84
  • ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN INTERCULTURAL STUDIES >

    • The Associate of Arts in Intercultural Studies prepares students with the basic cultural, linguistic and ministry skills for living as the community of God’s reconciled people, serving as ministers of reconciliation and healing in our intercultural world.
    • Prerequisites 19 - 24
    • One Course and its associated Field Assignment selected from the following 20 - 24
    • One Course selected from the following 6 - 24
    • An approved internship (chosen in consultation with College/Faculty Advisor) 8 - 12
    • Elective Courses, Directed Studies, Seminars (one Language/Linguistics Course) 0 - 31

    • Total84

    • Additional Notes:

      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.

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

    • The Field-based Associate of Arts in Intercultural Studies offers the possibility of developing language, culture and ministry skills as a part of a cross-cultural team, learning in the field where the student is working. The language component can be learned either by (registered) non-formal learning, or by study in a field-based language academy. Most of the degree can be earned on the field where the student is working.
    • Prerequisites 19 - 24
    • One Course and its associated Field Assignment selected from the following 20 - 24
    • Three Courses selected from the following 36
    • Choose 2 phase 1 courses and 1 related phase 2 course
    • Elective Courses, Directed Studies, Seminars 0 - 9

    • Total84
  • BACHELOR OF ARTS IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT >

    • The Bachelor's degree in Community Development equips students with the skills to help bring life and growth towards God's purposes in His Kingdom on earth. Field experience in community development is required as preparation for the Community Development School. The three core curriculum courses and an area of specialization, pursued through a series of electives, complete the degree.
    • Prerequisites 19 - 24
    • Core Courses: Bible, Communication, Applied Christian Thinking 36
    • Required Courses 20 - 24
    • Two Advanced Courses (and at least one related 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

    • Total144

    • Additional Notes:

      0-24 credits of Field Experience in Community Development is a prerequisite

  • BACHELOR OF ARTS IN INTERCULTURAL STUDIES >

    • The Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies prepares students with the cultural, linguistic and ministry skills for living as the community of God’s reconciled people, serving as ministers of reconciliation and healing in our intercultural world. Learning is both broader and deeper than the AA in these areas, and requires the 3 core curriculum courses. Much of the study will be done on the field in the context of a cross-cultural team in a culture/nation the student is planning to reach.
    • Prerequisites 19 - 24
    • Core Courses: Bible, Communication, Applied Christian Thinking 36
    • One Course and its associated Field Assignment selected from the following 20 - 24
    • One Course selected from the following 6 - 24
    • Select one of the following 12
    • One Course / Seminar and its associated Field Assignment 8 - 24
    • or an Approved Internship chosen in consultation with a College Advisor
    • Elective Courses, Directed Studies, Seminars 0 - 43

    • Total144

    • Additional Notes:

      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.

  • BACHELOR OF ARTS IN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE >

    • The Bachelor of Arts in Language and Culture provides a student with an opportunity to gain extensive skill in a major world language, and the society and culture of the people who use it. A considerable amount of time may be spent learning the language and taking other courses as an exchange student in a local university.
    • Prerequisites 19 - 24
    • Core Courses: Bible, Communication, Applied Christian Thinking 36
    • One Course and its associated Field Assignment selected from the following 20 - 24
    • One Course selected from the following 48 - 57
    • Undergraduate Thesis 12
    • Elective Courses, Directed Studies, Seminars 0 - 9

    • Total144

    • Additional Notes:

      Additional requirements for graduation: 1. The student must achieve the S-3 level on the ILR Scale (see link below). 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. 3. Click here http://www-01.sil.org/LinguaLinks/languagelearning/MangngYrLnggLrnngPrgrm/TheILRFSIProficiencyScale.htm to explanation about ILR Scale and tests.

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