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Aquaponics Seminar ( SCI 172 )

Principles of systems design, construction, and operation of media and deep trough aquaponics systems are taught as tools to help empower people to grow their own food in situations where soil is poor or lacking.

Basic Construction Technology School ( SCI 253 )

The school is for people who want to learn or improve their building skills. It is designed to train individuals in forming and leading construction teams. Besides construction, we will focus on sustainability and working in a cross-cultural environment. The school consists of lectures and hands-on experience through the steps of building. The curriculum includes: team work, leadership, safety in the use of hand and power tools, study of building materials, biblical worldview, felling trees, milling lumber, working cross-culturally, working in rural environments, surveying, design, and drawing, concrete, bricks, blocks, plaster, stucco, tiles, framing, basic carpentry, roofing, interior and exterior siding, insulation, aeration, painting, wood treatment, appropriate technology, basic plumbing, basic electrical, basic cabinets and furniture building.

Community Health Development Seminar ( HLC 163 )

This seminar emphasizes practical tools for skilled servant leaders called to community health transformation. It runs concurrently with the six-month Community Health Development School (CNH 463/464) and covers topics such as biblical world view of development, project management, proposal writing, participative learning and action, and a primer of community health issues.

Community Water Technology Seminar ( SCI 152 )

Students will learn how to examine the characteristics of water supplies available to communities, and how to provide, pump, store and purify water economically. Some topics are: water management, water catchment, water holding and sanitation, water purification and non-electrical pumping systems. The seminar is mostly hands-on, and includes the construction of water tanks, sand filters, washbasins and toilets, hand pumps, and hydraulic pump systems.

Discipleship Training School (DTS) ( DSP 211 )

This school is an intensive Christian discipleship course beginning with an 11 or 12-week lecture/teaching phase followed by an 8-12 week practical field assignment. It is a prerequisite for all other courses in the University of the Nations, and also serves to orient and prepare all new Youth With A Mission (YWAM) staff. The DTS is designed to encourage students in personal character development, cultivating their relationship with God and identifying their unique gifts and callings. Cross-cultural exposure and global awareness are special emphases throughout the course, preparing the students to evangelize and disciple current and future generations, answering the call to "Go into all the world and teach (make disciples of) all nations." (Matthew 28:19). The curriculum is in the following six major categories: God's nature and character; God's intention for individuals, peoples and nations; seeing all of life from God's perspective; redemption, sin, and the Cross; God's family - the Church; God's world - His call and commission; the ministries of YWAM.Focused DTS: In some locations the DTS is offered with a particular focus, such as the Crossroads DTS, Operation Year DTS, University DTS, Sports DTS, Arts DTS, etc. Credit will be given for this course with satisfactory completion of DSP 212.

Introduction to Community Technology ( SCI 151 )

This seminar provides an overview of how technologies can be used to meet felt needs of a hungry and thirsty world and by so doing demonstrate God's love for them in a practical way. The seminar will specifically provide a description of food, water, sanitation, shelter, and energy needs in various parts of the world, and it will provide a review of strategies currently available to meet some of these needs.

Resource Stewardship Seminar ( SCI 131 )

An introduction to the basic concepts of resource management. This seminar lays the foundation for a Christian approach to creation care, and develops some fundamental areas of understanding as to how the planet works and how to care for it.

School of Leadership and Ministry Development (SLMD) ( CHR 241 )

Leadership schools come in different forms, designed to meet the needs of the students, equipping them for servant leadership while giving opportunity for personal growth and development. Two emphases offered in this category of school are: School of Ministry Development (SOMD) - During this school students discover and develop their gifts and talents in leadership roles. The course is especially designed for new staff at YWAM centres and is adapted to the context of the language and culture of the country in which it is taught. Some of the topics are: understanding the core values of YWAM, perspectives on missions, generational thinking, transforming cultures, personal fund-raising, worship and evangelism, personal ministry development, public speaking, spiritual authority, and conflict resolution. School of Pioneer Leadership Development (SPLD) - This school has the goal of equipping young leaders to pioneer new YWAM bases, schools or ministries. Students will receive tools to help them in becoming effective learners and leaders -- learning the culture, and in some cases the language, of the people where they will pioneer. Topics include: team building, principles of pioneering, servanthood, foundational leadership practices, mentoring, coaching, and the role of intercession in pioneering. Students may have opportunity to work alongside ministries that are in a pioneering phase of development. A recommendation from a YWAM leader is required for entry into this course.

School of Sustainable Development ( SCI 231 )

Global concern for the state of the environment and its resources is one of the key issues facing the modern world. The EARS School lays the foundation for a Christian approach to creation care, and develops some fundamental areas of understanding as to how the planet works and how to care for it. Topics include: a Christian perspective of ecology, principles of environmental systems, the impact of communities on the environment, stewardship and resource development, and strategies for environmental education.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Sustainable Development SCI 231 12 English 04 Jul 2022 23 Sep 2022

Sustainable Agriculture Seminar ( SCI 173 )

In this seminar students will learn about the design and development of low maintenance crop methods; food production reforestation; that make use of natural resources already available in a particular location. Topics include: recycling, food production, energy efficiency, water management, waste management and resource stewardship.

Worldview Seminar ( HMT 113 )

The seminar will challenge students to think biblically concerning all areas of life personally and in society and will encourage them to become agents of transformation in whatever spheres of influence the students are involved in.