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Biogas Technology & Construction ( SCI 156 )

The Biogas Technology & Construction Workshop is a 6-week course followed by 4 weeks of field assignment locally or internationally (only candidates that are picked may join the Field Assignment). After two weeks of training, participants will have obtained knowledge on Biogas Technology, the benefits and uses of this technology, and practical construction of the system. This is an appropriate technology for communities, especially in 3rd world countries.

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, manual well drilling, hand pumps, and hydraulic pump systems.

Discipleship Bible School ( CHR 205 )

In this course students are equipped with tools for continual development of personal Bible study. This course combines dynamic teaching, small group processing, personal study, one on one-s and practical application in order to help students develop a modest vocabulary and basic familiarity with the Scriptures as preparation for more advanced courses. Throughout the course students will grow in their understanding of the nature and character of God, how to live in and contribute to community, the importance of covenants, communicate God's redemptive plan, use the Word in a ministry context, and discover the big picture of Bible. A disciplined learning environment helps prepare the student for a lifetime of Bible study. Through the facilitation of small groups and the creation of community the DBS emphasizes on personal discipleship and godly character. Additionally, the school focuses on a variety of Biblical topics building on the foundation established in the Discipleship Training School. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible.

Discipleship Training School (DTS) ( DSP 211 )

This school is an intensive Christian discipleship course beginning with an 11-12 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. Credit will be given for this course with satisfactory completion of DSP 212 (DTS Outreach).

Solar Energy for Rural Electrification ( SCI 163 )

Students will learn how to use photovoltaic to bring electricity to households and small communities as a tool to reach the unreached. After the understanding of the main components of a Solar System (Solar Panels, Battery Storage, Charge controller and Inverter), the students will learn how to design and install a solar system. Teaching on installation will be hands on and practical. The Seminar will also include an introduction to AC Voltage safety and wiring.