College of Humanities & Int. Studies University of the Nations

At the centre of the biblical worldview is a vision of the future with snapshots of the “prophetic dream” that the Scriptures portray of a banquet for all nations. Here all the peoples of the earth gather to enquire of the Lord how to live life in the light of His law; weapons are destroyed; peace and reconciliation increase and spread; and long life becomes increasingly the norm. As the peoples of the earth bring the treasures of their cultures as gifts to God, they participate in the restoration of all that has been broken by sin.

The College of Humanities and International Studies is reaching out to see some of that dream fulfilled in this age. Fired by that vision of the future we desire to take hold of His promises and actively pull them into the present, seeking the Kingdom of God both in this age and in the age to come. In obedience we pray with Jesus: “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

Different expressions of that dream are reflected in courses and degrees offered within the College. For example, linguistics courses prepare men and women to extend the boundaries of knowledge of the languages of the unreached peoples. Foundations for Intercultural Studies and the School of Reconciliation and Justice prepare students for living as the community of God’s reconciled people, serving as ministers of reconciliation and healing. Humanities and Science: A Christian Perspective looks to “the things that are true, the honorable, the just, the sacred, lovely and of good report,” helping students develop a biblical worldview and celebrate God’s manifold creation, anticipating the day when these things will become a present reality.

We have many different types of schools, in the following key areas...

Applied Christian Thinking Core Courses:

Humanities and Science a Christian Perspective

School of Biblical Christian Worldview

Transformation School

Engaging with God's World

Language and Communication

Communication and Culture

Oral Tradition & Bible Translation - One Story Seminar

New Korea Servant Seminar

English Langauge Seminar

French Language Seminar

Spanish Language Seminar

TESOL Seminar & Practicum

Basic TESOL Skills

Introduction to Ethnolinguistics and Cultural Studies & Field Assignment

Field Based Language Study I &II

Communication and Culture I, II, III, IV, V

Thai Language and Culture & Field Assignment

Old Testament Hebrew

New Testament Greek

Biblical Worldview

Biblical Christian Worldview Seminar

Phenomenology of Religion Seminar

School of Biblical Christian Worldview & Field Assignment

Engaging With God's World

Transformation

Missions Strategies

Humanities and Science: A Christian Perspective & Field Assignment

Transformation School & Field Assignment

Principles of Redeeming Cultures

Cultural Studies

Instruction for Cross-cultural Teachers

Islamic Studies Seminar & Field Assignment

Transformation School & Field Assignment

Principles of Redeeming Cultures

Introduction to Ethnolinguistics and Cultural Studies & Field Assignment

Field-based Culture Aquisition Internship Phase I, II

Field-based Contextualised Internship Phase I, II

Foundations of Intercultural Studies & Field Assignment

Geographic Studies

School of Mapping

Foundations in Geographic Studies & Research

Justice

School of Reconciliation and Justice & Field Assignment

School of Social Justice & Field Assignment

Community Development

Community Development School & Field Assignment

Advanced Community Development School & Field Assignment

You can also receive Associates & Bachelors degrees in the College of Humanities & International Studies...

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 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)

Total Credits for Associate of Arts Degree 84

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)

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 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

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)

Total Credits for Bachelor of Arts Degree 144

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 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 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.

Master of Arts Degrees

Master’s degrees are offered in various areas in Humanities and International Studies. Programmes are designed to meet the student’s study objectives, utilizing seminars and courses available, together with Graduate Directed Studies (HMT 591), Graduate Directed Studies Internship (HMT 592), and the Graduate Thesis (HMT 699). In each case there are foundational courses for each degree, and in some cases, a residency requirement in the culture studied. See also the general requirements for the Master’s degree (Academic Information).

Master’s Prerequisite: Previous study of the Bible, at the university level, equivalent to the undergraduate Bible Core Curriculum Requirement in the UofN.

College Chair & Committee

College Chair: Edgar Sherman

College Committee:

Emmanuel K. Entee (Harpenden, UK)

Braulia Ribeiro (Kailua-Kona, HI, USA)

Ricardo Rodriguez (Santiago, Chile)

David Stabler (Orlando, FL, USA)

Jan Warren (Perth, Australia)

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