Centre for Core Curriculum University of the Nations

The UofN uses the word “Centre” in a restricted sense to refer to a worldwide network of persons and locations in which well-defined interdisciplinary missions objectives are facilitated, communicated, resourced, researched and organized.

The University of the Nations Centres facilitate and integrate international resources and personnel from various Colleges, groups and organizations, either outside or within YWAM, to accomplish specific mission objectives. Integration is based upon an operating agreement established between the Centre and the various groups and organizations. This agreement defines and describes how the parties plan to work together on specific projects.

Each Centre typically performs research, develops and makes available seminars, workshops, appropriate reference materials and monitoring procedures related to its objectives. Also, the Centre may develop and organize a foundational school which presents the rudiments and overview of a specific Centre’s mandate. This school is not to exceed 24 full learning weeks (including the field assignment).

Centres do NOT offer degrees, but they do work with the Colleges to develop degree programmes related to their areas of expertise. Specialized courses and degree programmes related to the Centre’s mandate are offered within the seven Colleges. Currently there are six functional international centres in the University of the Nations.

Centre for Core Curriculum

The Core Curriculum is recommended for all students, but is required for all Bachelor’s degrees, and one of the three Core Curriculum Courses is required for some Associate’s degrees. For the Master’s degrees, previous study of the Bible at the university level, equivalent to the undergraduate Bible Core Curriculum, is required. The Core Curriculum has three requirements as described below.

The Applied Christian Thinking (ACT) requirement (12 credits) enables a student to develop a biblical understanding of worldviews, history, human institutions, culture, science, and the arts. Critical thinking skills are applied to current issues with a view to action.
The Bible requirement (12 credits) enables a student to understand the message of the Bible and develop skills for a lifetime of Bible reading, memorization, meditation and study, and to apply the Scriptures through further study, worship, prayer and obedience.
The Communication requirement (12 credits) enables a student to gain a biblical basis for communication, together with the basic skills of reading, researching, writing, and public speaking. It brings direct experience in interpersonal, intrapersonal, and cross-cultural communication, including the use of various media to communicate the message to a variety of audiences.

These Core Curriculum Courses reflect the foundations of the UofN, preparing students to engage with culture and society with the message of God’s Word and its application to all of life. Students are also prepared with tools for lifelong learning and development.

Approved Core Curriculum Courses in each category:

Applied Christian Thinking

We offer the following courses...

  • HMT /SCI 211 Humanities and Science - A Christian Perspective (HAS)
  • HMT /SCI 213 School of Biblical Christian Worldview (SBCW)
  • HMT /SCI 215 Transformation School (TS)
  • HMT /SCI 217 Engaging with God’s World (EGW)


We offer the following courses...

  • CHR/ATS 211 Biblical Foundations for the Arts (BFA )
  • CHR 211 Bible Core Course (BCC)
  • CHR 213 School of Biblical Studies 1 (SBS 1)
  • CHR 221/322/323 School of the Bible (SotB, Full 3 quarter sequence)
  • CHR 225 Bible School for the Nations (BSN)
  • CHR 227 Introductory Bible Course


We offer the following courses...

  • CMC 211 School of Communication Foundations (SCF)
  • CMC 215 Introduction to Communication
  • CHR/CMC 287 School of Frontier Media (SOFM)

International Director: Debbie Hicks

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