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Humanities Courses
Bachelors

 

HU  102

WRITTEN COMPOSITION

This course teaches the basis for good communication.  It permits the student to clear up any doubts concerning the Spanish language and to understand the essential criteria for effective written communication.  By the end of this course, the student will know how to communicate more clearly. 

 

HU  103

MARRIAGE AND  FAMILY

An examination of the biblical doctrine of marriage and the family.  In the light of the Bible, the student evaluates the roles of husband and wife, interpersonal relationships, and duties of the parents in the home, the church, and the community. 

 

HU 203

SPEECH

This course teaches the basic principles of good oral communication, helping the student learn to organize his material and express his message.

 

HU  208

CONTEMPORARY THOUGHT

This course informs and presents concepts, attitudes and practices that prevail in the world, but are anti biblical.  The course helps the believer discern that which tries to destroy the Christian faith, and it encourages him to live in a Christian manner in a secular context.

 

HU  303

CLASSIC LITERATURE

This course examines select portions of the most important writings of history.  It is a course that inspires, guides and encourages any one wanting to learn the art of written communication.  (Available by the end of 2003.)

 

HU  304

GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

This course explains the psychological concepts of how a child develops, how a person adapts to his environment, how the emotions work, and how the personality is formed, showing application of these concepts to daily life.  It also deals with the subjects of motivation, motor development, social behavior and functional disorders. 

 

HU  305

PHILOSOPHY

This course explains in a clear way some of the most important philosophical currents and their repercussion on the church throughout the centuries.  The student will appreciate the development of human thinking and will better understand philosophical concepts in order to confront them with the Word of God. 

 

HU  307

ART AND MODERN CULTURE

This course analyzes the principal schools of art and the most outstanding artists of the modern era, and teaches how to discern the message behind the form, from a Christian point of view. (Available by the end of 2003.)

 

HU  406

ETHICS AND MORAL VALUES

A theoretical and practical study of Christian ethics. Biblical principles are applied to daily contemporary life.

 

HU  408

SOCIOLOGY

This course analyzes the sociological conclusions reached by secular thought. It places them under the magnifying glass of what the Bible reveals to us about work, rights, religion, art, literature, and culture. It draws biblical conclusions about how we are to live in a Christian manner in relation to others.

 

HU 420

POSTMODERNISM

A comparative study of modernism and postmodernism, offering the contemporary church possible answers to a postmodern worldview. Because of the social changes that we are experiencing, every leader should take advantage of this course.

 

HU  344

GREEK  I

Since the original manuscripts were written in Greek, and given the problem of diverse translations, it is indispensable to study Greek in order to do a proper exegesis of the New Testament.  In this first course, the student learns the basic grammar, as well as the essential vocabulary, to begin this adventure. He will also become familiar with some study tools, such as the lexicon, the concordance, and the linguistic key.

 

HU 455

GREEK  II

This is a continuation of Greek I. More vocabulary and more grammar are learned, with an emphasis on verb forms. The capacity of translation is improved, always pointing toward the goal of translating the New Testament. The emphasis of this course is on translation from Greek to Spanish, but also teaches to write in Greek.

 

HU 460

Greek III

A continuation of Greek II. Vocabulary is increased, and the art of translating is perfected, adding knowledge of grammar, with an emphasis on sentence syntax. At the end of the course, the student can study the New Testament in Greek. In fact, in the last lessons, the first epistle of John is translated and analyzed.

 

NEW COURSES IN PREPARATION

HU 201 Christianity and the natural sciences

HU 202 Mathematics for the Christian ministry

HU 209 Catholicism

HU 210 History of music and worship