Religious Studies

RELIGIOUS STUDIES 15

Summary of Course Content and Activities

Religious Studies 15 is a 5-credit course. The content covers the 39 books of the Old Testament in the light of Jesus the Messiah. The student will be expected to work through weekly lessons. While there is quite a lot of reading involved, the assignments are easy to follow and often require students to answer questions critically using evidence to support their views.

Prerequisites

No prerequisite

Materials and Resources

Students are responsible for purchasing their own Bible or using an online/digital version. 

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson

3-5 hours

Description of student evaluations, quizzes and tests.

There are assignments and one final project/essay.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES 25

Summary Course Content and Activities:

Religious Studies 25 is a 5-credit course. The content covers the New Testament in the light of Jesus the Messiah. The student will be expected to work through weekly lessons. While there is quite a lot of reading involved, the assignments are easy to follow and often require students to answer questions critically using evidence to support their views.

Pre-requisite(s):

None. Religious Studies 15 preferred

Materials and resources provided by NSA, purchased by student, and/or recommended:

  • Students are responsible for purchasing their own Bible or using an online/digital version.

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week’s lesson:

4-6 hours

Description of student evaluations, quizzes and tests:

There are assignments and one final project/essay.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES 35

Summary Course Content and Activities:

Religious Studies 35 is a 5 credit course. The Biblical Christian worldview is presented in contrast to the humanist worldviews of Secular Humanism, Marxism/Leninism, and Cosmic Humanism. The course surveys ten essential areas of study: Theology, Philosophy, Ethics, Biology, Psychology, Sociology, Law, Politics, Economics, and History.

Philosophy statement for and/or behind teaching this course:

The intent of this course is to lay a foundation of understanding that provides a basis for the student’s own personal worldview. The supremacy of Christ and the Christian worldview is presented as the point of integration for all areas of knowledge. Students will become increasingly aware of the lost condition of those without Christ and will be better equipped to communicate God’s truth.

Pre-requisite(s):

None. Religious Studies 15 & 25 are preferred.

Materials and resources provided by NSA, purchased by student, and/or recommended:

  • Students are responsible for purchasing their own Bible or using an online/digital version.

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week’s lesson:

5-7 hours

Description of student evaluations, quizzes and tests:

There are assignments and one final project/essay.

PHILOSOPHIES OF MAN 30

Summary of Course Content and Activities

Eng20-1The objectives of Philosophies of Man 30 are:  to develop the process of critical examination, to integrate or orient oneself toward the various phases of human experience,  to open up the wide range of problems and deal with vital questions of human interest,   to appreciate the attempts of great philosophers to provide coherent and consistent answers to fundamental questions, to think about the basic foundations of one’s outlook, knowledge and beliefs.  These objectives will be met through the study of Christianity, Marxism, Islam, Secularism, New Spirituality and Postmodernism.  Each of these philosophies are examined in detail in regards to their perspectives on Ethics, Psychology, Sociology, Law, Politics, Biology, Economics and HIstory. 

Prerequisites

None. However, Contemporary Western Philosophy 20 is recommended before taking Philosophies of Man 30.

Materials and Resources

  • Understanding the Times textbook and Student Manual ( 2nd half), videos- links provided and online lessons

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson

3-4 hours per week

Description of student evaluations, quizzes and tests.

Assignments, Quizzes and Tests for each of the 8 chapters