AC2305 The Art of Hebrew Cantillation (Spring) (3 undergraduate credits)
This course introduces students to the Hebrew trope marks used to identify accented syllables, pauses and phrasing, punctuation, and the application of cantillation melodies for public reading of the Torah.
AC3305 Foundations of Torah (Spring) (3 undergraduate credits)
This course provides an in-depth understanding of the first five books of the Bible. More than law, Torah is “Instruction” for how a people can live and prosper in covenant relationship. Students in this class practice telling the Torah meta narrative according to this portion-based organization and prepare an in-depth presentation to feature a section of particular interest.
AC4311-OL Communication and Service in Muslim Contexts (Online) (MayExt) (3 undergraduate credits)
In light of scriptural and anthropological principles, this course explores the nature, dynamics, scope, challenges, and approaches in appropriate and effective service in Muslim contexts.
AL4304-OL Introduction to Language Structure (Spring/Fall) (3 undergraduate credits)
This course provides a basic introduction to language sounds and structures. It will enhance students’ ability to learn another language as they use natural language data to discover and analyze word and sentence formation in a variety of different languages. Students will also have the opportunity to identify, pronounce, and transcribe the most common sounds found in the world’s languages.
AA4341 American Sign Language 1 (Spring) (3 undergraduate credits)
This beginner-level course introduces students to American Sign Language (ASL) and basic knowledge of Deaf culture. Emphasis is on the acquisition of comprehension, production, and interactional skills using basic grammatical features with respect to use of ASL in the context of everyday life experiences.
AA4342 American Sign Language 2 (Fall) (3 undergraduate credits)
ASL2 is a continuation of ASL1. This novice-level course is designed to continue development of American Sign Language expressive and receptive skills, grammar, vocabulary, cultural awareness, and related terminology. It expands the range of communication skills, with special emphasis on being able to convey prior knowledge in the new language.
IS1321 Introduction to Ethnopsychology (Fall) (3 undergraduate credits)
At our core, do all individuals think, feel, and behave in the same ways? How do psychology and culture interact? In this course, we will look at several major concepts in traditional psychology and consider the extent to which they may apply across cultures.
IS1363-IN Introduction to Health & First Aid Practices (MayExt) (3 undergraduate credits)
There will be a 1-week INTENSIVE in the second half of May.
Every person needs basic knowledge on factors affecting their personal health. This course teaches students to evaluate significant topics in their own health paradigm. Students are introduced to key principles of First Aid, the sequence of steps to respond to emergencies, and the steps for patient assessment. Key aspects of CPR are learned along with wound care, musculoskeletal injuries, and first aid for poisoning, bites, and stings. Attention is given to first aid for injuries in remote locations.
Note: DIU tuition does not include a required fee estimated to be about $65 for the formal CPR training and certification. Students enrolling in this course will pay this separate fee when registering for this course.
IS2322 Psychology of Suffering and Resilience (Spring) (3 undergraduate credits)
Grief and trauma are part of the human condition. In this course, students will study the psychological impact of suffering and begin to develop their own personal theology of suffering. They will also discuss the importance of resilience as a building block of successful cross-cultural service.
IS4646 Chinese 2 & 3 (Spring) (6 undergraduate credits)
Building on the foundations laid in Chinese 1, students will achieve a basic level of competence in conversation and reading and be able to write short compositions.