Human-Relations Program Course Requirements
The general education program strives to help future teachers develop an understanding of human nature and human relationships, and also achieve an awareness of the continuity and diversity of human experience. Each prospective teacher is required to take the following core courses to provide a broader understanding of the diverse racial, economic and ethnic backgrounds of children and young adults:
- GENS 1: RELS 106 - Introduction to the Bible or RELS 114 - Introduction to Theology
These courses emphasize God’s relationship to human persons, His revelation and redemption, and provides a model for Christian relationships.
- GENS 2: PHIL 120 - Philosophy of Human Nature
Students investigate some of the traditional and contemporary questions about human nature and the human condition.
- GENS 3: SSCI 220 - Human Development and Lifespan
Students examine the physical and psychosocial factors which influence human development and come to a better understanding of the human person as a learner throughout life.
- GENS 12: GENS 408 - Social Inequalities
Inter-group relations are examined, especially American racial and ethnic groups and their historical differences in access to status, power and opportunity.