Hispanic Studies

Program Objectives

In keeping with the Institutional Goals, the Hispanic Studies Program is designed specifically:

1. To help the student come to a commitment of fulfilling the Great Commission of our Lord and Savior.

2. To provide the prospective cross-cultural worker to the Hispanic world with an understanding of God’s heartbeat to reach every person with the Gospel, as revealed in the entirety of Scripture.

3. To assist the student in developing an understanding of concepts relative to living and working in a Hispanic culture, including culture shock and the cross-cultural communication of the Gospel.

4. To share with prospective missionaries the worldview, cultural dynamics, and effective strategies among Hispanic people.

Course Requirements are as follows (Total 135 hours)

General Education, 45 hours, consisting of:
History of Western Civilization, 6 hours; English, 6 hours; General Psychology, 3 hours; Speech Communication, 3 hours; Literature (English or American), 3 hours; Introduction to Philosophy, 3 hours; Biological Science, 3 hours; Cultural Anthropology, 3 hours; Spanish Language, 12 hours; College Study Skills, 1 hour; General Electives, 2 hours; Basic Spanish 1 hours (NH to major).

Bible/Theology, 45 hours, consisting of:
Bible Survey, 6 hours; Gospels, 6 hours; Pentateuch I, 3 hours; Acts, 3 hours; Biblical Hermeneutics, 3 hours; Corinthian Epistles, 3 hours; Romans, 3 hours; Christian Beliefs, 3 hours; Theology of Holiness, 3 hours; Systematic Theology, 6 hours; Bible/Theology Electives, 6 hours.

Professional Education, 45 hours, consisting of :
Personal Evangelism, 3 hours; Survey of Missions, 3 hours; Principles of Missions, 3 hours; Contemporary Missions, 3 hours; Church History I, 3 hours; Introduction to Homiletics, 3 hours; Leadership & Administration, 3 hours; Ministry Team Building, 3 hours; Religions of the Hispanic World, 3 hours; Hispanic World View, 3 hours; Ministering to Hispanics, 3 hours; Spanish Ministry Practicum, 3 hours; Missionary Internship, 3 hours; Spanish Missionary Internship, 3 hours; Professional Electives, 3 hours (Ladies will be required to take Women in Cross-Cultural Ministry, 1 hour).

Missionary Internships are usually done in the summers between the sophomore and junior and senior years. The second internship required will most likely not be among Hispanics, thus providing a broader missionary experience for the student.

Suggested Schedule

(beginning even-numbered fall)