Associate of Science educational program
The University of the Republic presently offers seven Associate of Science educational programs in the following areas:
Liberal Arts, Religion, History, Music,
Philosophy, Literature, Education Psychology
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Bachelor of Science educational program
The University of the Republic presently offers seven Bachelor of Science educational programs in the following areas:
Humanities, Religion, History, Music,
Philosophy, Literature and Education Psychology
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Master of Science educational program
The University of the Republic presently offers three Master of Science educational programs in the following areas:
Humanities, Religion and Education Psychology
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GENERAL PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS
HUMANITIES and LIBERAL ARTS
The Humanities program addresses topics in five distinct academic disciplines: Religion, History, Philosophy, Music and Literature. The assignments in each section of study focuses on that particular section (i.e. religion will ask the student to research a certain biblical topic). Each section will consist of five three-unit courses, for a sectional total of fifteen units, and an overall total of forty five (in addition to a five unit thesis). The student is required to complete each section and thesis to complete the program.
The Humanities program is unique in that although the disciplinary areas are somewhat distinct, each section will contain research components of many of the others. Consider the section on Religion. How can a proper research be accomplished on Martin Luther without a fairly comprehensive research of the Church (history), and the prevailing ideas of thought about Christianity and the role of the Church and leaders (philosophy and literature). In regard to the section on Music, the student will be asked to research some of the greatest piano and orchestral compositions ever created by humans. But in so doing, the student would do the topic an injustice if a thorough research of the times (history), and prevailing thoughts (philosophy and literature and religion) wasn’t conducted. The same is true for every section. Each one will involve many of the others to some extent.
Upon program completion, the student will be well informed and well versed in the academic disciplines of Religion, History, Philosophy, Music and Literature. In addition, and possibly more importantly, each student will be more appreciative of where we have come from as a species; what we have accomplished, and what beautiful things we have created.
The Religion program focuses primarily on Christianity and the Bible. As such, the student will be introduced to most of the predominant Biblical figures, Christian tenants and historical movements. In addition to researching Biblical topics, the student will be asked to research some of the greatest Christian thinkers in history, how they came to their faith, why they were so unique, and how they have impacted the world.
The BS program in Religion is not just for the avid Christian desiring to formalize their faith. The Bible is a unique collection of documents that delineates the faith traditions of Christian patriarchs and the forefathers and mothers. The teachings of Jesus and His disciples of the New Testament are a message of peace, love and tolerance. It has changed the world for the better. Even to this day Jesus and Paul are considered two of the most influential men in the Western world.
Upon program completion, the student will be appreciative of the Christian message found in the New Testament and hopefully be a minister for God and Jesus.
The philosophy program focuses on a selection of some of the most notable philosophers and their main ideas. The program begins at the beginning of philosophy, in Greece, extends through the centuries and covers a variety of philosophical topics including religion, science, politics, government, and economics. The student who completes this program will have a fundamental understanding of where philosophy began, where it has gone throughout the centuries, who the most notable philosophers were, and what their ideas involved.
The literature program focuses on a selection of the most notable literary pieces in history. The intent of the program is to not only to expose students to these literary pieces, but to assist them in understanding how to read literature. This program will ask the student to consider every aspect of the literary piece, including: who the author was, where he was born, in what era, and exposed to what type of environment (politically, religiously, socioeconomically, etc.). In addition, this program will ask the student to consider and describe particular elements of any literary piece: the plot, the characters, the setting, the era, the primary dilemmas, and symbolism used, among others. The student who completes the literature program will have a fundamental knowledge of how to read literature, what to look for, and how to competently describe it to someone else.
The music program focuses on a selection of the greatest piano and symphonic compositions ever composed. The intent of the programs is to assist the student to gain a greater appreciation of music, music composition, the musician and the inspiration for the construction of the composition. The student who completes the program in music will have a fundamental understanding of what makes great music, how to read music compositions, the symbols used to compose, the instruments used and most importantly how to describe music emotionally and constructively.
The history program focuses on the United States of America, its founding documents, the structure and functioning of government, the major players involved in the history of the United States of America during critical times and some of the issues Americans have faced. The University of the Republic believes every American citizen and visitor should understand how this great nation became a great nation, have an understanding of her founding documents (The Declaration of Independence, The US Constitution, and The Federalist Papers), and those important people involved in her beginning and continued success. The University of the Republic also believes that American citizens and visitors need to have an understanding of where we are heading if we choose to down play the importance of the US Constitution and the individual freedoms guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. Students who complete this program will have a fundamental understanding of the United States of America, her founding documents, and those prominent individuals who were instrumental in her beginning and continued success.
The Education Psychology program focuses on the major players who have advanced the field of education, their philosophies and how their ideas have benefited the field. In this pursuit the student will be asked to consider many of these pioneers from ancient times until the present.
The topics will include many of the realms involved in the idea of how people learn. It may be asserted that “officially”, the field of education first began with philosophers, and especially from the Greek philosophers. However, we know that learning occurred prior to speculation. As long as man has been on this earth, we have learned from our environment and our older family members and friends. However, the Greeks may be among the earliest philosophers to attempt to understand the basis of learning and understanding. The field of education was greatly expanded later among the psychologists. Through psychology, theories of learning accumulated dramatically. Although the philosophers speculated and established theories, the psychologists put their theories to the test.
In this program the student will be asked to consider many of these theories and the philosophers and psychologists who developed them. In an attempt to understand these theories more intimately, the student will be asked to consider the theories, the men and women who developed them, the environment in which they developed them, the period / era in which they were developed, the motivation behind the theorists and theories, their socioeconomic status as a youth and as an adult, how they were educated, their educational level, and why they were motivated and dedicated in this field.
If you are interested in learning about education, this is definitely the program for you. Upon completion of the program you will be well versed in the field of education: the theories, the men who established them, and how such theories have impacted the field, and why.
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