UCU Elective Courses

Students have the opportunity to enroll in up to three of the elective courses listed below.  Electives are courses offered through Uganda Christian University. Students may also take additional African Context courses to fulfill elective credits.
 
Note: Because UCU course scheduling is a decentralized process, USP cannot guarantee every possible combination of classes. Thus, we strongly recommend that students receive home campus approval for at least one additional class to allow for some flexibility when registering for classes in Uganda. Registration can only be finalized once students arrive in Uganda.

The following elective courses are offered by different UCU departments and made available to USP students. Because each department sets its own schedule just a few weeks before each semester, USP cannot absolutely guarantee that the following courses will fit into your schedule. If your participation in the USP depends on having any of these classes guaranteed, please email us.

Understanding Worldviews

This course introduces students to worldviews. It helps them analyze the claims of different worldviews and emphasizes the importance and means of forming a Christian worldview which integrates faith and living.  Students will consider the meaning, truth claims, relevance of creation and evolution, the origin of life, sin and evil, different offers of salvation, and various beliefs about how to live one’s life in the contemporary world. Students are encouraged to relate the different world views to their particular setting as well as the world today. This course is designed both to help students understand and appreciate the wide variety of worldviews in evidence today, and to help them personally form a Christian worldview which encompasses the whole of life. In order to truly comprehend Christianity as a holistic worldview rather than a mere religion, it is important to understand the nature and characteristics of other worldviews and to be able to analyze the Christian worldview in light of these competing worldviews. Students will also analyze these other worldviews, subjecting them to the same critical standard enforced upon Christianity. Worldviews and religions covered in this class are: Hindu, Buddhist, Chinese, Islam, African, Secular, and New Age.
  • Updated syllabus coming soon. (3 semester credits)

Health & Wholeness

  • Updated course description and syllabus coming soon. (3 semester credits)

Understanding Ethics from a Christian Perspective

  • Updated course description and syllabus coming soon. (3 semester credits)

Understanding the New Testament

  • Updated course description and syllabus coming soon. (3 semester credits)

Understanding the Old Testament

  • Updated course description and syllabus coming soon. (3 semester credits)

The following elective courses are offered by UCU through the USP department. They generally only enroll USP students and as a result are subject to minimum enrollment numbers.
 

Language Courses

Students may take level I and level II courses in sequence during the same semester, if desired.

••• Additional electives may be available when students register in Uganda. •••

Uganda Studies Program at Uganda Christian University