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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Institute of Leadership and Ministry, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

GS-021 – Art and Culture / Arte y Cultura

Course Category: 

50 hours (5 weeks).

Various; distance learning format.

September 2021 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: Analyze the presence and meaning of the arts and culture in our own lives, families and communities, including the Pentecostal ecclesiastical community; Deepen the understanding of the nature of art, culture, and community from the biblical perspective and how it manifests itself in the daily life of the believer; Nurture individual creativity with models for ministry performance. Deepen the meaning of context, invoke intrinsic knowledge, and expand the classroom into the community.


Instruction is offered completely online or in synchronous format through the use of study guides, required and supplemental readings, quizzes, homework, lab-required interaction with the instructor, and/or final exams. The course assesses students’ end-of-course knowledge and skills in an online format. Major topics taught in this course include providing a framework for art as a social expression and culture as an agent of change. The dynamics of traditional, popular and academic culture and its interrelation with the ecclesiastical community, the Christian ministry, and the individual knowledge of the students will be studied. We will examine diversity, education, and visual culture in different contexts: the art world, popular media, and the different cultural settings where these experiences are manifested. Finally, we will be analyzing how culture and art affect and impact ministerial and ecclesiastical life.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Philosophy, Sociology, or Cultural Studies (9/21).