Spring 1 2021: Natural Sciences, Exercise Science, Social Sciences & Liberal Arts


Course list Spring 1 2021: Natural Sciences, Exercise Science, Social Sciences & Liberal Arts

Spring 1 2021: Natural Sciences, Exercise Science, Social Sciences & Liberal Arts (Early February, 2021 - Mid June, 2020)
Catalog Code: VDNS3121

Veritas Courses

Students have the option to enroll in the 1-3 credit Veritas International Missions/Service-Learning Practicum and/or the 3 credit Veritas course. If studentas choose to enroll in either or both courses they will pay the following fee for an additional transcript from California Baptist University. 

Additional California Baptist Transcript Fee = $300

NOTE: Fee is per term not per course.
Both Veritas courses are optional.


International Mission/Service-Learning Practicum (1-3 Credits)

ALL Veritas Students have the opportunity to earn 1-3 college credits for the International Missions/Service-learning Practicum (IMSP).  Students that choose to receive credit will receive a transcript from California Baptist University and pay Veritas the transcript fee listed above.

The practicum will enrich the program and mission experience through reflection assignments, research, and journaling. Participation is required in order to enhance the mission experience. Students will receive one credit upon completing the assignments and service participation. Students may elect to submit a log of hours for up to two additional credits. (Download syllabus here).


Cross-Cultural Leadership (3 credits)

Depending on enrollment, students will have the option to take a 3 credit course ONLY available to Veritas students.  ONLY available for semester programs.

This course examines the impact of culture on concepts of leadership, values, expectations, and patterns of communication to demonstrate the importance of leading with cultural sensitivity and to assist students in developing their own strategies for effectively communicating and negotiating with individuals from varied cultures; especially when it relates to a cross-cultural ministry perspective. Study is also devoted to the development and current conditions of minority/majority relations through the study of socio-political and economic causes; consequences of prejudice and discrimination; stereotypes and realities. (Download syllabus here)

*This course only runs if the minimum enrollment is met.  Check with your program manager to confirm.


Cross-Cultural Engagement Certificate & Badge Program 

The ISA-Veritas Cross-Cultural Engagement Certificate has been designed to recognize the activities and achievements you complete on your program while encouraging professional and spiritual development. All students have the opportunity toearn the Cross-Cultural Engagement Certificate upon completion of the Leadership, Cultural Explorer and Storyteller badges. This is an alternative credit and does not come on the California Baptist Transcript mentioned above. 

*There is no additional charge for the Certificate & Badge Program and is automatically included in every Veritas program. 


Courses at the University of Otago

Credit Points

54 - 72

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

12 - 16

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

18 - 24

Sample Courses and Syllabi

  • The courses listed below are only a sampling of courses available; please click the "Complete University Course Catalog Listing" link for the full Course Handbook. Requests for syllabi can be made to the Site Specialist.

Credit Conversion

  • 1 University of Otago course = 18 credit points = 3 - 4 U.S. semester credits (4-6 U.S. quarter credits).
  • Credit transfer is ultimately determined by your home university. 

Course Level Recommendations

  • ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the University of Otago paper (course) codes. All Otago paper codes consist of four letter abbreviations detailing the discipline of the paper (such as STAT for statistics) and three numbers. Papers with numbers beginning with 1, 2 or 3 are designed for undergraduate students. A code beginning with 1 represents first-year studies, 2 second-year, and 3 third-year. Papers classified as second and third-year are recommended as upper division. These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at your U.S. home institutions.

Online Courses

  • ISA does not recommend that you sign up for online courses through your host university. If enrolling in an online course is necessary for you to meet your degree requirements, you may only enroll in one online class. It is your responsibility to confirm with your home university that you will receive credit for online courses taken through your host university.


  • The transcript from the University of Otago will reflect Credit Points for each course listed below.  Please be in touch with your U.S. University regarding credit transfer for this program.
See Course Disclaimer

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.