2013-14 Course Descriptions
CORE - Cornerstone
CORE 110 Cornerstone (3-0-3), fall, spring. Engage first semester students in thinking about the ideas which shape our current and future views of ourselves, our communities, and the cosmos. Special attention is given to a Christian perspective on liberal education as a foundation for life-long integration of faith, ideas, and action. Required to satisfy University requirements.
CORE 115 Critical Thinking and Identity (3-0-3). The purpose of this course is to engage students in thinking critically, missionally, and globally about the ideas which shape our current and future views of ourselves. Special attention is given to a Christian perspective of liberal education as a foundation for life long integration of faith, ideas, and action. Students will be exposed to various historical ideas about the self, consider the differences between human persons and the rest of creation, examine exterior forces that constrain the self and create a statement of personal identity. This will be done through in class presentations, mentored class discussion, and personal and collaborative writing to reflect on how individually and as a culture we have come to understand ourselves and how we might change our understanding now and in the future.
CORE 210 Human Identity and Community (3-0-3), fall, spring, summer. Focuses on the intersection of the human self and community. Exploring a range of philosophical, ethical, and theological theories of human nature and society, students will learn how to think critically, globally, and missionally about themselves and the communities of which they are a part. Prerequisites: CORE 110 and ENGL 112. May be used to satisfy University Requirements.
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