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Liberal Arts Critical Issues
Liberal Arts and Critical Issues (GEED 490) is a required part the of General Education program taken during the senior year.
This course is designed to encourage students to integrate their specialized knowledge and general education with Christian faith, in the context of addressing a public issue of current significance.
Each Monday, students gather for a lecture on some aspect of the chosen topic and then meet later in the week in groups of twenty with a faculty member for discussion.
The focus of the course changes each semester. Topics are chosen by faculty and student groups using the following criteria:
- connects to many/all majors
- holds current public interest
- offers options for social action
- invites discussion on the integration of faith, learning, and vocation
- engages seniors and faculty in meaningful conversation, and connects to life after college
The Spring 2013 topic was the State of the Union. Monday lectures are open to the campus and a schedule can be found in the brochure. This course also had a resource website with links to many websites, articles and books on State of the Union.
On Monday, April 15, 2013, about 40 student research exhibits were on display. These exhibits represent the culmination of the semester’s work for the students participating in Liberal Arts and Critical Issues this semester. To view all the exhibits you will find them on our history facebook page.
|Fall 2013||State of the World|
Fall 2012 Islam and the West
Spring 2012 Christians and American Culture
Fall 2011 The Majority World and the West
Spring 2011 Future of the American Dream
Fall 2010 Islam and the West
Spring 2010 Christianity and American Pop Culture
Fall 2009 The Majority World and the West
Spring 2009 The Future of the American Dream
Fall 2008 Islam and the West
Director Contact Information:
Paul Otto 503-554-2676