Purpose of the Core Curriculum

The purpose of the general education core curriculum is to produce graduates who embody the Christian intellectual life thus helping to fulfill Institutional Educational Goals 1-8. Toward this end students will engage the humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, natural sciences, religion/philosophy, and demonstrate the critical reasoning skills essential to an educated Christian capable of leadership and service. All of this arises from the conviction that the liberal arts are best understood through a theological situation of life and learning. The basic assumptions of the general education core curriculum reflect the medieval insight that a mature faith seeks understanding. A graduate will demonstrate familiarity with the broad contours of human knowledge within the specific resources and perspectives offered by the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. The goal of the general education curriculum is for students to develop a truly Christian understanding in vital conversation with the liberal arts.