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 Fall 2016 topic is Islam and the West. Monday lectures are open to the campus and a schedule can be found in the brochure. This course has a resource website with links to many websites, articles and books on Christianity and American Pop Culture.
On Monday, November 21, 2016, about 50 student research exhibits will be on display from noon to 4 p.m. These exhibits will represent the culmination of the semester’s work for the students participating in Liberal Arts and Critical Issues this semester. Displays will be located in the EHS Atrium and Hoover Lower Lobby. Previous years' exhibits can be found on our facebook page.
Spring 2017 to be determined
Spring 2016 Christianity and American Pop Culture
Fall 2015 The Majority World and the West
Spring 2014 State of the Union
Fall 2013 State of the World
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:
Ron Mock 503-554-2680