Course Descriptions

P46BI 1301 Elementary New Testament Greek I – Elements of New Testament Greek with emphasis on grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. To top; to degree plan.

BI 1302 Elementary New Testament Greek II (Prerequisite: BI 1301) – A continuation of BI 1301. To top; to degree plan.

BI 1310 The Gospels – This course, using The Gospels, and questions of interpretation, evaluation, and application, will assist the students in greater understanding of this portion of the Bible. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

BI 1322 Acts of the Apostles – This course, using The Book of Acts, and questions of interpretation, evaluation, and application, will assist the students in greater understanding of this portion of the Bible. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

BI 2313 Books of Moses – This course, using The Books of Moses, and questions of interpretation, evaluation, and application, will assist the students in greater understanding of this portion of the Bible. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

BI 2324 Biblical Wisdom Literature – This course, using Biblical Wisdom Literature (Old Testament), and questions of interpretation, evaluation, and application, will assist the students in greater understanding of this portion of the Bible. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

BI 3301 Elementary Biblical Hebrew I – A study of elementary Biblical Hebrew with special attention to grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. Reading of simple prose sections of the Hebrew Bible. To top; to degree plan.

BI 3302 Elementary Biblical Hebrew II (Prerequisite: BI 3301) – A continuation of BI 3301. To top; to degree plan.

BI 3310 Courtship and Marriage – This course will use Great Books selections to expose the student to key ideas and issues in courtship and marriage. Readings may include, but are not limited to works from The Bible, Aquinas, Erasmus, Bacon, Austen, Homer, Plato, Lewis, Tolstoy, Aristotle, and Kass. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

BI 3329 Romans – This course, using Romans, and questions of interpretation, evaluation, and application, will assist the students in greater understanding of this portion of the Bible. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

BI 4317 Isaiah – This course, using Isaiah, and questions of interpretation, evaluation, and application, will assist the students in greater understanding of this portion of the Bible. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

BI 4327 The Twelve Minor Prophets – This course, using The Books of the Minor Prophets, and questions of interpretation, evaluation, and application, will assist the students in greater understanding of this portion of the Bible. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

BIO 1320 Biology – This course will examine through careful reading and extensive discussion key issues and concepts in biological studies. Some issues explored will include biological studies as a process, cellular structure and function, the theory of evolution, molecules, organisms, basic genetics and heredity, diversity and classification of life forms. Readings may include, but are not limited to works from The Bible, Aristotle, Galen, Lucretius, Harvey, Darwin, Bacon, Huxley, Dawkins, Stanley, Gould, Anastaplo, Berry, and Kass. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

EH 1301 English Composition I – Primarily designed to develop the writing of essays, with attention to critical reading skills. Offered every semester. To top.

Perugia, Main Fountain, RhetoricEH 1311 Rhetoric I – This course will use Great Books selections to expose the student to key ideas and issues in the history and philosophy of rhetoric. Readings may include, but are not limited to works from pre-Socratic authors, Plato, Aristotle, Plutarch, Tacitus, Cicero, and Isocrates. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

EH 1322 Rhetoric II – This course will use Great Books selections to expose the student to key ideas and issues in the history and philosophy of rhetoric. Readings may include, but are not limited to works from Blair, Campbell, Richards, Vickers, and Weaver. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

EH 2313 Oratory – This course will use Great Books selections to expose the student to key ideas and issues in the history and philosophy of oratory. Readings may include, but are not limited to works from Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Cicero, Sextus Empiricus, Voltaire, Pater, and Fenelon. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

EH 3314 Grammar for Liberal Arts (Prerequisites: EH 1311, 1322) – This course will use Great Books selections to expose the student to key ideas and issues in the history and philosophy of grammar. Readings may include, but are not limited to works from Plato, Aristotle, Quintilian, Augustine, Milton, Orwell, Adler, and Jespersen. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

EH 3325 Rhetoric for Liberal Arts (Prerequisites: EH 1311, 1322) – This course will use Great Books selections to expose the student to key ideas and issues in the history and philosophy of rhetoric. Readings may include, but are not limited to works from Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Demetrius, Longinus, Quintilian, Alcuin, Emerson, and Orwell. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

FR 1311 French I (Prerequisite: Eligibility for EH 1301) – An introduction to the basic skills of speaking, understanding, reading, and writing. Offered on demand. To top; to degree plan.

FR 1312 French II (Prerequisite: FR 1311 or equivalent) – A continuation of FR 1311. Offered on demand. To top; to degree plan.

GB 3311 Introduction to Great Books I – This course will use Great Books selections to expose the student to a wider range of ideas and issues using various authors and disciplines. Readings may include, but are not limited to works from Freud, Thucydides, James, Chekhov, Smith, and O’Connor. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

GB 3322 Introduction to Great Books II – This course will use Great Books selections to expose the student to a wider range of ideas and issues using various authors and disciplines. Readings may include, but are not limited to works from Aristotle, Hobbs, Faulkner, Locke, Tocqueville, and Tolstoy. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

GB 4313 Introduction to Great Books III – This course will use Great Books selections to expose the student to a wider range of ideas and issues using various authors and disciplines. Readings may include, but are not limited to works from Dewey, Plato, Mill, Kant, Kafka, and Woolf. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

GER 1301 German I (Prerequisite: Eligibility for EH 1301) – An introduction to the basic skills of speaking, understanding, reading, and writing. Offered on demand. To top; to degree plan.

GER 1302 German II (Prerequisite: GER 1301 or equivalent) – A continuation of GER 1301. Offered on demand. To top; to degree plan.

HU 1309 Technology and Society – This course will use Great Books selections to expose the student to key ideas and issues in the history and philosophy of technology. Readings may include, but are not limited to works from The Bible, Bradbury, Postman, Aeschylus, Bacon, Petroski, Lewis, and Berry. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

HU 1311 The Western Tradition I – This course will use Great Books selections to expose the student to key ideas and issues in the Western intellectual and cultural tradition. Readings may include, but are not limited to works from The Bible, Plato, Aristotle, Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aurelius, and Augustine. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

HU 1322 The Western Tradition II – This course will use Great Books selections to expose the student to key ideas and issues in the Western intellectual and cultural tradition. Readings may include, but are not limited to works from early church fathers, Boethius, Aquinas, Dante, More, Erasmus, and Machiavelli. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

HU 2313 The Western Tradition III – This course will use Great Books selections to expose the student to key ideas and issues in the Western intellectual and cultural tradition. Readings may include, but are not limited to works from Pascal, Descartes, Locke, Hume, Rousseau, and Swift. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

HU 3309, 4309 Author or Idea (Independent Study) – This course will use Great Books selections to expose the student to authors or ideas in an individualized study. Readings will vary depending on interest and area of concentration. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

Allegory of MusicHU 4315 Music for Liberal Arts (Prerequisite: MH 1311) – This course will use Great Books selections to expose the student to key ideas and issues in the history and philosophy of music. Readings may include, but are not limited to works from Plato, Aristotle, Boethius, Augustine, Bacon, Adler, Venable, and Scruton. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

HU 4317 Dialogues of Plato – This course will use Great Books selections to expose the student to select works of Plato. Readings may include, but are not limited to Lysis, Meno, Apology, Timaeus, Republic, and Laws. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

HU 4324 Logic for Liberal Arts (Prerequisites: GB 3311, 3322, 4313) – This course will use Great Books selections to expose the student to key ideas and issues in logic. Readings may include, but are not limited to works from Plato, Aristotle, John of Salisbury, Kant, and Maritain. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

HU 4326 Moral Philosophy for Liberal Arts (Prerequisites: GB 3311, 3322, 4313) – This course will use Great Books selections to expose the student to key ideas and issues in the history and philosophy of virtue and vice. Readings may include, but are not limited to works from Plato, Aristotle, Epictetus, Cicero, Plutarch, Augustine, Aquinas, and Lewis. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

HU 4328 Readings in Christian Humanism – This course will use Great Books selections to expose the student to key ideas and issues in the history and philosophy of Christian Humanism. Readings may include, but are not limited to works from Tertullian, Jerome, Augustine, Ambrose, Aquinas, Dante, Petrarch, Milton, and Lewis. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

HY 2321 The American Tradition – This course will use Great Books selections to expose the student to key ideas and issues in the history and philosophy of the American intellectual tradition. Readings may include, but are not limited to works from Madison, Hamilton, Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, Emerson, Thoreau and A Documentary History of the United States. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

HY 4310 Ancient Historians – This course will use Great Books selections to expose the student to key writings of ancient historians. Readings may include, but are not limited to works from The Bible, Herodotus, Thucydides, Plutarch, and Tacitus. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

IT 1301 Italian I (Prerequisite: Eligibility for EH 1301) – An introduction to the basic skills of speaking, understanding, reading, and writing, enhanced by a study of the culture and geography of the Italian-speaking world. Offered every fall. Offered only in the Study Abroad program. To top; to degree plan.

LAT 1301 Latin I (Prerequisite: Eligibility for EH 1301) – An introduction to the Latin language, including vocabulary, grammar, style, and techniques in reading and translation. Offered every fall. To top; to degree plan.

LAT 1302 Latin II (Prerequisite: LAT 1301 or equivalent) – Completion of the study of Latin grammar and syntax begun in LAT 1301 with continuation of reading and translation. Offered every spring. To top; to degree plan.

LIT 2311 Readings in Literature – This course will use Great Books selections to expose the student to various genres of literature. Readings may include, but are not limited to works of epic, dramatic, poetic, and lyrical literature. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

LIT 4312 Epic Literature – This course will use Great Books selections to expose the student to key works of epic literature. Readings may include, but are not limited to Epic of Gilgamesh, Beowulf, Paradise Lost, and Canterbury Tales. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

LIT 4323 Readings in Literary Masterpieces – This course will use Great Books selections to expose the student to specific literary masterpieces not examined in other courses of this degree. Readings may include, but are not limited to works from The Bible, Ovid, Geothe, Dickens, Austen, and Tolkien. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

MH 1312 Mathematics – This course will examine through careful reading and extensive discussion key issues in mathematical studies. Some issues explored will include number, figure, extension, relation, magnitude, multitude, continuous and discrete quantities, definitions, postulates, axioms, hypotheses, theorems, proofs, proportions, equations, measurement, limits, infinity, and certainty and exactitude of mathematical knowledge. Readings may include, but are not limited to works from Apollonius, Euclid, Archimedes, Nicomachus, Newton, Euler, Frege, Hogben, Hardy, and Lieber. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

MH 3312 Geometry for Liberal Arts (Prerequisite: MH 1311) – This course will use Great Books selections to expose the student to key ideas and issues in the history and philosophy of geometry. Readings may include, but are not limited to works of Euclid, Archimedes, Descartes, Barrow, Bonola, Hilbert, and Jevons. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

Perugia, Main Fountain, ArithmeticMH 3323 Arithmetic for Liberal Arts (Prerequisite: MH 1311) – This course will use Great Books selections to expose the student to key ideas and issues in the history and philosophy of arithmetic. Readings may include, but are not limited to works from Plato, Archimedes, Nichomachus, Descartes, Pascal, Hardy, and Euler. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

PE 1311 Health and The Human Being – This course will use Great Books selections to expose the student to key ideas and issues in the history and philosophy of the human body. Readings may include, but are not limited to works from Aristotle, Cicero, Bacon, Tolstoy, Waddington, Schall, and Kass. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

PHY 2316 Physics – This course will examine through careful reading and extensive discussion key issues and concepts in physics. Some issues explored will include motion, velocity, acceleration, mass, energy, force, light, time, and space. Readings may include, but are not limited to works from Aristotle, Galileo, Newton, Faraday, Maxwell, Einstein, Feynman, Heisenberg, Lightman, and Hawking. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

PHY 3312 Astronomy for Liberal Arts (Prerequisite: PHY 2316) – This course will use Great Books selections to expose the student to key ideas and issues in the history and philosophy of astronomy. Readings may include, but are not limited to works from Nicomachus, Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Newton, Poincare, Hawking, Hubble, and Gingrich. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

PY 2321 Psychology – This course will use Great Books selections to expose the student to key ideas and issues in the history and philosophy of psychology. Readings may include, but are not limited to works from Hippocrates, Plato, Aristotle, Galen, Locke, James, and Freud. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.

REL 4311 Readings in Religious Classics – This course will use Great Books selections to expose the student to religious classics of the Western tradition. Readings may include, but are not limited to works from The Bible, early church fathers, Augustine, à Kempis, Ignatius, John of the Cross, Erasmus, Bonhoeffer, and Lewis. Using threaded discussions, written posted assignments, and online peer collaborative projects the student will develop thinking, reading, and communication skills. To top; to degree plan.