2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Arts & Sciences

Jesus declares that we are to love God with all our mind. Therefore, the Arts & Sciences department is dedicated to equipping students with broad cultural knowledge and practical principles for living out Christ's teaching through a strong liberal arts curriculum. Our courses emphasize four themes: developing discernment, cultivating creativity, analyzing the evolution of diverse worldviews, and critically investigating God's creation. These four themes presuppose that students, as God's image bearers, are pursuing more than a career. We believe students must be educated holistically, preparing them to follow God's call to be a redemptive presence in the world.

Department Objectives:

Students will:

  1. Develop rhetorical skills that reflect God's redemptive purposes.
  2. Research and synthesize qualitative and quantitative information, primary and secondary sources, and cultural artifacts that are necessary to inform logical reasoning.
  3. Evaluate diverse cultural contributions to art, music, literature, and the sciences in light of a biblical worldview.
  4. Trace how the Arts & Sciences have shaped and continue to influence human thought and behavior.
  5. Cultivate principles for a life of creativity, cultural engagements, and biblical decision making in order to be a redemptive presence in the world.