A faculty to student ratio of 12:1 and an average class size of 17 allow thoughtful, meaningful dialogue between students and professors, challenging you to develop critical thinking skills and push your intellectual capabilities to new heights.
Classical epic poetry at the base of the Western tradition.
The great Christian epic poems and the nature of lyric poetry.
Tragedy and comedy from the Greeks up through the English tradition.
The novel as a distinctly modern contribution to the Western Tradition.
American intellectual, political, and military history from the colonial period to the Civil War.
The United States emerging from the Civil War and the Reconstruction.
The foundations of the West from Greek and Roman culture up through the Renaissance.
A continuation of the study of the West to the present.
A philosophical inquiry into the nature of the fully human life.
The nature of the human person as a unity of body and soul.
An introduction to metaphysical thought.
An introduction to biblical theology through a careful reading of sacred scripture – Readings include selections from both the Old and New Testaments.
The history and theology of the Early Christian Church and its subsequent tradition.
The fundamental concepts of the exchange economy in contrast to other economics systems.
The basic principles of the American political order.
A student must take two laboratory science courses, one in the biological sciences, the other in the physical sciences. For non-science majors, "Basic Ideas" courses exist in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, but a variety of other courses in the sciences may also be used to satisfy this requirement.
One course is required in Fine Arts and one course in Mathematics. Again, there are specific math courses designed for non-science majors, such as "Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry." The Art, Drama, and Music Departments offer courses in the history of their disciplines, which students can take to satisfy the fine art requirement. "The Art & Architecture of Rome," which is taken on the Rome Campus, satisfies the Fine Arts requirement.
Knowledge of a foreign language to an intermediate level is also required of all students. Depending on the background of each student, this requirement may be met by taking from one to four courses in a classical or modern language. At present the languages that may be used to meet this requirement are Ancient Greek, French, German, Italian, Latin, and Spanish.