Study and practice in the arts of rhetoric: structuring arguments, controlling word-choice, sentences, paragraphs, and essays, to produce clear, convincing writing.
Interdisciplinary study of artistic composition in a variety of art forms, with emphasis upon, and practice in, literary composition.
A three-quarter, interdisciplinary study of the evolution of major systems of meaning and value in Western civilization and the social expressions of these systems; emphasis on analysis of social and cultural phenomena and on interpretation of the personal and communal significance of cultural change in the past. The sequence of courses proceeds chronologically in order to reveal western culture's continuity and change over time.
Reflective and critical examination of the structures of experience which define and shape human reality from philosophical, theological, psychological, and literary perspectives; emphasis on understanding of self and on appropriation of a religiously grounded sense of care and responsibility at both individual and social levels.
The causes and consequence of poverty in America today are explored with the resources of four disciplines; economics, psychology, sociology, and political science. Alternative theories and reform are evaluated.
The causes, consequence, and different solutions of global poverty are explored from an interdisciplinary approach, including anthropology, sociology and political science. Alternative theories and policies are critically evaluated.