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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:

USCH 1000 | USCH 1111 | USCH 1112 | USCH 1113 | USCH 1114 | USCH 3910 | USCH 4900 | USCH 4910 | USCH 4950 | USCH 4960 | USCH 4965 | VIEW ALL
USCH 1000: University Scholars Seminar (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: Admission to the University Scholars Program. This seminar introduces University Scholars to the liberal arts at a Christian University through an exploration of the motif of cultural encounters in world history. As an introduction to the University Scholars' program, the course will encourage students to consider encounters they will experience during their educational journey. Students will write, speak, practice critical thinking, participate in group projects, and use electronic and print learning resources. Open to University Scholars only.
Equivalent Courses:USEM 1000
USCH 1111: Classics (5) Offerings
In order to consider the transition from a society based on honor to a society based on faith, this course will examine and discuss great works of ancient Greece and Rome in historical context, including Homer's Iliad, Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War, Plato's Republic, and Virgil's Aeneid. Open to University Scholars only.
USCH 1112: Renaissance (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: USCH 1111. Examines and discusses several texts from Medieval and Renaissance Europe in historical context, including Augustine's Confessions, Aquinas's Summa Theologica, Dante's Inferno, Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, and Milton's Paradise Lost in order to investigate ways of knowing God, the nature of leadership, the methods of knowledge-making, and forgiveness. Open to University Scholars only.
USCH 1113: Modernity (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: USCH 1112. Through the lens of four problems central to modernity - evil, violence, faith/reason, and the individual in society - examines and discusses several texts of the modern period, including Descartes' Meditations, Voltaire's Candide, Flaubert's Madame Bovary, and Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov, together with selected works of music, visual art, and film. Open to University Scholars only.
USCH 1114: Globalization (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: USCH 1113. Examines globalization - - the increasingly intertwined cultural, political, and economic ties shaping the contemporary world community. This course will survey theories of globalization as well as its historical processes; its social, political, and environmental consequences; and its interrelationship with issues of faith. Open to University Scholars only.
USCH 3910: Faith and Science I (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: PHY 1111 or 1101 or 1121, or CHM 1100 or 1211 or 1212, or BIO 2101 or 2129. An exploration of the relationship of science, faith, and theology from the ancient world through the early 20th century, focusing on developments in physics and cosmology. Includes consideration of the question of origins. Open to University Scholars only.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Freshman students are excluded.
USCH 4900: Independent Study (1-5) Offerings
Independent Study May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division
USCH 4910: Faith and Science II (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: USCH 3910. An exploration of the relationship of science, faith, and theology in the modern period, focusing on developments in biology and the human sciences. Includes consideration of the question of origins. Open to University Scholars only.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Freshman students are excluded.
USCH 4950: Christianity and Scholarship (2) Offerings
An exploration of several paradigms used to understand the relationship of Christian faith and scholarship, such as those articulated by Arthur Holmes, Mark Noll, and George Marsden. Includes writing a personal statement on the relationship of faith and scholarship and producing an approved prospectus for the honors project. Open to University Scholars only.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course
USCH 4960: Honors Project I (2) Offerings
Prerequisite: USCH 4950. Students will produce an undergraduate research paper or creative piece that intersects within their faith and scholarship. Open to University Scholars only.
Attributes:Upper-Division
USCH 4965: Honors Project II (2-4) Offerings
Students will produce an undergraduate research paper or creative piece that intersects their faith and scholarship. A maximum of 4 credits is allowed in Honors Project I and/or II. Open to University Scholars Only.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course



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