Classical Studies (A)
The Classical Studies major is designed to give students a thorough grounding in Classical culture and the Christian intellectual tradition through a broad engagement with the Liberal Arts. All students are required to complete a distribution of courses in the Humanities and Arts disciplines that make up the traditional education of a “free” citizen, as defined in the Classical world.
In accordance with the overall mission of the university, the program in Classical Education will enable students to:
- Articulate an understanding of the philosophy of Classical Lutheran education,
- Demonstrate the ability to distinguish between various educational philosophies and to assess them in light of Lutheran theology;
- Develop familiarity and facility with the methods distinctive of classical Lutheran education, including content-driven pedagogy and the Socratic method/shared inquiry model;
- Engage with classical education curricula, textbooks, standards, rubrics, and classroom management;
- Demonstrate competency in the principles and methods of Lutheran catechesis, including a knowledge of foundational Lutheran educational documents and a command of Luther’s Small Catechism;
- Manifest proficiency in at least one of the classical languages (i.e., Latin or Greek);
- Develop pedagogical competency through practical experience in a classical education setting, by means of field work and/or internship.
|Core Requirements 1||45|
For transfer students, please see the Advanced Transfer Core.
|Required Core Courses|
|LAT 3 credits 1|
|Old Testament (Common Core Experience)|
|Biblical Theology (Common Core Experience)|
|A Survey of Christian Thought (Faith & Life)|
|Lutheran Confessions *|
For non Lutheran Students, this course is strongly recommended, however, any 300 or 400 level course is allowed.
For Latin proficiency requirement please speak with your advisor.