College Courses

 

Interdisciplinary Studies

IDST 200 Interdisciplinary Studies: Modernity and Postmodernity (3)

Drawing upon various disciplines in the liberal arts, this course examines the much discussed cultural shift from modernity to postmodernity. Particular attention is paid to the influence that post-Cartesian philosophies, critical literary theories, and theologies have had on the shaping of contemporary faith and culture.

Note: Students with credit for IDST 250 Studies in Christian World Views may not take this course for credit.

IDST 300 Christianity and the Natural Sciences (3)

An examination of the nature, methods, and functions of science and its relationship with religious belief. This course examines the epistemological foundations of these two domains and interrogates topics such as, for example, debates within bioethics, environmental concerns, and specific instances of concord and/or conflict.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of 30 credit hours of study. Please note that IDST 300 Christianity and the Natural Sciences may count for either the Interdisciplinary Studies or Scientific and Numerical Literacy requirement in the Core, but not both.

IDST 400 Advanced Studies in Christian World Views (3)

This course integrates biblical and general studies, examines the philosophical and historical bases for various world views, and assists each student in developing and articulating a comprehensive world view.

Prerequisite(s): The completion of 60 credit hours of study