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  • Christ at the Core: Liberal Arts at Wheaton College | Wheaton
    strengths while offering a more cohesive educational experience This new curriculum s most significant innovations are the creation of the Shared Core common courses and the Thematic Core common outcomes View larger Shared Core Innovations The Shared Core encourages developmental learning with a series of three liberal arts courses and three biblical and theological foundations courses that all students will experience regardless of their majors This shared curriculum will deepen the experiences of students outside their classes and encourage intellectual and spiritual growth Students will continue to take our Biblical and Theological sequence of Old Testament New Testament and Christian Thought courses foundational courses that give students the biblical and theological skills that anchor the learner in the eternal truth of God s Word and encourage its application to all of life In addition to the Biblical and Theological sequence of Old Testament Literature New Testament Literature and Christian Thought all students will take First Year Seminar Enduring Questions This seminar introduces students to the Christian liberal arts by engaging enduring questions in a theologically informed way Common material will include essential biblical and theological content that grounds investigation of enduring questions the liberal arts vocation and character formation Advanced Integrative Seminar This mid career seminar builds upon the work of the First Year Seminar and fosters advanced skills in Christian liberal arts learning These courses focus on a complex topic that requires interdisciplinary and integrative perspectives and models a sophisticated approach to bringing biblically grounded informed thoughtful Christian faith into dialogue with the best of human learning Capstone Experience Disciplinary Questions and Vocational Challenges The Capstone Experience encourages students to pursue deep integration of their major and the concepts they have explored throughout the entire Christ at the Core curriculum Students will also consider in their Capstone Experience how the First Year Seminar the Advanced Integrative Seminar and course work in their major prepares them for their vocations after Wheaton Thematic Core Innovations The Thematic Core provides students more freedom to design unique educational experiences that draw from their personal interests while connecting the Christian liberal arts to the demands of our world Deepens Wheaton College s focus on faith and learning and encourages students to develop a distinctly Christian understanding of creation culture and the pursuit of truth Moves general education requirements away from a checklist of required courses to a new core model that includes a Shared Core of common courses a Thematic Core that allows students to take an array of courses designed to satisfy educational outcomes and Core Competencies Draws upon the strengths of the faculty s academic expertise while also allowing for multidisciplinary and creative course offerings Offers students the potential to reduce their general education hours while inviting students to actively shape their learning experience through greater choice and broader more imaginative course selection Educating the Whole Person In combination with studies in their major Wheaton graduates benefit from a breadth of training that enables them to apply their liberal arts learning to

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  • Faculty Perspective on the Liberal Arts | Wheaton
    a liberal spirit but training for life itself As an education in culture it is an education in what makes human life considered in this worldly terms most pleasant and meaningful The companion term liberal arts describes the possible subjects of this study The seven subjects of the post classical and medieval trivium and quadrivium grammar rhetoric logic arithmetic geometry music astronomy have expanded into the much greater number of subjects now offered here at Wheaton and elsewhere These subjects are liberal when they are taught and studied in a spirit of liberality that is for their own intrinsic beauty and excellence unconstrained by the pressures of application In a well known story told of the ancient geometer Euclid a young man watched Euclid demonstrate a beautiful proof and then asked But what will I get by learning such things In reply Euclid turned to his servant and said Toss this man a coin for he must profit from what he learns Perhaps more important than the choice of subjects is the choice of materials by which each subject is conveyed A liberal education will seek out those materials in any subject that are most excellent most beautiful most exemplary most significant most replete with meaning most inexhaustible Such materials are most worthy of study by free men and women More recently the phrase liberal arts has been used in reference to the intellectual skills that the educated person possesses or ought to possess such as the ability to follow and evaluate discursive argument speak and write clearly and persuasively and reason numerically We conceive of the liberal arts as those capacities or practices that are necessary for discovering and reflecting wisely on knowledge and shaping one s actions We suggest also that a course of liberal study should cultivate those intellectual virtues that shade into moral virtues such as awe thoughtfulness modesty and clarity Over their four years students should become more interested in and open to the ideas of others more wide ranging in their interests more desirous of truth more self aware more conscious of their surroundings more filled with gratitude more humble and more confident We who are faculty members should seek consciously and prayerfully to exemplify these qualities ever more fully We have referred to the political dimension of liberal education It must be emphasized that we are not speaking here of American or any other parochial political categories but of political life as such of human life lived in relation to others Like their ancient Greeks counterparts modern Americans recognize that democracies must have citizens who are liberally educated if this form of government and the societies it governs have any hope of prospering What began as an education for the elite is now urgently needed as an education for as many as possible So while liberal education is occupied with what is worthy of study for its own sake it has become clear that such study has a purpose even an urgent purpose

    Original URL path: http://www.wheaton.edu/Academics/Liberal-Arts/Faculty-Perspective-on-the-Liberal-Arts (2016-02-16)
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  • Faculty Perspective on the Natural Sciences | Wheaton
    Curriculum Faculty Perspective on the Liberal Arts Faculty Perspective on the Natural Sciences Natural and Social Sciences Student Reflections on the Liberal Arts Because the study of the sciences at Wheaton College is grounded firmly in our Christian faith it is different from science education at most other colleges and universities Our small publication The Natural Sciences at Wheaton College Understanding Their Significance in Light of Our Christian Educational Mission seeks to clarify those differences and articulate the theological and intellectual context for the study of the sciences here This document is the product of careful conversations among the members of the natural science faculty at Wheaton College who together have produced and endorsed the content of this document and who commend it for your study The document also benefited from interdisciplinary discussion reflected in the faculty acknowledgments shown below as well as from conversation with our president and the members of our Board of Trustees who serve on the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board It is important for Christians to undertake the search for Truth in the natural sciences We are committed to graduating women and men who will continue to learn and live in humility as they serve in the scientifically grounded professions and also as scientifically literate nonscientists in God s kingdom worldwide We invite students to join in the study of God s Creation in general education science courses and disciplinary major science courses and to celebrate God s good gifts of mind and heart as they continue their lives of learning and service This document addresses some fundamental principles important to scientists who are Christians We are happy to share these with you Best wishes for stimulating intellectual and spiritual experiences as you enter your journey of discovery in the sciences We invite you

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  • Student Reflections on the Liberal Arts | Wheaton
    always and will ever exist in the beings of its students its purpose is to nourish and to challenge us in pursuit of the truth of the cross as we are in turn pursued by the Spirit of its power More Friendships and Romance Andrew Wagner I do not believe that God wants us to shirk our decision making responsibilities We are called to ask Him for guidance yet when the time comes we are responsible for making decisions More Community and Calling Amber Stenberg What I have learned during my time at Wheaton is that I have a mind for the knotting together of things for the color of life rather than its mechanics More Education on the Stage Benjamin Holland As I graduate from Wheaton one central fact will go with me There is no final curtain The lights will not flicker on and the cast will not emerge to thank us for watching When I would have left the theater Wheaton taught me to mount the stage More Science and Faith Bruce Larkin Research allows the scientist to experientially learn the intricacies of a specific phenomenon and have a sense of purpose that they are contributing previously undisclosed knowledge More Casual Thoughts for an Incoming Freshman Elizabeth Selin Writing gives me an excuse to spend the rest of my life being a student It s how I make sense of the world and my faith More Visual and Performing Arts Kirsten Grorud This vision of holistic embodied and action based education has taken hold of my Wheaton experience and has colored the way I view my academics my relationships my faith and my art More Advocacy and Social Change Lauren Caporaso The philosophy of the liberal arts realizes that one s discipline cannot be understood in the absence of all others because God created a complex world in which all facets of life interact perfectly yielding a creation bar none More Advocacy and Social Change Rachel Nerger In this way my study of the Spanish language has taught me what it means to live life in the church as a part of a global community and it had allowed me to hear the voices of Latin American Christians More Curiosity and Wisdom Riley Balikian If the questions brought up by geophysics are the vehicle through which I will live a life of worship in sight of God the road has largely been carved out by the wisdom attained through my studies in theology and through my experiences in HNGR More Science and Technology Todd VanKerkhoff Biology physics and chemistry help us to understand how certain things exist and function faith in Christ answers questions of why and for Whom More Media and Culture Marisa Foxwell Truth resides in the cries of the muted as they escape the imprisonment of a hegemonic narrative The truth of a system comes from the people at the bottom and if we want to communicate that truth that is where we must

    Original URL path: http://www.wheaton.edu/Academics/Liberal-Arts/Reflections (2016-02-16)
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  • Mathematics | Wheaton
    Science Building 1st Floor 501 College Avenue Wheaton IL 60187 Phone 630 752 5151 math wheaton edu Why Study Mathematics At the foundations of the discipline mathematical researchers puzzle over problems of consistency the nature of truth problems of logic and determining means for ensuring correct derivation of mathematical theorems Through learning these types of analyses our students acquire the ability to transfer mathematical methods to myriad applications offering them expanding life and career opportunities as well schooled practitioners of mathematics Why Study Mathematics at Wheaton Interdisciplinary Approach Located on the main floor of Wheaton s science building mathematics students and faculty interact with physical and biological scientists geologists and social scientists as well as other disciplines at the intellectual cross roads of Wheaton s curriculum to develop cross disciplinary approaches to problem solving The purpose of the mathematics curriculum is to present the basic concepts and methods in modern mathematics to develop the student s ability to think critically using the axiomatic method and to apply these ideas to other disciplines Opportunities As a student in the program you ll have various opportunities for growth including funded summer research and internships faculty mentoring relationships and student employment in the department as a recitation or teaching assistant We also participate in local national and international mathematics competitions and our students sponsor a math club Arithmos Arithmos hosts weekly dinners social events training for math competitions guest speakers and more Outstanding Personable Faculty Our faculty are experts in their fields of specialization such as the history and foundation of mathematics theoretical statistics math modeling discrete math cryptography fractal geometry and chaos theory to name a few In addition to their vast expertise faculty cultivate relationships with each of their students The professors are extremely approachable and willing to work with you to truly learn this subject says one student Professors in the mathematics program are committed to helping each student succeed Excellent Preparation for Graduate School or a Career Some of our alumni enter graduate schools in mathematics computer science or related disciplines Others undertake careers or advanced training in actuarial science teaching economics business and statistics No matter their eventual fields of service all are prepared to apply their problem solving and analytical skills to a world filled with complex problems See where our alumni are now Majors The Mathematics program offers two different majors Students may choose to complete a mathematics major leading to a Bachelor of Science degree unless they request a Bachelor of Arts degree or an applied mathematics major leading to a Bachelor of Science degree These majors provide the mathematical background for students preparing for certification in secondary education graduate study in a mathematical discipline a career in an area using mathematics such as engineering economics statistics or actuarial science Minor Students in any major can complete a mathematics minor by taking 20 hours of mathematics courses beyond MATH 101 Learn More and Apply If you have questions or would like to schedule a visit

    Original URL path: http://www.wheaton.edu/Academics/Departments/Math-CompSci/Mathematics (2016-02-16)
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  • Christian Formation and Ministry Certificates | Wheaton
    following certificates are available to all undergraduates through the Christian Formation and Ministry Department Menu Courses Portfolio Assignments Certificates Planning Sheet Internships Youth Ministry Certificate The purpose of the Youth Ministry Certificate is to equip and empower college students for leadership in disciple making youth ministry This certificate involves 24 hours of course work in the Christian Formation and Ministry Department Students who complete the certificate in youth ministry may choose to complete a major in Christian Education and Ministry or any other undergraduate major Adventure Ministry Leadership The purpose of the Adventure Ministry Leadership Certificate is to equip and empower college students for leadership in adventure challenge ministry This certificate involves 24 hours of course work in the Christian Formation and Ministry Department 12 of which are taken during one summer semester at HoneyRock Wheaton s Northwoods campus Equipping and empowering for leadership must involve practice As a result students will have direct responsibility and interaction with campers in a variety of adventure challenge programs during the summer at HoneyRock Students who complete the certificate in adventure ministry leadership may choose to complete a major in Christian Education and Ministry or any other undergraduate major Christian Spirituality Certificate CEM and non CEM majors may earn a certificate in Christian Spirituality This program is offered in conjunction with the Biblical and Theological Studies Department BITH and is intended to provide training which is both academically challenging and spiritually renewing Christian spirituality is an academic field that requires an interdisciplinary approach as we examine the lived experience of the Christian faith Students will become acquainted with biblical and theological foundations historical foundations and Christian spiritual practices Featured Gallery A Week in the Life of Wheaton Monday Read More Undergraduate Students Apply Today More Share This Page Feedback Media Center Giving to

    Original URL path: http://www.wheaton.edu/Academics/Departments/CFM/Undergraduate-Studies/Certificates (2016-02-16)
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  • Summer Programs | Wheaton
    on campus academic experience Menu Spring Break Academic Programs Summer Programs AAE Ethiopia Arts in London Excavation in Israel Wheaton in France Wheaton in Germany Wheaton in the Holy Lands Wheaton in Korea Wheaton in Spain Wheaton in Washington Iron Sharpens Iron Printing Propaganda and Progress Wheaton in China Wheaton in Costa Rica Wheaton in England Semester Programs Financial Aid Considerations Summer 2016 Programs The programs listed are those which Wheaton College anticipates offering in Summer 2016 Please be aware that all program offerings are based on sufficient student enrollment and travel location safety AAE Ethiopia Authority Action Ethics A global leader development experience that will expose and engage students to the theory and practice of authority action and ethics of leadership styles and foster in them a deeper understanding and appreciation for Ethiopian culture More Arts in London Explore the performing and visual arts in London Spend four weeks in London studying and experiencing both English culture and the diversity of cultures throughout this extraordinary city More Excavation in Israel Gain field experience in one of the world s most exciting archeological digs Uncover history by participating in the archeological excavation in Ashkelon and or the survey work in Tel Shimron Whether you are studying archaeology biblical studies or theology or simply looking for an unforgettable way to spend your summer the Ashkelon site offers prime archaeology field school experience More Wheaton in France Voulez vous aller Take advantage of the opportunity for advanced language study at the Institute for American Universities IAU in Aix en Provence France Students expand their knowledge of French culture customs and language in this seven week program More Wheaton in Germany Begleiten Sie uns Designed to further your German language skills Wheaton in Germany I offers students the opportunity to study German cultural history and national identity in Munich Berlin and environs cities at the center of modern European history More Wheaton in the Holy Lands Study the Bible in the land of the Bible Wheaton Bible and Theology Professors lead the study of the Old Testament New Testament and Early Church through travel to Israel Greece Turkey and Rome More Wheaton in Korea Study Film and more in Seoul Join us for this 6 week summer program that allows you to explore Korean history culture and society through the cinematic lens Experience student life at Hanyang University in Seoul and the opportunity to produce a short cinema verite documentary film More Wheaton in Spain Cómo va a cambiar Enhance your language skills as you study at Instituto DILEcursos in Salamanca and travel through Spain this summer learning about Spanish history culture and the people of Spain More Wheaton in Washington Join us for an inside look at the work in the nation s capital Travel to Washington D C to interact with people who work in a wide range of organizations and fields More Summer Programs Offered Other Academic Years Iron Sharpens Iron Printing Propoganda and Progress Summer 2017 Wheaton in China

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  • Grants and Awards | Wheaton
    the flap must be submitted to the Center for Global and Experiential Learning by Tuesday March 15 2016 at 5 00 p m Applicants will be notified of the decision on their application no later than Monday April 4 2016 Post Selection Applicants selected to receive the International Internship Travel Grant are required to complete or have completed a GoGlobal application for their associated internship and be registered for an academic internship or zero credit internship G ST 490 Internship 0 credit Grant funds will not be disbursed until ALL internship application requirements are complete on GoGlobal Global Scholar Award Purpose The mission of Wheaton College s Global and Experiential Learning Initiative is to develop students capacities for global engagement through equipping them with the knowledge skills and concepts of intercultural competency through sustained and meaningful engagement with members of other cultures whether at home or abroad As one of the Global and Experiential Learning programs the Global Scholar Award supports undergraduate or graduate students to undertake research or a creative project that deepens awareness and knowledge of an issue facing the global community than would otherwise be possible in a traditional on campus course or experience A wide range of topics will be considered but they must be well defined and undertaken in an international or cross cultural context for a minimum of 8 10 weeks It is expected that the research or creative project will be carried out during the summer however proposals will be considered for work during the normal academic year provided the project represents work over and above normal coursework All projects must be closely supervised by a faculty member who will also receive a stipend These awards are competitive and may be funded up to 5 000 00 Students from any major or graduate program are eligible to apply Eligibility Undergraduate students from all majors with at least junior standing at the time of application and who will be enrolled for at least one semester on campus after the period of the award may apply Graduate students who have completed the equivalent of the first year of their graduate program and will be returning for at least one semester after the period of the award may apply All applicants must be in good academic and student development standing and be eligible for international off campus travel with Wheaton College Application To apply for the award please complete the Global Scholar Award Cover Page and the Global Scholar Award Application and submit it along with all required supporting documentation Supervising Faculty Recommendation Form Faculty Recommendation Form Language Attestation Form if language proficiency requires evaluation to the Center for Global and Experiential Learning Armerding 127 Guiding questions for completing each of the sections of the award application are provided in the Annotated version of the Global Scholar Award Application Deadline All application materials including recommendations must be submitted to the Center for Global and Experiential Learning by Tuesday January 19 2016 Applicants will be notified of

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