3 Crowns Course Schedule
First Year, First Semester
Historical Perspectives I
This course investigates key people, ideas, and events in history from the beginning of record keeping in Mesopotamia to the European Renaissance, including a comparative study of China and Rome.
Students explore biblical perspectives on particular themes such as human nature; evil and suffering; the course of history; ethical reasoning; and humanity’s relationship to the natural world.
First Year, Second Semester
Historical Perspectives II
Students investigate global history from the 16th century to the present, emphasizing the Enlightenment, globalization, and specific ideologies such as imperialism, fascism, racism, and capitalism.
Individual and Morality
Students examine the ways in which politics, science, art, religion, and literature influence the formulation and resolution of moral problems in both historical and contemporary settings.
Second Year, First Semester
Individual and Society
Students consider how we make decisions concerning the “self” and “others” within social relationships, interactions, and institutions in a variety of personal, communal, and cultural settings.
With One Fine Arts Course Listed Below
Students gain an understanding of the nature and place of music in culture by analyzing its historical context, listening to music critically, attending musical productions, and participating in musical performance.
Students examine visual communication by focusing on artistic periods, ideas, artists, and individual works in a variety of settings, including exhibitions and hands-on studio projects.
Students gain a critical understanding of drama and dance through the study of theatrical history, performance, and the perspectives of the playwright, designer, actor, dancer, director, and choreographer.
Second Year, Second Semester
Students analyze works of various literary traditions throughout the development of civilization, examining the scope and importance of reading critically in making aesthetic, moral, and intellectual discriminations.
Students explore nature and the physical universe through scientific inquiry and experimentation, studying the rise of modern science and its effect on civilization from Greece to the 21st century.
Students reflect upon their own intellectual and moral autobiographies in a capstone writing project in which they account for their own values from both theoretical and personal perspectives.