Core Studies Department
The Geneva College core provides the framework for a student’s education. The core curriculum is rooted in the Foundational Concepts of Christian Education and helps to achieve the college’s outcomes by providing a common core of liberal studies intended to promote growth in the student’s knowledge, skills, understanding, and attitude.
The parts of the core relate to each other in a network of intentional support, application, reinforcement, and development. In a similar way, major programs and electives are designed to reinforce and build upon the skills, knowledge, and perspectives developed in the core.
The Core Studies Department includes faculty from a range of disciplines and departments who come together to teach the common core courses which are required for all Geneva students. No matter which major students choose, the core curriculum is the foundation of a Geneva College education. Giving students a Christ-centered perspective on the arts, sciences, and humanities, the core is a vital part of a liberal arts education.
The core exists to form students who have a Christian understanding of the nature of God, humanity and the world (cosmos) such that each student understands what it means to live out one’s life in all arenas in the presence of God and is capable of discerning the effects of sin on culture, society, and specific disciplines. It is in the core that students are encouraged to realize and embrace the Biblical concept of servanthood, and to recognize their calling as stewards of all that God has granted to their care: their personal lives, their dealings with others, and their treatment of the whole creation. In attitude, understanding, leading and serving, they should exhibit a commitment to honor God.
Core Studies Department Chair: Dr. Jeffrey Cole email@example.com ,724.847.6757
Core Studies Department Administrative Assistant: Lori Symmonds firstname.lastname@example.org, 724.847.6620
The following are links to information that help explain the core: