Core Curriculum

 
The primary goal of Divine Word College’s Core Curriculum is to lay the foundation for academic success and to support the College’s mission, core values, and Institutional Learning Outcomes.
 
The Core Curriculum provides undergraduate students with the basic skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to undertake study in the College’s major programs. Coursework is grounded in the liberal arts, centered on Catholic traditions, and guided by SVD values. The Core Curriculum supports students on the path to becoming engaged and active global citizens. It offers them the opportunity to gain valuable insights into themselves and the world as they discern their role in the 21st-century Church and prepare for missionary service in the spirit and charism of the Society of the Divine Word. Finally, the Core Curriculum develops and supports intellectual habits essential to lifelong learning.

 

Core Curriculum

44 Credit Hours

            


Foundational   4 Credit Hours
HUM 101 Freshman Seminar 1
PHI 102 Logic 3
     
Communication Literacy   12 Credit Hours
ENG 111  Expository Writing 3
ENG 112 Academic Writing 3
COM 120 Interpersonal Communications 3
COM 160 Public Speaking 3
     
Humanities and Social Sciences   12 Credit Hours
ART 110
Elements of Art 1
MUS 110  Elements of Music 1
ENG110  Approaches to Literature 1
ANT 163 Cultural Anthropology 3
PSY 213 Introduction to Psychology 3
HIS 211 or HIS 212  World History I or World History II 3
     
Science and Math
  7 Credit Hours
BIO 221  Life Sciences with lab  4
MAT 121  College Math  3
     
Theological Literacy
  9 Credit Hours
TRS 121  Introduction to Catholic Theology 3
TRS 211  Old Testament 3
TRS 212  New Testament  3