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Whitworth University Core/Worldview Studies

Core Courses

CO 150 Western Civilization I: Christian Worldview Perspective 4
The initial Worldview course focuses on theology and anthropology, the nature of God and humanity. The course emphasizes key theological concerns and how those concerns work themselves out in daily life. Issues to be explored include Jewish and Christian theological assumptions about God, humans, and their implications for ethics, work, leisure, creativity, diversity, scientific inquiry, resource allocation, global citizenship, and technological innovation.
CO 150H Western Civ. I: Christian (Honors) Worldview Perspective 4
The initial Worldview course focuses on theology and anthropology, the nature of God and humanity. The course emphasizes key theological concerns and how those concerns work themselves out in daily life. Issues to be explored include Jewish and Christian theological assumptions about God, humans, and their implications for ethics, work, leisure, creativity, diversity, scientific inquiry, resource allocation, global citizenship, and technological innovation.
CO 250 Western Civilization II: The Rationalist Worldview 4
The guiding foci for this second course are epistemology/hermeneutics and metaphysics, the nature of knowledge and reality and the interpretation of such knowledge. Examination of epistemological/hermeneutical or metaphysical assumptions and their practical outworking in human affairs whether evident in the humanities, the arts, or the sciences are explored.
CO 250H Western Civiiliation II: (Honors) The Rationalist Worldview with Films 4
Relying on film and field trip the guiding foci for this second course are epistemology/hermeneutics and metaphysics, the nature of knowledge and reality and the interpretation of such knowledge. Examination of epistemological/hermeneutical or metaphysical assumptions and their practical outworking in human affairs whether evident in the humanities, the arts, or the sciences are explored.
CO 300 Reason/Knowing: Nature and Human Nature 4
This worldview course for Continuing Studies students focuses on epistemology, metaphysics and human nature questions within the complex traditions of Christian and Rationalist worldviews from the Hebrews and Greeks in ancient times through the 19th and 20th century challenges to Rationalist assumptions.
CO 350 Western Civilization III: Applied Ethics, Public Policy and Worldviews 4
This is the third course in the Worldview Studies program. It explores the relationship between our worldviews and our responses to the world's problems. Its emphasis is on the applications of worldview claims, particularly those of Christianity, in the private and public spheres of life, and it addresses practical and ethical questions. The interplay between worldviews, ethics, and public policy in various disciplines will be examined in the discussion groups.

 



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