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Course Requirements

At Gutenberg College, all students take the same courses. There are no majors and no electives, although there are occasionally optional courses. All students must successfully complete every required course in order to graduate. The total number of credits required for graduation is 184.5. (One credit hour equals one hour of in-class work plus two hours out-of-class work, or the equivalent.) The core curriculum is listed below.

Student Status

Students taking no less than 12 credits are considered full-time students. Students taking less than 12 credits are considered part-time students. However, students who demonstrate proficiency in Greek and/or German—for example, by having previously completed language courses at Gutenberg or another institution—may appeal to have their language requirement waived. Students who have had their language requirement waived but who are otherwise taking all credits required of their grade level shall be considered full-time students even if the number of credits they are taking falls below 12.

Core Curriculum

Course numbers indicate the year in which students generally take the courses (100–first year; 200–second year; 300–third year; 400–fourth year), although the order of some courses within a subject area may vary.

 

Course Code Course Title Credits

Western Civilization Total Credits 37.5
Students may take the following Western Civilization courses in either their freshman or sophomore year, one three-course sequence in the freshman year and another in the sophomore year. Freshmen receive 6 credits for each course. Sophomores receive 6.5 credits for each course because they spend extra time throughout the year preparing for their two-year Western Civilization exam.
WCIV 101 Ancient Civilization 6/6.5
WCIV 102 The Roman World 6/6.5
WCIV 103 The Middle Ages 6/6.5
WCIV 201 The Enlightenment 6/6.5
WCIV 202 The Modern Age 6/6.5
WCIV 203 The 21st Century 6/6.5

Great Conversation Total Credits 35
Students may take the following Great Conversation courses in either their junior or senior year, one three-course sequence in the junior year and another in the senior year. Seniors, who are excused from Great Conversation during the first two weeks of spring quarter in order to work on their senior theses, receive 5 (rather than 6) credits for spring term.
GCON 301 Greek Philosophy & Lit 6
GCON 302 Roman Philosophy & Lit 6
GCON 303 Theology & World Lit 6/5
GCON 401 Epistemology & Medieval Lit 6
GCON 402 Ethics & Modern Lit 6
GCON 403 Sociology & Modern Lit 6/5

Microexegesis Total Credits 11
MXG 101, 102, 103 Aristotle (3 qtrs x 1) 3
MXG 201, 202 New Testament (2 qtrs x 1) 2
MXG 203 Poetry 1
MXG 301, 302, 303 Kierkegaard (3 qtrs x 1) 3
MXG 401, 402, 403 Biblical Hermeneutics (1 qtr x 1;  
2 half-qtrs x .5)   
2

Foreign Language Total Credits 36
GRK 101, 102, 103 Classical Greek 1 (3 qtrs x 3) 9
GRK 201, 202, 203 Classical Greek 2 (3 qtrs x 3) 9
GER 301, 302, 303 German 1 (3 qtrs x 3) 9
GER 401, 402, 403 German 2 (3 qtrs x 3) 9

Ancient Mathematics Total Credits 9
MTH 101 Geometry 3
MTH 102 Geometry/Proportion Theory 3
MTH 103 Proportion Theory 3

Modern Mathematics Total Credits 9
MTH 201 Algebra 3
MTH 202 Calculus 3
MTH 203 Logical Foundations 3

Science Seminars/Practicum Total Credits 16
SCI 101, 201, 203 Copernican Revolution (3 qtrs x 2) 6
SCI 202 Practicum on Experimental Science 2
SCI 301 Darwinian Revolution 2
SCI 302 Population Dynamics 2
SCI 401 Relativity Theory 2
SCI 402 Quantum Mechanics Theory 2

Art Seminars/Practicum Total Credits 8
ART 101 Defining Art 2
ART 102 Making Art 2
ART 301 Music 2
ART 401 Moving Images & Cinema 2

Writing Total Credits 12
WRT 101, 102, 103 Writing 1 (3 qtrs x 2)   6
WRT 201, 202, 203 Writing 2 (3 qtrs x 1.5) 4.5
WRT 301, 302, 303 Writing 3 (3 qtrs x .5) 1.5

Senior Thesis Total Credits 11
THES 301, 401, 402 Senior Thesis (3 qtrs x 2) 6
THES 403 Senior Thesis 5

Total number of credits required for graduation: 184.5