Core Curriculum (COR) Courses

Descriptions of courses offered to meet the Core Curriculum

 COR 1002 Gateway Seminar in Christian Scholarship

Two hours

The Gateway Seminar is an introduction to the purpose and method of Christian higher education and the distinctive mission of John Brown University, the communal intellectual life, and the application of a Christian worldview through exploration of a particular topic. This course also supports students in their transition to JBU. Must be taken during the student's first semester at JBU.

Offered each semester

COR 1201 Summer Academy Selected Topics

One hour

Selected topics offered as part of some Summer Academies.

Offered upon sufficient request

COR 2101 Credit for Prior Learning

One hour

This course explores techniques for the development of a credit for prior learning portfolio and preparation for completing a degree. Topics covered include graduation requirements, educational goals, testing for credit, Learning Theory, and methods of documenting experiential learning. Graded “S or U.”

COR 2591, 3591 Honors: Colloquium

Each course, one hour

A course offering honor students opportunities to study subjects of special interest. Each course may be repeated for up to three hours of credit.

Offered upon sufficient request

COR 3093, 4093 Honors: Integrated Humanities I, II

Each course, three hours

A six-hour course sequence studying the development of human thought and expression from the perspective of the arts, literature, and philosophy. Using a basically chronological approach, students study the dominant art forms in their philosophical contexts, seeking to develop an integrated understanding of human history and the relationship between ideas and the arts. Students are exposed to the writings of important philosophers, and great works of literature and the visual arts. The course requires participation in relevant arts activities in the surrounding area, and students are encouraged to support and become involved in community arts programs as a means of developing a lifelong commitment to the arts. COR 3093 and 4093 together substitute for three requirements in the Core Curriculum (Masterpieces of Literature, The Arts Group, and the Philosophy Group). If a student completes only one of the courses, the course will count for one of the three requirements. Prerequisites: admission to Honors Program or Honors Committee approval, junior standing, EGL 1023, HST 1013, and HST 1023 (or Honors counterparts).

3093 offered fall semester (even-numbered years)

4093 offered spring semester (odd-numbered years)

COR 3111 Honors: Introduction to the Honors Capstone Project

One hour

Designed to prepare students for the Honors Capstone Project. This course will guide students in selecting a topic, conducting a literature review, finding a faculty mentor, and completing the capstone proposal. May be offered on a group basis in a classroom setting or as independent study under faculty supervision. This course will normally be taken during a student's junior year.

Offered fall semester

COR 3691, 3692, 3693 Honors: Practicum

One to three hours

Experiences in Honors Scholars Program Leadership such as serving on the Honors Executive Council, or as an Honors Student Peer Mentor, or editor of Broaden.

Offered each semester