IDIS-150   Developing a Christian Mind

Taken during the first-year interim, this course introduces students to the central intellectual project of Calvin College, the development of a Christian worldview and a broad, faith-based engagement with the ambient culture. A set of common readings sketches out basic biblical themes and helps students begin to formulate a Christian frame of reference as they pursue their academic vocation. In addition to these common readings and themes, each section of the course defines a particular academic issue to explore from the perspective of Christian faith and praxis. ** Several sections of this course are offered during the spring semester to accommodate first-year students enrolled in the foreign language sequence 121-122-123/202. In addition, individual and multiple sections of the course have specific subtitles indicating the special focus of each.