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Course Description

The First Year Prelude Program introduces students to the mission and community of Calvin College.  This six-week course is a gateway and integral component of IDIS W50 (Developing a Christian Mind) and serves as a prerequisite to the Cross-Cultural Engagement (CCE) core requirement.

Prelude is a one-credit course that all first year students take during their first semester.  Prelude provides students with a common intellectual experience and a rudimentary introduction to several important aspects of Calvin’s community: a Christian worldview, cultural discernment, responsible freedom, justice, and vocation.   

View the 2012 Prelude Syllabus [PDF download]
View the Prelude 10-year report [PDF download]


Kristy Manion - Prelude Coordinator, 616-526-7528