Catalogue: Traditional Program: Classical Education Studies

Classical Education Studies (CES)

Professor Ford, Dean of Worldview Studies

The Classical College prepares students to serve in classical schools as teachers or administrators.  The student continues their rich classical school experience by deepening their understanding of the implications of biblical truth in forming and expressing that truth a coherent worldview.  Though the Trivium is not exactly replicable on a college level, this program does emphasize biblical foundations, the goal for accurate understanding, interpreting and expressing biblical truth in a rhetorically successful way, and a commitment to the personal Lordship of Christ in one’s life and in the world of ideas. 

Requirements for a Classical Education Studies Major at Belhaven
In addition to the complete Worldview Curriculum or transfer curriculum in the general education requirements, majors will complete the following courses: ENG 473, plus 3 credits of other 300-400 level English; 6 credits of  300-400 level HIS course; PHI 225, 227, 275, 321, 322, 337; 6 credits of 300-400 level ART or MUS courses, and HUM 402 Capstone.  In addition, GRE 101 and 102 will be offered.

Requirements for a Classical Education Studies Minor at Belhaven
This minor would be offered in coordination with a Major in the Arts (Liberal or Fine Arts). The requirement would be 18 hours – with 12 hours in PHI 225 Logic, PHI 227 Ethics, PHI 321 History of Ancient Philosophy, PHI 337 Epistemology and two 300-400 level courses from MUS, ENG, HIS or ART in an area other than the declared major.  Greek I and II are also recommended.