Taking a shot at Developing a Liberal Arts program

Here is my attempt at developing a curriculum for a small (non-existent) college that would have a undergraduate liberal arts program and a graduate extension program. I’ll call this hypothetical institution ‘Jordanus College’ after Blessed Jordan of Saxony, the second Master of the Order of Preachers. Feel free to criticize my amateur-ness in academic planning.

Programs

 

Undergraduate Liberal Arts Program 148 Hours
  • Concentrations:
    • Theology
    • Philosophy
    • History
    • Literature
    • Physical Science
36 Hours
Graduate Aristotle Program

  • Master of Arts
    • Core
    • One Concentration
    • Thesis
  • Doctor of Arts
    • Core
    • Two Concentrations
    • Language
    • Dissertation
43 Hours

76 Hours

  • Course-Work
    • Core: 18 Hours
    • Concentration(s): 24 Hours
    • Language: 9 Hours
    • Thesis/Dissertation: 1 Hour

Undergraduate Liberal Arts Program

Theology [27 Hours]

  • Introduction to Christianity
  • Scriptural Exegesis
  • The Trinity
  • Christology
  • The Liturgy
  • OT Elective
  • NT Elective
  • Patristics Elective
  • Elective
Philosophy [27 Hours]

  • The Human Person
  • Ethics & Virtues
  • Metaphysics
  • The Polis
  • Epistemology
  • Nature
  • Ascetics
  • Elective
  • Elective
History [24 Hours]

  • Ancient Civilizations
  • European Civilizations
  • The History of the Americas
  • Contemporary History
  • Civilization Elective
  • Civilization Elective
  • Elective
Literature [18 Hours]

  • Mythology and Early Drama
  • Medieval & Renaissance Literature
  • Early Modern Literature
  • Writing Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
Logic & Mathematics [12 Hours]

  • Aristotelian Logic
  • Contemporary Logic
  • Mathematics Elective
  • Mathematics or Science Elective
Physical Sciences [9 Hours]

  • Elective (Consecutive I)
  • Elective (Consecutive II)
  • Elective
Fine Arts [6 Hours]

  • Elective
  • Elective (or Art History)
Language [6 Hours]

  • Elective (Consecutive I)
  • Elective (Consecutive II)
Additional Courses [18 Hours]

  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

 

Thesis [1 Hour]
148 Hours

 Graduate ‘Aristotle’ Program

CORE COURSES
Core Essentials (12 Hours)
ARTL 601 Socrates, Plato, & Aristotle
ARTL 602 The Human Person in Aristotle
ARTL 603 Aristotle and Epistemology
ARTL 604 Aristotelian Philosophy & Physical Science
Core Electives (6 Hours) – Select two
ARTL 605 Politics & Ethics
ARTL 606 Metaphysics
ARTL 607 Rhetoric and Poetics
ARTL 608 Logic in the Organon
Specialized Studies (24 Hours)
Politics ARPO
Philosophy ARPH
Literature ARLR
History ARHS
Mathematics ARMT
Physical Science ARPS
Language Courses [Doctoral] (9 Hours)
Thesis (1 Hour)
   
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