Enduring Questions & Ideas (GE)

Concordia University's Enduring Questions & Ideas (Q&I) general education curriculum is composed of Core and Exploration courses. Students must complete the requisite course(s) for each big question under the Core and Exploration sections. In answering the questions How Shall I Live? and Who Am I and Who Are They?, students must take at least 1 Social Science course (ANT, ECO, PSY, SOC, COM 216 or COM 324).

Core Courses

Level I

Students entering with 29 or fewer transferred semester units take 25 Core units as follows:

Plan of Study Grid
FreshmanUnits
What Are Truth, Goodness, and Beauty?  
CMTH 101 The Nature of Mathematics 3
CPHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
What Is Truth?  
CBIO 101 Integrated Biology 4
CTHL 101 Foundations of Christian Theology 3
 Units13
Sophomore
Who Is a Virtuous Citizen?  
CENG 201 World Literature to the Renaissance 3
CHST 201 The West and the World 3
 Units6
Junior
What Is the Nature of a Good Society?  
CENG 202 World Literature from the Enlightenment 3
CHST 202 America and the World 3
 Units6
 Total Units25

Level II

Students entering with 30-59 transferred semester units take 12 Core units from the courses below:

Sophomore Transfer Core

What Does It Mean to Be Human?
CPHI 200Introduction to Philosophical Inquiry3
CTHL 200Introduction to Theological Thought3
Choose 1 of the following course pairings:6
Option 1: Who is a Virtuous Citizen?
World Literature to the Renaissance3
The West and the World3
Option 2: What is the Nature of a Good Society?
World Literature from the Enlightenment3
America and the World3
Students in this category also transfer in or take 13 additional units or their equivalents as follows:
Biology (CBIO 101, BIO 101, BIO 111)4
Mathematics (CMTH 101, MTH 201, MTH 252, MTH 271)3
English (CENG 201, CENG 202, ENG 201, ENG 341, ENG 342, ENG 361, ENG 362, ENG 380, ENG 382, ENG 383, ENG 385, ENG 386, ENG 387, ENG 391, ENG 392)3
History (CHST 201 or HST 201, CHST 202 or HST 202, HST 226, HST 301, HST 321, HST 332, HST 334, HST 336, HST 338, HST 341, HST 361, HST 371, HST 410, HST 412, HST 416A, HST 416B, HST 431, HST 437, HST 451, HST 491)3
Total Units25

Level III

Students entering with 60 or more transferred semester units take the following 6 Core units:

Junior/Senior Transfer Core

What Does It Mean to Be Human?
CPHI 200Introduction to Philosophical Inquiry3
CTHL 200Introduction to Theological Thought3
Students in this category also transfer in or take 19 additional units or their equivalents as follows:
Biology (CBIO 101, BIO 101, BIO 111)4
Mathematics (CMTH 101, MTH 201, MTH 252, MTH 271)3
Choose 2 of the following courses:6
Choose 2 of the following courses:6
Total Units25

Exploration Courses

What Are My Vocations?
INT 100Foundations: Exploring Virtue and Vocation *2
"Who Do You Say that I Am?"
Choose 2 of the following courses:6
Life of Christ3
History and Literature of the Old Testament3
History and Literature of the New Testament3
Old Testament Book of the Bible3
New Testament Book of the Bible3
How Shall I Live? **
Choose 1 of the following courses:3
Dance for Health3
Christian Wellness (Christian Wellness)3
Historical, Social, Cultural Foundations of Sport and P.E.3
Leadership Development3
Bioethics and Healthcare Professions3
Political Thought I: Ancient to Early Modern3
Political Thought II: The Enlightenment3
Marriage and the Family3
Christians and Ethics3
Why Art?
Choose 1 of the following courses:3
Experiences in Art3
Art History I3
Art History II3
The History of Contemporary Art3
Music Fundamentals3
Experiences in Music3
Music in the Liberal Arts3
Music History: Antiquity through Bach3
Experiences in Theatre3
Introduction to Theatre3
Introduction to Genre and Craft in Creative Writing3
What Is Eloquence?
COM 111Public Speaking3
or COM 211 Introduction to Argumentation and Debate
WRT 102Writing and Research3
or WRT 201 The Art of the Essay
How Do I Understand Nature?
Choose 1 of the following courses:4
Introduction to Chemistry4
Chemistry I4
Physics I4
Calculus-based Physics I4
Astronomy I4
Astronomy II4
Physical Science4
Physical Oceanography4
Who Am I and Who Are They? **
Choose 1 of the following courses:3
Cultural Anthropology3
Native Peoples of North America3
Interpersonal Communication3
Intercultural Communication3
Macroeconomics3
Microeconomics3
History of Economic Thought3
Postcolonial Literature3
Introduction to Psychology3
Introduction to Sociology3
World Religions3
Total Units25-27
Other Academic Requirements71-73
Academic Major
Professional Program (if applicable)
Graduation Requirements
Minor and/or Electives (to reach 128 units)
*

Only required of students entering with fewer than 24 semester units of university credit.

**

In selecting courses to satisfy these two questions, students must take at least 1 Social Science course (ANT, ECO, PSY, SOC, COM 216 or COM 324).