The liberal arts create the foundation of a Concordia education. Our curriculum is based on the concept of liberal learning to become responsibly engaged in the world, affectionately shortened to BREW.
What are the liberal arts?
Concordia is a liberal arts college, which means that in addition to classes in your major field of study, students are required to take a set of courses called the core curriculum from many different departments.
Having a basic understanding of English, math, science and religion will round out your education and better equip you for any surprises your life and work might bring you. By completing the liberal arts core curriculum, students are also given a solid foundation in written and oral communication.
Combined, this helps students to understand and appreciate disciplines outside of their major, and peoples and cultures that differ from their own.
Concordia has five goals for liberal learning
- Instill a love for learning
- Develop foundational skills and transferable intellectual capacities
- Develop an understanding of disciplinary, interdisciplinary and intercultural perspectives and their connections
- Cultivate an examined cultural, ethical, physical and spiritual self-understanding
- Encourage responsible participation in the world
Hungry for more liberal arts information? Core Curriculum Details