High school juniors and seniors—begin your college career early and at an affordable rate! Through the dual enrollment program, you’ll take courses taught by Gordon faculty and comprised of current Gordon students. As you get a head-start on college credit, you’ll begin to discover how faith and knowledge are not only complementary but also integral to preparing you for all of life.
Each course fulfills a Core Curriculum requirement at Gordon, giving you a jump on credits before you enroll. If you choose to enroll elsewhere, these standard introductory philosophy and history courses are easily transferable (particularly among Christian colleges).
Fall 2018: August 29-December 20
Spring 2019: January 15-May 16
PHI 118 - The Examined Life (Credits: 4; fall and spring)
Introduces students to important historical and thematic issues about what it means to be human: Who are we? What is our place in the cosmos and how do we relate to the natural world around us? What does it mean to find an object or work of art beautiful? What does it mean to live well as opposed to just living? What is the best way to live well together as a society of persons? How can we know what is true? And how, given that we are made in God’s image, are we to understand our relationship to God?
HIS 121 - Historical Perspectives (Credits: 4; fall and spring)
Examines culture-building, development and change, and interaction of diverse peoples across a broad swath of history. Explores Christianity from its Middle Eastern roots through Renaissance/Reformation to global cultures of the contemporary world in political, technological, social and cultural contexts. Investigates Christian traditions, missionary endeavors, reform movements and relationships between adherents of different world religions. Introduces critical evaluation of historical evidence. Does not count toward history major.
BIO 222 - Environmental Science (Credits: 4; spring only)
In-depth study of the environment and human interaction with it. Major topics include the science of ecosystems, ecosystem functioning, human effects on the world, stewardship ethics and sustainability.
$150 per credit ($600 per course)—an 85% discount on standard tuition costs.
Fall application deadline: May 31, 2018
Spring application deadline: November 2, 2018
Limited to 20 students per class.