|Department||Number||Title / Description||Credits|
|General Education||CP100||Critical Writing|
CP100 introduces students to writing and speech for general academic discourse and provides building blocks in composition and presentation that are required in every field of study. Students in this course cultivate skills in the rhetorical and compositional strategies common to the written and spoken discourse of the college academy. The course emphasizes critical thinking, summary, analysis and synthesis of source material in the writing of student essays. Students also will build skills and demonstrate abilities in oral presentation of research and composition. Writing and Speech will be explored through the examination of Global/Multicultural concerns such as class, race and gender. Students will produce three short papers and one long research paper of 2000 words, as well as shorter homework writing and two formal oral presentations. Prerequisite: EN098 Writing for
College is required for students whose entrance tests indicate a weakness in this area.
|General Education||CP100L||Critical Writing and Speaking Lab|
The critical writing and speaking lab provides students with an opportunity to hone their writing and speaking skills in a supportive environment. Students meet once per week in a small group setting for
guidance and assistance with writing and speaking assignments from concurrent courses. Prerequisite: CP100 (at least concurrently), 1 credit of CP100L is required of all students. There is a lab fee for this course. Repeatable for credit.
|General Education||CP150||Christian Tradition|
This course traces some of the pivotal events in Christian
history, and includes the people, socio-cultural influences and basic theological concerns
involved. Attention is paid to developments in each major period of Christian history, as
well as to the growth of Christianity from its roots in the Middle East to expansion across
Europe and Africa, to its appearance in Asia and the Americas.
|General Education||CP195||The West in the World Since 1500|
An examination of the broad patterns of
Western historical development in global context. Special emphasis will be given to the
competing assessments of the meaning and significance of Western and modern global
|General Education||CP235||Arts and Music|
This course introduces students to the communication of
important aesthetic, philosophical and religious ideas through the languages of music
and the visual arts. Examples drawn from African, American, Middle Eastern, Indian and
Chinese cultures highlight the global range of artistic thought. Prerequisites: CP100, CP150,
|General Education||CP245||Literature and Culture|
A humanities course designed to reveal to students:
1.) the debt the Western literary tradition owes to the ancient, pre-Christian world; and
2.) how literature operates as an important vehicle for cultural exchange between the east
and the west. In the process, students will refine their skills in reading and understanding
literary works, including the interpretation of figurative language, an awareness of how
literary genre shapes content, and the ability to articulate central themes. Prerequisites:
CP100 and CP195 (at least concurrently).
|General Education||CP250||The Bible in Current Perspective|
Serves as a broad introduction to the Bible and
the various ways it impacts both the church and contemporary society. Provides an introduction
to the formation of the Christian canon and surveys the major themes of the Old and New
Testaments. Throughout the course, connections are drawn between the Bible and other
disciplines, especially connections to the topics covered in the other courses in the Cultural
Perspectives curriculum. Prerequisites: CP100, CP150, and CP195 (at least concurrently).
|General Education||CP290||East Meets West: Western Philosophy and Globalization|
This course addresses
philosophical themes that arise as the result of the human search for meaning in the
present context of globalization. While it will include an historical survey of significant
Western response to these perennial human questions, it will also include voices from
outside the Western tradition. Emphasis will be placed on those concepts, issues and
philosophers which have played the greatest role in Western civilization, and which
may offer significant answers to today’s global questions. Emphasis will be placed upon
correlations with other courses in the Cultural Perspectives curriculum. Prerequisites:
CP100, CP150, and CP195 (at least concurrently).
|General Education||CP325||Epoch-Making Events in Science|
This course examines selected great ideas
from science, the environments from which they arose, the people involved, and their
impacts upon contemporary and succeeding generations. Interactions of scientific thought
with prevailing philosophical and religious outlooks are considered. Among the ideas
and epochs discussed are: the birth of the scientific tradition, the Copernican revolution,
Darwin’s theory of evolution, and the Big Bang. This course includes discussion of the
religious implications of science, as unfolded in the controversies surrounding Galileo and
Darwin. Prerequisites: CP250 and one Lab science.
|General Education||CP350||World Religions|
Studies the historical understandings and practices of the
major belief systems of the world, such as: animism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and secondary groups that have developed from them. This course will include optional visits to observe local places of worship and meditation in the Boston area. Prerequisites: CP250 and CP290.
|General Education||CP410||Living Issues|
This is the capstone course in ENC’s Cultural Perspectives
sequence of courses, designed to expose students to some of the major challenges
facing humanity as a whole and the student as an individual. One of the primary course
objectives is the exploration of the tensions and possibilities that exist for Christian faith
and values in a society permeated with individualism, materialism, and despair. This course
also deals with moral philosophy around the globe, considering social issues and morality
from the vantage point of ethics and responsibility. Prerequisites: CP250, CP290, and Senior standing.