Our Nationally-Recognized not-so General Education
There's a reason that our freshmen rank in the top 10% of students nationally on almost every indicator of intellectual engagement. A key contributor is our signature curriculum Enduring Questions & Ideas (Q&I, for short).
Through a series of paired courses – Math & Philosophy, Biology & Theology, History & Literature – Q&I will prompt you to ask big questions and explore big ideas, such as:
- What are truth, goodness and beauty?
- What does it mean to be human?
- How shall we be governed?
- What should we believe?
Exploring these questions and ideas alongside your professors and peers will help you form habits of intellectual engagement that will not just prepare you for the rest of college, but for your career and the rest of your life.
In fact, Q&I is one of the reasons why Concordia has been named among the Colleges of Distinction for the way we prioritize Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community, and Successful Outcomes – the four distinctions evaluated in the ranking.