Summer SeminarExperience Summer Seminar.

Summer Seminar courses provide meaningful experiential learning opportunities outside the traditional classroom and are designed to integrate activity, curriculum, and community.

This is a half credit summer course which includes visits to several cultural attractions and integrates reflection, aesthetic appreciation, and the life of the mind in the formation of a Christian understanding of the world. Ideally, students will complete the seminar having integrated the Creator’s imprint in nature, community, and the liberal arts into their understanding of Christ’s lordship in all of life.

 

Summer Seminars

 

South Dakota: “Restoration on the Plains”

June 12-22, 2017

Rising seniors

Over the course of a 10-day trip through Wounded Knee, Badlands National Park, and the Black Hills, students will explore the theme of “restoration” through core courses in literature, history, and science. The focus of the course is the development of a biblical understanding of restoration – the responsibility of all Christians to work toward the restoration of the earth to God’s original intent. Students will interact with a variety of literary selections and participate in a three-day kayak tour on the Missouri River, three days of primitive backpacking in the Badlands, and a three-day biking trip covering 107 miles through the Black Hills. The trip also includes a guided tour of Dan O’Brien’s Broken Heart buffalo ranch.

 

Washington and Oregon – “Cultivating Beauty in Restoration”
July 10-20, 2017

Rising seniors

Over the course of a 10-day trip along Washington’s coast and through northern Oregon, students will explore the theme of “cultivating beauty in restoration” in core courses in literature, theology, and science. The focus of the course is the development of a biblical understanding of beauty and our responsibility as Christians to recognize, seek, and create beauty. Students will interact with a variety of literary selections during a four-day backpacking excursion through the Cascade mountains and a two-day float trip on the Deschutes River.

 

CONTACT
To learn more about Summer Seminar, email Co-directors Claire Birchenough and Chris Knerr.