The Baylor College of Arts & Sciences unified core curriculum, designed to be "taught within a community of Christian scholars, enables men and women to acquire the knowledge, skills, and virtues needed to uncover and recognize truth, to deepen their faith, to live virtuously, to strengthen their communities, and to affect the world in transformative ways." To that end, the core curriculum aims to "inspire moral, intellectual, and spiritual virtues."
A virtue is an excellence of character that enables one to strive towards well-being and happiness—to flourish as a human person. Historically, the formation of moral, intellectual, and spiritual virtues has been integral to the purpose of a university education. To learn more about the virtues of Baylor’s unified core curriculum, click below.
How can one’s classroom become a place that cultivates excellence of character? In short, what classroom practices are needed to fulfill the vision of the core curriculum— helping students acquire the knowledge, skills, and virtues needed to uncover and recognize truth, deepen their faith, live virtuously, strengthen their communities, and affect the world in transformative ways?
For resources on how to develop classroom practices—including syllabi, pedagogies, and assessment models—with character formation in mind, click below.