The Core Curriculum allows students to contemplate the compatibility of faith and reason and the ideals of the Catholic intellectual tradition, including the distinctive values lived by the Sisters of Mercy. Core courses are designed to deepen students' knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences and refine their skills of inquiry, analysis and communication.
A deepened understanding of Christian values, the development of an essential knowledge base and the refinement of a liberal arts skill set are necessary to converse and connect with:
- The past: Engaging authors, events and traditions in search of enduring human wisdom.
- The present: Understanding forces, both material and social, that directly impact us now.
- The future: Envisioning alternative possibilities for personal, social and global change.