This course is designed to provide a general overview of environmental science, with an emphasis on sound science, stewardship, and sustainability.  Topics include basic concepts of environmental science, relationships between living and nonliving things, human impact upon the environment, and care of earth’s resources to support future generations of living things. Critical thinking skills will be utilized throughout this course, as these skills underlie one's ability to carefully consider scientific concepts and their effects upon human interactions.  The study of environmental science is approached with an understanding of the grave responsibilities of human beings to practice wise stewardship of God's creation.

This course is designed to encourage students to read significant works of fiction as a paths toward understanding the literary heritage of cultures and the events and forces that have shaped said literature.  The list of works presented in this course focuses on those literary themes surrounding spiritual life such as mercy, forgiveness, sin and redemption.  Reading the chosen selections for the course should challenge the students' critical and analytical abilities and enhance their appreciation of a variety of literary styles and techniques.  This course will lead students to identify the stylistic devices and thematic strands which characterize each work.