Paideia 111/112: Enduring Questions
Enduring Questions sections allow face-to-face learning, with no more than 19 students per section.
Learning in Community
Enduring Questions is a course that every Luther student takes in his or her first year. This common element is vital. Throughout the year all Luther first-year students read the same works (though the class assignments related to the works may vary). The best class discussions extend into residence halls and cafeteria tables.
Enduring Questions—a two-semester course taught by faculty from every academic division—studies works drawn from across the disciplines. The course provides a base of skills you will use throughout your college experience.
It models the ideals of the liberal arts because:
- the most important questions draw on a range of perspectives for their answers
- the best answers draw not only on facts but on the wisdom of a well-developed sensibility
- education develops your potential, not just for a job, but for an active social, political, and inner life