The Core Curriculum provides the foundation of every Samford undergraduate student’s liberal arts education. These courses of 22 credits total require students to read challenging works and place them in conversation with each other, to write and speak confidently and persuasively, to recognize the depth of biblical scholarship and tradition, and to pay attention to overall health and wellness. In short, the Core courses transcend any one department or major. The Core grew out of many interdisciplinary discussions and explorations of Great Books programs at Columbia University, 芝加哥大学, 和其他人, and also out of best practices for student learning in critical skills, as recognized by the American Association of Colleges and Universities. The Core also reflects the Christian mission at the heart of the university. The Core has been a significant part of every entering freshman’s academic experience since 1997.


核心文本 is a two-semester course sequence taken by all 澳门太阳城app下载 students. Here students survey great works of literature, 哲学, 历史, 和神学, and also learn why these works matter for the 21st century. UCCP 101秋季学期课程, students are introduced to great thinkers from Greece, 罗马, 早期基督教, 中世纪, 和文艺复兴. Spring semester UCCP 102 takes them through the Protestant Reformation, 科学革命, 启蒙运动, and the ideological conflicts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The goal is to equip students with an intellectual narrative that illuminates important thinkers from the past so that they are better equipped to navigate the complicated marketplace of ideas today.



If students are to succeed in life, they must be able to write and speak effectively. Employers consistently rate good communication skills among the most desirable qualities of their employees. The 沟通的艺术 courses are designed to help students develop and refine these vital skills.

Students will meet the following course objectives:

  • 写作
    • Conceive, outline, and produce written assignments in an academic style
    • 研究, 识别, 总结, 分析, and synthesize scholarly resources for implementation in written assignments
    • Adapt purpose/argument, structure, and language in written work to various assignment objectives
    • Demonstrate metacognitive awareness of writing processes
  • 演讲
    • Develop and deliver oral presentations using academic language and rhetorical style
    • Structure and adapt presentations according to various assignment objectives
    • Create and engage multimedia presentations for use in oral presentations



圣经的基础, UCBF 101, provides an introduction to the Christian Scriptures (Old and New Testaments) including their contents, 他们的历史背景, 文学流派, 神学和伦理主题. The course reflects the biblical basis of Samford’s Core 值 and provides a foundation for understanding the place of the Jewish and Christian Scriptures in human culture. The course stresses the relevance of the Bible for contemporary Christian faith and practice.



健身和健康的概念 emphasizes the components of a healthy lifestyle. The principles of fitness including cardiovascular health, 肌肉力量, 肌肉耐力, flexibility and body composition are discussed and applied through classroom and physical activities. Other topics such as nutrition, weight management, and injury management are discussed. Individuals registered with Disability 服务 will meet with the appropriate individuals for activity consideration.