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At Wisconsin Lutheran College, you’ll not only have small class sizes and a variety of academic options, you’ll also have the opportunity to
work side-by-side with professors doing groundbreaking heart disease research,
teach in local schools as early as freshman year,
travel to Zambia for a nursing clinical,
take a British literature course in England, or
conduct marine biology research in Grenada.
Receive a well-rounded liberal arts education and take advantage of robust internship
opportunities that make you adaptable and marketable in ever-changing job markets,
and equip you for successful career or graduate school endeavors. Those are just a few
reasons why WLC may be the perfect college for you.
At Wisconsin Lutheran College, we prepare you for success and challenge you to be a leader in your chosen academic field. Taught from a Christian perspective, each course helps you develop skills you’ll need in your career: critical thinking,
communication, teamwork, and decision-making. During freshman year, WLC students take Strengths-based evaluations, receive personalized academic coaching and individual attention, and participate in seminar classes designed to assist them with academic and career planning.
Don’t worry! You're not alone. Your advisor will help you explore your interests and select classes. Since you won’t declare a major until your sophomore year, there’s plenty of time to take a variety of courses to help you narrow your focus.
General Education (GE) at Wisconsin Lutheran College is a central component of the liberal arts programs that encourages multidisciplinary intersections, provides exposure to multiple ways of knowing, and shapes a person's ability to engage in civil and professional relationships in ethical, informed, and creative ways.
The GE curriculum is a complement, not an addendum, to students' majors. Majors immerse students in a single body of core knowledge and prepare students for particular sectors of the job market. The GE curriculum lays the groundwork for collegiate scholarship, prepares students for personal opportunities and experiences outside their desired professional sectors, and aims to develop informed and active citizen engagement.
The Christian Vocation and Service GE curriculum is designed to fully incorporate WLC's mission and its academic goals, which assert that, “a Christian undergraduate education [is] based on scholarly activity, engagement with the liberal arts, and practical application of knowledge [that] enlarges students' perspectives and prepares them for the various vocations in which God places them.” It seeks to clarify the practical and vocational value of a Lutheran liberal arts GE curriculum through distinctive categories that emphasize service to the community and preparation for a career.
Students at WLC will be required to complete the GE curriculum as part of the degree requirements for graduation. Students should expect to take courses in the GE curriculum for the duration of their academic careers at WLC, beginning with COL 101 and LAS 101, courses which introduce students to college and the liberal arts, and ending with LAC 401/402, the Liberal Arts Capstone course.
Wisconsin Lutheran College has adopted six Essential Learning Outcomes (ELOs) that we believe represent the essential skills that all students who graduate from WLC should exhibit. These ELOs, which are listed below, interact closely with WLC's mission and Academic Goals.
The General Education (GE) curriculum at Wisconsin Lutheran College is intended to prepare “students for lives of Christian leadership,” a central tenet of WLC's mission. To meet this mission goal, the curriculum emphasizes Christian vocation - the work one is called to do in all areas of his/her life. It also aims to clearly explain how General Education at an institution such as WLC, which defines itself as a “Lutheran liberal arts college for Christian men and women,” functions. The curriculum deliberately outlines three major professional and vocational categories that we believe are central to developing Christian leaders. These three categories are described below.