For Students Committed to Social Justice
Is your sense of the world strongly infuenced by fair play and justice for all? Then Earlham College, founded in 1847 by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), has an academic program you will fnd deeply satisfying.
The Pursuit of Truth
Earlham's Mission Statement emphasizes the pursuit of truth, wherever it may lead, and letting the evidence lead that search without oppression. It states further the importance of: "respect for the consciences of others; openness to new truth and therefore the willingness to search; veracity, rigorous integrity in dealing with the facts; and the application of what is known to improving our world."
Earlham College lies at the southwestern edge of Richmond, Indiana, nestled in an 800-acre tree-shaded campus. It is one of the country's most academically robust liberal arts colleges—educating its students to: "live and work effectively together with others; to value lifelong learning; to appreciate cultural, ethnic and religious diversity; and to become engaged global citizens." In keeping with the Quaker's belief in equality, students and faculty address each other at Earlham by frst name. Even the term "freshman " is replaced with "first-year student."
Innovative, Value–Grounded Programs
Earlham's innovative, value-grounded programs emphasize fve elements: Interdisciplinary Programs, Global Reach, Experiential Learning, Collaborative Projects, and Networked Information Resources. Earlham is a residential undergraduate college but also has two graduate programs: the Master of Arts in teaching and the Master of Education. Both of these provide a route for teacher licensure to students with liberal arts undergraduate degrees.
Earlham is also known for its strong, nationally recognized programs in biology, Japanese studies, peace and global studies, and German. According to their website, "almost two-thirds of Earlham students go on a semester-length, off-campus program to destinations all over the world." Other classes include a course-integrated program of information literacy instruction and an intensive "Super Languages" program where a full year of a language is taught for one semester.
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