Wartburg College

Introduction
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College is about more than just a degree. It is an investment in your future.

The liberal arts education you will receive at Wartburg allows you to not only gain the skills required from your chosen field of study, but also the critical thinking skills required to explore the ethics of decision-making and community engagement, effective communication, cultural competence, and collaboration.

Our Mission

Wartburg College is dedicated to challenging and nurturing students for lives of leadership and service as a spirited expression of their faith and learning.

Our Identity

Wartburg College is a liberal arts college of the Lutheran Church (ELCA). You don’t have to be Lutheran, or even Christian, to appreciate the way a Wartburg education will help you discover meaning and purpose for your life.

Many colleges work from a common creed or statement of belief where faith is imposed. Other colleges keep faith out of community life entirely. At Wartburg College, we use the Lutheran approach to education, which builds community around a lively and inclusive conversation of faith and learning.

Martin Luther, who sparked the Reformation in 1517, was both a pastor and a university professor. He wrestled with the bigger questions of life and how faith could truly change the world around us. Because of our Lutheran theological perspective, we want you to also wrestle with these big questions as you work through your four years at Wartburg. We invite and encourage conversations with people of diverse backgrounds and with differing spiritual perspectives. In turn, you will learn more about your own beliefs and values.

Discover Your Calling

Wartburg College helps students discover and claim their callings—connecting their learning with faith and values, their understanding of themselves and their gifts, their perspective on life and the future, and the opportunities for participating in church, community, and the larger society in purposeful and meaningful ways.

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Academic Fast Facts

  • Average class size: 17
  • Student-faculty ratio: 11:1
  • Full-time faculty: 104
  • Ranked faculty with highest degree in discipline: 99%
  • Endowed faculty positions: 2 distinguished chairs, 11 endowed chairs, 1 distinguished professorships, 4 endowed professorships.

Most Popular Majors

  • 1 Business Administration
  • 2 Biology
  • 3 Elementary Education
  • 4 Journalism and Communication
  • 5 Music Education

International Recognition

  • One of five colleges to receive the Washington Center’s inaugural Higher Education Civic Engagement Award for service-learning and community engagement.
  • Nationally classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as one of 12 exclusively baccalaureate colleges that foster experiential learning and community engagement.
  • Named eight consecutive times to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, three times “with distinction,” in recognition of volunteer efforts by Wartburg students.
  • One of only six Iowa colleges included in the 2014-15 Colleges of Distinction, which recognizes schools that have demonstrated their dedication to "engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities, and successful outcomes."
  • Wartburg was ranked 16th in the nation for short-term study abroad in the 2014 Open Doors Report, conducted in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
  • Included in Washington Monthly's best liberal arts colleges ranking for its contribution to the public good through social mobility, research, and service.
  • Winner of NetImpact’s 2012 “Small Steps, Big Wins Challenge,” a national competition among universities and colleges rewarding social and environmental actions.
  • Ranked in the Princeton Review as one of the best colleges in the Midwest region.
  • Listed in Peterson’s Top Colleges for Science among 200 schools with outstanding programs in science and mathematics.
  • One of two colleges in Iowa to be nationally recognized by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education for its elementary-education program.
  • Included among the first-tier Best National Liberal Arts Colleges as ranked by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Ranked No. 7 among national universities and liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report as an “overperformer” in graduation rates for students from low-income families.
  • Included in Money Magazine's "best colleges" ranking.
  • The Wartburg “Community Builders” program was awarded a MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship.
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Graduate in four years!

What is a Graduation Rate?

This can be a very confusing concept. Basically, this is the percentage of students who actually complete a degree at the institution. Most reports online will show a 6-year graduation rate, which is the percentage of full-time students received their bachelor’s degree within six years, which has become the average length of an undergraduate education at many universities. This is NOT true at Wartburg College.

93% of our graduates finished their degrees in four years. Of the full-time students who started at Wartburg, 63% will complete their degree at Wartburg, which is considered a very high graduation rate. In the past 10 years, Wartburg has had graduation rates as high as 70%.

Why compare five years at state schools to four years at Wartburg?

The reality for many students is it will take four-and-a-half to five years or more to earn a degree at a state school, according to national statistics. At Wartburg, 93 percent of our graduates complete their degree in four years.

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Bachelor

BM in Music Therapy

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Waverly

The Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy degree is offered for those who wish to complete the coursework aligned with the requirements set by the American Music Therapy Association to qualify for becoming a Board-Certified Music Therapist. [+]

Wartburg College is an accredited, institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Students completing the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) approved music therapy degree program are eligible to sit for board certification by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). Wartburg is the only private college in Iowa to offer the music therapy major. Completion of the Bachelor of Music Education or the Bachelor of Music Education/Music Therapy degree leads to licensure in education in the state of Iowa. The Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy degree is offered for those who wish to complete the coursework aligned with the requirements set by the American Music Therapy Association to qualify for becoming a Board-Certified Music Therapist. A six month internship post coursework is required before sitting for the board certification exam. Music Department Fast Facts Wartburg offers four-year majors/degrees. This means one year less tuition and one more year of salary when compared with a state university. The college offers the only B.A. in church music in Iowa. Wartburg is the only private college in Iowa with a music therapy degree. The music department boasts a 100 percent job/graduate school placement rate for ALL graduates. Wartburg is one of only three colleges in Iowa to be certified by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education). The college is the only Iowa school that offers ethnomusicology as an active part of the music curriculum. Music education students start field experience in their first year. Course Requirements 30¾-31¼ course credits: Any BI 202 prerequisite BI 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology ED 212 Human Relations MU 105 Music Theory I MU 106 Music Theory II MU 107 Aural Skills I MU 137 Instrumental Methods: Drums MU 158 Therapeutic Improvisation MU 176 Voice Methods I and MU 177 Voice Methods II or MU 229 Voice Pedagogy I MU 183 Introduction to Music Therapy Fieldwork MU 184 Music Therapy Pre-Practicum MU 194 Functional Guitar Class MU 196 Therapeutic Guitar MU 205 Music Theory III MU 207 Aural Skills II MU 210 Principles of Music Therapy MU 211 Music Therapy Musical Foundations MU 214 Music Therapy in Medical and Mental Health MU 284 Music Therapy Practicum I MU 285 Music Therapy Practicum II MU 312 Psychology of Music MU 313 Music and Behavior: Therapeutic Approaches MU 315 Music History I MU 316 Music History II MU 318 20th-Century Music MU 324 Conducting MU 382 Music Therapy Practicum III MU 383 Music Therapy Practicum IV MU 405 Music Therapy Internship MU 410 Current Issues in Music Therapy MU 485 Music Therapy Practicum V PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology PSY 224 Abnormal Psychology PSY 225 Life Span Human Development or SW 201 Human Behavior and the Social Environment PSY 321 Research Methods and Data Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences or SW 321 Social Work Research SW 202 Group and Organizational Behavior SW 250 Current Topics in Social Work Practice (½-1 course credits) One non-applied music course credit Four major applied music credits Two minor applied music credits Participation in music ensemble each term Pass basic guitar skills test Pass basic piano skills test, if non-keyboard emphasis Pass freshman jury Pass music therapy pre-practicum competencies Pass sophomore barrier Third-year recital (15 minutes) Fourth-year recital (30 minutes) or senior presentation Bachman Fine Arts Center Opened in 1991, the Bachman Fine Arts Center houses the departments of music and art. The Bachman Fine Arts Center offers excellent equipment and facilities for rehearsal and practice, 50 grand and upright pianos, 22 practice rooms, and 16 music studios. The building also houses a music therapy facility that includes an observation laboratory. The Presser Music Technology Classroom is equipped with computer equipment, MIDI keyboards, and software for composition, music theory, and ear training. Art facilities include a gallery, graphic design computer stations, classrooms and studios. [-]

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BA in Biology

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Waverly

The Wartburg Biology Department prepares students for a wide variety of careers, including health professions, research, teaching, biotechnology, and fields involving global and environmental issues. We teach what science is, not just the knowledge it has produced, with inquiry-based learning. [+]

A degree in biology from Wartburg College is well-recognized around the nation. The Wartburg Biology Department prepares students for a wide variety of careers, including health professions, research, teaching, biotechnology, and fields involving global and environmental issues. We teach what science is, not just the knowledge it has produced, with inquiry-based learning. While the curriculum of the biology department is rigorous, students also gain an appreciation of how studying biology can be fun, exciting and rewarding. The success of the biology program is grounded in its inquiry-based emphasis where students facilitate their learning by experiencing science rather than merely reading about it. The Academic Experience Incredible opportunities are available for both on-campus and off-campus research experience in biology. Hands-on projects are an integral part of the courses throughout your four years. Most biology majors conduct independent research under the guidance of a faculty member and participate in May Term field experiences. A Challenge That’s Rewarding Small-college environment with more personal attention and greater opportunities to excel without the pressure of impersonal large classes. Wartburg faculty teach ALL classes, unlike larger colleges and universities Advantages of the Wartburg Biology Department Program 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio Broad liberal arts education with emphasis on academic excellence (Alpha Chi & TriBeta honoraries) A small-college environment, more personal attention, and greater opportunities to excel without the pressure and impersonal nature of large classes A caring and highly qualified faculty All faculty have earned doctorate (ten more in math/computer science/physics) Numerous opportunities for on- and off-campus individual projects, independent study, and field experience Environmental studies minor Biochemistry major 4-4-1 Calendar Fall (4 courses), Winter (4 courses), May (1 course). May Term allows students to explore a field experience or do research that can continue through the summer. Innovative on- and off-campus courses during May Term: Marine Science, Caribbean Biology, Aquatic Biology, Immunology, Microbial Ecology, Gender and Science, Biotechnology, Environmental Chemistry, Science and Religion, Ecology of Prairie Vertebrates, Neotropical Experience. Field Experience/Independent Research Study Research with Wartburg faculty: diatom ecology, cancer, microbiology, conservation of urban green spaces, photochemistry of transition metal compounds, evolutionary genetics Field work and research experience with environmental agencies: Nature Conservancy; natural resource departments in Iowa, Colorado, Minnesota & Nebraska; county conservation boards; Osborne Nature Center in Elkader; Heery Woods; and Hartman Reserve Accompanying and observing health professionals as they see patients in hospitals and private clinics Research opportunities at universities and institutions: Iowa, Minnesota (including its Hormel Institute Division), Iowa State, Illinois State, Michigan, Kansas, Mayo Clinic, Baylor, Marshfield Medical Research Foundation, Kentucky-Lexington, Texas-Galveston, Colorado-Denver Medical Center, North Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Research opportunities in industry: Monsanto Agrichemical, Pierce Chemical Company, Pioneer Hybrids Research opportunities (summer and semester-long) at national energy laboratories: Argonne, Pacific Northwest, Brookhaven, Oak Ridge Laboratories, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Internships in Tanzania and Ghana, Africa; England; and Denver, Colo. Alumni Outcomes Wartburg graduates find satisfying jobs and are admitted into top graduate and professional schools. Wartburg alumni can be found in all 50 U.S. states and over 70 foreign countries. Below is only a sample of the types of positions Wartburg graduates from the Biology Department have had in the past. Sample of Alumni Positions from the Past Five Years: Registered Nurse – Oncology, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colo. Quality Regulation Lab Technician, General Mills, Cedar Rapids Graduate Student-Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City Biological Science Technician, National Park Service, Yellowstone, Wy. Graduate Research Assistant/Assistant Researcher, Texas A&M, Temple, Tx. Outreach Associate, National Wildlife Federation, Washington, D.C. Science Teacher, Davenport Community School District, Davenport Sample Stand-out Alumni Positions: Associate and Vice Chair, Professor of Urology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Pheonix, Ariz. Cardiovascular Research Technician, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Chief Technical Officer and Founder, Tower Care Technologies, Wexford, Penn. Major Requirements 14½ course credits: BI 151 Biology I: Ecosystems, Cells, and Evolution BI 152 Biology II: Phylogeny, Structure, and Function BI 211 Genetics BI 455 Methods of Biological Research BI 456 Student-Originated Research BI 461 Science Seminar Two BI course credits numbered 200 or higher excluding BI 371 and BI 372. One course credit must include a lab. MA 214 Statistical Methods One course credit studying life at the organismal level BI 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology BI 304 Developmental Biology BI 311 Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology I BI 312 Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology II NSC 335 Neurobiology One course credit studying life at the ecosystem level BI 204 Conservation of Natural Resources BI 206 Ecology of Guyana I and BI 216 Ecology of Guyana II BI 207 Vertebrate Ecology of the Prairie BI 208 Island Ecology BI 209 Ecology BI 213 New Zealand Ecology and Maori Life II BI 295 Special Topics (One topic approved by EPC.) Ecology and Culture of the Amazon II BI 315 Ornithology BI 320 Aquatic Biology BI 325 Behavioral Ecology One course credit studying life at the cellular level BI 221 Cell Biology BI 305 Microbiology BI 416 Molecular Biology of Cancer Three CH course credits from CH 113 Principles of Chemistry I CH 114 Principles of Chemistry II CH 190 Environmental Chemistry CH 205 Introductory Organic Chemistry CH 211 Organic Chemistry I CH 217 Analytical Chemistry One MA course credit from MA 107 Finite Mathematics MA 190 Precalculus MA 250 Applied Calculus MA 251 Foundational Differential Calculus and MA 252 Foundational Integral Calculus Science Center The Science Center, completed in 2004, represents an expansion and renovation that doubled the size of Wartburg’s science facilities to over 110,000 square feet. The building is designed for hands-on learning and close interaction among students and faculty. Lecture rooms and laboratories, all with Internet access, provide state-of-the-art facilities for biology, chemistry, engineering science, physics, mathematics, and computer science classes. The Science Center houses four computer laboratories, a greenhouse, animal facilities, molecular biology and biochemistry suite with a cell culture room, cadaver room, indoor stream facility, student/faculty research areas, and a variety of informal student study areas. Equipment also includes three mobile computer labs, a scanning electron microscope, fluorescent microscopes, atomic absorption spectrophotometer, Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer, and research electromagnet. A cardio/CP stress test system is available in the Wartburg-Waverly Sports and Wellness Center. [-]

BA in Chemistry

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Waverly

Chemistry prepares you for success in many science-related occupations. You have the opportunity to learn in a state-of-the-art Science Center. Companies, organizations, and institutions looking for people with hands-on experience seek Wartburg chemistry and biochemistry graduates. The department has a 100 percent placement rate. [+]

A Well-Respected Program Chemistry prepares you for success in many science-related occupations. You have the opportunity to learn in a state-of-the-art Science Center. Companies, organizations, and institutions looking for people with hands-on experience seek Wartburg chemistry and biochemistry graduates. The department has a 100 percent placement rate. Experimentation and research is at the heart of the Wartburg chemistry program. On campus, students use modern instrumentation in course work and individual research. Chemistry faculty members are effective teachers and advisers, and small class sizes enable faculty and students to become well acquainted. Program Fast Facts The chemistry major can be used to pursue professional study in: Medicine Laboratory Chemistry (clinical, environmental, pharmaceutical, food science, etc.) Clinical Chemistry Veterinary Medicine Optometry Dentistry Pharmacy Excellent Placement in Graduate and Professional Schools You may also pursue graduate study in such areas as analytical chemistry, biochemistry, organic or inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, environmental chemistry, patent law, or forensic law. A number of Wartburg chemistry majors have gone on to careers in medicine. Students majoring in chemistry or biochemistry are encouraged have the opportunity to complete internships in industrial or university laboratories. Or, students may choose to conduct undergraduate research with Wartburg faculty members. Students have been selected for research projects at various universities funded by the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) program, as well as industrial internships in chemical safety and environmental testing laboratories. Numerous Career Options A chemistry or biochemistry degree can lead to a variety of occupations. You may find a position teaching chemistry in high school or middle school. You can qualify for positions in technical sales or management. You may work as a technician in industrial, state, national, and university laboratories. You may also find a career in clinical, environmental, pharmaceutical, food science, materials science, or forensic science. Alumni Outcomes Wartburg graduates find satisfying jobs and are admitted into top graduate and professional schools. Wartburg alumni can be found in all 50 U.S. states and over 70 foreign countries. Below is only a sample of the types of positions Wartburg graduates from the Chemistry Department have had in the past. Sample of Alumni Positions from the Past Five Years: Development Associate, The Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines Graduate Research Assistant/Ph.D. Candidate Mapping Specialist, Pinnacle Group, Iowa Falls Graduate Student-BioMedical Studies QA Scientist, Cargill, Cedar Rapids Sample Stand-out Alumni Positions: Assistant Dean, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minn. Owner/Manager, Astro-Chem Lab, Inc. Williston, N.D. Physician/Co-Founder, COO, Case Western Reserve University/Patient Provider, Ohio President and CEO, Relationship One, Minneapolis, Minn. Course Requirements 15½ course credits: CH 113 Principles of Chemistry I CH 114 Principles of Chemistry II CH 211 Organic Chemistry I CH 212 Organic Chemistry II CH 217 Analytical Chemistry CH 315 Quantum Chemistry CH 316 Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics CH 340 Analytical and Physical Measurements CH 421 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry CH 461 Science Seminar MA 214 Statistical Methods MA 251 Foundational Differential Calculus MA 252 Foundational Integral Calculus PHY 101 General Physics I and PHY 102 General Physics II or PHY 203 Classical Physics I and PHY 204 Classical Physics II One course credit from CH 371 Internship CH 372 Internship CH 450 Independent Study CH 455 Methods of Biochemical Research and CH 456 Student-Originated Research CH 471 Research One course credit from CH 420 Advanced Organic Chemistry CH 422 Advanced Analytical Chemistry Science Center The Science Center, completed in 2004, represents an expansion and renovation that doubled the size of Wartburg’s science facilities to over 110,000 square feet. The building is designed for hands-on learning and close interaction among students and faculty. Lecture rooms and laboratories, all with Internet access, provide state-of-the-art facilities for biology, chemistry, engineering science, physics, mathematics, and computer science classes. The Science Center houses four computer laboratories, a greenhouse, animal facilities, molecular biology and biochemistry suite with a cell culture room, cadaver room, indoor stream facility, student/faculty research areas, and a variety of informal student study areas. Equipment also includes three mobile computer labs, a scanning electron microscope, fluorescent microscopes, atomic absorption spectrophotometer, Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer, and research electromagnet. A cardio/CP stress test system is available in the Wartburg-Waverly Sports and Wellness Center. [-]

BA in Computer Science

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Waverly

If you have a passion for challenging course work, practical applications, and problem solving, a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science or computer information systems may be great option. [+]

If you have a passion for challenging course work, practical applications, and problem solving, a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science or computer information systems may be great option. You will discover a strong interrelationship among mathematics, computer science, and physics, reflecting the faculty’s longstanding focus on helping student find the right program for their skills and interests. The department merges course work with laboratory activities, practical internships, and opportunities for teaching and leadership. Courses emphasize in-depth group activities, enabling you to tackle challenging projects while developing your interpersonal communication skills. These experiences will provide a solid foundation for future employment or graduate study. Wartburg supports and encourages undergraduate research and design projects utilizing innovative technology, including virtual reality displays and 3-D visualization software. Program Fast Facts The computer science program recognizes the growing and pervasive use of computers and believes that liberal arts colleges are the correct place to explore the function and use of computers. Such study stimulates students’ intellectual development, encourages critical thinking, and teaches analytical evaluation and quantification of observations. Students will develop a coherent and broad-based understanding of the discipline of computer science, including an appreciation for its intellectual depth and for its abstract issues. Students will be prepared to apply their knowledge to produce computer solutions to problems large and small. Students will confront the ethical and social issues associated with the computing field and be prepared to face the personal ethical challenges of the discipline. Students will learn to work and communicate effectively with their peers through group projects and through assignments emphasizing oral and written communication skills. Students will be prepared for success in the computing profession or in graduate school in accordance with their personal ability and goals. Alumni Outcomes Wartburg graduates find satisfying jobs and are admitted into top graduate and professional schools. Wartburg alumni can be found in all 50 U.S. states and over 70 foreign countries. Below is only a sample of the types of positions Wartburg graduates from the Mathematics, Computer Science, and Physics Department have had in the past. Sample of Alumni Positions from the Past Five Years: Computer Store Manager, University of Minnesota Bookstore, Minneapolis, Minn. IT Analyst, Credit Suisse, New York, N.Y. Mathematics Teacher, Charles City Community School District, Charles City Web Developer, Emerson Process Management, Marshalltown Product Engineer, John Deere, Waterloo Graduate Student – Physics Sample of Stand-out Alumni Positions: Chairman and CEO, Tanner Research, Inc., Monrovia, Calif. Co-Founder/Owner, Fresk, LLC, Des Moines Chief of Research and Development, Airport Authority of Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand Professor of Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa. Chief Operating Officer, Atomic Data Center, Minneapolis, Minn. CS Requirements 14 course credits: CS 120 Introduction to Computers and Programming CS 220 Object-Oriented Programming and Introduction to Data Structures CS 230 Organization of Programming Languages CS 270 Software Engineering CS 320 Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis CS 340 Computer Organization CS 360 Operating Systems CS 460 Systems Design Project CS 461 Perspectives in Computer Science MA 250 Applied Calculus MA 303 Discrete Structures One MA course credit at the 200 level or higher excluding MA 312, MA 371, and MA 461 Two CS course credits Science Center The Science Center, completed in 2004, represents an expansion and renovation that doubled the size of Wartburg’s science facilities to over 110,000 square feet. The building is designed for hands-on learning and close interaction among students and faculty. Lecture rooms and laboratories, all with Internet access, provide state-of-the-art facilities for biology, chemistry, engineering science, physics, mathematics, and computer science classes. The Science Center houses four computer laboratories, a greenhouse, animal facilities, molecular biology and biochemistry suite with a cell culture room, cadaver room, indoor stream facility, student/faculty research areas, and a variety of informal student study areas. Equipment also includes three mobile computer labs, a scanning electron microscope, fluorescent microscopes, atomic absorption spectrophotometer, Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer, and research electromagnet. A cardio/CP stress test system is available in the Wartburg-Waverly Sports and Wellness Center. [-]

BA in Elementary Education

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Waverly

A degree in education offers exciting opportunities. A degree in education at Wartburg offers outstanding classroom experiences. You can use your talents and abilities to become an effective and reflective teacher in a life of professional service and leadership. You will find job opportunities in education at any level, from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. [+]

A degree in education offers exciting opportunities. A degree in education at Wartburg offers outstanding classroom experiences. You can use your talents and abilities to become an effective and reflective teacher in a life of professional service and leadership. You will find job opportunities in education at any level, from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. By majoring in education, you can work with children in diverse classroom settings, share your interest in a content area, and impact the future. You can explore children’s literature, literacy, reading, curriculum, educational psychology, early childhood education, human relations, multicultural studies, teaching strategies and methods, educational technology, field placements, and special education. If you are interested in secondary teaching certification or another emphasis, your primary faculty adviser will be from your major area. An education professor will serve as your secondary adviser. Wartburg College is one of two colleges in Iowa to be nationally recognized by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education for its elementary-education program and physical education program. Time in the Classroom Wartburg education majors go into school classrooms during their first year, spending a minimum of 25 hours in teaching activities. Before graduation, you will be required to complete a 25-hour experience in a cultural setting significantly different from your own. The Curriculum Library Contains more than 6,000 textbooks, children’s books, and other resources, for education majors, is housed in the Vogel Library. Alumni Outcomes Wartburg graduates find satisfying jobs and are admitted into top graduate and professional schools. Wartburg alumni can be found in all 50 U.S. states and over 70 foreign countries. Below is only a sample of the types of positions Wartburg graduates from the Education Department have had in the past. Sample of Alumni Positions from the Past Five Years: Language Arts Teacher, Central City Community Schools, Central City Teacher, Linn-Mar Community School District, Marion Teacher, North Slope Borough School District, Barrow, Alaska Teacher, Verrado Elementary School, Buckey, Ariz. Special Education Teacher, Northfield Public Schools, Northfield, Minn. Resource Teacher, Cedar Falls Community School District, Cedar Falls Sample of Alumni Positions from the Past 15 Years: Teacher, Logan Middle School, Waterloo Social Worker, Early Intervention Services, Golden, Colo. Special Education Coordinator, Edina High School, Edina, Minn. Teacher, Fort Dodge Community School District, Fort Dodge Principal, Maple River High School, Mapleton, Minn. Senior Project Manager, GMAC Insurance, Waterloo Mathematics Teacher, Glarion-Goldfield School District, Clarion Elementary Education Requirements 21-21½ course credits, plus one or more endorsements. COM 112 Oral Communication ED 100 Foundations of American Education plus ED 181 Field Experience: Foundations of American Education ED 210 Children’s Literature ED 212 Human Relations ED 215 Psychology of the Exceptional Child ED 221 Teaching Elementary Social Studies ED 224 Teaching Physical Education, Health and Fitness in the Elementary School ED 225 Teaching Art and Music in the Elementary School ED 315 Educational Psychology plus ED 383 Field Experience: Educational Psychology ED 320 Teaching Language Arts ED 321 Reading in the Elementary School plus ED 385 Field Experience: Elementary School Reading ED 480 Student Teaching: Special Education and/or ED 482 Elementary Student Teaching and Capstone Seminar and/or ED 484 Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Student Teaching and Capstone Seminar and/or ED 488 Middle School Student Teaching EN 112 Intermediate Composition MA 110 Structures of Mathematics I MA 111 Structures of Mathematics II MA 312 Teaching Elementary School Mathematics PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology PSY 210 Child Development or PSY 225 Life Span Human Development SCI 385 Elementary Science Methods One course from HI 109 American History to 1877 HI 110 American History Since 1877 HI 150 20th-Century Non-Western History and Geography (recommended) Robert & Sally Vogel Library The Vogel Library serves the campus community with a collection of more than 160,000 volumes, more than 700 current journals and newspapers, audiovisual materials, and CD-ROMs. Many of these items can be delivered to students’ rooms. [-]

BA in Engineering Science

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Waverly

Employers today are seeking engineers who are more than just technically competent. They are looking for graduates who can write and speak effectively, who are team players, and who can see the “big picture.” These are the kinds of engineers that Wartburg graduates. Unlike university curricula, Wartburg’s Engineering Science program emphasizes breadth of background over narrow specialization. [+]

A Unique Curriculum for a Changing World Employers today are seeking engineers who are more than just technically competent. They are looking for graduates who can write and speak effectively, who are team players, and who can see the “big picture.” These are the kinds of engineers that Wartburg graduates. Unlike university curricula, Wartburg’s Engineering Science program emphasizes breadth of background over narrow specialization. Unlike engineering programs at most other liberal arts colleges, the program is a four-year bachelor’s degree that does not require further study at another institution before seeking industrial employment. Engineering Science at Wartburg is designed to provide you with a unique combination of: technical expertise mathematical and scientific skills a true liberal arts perspective Mission The engineering science program is committed to improving engineering profession and its practice by helping students acquire fundamental scientific and technical knowledge; an understanding of the ethical, global, and societal dimensions of the profession; and skills in communication, critical thinking, team building, and self-training. A well-rounded education In addition to the standard requirements, students are encouraged to round out their educations with a broad mix of experiences. Most engineering science majors minor in mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology, or computer science. Many industry-bound graduates have also completed minors in business, leadership, or in a foreign language. Nearly 40% of engineering majors participate in intercollegiate athletics, and more than 20% are members of musical ensembles. About 30% study abroad during their four years and about half participate in summer or year-round internship programs. Alumni Outcomes Wartburg graduates find satisfying jobs and are admitted into top graduate and professional schools. Wartburg alumni can be found in all 50 U.S. states and over 70 foreign countries. Below is only a sample of the types of positions Wartburg engineering graduates have had in the past. Sample of Alumni Positions: Assembly Engineer, John Deere Davenport Works, Davenport Graduate Student – Aerospace Engineering Job Site Superintendent, Verdant Environmental Services, Omaha, Neb. PDP Manufacturing Engineer, Volt Services/John Deere, Ankeny Environmental Engineer, Terracon Consultants, Inc., Des Moines Software Engineer, IBM, Rochester, Minn. Traffic Engineer, City of Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids Quality Assurance, Epic Systems, Verona, Wis. Course Requirements 22½ course credits: CH 113 Principles of Chemistry I CS 120 Introduction to Computers and Programming ES 151 Modern Engineering Analysis I ES 152 Modern Engineering Analysis II ES 204 Electrical Circuits ES 205 Structural Statics ES 206 Thermal Science ES 230 Engineering Economic Analysis ES 251 Machinery and Manufacturing ES 303 Structural Analysis ES 304 Fluid Mechanics ES 305 Electronics and Digital Systems ES 310 Dynamics ES 320 Engineering Materials ES 350 Engineering Design Methods ES 360 Preliminary Design Project ES 402 Engineering Seminar ES 460 Senior Design Project MA 214 Statistical Methods or MA 313 Mathematical Probability and Statistics MA 250 Applied Calculus MA 251 Foundational Differential Calculus MA 252 Foundational Integral Calculus PHY 203 Classical Physics I One course credit from BI 151 Biology I: Ecosystems, Cells, and Evolution CH 114 Principles of Chemistry II PHY 204 Classical Physics II Three course credits from Any BI course excluding BI 120, BI 130, BI 131 Any CH course excluding CH 130 Any MA course excluding MA 90, MA 106, MA 107, MA 110, MA 212, MA 312 Any PHY course at 200 level or above Science Center The Science Center, completed in 2004, represents an expansion and renovation that doubled the size of Wartburg’s science facilities to over 110,000 square feet. The building is designed for hands-on learning and close interaction among students and faculty. Lecture rooms and laboratories, all with Internet access, provide state-of-the-art facilities for biology, chemistry, engineering science, physics, mathematics, and computer science classes. The Science Center houses four computer laboratories, a greenhouse, animal facilities, molecular biology and biochemistry suite with a cell culture room, cadaver room, indoor stream facility, student/faculty research areas, and a variety of informal student study areas. Equipment also includes three mobile computer labs, a scanning electron microscope, fluorescent microscopes, atomic absorption spectrophotometer, Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer, and research electromagnet. A cardio/CP stress test system is available in the Wartburg-Waverly Sports and Wellness Center. The Platte Observatory, located near the outdoor soccer and football practice fields, provides facilities for introductory astronomy and upper-level astrophysics courses and research projects. It houses five Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes, an 18-inch Newtonian reflector, and a 14-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope for research. [-]

BA in International Relations

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Waverly

The international relations program exposes students to essential questions regarding the processes by which the complexities of interdependence meet with deeply held individual values. Broadly speaking, this involves answering the fundamental question of who gets what, where, when, how, and why in international relations. International relations is an interdisciplinary program that equips students with the breadth (i.e., perspectives) [+]

The international relations program exposes students to essential questions regarding the processes by which the complexities of interdependence meet with deeply held individual values. Broadly speaking, this involves answering the fundamental question of who gets what, where, when, how, and why in international relations. International relations is an interdisciplinary program that equips students with the breadth (i.e., perspectives) and depth of coverage to contemplate and effectively respond to these questions. More detailed inquiry into a specific geographical region is also possible within the program. Students pursuing this major are strongly encouraged to incorporate more foreign language and international travel into their academic program. A variety of May Term and semester-long opportunities exist. Moreover, we encourage students to double major in a related field, such as economics, foreign language, history, international business, political science, religion, or sociology to further enhance their understanding and preparation. Intended Student Learning Outcomes Students will: utilize numerous interdisciplinary perspectives in the study of international relations. recognize the existence of complex interdependence within and among cultures. gain a greater understanding of international affairs and statecraft. increase their ability to think critically about international affairs. demonstrate competent research skills in a professional manner. effectively communicate in both oral and written forms. be prepared for entry into government service, intergovernmental service, non-governmental service, international business, and/or graduate school. Course Requirements 12½-13 course credits: EC 117 Principles of Macroeconomics HI 343 Colonialism and Culture HI 306 History of American Foreign Relations or PS 306 History of American Foreign Relations PS 270 Comparative Political Systems PS 302 International Relations PS 460 Perspectives in Political Science or HI 461 Historiography (if double majoring in history) Demonstrated foreign language proficiency at or above the 206 level Three course credits (incorporating at least two disciplines) from EC 348 Development Economics EC 355 International Trade and Finance HI 224 Modern History and Culture of the Middle East HI 257 The European Union Then and Now HI 290 20th-Century Europe HI 318 Hitler's Germany HI 320 Investigating Germany’s Past Abroad HI 321 Russian History HI 341 African History HI 351 Topics in European History PS 130 Contemporary Political Ideologies PS 304 The Developing World Two course credits (incorporating two different disciplines) from EN 205 Survey of World Literature I EN 206 Survey of World Literature II FL 350 Topics in Comparative Culture GER 312 Discovering Germany Past and Present GER 313 German Society in Film and Fiction GER 314 Minority Experience in German Society GM 201 Intercultural Communication RE 202 World Religions in Dialogue SO 380 Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective or WS 380 Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective SP 311 Cultural History of Spain SP 312 Cultural History of Latin America SP 317 Cinemas of Latin America [-]

BA in Journalism and Communication

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Waverly

Hands-on experience, mentoring from seasoned professionals, and top-notch facilities prepare our students for fast-changing fields that require excellent communication skills. The department offers the following majors/concentrations. Our graduates work as writers, editors, reporters, production specialists, and public relations professionals. They’re involved in web development, the entertainment industry, and a variety of related fields. [+]

Hands-on experience, mentoring from seasoned professionals, and top-notch facilities prepare our students for fast-changing fields that require excellent communication skills. The department offers the following majors/concentrations. Our graduates work as writers, editors, reporters, production specialists, and public relations professionals. They’re involved in web development, the entertainment industry, and a variety of related fields. Alumni Success Stories Wartburg graduates find satisfying jobs and are admitted into top graduate and professional schools. Wartburg alumni can be found in all 50 U.S. states and over 70 foreign countries. Below is only a sample of the types of positions Wartburg graduates from the Journalism and Communication Department have had in the past. Sample of Alumni Positions from the Past Five Years: Development Associate, The Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines Communications Manager, Grinnell Chamber of Commerce, Grinnell Sports Reporter/Editor, Worthington Globe, Worthington, Minn. Director of Student Engagement, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn. Advertising Associate, Sukup Manufacturing, Sheffield Associate Director for Marketing, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Chicago, Ill. Sample Stand-out Alumni Positions: Senior Vice President/Creative Director, Leo Burnett, Chicago, Ill. Feature Producer, ESPN, Bristol, Conn. Press Secretary, Prime Minister of Namibia President/Equity Partner/Owner, Relationship Marketing, Inc., Des Moines Professor, Communication Studies, University of North Carolina-Charlotte Course Requirements 14 course credits: Core plus one concentration: Core Requirements 7 course credits: ART 108 Graphic Design COM 100 Introduction to Communication COM 200 Media Writing COM 211 Video Production COM 371 Internship COM 461 Communication Arts Capstone One course credit from Maximum of 0.5 course credits for each practicum can be applied toward requirement COM 125 TV Practicum COM 126 Radio Practicum COM 127 Organizational and Public Relations Practicum COM 128 Print Practicum Digital Cinema and Production Concentration Core plus 7 course credits: ART 208 Photography I COM 206 Audio Production COM 304 Media Marketing and Management COM 320 Digital Production I COM 420 Digital Production II EN 155 Introduction to Film EN 219 Screenwriting Multimedia Journalism Concentration Core plus 7 course credits: COM 206 Audio Production COM 304 Media Marketing and Management COM 305 Print Journalism COM 312 Broadcast Journalism COM 340 Media Law and Ethics COM 349 Multimedia Journalism One course credit from COM 313 Advanced Broadcast Journalism COM 320 Digital Production I COM 325 Advanced Print Journalism Organizational and Public Relations Concentration Core plus 7 course credits: ART 205 Communication Design ART 208 Photography I COM 346 Organizational and Public Relations Writing Techniques COM 348 Integrated Marketing Communication COM 355 Persuasion One course credit from BA 345 Principles of Management BA 353 Principles of Marketing COM 155 Interpersonal Communication COM 270 Communication Perspectives: Gender and Sexuality COM 304 Media Marketing and Management COM 375 Online Marketing or BA 375 Online Marketing GM 201 Intercultural Communication SW 202 Group and Organizational Behavior TH 285 Stagecraft One course credit from BA 331 Business Law I COM 340 Media Law and Ethics McElroy Center The McElroy Center opened in 1992 and houses a student-run television studio and Wartburg’s FM radio station 89.9 KWAR with digital stereo broadcasting equipment and television production suites with camera, editing, and graphics systems. Students use advanced digital editing production equipment. Offices for student publications also are located in the facility. The center includes facilities for journalism and communication programs. Campus Media: Trumpet Newspaper The Circuit Website Knight Vision Television KWAR-FM Radio Station [-]

BA in Music

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Waverly

Wartburg College is an accredited, institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Students completing the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) approved music therapy degree program are eligible to sit for board certification by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). [+]

Wartburg College is an accredited, institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Students completing the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) approved music therapy degree program are eligible to sit for board certification by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). Wartburg is the only private college in Iowa to offer the music therapy major. Completion of the Bachelor of Music Education or the Bachelor of Music Education/Music Therapy degree leads to licensure in education in the state of Iowa. The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree provides you with a variety of career options in the music field. You may choose the general music major, which allows you to combine a music major with another major or minor field. Or you may choose the Church Music track, which combines course work in music and religion to prepare you for leading music programs in churches or for further study in graduate school. Music Department Fast Facts Wartburg offers four-year majors/degrees. This means one year less tuition and one more year of salary when compared with a state university. The college offers the only B.A. in church music in Iowa. Wartburg is the only private college in Iowa with a music therapy degree. The music department boasts a 100 percent job/graduate school placement rate for ALL graduates. Wartburg is one of only three colleges in Iowa to be certified by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education). The college is the only Iowa school that offers ethnomusicology as an active part of the music curriculum. Music education students start field experience in their first year. Course Requirements 13½ -14 course credits: MU 105 Music Theory I MU 106 Music Theory II MU 107 Aural Skills I MU 205 Music Theory III MU 207 Aural Skills II MU 315 Music History I MU 316 Music History II MU 318 20th-Century Music One non-applied music course credit or MU 322 Music in Christian Worship (Church Music concentration only) or MU 209 General Music Methods: Grades K-8 and MU 181 Field Experience in Elementary General Music Grades K-8 (Piano Pedagogy concentration only) MU 401 Form and Analysis or MU 324 Conducting (Church Music concentration only) MU 461 Perspectives in Music or RE 460 Church in the Modern World (Church Music concentration only) Three major applied music credits and One minor applied music credit or Four applied music credits, including 1½ credits in keyboard (Church Music concentration only) or Four major applied music credits (Piano Pedagogy concentration only) Participation in music ensemble each term Pass piano basic skills, if non-keyboard emphasis Pass freshman jury Pass sophomore barrier Third-year recital (15 minutes) Fourth-year recital (30 minutes) Church Music Concentration Music major plus 7 course credits: RE 101 Literature of the Old and New Testaments RE 301 Old Testament Themes or RE 302 New Testament Studies RE 315 History of Christianity I RE 371 Internship RE 372 Internship or One RE course credit RE 374 Church Leadership After Christendom One course credit from RE 215 Contemporary Moral Problems: Poverty or Racism RE 222 Sexual Ethics RE 310 Living with Death RE 350 Christian Ethics Piano Pedagogy Concentration Music major plus 5 course credits: MU 153 Collaborative Pianism (four terms) MU 156 Applied Piano Pedagogy (two terms) MU 170 Applied Voice (two terms) MU 221 Piano Literature and Materials MU 227 Piano Pedagogy–General Methods MU 228 Piano Pedagogy–Studio Methods MU 450 Independent Study and Research: Pedagogy Bachman Fine Arts Center Opened in 1991, the Bachman Fine Arts Center houses the departments of music and art. The Bachman Fine Arts Center offers excellent equipment and facilities for rehearsal and practice, 50 grand and upright pianos, 22 practice rooms, and 16 music studios. The building also houses a music therapy facility that includes an observation laboratory. The Presser Music Technology Classroom is equipped with computer equipment, MIDI keyboards, and software for composition, music theory, and ear training. Art facilities include a gallery, graphic design computer stations, classrooms and studios. Wartburg performance spaces can accommodate audiences of 150 in Orchestra Hall, 300 in McCaskey Lyceum, 650 in Wartburg Chapel, and 1,200 in Neumann Auditorium. Organ students have access to five pipe organs on campus. [-]

BBA

BA in Business Administration

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Waverly

As part of your education at Wartburg College, you will work through many of the ethical challenges now confronting the business world. You’ll be prepared to make and stand behind difficult decisions and gain hands-on experience sought by many employers. [+]

As part of your education at Wartburg College, you will work through many of the ethical challenges now confronting the business world. You’ll be prepared to make and stand behind difficult decisions and gain hands-on experience sought by many employers. You’ll also find career opportunities in today’s fast-paced business environment in fields like public or private accounting, finance, international business, government service, healthcare management, marketing, and nonprofit organizations. You will benefit from small classes taught by professors who have experience and expertise in many aspects of business administration, accounting, and economics. Faculty members mentor students for careers as well as for active citizenship through classroom experience, internships, case studies, and undergraduate research. Alumni Outcomes Sample of Alumni Positions from the Past Five Years: Sales Executive, Midwest Heritage Bank, Des Moines Marketing and Box Office Manager, U.S. Cellular Center, Cedar Rapids Territory Manager, Hormel Foods, Lebanon, New Jersey Marketing Associate, Bolide Technology Group, San Dimas, Calif. Staff Auditor, Deloitte & Touche, LLP, Minneapolis, Minn. Accountant, Dan Deery Motors, Cedar Falls Sample Stand-out Alumni Positions: Chairman and CEO, American Family Insurance, Madison, Wis. Operations Analyst, World Bank, Washington, D.C. President, Merit Contracting, Rochester, Minn. CEO, RewardSnap Corp., Indianapolis, Ind. National Sales Operations Manager for Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC Program Goals: Students graduating from the Business Administration, Accounting, and Economics department will: know themselves, their values, and their passions; see the purpose of business leaders as economic stewards for the good of society; respect and effectively collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives; apply the skills of professionalism in an increasingly complex world; engage in the creative process in a variety of contexts; gather and analyze information from a variety of perspectives; evaluate and solve challenging problems; communicate effectively in a variety of settings; understand and apply disciplinary knowledge; Intended Student Learning Outcomes Business Administration Major Students will: analyze a real-world scenario to identify key issues and recommend action. apply quantitative skills to solve business problems. apply values and ethics to organizational problems. formulate and communicate, using appropriate technology, a well-organized argument supported by evidence. complete a business related task/project while participating in a team based environment. Additional Intended Student Learning Outcomes By Concentration Students will: design and build a financial model in Excel (Finance concentration) gather, analyze and draw conclusions from international business-related data (International Business concentration) explain and apply a consumer-centered approach to a marketing scenario (Marketing concentration) demonstrate knowledge of planning, organizing, leading and controlling in organizations (Management concentration) apply managerial or marketing skills to an internship in an athletic setting (Sport Management concentration) Major Requirements Students pursuing the business administration major have the option of completing one or more concentrations. Finance Concentration International Business Concentration Management Concentration Marketing Concentration Sport Management Concentration 13 course credits: AC 121 Principles of Accounting I AC 122 Principles of Accounting II BA 325 Business Communication BA 331 Business Law I BA 334 Business Finance BA 345 Principles of Management BA 353 Principles of Marketing BA 460 Senior Seminar in Business CS 110 Introduction to Information Systems or CS 120 Introduction to Computers and Programming EC 117 Principles of Macroeconomics EC 118 Principles of Microeconomics MA 107 Finite Mathematics or MA 250 Applied Calculus or MA 251 Foundational Differential Calculus and MA 252 Foundational Integral Calculus MA 214 Statistical Methods or MA 313 Mathematical Probability and Statistics Concentrations in Business Administration Finance Concentration Business Administration major plus 4¼ course credits: BA 338 Portfolio Management BA 480 Financial Modeling or BA 481 Financial Statement Analysis and Security Valuation EC 342 Financial Markets and Modern Money Two course credits from the following which have not been used to meet requirements in the Accounting or Economics majors or minors. AC 223 Cost Accounting AC 321 Intermediate Accounting I AC 423 Income Tax Accounting I BA 332 Business Law II BA 364 Bank Management or EC 364 Bank Management BA 365 Principles of Insurance BA 418 Sustainable Economics and Finance or EC 418 Sustainable Economics and Finance BA 480 Financial Modeling BA 481 Financial Statement Analysis and Security Valuation EC 355 International Trade and Finance International Business Concentration Business Administration major plus 4 course credits: BA 441 Multinational Management BA 442 International Marketing EC 348 Development Economics EC 355 International Trade and Finance Minor in a foreign language or equivalent demonstration of competency in a foreign language. Management Concentration Business Administration major plus 4 course credits: BA 346 Human Resource Management BA 361 Operations Management BA 438 Organizational Behavior and Management One course credit from BA 377 Non-Profit Management BA 436 Trends in Business Management BA 441 Multinational Management BA 447 Entrepreneurship BA 449 Organizational Leadership Marketing Concentration Business Administration major plus 4 course credits: BA 424 Consumer Behavior BA 454 Advertising and Promotion Two course credits from BA 375 Online Marketing or COM 375 Online Marketing BA 414 Introduction to Sales and Sales Management BA 433 Trends in Marketing BA 442 International Marketing BA 444 Marketing Research COM 346 Organizational and Public Relations Writing Techniques Sport Management Concentration Business Administration major plus 4½ course credits: BA 346 Human Resource Management or BA 454 Advertising and Promotion PE 142 Introduction to Sport Management PE 300 Contemporary Issues in Sport Management PE 375 Administration and Organization of Fitness Programs and Facilities PE 471 Internship in Fitness Management Whitehouse Business Center Whitehouse Business Center (WBC) was completed in 1984, providing facilities for business administration, economics, and accounting, a suite for the Admissions Office, and the Study Abroad Office. The Whitehouse Business Center is connected by skyways to Luther Hall and the Saemann Student Center. Wartburg Hall, which opened in 1913 as the college’s first hall for women, was razed after construction of the WBC. A monument featuring the pillars and pediment from the Wartburg Hall entry, is located just east of the WBC. [-]

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