While some students approach the General Education program as a list of courses to “get through as quickly as possible,” best practices suggest that students approach Gen Ed as an opportunity to discover new ideas, disciplines, and topics that you may not have encountered in your earlier education. See it a chance to learn more about what you don’t know. Gen Ed classes can be transformative; you may find a new passion or new way of looking at the world.
From a FAQ developed by students to help you navigate your general education program choices to information about our program’s requirements, below are links to assist you.
|A - Critical Thinking|
|Students will demonstrate the ability to gather, process, interpret, and evaluate information; to develop a plan to apply that information appropriately to a variety of situations; and to assess the appropriateness and relevance of its application.|
|B - Perspectives|
|Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze and understand multiple historical and contemporary perspectives and cultural identities.|
|C - Communication|
|Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate a depth of understanding of that information through written, spoken, and visual media appropriate to audiences.|
|D - Science and Technology|
|Students will demonstrate an understanding of the scientific method in observing, evaluating, analyzing, and predicting phenomena in the natural and physical world.|
|E - Personal Responsibility and Community|
|Students will demonstrate an understanding of the ethical, moral, and pragmatic consequences of their choices and decisions, including the roles and responsibilities of citizenship.|