General Education Program
Content Goals of the General Education Program
The General Education Program teaches the skills and knowledge needed to intelligently participate in public discourse. Mastery of critical content and the development of skills occur concurrently in all General Education courses.
1. The major areas of human investigation and accomplishment - the arts, the humanities, the mathematical sciences, the natural sciences, and the social sciences.
A generally educated person is able to understand a variety of disciplinary perspectives, their respective contributions to the growth of human knowledge, and the various approaches through which knowledge is generated, tested, and used.
2. An understanding of one's own culture and the cultures of others.
A generally educated person is able to comprehend and respond constructively to the world's diversity, a diversity manifested not only in ideas and ways of knowing but also in populations and cultures. As citizens of the United States, students should be familiar with our pluralistic heritage. As citizens of the world, students should be knowledgeable about cultures and perspectives different from their own.
3. The tradition of humane inquiry that informs moral and ethical choices.
A generally educated person is able to identify the values that shape his/her choices, assess the consequences of those choices, and understand alternate value perspectives. This enables one to make informed choices in light of ethical, moral, and practical concerns.
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