The General Education Program ensures that students are exposed to a range of disciplinary methods of inquiry, as well as development of students’ capacity to engage in self-reflection, critical thinking and problem solving, close reading, discussion, and writing. Individualized experiences are strengthened by opportunities for scholarship and community engagement. General Education, then, plays a critical part in preparing graduates to transform knowledge into action and lead lives of contribution, achievement, and meaning in a dynamic world.
General Education Requirements
The General Education Program has 5 components: College Colloquium, the Distribution, the Writing Program, World Engagement, and Power, Diversity and Equity. Categories within the World Engagement component are: the Non-English Language requirement, as well courses designated as Continued Study in a non-English Language, Culture and Values, Study Abroad, and Service Learning. Courses taught this fall that satisfy particular parts of the General Education program are listed in the schedule of classes. Use the Course Type Quick Assess under Department Quick Access.