2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Core Curriculum

Preface: The distribution of general education courses gives students broad exposure to the liberal arts and allows students to select from offerings available across the University. Included in the Foundations in Liberal Arts Course Requirements is the First Year Seminar (FYS). The goal of this analytical seminar is to enhance the level of problem solving skills of students based upon multiple theoretical frameworks, intensive interdisciplinary reading and writing assignments, explorations of primary texts, documents, artifacts, etc. Here students and animated faculty guide inquiry regarding the evolution of ideas and meaning in scientific, historical, political, economic and psycho-social and cultural contexts. Some of the courses that meet the general education distribution requirements may also meet the requirements in a major the student selects. This allows for integration as well as breadth and depth of knowledge as the student progresses through the college experience.