General Education Program Re-Organization Course Application

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Creativity and Analysis

Courses in Creativity and Critical Analysis will challenge students to develop the skills involved in critical reflection and creative expression. Students will:

  • Become acquainted with methods for analyzing primary sources and critically evaluating the ideas, events, traditions, and belief systems that have shaped human experience and expression.
  • Explore fundamental modes of aesthetic and creative expression.
  • Understand and evaluate the diversity of humanity’s most notable cultural achievements from artistic, historical, linguistic, literary and philosophical perspectives.

Nature and Technology

Courses in Nature and Technology will develop a student’s understanding of the role of science, technology, engineering and mathematics and their relevance to societal issues. This domain encompasses human activities through which we observe, measure, model and interpret the natural world and physical universe. Courses will explore the process of scientific discovery and how the resulting knowledge is applied to understand technological and societal change. Students will be able to:

  • Articulate society’s connections to, and responsibility towards, the natural world.
  • Learn to apply the scientific method, including assessing empirical data, investigating the predictions of existing theories and developing experimentally testable hypotheses.

Society and Culture

Courses in Society and Culture will develop understanding of the methods of inquiry used to study humanity, from individual behavior to how people organize and govern nations, societies, and cultures. Student will:

  • Learn the role, principles, and methods of social and behavioral science in understanding individual and collective behavior in society.
  • Hone the reasoning skills required to understand theories of human behavior and social phenomena,
  • Develop the ability to understand and evaluate the communication of results in the social and behavioral sciences.