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Requirements for General Education Breadth of Study Courses (PDF)
(Taken from CC-6 2000-2001)

For breadth of study, students must complete general education courses in each of four areas of study: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and natural Sciences and Mathematics. One general education course is required in the Arts; three in the Humanities, in at least two different disciplines; two in Social Sciences, in two different disciplines; and two in Natural Sciences and Mathematics, in two different disciplines and including one science course with laboratory.

II. Breadth of Study Course Requirements

Arts (ARTS)

Courses promote an understanding of artistic process and allow for expression of our creative nature

Humanities (HUM)

Courses promote an understanding of meaning in human life through the study of language, literature, philosophical and religious texts, and history.

Social Sciences (SSC)

Courses promote an understanding of fundamental features of human behavior, social structures and their role in shaping communities.

Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM)

Courses promote an understanding of the nature and/or methods of scientific inquiry and mathematical reasoning.

Courses taken to satisfy the breadth component of General Education will typically be broad introductions to a field of study, open to any student with an emphasis appropriate for non-majors in the field. They will also provide opportunities for students to develop at least three of the following modes of thought:

1. to observe clearly
2. to think critically
3. to make informed judgements
4. to reason abstractly
5. to solve problems
6. to think creatively