Goals of General Education

Approved May 23, 2001

Goal 1: Critical Inquiry

Enhance the skills and knowledge needed to research, organize, evaluate, and apply new information, and develop a spirit of critical inquiry and intellectual integrity.

Goal 2: Integrate Knowledge

Acquire knowledge in the fine arts, the humanities, and the social, natural, and mathematical sciences and be able to integrate that knowledge across disciplines.

Goal 3: Core Skills

Improve the core skills of reading, writing, and numeracy, and enhance communication by clear, effective use of language.

Goal 4: Appreciate Diversity

Understand and appreciate the development, culture, and diversity of the United States and of other societies and nations.

Goal 5: Contemporary Issues

Become aware of contemporary issues in society, technology, and the natural world and appreciate their complexity of cause and consequences.

Goal 6: Social Responsibility

Practice an ethic of self-discipline, social responsibility, and citizenship on a local, national, and international level.

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