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.