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Area of Knowledge #1: Civic Engagement and Public Values

The primary aim of these courses are to aid students to be involved and responsible in the community, to act with informed awareness of contemporary issues in their historical contexts, and to understand and value diversity. Students will:

  • Consider the notion of citizenship from a disciplinary perspective
  • Have a community-based learning experience
  • Develop leadership abilities
  • Integrate service and learning

Area of Knowledge #2: Western Heritage

The primary aim of these courses is to enrich students' knowledge and understanding of the Western Heritage in North America and Europe. Students will:

  • become familiar with historical, philosophical, artistic, linguistic, religious, political, and literary traditions of North America and Europe
  • read and discuss texts from North America and Europe

Area of Knowledge #3: World Traditions and Cultures

The primary aim of these courses is to enrich students' knowledge, understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diverse world traditions and cultures. Students will:

  • become familiar with historical, philosophical, artistic, linguistic, religious, political, and literary traditions and experiences that shape our world
  • read and discuss texts from diverse world traditions and perspectives

Area of Knowledge #4: Humanistic and Creative Expressions

The primary aim of these courses is to develop an informed understanding and appreciation of humanistic, literary and artistic creativity. Students will:

  • study important works of the human imagination
  • explore the interaction of the artist, writer, or thinker and society

Area of Knowledge #5: Analysis of Human, Social and Natural Phenomena

The primary aim of these courses is to examine human, organizational, and scientific experiences. Students will:

  • analyze human, social, and natural phenomena
  • understand concepts and issues that affect the human, social, and natural realms