The goals of the Department of General Education are to provide students with a diverse liberal arts background for success in their academic career and chosen major and offer students a structured curricular and co-curricular experiences that provide the necessary tools for academic excellence, servant leadership and civic engagement. The purpose of the General Education program is to provide students with a curriculum that will enable them to think critically and be adept at bringing their knowledge and problem solving skills into new settings; they will be able to communicate effectively; they will be able to understand the diversity of the human experience; as well as understand both personal and social responsibilities.

Program Learning Outcomes for General Education

  1. Demonstrate effective writing skills using appropriate forms, conventions and styles
  2. Speak articulately in varied settings
  3. Interpret and analyze various types of written information
  4. Use mathematical reasoning or techniques to solve problems
  5. Think critically, applying information or problem solving skills
  6. Demonstrate technology literacy skills
  7. Demonstrate laboratory techniques
  8. Understand both local and global citizenship
  9. Recognize the role of diversity related to culture, ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation or ability
  10. Engage in ethical reasoning to address societal problems
  11. Demonstrate an understanding of money management principles
Courses of the Core Curriculum
  • General Biology OR Chemistry I
  • Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship I
  • Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship II
  • Composition I
  • Composition II
  • Speech I
  • Speech II
  • World Literature
  • Financial Literacy
  • Personal Finance
  • Investment Strategies
  • Introduction to Quinnite Servant Leadership
  • American Government I
  • United States History I
  • African American Experience I
  • African American Experience II
  • College Algebra
  • College Trigonometry OR Calculus I
  • Cardiovascular Exercise and Physical Development I
  • Cardiovascular Exercise and Physical Development II (HLTH 2302 Health and Wellness can substitute for the two Cardiovascular Exercise courses)
  • Psychology OR Sociology
  • Ethics
  • SPAN 1301 Elementary Spanish I OR CHIN 1301 Mandarin Chinese I (3 Credit Hours)

Please see the Catalog for more information about the Department of General Education

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