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General Education 4 (GE4)

General Education 4 (GE4) provides students with a broad foundation for academic and professional development and for personal exploration. It encourages students to take chances in new and unfamiliar fields and to develop a broad knowledge base and essential communication skills that they will draw upon thoughout their lives.

GE4 is organized around three categories of knowledge:

Category I: Foundation Skills - develops skills in basic communication, mathematics, and foreign language.

  • Mathematics (one course)
  • Basic Communication (one course; a prerequisite course may be required based on placement level)
  • Foreign Language (one or two courses, depending on placement)

Category II: Exposure to the Disciplines - introduces art, the humanities, and the natural and social sciences and the different "ways of knowing" that these disciplines represent.

  • The Arts (one course)
  • Humanities (one course)
  • Natural Sciences (one lab science course or two non-lab science courses)
  • Social Sciences (one course)

Category III: Regions of the World - explores questions about identity and encourages students to become informed, engaged, and thoughtful citizens of the world.

  • United States Studies (one course)
  • Western Civilization (one course)
  • World Civilizations (one course)

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