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Mission Statement

General Education is a critical component of students' academic and personal development. The General Education program endeavors to develop the following three separate, but related and equally important qualities in our students:

The General Education program emphasizes the interdependence of individuals with the human community and the natural world by focusing on the knowledge, experiences, relationships and ethical concerns common to all people. In affirming the community's claim on its individual members, General Education courses explore shared and diverse cultural heritages and an agenda of common and pressing contemporary problems, cultivate mutual responsibilities to the commonwealth, and stimulate commitments to moral values and ethical behavior. Consistent with the mission of the University, the purposes of General Education are to provide a knowledge and understanding of common problems, experiences and traditions that will enhance students' participation in a culturally diverse global society, and to provide an assessment of finite resources, communicating knowledge through completing the lower division GE program.

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Last Update: 7/18/2008