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According to the Association of American Colleges & Universities, “a truly liberal education is one that prepares us to live responsible, productive and creative lives in a dramatically changing world. It is an education that fosters a well-grounded intellectual resilience, a disposition toward lifelong learning, and an acceptance of responsibility for the ethical consequences of our ideas and actions.” To achieve these broad objectives, Hilbert College believes that they cannot be taught in isolation but must be taught as an integral part of a cumulative, holistic curriculum that integrates into professional training the development of lifelong skills that transfer well to a wide variety of occupations.
As part of these general educational goals, the curriculum is designed to promote the following six objectives cumulatively over the student’s time at Hilbert. All courses will indicate which of the six objectives they are designed to strengthen. Certain required courses will attempt to reinforce all six objectives. Thus, the student will consciously monitor the development of these skills until, in the student’s senior year; the student will register for a capstone experience which will measure the student’s mastery of these six goals.
Students will acquire advanced core skills. These core skills will be in writing, speaking, listening, reading, quantitative skills, and technological fluency.
Students will become interculturally aware and acquire openness to diversity: These skills include awareness and appreciation of world cultures, and languages, as well as of non-dominant groups and societies at home and abroad.
Students will acquire effective reasoning and problem-solving skills: These include the development of multiple, sophisticated problem-solving strategies that transcend traditional discipline boundaries.
Students will develop advanced research skills: These skills include knowledge regarding technology-enhanced research and the ability to recognize the validity of research information sources
Students will develop skills in integrative learning: These skills include collaborative work combining analytical and experiential learning
Within the Liberal Learning outcomes, the General Education Core Curriculum is designed to provide foundational learning to prepare students for success in the specific skills of their professional program or major.
• Oral and written communication
• Mathematics and quantitative skills
• Critical thinking and problem solving skills
• Humanities and Arts
• Social Sciences
• Ethics and moral reasoning
• Natural sciences
The General Education Core consists of 45 total hours.
COM 151 (Public Speaking)
Foundations (first year) Seminar
Literature and Arts
Note: These requirements apply to all students who enrolled as freshmen in fall 2009 or later or as transfers in fall 2010 or later. Students who enrolled earlier should consult the prior catalog and their advisor for their General Education requirements.
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