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Anthony Santamaria, Ph.D.
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Gen Ed Prior to 2012

General Education Curriculum Requirements for Students Entering CSE Before Fall 2012

The General Education Curriculum is a core component of the bachelor's degree that develops common capacities in all College of Saint Elizabeth graduates regardless of major. In this sense, it is the foundation of the undergraduate education offered by the College.

Through the study of the liberal arts and sciences, the General Education Curriculum will deepen students' understanding of themselves and the world, foster values clarification, expose students to various approaches to knowledge, and encourage students to integrate this knowledge.

The General Education Curriculum presents forms of expression, fields of knowledge, and methods of inquiry fundamental to intellectual growth and to a mature understanding of the world and the human condition. It is distinguished from education in the major which, while extending the purpose of the General Education Curriculum, deals with discipline-specific content and modes of inquiry in a highly focused and in-depth manner.

By successfully completing the General Education Curriculum, students will:

To achieve these aims, the General Education Curriculum has been constructed around five Cluster Areas:

  1. Literature/Fine Arts/Foreign Language
  2. Social and Behavioral Sciences
  3. Natural and Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science
  4. Philosophy, Theology and History
  5. Perspectives on an Interdependent World

Guidelines regarding the application of credits to the General Education Curriculum Requirements:

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