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Every university has a General Education curriculum designed to complement the specialized courses in your academic major. At Saint Francis University our general education curriculum helps us remain true to our liberal arts roots and our Franciscan heritage by encouraging you to examine ethical issues, demonstrate global awareness, become actively involved in community service and prepare yourself for lifelong learning.
Through our General Education program, Ethical Citizenship for the 21st Century, you’ll build for yourself a solid academic base, establish critical thinking skills, a love for learning, and a strong moral foundation—essential tools for your success in today’s world. The program extends beyond the classroom to include lectures, presentations, performances, service projects and other educational activities. The result is an educational experience that is diverse and practical, and at the same time integrated and focused.
In addition to the General Education curriculum, many activities are infused in a well-rounded program
Visit the academic catalog and scroll to General Education located under Academic Affairsorcontact the Office of General Education at 814-472-3149.
Values: Develop an understanding of the goals of Franciscan higher education and examine one’s own values in light of those goals.
Skills: Demonstrate skills in communication, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, information literacy, and responsible citizenship.
Knowledge: Develop a broad conceptual foundation in various fields of knowledge and make interdisciplinary connections.
One of the unique things about the General Education curriculum at Saint Francis is that you can choose to target your general education requirements to earn a "General Education Thematic Minor." Through a fifteen-credit sequence of courses that focus on a common theme related to the Franciscan Mission of Saint Francis University, students may declare that GETM minor and have it listed as such on their transcripts. Topics include:
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