A primary goal of the core curriculum is that students think deliberately and express themselves in a coherent and persuasive manner.
In developing these habits, students gain proficiency in explaining, justifying and modifying their ideas, and they gain the ability to reflect critically on their assumptions. The habits are ways in which students approach areas of knowledge and methods of inquiry. Considered fundamental to a liberal education, habits of mind foster each student’s development as one who seeks to know the truth and is preparing for a lifelong pursuit of knowledge.
Four-year students will meet the learning goals in this category through their four-course sequence in Collegiate Seminar, and three-course sequence in writing (English 4, English 5, and upper division writing).
- Critical Thinking
- Shared Inquiry
- Written and Oral Communication
- Information Evaluation and Research Practices
Courses contributing to meeting these goals:
- Seminar 1: Critical Strategies and Great Questions
- Seminar 2: Western Tradition I
- Seminar 102: Western Tradition I (for transfer students)
- Seminar 103: Western Tradition II
- Seminar 104: The Global Conversation of the 20th and 21st Centuries
- English 4: Composition Common Syllabus
- English 5: Argument & Research Guidelines
- Composition Learning Outcomes and Grading Rubric
- Writing in the Discipline
Questions? Contact the CCC