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General Education Core
The general education core is the foundation of the College’s curriculum regardless of the chosen field of pursuit. The Core includes introductory courses selected from a variety of academic disciplines that are intended to provide students with a strong liberal arts foundation of sufficient breadth and depth of learning experiences to prepare them for advanced study in their chosen disciplines.
General Education Core Student Learning Outcomes
The overall goal of the core curriculum is to prepare students to become and continue to be discerning, well-educated citizens who possess the ability to communicate ideas, analyze concepts, and understand human experience. Graduates of Martin Methodist College will demonstrate the following:
- the conventions of academic written and oral forms,
- inter-cultural knowledge and competence,
- critical thinking and analyses,
- quantitative reasoning in problem solving,
- research skills with regard to information technologies.
Courses in the general education core curriculum address the outcomes listed above. In many of the courses in composition, literature, history, music, art, drama, and religion, research papers and oral presentations require students to organize and interpret ideas and communicate these ideas in written and oral formats. Required classes in literature, history, religion, art, music, and drama offer students the opportunity to broaden their perspectives, so they can appreciate the richness of our Western heritage and the heritage of other cultures. Classes in history, literature, psychology, sociology, and religion help students to recognize the complexities of human interaction in today’s society and to realize the importance of critical thinking. Courses in mathematics, sciences, and technology provide students the opportunity to develop problem solving, logical reasoning, and technological skills, while physical education classes promote improvement in physical conditioning and the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
To further aid in the achievement of these core curriculum outcomes, each student is required to attend a number of campus events called Martin Moments events.
In addition to successful completion of the required general education core courses, learning outcomes in the general education core are assessed through course-embedded measures.
For more information completion requirements, please click here.