General education courses in the Division of Arts and Sciences are instrumental to realizing UoPeople’s institutional learning goals. Mastering the basic tenets of a liberal arts education, students focus on learning critical thinking, analysis, communication skills, quantitative and scientific literacy, civic engagement, citizenship, and understanding of ethical dimensions of behavior. At UoPeople, students encounter and explore these principles within the framework of a diverse and growing set of courses, all developed intentionally for a truly global audience.
General education courses meet the educational needs for student success regardless of the major being pursued. These courses are intended to add both depth and breadth to each student’s overall educational experience by providing opportunities to make interdisciplinary connections between concepts and ideas, as well as an environment to contemplate their meaning and significance. As common learning experiences, general education courses also create a foundation for students to articulate their thoughts with one another, and to inspire new ideas.
General education courses also develop general intellectual skills and understanding to support life-long learning and educated citizenship in our changing world. The basic skills include language and communication skills, computer and information processing skills, and critical thinking skills. General education courses also provide an understanding of the methods and concerns of traditional branches of knowledge, the arts and humanities, the social and behavioral sciences, and the natural sciences, as well as historical perspective and appreciation of diversity across time, culture and national boundaries.
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