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University Studies

University
Studies
Curriculum

How it
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Approved
Courses

Rationale
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University
Studies

The Value
of Liberal
Education

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Beginning in Fall 2012*, new students at UMass Dartmouth will complete a new general education curriculum called University Studies.  This program provides students with the opportunity to expand their skills and abilities while providing the breadth of study that is the hallmark of a liberal education. 

The University Studies Program is an important way in which the University meets its Commitment to Student Learning.

Students will take approved courses to fulfill a number of requirements that are organized into the following five clusters:

University Studies, Cluster 1—Foundations for Engagement: Skills for the 21st Century University Studies, Cluster 2—The Natural World: Scientific Inquiry and Understanding   University Studies, Cluster 2—The Cultural World: Aesthitic and Interpretive Understanding University Studies, Cluster 4—The Social World: Humanity and Society University Studies, Cluster 5—The Educated and Engaged Citizen: Integrating the UmassD Experience
Foundations for Engagement: Skills for the 21st Century The Natural World: Scientific Inquiry and Understanding The Cultural World: Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding  The Social World: Humanity and Society The Educated and Engaged Citizen: Integrating the UMassD Experience 

 

The University Studies Curriculum lists the full requirements as well as the defined learning outcomes.


*Students entering UMass Dartmouth without prior college credit in Fall 2012 or later fall under the University Studies program.  Transfer students with 24 or fewer credits entering in 2012-2013 and transfer students entering with 48 or fewer credits in 2013-2014 also complete University Studies.  Starting in 2014-2015, all transfer students fall into University Studies.  Students not in these University Studies groups complete the Gen Ed Program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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