General Education: Special ExperienceGeneral Education: Special Experience

Special Experience

The Special Experience Courses provides students with opportunities to demonstrate the application of the knowledge and skills developed through both the major discipline of study and the General Education Program.

Special experience courses can be developed in any subject or discipline.  Special experience courses are characterized by reflective thinking and the ability to synthesize information and ideas, to integrate knowledge, and to express ideas acquired through the college experience.  These courses also emphasize the overall general education experience by emphasizing ethics, values and norms, and the multicultural awareness as broadly defined.

Educational Goals:

  • Examine interrelationships within and across disciplines;
  • Apply problem solving and/or critical analysis skills using a variety of methods and tools;
  • Demonstrate information literacy skills including the ability to access, evaluate, interpret, and use information from a variety of sources;
  • Address issues in the community, or consider community or social implications of the course (i.e. multicultural issues, values, ethics).

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