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Through our General Education program, Ethical Citizenship for the 21st Century, you’ll build for yourself a solid academic base, establish critical thinking skills, a love for learning, and a strong moral foundation—essential tools for your success in today’s world. The
program extends beyond the classroom to include lectures, presentations, performances, service projects and other educational activities. The result is an educational experience that is diverse and practical, and at the same time integrated and focused. The General Education program is integrated with all majors from the School of Business, School of Health Sciences & Education, and School of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics.
*Students who entered the University in 2012 or 2013 must complete Core 121-124.
Outer Core: General Education Thematic Minor or Open Program
Fifteen credits (five 3-credit courses) in a General Education Thematic Minor OR the Open Program, distributed in five categories, as follows:
Total Ethical Citizenship credits: 51
As approved by the SFU Faculty Senate, May 2017 GOAL 1: Understand moral and ethical questions.
GOAL 2: Demonstrate an understanding of and appreciation for cultural diversity.
GOAL 3: Build the foundations for commitment to lifelong learning, personal well-being, and community service.
GOAL 4: Develop effective communication skills.
GOAL 5: Demonstrate proficiency in quantitative literacy and scientific reasoning.
GOAL 6: Develop critical and creative skills, abilities, and reasoning.
GOAL 7: Conduct research using discipline-appropriate materials and methods.
GOAL 8: Understand the demands of active citizenship.
One of the unique things about the General Education curriculum at Saint Francis is that you can choose to target your general education requirements to earn a General Education Thematic Minor. Through a fifteen-credit sequence of courses that focus on a common theme related to the Franciscan Mission of Saint Francis University, students may declare that GETM minor and have it listed as such on their transcripts.
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