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Pathways Courses and General Education Reform at the University of Delaware

Undergraduate Education at the University of Delaware aims to ensure that every student will:

  1. Attain effective skills in oral and written communication, quantitative reasoning, and the use of information technology.
  2. Learn to think critically to solve problems.
  3. Be able to work and learn both independently and collaboratively.
  4. Engage questions of ethics and recognize responsibilities to self, community, and society at large.
  5. Understand the diverse ways of thinking that underlie the search for knowledge in the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences.
  6. Develop the intellectual curiosity, confidence, and engagement that will lead to lifelong learning.
  7. Develop the ability to integrate academic knowledge with experiences that extend the boundaries of the classroom.
  8. Expand understanding and appreciation of human creativity and diverse forms of aesthetic and intellectual expression.
  9. Understand the foundations of United States society including the significance of its cultural diversity.
  10. Develop an international perspective in order to live and work effectively in an increasingly global society.

Report of the Faculty Senate AD HOC Committee on General Education
Proposal on General Education Program (GEP)
Pathways website

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Last updated May 16, 2000.