General Education outcomes
The baccalaureate degree programs of PennWest Clarion are designed to provide students
with both a specialized and a liberal education. Through a specialized education,
students obtain some depth of knowledge in an academic discipline and perhaps in a
career area. Through a liberal education, students develop a basis and a context both
for their specialized studies and for their lives within and beyond the university.
At its best, general education encourages students to develop academic skills, acquire liberal knowledge, shape individual values, and apply all three (skills, knowledge, and values) to their academic, professional, personal, and public lives.
Upon completion of general education at PennWest Clarion:
- Students will mature in their understanding of the creative, natural, social and cultural forces that shape the world.
- Students will develop intellectual inquiry and problem-solving skills, leading to actual world practice.
- Students will commit to personal, professional, and civic responsibility.
- Students will integrate and apply their learning across general and specialized fields.
general education requirements
|I. LIBERAL EDUCATION SKILLS||CREDITS|
|A. English Composition||3|
|B. Mathematics requirement||3|
|C. Liberal education skills elective||6|
|II. LIBERAL EDUCATION KNOWLEDGE|
|A. Physical and biological sciences||9|
|B. Social and behavioral sciences||9|
|C. Arts and humanities||9|
|III. HEALTH AND PERSONAL PERFORMANCE||3|
|IV. GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES||6|
ADDITIONAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS
During the completion of their general education or major coursework students must take a certain number of "flagged" classes that explore important values and teach essential skills.
- 1 First-year values flag (V)
- 1 Second-year values flag (S)
- 1 Quantitative Reasoning (Q)
- 2 Writing Intensive flags (W)
- 1 Information-Literacy flags (I)
A printable list of the complete general education requirements can be found here.