2019-2020
Graduation Requirements: Foundations and Core

Completion of Foundations & Core Program

The Foundations & Core program requirements at Georgetown College are distribution requirements, allowing each student considerable choice of courses to meet requirements yet ensuring that the student has experience with a broad range of ideas and subjects. Courses are required in significant areas of knowledge and human experience. Students must enroll in FDN111 in the fall semester of their first year and continuously enroll in the Foundations sequence (FDN111 and FDN112) until successful completion.

The Foundations and Core curriculum provides the framework in which all Georgetown students will take on the project of their own academic formation. The curriculum is a framework providing students with opportunities to discover what they are called to do and be, to cultivate habits of mind conducive to a life of continued intellectual, physical, and spiritual growth, and to equip themselves with the tools necessary to assess critically and sustain or transform the social worlds of which they are a part.

Goals

Across the curriculum, both within and across disciplines, and at a variety of levels, students will gain:

  1. Knowledge of human cultures and the physical world through study in fine arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, religious studies, wellness, cultural awareness, and foreign languages.
  2. Intellectual and practical skill, including academic inquiry and analysis, critical thinking, creative thinking, written communication, and quantitative literacy.

Learning Outcomes

Through the completion of the Foundations and Core curriculum, students acquire core knowledge about:

  1. fine arts
  2. humanities
  3. social or behavioral sciences
  4. natural sciences
  5. religious studies
  6. wellness
  7. cultural awareness
  8. a foreign language 

and demonstrate skill in:

  1. academic inquiry and analysis
  2. critical thinking
  3. creative thinking
  4. written communication
  5. quantitative literacy

 

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