How it Works
General education requirements are met with a combination of courses across the curriculum and inside the major. Meredith’s General Education program, or Core Connections, includes four components:
Fields of Knowledge Exploring the past, present and future as approached by the arts, humanities, natural and social sciences, mathematics and health/physical learning
Communication Development of writing, speaking and foreign language strengths
Modes of Inquiry Practice in the types of thought that support advanced learning and personal growth: critical thinking, ethical reasoning, quantitative reasoning, information literacy
Perspectives and Citizenship Understanding significant domestic and global topics; a focused learning experience outside the classroom, and immersion in cultural events, on- and off- campus
General Education enhances a Meredith degree through coursework and experiences that position students to live, work, and lead in a complex world.
The Meredith Community achieves the mission of General Education through a teaching and learning environment that values
- Curiosity and exploration
- Fundamental and innovative knowledge
- Skills development
- Critical and creative thinking
- Openness to varied perspectives
Students complete General Education with an enriched and enlarged sense of the world and of their own potential.