国产偷拍视频Sangamon State and UIS have always had some form of general education based on the principles established by the founding faculty and administration. For much of its early history, the institution was an upper division institution, catering to junior- and senior-level undergraduates, and so it had upper division general education. Eventually that took the form of a twelve-hour core of courses in three areas: Public Affairs Colloquia, Liberal Studies Colloquia, and Applied Study Terms. The colloquia were interdisciplinary and sometimes team-taught. The Applied Study Terms were the foundation of our internship program today, housed in the Experiential and Service-Learning Programs. The institution has always been known regionally and in higher education circles for the quality and extensiveness of its internship programs.

General Education Today

国产偷拍视频Our current general education curriculum, launched in Fall 2006, is based on two main principles: life-long learning and engaged citizenship. it was designed to be flexible, easy to transfer into, and distinctive. Its distinctiveness is based on a particular philosophy of liberal education best espoused by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) in its statement “?”:

Liberal Education is an approach to learning that empowers individuals and prepares them to deal with complexity, diversity, and change. It provides students with broad knowledge of the wider world (e.g. science, culture, and society) as well as in-depth study in a specific area of interest. A liberal education helps students develop a sense of social responsibility, as well as strong and transferable intellectual and practical skills such as communication, analytical and problem-solving skills, and a demonstrated ability to apply knowledge and skills in real-world settings.

国产偷拍视频General Education provides much of the breadth of a college degree, and it is a curriculum shared by all the undergraduates at UIS. It provides a series of benefits, such as:

  • the ability to use multiple ways of knowing based in academic disciplines;
  • the ability to integrate multiple perspectives;
  • the skills for life-long learning; and,
  • exposure to a world filled with people and experiences that may be different from those with which students are familiar.

国产偷拍视频The UIS General Education Curriculum helps students gain skills and knowledge needed for the twenty-first century and complements all of our 23 degree programs.

Courses in the program are divided into two categories:

  • Lower division courses in written communication, oral communication, science, math, humanities and social sciences. These courses are sometimes interdisciplinary, and they provide a foundation of knowledge and skills that are crucial for a broad liberal arts education.
  • The Engaged Citizenship Common Experience is designed to help students become aware of their roles in a complex, interdependent set of communities. ECCE categories promote cultural awareness and engagement experiences.