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engage with and appreciate multiple personal, cultural, and social perspectives regarding such issues as race, nationality, spirituality, gender, age, sexual orientation, and disability. They should understand that appreciation in this context does not imply unqualified approval; rather, it means seeking the expressions of truth, goodness, and beauty found in diverse religions, cultures, societies, and individuals. 5. Collaborate effectively to practice leadership based on principles of ethics and social justice. Students should develop a repertoire of leadership skills and learn to use those skills responsibly in the various communities to which they belong. Ethical and social justice teachings provide rich traditions from which students can draw lessons about responsible leadership. These competency-based learning outcomes derive from the development and demonstration of knowledge. Students know: 1. Fundamental terms, theories, principles, and concepts of the following types: a. Theological b. Philosophical c. Cultural/interpersonal d. Scientific e. Historical/political 2. Vocabulary and strategies related to the following activities: a. Communicating b. Analyzing and evaluating art c. Determining a need for, locating, evaluating, and using information d. Mathematical reasoning e. Developing strategies for personal well-being f. Leadership g. Using technology effectively Overview of Liberal Studies Core Curriculum The Liberal Studies Core Curriculum consists of three primary components: the Foundational Core, the Developmental Core, and the Intensive Core. The Foundational Core provides students with knowledge and competencies appropriate to Catholic higher education and serves as the basis for their learning in other courses and in their lives outside the classroom. The Developmental Core courses are linked to foundational courses and thus provide students with a sequence of coherent, integrative learning experiences designed to foster analysis and synthesis. The Intensive Core provides students with breadth of learning across multiple disciplines. Foundational Core 6 credits: Theology • Introduction to Sacred Scripture (LTHE 121) • Second course chosen from multiple options (see list below) 6 credits: Philosophy • Introduction to Philosophy (LPHI 131) • Second course chosen from multiple options (see list below) 3 credits: Theology or Philosophy ethics course (LTHE 227, LPHI 237, or met in major) 3 credits: History Without Borders (LHST 111) 6 credits: Writing • College Composition (LENG 111) • Critical Analysis and Composition (LENG 112)

Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015  
Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015  
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