General Education Core Curriculum
Logan University promotes learning through liberal arts integration within discipline directed education. We want our graduates to become well-rounded citizens who are proficient in their field of study and have skills in quantitative reasoning and effective communication, an appreciation of fine arts, experience with models of scientific, historical and societal inquiry, the ability and knowledge to apply information management philosophies and techniques, and an understanding of intercultural diversity concepts.
In order to support the Missouri Department of Education (MDHE) Credit Transfer Guidelines for Student Transfer and Articulation Among MO Colleges and Universities (Policies and Guidelines, 2005), Logan University’s general education plan consists of a common core of curriculum offerings necessary to equip graduates for successful and fulfilled lives as educated and active citizens.
- Three courses in English/Communications (9 credit hours)
To develop students’ effective use of the English language and quantitative and other symbolic systems essential to success in their studies and in the world. Students should be able to read and listen critically and to write and speak with thoughtfulness, clarity, coherence and persuasiveness. Examples of courses in this category may include, but are not limited to: Composition, Creative Writing, Public Speaking, and Business Writing.
- Three courses in Social & Behavioral Sciences (9 credit hours)
To develop students’ understanding of themselves and the world around them through study of content and the processes used by historians and social and behavioral scientists to discover, describe, explain, and predict human behavior and social systems. Students must understand the diversities and complexities of the cultural and social world, past and present, and come to an informed sense of self and others. (Selected from at least two disciplines) Examples of courses in this category may include, but are not limited to: Sociology, Psychology, and Gender Studies.
- Three courses in Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)
To develop students’ understanding of the ways in which humans have addressed their condition through imaginative work in the humanities and fine arts; to deepen their understanding of how that imaginative process is informed and limited by social, cultural, linguistic, and historical circumstances; and to appreciate the world of the creative imagination as a form of knowledge. (Selected from at least two disciplines) Examples of courses in this category may include, but are not limited to: History, Philosophy, Art, Music, Foreign Language, Religion, and Literature.
- Two courses in Mathematics (6 credit hours)
To develop students’ understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts and their applications. Students should develop a level of quantitative literacy that would enable them to make decisions and solve problems and which could serve as a basis for continued learning. Examples of courses in this category may include, but are not limited to: College Algebra, Statistics, and Accounting.
- Two courses with labs in Life and Physical Sciences (8 Credit hours)
To develop students’ understanding of the principles and laboratory procedures of life and physical sciences and to cultivate their abilities to apply the empirical methods of scientific inquiry. Students should understand how scientific discovery changes theoretical views of the world, informs our imaginations, and shapes human history. Students should also understand that science is shaped by historical and social contexts. (Selected from at least two disciplines) Examples of courses in this category may include, but are not limited to: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.
- Two courses in Other Knowledge Areas (6 credit hours)
Electives - additional courses that fulfill the general education requirement; may include other humanities, management, math, natural sciences, and/or social sciences courses that better prepare graduates to be well-rounded, agile, innovative drivers of change.
- Three courses in Integrated Health (9 credit hours)
To develop students’ understanding of cultural awareness and future trends in healthcare and the need of a high degree of collaboration and communication among health professionals to benefit individuals in healthcare delivery across the lifespans.
(Adapted from: Missouri Department of Education (MDHE) Credit Transfer Guidlines for Student Transfer and Articulation Among MO Colleges and Universities (Policies and Guidlines, 2005)