General Education Program
General Education Philosophy
The challenges our society face in the 21st century are increasingly complex requiring an interdisciplinary understanding of culture, politics, and science. We, as contributing members of our community, must be able to comprehend these challenges and communicate our ideas. The aim of Millersville’s general education curriculum is to cultivate the intellect by educating students to reason logically, to think critically, to express themselves clearly, and to foster an understanding of the human condition and the role of value judgments in the human experience so that Millersville graduates can successfully navigate and contribute to their community.
General Education Objectives
Students, working with advisors, and taking into consideration prior knowledge and experience, purposefully select courses in the General Education curriculum that meld with required courses, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, and courses in the major to achieve the following major objectives:
Foundations for Life-Long Learning
1. Students will think, speak, and write clearly.
Critical Thinking across the Liberal Arts
2. Students will demonstrate foundational knowledge of the important ideas and methods of different ways of knowing.
Connections and Exploration
3. Students will connect important ideas and methods of inquiry from different disciplines as a means of becoming holistic and responsible citizens in a diverse and technologically complex, global community.
Faculty Development Workshop
with Peer Mentors
Lehr Room - Gordinier