Since our students take courses across departments and in
different subject areas, they have to be more disciplined and organized about their learning than those is specialized majors. Here are the learning expectations we have for students who heavily invest to successfully get the most from their Liberal Studies education.
- Learning in all courses requires active and genuine commitment and investment to excellence; Both faculty and students are responsible for the learning that happens in the classroom. Accept responsibility for your own learning and ask for help when you need it.
- High levels of classroom participation are expected, which includes doing all reading and assignments before class meets and spending time thinking about what you read. You should be ready to ask questions, freely comment and lead group work.
- You should be self-disciplined, self-motivated and intellectually curious to be strong learners in the classroom as well as life-long learners.
- View yourself as a learner, teacher and leader in the classroom and on campus by helping peers and others understand material, discussions and other issues Liberal Studies students encounter.
- Understand that your Liberal Studies education is more than vocational training but encompasses the intrinsic human capacity to come to know, understand and improve the world around you.