Petition for Crediting a US Competency Requirement (Petition Checklist) NOTE: Transfer students will be required to submit documentation, including syllabi and assignments from previously taken coursework, along with their Petition requests.
Faculty: All course proposals should be submitted by the first Friday in September in order to make the catalogue deadline for the next academic year.
The University Studies Program at UNCW encourages students to begin a life-long journey of engaged inquiry and societal contribution. As a consciously integrated component of each student‘s overall educational experience, the program reflects our institution‘s fundamental commitment to fostering ethical and intellectual development and to promoting the growth of well-informed, creative, literate members of society. The University Studies Program first establishes the basis of an essential liberal education through a multi-faceted exploration of our diverse intellectual heritage. As it extends through each student‘s educational career, the University Studies Program builds upon this foundation through a course of study designed to cultivate the skills and capacities students require to respond to and anticipate the complexities of modern citizenship in an inclusive and creative manner.
Students who meet the requirements of the University Studies program will:
- Goal 1. Acquire foundational knowledge, theories and perspectives in a variety of disciplines (Foundational Knowledge);
- Goal 2. Engage in rigorous, open-minded and imaginative inquiry (Inquiry);
- Goal 3. Locate, evaluate, and effectively use information by applying a variety of academic and technological skills (Information Literacy);
- Goal 4. Integrate multiple methods and perspectives to critically examine complex problems (Critical Thinking);
- Goal 5. Effectively express meaningful ideas in speech and writing (Thoughtful Expression);
- Goal 6. Demonstrate basic proficiency in speaking, listening, writing and reading in a language in addition to English (Foreign Language);
- Goal 7. Describe and examine the importance and implications of human diversity (Diversity);
- Goal 8. Describe and examine the intellectual and ethical responsibilities of active global citizenship (Global Citizenship).