A new curriculum, called University Studies, went into effect for students entering UNCW in Fall 2011. The University Studies Program prepares students for a lifetime journey of engaged learning and active participation and contribution to our larger society. The Program both lays the foundation of a liberal education and uses that foundation to cultivate skills and capacities in each students' field of study. The Program consists of several integrated components that work together to achieve this.
The goals for each student meeting the requirements of the University Studies Program are to:
- acquire foundational knowledge, theories and perspectives in a variety of disciplines;
- engage in rigorous, open-minded and imaginative inquiry;
- locate, evaluate, and effectively use information by applying a variety of academic and technological skills;
- integrate multiple methods and perspectives to critically examine complex problems;
- effectively express meaningful ideas in speech and writing;
- demonstrate basic proficiency in speaking, listening, writing and reading in a language in addition to English;
- describe and examine the importance and implications of human diversity; and
- describe and examine the intellectual and ethical responsibilities of active global citizenship.
To read a complete description of each component of the University Studies Curriculum, click here.